Tuesday, 9 December 2014


When making this card I was going through a phase of getting rid of using up some of the flowers that I have had in my collection for quite some time.
It is not a very exciting card but it does use some flowers  and a snippet of some old SU papers and a tad of old ribbon and sentiments from Craftwork Cards and a brad that I have had for years.

So I am dumping this card into the Snippets Playground as to be honest I feel I have gone from the sublime to the ridiculous as I was a pick for last week and I will be at the bottom of the list for  this week, especially as I have not taken Di up on her liver and bacon recipe, never have and never will, but thanks Di for offering me the  recipe again, the world loves a tryer.

The main reason for this post is that I have got a new computer and the person who coined the phrase, you can't teach an old dog new tricks, got it spot on.

I have transferred my pictures from my old computer, which was on it's last legs (know the feeling)
Help from son-in-Law and now Daughter is home for Christmas, hoping she can sort me out too.

Well I had a blogged items folder and a to blog folder and goodness knows where they are now, I have now an Apple, no tower, cordless keyboard and mouse, my SonIL, my 2 Daughters and my eldest Grandson love it, I am back in my darkened room.

Thanks for looking

Kath xx

Monday, 1 December 2014

Milestone Birthday at Allsorts

Milestone Birthday is the new challenge at Allsorts
To be honest I am getting fed up of having milestone Birthdays as they seem to be coming round a lot more often these days.
Well this is for my Daughters 40th Birthday and you have no idea how many times I lost the will to live while making this.

 Papers - LOTV
Chloe Stem - Memory Box(bought for £3 from a crafter that is going into patchworking) thanks Pat.
What I actually did with these was I punches  them out in white and then again in the purplish  papers, then again in the patterned papers and stuck them on top of each other to give them strength.
Old Basil's flower with an old brad
Martha Stewart - Butterfly punch (another strange thing is that I have sold loads of MS punches on e-bay but kept this one, yes, you know my idea's on Butterflies , but I can use this punch, couldn't get my head round the border ones.) and also a bit of a safety net in case someone asks me for a card with a butterfly on.
Happy Birthday - Memory Box
40 - chipboard numbers covered with glitter
Gems on the butterfly from stock.
I was introduced to the lovely Chloe stems by the lovely Sarn, thank you.

Now I finished this card at the back end of last week and took the photo and sent it to a crafting friend of mine, who knows me very well and this was her reaction, if you will excuse the language. I have copied and pasted it from her e-mail.

Chuffing hell I nearly fell off my chair!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kathleen did a box!!!!!!!!!!!!
I needed a warning to gather myself before I opened that! lol I think it’s gorgeous!! Linda will be thrilled with that I’m sure.
Did you need to lay down in a darkened room prior to or after doing that……or both??!!
See I knew you could do it!!

Well at least someone had more faith in me than I had myself
Also entering it into Mrs A's butterfly challenge paper piece your butterflies, which I have done.
and the Snippets Playground week 153 as while the papers that covered the flaps were from 8 x 8 pad the stems were cut from the bits left from them.
My Daughter does not follow my blog.

Thank you all for looking and in all honesty, I haven't recovered yet.

Kath x

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Final Rudolph Day challenge of 2014

A new stamp that I bought and I have just been playing with, testing out for next year
Woodware .. Little Red Robin
Papers .. Kaiser Craft.. Mistletoe collection and LOTV for the Robin
Robin papers LOTV and the red ???
Ribbon ... SU, need to find one with a better match to the papers
Sentiment ... Craftwork Cards
Lil'Inkers circle die
Glossy Accents
Goggle or Google eye, whatever takes your fancy, think a bigger one may look better, but like I said just testing.

Now you may spot a few strange droplets on these cards, they are tears from the emotion that our lovely Sarn, will no longer be the driving force in the Rudolph Day challenge, she is retiring after this final post of 2014, so get your skates on, to quote a well beloved blogger, it is later than you think.

Ring out the old and ring in the new...... huge welcome to Scrappymo, who is taking over the reigns from Sarn in 2015,  Sarn who????
All joking aside, thank you so very much Sarn, for your time and effort and comments and fabulous friendship, and a few pretty decent card too, gosh another follower lost.

Righty ho, thanks for looking, can't wait to see your creations.

Kath x

Friday, 21 November 2014

Snippets Playground week 151

I think this is a Dr Digi image for a friend of ours who thinks he is Alan Tichmarsh", not
Pretty plain and simple card but used a a few white snippets so hot footing into the Playground before it shuts the Gates.
Snippets anything white.
No idea of the papers.
Computer generated sentiment, on snippets
Craftwork cards Candi
Paper pieced image with snippets and Promarkers
Thanks for looking


Tuesday, 18 November 2014


The challenge at Stamping Sensations this month is simply Christmas

Woodware - Deck the Halls stamp
Topped with glossy accents
While the image comes with a with a 'boughs of holly stamp' I didn't like it so the first card is using a computer font and for some reason I have not used the sentiment on the second card, must have been my first attempt at using the stamp.
I have made quite a few of these cards for my postage ones and in various shades of red and green, I will use it again next year maybe using shades of blue.

Thanks for looking.

Kath x

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Little Drummer Boy

My youngest Grandson - Austin will be 6 on the 5th of December and he has shown an interest in drumming so they have bought him a full drum kit and to be honest he is better than his older Brother Ethan, so I thought this image was perfect for his Birthday card, it is a topper from the Hobby House is a Kenny K image.
Papers 6 x 6 pad - which I can't find now to tell you the make.
Sentiment Craftwork Cards
6 - Stickeroo's
Today - peel off letters
Austin - Parker Upper Alphabet Die - Memory Box
Backing papers for the image, sentiment  and Austin, snippets of papers
So guess what, I am heading this card into the Snippets Playground week 150, where as always the challenge is anything goes, as long as you use some snippets on your card.

Went to a new Hairdressers today, my normal one has shingles.
"How do you like your fringe"
"To the side"
So why have I got a full fringe????
Gosh I haven't had a full fringe since I had the Cathy McGowan look!!!!!

Thanks for looking 
Enjoy your week.

Kath xx

Friday, 7 November 2014

Red and Green must never be seen....

now the original ending of this praise is, except upon a fool.

 I presume it is an old reference to Jesters.

 I know that you should never presume anything, as I was reminded by a checkout person in Sainsbury's, a few weeks ago, I had only bought a couple of items and I gave her a £10 note and a £1 coin. She asked why had I given her the £1 coin and I said so you could give me a £5 note.

How do you know I have any £5 notes in my till, I don't know if I have any £5 notes in my till, till I open it, you shouldn't presume I have £5 notes in my till, £5 notes are pretty scarce and I have no idea what I have in my till. She opened her till and she had a £5 note and informed me that I was very lucky this time but in future I should not presume that she had a £5 note in her till, she went on and on about it.

Sorry I digress.
Well the photo leaves much to be desired, the pink mirri card is not various shades, it is just one colour and it is the bright pink in the bottom of the middle of the die, no idea where the other colours have come from, all the photo's were the same

Memory Box - Dazzling Snowflake
Snippet of pink Mirri card - originally from Craftwork Cards ... years ago
Peel off sentiment - coloured pink
This is for this weeks challenge at LIM, week 196 - Non-traditional colours
and as the card really does shine I am entering it into the MAWTT challenge which is sparkle and shine
and also as it is a snippet of pink mirri card I am off to the Playground before the gates close.

Thank you all for looking and I can assure you that I do not presume you will leave me a comment.

Kath x