Saturday, 20 January 2018

Allsorts challenge week 451 - Butterflies


The challenge this week has been chosen by Wendy and she would like see Butterflies on your creations.

Our sponsor this week is Tattered Lace .
Here is the prize on offer.


I have only one Butterfly stamp and it is a very old one and I think it is from Hero Arts as is the Flower Box stamp - also very old.
Stamped the images and then stamped again onto DP then again for the butterfly to lift the inner part of the wings.
Papers Bloom and Grow.
Apologies for the poor quality of the photo.

Hope that you have managed to keep warm this past week.

Disclaimer: I will not be held responsible for any medical conditions suffered by Mrs A after seeing this image on my card.

Thanks for popping by and for any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Snippets Playground weeks 315 and 316

Card for Snippets Playground 315 and 316, been ages since I have dared to put a foot in there.
My New Years Resolution is to enter more challenges and what a better place to start.


This is a card I made for my youngest Grandson.
He is in a local Football Team so I thought this was a perfect card for him.
I can not take credit for the design of this card as I did see something similar on Pinterest but created my own version.

I am entering this card into the Snippets Playground as the red frame was die cut from a small piece left over from 12 x 12 red card and the red spotty paper was from a snippet of red spotty paper.
 The two white piece were cut from two separate pieces of snippets of white card, well I could have cut them both out at the same time but needed to use up some small bits of white card, unfortunately still lots left. Had a job getting the small piece of card through the printer though

The boots and balls are stickers and the cupcake is a Papermania stamp that I have covered with the balls

Huge mistake making this card as Daughter has asked me to make one for all his other friends in the team.
Hey ho, and then there was snow.

Thanks so much for popping by and hope you are all having a good week, despite the weather.

Kath x

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Allsorts challenge 450 - NO pattered papers.

Good Morning all, here again with this weeks Allsorts challenge card.
Our lovely Tracy M has chosen the challenge of...

No Patterned papers
Our sponsor this week.......

Craft Obsession with a £15 voucher to spend in their store.

Here at Craft Obsessions, we’re passionate about bringing you an enjoyable shopping experience, top-quality scrapbooking, card-making and rubber stamping supplies; combined with great value for money and all backed up with fantastic customer service and speedy deliveries that are completely free of charge in the UK if your order value is £30 or more!

I have used two Penny Black stamps from the T for Transparent set 
Sunshine Flowers 
First showing for both these stamps.



I have tried to go for the CAS effect on both these cards
Both images were stamped onto a background made from Distressed Oxide inks.
Thanks for popping by and have a really great week everyone.

Kath x


Saturday, 6 January 2018

Allsorts challenge week 449 - Something New


Another new Saturday challenge and the start of another new year, hope it doesn't go as quickly as the last year went.

It is the turn of our Susan to host the challenge this week and she has chosen the theme of.....

  Something new.

Our sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique.


My new item is the Woodware stamp - Mixed Stems.
Coloured with ProMarkers and pink glitter
Edged with pink glitter card.
Backing papers have lost their name tag but had them a while.

I hope that you have all had a fabulous Christmas and New Year and that Father Christmas was good to you. Looking forward to seeing your new goodies. There again maybe not as I might be jealous.

Thank you so much for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Allsorts challenge week 447/448 - Seasonal Flowers


Good Morning and welcome to our last challenge of 2017 over at Allsorts.
The theme for this challenge has been chosen by the very talented Mervi and it will run for two weeks.

Our sponsor is Stamp Addicts

and we also have this die from Sizzix

Mervi has decided that she would like to see Seasonal Flowers on your creations.





As it  is a two week challenge I did a couple of cards,  pretty simple cards but difficult to photograph.
Dies - Memory Box - Plush Poinsettia
Poppy Stamps - Small Blooming Poinsettia.
Sentiment - Presscut.

As this will be my last post until the 6th of January which will be scheduled
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all
The Fabulous Team Members at Allsorts
and my lovely, lovely Followers

A very Merry Christmas
and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
What ever you are doing and where ever you are
Hope you all have a wonderful time.

Thank you all so much for your support and comments in the past year.
I apologise for the fact that I will be unable to comment on your posts till the 7th of January.

Kath x

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Penny Black and More Challenge - CAS

This months challenge over at PB and more is CAS


This is a new stamp to me by Bee Crafty.
It is called - BEAUtanicals.
I have not had any stamps from this company before but it stamps beautifully.

Such a large image I feel it needs nothing else when stamped in full.
Although this is my second card made with the stamp and I did put a few gems in the corners but wasn't sure if that was still classed as CAS.

Thanks for popping by and I will be back on Saturday with my Allsorts cards, it will be a two week challenge to cover Christmas and the New Year.

Kath x

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Allsorts challenge week 446 - Cold and Frosty colours

Good Morning it is the lovely Brenda's turn to host the challenge this week and she would like to see cards using.....

Cold and Frosty Colours
Blues, white, lilacs, silver and black for stamping.

Our Sponsor this week is
Crafty Ribbons with this prize

Here is my card

My image is a LOTV stamp coloured with Promarkers
An old Cuttlebug E.F.
Papers again from the Contemporary Christmas pad by Sara Davies.
Metal snowflakes, years old
Sentiment Craftwork Cards.
This is the penultimate challenge before out two week challenge over Christmas and the New Year, for those of you who are still needing Christmas cards another chance for you to make another one or two or even more.

Kath x