Saturday, 23 July 2016

Allsorts challenge week 373 - Anything but a card

Another week and another challenge here at Allsorts.
For week 373, Helene has chosen the theme of Anything but a card?!?!

Our sponsor this week is Lets Create

Struggled for this challenge and came upon this idea.
Before Christmas last year I bought these wooden items and as the samples in the craft shop were using Distress Inks, I had a go, my attempts went in the bin and so nearly, did those that were left, but I put them away and then found them again during my craft room re-organisation, a couple of weeks ago.
I used VersaMark watermark stamp pad and sprinkled them with WOW embossing power and used my heat gun and was quite pleased with the result.
The top 3 are using Metalic gold sparkle
The second line uses Metalic Platinam sparkle
then Apple red, which I am not really keen on for the bells image
The first two on the third line uses Silver bells sparkle and the last one is a cosmic shimmer, but it doesn't.
I am sorry about the photo's as the glittery effect does not seem to show at all.
I have not yet decided how I am going to use them but at least I have used them so I am pleased about that.
Have a great week everyone.

Kath x

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Allsorts challenge week 372 - Add a frame

Good Morning week 372 here at Allsorts and it is Annie's turn to host the challenge and she has chosen the theme of add a frame.

We have a lovely prize for you this week and this is it...
A lovely photo album.
I love the way the ribbon covers up part of the age, it could be 50 or 60 a very subtle way of disguising the decade.

Here is my take on the challenge.
I decided that because of the rather large image to keep the rest of the card white.
Image is Penny Black - Slapstick - Freshly Cut
Coloured with Promarkers
Sentiments Craftwork Cards
Embossing folder - Crafts Too.
In hindsight  I wish I had used sticky pads on the frame to give it a bit of a lift.
Too many leaves on this image I think, spoils it.

Thanks for any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Allsorts challenge week 371 - one for the Boys

Good morning all, the very talented Kevin has chosen the theme for our challenge this week, which is...

One for the boys.

Our sponsor  is Crafty Ribbons.


Here is my card

The stamp is Leane Creatief - Doodle Guitar which I have cut out.
Embossing folder - Crafts Too.
Papers - ??????
Lettering and Numbers - Memory Box
Sentiment - Craftwork cards
I have also added some peel off gold circles on the buttons(?!) at the top of the guitar.
Glossy accents on name, age and part of the guitar.

Thank you all for looking and I am looking forward to seeing your
One for the boys, creations.
As there are quite a few snippets on this card, the spotty paper, the wording and numbers so I will be heading for the playground when the gates open tomorrow.

Kath x

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Snippets Playground week 236



Wrote this post a couple of days ago and forgot about so must dash into the playground pdq.

Sorry about the pretty iffy photos, some of them look as if they have been on Brenda's hooch, a bit wide eyed and legless.
So, all the fabulous die frames were cut from snippets of white card.
Tonic die
Hobby Art stamp - Poppy Bloom
Various backing card
 Computer, personalised sentiment.
These cards were made for my two Grandson's teacher's Thank you cards.

The end of an era for Ethan as he leaves the
J and I school this year, I remember his first day, I cried and I will cry on his last day, I am dead soppy.

They are actually finishing a day earlier, as they are going out to join Dad who will be in Nice and Ethan says he does not mind finishing earlier as Hot Dog are for lunch that day, he loves Hot Dogs ,and he will say his goodbye's then and will be happy as he is going to see his Dad, the day after.
Thanks so much for popping by.

Kath xx

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Allsorts challenge - week 370 - Gingham style.

Hi everyone, it is my turn to host the challenge again this week at Allsorts.
I have chosen the theme of Gingham style
Our sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique.
DigiStamp Boutique offers a wide range of digi images designed by Sally-Ann Hancock. My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too - often the inspiration for my designs. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy creating.

and we also have an extra prize of this lovely paper pad by BoBunny


Here is my card.

This is the front of the card
and this is the back of the card.
The stamp is Woodware - Daisy Patch
Card made using Prescut Die.
Base card and gingham papers have been hanging about for quite a while.
A few gems and pearls, various makes.

Huge Congratulations to the Welsh team on their victory last night, I didn't watch the match but David Coleman downstairs kept me informed!!???

Thank you all for any comments you are kind enough to leave.
Have a lovely weekend and a great week.

Kath x

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Rudolph Day June 2016

Well I have to say that I am a little later than usual posting my RD card. I am usually a month in advance but not this time .

I have used the Penny Black Slapstick - Frosty's wish.
LOTV papers and 
Creative Expressions sentiment die.
Well while I was at it thought I amy make a few more as my Christmas cards
numbers are well down on normal by this time of the year.

So here are the other in different colour ways, did two of each.
So off to Scrappymo's to enter these cards in this months challenge and looking forward to seeing the other entries.

Kath x



Saturday, 25 June 2016

Allsorts challenge week 369 - Photo Inspiration

Saturday once again and another great challenge for you at Allsorts, and we have a fabulous colour palate for you to follow, chosen by Brenda, who certainly has a great eye for colour and here it is..

June 25th


This is my take on the colours


The stamp is Penny Black - Slapstick/Cling - jubilance
Su - backing card
Papers - Kaiser Craft - Cottage Rose Collections
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Our sponsor this week is Sizzix with these lovely goodies.


Thank you for looking and please pop over to see the other inspirational cards by the rest of the lovely team.

Have a great week.

Kath x