Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Here's ....Rudolph


Yep, it's that time of the month again 25th August  - Rudolph Day over at Scrappy Mo's.

I think the red backing card is SU - Real Red
Papers - LOTV - Nit Wits from the Festive Trimmings Pad
Rudolph is a Woodware stamp
Stamped onto a brown paper bag and paper pieced for the face, no way could I colour such a vast space, I have lots of brown paper bags that I have saved from buying items from my local craft shop.

The rest is coloured with Promarkers.
Christmas ribbon - Docrafts.

On my first attempt I did put glossy accents on the nose but it was a tad over the top.
I have also wondered if I should put more embellishments on the card but decided against it, cheapskate I know

I stamped the image on to a snippet of white card stock so this is also going into the Snippets Playground week 191 can you believe it.

Only 3 more Rudolph Days to Christmas.

Kath x

Friday, 14 August 2015

That was the week, that wasn't


Well I may not have posted anything for a while but I certainly have been doing my bit for paper re-cycling.

I think I may have started with Hay Fever as I have been sneezing for England and my nose has been running faster than Usain Bolt.

This is a card I made for my Sister's birthday, I think I may have posted one before, but in pink

Sentiment - peel off letters, coloured purple.
All of the dies are either Memory Box or Poppy Stamps.
 Distressed Inks to colour the dies.

My Grandson's are back from their month in Australia and they have loved it and think we all should move there, I have told them that the grass is always greener on the other side and they would still have to go to school if we all moved there, life will not be a holiday. Lovely to have them back.

So this is going into Pixies Snippets Playground 189,  I do have lots and lots of white snippets which really do come in handy for cards like this.
Been posting this for the last 3 days and now running through the gates at the last minute.

Kath x

Monday, 3 August 2015

Summer Flowers




Allsorts Challenge week 322 - Pearls and Gems or Pearls or Gems - not sure which is right
Penny Black Saturday Challenge -Hot Summer colours
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes, with a stamp and die
Penny Black & more - Summer Flowers
Pixie's Snippets Playground - week 188

6 x 6 card - Craftwork Cards
Su - Rich Razzelberry card and ink for sentiment
DP. - Marianne - Pretty paper block - flowers.
Lil'Inkers - Die
Lotv - sentment stamp
Coloured with Pro-markers
Pearls on the flowers and gems on the swirly bits
Oh no, nearly forgot, the stamp is Penny Black - Delightful.
Stamped directly on to the DP
I have sticky pads on the sentiment as I thought the card looked a little flat.

I have seen this stamp since it was first released and thought, shall I, no, yes, no and finally went for it, but i have to admit I had a real shock when it arrived, it was far bigger than I anticipated and luckily enough I did have a block big enough, I wonder why they are making some stamps so big these days!
Well this is a first for me, first time I have entered 4 challenges in one go, isn't it hard work!

While writing this post I am listening to an interview by Johnny Walker with Cilla Black and they are now playing her version of You're My World, I have to say that there is a far better version of this around somewhere and I have a strange feeling that my Sister may have it. Yes it was me in one of those boxes that you could go in and make a record. Ah, my Mother used to say I was a good singer, before tunes came out.

Kath x

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Rudolph Day - July 2015


Well here we are again, another Rudolph Day at ScrappyMO's has sprung upon us.

To be honest this was not the card that I was going to post for this months challenge but you know what it is like, you get a new stamp and you have to try it out, so after a really great deal of playing, this is the card that I came up with.

Woodware stamp - Peace Dove
Finally went for WOW embossing powder - metallic gold sparkle.
Some SU red card to break the cream card.
Pearls from my collection
There are 4 sentiments with this stamp - Peace, Love, Joy and Noel.
As you can see I went for the Noel.

Kath x

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Allsorts - add a banner or a flag.


Allsorts week 320 - banner or flags.

My banner is actually a piece of ribbon, don't know the make as I bought it off a reel.
The image is a pre-coloured one from Dr Digi's House of Stamps
I have put glossy accents on the balloon, his nose and the dog.
Lil Inkers stitched rectangle.
SU red cardstock
Star die
The red and navy stars are cut from snippets of card and I mean snippets, so I will be off to join in the  playground.

Pixies Snippets Playground week 186

Kath x

Friday, 10 July 2015

A couple of challenges

It is actually very rare for me to say that I love a card that I have made and this has been one of the easiest and quickest cards I have ever made and I love it and shock, horror, even my Hubby liked it, nearly fell off my chair.

This is a card for my Great-Nephew Stan the Man, well he will be 3 this month.

I wanted to do something a tad different and while a bit pressed for time this week, I was looking through my PB Stickeroo's and came across the frog selection and thought I would try this out, totally different in RL and while it is PandS it does look a tad classy and the row of frogs at the bottom are straight, would I lie to you?

Here is the inside of the card.


So fingers crossed I am going to enter it into the following challenges, pushing it a bit, me thinks.

well the line of frogs at the bottom they look like good friends?
Oh and would just like to add for my regular followers, these are Dragonflies and NOT butterflies

Kath x

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Blue as the Ocean

This weeks challenge at Allsorts is Blue as the Ocean



Now without looking it up not sure if the waters in the Caribbean are seas or oceans, have a feeling they are seas, so not sure if this is acceptable but this reminds me of the lovely sparkling waters with the sun shining on it. Certainly doesn't remind me of the North Sea. Publish and be damned, as someone once said.

Yes it is that Delicate Mum die - again,  but I have made a card using one and two of the flowers and this one uses three.
Again with the lovely shimmer papers and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards, which I coloured round the edges with a Promarker.
Hope you are all enjoying this fabulous weather.

Kath x