Sunday, 25 January 2015

Rudolph Day Jan 2015

Hello and welcome to the very first Rudolph Day challenge of 2015.
Sarn has retired, huge thank to her for the past few years but 
ScrappyMo has taken over the reigns and a huge thank you to her for doing so.

The rules have changed and we have to only enter one card and have one entry.

This is a die that I bought just before Christmas last year and I had a play. You cut the die then emboss it and  while the card is still in the die ,colour the embossed bits, I used Tumbled Glass, then sprayed it with Crafters Companion Spray and Sparkle Iridescent spray, which I am sure doesn't show up here. Also it doesn't show that I have added sticky pads to the back of the tree so it stands out from the background

Another bonus is the fact that as the tree is separate from the background it can be used on it's own.

I have half the packaging but can't find the other half that tells me the name of the die.

This post will be scheduled and the lovely Sarn will do the linking for me and I really do apologise that I will not be able to leave comments as I will be on holiday, as this post goes live I will have just left Bridgetown, Barbados, heading for Grenada.

Thank you so much for looking and even though I will not be able to leave you a comment I hope that you are kind enough to let me know that you have visited. I will do better next month.

Kath x

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

NBUS and Snippets

This is the first time I have entered Darnel's NBUS challenge and I am hoping that  my never before used schtuff is acceptable for the challenge.

Now this is the point where I am supposed to post the NBUS banner, 3 hours I have spent trying to get it on here, and every time I have managed it and then gone to preview the post it wasn't there and also wasn't there when I came back to edit the post, I have lost the will to live with it, BUT I am still going to enter the challenge, and therefore ,because I have not followed the rules I realise and agree with the fact that `i do not want to be entered for the prizes.

The photo's are horrendous, due to loads of reasons.

Now those of you in know, are aware that  Mrs A has been trying out different shaped cards lately, I thought that is something I must do this year, use all my shaped cards, along with all my cream cards, that I have had for yonks and hardly ever use. So I have had this shape of card for over 12 months, took one look at it and decided it was not what I thought, I dumped it into my shaped cards draw.
This is 1 of 4, with 4 more to go, two have gone in the recycled paper bag.

The image is LCI, no longer available.
Papers and ribbon SU and no your eye's have not gone funny the dotty paper is fuzzy in RL.
Shape card, sentiment and candy - Craftwork Cards.
Now if you can just spot the turquoise circle round the image and backing the sentiment, these are from snippets so a skip, hop and a jump into the Snippets Playground, mostly to check on Parsnip as Sarn has been in early and the poor things may be suffering after her visit with the Frog umbrella,
(apologies to those of you who do not follow the Playground, you should, it's a nightmare - good fun.

Oh and by the way I have been asked to make a 30th Birthday card for a male  with a Policeman theme.... HELP.
It is now 10.20 p.m. Monday evening so will scheduled this post for Tuesday morning

Thanks so much for looking
Kath xx

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Snippets Playground week 158

Entering this card in Snippets Playground

The image is from a Lili of the Valley Art pad, which is cut with a Spellbinders die, that I can't seem to find at the moment to tell you the name,
The pale blue card is Su - a snippet
and the papers are a little piece left over from goodness when,
Sentiment craftwork cards,
Used  Wink of Stella on some of the images, obviously it does't show,
I suppose that you have all made your New Year resolutions, I have made loads, all regarding crafting, two or three have already been broken but one is well on the way to being achieved, fingers crossed, that I can remember what the rest were?

So sorry to hear that Old Red Eyes is back (Beautiful South) and hope that it isn't much longer until we have the return of Sexy Eye's (Dr Hook) cos don't it make my Brown Eye's blue (Crystal Gayle) just thinking of her and her suffering.

Thanks for looking.

Kath x

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Favorite cards of 2014

My favourite cards of 2014 in no particular order, well to be honest I have lost some of them and a couple I forgot to take photo's of, that's the trouble of living life in the fast lane??? not, just age.
This is a card I made for my Niece's birthday, she love's black and white.
At each side of the flowers are sprigs of leaves which don't show very well on the photo.

Cards for Grandson's teachers, love Eunice, the sheep.
Image LCI, now closed down
This was a total colour change for me but I was so pleased that I decided to use these fab colours.
original post here Image LCI
Well what can I say that I didn't say in my original post!
Again Eunice, but I really loved this because of the SU papers,
liked them so much I bought them twice.

No idea if this post is going to work as I seem to have made an error trying to get the banner for Debby's link on here and now I can't get on to my blog via Safari and have a feeling I have deleted the link, so sorry Debby can't put the banner on yet again.
I need Janet and John I think for this computer.

Thanks for looking.

Kath x

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Snippets Playground week 156/157

I am entering this into Pixies Snippets playground week 156/157

Plain and simple but still delivers the message and he liked it.
This card was for my Brother-in-Law, who was 67 on Christmas Day and he does have a Mobility car.
I am so sorry but I just can't remember where the image was from as my files are all messed up.
6 x 6 card
Papers LOTV/Nitwits
Snippets of white card for computer generated sentiment and blue card using Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Stars have been around for years

So we are twix Christmas and New Year and as usual most of the TV programmes have been repeats, but wasn't Downton really good, well anyone who is a fan will have thought so.

Thanks for looking, keep warm.

Kath x

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

My favorite five Christmas cards 2014

Once again Debby is hosting her favorite five Christmas Cards of 2014 and has invited us to share our favorites with her.
Here are mine in no particular order as to be honest I have loved them all, I know most of you will have seen them before but that's Rudolph Day for you.
Snowman, Chimney, Deck the Halls, and Robin are all Woodware stamps.
Dazzling Snowflake - Memory Box

I have to say these stamps were an absolute pleasure to work with but I did also buy a Woodware Christmas tree stamp that has been a nightmare.
The robin one was a trial run, so you will be seeing it again next year, when  maybe I have found some better red card for it's breast and maybe some of the others too

The Santa card I used for my Grandson's, Great Niece's and Nephew's.
They all, in no uncertain terms, told me that I hadn't written on the inside of the card!!!! What happened there then????????? 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my Fabulous Followers and anyone who has been  kind enough to leave a comment on my blog this last year, little things mean a lot.

I do try to introduce a little bit of humour into my posts but I really hope I do not offend anyone.
Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a very Happy and Healthy 2015.

I have been a bit slack in posting but my Daughter goes back to Oz on the 27th so I will try to throw myself back into making cards to take my mind off missing her.

Thanks to Debby for running this and all her wonderful inspiration throughout the year and thanks to you all for looking, any comments are very much appreciated.

Kath x

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