Friday, 25 July 2014

Rudolph Day - July


This is hopefully a scheduled post and one which I hope the lovely Sarn remembers to link to her fabulous 
Rudolph Day Challenge. I for one am going to miss this challenge.
Two cards using my new Memory Box die, Christmas ribbon ornaments or baubles to us in the UK.
Now doesn't it look an easy card, well when I saw this die I thought glitter paper, well the glitter paper I have, which is fabulous but when cut with a die stretches, so that didn't work, cutting the insides with glitter paper was too much and didn't look right, so back to plain card stock for the outside and Christmas papers for the inside
Felt the cards did need a bit of glitter, well Christmas is all about glitter so cut the Ornament tops from glitter paper, may not look much but makes me feel better
Today I am at sea (nothing new there then, yesterday I was in Livorno and tomorrow I will be in Naples
Sorry that I will be unable to comment on your entries but any comments you care to leave are very much appreciated.

Kath 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Clean& Simple at LCI

The challenge for this fortnight at LCI is CAS chosen by the very talented Sally, have you seen her colouring? She has asked if we will use Billy Bear images, my image is Float Away Billy available here as a digi for £1.75
I have used blue card stock from ?????
Promarkers for the balloons and paper pieced the image.
Glossy accents
Embossalicious cloud embossing folder.
I cut out an extra cloud to add the sentiment to.
Look away Sally
 but I have since added a name and the number 2 to the card, I was going to add a photo but ran out of time as I had to send the card off.
Scheduled post, hope it works
Kath x

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Baby Baby - Mid-way reminder


Ok this is the start of the second week of our Baby challenge and here I am using three of the Baby images from Ladybug Crafts and Ink all available here
Now this is not normally allowed in challenges to back-link to a previous post but as I am not entering the challenge and have had no time to make a second card I told asked nicely, the Head Ladybug if it was ok, not sure what her answer was, but I have done it anyway. I was not on the DT at this time.
So that's all from me, for a couple of weeks apart from a couple of scheduled posts, if they work of course.

Thanks for looking and any comments are really appreciated.
Kath x

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

LCI challenge, Baby baby

This is the lovely Ladybug Susan's challenge and we are all using the baby images, 
mine is called Bear Suite Baby available here for £1.50
another fabulous image that can be paper pieced so with very little colouring.
SU papers  for the baby out fit and punches for the Congratulations sentiment.
DP - Echo Park - Bundle of Joy
Poppy Stamps - simple banner die
Peel off letters, coloured pink
Gingham ribbon ???
In hindsight a tad busy card.
Hope you are all having a good week so far, mine has been up and down, that is the hills of Yorkshire, just glad I was not on a bike and just watching it on the TV.

Thanks for looking.

Kath x

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Bloomin' Fabulous midway reminder

Well we are half way through the Bloomin' Fabulous challenge and don't forget that one winner can receive  the whole set of 12 images and 5 winners can have 2 images of their choice.
Also I didn't mention in the original post that my favorite flowers are Carnations.
I have used Box o' Blooms this time round and it is available here for £1.75
The papers, red card and ribbon are all SU
Coloured with Promarkers.
I have left the flowers white being lazy (joke for the playground) just for a change.

While I was at it, I decided to make another card and at least I remembered to put a sentiment on this one.
I coloured the image using Promarkers and to match the snippet of SU paper, this and the paper on the previous card are from the Fresh Prints pad, now discontinued I believe.
SU punches
Lilinkers stitched square die
Crafts-too embossing folder.
I will of course be entering this into the Snippets Playground week 131  die cut from a snippet of white card
Thanks so much for popping by and any comments you leave will be Bloomin' Fabulous.

Kath x

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Rudolph Day - Snow in flaming June

Well here we are again, happy as can be, all good pals and golly good company.
 We are now Blogger has sorted it's self out, for the moment, lets see what he can throw at us next!
Ok, these type of cards came out at the back end of last Christmas and I bought the dies after I had done all my cards, so I wonder if they are classed as NBUS but running close to the edge with the challenge me thinks.

The ever popular, last year, Happy Christmas die from Memory Box
Country Landscape from Memory Box
Martha Stewart glitter that doesn't show up too well below the houses but I am certain that any errors will show up vivadly.
Navy blue card from Sam. Taylors
Sakura white jelly roll pen for snow.

Card two, nearly exactly the same as card one but you can tell it is different as the white card below the houses is less, lucky me, miss measured!

Now those of nervous disposition look away now.
This was my first attempt at making this card but using  a Sharpie pen and some other stuff that was supposed to be snow and I can't find it now, but I thought it was crap rubbish, so I may have thrown it away.

You win some, you lose some.

I know you are not going to like this either, but please can we have some rain, preferably during the night as my two water tubs are nearly empty .
Thanks so very much for looking and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Bloomin' Flowers and Anything goes

 Another fabulous batch of new releases for you at the LCI challenge this fortnight.
There are 12 images in total at £1.75 each available from today.

The overall winner will receive all the 12 images
and there are 5 prizes of 2 images of your choice.
All you need to do is leave a comment stating which is your favorite image and why.

My image is called Bloomin' Dasies and I thought that being Summer I would go bright and bold with my colours as such I left the card pretty much CAS
Image coloured with Promarkers and Liquid Pearls.
Backing card SU
Sentiment Craftwork Cards
Ancient flower punch
Ribbon two lots see through green and on top spotty orange.????
Question marks mean no idea of the source.

As the old saying goes, this does look great IRL, if I say so myself.
Looking forward to seeing the other images as I love flower images.
Have a great day.

Kath x