Sunday, 10 May 2015

Allsorts - use dies


This weeks challenge at Allsorts is to use at least 2 dies.

Poppy Stamp Dies - Woodland Border
                        Berry Sprig
                            Kirby Blooms
                                      Bloomington Border 
Die -namics -   Picket Fence  
Flowers and Woodland border coloured with distressed inks
Peel off letters, coloured pink

Loved making this card so be warned you will be seeing it again, in different colour ways of course. 

Now I am still using up white snippets from my Snowflake cards last Christmas, as I made 120,  so once again I am heading off to the playground to see what mischief is going on there.

Goodness me I think we have managed only one evening this year when we have not had the central heating on, my Husband is not too happy about it, but I said to him, I have no idea what I am going to  die of, but I have no intentions of freezing to death.

Thanks for your time.

Kath x


Wednesday, 6 May 2015

april showers bring May Flowers @ Allsorts


The challenge this week over at Allsorts is -April showers brings May flowers.


The die is Bloomington Border by Memory Box
For the front of the card I have cut the die into the 3 flowers and displayed them as a bunch
Sorry no idea of the papers
Coloured the flowers while still in the die using DI - Spiced Marigold and Shabby shutters the scalloped circle was also coloured in SM
Sentiment is Craftwork Cards
I have nothing that is related to rain or showers although we have had a lot of rain here today and some quite heavy downpours.

But on a brighter note, I have booked a holiday today, can't tell you when as there is now a clause on household insurance that if you say on Facebook or a blog, when you are going away,  or post pictures while you are on holiday you are not insured, as it is regarded that you are inviting burglars into your house.

Kath xx


Monday, 4 May 2015

Less is More week 222


I have chosen the pinkish shade and the lime green, although it does look a tad purple here 
I have used a ready made circle card, can't remember the make.
Delicate Mum die - Poppystamps
Craft Creations shimmer paper bought from Sam Taylors, I actually can't believer this is making a come back as it was around years ago.

Here is the card when photographed from a different angle.

I cut the circle from a piece of scrap white card the cut out the flower, I then backed the flower with a snippet of the shimmer paper, coloured the stem, then glued the stem and only the centre of the flower into the circle, then raised the outer leaves of the flower to give a slightly 3 D effect.
You can't really tell here.
I got this idea from the Poppystamps blog but can't find it now to do a link, it is effective in R.L. but no doubt it will flatten once in an envelope.
So as there are a few snippets used here I am also shooting off to the Snippets Playground. week 175
I have a feeling you will be seeing a lot of this die.

Thanks  for looking.

Kath x

Monday, 27 April 2015

Rudolph Day


Hi and welcome to April Rudolph Day, I am a tad late this month but I am here now!

I have made a start on my youngest Grandson's cards for his class mates and I decided to use this Woodware - on the Chimney Top stamp, very easy to colour.  I only made three cards with it last year so thought it deserved more and I had better use it before he stops believing in Father Christmas.

There are 9 cards here and you may notice that the chimney pots shown are in four different shades, this was not intentional it just so happened that I chose a Copic to colour the pots and it ran out and this happened three times.

The Ho Ho Ho comes with the stamp and I did not trust myself to stamp directly onto the card itself so I stamped it separate and punched it out with SU punch and guess what, the card stock I used were snippets of white card so guess where I am also heading - The playground of course week 174
Added streaks of glitter to the white area's

Only 21 cards to go and that is Austin sorted.
Do pop along to Scrappy Mo's and join in the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Kath x

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Quick and simple


That is the challenge this week at Allsorts - quick and easy or quick and simple
Woodware stamp - Bubble Bloom - Julie
Shaped card from Whichcraft - Doncaster
LOTV papers and sentiment Craftwork Cards
Very quick and easy card.
A tad last minute, sorry.
Thanks for looking

Kath x

Friday, 17 April 2015

Penny Black and More at Allsorts - Birthday's

Not too sure about this card- a tad old fashioned me thinks. 

Another larger than expected Penny Black stamp - Spring Beauty
Coloured with Pro-Markers.
Papers, no idea but they were 6 x 6 so therefore the ribbon covered the join and for once I did a half decent bow.
SU circle punch, ribbon, and red card
Few gems from collection
 and sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

Thanks for popping by.

Kath x


Monday, 13 April 2015

Pretty in Pink


The challenge this month over at Stamping Sensations is Pretty in Pink.
Stamp is Penny Black - pop pop poppy.
Rich Razzlebury card and ribbon
SU punch
Spellbinder dies.
Paper I have no idea.
Computer generated sentiment.
The circle and the backing of the sentiment were cut from snippets of the RR card therefore this is also going into the Snippets Playground.
I have also just realised that I can also enter this into the Allsorts challenge which this week is Bingo,
Bingo, I have a line, Ribbon, Flowers and Dies

I was quite shocked when this stamp arrived as it was much larger than I thought, cut it down using the Spellbinder circle die and it is a cling stamp and when I removed it from the clear block the impression from the back of the stamp was left on the block, how strange, never had that before.

By the way has anyone ever tried colouring a stamp using Promarkers or Copics on the actual stamp?
Bet it doesn't clean off.

Have a good week.

Kath x