Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Rudolph Day Feb, 2015

It is Rudolph Day again over at Scrappymo's and this is my February card.

Sorry about the photo but try as I may I couldn't get one to look right.
Stamp - Woodware - Holly Ring
The backing card is red as you can see on the left side.
I have used cream card, for a change and don't really like it.
The colouring looks dreadful on the photo but it isn't IRL.
I have embossed the image, coloured with Promarkers and then sprayed it with Spray and Sparkle.


Thanks for looking and just a note for those of you who are Playmates, Iggy's snoring is getting on my nerves, and it doesn't help with Chris joining in as well.
I know it is going to upset a lot of people but I really am going to have to re-think his future. (Iggy's that is, not Chris's)


Kath  xx

Sunday, 22 February 2015

The colour Purple


This weeks challenge at Allsorts is to use the colour Purple.
Not a colour I use very often, no idea why.
The photo is rubbish, can't get my head round this at all.

Image is Woodware - Boxed Daisy Trio, who'd have guessed that.
I have used Promarkers - Purple and Lime green.
Bow die - Sue Wilson
The backing card,  is very old from Craftwork Cards and matches perfectly, couldn't believe it, sentiment also old stuff from C.C. and is placed perfectly, not like the photo shows.
Pearls been hanging around for ages and coloured with Purple Promarker.
The DP, unfortunately I have no idea and this piece is all I have left of it.
I have raised the image with sticky pads, hence the shadow down the left, it is a card not to be posted.

I have also put a little bit of purple glitter glue on the centre of the flowers as they looked a bit flat, doesn't show as purple on this photo.

So the backing paper and the DP are snippets so the only thing to do is head off to the Playground, think we have a dog now, hope Di has her Poop Scoop at the ready.

Thanks for looking and would love to hear your thoughts.

Kath x

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Snippets Playground week 163

This isn't the actual card I was going to post but that has been lost in the wonderful world of iPhoto 

Image, papers LOTV 
Chipboard letters and numbers covered with snippets of the papers,
snippet of SU ribbon
Corner die - Macarena - Memory Box
Spellbinders shaped die, actually borrowed from my Sister years ago, tip there for you
"Don't lend me anything"
Bow and gems been hanging around my craft room for ages.
Another card using a shaped card that I am on a mission to use.
Not a good photo and can't really blame the weather, but due to the fact I haven't got my head round using the new system, I am a prime example of the saying 'You can't teach an old dog, new tricks'

That's the boring bit covered and those of you who do not visit the Playground can leave now.

Surprise, surprise, I have been on holiday and I have brought back a fabulous pet, or playmate for Parsnip, once I have I have got Iggy used to the climate and decided on what food he likes here in the UK and I can find a carrier willing to transport him (or her, not sure about sexing Iguana's) he/she will be winging it's way to the Playground, this will be Parsnips lucky day, a late Christmas present.

Thanks for looking and I can assure those of you who think I have lost the plot, there are many of us about, and I hope very soon to post a photo of Iggy, when he has recovered from Jet lag.

Kath xx

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