Tuesday, 22 April 2014


Just a reminder that you have another six days to enter the WOW challenge over at Ladybug Crafts and Ink.
My card this time uses an image from the Floral delight 3 collection entitle Floral Trough available here.
Nearly didn't get this on in time as I have been thinking that it is Sunday all day, suddenly hit me at 8 o'clock that it was Monday, must be the sun that has gone to my head!!!
I have used Wink of Stella on the trough, thanks Di.
By the way we have some new releases coming soon.

Enjoy the rest of the week.
Kath x

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

White on white at LCI

The new challenge at Ladybug Crafts and Ink is White on White or WOW as it is known, chosen by Susan
I have actually coloured the stripes of the image in a very pale blue, which doesn't really show here
SU embossing folder
Lil' Inker Designs banner and square stitched dies
Spellbinders die
Craftwork cards scalloped borders, goodness knows how long I have had these, sometimes it is worth saving items that you have nearly thrown out many times, many, many times!
Computer generated sentiment
I have printed the image twice and cut out the flowers and raised them using sticky pads, should have been silicone, but we don't really get on.
This card is definitely not going into Room 101 but it is also going into Pixies Snippets Playground as for various reasons I seem to accumulate a vast amount of white scrap card.

The prizes are same as always 2 digital images for the overall winners
4 digital images for the winner using a LCI image
and we also have a Top Three Banner
I do love  WOW, thanks Susan for choosing this challenge.

A huge Thank You to all of you who sent me Congratulations on my 45th Wedding Anniversary

Thanks for popping by.
Kath x

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Snippets Playground week 119

After being showcased the other week I really felt I should enter again last week but the best laid plans don't always happen and if pushed, I have no idea why, so I thought I would get it over with enter bright and early this week.
I have used 
Memory Box - Grand Happy Birthday and Delightful Peony background and outline dies.
Poppy Stamps - Fading dot border, love this
SU ribbon and I think the paper on the peony is also SU and  the background card could be Melon Mambo.
The snippets used are the ribbon, the white card for the outline of the flower and the pink dotty paper for the background of the flower head, hardly any of that left now and I did like it.
Had a fabulous hour last Thursday, went to Ethan's school to see a sort of show about WW2, as they have been doing that this term and it was fabulous, why do I always have to cry?
Oh just before I go, I have to say that I am Mega excited as next Saturday is my 45 Wedding Anniversary and I am certain that I will be come a Saint.
Thanks for looking, have a great week.

Kath x

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

LCI - Birthday

Well here we are again with another new challenge at Ladybug Crafts and Ink 
and this fortnight the challenge is Birthday suggested by Lyndsey.
Prizes are as always -

Overall challenge winner - 2 digital images of your choice
Winner using a LCI image - 4 digital images of your choice
The top 3 can take the banner from the side bar.

I have kept this card pretty plain and simple
I have used the image from Cupcake cuties - Wagon full of Cupcakes.
must stress here that it is not trolley full of cupcakes.(got into trouble for that)
I have paper pieced the cupcakes and the little Lady.
Bit of white rik rak ribbon
Promarkers for the hair
Glossy accents for the cherries on the image.
Craftwork Cards sentiment.
In hindsight a totally different colour for the Spellbinders scalloped oval die should have been used.
I have used brads for the cherries on the cupcakes in the 3 corners fixed with sticky pads.(not the brads, but the cupcakes)
This card has already been pinched by my Daughter as Austin is going to a girls Birthday party very soon.
No money has changed hands of course.
Pop over to the challenge blog and see the rest of the DT 's fabulous creations.
Just loving the longer daylight hours.
Thank you for looking.

Kath x

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Rudolph Day March

It's that time of the month again, another Rudolph Day challenge run by the lovely Sarn and I am pleased to say that I have got one large batch completed this month, my youngest Grandsons school cards, there are 30 in the class so this card has been made 29 times.
I have used an old stamp that I have had for years but not used for ages and it was nice to use it again.
Scribble Snowman by Funstamps.
I have coloured it with Promarkers and have used LOTV Christmas papers that I bought 2 years ago and thought that it was time they were got rid of,  used up.
A couple of punched out snowflakes also from bits and pieces of glittered paper.
The backing card is from various sources and lots of the card were snippets that fitted the background of the image perfectly, I couldn't believe my luck, so you will not be surprised to learn that these cards are also going into the Snippets Playground.

I prepared the card over a couple of days and then put it all together at our local craft meeting and it makes it a great deal easier when you are chatting and laughing along with other crafter's, does not get to be as much of a chore, in fact it is good fun really as they can not believe I am making Christmas cards in March.
But come December, they wish they had. lol
I am not going to complain about the photo as it has taken me nearly two days to upload it.
Thanks for looking and I really do appreciate any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

LCI challenge - For a Special Lady

The lovely Julie has chosen the theme for this fortnight's challenge at LCI  and it is
For a Special Lady
I have used the image Birthday Nikki available here as a clear stamp for  £6.50
8 x 8 scalloped card
Papers MME - from the Sweetest Thing collection
SU ribbon
Again the lovely Happy Birthday Extravaganza - Memory Box,
well I have to keep using it while I still love it.
Promarkers and a peel off 21 coloured to fit, yes it does.
Parker uppercase alphabet  - Memory Box
I have no idea who Charlotte is, a neighbour asked me in January to make a card for her niece's 21st, luckily it is not till August, and I had no idea what to do, but when this challenge came along I thought it was pretty relevant,.

Hope you are all well.

Kath x

Friday, 14 March 2014

Pixies Snippets Playground and a Warning

Pixies Snippets Playground - week 115
My Daughter asked me last Saturday to make a 40th Birthday that she could pick up the next day, just something simple - yes right;
This is on a light cream card stock with a bit of a shine.
I have cut the Memory Box happy Birthday Extravaganza die in half.
Stickeroo 40 and peel off th - actually cut from the word birthday.
All the flowers and even the Happy Birthday are from snippets, the small flower punch I have had for ages and the name on it is tom tas???
There are very small crystals in the center of the flowers.
Parsnip needs a friend so while I do not dislike dogs, I am a tad wary of them so I have come into the playground to look after Parsnip.

Now a warning for all those of you who shop at Tesco and have Tesco vouchers.
My Daughter decided that she would use her £25's worth of vouchers towards, some sort of Vac that cleaned windows, so she went on line to print them off or something, and was told that these vouchers had already been claimed. She rang Club Card customer services and they confirmed that they had been cashed in, and somewhere in Surrey, but they agreed that this was nowhere near where she lives, and it also stated that a club card was not shown, so they have given her the value back.

Thanks for looking, a comment would  be much appreciated.

Kath x