Friday, 21 November 2014

Snippets Playground week 151

I think this is a Dr Digi image for a friend of ours who thinks he is Alan Tichmarsh", not
Pretty plain and simple card but used a a few white snippets so hot footing into the Playground before it shuts the Gates.
Snippets anything white.
No idea of the papers.
Computer generated sentiment, on snippets
Craftwork cards Candi
Paper pieced image with snippets and Promarkers
Thanks for looking


Tuesday, 18 November 2014


The challenge at Stamping Sensations this month is simply Christmas

Woodware - Deck the Halls stamp
Topped with glossy accents
While the image comes with a with a 'boughs of holly stamp' I didn't like it so the first card is using a computer font and for some reason I have not used the sentiment on the second card, must have been my first attempt at using the stamp.
I have made quite a few of these cards for my postage ones and in various shades of red and green, I will use it again next year maybe using shades of blue.

Thanks for looking.

Kath x

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Little Drummer Boy

My youngest Grandson - Austin will be 6 on the 5th of December and he has shown an interest in drumming so they have bought him a full drum kit and to be honest he is better than his older Brother Ethan, so I thought this image was perfect for his Birthday card, it is a topper from the Hobby House is a Kenny K image.
Papers 6 x 6 pad - which I can't find now to tell you the make.
Sentiment Craftwork Cards
6 - Stickeroo's
Today - peel off letters
Austin - Parker Upper Alphabet Die - Memory Box
Backing papers for the image, sentiment  and Austin, snippets of papers
So guess what, I am heading this card into the Snippets Playground week 150, where as always the challenge is anything goes, as long as you use some snippets on your card.

Went to a new Hairdressers today, my normal one has shingles.
"How do you like your fringe"
"To the side"
So why have I got a full fringe????
Gosh I haven't had a full fringe since I had the Cathy McGowan look!!!!!

Thanks for looking 
Enjoy your week.

Kath xx

Friday, 7 November 2014

Red and Green must never be seen....

now the original ending of this praise is, except upon a fool.

 I presume it is an old reference to Jesters.

 I know that you should never presume anything, as I was reminded by a checkout person in Sainsbury's, a few weeks ago, I had only bought a couple of items and I gave her a £10 note and a £1 coin. She asked why had I given her the £1 coin and I said so you could give me a £5 note.

How do you know I have any £5 notes in my till, I don't know if I have any £5 notes in my till, till I open it, you shouldn't presume I have £5 notes in my till, £5 notes are pretty scarce and I have no idea what I have in my till. She opened her till and she had a £5 note and informed me that I was very lucky this time but in future I should not presume that she had a £5 note in her till, she went on and on about it.

Sorry I digress.
Well the photo leaves much to be desired, the pink mirri card is not various shades, it is just one colour and it is the bright pink in the bottom of the middle of the die, no idea where the other colours have come from, all the photo's were the same

Memory Box - Dazzling Snowflake
Snippet of pink Mirri card - originally from Craftwork Cards ... years ago
Peel off sentiment - coloured pink
This is for this weeks challenge at LIM, week 196 - Non-traditional colours
and as the card really does shine I am entering it into the MAWTT challenge which is sparkle and shine
and also as it is a snippet of pink mirri card I am off to the Playground before the gates close.

Thank you all for looking and I can assure you that I do not presume you will leave me a comment.

Kath x

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Allsorts - Masculine

This weeks challenge over at Allsorts is Masculine so here is a card I have just made for my Son-In-Law who loves owls..!!!
The stamp is Woodware, seem to be having a run on them at the moment.
DP - LOTV - Country Gent
3 layers on the nose then topped with Glossy accents
Goggle eyes - blast from the past.
Candi - Craftwork Cards
Lil'Inkers stitched die.

Small bonfire and fireworks in the garden tonight for the Grandson's.
But they will be nothing compared to the fireworks that have gone off in the house this week!!!
My Husband has had his very first taste of wallpapering and he has actually realised that it is not as easy as it looks, especially as he was thrown in at the deep end on the hall, staircase and landing lol.
My knees can't take it anymore, and I don't think it has done his any good either.

Kath x

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Rudolph Day October and MAWTT

Never mind Halloween how scary is it that Christmas is closer than you think so better get another two cards into Sarn's Rudolph Day Challenge. There were 3 of these but the one for my Great Niece Florence the photo was rubbish.
These are 8 x 8 cards
Red backing card Craftwork cards
Stamp - Woodware, comes with the sentiments too, apart from the computer generated one with the names.
Cocktail stick for the sign, just noticed haven't cut the point off the first card.Can't do with any accidents.
Embossalicious  Cloud folder
Tad of glitter round the hair, beard, bobble, gloves and chimney.
The image stamped like a dream. You will be seeing it again next year.

Just over 9 weeks left to Christmas and even less to my youngest Daughters 40th Birthday, I can't believe it, it , doesn't seem two minutes ago since I was 40 

Thanks for looking and hope you are well in front with your Christmas cards, I've done all mine, no, I am not bragging, just relieved, time to start on the presents.

I a also entering this into the Moving along with the times challenge which is for a special person.

Apologies for not commenting much for the past few nights but I got totally fed up of waiting for blogger.

Kath x

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Don't bite your nails!

Just because I thought this was so funny.

My  eldest Grandson, Ethan is 9
My youngest Grandson Austin is 5, 6 in December.

Ethan bites his nails and has started to bite his cuticles, while he is a really lovable boy, he is a very nervous and bites his nails when he is, and also cries when he has to do anything in front of an audience, I was worried about him being bullied but his class mates fight over being his friend.

My Daughter, Lynda has bought some sort of stuff to paint on his nails that tastes horrid.
After putting Austin to bed on Thursday night she went into Ethan's room and decided to paint his nails with this stuff, which resulted in a quite a bit of noise from the room , so in came Austin asking what the noise was about and then he wanted his nails to be painted with the stuff too, even though he doesn't bite his nails.
Then they all decided that they would try the stuff out and ended up in the bathroom all trying to be sick and retching at at the horrid taste in the mouth. I think it must have some Bitter Allows in it.(no idea of the spelling)

Lynda put them both to bed again and went downstairs to start various jobs when she heard Ethan screaming out AUSTIN, then crying, so she went up to see what was the matter and it turned out that Austin had sneaked out of his bedroom and gone into Ethan's bedroom and put one of his fingers in Ethan's mouth as he was trying to get to sleep???? So Ethan was back in the bathroom!

Just a reminder that there are only a few days left to get the bargains at LCI closing down sale.
Deadline 28th of October when the winners of the last ever challenge will be announced.
Also there are some pretty fabulous digi's available.

I hope you found my little story funny but maybe if you knew Austin, like I know Austin,oh, oh, oh  what a lad, ok another quiz question what song does that refer to, only people my age will have an idea.

Thanks  for looking.

Kath  x