Saturday, 18 August 2018

Stamping Sensations - Use your CURRENT favourite stamp.


 We all have lots of favourite stamps and some go back quite a few years but over at
Stamping Sensations they want to see what is your favourite stamp at the moment.

Now my current favourite is Penny Black - Cling Stamp - Awaken
I have made several cards with this image but only published one, so far.
I must admit that I was so unsure about buying it, but was so glad that I did as I love it.
One thing that I really love about it is the fact that it has no leaves. Sometimes I think that a lot of flower images have far too many leaves.


Most of the cards that I have made with this stamp have been really bright and bold colours and paper pieced, but for this challenge I decided to do a more paler shade and colour it with Promarkers and for some reason chose blue, now I hardly ever use blue, but there you go.

I also coloured some white card with the same blue and then cut out the die and then punched out the SU ovals for the sentiment backing.
Sentiment Craftwork Cards

Backing paper is computer generated(either DSB or Pink Petticoat)
Gems (unknown) well sounds better than 'from my stash'

But I did origanally do a bright and bold card for this challenge so I may as well show you that as well.


Coloured some white card with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.
Stamped the image onto white card and then onto the P.R.D.I
Cut out the flowers and then glued onto the image.
Also cut the backing die from the Picked Raspberry.

The backing papers are NitWits but you won't find them as the original image for this paper had very pale pink dots and I just went over them with a ProMarker that was a very close to the PR colour.

Oops, had to edit this as for some reason called the DI. Pickled Raspberry.

Just to remind you that the Allsorts challenge "From Boys to Men" runs for another week.

Thanks so much for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x


Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Back to Basics and Beyond -Use a Digi Image


The current challenge over at Back to Basics and Beyond is....

Use a digital image.

My card for this challenge uses the Dr Digi image... 

Happy Hour Horace

Credit where, credit is due, I saw this image on a lovely blogging friend of mine 


I had to have it, but her card is just brilliant, please do take a look.
by the way I have permission from Chris to link to her blog


I have coloured and cut out the image and placed it on the Happy Birthday frame with foam pads.

Thanks so much for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Allsorts challenge weeks 480/481- From Boys to Men

Another two week challenge for us over at Allsorts and the lovely Tracy M has chosen the theme of...

 From Boys to Men

Our sponsor for the two weeks is Marianne  Designs with this lovely prize.



Here is my card

For my card I have used a LOTV image.
The papers are from an old My Minds Eye 6x6 paper pad.
Die cut letters
Craftwork Cards sentiment
SU circle punch.

Thank you all for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Penny Black and More - August challenge.

It is my turn from the Allsorts team to be the guest designer at Penny Black and More.

The theme for this month is 'Something beginning with B'

For my card I have used 
Penny Black - 40-439 - Good Neighbours

Birds, Bird Boxes and a tad of Blue

I paper pieced the boxes with a wood grain paper and then coloured the flowers to sort of match.
The backing mats are gold coloured and the DP is digital paper.
I did go over the background with some pale blue chalk but the photo hasn't really picked up on it.

Kath x

Friday, 3 August 2018

Use an embossing folder

That is the challenge over at Back to Basics and Beyond.

For my card I have used the EF - Daisy Trail by Creative Expressions


I embossed it twice on white card, cut down the first one to fit a 6 x 6 card blank and then cut down the second one to create a square to place on the first.
I then coloured all the dots on both squares with ProMarkers. Placed sticky pads on the small square and then matched it onto the larger square.
Coloured an old Craftwork Cards sentiment and placed as shown.
Unfortunately the photo does not really give a good impression.
I think a new camera will be on my Christmas list this year.

Thanks for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Allsorts challenge week 478/479 - Tags

Good Morning, it is the turn of the lovely Susan to host our challenge which will run for TWO WEEKS she has chosen the theme of TAGS.

This can be either just a tag or a tag on a card.

We have a new Sponsor for you this week which is.....


Lost Coast Designs are a rubber stamp company offering a sophisticated line of unique vintage, collage, shrine, angel and other images to excite your creative impulses. 

Split Coast Designs are also offering anyone who enters our challenge and places an order with them a discount, using the code Allsorts15. 

Here is my Tag

Here are a few more


I have used the Penny Black stamp Santa's Hat 
and the Penny Black die Santa's Hat cut out.
Bit of a poor photo as the red glitter strands cover up some of the tags but I hope you get the idea.


I really never make tags and I was quite stumped what to do (although we could make a card, with a tag on it and not just a tag)

Then this idea came into my head, so I made one and then got carried away and made some more. Because the colouring showed through on the back I used the die to cut the shape again out of white card and glued it on the back of the image.

These were going to be entered into the RD challenge for July but due to unforeseen circumstances the July challenge will not be starting until the 1st of August so while this post will still be current then I will be entering these tags on the 1st of August

Also because all the backing card for these tags were from scraps of white card I am also entering into Pixies Snippets Playground week 331

To be honest I was a bit hesitant about entering tags in both challenges but couldn't believe my luck when the Snippets Playground opened last week and the lovely Di had made a tag. Yipee.
Please do pop over to the challenge blog to see the lovely creations by my team mates.

Thanks for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x


Saturday, 21 July 2018

A simple Stepper card

That is the challenge title over at Back to Basics and Beyond and this is the card I have made for this challenge and also a reminder that our 'Flowers all over' challenge over at Allsorts is still running for another week.



Papers are Lawn Fawn
Woodware stamp - Bold Blooms

Thanks for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave.
Enjoy the weekend.

Kath x