Saturday, 29 April 2017

Allsorts challenge week 413 - Embossing

We are on week 413 and the challenge at Allsorts is Embossing - wet or dry.
Our Sponsor this week is Sizzex
We have two prizes and here they are.



Here is my card.


For a change I decided to go for the dry embossing.
I have used a Tonic Studio embossing folder, Simple Stripes
This was the best photo I could get what with the mirri card and the white card.
X-cut flower punches
Gold mirri card.
Some gold ribbon and some gold peel off dots.
Sentiment Craftwork Cards

To be honest it was supposed to be the other way up, flowers at the top and sentiment at the bottom but I had a senior moment!

Please do pop over to the challenge blog to see the lovely creations by the rest of the Team.
Lets hope the weather warms up for the long weekend.

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

Kath x



Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Rudolph Day - April 2017

Well here we are again, another Rudolph Day over at Scrappy Mo's a chance for you to get ahead with your Christmas cards for this year and the chance to win a lovely prize.

Here is my card for this months challenge, which is as always anything goes.


Well you don't just make one do you so here are there others that I made 5 in all, sorry forgot to crop these.
 I know that this is an old Woodware stamp but I have wanted it for ages and it was always out of stock but managed to get hold of it at the end of last year.
Papers are Nitwits/LOTV.
Thanks for popping by.

Kath x

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Allsorts challenge week 412 - Something beginning with B

It is Brenda's turn to choose the challenge and as the header says, she has chosen ....
Something beginning with B (no, a photo of Brenda will not count)

Our sponsor this week is Tattered Lace with these two lovely prizes.




I have chosen Buttons and Blue 



A few weeks ago I decided that it was time I used some of my very old collection of buttons and I thought I would try to make some button flowers, these were my first attempt. It was a bit of a struggle at first but then I found it dead easy

I made them into a card using Honey Doo Crafts stamp - Flower Fountain.
Stamped with Memento Bamboo Leaves.
Covered the actual flowers on the stamp with the button flowers, there is an odd one or two where a bit of the flower shows but this actually look like a bit of a leaf IRL.

Now listen carefully 'cos I shall say this only once "I was really  pleased with this card".
I feel I have never said that before and feel that I may never say it again.

Have a great week.

Kath x


Saturday, 15 April 2017

Allsorts challenge week 411 - Sketch

Happy Easter everyone.

It is my turn to host the challenge this week at Allsorts and I have chosen to use this sketch designed by Brenda

Our sponsor for this week is Jo from Lets Create.


Here is my take on the sketch.
I have used memory Box die Glorious Gerber Daisies, I have cut it down as I don't like the leaves at the bottom of the die.
The papers are Nitwits
Ribbon SU and a computer generated sentiment.
Please do pop over to the Allsorts blog to see the wonderful creations made by my fellow Team mates.

Weather doesn't look good for the Holiday weekend, lets hope they have got it wrong.

Thank for calling and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Snippets Playground weeks 273 and 274

First of all a HUGE THANK YOU to Di for showcasing my card last Sunday for the previous two week challenge.

The stamp is Woodware Marguerita Patch
Stamped with Rose Red Memento dew drop ink pad.
The papers are the reverse side of Kaisercraft Party Time Collection 12 x 12 papers.
I actually bought 3 sheets of this papers as I really loved the colours on the reverse side, pinks and peaches. I have one full sheet left though.

This card was made from the from about a quarter of the sheet that was left from the second
sheet for the background and a little bit that was left from the first sheet to paper piece the flower.
Cards not blogged yet using the other pieces of the papers.
A little bit of Stickles Thistle glitter glue (love this colour) in the centre of the flower.

No sentiment on, as yet, because I have loads of cards with Happy Birthday on so I decided to start leaving a sentiment off some cards so they could be used for any occasion.

Today, Wednesday the 12th was my 48th Wedding Anniversary, went out for a super Lunch, can tell we are getting old as one time it would have been an Evening meal.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

Kath x

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Bring on the Bling at Allsorts week 410

Another Saturday and our challenge this week at Allsorts - Bring on the Bling
our sponsor this week is Marianne Design with this super prize.



I have used Woodware stamp Dotty Flowers.
The die I have had for years but it is not in the original package, sorry can't remember the name.
Hope you all have a lovely week, the weather is supposed to be really good, hope so.

Kath x

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Penny Black and More April Challenge - Spring

Good Morning, this month I am the Allsorts DT member guesting on the Penny Black and More challenge blog. The challenge this month is ...

All things Spring


I have used Penny Black 30-344 - Sunny Wishes stamp.

To be honest I have had this stamp for quite a while and have tried and tried to colour it but have never been happy with my colouring.

So I made a background, with my pan scourers, using distressed inks to represent Crocus, Daffodils and Tulips.
Stamped over it with Memento Grape Jelly.
The backing card is a lovely light green but looks like turquoise and the 6 x 6 card is white

Kath x



Saturday, 1 April 2017

Allsorts Challenge week 409 - Food

Good Morning, another Saturday and another challenge here at Allsorts.
The lovely Wendy has chosen the theme of Food.
Our Sponsors this week are 


and 


Here is my card.

I have used the Woodware stamp - Mega Ice Cream
The DP is called Sprinkles by Websters Pages
I have used Glossy accents on the ice cream
Black lettering are peel offs
The numbers and name are die cuts.

It is his Birthday on the 2nd April and he just loves ice cream, preferably with a flake.

Reminds me of The Harbour Bar in Scarborough, was the best Ice Cream Parlour in the World, or so all our Family thought, couldn't go to Scarborough without calling at the Harbour Bar.

Have an Ice week everyone and thanks for calling.
Kath x

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Rudolph Day March 2017

Once again it is Rudolph Day over at Scrappy Mo's  so another chance to get a few Christmas cards under your belt.



Sorry about the wonky photo, they were all the same.
I bought  Frozen 6 x 6 paper pad whenever it was fashionable and used quite a few of the papers but I had quite a few sheets left and all with the little images on them.
So I decided this year they needed using up as they were now a bit out of date.
I stamped a Christmas corner die and heat embossed with either white embossing powder or 
Cosmic shimmer Graceful Mint lustre EP. and added a sentiment, which in hind-sight should have had a backing.
I made eight of these cards.

Another poor photo, sorry. I blame it on my camera, the weather, lighting, where I take my photo's but mainly I think it is my fault, just rubbish at taking photo's.

The challenge runs till the 31st of March so you still have plenty of  time to enter.
I meant to post this Tuesday
Kath x


Saturday, 25 March 2017

Allsorts challenge 408 -Cakes,Cupcakes, Sweets

The challenge at Allsorts this week is Cakes, cupcakes and sweets chose by the lovely Tracy Mouse, what a delicious change, hope the DT don't put on weight by looking at all your lovely creations.

The prize this week is this lovely Tonic Studio Die - Pick of the Bunch




For my card I have used one of the lovely mice collections from LOTV although it is pre-coloured I have tarted it up a little colour wise and added glossy accents to the chocolates.
Ribbon SU and sentiment Craftwork cards, flowers are a very old Woodware punch.
Papers old First Addition

Just a reminder that today is also Rudolph Day over at ScrappyMo's, it will run until the 31st of March.

Kath x


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Snippets Playground weeks 273/274

I think I missed the last two weeks in the Playground, sorry Miss but according to reports it was very wet and wild and I couldn't find my Wellies.

I have two cards for this fortnights challenge and you will see why.


I have used the Tonic -Floral Blooms Patterned Panels Die,  firstly cut out of a snippet of white card.
Then I cut it out again from the plain side of a 12 x 12 papers no idea of the make but it is called Oui Oui, terrible time getting spell check to let this through.
Inlaid the cut outs into the white card and then put the coloured outline onto cream card which I cut down to fit the panel. The cream card does have a bit of sparkle in it but of course it doesn't show here.
Couple of card candy on the first and a few pearls on the second. Left the second card blank as I am starting to do on a few cards now as I have enough Birthday cards for this year and next year.

Hope all this makes sense as I am totally lost.

Thank for calling

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Allsorts challenge week 407 - Anything but a card.

Good Morning all.
Our lovely Susan has chosen the theme this week of Anything but a card, and
we have this super prize on offer 
Plus an extra  surprise too.



My Grandson's homework during the February half term holiday for History, as they have been doing about castles was to build a castle. He is only 11, 12 next month, if they are expected to build a castle at 11, goodness knows what it will be in a few years time.

To be quite honest my first idea was to jet off to Scarborough and build a sandcastle but that didn't go down too well, as the said castle had to be taken to school.

After numerous failures and frustrations my Daughter found this kit on e-bay for the price of 1p + £2.50 postage. What a find,.
 While I have to say it was very. very, difficult to put together, but eventually, after many arguments, tears and tantrums, and that was just from me, you should have seen the state of Mum, Dad and poor Ethan.  This was the finished product.

It was a team effort - and took a day to do all the cutting and a day to glue and slot it together.

It was open night at his school last week and we went to have a look round and all the castles were on display, it certainly wasn't just him that had help, a stunner of a cake, the walls were little blocks of Cadbury chocolate, a fabulous lego one and lots of other brilliant ones.

Thanks for calling, really appreciate any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x


Saturday, 11 March 2017

Allsorts Challenge week 406 - Girls and Ladies

Week 406 and the challenge chosen by our lovely Mervi is 
Girls and Ladies as I believe it is International Women's week.

We have two prizes this week 
Digi Stamp Boutique a voucher to spend in the store


and

This Indigo Blu stamp

Here is my card
The image is pre-coloured from Lili of the Valley
The papers are from Echo Park - Bundle of Joy.

Her hair is about the same colour as the image but it is so curly she could be the next Annie.
Wishing you all a good week and thank you for popping by and any comment you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x


Saturday, 4 March 2017

Allsorts challenge week 405 - Spring Colour Inspiration

Our challenge this week at Allsorts has been chosen by our fabulous Leader Brenda.
She would like to see Spring Colours on your entries.
 She has this colour guide for you to choose from.


Our sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique.

and new Sponsor 
Little Claire Stamps.
Little Claire is a team of 3 consisting of Gill (Little Claire) Steve and Carol (long suffering member of staff/friend/all round good egg – but not as beautiful as Gill!). Necessity is the mother of invention’ this is the saying that sums up the creation of Little Claire Designs – we love stamps and what better way to satisfy the stamping ‘urge’ than to create our own designs exactly as we want them!

And this stamp is the prize from Little Claire


Here are my cards

I did the background using Distressed inks using a pan scourer with the yellow sponge part.
Woodware Stamp - Meadow Flowers


This was my second attempt using the green side of the pan scourer and
Stampendous Cling 'Poppy Fields'

This was my first attempt, just adding dots here and there, using Penny Black - Tigress
Both sentiments are Craftwork Cards.
Well a girls got to try different things sometime!. Taken me a long time to move out of my comfort zone

Oh and here is Horrid Henry.


My youngest Grandson, for his World Book Day.
His name is Austin Henry, and not horrid at all.
I am also entering this card in the Sweet Stampin' challenge - no designer papers.

Sorry for all the photo's and thanks for popping by and any comment you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Allsorts meets Rudolph

Allsorts challenge Week 404
Rudolph Day February 2017

Good Morning, it is the lovely Helene's turn to host the challenge at Allsorts this week and she wants us to use metal or charms and it is also the start of the February Rudolph Day challenge and how lucky that my chosen images fit both challenges

Our sponsor this week at Allsorts is Tattered Lace with these lovely prizes


Before I show you my card the winner of my stamp from those of you who commented on my blog after entering the Allsorts challenge is 

Entry 203 Sandma.

You will find my e-mail address on my blog under the 'about me' section, please let me have your address so I can post the stamp off to you.
Thank you for your comment.

Here is my card for this weeks challenge.

I have used these two metal images that I have had since year dot. I think it is the first time I have entered the R.D. challenge with only one card instead of a batch make, but I had only one of each of these images.
Have no idea where the images are from but the papers are from the Sara Davies Contemporary Christmas pad.

Looking forward to seeing your entries not only into the Allsorts challenge but in the RD challenge too.

Thank you for looking and any comments you are kind enough to leave.
Do pop over the challenge blog to see the lovely creations by my fellow Teams.

Kath x

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Snippets Playground weeks 269 and 270


Another two weeks challenge over at Di's Snippets Playground and today I have been playing with some SU snippets and made these two cards.

Don't look at the first card for too long as it can make your eyes go funny.
Just two simple cards but I love the colour combo of these papers and feel it is a shame to waste any.
I was going to make more but got fed up.
Apart from the sentiments and flowers everything is SU.
The ribbon is not snippets though, an odd flower I had that were just the perfect colour.
Thanks

Kath x

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Allsorts challenge - week 403 Anything Goes

Good Morning, yes another Saturday and another challenge over at Allsorts.
A very easy challenge this week as the lovely Annie has chosen Anything Goes.
Our sponsor this week is ...

The prize on offer for one lucky winner is a £20 voucher to spend in the store.

But, there is also a 15% discount off purchases for all who enter our challenge this week, at the check out using the code. ALLSORTSFEB17  valid from 18th - 24th of February, so better get your entries in early so you have more time to brows the store.

Not only that but some members of the Design Team have extra prizes on offer too.
You need to check out their blogs and if they have a prize you do need to have entered our challenge and leave a comment on the DT members own blog as they will be the ones running Mr R.O. to choose the winner of their prize.

At last here is my card

This is my very first attempt at a shaker card, sorry, once again about the photo.
In hind-sight (which these days seems to be better than my normal sight) I did not put in enough stuff to shake but I have learned a lesson, so that is good.
The card is Kanban, thought ir was so pretty, even though it has a butterfly one, thought I had better mention that, as I am sure one or two of my followers would.

Oh nearly forgot.... here is my prize


It is a Honey Doo Crafts stamp - Floral Obsession
This stamp has not been used - I bought two, forgetting that I already had one, but I had to take it out of the packet to do the photo as I was reflected in the background and it didn't look good.
Have a great week everyone.

Kath x

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Allsorts challenge week 402 - `Hearts and Flowers

This weeks challenge at Allsorts has been chosen by Brenda and I was going to say being an old Romantic she has chosen the theme of Hearts and Flowers but forget the old bit please, it just goes with the saying.

This is the prize on offer this week.

Here is my card.
I have used a pre-colour LOTV topper and papers.
Sentiment - Woodware
Ribbon SU and a very old flower punch.
Quite a plain card but it does look better in RL as I have added Wink of Stella here and there.

Thanks to all who have called in and huge thanks to those of you who are kind enough to leave a comment, good or bad.
Have a great week.

Kath x

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Allsorts Challenge week 401 - Paper Piecing

Good Morning and it is my turn to choose the theme for our challenge over at Allsorts so I have chosen Paper Piecing.

Our sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique.

                                                      

We also have an extra prize of this lovely paper pad.



Here is my card
I have used Woodware stamp - Boxed Daisy Trio
The papers or I should say card used to piece the flowers and for the backing is from Kanban.
Sentiment is Craftwork Cards.

Please pop over to the challenge blog to see the lovely creations from my team mates.

My Saturday morning posts are always scheduled and by the time I get on to the computer the Playground gates have shut but when they open on Sunday I will be entering this into weeks 265 and 266. The white card the image was stamped on was a snippet as was some of card for the flowers, waste not want not!

Thank you for calling in and I really do appreciate your comments.

Kath x