Saturday, 22 July 2017

Allsorts challenge week 425 -Fancy Folds

Good Morning and here we are with another Allsorts challenge which has been chosen by the very talented Helene and her theme is Fancy Folds.

This week we are being sponsored by Crafty Ribbons
and we have a lovely bumper bundle of ribbons for our prize this week.

Most of the DT have used card shapes as their fancy folds but I have used one for the design paper.
 I have used what is know as the Drapers Fold. best used with double sided paper.

The background paper is from a pad from a year or so ago, Frozen
The snowflake card is Kanban 
Snowflakes - Spellbinder cut from glitter card.
Sentiment- Craftwork Cards.
Please do pop over to the challenge blog to see the lovely creations from my team mates.
Thank you all for popping by.

Kath x



Saturday, 15 July 2017

Allsorts challenge week 424 - Lavender and Lace

Here we are another Saturday has crept upon us and this weeks theme has been chosen by the very, very talented Brenda and she wants to see Lavender and Lace on your creations.
We have two lovely prizes for you this week.

This lovely stamp set from KaiserCraft

Also this lovely die set from Sizzex

Here is my card

 I have used a Penny Black image from the Botanical Garden collection.
I have coloured the image with Copics version of Lavender (the darker shade) and Promarkers version of Lavender is the lighter shade.  
Old SU DP. 
Computer generated sentiment.
Lace that was white but coloured with the two pens to match.
The base backing card was white and I coloured round the edge to match the Copics version, I also did that with the banner and the border round the image as I did not have any card stock that really matched the colours of the image.
I do this quite often to be honest.
Thank You.

Kath x


Saturday, 8 July 2017

Allsorts Challenge week 423 - All thing Magical and Mythical

Good Morning it is the turn of the lovely Ellie to host the challenge this week and she has chosen the theme of 'All things Magical and Mythical.

We have two prizes this week.

This pair of lovely Fairy stamps.

and the second prize is 
Tim Holtz set of two Sizzex dies

I am certain there will be a lot of fairies used this week but I am 'Loving Angels, instead'
Wonder how many of you will now be singing that all day, me too.


For these cards I have used LOTV images and papers. A RAK from a lovely friend.
I also thought it was time that I got rid of used some very, very old peel off glitter strips.

Thank you all for popping by and any lovely comments you are kind enough to leave, do also pop along to the challenge blog to see the lovely creations made by the lovely Team.

Kath x

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Snippets Playground weeks 287/288

Didn't manage to get into the Playground for the last two weeks challenge.

It is coming to time of year again for Grandson's teachers 'Thank you' cards
Ethan only wanted two for his Form teachers, but Austin seemed to go overboard this year and one of them was for a Male teacher, freak out at that point.



Now you can not tell from the photo but the Rich Razzelberry card stock has a pattern on it and I had only a small amount of this left but have quite a few sheet of the plain card.
The lime green card is from some old Craftwork Cards card stock.
The flowers are a Crealies die and stamp set.
Craftwork Cards - card candy
Computer generated sentiment.
I thought the the two colours went really well together, well they do IRL. In fact to be honest I loved the colour combination and so did my Daughter.

The centres of the flowers were from other left over snippet of the lime card, and by the end of making the rest of the cards I had a real job of getting all the flowers from the bits and pieces that were left as I did not want to use the plain card.

Each flower has been cut twice and a very thin Woodware sticky pad to raise the top flower from the bottom one, although it doesn't really show here.
The leaves were also die cut from bits and bats of the green card.
I have to admit that I really struggled to get the flowers for all the cards

Here are the other cards.

This is the male one.
A digi image printed a couple of times .
No snippets were used on this card.

Thank goodness that is over for another year.
Thanks for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Allsorts challenge week 422 - A Question of Sport

Good Morning it is my turn to choose the theme for this weeks challenge over at Allsorts
and I have chosen "A Question of Sport"a take on the TV programme here in the UK.

Any sport of your choice, quite a wide range to choose from and Wimbledon will be starting on Monday.

Our sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique.

We also have an extra prize of this 6 x 6 paper pad.


Here is my card.


As you can see I have chosen Fishing.
This is a digi image that I have had for years.
Papers are LOTV
I have paper pieced the boat

It also has a image for the inside of the card but I haven't done it for this card but I can show you the original inside card that I did for my BIL five years ago when he was 65 and I put on the front 'this fish must weigh 65lb'. He his a keen fisherman.


Unfortunately it doesn't show the name of the maker.

Thanks for popping by, and please pop to the challenge blog to see the fabulous creation from the rest of the team.

Kath x

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Rudolph Day June 2017

A couple of days later than usual posting my Rudolph Day card but had terrible trouble downloading the photo.
Another chance for you to get ahead with your Christmas cards over at ScrappyMo's but only a couple of days left, challenge closes on the 30th June.



Now some of you may remember my single robin cards from the backend of last year but here he is again with his brothers or maybe sisters.

The stamps are Hobby Art Ltd - Round Robins
As you can tell, by one of the cards,  I have used glossy accents on the red breasts.

Thanks for popping by.

Kath x

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Allsorts challenge week 421 - Flower Power

Good Morning - Flower Power is the theme chosen by our lovely Tracy, plenty of flowers on your creations.
Our Sponsor this week is Tattered Lace.

Here are the prizes on offer for two lucky winners.



Here is my card.

 I have used papers by Kanban 
Presscut Happy Birthday die.
Memory Box - Chloe Stems and Kirby Blooms
Poppy Stamps - Glorious Gerber Dasies 
The flourish type die was a SW die

So I have to admit that I cased this card from a Birthday card I received this year.
I am not really sure if she wants me to say her name but she did give me permission to show her card but I will give you a clue for those who follow her, you can find her behind the bike shed in the playground. more often than not causing trouble.  I loved her card.
Have a great week and thanks for calling by.

Kath x


Saturday, 17 June 2017

Allsorts challenge week 420 - Birthday Boy

Good Morning all, Birthday Boy is the challenge that the lovely Wendy has chosen for this week BUT  you must use a stamped image/images.
This is the lovely prize on offer a clear stamp set by John Lockwood

This is my take on the theme

The stamp is  LOTV which I bought when my Grandson got his first scooter.
The papers are quite old and I think they are Echo Park
The Happy Birthday is off a bought card that I saved as I thought it may come in handy and it has as this card is for my Great-Nephew who will be 5 next month (hence the 5!) I couldn't put his name on with the sentiment being so large.
Have a good week and thanks for popping by.

Kath x

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Boys will be boys

That is the title of the June challenge over at Crafty Calendar challenge blog.

The sponsor for this challenge is 

Here is my card.

I actually bought this image while looking for another one because it was so apt for my 
Brother-in-Law.
It seemed to just fit him perfectly, he walks with a stick, he has a funny beard and a dog, the dog is actually black but I didn't want to colour it in black incase the lines did not show, so it is actually a dark grey, but looks blueish on this photo. Took the photo numerous times but still came out the same.

I paper pieced the shirt and trousers, LOTV/Nitwits papers, some gold embellishments for the buttons.
Chipboard numbers covered with gold glitter. Name gold mirri card.

I made the card but before I put the name and number I asked my Hubby who do you think this card is for, straight away he said "our kid' as he is my Hubby's Brother, asked my Daughter the same question a day later and she said 'Uncle Steve'
Do you think that I am evil?

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

Kath x

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Allsorts challenge week 419 - Use two or more dies.

The challenge this week has been chosen by the lovely Tracy M and she would like to see you using two or more dies.

Our sponsor this week is Marianne Designs and this is the prize for the lucky winner


Here is my card.

I have used dies from the English Country Garden set, Crafters Companion/Sara's signature collection.
Die-namics - Fancy Flourish
and a Tom tas tiny flower punch.
Added some crystals and gems to the flower centre's.
The papers are Kaisercraft - Cotton Candy which I have used for the backing and also for the die cuts.
Hope will pop over to the challenge blog to see the lovely creations made by the rest of the lovely team.
Have a lovely week everyone.

Kath x

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Penny Black and More - Anything goes

This months challenge at PB and more is Anything Goes.
As always the challenge at The Snippets Playground is Anything goes.


For my card I have used a PB image from the transparent set - Botanical Garden.
I stamped the image in each corner on a piece of white card and coloured the image, then stamped again on two snippets of white card.
Cut out the large flower and placed it over the first stamped image. I say flower because I am not certain what type of flower it is, I thought it was a poppy but I am not certain.

I actually made this card for last weeks PB and More challenge but felt it was a tad late to enter so I was pleased when it fitted this months challenge.

My two Grandson's were in Nice last week for the half-term and staying on 'Daddy's Dinghy' 
Here is a photo of them on the Tender boat going ashore with the Dinghy in the background.
Here is another shot and one I certainly was not happy about.

Daddy does NOT own the dinghy but he is the Captain.
I have started to call it a Dinghy since Sarn asked me if they were on the 'Dinghy' for the holidays and thought it was a good name for it.
Thanks for popping by

Kath x

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Allsorts challenge week 418 - Christmas in June

Our lovely Susan has chosen this weeks challenge of....
Christmas in June.

Our sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique.

and we also have this lovely  prize for one lucky winner
a Tattered Lace die.

Here is my card.

I have used a pre-colour image from LOTV pre-coloured Christmas pad, the same pad as my last RD cards
The frame is a Crafters Companion and behind the frame is silver glitter card and lots of glitter on her wings.
So now we are into 'Flaming June' reference to the hot weather - no sign of it so far in my neck of the woods.
Another Christmas card into the box.
Hope you all have a lovely week and thanks for calling by.

Kath x

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Allsorts challenge week 417 - Vintage

Good Morning, another Saturday and another challenge here at Allsorts.
This weeks theme was chosen by the lovely Mervi and it is Vintage.

Our sponsor this week is Swedish House Crafts
A little online shop for affordable high quality dies and stamps.

Here is my card.


I have used a Penny Black stickeroo for the image.
All the other elements I have had for quite sometime.

 This is the very first vintage type of card I have ever made, it is not really me, luckily I had this stickeroo which to me is sort of vintage enough.
Hope you all enjoy the Spring Bank week here in England and that the lovely weather holds up for you.

Thanks for popping by.

Kath x

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Rudolph Day May 2017

Hello, Rudolph day has come around once again over at Scrappy Mo's and we are nearing the end of the 5th month of 2017 so only 6 more R.D.'s to go, get your skates on.
Here is my R.D. card.



These images are from a LOTV art pad and the papers are also from LOTV
These were sent to me as a RAK from a fabulous blogging friend, yes you are.
I put a bit of glitter on the snowflakes on the backing papers and on the wings but you may need to get out your spy glass to spot it.
You can see the difference in the colours of the single card and the three cards, this is what I have to put up with my camera.
Happy Rudolph Day to you all and looking forward to seeing your entries.

Kath x

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Allsorts Challenge week 416 - Happy Birthday Allsorts

Good Morning and as you can see by my post heading it's Birthday time here at Allsorts.
Brenda has worked very hard to get a super prize for you and here are the details...

Our Birthday challenge is kindly sponsored by Tattered Lace who are offering a fabulous £50 store voucher for this weeks winner...................and in addition there is a £5.00 voucher for every single entrant to spend at their Crafting store. 

To use your £5 voucher you will need a code which can be found by visiting each of the DT's personal blogs, collecting the nine letters/numbers and creating the unique code.......it's a really simple one I promise, but if you really do get stuck just mail Brenda. Your voucher will be valid from today until Saturday 27th May and is limited to one voucher per entrant, that means even if you enter three times you will only receive one voucher.

For my card I have used card stock from Kanban.
 Silver glitter card the photo does not do the sparkle justice.
Memory Box Happy Birthday die, which I have used twice once on the glitter card and then again on snippets of matching Kanban flower card, a slight clue there to suggest that when the gates open tomorrow I will be entering this card into the Snippets Playground, weeks 281 and 282

Please do pop over to the challenge blog to see the fabulous creations from my very talented team mates.

Kath SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
x


Saturday, 13 May 2017

Allsorts challenge week 415 - Ring-a-ring of roses.

Our fabulous Team Leader Brenda has chosen the theme of Ring a ring of roses for this weeks challenge

First of all though another reminder for our special challenge next week
You certainly do not want to miss this one as we have a fabulous prize for the lucky winner.
These are the prizes for this weeks challenge and we have two on offer, this lovely stamp from Heartfelt Creations
and this lovely Paper Pad 

I have taken the challenge literally and done a circular card, with a ring of roses.
The roses are from the Penny Black collection of clear stamps - Efforescence.
Looked that up the dictionary and it means a production of flowers.

Backing papers are Nitwits/LOTV
Sentiment Craftwork Cards.
I have actually paper pieced the roses.
Thank you for calling, have a great week.

Kath x

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Allsorts challenge week 414 - Music

Before I continue with the details of this week challenge we have a Happy Birthday coming up in a couple of weeks time.

This week the lovely Helene has chosen the theme of Music.

Our sponsor  is..
and we have an extra prize which is ...
Tattered Lace Jazz Instrument collection.

Here is my card.

The image is an embellishment.
Musical notes embossing folder, doesn't show up very well and sorry but I couldn't take another photo as my Daughter wanted this card for a friend who plays the piano.
Very old black and white striped card
Card Candy and sentiment Craftwork Cards.
Looking forward to seeing your musical entries this week.

Kath x

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Snippets Playground weeks 279/280

As I somehow missed the last two weeks in Pixies Snippets Playground I thought I had better be sure to have an entry in weeks 279/280

Here is my entry.

Everything apart from the base card and the DP is from snippets.
I was playing with a stamp and matching die from a Simon Says Stamp set
I cut the dark flowers from  a snippet of card stock and the lighter one from some snippets of Nitwits/LOTV papers. The circles behind the flowers were also die cut from snippets.
The DP are also Nitwits/LOTV.
Added some gems to the centre of the flowers.

Thanks for popping by.

Kath x

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