Saturday, 16 September 2017

Allsorts challenge week 433 - Feels like Autumn

Good Morning All, another Saturday and another challenge over at Allsorts.
This week it is the turn of our lovely Ellie to choose the theme and she has chosen...

Feels like Autumn

 so she would like to see some Autumnal elements or colours on your creations
I have gone with the colours, I hope.

We have two prizes again this week and they are these two lovely dies from Tonic Studios.


Here is my card.
Background created with Distress Inks 
The image is Woodware - Flower Stems
Coloured with Copics and ProMarkers.

It certainly feels like Autumn here, cold, very windy and the leaves are falling from the trees, but we did have a little bit of sunshine yesterday but a huge down pour just in time for the children  coming out of school!

Hope you all have a really great week, please do pop over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the teams lovely creations.

Kath x

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Allsorts challenge week 432 - At least two designer papers

Good Morning All, welcome to a new challenge at Allsorts and it is my turn to choose the theme this week and I have chosen ...

To use at least two designer papers.

We have two prizes this week -
this lovely die set


and this lovely 6 x 6 Paper Pad


Here is my card
It actually looks brighter in RL

I have used four DP's but all from the same collection.
Bloom and Grow an oldie but goodie set.
The stamp is from the Penny Black 'T for Transparent' - Perfect Pairing

Please do pop over to the challenge blog to see the lovely creations from my fellow team mates.
Thanks for popping by.

Kath x



Saturday, 2 September 2017

Allsorts challenge week 431 - New Beginings

Our theme of 'New Beginnings'  has been chosen by the lovely Tracy (Craftnut)

Our sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique

and 
Crafty Ribbons - with this lovely selection of ribbon and gems.

Here is my card

This card was made for my Cousin Brian who got married at the end of May this year at the age of 74! He has been married before and Sandy has too but both their previous partners have died.

We were invited but unable to attend.

The die is  'Heart of Hearts' - Memory Box.
Great die for Weddings, Anniversaries and even Valentines cards
Silver glitter card and computer generated sentiments.


Kath x

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Rudolph Day August 2017

Rudolph Day once again over at Scrappy Mo's.
Just two cards to share with you this time and once again they are images and papers
from Lili of the Valley.
Sentiments are Craftwork Cards



Thank you for calling, hope you have a lovely week.
Kath x


Saturday, 26 August 2017

Allsorts Challenge week 430 - Ribbon

Ribbon but more than just a bow is the challenge this week at Allsorts chosen by the lovely Wendy.

We have Fantastic Ribbons for our sponsor this week
The prize on offer.


Here is my card.
Please do pop over to the challenge blog and see the fabulous use of ribbons that my team mates have done.

6x6 Craftwork Cards cardstock
 Orange backing card and spotty papers from my Craft room.
Divided the papers with some SU orange ribbon and then used up some of the small Penny Black stickeroo's that were left on various sheets.
I am very pleased to report that my 7 year old, Great Niece loved it, 
she said it included all of her favourite things.
Hit the jackpot there.

Don't know what planet I have been on this week, totally didn't realise that it was Rudolph Day yesterday. Now I normally reserve my reading for holidays, but Wednesday I had an hair appointment  so I aways take my Kindle, as I hate magazines but once I start reading I can't stop so I totally missed Thursday this week so loads of apologies for any lack of comments.

My Mother used to say "Once our Kath gets her head in book, that's it, we won't hear from her till she has finished it"

Thank for popping by and your comments are very much appreciated.
Have a good week.

Kath x


Saturday, 19 August 2017

Allsorts challenge week 429 - Forest Friends

Good Morning All, the challenge this week at Allsorts has been chosen by our lovely Tracy M
and she would like to see Forest Friends on your creation.

Prize No. 1
Two lovely stamps.

Prize No 2
 a really lovely die set from Tattered Lace.

Here is my card.
I have managed to sneak in another Christmas card.

Papers are Nitwits/LOTV
Snowflake Brads from yonks ago.
Ribbon sentiment bought from the Range ages ago.
I must admit I panicked with this challenge but I spotted this quite apt image from Bugaboo as you can find, deer, rabbits, foxes, owls and birds in a lot of forests.

My Daughter got up in the middle of the night a few weeks ago and looked into her back garden and couldn't believe her eyes, there was a deer, and she does not live anywhere near a forest, we have no idea where it came from.
To be honest yesterday I thought we could have been living in a Rain Forrest it rained that heavy so many times.

Thank you all so much for popping by.

Kath x

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Pixies Snippets Playground


Getting very close to the 300th post in the Playground, what a great job Miss Di is doing, think Parsnip could be swinging the lead though ( a Northern Expression) and also a Nautical expression.


So, many of us have bought the NitWits paper pads from LOTV and most of us make 6 x 6 cards from them and we end up with a few couple of inches of spare paper. This card is using up some of the spare inches of one of the paper pads for the backing papers.

I have used the Simon Says stamp and die - Bouquet of Thanks, stamped onto a snippet of LOTV paper.
I have  added some pearls to the top two squares, which do look better in real life than on this photo.
What a day yesterday, poured, nay bounced down all day and was also bitter cold. In the Winter I have to take my Wedding ring off as my fingers must shrink with the cold and I have nearly lost it a few times but luckily enough it has always fallen into my handbag, it is always fine in Summer but for the past few weeks I have had to take it off, so you can tell how cold it has been here, never had to do that before.

Thanks so much for popping by.

Kath xx

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Allsorts challenge week 427 - Use the colours of your flag

Challenge 427 has been chosen by our very talented Mervi and she want to see the colours of your National Flag on your creations

Our sponsors this week is Digi Stamp Boutique.


Here is my card.


I have used Taylored Expressions stamp - Blooming Background
The stitched oval is part of the stamp but I have stamped an old SU 'Thank you' stamp in the centre.
To be honest I stamped the sentiment before I start colouring, as it is a wood mounted stamp, just in case!
Coloured with Pro markers.
I love this stamp but I wish it was all the right way up.
Please do go over to the challenge blog to see the lovely creations from the rest of the DT.

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

Kath x

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Allsorts challenge week 426 - Poppies or colour inspiration


Good Morning - our fabulous team leader Brenda has set the theme for this weeks challenge.
She would like to see either Poppies on your card or colours from this lovely colour chart.
Of course you can also use a poppy image and any or all of these colours on your creation.

Our sponsor this week is Swedish House Crafts.

Here is my card.

I have used an old Hero Arts stamp set Delicate Blossoms 2010
Stamped the image three times.
The die is part of a set of three, I would guess at Spellbinders.
The sentiment is Craftwork card and the wording is in silver and does not show up very well at all on the photo.

Once again I did not have any red backing card that matched the red of the poppies so I just went round the edges of white card and the backing oval for the sentiment and again behind where the die would go with the pro marker I had used to colour the image.
I have decided that I will no longer buy coloured backing card and just use this method, mind you that may take quite a while for me to use up the backing card that I already have.

Have a great week everyone and thanks for popping by.

Kath x



Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Rudolph meets Parsnip

Well another month has sped by and it is time for the July RD challenge over at Scrappy Mo's.
Only four more challenges left, doesn't seem two minutes from the first one.

I only made this card last night and I have to admit I did get the idea from Pinterest, the person who made the card used a stamp but I have used a die.


I cut the die three times, each time from a snippet of green card and then added the Nuvo Crystal drops and left to dry. Cut the backing card and the stitched edge white card.
SU label  punch and computer generated sentiment.
With using the snippets of green card I am popping into weeks 291/292 Pixies Snippets Playground to check on Parsnip.

Kath x

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