Saturday, 18 November 2017

Allsorts challenge week 442 - Glitter


It is my turn, once again to host the challenge over at Allsorts and this week I have chosen the theme of Glitter.

This can be glitter card/paper - glitter glue - powdered glitter or glitter pens
Not gems or pearls, as the glitter item

Our sponsor this week is Baker Ross and they have this lovely prize for one lucky winner.

We also have this Tattered Lace Die as a second prize


Here is my card.

The stamp is Woodware - Flower Stems
Stamped with Memento - Tuxedo Black
Coloured with glitter powders and a Quickie Glue pen
Most of the glitter is Art Institute
The very plain green is a Pearl glitter.
The backing card and borders are glitter card.
Paper - Kanban
Computer generated sentiment.
I did have a terrible time taking a photo, then I had a 'lightbulb' moment...
I took the photo in the dark, I think I had the flash on and it worked pretty well to show all the glitter.

Have a good week and thanks for popping by.

Kath x

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Allsorts challenge week 441 - Colours of Autumn

Another week gone by and so a new challenge over at Allsorts.
Our lovely Tracy has chosen the theme this week and she would like to see the colours of 
AUTUMN on your creations.

Our Sponsor this week is...
Tattered Lace and this is the prize.


and this is my card.


Once again I have used the lovely Tailored Expressions stamp, Blooming Background.
So versatile, especially for colour challenges sorry if you are getting fed up of seeing it.

I have stamped it on a background made with Distressed Inks and then coloured the images with a variety of Copics and Promarkers.

Please do pop over to the challenge blog and see the lovely creations by my fellow team members.
Also thank you so much for popping by here.
Have a great week.

Kath x

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Penny Black and More - Flower Power

Good Morning, very rare for me to post two days in a row but it is my turn from the Allsorts DT to be guest designer over at the Penny Black and More challenge.
The challenge for this month is ....

Flower Power


I have used Penny Black slapstick/cling 40328 - Scented Beauty
I love it.
Coloured with ProMarkers 
Papers Nitwits.
Border die Poppystamps - Woodland Border
Computer generated sentiment with SU dies.
I also used the same ProMarker that I coloured the image with to colour the backing card and the border die so they would match the flowers.
It does not show here but I stamped and coloured the image twice and then paper pieced the flowers.

Thank you, happy crafting.

Kath x

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Allsorts challenge 440 - Blue and Brown

Good Morning, Wendy is in charge of this weeks challenge at Allsorts and she has chosen the theme of Blue and Brown only, but you can stamp in black.

Our Sponsor for this week is Digi Stamp Boutique.

Here are my cards


As I quite liked this colour combo I did another using more of a lighter brown for the backing and a brighter blue


SU label punch.
C.C. Designs stamp - Columbine
Sizzex die for the cut outs and some gems and paper from ages ago. Thought it was about time I tried them out.
The backing on the first card does appear to be black but it is dark brown could not colour the leaves in a darker brown as it did not show the details of the leaves.
I stamped the image twice and then paper pieced the flowers, it does not show on the photo.

Well we had our bonfire and fireworks Friday night so that is over for another year.
Please do pop over to the challenge Blog to see the lovely creations by the rest of the Team.
Have a super week and thanks so much for popping by.

Kath x

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Allsorts challenge week 439 - Christmas Creatures

The challenge this week over at Allsorts has been chosen by our lovely Tracy Mouse.
She would like to see some Christmas Creatures (creatures in a Christmas setting)
on your creations.
Our sponsor for this week is...
Tattered Lace and this is the prize on offer...


Isn't that a cute set of dies

Here is my card.

For my card I have used Penny Black image from the 2010 set Jolly Friends.
The die is Die-namics
Cut it out in red for the frame then cut it again in white for the inlays.
The sentiment stamp is Woodware.
Added a few little snowflake dies in the background.
Please pop over to the challenge blog and see the fab creations from my lovely team members.
Have a great week everyone.

Kath x



Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Rudolph Day - October 2017


So the penultimate RD challenge for 2017 over at ScrappyMo's
Well I think it is, as I have been waiting all day for Mo's post to appear and it still hasn't but since I have seen quite a few have posted their cards I am going to post mine now too. Hope Mo is OK.

These cards were originally going to be for the final RD challenge, going out with a bang, but then realised that I hadn't done the teachers cards yet so I have left them for the last challenge of the year, when I have done them.

Here are my cards.


150 cards for the Company I used to work for,  to send to their customers.
Unfortunately I had put 75 already into the envelopes before I realised that I hadn't taken photo's, well there was no way that I was going to take them back out, so you will just have to believe me that  I did make 150.

It will be a long time before I use this image again!
Woodware Bauble Snowman.
With using my Stamp Perfect tool I could stamp the image and the sentiment together

Various DP and backing card, some kindly sent to me by Parsnips Mum.
Paper pieced the hat and scarf, glittered the hanger thingy at the top.

For the inserts the right hand side gives the greeting and the left hand side gives the names of all the Staff, I do them in different fonts so it looks more like they have been signed personally.

Would you believe a member of staff left the other week, tough, not doing the inserts again.

I have written all my Christmas Cards and yesterday wrapped 6 presents.

Kath x



Saturday, 21 October 2017

Allsorts challenge week 438 - Halloween/Spooky

Welcome to another challenge here at Allsorts and this week theme has been chosen by our lovely Susan who has chosen

Halloween/Spooky

Our Sponsor this week is Little Claire
The lucky winner will receive both of these stamps.

Here is my card


Well, I don't do Halloween, so I bought a Bugaboo image, coloured the background and the moon and made some little pumpkins from card candy.
It is Halloween as it says so on the image but spooky, I think not, even the 'pumpkins' seem to have a smile on their face!

Wonder where Mischief night and Penny for the Guy have disappeared to? They were more prominent in mine and my Daughters youth rather than Halloween.
Thanks for popping by and if you are kind enough to leave me a comment I promise not to come round and haunt you!

Kath x




Saturday, 14 October 2017

Allsorts challenge week 437 - Think Pink

Good Morning All - Challenge 437 is chosen by our lovely Brenda and she would like you to 
'Think Pink' for Breast Cancer awareness month.

Our sponsor this week is Swedish House Crafts.

Here is my card

I have gone for a bit of a dusky pink look.
I have also used my all time favourite Penny Black stamp - Whispers.
An oldie but a goodie as they say.

The stamp dates back to 2006 and I have only owned it for a couple of months.
I have loved it since I first saw it but for some reason never bought it and regretted it ever since but a lovely blogging friend told me that someone was selling it, I think Amazon or E-bay mailed my Daughter to get it for me, I feel that it is a stamp, along with the PB stamp Gossamer will never date, you may think differently but that is what I think.

Since making this card I have put a name on under the gems, didn't want to put it on before.
Thank you so much for calling and would be delighted to read your comments if you are kind enough to leave one. Also a huge thank you to those of you who were kind enough to leave me comments while I was away on holiday and unable to comment on your posts.

Kath x

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Allsorts challenge week 436 - Leaves and Trees

It the turn of our lovely Mervi to set the challenge this week and she has chosen...
Leaves/Trees, well it is Autumn and there are lots of leaves about.
Our sponsor this week is
Marianne Designs

I have actually done two cards for this challenge as I wasn't too sure about my first card.
Here are my cards.
The tree is Hero Arts from yonks ago
Stamped 4 times 
First image coloured with just browns and greens for the Spring effect
Second image coloured with brown green and red for the berries for Summer effect
Third image coloured with various Autumn colours and the last image managed to cover the leaves with glitter to get a winter effect.
Sentiment computer generated and an idea that just came to me.

  Always like to sneak in another Christmas card whenever possible
Background papers are from a Frozen Pad
Die is Winter tree - Memory Box
Green mirri and white glitter card.
Another scheduled post so fingers crossed once again, as I can't do anything about it if it doesn't work.
Kath xx


Saturday, 30 September 2017

Allsorts challenge week 435 - Sentiment in Focus

This is a scheduled post, so fingers crossed.

Good Morning it's week 435 at Allsorts and our lovely Helene has chosen the theme of 
Sentiment in Focus.

Our sponsor this week is
Digi Stamp Boutique.

and we also have this prize from Tattered Lace

Here is my card

This was the image that I posted on the Allsorts blog because the actual front of the card which I intended for the challenge was the one below.


But with it being die cut from gold mirri card could I get a decent photo, NO I could not!
Also the backing of the EF was gold mirri card but somehow managed to look silver on the photo.

As this is quite a personal card for a good male friend of ours who will be 50 in December.
I have shown the card before adding more personal details to it.

One of them is pretty simple really after the wording "you don't look a day older" I will put
"than Yesterday"
It is a front opening card.
EF is Simple stripes
The gold mirri image is a Cuttlebug die, and a very old one too. By the way it says Happy Birthday, in case you can't read it from the poor photo.

The cake stamp and sentiment is Woodware.
Thank you so much for taking the time to pop by and I hope that you will also pop over to the challenge blog to see the lovely cards made by the rest of the team.

Kath x

Monday, 25 September 2017

Rudolph Day - September 2017

Well it is time for another Rudolph Day over at Scrappy Mo's.
That means only another two to go!
Once again I have used images from the LOTV art pad.


The papers are from last years Sara Davies Contemporary Christmas paper pad.
Fitted the image perfectly as they are blue with a touch of pink and so are the images.
Sentiment is die cut from blue mirri card.

Thanks for popping by.

Kath x

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Allsorts challenge week 434 - Things with wings

Saturday again and I am here with another Allsorts challenge, this week it is the turn of our Fabulous leader Brenda to host the challenge and she has chosen the theme of....

Things with Wings

Always a bit of a challenge for me but so pleased that so far I have managed to make a card that does not include a Butterfly.

We have these two lovely stamps sets as our prizes this week
 

Here is my card

I have used Penny Black - Cheery Chirps
SU backing card 
DP has lost it's name tag
Ribbon had forever
Sentiment was from a RAK -Yaay thank you.
I am also entering my card into this months Stamping Sensations challenge which is a photo inspiration challenge.

Have a great week everyone and thanks so very much for popping by.

Kath x

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