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

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Allsorts challenge weeks 476/477 - Flowers All Over

Quite a change for us at Allsorts this week as the challenge will be running for two weeks due to the holiday season starting. It starts today and finishes on Friday 27th of July
Our lovely Mervi has chosen the theme of 

Flowers all Over

Our sponsor for the fortnight is



I have sort of cheated this week as the papers are from Craftwork Cards - Embroidery paper pad.
My card uses the papers only as I thought it was too nice to cover with an image or cut out the flowers and layer them. So I just made a frame and added a wink of Stella on the flowers, which of course does not show on the photo's.
No sentiment as I thought these would be good for a few occasions.

Here are some more cards I made with these papers with different coloured frames.

Which is your favourite, answers on a postcard please.

Never thought I would ever say this but we had some very welcome rain yesterday, a small amount in the Morning and then quite a heavy down pour in the Evening.

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

Kath x




Saturday, 7 July 2018

Allsorts challenge week 475 - In my Garden

Another Saturday and another challenge over at Allsorts.
This week it is the turn of our lovely Brenda to choose the theme and she has chosen.

In my garden.

Our sponsor this week is Chocolate Baroque and this is the prize for one lucky winner.
What a lovely stamp


Another Woodware stamp this one is called Fab Flowers.
You have probably seen it before
I have paper pieced the images with LOTV/Nitwits papers.
The backing paper is Craft Creations shimmer paper.
Sentiment Craftwork Cards.

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

Kath x



Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Sweet Sketch Wednesday2

I was invited by my friend Anne to be a guest DT on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday2 challenge blog.
This is the sketch for the challenge.
I really like this sketch.



            I was given this image to use by the sponsor this week which is Sparkle n Sprinkle.
Thank you for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Allsorts challenge week 474 - Baby Animals

Good Morning, the lovely Helene has chose the theme for this weeks challenge over at Allsorts and the theme is...........

Baby animals.

We have this super prize for one lucky winner.
The stamp is by Rare Earth.


Here is my card.

The stamp is a wood mounted image from Woodware 2005.
I bought it because my youngest Daughter loves giraffes so I made her birthday card with it and this is the second time I have used it.
So lucky to have found these snippets of papers, which I won't say are as old as the stamp but getting on that way.
I will also be entering this card in Pixies Snippets Playground. challenge 329.
Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Monday, 25 June 2018

Rudolph Day - June

Hi all, it is time for another Rudolph Day challenge over at ScrappyMo's.
One minute it is January and next minute it is June, so only five more to go.


For my card this month I have used the Penny Black - Santa's Hat stamp, while I have the die I have not used it on this occasion.
I cut the card shape, backing paper and image from a set of MFT - Dynamics and can't find the name of the set anywhere on the packet.
The backing papers are LOTV/Nitwits
The red stripe on the card was more of a pinkish shade so I just went over that with a red Promarker and a ruler.
A bit of glitter on the white of his hat.
Apparently the stamp is an old one but the die is new, well it was last year but I bought them both on sale this year.
Looking forward to seeing your entries.

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

Kath x

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Allsorts challenge week 473 - Sweet treats.

Good Morning, our challenge this week over at Allsorts has been chosen by the lovely Susan.
The theme is .....

Sweet Treats

Our Sponsor is Marianne Designs with these lovely prizes.




The cupcake stamp is by Papermania - Strawberry Swirl.
As you can tell I have paper pieced the image and cut around it.
The papers are the last in a super paper pad that I have had for ages, in hindsight I should have bought two as I love the colours.

The other day got a good deal from M&S, a main. a side and a pudding with a bottle of wine for £10,  my eldest Grandson' exams are all finished .
 Next week is forecast as a scorcher?,

 Well two out of three ain't bad., as Marvin Lee Aday would say, now who knows who that is?
Answers on a postcard please.
Thanks so much for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave.
Have a great week.

Kath x


Saturday, 16 June 2018

Allsorts challenge week 472 - Two or More Dies


Good Morning and it is my turn to host this weeks challenge at Allsorts.
I have chosen the theme of....

Use two or more Dies.

The Sponsor this week is Sticker You with a fabulous $65 prize to spend in their store.

I have used six dies on this card

The backing oval die is - Die-namics - Dainty Doily
The plain oval die that the image is on is Spellbinders.
The stitched die on the DP and two dies on the fancy border are Spellbinders
The border lace die  is Die-Namics too.
Both papers are from Nitwits/LOTV
The Rose is from PB - T for Transparent  Efflorescence set.

I have not added a sentiment as I have done my Grandson's teachers thank you cards in this style and did an extra one incase one or the other decided they need another

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

Kath x

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Back to Basics and Beyond - Fold back card

The challenge this fortnight at Back to basic and beyond is to create a fold back card
I am cutting it fine as the challenge is not open for much longer.


I did take a photo of the card more open and showing the fold back in more detail but could not get the photo to look right and also the colours of the image and the papers looked totally different.
Stamp is Craftwork Cards.
Papers are Nitwits
Doily die border is Die-namics
Oval dies are Spellbinders
Huge thank for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x


Saturday, 9 June 2018

Allsorts challenge week 471 - Ladies Night

Well another Saturday has arrived quick as sticks.
The lovely Tracy had chosen our theme for this week which is...

Ladies Night - Girly and Glam

Our Sponsor is Swedish House Crafts with a voucher to spend in the store.



So this young Lady looks like she is set for a good night out.
Unfortunately I can not remember where I bought this digital image from as it was quite a few years ago, it doesn't have a name but there are two initials but can't make them out either. I know it was from a craft shop and this was the only digi she did.
I have paper pieced the dress.
Wonder how many of those drinks she can manage before she falls off those heels?

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

Kath x

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Allsorts challenge 470 - Baby


Welcome to another week and a new challenge over at Allsorts. This week the lovely Wendy has chosen the theme of ......
Babies


and also another prize, which is...
a lovely stamp set from Crafter's Companion

Here is my card.
Everything on this card is from very old stock.

The only thing I am certain of is that the elephants are from Craftwork Cards. a long time ago.
The base card is also Craftwork Cards. I have only two packs left so I have no idea where I will get my cards from when they have run out, not with the quality anyway.
I think the papers are SU, and the words and stars are Pebbles Inc.

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

Kath x

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Paper Piecing - Sweet Stamping

Third post this week, not at all like me but the challenge over at ..
Sweet Stamping is Paper Piecing, how could I miss that?


The stamp is Penny Black - Slapstick/Cling - Awaken
One of my current favourites
The papers are Lawn Fawn - Perfectly Plaid - Spring
I have paper pieced the flowers with a background I made from Distressed Oxides.

The die across the centre is not long enough to go across the 6 x 6 card and I usually cut it in the middle to go at each side of the image but on this occasion I had to cut it to place the image at one side as it was cut from a snippet of the D.O. background and missed some at the top of the left hand side, so you can guess what is coming next, yep, I am also entering this card into the Snippets Playground the backing card of the image and sentiment is also a snippet.

 Thank you for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave.
I now have to publish and then comment on my own post so I can tick the box that will send any comments to me by mail!!!????

Kath x


Monday, 28 May 2018

Rudolph Day - May 2018


Well here we are again, time to pop over to ScrappyMo's for the monthly RD challenge.
You have until the 31st of May to enter.


I have made only one card for this challenge but the design and image will be shown again in a future  RD challenge.
The Snowman is a Penny Black stamp from the Jolly Friends collection.
The backing papers are Trimcraft - Gilded Winter 8x8 pad
Spellbinders Card Creater die
The dies behind the snowman are just floating about in my die draw!! Quite old ones.


Happy Rudolph Day (a tad late for me but, better late than never)
Not the best photo, it does look better in real life.

Kath x

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Allsorts challenge - week 469 - Insects, Bugs, Bees or Butterflies

This theme has been chosen by the lovely Tracy Mouse.
As the title says you have a choice of insects, bugs, bees or butterflies or all the lot if you wish.

Our Sponsor this week is Bee Crafty
With this A4 Rare Earth stamp sheet

This is the card I should have posted on here as my Allsorts butterflies card
Penny Black - Potted Flowers


Using Penny Black - My little cupcake, such a cute smile.
Which features a caterpillar, just in case you were wondering! I have paper pieced his body with bits of the spotty paper.
The papers are from a very old 6 x 6 paper pad and one of those that you love the colours and the papers so you really hate to use them unfortunately I have so I can not tell you the name of them as I have hardly any left and the front sheet has gone.

Thanks so much for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave are very much appreciated.
Have a lovely week.

Kath x


Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Back to Basics- use your papers

The challenge over at Back to Basics and more is to use your papers.
Based upon the 'one sheet wonder' theory, where you have to try to see how many cards you can make using 12x12 sheet of patterned paper.
I have seen this on Pinterest quite a few time and kept saying to myself I must give it a go.
I managed to make nine cards and here they are..

Now if I were to do this again I would choose a more multi coloured paper, then I could vary the backing card, luckily I had a lot of snippets of the backing card, which is SU Melon Mambo and also the white card I used for the die cut flowers were all white snippets.
I have left the cards without sentiments for use at a later date.
The card with the square die cut has very small punched flowers around the edge, punched from very small strips left over from the papers.
I shall also enter these into the snippets playground. week 326. Not dipped my toe in there for ages so expect that Parsnip will totally ignore me.

Thanks for popping by.

Kath x

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Allsorts Challenge week 468 - Happy Birthday Allsorts

Good Morning all, today is the Allsorts challenge 9th Birthday and do we have some super prizes for you this week.
Eight lovely prizes, plus a store voucher from Craft Obsessions 

Plus a few extra prizes as well.

A lovely simple theme for this week .. Birthdays

For my card I have used a Distress Oxides background.
6 x 6 card
Dies by Sue Wilson - Atlantic Ocean Collection - Background
 Again by Sue Wilson - Finishing touches - Pinwheel Florals.
I cut the flowers from white card stock and then again out of the background card and placed the white flowers over the top of the yellow ones
Sentiment stamp Woodware, I think?
The centre of the flowers are Candy Dots from Pebbles Ink had them for ages but really fitted with the colours here.

I have loads of dies and I have to say that these cut the best ever.
I hope that you like these dies as you will be seeing them pretty regularly.

Please pop over to the challenge blog to see the lovely creations from the rest of the team.

Thanks for popping by and any comment that you are kind enough to leave.
Have a great week.

Kath x

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Allsorts challenge week 467 - In the Pink

Another Saturday and another challenge over at Allsorts.
Our lovely Susan has chosen this weeks theme which is...

In the Pink

Our Sponsor this week is Stamp Addicts with a £15 store voucher for the winner.


I have used a Julie Hickey stamp from Craftwork Cards.
The papers are Nitwit/LOTV
Sentiment stamp is Woodware
Stamped the image then coloured the flower in pink then stamped again onto the backing paper and placed on top of the pink just glueing the centre of the flowers then raising them slightly.
The large leaves were stamped again and coloured then placed on top of the original.
Please do pop over to the challenge blog to see the lovely creations from the Team.



Next week at Allsorts will be our 9th Birthday.
We hope that you will join us then and maybe you would like to share the above photo on your own blog to help us spread the word.

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

Kath x

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Allsorts challenge week 466 - Fancy Folds

Saturday once again and it is the lovely Mervi this week who has chosen the theme of ...

Fancy Folds

Our sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique
with a voucher to use in the store.

We also have this second prize 

Here is my card and I have used Digi Stamp Boutique image.

Beer Set

The fold I have used is called Dutch Fold card.
Great image and sentiment for a Father's Day card which is next month here in the UK.
Coloured with Pro-markers and used white glitter on the froth.
Gold mirri backing card.

 Yesterday I went for an eye scan, the optician was very pleased with the results, now I can not remember all the technical jargon but one of the things he was looking at, he told me that while it could happen, I was really TOO YOUNG to have this problem but they like to check, just in case.

Goodness knows how many years it has been since I was told I was too young for something.

Thank you for popping by and for any comments you are kind enough to leave.
Have a lovely week.

Kath x



Saturday, 28 April 2018

Allsorts week 465 - All About Pets

It is the turn of our lovely Brenda to host this week challenge and she has chosen the theme of 
All about Pets
As it is National Pet awareness week and also R.S.P.C.A. week and World Veterinary Day.

Here are this weeks prizes.
First up is this Woodware stamp
and three smaller stamps as the second prize.

Here is my card


The image is from Hobby House which I fussy cut, really nervous trying this but quite pleased with the result.
I chose goldfish as it was the only pet my Daughters were allowed to have and the same with the Grandsons, except the Grandsons fish had to be kept at our house. Unfortunately they are now swimming in the great big Ocean in the sky.
It reminds me of Ethans face coming out of the shop carrying the goldfish.
I think we got it from PetsRus, something like that any way. Talk about third degree questioning it was unbelievable.

Thank you all for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave, have a great week.
Don't know about you but we have snow forecast for next week, can you Adam and Eve it.

Kath x


Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Rudolph Day - April 2018

These RD days seem to come round so very quickly but at least the cards are mounting up, in fact I will have to stop making five of everyone as I will have too many,I did make five of these but only showing one, they are all the same, trust me,  my i-cloud is getting pretty full
Please pop over to Scrappy Mo's for the details and the prize on offer.

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The snowflake stamp is an Hero Arts wood block stamp from 2003
The sentiment is SU
A turquoise glitter card for the backing
and some turquoise glitter added to the image.
Went for the CAS or plain and simple design for this card and it does look quite good IRL.

Thank you for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave, very much appreciated.

Kath x





Saturday, 21 April 2018

Allsorts week 464 - Use Pearls


Saturday Morning once again and another challenge over at Allsorts and it is our lovely Helene who is hosting this week, she would like to see "pearls" on your creations.

Our sponsor this week is Marianne Design with this lovely prize.



The stamp is Honeydoo - Thanks a Bunch
The papers, well actually it is more card than paper - Kanban
Two papers used one for the background and another to paper piece the image.
Die - Memory Box - Valencia border
Sentiment Craftwork Cards.

Popping down to our Community Centre this afternoon where Dies to Die for are holding a pop-up shop while the lovely Faye is doing colouring classes.
No doubt will come home with a purse lighter than when I went down.
Have a great week everyone and thanks for popping by and any comments that you are kind enough to leave.

I am also entering this card into a new challenge - Back to basics and beyond

Kath x

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Allsorts week 463 - Spring Flowers or showers


Don't these weeks just fly by, Saturday yet again and another challenge over at Allsorts our lovely Ellie is the host this week and she has chosen the theme of ....

Spring Flowers or Showers

We have these two Woodware stamps as the prize this week


The image is Penny Black - Tulips
The papers are KaiserCraft - Fleur from the Wildflowers collection.

Well, we have really had some showers since Spring began but the last two days here were very foggy but I have been informed that next week is going to be hot and sunny, of course it is, the children are back at school.
Have a good week and thanks for popping by.

Kath x