Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Stamping Sensations challenge - Favourite Stamps

The challenge over at Stamping Sensations this month is..

Favourite Stamps

I have used my very first favourite stamp.
It is a Hero Arts stamp, cling mounted and there is no name or date on the stamp.
It must be at least 10 years old, I have been on the H.A. shop and it is nowhere in sight, not surprised.

I really don't know why it was my favourite stamp at the time because it was a nightmare to stamp, the amount of wasted attempts to get a good black background was unbelievable but today with the stamping platform it was a breeze.

Stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black.
Coloured with Copics - Lipstick Red and ProMarkers - Pear Green
A very old die set too, cut out in white card and then coloured the cut outs in the same red as the image.

After doing this card I decided to do another but in orange, didn't look good so binned it.
Thanks for popping  by and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Allsorts challenge - Say it with flowers.

 Good Morning - Brenda has chosen the theme for this weeks challenge No. 554 and it is ..

Say it with flowers
Our Sponsor this week is Bee Crafty
with this lovely image,

Apologies for the photo, been really dark here and had to use the flash which I hate using.
I have used Penny Black stamp 'Window Box'
Coloured with ProMarkers

The spotty paper on the window box has been in my collections for ages.
The striped papers are from a pad by MFT
and the floral papers are from a 6x6 pad fromThe Works.

Thank you for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave,

Kath x

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Penny Black and More - Feminine


Good Morning, our first challenge of the year over at Penny Black and More.

The theme is Feminine.

For my card I have used.....

Penny Black 2722K - Chic

The floral edge card is from Kanban.
The gingham papers are from LOTV.
Any colouring has been done using Promarkers.
Sentiment is probably Creative Expressions.

Had a great day crafting yesterday, making cards for a future Penny Black and More challenge.
The first card took me 10 minutes to colour and the second card took me 4 and half hours and both images are yet to be made into a card.

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

Kath x

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Allsorts challenge 553 - Soft Pastels

Hello there, welcome to the first challenge of 2020 at Allsorts and my first post too.
Helene has chosen the theme this week and she would like to see.....
Soft Pastels on your creations.

We have a really great prize on offer for you this week from Stabilo

Here is my card.

Once again, apologies about the poor photo but the colours are actually very soft.
The image is LOTV
Background papers from The Works.

I hope that you have all had a lovely Christmas/ New Year and had lots of lovely crafty presents.
This year I have not made any resolutions, which is normally not to buy anymore crafting items.
Well it usually only last about a week, so what the heck!

I did treat myself to 4 new dies before Christmas, two of which you will be seeing a great deal of, the other two (which I bought on sale, thank goodness) may take some time to appear on a card, as I have yet to fathom out how to put them together.

I will be back tomorrow with the first Penny Black and More challenge of 2020.

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

Kath x




Saturday, 21 December 2019

Allsorts challenge weeks 551/552

Yes, we have a two week challenge for you to cover the Christmas Festivities.
Lynn is in charge for this and she has chosen the theme of ....

Anything goes.

We have a £15.00 voucher from Stamp Addicts for one lucky winner.

Another Christmas card from me for this challenge.

I have used the Penny Black stamp - Dancing and Prancing.

Stamped with VersaFine Nocturne, so good for doing heavy black images.
Coloured with ProMarkers
 Black and silver glitter card.
Used a white pen to cover the black snow and then glittered with white glitter.
The coloured card that you can see is only what I took the photo on and not part of the card.

I think that this will be my last post till after Christmas so I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to ...

Brenda and the Allsorts team.
Brenda and the Penny Black and More team
and last but not least all my lovely followers.
Not only for all your lovely comments but for your friendship too.
I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas 
and a Happy and Healthy 2020

Thank you for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave.
Hope you all get some lovely crafty goodies too.

Kath x

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Penny Black and More - Mid-Month reminder

I am here this morning with my Penny Black and More December - Mid month reminder.
The challenge is Flowers all Over.

I have used Penny Black - 40-616 Floral Medley

Once again I have gone for a purple shade for colour of the flowers.
A warming colour for the time of year, well that was the theory anyway.
I have stamped the image twice and cut out the large flowers and placed them  on top of the original stamped image. This does give them a bit of dimension.

Hope you have all finished your Christmas shopping and presents wrapped.
Only 6 more shopping days to Christmas! Thank goodness.

Tomorrow is Austins school Christmas concert and I won't be gatecrashing this time as I have an official ticket.

I have just noticed that I have a couple of new followers but I can not find a link to your blogs to return the favour, would you be so can as to tell me who you are so I can follow you. Thank You.

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

Kath x

Saturday, 14 December 2019

Allsorts challenge - Inspired by a song


The challenge for this week has been chosen by our lovely Ellie and would like your creation to be....

Inspired by a song.

As soon as I saw this challenge title I knew exactly which stamp to use and what the song would be.

Our sponsor this week is Tattered Lace

Tattered Lace from the Pastel Heaven collection 2019


Using Penny Black - 2441K Girls Rock

The song is Girls just wanna have fun - Cindy Lauper

The link above should take you to see the video of the song if you don't know it.
Papers are pretty old and I do not have the top sheets that tells the makers.
MFT Dynamics die
Computer generated sentiment.

Have a lovely week, four Birthdays over with and five yet to go, I don't really like December.

Thank you so much for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave.
Kath x