Saturday, 15 June 2019

Allsorts challenge week 524 - Travel

Good Morning, another week, another challenge over at Allsorts.
Our lovely Lynn has chosen the theme of TRAVEL

Our sponsor for this week is Swedish House Crafts.
with a £10 gift voucher to spend in their store.


The background is an image downloaded from the internet.
The suitcase is an old Inkadinkado stamp.
Sentiment is computer generated.
I have used sticky pads on the suitcase to make it stand out more.

Another lousy week, weather wise, whatever happened to Flaming June?
I have not missed one day when we have had the heating on, in the evening.

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

Kath x


Saturday, 8 June 2019

Allsorts Challenge week 523 Fantasy World.

Good Morning, our lovely Ellie has chosen this weeks theme of ...

Fantasy World.
The prize for this week is this lovely stamp
donated by our sponsor
Crafty Devils


This is my card

I have gone bright and bold for this Dragon from Bugaboo, using comic book colours.
The sentiment die is by Prescut, my favourite sentiment die.
Glossy accents on the balloon
Card candy.
MFT image die for the image.

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

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Penny Black and More - June challenge

The challenge at Penny Black and More for this month is ...

Blooms, Butterflies and/or Bugs.

We have prizes from Penny Black.



For my card I have used 

30-344 Sunny Wishes.
I have got the blooms and the butterflies but no bugs, had enough of those with my cold.

Coloured with Promarkers
DP - LOTV
Backing card SU.

Please do check out the challenge blog to see the lovely creations from the team and the prizes on offer.
Thanks so much for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x


Saturday, 1 June 2019

Allsorts challenge week 523 - Black and White plus one other colour.


Good Morning, it is my turn to host the challenge this week at Allsorts and I have chosen one of my favourite themes...

Black and White plus one other colour.

Our Sponsor this week is Stamp Addicts with a £15 voucher to spend in their store.


Stamp Addicts are releasing a brand new range of beautiful floral stamp sets tomorrow at 12noon on Hochanda TV, each stamp set designed by Teri Sherman include a large background stamp and two stand alone blooms and/or butterflies. 

If you check out the Allsorts challenge blog you will see two of their lovely new images used by Brenda.


I have used the Woodware stamp - Stiched Poppies
Stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and coloured with Promarkers Berry Red.
To be honest I didn't rush to buy this stamp as I really was not keen on all the grunge on the stamp but  bought it in the end,

Three eventful happenings this week,.

Came back from a lovely holiday and went down with a horrid cold, cough and sore throat.

The day we came home Grandsons and Mum and Dad went to Loch Lomond, so we haven't seen them for three weeks, on the plus side Lynda and Ethan (14) have both passed the test to drive a speed boat. Lynda says that Ethan is a natural and he was perfect in everything. Well I have always known that.

Before we went on holiday we had 6 eggs in our Blue Tit box and when we came home all the eggs had hatched and then on Tuesday they all flew the nest. This is the first time we have had all eggs hatch and all the birds lived to fly away.

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

Kath x

Monday, 27 May 2019

Rudolph Day - May 2019


A little late this month as I usually try to enter on the 25th but only got back from holiday at tea time that day and I totally forgot which image I was going to use for May.
So the RD challenge over at ScrappyMo's will run until the 31st of May, still plenty of time left.


This cheery little fellow is a stamp by Hobby Art Ltd.
I can not tell you the name of the stamp because I do not actually own it.
A lady that comes to our monthly craft meeting was using it and I admired it so she gave me the stamp, ink pad and paper to stamp some of the image.
I have made five cards, snowflake E.F.
Computer generated sentiment as I wanted it to be down instead of across.
Coloured with ProMarkers.
Glitter on his hat and a tad on the falling snow.
Do pop over to the challenge post to see the lovely samples by the DT and the other entries.

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

Kath x

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Allsorts challenge - week 520/521 Birthday wishes


Good Morning it is our 10th Birthday this week over at Allsorts so the challenge has been set by Brenda and she would like to see ....
Birthday Wishes 
on your creations, easy one for this two week challenge

Birthday cards, gifts, tags, gift boxes, anything which is for a Birthday..............but we do need to see from your entry, photo and post that it is specifically for a Birthday............entering something and just saying it's for a Birthday is not enough, we need to be able to see that it is.

We have lots of super prizes for this challenge including....
A hot foil laminator with foils
10 goody bags with dies, stamps and allsorts
£10 voucher from Lost Coast Designs.




I have gone for a bold but delicate look for my card.
The bold is the bright pink glitter card (BandM)
The lovely delicate DP from the Works
Creative Expressions die.

This is the first of a few scheduled posts, I will be back on the 25th of May, until then I apologise for no visits or comments, during this period.

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

Kath x

Penny Black and More - Mid month reminder


Good Morning - I am here with my card for the mid month reminder for our May challenge over at Penny Black and More.
 `the challenge is .. All things Feminine- with the option of Anything goes.

I have used Penny Black 40.674 - Bouquet Ballet for my card.


I stamped the image on a piece of 12 x12 paper cut to size and then I paper pieced the the some of the flower with the same paper but coloured the flower image, with the small flowers with Promarkers and backed the image on white card.
I then used the same papers for the background.
The lace was white but I coloured it with a pink Promarker.
The DP's are from a 12x12 paper pad from the Works which were cheap as chips but some lovely papers.
A gem in each corner

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

Kath x