Saturday, 19 October 2019

Allsorts challenge 542 Gold or silver

Hi there, another challenge over at Allsorts and our lovely Ellie has chosen the theme for this week.
Which is......
Add a touch of Gold or Silver to your creations.

A4 stamp set from Rare Earth

Sorry about the poor photo's, a new camera will definitely be on my list to Santa.

I decided to use this lovely bell die and do a cards in both gold and silver mirri card and a Swiss dots Embossing folder.
The die is from Tattered Lace and it is actually 3 bells joined together but I decided to slice them and use them separately so I made 3 gold and 3 silver cards from the one die cut of each colour.
The sentiment is a Presscut die.

My youngest Grandson has just been on a school trip to Whitby for four days, the thing he seemed to be most impressed with was seeing Bram Stokers grave, I worry about him.

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

Kath x

Friday, 18 October 2019

Penny Black and More mid-month reminder

Good Morning, it is time for the mid month reminder of our 'Pretty in Pink' challenge
over at Penny Black and More.
This months prizes are...
          Penny Black 51-473 Christmas Bow Steel Die      
Some super prizes, above from Penny Black a lovely floral collage stamp and die set, a store voucher from Lost Coast and a Visible Image stamp which seems very appropriate for our theme.
Lost Coast are a rubber stamp company offering a sophisticated line of unique vintage, collage, shrine, angel and other images to excite your creative impulses. A $10 store voucher for the winner.
Image result for visible image stay strong stamp

My card uses the Penny Black stamp 236J - Pink Toes.

I have paper pieced the dress and shoes.
Coloured the image with Promarkers.
All the papers are from very old stash and unfortunately no idea of the makers but I thought that with the pink, black and grey dots they fitted the image perfectly.
I have had this stamp for a long time and to be honest I have no idea why I bought it because neither of my Daughters or my Niece had ballet lessons.

Had a lovely day at the Dome, met with the lovely Ladies from Stamping Sensations,
Sandra, Sally and Lynne, Sally brought us all a delicious piece of home made Lemon Drizzle cake.

For the first time, for a very long time, there was actually a stand that had some Penny Black stamps, didn't buy any as a lot of them were the sort that you have to colour the stamp before stamping
and I can not get that right for love or money.
Pleased to say that I didn't spend too much!

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

Kath x

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Allsorts 541 - Spots and/or stripes

Good Morning once again it has come round to my turn to host the challenge over at Allsorts.

This time my theme is Spots and/or Stripes.

For the prize this week we have two stamps donated by


For my card I have used the Woodware - Fan Flowers stamp.

I stamped the image using Memento - Peanut Brittle
as I thought it was a perfect match for the Stamping Up very old papers.
I cut the frame using MFT scalloped edge frame die.
Added a touch of orange glitter on the dots, of course it doesn't show on the photo.

I am off to the Dome at Doncaster tomorrow, really looking forward to it, last year was really super as I finally got to meet Brenda and three lovely Ladies from Stamping Sensations, Sandra, Sally and Lynn.

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

Kath x

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Penny Black and More October challenge.

A new challenge begins today at Penny Black and More and the theme for October

Pretty in Pink 
(a nice change from Autumn colours)

We have prizes from Penny Black, a voucher from Lost Coast Designs and a stamp from Visible Images. Please pop over to the challenge blog to see more of the lovely prizes and the lovely cards from the rest of the team.

For my card I have used...

Penny Black 2308J - Whole lotta Loving stamp.

The spotty papers are LOTV and the striped card is from a pad from the Works.
Dies are MFT.
Sentiment  die by Presscut.
Any colouring was using ProMarkers.

No 'gate crashing' activities to report today, but thanks for all your comments on yesterdays post, they made me laugh.
Thanks for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Allsorts challenge 540 - Ribbon

This weeks challenge has been chosen by our lovely Wendy.
She would like to see some 'Ribbon' on your creations.

Our sponsor this week is Crafty Ribbons.

with this lovely selection of ribbons.

To be honest for my card I have sort of cased my Mother's Day card from my Daughter.

I have used the MFT square scalloped edge die, once on white card and then on the pink striped card from the Works.
Very thin green ribbon for the stems and some flower buttons and leaves all from very old stock.
Topped off with a white bow.

So yesterday (Friday) was my youngest Grandson's Harvest Fesitval service in the local church to his school.  I have been to all of his and also to my eldest Grandsons events and I was not going to miss this as it was the end of an era. He leaves this summer to go to BIG school.
Couldn't see my Daughter anywhere, not as many parents as usual.
Lovely songs from years 3-6 with various items in-between. Wasn't until year 6 came to sing that I spotted my Grandson - still no sign of his Mother.
Waited outside for him to come out to walk back to school, he looked really shocked to see me,
Apparently it was only the parents of year 3 that were invited to attend and with ticket only.
No-one asked me to show my ticket, good job as I didn't have one.
Try and stop me going to see him in his Christmas Play.

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

Kath x

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Allsorts challenge - week 539 - Boys to Men

Our theme this week over at Allsorts has been chosen by our lovely Tracey and the theme is ....

From boys to men, I have gone with the boys.

Our Sponsor this week is....

with two lovely stamps.
I have actually bought quite a few items from Craft Stash and their prices are very reasonable and the service is great.

The image is from Lili of the Valley
Papers are from a very old pad.
Die cut the name and number from turquoise glitter card.

Thanks for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave.
I also apologise for not commenting on all of your lovely creations, last week but have had a weeks break in the lovely Spanish resort of Cambrills.

The holiday did have a slight drawback as I had a couple of mosquito bites on one of my legs but went to a chemist and was given Cortisone cream which did help a lot but the bright red skin was not a pretty sight
Thanks so much for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Rudolph Day - September

Another month and another Rudolph Day challenge over at Scrappy Mo's.

Very late this month as I have been away on holiday and I did intend to do the post and schedule it  but totally forgot and now I can not remember which image I was going to use, so I have chosen this one and I just hope that I have not used it before, for this challenge in the context that it is now.

The stamp is Woodware - Framed Trees which I know I have used before but this time it was stamped and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer- Persian Sea.
The backing papers are by Sara Davies.

I know it is a bit of a rubbish post but was in a real panic as I really do not like to miss the RD challenges as it was started by my lovely blogging friend Sarn and it took me a while to join in and then when she handed over the baton to Mo, I was also determined to enter every month.
Huge thanks to Mo and her dedicated team.

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

Kath x