Saturday, 27 February 2016

Allsorts week 352 - Sentiment in Focus

It is the turn of Helene to choose the challenge this week and she has chose the theme of
the Sentiment to be a focal point, to be honest not certain that I have actually done that but if you do wish to enter the challenge please pop over to the challenge blog and see the great creations that my lovely team mates have made.
Our sponsors this week are:-

Marianne with these lovely Easter dies.

Baker Ross

Here is my card

Stamp - Hobby Art Ltd - Poppy Field, just love this
Stamped with Memento - Rich Cocoa
Coloured with Promarkers and I know that I have never seen any poppy's this colour but don't you just wish you had?
Glossy Accents
I am afraid I have no idea about the papers, the name strip has gone.
Stamped the Woodware sentiment on to the DP.
All backed with brown card.

Kath x

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Rudolph Day challenge February 2016

Well here we are again another month and it is back to ScrappyMo's for another RD challenge, and I believe she is introducing some new DT members.
A few photo's mostly of one's that didn't turn out as planned

Started off with this - didn't like it, shouldn't have cropped the branch of holly.
Not placed right either

Then tried this, didn't like it, wrong colours for candle.
Then tried this, didn't like it, not deep enough colours
Then tried this, now getting somewhere.

Finally tried this ... yep I like it-
Hope you do too.
even though on the photo the right hand stripe doesn't look straight, it actually is.
I was determined to use this candle die again.

Happy Rudolph Day.

Kath x

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Allsorts challenge week 351 - Birthday wishes

Good morning, challenge week 351 and Kevin is the host this week and his theme is 
Birthday Wishes.

Our Sponsors this week are Sizzex and this is the lovely prize on offer.

We also have another pair of tickets to 
On to my card

 I have used Penny Black Slapstick/cling - Bright Wishes.
Coloured with Promarkers and then covered with glossy accents.
Sorry can't remember who the papers are, but bought from Sam Taylors.

There were no flames on these candle and I thought it looked a tad strange so I put some on.
Happy Birthday die by Presscut, used quite often lately but I like it.
The image is a PB Stickeroo which I put onto acetate and cut round it.

Mmm, just had a thought, next year I have lots of the male species going 70 and I have just had the idea to use these candles and put on a sentiment something like...
Now you are 70, time to stop burning the candle at both ends!
What do you think?
Answers on a postcard please, no just a yea or nay in a comment will do.

Also if any of you who pass by to look at my blog and you are followers of the series,
Happy Valley
 in last weeks episode a scene was taken at a Crematorium, well I was there last Tuesday and the week before and that is where I will end up when I leave this mortal toil, not for a bit yet, I hope.

Have a great week.

Kath x

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Allsorts week 350 - Circles

Good Morning and welcome to Allsorts challenge week 350 and I have chosen the theme this week -
To use circles on your creation.
 You can make a total circle card or the image must appear on a circle or circles.

I must say I have been really nervous about hosting the challenge, but Brenda has been and is an absolute star, thank you Brenda.

Penny Black slapstick/cling - Fresh
Papers and ribbon - SU
Lil'Inkers stitched circle die.
I have trimmed down the front half of the card and placed the circle over-lapping the front piece.
Our sponsor this week is

Crafty Ribbons.

and we also have a pair of tickets for the NEC Spring Hobbycraft Show

Please do pop over to the challenge blog to see the lovely creations made by the Design Team.

As the image was stamped onto a snippet of white card I will also be bobbing ( no apples in sight) into the Playground when it opens again on Sunday, won't manage to catch it before the gates close today as this is a scheduled post and I will be out in the morning.
Thanks for dropping by.

Kath x

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Penny Black and More - Anything Goes

Good Morning, I am back again with that lovely Rose stamp from Penny Black - Efflorescence set.

This time I am using it for my Guest Designer card for 
Penny Black and More's February challenge which is Anything Goes.

I have chosen yellow with a tad of green looking forward to Spring.
Papers are LOTV
Sentiment - Presscut
Ribbon and Pearls have been hanging around forever, just waiting to be used.

There are some fabulous Sponsors this month...

 Penny Black - has donated 3 Prizes
Crafty Ribbons

Please check out the Penny Black and More challenge blog to see what they are all offering and to see the fabulous creations from the Design Team.

Thanks for calling in.
I shall also be popping along to the Playground with this card and there are quite a few snippets used on this card.

Kath x

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Allsorts week 349 - CAS

Saturday once again and I hope you have all had a good week.
It is the turn of Julie to set the challenge here at Allsorts and she has chose the theme of

and our Sponsors this week are DigiStamp Boutique.


with this lovely die.

I decided that I had no sympathy cards on hand and when you actually need them they are a very difficult and upsetting cards to have to make, so I thought this challenge of a CAS card would be ideal for this type of card as you really don't want anything fussy and fancy.

I kept it black and white.
Cuttlebug embossing folder
 Woodware sentiment stamp
 Penny Black image from the clear stamp set Efflorescence

 Drew a black line down with a ruler, well no, it was with a pen but using a ruler as well so it looked as though it went through the S. I made two.

It is only a couple of weeks since I made them and unfortunatly, I have now used both of these cards, so I have now made another 5, just hope that I am not tempting fate.

Please pop over to the challenge blog to see the great CAS cards by my other team mates

Thanks so much for popping by here.

Kath x