Saturday, 31 December 2016

Allsorts challenge - week 396 - Something New

Not something Old, Borrowed or  Blue but something New

That is the choice of the lovely Mervi who is hosting this weeks challenge at Allsorts.
Maybe it is some lovely goodies you have received for Christmas or something that you have not used before, or even a new Baby, Home, quite a few options available for you.

Our sponsor this week is Tattered Lace with this lovely die.

Here is my card.

The gorgeous Robin image is from a set of three from Hobby Art.
Round Robins - new for Christmas
The die is from Memory Box, bought just before Christmas at 50% off, and not used before, and now I can not find it anywhere?? 
The die has been cut in Platinum glitter card, which is really NBUS.
The sentiment is a peel off, coloured red, which certainly does not look like it.

Sorry it is a Christmas card but all my new stuff has been Christmas related.
It was really very difficult to photo, tried numerous times and either the Robin suffered or the glitter card suffered.
Hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and wish you 
A Happy and Healthy 2017.

My New Year's resolution is that I am NOT buying anything at all for crafting that is Christmas related, so don't anyone tempt me.

Kath x

Friday, 23 December 2016

Pixie's Snippets Playground

It is weeks 260 and 261 over in the Playground
Unfortunately it has been a while since I stepped foot in there but here I am at last.

The past few days I have been busy making 5 of these pop-up boxes as I have five female friends who will be reaching their three score years and 10 Birthdays, I have yet to put the names and numbers on as I haven't decided which person is getting which box.
This is going into the Playground because all the flowers were die cut from snippets of white card and then coloured with pearlescent chalk and then set with hairspray.

I would like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all my Followers, Allsorts Team members, especially Brenda who is always on hand to help and encourage.

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas
and a Happy and Healthy 2017.

Thanks again

Kath x

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Allsorts challenge week 394/5 - Blue Bingo

Our challenge this week will run for the two weeks over the Christmas period.
It has been chosen by the leader of our pack Brenda and she has chosen...
Blue Bingo.
You can choose any line, down, across or corner to corner.

We have a new Sponsor for you for this challenge and it is
Swedish House Crafts.... here is the prize.

A lovely assortment of goodies.

I have chosen the centre line across.

Add dimension/blue and yellow/no designer papers.

The image, one of my favourites from PB - Perfect Pairing set,
It is raised and the pearls add dimension
colours blue and yellow, anyone didn't spot that?
background is a stencil..Memory Box - Texture Tessatina what ever that means!
Sentiment Craftwork Cards
Ribbon - SU

The next Allsorts challenge will be on the 31st of December, when you have all opened or exchanged   your presents!
Have a good week and thanks so much for popping by.

Kath x

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Allsorts challenge week 393 - Christmas Lights

Penultimate challenge before our two week Christmas challenge and the lovely Helene has chosen the theme of ....... Christmas Lights.

We have two lovely dies for this weeks prize.

Here is my card

Another challenge that I was in a dither with, as I had nothing with Christmas Lights, but like most of you I get mails from Pinterest but normally I delete them,  as I find if I take a look, I spend far too much time looking. But on this one occasion, I looked and low and behold there was this image as a free download, I could not believe my luck. Never moved so fast in my life, grabbed it straight away.

The image was from FunPup, which I think is no longer trading.
Papers Nitwits/LOTV
Stars and sentiment very old Craftwork Card.

I printed off about 30 of this image as I thought it would be great for my youngest Grandson's class mates cards for next year, don't moan, took them with me to Loch Lomond and he ended up colouring a few of the images and did a fantastic job of it too. I think I will use smaller stars in future and send the rest of the images up for him to colour.
Once again sorry about the photo.
Have a great week.

Kath x

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Penny Black and More challenge - December

Good Morning All.
The challenge over at Penny Black and More for December is 
Black and White plus one other colour.
It is my turn to be the guest designer from the Allsorts Design Team

For my card I have used the Penny Black stamp - Flower amongst Flowers.
Stamped with Versafine Onyx Black
As you can tell my other colour is green.
The backing card and ribbon are SU
and the white EF is from Crafts Too A4 folder.
The four little flowers in the corner are from the Hobby House but I have coloured them with a black Promarker and placed a white pearl in the centre..
Sentiment is computer generated and punched using SU punches.
Not a very good photo.

There are some fabulous prizes on offer too. and while it is a manic month for all of us, if you can find the time to join in, then you may be a lucky winner.

Have a great week and keep warm.

Kath x

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Allsorts challenge week 392 - CAS

Good Morning all and as it is Saturday it is another challenge over at Allosrts
The lovely Annie, who is enjoying her summer over in Oz, has chosen the theme of 

We have two sponsors this week Tattered Lace with this lovely prize for the lucky winner.


Here is my card.
I have used the Woodware stamp Special Bird.
I cut down a 7 x 7 card to fit this image and then cut a slightly smaller piece of white card onto which I stamped the image.
Paper pieced the tail, flower and wing with some old SU papers.
Coloured in the rest of the bird and grass and leaves.
A tad of glossy accents on the beak.
Really looking forward to seeing your CAS cards this week.
Please do go and check out the entries from my lovely Teamies.
Isn't it great to get presents from your other half - on this occasion not so good, full of cold and feeling rough.


Kath x