Saturday, 4 March 2017

Allsorts challenge week 405 - Spring Colour Inspiration

Our challenge this week at Allsorts has been chosen by our fabulous Leader Brenda.
She would like to see Spring Colours on your entries.
 She has this colour guide for you to choose from.

Our sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique.

and new Sponsor 
Little Claire Stamps.
Little Claire is a team of 3 consisting of Gill (Little Claire) Steve and Carol (long suffering member of staff/friend/all round good egg – but not as beautiful as Gill!). Necessity is the mother of invention’ this is the saying that sums up the creation of Little Claire Designs – we love stamps and what better way to satisfy the stamping ‘urge’ than to create our own designs exactly as we want them!

And this stamp is the prize from Little Claire

Here are my cards

I did the background using Distressed inks using a pan scourer with the yellow sponge part.
Woodware Stamp - Meadow Flowers

This was my second attempt using the green side of the pan scourer and
Stampendous Cling 'Poppy Fields'

This was my first attempt, just adding dots here and there, using Penny Black - Tigress
Both sentiments are Craftwork Cards.
Well a girls got to try different things sometime!. Taken me a long time to move out of my comfort zone

Oh and here is Horrid Henry.

My youngest Grandson, for his World Book Day.
His name is Austin Henry, and not horrid at all.
I am also entering this card in the Sweet Stampin' challenge - no designer papers.

Sorry for all the photo's and thanks for popping by and any comment you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x


meg said...

three beautiful cards love the colours in the first one especially

brenda said...

Wow Kath, what a splendid array of Spring loveliness, love the inky background of the circle card, yellow Poppies work very well for me and he last one using Tigress, one of my favs and of course wood mounted. Thanks for creating a super card for my theme week.

A real fun photo of your Grandson as well.

B x

Wendy L said...

Wonderful cards Kath and a lovely Horrid Henry, xx

Wendy L said...

Wonderful cards Kath and a lovely Horrid Henry, xx

aussie aNNie said...

Haha Horrid Henry will keep you on your your cards Kath, great job with the colours and styles.xx[aNNie]

Christine L said...

Loving your fabulous card Kath.... only you could make such a wonderful job of the backgrounds using a pan scourer!!! You'll start a new trend!

And your Horrid Henry looks so good!!

Christine x

Mummylade said...

Amazing projects and Horrid Henry looks awesome :)

Chris said...

These are gorgeous Kath, never would have thought of using a pan scourer to make backgrounds...what a brilliant idea, the effects are lovely... both sides! Beautiful stamps too!
These would be perfect for our challen ge at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Lovely photo of your little 'Horrid Henry'...what a brilliant costume!

Mervi said...

Fabulous and lovely cards;-))m

anne said...

These are brilliant Kath, love all 3 and Austin looks great in his costume.
Hoe all is well with you and yours
Anne xx

cotnob said...

Pretty cards Kath, they are all beautiful - lovely stamps and super designs.
Your grandson looks brilliant in his costume.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Ellibelle said...

A great assortment of cards Kath, all fitting Brenda's inspiration picture so well!

Darnell said...

Bwahaha! Horrid Henry is adorable! I'll have to ask my DIL if they have had that book for our own little Henry when he was younger! Thank you for all the photos of your lovely array of cards, Kath! You've been very creative and I love them all!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Beautiful cards Kath and I especially like the colourful one at the top as it has a beautifully coloured background and great stamping, right up my street! Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Sarn said...

A beautiful trio of cards here Kath. Really lovely backgrounds with some very pretty stamping & colouring on top. LOVE the additional spots!!!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Chris said...

Yay!!! Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin' Kath, so delighted to see you here!

brenda said...

Had to pop back Kath after reading your mention of The Lady pf Shalott as it's snap !! And I have been obsessed with it ever since.

B x

Sue - said...

Beautiful cards Kath, and love the background made with the pan scoured! Whatever made you decide to use that?

MaryH said...

Awesome texture in the background with this kitchen tool! Appreciate that tip, and both the cards are so pretty & fresh with the cheery colors. Love those flowers too. Also very much like your random dots in #3. Good work on that. I've tried doing the pointillism technique with the copics (where you make tiny dots close together to create texture). I've yet to get one that looks ok. You've done a terrific work on each card. Your grandson's a cutie too!Such a cute idea to preserve his identity...Congrats to him for being involved in World BOok Day. As long as our kids enjoy reading, I think there's hope for the planet! TFS & Hugs

Jenny L said...

Hi Kath,
I am late commenting yet again.
Your cards are so wonderfully designed and the super inking techniques are looking so wonerful, and very great.
Love all the super stamps used to create these fab cards.
I love the photo of your Grandson in his Horrid Henry mask.
My Granddaughter went as Dororthy.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Diane said...

Wow Kathleen all your designs are so pretty, love the picture of your grandson.

Hugs Diane

chrissy xx said...

Yikes! lol I did a doube take when I saw the photo of your Grandson! What a Brilliant picture. My Granddaughter went as a Toilet! The mind boggles lol..LOve all your cards! You have been busy. Such pretty flowers on them all. LOve the sound of your new craft 'toy' such a Brilliant idea.

Mrs A. said...

As your such a dab hand with the scourer, can you come and do my pots for me? Garden ones!! Love all your cards especislly the first one. Hugs Mrs A.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Love your cards. What a lovely Blog you have got! Judy x

Tracy said...

Hi Kath
Superb spring creations with such beautiful details.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sammy said...

Super fab cards! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

scrappymo! said...

Three wonderful cards, KAth. I like each and every one but think the first is my fave. I like the free flowing inky background and the cool card shape here.

KandA said...

Wow these are all wonderful spring cards Kath. Love the colours and super stamps xx