Saturday, 3 March 2018

Allsorts challenge week 457 - Ladies only

Good Morning it is Mervi's turn to host the challenge this week and she has chosen the theme of...


Once again we have Digi Stamp Boutique as our sponsor.

and we also have this lovely stamp set.

 I was lucky enough to have this image from Art Impressions

It is called 'Girl Friends'
Background papers Nitwits
Die is from Apple Blossom.
I have paper pieced the Ladies clothes apart from the white tops.
To be honest the die wasn't wide enough to go across the 6x6 card so I cut it in half and placed it at each end of the papers and covered the gap with the image.
Computer generated sentiment and SU punches.
Also a pretty bad photo.

So the weather seems to have been the topic of the week, can't really complain about the snow as we are in a valley and not had it too bad, about 5" but it has been bitterly cold, we have even had icicles, not seen these for years.
Both Grandson's finished school Wednesday lunch time, eldest was given homework, got that done but was gutted Friday morning when he received an e-mail with Maths and Music homework.
I hope that as we are having a bad Winter this means that we may get a good Summer for a change.

Take care all and thanks so much for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x


anne said...

That's a fun image you have used with great paper piecing Kath and a lovely die. I often do that when things are too short. Pleased that you are surviving the weather, I have been walking to work this week.
Anne xx

meg said...

love the expressions on their faces a fantastic fun card

Mervi said...

You know I love those AI images, great choice!
Beautifully paper pieced, fabulous card Kath;-))m

brenda said...

It's a fab Birthday card Kath but I'm not going to count those candles, they look a bit too close to home.

Lots more snow overnight, looks pretty but down our single track Fen road we are cut off from civilization.

Keep warm,

B x

Wendy L said...

Super card Kath, xxx

Cara said...

Fantastic card, love the paper piecing x

Sarn said...

That's a fun image and beautifully coloured.

Good tip about how to stretch a die cut!

Our snow has all melted this morning. Sunny as I type, but rain expected!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Viv said...

A great image Kath - and the die is lovely! x

Mummylade said...

Such a fun image! Have a lovely weekend.

Ellibelle said...

What a great choice of image for the challenge Kath. Makes such a fun birthday card!

cotnob said...

A super card Kath, such a fun image.
We had lots of snow here which is very unusual - the thaw is well underway now though and it's really messy.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Sue said...

Love this card Kath that image is so funny huggles Sue xx

Megan J said...

Hi Kath, a lovely birthday card, I adore the Art Impressions stamp you have used, with the colours and paper you chose, I can even see the sparkle you added to the iced top... have a wonderful week... Megan

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous fun post Kath, great prize too.xx
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scrappymo! said...

This series of stamps always make me smile. There is some sort of magic about these lively ladies!
Great card.

Hope your weather settles down a bit. We had ours about 2 weeks ago and just had the last of our snow melt today.

Christine L said...

This is fabulous Kath... loving that fun image and the way you've paper pieced the outfits.. and clever use of the die hiding 'the gap'! My photos are rubbish at the moment too... something to do with all the grey days we've had! But the sun is shining this morning as I type so I can't complain!!

I did chuckle when you said your grandson had received homework by email.. the wonders of technology huh?? Was better when they couldn't reach us and we could play happily in the snow.... mind you, I remember in the 60's with 6 ft drifts still going to primary school!!!

Christine x

Diane said...

Wonderful expressions on their faces Kathleen and the glittery icing is perfect.

Hugs Diane

Jules said...

Tee hee Kath .. .. that image really made me smile. That is what you call a birthday cake!!

Great paper piecing too. Some of those pieces look quite intricate!

Hope you are right about the "bad winter - good summer" theory!

Love Jules xx

MaryH said...

These ladies & their gigantic cake made me smile. Love the split die looks fabulous. (Last time I tried to split a die - not a border one though- it was not a splendid success as the cut edge just would not join evenly, although it looked as though it should!) Great work on the paper pieceing too. I'm glad you're not getting hammered with this dreadful snow, ice & rain so much of the UK is getting just now. Our more Northern states are bracing for another bad storm too. TFS & stay cozy. Hugs

Chris said...

Brilliant card these AI ladies, I have a few of the stamps but not this one! Sorry comment is so late, it's been a very difficult week...

Mrs A. said...

We had about the same amount of snow too and an Icke hanging from the bird feeder! Fortunately all gone now but it is bitterly cold. These ladies certainly know how to have some fun. Perhaps we should invite them over to the playground to share some of that cake around. Hugs Mrs A.

chrissy xx said...

He! he! Looks as though those candles could be mine lol! A FABulous Fun image and I do so LOve these colours. One pretty die to Kath.
A little snow again this morning!! But, doesn't look as though it's here for long x