Saturday, 15 July 2017

Allsorts challenge week 424 - Lavender and Lace

Here we are another Saturday has crept upon us and this weeks theme has been chosen by the very, very talented Brenda and she wants to see Lavender and Lace on your creations.
We have two lovely prizes for you this week.

This lovely stamp set from KaiserCraft

Also this lovely die set from Sizzex

Here is my card

 I have used a Penny Black image from the Botanical Garden collection.
I have coloured the image with Copics version of Lavender (the darker shade) and Promarkers version of Lavender is the lighter shade.  
Old SU DP. 
Computer generated sentiment.
Lace that was white but coloured with the two pens to match.
The base backing card was white and I coloured round the edge to match the Copics version, I also did that with the banner and the border round the image as I did not have any card stock that really matched the colours of the image.
I do this quite often to be honest.
Thank You.

Kath x


Saturday, 8 July 2017

Allsorts Challenge week 423 - All thing Magical and Mythical

Good Morning it is the turn of the lovely Ellie to host the challenge this week and she has chosen the theme of 'All things Magical and Mythical.

We have two prizes this week.

This pair of lovely Fairy stamps.

and the second prize is 
Tim Holtz set of two Sizzex dies

I am certain there will be a lot of fairies used this week but I am 'Loving Angels, instead'
Wonder how many of you will now be singing that all day, me too.


For these cards I have used LOTV images and papers. A RAK from a lovely friend.
I also thought it was time that I got rid of used some very, very old peel off glitter strips.

Thank you all for popping by and any lovely comments you are kind enough to leave, do also pop along to the challenge blog to see the lovely creations made by the lovely Team.

Kath x

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Snippets Playground weeks 287/288

Didn't manage to get into the Playground for the last two weeks challenge.

It is coming to time of year again for Grandson's teachers 'Thank you' cards
Ethan only wanted two for his Form teachers, but Austin seemed to go overboard this year and one of them was for a Male teacher, freak out at that point.



Now you can not tell from the photo but the Rich Razzelberry card stock has a pattern on it and I had only a small amount of this left but have quite a few sheet of the plain card.
The lime green card is from some old Craftwork Cards card stock.
The flowers are a Crealies die and stamp set.
Craftwork Cards - card candy
Computer generated sentiment.
I thought the the two colours went really well together, well they do IRL. In fact to be honest I loved the colour combination and so did my Daughter.

The centres of the flowers were from other left over snippet of the lime card, and by the end of making the rest of the cards I had a real job of getting all the flowers from the bits and pieces that were left as I did not want to use the plain card.

Each flower has been cut twice and a very thin Woodware sticky pad to raise the top flower from the bottom one, although it doesn't really show here.
The leaves were also die cut from bits and bats of the green card.
I have to admit that I really struggled to get the flowers for all the cards

Here are the other cards.

This is the male one.
A digi image printed a couple of times .
No snippets were used on this card.

Thank goodness that is over for another year.
Thanks for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Allsorts challenge week 422 - A Question of Sport

Good Morning it is my turn to choose the theme for this weeks challenge over at Allsorts
and I have chosen "A Question of Sport"a take on the TV programme here in the UK.

Any sport of your choice, quite a wide range to choose from and Wimbledon will be starting on Monday.

Our sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique.

We also have an extra prize of this 6 x 6 paper pad.


Here is my card.


As you can see I have chosen Fishing.
This is a digi image that I have had for years.
Papers are LOTV
I have paper pieced the boat

It also has a image for the inside of the card but I haven't done it for this card but I can show you the original inside card that I did for my BIL five years ago when he was 65 and I put on the front 'this fish must weigh 65lb'. He his a keen fisherman.


Unfortunately it doesn't show the name of the maker.

Thanks for popping by, and please pop to the challenge blog to see the fabulous creation from the rest of the team.

Kath x

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Rudolph Day June 2017

A couple of days later than usual posting my Rudolph Day card but had terrible trouble downloading the photo.
Another chance for you to get ahead with your Christmas cards over at ScrappyMo's but only a couple of days left, challenge closes on the 30th June.



Now some of you may remember my single robin cards from the backend of last year but here he is again with his brothers or maybe sisters.

The stamps are Hobby Art Ltd - Round Robins
As you can tell, by one of the cards,  I have used glossy accents on the red breasts.

Thanks for popping by.

Kath x

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Allsorts challenge week 421 - Flower Power

Good Morning - Flower Power is the theme chosen by our lovely Tracy, plenty of flowers on your creations.
Our Sponsor this week is Tattered Lace.

Here are the prizes on offer for two lucky winners.



Here is my card.

 I have used papers by Kanban 
Presscut Happy Birthday die.
Memory Box - Chloe Stems and Kirby Blooms
Poppy Stamps - Glorious Gerber Dasies 
The flourish type die was a SW die

So I have to admit that I cased this card from a Birthday card I received this year.
I am not really sure if she wants me to say her name but she did give me permission to show her card but I will give you a clue for those who follow her, you can find her behind the bike shed in the playground. more often than not causing trouble.  I loved her card.
Have a great week and thanks for calling by.

Kath x


Saturday, 17 June 2017

Allsorts challenge week 420 - Birthday Boy

Good Morning all, Birthday Boy is the challenge that the lovely Wendy has chosen for this week BUT  you must use a stamped image/images.
This is the lovely prize on offer a clear stamp set by John Lockwood

This is my take on the theme

The stamp is  LOTV which I bought when my Grandson got his first scooter.
The papers are quite old and I think they are Echo Park
The Happy Birthday is off a bought card that I saved as I thought it may come in handy and it has as this card is for my Great-Nephew who will be 5 next month (hence the 5!) I couldn't put his name on with the sentiment being so large.
Have a good week and thanks for popping by.

Kath x