Saturday, 15 October 2016

Allsorts challenge week 385 - Pink October

This weeks challenge has been chosen by the lovely Mervi and as it says on my header it is ...
Pink October, in reference to Breast Cancer.
We are sponsored by Crafty Ribbons

This is my card
I have yet to put a sentiment on, which will go on the bottom right hand side
The background papers - Kaiser Craft
SU ribbon
Image stamped on to LOTV/Nitwits papers with SU white embossing powder and stamped again and cut out and place over the original stamped image.
I really need to put a new camera on my Christmas list.
Pearls from my collection.
Pink October is in reference to Breast cancer.

Annoys me tremendously, what is there for Ovarian cancer, known as the Silent Killer, my Sister was very, very lucky to survive but the other 7 in her ward didn't.

I am also entering this into the In the Pink challenge which also is for Breast Cancer and wants to see ribbon or bows.

Kath x

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Pixie's Snippets Playground - week 250

This is a total case of a card I made earlier in the year. I made a pink one and a blue one, blogged the pink one but never blogged the blue one and I can not find it on my photo's so when my Daughter requested a new baby card for a boy I cased the pink one from earlier in the year.

The card is made of snippets left over from the earlier card and therefore I am pleased to be able to scoot off to the Playground and celebrate Di's 250th week of hosting the challenge.
Very well done Di and thank you.

The image is Woodware
Papers are all LOTV/Nitwits
Ribbon unknown, but it is lovely isn't it.

Kath x

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Allsorts challenge - week 384 - Autumn

Welcome to another challenge here at Allsorts,  the challenge this week has been chosen by our wonderful team leader Brenda,
 and it is the theme of Autumn.

Our sponsor this week is DigiStamp Boutique.

Here is my card

I have used Honey Doo Crafts - Flower Fountain
and I have gone for more of a CAS look.
Ribbon - SU 
Sentiment Craftwork Cards.
Backing paper is a Digi Download
Coloured pearls for the middle of the flowers.

Looking forward to seeing your entries, I know that this is a very popular challenge at this time of year but the colours are gorgeous and can be used in many different ways.
Thank you for calling and for any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Wednesday, 5 October 2016


I have a new follower Lisa Scherer but I have no link to your blog Lisa so if you could leave me a comment so I can return the favour, thank you.

Well I have finally found time to make a card for a challenge, and not only one challenge but four challenges, something very unusual for me.

6 x 6 card - Craftwork Cards
White card a tad smaller with rectangle cut out with Spellbinders die.
Image stamped onto a snippet of white card and matted with a snippet of light green paper and placed inside the die cut.
Image Penny Black stamp - Gossamer, was going to PP but used glossy accents instead
Su ribbon
Memory Box - Fresh Foliage die cut from a snippet of bronze glitter card
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards.

I am entering this card into the following challenges.
Di's Snippets Playground week 249

I don't know about you but I always feel that the word Autumn isn't spelt right.
Thanks for calling and for any comments you are kind enough to leave.
Kath x

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Allsorts challenge - week 383 - Get Inspiration from a previous DT creation.

Good Morning and welcome, Saturday morning so another challenge over at Allsorts.
The lovely Helene has chosen the theme of ...

Get Inspiration from a previous Allsorts DT member's creation.

This means that you have to find a past creation by one of our DT members and show us your take on it.

Our sponsor this week is Sizzex with this lovely prize.

I have taken my inspiration from this lovely card by Tracy, I had the images loved the very different colour for a Christmas card. 

You can find the original post here.
10th of October 2015

This is my take on her card
Image - Hobby Art
Stamped with Memento - Peanut Brittle
Coloured with ProMarker - Apricot
Memory box - Crystalline border, but only used the snowflakes and stars, not as a border and I coloured white card with the Apricot ProMarker to match and then die cut the card.
Some Martha Stewart crystal fine glitter, well it was originally but I have added other crystal glitters over the years.

I have to say that Tracy stamped the snowflakes where I have die cut the snowflakes as I didn't trust myself, after doing all the other stamping, to get the snowflakes right.
Another Christmas card to the collection.
The snowflakes were cut from a snippet of white card so will be heading into the Playground with this card when it opens again tomorrow, treading carefully as it has been a while since I visited.
Kath x

Monday, 26 September 2016

Rudolph Day - September 2016

Rudolph Day, again, they seem to come round so quickly.
Oh, have to put this post on hold as I haven't taken my photo's yet!!!!
Well that was a nightmare and a really rubbish photo, I blame it on all the glitter.
My favourite is the centre green one as I did not have any backing paper that really went with the glitter on the  image so I just used double sided tape and peeled off the top layer and glittered it with the same glitter as the image.

Six cards and I am just about done for this year, only special Family cards left. But still have some cards to show for the last two RD challenges.
Please do pop over to Scrappy Mo's - Scraps of Life blog to see the lovely cards made by her and the DT.
Oops, Woodware stamp - Berry Wreath, it is a really lovely stamp but not for the faint hearted, I really, really struggled with this one, tried it with pearls, glitter glue and plain glitter as shown here, but these were the best but certainly not perfect. The best thing is the prices of Woodware stamps are reasonable.
Various glitters and backing papers,

Thank you so much for dropping in and I would love to hear your thoughts on this post, good or bad.

Kath x

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Allsorts challenge week 382 - Use Newspaper print

Another Saturday morning and here we are again with a new challenge at Allsorts.
Our sponsor this week is Scrappers Delights.

The lovely Annie has chose the theme for us this week and it really threw me, I had nothing at all related to newspaper print, apart from a newspaper which I really didn't want to use but a lovely Lady in our local craft club came to my rescue.

Now this card is for our Paper Boy, who will be 69 in December, yes 69!
So I thought the use of the newspaper print was very apt for him, he is a friend and neighbour, not just the paper boy.
Woodware stamp, paper pieced with Craftwork Cards newspapers papers
Backing papers - LOTV/ Nitwits - Country Gent
Computer generated headline.
Distress ink around the Happy Birthday which only seems to show up on one side, camera again.
Thanks for calling by and look forward to your comments, good or bad.

Kath x