Saturday, 22 April 2017

Allsorts challenge week 412 - Something beginning with B

It is Brenda's turn to choose the challenge and as the header says, she has chosen ....
Something beginning with B (no, a photo of Brenda will not count)

Our sponsor this week is Tattered Lace with these two lovely prizes.

I have chosen Buttons and Blue 

A few weeks ago I decided that it was time I used some of my very old collection of buttons and I thought I would try to make some button flowers, these were my first attempt. It was a bit of a struggle at first but then I found it dead easy

I made them into a card using Honey Doo Crafts stamp - Flower Fountain.
Stamped with Memento Bamboo Leaves.
Covered the actual flowers on the stamp with the button flowers, there is an odd one or two where a bit of the flower shows but this actually look like a bit of a leaf IRL.

Now listen carefully 'cos I shall say this only once "I was really  pleased with this card".
I feel I have never said that before and feel that I may never say it again.

Have a great week.

Kath x

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Allsorts challenge week 411 - Sketch

Happy Easter everyone.

It is my turn to host the challenge this week at Allsorts and I have chosen to use this sketch designed by Brenda

Our sponsor for this week is Jo from Lets Create.

Here is my take on the sketch.
I have used memory Box die Glorious Gerber Daisies, I have cut it down as I don't like the leaves at the bottom of the die.
The papers are Nitwits
Ribbon SU and a computer generated sentiment.
Please do pop over to the Allsorts blog to see the wonderful creations made by my fellow Team mates.

Weather doesn't look good for the Holiday weekend, lets hope they have got it wrong.

Thank for calling and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Snippets Playground weeks 273 and 274

First of all a HUGE THANK YOU to Di for showcasing my card last Sunday for the previous two week challenge.

The stamp is Woodware Marguerita Patch
Stamped with Rose Red Memento dew drop ink pad.
The papers are the reverse side of Kaisercraft Party Time Collection 12 x 12 papers.
I actually bought 3 sheets of this papers as I really loved the colours on the reverse side, pinks and peaches. I have one full sheet left though.

This card was made from the from about a quarter of the sheet that was left from the second
sheet for the background and a little bit that was left from the first sheet to paper piece the flower.
Cards not blogged yet using the other pieces of the papers.
A little bit of Stickles Thistle glitter glue (love this colour) in the centre of the flower.

No sentiment on, as yet, because I have loads of cards with Happy Birthday on so I decided to start leaving a sentiment off some cards so they could be used for any occasion.

Today, Wednesday the 12th was my 48th Wedding Anniversary, went out for a super Lunch, can tell we are getting old as one time it would have been an Evening meal.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

Kath x

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Bring on the Bling at Allsorts week 410

Another Saturday and our challenge this week at Allsorts - Bring on the Bling
our sponsor this week is Marianne Design with this super prize.

I have used Woodware stamp Dotty Flowers.
The die I have had for years but it is not in the original package, sorry can't remember the name.
Hope you all have a lovely week, the weather is supposed to be really good, hope so.

Kath x

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Penny Black and More April Challenge - Spring

Good Morning, this month I am the Allsorts DT member guesting on the Penny Black and More challenge blog. The challenge this month is ...

All things Spring

I have used Penny Black 30-344 - Sunny Wishes stamp.

To be honest I have had this stamp for quite a while and have tried and tried to colour it but have never been happy with my colouring.

So I made a background, with my pan scourers, using distressed inks to represent Crocus, Daffodils and Tulips.
Stamped over it with Memento Grape Jelly.
The backing card is a lovely light green but looks like turquoise and the 6 x 6 card is white

Kath x

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Allsorts Challenge week 409 - Food

Good Morning, another Saturday and another challenge here at Allsorts.
The lovely Wendy has chosen the theme of Food.
Our Sponsors this week are 


Here is my card.

I have used the Woodware stamp - Mega Ice Cream
The DP is called Sprinkles by Websters Pages
I have used Glossy accents on the ice cream
Black lettering are peel offs
The numbers and name are die cuts.

It is his Birthday on the 2nd April and he just loves ice cream, preferably with a flake.

Reminds me of The Harbour Bar in Scarborough, was the best Ice Cream Parlour in the World, or so all our Family thought, couldn't go to Scarborough without calling at the Harbour Bar.

Have an Ice week everyone and thanks for calling.
Kath x

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Rudolph Day March 2017

Once again it is Rudolph Day over at Scrappy Mo's  so another chance to get a few Christmas cards under your belt.

Sorry about the wonky photo, they were all the same.
I bought  Frozen 6 x 6 paper pad whenever it was fashionable and used quite a few of the papers but I had quite a few sheets left and all with the little images on them.
So I decided this year they needed using up as they were now a bit out of date.
I stamped a Christmas corner die and heat embossed with either white embossing powder or 
Cosmic shimmer Graceful Mint lustre EP. and added a sentiment, which in hind-sight should have had a backing.
I made eight of these cards.

Another poor photo, sorry. I blame it on my camera, the weather, lighting, where I take my photo's but mainly I think it is my fault, just rubbish at taking photo's.

The challenge runs till the 31st of March so you still have plenty of  time to enter.
I meant to post this Tuesday
Kath x