Saturday, 27 August 2016

Allsorts challenge week 378 - use more than two dies.


Well I for one love using dies, although sometimes, I don't really think they like me using them as they can be a bit of a trial at times.

The lovely Wendy has chose this weeks theme.
Use more than two dies.

Our sponsor this week is Sizzex with this fabulous prize.



Here is my card.
I keep going for these bright Summery colours in the hope that the weather may take notice, well the last few days have been lovely but being a Bank Holiday it has certainly changed today.

This is the first time I have been able to use this die from Lil Inkers Rectangle die set, I don't know about you but I have so many shaped dies in various formats but my images never seem to fit them!

The digital papers were a free set, from  Tinker n Co as I was a runner up on a Jules- always with a heart blog, as Jo from Tinker n Co wanted hear some memories from your childhood, the winner got 3 sets and runners up got to chose 1 set, I was lucky to be a runner up.

The daisy and the floral die are from English Country Garden, Sarah Davies
a tad of glitter glue on the centre 
SU card stock and ribbon
Craftwork Cards sentiment.
Please pop over to the challenge blog to see the lovely creation by my Team mates.

Thank you for calling by and those of you can, enjoy the Holiday.
Kath xxx

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Rudolph Day - August 2016


Another month has flown by and we are back to another Rudolph Day challenge over at Scrappymo's.

Thank goodness I am on target, although I keep forgetting to up date my cards made gadget thingy on my blog.


Here are another six to add to the list.

Stamp - Woodware - Snowman Bauble.
Papers - Various
Red backing card - SU
Bit of silver glitter on the hanger.
The sentiment comes with the stamp.
Only three more RD challenges left for this year so not many chances left for you to get on top of your Christmas cards.

Kath x

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Allsorts challenge week 377 - Fabulous Florals

Good Morning, another Saturday and it is turn of the the lovely Brenda to host the challenge and she has chosen the theme of Fabulous Florals.

Our sponsor this week is
Marianne with this lovely prize.




Here is my card

I think I did a bit of an overload with this die when I first bought it as I loved it so much but it has been a while since I have used it and I do still think it is a Fabulous Floral die.

Memory Box - Delightful Peony Outline.
Dotty paper - old SU
Background - get this - Distressed Inks and also on the backing of the flower and leaves.
Memory Box - Happy Birthday Extravaganza die. In hindsight I should have cut it out in pink or green.
For the background of the flower I glued the flower head onto the distressed card and then cut round the flower head.

I have been AWOL for the past few weeks from the Playground but snippets of white card have been used to cut out the image and the sentiment so I will be jumping in there when the gates open tomorrow.

Thanks so much for popping by and I really appreciate your comments, good or bad.
Hope your weekend is good and your week even better.
Kath x

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Allsorts challenge week 376 - Butterflies

Susan has chosen our theme for this week and she would like to see Butterflies on your creations.

Our sponsor this week is Stamp Addicts.

 Here is my card

My all time favourite PB stamp - Gossamer - 2008, paper pieced with LOTV papers as are the background papers.
Ribbon and backing card SU
Sentiment Craftwork Cards.
Butterflies - Pushed the boat out here, some stick on, sparkly ones that I seem to have had forever.

Totally gutted that this card will not fit the current Butterfly challenge over at Mrs A's.
Maybe it is a good job as she may have had serious Health issue's and I would want that.

Busy week with Daughter and Partner but it is worth it, not long left now and as Steve goes back tomorrow there will be huge shopping days with lots of treats from Mum.
Clothes are a lot cheaper here than in Sydney.
First stop Brief Encounters, bet you can't guess what sort of shop that is?

Have a great week and please check out the wonderful cards from the rest of the Design Team

Thank you so much.

Kath x

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Penny Black and More - August challenge

The challenge this month at PB and More is Anything Goes and it is my turn to be the Guest Designer from the Allsorts team.

This is my card.

I have used the Penny Black Slapstick/Cling stamp Divine
The papers are First Edition and I have stamped directly onto the paper.
Coloured the image with Promarkers and added Glossy accents.
Sentiment Craftwork Cards
 Pearls from Hobby House.
Once again my camera wasn't very kind and I tried and tried but to no avail.
Please scroll down for my Allsorts card.
Had a fabulous day Saturday, big Family party for my little Sisters 65 Birthday and the weather was very kind.

Have a great week, everyone and please scroll down for my Allsorts challenge card.

Kath x

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Allsorts challenge week 375 - Spots and Stripes

The theme this week has been chosen by Mervi and she would like to see spots and stripes on your  creations.
Our sponsors this week are ...

Digi Stamp Boutique 
 and Crafty Ribbons


For my card I have use a Leane Creative stamp - Flower Pot, bought for half price.
A simple stamp, a simple card but I love it and that is a very rare comment from me.

The papers and ribbon are all SU
The die is Memory Box - Piestra Tile.
Just realised, not put a sentiment on.
Please pop over to the challenge blog to see the fabulous creations from my fellow team mates.

Thanks for your comments, I really appreciate them.

Kath x

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Allsorts challenge week 374 - A Touch of Sparkle


The lovely Tracy has chosen the theme for this week and it is -
A touch of sparkle - use glitter or gems.

Our sponsor this week is Scrappers Delight.


This is my take on the challenge.


Does not really show all the glitter and sparkle but I have used various shades of Glitter Glue.
Su backing card and sentiment punches
Tonic die - Top note Trellis
Corner edge punch
Sentiment computer generated.
Woodware stamp - Bubble bloom - Lynell.

Had a fabulous day last, Wednesday, went to meet Darnell and about 12 other fabulous card makers.

Lunch was at 12, mailed Darnell Tuesday night saying I would be there at 11, oh silly me, two accidents and road works, arrived at 12.30 but it was worth it.
Should have listened to Sally Traffic.
Took one hour to get home.

I will have even more sparkle in my life on Tuesday as my eldest Daughter is coming home from Sydney for a few weeks arrives on Tuesday, getting mega excited.

Kath x