Saturday, 18 November 2017

Allsorts challenge week 442 - Glitter


It is my turn, once again to host the challenge over at Allsorts and this week I have chosen the theme of Glitter.

This can be glitter card/paper - glitter glue - powdered glitter or glitter pens
Not gems or pearls, as the glitter item

Our sponsor this week is Baker Ross and they have this lovely prize for one lucky winner.

We also have this Tattered Lace Die as a second prize


Here is my card.

The stamp is Woodware - Flower Stems
Stamped with Memento - Tuxedo Black
Coloured with glitter powders and a Quickie Glue pen
Most of the glitter is Art Institute
The very plain green is a Pearl glitter.
The backing card and borders are glitter card.
Paper - Kanban
Computer generated sentiment.
I did have a terrible time taking a photo, then I had a 'lightbulb' moment...
I took the photo in the dark, I think I had the flash on and it worked pretty well to show all the glitter.

Have a good week and thanks for popping by.

Kath x

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Allsorts challenge week 441 - Colours of Autumn

Another week gone by and so a new challenge over at Allsorts.
Our lovely Tracy has chosen the theme this week and she would like to see the colours of 
AUTUMN on your creations.

Our Sponsor this week is...
Tattered Lace and this is the prize.


and this is my card.


Once again I have used the lovely Tailored Expressions stamp, Blooming Background.
So versatile, especially for colour challenges sorry if you are getting fed up of seeing it.

I have stamped it on a background made with Distressed Inks and then coloured the images with a variety of Copics and Promarkers.

Please do pop over to the challenge blog and see the lovely creations by my fellow team members.
Also thank you so much for popping by here.
Have a great week.

Kath x

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Penny Black and More - Flower Power

Good Morning, very rare for me to post two days in a row but it is my turn from the Allsorts DT to be guest designer over at the Penny Black and More challenge.
The challenge for this month is ....

Flower Power


I have used Penny Black slapstick/cling 40328 - Scented Beauty
I love it.
Coloured with ProMarkers 
Papers Nitwits.
Border die Poppystamps - Woodland Border
Computer generated sentiment with SU dies.
I also used the same ProMarker that I coloured the image with to colour the backing card and the border die so they would match the flowers.
It does not show here but I stamped and coloured the image twice and then paper pieced the flowers.

Thank you, happy crafting.

Kath x

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Allsorts challenge 440 - Blue and Brown

Good Morning, Wendy is in charge of this weeks challenge at Allsorts and she has chosen the theme of Blue and Brown only, but you can stamp in black.

Our Sponsor for this week is Digi Stamp Boutique.

Here are my cards


As I quite liked this colour combo I did another using more of a lighter brown for the backing and a brighter blue


SU label punch.
C.C. Designs stamp - Columbine
Sizzex die for the cut outs and some gems and paper from ages ago. Thought it was about time I tried them out.
The backing on the first card does appear to be black but it is dark brown could not colour the leaves in a darker brown as it did not show the details of the leaves.
I stamped the image twice and then paper pieced the flowers, it does not show on the photo.

Well we had our bonfire and fireworks Friday night so that is over for another year.
Please do pop over to the challenge Blog to see the lovely creations by the rest of the Team.
Have a super week and thanks so much for popping by.

Kath x

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Allsorts challenge week 439 - Christmas Creatures

The challenge this week over at Allsorts has been chosen by our lovely Tracy Mouse.
She would like to see some Christmas Creatures (creatures in a Christmas setting)
on your creations.
Our sponsor for this week is...
Tattered Lace and this is the prize on offer...


Isn't that a cute set of dies

Here is my card.

For my card I have used Penny Black image from the 2010 set Jolly Friends.
The die is Die-namics
Cut it out in red for the frame then cut it again in white for the inlays.
The sentiment stamp is Woodware.
Added a few little snowflake dies in the background.
Please pop over to the challenge blog and see the fab creations from my lovely team members.
Have a great week everyone.

Kath x



Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Rudolph Day - October 2017


So the penultimate RD challenge for 2017 over at ScrappyMo's
Well I think it is, as I have been waiting all day for Mo's post to appear and it still hasn't but since I have seen quite a few have posted their cards I am going to post mine now too. Hope Mo is OK.

These cards were originally going to be for the final RD challenge, going out with a bang, but then realised that I hadn't done the teachers cards yet so I have left them for the last challenge of the year, when I have done them.

Here are my cards.


150 cards for the Company I used to work for,  to send to their customers.
Unfortunately I had put 75 already into the envelopes before I realised that I hadn't taken photo's, well there was no way that I was going to take them back out, so you will just have to believe me that  I did make 150.

It will be a long time before I use this image again!
Woodware Bauble Snowman.
With using my Stamp Perfect tool I could stamp the image and the sentiment together

Various DP and backing card, some kindly sent to me by Parsnips Mum.
Paper pieced the hat and scarf, glittered the hanger thingy at the top.

For the inserts the right hand side gives the greeting and the left hand side gives the names of all the Staff, I do them in different fonts so it looks more like they have been signed personally.

Would you believe a member of staff left the other week, tough, not doing the inserts again.

I have written all my Christmas Cards and yesterday wrapped 6 presents.

Kath x



Saturday, 21 October 2017

Allsorts challenge week 438 - Halloween/Spooky

Welcome to another challenge here at Allsorts and this week theme has been chosen by our lovely Susan who has chosen

Halloween/Spooky

Our Sponsor this week is Little Claire
The lucky winner will receive both of these stamps.

Here is my card


Well, I don't do Halloween, so I bought a Bugaboo image, coloured the background and the moon and made some little pumpkins from card candy.
It is Halloween as it says so on the image but spooky, I think not, even the 'pumpkins' seem to have a smile on their face!

Wonder where Mischief night and Penny for the Guy have disappeared to? They were more prominent in mine and my Daughters youth rather than Halloween.
Thanks for popping by and if you are kind enough to leave me a comment I promise not to come round and haunt you!

Kath x