Saturday, 28 November 2015

Allsorts challenge week 339 and my Advent calendar

Good Morning, Saturday has quickly come round again and it is time for another  challenge at Allsorts  this week it is the turn of the lovely Tracy and she wants to see the colours of Autumn on your card.

I have used Hero Arts - Basic Tree, quite an old one, doubt if it is still available.

The backing papers are from a pad that has lost it's front, but it has leaves in Autumnish colours.

I have coloured the image with various Promarkers, from looking out of my Craft room window at the colours I could see, when the trees still had leaves on them.

Our sponsors this week are
Sizzix and here is the prize on offer.

and our other sponsor is

Jiggery Makery.
who offer the winner 3 images of their own choice.

Here is my Advent Calendar and can't wait till the 1st of December, here it is...

24 bags of my total favourite snack, once a year for 24 days, I am in heaven, these are the real McCoy, plenty copies out there but not a patch on these, I know I have tried them all.

Sorry about the photo, my door is actually bright white and the packets are red, when I downloaded my photo the door was bright yellow

Sorry, but only my Grandson's are allowed an odd packet or two.

Have a great weekend.
Don't forget to pop over to the Allsorts challenge blog and see the other fabulous makes from the Design Team.

Kath x

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Rudolph Day November 2015

To be honest this wasn't what I intended doing for my last (boo hoo) RD challenge for 2015.
I wanted to show you the 150 Christmas Cards that I had made for my x-employer but after adding the inserts I put them into envelope's and couldn't be bothered to get them all back out again. I delivered them yesterday and stuck the labels on for them while I was there.

So this is it, I have had this tree die and the border die for years and have only just realised how well they go together, what an idiot.

Presscut - step card
Memory Box - Winterland Tree and Valencia Border
The star is from Creative Expressions Silent Night by Sue Wilson
SU punch and Craftwork Cards sentiment.
Shimmer paper, pale green - Craft Creations, bought at local craft shop.

Huge thank you to Mo for running the challenge and to all the entrants for your inspiration and lovely comments over the year.
Now I need to sort out my Christmas cards and hopefully I will have enough with just the Family ones left to make.
Thanks so much for popping by.

Kath x

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Allsorts challenge week 338

The challenge for week 338 has been set by Wendy and she wants you to use
 at least 3 die cuts.

For my card I have used
Presscut - Step card cutting die for the shape of the card 
and also the scalloped die from the same set for the image
Poppy stamps - Delicate Mum
Memory Box - Valencia Border die.
SU - oval punch
Craftwork Cards sentiment.
The backing papers are Shimmer Paper.

Our sponsor this week is Sizzix.

and this is the prize on offer for one lucky winner.

Love to see you join in the challenge this week, and please pop over to see what the rest of the DtT have made.

A quick reminder that as this is the 21st of November there are only 4 days left to the last Rudolph Day challenge of 2015, are you smug and patting your self on the back or are you in panic mode?
Also when the playground opens again on Sunday I will be hot footing it in there to enter this card there.

Kath x

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Di's snippets playground week 203

As always in the Playground , Anything Goes.
Well it certainly does if Sarn's around!?

The yellow backing card and the white card are from my huge collection of snippets
Stamp - Creative Expressions Daisy Corner, the sentiment is from the same set.
Paper - Maja Designs - Coffee in the Arbour - White Daisies
(no Arbour is what it says, it is not my spelling)
Ribbon - SU
CC - Card candi.

Enjoy the rest of the week folks

Kath x

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Anything but a card at Allsorts

Another Saturday morning and challenge 337 at Allsorts

Tracy has chosen the challenge this week which is ....

Anything but a card

Moi, anything but a card, I could count on one hand.

and with the weather lately this is the best photo I could get, which doesn't really set it off

Various Memory Box snowflake dies, and Poppy Stamps Merry Christmas die.

Ribbon and Poinsettia's have been hanging around for ages to be used, shame you can't see them really as the are a bit glittery and have a snowflake brad in the centre.
Papers are LOTV
The snowmen at the back and middle are Woodware.
The snowman at the front and the robins are Penny Black from the Jolly Friends collection

We have two sponsors this week.

PPR Papercraft



I am looking forward to seeing the entries for this challenge and hope you can pop along to the challenge blog to see the other DT's fabulous makes.
Thanks for stopping by, much appreciated.

Kath x

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Allsorts challenge week 336

Chosen by Mervi the challenge this week is Ribbons and Bows.
Another challenge for me as I really struggle at making bows.

Our sponsors this week are 
Crafty Ribbons

Stamp is Penny Black cling - Fragrant.
Papers - SU
Both ribbons are SU as is the backing card.
Sentiment Craftwork Cards
Lil Inker Stitched rectangle

Pop along to the challenge blog and see some of the beautiful bows made by the rest of the DT.
Thanks for visiting.

Kath x

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Snippets Playground week 201

Using the lovely Lavinia Stamp (no Name)
and stamped on a snippet of white card
some tiny weenie bits of navy blue card stock to back the sentiment. and border strip.
Papers - sorry, can't find the name but they are double sided( and only 45p a 12 x 12 sheet)  the strip has some gold leaf on it so I have gone round the edge of the image with gold  brilliance ink, looks more yellow on the photo though.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Jury is still out on this one to be honest.

Off to the Playground, hope it is a little bit calmer this week but I have made a loads of parkin so come in and help yourselves

Bought a new printer today I only went for some cartridges for my old one, another nightmare with technology, nearly 4 hours to set up, at my age I am lucky to have lived that long

Kath x