Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Feature a creature


That is the challenge this week over at Allsorts.
The image is Bugaboo.
Papers - LOTV
Ribbon and backing card SU
Tag Digi Stamp Boutique
Another Plain and Simple card, I have left room to put an age on and also lettering saying Today  as I have not yet decided if it will be a 3 or a 5
I saw this image on my friend (well I hope she still is) Chris's blog, who made a fantastic card using this image.

Kath x



Monday, 30 March 2015

Pink to make the boys wink!


Challenges 

Well the title for the post came from when I was a girl, how it came about, I have no idea but it just popped into my head. I think I need a brain scan.

Once again I have tried and tried to get the advert picture for NBUS and yet again to no avail, sorry Darnell.

Stamp - Woodware - Bubble bloom - Carol -NBUS
Black card, sentiment and candy - Craftwork Cards
Papers LOTV/Nitwits all bits left over from other cards which I may or may not have blogged yet.

Isn't it just fabulous to have an extra hour of daylight? I do so love this time of year.

Kath x

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Rudolph Day - March 15

March is nearly over and everyone is thinking of Spring but over at Scrappymo's we are thinking of Christmas as it is Rudolph Day once again and with the huge downpour of hailstones we had Tuesday it might well have been.

While making the card for the Allsorts challenge to use brads, a couple of weeks ago, I had a go at making another.

I stamped the Woodware tree with VersaMark onto a snippet of red card and used WOW sparkling snow, embossing powder.
The backing is white glitter paper with SU ribbon, brads and metal stars from years ago.
Sentiment Craftwork Cards.

A long weekend at  Centre Parcs with Grandson's and their Mum and Dad, 5 hours in the pool on Saturday and 4 hours on Sunday really tired me out, and I was only spectating, I would have gone in but unfortunately I could not find my swimming costumn anywhere, to be honest I could not remember which Charity bag I had put it in, thank goodness.

Ok with the snippet of red this is also going into the Snippets Challenge week 169

For those of you with a nervous disposition, look away now,

I have bought two Birthday cards, I am still in shock and minus an arm and a leg.

Kath x

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Allsorts Challenge week 303 - Cupcakes


The image is Sassy Cheryl
The papers (I think) are ancient Basic Grey.
Paper pieced the dress, cupcake bottom, no idea on the papers- ancient stock.
Coloured the topping and added glossy accents and sprinkled with glitter.
Sentiment and ribbon Craftwork Cards
 I have left room in the bottom left hand corner incase I want to put an age on the card.

Thanks for looking and huge thanks to those of you who are kind enough to leave a comment

Kath x

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Definitely Plain and Simple




Ok at a pinch the bow and the white card are made from snippets left over so I can hop, skip and jump into the Playground week 168.

So a new embossing folder - by Xcut
Penny Black stickeroo
SU ribbon
Sentiment - Woodware
Bow die - Creative Expressions
Pearls probably from Hobbyhouse.

A couple of weeks ago I bought two Embossing folders from my local craft shop, no names, no pack drill, but maybe I should, tried them and they would not work on  either my Cuttlebug or My Grand Caliber, I did check the web site for how to use these folders and thought I had got it right but they just didn't work. Took them back to the craft shop and they tried and could not get them to work. 
The Lady went to look on the web site and it turned out that you had to buy their embossing plate to use them, which would have cost me  £10/£12 , now I don't know about you but I think this is a little bit naughty as you have to buy the plates for your machines and you'd expect that those who make the embossing folders to make them to fit all machines. Most brands do.

I got my money back  and bought this folder and other things, I am from Yorkshire, I don't like being ripped off. Beware.

Thanks for looking.

Kath x

Sunday, 8 March 2015

LIM - Yellow and Green


It is challenge 214 at Less is More  which is a colour challenge and for us to use yellow and green.
Now it is quite a while since I have entered the LIM challenge so I thought I would ignore everything else and get on in there.
I bought a new die on Saturday, Memory box - Bloomington Border.
To be honest it was not what I thought it was going to be -but I love it even if I am out of my comfort zone, having to get inky fingers.
Coloured with shabby shutters and mustard seed.
Because the image was cut from a small piece of white card I am skipping along to the playground where it is week 167.

Kath x

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Use Brads


The challenge this week at Allsorts is to use brads.


The stamp is Woodware and due to the vast amount of clutter on my desk I am unable to find the packet with the name on.
Versamark ink pad and embossed with WOW gold glitter powder
Sizzix embossing folder, which I had to join to fit the card size
Gold mirri card
Craftwork Cards sentiment
Brads I think originally Queen and  Co. they are supposed to be lights not baubles
The gold stars I have had for years.

Now for those caring follows I would like to say that only a couple of fingers were harmed in the making of this card.

Thanks for looking and luckily enough the backing gold mirri card of the image was a snippet left over from previous use so heading into the Playground with this one

Wednesday I'm off to see the Second Best Marigold Hotel, can't wait, hope it is as good as Shaun the Sheep was last Saturday!

Kath xx