Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Blue as the Ocean

This weeks challenge at Allsorts is Blue as the Ocean



Now without looking it up not sure if the waters in the Caribbean are seas or oceans, have a feeling they are seas, so not sure if this is acceptable but this reminds me of the lovely sparkling waters with the sun shining on it. Certainly doesn't remind me of the North Sea. Publish and be damned, as someone once said.

Yes it is that Delicate Mum die - again,  but I have made a card using one and two of the flowers and this one uses three.
Again with the lovely shimmer papers and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards, which I coloured round the edges with a Promarker.
Hope you are all enjoying this fabulous weather.

Kath x


Thursday, 25 June 2015

Rudolph Day - June 2015


I have been playing with 2 new dies, well just once actually.

The Noel die by Memory Box, I won.
The Sparkle Burst Stars by Poppy Stamps I bought.
Shimmer paper - Craft Creations but bought from Sam. Taylors. I am loving this shimmer paper, far cheaper than glitter paper and with such a shine. No I am not on commission.

Originally I did the Noel in the same colour as the Stars shimmer paper but was not sure so then I decided to use the two other colours that I had and I think it works better.

Now I know that some people tend to zoom in to look at a card so I have to explain a couple of things.

I have used the starburst die twice and it does tend to stretch the card and I may have to think about ironing it (yuk) to flatten it out more, even though I have spotted glue on the back.
The original Noel letters were not put on dead straight, must have had one glass of wine too many and the other coloured lettering were placed on top.

Oh yes and I have also added some of the circle off cuts to fill up the card.

Not a great photo the backing shimmer paper looks uneven. BUT it is NOT

It is different and to be honest I do like it, when I get round to doing it properly.

Thanks for looking and I value your opinion.

Snippets challenge 181 the noel backing are snippets.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Use a stamp at Allsorts


Hello, have you missed me, well I have been away for a couple of weeks, so very sorry for my lack of commenting and I hope you will forgive me, but hopefully now I am back in the swing of things.

The challenge at Allsorts this week is to Use a stamp.

I have used Penny Black cling stamp - Fragrant - I so love this stamp.
Embossing folder - Tattered Lace
 Red card and ribbon - SU real red (I think)
Craftwork cards sentiment.

Short and sweet as yesterday was the longest day and only 3 days left to get my Rudolph Day card sorted, only 5 more RD's left to Christmas, bet you hate me, lol.

Kath x