Saturday, 17 June 2017

Allsorts challenge week 420 - Birthday Boy

Good Morning all, Birthday Boy is the challenge that the lovely Wendy has chosen for this week BUT  you must use a stamped image/images.
This is the lovely prize on offer a clear stamp set by John Lockwood

This is my take on the theme

The stamp is  LOTV which I bought when my Grandson got his first scooter.
The papers are quite old and I think they are Echo Park
The Happy Birthday is off a bought card that I saved as I thought it may come in handy and it has as this card is for my Great-Nephew who will be 5 next month (hence the 5!) I couldn't put his name on with the sentiment being so large.
Have a good week and thanks for popping by.

Kath x

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Boys will be boys

That is the title of the June challenge over at Crafty Calendar challenge blog.

The sponsor for this challenge is 

Here is my card.

I actually bought this image while looking for another one because it was so apt for my 
It seemed to just fit him perfectly, he walks with a stick, he has a funny beard and a dog, the dog is actually black but I didn't want to colour it in black incase the lines did not show, so it is actually a dark grey, but looks blueish on this photo. Took the photo numerous times but still came out the same.

I paper pieced the shirt and trousers, LOTV/Nitwits papers, some gold embellishments for the buttons.
Chipboard numbers covered with gold glitter. Name gold mirri card.

I made the card but before I put the name and number I asked my Hubby who do you think this card is for, straight away he said "our kid' as he is my Hubby's Brother, asked my Daughter the same question a day later and she said 'Uncle Steve'
Do you think that I am evil?

Thanks for calling and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Allsorts challenge week 419 - Use two or more dies.

The challenge this week has been chosen by the lovely Tracy M and she would like to see you using two or more dies.

Our sponsor this week is Marianne Designs and this is the prize for the lucky winner

Here is my card.

I have used dies from the English Country Garden set, Crafters Companion/Sara's signature collection.
Die-namics - Fancy Flourish
and a Tom tas tiny flower punch.
Added some crystals and gems to the flower centre's.
The papers are Kaisercraft - Cotton Candy which I have used for the backing and also for the die cuts.
Hope will pop over to the challenge blog to see the lovely creations made by the rest of the lovely team.
Have a lovely week everyone.

Kath x

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Penny Black and More - Anything goes

This months challenge at PB and more is Anything Goes.
As always the challenge at The Snippets Playground is Anything goes.

For my card I have used a PB image from the transparent set - Botanical Garden.
I stamped the image in each corner on a piece of white card and coloured the image, then stamped again on two snippets of white card.
Cut out the large flower and placed it over the first stamped image. I say flower because I am not certain what type of flower it is, I thought it was a poppy but I am not certain.

I actually made this card for last weeks PB and More challenge but felt it was a tad late to enter so I was pleased when it fitted this months challenge.

My two Grandson's were in Nice last week for the half-term and staying on 'Daddy's Dinghy' 
Here is a photo of them on the Tender boat going ashore with the Dinghy in the background.
Here is another shot and one I certainly was not happy about.

Daddy does NOT own the dinghy but he is the Captain.
I have started to call it a Dinghy since Sarn asked me if they were on the 'Dinghy' for the holidays and thought it was a good name for it.
Thanks for popping by

Kath x

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Allsorts challenge week 418 - Christmas in June

Our lovely Susan has chosen this weeks challenge of....
Christmas in June.

Our sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique.

and we also have this lovely  prize for one lucky winner
a Tattered Lace die.

Here is my card.

I have used a pre-colour image from LOTV pre-coloured Christmas pad, the same pad as my last RD cards
The frame is a Crafters Companion and behind the frame is silver glitter card and lots of glitter on her wings.
So now we are into 'Flaming June' reference to the hot weather - no sign of it so far in my neck of the woods.
Another Christmas card into the box.
Hope you all have a lovely week and thanks for calling by.

Kath x

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Allsorts challenge week 417 - Vintage

Good Morning, another Saturday and another challenge here at Allsorts.
This weeks theme was chosen by the lovely Mervi and it is Vintage.

Our sponsor this week is Swedish House Crafts
A little online shop for affordable high quality dies and stamps.

Here is my card.

I have used a Penny Black stickeroo for the image.
All the other elements I have had for quite sometime.

 This is the very first vintage type of card I have ever made, it is not really me, luckily I had this stickeroo which to me is sort of vintage enough.
Hope you all enjoy the Spring Bank week here in England and that the lovely weather holds up for you.

Thanks for popping by.

Kath x

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Rudolph Day May 2017

Hello, Rudolph day has come around once again over at Scrappy Mo's and we are nearing the end of the 5th month of 2017 so only 6 more R.D.'s to go, get your skates on.
Here is my R.D. card.

These images are from a LOTV art pad and the papers are also from LOTV
These were sent to me as a RAK from a fabulous blogging friend, yes you are.
I put a bit of glitter on the snowflakes on the backing papers and on the wings but you may need to get out your spy glass to spot it.
You can see the difference in the colours of the single card and the three cards, this is what I have to put up with my camera.
Happy Rudolph Day to you all and looking forward to seeing your entries.

Kath x

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Allsorts Challenge week 416 - Happy Birthday Allsorts

Good Morning and as you can see by my post heading it's Birthday time here at Allsorts.
Brenda has worked very hard to get a super prize for you and here are the details...

Our Birthday challenge is kindly sponsored by Tattered Lace who are offering a fabulous £50 store voucher for this weeks winner...................and in addition there is a £5.00 voucher for every single entrant to spend at their Crafting store. 

To use your £5 voucher you will need a code which can be found by visiting each of the DT's personal blogs, collecting the nine letters/numbers and creating the unique's a really simple one I promise, but if you really do get stuck just mail Brenda. Your voucher will be valid from today until Saturday 27th May and is limited to one voucher per entrant, that means even if you enter three times you will only receive one voucher.

For my card I have used card stock from Kanban.
 Silver glitter card the photo does not do the sparkle justice.
Memory Box Happy Birthday die, which I have used twice once on the glitter card and then again on snippets of matching Kanban flower card, a slight clue there to suggest that when the gates open tomorrow I will be entering this card into the Snippets Playground, weeks 281 and 282

Please do pop over to the challenge blog to see the fabulous creations from my very talented team mates.


Saturday, 13 May 2017

Allsorts challenge week 415 - Ring-a-ring of roses.

Our fabulous Team Leader Brenda has chosen the theme of Ring a ring of roses for this weeks challenge

First of all though another reminder for our special challenge next week
You certainly do not want to miss this one as we have a fabulous prize for the lucky winner.
These are the prizes for this weeks challenge and we have two on offer, this lovely stamp from Heartfelt Creations
and this lovely Paper Pad 

I have taken the challenge literally and done a circular card, with a ring of roses.
The roses are from the Penny Black collection of clear stamps - Efforescence.
Looked that up the dictionary and it means a production of flowers.

Backing papers are Nitwits/LOTV
Sentiment Craftwork Cards.
I have actually paper pieced the roses.
Thank you for calling, have a great week.

Kath x

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Allsorts challenge week 414 - Music

Before I continue with the details of this week challenge we have a Happy Birthday coming up in a couple of weeks time.

This week the lovely Helene has chosen the theme of Music.

Our sponsor  is..
and we have an extra prize which is ...
Tattered Lace Jazz Instrument collection.

Here is my card.

The image is an embellishment.
Musical notes embossing folder, doesn't show up very well and sorry but I couldn't take another photo as my Daughter wanted this card for a friend who plays the piano.
Very old black and white striped card
Card Candy and sentiment Craftwork Cards.
Looking forward to seeing your musical entries this week.

Kath x

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Snippets Playground weeks 279/280

As I somehow missed the last two weeks in Pixies Snippets Playground I thought I had better be sure to have an entry in weeks 279/280

Here is my entry.

Everything apart from the base card and the DP is from snippets.
I was playing with a stamp and matching die from a Simon Says Stamp set
I cut the dark flowers from  a snippet of card stock and the lighter one from some snippets of Nitwits/LOTV papers. The circles behind the flowers were also die cut from snippets.
The DP are also Nitwits/LOTV.
Added some gems to the centre of the flowers.

Thanks for popping by.

Kath x

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Allsorts challenge week 413 - Embossing

We are on week 413 and the challenge at Allsorts is Embossing - wet or dry.
Our Sponsor this week is Sizzex
We have two prizes and here they are.

Here is my card.

For a change I decided to go for the dry embossing.
I have used a Tonic Studio embossing folder, Simple Stripes
This was the best photo I could get what with the mirri card and the white card.
X-cut flower punches
Gold mirri card.
Some gold ribbon and some gold peel off dots.
Sentiment Craftwork Cards

To be honest it was supposed to be the other way up, flowers at the top and sentiment at the bottom but I had a senior moment!

Please do pop over to the challenge blog to see the lovely creations by the rest of the Team.
Lets hope the weather warms up for the long weekend.

Thanks for calling and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Rudolph Day - April 2017

Well here we are again, another Rudolph Day over at Scrappy Mo's a chance for you to get ahead with your Christmas cards for this year and the chance to win a lovely prize.

Here is my card for this months challenge, which is as always anything goes.

Well you don't just make one do you so here are there others that I made 5 in all, sorry forgot to crop these.
 I know that this is an old Woodware stamp but I have wanted it for ages and it was always out of stock but managed to get hold of it at the end of last year.
Papers are Nitwits/LOTV.
Thanks for popping by.

Kath x

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Allsorts challenge week 412 - Something beginning with B

It is Brenda's turn to choose the challenge and as the header says, she has chosen ....
Something beginning with B (no, a photo of Brenda will not count)

Our sponsor this week is Tattered Lace with these two lovely prizes.

I have chosen Buttons and Blue 

A few weeks ago I decided that it was time I used some of my very old collection of buttons and I thought I would try to make some button flowers, these were my first attempt. It was a bit of a struggle at first but then I found it dead easy

I made them into a card using Honey Doo Crafts stamp - Flower Fountain.
Stamped with Memento Bamboo Leaves.
Covered the actual flowers on the stamp with the button flowers, there is an odd one or two where a bit of the flower shows but this actually look like a bit of a leaf IRL.

Now listen carefully 'cos I shall say this only once "I was really  pleased with this card".
I feel I have never said that before and feel that I may never say it again.

Have a great week.

Kath x

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Allsorts challenge week 411 - Sketch

Happy Easter everyone.

It is my turn to host the challenge this week at Allsorts and I have chosen to use this sketch designed by Brenda

Our sponsor for this week is Jo from Lets Create.

Here is my take on the sketch.
I have used memory Box die Glorious Gerber Daisies, I have cut it down as I don't like the leaves at the bottom of the die.
The papers are Nitwits
Ribbon SU and a computer generated sentiment.
Please do pop over to the Allsorts blog to see the wonderful creations made by my fellow Team mates.

Weather doesn't look good for the Holiday weekend, lets hope they have got it wrong.

Thank for calling and any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Snippets Playground weeks 273 and 274

First of all a HUGE THANK YOU to Di for showcasing my card last Sunday for the previous two week challenge.

The stamp is Woodware Marguerita Patch
Stamped with Rose Red Memento dew drop ink pad.
The papers are the reverse side of Kaisercraft Party Time Collection 12 x 12 papers.
I actually bought 3 sheets of this papers as I really loved the colours on the reverse side, pinks and peaches. I have one full sheet left though.

This card was made from the from about a quarter of the sheet that was left from the second
sheet for the background and a little bit that was left from the first sheet to paper piece the flower.
Cards not blogged yet using the other pieces of the papers.
A little bit of Stickles Thistle glitter glue (love this colour) in the centre of the flower.

No sentiment on, as yet, because I have loads of cards with Happy Birthday on so I decided to start leaving a sentiment off some cards so they could be used for any occasion.

Today, Wednesday the 12th was my 48th Wedding Anniversary, went out for a super Lunch, can tell we are getting old as one time it would have been an Evening meal.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

Kath x

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Bring on the Bling at Allsorts week 410

Another Saturday and our challenge this week at Allsorts - Bring on the Bling
our sponsor this week is Marianne Design with this super prize.

I have used Woodware stamp Dotty Flowers.
The die I have had for years but it is not in the original package, sorry can't remember the name.
Hope you all have a lovely week, the weather is supposed to be really good, hope so.

Kath x

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Penny Black and More April Challenge - Spring

Good Morning, this month I am the Allsorts DT member guesting on the Penny Black and More challenge blog. The challenge this month is ...

All things Spring

I have used Penny Black 30-344 - Sunny Wishes stamp.

To be honest I have had this stamp for quite a while and have tried and tried to colour it but have never been happy with my colouring.

So I made a background, with my pan scourers, using distressed inks to represent Crocus, Daffodils and Tulips.
Stamped over it with Memento Grape Jelly.
The backing card is a lovely light green but looks like turquoise and the 6 x 6 card is white

Kath x

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Allsorts Challenge week 409 - Food

Good Morning, another Saturday and another challenge here at Allsorts.
The lovely Wendy has chosen the theme of Food.
Our Sponsors this week are 


Here is my card.

I have used the Woodware stamp - Mega Ice Cream
The DP is called Sprinkles by Websters Pages
I have used Glossy accents on the ice cream
Black lettering are peel offs
The numbers and name are die cuts.

It is his Birthday on the 2nd April and he just loves ice cream, preferably with a flake.

Reminds me of The Harbour Bar in Scarborough, was the best Ice Cream Parlour in the World, or so all our Family thought, couldn't go to Scarborough without calling at the Harbour Bar.

Have an Ice week everyone and thanks for calling.
Kath x

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Rudolph Day March 2017

Once again it is Rudolph Day over at Scrappy Mo's  so another chance to get a few Christmas cards under your belt.

Sorry about the wonky photo, they were all the same.
I bought  Frozen 6 x 6 paper pad whenever it was fashionable and used quite a few of the papers but I had quite a few sheets left and all with the little images on them.
So I decided this year they needed using up as they were now a bit out of date.
I stamped a Christmas corner die and heat embossed with either white embossing powder or 
Cosmic shimmer Graceful Mint lustre EP. and added a sentiment, which in hind-sight should have had a backing.
I made eight of these cards.

Another poor photo, sorry. I blame it on my camera, the weather, lighting, where I take my photo's but mainly I think it is my fault, just rubbish at taking photo's.

The challenge runs till the 31st of March so you still have plenty of  time to enter.
I meant to post this Tuesday
Kath x

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Allsorts challenge 408 -Cakes,Cupcakes, Sweets

The challenge at Allsorts this week is Cakes, cupcakes and sweets chose by the lovely Tracy Mouse, what a delicious change, hope the DT don't put on weight by looking at all your lovely creations.

The prize this week is this lovely Tonic Studio Die - Pick of the Bunch

For my card I have used one of the lovely mice collections from LOTV although it is pre-coloured I have tarted it up a little colour wise and added glossy accents to the chocolates.
Ribbon SU and sentiment Craftwork cards, flowers are a very old Woodware punch.
Papers old First Addition

Just a reminder that today is also Rudolph Day over at ScrappyMo's, it will run until the 31st of March.

Kath x

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Snippets Playground weeks 273/274

I think I missed the last two weeks in the Playground, sorry Miss but according to reports it was very wet and wild and I couldn't find my Wellies.

I have two cards for this fortnights challenge and you will see why.

I have used the Tonic -Floral Blooms Patterned Panels Die,  firstly cut out of a snippet of white card.
Then I cut it out again from the plain side of a 12 x 12 papers no idea of the make but it is called Oui Oui, terrible time getting spell check to let this through.
Inlaid the cut outs into the white card and then put the coloured outline onto cream card which I cut down to fit the panel. The cream card does have a bit of sparkle in it but of course it doesn't show here.
Couple of card candy on the first and a few pearls on the second. Left the second card blank as I am starting to do on a few cards now as I have enough Birthday cards for this year and next year.

Hope all this makes sense as I am totally lost.

Thank for calling