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




Saturday, 14 October 2017

Allsorts challenge week 437 - Think Pink

Good Morning All - Challenge 437 is chosen by our lovely Brenda and she would like you to 
'Think Pink' for Breast Cancer awareness month.

Our sponsor this week is Swedish House Crafts.

Here is my card

I have gone for a bit of a dusky pink look.
I have also used my all time favourite Penny Black stamp - Whispers.
An oldie but a goodie as they say.

The stamp dates back to 2006 and I have only owned it for a couple of months.
I have loved it since I first saw it but for some reason never bought it and regretted it ever since but a lovely blogging friend told me that someone was selling it, I think Amazon or E-bay mailed my Daughter to get it for me, I feel that it is a stamp, along with the PB stamp Gossamer will never date, you may think differently but that is what I think.

Since making this card I have put a name on under the gems, didn't want to put it on before.
Thank you so much for calling and would be delighted to read your comments if you are kind enough to leave one. Also a huge thank you to those of you who were kind enough to leave me comments while I was away on holiday and unable to comment on your posts.

Kath x

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Allsorts challenge week 436 - Leaves and Trees

It the turn of our lovely Mervi to set the challenge this week and she has chosen...
Leaves/Trees, well it is Autumn and there are lots of leaves about.
Our sponsor this week is
Marianne Designs

I have actually done two cards for this challenge as I wasn't too sure about my first card.
Here are my cards.
The tree is Hero Arts from yonks ago
Stamped 4 times 
First image coloured with just browns and greens for the Spring effect
Second image coloured with brown green and red for the berries for Summer effect
Third image coloured with various Autumn colours and the last image managed to cover the leaves with glitter to get a winter effect.
Sentiment computer generated and an idea that just came to me.

  Always like to sneak in another Christmas card whenever possible
Background papers are from a Frozen Pad
Die is Winter tree - Memory Box
Green mirri and white glitter card.
Another scheduled post so fingers crossed once again, as I can't do anything about it if it doesn't work.
Kath xx