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

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Allsorts challenge week 407 - Anything but a card.

Good Morning all.
Our lovely Susan has chosen the theme this week of Anything but a card, and
we have this super prize on offer 
Plus an extra  surprise too.



My Grandson's homework during the February half term holiday for History, as they have been doing about castles was to build a castle. He is only 11, 12 next month, if they are expected to build a castle at 11, goodness knows what it will be in a few years time.

To be quite honest my first idea was to jet off to Scarborough and build a sandcastle but that didn't go down too well, as the said castle had to be taken to school.

After numerous failures and frustrations my Daughter found this kit on e-bay for the price of 1p + £2.50 postage. What a find,.
 While I have to say it was very. very, difficult to put together, but eventually, after many arguments, tears and tantrums, and that was just from me, you should have seen the state of Mum, Dad and poor Ethan.  This was the finished product.

It was a team effort - and took a day to do all the cutting and a day to glue and slot it together.

It was open night at his school last week and we went to have a look round and all the castles were on display, it certainly wasn't just him that had help, a stunner of a cake, the walls were little blocks of Cadbury chocolate, a fabulous lego one and lots of other brilliant ones.

Thanks for calling, really appreciate any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x


Saturday, 11 March 2017

Allsorts Challenge week 406 - Girls and Ladies

Week 406 and the challenge chosen by our lovely Mervi is 
Girls and Ladies as I believe it is International Women's week.

We have two prizes this week 
Digi Stamp Boutique a voucher to spend in the store


and

This Indigo Blu stamp

Here is my card
The image is pre-coloured from Lili of the Valley
The papers are from Echo Park - Bundle of Joy.

Her hair is about the same colour as the image but it is so curly she could be the next Annie.
Wishing you all a good week and thank you for popping by and any comment you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x


Saturday, 4 March 2017

Allsorts challenge week 405 - Spring Colour Inspiration

Our challenge this week at Allsorts has been chosen by our fabulous Leader Brenda.
She would like to see Spring Colours on your entries.
 She has this colour guide for you to choose from.


Our sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique.

and new Sponsor 
Little Claire Stamps.
Little Claire is a team of 3 consisting of Gill (Little Claire) Steve and Carol (long suffering member of staff/friend/all round good egg – but not as beautiful as Gill!). Necessity is the mother of invention’ this is the saying that sums up the creation of Little Claire Designs – we love stamps and what better way to satisfy the stamping ‘urge’ than to create our own designs exactly as we want them!

And this stamp is the prize from Little Claire


Here are my cards

I did the background using Distressed inks using a pan scourer with the yellow sponge part.
Woodware Stamp - Meadow Flowers


This was my second attempt using the green side of the pan scourer and
Stampendous Cling 'Poppy Fields'

This was my first attempt, just adding dots here and there, using Penny Black - Tigress
Both sentiments are Craftwork Cards.
Well a girls got to try different things sometime!. Taken me a long time to move out of my comfort zone

Oh and here is Horrid Henry.


My youngest Grandson, for his World Book Day.
His name is Austin Henry, and not horrid at all.
I am also entering this card in the Sweet Stampin' challenge - no designer papers.

Sorry for all the photo's and thanks for popping by and any comment you are kind enough to leave.

Kath x