Wednesday, 1 February 2023

Crafts Galore Encore February Challenge

 Hi Crafters,

I'm back again but today I have my Crafts Galore Encore design team inspiration for you.

This challenge is always an ANYTHING GOES theme, so nice and easy to join in.

We are sponsored by Sheepski Designs who are offering 3 digital stamps to the lucky winner from their online store. I have used one of their lovely images for my card today.

I decided to make a split front card. I have taken away a section of the card front and replaced it with some acetate which I had embossed with a Sheena Douglas leaf design embossing folder - hopefully you can see it in the close-up below?

I have coloured this gorgeous 'Blossom' image with Pencils for a change from my Promarkers. I still have a way to go with the technique but I enjoyed using this different medium.

Here is an angled view where you can see both the inside and outside of the whole card.

If you'd like to join in with us you have a whole month to enter a maximum of 3 separate new projects, it doesn't have to be a card. Link back to our challenge blog in your post to make sure you are eligible for the prize from

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Incy Wincy Designs - Valentines +/ In The Garden
Creative Inspirations - February - ATG

See you again soon,


Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Passion For Markers Challenge # 675 - Use Die Cuts

 Hi Crafters,

I'm back again today to share my Design Team inspiration for the new challenge at Passion For Markers.

This week I'm in the hostess chair and have asked that you USE DIE CUTS on your project with your Markers of course.

I have made one of my favourite types of cards this time, a shaker card.

Image - Fabulous Floral Slimline Card Panel by Alex Syberia Designs
Coloured with Copics
Paper - Ditsy Florals by Papercraft House
Die Cut Frame - Tonic Studio Scalloped Rectangle Nesting Set
Cheery Lynn Butterfly Die
Banner Tag Die and Bow Die - unknown brand
Crafters Companion 'Happy Birthday' Embossing Folder
Ric-Rac Ribbon, Flower Brad, Sequins and Beads from stash
Woodware Sentiment Stamp

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Little Red Wagon - #689 Happy, Happy Birthday
Can You Handle The Pressure - ATG Embossing, twist, Borders

Our lovely sponsor this week is Alex Syberia Designs
who are offering a $10 gift voucher to the lucky winner.
It can be any project but please remember to use your Markers and Die Cuts this week. The lovely ladies in the design team have been busy creating their gorgeous projects to inspire you, take a look here.

I'll see you again soon,


Saturday, 28 January 2023

Boys and Men at Allsorts

 Hi Crafters,

It's our new challenge at Allsorts today and we would like to see your creations for 


Image - LOTV Topper
Background and Sentiment created using a Woodware Stamp Set - JGS638 On Your Bike
Tonic Scalloped Frame Die
Cottage Cutz Stitched Square dies

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Dream Valley - #285 Hip to be Square
Cardz for Guyz - #314 Pets
Critter Crazy - #70 ATG Featuring a Critter
Pearly Sparkles - #80 No Designer Paper
Moving Along with the Times - #150 Use Kraft Card

Winners prizes for the next 4 challenges are shown below but the Top 5 will be chosen each week as normal.

Have a great time creating for those boys and men in your life, if you need any inspiration then the Design Team have been busy creating for you HERE.

Take care,

Sunday, 22 January 2023

Christmas Card Club Challenge #2 - Two or More Patterned Papers

 Hi Crafters,

It's cold and very frosty here this morning at -7 degrees but the sun is shining which helps to lift the mood. Just the weather to be sharing another Christmas card! :0)

We have a new challenge this week of TWO OR MORE PATTERNED PAPERS

 I have used one of the Christmas Die and Download collections from Carnation Crafts and created this easel card.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge - #32 ATG Christmas

CD Sunday Plus - #102 ATG

My Time To Craft Christmas - #52 Patterned Paper

ABC Christmas Challenge - A - Anything Christmas

I hope you have a lovely Sunday.



Saturday, 21 January 2023

Spots and or Stripes at Allsorts #712

 Hi Crafters,

I'm staying with the SPOTTY theme from earlier in the week but this time it's the turn of our weekly challenge at Allsorts.

I have used a magazine freebie kit with image and matching background paper which I've had in my stash for quite some time. I thought it was perfect for this 40th birthday card. The bottle and cork are an Xcuts die which has been inked and shaded.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Crafty Catz - #621 ATG opt. Add a Die Cut
Crafting Happiness - #138 Celebrations
Crafty Calendar - Add a Sentiment

This month's prizes come from OakwoodStamp AddictsSizzix and AALL & Create, these links take you to their individual websites and you can read more about each on our Patrons' Page here.

Have a fun day!



Tuesday, 17 January 2023

Going Dotty at Passion For Markers

 Hi Crafters,

We are seeing Dots before our eyes at Passion For Markers this week - well our theme for challenge #673 is....


....and we'd love to see your creations using your Markers and lots of dots!

I've used this fabulous image from our sponsor this week All Dressed Up Stamps and paper pieced her dress with a digital dotty paper. I then coloured her skin, hair and shoes with my Promarkers.
For the lucky winner they are offering 2 digital images from their online shop.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
The Crafters Cafe - #293 Colours of the Rainbow
Make My Monday - # 192 Favourite Theme of 2022 (#177 Colouring Any Medium)

For a full list of our easy to follow rules please visit the challenge blog HERE. Plus there is a DT Call going on at the moment, we are looking for a new member for Team 2, so if you would like to join a friendly bunch of ladies then to apply just add 'DT' in the title of your entry this week.

Thank you for popping in today,


Saturday, 14 January 2023

Allsorts Challenge #711 - ATG/Winter Blues

 Hi Crafters,

We have a new challenge at Allsorts starting today, the theme is 

ANYTHING GOES with an option of


The Design Team have all gone with the Blue theme and there are some fabulous creations so please pop over and take a look HERE.

If you go for the option we'd love to see all your winter cards in shades of  blue.

I have created an inky background for this fabulous tree trunk die cut using Distress Oxides (the die cuts were purchased on eBay so I do not have the brand name). The dotty stamps are from Stamp Addicts and the Sentiment is a combination of two sets cut from another inked piece of card.
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Little Red Wagon - #687 Baby It's Cold Outside
Creative Fingers - #246 ATG
Crafting Happiness - #138 Celebrations
Love To Craft - #72 ATG
613 Avenue Create - #1 ATG/Winter Theme
The Cutie Pie Challenge - #178 January Blues

As announced last week we are still giving prizes away each week but they will be announced once a month in future so below you can see what's on offer this month.

This month's prizes come from OakwoodStamp AddictsSizzix and AALL & Create, these links take you to their individual websites and you can read more about each on our Patrons' Page here.

Well that's all from me today, happy crafting,