Sunday, 7 August 2022

Christmas Card Club Challenge #16 - Christmas Roses

 Hi Crafters,

I am at a Craft Fair today so this is a scheduled post but I will be round to comment on your blogs later. I don't usually do craft fairs as I have very little time between the two Farmers Market/Craft events that I organise and my commissioned cards but this is an annual Charity event by the Lions Club and I like to support them. It was booked before the pandemic in early 2020 and after being rolled forward several times this is the first year it has been able to go ahead. The weather is set to be good for all the outdoor activities so I'm sure it will be a good day.

Anyway, I am here to share my card for the Christmas Card Club and this week was Valery's turn to choose a theme and so we have...


Dies and downloaded Papers are all from Carnation Crafts, the roses are last years collection and naughty girl that I am, I treated myself to one of this years sets which has this cute little boy holding his lantern and the filigree frames in the set are gorgeous too.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Gals Corner - #233 Christmas in July

If you'd like to join in with us each fortnight we are a friendly bunch, Rachel organises the challenges and it helps to get ahead with the mountain of Christmas cards needed for December.

Well that's all from me, see you soon,


Saturday, 6 August 2022

Allsorts Challenge #688/9 - ATG opt. Create Your Own Background

 Hi Crafters,

Saturdays certainly come around quickly! It's time for me to share my Design Team creation for the new challenge at Allsorts where it is an easy Anything Goes theme but as an option I have asked you to CREATE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND.

We are spread over two weeks this time so there's plenty of opportunity to join in.

I love to create ATC's and so I have made these...

For my background I 'Smooshed' - technical word :o) - some different shades of green Distress Oxides on to my non-stick mat and dabbed my card on to it, when this was dry I stamped the script randomly. Then I added the texture paste using a stencil. I die cut the flowers, hessian and file tab from other 'smooshed' backgrounds that I had made and added them using staples - this is the first time I've attached elements using a staple and I quite like how it looks. Lastly I doodled a black border and added the pearls to the flower centres.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Creative Artiste Challenge - #85 ATG Mixed Media

If you'd like to join in with us this week there is a fab prize of a £15 store Voucher for WOWVOW for the lucky winner.

Thank you for visiting today, the Design Team have been busy creating a lovely selection to inspire you - you can see them HERE.


Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Passion For Markers Challenge #652 - Dies and or Punches

 Hi Crafters,

Hello again, it's lovely to see you here.

Today marks the start of a new challenge week at Passion For Markers where we would love to see you using your Dies and Punches to create alongside your Markers.

Image - 'Play Day' by All Dressed Up
Coloured with Promarkers
Papers were snippets from other projects
Stampin' Up Pleated Ribbon
Stitched Frames and Flower Dies

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Try It On Tuesday - Make It Feminine
I Love Promarkers - #515 ATG opt. Summery Colours
Little Red Wagon - #664 Stitching Sensations
The Paper Shelter - #521 - ATG
Colour Crazy Challenge - #30 ATG Colouring Challenge

Our Sponsor this week is 
who are offering 2 digi images to the lucky winner.

To see what the other members of the design team have created check out their blog links HERE.

See you again soon,


Saturday, 30 July 2022

Allsorts Challenge #687 - Butterflies and or Bugs

 Hi Crafters,

It's the weekend and after a busy week I am glad to be having a quiet day today.

I'm sharing my DT card for the new challenge at Allsorts where Mervi has chosen


Backing Paper - Anna Marie Designs
LOTV Art Pad Image
Spellbinders Floral Oval  and Sentiment Dies
Memory Box Large Butterfly Die
Organza Ribbon

Challenges I'd like to enter:

We have two prizes once again this week

A stamp and a stencil

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post, I'll be round to see you all soon. In the meantime why not join in with this us this week and create your own butterfly and or bug projects?

Bye for now,

Sunday, 24 July 2022

Christmas Card Club Challenge #15 - Cute Christmas

 Hi Crafters,

It's my turn to choose the theme for our Christmas Card Club and I have gone with


There are so many cute Christmas images out there that I hope everyone can find something to create with this time.

Digital papers, Joy Crafts Snowflake Die, Silver Brad and Spellbinders Victorian Corner Die.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

CHNC Every Saturday - #604 - ATG Christmas/Use Twine or Ribbon

Creative Moments - #236 ATG/Cute

Creatalicious Challenges - #239 ATG/Christmas in July

My Time To Craft - #486 Christmas in July

My Time To Craft Christmas - #39 Cutesy Christmas

If you'd like to see the other ladies cards in the group the links to their blogs are in my sidebar under the CCC tab.

That's all for now,

Take care,



Saturday, 23 July 2022

Allsorts Challenge #686 - Summer

 Hi Crafters,

Summer has certainly arrived this past week, it has been so hot, I hope you stayed safe and cool.

Our new theme this week at Allsorts is just we'd like to see all your Summer themed cards and projects depicting summer flowers, sunshine, beaches etc.

A combination of Two Red Robin Dies and reflections from Highlight Crafts.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Fab n Funky - #556 ATG
Creative Fingers - #236 ATG

This weeks winner will receive a Stampendous Stamp set from Oakwood Direct 

and there's a second prize of 3 digital images from Ruth Hamilton Designs.

Just have fun, create a new project, follow the theme and link up to the challenge blog. 

I'll see you again soon,

Tuesday, 19 July 2022

Passion For Markers Challenge #650 - Something Beginning with 'B'

 Hi Crafters,

I hope you are keeping well and haven't melted in this hot weather we are having in the UK at the moment. I've been in my craft room trying to keep cool and have created this card for my challenge at Passion For Markers.

The theme this week is to create a project and incorporate SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH 'B'

I purchased some stamp sets from Ebay by Helz Cuppleditch quite a while ago and have been itching to colour them up. You might see a few of them in the coming weeks and months, her images are so cute and I love the style of them. This one is called 'Just For You' and is of a cute Panda Bear.

My 'B' things are BEAR, BLOOMS and BLUE

Just For You

Image - Just For You Stamp Set by Helz Cuppleditch
Coloured with Pro/FlexMarkers
Sentiment Stamp from the same set
Tattered Lace Hemstitch Square Dies
Grosgrain Ribbons
Background Paper - Bluebells and Buttercups Paper Pad by Helz Cuppleditch

Challenges I'd like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - # 520 - Birthday Celebrations
Colour Crazy Challenge - #28 - ATG Colouring Challenge
Crafting Happiness - #125 - ATG
We Love Stamping - Anything Stamped opt. Hot Sunny Colours
The Cutie Pie Challenge - #173 Little Cuties
Creative Moments - #236 ATG opt. Cute

We have a great prize from Dies To Die For of a £15 voucher for their store
To be in with a chance of winning you must follow the simple rules - Create a new project, use your Markers on your project and follow the theme. Don't forget to link up to your blog post and also link the challenge in your post too.

The Design Team have been busy creating some lovely cards to inspire you, you can take a look at their makes HERE.

Thank you for popping in today, it was lovely to see you here. I will be back again in a day or two with my Allsorts challenge post, until then,
Bye for now,