Saturday, 12 June 2021

Allsorts Challenge #628 - Butterflies & Bugs

 Hi Crafters,

It's time to bring you my DT project for the new challenge at Allsorts.

We hope you will join in with us and create your Butterfly and Bugs projects.

I have used a Woodware Stamp and created two different cards. Both were heat embossed in white, I used Distress Oxides on one and stamped and paper pieced the other using some of my pixie powder backgrounds from other projects.

I even managed to use one of my Martha Stewart punches along the edge, these haven't been used for such a long time :o/

I dry embossed the background with a Tattered Lace Alphabet Folder and used a Tonic Sentiment stamp which was heat embossed on to vellum.

Here they are together.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #159 ATG

SSS Monday Challenge - Mixed Media

Creative Knockouts - #405 ATG

My time To Craft - #459 Things in the Sky

613 Avenue Create - #6 ATG/Paper Piecing

We have two lovely prizes this week for some lucky winners from Craft Stash.

A Woodware Stamp and Tattered Lace Die

If you need some inspiration before you join in the challenge take a look at the rest of the Design team makes on the blog here.

Thank you for your comments on my last post, they are appreciated very much.
I'll see you again soon,


Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Heat Embossing

 Hi Crafters,

I won the challenge at Christmas Craft Creations a few weeks ago and was so pleased to be asked to join them as a Guest Designer for the month of June.

Their theme this month is


I thought I would use the prize that I won on that challenge to create my card as it was a lovely set of Christmas stamps and dies.

I have tried a CAS design this time.

Here it is again but tilted towards the light to hopefully show up all of the gold heat embossed details.

Everything has been heat embossed, the lovely poinsettia outline stamp, then I stamped again and used the dies to cut out the poinsettia layers. These have been coloured using Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Little Red Wagon - #605 Make It CAS

Aud Sentiments - #276 ATG + Sentiment

Alphabet Challenge - E is for Easy, Simple Card

My Time To Craft - #458 Floral

CHNC Every Saturday - #545 ATG Christmas

Thank you for visiting, I will be sharing my second card as Guest Designer using these lovely stamps and dies in a couple of weeks time, hope to see you again.



Sunday, 6 June 2021

Christmas Card Club Challenge #12 In Memory of Shaz - Baubles and or Decorations

 Hi Crafters,

This week at the Christmas Card Club we are remembering Shaz, one of our members who sadly passed away earlier this year. This was her choice of challenge theme and so I'm sure we were all thinking of her as we made our creations.

Memory Box Snowflake Ornament and Backing plate Die
Tonic Studio Scalloped Square Die
Woodware Snow Flurry Background Stamp
Glitter Card
Velvet Ribbon

Challenges I'd like to enter:
CHNC Every Saturday - #545 ATG Christmas

Thanks for visiting today, I hope you have a great Sunday.


Saturday, 5 June 2021

Allsorts Challenge # 627 - Magical Worlds

 Hi Crafters,

It's time for a new challenge to start at Allsorts

This week we'd love you to show us your


Here's a peep in to mine :o)

This is a shaker ATC, one of a set of four, I'm going to enter these in a swap.

It's difficult to take a photo with the glare from the acetate but I hope I managed well enough for you to see the details.

Hopefully you can see better here.

Background was created with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders
(Aqua Lagoon, Scarlet Mist & Aubergine Dream)
Silhouette image is a Crafters Companion 'Fairy Dust' Die
Frame - Cottage Cutz Stitched Rectangle Die
The sentiment which was a magazine freebie was stamped on to vellum with VersaMark clear embossing ink and heat embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Viola Lavender Blaze Embossing Powder

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Love To Craft - #59 ATG
Creative Artiste Challenge - #72 ATG Mixed Media
Fab n Funky - #526 Go Girly
Aud Sentiments - #276 ATG + Sentiment
More Mixed Media - ATG Opt. Purple

Our prize this week is a Fairy Stamp and Stencil from Lavinia Stamps

Lavinia Stamps Winifred Fairy and A5 Stencil  

I hope you have fun creating your magical worlds and I can't wait to visit your blogs to see them too. For more inspiration from the rest of the design team pop over to the challenge blog HERE.


Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Passion For Markers Challenge #594 - Make It Cute

 Hi Crafters,

It's time to play along at Passion for Markers as there's a new challenge just starting over on the blog.

This is my DT creation for our theme of


Image - Little Bunny - Star Jam Lines
Coloured with Promarkers
Very Old Papers From Stash
Creative Expressions Fence and Grass Die
Crafters Companion Sentiment Stamp
Nicole Silhouette Stitched Frame and Scallop Oval Dies

Challenges I'd like to enter:
I Love Promarkers - #436 ATG/Garden or Outside
Cute Card Thursday - #688 ATG (Critters)
As You Like It - Favourite Colouring Medium and Why
(I love my Promarkers they are the first alcohol markers that I used and I've always stayed with them. I find that they blend well and have plenty of colour combos)
Colour Crazy Challenge - #21 ATG Colouring Challenge

Our sponsor this week is

Star Jam Lines

         who are offering 2 digi images to the lucky winner.
To be eligible to win you must use your Markers on your project -  Promarkers, Brushmarkers, Copics, Tria, Karin and Spectrum Noir etc - follow the theme, link up to our challenge and most of all...have FUN!

For more info and to see the other fabulous makes from the Design Team please visit the challenge blog here.

Have a great day!

Saturday, 29 May 2021

Allsorts Challenge #626 - Any Celebration (Not Birthday)

 Hi Crafters,

I'm back today with my DT inspiration for the new challenge at Allsorts.

This week we are asking for projects that are for Any Celebration EXCEPT Birthdays.

Paper - Man Made Paper Pad from Craftwork Cards
Wood Grain Embossing Folder - Sheena Douglas
Moonstone Father's Day die
Lea'bilities Tools Dies (45.9593)
Inks - Distress Inks - Vintage Photo & Ground Espresso
Metal Brads

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Creative Fingers - #209 ATG
Creative Knockouts - #403 For The Boys
Creative Moments - #215 ATG

Our lovely prize this week comes from Chocolate Baroque for the lucky winner.
Chocolate Baroque Ophelia and 3 mini stencils.

Chocolate Baroque's Lesley will be back at The Craft Store on Friday 4th June at 9am and 1pm with different stamps for both shows both old and new along with loads of inspiration using them. Tune in for some great demo's.

Well that's all from me today, I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs to find out what you create.
I'm sure you can come up with some very different occasions to celebrate on your cards and projects for this week so.....have fun!


Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Smile, You're on Camera!

 Hi Crafters,

I get asked to make many different themed cards and this is one of my recent orders.

Sunflowers and photography was requested, so here is what I came up with.

Sunset Photo's - Crafty Individuals A4 Matt Paper Sheet - 'Trees'
Camera Die - Fuzzy Lemon Designs
Large Photo Die - Nicole Silhouette Designs
Number Dies - Tonic Studio
Sunflowers - Carnation Crafts Vignette
BeaDazzled Seed Beads for the shaker element

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Make My Monday - #149 Floral Birthday

This card came together quite quickly once I had the idea of what I was going to do. I'd had the background paper on my computer for ages not knowing what I could use it for but it was perfect for this project. After die cutting the film strip I added acetate and then the tree images. I die cut the camera twice and offset the back layer for dimension and decided to make the lens into a tiny shaker using some circle dies. The polaroid strip was perfect for adding the age and some sunflower die cuts too.

I hope todays weather is going to be brighter than yesterday, who else is waiting for summer to begin?