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?


Sunday 23 May 2021

Christmas Card Club Challenge #11 Winter Scene

 Hi Crafters,

Christine has chosen our theme this week for the Christmas Card Club and she would like to see a Winter Scene.

Carnation Crafts Pretty Shabby Rectangle & Oval Dies
Carnation Crafts Christmas Cottage Die & Vignette, Hint of Pine Die & Vignette
Duo Die Sentiment cut from silver miri card.


Hunkydory 3D Christmas Card Kit

Dawn Bibby's Mechanical Menagerie Frame Die

Challenges I'd like to enter:

CHNC Challenge - #543 ATG Christmas/Use some silver

Creative Moments - #215 ATG

Well that's all from me today, thank you for your comments on my last post and I will see you again soon.



Saturday 22 May 2021

So Thrilled!

 Hi Crafters,

I have some exciting news!

I am thrilled to be joining the Design Team at Allsorts Challenge and working alongside a fabulous bunch of ladies.

Not only that, it's their 12th Birthday so there's lots of prizes to be won.

The celebrations commence with a wonderful challenge theme of....


I have made a very cheerfully coloured card using lots of dies and Distress Oxide Inks.

Background - TH Distress Oxides - Sq. Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon.
Embossing Folders - Sheena Douglas Distress Spatters & Craft Concepts Sun Rays
Dies - Joy Crafts Bikini (6002/0179) Crab (6002/0328)
La-La Land Wave Border
Die-namics Stitched Sun
Cut & Make Mini Tropical Dies (Flip-flops & Sunglasses)
Tonic Scalloped Square & Circle Dies
Sentiment Stamp - Lindsay Mason Occasion Tags
Enamel Dots

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Creative Fingers - #208 ATG

River of Creativity - #1 Sunshine

We Love Chocolate Baroque - Bright Sunny Colours

Crafty Gals Corner - #219 For The Ladies

We are fortunate to have a lovely group of sponsors to whom we are most grateful, this weeks prizes come from the following craft stores: Craft Stash, Chloes CardsTattered and Bee Crafty.

12 prizes, one for each year!

The Design Team are looking forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you create so get out those supplies and have fun!

For a comprehensive run down of the rules please visit the challenge blog HERE.

See you again soon,



Tuesday 18 May 2021

Passion For Markers Challenge #592 - Spots and/or Stripes

 Hi Crafters,

It's our 12th Anniversary challenge at Passion For Markers, we have lots of sponsors and lots of prizes up for grabs so get those markers out and colour!

You can submit any type of project it doesn't have to be a card but please tell us in your post where you have used your markers. As we have extra prizes up for grabs there is a maximum of 3 entries for this challenge only.

I've made two Father's Day cards and coloured my images with Promarkers and SN Triblends.

Images - Kidzboydad & Kidzgirldad from Bugaboo Stamps
Coloured with Promarkers & SN Triblends
Tonic Scalloped Square Die
Moonstone Father's Day Die
Glitter Enamel Dots

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Colour Crazy Challenge - #19 ATG Colouring Challenge
Creative Fingers - #208 ATG
Catch The Bug Challenge - May Wk 3 - ATG

We have a whole host of sponsors for you...

Bugaboo Stamps are offering a $12.00 voucher

Crafty Sentiments Designs are offering 3 digi images

Dr Digi’s House of Stamps are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images

JMC Designs are offering one lucky winner 1 digital collection

Leann’s World 101 are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images

Definitely lots of reasons to join in the fun this week.

If you would like more inspiration please visit the challenge blog HERE to take a look at the creations from the rest of the design team.

Thank you for joining me today

Bye for now,


Tuesday 11 May 2021

Passion For Markers Challenge #591 - Use Your Favourite Colours

 Hi Crafters,

There's a new challenge starting over on the Passion For Markers blog - a nice and easy theme of 


    I have used RED, BLUEKRAFT and Ivory

I usually use this colour combination for Christmas cards but today I have made a New Baby card.

Image - Newborn Bear - Star Jam Lines
Coloured with Promarkers, Spectrum Noir Triblends, Copics.
Lisa Horton Padded Quilt 3D Embossing Folder
Tonic Studio 'Tiny Treasures Die
Gummiapan Star Dies
3 Ribbons layered on top of each other from my stash

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Color Throwdown - #641 - Red, Pale Blue, Kraft, Ivory
Love To Craft - #58 ATG
Crafty Creations - #421 ATG
Cardz 4 Galz - #146 New Beginning
Cute Card Thursday - #685 ATG
Colour Crazy Challenge - #18 ATG Colouring Challenge

Our sponsor this week is
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.

Hope you have a great day!


Sunday 9 May 2021

Christmas Card Club Challenge #10 - Ice Skates or Winter Sports

 Hi Crafters,

Another two weeks have past and it's time once again to share my Christmas Card Club make.

Gwen would like to see Ice Skates or Winter Sports, you can join in with us if you wish and by doing so have a lovely collection of Christmas cards ready for the Big Day without the manic rush in December.

I only managed the one card this time using a Hunkydory card kit. It's been a busy few weeks of late, everyone seems to have a Birthday in April and May so I've been beavering away in my craft room getting commission orders ready.

Well that's all from me for the moment, I'll be back on Tuesday with my Passion For Markers Design Team card.

Buy for now,