Tuesday 29 June 2021

Passion For Markers Challenge #598 - Clean & Simple

 Hi Crafters,

How cute is this little mouse from Bugaboo Stamps!

They are our sponsors this week at Passion For Markers?

We are looking for all your CLEAN & SIMPLE creations for this challenge.

Here is mine...

Told ya' he was cute!


Image - 'Mouse Candle' Bugaboo Stamps

Coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noir Triblends

Paper - CraftsUprint

Dies - MFT Die-namics Stitched Scalloped Basic Edge, Sue Wilson Stitched Square and Dixie Craft Sentiment die

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Colour Crazy Challenge - #25 ATG Colouring Challenge

Creative Fingers - #211 ATG

Sweet Stampin' - Something Beginning with 'B' (Birthday, Blue,)

Cute Card Thursday - #689 ATG

Crafty Gals Corner - #220  One for the Boys

Sweet Stampers - #57 Birthday

For full details of our rules please visit the blog here and check out the other creations from the rest of the design team too.

Have a great day,



Saturday 26 June 2021

Allsorts Challenge #630 - Use Design Papers

 Hi Crafters,

Well it's Saturday again and that means a new challenge at Allsorts.

This week we'd love to see you using your Design Papers on your creation.

I have created a card using papers and chipboard shapes from Stamperia 'Orchids and Cats' paper pad.


Papers Stamperia 'Orchids and Cats' Paper Pad & Chipboard Shapes

Pearlescent card stock - Limetree Crafts

Dawn Bibby Mechanical Menagerie Square Mat Dies

Sentiment Stamp - Phill Martin Blossom Everyday Sentiment Set

Pink Gems from stash

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Alphabet Challenge - F is for Furry Friends

Make My Monday - #151 Cats or Dogs

Please head over the challenge blog here for all the details and to check out the inspiration from my talented team mates. The lucky winners will receive one of these prizes

Chocolate Baroque Harlequin Bouquet
2 craft stencils (contents may vary)

See you again soon.

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Holly Sprigs

 Hi Crafters,

Two weeks have passed and it's time to share my second Guest Designer card for the current challenge at

Christmas Craft Creations

The theme for the challenge is Heat Embossing and I have heat embossed everything on this card. The Holly leaves and sentiment are from the stamp and die set that I won from this challenge last month and the background stamp is by Paula Pascual.

Here it is again tilted to the light to show the embossing

Challenges I'd like to enter:

CHNC Every Saturday - #547 ATG Christmas

ABC Christmas - L - Letters / M - Mistletoe

You still have plenty of time to enter the challenge so get those embossing powders out and have some fun!

Bye for now,



Sunday 20 June 2021

Christmas Card Club Challenge #13 - Music

 Hi Crafters,

I'm a little behind with posting my Christmas card club makes today but here we are now.

Our theme this week is


I managed to make two cards this time.

The embossed background is a Crafters Companion Embossing Folder and I have added dark gold gilding wax to highlight the notes. Both sentiments are from Sue Wilson, I do love her dies, they cut so beautifully. Then lastly, but of course most importantly are the 'Scandi Gnomes' I love these cute tree carrying gnomes which are Tattered Lace dies and Charisma layered up to make lovely 3D toppers.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #160 ATG

Aud Sentiments - #277 ATG + Sentiment

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #601 Christmas

CHNC Every Saturday - #547 ATG Christmas

Art Journey Design - #124 Slimline Card

Please take a look at the other CCC members cards and projects, their blog links are in my sidebar.

Well that's all from me, hope you have a great rest of your day.



Saturday 19 June 2021

Allsorts Challenge #629 - Anything Goes opt. Add Buttons or Bows

 Hi Crafters,

How are we all?

It's Saturday again and a new challenge at Allsorts.

It's a super easy one of Anything Goes with the option to Add Buttons or Bows

I have created two sets of notelets. I adapted a tutorial from Sam Calcott UK on You Tube using two Craft Consortium paper pads by Helz Cuppleditch and used a bow as my closure.


Craft Consortium 12 x 12 paper pads - Bluebells and Buttercups & Cottage Garden by Helz Cuppleditch

4 x 4 inch cards and envelopes

Ribbon from my stash

Sizzix 'Just a Note' Die

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Craft Creations - #422 ATG

Ally's Angels - #47 ATG

Fab n Funky - #528 For A Child

We have a £15 Voucher from Stamp Addicts for the lucky winner.

 The design team are looking forward to visiting your blogs to see what you create so get out your stash and have fun!



Tuesday 15 June 2021

Passion For Markers Challenge #596 - Summer Colours

 Hi Crafters,

Well the sun has been shining here for the past few weeks and that is what our new challenge at Passion For Markers is all about this week.


Image - Pool Ready by All Dressed Up Stamps
Coloured with Promarkers
Paper - Tonic 8x8 pad - Mid Summer Mornings
Stitched Rectangle Die
Cut & Make  Mini Tropical Dies for the flip-flops and sunglasses
Sentiment - LOTV Block Sentiment Set 102

Challenges I'd like to enter:
I Love Promarkers - #437 ATG opt. Spots & or Stripes
Cardz 4 Galz - #148 Summer Fun
Creative Knockouts - #405 ATG
Colour Crazy Challenge - #23 ATG Colouring Challenge
Art Journey Design - #124 Slimline Card
We Love Chocolate Baroque - Hand Coloured or Paper Pieced Images

Our sponsor this week is All Dressed Up Stamps

who are offering 2 digi images.

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!

It's great to see you here again, I'll pop over to your blogs soon, I do so enjoy seeing what you are creating.


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!