Monday 30 August 2021

Christmas Card Club Challenge #18 - Lots of Layers

 Hi Crafters,

I'm just stepping off of the naughty step long enough to post this card for the Christmas Card Club and stepping right back on it again!

The reason for my naughty step sentence is that it was MY challenge and with everything that has been going on lately I completely forgot!

I have been juggling too many plates for too long and need to take a serious look at where all my time goes. I manage two monthly farmers market/craft fairs and the admin for these has gone berserk since lockdown has eased and everyone - I mean EVERYONE wants a space there. I enjoy doing it but just keeping up with emails and messages alone has taken up so much time. Both of these were on Friday and Saturday and so last week my focus was on these events and nothing else. I have some other things coming up over the next three weeks that need my attention too so although I have some scheduled posts here during this time I will not be around much - no difference there I hear you say :0)

Anyway, apologies to my teammates for my tardy post but here is my 'Lots of Layers' card.

Created with a Craft Creations Decoupage image and a sweet little banner die that I purchased from eBay this card is destined for a customer who placed her order early. There are lots of layers in the decoupage and several layers of patterned papers too.
Please take a look at the other creations that the rest of the Christmas Card Club have made, their links are in my sidebar.

With that I shall bid you farewell, the step is calling :0/


Saturday 28 August 2021

Allsorts Challenge #639 - CAS

 Hi Crafters,

It's a new challenge at Allsorts today - a nice easy theme of 

C.A.S. - (clean & simple)


Memory Box Die - Woodland Oval

Inkylicious Stamps

Distress Inks

Challenges I'd like to enter:

(to be added)

So there you have it, a nice easy theme for you all to join in with. I can't wait to visit your blogs to see all your lovely creations.

We have a lovely stamp set from Chocolate Baroque for the lucky winner.....

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



Tuesday 24 August 2021

Passion For Markers Challenge #606 Fantasy/Magical

 Hi Crafters,

I hope you are enjoying your week.

We have a new challenge starting on the Passion For Markers blog with 3 digital images from Sheepski Designs as our prize.

The theme is....


I have used this wonderful image from our sponsor.

Image - Unicorn Image #186
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Triblends
Cottage Cutz Stitched Rectangle Dies
Tonic Scalloped Square Die
Cut & Make Sentiment Dies
Glitter & Gems

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Colour Crazy Challenge - #33 ATG Colouring Challenge

Please take a look at the lovely inspirational projects from the rest of the Design Team HERE.

To be in with a chance at winning the 3 digital images from our sponsor you must use your Markers on your project, tell us in your post where you have used them and follow the theme.

See you again soon,


Sunday 15 August 2021

Christmas Card Club Challenge - #17 Candles

 Hi Crafters,

This weeks challenge is CANDLES and set by Mrs A.

I don't seem to have many candle images or stamps in my stash but found this Hunkydory panel which if you look very hard you can see the candle in the lantern behind the robin :o)

I added some snowflake printed ribbon and stamped and embossed the sentiment from a Phill Martin stamp set.
Please take a look at the cards from the other members of our team - their links are in my sidebar.

Happy Sunday folks !


Saturday 14 August 2021

Allsorts Challenge #637/8 - Add Some Sparkle

 Hi Crafters,

It's my turn to host the challenge at Allsorts this week and I have chosen to 

'Add Some Sparkle'

This challenge will last for 2 weeks and is the last of our elongated summer challenges, so you have plenty of time to enter.

I have used a Crafters Companion edge die for my card and embossed the bottom section using a 3D embossing folder from Creative Expressions. I love these folders as they give such a deep emboss to your card. A snippet of green glitter card behind the cut-out and a thin ribbon fastened with a gold brad finishes my design.

I hope you can join in with us, as its a 2 week challenge we have two lucky winners and a Top 10 this time.

Our sponsor is WOWVOW who are offering a £15 store Voucher 

There will be a second prize of 3 Craft Stencils (designs will vary)

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Aud Sentiments - #281 ATG + Sentiment

Creative Craft Cottage - #143 No Patterned Paper



Tuesday 10 August 2021

Passion For Markers Challenge #604 - Christmas in August

 Hi Crafters,

There's a new challenge starting over on the Passion For Markers blog with the fun theme of



Image from Colour of Love - Rory Carolling

Coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noir Triblends

Paper - Snow Daze from The Works

Sue Wilson Sentiment Die

Xcut Snowflake Dies

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Crafting Happiness - #108 ATG

Colour Crazy Challenge - #31 ATG Colouring Challenge

Creative Knockouts - #413 ATG

Our sponsor this week is Colour of Love Digi's who are offering 3 digital images to the lucky winner.

If you'd like to enter our challenge just use your markers on your project and follow the theme. Take a look at my teamies makes HERE and come join in the fun.



Sunday 1 August 2021

Christmas Card Club Challenge #16 - Use 2 or More Patterned Papers

 Hi Crafters,

It's Christmas Card Club time again and I have two cards to share with you this week.

Our theme was set by GranMargaret of

2 or More Patterned Papers

This card was created using a Hunkydory Card kit and some old peel-offs - I think those peel-offs multiply in the night, it doesn't matter how many times I use them, they never come to an end :)

Image is Hunydory again but this time I die cut the sentiment, the green and gold paper has been in a draw for years, it was a 12 x 12 sheet but I have no name left on it.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

CHNC Every Saturday - #553 ATG Christmas

I hope you have a great Sunday and the weather is being kind wherever you are.