Saturday 30 October 2021

Allsorts Challenge #648 - Include a Sentiment

 Hi Crafters,

It's the weekend and that means a new challenge at Allsorts.

It is my turn to choose a theme and I would like to see you 'Include a Sentiment' on your project please.

I have created a baking themed card this week with a large Craftbox sentiment die.

Tonic Scalloped Frame Dies
Craftbox Sentiment Die
Magnolia Doily Die
Images are from DeeDee's Digi's - pre-coloured

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Creative Knockouts - #425 ATG
Crafty Catz - #570 ATG
Creative Fingers - #218 ATG

There are two prizes up for grabs for two lucky winners.

Tattered Lace Die
Tonic Studio Die

Please take a look at the inspirational makes from the Design Team HERE.

Thank you for popping by today, I hope to see you again soon.


Sunday 24 October 2021

Christmas Card Club Challenge #22 - Santa's Little Helpers

 Hi Crafters,

It's Sunday morning and another Christmas Card Club challenge.

This week we've been given the theme of SANTA'S LITTLE HELPERS by Margaret.

I thought these cute penguins looked like they were helping by holding up this Christmas banner. I've coloured them with my trusty Promarkers and the papers are from an older Dovecrafts paper pad.

Then I thought about Santa's reindeer who help him quite a lot too. He wouldn't be able to get round delivering all the gifts without them, so I made a card depicting just that.

The stamped border scene is from Studio Light which I have heat embossed with white embossing powder. Inked the background with Distress Inks and used Britannia Dies and Duo Dies for Santa's Flight and the sentiment.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

to be added

Thank you for visiting today, please take a look at the other Christmas creations from the rest of the design team, the links to their blogs are here.

See you again soon,



Saturday 23 October 2021

Allsorts Challenge #647 - ATG/Vintage Style

 Hi Crafters,

I hope you are enjoying the start of your weekend.

It is my birthday today but I have to attend the Farmers & Craft Market that I organise this morning so all celebrations will have to wait until later - nothing too grand as by the time I get back home I will probably just want to put my feet up and have a cuppa :o)

Anyway I digress, I'm here to share my card for the new challenge at Allsorts which starts today. We would like to see your Vintage Style makes or you can opt for the Anything Goes theme.

Created using the Tattered Lace 'So Chic' Die Set and matching Charisma Download.

Quite a simple card to put together as everything is on the CD Rom including backing papers and images. I just did a little inking around the edges with my Vintage Photo Distress Ink pad.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

to be added

For the lucky winners we have these great prizes

IndigoBlu Rose Blush Stamp

Winners choice of 3 images from Ruth Hamilton Designs

The design team are eager to visit your blogs and see your creations this week so pop over to the challenge blog HERE to enter.


Tuesday 19 October 2021

Passion For Markers Challenge #614 - Dies & or Punches

 Hi Crafters,

Thank you for visiting today.

We have a new challenge for you at Passion For Markers this week...


 so get out your dies, punches and colouring markers and come and join in the fun!

Here's what I created using this cute Unicorn image from Bugaboo Stamps, which sadly is now closed. I have lots of their images, they are a real favourite of mine.


Image - 'Bugsweetunicorn' from Bugaboo Stamps
Coloured with Promarkers 
Paper - Hunkydory Garden Treasures Pad
Marianne Designs Mini Butterfly Die
Duo Dies Large Nesting Oval Dies
Whimsy Stamps Quick Strips Dies Set WSD330

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Colour Crazy Challenge - #41 Colouring Challenge
(Image - Patterned Paper - Glitter)
Cute Card Thursday - #693 ATG
Ally's Angels - #51 ATG

We have a fabulous £15 voucher from Dies To Die For

Please remember to follow the theme and use your markers on your project and if you could tell us in your post where you have used them that would be great for when the design team come to visit you.

I hope you have a great day...



Saturday 16 October 2021

Allsorts Challenge #646 - Anything Autumn

 Hi Crafters,

Well Autumn is truly upon us, and so we would like to see your Autumn makes at Allsorts for this weeks challenge.

Very old image and papers from stash
Grosgrain Ribbon
Sentiment Stamp - Crafters Companion

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Creative Fingers - #217 ATG
My Time To Craft - #468 Halloween/Fall Colours
Cardz 4 Guyz - #281 Autumn Colours Birthday Card
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #6`4 Halloween/Autumn/Thanksgiving

This lovely Lavinia stamp called Spotty Toadstools will be going to one lucky winner.

and this Tim Holtz On The Edge Pennant Die to another...

Imagine all the gorgeous Autumn makes you could create with these. Pop over to the challenge blog for more inspiration and join in the fun!



Sunday 10 October 2021

Christmas Card Club Challenge #21 - Snowmen, Snow Families

 Hi Crafters,

Well I guess most of you are thinking about getting your Christmas cards made, I know I am although I never seem to have enough ready in time for fairs and posting despite making them all year!

Well it was Kate's turn to choose a theme this time and she has come up with...


This is a Hunkydory Art Pad image, I have used older papers from my stash and added a Tonic & Creative Expressions sentiment die cut and the mittens are a Marianne Designs die.

This little fella is a Buddly Crafts digital image from a long time ago, not sure if he's still in their shop now. I have coloured him using my Promarkers, stamped a sentiment and added some snowman paper to keep him company :o)

Challenges I'd like to enter:

I Love Promarkers - #445 ATG opt. Embossing

Crafty Creations - #426 ATG

ABC Christmas - Christmas theme - 'V' Vocabulary

Thank you for visiting, I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and see you again soon.



Saturday 9 October 2021

Allsorts Challenge #645 - Embellish It

 Hi Crafters,

Another week, another challenge!

This week at Allsorts we would like you to



Hunkydory Art Pad Image

Papers from stash

Leanne Creatif Watering Can Die

Creative Expressions Sentiment Die

Carnation Crafts Wild Bloom Vignette and Die

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Crafty Catz - #567 ATG opt. Girly

We have a lovely prize from Crafty Ribbons

of a £10 voucher/winner pays pps

and a Tim Holtz On the Edge Die for another lucky winner

So get those thinking caps on, get those crafty supplies out and come play along with us HERE.



Tuesday 5 October 2021

Passion For Markers Challenge #612 - Use The Colour 'RED'

 Hi Crafters,

Well, it's my turn to choose the theme this week at Passion For Markers and I'm feeling in a RED kind of mood so I'd like you to use the colour RED on your projects. It can be in the papers/cardstock, embellishments or in the image. Please remember we are a colouring challenge so you must use your Markers somewhere on your project and tell us in your post where you have used them.

Image - Garden Party - Sheepski Designs
Coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noir Triblends
Gingham Paper is from Dovecrafts 'Krafty Christmas' Paper Pad
Sentiment Die - Sue Wilson Creative Expressions
Glitter Embossing Powder
Kraft card and card blank

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Colour Crazy Challenge - #39 ATG Colouring Challenge

Di's Digi Stamps are our sponsor for this challenge

they are offering a $6 voucher for their store to the lucky winner.

Why not check out the rest of the design team makes HERE, there's lots of inspiration to help you kick start your crafting mojo.


Saturday 2 October 2021

Allsorts Challenge #644 - I Love.....

 Hi Crafters,

The weekend has arrived and I'm so glad, it's been a full week and I'm ready for a slower pace.

It's also time to share my DT card for the new challenge at Allsorts.

Lynn has chosen the theme of

I LOVE.....

'I love'.....making ART so I'm sharing a set of ATC's that I created recently for a swap. The image and sentiment were stamped using a Woodware stamp set called 'Follow Your Art', coloured with Distress Inks and details added with Polychromos. The background was created by applying Distress Oxide Inks in patches on the ATC and then inking over the areas with the same colour ink through a stencil which gives a watermark effect. I then used some texture paste through a grid stencil that I've had for ages.

A bit of doodling around the edges and we're done. 

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Crafting happiness - #115 ATG

Our prizes this week are a £15 voucher from Helping Hands Craft

and a Tim Holtz On The Edge Pennants Die

Please take a look at the creativeness of the design team for lots of inspiration for your own makes HERE. I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you love....