Tuesday 30 November 2021

Passion For Markers Challenge #620 - Christmas Critters

 Hi Crafters,

The panic is setting in at the realisation that I don't think I'm ready for Christmas :o/

I've been making Christmas cards all year and only have a handful left after my two markets last weekend, I still have all my family and friends to make for yet! I feel a few all-nighters coming on in order to get them done in time :o)

Anyway, this card below can be a start, I have someone in mind who will love this and it is also my DT inspiration for Passion For Markers this week. Our new challenge is ....


Image - Mo Manning's 'Snow Pals'
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Tri-blend Markers
Backing Paper - The Works
Tonic Scalloped Frame Die
Creative Expressions Sentiment Die
WOW Glitter

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Make My Monday - #162 Cute Christmas
Dream Valley - #260 Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #619 Winter
Crafty Catz - #574 ATG opt. Non Traditional Colours
Colour Crazy Challenge - #47 ATG Colouring Challenge
Mo's Digital Challenge - #309 #ATG with  Mo Image

Our sponsor this week who are offering a £15 voucher to their shop is...

For a chance to win this prize you must follow a few simple rules for the challenge ie. use your Markers on your project, tell us in your post where you have used them and follow the theme.

Well that's all from me today, I hope you have a great day,
See you again soon.

Saturday 27 November 2021

Allsorts Challenge #652 - Anything Goes with a Stamped/Digital Image

 Hi Crafters,

Another Saturday has arrived and that means a new challenge at Allsorts.

This week we'd like to see Stamped Images or Digital Images on your projects which can be for any occasion.


Image - Woodware Stamp FRS002 Boys Toys

Heat embossed and coloured with Promarkers

Cog Embossing Folder inked with Distress Ink Vintage Photo

Xcut Sentiment Die

Challenges I'd like to enter:

to be added

We have two fabulous prizes for our lucky winners...

Bee Crafty Border Stamps


3 images of winners choice from...

Ruth Hamilton Designs

Come and join us for a fun challenge.


Wednesday 24 November 2021


 Hi Crafters,

I recently entered a swap on Facebook with the Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge Group. The theme for this ATC challenge was Gnomes and we were given several images to work with to create 3 ATC's to send to our partners.

Here is my set...

...and here they are individually

I used various techniques, stamping, texture paste, glass beads, heat embossing and inking around the edges. I added some die cut Sizzix mushrooms to complement the background images and the sign post and fence elements are from a Stamps with Me stamp set.

I received a fabulous set in return from my swap partner Carole Jones.

She even decorated the mini pocket letter sleeve that housed them. I have a way to go before I reach this standard but I really enjoyed participating in the swap and look forward to the next one.

I'd like to enter my ATC's into the challenge at Simon Says Stamp this week.

Well, that's it for today, see you again soon,



Monday 22 November 2021

Christmas Card Club Challenge #24 - Fairies & Angels

 Hi Crafters,

I'm a day late posting for this challenge so I'll make it a short post.

It is also tinged with sadness as the theme was chosen by Shaz who passed away earlier this year.

This is what I have made using LOTV prints for both the background and image and a Phill Martin sentiment stamp which I heat embossed in silver.

Still trying to use up those peel-offs too :o)

I hope you have a great Monday!



Saturday 20 November 2021

Allsorts Challenge #651 - One For The Girls

 Hi Crafters,

A new challenge has started at Allsorts today.

Head over to the blog and enter your feminine creations for the girls both young and old.

I have used an LOTV (Lili of the Valley) Pre-coloured image die cut with a scalloped frame die. The sentiment stamp is also LOTV. The papers are digital ones that I've had for so long that I'm afraid I have no record of where they came from. A sweet little gem flower added a touch of bling - all girls need a little bling! :o)

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Fab n Funky - #539 Check It Out

Aud Sentiments - #288 ATG + Sentiment

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #618 For Children

Creative Knockouts - #428 ATG

Take a peek at the inspiration on the challenge blog from my teamies HERE.

For the lucky winners we have two great prizes....

Tattered Lace Die

Woodware Stamp Set

Bye for now,



Tuesday 16 November 2021

Passion For Markers Challenge #618 - Anything Christmas

 Hi Crafters,

It's lovely to see you here again, I hope you like my card I have to share with you today for the new challenge at Passion For Markers.


I've used this gorgeous digital stamp from Power Poppy called 'Mittens and Merriment' for the main focal point of this card. I have coloured it using my Promarkers and Spectrum Noir Triblends. The paper is from Hunkydory's 'A Sparkling Season' paper pad and the dies used are Tonic Deco Fleurs Layering Frames, Tonic Religious Baubles Set for the sentiment and two Marianne Designs Corner Dies. Glitter & Ribbon from my stash.

Here's a close up of this lovely stamp.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #169 ATG

Dream Valley Challenge - #259 ATG

Colour Crazy Challenge - #45 ATG Colouring Challenge

CHNC Every Saturday - #568 ATG Christmas

Creatalicious Challenge - #223 ATG opt Use Ribbon / Twine

Unicorn Challenge - #71 Christmas/Winter

Our sponsor for this week who are offering 2 digital images to the lucky winner is...

We love to see all your creations, you can make anything you like be it a scrapbook page, card, gift box or bag etc. as long as you use your Markers and follow the theme.

I hope you have fun creating your projects for this weeks challenge...

see you soon.



Saturday 13 November 2021

Allsorts Challenge #650 - Christmas

 Hi Crafters,

Christmas is only 6 more Saturdays away!

That's a bit of a shock to the system, I knew it was getting close but counting it up on the calendar gave me a bit of a turn - I'm not ready!

I have started to buy some presents and thankfully I don't have too many to get so that can easily be achieved but although I make Christmas cards all year round I always find that I am still short of some and then there's a scrabble to get enough made to cover everyone. Perhaps I should have made a card instead of these Christmas ATC's but I wanted to enter a swap with them and these are also my design team inspiration for the new challenge at ALLSORTS this week for their Christmas theme.

I used a Tim Holtz stencil for the background and dies for the reindeer and fir tree. I heat embossed some Shabby white embossing powder on to the background to resemble snow. The sentiment has also been heat embossed in gold and the mini gold glitter pegs have been in my stash for years. I thought each reindeer deserved a jingle bell so added that with a piece of shimmery twine.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #617 Christmas
Aud Sentiments - #287 ATG Christmas + Sentiment
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - #68 Merry Christmas

We have two great prizes for the lucky winners this week...

Christmas Ribbons and Embellies


3 images of the winners choice from...

Please take a look at the rest of the Design Team makes here for more inspiration. 

I hope to see you again soon, thank you for popping by,



Sunday 7 November 2021

Christmas Card Club Challenge #23 Christmas Wreath

 Hi Crafters,

We are on to challenge number 23 at the Christmas Card Club so nearly to the end of our card-making year, it has flown by so quickly but we all have a good supply of Christmas cards in our stash now ready for the big day. If you'd like to join us and get ahead with your Christmas card making for 2022 then please contact Rachel who will tell you all about it.

Now on to my cards for this time....

These are for the kitty lovers amongst you :o)


Both cards are made from digital downloads from Card-Making Downloads.com

I used a Carnation Crafts Tattered Frame Die for the gold backing layer and then fussy cut all the decoupage and used glossy accents for the kitty's nose and eyes. Gems in the centre of the poinsettia flower.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

CHNC Every Saturday - #567 ATG Christmas

Crafty Calendar - ATG

I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday, it's lovely and sunny here at the moment albeit rather cold. I much prefer cold, crisp sunny days to the wet and dank ones we've had of late.

See you again soon,



Saturday 6 November 2021

Allsorts Challenge #649 - From Boys to Men

 Hi Crafters,

Yay! It's Saturday, another busy week has flown by so fast and I find myself one week into November - how did this happen?

We have a new challenge starting at Allsorts where we want to see all your makes for the BOYS and MEN in your life.

I have created this coastal scene using some free stamps from a magazine and used my water-colour paints for the image but Distress Inks and a stencil to create the sky.

All the stamps and the sentiment were part of the stamp set, including the porthole which I have mounted on 3D foam and attached acetate to the back but the camera isn't showing this I'm afraid.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Make My Monday - #160 E(scape) It

Crafty Creations - #427 ATG

We have two lovely prizes again this week for our lucky winners...

Woodware Stamp and Sentiment Set

from CraftStash


3 images of winners choice from...

Ruth Hamilton Designs

Please pop along to the challenge blog here to see what the rest of the design team have created to inspire you.

Well, that's all from me today, thank you for visiting and I hope to see youa gain soon.



Tuesday 2 November 2021

Passion For Markers Challenge #616 - 3 or More Patterned Papers

 Hi Crafters,

I'm popping in today with my Design Team creation for the new challenge at Passion For Markers. This week we'd like you to use 3 or more patterned papers on your creation along with your Markers of course. It doesn't have to be a card either - any type of project can be entered, just follow the theme and use your Markers, link back to the challenge blog in your post and have fun!

Here's my card...

Stamp - Penny Black Rubber Stamp - Buzzin' Friends
Coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Hunkydory Garden Treasures Paper Pad
Marianne Designs Mini Butterfly Die
H Birthday Die - Ebay
Stitched Rectangle Dies

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Fab 'n' Funky - #537 Embellish It
Little Red Wagon - #625 Outside
Alphabet Challenge - O is for Outdoors
Colour Crazy Challenge - #43 ATG Colouring challenge
The Crafter's Cafe - #277 ATG
Creative Moments - #224 ATG
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - ATG opt. Colour Inspiration
Incy Wincy Designs - #All Creatures Great & Small +/ Spotted Paper
Make My Monday - #160 E(scape) It

Our sponsor this week is...

who are offering 3 digi images to the lucky winner.

I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs to see what you have made, in the meantime...
have a lovely day and I'll see you soon.