Saturday 29 January 2022

Allsorts Challenge #661 - ATG opt. Use a Stencil

 Hi Crafters,

These Saturday's roll around really quickly and so I'm back again to share my DT project for the new challenge at Allsorts.

Brenda is our host for this week and she has given us the choice of Anything Goes with the option to Use a Stencil.

I have plenty of stencils but I rarely use them so this was a definite challenge!

This is what I came up with, not always a card we enjoy making but a necessary one all the same.

Distress Oxides
Tim Holtz Flourish Stencil
Inkylicious Stamp
Woodware Sentiment Stamp

We have two prizes for two lucky winners this week
An AALL and Create Stencil and a Woodware Stamp


Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you here again soon,

Tuesday 25 January 2022

Passion For Markers Challenge #625 - Embossing (Heat/Dry)

 Hi Crafters,

It must be my week! After choosing the theme for the new challenge at Allsorts on Saturday it's also my turn to choose the theme for the new challenge at Passion For Markers today.

I have a ton of embossing folders that I have gathered over the years and a draw full of different colours and types of embossing powders. I forget to use them on my cards and it is such a shame as they create interesting and pretty details in your card designs. So, I thought I would challenge everyone to use theirs.

My theme this week therefore is.....


After colouring the tulip border image from our sponsor with my Promarkers I hunted down my tulip embossing folder that has been languishing in the drawer for some time (actually it does have a yearly outing when I batch make my Easter cards) it is only A6 in size but with the extra matts and layers I have scaled this card up to a 5" x 7". Using the Ticker Tape set I stamped the word 'Happy' in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with WOW red embossing powder. I then die cut the 'Easter' word and added this to the bottom of my design.

Image - Tulip Border - Sheepski Designs
Coloured with Promarkers
Crafts-Too Tulip Embossing Folder
Cottage Cutz Stitched Rectangle Dies
Waltzing Mouse 'Easter' Word Die
Lisa Horton 'Every Day Ticker Tape Sentiment Stamps' - Heat embossed with Red Embossing Powder
Candy Stripe Ribbon from stash

Challenges I'd like to enter:
I Love Promarkers - #502 ATG opt. Flowers
C.R.A.F.T. - #624 ATG
Creative Knockouts - #436 ATG
Colour Crazy Challenge - #3 ATG Colouring Challenge
My Time To Craft - #473 Floral

Our sponsor for this weeks prize of 3 Digital Images is...

Our rules are simple - Use your Markers on your project, tell us in your post where you have used them and follow the theme. Please pop over to the challenge blog to see all the lovely creations that the rest of the Design Team have made to get you inspired to join in.
See you soon,


Sunday 23 January 2022

Christmas Card Club Challenge #2 - The True Meaning Of Christmas

 Hi Crafters,

I'm back again for our next challenge in the Christmas Card Club.

This week Christine has asked us for


I've fallen back on my extensive collection of downloads from 'Instant Card Making Downloads' and used this 3D decoupage design. I added a Tonic Studios Sentiment die to finish. In hindsight I should have taken a photo at an angle to better show the four layers but I'm sure you get the idea.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

CD Sunday Plus - #77 ATG

CHNC Every Saturday - #578 ATG Christmas

Aud Sentiments - #290 ATG + A Sentiment

ABC Christmas Challenge - A is for Anything Christmas

Please take a look at the other ladies creations in the group, you can find links to their blogs here.

Thank you for visiting, hope to see you here again soon,



Saturday 22 January 2022

Allsorts Challenge #660 - For a Child

 Hi Crafters,

It's Saturday morning and that means a new challenge at Allsorts.

It's my turn to choose the theme this week and I'd like to see your creations...


This is what I created.

Image - Lili of the Valley Digital Image called JP Party Tea
Die - Lisa Horton Scalloped Layered Squares
Fuzzy Lemon Balloon Die
LOTV Stamped Sentiment (heat embossed)

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Crafty Catz - #579 ATG
Creative Fingers - #223 ATG

We have 3 wonderful prizes this week for the winners.


and 3 digital images from

Please see the challenge blog here for a full list of entry rules and prize details.
The Design Team have been busy creating some fabulous inspiration for you so please take a look and then join in with us if you can.

Happy Crafting!



Saturday 15 January 2022

Allsorts Challenge #659 - Add A Heart

 Hi Crafters,

It's Saturday so that means a new challenge at Allsorts.

Nice and simple this week with the theme of

Adding a Heart


Tattered Lace Vintage Heritage Frame Die

Marianne Designs Heart Die

Tonic 'Tiny Treasures' Die

Baby Bootees Die

Gems and Peel-offs and Ribbon Bows from stash

Challenges I'd like to enter:

to be added

We have two prizes this week

A Bee Crafty Stamp

Pearlywinks Craft Supplies

£15 Store Voucher

Please hop over to the challenge BLOG for a full set of rules and entry details.

Take care,


Tuesday 11 January 2022

Passion For Markers Challenge #623 - Going Dotty

 Hi Crafters,

We have dots before our eyes over at the Passion For Markers challenge blog.

Our theme this week is


So we'd like to see your creations incorporating DOTS this week. Please remember to use your Markers although you can make any type of project as long as you follow the theme.

Here is my card using an image kindly donated by our sponsor The Paper Shelter.

Image - The Most Adorable Panda - The Paper Shelter
Coloured with Promarkers, Copics and Tri-Blends
Dotty Cardstock
Kanban Tokyo Garden Bamboo Cardstock
Sheena Douglas Grand Dots Embossing Folder
Dies - MFT Pierced Squares, Tonic Scalloped Circle, Presscut Circle
Craft Consortium Enamel Rings
Gold Ribbon from stash

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #173 ATG

Creative Knockouts - #434 Celebrations

Colour Crazy Challenge - #1 ATG Colouring Challenge

Creative Fingers - #222 ATG

Crafting Happiness  #119 ATG

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - #95 ATG

River of Creativity - #9 ATG

Unicorn Challenge - #72 Layer It Up

Cardz 4 Guyz - #287 Spots and or Stripes

The Paper Shelter - Christmas Break Challenge - ATG

Our sponsor is offering 3 digital images to the lucky winner.

Take a look at the lovely 'Dotty' creations that the rest of the design team have created HERE.

That's it from me today, I'll see you again soon,



Sunday 9 January 2022

Christmas Card Club Challenge #1 - Black & Gold

 Hi Crafters,

I know it seems that Christmas was just over and you have had your fill of Christmas cards but I hope you can forgive me in sharing my latest inspiration for the first challenge of 2022 at the Christmas Card Club.

This fortnights theme was chosen by Kate and she would like to see our creations in


Hunkydory Moonstone Die - Friends are like Snowflakes
Gold Satin Cardstock and black Glitter card
Tonic Scalloped Square Dies

Challenges I'd like to enter:
CHNC Every Saturday - #576 ATG Christmas
Crafty Calendar - January ATG
Make My Monday - #165 Snowflakes
Colour Throwdown - #674 Black, Gold, White

Well the rest of our little bunch of ladies have created some fabulous cards too - take a peek at them by following the links to their blogs HERE.

Have a great Sunday!


Saturday 8 January 2022

Allsorts Challenge #658 - ATG opt. Use Something New

 Hi Crafters,

As crafters I'm sure you all love getting new stash, this new challenge at Allsorts gives you an opportunity to use it on a project. How many of you have new goodies that are still in the packaging and haven't yet seen the light of day? I know I have lots of items like this. I just had to have said item at the time and then either haven't found the time to play with them or have put it away and totally forgotten about it. Well now is the time to get them out!

Here's what I created.....using one of the aforementioned 'new/forgotten' dies. :o)

New Stash - Lost in Music Die by Paper Discovery
Couture Creations EF - Scattered Notes
Tonic Studio Guitar Die

Challenges I'd like to enter:

The Male Room - #158 For a Teenager

Our prize this week is...
A £15 store voucher

Please hop over to the challenge BLOG for full entry details and rules.

I hope you have a great day.

Saturday 1 January 2022

Allsorts Challenge #657 - Black & White Plus One

 Hi Crafters,

A Happy New Year to you all!

Well we have started 2022 here at Allsorts with a brand new challenge, we'd like to see your creations using BLACK & WHITE plus ONE other colour.

The choice of theme is yours provided you only use 3 colours on your project - Black & White + One other colour.

Here I have created a card for a family member who is a chimney sweep. The silhouette comes from Google which I printed and cut out, my skyline is a Britannia Die and the embossed background is an older Sheena Douglas folder called Dry Stone Wall. I stamped a few random blotches from a stamp set that I own as I thought they looked like soot :o)

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Creative Knockout - #433 ATG

Our prize this week is ...

A4 Rare Earth Stamp Set

I'm sure you have some new supplies that you can't wait to start using so this is a great opportunity to get them out and make something for this new challenge. You can enter up to 3 times HERE provided each entry is a new creation and dated after the start of our challenge, ie not backdated.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,