Saturday 26 February 2022

Allsorts Challenge #665 - Hand Coloured or Paper Pieced Image

 Hi Crafters,

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

We'd like to see your HAND COLOURED or PAPER PIECED IMAGES this week.

Image - Daffodils - Ruth Hamilton Designs
Coloured with Promarkers
Gemini Basket Weave Embossing Folder
Waltzingmouse 'Easter' Die
Lisa Horton Scalloped Stitched Circle Dies
Distress Ink Gathered Twigs.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

(to be added)

We have two prizes this week

Tonic Die Set from Coleman's Craft Warehouse
3 Digital Images from Ruth Hamilton Designs 

The design team have been very busy creating some gorgeous projects to share with you, please take a look at them Here and then why not join in with us too we love to see what you will create.

Have a great day!


Wednesday 23 February 2022

Happy Ever After.....

Hi Crafters,

Time continues to fly by and this is the first chance I have had in between DT posts to share the card I created for my daughter and son-in-laws wedding.

Their wedding theme was white and green with lots of foliage in the decoration and so I thought the 'Lady' Mintay papers would work well for their card.

I fussy cut lots of the flowers and elements from the papers and layered them around the central shaker element which I filled with pearls and green glitter to match the colour theme. The gold hearts and wedding rings were cut from another paper collection.

'Lady' Mintay Paper Pad
Carnation Crafts Die Cut Flowers
Sentiment - Britannia Dies
Sue Wilson Stitched Square Die
Dawn Bibby Menagerie Frame Die

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Path of Positivity - #98 ATG Positive opt. Celebrate something Special about your Family
As you Like It - Favourite Occasion + Why
( Weddings are such a joyful time, everyone comes together to wish the newlyweds a long and happy future - I love making cards for these occasions)
Creative Knockouts - #440 2 or More Patterned Papers
Country View Challenges - Hearts and Flowers
Moving Along with the Times - #139 Love, Anniversary, Wedding
Ellibelle's Corner - Crafty Wednesday - Feb. Hearts or Flowers
Crafty Gals Corner - #228 Add a Heart

I can't wait to see the official photos of the day. I didn't get many opportunities to take any photos with my phone and it was such a wet, dull and windy day that any snaps I did take didn't come out well - but I'll leave you with one of them cutting the cake in the evening.

Have a great Wednesday!




Tuesday 22 February 2022

Passion For Markers Challenge #629 - Things With Wings

 Hi Crafters,

I'm back again today to share my DT inspiration for the new challenge at Passion For Markers.

We would like to see your creations depicting...


Image - Fairy by Lee Holland Art
Coloured with Promarkers & TriBlends
Lisa Horton Scalloped Stitched Circle Die
Cheery Lynn Stitched Banner Die
Sue Wilson Sentiment Die
Papers - Hunkydory Violet Delights Paper Pad
Gems and Glitter

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Fab n Funky - #545 Birthdays
Crafty Catz - #583 ATG opt. Add a Sentiment
Colour Crazy Challenge - #7 ATG Colouring Challenge
Crafty Calendar - Feb. ATG

Our sponsor this week is

who are offering 1 stamp set (must be in stock) to the lucky winner. To be in with a chance at winning the prize please follow the few simple rules we have ie. Use your Markers on your project, follow the theme and link to our challenge blog in your post.

That's it folks!
Have Fun!


Monday 21 February 2022

Time To.....

 Hi Crafters,

It's been very windy here over night, I hope it has been uneventful where ever you are.

Just popping in today with a quick post to enter my card in a challenge or two.

Clock Face, Hands and Cogs cut on my Silhouette Cameo 
Happy Birthday Banner Die
Background Paper - Bearly Mine Crafts (no longer in business)

Challenges I'd like to enter:
The Male Room - #159 Clocks
Daring Cardmakers - In the Nick of Time

I haven't used my Silhouette Cameo for a very long time (maybe that's because it's somewhat hidden under all the crafting supplies - I really must find time to tidy up after each project).

Happy Monday!


Sunday 20 February 2022

Christmas Card Club Challenge #4 - Penguins

 Hi Crafters,

Just popping in today to share two Christmas cards for the fortnightly Christmas Card Club.

Our Valerie has chosen the theme of 


I've used a download from Debbi Moore Designs which I've had for some time and added some Memory Box Scribble Trio Star dies.

Keeping them quite flat for posting I have used minimal embellishments and just let the images do the work.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

(to be added)

Pop over to the other ladies blogs and see what they have created, their links are listed HERE.

Bye for now,



Saturday 19 February 2022

Allsorts Challenge #664 - I Love....

 Hi Crafters,

Saturday again!

Where do these weeks go?

Another Allsorts challenge theme to join in with and this week and we would like to see your cards and projects depicting what you LOVE to do.

Although I spend most of my time cardmaking for customers and my stall at markets when I have the time I create mixed media art, in the form of ATC's, Journal Pages or 3D projects.

Here are a few pictures of a page that I created in my journal.

Using Distress Inks and Oxides with some stencils I created the background before adding stamping, die cuts and some more stencilling with texture paste.

I had a polaroid stamp that I've been wanting to incorporate on a page and so I cut out the centre portion and added some mirror cardstock behind, this acts as a mirror showing the viewer a reflection of their own face which fits in nicely with the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous tall stamp down the spine.

Another Stamper Anonymous Heart stamp with a die cut word underneath following the theme.

Here you can see my camera in the reflective polaroid panel.....

...and a close up of the quote stamp and texture on the page.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Creative Fingers - #225 ATG
Crafting Happiness - #120 ATG
Art Journey Design - #131 Hearts
We Love Stamping - Anything Stamped opt. Stencilling
Creative Artiste Challenge - #79 ATG Mixed Media
The Crafters Cafe - #282 Make Your Own Background
Creatalicious Challenge - #229 ATG opt. Make Your Own Background
We Love 2 Create - #2 ATG Mixed Media

This week we have two prizes from Oakwood Archer a bundle of craft goodies and a craft stencil.

We only have a few rules - no backlinking, link to the challenge blog in your post, follow the theme and a maximum of 3 entries per person - so please adhere to them if you want to be in with a chance at winning a prize.
The DT are looking forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you have created.


Sorry if I have been MIA this week but it was my youngest daughters Wedding on Tuesday so my time has been taken up in preparation for the Big Day. The weather could have been kinder but we all enjoyed a lovely celebration of the day which was so welcomed after being cancelled several times since last year due to the pandemic.
I'll leave you with a snapshot of the happy occasion.


Saturday 12 February 2022

Allsorts Challenge #663 - CAS opt. Elegance

 Hi Crafters,

Another Saturday has rolled around and I'd like to share my Design Team inspiration for the new challenge at Allsorts this week.

It was Ellie's turn to choose a theme and she would like to see your CAS (clean and simple) creations with the option of Elegance.

This type of card is always difficult for me to create as I tend to add lots of layers and details to my cards but I gave it a go and this is what I came up with.

I had purchased some mixed media background stamps from Ebay recently and started by stamping the circles in Ranger Archival Ink - Vivid Chartreuse and the 3 flashes in RAI - Sepia, this gave the cacti pots some grounding. The Cut & Make mini cacti dies are from The Range. I cut them from snippets of card and backed each cacti with the corresponding colour card, gave them a little inking and set them on the card front. The large sentiment is a Woodware Stamp.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Snippets Playground - #421 ATG

Crafts Galore Encore - #96 ATG

Stamping Sensations - Feb Challenge Anything Stamped

We have two fabulous prizes for this weeks winners

An AALL Stencil from Colemans Craft Warehouse

and £15 store voucher from

Please visit the challenge blog for more inspiration and details.

See you soon,



Tuesday 8 February 2022

Passion For Markers Challenge #627 - Add A Sentiment

 Hi Crafters,

Come and join in the fun at Passion For Markers this week where the challenge theme is


Nice and easy, right?

Don't forget to use your Markers on your project.

Here is my DT inspiration card, please take a look at the other talented ladies in the design team and their beautiful creations here.

Image - A Gentle Touch by Crafty Sentiments Stamps
Coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir Tri-Blends
Paper - Hunkydory Flight of the Butterflies Paper Pad
Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Dies

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Love is in the Air
Colour Crazy Challenge - #5 ATG Colouring Challenge
Moving Along with the Times - #139 Love, Anniversary, Wedding
Creatalicious Creations - #228 ATG opt. Love

Our lovely sponsor this week is

who are offering 3 digital images to the lucky winner.
To be eligible for the prize you must use your Markers on your project and follow the theme.

Thank you for joining me today,
I hope to see you here again soon,


Sunday 6 February 2022

Christmas Card Club Challenge #3 - Festive Gifts/Gift Bags

 Hi Crafters,

I'm back this morning with the latest challenge at the Christmas Card Club.

It was my turn to choose a theme this time and I wanted to change it up a bit and move away from Christmas cards for this week although there is always the Anything Goes option.


I've had this glittery, wooden sentiment in my stash for so long that it's lovely to finally see it on a project.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Sparkles Christmas Challenge - #133 Use Some Gold

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - #148 Use Ribbon, Raffia or Twine

Our challenge each fortnight is just for fun but if you would like to join in please contact Rachel who will give you all the details. We are a friendly bunch with a passion for all things Christmas and by the end of the year we all have a significant pile of Christmas cards that are ready for the Big day.

Have a lovely Sunday!



Saturday 5 February 2022

Allsorts Challenge #662 - Anything Goes with option of Red Flowers

 Hi Crafters,

It's Saturday morning and that means........the Weekend!   Yay!

But it also means a new challenge at Allsorts.

We have a really easy ANYTHING GOES challenge with the option to add RED FLOWERS to your projects.

Here is my card.

Crafters Companion Rose 'Floral Delight' Dies
LOTV Papers
Tattered Lace Sentiment Die
Spellbinders Floral Oval Die
Ribbon from stash

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Creative Knockouts - #438 Lots of Layers

For our prize this week we have a coordinating stamp set and paper pad from CraftStash.

Take a look at the rest of the Design Teams creations Here for lots of inspiration.

I'll see you again soon,