Saturday 26 March 2022

Allsorts Challenge #669 - In the Garden

 Hi Crafters,

It's my turn to choose the theme at Allsorts Challenge this week and I have picked...


I have made a double 'Z' fold card to create my garden scene.

Marianne Designs Dies - Fence, Tree, Bench, Bird House, Grass Tuft, Bush.
Lea'Bilities Dies - Watering Can, Wheel Barrow and Tools.
Polkadoodles Cloud Die
Tattered Lace Sentiment Die

Challenges I'd like to enter:

to be added

Here are the prizes for our lucky winners from First Stop Stationers

Card-io Winter Walks and Oriental Whispers

Why not join in the fun with us, you have a week to make your projects and upload them to the challenge blog HERE.

See you again soon,

Tuesday 22 March 2022

Passion For Markers Challenge #633 - Anything Spring

 Hi Crafters,

Well the sun has been lovely here over the past few days albeit a little chilly but it is so nice to see signs of Spring arriving just around the corner.

Our challenge this week at Passion For Markers is all about ANYTHING SPRING and we would love to see you join in with us. My DT card is below and you can find the rest of our talented DT's creations here.

Image - Straw Bonnet from Patties Creations
Coloured with Promarkers
Lisa Horton Stitched Scalloped Circle Dies
Crafters Companion Hessian Embossing Folder
Gemini Basket Weave Embossing Folder
Carnation Crafts Flower Dies
Personal Impressions Sentiment Stamp
Backing Paper - Craft Consortium Bluebells & Buttercups
Enamel Dots

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Dream Valley Challenge - #266 Springtime
I Love Promarkers - #506 ATG opt. Leaves or Flowers
Fab n Funky - #547 Hand Coloured Image
Creative Knockout - #444 Spring is in the Air
Daring Cardmakers - Hello Spring
Ellibelle's Corner - Spring is in the Air
Crafty Gals Corner - #229 Add a Flower

Our sponsor this week is
Patties Creations who are offering 3 digital images to the lucky winner.
To be eligible for this prize you must use your Markers on your project and tell us in your post where you have used them and link up to the challenge with a new project.

I'm sure you have some lovely Spring creations to share with us at Passion For Markers and the Design Team are looking forward to seeing what you have made.
Take care and I'll see you again soon,


Monday 21 March 2022


 Hi Crafters,

With the awful events unfolding in Ukraine right now everyone is trying to help in any way they can either by donating money, clothing, medical supplies etc.

Gecko Galz on Etsy have this beautiful digital Sunflowers for Ukraine Collage Set. All proceeds from the sale of these images are being donated to the Appeal Fund. Isn't it lovely to see so many beautiful sunflower images across blogland, the internet and everywhere in support of Ukraine.

I have made this card with two of them.

Digital Images - Gecko Galz
Gemini Basket Weave Embossing Folder
Carnation Crafts Pretty Shabby Rectangle Dies
Distress Inks
Gilding Wax
Fabric Sunflowers from Stash
Bee Charm - Craft Consortium

Thank you for visiting, take care and I hope to see you again soon.

Sunday 20 March 2022

Christmas Card Club Challenge #6 - Sweet Treats

 Hi Crafters,

It was Margaret's turn to choose the theme at our friendly Christmas Card Club this week and she has given us


Another delve into my CraftsUprint files and I came up with this rocker card.
Plenty of fussy cutting, glossy accents and glitter pen.
It's a pity that my photo does not show the glossy accents on the Christmas Pudding etc, it looked good enough to eat in real life! :o)
If you'd like to see what the other ladies created their links are in my sidebar - have you started your Christmas card making yet?

Challenges I'd like to enter:
CHNC Every Saturday - #586 ATG Christmas/ No Patterned Paper


Saturday 19 March 2022

Allsorts Challenge #668 - Feminine

 Hi Crafters,

Another Saturday challenge from Allsorts with a lovely FEMININE theme this week.


Papers - Hunkydory Violet Delights

MFT Stitched Square Dies

Britannia Sentiment Dies

Measuring Tape Ribbon, Charm and Sewing Elements form stash.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Double D Challenge - Something with a Handle

Little Red Wagon - #645 Die Cuts

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #630 Female

Ally's Angels - #56 ATG

This week we have prizes from CraftStash for the lucky winners

and 3 digital images from Ruth Hamilton Designs

Lots of choice here with this weeks theme so I can't wait to visit your blogs and see what you have created.

Take care,



Friday 18 March 2022

Top 'o the Mornin' To Ya!

 Hi Crafters,

Yesterday was St. Patrick's Day and I have some ATC's to share with you that I made for a swap group.

The imagery is from a download that I purchased from Paper Craft Secrets and CraftsUprint which I have fussy cut out and added Glossy Accents to some parts and glitter pen to others. The sentiment was created on the computer and the frame was made using Cottage Cutz Stitched Rectangle Dies.

Here are the 4 ATC's that I made for the swap.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Creative Fingers - #227 ATG

Crafting Happiness - #121 ATG

ATC Around the World - #87 ATG

CD Sunday Plus - #80 ATG

These are now in the post and on their way to my swap partners, I can't wait to see what I receive in return.

Have a great day, the weather is very sunny here at the moment.



Saturday 12 March 2022

Allsorts Challenge #667 - Spring is in the Air

 Hi Crafters,

Thank you for visiting here again.

Today I am sharing a Spring birthday card for the new challenge at Allsorts which starts today.


Paper - Spring Delights from The Paper Boutique
Scalloped Square and Label Dies
Hobby Art Sentiment Stamp
Satin Ribbon

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Creative Knockouts - #443 Birthday Wishes
Crafty Catz - #586 ATG opt. Colours of Spring
Crafty Friends - #153 Flowers
Creative Inspirations - Spring Flowers

We have a fabulous prize from Stampers Grove of an All & Create Birthday Blooms stamp set for the lucky winner.

The design team are looking forward to seeing what you create for this theme and will be round to visit as soon as they can.
Take care,


Tuesday 8 March 2022

Passion For Markers Challenge #631 - CAS

 Hi Crafters,

The new theme at Passion For Markers today is


Image - Ruby Birthday Cake from Polkadoodles
Coloured with Promarkers
Stitched Rectangle Die
Unbranded Sentiment Die
All & Create#112 Heapza Hexagonz Stencil
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #177 ATG

I Love Promarkers - #505 ATG opt. No Patterned Paper

Fab n Funky - #546 Dies and Stencils

Crafty Catz - #585 ATG opt. CAS

Colour Crazy Challenge - #9 ATG Colouring challenge

Pearly Sparkles - #71 One for the Girls

Our sponsor this week is


who are offering 3 digital images to the lucky winner.
To be in with a chance at this prize please follow the few simple rules we have for our challenge.
Use your Markers, follow the theme, please make a new project and link the challenge in your post.

The DT have been busy creating lots of inspirational projects for you so take a peek at them here and then come and play along with us.


Sunday 6 March 2022

Christmas Card Club Challenge #5 - Christmas Bells

 Hi Crafters,

It's a new challenge at the Christmas Card Club and although I'm a tad late on parade today here is my card depicting the theme of....


I have used my trusty supply of downloads from CraftsUprint for this card and a Creative Expressions Sue Wilson embossing folder.

It will be short and sweet today as I have a ton of catching up to do in blogland and to complete card orders after an impromptu trip to offer support to a family member who lives two and a half hours away. The trip was successful and the journey was quite smooth and uneventful for a Saturday on those busy roads which is always a bonus. Keeping in touch via video calls is okay but not as good as a face to face visit and hopefully with the improvement of the Covid situation and the warmer weather we can do this more often.

Well that's all from me, I will be round to comment on your blogs later and thank you for the lovely visits from you all on my post yesterday.



Saturday 5 March 2022

Allsorts Challenge #666 - ATG with option To Distress

 Hi Crafters,

It's the weekend and here we are again with a new challenge for Allsorts.

This week our theme is a nice and easy ANYTHING GOES with the option to DISTRESS

I have created a set of vintage and distressed ATC's

The background layer has been distressed, stamped, inked and crackle paste added through a stencil and there's even some embossing powder (Frantage) on there too. I loved using the lace underneath this layer to add more of a vintage feel. The frames have been die cut and heat embossed with copper embossing powder.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

to be added

We have two prizes again this week.....

A £15 store voucher from Stamp Addicts
and this lovely Tattered Lace Die from the Pastel Haven range.

The Design Team have been busy as always and created some lovely projects to inspire you, take a look at them here. They are looking forward to seeing what you create, so come and join in the fun!