Saturday 30 July 2022

Allsorts Challenge #687 - Butterflies and or Bugs

 Hi Crafters,

It's the weekend and after a busy week I am glad to be having a quiet day today.

I'm sharing my DT card for the new challenge at Allsorts where Mervi has chosen


Backing Paper - Anna Marie Designs
LOTV Art Pad Image
Spellbinders Floral Oval  and Sentiment Dies
Memory Box Large Butterfly Die
Organza Ribbon

Challenges I'd like to enter:

We have two prizes once again this week

A stamp and a stencil

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post, I'll be round to see you all soon. In the meantime why not join in with this us this week and create your own butterfly and or bug projects?

Bye for now,

Sunday 24 July 2022

Christmas Card Club Challenge #15 - Cute Christmas

 Hi Crafters,

It's my turn to choose the theme for our Christmas Card Club and I have gone with


There are so many cute Christmas images out there that I hope everyone can find something to create with this time.

Digital papers, Joy Crafts Snowflake Die, Silver Brad and Spellbinders Victorian Corner Die.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

CHNC Every Saturday - #604 - ATG Christmas/Use Twine or Ribbon

Creative Moments - #236 ATG/Cute

Creatalicious Challenges - #239 ATG/Christmas in July

My Time To Craft - #486 Christmas in July

My Time To Craft Christmas - #39 Cutesy Christmas

If you'd like to see the other ladies cards in the group the links to their blogs are in my sidebar under the CCC tab.

That's all for now,

Take care,



Saturday 23 July 2022

Allsorts Challenge #686 - Summer

 Hi Crafters,

Summer has certainly arrived this past week, it has been so hot, I hope you stayed safe and cool.

Our new theme this week at Allsorts is just we'd like to see all your Summer themed cards and projects depicting summer flowers, sunshine, beaches etc.

A combination of Two Red Robin Dies and reflections from Highlight Crafts.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Fab n Funky - #556 ATG
Creative Fingers - #236 ATG

This weeks winner will receive a Stampendous Stamp set from Oakwood Direct 

and there's a second prize of 3 digital images from Ruth Hamilton Designs.

Just have fun, create a new project, follow the theme and link up to the challenge blog. 

I'll see you again soon,

Tuesday 19 July 2022

Passion For Markers Challenge #650 - Something Beginning with 'B'

 Hi Crafters,

I hope you are keeping well and haven't melted in this hot weather we are having in the UK at the moment. I've been in my craft room trying to keep cool and have created this card for my challenge at Passion For Markers.

The theme this week is to create a project and incorporate SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH 'B'

I purchased some stamp sets from Ebay by Helz Cuppleditch quite a while ago and have been itching to colour them up. You might see a few of them in the coming weeks and months, her images are so cute and I love the style of them. This one is called 'Just For You' and is of a cute Panda Bear.

My 'B' things are BEAR, BLOOMS and BLUE

Just For You

Image - Just For You Stamp Set by Helz Cuppleditch
Coloured with Pro/FlexMarkers
Sentiment Stamp from the same set
Tattered Lace Hemstitch Square Dies
Grosgrain Ribbons
Background Paper - Bluebells and Buttercups Paper Pad by Helz Cuppleditch

Challenges I'd like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - # 520 - Birthday Celebrations
Colour Crazy Challenge - #28 - ATG Colouring Challenge
Crafting Happiness - #125 - ATG
We Love Stamping - Anything Stamped opt. Hot Sunny Colours
The Cutie Pie Challenge - #173 Little Cuties
Creative Moments - #236 ATG opt. Cute

We have a great prize from Dies To Die For of a £15 voucher for their store
To be in with a chance of winning you must follow the simple rules - Create a new project, use your Markers on your project and follow the theme. Don't forget to link up to your blog post and also link the challenge in your post too.

The Design Team have been busy creating some lovely cards to inspire you, you can take a look at their makes HERE.

Thank you for popping in today, it was lovely to see you here. I will be back again in a day or two with my Allsorts challenge post, until then,
Bye for now,


Saturday 16 July 2022

Allsorts Challenge #685 - Christmas in July

 Hi Crafters,

Well my Christmas card stock pile is well under way but you can never have too many Christmas Cards so the new challenge at Allsorts is the perfect opportunity to get ahead and make even more.


Create & Craft Christmas Moments Topper and Paper Pack

I loved creating this dimensional card with all the beautiful elements in this die cut kit.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Crafty Gals Corner - #233 Christmas In July
Unicorn Challenge - #78 Christmas In July
Christmas Craft Creations - Patterned Paper
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #645 Christmas
Dare 2B Artzy - Christmas in July
Creatalicious Challenge - #239 ATG/Christmas in July

Two lucky winners who follow the theme will receive either the £15 voucher from Pearlywinks or the Sizzix Die 
so lets see those lovely creations and enter them into the challenge HERE.

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


Tuesday 12 July 2022

Christmas Card Club Challenge #14 - Fancy Folds

 Hi Crafters,

It's been so very hot here which is not conducive to crafting I'm afraid, or much else really as it seems to suck the energy out of me. Therefore I have to apologise again this week for being a little tardy with my CCC creation where our theme was set by Christine and was...


I've been watching some You Tube videos from Sam Calcott, specifically this one for a Triple Floating Diamond Card and thought this would be a great one for Christine's challenge - I should have allowed myself more time though as I didn't quite get the measurements on the angles right and had to make it twice! Anyway here is the finished card, it folds flat(ish) to fit in a 6 x 6 inch envelope but it would have to be hand delivered unless you want to pay the colossal large letter stamp prices.

The papers were a free download that I've had for ages and long since forgotten where from and so is the lovely vintage post box image. In my early years of crafting I didn't title all my files, something I try to do now.
Here's the back of the card with room for your greeting...which is a Lindsay Mason Stamp.

...and here it is folded up to go in to the envelope.

  Challenges I'd like to enter:

CHNC Every Saturday - #602 Anything Christmas/Use Some Red

CD Sunday Plus - #89 ATG

Crafty Catz #603 - ATG

Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Snowflakes (snowflakes on both papers)

Unicorn Challenge #78 - Christmas in July

Aud Sentiments #295 - ATG + Sentiment

Thank you for popping by today, try and keep cool!



Saturday 9 July 2022

Allsorts Challenge #684 - All Sorts of Animals

 Hi Crafters,

Here we are again, Saturday morning and a new Allsorts challenge.

This week we are wanting to see


I have created a set of ATC's using this fun little Piggy image from an AALL & Create stamp set called Dirty Games.

Image - Dirty Games Stamp Set form AALL & Create
Coloured with Promarkers
Distress Ink Background
Ink Splodge Stamp set was Clear Embossed
Script Stamp Set
Doodled Border
Sprayed with Pearlywinks White Cotton Spray

Challenges I'd like to enter:

I Love Promarkers - #514 ATG / Animals
Colour Crazy Challenge - #27 ATG Colouring Challenge
Creative Artiste Challenge - #84 ATG Mixed Media

We have two lovely prizes for two lucky winners

Love Birds & Jungle Animal Stamp Sets

I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs to see what you have created for this fun challenge.

See you soon,



Tuesday 5 July 2022

Passion For Markers Challenge #648 - Bingo Board

 Hi Crafters,

We have a fun BINGO Board challenge for you this week at Passion For Markers.

My card has a gardening theme this time and uses a lovely image from our sponsor Pattie's Creations.

Image - 'Gardening Time' Pattie's Creations
Coloured with Pro/FlexMarkers
Paper - CraftStash Download - Herb Garden
Two Red Robins 'Tools of the Trade' Die Cuts
Organza Ribbon
Tattered Lace Hemstitch Square Die
Crafters Companion Die & Stamp Set

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Catz - #602 ATG / Say It With Flowers
Colour Crazy Challenge - #26 ATG Colouring Challenge
Digi Doodle Studios - #51 3 or More Layers

Lisa  has given us this fabulous Bingo Board to create our projects from, I used two of the lines - Patterned Paper, Image, Ribbon and Die Cuts, Image Sentiment.

We have 3 digi images from Pattie's Creations as our prize for the lucky winner who follows the Bingo Board and uses their Markers.

For more inspiration to get you started on your project head over to the challenge blog HERE and check out the lovely makes from the rest of the ladies in the Design Team.

Well that's all from me today, see you again soon,



Saturday 2 July 2022

Allsorts Challenge #683 - ATG opt. Flora & Fauna

 Hi Crafters,

It's Saturday, I expect you are all looking forward to the weekend.

It's also a new challenge at Allsorts this week with an easy ANYTHING GOES theme and an option of FLORA & FAUNA

I have been trying to use up some of my older stash recently and came across these lovely papers in a Making Cards magazine from quite a while ago, maybe you remember it?


Making Cards Magazine Freebie Papers

Papermania Sentiment Stamp

Joanna Sheen Lacy Border Die

Gingham Ribbon and Glitter Gems

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Fab n Funky - 554 Summer Colours

I'm sure you'll want to join in with us when you see what lovely prizes we have this time...

Two prizes of a die from Highlight Crafts and a Paper Discovery Stencils (designs will vary)

Have fun and I'll see you again soon.