Tuesday 28 February 2023

Things With Wings at Passion For Markers

 Hi Crafters,

My apologies, it's been a while since I was here and also to visit your blogs but hubby has been in hospital again so things have been a little strange here, thankfully he is home now and feeling a little better. I'd like to thank you for all the lovely comments recently and I will come and visit you soon.

My appearance today is to showcase my DT card for our current challenge at Passion For Markers.


I have used this lovely, but sadly discontinued image, from Sugar Nellie. Their images are so lovely it is a shame not to use them just because they are no longer available. I'm sure many of you have lots of their stamps in your crafty stash.

Image - Dreams and Wishes - By Sugar Nellie
Coloured with Promarkers
Various Carnation Crafts/Tattered Lace Flower vignettes and Dies

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Fab n Funky - #567 For a Child

Our Sponsor this week is
and they are offering a $6 voucher to the lucky winner.

Please take a look at the challenge blog here for the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, they have worked hard on their projects once again. If you'd like to join in the fun it's very easy just enter a new project (it doesn't have to be a card), make sure you have used Markers on your project and follow the theme.

Well, it's the last day of February, where did that month go?  Have a great day whatever you are up to and I'll see you all again soon,


Saturday 25 February 2023

Matching Pairs at Allsorts Challenge #717

 Hi Crafters,

This week at Allsorts we are asking to see your creations with MATCHING PAIRS or, as from last week, you have the ANYTHING GOES option.

I have made this card using my Carnation Crafts Controller Die set and layered it up by cutting multiple times and fussy cutting the pieces.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

to be added

We have an array of fabulous prizes for the upcoming month from OakwoodHighlight CraftsAALL and Create and Craft Stash, these links take you to their individual websites and you can read more about each on our Patrons’ page here.

Well I hope you all have a fabulous day, I am at my monthly Farmers & Craft Market with my handmade cards alongside all the other wonderful fresh produce and craft stalls, hope the weather holds.

See you soon,


Sunday 19 February 2023

Christmas Card Club Challenge #4 - Snow People

 Hi Crafters,

I'm popping in today to share my cards for the new challenge at the Christmas Card Club.

I think these little snowmen are so cute, they were a magazine freebie stamp set (Making Cards Magazine I believe) which I coloured with Promarkers. I made a few of these last Christmas and loved how cute they were so made some more for this challenge.
Take a peek at the other ladies Christmas creations by following the links in my sidebar.

Have a lovely Sunday!


Saturday 18 February 2023

Allsorts Challenge #716 - ATG/Things with Wings

 Hi Crafters,

I hope you are having a great start to the weekend.

There's a new challenge at Allsorts starting today and we would like to see your creations on the theme of THINGS WITH WINGS but there is also the Anything Goes option too.

I found these lovely snippets of designer papers in my scrap box and put them together with a Memory Box Butterfly die to create this card.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Make My Monday - #194 All Creatures Great and Small
Ally's Angels - #67 ATG

Our sponsors and prize details for this month are as follows:

Come and join in the fun with us this week over on the challenge blog here.
Well that's all from me today, have fun!


Tuesday 14 February 2023

With Love....

 Hi Crafters,

Happy Valentine's Day!

My card for today's new challenge at Passion For Markers was created using this lovely image from our sponsor Colour of Love, called Flower Petals.

Our theme this week is


Coloured with Promarkers and Copics I felt this image needed an oriental touch so added the lettering and then some flowers cut from paper that had been 'smooshed' with Distress Ink using a layering die.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Crafty Catz - #624 ATG/Add a Little Love
Pearly Sparkles - #81 ATG

Please take a look at the rest of the Design Team's creations here, they have been very busy making some lovely samples to inspire you. Our prize for this week is 3 digital images from Colour of Love
they have some gorgeous images on their website so you'll have a great time choosing your prize. Just use any of your Markers and follow the theme to be eligible.
Have fun!


Saturday 11 February 2023

Allsorts Challenge #715 - ATG/All About Hearts

 Hi Crafters,

It's Saturday once more and a new challenge at Allsorts begins today with a Hearts theme, there is also the Anything Goes option too.


I created this card for a relative to give to his wife on her special birthday using the 'Lovers of Lace' Heart die from Tattered Lace alongside their 'Floral Threads' and 'Leaving a Trail' Charisma and dies.

For those entering this week the Top 5 will be announced next Friday 17th and Winners of all challenges this month will be announced on Friday 24th February so look out for that post on the challenge blog.
Here are details of this month's sponsors and prizes:

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Fab n Funky - #566 Valentine's or Hearts
Cardz 4 Galz - #192 Include One Heart or More
My Time To Craft - #501 Vintage or Shabby Chic
Unicorn Challenge - #84 Birthday
Crafty Gals Corner - #240 Add a Heart

Thank you for visiting today, I hope to see you again soon,

Sunday 5 February 2023

Christmas Card Club Challenge #3 - Christmas Night Sky

 Hi Crafters,

It's time to share my Christmas makes for the Christmas Card Club. This week the theme is


I managed to create two cards this week. Yay!

Created from a Hunkydory kit with Joy Craft die cut snowflakes and Creative Expressions Sentiment die, plus using up some of those old peel-offs that have been in my stash for quite a while.
The second card is a CraftsUprint download which makes a lovely fold back fronted card.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

to be added

I hope you have time to visit the other ladies in the team, their links are in my sidebar under the CCC tab.

Have a great Sunday


Saturday 4 February 2023

I love... at Allsorts Challenge #714

 Hi Crafters,

Yay! The weekend is here, not that I'm doing anything special but it has seemed a long week and I'm glad it's Saturday.

It's a new challenge at Allsorts too and we'd like to see your ANYTHING GOES projects with an option of I LOVE...as a theme.

The Design Team have been busy again making some great projects to inspire you all. Take a look at them here.

As the DT have used the optional theme in their projects my I LOVE... is the colour Red and Die Cutting. I really love using red in most things and die cutting has become a main feature on my cards over the years. 

Paper  Discovery Music Note Die
Cheery Lynn Frame Die
Britannia Word dies

Challenges I'd like to enter:

to be added

As regular visitors to our challenge blog will already know we are announcing the winners of each challenge once a month but are of course still selecting them from the weekly entrants.

Our prizes come from
WOWVOWCraft Stash, AALL and Create and Ruth Hamilton Design 
these are for challenge #713, 714, 715 & 716 with winners being announced on Friday 24th February as noted on the logo below.

I hope you have fun and I'll see you again soon,



Wednesday 1 February 2023

Crafts Galore Encore February Challenge

 Hi Crafters,

I'm back again but today I have my Crafts Galore Encore design team inspiration for you.

This challenge is always an ANYTHING GOES theme, so nice and easy to join in.

We are sponsored by Sheepski Designs who are offering 3 digital stamps to the lucky winner from their online store. I have used one of their lovely images for my card today.

I decided to make a split front card. I have taken away a section of the card front and replaced it with some acetate which I had embossed with a Sheena Douglas leaf design embossing folder - hopefully you can see it in the close-up below?

I have coloured this gorgeous 'Blossom' image with Pencils for a change from my Promarkers. I still have a way to go with the technique but I enjoyed using this different medium.

Here is an angled view where you can see both the inside and outside of the whole card.

If you'd like to join in with us you have a whole month to enter a maximum of 3 separate new projects, it doesn't have to be a card. Link back to our challenge blog in your post to make sure you are eligible for the prize from

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Incy Wincy Designs - Valentines +/ In The Garden
Creative Inspirations - February - ATG

See you again soon,