Tuesday 27 June 2023

Take Time To Relax....Challenge #696

 Hi Crafters,

It's the start of a new challenge at Passion For Markers today and it's all about


I was lucky enough to be able to choose this image from our sponsor, Leann's World 101, called 'Kate at the Beach' which I have coloured using my Promarkers.

We've certainly had the weather for sitting on the beach lately!

Image - Kate at the Beach - Leann's World 101
Coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Sandy Paws by Craft Consortium
Sentiment Stamp - Essential Banner & Flag Sentiments set by Sentimentally Yours
Flip-Flop and Sunglasses Die - Cut and Make/The Range
Tonic Studio Scalloped Square Dies

We have a fabulous prize of 2 digi images from our sponsor for the lucky winner.

Please pop over to the challenge blog HERE for more inspiration from the Design Team and then join in with us, you have a week to create your project using your Markers and following the theme.
See you soon,


Monday 26 June 2023

Christmas Card Club challenge #13 - Large Sentiment

 Hi Crafters,

Our challenge this week was to use a large sentiment and this is what I came up with.

My image is from CraftsUprint which has been cut out and popped up on foam, I have added some glitter dots and gold peel-offs for extra detailing.

A little late on parade again this time but hopefully it isn't 3 strikes and I'm out :o)

Take care,



Saturday 24 June 2023

Allsorts Challenge #734 - ATG/Bunch of Flowers

 Hi Crafters,

The weekend has arrived and I'm at my Farmers and Craft Market while you are reading this. It will be a busy and enjoyable day but very tiring so I will be putting my feet up when I get home but will visit you tomorrow :0)

As it is Saturday that means a new challenge at Allsorts.

Our theme this week is

A BUNCH OF FLOWERS with the option of ANYTHING GOES too.

I created my card using a Carnation Crafts die set called 'Elderberry Frame' and flowers from the 'Rural Floral' set. My sentiment is a Paper Boutique die.

Please take a look at the challenge blog for more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team and where you will also find details of our prizes too.

Thanks for joining me today.


Saturday 17 June 2023

Allsorts Challenge #733 - ATG/ Blooms, Bees, Butterflies

 Hi Crafters,

Well Summer has certainly arrived in my neck of the woods and it's been hot, hot, hot! This has brought the wildlife, insects and flowers in to our garden so it's very apt that our challenge this week at Allsorts is just that...


I created a set of ATC's recently for a swap and hadn't blogged them yet so thought these were perfect for our theme this week.
Lots of Distress Oxide inks for the background created using the 'smooshing' technique and the stamping is using one of my very small collection of ALL & CREATE stamp sets - #449 Through the Meadows.

Prizes for the next few weeks are from

Take a peek at the other ladies creations in the design team by following their links on the challenge blog, they have all made some fabulous projects to inspire you.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


Tuesday 13 June 2023

Passion For Markers Challenge #694 - Clean & Simple

 Hi Crafters,

We have a new challenge starting today at Passion For Markers where we would like to see your 


creations and using your Markers of course. Please link up with a new post to the challenge blog HERE.

I have created a Sympathy card by colouring this gorgeous image with my Promarkers from our sponsor, Sheepski Designs.

Sheepski Designs are offering 3 digital images to the lucky winner of our challenge, so get out those Markers and start colouring and entering, you don't want to miss out on a fab prize.

The design team are looking forward to seeing your creations and visiting your blogs.

Bye for now,



Monday 12 June 2023

Belated Christmas Card Challenge - #12 - Nativity

 Hi Crafters,

A quick post from me as I'm on catch up after last weeks computer issues. This card and post should have been up yesterday but you know how things go and time just got the better of me.


Take a look at the rest of the Design teams makes by visiting their blogs - links in my sidebar under the CCC tab.

Have a great evening and I will see you tomorrow for more design team shares.



Saturday 10 June 2023

Allsorts Challenge #732 - ATG/Birthday

 Hi Crafters,

I'm back today with our new challenge at Allsorts. We are now an Anything Goes challenge with an optional theme, which this week is


Glitter Card
Creative Expressions Fairy Door Edger Die
Creative Expressions Sentiment Die
Cherry Lynn Stitched Banner Dies
Sentiment Stamp - Papermania
Enamel Dots

Challenges I'd like to enter:

to be added

We have some fabulous prizes for our challenges each week, take a look below for details.

Prizes from SizzixAALL and CreateAldridge CraftsLavinia and Ruth Hamilton Design

I'm glad to be up and running again after my computer troubles. I didn't appreciate just how much 'stuff' I had stored on my computer which wasn't backed up. When problems have occurred in the past there has always been a way to recover certain my files/documents/desktop etc. but this time it was completely gone. I had copied all my purchased files for card making etc. on to an external hard drive but there were documents and files on my graphics program that I use for creating/designing cards and things for the Farmers Market that I manage that I had not saved elsewhere which have all been lost. :o(  Needless to say I now have a stack of stick drives to copy things too as well as my external hard drive - lesson learnt but it has taken me all week to get back to some sort of starting point where I can resume normal activities.

Well I hope you have a lovely day, maybe enjoying the sunshine, it's lovely to finally have a bit of warmth here.


Friday 2 June 2023

Computer Heaven

 Hi Crafters,

Just to let you know that I will be a little quiet on here posting and commenting over the next week or so as the hard drive has completely failed on my computer and nothing could be retrieved :o( I backed up important files on an external hard drive but not everything unfortunately so some things have gone forever and I'm gutted about that.

It will take me a while to get things loaded on to a new hard drive and get back up and running properly. In the meantime I'm using my phone, which for me is quite tricky and time consuming, I much prefer the systems and layout on a PC.

Wish me luck with my rebuild and if anyone has some good suggestions about where and how they back up their files, folders, life then I'd greatly appreciate the info.



Thursday 1 June 2023

Crafts Galore Encore June Challenge

 Hi Crafters,

The beginning of a new month means the start of a new challenge at Crafts Galore Encore. We are an Anything Goes theme so nice and easy to join in with us and we have a fabulous prize from our sponsor, check out my post below for details.

Image - 'Kitties' by Polkadoodles
Coloured with Promarkers
EK Success Border Paw Punch 
Carnation Crafts Basket of Wool Vignette and Die

Challenges I'd like to enter:
I Love Promarkers - #536 ATG/ Inspired By a Film
The Cutie Pie Challenge - #182 Four-Legged Friends
The Crafters Cafe - #297 Animals

Our sponsor this month is Polkadoodles who are offering 3 single digital images to the lucky winner.

Please take a look at the other ladies creations in the Design Team HERE.

Have a great day!