Tuesday 28 November 2023

Passion For Markers Challenge #718 - Baby It's Cold Outside

 Hi Crafters,

Welcome to the new challenge at Passion For Markers this week where our theme is


We would like to see your wintry scenes and cold snowy images this week using your Markers of course.

The Design Team were lucky enough to be able to use an image from our sponsor The Paper Shelter, called 'Winter Walk' - here is my card.

Image - Winter Walk by The Paper Shelter
Coloured with Promarkers
Snowflake Paper - CraftsUprint
MFT Stitched Scalloped Basic Edge Die
Tonic Scalloped Square and Circle Dies
Cherry Lynn Snowflake Die
Stamped Sentiment LOTV

As I mentioned, our sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter, who are offering 3 digital images to the lucky winner, so a fabulous prize.

To take a look at the Design Teams creations pop over to the challenge blog HERE. We are waiting to see what you create using your Markers.

That's all from me today, it's been a busy time for me recently so I apologise for not visiting your blogs much over the past month but hopefully things will be better in December.

See you soon,

Saturday 25 November 2023

Colours of Winter at Allsorts - Challenge #756

 Hi Crafters,

Welcome to the new challenge at Allsorts this week where we would like to see your creations using



I have created this card using a Hunkydory Image and the background is embossed and inked using a Sheena Douglas Snowflake Embossing Folder.

Prizes this week come from AALL and Create who still have some fabulous bargains to be had, lots of stamps and stencils are half price or less but you need to be quick as the sale will be over very soon.

I hope you can join in with us, check out the challenge blog for more inspiration from the Design Team HERE.


Saturday 18 November 2023

Christmas Time at Allsorts

 Hi Crafters,

We are wanting to see all your Christmas creations at Allsorts this week.

There is also the ATG option if you prefer.

Here is my card, one with lots of dimension even after stating last week that I would be making flatter cards! ;o)

CraftsUprint kit - Christmas Memories
Lots of fussy cutting
Memory Box Branch Die
Xcut Snowflake Dies

We have prizes this month from

Please take a look at the rest of the Design Teams creations here and remember to pop back on Friday for the Top 5 picks.

See you again soon,

Tuesday 14 November 2023

Passion For Markers Challenge #716 - Occasions Other Than Birthday

 Hi Crafters,

It's lovely to see you here again today.

We have a new challenge theme at Passion For Markers starting today and we'd like to see your new creations for 


so NO Birthday projects :o)

I have used this wonderful image from our sponsor called Night Nurse Nina, she's looking rather stern don't you think? I would certainly try to get better really quickly if she was in attendance!

Image - Night Nurse Nina - Dr Digi's HOS
Coloured with Promarkers
Gingham Paper from my stash
Deco Fleurs Frame Die - Tonic Studio
Sentiment Die - Creative Expressions
Enamel Dots

I hope you can join in with us this week, there are plenty of occasions other than birthdays to create for, the 'C' word comes to mind, did you know that it is less than 6 weeks to Christmas !

Our sponsor this week is
who are offering 2 digi images to the lucky winner.

Please take a look at the other makes from the design team HERE who have been busy creating for your inspiration.

Take care,

Saturday 11 November 2023

Allsorts Challenge #754 - Friendship/ATG

 Hi Crafters,

I would like the weeks to slow down a bit, I feel as if I'm spinning too many plates at the moment. Do you feel time is moving very fast or is it just me?

We have somehow reached another Saturday which means a new challenge at Allsorts. Our theme this week is


Background paper - 12x12 paper pad from The Range
Tonic Scalloped Die
Daisy Mae Designs Dotty Embossing Folder
Crafters Companion - 'Friend' Stamp and Die
Highlight Crafts 'Blushed Posy' Reflections.

This card is quite flat for posting which is a bonus nowadays as the postage has gotten quite expensive here. However, my favourite cards to make are dimensional ones with lots of embellishments and details like shaker cards, stepper cards etc. These are fine for delivering by hand but I think I need to try and make more of the flatter style cards as customers are now looking for these when I have my stall at events. So this one should fit the bill :o)

We have prizes this month from

Check back Friday on the challenge blog for the Top 5 picks and then again at the end of the month for the prize winners.

Have a fabulous weekend whatever you are doing.


Saturday 4 November 2023

Allsorts Challenge #753 - The Great Outdoors/ATG

 Hi Crafters,

It's lovely to see you here again for the new challenge theme at Allsorts.

Ellie has chosen...


...but if you really cannot think of anything then you have the option of ANYTHING GOES.

Here is my card...

After die cutting the large heart aperture I embossed the card with a Brick Wall EF. Then using some Tattered Lace dies for the flowers and butterfly I created this Thank You card. The delicate gate die cut is a Spellbinders die and I have added it across the heart aperture to add depth to the scene. The 'Thank You' die cut is from Paper Boutique and I cut it twice to add dimension.

Prizes from Stampendous and Oakwood Direct and WOWVOW for these weeks.

Check back on the challenge blog for the Top 5 winners next Friday.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend.


Wednesday 1 November 2023

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #117 - Anything Goes

 Hi Crafters,

We are here for the start of the November challenge at Crafts Galore Encore. We are always an ANYTHING GOES challenge so get those supplies out and wow us with those makes!

Here is my card using a fabulous image from our sponsor called 'For Santa'.

I have created a full fronted shaker card where the acetate covers the whole front of the card and not just a window. This is the first time I have created one like this and I was quite pleased at how it turned out.

Pre-Coloured Image and Background 'For Santa' from The Paper Shelter
Square Stitched Die by Cottage Cutz
Pom-Pom Trim
Shaker mix
Sentiment Die - Creative Expressions.

As you will have guessed our sponsor this week is 

who are offering 3 digital images to the lucky winner.

So now it's time to get out those supplies and start creating for a chance to win this fabulous prize. If you are stuck for inspiration please take a look at the Design Teams creations here.

Have fun!