Tuesday 30 April 2024

Passion For Markers Challenge #737 - Feminine

 Hi Crafters,

Thank you for joining me for the start of the new challenge at Passion For Markers. This week it is my turn in the hostess chair and I have chosen the theme of


Hopefully we will have some nice weather soon to be able to relax out in the garden like our lovely lady is doing here. The image is from our Sponsor, The Paper Shelter and is called 'Hammock Days' which I have coloured with Copic markers. I have used some pretty pink floral paper from Papercraft House called Ditsy Florals together with my Tonic scalloped oval and square dies. The sentiment is a Creative Expressions shadow die.

who are offering 3 digital images to the lucky winner.

Please take a look at the rest of the Design Team's creations over on the challenge blog here for more inspiration and then come and join in with us.

Have fun!


Saturday 27 April 2024

Allsorts Challenge #778 - Use a Stencil/ATG

 Hi Crafters,

Thank you for popping in today for the start of our new challenge at Allsorts.

This week we would like you to


(you also have the ANYTHING GOES option of course)

I had a lot of fun creating a circular card a few weeks ago so I thought I'd do it again. I cut my base card using a set of Presscut Nesting Circle dies and added the yellow die cut layer (die from Ebay in a bundle so I have no idea of the name) then I inked the 'Heapza Hexagonz' #112 stencil from Aall & Create with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink, spritzed with water and 'printed' it on to a piece of white card which I then die cut with another circle die when it was dry. The Daffodils are a Two Red Robins die and vignette called 'Daffodil Dreams'. I stamped my sentiment (Hunkydory - Daffodils in the Sun stamp set) and added the enamel dots.

Prizes this week from Oakwood (2 x A5 stamp sets) and Highlight Crafts (3 x A5 stencils)

I hope you can find time to come and join in with us, I'm sure that you all have some stencils lying around that you can use. If not you could always make your own using dies and punches and just ink through them, so easy.

Please pop over to the challenge blog HERE for more inspiration from the Design Team.

Take care,

Saturday 20 April 2024

Allsorts Challenge #777 - Balloons/Anything Goes

 Hi Crafters,

I hope you've had a good week. It's Saturday again and that means a new challenge starting at Allsorts.

This week we have the fabulous theme of


I'm trying to use up some of my older stash - it's amazing how much I have amassed over the years. This card uses papers from a very old 'Making Cards' magazine and the sentiment stamp was also a freebie on the front I believe. I used oval nesting dies to frame the image and some bakers twine for interest.

This week prizes are from AALL and Create

 We'd love to see what you make using our theme but there is always the Anything Goes option too.

The design team have created a host of Balloon makes which you can find on the challenge blog HERE

Have a great weekend whatever you are up too.



Tuesday 16 April 2024

Passion For Markers Challenge 735 - Check It Out

 Hi Crafters,

We have a new challenge starting today at Passion For Markers where we would like to see your creations using Checks, Gingham or Tartan.

Here is my card using James Bear.

This cute image is from Lili of the Valley and is called James Big Sign. I have coloured him using Copics and added a Dixi Craft die cut sentiment to his sign. The papers are from my stash along with the enamel dots and the frames are Tonic Studio Scalloped dies.

As you've guessed our sponsor this week is
who are offering 4 digital images to the lucky winner.

Why not take a look at the rest of the Design Teams creations HERE for inspiration and then join in with us. You have one week to enter as many new projects as you like, don't forget to link your blog post to the challenge too and follow the theme.
Have fun!


Saturday 13 April 2024

Allsorts Challenge #776 - It Has To Be Spring/ATG

 Hi Crafters, 

Well the weather here in Norfolk has been a little better of late, some sunshine and a bit of warmth, just what I needed. The trees are beginning to leaf up again and we have some colour in the garden once again from the pretty Spring flowers. This brings me nicely on to the theme for this week at Allsorts...


A4 Butterfly Embossing Folder
Tattered Lace Botanical Bliss Collection - Lovable Lily of the Valley Charisma and Dies which have been cut twice and layered up for dimension.

Prizes for the next two weeks are from AALL and Create

The Design Team have been hard at work creating lots of fabulous and inspiring projects for you so pop over to the challenge blog and check them out HERE - then come and join in with us this week for a chance to win one of these wonderful prizes from Aall and Create.
Have a great weekend!


Saturday 6 April 2024

Allsorts Challenge #775 - For the Love of Animals/ATG

Hi Crafters,

We hope you can join us for this challenge,  April is National Pet Month which celebrates and raises awareness of responsible pet ownership.

So for our new challenge starting today at Allsorts we would love to see your creations using the theme - 


...but if not then you always have the Anything Goes option.

I have used this lovely image from CraftsUprint showing two magnificent horses. I have embellished with a Tonic Scalloped Frame die and Memory Box Floral Wreath die in silver mirri card. The shadowed sentiment die is from Sentimentally Yours and I managed to find some rather large half pearls in just the right colour in my stash.

Prizes for the next few weeks are from Highlight Crafts and Stamp Addicts.

Please take a look at the challenge blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created to inspire you and then come and join in with us for a chance at a fabulous prize.


Tuesday 2 April 2024

Passion For Markers Challenge #733 - Monochrome

 Hi Crafters,

We have a new challenge theme at Passion For Markers starting today and I hope you can join in with us.

The theme this week is


We would like to see your new creations using tones of just one colour. You must use your markers on your project and link back to our challenge blog post.

I have used this 'never before inked' little stamp from Buzzcraft, the characters are called Fairy Doodles and there are several cute fairies doing sweet things. This little cutie is trying to catch a butterfly.

Image - Fairy Doodles
Coloured with Copics
Memory Box Spring Border die
Creative Expressions Sentiment die
Flock Paper and Ribbon from stash

We are sponsored this week by 

with a fabulous £15 voucher for the lucky winner!

The Design Team have been busy creating lots of inspiration for you so why not take a peek at their creations HERE and enter, you have until next Tuesday at 9am and can enter as many times as you like with a new project.

See you there!


Monday 1 April 2024

Crafts Galore Encore April Challenge #122 - ATG

 Hi Crafters,

It's April 1st, but no fooling around here today as we have a new challenge starting at Crafts Galore Encore.

We are an ANYTHING GOES challenge so we love seeing your beautiful creations using all sorts of techniques, styles and themes.

We are sponsored this month by Hetty Clare who are offering 2 digi stamps to the lucky winner. The Design Team have used images, kindly donated by Hetty Clare for their projects and here is mine using Rabbit & Hearts.

I have created a small circular card and after colouring this sweet image with my Pencils I masked it and then stenciled the heart background using Distress Oxide inks. I added a few black and white splatters, then wrote out the sentiment and after inking the edges I mounted on to coordinating card stock. I then added three enamel dots and outlined the image in a charcoal pencil to add definition and make it pop from the background.

Come and join in with us for a chance to win 2 digi images from Hetty Clare.

Have a great day!