Saturday 25 May 2024

Allsorts Challenge #782 - A Blast From The Past

 Hi Crafters,

We have a new challenge theme starting today at Allsorts, come and join in with us.

Ellie had chosen the theme of...


or you have the Anything Goes option.

My card was created using an image from a Hunkydory Men's Sports Pad and teamed with some papers from a 12 x 12 paper pad that have been in my stash for ages. The Cogs and Gears die is from Creative Expressions and is called Industrial Chic Frame. I have cut it apart and used it on opposing corners. The sentiment die is from Paper Boutique.

Prizes from Stampendous

The Design Team have been busy creating lots of wonderful projects to inspire your entries, take a look HERE.

Have a great weekend, as you read this I will be organising and attending our local monthly Farmers & Craft Market so a busy day for me.
See you later!


Tuesday 21 May 2024

Passion For Markers Special Anniversary Challenge #740 - Anything Goes

 Hi Crafters,

We have an exciting Special Anniversary Challenge at Passion For Markers starting today. It is our 15th Birthday and we have a fabulous set of sponsors and prizes for the lucky winners. We have an easy ANYTHING GOES theme so there is no excuse not to join in with us, get out those Markers and start creating, we love to see your projects.

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Kidz Jack Birthday Balloons
Coloured with Copics
Paper - Polkadoodles - Oh Boy! 6 x 6 paper pad
Sentiment - Hobby Art - Birthday Collection Stamp Set 
Enamel Dots

As it's our Anniversary week we have a fabulous selection of sponsors and prizes. For details of all the prizes from each sponsor please check the list on the Challenge blog HERE.
These are our wonderful sponsors -

Head over to the challenge blog HERE to see what the rest of the design team have been creating, you won't be disappointed.

Have a great day!


Saturday 18 May 2024

Allsorts 15th Birthday Challenge #781 - Anything Goes

 Hi Crafters,

A special challenge this week at Allsorts to celebrate our

15th Birthday!

My card was created using a sheet of stamps from a magazine freebie and an Apple Blossom Sentiment Stamp all in the nautical or sailing theme. I created the lighthouse background scene and then stamped and cut out the porthole and starfish to add dimension. I used Distress Inks to water-colour. 

A special Birthday deserves special prizes and we are so excited that our friends at AALL and Create really wanted to be involved and have donated a huge bundle of their products, stamps, stencils, ephemera and washi tape which will be spilt randomly between 15 very lucky winners.

This is such a great opportunity to join in our Special Birthday challenge and create some lovely projects to be in with a chance to win a share of this fabulous prize bundle.
Check out the simple rules here and then come and join in the fun!


Tuesday 14 May 2024

Passion For Markers Challenge #739 - Let it Bloom

 Hi Crafters,

Thank you for joining me for the start of the new challenge at Passion For Markers.

Our theme is LET IT BLOOM

That means we'd like to see lots of blooms and flowers on your creations and you must use your Markers of course.

Image - Cat Flower Pot by Hetty Clare
Coloured with Copics
Creative Expressions 'Bountiful Blossoms' Embossing Folder and Sentiment Die.

Our sponsor this week is
who are offering 2 digi 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 11 May 2024

Allsorts Challenge #780 - Spots and Stripes/ATG

 Hi Crafters,

It's my turn this week to choose the theme over on the Allsorts challenge blog.

I have gone with


These papers were a magazine freebie a long time ago and I am determined to use lots of older stash that is taking up so much room. I have teamed them with two older stamp sets from Crafters Companion in the 'Just For Men' collection called Streetwise and Rock Star. I used my stamping platform to get a good print on the solid parts of the stamps.

Please check out the Design Team makes, there are lots of inspirational projects over on the challenge blog.

Prizes for the next few weeks are from Stampendous

Come and join in the fun with us, you have until midday Friday 17th May to enter.

Moving on to what is coming up very soon...we will be celebrating our 15th Birthday starting Saturday May 18th, you do not want to miss this special challenge. We have an enormous prize bundle from Aall & Create to share with our lucky winners.

Lots to look forward to but in the meantime, have a great week and see you again soon,


Saturday 4 May 2024

Allsorts Challenge #779 - More Than One Fold

 Hi Crafters, 

Welcome to the weekend and another new challenge at Allsorts.

We are looking to see your creations with lots of FOLDS this week or you can follow the Anything Goes option if you wish.

This is the front of my Birthday card using some lovely papers by Anna Marie Designs and a Creative Expressions Die from the Indian Ocean collection called Mauritius. The filigree corner dies are from La La Land Crafts and the Fancy Lace Border die is by Cottage Cutz.

I have all my folds on the inside of this card with a die cut aperture on the centre fold. Again these are Anna Marie Designs papers and sentiment panel.

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

I hope you can join in with us, you have a whole week to enter up to 3 new projects, following either the theme or Anything Goes. Please remember to link back to our challenge blog on your post to be eligible for a prize. For more inspiration please take a look at the rest of the Design Teams creations here. 

Now on to what is coming up later this month...

We will be celebrating our 15th Birthday on May 18th, please help us spread the word and share the logo.

We have some truly fabulous prizes up for grabs, you will not want to miss this!

That's all from me for now, see you soon.


Wednesday 1 May 2024

Crafts Galore Encore May Challenge #123 - Anything Goes

 Hi Crafters,

We are back again for another new month long challenge at Crafts Galore Encore. Starting today you have a whole month to create your projects and enter our 'Just For Fun' challenge with an Anything Goes theme, so free reign to make whatever you like.

I created my background using Distress Inks through a checkered stencil and added some detail stamping using a Creative Expressions stamp called 'Enigma'. The castle image was stamped on to a separate piece of card, fussy cut and adhered to my background. This was from a stamp set by Lindsay Mason called 'I Dreamed of Castles' along with the sentiment. Black card stock for mounting gives a bold frame for the zesty background.

Come and join in with us, the Design Team have been busy creating some very inspiring projects for you, take a look at them here on the challenge blog.

Take care,