Saturday 29 June 2024

Allsorts Challenge #787 - Way To Grow (Gardens, Plants, Children)

 Hi Crafters,

Another Saturday has rolled around so that means a new challenge at Allsorts.

We'd love to see your creations using this weeks theme but you always have the Anything Goes option too.

Here is my card using a wonderful Tattered Lace die set and Charisma called Happy Hollyhock. The stone wall background was made using a Crafters Companion Embossing folder with a little ink added for definition and the sentiment is a Paper Boutique die.

Prizes are from Highlight Crafts,  AALL and Create and Stampendous for the next few challenges.

Hop over to the challenge blog for more inspiration from the talented ladies in the Design Team and come and join in the fun, we love to see your makes.

Have a great weekend!


Saturday 22 June 2024

Bees/Blooms/Butterflies at Allsorts - Challenge #786

 Hi Crafters,

How lovely it was to see the sunshine this week I hope you got some too.

Our new challenge at Allsorts is all about


and this is my card.

I purchased a new paper pad while visiting The Range recently called "Bee Fabulous" by Art Studio and the lovely, glittered honeycomb paper and central bee paper is from this pad. The gold frame is from a set of Tattered Lace Hemstitch Square dies. My flowers are Carnation Crafts "Sunny" Collection and the wonderful bee is an Indigo Blu red rubber stamp called No. 9 Bumblebee. It is a lovely size and I have coloured it with Crafters Companion Shimmer pens although the camera isn't showing the subtle shine as usual :o/  I have finished the card off with a small talk sticker which I thought eluded to the shimmer on the bee.

We have some super prizes this week once again so check out the details on the challenge blog here and come and join in the fun!

See you again soon,


Tuesday 18 June 2024

Summer at Passion For Markers Challenge #744

 Hi Crafters,

We have a new challenge starting at Passion For Markers for you today with the theme of


Now I know we are all still waiting for Summer to start, at least we are in this neck of the woods, but we would love to see your Summer makes using your Markers and following the theme.

The design team have been lucky enough to use images from our sponsor this week and I have coloured up this lovely image called 'Beach Time'.

Image - Beach Time by All Dressed Up Stamps
Coloured with Copics
Papers - Craft Consortium's 'Sandy Paws' paper Pad
Satin Ribbon From Stash
Unbranded Shadow Letter Dies & Fancy Frame Die

Our sponsor this week is 
Who are offering 2 Digi images to the lucky winner.

Please pop over to the challenge blog here for more inspiration from the other ladies in the Design Team, they have been busy creating some lovely projects for you.
You have a whole week to enter with as many new project as you like, remembering to link the challenge in your post.

Well that's all from me today I have an early appointment with the Chiropractor as I injured my neck recently and have been having treatment. It is much better now thank goodness so hopefully I will be back to 'normal' soon. :o)


Saturday 15 June 2024

Allsorts Challenge - #785 - Masculine/Father's Day

 Hi Crafters,

Thank you for joining me today for the start of new challenge at Allsorts.

As we are heading towards Father's Day we would like to see your Masculine Creations or Father's Day cards.

I have used this intricate motorbike die cut as my focal piece, I'm not sure of the brand as it was purchased in a bundle of dies from Ebay but I have framed it using a Tattered Lace Decorative Edge die. This was embossed on the inside area with a metal plate texture embossing folder which I then inked through the die to keep the frame highlighted. The papers are from a masculine Papermania pad and I have used Spellbinders Banner dies with Britannia Sentiment dies.

Prizes from Craft StashHighlight Crafts and AALL and Create for these weeks

Pop over to the challenge blog here for inspiration from the Design Team, then come and join in with us, we love the see what you create. 

Have a great day!


Saturday 8 June 2024

Flowers Galore at Allsorts - Challenge #784

 Hi Crafters,

We want to see all your lovely creations with as many flowers as you can this week. You can also opt for the Anything Goes theme but I'm sure you all have flowers in your stash.

I have made a circular easel card for my DT card this time. The base was created using Spellbinders Grand Stately Circle dies and the decoupage Daisy card front was from CraftsUprint. I added a little extra detail by using some Tim Holtz/Sizzix Foliage die cuts, Gems, Ribbon and Glitter.

Here's a close-up of the bottom layer and 'stopper' for the easel part. The section at the back is where the sender can write their message.

The butterflies and flower centres all have Wink of Stella shimmer pen on them but alas it does not show up in this light.

Prizes for the next few challenges are from Craft StashHighlight Crafts and AALL and Create

Please see the challenge blog for a full set of rules.

We hope you can join in with us this week for a chance to win one of these wonderful prizes.


Tuesday 4 June 2024

Passion For Markers Challenge #742 - Add A Sentiment

 Hi Crafters,

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


Please use your Markers on your project and remember to link back to the challenge post.

Our sponsor this week is Polkadoodles and the Design Team were lucky enough to be able to use their images so here is my project.

This very sweet image is called 'Surprise Gift' by Polkadoodles and I have coloured her with Copics. The patterned papers are 'Flower Garden' by Craft Sensations and I have used several scalloped dies from Tonic. The corner die is from Cheery Lynn, the bunting die is from Joy Crafts and the sentiment die is unbranded but I do love these dies with a shadow background.
I hope you can join in with us this week, Polkadoodles are offering 3 digital images to the lucky winner!

Looking forward to seeing what you create.
Have a great day!


Saturday 1 June 2024

Crafts Galore Encore June Challenge #124 - Anything Goes

 Hi Crafters,

A mixture of sunshine and showers here all week, some of them were quite heavy downpours but hopefully the week ahead will start to look more like summer. After all, it is the 1st of June!

That date means a new challenge is starting at Crafts Galore Encore. You have a whole month to create up to three different projects with an Anything Goes theme, so nice and easy.

Here is my card....

Our sponsor this month is Beccy's Place who are offering a $10.00AU Gift Certificate to the lucky winner.

The Design Team were fortunate to be given some images to use and mine is called 'Make a Wish'.
I printed the image twice, once for the background and once more to colour with Copics. I used a Versamark Clear embossing pad and a stencil from The Crafters Workshop called 'Mini Numbers Collage' to 'stamp' rather than stenciling through it and then heat embossed with white embossing powder to create a resist for my inks. Distress Oxides in Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon and Shaded Lilac were then pressed on to an acrylic block, spritzed with water and 'stamped' on to the background to create this watercolour background. A little stamping in black at the corners defined a frame. I then fussy cut the second set of candles and added 3D foam for dimension. Banner cut the sentiment which came with the image and die cut a Happy Birthday Sentiment to add to the sides of the card.

Have a great day!


Lots of Layers Challenge #783 at Allsorts

 Hi Crafters,

This doesn't happen often but it's the first of two posts today!  

We would like to see your creations using 


at Allsorts this week.

Background Paper - Digital paper with a black overlay
Floral Paper - Ditsy Florals by Papercraft House
Die-cut Decoupage Sheet
Stamped Sentiment - Unmounted Stamp Company/Circa Design
Satin Ribbon from stash

We have a Christmas Bundle for the lucky winner this week.
12x12 DP pad, stamps, ephemera, chipboard and ribbons.

Come and join in the fun HERE.

See you in about an hour for my Crafts Galore Encore DT post.