31 August 2013

Allsorts Week 222 - Its all in the sentiment

Hi All

This week Brenda is challenging us to make the sentiment the key element of your card. 

I have had a sheet of peel off sentiments kicking around for a couple of christmases and decided I would try and use one

I've made the flowers using Ruth's tonic punches

I look forward to seeing your creations.

24 August 2013

Allsorts Week 221 - Use Acetate


I hope you are all having a lovely summer

This week at allsorts Helene is challenging us to use acetate, as a lot of my stuff is still in boxes and I don't know where to start looking for things I thought this may cause me a few challenges however I decided to make use of my new tonic cracker die and make a box with an acetate insert (after managing to find some acetate!

Jodie from tonic does a box tutorial however as I don't have big enough card I decided to design my own and use 12 X 12 sheets - I guess with the bigger size you could fit 6 crackers in

I am really pleased with these and am going to try and make a baby gift set next

17 August 2013

Allsorts Week 220 - Use your latest crafting buy


This week at allsorts Jo wants to see us use our latest craft purchase!

I bought some digi papers and sentiments from Pink Petticoat which I just adore the colours of (which are not my usual colour choice) so I thought I would share those!

Our sponsors this week are Whimsy and PPR so please pop over and join us

10 August 2013

Allsorts week 219 - Stitching

Hi All

This week at allsorts we have the theme stitching and we want to see real or faux stitching somewhere on your creation.

My card is

As you know I am a huge fan of a passion for stamps, im afraid with moving etc I was unable to use one of Ruths images for this challenge.  Sorry Ruth!

Our sponsors this week are....


A Passion for Stamps offers a wide range of images designed by Ruth Hamilton. As the name of her store and blog suggests Ruth has a particular love of flowers and her designs have can also be purchased as rubber stamps, punches and dies all sold under the Tonic Studios name.

Crafty Devils are one of the UK’s leading paper craft specialists with over 10,000 card making, scrapbooking, stamping and die cutting products on line.  We aim to bring you the latest high quality products from all over the world, supplying quality branded products including Spellbinders, Marianne Designs, Molly Blooms, Tim Holtz, Ranger, Docrafts, Papermania, Promarkers, plus lots more at the lowest prices around and FREE postage to all UK postcodes for orders over £12.

I'm in sunny Cornwall this week so will not be around to visit you, I hope you enjoy this weeks challenge

4 August 2013

Penny Black and More - In the Garden


This month I am GDT at Penny Black and More with the theme in the garden

I have used a penny black stamp for my creation called Sunny Days

I made my own background paper for this one using a mix of versa magic chalk ink eyes and a bamboo green memento ink.

The stamps I used are a Paula Pasqual clear set which included the sentiment

Please pop over and join in!

I am also entering this in the penny black Saturday challenge which is bright and sunny here


3 August 2013

Allsorts Challenge week 218 - Photo Inspiration

Hi All
Welcome to another Saturday at Allsorts.  As regular visitors will know I have been moving house so have not had much time to post etc., I have now semi uncovered my craft stuff so aim to rectify that.

This week at Allsorts its my turn to host and I am giving you a photo to use for inspiration which is
Photo Inspiration  - 3rd August
You can use bright colours, the layout or sweets somewhere on you inspiration - please say on your post what you have used for inspiration.  The colours on this said summer to me so I hope you have fun with this weeks challenge.
Our two sponsors this week are:

DigiStamp Boutique offers a wide range of digi images designed by Sally-Ann Hancock. My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too - often the inspiration for my designs. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy creating.

Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emporium, we are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. Our range of Christmas ribbons is second to none. Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel ? Ribbons are now a "must-have" for all types of craft. Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all! Lots and lots of different colours in a range of widths. Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration - then have a look at our projects on our blog,or visit our Inspiration blog,or maybe join in with us at our Challenge blog. Go on, have a look... It's worth it !
My card for this week which used Modern Flowers (4) from DigiStamp Boutique, a sentiment from craftwork cards, a post move ribbon find it my stash, coordination's card stock and some pearl pins!