28 September 2013

Week 226 Allsorts - How does your garden grow


This week at Allsorts it is my turn to host the challenge and I have set the theme "How does your garden grow" lots of scope there I hope!

I have used an image by a passion for stamps called Lupins and have made a small set of notelets

This week we are sponsored by:

Crimson Cloud and A Passion for Stamps

26 September 2013

Forgotten Treasures.....

I found these lurking in my craft stash and thought I would make some cards with them!

These ladies were Kanban and I think they are very elegant, I have added quite a lot of bling :o)

22 September 2013

Norman and Friends


I have been having a play with this very sweet image from hobby art - love that he has a nest in his hat!

21 September 2013

Week 225 Allsorts - Button Up


This week at Allsorts we have the lovely Sarah setting our theme and she has challenged us to "Button Up"

I have used a mix of craftwork cards papers for this card, the stamps are both ones that came with craft stamper.  Buttons are from my stash

Our sponsors

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14 September 2013

Nicecrane - Colourful Nature


I have seen some lovely work by Brenda and Sally with Ignacios designs.  Yesterday I ordered a set of birds and Ignacio kindly sent me the colourful nature images as well.

These images are ATC's so I have used them to make some notelets

Happy Saturday

Allsorts Week 224 - Baby Baby


This week at Allsorts we are set the challenge of Baby Baby!

I've used a pink petticoat image for my creation and some of their lush background papers, and a bit of candy :o)

We are sponsored by :

Whiff of Joy is a family run business. Our intention is to bring you high quality, unique craft products, which takes your crafting experience to a new joyful level. Our range of products include whimsical rubber stamps, fresh digi stamps, innovative Die-lights, fresh charms, ribbons, paper and more. Give us a try!"

I hope you enjoy our challenge this week!

7 September 2013

Week 223 Allsorts - Butterflies


This weeks at Allsorts we have been challenged to use a butterfly on our creation, which is my sort of challenge, I've even managed to make it purple.....!

I have used the butterflies digi by digistampboutique and a design paper by them also, it was a monthly freebie so I am not sure which set it is from, the sentiment is by pink petticoat

This week we are sponsored by the following - please click to name to visit them :o)

FlonzCraft are a small family-owned design and craft company from New Zealand, a very small country where all people are great neighbours. We work hard for our work and store philosophy to reflect that in our company. We will never be ashamed of our products. Our main goal is making and selling rubber and clear stamps and we have and unique collection of stamps that you can not find anything else.

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.

Hope you can join us

4 September 2013

And now for something completely different


I've been rediscovering my love of jewellery of late, there is a great bead shop in St Ives and I am always inspired when I go to Cornwall.  I did a class this time and truly loved it, as I have quite a bit of stuff accumulated I decided why not start making a few bits again for the enjoyment of it.

Some of what I make will probably be destined for presents, as I am trying to use what I have!

I will share a few of the bits I make, I wasn't going to but have had a couple of requests!

This is the bracelet I started at the workshop I did in Cornwall, its all done in peyote stitch (I wont tell you how many attempts it took to perfect it!)

I love the colours!

3 September 2013

Joanna Sheen Challenge - Pretty in Pink


I am entering the Joanna Sheen Challenge for the first time with this card, I've used the house mouse cd rom to make it

The challenge is Pretty in Pink

Its nice to have an excuse to go pink and girly!

The challenge is Here

1 September 2013



After moving house time has been at a premium and I have just started to see the wood for the trees! so hopefully I will be able to get a little bit more content on my blog.

This month at stamping sensations they have set the theme of poppies - so I had to enter

I have been making more jewellery of late so thought I would make something a bit different using shrink plastic.

I coloured the poppies by hobby art with polycolour pencils.

The challenge is here