20 December 2014

Allsorts Week 290/291

Hi All

This is our last challenge at Allsorts for this year.  I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry christmas and a happy new year.

Helene is our host for our challenge which runs for 2 weeks and has set the theme:


Our Sponsor:

13 December 2014

Allsorts Week 289 - White Christmas

Hi All

This week at allsorts Jo is hosting us with the theme

White Christmas

You can use a little bit of colour - as long as the project has used predominently white in the design this will be acceptable.  Remember it isn't just cards that we love to see.

My card is all white however my camera has made it look pink in places

Our Sponsors

11 December 2014


Hi All

I have not entered a challenge for some time, work seems to have taken over of late.

I have used some stamps by hobby art to make this creation

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Hobby Art - Christmas
Stamping Sensations Winter Wonderland here
Lisa B Designs - Christmas here


6 December 2014

Allsorts Week 288 - Animal Magic

Hi All

Welcome to another Saturday at Allsorts

This week its me hosting the challenge and I have set you the theme


Plenty of scope for you to use animals on your card

I have made this penguin card for my best friend for christmas as she is nuts about penguins, we are going to feed some at the zoo soon.  We went to Edinborough zoo to see the penguin parade recently and one brave penguin chick did it alone, i think the chick thought it was a rock star with 50 people patiently waiting for the parade!

Our sponsor this week is
Offering a £10 voucher for use in their shop

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.

Do come and join us

29 November 2014

Allsorts Week 287 - milestone birthdays

Hi All

This week at at Allsorts we have a theme of...

'Milestone Birthdays'

  Sarah has set the theme and a  'Milestone Birthday' is an extra special birthdays such as 1st, 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th etc... 

I've made a first birthday card as i just like this stamp by penny black! ive used Lyra pencils for a change.

Our sponsor is


with this prize

Stix 2 is the home of all your adhesive needs and much more as well, their prize is an ultimate adhesive kit, something we all need in our everyday crafting.

22 November 2014

Allsorts Week 286 - No background papers

Hi All

This week we have been challenged to use no background papers.

I have used some hobby art stamps as was feeling inspired after my last workshop

Ive used some of the stamoos to make a background panel and over inked with pine needles distress ink.  Theres wink of stella in abundance on this to make it sparkle but i dont think you can see it too well on the photo (very happy with the non photo version)

We are sponsored by

4 images of winners choice


15 November 2014

Allsorts week 285 - anything but a card

Hi All

As you read this i will be on the road to surrey so hopefully this schedules ok.  This week the lovely Tracy Mouse is our hostess with the mostess!

our theme is

Anything But A card
Plenty of scope for christmas gifts, boxes, jewellery, candles.....just no cards!

and this is a crochet hippo, first name hester.....

Our Sponsort

PPR Papercrafts

PPR Papercrafts

Hello! My name is Mei and I have been card-making for about 3 years now but my tremendous love for it has inspired me to open up my very own online store! Yours and Mine Paper Crafts is a place where you can purchase supplies to create your own projects, or view my gallery for inspiration! We carry brands like The Greeting Farm, Penny Black, Spellbinders and more! All the brands and products we carry are items I have personally used for my own projects and I feel are awesome products that you would like as well.

do come and join us

8 November 2014

Allsorts week 284 - Poppies/Rememberance

Hi All

This week at Allsorts Susan has set us the theme of:

Poppies or Remembrance

I would have loved to have seen the poppies in london at the tower but time has been against me of late.  Hopefully this post schedules ok as i am doing my annual craft table at a local fair.

I have made my card using a lovely decoupage house mouse image - this little guy is still cute

Our sponsors this week:

This week we have been generously sponsored by Cuddly Buddly, one lucky winner will receive the gorgeous stamps above.
Cuddly Buddly

Our second sponsor is Marianne Designs with a surprise gift for another lucky winner.

2 November 2014

GDT Penny Black and More

Hi All

I am pleased to be GDT at our sister challenge this month for the theme anything goes

I have used a very cute penny black image for my card, some compulsory purple and my favourite die of the moment!  I also added a few peel offs which i think look quite good - i dont use them much any more and it seems a waste:o)

do pop over and join in here

1 November 2014

Allsorts Week 283 - Masculine

Hi All

This week at allsorts we are being hosted by Mervi and she has set the theme of masculine so plenty of scope for makes for the men in your life.

We are sponsored by digistamp and i have used an image called gardening alf by Sally-Ann.  This was a card for my uncle dave.


Do come and join us

25 October 2014

Week 282 - Just Christmas

Hi All

This week at allsorts the challenge is being set by the lovely Brenda and she has set the theme of.

******Just Christmas*******

I have used Love snow family by cuddly buddly to make this card

Our sponsor

Cuddly Buddly is an independent, family run, online craft supplies business based in the UK. With a long family history of working with arts and crafts within the design, education, medical and retail sectors we understand how important it is to help people keep creating. We offer a comprehensive range of over 12,000 carefully selected craft products from paper and string to designer digital art, as well as our own in house manufactured rubber stamps - ready to be delivered to you at just the click of a button. Here is the fabulous prize for one very lucky winner.................

18 October 2014

Allsorts Week 281 embossing

Hi All
Helene is hosting this week and she has set the theme to Embossing, this could be heat embossing or dry embossing etc
Our sponsor


and one of you will win a $20 store gift voucher from:
 Flonz $20 store gift voucher Also 12% discount offered on purchases to those entering the challenge
come and join us 

11 October 2014

Allsorts Week 280 Cream and Brown


This week we are being challenged to use cream and brown on our creations.

I have used a tonic die and an image by our sponsor called crab apple blossom by a passion for stamps.

Our sponsors....

4 October 2014

Allsorts Week 279 - Autumn

Hi All

This week it is me hosting you at Allsorts and i have set the theme of   "AUTUMN".  Plenty of scope for autumnal colour's, embellishments, nature scenes etc.

This tree stamp is by inkylicious and i have created a background with distress ink, white embossing and a penny black paisley stamp.

Out two lovely sponsors this week are:

Craft Fairy was set up in 2005 when, as an avid crafter, I was unable to source the crafty items that I wanted without paying an astronomical price. Over the years we have responded to the requests of crafters and we now sell a huge number of ribbons, (over 800) along with bows, feathers, buttons, paper flowers, lace, rubber stamps, Kuretake pens, felt, beads and more. Anything pretty really.

£10 voucher

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.