30 August 2014

Allsorts weeks 274 Early christmas makes

Hi All

Happy Saturday, mervi is hosting this week and has cheerfully informed us that there are 117 days to Christmas (bah humbug its august :o)) so she would like early Christmas makes could be cards, gifts, gift boxes - let's start together, now!

I've used a hobby art set to make my card this week and some inking!

Our sponsor this week:

23 August 2014

Allsorts Week 273 bright sunshiny colours

Hi All

Brenda is hosting the challenge this week and has set the theme

******Bright Sunshiny Colours******

I've used one of favourite poppy stamps for this creation and a sunny colour scheme.

We have two great sponsors this week...................


18 August 2014

A different hop.....


An unusual post for me as I have been nominated by Brenda to participate in a hop of sorts to share a bit about our creative process.  I am privileged to be a craft buddy with Brenda on the Allsorts DT.  Thanks for nominating me.

I have four questions to answer:

1. What am I working on?

I have had a few weeks sorting out some workspace at home and unpacking my craft stuff from a house move last year so creative time has been quite limited, at the moment i am making a crochet hippo for my neice and have been having a play with some stamps from cardio for christmas cards.  

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Its funny because when i was asked to do this, brenda mentioned how much my craft has evolved.  I have always done one craft or another and have tried most things, i still love to sew, make jewellery and create and mostly have made stuff for my house this year.  I have a cleaner style than most in that i don't often use lots of embellishments on my cards however love to colour and lately ink and stencil anything that moves.  I guess i go where the mood takes me....my cards have certainly improved this year.

3. Why do I write/create what I do?

My Craft has been a salvation in a lot of ways im not going into details but being alone can be quite isolating at times, visiting blogs, get inspiration and creating makes me balanced particularly with the amount of hours i work, i cannot sit still and have to be doing something creative  - im so glad i wasn't young with computers and phones and did crafts and learnt to make things as it set me up for later life.  i dont have a lot of followers but i enjoy sharing what i do - would like time to do more but its not feasible just now

4. How does my writing/creating process work? 

Throw a dice and see where it lands.....just kidding.  for my dt work i have set themes so can think about what i want to create, general play i seem to go through color phases and favorite stamps but i reach for a lot of the same things over and over - there's pretty much always a row of three gems somewhere on my cards.  i get inspiration from blogs, magazines, watching craft tv etc
Hope that's been informative....

I am nominating Sarah to carry on this hop from me so please pop and see her next Monday.  Sarah is my team mate on the allsorts challenge and makes a variety of beautiful cards alongside working and being a wife and mummy.  I think it is safe to say that she likes using flowers on her creations.

Thanks for stopping by

16 August 2014

Allsorts Week 272 Masking/stencilling


This week we are being hosted by Helene and she wants masking or stencilling. I have used a clarity stencil to make the background, punches by a passion for stamps to make the flowers and a lovely hobby art butterfly and sentiment i did the butterfly with alcohol inks

This weeks sponsors are Ace Envelopes

and a passion for stamps

4 images of winners choice

9 August 2014

Allsorts week 271 - All sentimental

Hi All

This week at allsorts Jo is challenging us and she has set the theme of......
All Sentimental
As the Challenge title suggests we what to see a sentiment as the focal element to the card.

I have done some stencilling and used a sentiment from whimsy

our sponsor this week....

Im off to the GBCF at Stoneleigh today so hoping for lots of crafty fun.

2 August 2014

Allsorts Week 270 - Favourite Things

Hi All

This week it is me hosting and i have set the challenge of "FAVOURITE THINGS"

I want you to use your favorite crafty bits or even make something inspired by your favorite hobby, pet, holiday etc and tell us what they are on your post.

My favourite things are butterflies, hobby art stamps and inking!

This week we are very kindly sponsored by:

Penny Black invite you to explore their creative world and see for yourself why their rubber stamps, stickers, beautiful papers for scrapbooking, cardmaking and stamp crafting are everyone’s favourites. Their products are designed to integrate style and colour for creating the best handicraft projects ever.

The prize is these lovely stamps

and digistampboutique

Do come and join us