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.

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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.

27 September 2014

Allsorts Week 278 - A Stitch Up!

Hi All

I have had a busy week so apologies for the later post than normal. 

This week at allsorts the lovely Sarah is hosting us and she has set a stitch up theme so we want to see stitching themed cards.  The DT have made some lovely cards so do pop over to the blog.

My Card uses a hobby art vintage set and includes Faux stitching.  I did the inside as well and love this mix of images.

Our sponsors: 

Flonzcraft offering a $20 gift voucher for their online store


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 anywhere else.
and Marianne Design :-)
Marianne Design is a Dutch owned craft manufacturer. The company was established in 1994 by Marianne Perlot and is based in the Netherlands. For years now, we develop all our products with much care and quality. We have a practical understanding of the needs of crafters, we integrate product development, design and customer service to bring fresh ideas and beautiful products to the craft industry. All to enable the consumer to make beautiful cards, scrapbooks and other projects and enjoy this wonderful hobby. We produce a wide range of products which represent a complete concept of paper crafts. There are different lines of stamps and dies with matching papers and materials to decorate your card or scrap. Products are chosen carefully for mixing and matching and stimulating creativity.

20 September 2014

Allsorts Week 277 Based on a film title

Hi All

This week wendy is hosting us and she has set the theme based on a film title.

Mine is based on Bambi or Its a wonderful life

Our sponsor this week

Nicecrane Designs offer a huge range of high quality Vintage inspired design sheets and images to create and compliment all your crafting projects from cardmaking to scrapbooking. Designs range from Vintage fashion and animals to well known children's characters such as Peter Rabbit and The Water Babies with new images being added to the range on a monthly basis.

13 September 2014

Allsorts Week 276 Sugar and Spice

Hi All

This week at Allsorts the lovely Tracy Mouse is setting our challenge and she has chosen the theme of Sugar and Spice which has plenty of scope for cute and girly!

I have not gone for pink with my card and instead have made a very cute baby card!

Our sponsors

3 images


6 September 2014

Allsorts Week 275 - Pretty in Pink

Hi All

Susan is hosting us this week and has set the theme of  "Pretty In Pink"

Our sponsors this week

DigiStamp Boutique with a £10 Voucher for one lucky winner

30 August 2014

Allsorts weeks 274 Early christmas makes

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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