28 February 2015

Allsorts Week 300 - Use Brads

Hi All

Helene is hosting us this week with the theme use brads, you will see i have attached my panel using 4 square brads

Our sponsor

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.

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 

21 February 2015

Allsorts Week 299 The Colour Purple

Hi All

Another week at Allsorts and we have the theme of the colour purple - hurrah i love purple.

I have gone inky again this week (i know something must be wrong :o))

The background is penny black, the butterflies are a mystery and the sentiment is hobby art.

Our sponsors

Lets Create and a day for daisies

I am also entering this card into the Lisa b challenge here 

Hope you join us.

14 February 2015

Allsorts week 298 - any occasion other than birthday

Hi All

Thanks to everyone that joined in with last weeks love is all around challenge, please check if you are a winner or in our top five.

This week it is me setting the theme and i have chosen


Plenty of scope for new baby, anniversary, Christmas, Easter, mothers day etc., all i ask is that it is not birthday and it is for another occasion!

Our lovely sponsors this week are:

Jiggery Makery My name is Adele, I graduated in 2013 with a degree in Interior Design and I am currently a carer for my Grandma but in my spare time I love designing digital stamps. They are mostly inspired by 1940/50s Pin-ups and can be quite sassy. My favorite Pin Up artist is Gil Elvgren, whose work is just stunning. I have been both a crafter and an artist alternately all my life but finally feel I have been able to achieve a great balance as a digital stamp designer. Jiggery Makery is my brand, my creative expression and a way to share what I love.

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I am also going to provide a small crafty prize this week

do come and join us

7 February 2015

Anything goes

Hi All

I have been playing with the new old barn set from hobby art.

I used distress inks to stamp and colour the scene i created.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

stamping sensations - anything goes
Penny black and more - anything goes

Happy Crafting

Allsorts Week 297 - Love is in the Air

Hi All

This week we are getting all romantic with ....................

******Loviall Around******

The perfect opportunity to share some of those Valentine makes or perhaps something for Spring weddings.

I struggle with love cards and find this time of year particularly in your face with lots of love themed challenges, adverts and shop windows, however have pulled up my braces and gone inky!

We have two fabulous sponsors this week,......

At Buttons For Brains we specialise in card making kits as well as an increasing range of craft accessories. We chose to focus on card making kits because they allow crafters to try out different ranges of products without the need to buy complete packs of everything needed to create a handmade card. The card making kits all contain top quality materials and are suitable for beginners and experienced crafters alike. They also make great gifts. Beautifully packaged the items are despatched quickly and delivered first class. We know crafters want access to the very latest products and so will be adding new kits and supplies regularly so remember to visit often or even better, sign up for our Newsletter.

Deedee's Digis offers wholesome digital "stamps" and printable digital papers that are the original creations of Deedee Anderson. All of our sets include both outline and pre-colored images, in both JPG and PNG formats. Our products are offered in high 300dpi resolution so that they are fully resizable to meet your crafting needs. We are a Christ-centered company, and you will find that many of our sets include KJV Scripture verses, in addition to encouraging sentiments of all sorts. We feel very blessed to be part of such a talented community of paper crafters, and thank you for allowing us to sponsor your challenges !

31 January 2015

Allsorts Week 296 - Flower Power

Hi All

Sorry for the late post, i forgot to schedule it and was on the road at 7am this morning to attend a workshop, had an awful drive with the snow which seemed to disappear by this evening!

This week our lovely Wendy is hosting and wants to see all things floral.

As you know I love poppies, this time I used a free digi which was paperpieced and made a background with a tattered lace border, I think the background papers were a free set as well.....

We have two great sponsors for this one.

Do come and join us

24 January 2015

Allsorts Week 295 - Lace and Pearls


Our lovely Tracy Mouse is hosting this week and has set the theme

"Lace & Pearls"

anything goes just use lace and pearls or one of these

I have used a lacy effect die and pearls to frame a simple sunflower with some lovely dotty card.

Our Sponsors this week

PPR Papercrafts

PPR Papercrafts

Do come and join us

17 January 2015

Allsorts Week 294 - Spring Flowers


This week Susan is hosting us with the theme "Spring Flowers"

I've used a topper sheet and embellishment sheet from Katy Sue Designs which was one of those, that looks pretty in the sale pile purchases at the NEC, have to say they are designed flower soft but look quite nice without!

Our sponsors:

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 many of her designs can also be purchased as rubber stamps, punches and dies all sold under the Tonic Studios brand name.

Happy Saturday

16 January 2015

Lisa B - Anything Goes


This month at Lisa B the challenge is anything goes

I've used the sunflowers set by hobby art to make my card

The challenge is here

10 January 2015

Allsorts Week 293 New and Cute

Hi All

Mervi is hosting us this week with the theme:

"New and Cute"

This could be new gifts from Christmas, sale goodies, new techniques etc

I have made a baby card for my cousins new baby Zander - which is both new and cute in equal measure and used some dies that hadn't had an airing.

Our Sponsor is

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.

Come and Join us