28 March 2015

Allsorts week 304 - Feature a creature

Hi All

This week Tracy Mouse has set us the theme of feature a creature

I was asked to make a card for a cat lover so broke out my Judith stamps and went a bit mad with the scruffy cat!

Hope you can join us

21 March 2015

Allsorts Week 303 - Cakes/Cupcakes

Hi All

This week we are being challenged to use cakes or cupcakes on our card.

Hopefully this schedules ok as i am being taken to the NEC by my gorgeous sister and niece today for an early birthday present

My card is here:

I've used a mix of dies and stamps to make this card, love this muted blue tone!

we are sponsored by scrappers delight

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Happy Saturday

14 March 2015

Allsorts Week 302 - Flowers and Pearls

Hi All

Mervi is our host this week with the challenge flowers and pearls

Here is my card

Our sponsors


7 March 2015

Allsorts Weeks 301 - Spring Is In The Air


Our lovely B is in charge this week and has set a lovely theme of

******Spring is in the Air******

I love this time of year, my bulbs are up in the garden and i love having a small vase of cheap and cheerful daffodils each week - can you tell i am a spring baby!

My card uses a sue will die, which i have cut twice to make my square, i have frames this and layered some spring papers behind and used a very old topper from craftwork cards (i have a lot of these kicking around) that i have added some pro marker to,

Our sponsors

Our second sponsor is Deedee's Digis.

Happy Saturday

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