4 July 2015

Allsorts Week 318 How does your garden grow

Hi All

Our host this week is the lovely brenda, who is unashamedly a fan of all things floral - which is great for me so our theme is

********How Does Your Garden Grow********

I have decoupaged a lovely fuschia image, i love fuschias and have a few potted ones gracing my patio at the moment, its quite clean and simple i am afraid but work is completely crazy at the moment

Our Sponsors

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. One lucky winner will receive a £10 voucher to spend at their on line store.

Sizzix, there's no bigger or better place for craft materials, custom dies and machines that can die-cut, emboss and texturize many materials, including cardstock, paper, construction paper, fabric, faux fur, felt and foil plus much more. Another luck winner will receive a sizzix embossing set.

27 June 2015

Allsorts week 317 Blue as the Ocea

Hi All

Helene is hosting this week with the theme Blue as the Ocean. it can be the colour blue, water, boats or beaches,

Ive used an inkylicious sentiment, a stencil to ink the background and some stamped flowers and punches to create my card

our sponsor is stamp addicts this week offering a voucher for their online store.

Do come and join us

20 June 2015

Allsorts Week 316 Use a Stamp

Hi all

A quick post from me for this weeks challenge.  I have been quite poorly this week so apologies for lack of commenting

The theme has been set by Jo this week who wants you to use a stamp - no digis or printed images allowed!

I have used the new poppies by Hobby Art teamed with some tonic dies that fell into my craft room (how does that happen?)

Our lovely sponsor

Whimsy Stamps are a family owned art stamp company dedicated to providing crafters around the world with whimsical and fun rubber stamp

13 June 2015

Allsorts Week 315 Flower Power

Hi All

This week its me hosting and i have set you the theme of


I want to see lots of flowers or flowers as a focal point!

Our lovely Jo's shop Lets Create is kindly sponsoring us this week - thanks Jo

Lets Create are a family run business with staff who offer friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic help and advice on the wide range of products ranging from card making to mixed media and scrapbooking. They have and an on line store as well as a shop in Lincolnshire where they run regular classes, workshops and free demonstrations days with many well known faces from the craft industry and Create and Craft TV, where Jo Channon the co-owner is also a familiar and friendly guest.

6 June 2015

Allsorts - Satin and Lace

Hi All

Wendy is hosting us this week with the theme Satin & Lace

Ive used an image by our sponsor digistamp for my card - not used purple and yellow as a combo before - do we like it?

We  have two lovely prize this week from our sponsors -



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.

30 May 2015

Allsorts Week 313 Vintage

Hi All

Happy Saturday.  Tracy Mouse is hosting us this week and has set the theme 


The theme is to create anything you like but make sure you have some kind of vintage image on your creation.

I did not interpret the theme correctly for this week and went for a vintage colour scheme and accessories so dont use me as a role model this week- sorry Tracy Mouse!

Now our Sponsors this week...............

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.

29 May 2015

6th Birthday Candy Winner

Hi All

Thank for those who visited during birthday week and to all my followers old and new for your blog company.

We had a lovely array of entries for our challenge.

I had 33 comments left for me so have put these into Random.org

Results were as follows

This means my mystery prize winner is Nancy

Nancy please email me your name and postal address and i can get this sent off to you tracysoutham@btinternet.com


23 May 2015

Allsorts Week 312 - Happy Birthday

Hi All

Happy Saturday and welcome to our 6th Birthday celebrations.

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I am offering a mystery prize, to enter please leave a comment.  I would love it if you would like to follow me as well but it is not essential.

We are not doing a blog hop this time, but has a bumper prize from Tattered Lace so
worth joining us this week.

so whats the theme?

well its a tough one ,........ "HAPPY BIRTHDAY"

I have recently found dreamees and have to say i love the papers and stamps! - lots of fussy cutting but totally worth it.  Sentiment is Hobby Art.

Our sponsors this week

And in addition some of the Design Team are offering their own celebratory prize and will pick a winner from the people who leave comments on their individual Allsorts posts this week

I am offering a mystery prize, to enter please leave a comment.  I would love it if you would like to follow me as well but it is not essential.

I will announce my winner on Friday

Do come and join us.......

16 May 2015

Allsorts Week 311 - no squares allowed

Hi All

I'm off to my second water colour class today where i will be attempting a scene of Venice (probably a good thing ive not been to see the real thing)

We have some exciting news - next week we are celebrating our 6th Birthday and have a very special prize that you will all want to win.  Please add the birthday banner to your sidebars, spread the word and come back and join in the fun.


Onto this weeks challenge - you may need to get those dies out again as it is.......

No Squares Allowed

Ive made a calendar using craftwork cards fabrics collection which has been gifted to a stationary mad friend for her birthday!

We have been generously sponsored by Deedee's Digis

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 !

9 May 2015

Allsorts Week 309 - More than 2 diecuts

Hi All

Mervi is hosting us this week with the challenge to use more than 2 different die cut shapes.

I have used a new die by Sue Wilson which is cut 8 times to make the background and a shape for the sentiment.  Flower is stamped and cut by hand

We have two sponsors this week:

Papercraft's All Occasion Dies by Robert Addams who is well known for his innovative crafting CD's, recently he has developed a range of high quality metal dies designed to give a stylish and professional finish to any crafting project.  The decision was made to stay as a cottage industry in order to provide a sincere and personal service as well as concentrate on a small but very high quality range of products. We pride ourselves on our mail order service and orders received by 3.30pm are normally dispatched first class post the same day, we ship to the UK and there is no minimum order value and free postage. Prize for one entry drawn randomly 

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. Prize : One winner ( drawn randomly ) can choose 4 images.

do come and join us