Saturday, 18 December 2010

Anything goes at Allsorts this fortnight!

This week at Allsorts we have a two week challenge  to take us over christmas which is anything goes!

This is a wedding card I made for an order this week

The sweet cake is an image from pink pettticoat and the flowers ribbon and pearls are all from my stash
Hope its not too cold where you are.....!

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Last Minute Christmas.............................

This week at Allsorts Debs has chosen the fab theme of last minute /quick and easy card projects..

This  CAS style card could not have been any quicker or easier to make....

The flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts and the sentiment and frame are die cuts from Craftwork Cards
so easy to make with a simple design.

Short and sweet today as as you read I will be packing up my craft things for a Christmas Fayre at my friends Nursery here is a photo of all my 'stock'

From left to right...sweet tubs, ready to colour childrens xmas card packs, reindeer food, hand decorated wooden snowflakes, snowman soup, small cards, large cards, a candle and more snowman soup....
lets hope I sell some lol!
have a great weekend

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Light up the night with Allsorts

Wow this week has gone so quickly where did it go ....Christmas wil be here before we know it!!

Late again i'm afraid with my Allsorts post ..Sorry girls!

This week Helene has set the challenge and  the theme is 'light up the night' she would like to see a light,lamp or candle on your entry this week  we are also sponsored by the fab Sally-Ann at Digistamp Boutique if you enter with a DigiStamp Boutique image you can enter twice!!!!

I used a tall 7" pillar candle and used this fab image from DSB perfect for this time of year (which you can find here, the snowflake border was sent to me by a very special friend (thank you hun) and the poinsettia is from wild orchid crafts

Thanks for visiting and I hope you can come and join the fun this week

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Allsorts - Monochrome

WOW what cold weather we are having at the moment, we have yet to  have any serious snow though, a few flurries on Thursday but nothing major!
I have a feeling its on its way though!!!!!!!!

Onto this weeks project for Allsorts

This week its Amanda's turn to choose the challenge and this week its


and this week we have a new sponsor Crafty Ribbons

I have made a post it note holder its part of the stock i'm making for the fairs that are coming up over the next few weeks

I have made a few to sell on my stall along with lots of other bits and peices which once I have them all together i'll take a pic of...

Hope you all manage to stay warm if its cold where you are
and have a lovely weekend!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Yummy a recipie!!!!!!

Good morning Crafters (lol sounds like hi dee hi)

Its time for another fabby challenge at Allsorts this weeks its the lovely Kirstens turn to set us a challenge which this week was  a recipie

Lace, Ribbon and a Charm

Now because of the camera angle you cant really see the charm but it is here honest look

Its just hiding thats all lol!

The container was one I bought from ebay and its so nice perfect for decorating I decorated with white lace from wild orchid crafts and ribbon from my stash. The image is one of lili of the valleys die cut christmas fairys this is Rose they are so perfect or quick cards and gifts!

I hope you can join us this week and I look forward to see what you 'bake' with your recipie..... 

Saturday, 13 November 2010

I'm having one of those days!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well its one of those days today i spent last night making sure that the main DT post for my challenge week at Allsorts was ready then forgot to do one for my own blog lol.......

Sorry its late but here is my card for this weeks theme which is this sketch I made
This stamp is one I bought in the Jan sales and i've waited all year to use him and he is just perfect for decoupage the presents are so easy to layer up

And as its christmas I went a little overboard with the fluffy stuff its on everything but I think it gives a great effect and texture.

Then some layered snowflakes using my marianne designs die and some snowflake brads

I hope you can join us this week as we are sponsored by Sir Stampalot and there are some great Stamps to be won.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Week 77 'Twas the night before Christmas'

This week its Fleurs turn to chose the theme and she has chosen the poem

'The night before christmas'

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"

Well this mouse certainly is stirring as he cartwheels round the house in his wreath lol!
The image is one I have had in my stash box for ages infact most of this card is old stash and scraps.
The ribbon slider looks pretty and is a little deceiving as there are no crystals/jewels on it its made to look like there are though...

I hope you enjoy Fleurs poetic challenge this week and I look forward to visiting your entries

Monday, 1 November 2010

GDT for Penny Black at Allsorts November challenge

I was delighted to be asked to be asked to be a guest designer for Penny Black at Allsorts i'm sure some of you are aware that I stepped down from the original DT due to other commitments but I was asked to be a regular GDT along with some of the other talented Allsorts ladies that also stepped down due to their commitments ...

The theme for November is "it's begining to look a lot like christmas"

I tried to use non traditional colours and give it quite a modern feel...
the image is Penny Black of course and the papers are a mix of DCWV and  some I have had in my stash for ages not sure who made them (give me a shout if you recognise them)
sentiment is a rub on and image was coloured with pro markers...

why not pop over and join in the fun at Penny Black at Allsorts and welcome the new DT team over there, some stunning DT creations!
 so why not pop over for some christmas inspirartion!

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Allsorts week 76 Gold and cream with a hint of red.......

This week it is Brendas turn to set the challenge at Allsorts she would like to see
Gold, Cream and a hint of Red

This is a Whiff of Joy image i have had in my stash for a long time she is so elegant. the gold edging was created by running a versamark inkpad round the edge of the image and panels then embossing with gold embossing powder, the flowers were embossed witha versamark pen which gave me added control and a fine nib to create the detail on the petals, it is my first ime trying anything like this but really enjoyed it!!!
I then added the sprigs of gold beads, gold beaded ribon and cream raffia type ribbon which were also from my stash.....

Hope you can play along this week

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Allsorts week 75 and the winner of my little giveaway!!!!

Good morning my its a cold one in Leeds today!

This week at Allsorts its Debs turn to choose the theme and she has chosen
spots and stripes

I must admit I really enjoyed making this card and was so pleased with how it turned out a shame the photo is a little dark but having to use my mobile as my camera batteries went lol!
The cute image is a slapstick stamp from Penny Black and the papers are ones from last christmas they dont have a company on them though! the shiny ribbon is that special one that pulls into a bow and I think it works a treat on this card sentiment is from Craftwork cards...

This week we are sponsored by the lovely Jackie at the
Crafty Garden

Now for the winner of my Little candy giveaway

congrats hun can you please email me at
and i'll get your prize out to you in the post

if the prize isnt claimed by next friday i'll draw another winner next sat...

Hope you can join us this week at Allsorts

Allsorts Plain and Simple

(This is a sticky post scroll down for newer posts)

This weeks its my turn to choose the challenge at Allsorts and the theme I have chosen is
plain and simple
not as easy as you think with the scrummy papers and embelishments available at the moment..

NOw I hang my head in shame as I have had this beautiful Tilda stamp for a couple of months and this is the first time she has seen any ink!!! I love her pose.....
To keep it plain and simple no DP !!
(yes I was very difficult......still not recovered.....)
coloured with good old promarkers (the pinks blend so well) and had to stop my self twice with stickles in hand lol, the sentiment is a see-d's stamp,
and the pretty ribbon is part of a huge stash my mum got me the ribbon is like an organza but has trails of glitter glue and sequins on it (some other packs of the ribbon has strings of seed beads sewn through it) very different from any ribbon I have seen before she got it from the shop she works at which normally sells house hold items for wait for it ..................................19p per pack of 1.5 metres!!!!!!!!!!!!!
if you think you're reading it wrong you better go get your spec's lol!
she bought me quite a few packs (erm ok she cleared the shelf, and they havnt had any more since lol) and as an extra special treat i'm going to give away a little candy 3 packs of glittered/beaded ribbon and a few bits and pieces.....including self adhesive mirror tiles, lace and prima flowers.....

To enter the candy leave me a comment below, become a follower (if your not already one) and  post this pic and link in your sidebar  i'll run the candy till Friday 22nd October and announce the winner on Saturday 23rd October with my Allsorts post.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Week 74 at Allsorts BINGO!!!

This week at Allsorts its Helenes turn to choose the theme and she chooses bingo
use the card and choose the line you would like to use you can go up down across or horizontally!

we also have been given the opppertunity to use some great images from this weeks sponser.......

The row I used was Ribbon, tags, punch
Isnt this a sweet image and purrrfect teamed with these papers from basic grey

hope you can join us this week!

P.s dont forget you can still enter my candy  here ........
and theres still a chance to win some fab penny black stamps in this months Autumn colours challenge at
Penny Black At Allsorts

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Allsorts Week 73 - Inspiration from a song Title...

This week at Allsorts Amanda has set the challenge of making a card that is inspired by a song this is my card for this weeks challenge!

and here is the song which inspired my card

This is one of my absolute favourite songs I hope you like it too!

Come and join us at Allsorts this week and share your song inspired cards with us...


Saturday, 2 October 2010

Allsorts week 72 Travel/Holiday

Welcome to another week at Allsorts

wow there were a huge amount of entries for my plain and simple challenge last week and some amazing creations..

This week it is Kirstens Challenge and she would like to see the theme of Travel / Holidays i took this quite literally and chose a mode of transport.......

Not quite sure if this is what she had in mind lol but he is travelling
this is another cutie image from DigiStamp Boutique
who as always on the first week of the month is Allsorts sponser this week
check out Sally-Anns new look shop!!!
We are also joined this month by Louise Roach from Sirstampalot
and there is a brand new monthly challenge at

Dont forget my candy is still running here

Friday, 1 October 2010

PENNY BLACK at Allsorts October challenge...

Its the 1st of October and its time for a brand new challenge over at PENNYBLACK@ALLSORTS
The theme is The colours of Autumn
Here is my card and unfortunatley it is my last as an official DT member for PBatA I have decided to step down due to other non crafty commitments but will be joining the PBatA team now and again as an honorary guest designer.......hooray!

The lovely image was given to me by best friend and teamie Kirsten and the papers are all from basic grey the sentiment is from a see-d's set and is fab dont you think...

Now there is a sneaky twist to this months challenge but your going to have to pop over to find out......
and dont forget about my little candy giveaway here
Have a great Friday

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Sketch saturday

I have made a quick card using the sketch at Sketch Saturday

Its for my OH mum and dads wedding anniversary tommorrow
dont forget to check out my blog candy!!
Have a great weekend...

Friday, 24 September 2010


OOPS slight tecnical hitch!!!

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Penny black Saturday.....

Real quickie post as i'm expecting guests any minute this is the card I have made for the PBSC which is a fab sketch

The stamp is one of the penny Black slapstick stamp and she is a real cutie
Papers are from stash and  unfortunatley have no product name on them....

Have a great weekend!

Allsorts week 70!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good Morning crafters what a windy week it has been in Yorkshire and i'm sure in many other parts if the blusteryness of this week is anything to go by this is excactly how i felt going to work this week lol
Poor Pooh and Piglet I know exactly how they felt (isnt this a beautiful picture!)

Anyway back to this weeks challenge at Allsorts which has been set by the lovely Fleur she would like to see you using 3 punches on your entries this week...

I used my newest Penny Black stamp which was bought for me by my lovely boss at work who picked it up in the paper mill whilst away for the weekend now she doesnt know much about the type of stamps I use but she said as soon as she saw it she knew i'd love it how kind was that!!!!

Kept to the cool blue theme with plenty of sparkly Diamond stickles the papers are from my stash and are from a craft trip last christmas...

My three punches are

Fiskars - threading water punch
Crafts too you - 1" 6 petal flower
Baker Ross- snowflake punch

Had a great time at the GNPE at Harrogate last weekend and bought tons of ribbon (amongst a heap of other stuff I 'needed') so keep your eyes peeled for tons of the lovely stuff in the next few weeks.

Dont for get there is still chance to enter this months challenge and DT call over at our sister blog
PENNY BLACK @ Allsorts

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Allsorts week 69 The colours of Autumn

This week its Brendas turn to choose the theme and she would like to see the colours of Autumn on your entries....

I have used one of my all time fav stamps from last years Autumn collection from Whiff of Joy she is fab to colour and if you mask off the leaves she can be used for anything.
The papers are from a 6x4 stack and are the last i had left and they are so nice!!

The flowers are from wild orchid crafts and the stems of pearls are from my stash...

Dont forget there is still a chance to win a spot on the Design Team over at PENNYBLACK at Allsorts and theres a fab challenge too especially if you love your punches...

I still have some crafty bits for sale Here 

and some freebie sentiments I made Here 

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Something to share........

I've been playing on my computer tonight making some of the larger sentiments I have been seeing around blogland especially good for the base layer on easel cards.

I'd like to share with you the sheet of sentiments i've created and i'm pretty sure if you click on the pic and save you'll be able to save them on your computers and resize as nessesary in you publishing/printing programs even cut/crop and paste them in  a publishing program to add directly to card blanks...
(they will have a white background  I think so best to print onto white)

Let me know if they transfer ok and if you use them on any cards please leave me a link so I can visit and take a peek,
also if you do take them so i know if is something thats in demand please leave a comment and add alink in your sidebar as I may do some more...

Dont forget to visit my crafty sale in the post below......