Saturday, 26 June 2010

Week 58 Kirstens Embossing Challenge......

Well this week has just flown by don't you think?

Back again to Allsorts this week where the them from our lovely Kirsten is


This can be heat embossing or dry embossing whichever takes your fancy really!, I chose dry embossing...........

And i'm afraid you may get sick of seeing these fab kittys but I just adore these clear stamps from Penny Black they are just the sweetest stamps I think I have ever owned and they are perfect for lots of occassions........

The card is 4.4" x 4.5" and the orange card is from the 6x6 Gemstones pad(which is looking very lacking in the actual cardage area) so may have to purchase some more it was in the Glitterpot sale for ages and was nearly half price so i'll have to see if its still there!

The ribbon and flower I won in the PBSC a few weeks ago and I thought it would go with the Colours nicely.........

Lots going on at Allsorts this week we are sponsored by

And the lovely Dawny P is our guest designer and heres a sneaky peek of her card

To see it in its full glory you will have to visit Allsorts and there is a special treat from Dawny for 5 lucky winners !!

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Saturday, 19 June 2010

Its Allsorts time again!!!

Hello .............. wow we have had the most beautiful weather for the past few days so warm and very sunny!!! puts you in a fab mood don't you think?

This week at Allsorts its my turn to host the challenge and this week I have a sketch for you all....

we also have a new sponsor this week

Squiggle Stamps

and the DT have had the luxury of working with some of their new images and they are so sweet definitely worth a little crafty spend.....

Isnt she sweet with her little washing line!

Papers are all Doodlebug and the image was coloured with my trusty Promarkers...

Also we had some fab news earlier in the week did you see that we have been invited by Penny Black to join them with a new challenge

Click on the link in the sidebar to visit and see what we have in store!!!!!!!

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Sunday, 13 June 2010

Allsorts is Expanding!

The team over at Allsorts have been invited to join up with Penny Black to launch a new monthly challenge blog!!!!!!!

To find out more click here and become a follower to keep up to date with any news or events

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Saturday, 12 June 2010

Allsorts Buttons and /or Lace

Very quick post as i'm being picked up very soon to go to a charity garden party

the theme this week at Allsorts is Buttons and/or Lace

I decided to just use buttons and layer them for this challenge, the dp is from wild rose studios and the image was part of a free bently bear set that came free with a mag........

have a great Saturday!!

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Saturday, 5 June 2010

Penny Black Saturday

Hope its sunny where you are here is my card for this weeks PBSC

this week they want swirls

Now I dont have a swrl embossing folder but this one has swirly foliage so I hope that counts

The backing paper is Basic grey which I over stamped with a stamp from imaginisce which i bought from the glitter pot and it was a bargain 99p

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Allsorts Strawberrys and Cream....

I'm back with this weeks DT project for Allsorts

This week Brenda has given us the yummy theme of....
Strawberries and cream

Well I can't say there was much crafting inspiration after seeing that just the urge to go to a fancy tea room and have a whacking great slice of cake!!!!!!!!!

I had to use this gorgeous image from last years summer collection from Whiff of Joy she is so elegant and as I didn't have any strawberry papers I decided to make my own by using the two strawberries from the same collection ....I stamped them onto some cream embossed paper and coloured them with my promarkers and voila matching DP. On the inside I printed out the recipie for Strawberry muffins but I couldn't get a clear pic so the recipie is below.........

Strawberry Muffins

6 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup sugar (granulated or caster)
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
14 strawberries, preferably fresh (but if frozen, defrosted first)
2 cups all-purpose (plain) flour
Pinch salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
Hershey's Kisses or strawberry jam

*Heat oven to 350F, 180C, Gas Mark 4
Grease a muffin tin or fill with paper liners.
*Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl.
Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and then add the milk.
*Chop the strawberries up into small chunks,
then stir them carefully into the batter, trying not to break
them up too much.
*Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into the bowl,
then fold in. Do not over mix.
*Fill muffin cups halfway.
Add a Kiss or a scant teaspoon of jam, then add more
batter to fill two thirds of the cup. Bake until the muffins begin
to brown and a toothpick comes out clean (about 20 to 25 minutes).

Now I havn't been able to try this recipie yet but if anyone tries it will they let me know how it turns out lol!

The sponsor at Allsorts this week is the fab digistamp boutique so why not pop over and join in the fun and maybe win some fab images!!!!!!!

I'm also going to enter this in the OSCC as their theme is no DP

Have a great weekend!!

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