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

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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