Saturday, 22 December 2012

Black and White at Allsorts

Hi sorry for being MIA last week but things have been mega hectic round here but onwards and upwards as they say and this weeks challenge from Brenda is 


This was a lovely embossed card I had stashed away and thought it would be perfect for this challenge simply layered and some embossed flowers and black Gems, thought it would be nice not to use a image and a few flowers would be a good contrast against the layered background.

well that's it for this year as this is a two week Christmas Challenge at Allsorts.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year!

Saturday, 8 December 2012

White and gold plus one at Allsorts

Good morning a chilly start in Leeds this morning good job I have a pile of cards to get through so dont have to spend too much time outdoors lol!

This weeks theme at Allsorts is from Helene
she asked us to use white Gold and one other colour
I chose Kraft as my other colour and think it works well

we are sponsored by Stitchy stamps this week so you may be lucky enough to win some of their images if you enter this week

have a great weekend im off to get to the bottom of these orders :)

Monday, 3 December 2012

And now for something completely different

These are my first ever themed cupcakes and decorated cake 
I make cupcakes as well as cards but dont often share them here but I have to say I was very proud of these ones :)

Saturday, 1 December 2012

A tag for The Craft Garden

Over at The Craft Garden this week Kerry has a inspiration photo for you to work from

This is a Narcissus and is one of Decembers birth flowers

I was inspired by the splash of yellow against the white  so decided to make this tag using a Digi Stamp Boutique image and a splash of yellow against the grey

i hope you are inspired and pop along and join us

Advent at Allsorts :)

Good Morning!

Well another week has passed which can only mean one thing we are a week closer to Christmas Yipee!!!

over at Allsorts today the challenge from our lovely Jo is ADVENT and our sponsors are the fabulous 

I used a fab image 'simply for Christmas'  from our lovely sponsor ;)
These come as 6 images on a A4 sheet they come pre-coloured or black and white and are fab for quick christmas cards.
This is a 4.5 x 4.5 card using papers from the Dovecraft set i've used in my past 5 cards ha ha love em great colour combo's

hope you can join us this week :)

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Bring on the bling at Allsorts

This week at Allsorts Brenda would like you to go all out with Glitter and Sparkle I used this fab image from our sponsers Flonz craft. I made a favour bag for a little girls party these could be filled with sweets or fun jewellery the image is coloured with Sakura stardust pens for a super sparkly finish.
Have a great weekend

Sunday, 18 November 2012

just because........

I have actually tidied my craftroom and made a card just because this is a sweet image from DigiStamp Boutique

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

QKR - Stampede winter Wonderland
Digi Stamp boutique November Customer Competition

Saturday, 17 November 2012

A Gift of a Challenge!

I'm here with my card for this weeks Allsorts challenge and this week its my turn to host my theme is 
'A Gift of A Challenge'

and would like to see gift inspired challenges

pardon the photography but the batteries ran out in my camera and this is the result of my iphone I used a cute Gift image from Digi Darla one of our sponsors this week some dovecraft basics papers and red gems and ribbon to finish off we also have a fab prize from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop too  hope you can pop by :)

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Young at heart at Allsorts

Good morning
wow its been a long week and im so glad its the weekend!!!

this weeks theme at Allsorts is
And I wanted to share this baby card I made for a special family friend this week

I used my fav image for baby cards this is from Crafters Companion and went with a peach colour combo rather than pink I think it works quite well with the white 

Have a great weekend guys

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Just for Men at Allsorts

Hi there well ive had a lovely week off work even managed to get some of that Christmas shopping done and play with my new copics which came last Saturday Morning after they were ordered last Friday afternoon i'm guessing you can imagine how pleased I was with that sort of service :)

on to this weeks Allsorts Dt card
Now the theme this week from the lovely Sarah is 
I decided to try and crack on with the christmas cards
and made this card for Jack using a DSB image from Sally-Ann this is Christmas Percy and is from a set of 3 cute images you can have a look HERE
I have coloured percy with ProMarkers and the papers are Dovecraft back to basics Christmas set they are a lovely set with cream, red, blue and green combos just perfect for this cute image! a bit of ribbon from my stash and a snowflake brad.

We are sponsored by the lovely Sally-Ann this week as it is the first challenge of the week and you could win 6 images of your choice!

Have a great weekend everyone! 

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Photo Inspiration for The Craft Garden

Good morning well its the first of November and that can only mean one thing time for this months challenge over at The Craft Garden 
The Craft Garden Shop
this months Kerry has given us a photo to take inspiration from

I was inspired by the fairy and the colour combo and created this card using a Some Odd Girl image...

This is the very Pretty Rainbow Fairy from the lovely Kristy at Some Odd Girl I coloured her with Copics and ProMarkers. I tried my hand at making a pom pom flower need a bit of work but not bad  for a first try, the papers are the end of a pad from basic grey and worked well with the colour combo.

Have a great Thursday it will soon be the weekend!

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Week 178 at Allsorts - In Stitches

Good Morning Brrrrrrrr!!!! its definitely getting colder but that wont stop me having a lovely half term break with Jack and Ian, we are not going anywhere just having a week at home (and hopefully some crafting) but we will be getting some Christmas shopping done :) and double excitement as I have been wanting to try copics for ages so I have decided to try the skin colours out I have placed my order and they should be with me Monday yipee!

ok onto this weeks card for Allsorts
The lovely Brenda has challenged us to a stitching challenge 
We are also sponsored by 
Flonz $20 store gift voucher Also 12% discount offered on purchases to those entering the challenge

I used one of the the fabulous Sexy Mermaids from Flonz, a little cheeky but I love mermaids!!!

don't forget we also have a DT call over on the blog you can find out more HERE

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Autumn colours at Allsorts

A quick post this morning to share my Card for Allsorts as im on my way out the door to go get Jacks hair cut and we have to be at rugby for 9.30 lol!

the theme is AUTUMN colours from Helene

a cute SOG image called 'Blossom Fairy' she has quite a springtime name but works well in these Autumnal colours
Our sponsors this week are 
Winners choice of three pack of die cuts
why not pop over and take a peep

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Too cute to spook!

Now i'll be the first to admit that I don't make many Halloween cards but when I do I love the Boo to you set from My minds eye its just perfect for cute Halloween makes....... 
which is just the ticket for this weeks challenge over at Allsorts from the lovely Debs!
Too cute to Spook!

I used the cute ghost from the chipboard sheet and the reverse of witching webs paper (boo) and the reverse of spooky stripes (polka dot) some chipboard letters which I smothered in diamond stickles and a few of the lime green stars also from the chipboard sheet.

such a cutie pie!

head over to Allsorts we would love to see your too cute to spook creations

Saturday, 6 October 2012

twit twoo! and Grand Final!

Good morning well the nights are drawing in and its getting decidedly difficult to get up in the cold and dark but I love Autumn!!!!!!!!
I love the crisp sunny afternoons and the warm colours on the trees and the fact that you can wrap up warm and snug!

This brings me nicely to my card for Allsorts this week  the challenge from Our lovely Jo who is also sponsoring this challenge too is 
Autumn Leaves and Trees
we are also sponsored by the lovely Sally-Ann over at Digistamp Boutique and this week I have used the lovely Oliver whooo youuu (sorry couldn't resist) can find HERE
Now I have used my fav papers from Debbie Mumm they are amazing for this time of year the colours are so rich! Simple layout to show off that fab image hope you like

Now the Grand final bit of the title is because Jack will be setting of soon for Old Trafford with the 50 or so other children being looked after by Castleford tigers who are taking them to be part of the pre-game entertainment for the Rugby Grand Final... so if you happen to see any of the pre-game goings on he will be part of the team of children holding a giant Huddersfield shirt lol! hope he has a fab day!! Ian and I however are not going as its kids and Claws (Cas Tigers dance troop) only so we will sadly just have to meet with friends for lunch and then watch it in the pub ;)


Thursday, 4 October 2012

Quick and easy crafty Storage !!!!

If your in need for some storage for those hard to store items like your bottles of stickles and tiny embelishments then I have the perfect solution 

3M Command have brought out some amazing clear storage trays that stick! yes stick! to the wall with specially designed tape which is easily removable..

now my craftroom walls are not flat and have a heavy matt finish but that hasn't deterred the trays from staying there firmly! I was really pleased how well and easily they went up and I'm definitely going to buy the phone holder one as I can never find my phone under all the piles of paper and tape...

Now the Large caddy on the left can hold up to 4lbs and the smaller caddy can hold up to 2lbs
I can see these being perfect also on the back of pantry doors for spices or inside kitchen cupboards for packets, what about on the inside of wardrobe doors teamed with a mirror  for makeup and nail varnish!

I feel much more organised already!

Monday, 1 October 2012

A little bird told me...

Its time for the October challenge over at the Craft Garden this month we have a recipe challenge
simply choose 4 items from the list and include them in your project I chose :- 
Buttons and

NO promarkers today I used my aqua markers and water coloured the cute image this stamp i bought recently from a fellow crafter but I dont know what make it is so if you know please leave me a comment and let me know

please join us at the craft garden this month we'd love to see what you come up with
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Saturday, 29 September 2012

Scrapbook L/O for Allsorts

NOw this is my first ever L/O so be kind lol!

This week at Allsorts Nicola has challenged us to create a scrapbook page

now this gorgeous girl is my lovely friend Kirsten (Krafty Kirsten)'s grandaughter  and I love this picture of her she is  such a cutie

our sponser this week is Digi Darla and the image I used was flower fairy

have a great Saturday and I hope you can join us this week at Allsorts

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Week 173 at Allsorts inspired by a song!

Good Morning! its my turn to host this weeks challenge over at Allsorts
and the challenge is Inspired by a song

This easel card was made using my spell binder dies and my new stamp I bought from Pops when she had her crafty clear out isn't she beautiful!!

My song inspiration is girls just wanna have fun by Cyndy Lauper such a great feel good song!

close up of that fab image

really simple layout her a few prima flowers and some pretty pink ribbon and a few pearls to finish off

we are also sponsored this week by
Look what you could win why not pop over and join us at Allsorts

Have a great weekend