Saturday 20 July 2024

Flowers at Allsorts

Happy weekend everyone. I hope that you have something good in store. Here in the UK there are flowers in abundance so our theme at Allsorts this week, chosen by Lynn is


a lovely theme for the time of year but you can, of course take the anything goes route too.

I love bright bold colours so, to start with, die cut some patterned paper and shimmery cardstock using a Sue Wilson floral die set. They looked a bit lost without a background so I chose a Crafters Companion die set (I think from the Downton Abbey Collection) and cut the background in black. It looked much better so I didn't use as many flowers as I'd intended but have saved them for another day. The "Birthday" is a favourite Whimsy one and I found a simple wishes stamp to finish off the sentiment. I hope I've tempted you to join in our floral extravaganza and very much look forward to seeing what you make.

Prizes (drawn at the end of the month) from

See you there!!


Saturday 13 July 2024

Use Circles at Allsorts

Lorraine is in charge at Allsorts tody with an optional theme of 

CIRCLES (Anything Goes also very welcome!!)

I went all out and made a circle card base using a Tonic Essentials scalloped circle die. In my stash I found a bazzill paper pad that had an embroidery hoop design...more circles and I employed my neat and tangled embroidery hoop stamp and die set for the main feature. I didn't like the look of the stamped image on white so rifled through my massive collection of paper pads and used a coloured one from a Marianne Designs pad that looks far more in keeping.

I am very much looking forward to seeing what you share with us.

Thursday 11 July 2024

Non Card Project AYLI

 Lynne has chosen the new theme at

and it's Non-Card Project

I love paper and I cannot lie BUT I did not use any of my stash to make this tag journal. I was tempted by Tracie Fox Creative channel and just couldn't resist buying the kit. Honestly it was so much fun to make and I learned so much about construction. Who knew that old bed sheets would make such perfect hinges and there's such a thing as altered paperclips!!

You can see my first attempt at an altered paperclip on the slanted pocket above. I also stitched some of the removable tags too.

I hope you've enjoyed my project and that I've inspired you to share a non-card project.

See you soon xx

Monday 8 July 2024

Beginning with B at The Cuties

 Hello  friends. I hope this week has good things in store for you. I love starting the week with a cute card and this one is my DT piece for

where, this month, we are looking forward to seeing your incredibly cute cards featuring things beginning with B.

I've chosen to showcase Bunny, Bike and Blooms.

I have used my favourite bunny rabbit from The Cats Pajamas. I used the cling version but you can get him in digi form here, as well as lots of others!! I coloured him with Promarkers to match the 30cm x 15cm paper that came from a pad that I found in The Range a long time ago. As it was of a good weight I simply folded it in half for a square card base and matted some matching cardstock to frame the stamped image.

Thank you for dropping in and thank you for your comments and support.

Saturday 6 July 2024

Allsorts Romantic Occasions

Liz has chosen our optional theme at Allsorts this week.

It's all about Romantic Occasions if you want to be tempted by a challenge. We'd love to see your Anything Goes makes too. Prizes will be drawn at the end of the month.

I have made an anniversary card using a paper pad and die from a Crafters Companion collection called Rustic Wedding. I rather like the earthy tones that really are quite different.

I used an LOTV sentiment and a wooden "love" embellishment that I found in a drawer. I added lace and pearls as a nod to the kind of trim that might adorn a wedding dress. As we are now in July let's hope that the summer brides are going to enjoy some good weather now, unlike the first six months of the year!!

Talking of weather we had plenty of rain yesterday after a dry spell so it was quite nice not to have to water the garden.

Hope that you will join us. Have a good weekendxx