Saturday 23 December 2023

Cold as Ice at Allsorts

 With Christmas just a couple of days away I think it's unlikely that we will have temperatures anything like the optional challenge at Allsorts this next fortnight

Cold as Ice chosen by Lorraine

A fabulous bundle of prizes from AALL and Create and Craft Stash

Here's my inspiration for you

I've been ever so good again and used another buried stamp. I've rediscovered quite a few Woodware stamps, this being one of them. I stamped it on to various icy coloured papers and even a sheet of sparkly sticky stuff, that took days to dry!! However, it all worked out in the end and I paper pieced SNOW together. I also used a very old Marianne Designs snowflake die to cut holographic card to make the pretty snowflakes and finished the icy scene with a gorgeous Chloes Creative Cards glitter. Another card to start the pile for next year!!

Whatever you are up to on Christmas Day I wish you peace and happiness xx

Saturday 16 December 2023


 I have a simple wreath to share with you today as the optional challenge theme at Allsorts this week is, 

a lovely one chosen by Mervi....Christmas florals or Wreaths

Here is mine...

I used Inkydoodles Stamp set Warm Winter Wishes and heat embossed the wreath with copper embossing powder. I coloured the hearts with a shimmery red pen and coloured the stamped holly with Promarkers then went crazy with the glamor dust glitter and glossy accents. Once more, I had so much fun that I made three more using different coloured embossing powders and cut out icons from the same set.

Prizes from: Aldridge CraftsStampendous and AALL and Create

It would be lovely if you can find the time to join us this week.

Whatever you are up to this weekend, I hope it's a good one xx

Thursday 14 December 2023

Anything Goes at AYLI

 It's a free for all at the AYLI party this time and I have made a paper decoration using a lovely tutorial from Created the Ottaway, where you can find lots of inspiration.

I confess, the construction had me scratching my head for a while, but after a roast chicken lunch and a glass of white I had another go and, I think, the wine just helped a little!!

One thing I would say, if you are tempted to have a go, is that it works better with fairly thin paper. My first attempt was using double sided scrapbook paper and folding it was tricky. I used single sided papers from an inexpensive paper pack which actually worked much better.

Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you have been inspired to come to our Anything Goes party.

See you on Saturday xx

Monday 11 December 2023

Cute, Cute, Cute!!

 Hello everyone and welcome to my blog today. I hope you are all well and getting into the swing of Christmas prep. 

It's a two in one visit from me as both of the new Cutie Pie Challenges are launching today


for which I have coloured yet another adorable image from Amanda Jayne Designs, Christmas Crackers

It is the card I made for Jackson's First Christmas. The penguin was coloured, using Promarkers, to compliment the Doodlebug Designs paper pad (Frosty Friends, I think, it's very old and treasured!!). The sentiment was done in word and trimmed with silver mirri.

Over at our sister challenge


Here I used a super cute decoupage that was a magazine freebie many moons ago. I paired it with some gorgeous glittery card that I die cut with another old item from my stash, the Let it Snow cut out die which, I think, might be Memory Box.

If you are a fan of cute you can enter both!! Looking forward to seeing what you make.

See you later in the week, until then take care xx 

Saturday 9 December 2023

Something beginning with B

Hello friends. 

The big day is drawing ever nearer and with that in mind I have made more christmas cards for my DT pieces for the optional theme at Allsorts Challenge this week.

"Something beginning with B" and my B is BAUBLES 

 I have used a Crafters Companion die set and cut plain or mirror pieces, and stuck them together. I used a gold or silver marker for the hanging strings and added a bow
I got rather carried away and actually made ten in all so will be ahead of the game for next year!!

I wish you all a lovely weekend. More rain for us, if the forecast is right, and no plans to go anywhere today so I think it might be time to get the Christmas tree trimmed.

See you on Monday xx

Saturday 2 December 2023

Allsorts Stitching

 Another weekend rolls around and my Saturday post to share my DT piece for Allsorts challenge where Liz is hosting. Her fabulous optional theme is STITCHING - real or faux.

Here is what I made

I would normally have inked faux stitching with black fine liner or white pen but Martin managed to tear the cuff on one of his shirts so the sewing machine was required for a fix. A perfect opportunity to sew my papers together!! 

The adorable Barry was coloured with Promarkers and I made the tree bucket and bauble storage a little bit snazzy with metallic and shimmery pens.

Prizes this week come from AALL and Create who still have some fabulous bargains to be had, lots of stamps and stencils are half price or less but you need to be quick as the sale will be over very soon.

Thank you for your continued support and lovely comments. See you soon xx