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Saturday, 24 September 2011

Allsorts DT - Wk 122 Keep it Simple

Morning sweet blogging friends,
I'm here with my 
Allsorts DT 
card for this week which is for Amanda's fab challenge this week of
 Keep it Simple!
 It does everyone good once in a while to take it back to basics and go for a minimalist approach. Sorry if this card is following a similar theme to my last post but I made it shortly after the class I went on and still had the techniques fresh in my mind!

The image was first block stamped, then overstamped with text and then my new stamps.....
Supplies: SU Perfect Polka dots embossing folder
TH Distress inks
SU text stamp from Rustic Rooster
Hobby Art Clear stamps - Just for you
SU sentiment
ribbon from stash

Allsorts are sponsored this week by   

offering this fantastic prize:

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to have a look at my work, hope you find time to enter our challenge and pop over to the other DT blogs, your support means so much! Have a great weekend,

Friday, 23 September 2011

Wk 46 Fussy and Fancy DT - Try a New Technique

Morning blogland,
and welcome to another fortnightly challenge for 
 This time want to see you 
Trying a new technique!

I was fortunate to attend one of Brenda's fabulous classes at Sir Stamp-a-lot last Saturday where I learnt a couple of new techniques and the card I have to show you today was from that class.
I'm not sure what the technique is called, something like block/shadow stamping as two distress inks (tattered rose and tea dye) were put on an acrylic block, water spritzed and then pressed onto a piece of water colour paper. Once this was dry, several different stamps were overlayed on top of one another to build up the main panel. The edges and part of the flowers were highlighted with embossing powder. The edges were also inked with DI Tea Dye/Walnut Stain/Vintage photo. (Apologies for the lack of details, I got so carried away that I forgot to write any info. down) The hinges were a die cut down to fit the card size and also heat embossed and gems were added for effect.

Anyone who knows me will not recognise this as my style of card, wot no Tilda?, and no nesties?! I did have loads of fun making this card and the others at the class but I would miss my Maggies too much to completely change direction. I would like to incorporate techniques I learnt though and combine the styles maybe. Watch this space!

Fussy and Fancy's sponsor this time is Meljens designs offering the winner 4 digis!
Thanks for taking a look, hope you find the time to take a look at the other DT work over at Fussy and Fancy sometime soon and maybe have a go at something new yourself! Enjoy your weekend and I will be back tomorrow morning with my Allsorts DT card.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Week 121 - Alter/recycle Allsorts DT

Morning all,
Firstly I must apologise for being quiet on the comment front, I love visiting all your blogs to see what you've been creating but it just hasn't happened this week, hopefully things will be back to normal next week! Also welcome to my new followers, I will get round to visiting you, I promise!
What a week I have had! Some of you may remember way back me saying my eldest son had to have a foot operation to remove a blood vessel. This didn't happen when it should have, so we had to take him this Wednesday to Addenbrooks and it finally got done. The nursing staff there were absolutely brilliant and put us all at ease - I think I was more traumatised than Josh, especially when it came to the General Anaesthetic!!!
Needless to say Joshua was extremely brave and is enjoying his week off school and all the attention he's getting from his class mates!
Anyway, on to the real reason for my post: over at
 it's my turn to host this week's challenge which is:
Alter or Recycle Something!
Hope you can join in as I really cant wait to see what all you talented crafters do with my theme.
I was so spoilt for choice with this challenge, as I cant bear to throw interesting things away that have crafting potential, that it took me a while to settle on a project, hope you like the end result.

It started it's life as a matchbox:

and ended up becoming a recipe box:

The top of the box:

Inside the box with the recipe cards:

SU paper - Elegant Soiree
SU Perfect polka dots embossing folder
Magnolia Doo Hickey Antique lace and tag die
Small book ring
flowers, ribbons and pearls from stash
Hero Arts self adhesive lace
Magnolia rolling pin and Yummy Tummy Jam Tilda (borrowed from Fleur, thanks hun xx)

Allsorts are sponsored this week by:

offering a Little Darlings rubber stamp of choice!

Challenge I would like to enter:
TOMIC - Chocolate (brown and cream)

Hope you can play along with Allsorts this week, check out the other amazing DT inspiration and have a great weekend!

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Allsorts DT Challenge 120 -Flowers and swirls

Morning everyone,
It's Saturday again, it comes around so quick, and I have a new DT card for
 today to show you.
The challenge this week,
 Flowers and Swirls,
 has been set by Jill, a fab theme I have to say!
I made this card for Mackenzie, my lovely friend Fleur's, daughter.

Go Kreate shaped card die
Basic Grey sweet threads paper
SU Stitch stamp
Magnolia Antique lace doo hickey
LOTV image
Nestie lacy squares
TH Distress inks
SU Hodgepodge hardware
SU birthday sentiment
gems, flowers, ribbon from stash
SU Linen thread

Allsorts have two sponsors this week:

offering 4 images, and

who have one of their great 'Make a card kits' to win.

Challenges I would like to enter:
Sir Stampalot - It's a frame up
Basic Grey - Celebrations

Thanks for visiting my blog, take a look at the other fab DT work and can't wait to see your creations this week. Enjoy your weekend!


Friday, 9 September 2011

Back to school with Fussy and Fancy DT

Morning blogging friends,
It's time for another new fortnightly
 Fussy and Fancy challenge.
This time we would love to see your
 Back to School creations!
Here's my card, it started off as just an envelope card but turned into a slider card inside too, hope it inspires you to make something for our challenge.

A side/back shot, because I just had to decorate all the sides.

The card open.

The slider pulled up inside.

LOTV school girl image
TH Distress inks
Old dictionary page
Nesties beaded ovals
SU Botanical paper
BG Hopscotch paper
Doo hickey antique lace die
SU grid paper
SU photo corner punch
Whimsy mini postage stamp sentiments
Ribbon and flowers from stash

Fussy and Fancy are sponsored this time by Simply Betty Stamps and you could win 2 clear stamps!!

Thanks for stopping by today, have a great weekend and I hope you have time to enjoy some crafting! 
I will be back tomorrow with my Allsorts DT card.
Take care,

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Back to school build up

Happy Sunday morning in blogland :)
Just a quick post today as we are going to Burghley Horse Trials today, as long as it doesn't pour with rain!
I had time to make an extra project this week so made a door/wall hanger. I would say it's for my daughter but technically it should say Back to Preschool as she doesn't start school for another year. Jasmine will definitely love this creation though, she adores Tilda and calls her a little doll!
There is a little bit of pink netting under the image but it is hard to see on the photo unless you click to enlarge.

Because I want to enter my project into TOMIC's challenge this week which is Back to school plus Metal, this photo is a close up of the metal elements I've included - paper clips, protractor charm, staples and book rings.

Go Kreate XL Frilly Frames
Doo Hickey Antique lace die
BG Hopscotch papers
SU Grid paper
Nesties labels 2
Tilda playing hopscotch
TH Distress inks
Ribbon, flowers, letters from stash
Karen Foster - Protractor charm 
SU Mini tag stamp

I would also like to enter:
Totally Tilda - Back to school

Thanks for visiting today, enjoy your week and I will be back on Friday with a new project for the next Fussy and Fancy challenge.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Blues and greens/Allsorts DT wk 119

Good morning blogland,
I'm here to show you my
card for this week which is following Emma's superb theme of 
Blue and Green!
Now, I have to admit that I didn't know where I was going with this one at first and it freaked me out slightly. Don't ask me why because it's one of the easiest challenges, or so I thought until I started and then had a total mental block. I guess we all have those moments when all ideas fly out of the window, just glad they decided to return pretty sharpish! Lol!

A photo of the inside:

A quirky dimensional side shot:

Challenge I would like to enter:

Allsorts sponsors this week are:

 offering six digi's!

 and we also have a great prize to give to the winner from:

Go Kreate card die
SU, Magnolia and BG papers
Magnolia Doo Hickey Antique lace die
Nesties - lacey circles
Shapeabilities -foliage
Magnolia flowers
SU photo corner punch
Whimsey mini postage stamps
Magnolia Sailor Edwin and Tilda gone fishing
TH Distress inks
ribbon and buttons from stash
Magnolia Doo Hickey Doily

Challenge I want to enter:
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes with Optional extra of Circles

Thanks for popping by, hope you enjoy your weekend - the last one for us before the kids go back to school!
I hope you can join us at Allsorts this week, take a peep at the other DT work for fab inspiration and I can't wait to see your wonderful creations......
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