lördag 11 augusti 2018

Allsorts - from boys to men

It is time for a new challenge at Allsorts and the theme is From boys to men. I used stamps from Tim Holtz and die cut the numbers for a birthday card. Clean and simple but quite effectful since the stamps definitely can stand on their own. I must say that my Pine Needles distress ink isn't frequently used but it was perfect for the bottle. The beer was trickier but I mixed Scattered Straw and Spiced Marmalade to get an ok result.

This is the last two week-challenge for the summer, next time - the 25th - we're back to weekly challenges again.

We are sponsored by Marianne Design and have these lovely dies for a lucky winner.

söndag 29 juli 2018

Scraphusets tävling mood board


Kristinas scrapbooking - a sort of local craft shop (it's about 110 kilometres from where I live) has a Moodboard challenge during July. Here is my contribution:



Image and sentiment from Lili of the Valley.

lördag 28 juli 2018

Allsorts - tags

Morning,
still warm and sunny and time for a new challenge at Allsorts. This one is also a fortnight long :) and the theme is tags, so create a tag och use a tag on your project.

I have started with the Christmas makings now - no time like the present - and made a Christmas tag, distressed a background using a honeycomb stencil, added a diecut tree and a banner, distressed and stamped with a sentiment.

Sponsor for this challenge is Lost Coast Designs with a $10 store voucher. 

Other challenges:

Lost coast designs - no body here

lördag 14 juli 2018

Allsorts - Flowers all over

It's time for a new challenge at Allsorts and during the summer the challenges will last for two weeks to give the Design Team a well earned rest :)
The challenge this fortnight is Flowers all over, easy peasy right?
I made a card in blue and silver, the embossed silver swirl is from Stempelglede and to give the card a shabby look I smeared blue paint on the white roses and silver paint on the blue ones.
Sponsoring us this challenge is:

lördag 7 juli 2018

Allsorts - In my garden

This week at Allsorts Brenda chose the theme to be In my garden. I made a tag with cat tails, I don't actually have cat tails in my backyard but I would really like it. I just don't have enough space and flower beds... Ah well, some day...

Our prize this week its a beautiful floral stamp from Chocolate Baroque called Floral Harmony.
                          
Chocolate Baroque who are a small independent art and craft company, based in the historic market town of Barnard Castle in County Durham in the North-East of England and is owned and run by Lesley Wharton. Our resident artist, Sue Page, works from her home in Hampshire where she is inspired, amongst other things, by the natural world, botanical art and early 20th century illustration.

We design our own range of natural rubber art stamps from Sue's hand drawn originals, complemented by typography from Lesley. The rubber stamps are made in house, by David, to our very exacting quality standards. And nothing gets past his eagle eye!
Floral Harmony single Rubber stamp  - A6

lördag 30 juni 2018

Allsorts - Baby animals

This week at Allsorts it is my time to host the challenge and I set the theme to Baby animals. It can be any kind of animal as long as it's a baby :). And for those of you who are wondering - a human baby is a no no, animal babies only!
I made a round gift tag using the image Bently and bunny from Digistamp Boutique.
We have a gorgeous prize from Rare Earth Stamp up for grabs.

lördag 23 juni 2018

Allsorts - sweet treats

This week at Allsorts Susan set the theme to Sweet treats. I used a bonbon stamp that I borrowed a long, loooong time ago from a friend, I only had one stamped image left so I sort of freestyled it by hand to get three images on watercolor paper.  Then I coloured, cut out and fastened them on kraft card. It looks a bit too much CAS for me so I will probably add the name of the receiver in die cut letters (as soon as I know who the receiver will be, hehe).


We have a lovely prize from Marianne Design this week. 

lördag 16 juni 2018

Allsorts - use at least two dies

Time for another challenge at Allsorts- this time Kath chose the theme and set it to Use at least two dies.
I used a Lotv stamp and a tag, lace and stitched frame die - so three dies in total :)


lördag 9 juni 2018

Allsorts - ladies night out

This week it's Tracy's turn to host the challenge at Allsorts and she set the theme to Ladies' night out. 
I used a ballerina image, a freebie from All dressed up, coloured with DI Tumbled Glass.
Sponsoring us this week is 
Swedish House Crafts

lördag 2 juni 2018

Allsorts - baby

This week at Allsorts the theme set by Wendy is Baby.
I made a card using a LotV image, it's such a darling image.
We are sponsored by:




And we have a second prize of a stamp set,


lördag 26 maj 2018

Allsorts - Insects, bugs, bees and butterflies

Time for a new challenge at Allsorts - this time it is to feature bugs, bees or butterflies on your creation.
I used lady bugs from Magnolia and made a gift tag. I coloured them with distress ink and put glossy accents on the hearts and stickles on the lace (why there is lace on a lady bug I have no idea) but you can't really tell from the photo, you just have to take my word for it :)
We've got a lovely stamp sheet from Rare Earth for a lucky winner.


lördag 19 maj 2018

Allsorts - Happy Birthday


Morning all, time for a new challenge at Allsorts and not just any challenge, it is our 9th Birthday challenge.

The theme is of course

Happy Birthday

Anything to celebrate a Birthday; a card, journal page, gift bag or box, something you are giving as a gift. So many options and we look forward to seeing what you create.

A special Birthday deserves some special prizes and we have nine of them including a store voucher from Craft Obsessions, that's one for every year.


And....................Brenda even says there may be a few more winners drawn as well, over the months a few prizes have gone unclaimed so this seems like a perfect time to send them to new homes

My DT contribution is a card with embossed background, decorated with ribbon in teal and silver, quite fitting for a male I would think. The lighting of the card is horrible, I know, luckily the brighter - and warmer - season is here at last to make photographing easier :)

lördag 12 maj 2018

Allsorts - In the pink

This week at Allsorts it's Susan's turn to host and she chose In the pink as a theme. 
I made a gift bag, die cut the upper edge, made my own coloured paper with distress inks in Victorian Velvet, shaded lilac and Tumbled Glass and sprayed it all with perfect pearls. I hade to glue the pearls to make them look casually spread :)

söndag 6 maj 2018

GDT Penny Black & More

There's a new challenge at Penny Black & More this month and since it's a sister challenge to us at Allsorts we take turns to be guest designers and during May it's my turn. The theme is Anything goes and I used Penny Black stitched flowers, stamped it first on the card and then once again to layer some of the petals. It doesn't show all that well on the card but fortunately it does in real life - otherwise the work would have been in vain :)


lördag 5 maj 2018

Allsorts - Fancy folds

This week at Allsorts Mervi set the challenge to Fancy folds. So I went to it and folded a gable gift box, covered the sides with blue design paper and decorated it with a musical die cut. 
We are sponsored by Digistamp Boutique and Marianne Design, you don't want to miss out!

lördag 28 april 2018

Allsorts - Animals

Since it's National Pet Awareness month and RSPCA week Brenda wants us at Allsorts to feature a pet on our projects. Since I'm a cat person I went for cats, played around with the distress inks to make a background and finished off the card with a sentiment from Penny Black.

We have two animal inspired prizes this week, the first a new Woodware cat stamp and the second a collection of three sweet animal stamps.

Woodware stamp
Three smaller animal stamps

lördag 21 april 2018

Allsorts - Use pearls

This week at Allsorts it's my turn to host the challenge and I want you to Use pearls. I had a small jewellery box in rather vivid colours so I decided to paint it with white gesso and acrylic paint, distress the edges and put flowers, pearls and a ribbon on it. Suits me more now :)



And this is how it looked before the transformation...


We are sponsored this week by Marianne Design.
 

Other challenges:
I am roses - anything goes (using all roses, rosebuds and pearl string)

lördag 14 april 2018

Allsorts - Spring flowers or showers

This week at Allsorts Ellie set the theme to Spring flowers or showers. I went for showers and made a cover for a chocolate box. I paper-pieced the umbrella in the same paper as the cover. Really wish it would actually rain cause that would make the snow go away. The bottom layer is all icy so it feels like it will never melt away...



lördag 7 april 2018

Allsorts - be there or be square

This week at Allsorts  Kath wants us to use squares on our creations, just making the card square isn't enough.
So I made squares on squares :) using a Stampin Up stamp and sentiment. Distressed a background in lilac and turquoise.

tisdag 3 april 2018

Candybox


There's a new challenge at Scraphuset this month - to lift (be inspired by) this layout. 

 
I liked the colours and the banners so I decided to use those elements for a candy box. I started with an empty box I had saved cause I liked the sturdy shape and the gold edges.


Covered it with some design paper and then I decorated it with handmade flowers, a banner, string and pearls.




lördag 31 mars 2018

Allsorts - new beginnings

This week at Allsorts Tracy wants us to use the theme New beginnings. I made a card for someone moving to a new home, using the supercute image from Lili of the Valley. 
Sponsor is Digistamp Boutique and we also have an extra prize in form of a stamp set called Wedding day.
Image result for cris-wed crafters companion stamp set

Other challenges:

Sweet stampin challenge: bingo (I went for sentiment, flower, cute)
I am Roses challenge - Anything goes

lördag 24 mars 2018

Allsorts - black and white only

Just came home from Catania, Sicily yesterday. Been there a week with my Erasmus project partners at school. Weather was less fun than expected (last week they had very warm, the next week they will again, but this week was cloudy, rainy and cold - of course...) Oh well, we got lots of work done, saw lovely sights and views and had a wonderful time together.

This week at Allsorts Wendy wants us to use black and white only on our creations, you can still use images cause skin colours are ok, but apart from that it's black and white only.
I made a tag using a new text stamp set I got from e-bay recently. It took a couple of stampings to make the word YOU really black. So glad I made my own stamping buddy. The big butterfly is actually a placement card meant to be put on a glass, I bought a whole pack cause I liked the lasercut wing.


lördag 17 mars 2018

Allsorts - bring on the bling

This week at Allsorts Tracy wants us to bring on the bling in our creations. I made a gift set with a bag and a box, same glittery silver paper on both but the photo filter on the bag makes it look softer :)
Handmade foamiran flowers and a feather for the bag and a die cut and a silver snowflake for the box. The glitter paper are decoration in itself.

We are sponsored by Bildresultat för little claire designs

lördag 10 mars 2018

Allsorts - fairy tales or nursery rhymes

This week at Allsorts Ellie wants us to be inspired by fairy tales or nursery rhymes in our creations. I used part of the nursery rhyme Rock a bye baby together with an image from LotV to create a gift tag for a baby girl.
 One lucky winner this week will get two adorable fairytale stamps from our sponsor Bee Crafty.