lördag 17 april 2021

🍭 Allsorts - A/G with ribbon option

   This week at 🍭 Allsorts the theme is Anything goes with a ribbon option. I made a corset using a template that's really easy to follow. Filling it with chocolate it makes a perfect gift.



Sponsor this week:


Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emporium, we are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. Our range of Christmas ribbons is second to none. Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel ? Ribbons are now a "must-have" for all types of craft. Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all! Lots and lots of different colours in a range of widths. Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration - then have a look at our projects on our blog,or visit our Inspiration blog, or maybe join in with us at our Challenge blog. Go on, have a look... It's worth it !

lördag 10 april 2021

🍭 Allsorts - Butterflies 🦋, birds 🦅, bees 🐝

   This week at 🍭 Allsorts the theme is Butterflies 🦋, birds 🦅, bees 🐝

I really like butterflies on cards and I know I'm not the only one. These ones are part of a die cut set bought online, they look really large cause the card is ATC size. Background is distress ink Fired Brick, sprayed with home made glimmer mist. 

I've made a bunch of these small cards cause then I can put a couple of them in a gift box and give as a gift so that the receiver can use each card as a gift in their turn. 

Sponsor this week is:  

giving a £15 voucher to shop for. 


söndag 4 april 2021

We Love Chocolate Baroque - Spring

  Welcome to a new month with We Love Chocolate Baroque where the theme is Spring. A lucky winner will be able to select an A4 stamp sheet or stamps to the same value from Chocolate Baroque, 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.

I used a flower from the rubber stamp set Honeysuckle Butterfly. It is coloured with distress inks in red and green and I used some gold watercolor for the flower center. It made a nice solitaire so I just finished of the card with a small sentiment. 


lördag 27 mars 2021

🍭 Allsorts - A/G, option of Monochrome

  This week at 🍭 Allsorts the theme is Anything goes with an option of Monochrome. Monochrome is when everything is in one colour, can be lots of shades of that colour but still just one colour. I used the image Chocolate Baroque Honeysuckle Butterfly and made everything in shades of pink.

And since Easter is coming up this challenge will last for two weeks, giving you lots of time to enter for a chance to win.  



We have two fabulous prizes:

Chocolate Baroque is 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 and David Wharton. 

We design our own range of natural rubber art stamps from 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!

Chocolate Baroque's next shows on Hochanda TV (The Craft Store from April 1st) will be on Good Friday 2nd April.

Prize is this beautiful 
Chocolate Baroque stamp: Floribunda Net

As it's a two week challenge another prize is Tattered Lace die cut: Pure Rose




lördag 20 mars 2021

🍭 Allsorts - Spring flowers 💐

   This week at 🍭 Allsorts the theme is Spring flowers 💐. 

I'm not entirely sure that the azalea is a spring flower, I wanted to use tulips but my tulip stamp hasn't arrived yet, so you'll just have to bear with me.
The azalea stamp is from Power poppy, coloured with distress inks Aged Mahogany, Worn Lipstick and Evergreen Bough. The sentiment is Stampin' Up. 

We are sponsored this week by

Pinksy DoodlesMaker of digital images and cutting files for card making and craft projects.


torsdag 18 mars 2021

We Love Chocolate Baroque - I love 😍💕 mid month

We are at the mid-month mark for We Love Chocolate Baroque where the theme is I love 😍, so this is a reminder to enter that challenge. A lucky winner will be able to select an A4 stamp sheet or stamps to the same value from Chocolate Baroque


Well, apart from blue and vintage I also love Christmas and Tomtar. It is a wonderful time of the year and I look forward to it, perhaps more than my children and grand-children 😜

So I made a gift tag using  A Tomte Christmas from Chocolate Baroque. The image is stamped on water color paper with distress ink Aged Mahogany mixed with water and Perfect Pearls, fussy cut and added to the tag using dimension tape. 

lördag 13 mars 2021

🍭 Allsorts - Stamped image

  This week at 🍭 Allsorts the theme, set by me, is  add a stamped image. Easy enough, right? 

I made a background by painting rainbow stripes with metallic watercolors on white watercolor paper and stamped the image and sentiment. Image is Stampin´Up, sentiment unknown. I didn't wanna color the image since the background is so vibrant, and I'm pleased with the result. 

I have noticed that I have shifted my style from having a cute, hand coloured image as focus all the time to putting more focus on backgrounds and vivid colours. I recently discovered that there is a Swedish company selling the Lavinia stamps, and inspired by my fantastically talented DT collegue Tracy Mouse (just check her contribution for this challenge out!), I bought a bunch - yes, a bunch - of stamps. But since Corona is preventing me from spending money on restaurant visits and such social pleasures I felt that it was ok :)

I'll showcase my attempts later on. But here is the card for this week:

We are sponsored this week by Stamp Addicts, giving a lucky winner a £15 voucher to shop for. 


Stamp Addicts are showcasing brand new stamps on Hochanda TV on Wednesday the 15th at 5 pm so tune in to see lots of butterflies, flowers and shrink plastic.

söndag 7 mars 2021

We Love Chocolate Baroque - I love

  Welcome to a new month with We Love Chocolate Baroque where the theme is I love. A lucky winner will be able to select an A4 stamp sheet or stamps to the same value from Chocolate Baroque, 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. 

Well, I love gift bags, butterflies, vintage and the colour blue so I made a gift bag from white cardstock and covered it with a white paper that I crumbled and coloured with distress ink Vintage Photo. I stamped the image from Butterfly Poppy Collage once on the backing paper and once on a separate paper so that I could colour the butterfly, cut it out and layer it on top of the first image.