lördag 22 december 2018

Allsorts - thanks a bunch

nearly Christmas so this challenge will last for two weeks and the theme is Thank you or Flowers. A good opportunity for us to thank all the participants of the Allsorts challenge throughout this year.

Sponsoring us is
 Stamp Addcits

Have yourselves a Merry, not necessarily little, Christmas :)

lördag 15 december 2018

Allsorts - Christmas trees

This week at Allsorts the theme is Christmas trees. I chose to die cut a tree and put it on this detailed die cut background and leave it very clean and simple.

We have some Distress crayons for a lucky winner.

lördag 8 december 2018

Allsorts - Christmas flowers

This week at Allsorts the theme is Christmas flowers. I made some foamiran flowers and coloured them with distress ink Candied Apple. That same colour is also on the scarf of the image from Lili of the Valley.

There are some adorable dies and a pack of ribbon as prize this week:

lördag 1 december 2018

Allsorts - Fairies, fantasy and magical

This week at Allsorts the theme is Fairies, Fantasy and Magical so think fairies, angels, elves, unicorns but NOT Father Christmas/Santa cause that's not what we're after this week. I chose the image On the wings of love from Sugar Nellie and added a couple of foamiran flowers.

We have a lovely stamp set for a lucky winner

lördag 24 november 2018

Allsorts - Inspired by a song

This week it is my turn to set the challenge for Allsorts and I want you to be inspired by a song when you make your creations. I chose Red, red wine by UB40 and used stamps from Tim Holtz together with two different sentiment stamps, one from Winnie & Walter, one from E-bay, can't remember the company.

We have a lovely Christmas crafting kit for a lucky winner this week. 

Red, red wine by UB40, great song, cheezy video :)

lördag 17 november 2018

Allsorts - CAS Christmas

This week at Allsorts the theme is Clean And Simple Christmas. I made a watercolour background in pink and purple, cut out a circle and made a grey backing which I splattered some white colour on to resemble a starry sky, and then I put some diecut snowflakes across.

We have a lovely die set from Tattered Lace for a lucky winner this week.

lördag 10 november 2018

Allsorts - poppies and/or the colour red

This week at Allsorts the theme is poppies and/or the colour red. I used the same wrapping paper from IKEA as backing and made the corners, sentiment and bow she's sitting on in bright Christmas red. I put some glossy accents on the hearts to make them pop out, much more than shows in the picture as usual :)

A lovely poppy stamp set and some Lyra pencils are up for grabs so join the challenge.

lördag 3 november 2018

Allsorts - pretty papers

Hello all,
this week at Allsorts the theme is Pretty papers, a good opportunity to use those stashed darlings :)

I have used a Christmas wrapping paper from IKEA cause it's soooo pretty and works perfectly for Christmas cards. I used another wrapping paper from Rusta, in silver glitter, to make the image mat, the corners and the die cut letters.

And we have some really pretty papers and ribbons as prize this week so take a chance and use those saved darlings.

lördag 27 oktober 2018

Allsorts - pearls and gems

time for a new challenge at Allsorts and Wendy wants us to use pearls and gems on our creations. I made this tea box dispender with liquid pearls and decorative pearl strings. It's the kind of challenge you can easily participate in so please do :) cause who doesn't love to use pearls and gems ;)

lördag 20 oktober 2018

Allsorts - traditional Christmas colours

This week at Allsorts the theme is Traditional Christmas colours. So a tag in red, white and green is what I came up with. Distressed the tag (and the mini tag) in Peeled paint and Aged Mahogany using a honey comb mask and added diecut snowflakes, flowers and a bow.
                                                               We are sponsored by

lördag 13 oktober 2018

Allsorts - Christmas

This week at Allsorts the theme is Christmas. I used an image from Bildmålarna, distressed a background and used a diecut snowflake and a ribbon as only decoration. I really like this snowflake die, it's very pretty and decorative but also very easy to cut it various material. Some snowflakes are just hopeless to cut out without messing everything up.
Sponsor this week is 

lördag 6 oktober 2018

Allsorts - trees and leaves

This week at Allsorts the theme is trees and/or Leaves. I got a new watercolour palette and used it to make the background for this card. At first I thought the card would be a bit spooky with the black trees but it actually turned out nicely, probably cause I used gold splatter for the stars so the sky is somewhat sparkly :)

We are sponsored with some gorgeous dies from Marianne Design, too bad DT`s can`t join or I would in a heartbeat.

lördag 29 september 2018

Allsorts - autumn glory

This week at Allsorts the theme is Autumn Glory.
I used brown and gold since they are such autumn colours to me. Used a bingo board as focal point and lots of flowers.
We are sponsored this week by Lost Coast Designs.

lördag 22 september 2018

Allsorts - water or the colour blue

This week at Allsorts I'm hosting the challenge and I want you to think water or the colour blue. 
I went for the colour blue and made a birthday card for the loveliest little boy in the world :)

We are sponsored by  

lördag 15 september 2018

Allsorts - create a scene

This week at Allsorts the theme is to create a scene so I made a tag using this wonderful stamp from Flonzcraft and distressed a background to resemble a sunny day.

Our lovely sponsor Swedish House Crafts has a great sale going on at the moment with 50% off everything,  so why not pop over to their store and grab yourself a bargain. They are offering a £15 store voucher for this weeks lucky winner.

lördag 8 september 2018

Allsorts - bears

This week at Allsorts the theme is bears. I distressed a background with black and red and die cut the letters congratulations in Swedish. To get a shimmer I sprayed the whole card with homemade shimmer mist and unfortunately I took the photo before the mist had dried so the whole card looks a bit wonky. Ah well :)

There's an adorable stamp from Penny Black up for grabs over at the challenge blog.

söndag 2 september 2018

GDT at Penny Black and More

This month I am guest designer at Penny Black and More, our sister challenge. The theme is make it feminine and I figured that a red rose is very feminine. It's from the stamp set Enjoy and stamping in different colours is so easy when using a stamping tool. tutorial how to make your own.

This is such a lovely stamp, just a simple sentiment and you're done.

lördag 1 september 2018

Allsorts - things with wings

This week the theme is Things with wings at Allsorts. I used a butterfly stamp on a background paper I had painted with shiny acrylic paint. Just a bow to finish it off.
We have these lovely stamps up for grabs:
  Image result for sara burrier digital stamps
          Two fairy rubber stamps by Sarah Burrier and Jasmine Becket-Griffiths      

lördag 25 augusti 2018

Allsorts - Music

This week at Allsorts the theme for the challenge is Music. I used some music note dies and a stamped dancing girl, lovely image and so easy to colour :)
We have some gorgeous dies for a lucky winner so hurry over and join in.

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

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,