lördag 26 september 2020

🍭Allsorts - Autumn colours🍁🍃

 Time for Brenda to set the challenge for Allsorts and she wants us to use Autumn colours 🍁🍃. 

I made a gift bag (surprising isn't it 😊) using some vintage design paper from Prima, along with some flowers and thin lace ribbon. Long ago, my local fabric shop had this lace on sale by weight so I bought countless yards for pennies and it has lasted me for years. 

Sometimes when I make the gift bags I make handles 👜, sometimes I'm lazy 🦥 (cause it takes longer to do the handles on the bag) so I use a clothes pin for closing the bag. This was a clothes pin moment.

And once again I wish I could enter the challenge cause we have a gorgeous set of embossing folders from Tattered Lace for a lucky winner. 

lördag 19 september 2020

🍭Allsorts - My lovely garden 👩‍🌾🌻

 Good morning all, it is my time to set the challenge at Allsorts for this week. I would like you to be inspired by your own - or someone elses - lovely garden 👩‍🌾🌻🥕, it could be flowers, trees or something else grown in the garden. 

I used an image that I had laying around, printed from the internet way back at the dawn of time. I recently bought a rubber roller so I used that to add some sparkling pink acrylic paint to cardstock, on top of a stencil. The paint bleed through the stencil and gave it a very scruffy and vintage feel. I really like the finish so I just added a bow and some pearls. The ribbon looks very shiny in the picture but is in fact the same colour as the acrylic paint :). 

We have of course a fitting prize for a lucky winner this week. 

Hot Off The Press Layering Daisies Silicone Stamp Set by Hot Off ...

I haven't been able to find the origin of the image on my card but I have it here:

fredag 18 september 2020

A challenge entry - first in ages

 Well, I haven't entered any challenges in ages but when I saw that there's a new challenge blog on the block - well, not exactly new since it's the "old" Penny Black and More-blog, but in co-operation with the Chocolate Baroque, who has the loveliest stamps, I just couldn't resist. 

Their challenge this month is Things with wings or anything goes. So I made a couple of gift tags for Christmas - it's closer than we think ;) - and used one of the birds from the Wise Owl set. I stamped one in black and one in rich cocoa and distressed the edges with distress ink Vintage Photo, die cut the tag (masking of the tail of the bird) and mounted the tag on kraft paper. The cardstock for the sentiment is coloured with distress ink Festive Berries. 

So here it is, my challenge entry for We Love Chocolate Baroque

lördag 12 september 2020

Allsorts belated Birthday - I love...😍

 It's a bit overdue but high time to celebrate our 11th birthday with some very special prizes for a couple of lucky winners. 


Arteza Real Brush Pens set of 96

A choice of five items/paper packs from Pinksy Doodles
Foundation Champagne (470026) – Tattered Lace
Tattered Lace foundations Champagne dies

Studio Light layering stamp set

And the theme for this week's challenge is I love...😍, set by Lynn. So make something that incorporates something you love in some kind of way. 

I used lots of things that I love for my contribution; the shabby chic look, butterflies, foamiran flowers, lace and the colour blue. 

lördag 5 september 2020

Allsorts - hand coloured image


First a little teaser for our belated Birthday celebration next week. But for this week Ellie wants you to use a hand coloured image with a chance to win this gorgeous stamp from Chocolate Baroque.

Allsorts challenge blog: Allsorts 581/582 - Flowers all Over
Wednesday 9th September will see an exciting new release of stamps from Chocolate Baroque on a Hochanda One Day Special launching at 5pm.

I used an image from Hanglar, a Swedish stamp company, unfortunately retired. Coloured it with distress inks Scattered Straw and Pumice Stone.