Saturday, 30 October 2010

ALLSORTS ~ Gold & Cream Christmas With a Hint of Red

Welcome to the weekend,
Half term is over & it's back to school for Mackenzie on Monday,
had quite busy week, went to see my Mum and my Niece Emma was staying over with her ~ so it was nice to see her, she loved the Mini Album I made for her to give her Friend!
 Mac had her friend over all day Wedensday (I managed to squeeze in a bit of crafting) & then we went over to see another Friend all day Thursday, So yesterday was nice just to chill at home on our own, We did venture out for a brisk walk with Fletch, but it was a bit too windy were we live.
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Thanks to all of you who entered Deb's Spots & Stripes theme,
there were some beautiful entries.
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This week at ALLSORTS  Brenda would love to see a Christmas card & she wants us to use
"Cream & Gold with a hint of red"
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I have used
Magnolia ~ Sparkling Tilda & Christmas Text
Sizzix ~ Decorative Swirl
Marianne Designs ~ Mini Poinsietta
Nestabilities ~ Circle
Paper from stash
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Thanks for stopping by
Hugz

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

New Baby

Hello, firstly sorry for such a poor picture,
I always take my pics in the daytime in the conservatory,
or if I have to take it at night I use my light tent,
 but since I've re~organised my craft room it's been put away,
Will have to set it up again!
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Have uploaded another daylight picture ~ but still not great!!!
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My card is actually soft, muted shades of lavender & cream.
The ribbon has been hand dyed (thanks Chris for the demo) and really doesn't look this dark!!!
Anyway ~  I have made this for my Niece who is expecting a baby girl,
I wanted to make a more vintage card that your typical pink!
I'm happy with the end result, just disappointed that parts the picture are dark!
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I have used
Magnolia ~ Standing Baby
Basic Greay ~ Capella
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Inks
SU ~ Ting Tags Punch & Stamps
Retro Flower Punches
E.LM ~ Branch Punch
Glimmer Mist ~ Pearl
Ribbon, Pearls, Safety Pin from Stash
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I'd like to enter the following:
Truly Scrumptious ~ Sketch (Optional Petals, Pearls & Pins)
Cooking It Up Wirh Katie ~ Girly, Lilac & a Bow
Simon Says Stamp ~ Punch Em (Punched Flowers)
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Thanks for looking
Hugz

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Mini Album

Hi, I was recently asked by my niece Emma, to make a mini scrapbook album for her friend Lana. It's her 16th birthday and she wanted to give her something a little bit different.
My only brief was that she likes, Muffins, Fairies, Bright colours & that she's a bit crazy!!!
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I've never met Lana, so it was a bit of a tall order,
but hopefully I've managed to put it all together successfully!
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I have added a few tags at the back, so that her friends can write a little message!
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It's ages since I've made a book & I really enjoyed doing it,
although I'm not used to working with such bright colours.
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Thanks for popping by
Hugz


ALLSORTS ~ Spots & Stripes

Happy Saturday,
It's time for another fab challenge over at
What a fantastic response for Helene's Bingo challenge.
So many combinations to chooses from.
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This week Debs would like to see 
SPOTS & STRIPES
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My neighbour wanted a card making for her friend's 2 year old daughter,
So I thought this theme would be perfect
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I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda with Ladybug
Retro Flower Punch
SU ~ Sentiment & Oval Punches
Stickles
Catslife Press ~ Sentiment
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Thanks for looking & I hope you'll join in
Big HUGZ

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Autumn Tilda

Hello everyone,
Perhaps my card should've been winter Tilda, as it certainly feels that way!
I had a bitof a chance to play this afternoon,
 as Mac is going to a friend's for tea, so there is no afternoon school run!
I finally got round to inking up my Autumn Tilda ~ I've had for a few weeks, but not got round to using her.
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It's my Mum's birthday tomorrow, so I've made it for her.
She's 82 bless her, she had me when she was 41, the age I am  now!
She does really well for her age,
 she has 6 children, 12 grand-children, 4 step grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren &
another great grandchild on the way,
She has a visit from at least one of the grandchildren every day & I think this has kept her "young"
she whizzes around the village on her bike, does most of her own decorating and all her own gardening.
I'm so proud of her & I really should tell her more!
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Anyway on to my card
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I have used:
 Magnolia ~ Tilda in Autumn Leaves
Magnolia ~ Bare Branch
Cuttlebug Embssing Folder ~ Forest Branches
SU ~ Lovely as a Tree
Leaf Punch
SU ~ Suede Cardstock
Martha Stewart ~ Branch Edge Punch
Catslife Press ~ Autumn Sentiment
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Inks
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I would like to enter the following:
Truly Scrumptious ~ Sketch & Optional Easel Card (I have Rotated the Sketch)
Thanks For Looking 
 Warm HUGZ



Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Oldie but a Goodie ~ Add a Butterfly

Welcome to another challenge at
Thank you to those of you who took part in Tracy's theme All creatures great & small, You obviously love animals, and there were some amazing entries.
This week Debs would like to see
"A Butterfly"
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We are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish and the DT were lucky enough to have a play with their digi papers.
I chose this beautiful butterfly paper from their "polka dot fantasy range"
I have also used
Sugar Nellie ~ Gorjuss Girl
Magnolia ~ Swirl
SU ~ Tiny Tag punch & stamps
Buterfly punches
Button from stash
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Thanks for looking
Hugz


Saturday, 16 October 2010

ALLSORTS ~ Lets Play Bingo

Good Morning, sorry for not posting much lately, I have been getting caught up with commenting and making a few cards. I am also in the middle of making a mini album for my niece's friend, who's turning 16. A bit nervous as I don't know her personally, so am using bits of info from my niece.
Will show and tell when it's complete
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Thank you for joining us last week,
and wow you certainly brought back some wonderful memories with all those songs ~ 
What a fab time I had commenting ~ Darren thought I'd gone mad as I kept humming out loud!
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We have another fantastic theme this week, set by Helene.
She wants us to play BINGO!
Make sure you pop over to the ALLSORTS challenge blog to see the rules.
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This weeks sponsors are
I have used digi papers from their "Coney Island Summer" range
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MY BINGO LINE ~ BUTTONS BRADS & PUNCHES
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I made this card for Darren on our anniversary,

I imagine this is what we'll look like one day LOL
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I have used:
Mo Manning ~ Jack & Ginger
Robyn's Fetish Papers ~ Coney Island
Martha Stewart ~ Doily Edge Punch
Leaf Punch
SU ~ Tiny Tag Punch
Nestabilites ~ Ovals & Scallop Ovals
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Inks
Buttons & Brads from Stash
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I'd like to enter the following:
Paper Romance ~ Buttons
Going to pick Mac up now as she had a sleepover at her friend's house,
Thanks so much for looking
Big Hugz

Saturday, 9 October 2010

ALLSORTS ~ A Song Title

Good Morning, Thank you to all of you who took part in Kirsten's "Travel & Holiday"
theme, which was quite appropriate for me as I was away on holiday in Cornwall
There were amazing entries, check the challenge blog to see if you were the lucky winner
 or if Kirsten has chosen you as her top 5 fave!
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This week at ALLSORTS Amanda would love you to gain some
"Inspiration from a Song Title"
I have chosen a christmas song
"OH CHRISTMAS TREE"
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I have used
LOTV ~ Star of Wonder
Cosmo Cricket ~ Cheer
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Inks
~Flower
E.LM ~ Branch
Sentiment ~ Printed from Computer
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I'd like to enter the following:
The Secret Crafter ~ Distressing
Thanks for looking
Hugz


Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Oldie But A Goodie ~ All Creatures Great & Small

Hi, it's already time for our 3rd challenge over at
Thank you to all of you who took part in Lisa's "pinky & girly theme"
there were some fantastic creations from you all.
Remember to pop over to see if you are the lucky winner or have you been picked you as one of her top 5
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This week it's Tracy's turn to set the challenge & she wants to see
"All Creatures Great & Small"
Make sure the animal of your choice takes centre stage!
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I made this card for Mackenzie's birthday a few weeks ago.
She adores animals, especially dogs and horses,
so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to use this fab challenge.
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I have used;
Magnolia ~ Tilda's horse, Rufus the dog, Wooden fence & banner of flags.
October afternoon ~ Thrift shop
SU ~ Old Olive
SU ~ Jewellery Tag Punch
Retro flower punches
E-lm punch ~ Branch
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Ink
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Thanks for looking
Hugz


Saturday, 2 October 2010

ALLSORTS ~ Travel / Holiday

Welcome to another challenge at
Thank you if you entered Emma's "Plain & Simple" challenge
There were some lovely simple, elegant creations ~ A lot of inspiration for me!
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This week Kirsten want to see
"Travel/Holiday"
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Make sure you pop ovet to check out the DT work this week
Here's mine..
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I have used
Greetings Farm ~ Oliver & Amelia "On a Journey"
October Afternoon  ~ Thrift Shop
Cricit ~ Arrow
Kelly Panici ~ Edged Border
Retro Flower Punch ~ Medium & Small
E.LM Punch ~ Branch
Martha Stewart Border Punch ~ Flourish
Button & Charm from stash
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Inks
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Thanks for lookig
Hugz

Friday, 1 October 2010

Penny Black @ ALLSORTS ~ Colours of Autumn

Hello everyone, today it's our anniversary, 16 years of wedded bliss (well most of the time LOL)
I will show you the card I made for Darren at a later date as I have combined it with a DT challenge!
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Welcome to another monthly challenge at
There were some awesome entries again last month.
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This month we would like to see
"COLOURS of AUTUMN"
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A bit of sad news, as due to personal reasons this will be my last DT card for Penny Black @ ALLSORTS.
Several of the exsisting team are stepping down, but we will all remain as guest designers ~
Popping up here & there!!! 
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There are some newbies joining the team so please pop over to the challenge blog to wish them luck!
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I have used
Penny Black ~ Flying Stars
PaperArtsy ~ Sentiment & Swirl
Tim Hotlz ~ Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Rusty Hinge & Forest Moss
Nesabilities ~ Labels 2
Button from stash
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Thanks for looking
Hugz