26 Sept 2009

Allsorts DT Card 'Autumn Days'

Good Morning

This week at Allsorts it is my turn to set the challenge and I have chosen 'Autumn Days' so I would like you to be inspired by Autumn. It can be the colours, image or whatever makes you think of Autumn.

This week our sponsor is The Craft Garden and the prize is a tote bag, pack of Essentials Animal Bash, Pack of Olive Painterly Petals and a pack of Caramel E-line flowers.

In addition Kerry is also offering all our blog readers a 10% discount in the shop until 31st October when you use the code allsorts at checkout. How fab is that! The shop address is http://www.craftgarden.co.uk/

Here is my 'Autumn Days' DT Card

To be honest I am not sure I like this card. I had it all planned out in my head but it didn't quite turn out as I had imagined and I don't think it is very 'inspiring'. The rest of the Design Team have come up with some fantastic work to give you inspiration. I am sure they would be thrilled if you have time to visit their blogs to show your support.

Image ~ Stylish Tilda
Papers ~ MME Bloom & Grow
Ribbon ~ MME Bloom & Grow
Flowers ~ Prima Hydrangea, Green Tara and Petaloo
Leaves ~ Woodware punch
Sentiment ~ From Buzzcraft Fairy Doodles stamp set

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.

19 Sept 2009

Snowflakes in September

Good Morning

This week at Allsorts it is Kirsten's turn to set the challenge and she has chosen 'SNOWFLAKES IN SEPTEMBER'. The winner this week will be our GUEST DESIGNER for the whole of OCTOBER. I love making Christmas cards so really enjoyed this challenge. It was the ideal opportunity to ink up this cute Penny Black stamp I bought a couple of weeks ago.

Image ~ Penny Black 'hand-mailed'
Papers ~ Dovecraft 'Tis the Season'
Flower ~ ? Petaloo
Leaves ~ Woodware punch
Snowflake ~ Martha Stewart punch
Brad ~ Dovecraft Jewel brad
Gems ~ Kanban
Sentiment ~ Kanban

Sorry I didn't post my blog candy yesterday but we took the children to Pizza Hut when I got home from work and when we got back it was dark so couldn't get a decent photograph. I will hopefully do it later today or tomorow.

Lisa x
17 Sept 2009

Blogoversary and DT News

Good Evening

Today my blog is celebrating it's first birthday. I can't believe one year has passed since I first decided to start blogging. I would like to say a big thank you to all my blogging friends and to everyone who visits my blog. I am sure you will agree with me when I say it brightens my day to receive such lovely comments.

I also have some exciting news to share with you. I have been chosen to be one of the new Design Team Members for the Crafty Calander Challenge. Thanks so much for choosing me Georgia. This is going to be a monthly challenge set on the first friday of each month. The first challenge will be posted on the 2nd October. I hope that you will be able to join in the fun.

I have therefore put together some celebratory blog candy which I will post tomorrow.

Lisa x
13 Sept 2009

Autumn Days and Passion for Promarkers Blog Hop

Good Morning

I think autumn has definitely arrived in Norfolk today. There is a chill in the air and it just feels very autumnal. We have been very lucky as we have had very little rain all summer unlike other parts of the UK. I love autumn and it always makes me think back to when I was at school and we used to sing 'Autumn Days' in school assemblies and harvest festivals. I will be singing this all day now lol!

Just thought I would let you know about the Blog Hop at Passion for Promarkers. The blog hop will last from 10am today until 9pm on Thursday. The lucky winner will win a whole set of 56 new colour ProMarkers kindly donated by Letraset. WOW what a fantastic prize. Don't know why I am spreading the word as I want to win them lol!

So if you would like the chance to win join in the fun HERE.

Crafty Cardmakers Sketch Challenge

I recently discovered a new challenge Crafty Cardmakers and this week it is a sketch challenge. This is just my kind of sketch so couldn't wait to get started on my card. I recently bought some die cut toppers from Lili of the Valley and these are ideal when you need to make a quick card.

Image ~ Lili of the Valley 'Best Friends ~ Tea Time' Die cut
Papers ~ Bearly Mine Designs (Designer Extreme Vol. III)
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards
Flowers ~ Cream (Papermania), Brown (Green Tara)
Brads ~ HOTP
12 Sept 2009

PBSC ~ Domi's Sketch

Good Afternoon

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. Jamie fell asleep on the sofa this afternoon so I had time to make a card for the PBSC which is a fab sketch by Domi. This card is for one of the doctors at work who has recently had a baby girl.

Image ~ Penny Black 'Pacifying'
Papers ~ DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl
Flowers ~ Pink (Petaloo), White (Papermania), Rose (Joanna Sheen)
Sentiment ~ Die cut (The Range)
Ribbon and Bow ~ Local Warehouse Clearance shop.

I am sorry about the photograph. For the last few weeks I have noticed that I am struggling to get a decent photograph of my cards. I have had my eye on a Canon EOS 450D for quite a while so might have to buy one soon.

Lisa x

Allsorts Challenge ~ Sketch and 2 colour combo of your choice

Good Morning

It's Saturday again and this week's Allsorts Challenge has been set by Emma and is a fab sketch and 2 colour combo of your choice. This week's winner will receive an image folder and a selection of Prima flowers.

Here is my 'Purple and White' DT card

Image ~ Pink Gem Designs 'Winter Mimi'
Papers ~ Bearly Mine Designs Desiner Extreme Vol. III
Flowers ~ Woodware Cherry flower punches
Gems ~ Papermania
Sentiment ~ Kanban

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Lisa x
11 Sept 2009

Stampin' for the Weekend GDT Card

Good Morning

A few weeks ago Stampin' for the Weekend had a DT and GDT call and I was thrilled to have been chosen as a GDT for the next two weeks.

This week's challenge is a great sketch designed by Donna and is being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who are offering a $25 Gift Certificate.

Image ~ Penny Black ~ Rainin' Daisies
Papers ~ Bearly Mine Designs Designer Extreme Vol. III
Flowers ~ Prima hydrangea and pink cork centred flowers which have been glamour dusted for a little bit of sparkle.
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards
5 Sept 2009

Allsorts #17 ~ Something for the Boys

Good Morning

This week at Allsorts it's Debs turn to set the theme and she has chosen 'Something for the Boys'.

This was a great challenge for me as I needed to make a birthday card for our friends' son who is going to be 12. He is really into golf so I decided to make him a golf card. I struggled to find an appropriate image for a 12 year old but luckily I found this cute decoupage download at Pollycraft.

Debs will be offering the following prize for the randomly chosen winner.

I am also entering this card for the Pollycraft Challenge 'Furry Friends'.

4 Sept 2009

Forever Friends Baby Word Card


Earlier in the week I mentioned I had been working on a BABY word card for my cousin and his partner who had a baby boy 'Cameron John' 2 weeks ago. They decided to give him the middle name 'John' in memory of my dad and I must say I did shed a tear when my auntie phoned to tell me. I have also made and decorated a box but couldn't get a good photo. I bought a really sweet baby outfit today and hope to deliver the card and present over the weekend. Hope they like the card.

The word template is a download from Cuddly Buddly and all the images are Forever friends stickers which I have stuck onto card and cut out and mounted with foam pads. The sentiment was done on the computer. I have also added a few clear gems.

I am entering this card for the Forever Friends challenge 'Eyelets or Brads' and the One Stop Craft Challenge 'Cute and Cuddly'.

I will be back in the morning with my Allsorts DT card.
2 Sept 2009

2 Blog Awards

Good Afternoon

I had a lovely surprise today as I have received this lovely blog award from Shirley. The conditions of accepting this award is to give away 5 things you probably dont know about me and then to pass it on to 5 lovely people.

Here are the 5 (not very interesting) things you probably don't know about me:

1) I work as a Medical Secretary in a hospital
2) I am an only child
3) My great grandfather was Russian
4) I think I have a slight OCD as I have to check things are turned off at least twice before leaving the house. This really annoys Chris!
5) Most of the clothes in my wardrobe are black

I am passing this award on to the following 5 people.

1) Emma
2) Lynsey
3) Tara
4) Gina
5) Jules

A few weeks ago I received 'The Circle of Friends' award from my lovely Allsorts DT buddy Emma.

The terms of this award are:

1. Make reference to the award and publish it on your blog
2. Share 5 things you like to do
3. Pass it on to 10 blogs
4. Inform each blog

My 5 Likes:

1. Spending time with Chris and the children
2. Going to the beach
3. Crafting
4. Holidays in Menorca
5. Craft shopping

The 10 people I would like to pass this award on to:

1) Debs
2) Kari
3) Gro
4) Amanda
5) Shirley
6) Christine
7) Georgia
8) Sue
9) Joanne
10) Lisa