Saturday, 26 February 2022

Allsorts Challenge week 665

Morning everybody

We have a new Challenge at Allsorts Challenge blog this week the theme is hand coloured or paper pieced

Two prizes, Tonic die set from Colemans Craft Warehouse and 3 images from Ruth Hamilton Design 

I found this theme to be challenging as it took me ages to decide what I wanted to do but here is what I came up with, hand coloured flowers

Why not pop along and discover what the rest of the design team came up with.

Hope to see your entries at 


We aim to comment on all entires at least once, usually more…but not all DT’s have access to third party hosts such as as Pinterest, Splitcoast, Flickr and Facebook so will be unable to leave a comment. However, as long as those entries are eligible for the theme they will still be included in draws and Top 5 picks.

Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Busy busy day and a house mouse

 Well I never got around to playing with my new Gelli Plate, it was coffee stop this morning to which I take the oldies, came home around 12ish had to set up the new router for the internet as my old one stopped playing lol.  Then time for a sit down and coffee for 1/2 hour before commenting on some blogs both personal and for the design teams, finished a card then started dinner.

I made this card a couple of weeks ago but forgot to post it, it was a commissioned card, picture not great as camera was on the blink

Will be busy most of the day tomorrow as it’s the old age pensioners lunch club which I run, I then have to go into Plymouth for slimming world class, but will try and catch up with everybody on Friday 

Love Alison

Would like to enter this card into

Tuesday, 22 February 2022


Evening Everybody

 I wanted to say sorry for not being around so much and commenting on everybody’s blogs, I just seem to run out of hours these days.  So once again sorry for not commenting on your fantastic makes.

I am lying in bed next to hubby who is snoring his head off but I know if I turn that telly off he will wake up and say I was watching that lol.   I have bought a Gelli Plate and some paints which hopefully I will be able to play with over the next few days wanted to try something different.  

I am showcasing a Mother’s Day card I have made hope you like it

Will pop by tomorrow afternoon to do some commenting on your lovely blogs as my iPad plays up when I try to comment on some blogs not sure why 
So bye for now

Saturday, 19 February 2022

Allsorts 664 Weekly Challenge

 Morning all

Its a new challenge over at Allsorts Challenge Blog and we are on week 664, 

We have two prizes this week 

one is a £15.00 bundle from 


 the other is a Stencil also from Oakwood

This weeks patron Oakwood Archer will be releasing their new Spring stamps and stencils on the Craft Store 21st February at 9am and 1pm

the theme this week is I Love 

this is my make 

Good Luck to all those that enter

Please see Notes below

A gentle reminder before linking up:
  • Back- linking is not allowed (your post cannot be dated prior to our challenge start date)
  • You may enter up to 3 different creations
  • Leave a link back to the challenge blog (or mention Allsorts challenge if using Instagram)
To be fair to everyone, only those following these simple rules will be eligible for the prizes or top 5 spot. 

Saturday, 12 February 2022

Allsorts Challenge 663 CAS with the option of Elegance

 Morning All

Busy week and it’s gone so fast.  We have a new challenge over at Allsorts Challenge and the theme is CAS with the option of Elegance.  We have two prizes on offer one from


AALL and Create stencil

I made a very simple card using a die which I have had for ages and not sure what I was going to do with it but here is what I came up with

Why not pop along to 

Allsorts Challenge

Good luck to all that enter

Alison x

Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Birthday card for Darcy

 Had a lovely day yesterday, thank you to everybody who wished us Happy Anniversary yesterday.  Today it’s our Great Granddaughter Darcy’s 6th Birthday and what a cutie she is but then I am biased 

Here is the card I made for her

The image is a polkadoodles one just loved this cute image

Will catch up with everyone later


Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Commissioned Card

 It’s our 47th Wedding Anniversary today we are celebrating by going out for a lunch time picnic and a lovely walk with our Jack Russell Bella then in the evening going out for a meal.

I was asked to make a card for a friend whose hubby is an avid stamp collector and thanks to my Design team buddies this is what I managed to come up with.  Please forgive the slightly out of focus photo but for some reason my camera is playing up will have to investigate.

Will catch up with everybody soon

Love Alison

Monday, 7 February 2022

A place to start monthly challenge

 Another week gone by, time flows so quickly it seems the older you get, how I managed to work and keep a home and family I do not know as now I have retired there is not enough hours in the day.

I have become a Design Team Member for a place to start which is a monthly challenge and we have some wonderful creative people on the design team.   Why not pop along and check out the talent and also enter into the challenge. 

The theme this month is Anything Goes with optional twist of  my fauna valentine (include a critter)

so without further ado here is my card 

Good luck 


Sunday, 6 February 2022

Valentine whimsy

 Good morning all.  I have some good news, I am now on the design team for Avenue 613 create which is a monthly challenge blog.  This month the Challenge is Anything Goes with optional theme of Valentine Whimsy. So why not pop along and join in.

My card is made with an image from Dr Digi and is called made for each other.  Background papers were made myself using Lindy’s magicals  drop dead diva, I really must get these in different colours. 

Why not pop along and join in

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Saturday, 5 February 2022

New Challenge at Allsorts Weekly Challenge Blog - Red flowers

 Morning all

Can't believe another week has gone by already.  We have a new challenge over at Allsorts Challenge Blog so why not pop over and check out the wonderful talent of the rest of the design team and enter the challenge.  

The prizes this week are from Craftstash and include two prizes 


Without further ado here is my card for this weeks challenge which is Anything Goes with the option of Red Flowers.  

Best of luck to all those who enter


I would like to enter this card into the following