Saturday 19 March 2022

Allsorts Challenge #668

Hello everyone,

Here comes the weekend … it’s Saturday so it's time for another weekly Allsorts Challenge. This week Mervi has chosen the theme and it is


A nice easy theme with many possibilities - pretty colours, flowers, cute images ... and of course if you need to make a Mother's Day card this could be the time!

This week we have the following fab prizes on offer for 3 lucky winners:

Craft Stash has kindly donated a pretty Crafters Companion die set


and this gorgeous tonic studio edge die

Also, Ruth Hamilton Design is kindly offering another winner 3 digi images of their choice from her online shop.

Here's my card for this week, using Ruth Hamilton Design - Peony Posy.

I printed this lovely image, then coloured with my Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I tried to create a bit of interest by colouring around the flowers with a soft blue grey Flexmarker and then creating a mottled effect using rubbing alcohol dabbed on with a cotton bud - this is a technique I learned in a Kit & Clowder colouring class. I cut out my coloured image using a stitched rectangle die then stamped my sentiment, which was part of a bargain set I recently picked up at the Crafter’s Companion shop … I have been looking to expand my range of sentiment stamps and these are really fun.  I sponged the edges of the stitched rectangle with Distress oxide ink and mounted the panel onto background paper, then finis off by decorating it with sparkly die cut butterflies and a leafy swirl, and iridescent gems.

StampsRuth Hamilton Design - Peony Posy (digi); sentiment - Crafter's Companion Positive Thoughts;
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers; Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink (Kitsch Flamingo);
Tools: Stitched Rectangle die from Amazon; Magnolia Doohickey Butterfly Dreams die; Memory Box Harrington Vine die; X-Cut small butterfly punch;
Paper and gems from my stash.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Addicted to Stamps and More #425 - Die Cuts and/or Stencils
CCC Digi Creations #134 - Add/Use Flowers (2nd entry)
Crafty Catz #587 - Anything Goes with option Add Sparkle or Glitter - TOP 3
Crafty Gals' Corner #229 - Add A Flower (2nd entry)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (March) - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper (2nd entry)
Creations In Pink #44 - Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
Creative Crafters #50 - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations (March) - Spring Flowers (2nd entry)
Creative Moments #232 - For a Special Lady
Digi Choosday #11 2022 - Anything Goes with Digis (2nd entry)
DL. Art (March) - Anything Goes
Everybody Art #509 - B is For ...
(Blooms, Butterflies)
Fab 'n' Funky #547 - Hand Coloured Image
Happy Little Stampers: Dies (March) - Anything Goes with Does
❤️ Promarkers #506 - Anything Goes with option Leaves or Flowers (2nd entry)
Love To Craft #67 - Anything Goes
Path of Positivity #99 - Anything Goes Positive (2nd entry)
Shopping Our Stash #466 - Spread Your Wings
Simon Says (Monday) - Feminine (2nd entry)
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Favourite Things (2nd entry)
(Flowers, Promarkers, Distress Oxide inks)
Taylormadecards4u (March) - Anything Goes with option Spring Flowers

Hope you can join us this week, and I look forward to seeing your creations. I would also love for you to visit the challenge blog to see more fab inspiration from the rest of the team. Thanks for visiting.


brenda said...

A very pretty and feminine colour palette Pauline and you have displayed Ruth's image beautifully.

B x

Sarn said...

A very pretty floral card Pauline. Love that background technique for the flowers. xxx

Mervi said...

So beautiful flowers and love your colouring too, fabulous card;-))m

Buffy said...

Such lovely colours.
Thank you for joining in with us at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week.
Buffy (DT) xx

ScrappyHorses said...

These colors and sparkle really brighten a room with spring! So lovely to see since it's really grey out my window! Such a wonderful sentiment and beautiful dies! So happy you shared this beauty with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Linby said...

What a great technique, it certainly makes for a different look on your pretty card.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the colours on this card Pauline - beautiful details and design.

Ellibelle said...

So beautiful, Pauline. Love the pretty flowers in the purple shade. And gorgeous butterfly!

dj said...

Beautiful coloring of your flowers and I love the detailed butterfly die!! Thanks for playing long with our "spread your wings" challenge over at SOS!! It is always fun to see what crafters pull from their stash!!

Chris said...

Pretty colours and papers, beautiful image and fabulous colouring- great sentiment too! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work at Crafty Catz and Fab'n' Funky Challenges.

Uschi said...

Your card is so beautiful. The color combination you used is so pretty. And I love your coloring too, especially the technique used to create the background. It really is a very wonderful spring card. What a beautiful die cut butterfly! It's just great.
Thank you for sharing your map with the EAC challenge.
Hug Uschi

Gina's Cards said...

Beautiful card! Love the gorgeous design and pretty colours. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
Gina xx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and beautiful colouring and little butterfly..
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Little Red Wagon, hope you will play again..

Tracy said...

Gorgeous colour combo, pretty flowers and a lovely design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Creaellenknutselsite said...

A very pretty floral card, i love the colors
thanks for joining us at creatons in pink
hugs ellen DT

Lisa Bird said...

Beautiful card and design. I love the colours.
Thank you for joining us at
I Love Promarkers Blog ChallengeI look forward to you joining us again.
Best Wishes Lisa xx

Lee said...

Beautiful card,love the techniques.

Ruth said...

This is really beautiful! I love how you've made the image pop! Thank you :0 x

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

This is so beautiful. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

Jane Savage said...

Stunning card, love the colours!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! xxx

Creaine said...

Love this!! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Crafters Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
DT Ine

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Lovely project Pauline. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Wendy DT Member for

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

Beautiful colors! Thank you for joining us this week at
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges .
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Blessings! Jeanie Ellis, DT, Crafty Gals Corner

samanthadesigns said...

What a great card. The image is beautiful. The patterned paper really accents the image as well. Thank you so much for joining Craftyhazlenut's Patterned Paper Challenge!

Creaine said...

So nice this!! Thanks for linking up with us at Let’s Craft and Create Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
DT Ine

Ilonka said...

I love your card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Let’s Craft and Create Challenge Blog.
Hugs Ilonka DT

Helen said...

A really pretty card.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Friends Challenge.

Helen x

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx