Before I tell you about this weeks Allsorts theme I would like to share some news, I'm still pinching myself and in shock and thought it was a send up but apparently not and I am one of the lucky nominees in this years Craft Awards. I feel very humbled to be on a list with so many of the well known names in the crafting industry who are amazingly inspirational and although I know in my wildest dreams I will never make the final cut it is still so surreal to have even been nominated and I am most appreciative.
Morning Peeps, it's Saturday so that mans a new challenge at Allsorts and this week it's my turn to host the challenge. Our sponsor is Cuddly Buddly and to tie in with the release of their new Christmas stamps I have selected the theme of 'Just Christmas'.
My first card is just a bit of the usual inkiness using masking tape to create a central focal area which I inked with Adirondack inks black, eggplant and denim and stamped Penny Black Winter Ledge, a few more birds from the new Natures Friends PB unmounted set and I added some berries using silver glitter and finally a Penny Black sentiment.
For my second card I have stepped outside of my comfort zone again and done some more colouring ........not too much mind you.......using my new Chemeleon pens which I have to admit I am rather enjoying. The image is from our sponsor and called Snow Family. I cut round the top of the snowmen and layered onto a piece of acetate which I then placed over a snowy background created with a mask and Pan Pastels and a stamped Santa and sleigh. I used my old favourite holly embossing folder which I lightly dusted with Pan Pastels and matted onto a tent style card.................not convinced that's the right name but they are easy to make with a score board.
Happy weekend to you all.