Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Allsorts Challenge Blog

The Allsorts Challenge this time is **anything goes with the option of adding red flowers** .  There is a lovely prize and some great ideas from the Design Team.  The idea came to me for this card while I was walking home from meeting some friends for coffee and I've used a die set which has been in my stash for a considerable time and despite it being a 'must have' at the time, I'm ashamed to say it has never been out of the packet 🙄.  I chose a DL card blank and inked some random splatters using two different stamps and die cut the 'coffee rings' from a scrap of 'inky play' card which has also been lying around for some time.  The flowers and leaves were also die cut from scraps.

Splatters - random stamps from Stampin' Up retired sets
Rings - die from Sizzix Coffee Rings
Flowers - Creative Expressions Dandelion Clocks die set


  1. Hi Val,
    this is such a very lovely card and a wonderful design also.
    Love the coffe cup rings and your splaters look brilliant.
    Great red flowers also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  2. Such a striking card and great composition with the inky background and pops of red from the die cuts, many thanks for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  3. Fab card Val, particularly like the coffee rings, not seen them before, your splatters and inky snippets are awesome xxx

  4. So pretty, I love the rings combined with the cluster of flowers. Looks great on a slimline card x

  5. What a beautiful card love the design and those red flowers make the card pop. thanks for joining us at Allsorts Challenge this week, good luck and we hope you will join us again. Alison DT

  6. Stunning card Val - absolutely love your inky background and coffee rings with the flowers. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Allsorts challenge and for using the optional red flowers
    Pauline x

  7. Lovely card Val...was it having coffee gave you the idea of the coffee rings?


  8. Well done non using your unused stash! I really like the rings and the flowers are beautiful. I'm always scared to splatter so perhaps I should get a stamp.

  9. Congrats on using your unused stash to make a lovely card! This is simply beautiful!

  10. I really LOVE this card Val. Fabulous background for the focal flowers.


  11. The HS on my comment was MEANT to say Hugs, Sarn xxxx (Sorry)

  12. I love these coffee ring dies and the splatters add to this great background, and the red flowers add a great pop of colour and complement the green perfectly Val. x