CRAFT challenge #599

Welcome to this weeks challenge at Trimmies Craft Challenge our sponsor this week is The cutting cafe and the theme is a shaped card.

For this challenge I chose a fun shaped doughnut card this week and made it into a shaker card. There is a shaker design that comes with this, but I chose to do it differently. I’ve also used the hole from the centre (the Timbit) to add a sentiment!

The card has been coloured with Distress Oxides (Tea die, Brushed Corduroy and Kitsch Flamingo. With various drops for the sprinkles and Purple Rain BeaDazzles for the shaker bits.

I’m looking forward to seeing your entries, so let’s see what you can do!

CRAFT challenge #593

Welcome to this weeks challenge at Trimmies Craft Challenge the sponsor for this challenge is The Cutting Cafe.

I hope you like the mailbox. This weeks theme was communication and we do occasionally get snail mail as a form of communication in this digital age! It was definitely a fun project to work on.

I’m looking forward to seeing your entries, so let’s see what you can do!

CRAFT challenge #581 – Christmas

This weeks challenge at Trimmies Craft Challenge is on and our sponsors this time are Eureka and The Cutting Cafe.

This digital image is from Rureka and is coloured with Chameleon pens. Every other letter I covered with 2 way glue and glimmer dust to add some sparkle.

This is a cutting file from The Cutting Cafe.

CRAFT challenge #575 – Gift box/bag

This weeks challenge at Trimmies Craft Challenge is on and our sponsor this time is The Cutting Cafe. These challenges keep you going when you have a lot on yor mind. Crafting can absorb you and help with mindfulness.


To think that this was a few pieces of white 300gsm cardstock! It’s amazing what you can achieve with a few stamps and some distress inks. I used both stamp sets from the Indigoblu box sets that have been out and I’m so pleased with the results. The cutting file allows you to make a tall box like this or a smaller box (but could be adjusted to make something in between as well). I chose to make the larger one to challenge myself. I cut all of the pieces and stamped them flat before construction. 

I hope that this might inspire you as well to create any occasion boxes!

Thank you for looking at my blog post and I hope that you will leave a comment.


TTCRD anything goes challenge – 11th February 2020

Come and join us for the latest challenge from Through the craft room door (TTCRD) Our sponsor this time is The Cutting Cafe.

From the sponsors files I chose “b is for birthday” from the “fun birthday” file. I printed this out and cut it out so that it fitted onto the paper from the typewriter cutting file that I already had.

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I love this typewriter it can have literally any message on it and it’s so retro. I chose papers in greens, blues and greys. I hope you like it too.

CRAFT challenge #532 – Box or bag

Come and join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge. Our sponsor this time is The Cutting Cafe and I chose to use the “Gift box with divider”.


The box was made with paper from the Trimcraft range. It uses the First Edition paper pad “Believe Magic” and the gem tree sticker on the lid is from Simply Creative.


This is a really simple but effective box and the divider is separate so that you can either use it or not. I think I might make more as they are so easy to make and there’s no measuring or scoring to think about. I made the small size with my scan n cut machine, which I cut from an 8″x8″ sheet, but there is a larger size too.

#512 CRAFT challenge – Annual birthday blog hop

Morning all and a Very Happy Birthday to us all!

Can you believe it? It’s 2019 already, where does the time go?

This year we are 10 years old already and still going strong. Only one team member has been present from the start and that’s Jo.

If you feel at any time that you would like to join our fabulous team, then have a look on our DT Call page, which will inform you of any openings on the team. Or, simply get in touch with us and let us know.

This week our challenge is Birthday! (what else could it be?)

Anything that fits in with this subject, qualifies for entering into this challenge.

There is a maximum of 1 entry per person for this challenge and as always it needs to be new work (so created and posted after this challenge has started). Although we love to see your work, it would put those contestants that put more than 1 entry in at an unfair advantage. The same limit exists for the prizes to be won on the blogs of our DT members.

The rules this year are on the CRAFT challenge blog.

The sponsor I have chosen to use for this blog hop is The Cutting Cafe and the file is typewritter shaped card. I love this file so much I didn’t stop at making one card!

I cut all of the pieces in the file, added my own sentiment (although it does come with a set you can use). I also added the butterflies and a tag. I also made matching envelopes.

From here your next stop is to visit Jo‘s blog.

If you’d like to enter the draw for my blog page here’s the linky maximum 1 entry each please.

I hope you enjoy all of the DT makes on your blog hop!