Welcome to my blog!

From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Friday, 17 December 2010

Yay!!

I won challenge #25 at Teddy Stampers!!

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Santa Ted

Still making christmas cards as i'm sure they will be a few i have forgotten! I have used this gorgeous little forever friends ted again and i have a few more inked up so you may be seeing him again soon!

I will be entering him into the following challenges;

StampFairy - glitter (hope you can make it out on his coat and hat)
Stamps R Us - anything goes
Fab'n'Funky - quick and easy does it
I Love Promarkers - santa
Alphabet Challenge - glitter
Character Cafe - glitter
Teddy Stampers - xmas teddies
Allsorts - last minute christmas
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Red, white and sweeet!

Welcome back to Walter and the boys who are today posing for Sweet Sketch Wednesday. They are in a lovely red and white combo with accoutrements of ribbon, gems and snowflakes with a splash of embossing ( i think the cold and flu stuff has gone to my head!). Strutt your stuff boys!






I will be entering them into the following challenges;

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch
Stamp with Fun - christmas
Pear Tree Designs - christmas
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Bee Crafty Card Challenge - any theme including white
For Fun Challenges - christmas
ABC Christmas - Z for Zero ( x for xmas)
Delightful Sketches - embossing
Die Cut Dreams Christmas - carol singing
Creative Inspirations - anything goes christmas
The Crafty Pad - embossing

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Feathered trio

As i am still making Christmas cards i may as well enter them into challenges. This lovely bunch are Walter and Choir from Willow Designs., and the sketch is from Truly Scrumptious.


I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Truly Scrumptious - sketch
Stampavie - christmas
I love Promarkers - christmas carol
Penny's Challenges - merry christmas
Die Cut Dreams Christmas -  a christmas carol
Crafty Ho's - red and green
Creative Inspirations - anything goes christmas
Stamp with Fun - christmas
Pear Tree Designs - christmas
Passion for Promarkers - anything goes

Monday, 13 December 2010

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what are you waiting for! :)

Recent finish

I have been neglecting blogging and stitching lately so trying to spend a bit more time on the two. I started this little lovely last Christmas as i couldn't bear to be not doing crafty things whilst staying with relly's , and x stitch is fairly unobtrusive!

Don't look!

Crafty cardmakers are doing a different kind of challenge! First or latest and greatest..oh the shame! I have found an old pic of one of my first cards when i was starting out.. i was going for monochrome...hmmmm





The next card is greatest, it was for a challenge on CMLI on Craftbubble and got featured in a magazine. It's also the card i sent my sis for Xmas!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Sweet Santa

It was Karen's turn to set the challenge on the CMLI group at Craftbubble, we had a sketch but no theme so of course i went for another xmas card! I love this little cutie and really should use him more!

I will be entering him into the following challenges;

Forever Friends - make a card in under 45 mins
Let's Ink it Up - christmas with sparkle
Cutie Sunday - green and red
Secret Crafter - christmas
Die Cut Dreams Christmas - Santa's sack
Allsort's Challenge - light up the night
Stamp Something - christmas

Teddy Stampers - christmas teddies
Inky Impressions  -christmas
ABC Christmas - Y for Yuletide (holly and berries, red and green and candles)
Tuesday Taggers - father christmas
Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes
Crazy Challenge - whatever you like
Cupcake Challenges - light it up
Stamps R Us - holiday cards

Thursday, 2 December 2010

A Lovely Award

from Lauren!






I need to pass it to 5 friends and tell you 3 things about myself..

Karen
Lisa
Louise
Cherry
Jacki

Please visit their blogs , they all create wonderful things :)

3 things about myself....

1. I am a scorpio
2. I prefer to drink out of china cups
3. I love handbags   :)

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Oh Christmas Tree

*2nd post of day- please scroll down*

This week Sketchie is set by Kathy who is GDT this week over on CMLI. There was a sketch to follow and the twist was to use only one colour. I got this stamp from the elzybells closing down sale and have been gazing at it lovingly ever since. It's perfect for this challenge and hope you all like it x

I will be entering it into the following challenges ;

Pear Tree Designs - colourful
Spoonful of Sugar -anything goes
Papertake Weekly - cut it out
Crafty Creations - christmas is coming
FabnFunky - going with the flow
ABC Christmas - X for Xmas
Christmas Stampin - anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - xmas without red and green
Crafty Catz - christmas
Papercutz -anything goes
Totally PaperCrafts - untraditional christmas
Die Cut Dreams Christmas - use a die cut
Allsorts - monochrome
Craftypad - snowflakes
Crafty Sentiments - christmas

Twas The Night Before Christmas

is the theme for last weeks sketchie challenge over on the  CMLI group (see side bar) on Craftbubble. Everyone came up with lovely ideas  and i opted for Santa (in the absence of any other appropriate stamps). I was very late again and just got it in before yesterday's new sketchie was out! This is my first attempt at using distress inks and a watercolour brush. The colours were not as strong as they could be and i did have some bleeding between colours...ah well it was my first time! Hope you like it :)
I will be entering it into the following challenges ;

Spoonful of Sugar - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - cut it out
Everybody-art-Challenge - use shapes
Crafty Creations - christmas is coming
FabnFunky Challenges - going with the flow
ABC Christmas - X for xmas

Christmas Stampin - anything goes
Papercutz - anything goes
Sew many Challenges - red and green
Polkadoodle - twas the night before xmas

CES Challenges - Vintage Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - christmas
Cutie - Sunday - Santa Claus
Die Cut Dreams Christmas - use a die cut

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Xmas tags

The Sunday challenge over on CMLI (see side bar) last week was shaped tags, i don't generally get time to do it but i was hankering after making some tags! I used of of my new magnolia stamps and a present one i won on ebay.







I will be entering them into the following challenges ;

Little Paper Shop Blog - all about the die cuts
Top Tip Tuesday - follow the theme - Buttons (first two candy cane tags have buttons on)
ABC Christmas Challenge - X for Xmas
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - anything goes
Die Cut Dreams Christmas - anything goes (xmas)
Simple Doodles - Buttons (first two candy cane tags have buttons on)

Monday, 15 November 2010

Sassy 'n' Pink

This is one of the gorgeous new stamps from sugar nellie and i couldn't wait to get her inked up! I will be entering her into ;

  The Sugar Bowl - sketch/ribbons   and  Crafty Emma's Store - think pink


Saturday, 13 November 2010

Sparkly Snowflakes

Lots of sparkle was the theme over at CMLI on craftbubble this week, along with a sketch by the lovely Karen who always produces stunning cards. This is my take on the challenge, i'm not sure the camera picked up the gems on the snowflakes tho! x

I will be entering this card into the following challenges ;

Lexi's Creations - anything goes
A Spoonful of Sugar - snowflakes
My Partner in Crafting Crime - markers
I Love Promarkers - icy colours
ABC Challenge Blog - h for holidays
Crafts and Me - glitter
Delightful Sketches - glitter it up
Lilli Of The Valley - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Secret Crafter - sparkle and shine
Sweet Stamping Challenge Blog - snowflakes
Crazy4Challenges - christmas
Die Cut Dreams Christmas - snowflakes
Onestitchatatime - winter wonderland
Whoopsidaisy - it's christmas

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Faking it

was the theme over on CMLI this week, with a sketch set by the lovely Rosie. I have twisted the twist slightly as we were to put fake items on ie, pearls and diamonds but i saw this mo manning digi image and thought it was perfect. Hope you like it!





I will be entering it into the following challenges ;

Lexi's Creation - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - dry embossing
Wild Orchid Crafts - xmas colours red and green
Craft your Passion  - double up ( 2 lots of 2 buttons, 2 brads, 2 lots of embossing)
A Spoonful of Sugar - snowflakes
My Partner in Crafting Crime -marker madness (promarkers)
Crafty Creations - buttons
For Fun Challenges - dry embossing
ABC Challenges - h for holidays
Lili of the Valley - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Digi Doodles Shops Best - don't forget our men
Pixie Dust Studio's - all about the men
The Stamp Man - christmas
Bee Crafty Digi Challenge - digi christmas
Crazy4Challenges - square card
One Stop Craft Challenge - embossing
Onestitchatatime - winter wonderland

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Look what i got

for being 21 again!


Sunday, 31 October 2010

Love Letters..

This week over at Craftbubble on the CMLI group (link in sidebar) it was my turn to be GDT!! WooHoo! I was super organised (very unlike me) and had the card made and all details to Lauren just under 2 weeks before.
This was the sketch




and this was my card
it was my first time using Pink Petticoat papers and i was very pleased. The twist was 'Going Postal' and i know some people struggled but thank you to everyone who has taken part , and to the very talented dt who created some splendiferous cards!

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Duck!

This pollycraft lovely looks like she will aim right at you! I am very very late with last weeks sketchie on the CMLI group at craftbubble. It was a sketch and theme (snowflakes) set by the lovely Karen who has been in Florida with a couple of other members of our group Kathy and Wynneth. It looks like they had a fab time! Anyway i literally just got it in before the new sketchie was set, i think she is fab, hope you like her too!





I will be entering her into the following challenges;

Pear Tree Designs - anything goes
Flutterby Wednesdays - fairy
Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge -as long as it flies
Delightful Sketches -it's beginning to look a a lot like christmas
Moving along with the times - use promarkers/anything goes
Sarah Hurley Challenges -  xmas card but red and green must not be seen
Fussy and Fancy Friday  - winter wonderland
Totally Gorjuss - sparkle

Monday, 18 October 2010

Birthday Bones

This is a card for my bil, as soon as i saw the image i knew it was right up his street! It is a Dustin Pike digi and i think its fab!




I will be entering it into the following challenges ;

Truly Scrumptious - sketch
I Love Promarkers - cupcakes
Ooh La La  - scary stuff
Stamp with Fun - halloween
Pear Ttee Designs - free for all
Lexi's Creations -birthdays
Double Dutch - halloween
Creative Craft Challenges - trick or treat
Everybody art challenge - halloween
Fab'n'Funky - yummy, yummy, yummy
Crafts and me - halloween
Moving Along with the Times - halloween
Sarah Hurley Challenges - promarkers
Stampin for the Weekend - halloween/fall
StampSomething - halloween
Fussy and Fancy Friday - halloween
PaperCutz - anything goes
If the shoe fits scrap it - halloween challenge
Totally papercrafts - autumn
Craftalicious Challenge - anything goes
Tellens Place - trick or treat
The Stamp Man - autumn
Crazy for Challenges - autumn
One Stop Craft Challenge - halloween
CES Challenges - birthday card for a male
Creative Inspirations - halloween/fall
Corrosive Challenges - get rid of the white
A day in the life of a craft fairy - die cut halloween
Pile it on - halloween for kids

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Red, white and sparkly!

This weeks challenge in the CMLI group on craftbubble has been set by the lovely Rosie. The dt have outdone themselves this week with some gorgeous creations! There is a sketch and the twist, red, white , glitter and swirls. This is my take on the sketch



I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

A Spoonful of Sugar - sparkle and shine
City Crafter - hooray for the holidays
Bah Humbug - cuties
Just Magnolia - 2 x 2 ( 2 lots of 2 ribbons, 2 lots of 2 pearls, 2 bows)
Crafty Catz - Magnolia
Alphabet Challenge - X for Xmas
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - sparkling
Incy Wincy Designs - sparkly glitter

Saturday, 9 October 2010

WooHoo !

I made top 3 at Die Cut Dreams Christmas Challenge Blog!

Friday, 8 October 2010

Boo to you!

* 2nd post today- please scroll down *

As much as i love halloween, no-one else does so it's not often there is any point making halloween cards but who could dislike this? I know im biased but they are sooo sweet!





I will entering this card into the following challenges ;

Kaboodle Doodles - fall colours
Lexi's Creations - spooky
Crafty Cardmakers - no squares
BeeCrafty - no pattern card or paper
Charisma Cardz - autumn colours
TreeHouse - spooky colours
Fussy and Fancy Friday - halloween projects
Polka Doodle - make your own embellishment
Craftalicious Challenges - autumn/harvest colours
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes/halloween

Tea anyone?

I just love Margaret Sherry designs and this is another favourite! What do you mean you didn't want cat hair with that?????


Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Pink for October

This weeks challenge on craftbubble in the CMLI was set by the very talented Georgie and was a sketch with the theme of buttons, bows and beads. Great sketch and again another xmas card done! I'm not used to putting bows on and i think i need a bit more practice!
 I will be entering this card into the following challenges ;

OohLaLa Creations - nothing floral
IncyWincy Designs - sparkly glitter
Spoonful Of Sugar - sparkle and shine
I love Promarkers - think pink
Charisma Cardz - christmas crafting
Die Cut Dreams Christmas - glitter, ribbon and gems  (Top 3)

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Ta Daaaaaaaaaa

It's finally finished!!






I promised myself i would finish it this year and i have, YAY me! Right that means i can start something else... :)

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Snowflake Teddy

Another card with the oh so cute james teddy from LOTV. He will be appearing on a lot more cards!

I am entering him into the following challenges;

Incywincy Designs - anything goes
Lilli of the Valley - untraditional christmas
Paper Cutz - critter
Sew Many Challenges - christmas theme
Secret Crafter - purple and silver
Diecut Dreams Christmas - furry things
Totally Gorjuss - christmas
One Stop Craft - snowflakes in September
CES Challenge -animal antics
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Birthday Flowers

I have made this sunny little card for upcoming birthday, it's a sugar nellie image and is a little ray of sunshine in all this damp weather! I have tried for an arty shot but not sure it worked....






I am entering this card into the following challenges;

Sugar Bowl - sketch/birthday
Craft your Passion - clean and simple
My Partner in Crafting Crime - clean and simple
Allsorts Challenge - plain and simple
Caardvarks - clean and simple

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Autumn Days

*3rd post - please scroll down*
This weeks challenge in the CMLI group on craft bubble was set by the lovely Lauren and it's a sketch with the theme of autumn. I don't know why i don't make more autumnal cards as the colours are gorgeous and i do love watching the leaves change!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Creative Card Crew - autumn or fall
Everybody Art - autumn
Crafty Creations - falling leaves
ABC Challenge - distressing
Moving Along with the Times - to do list, button, leaves, new technique (still fairly new at distressing)
Sarah Hurley - autumn
Charisma Cardz - anything goes
Stamp Something - fall colours
Paper Makeup Stamps - photo inspiration
TotallyPapercraft - a kind of magic (autumn is my fave time of year, pumpkins and halloween and bonfires!)
Craftalicious Challenges - autumn/fall/harvest
Craft your days away -  autumn
Allsorts Challenges - plain and simple
One stitch at a time -anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday -season's change (fall colours)

Shiny Sparkly

 *2nd post - please scroll down*

I just love pink and silver christmas things! i'm such a girl! I have recently found the delights of stickles and glamour dust...sparkly heaven! I combined this piece of heaven with one of my fave girls!


I am entering this card into the following challenges;

A Spoonful of Sugar - anything goes
Tuesday Taggers - allsorts
Delightful Sketches - make it sparkle
Moving along with the times - to do list, 2 different papers. glitter, new technique (faux stitching...don't laugh it's my first time )
Charisma Cardz - anything goes
Little Red Wagon - glitter
Crafty Catz - faux stitching
Sew Many Cards - santa is on his way
Tellen's Place - bling
Crazy4Challenges - bling
Totally Gorjuss - christmas
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - faux stitching
Totally Tilda - glitter and sparkle
One stitch at a time - anything goes
The Crafty Pad - xmas sparkle
Christmas Cards All Year Round - square and silver
All that Scraps Magnolia - christmas and tilda
Sundays with Chrissy - sparkle and shine

Oh the shame....

i put one of my unfinished objects on here back in april to shame myself into finishing it. It obviously didn't work as we are nearly in oct and i haven't done much more! It was my goal to finish this in 2010 as this project has been going on for years...ah well  still time!


Sunday, 19 September 2010

Lilac Santa

The challenge over at craftbubble in the CMLI group was a sketch and the theme was Santa. I decided to colour him in lilac as i love the lilac/silver xmas theme.


I will be entering this card into the following challenges ;

ABC Christmas Challenge - santa (not red)
Moving Along with the Times - christmas
GlitterBabe's Challenge - anything goes and sparkle (santa's fur)
Winter Wonderland - monochromatic christmas card
Christmas Cards All Year Round - square and silver

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Sparkly stripes

* 2nd post of today - please scroll down*

Well they are honestly but im not sure the camera picked it up!Anyway, another xmas card down! many more to go...

I will be entering this card into the following challenges ;

OohLaLa Creations - stripes
Crazy Challenge - friends forever
My Time To Craft - jewelled
ForFunChallenges - glitter,glitter,glitter
Moving Along With The Times - christmas
Little Red Wagon - stars
GlitterBabe's Challenge - anything goes (with sparkle)
Bah -Humbug - text
Fussy and Fancy Friday's - christmas colours
Die Cut Dreams Christmas - words only

Pretty in Pink

I picked this £9 something stamp up for much much less at crafts u love stamp sale and i thought i better give it some inking. What luck that the following challenges were looking for something pink :)



Cupcake Craft - sketch
Peartree Designs - pink
Cutie Sunday -pink

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Beary Christmas

is the themed challenge in the CMLI group at craftbubble. This is one of my new lotv stamps that i just love!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges ;

Critter Sketch - sketch
Pear Tree Designs - animals
Spoonful of Sugar - animal
Simon Says - holiday fun
Bah Humbug - favourite medium (stamping)
Die Cut Dreams Christmas - children's christmas

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Treasure Island

The challenge over at CMLI on craftbubble this week was 'in pieces' - my first thought was pieces of eight and everyone loves a pirate..don't they?


These cheery bunch are dustin pikes digital stamps (pirate set) which i got half price last night by being one of the first 50 at the checkout! Go me!
I will be entering this card into the following challenges ;


Bee Crafty - anything goes
OLLCB - stripes
Daisy Doodles - anything goes
Cupcake Craft - books and stories (treasure island)
Tuesday Taggers - books (treasure island)
Fab'n'Funky - what'eva
Your Next Stamp - anything goes
Tellen's Place - anything goes
Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp - anything goes

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Another blog award!

from the lovely Lindsey! Check out her blog as she creates some gorgeous cards!


You have to say why you started your blog and nominate ten people..hmmm

I started my blog after joining the 'lets get stamping' group on craftbubble and started taking part in the weekly challenge. After i gained a bit more confidence i started checking out other challenges and some of them wanted you to have a blog. After lots of support and encouragement from the girls from the group i made the step into blogland..thanks to all of them, and to them i nominate this award. The new group is called Craftmad and Loving it! Why not pop over to the blog or come and see us on craftbubble!

Monday, 30 August 2010

Yuletide Teddy

Another one of the LOTV stamps that i treated myself too - they are too yummy!!


I will be entering this card into the following challenges ;

Pear Tree Designs - sketch
The Shabby Tea Room - old and new (old nestie shape which i really should use more, new - lotv stamp
Secret Crafter - make a start on christmas
Totally Gorjuss - christmas in august
C.E.S. Challenge - anything goes
Creative Craft World - celebrations (xmas)
Paper Sundaes - christmas in august
Sunday's with Crissy - favourite time of year

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Little lovie

My sister is starting her new job in Sept and i knew i just had to make her a card with this image on (she is a teacher), this little girl is such a cutie!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges ;

Paperplay Challenges - sketch (and new lotv stamp)
Lilli of the Valley - dotty for circles
Cupcake Challenges - blue and green
The Pixie Cottage - back to school
Little Red Wagon - back to school
Stamp Something - back to school
If the shoe fits.. - colour challenge (green and blue)
Simple Doodles - back to school
C.E.S. Challenges - anything goes
Craft Fairy - scalloped circles
Whoopsi Daisy - blue and green
Christmas Stampin - non xmas card