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!

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

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Lilac Fairy

This weeks challenge on CMLI (see side bar) on craftbubble was a sketch and stars. I had such big plans...a manga fairy which was didn't work out and then trying to get the damn frame out of the die cut!! but anyway- this is how it ended up - i think it makes a nice change from red and green :)

I will be entering it into these challenges;

Crazy Challenges - Never too early for christmas cards
Wild Orchid Crafts - make it sparkle
Flutterby Wednesday - butterfly, angel , fairy
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Totally Papercraft - clean and simple
Secret Crafter Saturday - make a start on christmas
Totally Gorjuss - christmas in august
Onestitchatatime - say it with shapes (stars)
Creative Inspirations - christmas in august

Friday, 27 August 2010

Starry eyed Reindeer

*2nd post of today - please scroll down*

I am entering this card into the following challenges;

Sunday Sketch and Stamp - sketch
Totally Gorjuss - star

With your nose so bright....

I am entering this card into the following challenges;

The Shabby Tea Room  - a little bit of metal
ABC Christmas Challenge - rudolph and brads
Papercutz - metal/brads

Beautiful Blogger Award

From Lauren

Can i point out my facts are not interesting and it will probably take me all night to think of them....

1. I have a twin sister who looks nothing like me, she is taller and slimmer :)
2. Throughout my years as a nurse i have had the humbling experience of being present when babies have been born and people have passed away,  - (i think its humbling anyway)
3. When i am old and grey ( or older and greyer) i can take heart from the fact that to some people , i made a difference
4. I have swum with dolphins
5. I have seen ghosts
6. I met my lovely oh on the interwebs
7. I have to look at my hands to tell which is right or left :)

ok.. now for 7 people to nominate -  over the past week or so i have saved different peoples blogs to my favourites because there was something about their blogs/cards that made me want to go back and look again - think of it as a random act of kindness..

in no particular order..

2. Victoria - Vixx handmade cards
7.Sarah B - Card Oasis

well done girls, you are inspiring x

Monday, 23 August 2010

Cherry on Top Award

* 3rd post of today - please scroll down *

A few conditions......

1. Thank the person that gave it to you.. Big thanks to Lauren for inspirational crafting and lots of laughs with her chicken and bertie tales - visit her blog to find out more :)

2.Post your award with pride - WOO HOO! I am very proud to be nominated x

3.Three things you like about yourself....ermmmmmmmm this isn't supposed to be hard...that no matter what happens i think i have a charmed life, for the people and experiences and memories etc that i have in my life.  I think im very fair and have good empathy with people (good job im a nurse then...) and....my ability to just get on and do or as i have seen written ' put on my big girl panties and deal with it'.

4. A picture that i love

5. Tag 5 other people for the award, well i know a lot of my cb friends have had this award so...

in no particular order and because i love their cards and they always leave me nice comments..

1. Lisa

White Winter

* 2nd post of today - please scroll down *

Over at the CraftMad and Loving It! group (see side bar) the challenge was to do white on white (except for your image). I have taken the easy route and done another xmas card with my new stamp. Hope you like it x
I am entering this card into the following challenges ;

Creative Inspirations - christmas in august
Spoonful of Sugar - christmas
Stampavie - christmas in summer
Charisma Cardz - diecuts
Digi Doodle Shop - anything goes
Aud Sentiment - anything goes
PaperCutz - anything goes
Simple Doodles - celebrate (christmas)
Sewmanycards - christmas in august
Moving along with the times - glitter
ChristmasStampin - 2 or more ribbons
Wild Orchid - make it sparkle
Crazy Challenge - never to early for christmas cards
Creative Card Crew - sparkle and shine
My time to craft - glitter and glitz
Stampinfortheweekend - anything goes
FairyFunFriday - punch it (snowflakes)
Totally Gorjuss - star


I so love rich colours! Anyway, this is one of my new sale stamps that i was itching to get inked up, i thought i would make it all glittery but my spica gold pen doesn't look very glittery at all! I hardly used them since i got them...wonder if i left the lid off.. anyhoo, here is my delish tilda
and these are the challenges i will enter her in ;

Sketch Saturday - sketch
Die cut Dreams Christmas Blog - tilda in red
Creative Inspiration - christmas in august
Spoonful of Sugar -christmas in august
Stampavie - christmas in summer
Charisma Challenge - diecuts
Digi Doodles - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Just Magnolia - sentiment
Papercutz Challenge - anything goes
Simple Doodles - celebrate (xmas)
Sew Many Cards - christmas in august
Crazy Challenges - never to early for christmas cards
Stampinfortheweekend - anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - star
All that scraps (first) magnolia challenge - open theme

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Bubbles and easels

This weeks challenge for the Craftmad and Loving it group an Craftbubble was to make an easel card (oh no!) and the twist was bubbles. I have never made an easel card before so this was a bit of a challenge, i also wanted to stay away form my usual mermaids. I'm quite pleased - hope you all like it x

I am also entering it into the following challenges;

Ooh LaLa Challenge Blog - spots and dots
ABC Challenge - blue
Craft your Passion - anything goes
CharismaCardz - easel card
Pile it on Challenge - at least 5 cut out shapes
Sarah Hurley Challenges - animals
Critter Sketch Challenge - card for a boy which has glitter
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - animals
Totally Gorjuss - aqua/water
By the Cute and Girly - animal antics
Tuesday taggers - boats/water

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Fa lalalala

These cute little guys are one of the new designs from Willow Designs for christmas - aren't they cute! I have been promising to start my xmas cards for ages and this is the first lot.....hopefully there will be more!

I am entering the cards into these challenges;

ABC Christmas Challenge - quick and easy (more than one card)
Stampavie- xmas in summer
Spoonful of Sugar- christmas
Creative Card Crew - sparkle and shine (stickles, holographic card, crystal gems)
My Time to Craft- glitter ans glitz (as above)
Craft your Passion - anything goes
Crafty Ann's Challenge - christmas in august
Pile it on - at least 5 cut outs

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Make your own bp's

was the challenge set by the lovely Cherry over on Craftbubble's Craftmad and Loving it Group. I have had some pearlidoodles in my possession for ermm...cough..years and never used them. Just the excuse i needed! You can see where i wobbled a bit or didn't squeeze hard enough, but it was great trying something new.

I am also entering it into these challenges;

Papertake weekly challenge - white and bright
Creative card crew -cute and girly
Cute card thursday - whateva

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Bloomin Lovely!

I was very late doing last weeks sketch on craftbubble for the Craftmad and Loving it Group. There was a sketch and the theme was 'Bloom where you are planted'. I just couldn't resist!

I will also be entering this card into the following challenges;

Die Cut Dreams - gingham
Crafty Cardmakers - punches
Creative card crew - cute and girly
Sweet Stamping Challenge - pretty in pink
Onestitchatatime - sketch OR pink
Creative Inspirations - anything goes