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!

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!