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, 31 May 2010

Ribbon ribbons ribbons!!!

OOH Candy!  Take a look at Dawn's blog to win this candy!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Fishy kisses

I do love these gorgeous little stamps and they are great for my 5 x5 cards. This card is for the Your Next Stamp challenge and you have to use a border punch, yay! martha stewart punches again :)

Sunshine daisy

I'm sure this little gal is lot's of people's fave stamp, she certainly is one of mine! So adaptable too! (see previous posts for proof)
I am entering her into the following challenges;

I love promarkers -  sketch
Crafty Creations -  favourite stamp
Passion for promarkers - anything goes

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Blue Skies

This lovely little image is from cc designs with blue skies breaking through after a shower :)
I am entering her into;

Sketch and Stash Challenge - sketch (brand new bp's from daisy bucket)
Sophisticat - splish splash
Incywincy Designs -  buttons
Papercutz - ribbon and buttons
Passion for Promarkers - anything goes

Delightful Daisy

I have wanted to try out monochrome for ages and decided to use one of my favourite stamps. I am pleased with how it turned out so will definitely do it again!
I am entering this little charmer into;

Cupcake Craft Challenges - black , grey and one other colour
Pear Tree Designs - sketch
Passion for Promarkers - anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - anything goes

Monday, 24 May 2010

Denim Bumble Bee :)

This is my lovely new stamp....well it's not new on the market but it's new to me and i wanted it for aaaages! Over at Craftbubble our celebrity Kathy set a sketch and a twist of trying something new. I have never tried paper piecing before and wanted to give it a go so TA DAH!  I think the dress may blend into the background a bit to well but it's a girl's first try, give her a break!

I am also entering my little delight into;
Crazy Challenge Blogspot - just for the girls
Charisma Cardz - 3d
Stamp Something - 2 of something
Totally gorjuss - bling it on

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Beware Dragon!

I haven't made any cards this week I have been completing my round robin for posting tomorrow. There was a slight delay in proceedings involving a cup of tea and then some vanish but all is ship shape now. I have decided on a dragon theme and here is the little cutie I stitched x

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Groovy girl

I just love this bp which is by daisybucket designs called Mod. It was perfect for my little hippy girl which i have had since early last year but never used....shame on me!

I am entering her into

ABC Challenge - unused stash
Create 4fun Challenge  -  sketch

Hippy Chick

This is my new fave card and another one I won't want to give away!

I am entering her into
Mojo Monday - sketch
Incywincy Designs - blast from the past
Shelleys Images - anything goes
Crazy Challenge - new (new backing papers double sided)
Ooh La La Creations - bright and cheerful
A Spoonful of Sugar - cute and girly
Whoopsi Daisy - anything goes

Monday, 17 May 2010

Creamy Chocolate.....

I just love the gorjuss girls and this one is no exception!
I am entering her into the following challenges

Sophisticats - blue, brown and cream
Creative Challenges - blue and brown
Paperplay Challenges - brown and ...
Lili of the Valley - sketch
Alphabet Challenge - chocolate colours

Nurse Ratchett

My mum is having an operation on Friday and i couldn't resist! This is a digi stamp from bugaboo and i hope she finds it funny!

I am entering it
Dare you to Digistamp - anything goes

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Where is my cake?

Rosie set the delightful sketch this week at craftbubble and the twist was food. I have managed to crowbar it into other challenges too :)

Cupcake Craft Challenges - buttons
A Spoonful of Sugar - 3 papers, 3 buttons
Charisma Cardz Challenges - sweet treats
Stamp Something  - celebrate something
Allsorts Challenge - birthdays
Rosie- D's Challenge - so yummy
Creative Inspirations - punches/die cuts
Whoopsi Daisy - anything goes
By the cute and girly - celebrations

Friday, 14 May 2010

Blingin Lovely

This week sketch over at Craftbubble had a twist of glam/bling so i treated myself to some stickles which is fab! Thanks goes to the lovely Rosie for the kind gifts :)
I will be entering this card into other challenges;

Creative Inspirations - fairies
Stampavie - pink
Just Magnolia - one for the girls
My time to Craft  - too cute
The Crafty Pad - use a punch

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

I won the Crafts and me Challenge

with one of the LGS Sketchies, It was Clare's week to gdt so thanks very much Clare. This is the card :)

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Pastel Butterfly

I created this card for a new challenge, it's a digi stamp which i think is lovely

I love Promarkers - wings
Flutter by Wednesday - butterfly
Crafty Creations - magical
Tellen's Place - dragonflies and butterflies (multiple)
Paperplay Challenges stamp and bling

Pretty in Pink (and green)

I made this card with three Challenges in mind.

Die Cut Dreams has a theme of Tilda in Pink
Sketch and Stash had a sketch which i followed. My new stash is the dotty paper dies to die for and my ribbon has been neglected for a long time.
Delightful Sketches has a theme of pull out your punches

This is my new favourite card, i hope you like it!

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Grumpy old man..

Aw gotta love them, this download is from bugaboo and is perfect for a grumpy old man who shall remain nameless :)

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Handmade with......

tears and tantrums!

This weeks challenge at craftbubble was to make your own flowers, i can't say i was jumping with joy at the thought but i managed to make these....specimens. They are nesties coloured with promarkers and the small middle bits are ms stamp/punch. I have never made flowers before and if i do it again would use different sized pieces to put together. Anyway i am also going to enter it into these challenges;

Die Cut Dreams -make your own flowers
Pollycraft - make your own flowers
Papertake Weekly Challenge - do something different (make mine own flowers)
Charisma Cardz Challenges - girly cards with flowers
Cute Card Thursday - make your own
Paperplay Challenges - Pretty Pastels
Creative Craft Challenges - blooming marvellous
Sweet Stamping Challenge - summertime
Creative Card Crew - April showers bring May flowers
Tellens Place - Show us your flowers

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Wow I won the Pollycraft candy!

2 sets of stamps that haven't been released yet!!

Seeing red!

Not really ;) Right, image from magnolia, coloured with pm's, flowers from stash, sentiment from Whimsy sentiment collection and double sided bp by Penelope's Potpourri (splendid scrolls).

I love promarkers - sketch
Charisma cardz - girly creation
Raise the bar - my retreat/bedroom colours (in my old house before moving in with oh...snivel)
My time to craft - Ruby, ruby, ruby, ruby
A Spoonful of Sugar - 3d something