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!

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!