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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, 28 December 2011

Crimble goodies!!

Crafty goodies from Santa!

The little pink craft tote is full of No 7 make up...Santa has good taste!!

Here is a lovely Santa we got for my mum.. I think I should have changed my mind and kept him!!

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and is still in party/crafty mode!

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas

to all of my friends and blogging buddies! Hope you got some yummy crafty stuff from Santa and you have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Sparkly and Bright

Wow I haven't posted since the 8th - how bad is that! Anyway here is another make for you, this is a die cut from Lotv and I love it!

I also love these fabby papers, who knew turquoise and dark red went together so well!!

I put this lovely ric rac ribbon on  and added gems to the tops of the baubles for more bling!

This is one I didn't really want to give away but I kindly let oh send it to one of his relly's. I hope you all like it as much as I do!

Hope you have finished all your shopping and not feeling stressed as the big day approaches!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Make it Monday
Crazy Challenge - Christmas ( TOP 3)
Try it on Tuesday - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - anything Christmas
Papertake Weekly - I'm dreaming of a (turquoise and red) Christmas
Divas by Design  - Merry Christmas
For Fun Challenges - anything goes Christmas
Crafts and Me - Christmas
Delightful Challenges - anything goes
PaperPlay Challenges - Christmas
CraftyHazelnuts Christmas - anything goes for Christmas
One Stop Craft Challenge - Christmas Sparkle

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Paddy the Polar Bear

Isn't he a cutie! He is another delightful die cut that came with my craftworks cards goody bag. I have used promarkers (ice grey 1- 3) to colour him.

I used a nestie to cut out the snowflakes from kraft card. I had stamped onto the card and the ink was too pale so it went into the  'recycle' box.

The card candy is plain cardboard so you can colour it any way you want. I covered mine with antique linen distress ink.

Punch is MS, sentiment is craftwork cards and papers are My Mind's Eye 'Wild Asparagus'. Glamour dust has been added to the stars.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Divas by Design - Merry Christmas
My Mum's Craft Shop - Cute and Funky Christmas
Make it Monday
Crafts and Me - Christmas
Hooked on Craft - Christmas
Lexi's Creations - non traditional Christmas (no red or green)
Use it Tuesday - Holiday
Moving Along With The Times - Last Minute Christmas
Secret Crafter - All creatures great and small
Dream Valley Challenge - Christmas
Paper Sundaes - Anything Christmas

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Smiling Snowman

In an attempt to be SUPA organised I didn't make my tags until we got the crimble wrapping paper. We got a lovely turquoise one for nieces/nephews and used my fave snowman stamp!

They were coloured with promarkers and glamour dust and die cut with nesties.

I am entering these tags into the following challenges;

Make My Monday - seasonal and glitter
Make It Monday
Crazy Challenge - anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs - non traditional Christmas Designs
Craft Your Passion - anything goes and glitter
Passion for Promarkers - celebrations
Tuesday Throwdown - celebrate the season
Oldie but a Goodie - Christmas no red or green
Creative Card Crew - tis the season
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Emerald Faerie Garden - non traditional colours
Cooking it up with Katie -anything goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - Yippee - any Christmas project
Simply Create Too - all about Christmas
Totally PaperCrafts - let is snow
Sweet Stampin Challenge - snowmen
Dream Valley Challenge - sparkle

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Dashing through the snow.......

Picture heavy :)

I found this lovely wrapping paper and knew I had the perfect stamp to make my own tags!! I distressed the tags with antique linen and used Stampin Up's Dasher and a Merry Christmas stamp but I can't remember whose it is.

I used heat it up sparkle embossing powder and a Debbie Moore swirl stamp to decorate the edges. I attached jute and recycled some ribbon and bells from last years crackers.

I am really pleased with how they turned out and now have lovely matching tags and papers for the adults :)

I will be entering these tags into the following challenges;

Crafty Cardmakers - heat embossing
ABC Challenge - embossing
Crafty Ribbons - make a tag (TOP 3!)
Do You Stack Up - ribbon or anything that ties
Make it Monday

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Juggling snowman

I know it's getting closer to Christmas but craftwork cards had a mega sale and the goody bags were reduced to £5 each so I treated myself to Frosty and friends. You get lovely die cut images to colour in with all coordinating papers and embellishments.

I used promarkers to colour the die cut and added a ribbon from my stash, I also added some glamour dust. I'm really pleased with how it turned out , and hopefully will get chance to put some more together before Christmas,

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Kaboodle Doodles - bundle up for winter
Make it Monday - anything goes
Hookedoncraft challenges - winter wonderland
Cutie Pie Challenge - pastel Christmas card
Creative Craft Challenges - free for all
The Paper Shelter - anything goes
Divas by Design - anything goes
For Fun Challenges - Christmas card
Fab n Funky Challenges - anything goes
Cooking it up with Katie - anything goes
Simon Says - anything goes
I Love Promarkers - snowmen and snowflakes
Simply Create Too - all about Christmas
Crafty Catz - snowmen
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas
Crazy4Challenges - card with snow on it
Addicted to stamps - Christmas card
Stamptacular Sunday - anything christmas

I forgot to check if there was a number limit on the challenges so if I have not met the criteria please delete my card :)

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Star of wonder

hmm not so much as the light is pants for taking pics in!! The colours are much nicer IRL as it's all Stampin Up! papers and inks..ah well. This is my new star stamp that I think looks lovely!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Secret Crafter Saturday - sketch
Creative Craft Challenge - free for all
Little Red Wagon - Christmas theme
Delightful Challenges - red and green
Aud Sentiments - Winter holiday sentiment
Jules Snippet Challenge - stampin up snippets

Monday, 21 November 2011

White Christmas

The lovely Karen set the challenge of a white on white card over on Craftbubble. I normally struggle to do these cards but I got some fabby new dies for my birthday. I tried a technique I had seen or read about somewhere where you ink the folder and I think it looks ok. I may try again with a stronger colour.

I used memento london fog for the Stampin Up! sentiment as I thought black would be too harsh. I also used it to edge the white baubles.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Make it Monday
Creative Craft Challenge - minimalistic
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - embossing

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Santa Silhouette

* 2nd post of the day*

I couldn't resist using another yummy stamp from Lavinia and it's another to go into the Christmas pile! Stamped in memento tuxedo black again, sentiment Stampin Up! stamped in rhubarb stalk. I do love this stamp but it doesn't get used enough!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges;

Less is More - silhouettes
Allsorts - one layer card
One stitch at a time - anything goes
Quirky Crafts - cas

Fairy Silhouette

This week's less is more challenge is silhouette's. I haven't done much crafting for a while due to the pain in my arms but I needed a distraction as it seem's work may not be happy for me to return unless I return to how I was pre-fibromyalgia. So much for the caring profession, anyway... onto my first card!

The stamp is Lavinia in memento tuxedo black and the sentiment is Stampin Up! stamped in memento sweet plum.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Less is More - Silhouettes
Allsorts - one layer card

Hope you are enjoying your Sunday!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Some crafty goodies

that I got for my birthday!

Here is where we stayed for the weekend..

and they were dressing everywhere for Christmas. Each day they were putting more stuff up/out!

Hope you like the pictures!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Candy Winner

is Suzi!!

Many thanks for taking part and donating money to Fibromyalgia UK


In it to win it!!

* sticky post *


This is how it works.. to take part click on the just giving widget on my side bar and donate £2 to support the Fibromyalgia Association. You will get the option to leave a message, please leave your name and mention prize draw. On the 15th November I will draw a name from the hat and the winner will get all the goodies below.

It includes a cuttlebug embossing folder, a LOTV stamp and a Fizzy Moon stamp. Obviously you would not be able to buy these items for £2 but by helping me raise money for Fibromyalgia you could win them all.

If you could advertise on your side bar that would be great, but it is not essential.

Thank you in anticipation

Prize draw for Fibromyalgia closes tonight

at 10pm.


Many Thanks

Thursday, 10 November 2011


The lovely Louise has set the Christmas Recipe Challenge over on Craftbubble;

Christmas Selection Box
Choose at least 2 of the following, depending on how what size selection box you like to receive:
1) image or sentiment from the Christmas story
2) Kraft (seeing as Kraft food now own Cadbury, who make lots of  selection boxes!)
3) a knot
4) a brightly shining star
5) flourishes

What a delight to pick from! Although I was on the last minute I am pleased with how it has turned out as I used derwent pencils and baby oil for the backdrop.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Make it Monday
Cupcake Cake Challenges - two's company
Stamps R Us - bling it on
Do You Stack Up - splash of blue
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas Traditions

Candy for Fibromyalgia is closing soon

take a look at this post

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Made with Love

* 2nd post of the day *

Rosie set the Saturday Challenge in the CMLI group on Craft Bubble, and it was the first stamp you bought or one you haven't used for a while. This is one I bought quite early on but never used as I thought it would be too difficult to colour, so I challenged myself to use it! I also needed to make a birthday card for my sister so kill 2 birds with one stone!

The charm is from a candy win and the ribbon was a gift from a friend.

Image was coloured with promarkers and background is derwent pencils and baby oil. Glitter from stash.

Papers from stash, die is nestabilities , doily from Joanna Sheen, punch is MS.

I am really pleased with the way it turned out, hope my sister likes it as much as I do!

I am entering this card into the following challenges;

Papertake Weekly - anything goes
I Love Promarkers - glitter and glitz
Die Cut Dreams - so charming
Pollycraft - anything goes
Make it Monday
Cuttlebug Spot - anything goes
Cutie Pie Challenge - use a charm
Lexi's Creations - use a charm
Magical Monday Challenge - stripes/circles and mermaid
Ribbon Carousel - anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow - use metal
Divas by Design -use metal
Totally Papercrafts- glitter it
Polka doodles - mystical and magical
Saturday Challenge - spooky or whimsical
Dream Valley Challenges - anything goes
Digi Doodle Shops Best - anything goes

Don't forget I have candy to raise money for fibromyalgia