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 January 2011

Blogger Award

I received this award from Kobie, thank you honey x

It's an award for those who don't have hundreds of followers.

1.First you have to accept the award...i accept, thank you x
2. Now create a  post and advertise the Liebster blog photo.
3. Link back to the person who gave you the award (click on Kobie's name)
4. Choose 3-5 fellow bloggers to tag and give the award to.

I nominate;


well done girls xx

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Bright and Buttons

was the theme i set for the Sunday challenge for the CMLI group on Craftbubble, so i just had to use this little cutie from Sugar Nellie!

I will be entering her into the following challenges;
My time to craft - emboss
Inky Impressions - emboss
Penny's Challenges - anything goes
Do you stack up - patterned paper
Sugar Bowl - sketch
Totally Gorjuss - as you like it
CES Challenges - bold and bright
Crafty Sentiments - favourite things (promarkers, nesties, buttons) 

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Dressing up

Today i have the honour of being gdt on the CMLI on craftbubble. This is my sketch ..
 and the theme was dressing up. I used a lovely LOTV image for the card and the dt created some stunning cards too, why don't you pop over and have a look. This is my card,

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Monkeying around!

Kathy set another challenge on the CMLI group on craftbubble with the theme monkeying around.  This digi is from bugaboo and looks a real cheeky chap!

I will be entering him into the following challenges;

Sunday Sketch and Stamp - sketch
Pollycraft - pastels
FabnFunky - animal magic
I love Promarkers - keep it sweet and simple
Penny's Challenges - anything goes
Delightful Sketches - celebrations (birthday)
Sarah Hurley - birthday girl
DigiDoodles Shops Best - anything goes
Stamp Something - cute
PaperCutz - it's your choice
Sew Many Challenges - monkey business
Onestitchatatime - as you like it
Creative Inspirations- celebration (birthday)
Cutie Sunday - anything goes
Die Cut Dreams - digi and rubber (sentiment is rubber)

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Bunny love

The lovely Kathy set the theme and sketch this week on the CMLI group on craftbubble. The theme was animals and I had this little cutie for a looong time and hadn't inked him up, quite apt as we are creeping towards Valentine's Day. I have to remind my other half every year despite it always being on the same date! Anyway, hope you like it x

I shall be entering this card into the following challenges;

Pear Tree Design - anything goes
Lexi's Creations - say it with love
Passion for Promarkers - all you need is love
The Pixie Cottage - who do you love
Creative Belli - Letter P ( pink, patterned papers, promarkers)
FabnFunky - animal magic
I Love Promarkers - kiss (keep it sweet and simple)
Penny's Challenges- anything goes
DigiDoodles Shops Best - anything goes
Stamp Something - cute
Crafty Catz - forgotten stamp
Paper Cutz - your choice
Totally Papercrafts - add a heart
Craft your days away - love
Sweet Stampin Challenge - clear as mud
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - anything goes
Pile it on - anything goes
Bunny Zoe Crafts - love is in the air

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Balloon and buttons!

I received this little cutie from a fellow crafter and been meaning to do something with it for aaaages! As i need a birthday card i thought this would be lovely.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Pollycraft - sweet pastels
Pear Tree Designs - anything goes
Crazy Challenge - buttons
Sketch and Stash - sketch (neglected image, new flower punch)
Incy Wincy Designs - bears, bears, bears
Craft Your Passion - button up
Cooking it Up - embossed pink
I Love Promarkers - punches
PaperPlay Challenge - cutie patootie
Stamp Something - anything goes
Totally Papercraft - happy birthday
Teddy Stampers - celebrations
Totally Gorjuss - cuddly
Pile it On - anything goes

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Get well soon...

a card for my sil with a lovely Anya stamp which i have never inked up before..they are so lovely to colour in! Also my lovely new card candy which is yummy!

I am entering this card into the following challenges;

Stampin B's - use a die cut
Stamp Something - anything goes
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday -anything goes
Do you stack up - distress
Sunday Sketch and Stamp -sketch

Mirror, mirror...

was the twist set by the lovely Rosie over on Craftbubble, in the CMLI group (see sidebar) . Everyone came up with great ideas of mirror card and reflective images but i was dying to use one of the LOTV stamps i got forChristmas.  Hope you like it :) 

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Pollycraft - new things (stamp and sentiment)
Cupcake Craft - something new (stamp/sentiment)
Craft your Passion - tie it on (ribbon)
Stampin B's - use a die cut
PaperPlay Challenges - cutie patootie
Do you stack up - distressed
Stamp Something - anything goes
Crafty Ann's - old and new (nestie/paper old,  stamp sentiment new)
The Stamp Man - distress
Craft Your Days Away - anything goes
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - anything goes
Onestitchatatime - new (stash)
Crafty Pad - something new (stash)

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

First Christmas card of 2011

I still had some images inked and coloured so why not! Hopefully will try and do some more so not as much panic in 12 months time!

 I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

The shabby tea room - sketch
Crafty card makers - red and a die cut
Craft your passion - lets tie it on
Top tip tuesday - anything goes
ABC Christmas - a for anything
Stampavie - glitter
Pixie dust studio - tie it up with ribbon
Craft your days away - anything goes
Secret crafter - tons of texture
Diecut dreams christmas - punch out your sentiment  (top 3!)

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Finally a post and a card!

Well what with Christmas, work, illness and the pc dying i have been a very bad blogger! Luckily the CMLI team on craftbubble have stepped in and Karen has come up with a sketch and theme of pearls! I had a go at using the blender pen following the tutorial on the LOTV blog and am quite pleased with the result...i just realised..this is my first blog post on my new laptop too! what a lot of firsts eh? I also treated myself to some lovely card candy which i have been eyeing enviously on other people's cards! Anyway, hope you like the card :)

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Kaboodledoodles - anything goes
Craft your passion - anything goes
Bee Crafty - whats new? (technique and card candy)
Inky Impressions - ribbons and pearls
FabnFunky - anything goes
Delightful Sketches - buttons
DigiDoodleshopsbest - buttons (top 3!)
Do you stack up - cute as a button
If the shoe fits - ribbon
Craft your days away - anything goes
Crazy4Challenges - colour inspiration
Let's ink it up - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - new element (candy)
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes