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, 27 March 2011

Home sweet home!

 *2nd post of the day please scroll down*

The lovely Lauren set the theme and sketch on the CMLI group on craftbubble and 'home sweet home' was the theme. I didn't have anything suitable for a new home so i used the little lovey from LOTV.

It's obviously me having a break from housework........ahem, anyway hope you like!

papers - pink petticoat 'buttermilk'

I will be back later to link up, i have a pimms to drink and a christmas card to make....odd combination eh? x

Ladybug crafts - monochrome
Cupcake Crafts - monochromatic
Inky Impressions - monochrome
I Love Promarkers -go dotty
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Simply Create - do it yourself
CES Challenge Blog - die cut dreams
Let's ink it up - die cuts

Birthday card

which i have made in secret for my oh whilst he is away today..just hope he doesn't look over my shoulder as i am blogging!!

 Papers - pink petticoat (pebble)
image - mo manning

the image was chosen because it depicts him as a 3 yr old, thanks Mo it's perfect!!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Friday Sketchers - sketch
Do it with Digi's -girls and boys come out to play
Stampin B's - masculine

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Forever Friends Blog Candy

Forever friends challenge blog are offering candy! The reason is..

'This candy is offered for you because:

* We have over 470 followers
* We are running a DT CALL and our Design Team will have some new members
* I am the new owner of the Forever Friends challenge blog
* And the spring is coming :)'

This is the card i made for the challenge;

I have entered this card into the following challenges;

Forever Friends Challenge Blog - blog candy challenge
Mojo Monday - sketch
Shabby Tea Room - bingo (die cuts, embossing, ribbon)
Incy Wincy - embossing
Delightful challenges - pastel and ribbon
Simply Create - do it yourself
Teddy Stampers - embossing

Monday, 21 March 2011


Kathy set the themed challenge over on the CMLI group on craft bubble and her theme was.....
If music be the food of love, then why don't rabbits play banjo's!!!
 I know..great eh?
anyway this is what I came up with;

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Kaboodle Doodles - colour challenge (yellow, blue, pink and green)
The Shabby Tea Room - 3 in a row (die cuts, embossing, ribbon)
Stamp with fun - spring
Incy wincy Designs - embossing
Wild Orchid Crafts - dieing to punch it out
Stamps R US - spring
Cooking it up with Katie - green easter
Stampin B's - spring and hint of pink
Sarah Hurley - embossing
Lilli of the Valley - sketch
PaperPlay Challenges - embossing
Do You Stack Up - add a bow
Crafty Sentiments - animals
Lets ink it up - die cuts
Cutie Sunday - spring
Ribbon Girl - green and yellow

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Hook, line and anchor...

This Saturday over on Craftbubble in the CMLI group (see sidebar) the lovely Kathy set the sketch and the theme was 'oh i do like to be beside the seaside'. I decided to stay away from my mermaids (tho i do love them) and use Edwin who has been inked up but never coloured..bad me!
bp's - Daisy Bucket 'on the bay' (double sided)
image - Magnolia
coloured with promarkers
sentiment - Kraftin Kimmie
dolphin punch - stash
ribbon - stash
charm - stash
punch - martha stewart

I will be entering him into the following challenges;

OLLCB - it's a man thing
Incy Wincy Designs - for the boys
I Love Promarkers - men's cards
ABC Challenge - Q for quote/sentiment
Charisma Cardz - dies (3rd entry)
Digi Doodles Shops Best - anything goes (3rd entry)
Stamp Something - something sweet
Just Magnolia - fave colour combo - purples and blues
Paper Cutz - your choice (2nd entry)
Lets ink it up - die cuts and punches
Really Reasonable Ribbon - one for the boys
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - use dies (2nd entry)
Anything goes challenge - use dies (2nd entry)

Friday, 18 March 2011

Yorkshire Air Ambulance

A message from Emma

Good Morning
As many of you know I raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance in memory of my Dad who was tragically killed at work in Sept 09.  With the help of such fabulous people donating my family & I have managed to raise over £800 plus collected over 1000 bra's for their recycling appeal.

Well I'm back with yet again more support from people donating prizes and looking to raise further funds.
HUGE thanks to all who have donated prizes and thank you in advance for taking part.
Please have a look at her blog and maybe donate x

Happy Friday

Although I shouldn't be celebrating as it means it's the end of my week off! BOO!! Anyway, I was having a play around today and this is one of the cards I made.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog -sketch
Totally Tilda - chipboard (photo holders - i think thats what they are called?)
Creative Belli - C for chipboard & coordinating papers
Charisma Cardz - (2nd entry) - to die for
Digi Doodles Shops Best - (2nd entry) - anything goes
Stamp Something - something sweet
Papercutz - your choice
Totally PaperCrafts - add buttons
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - dies
The Crazy Challenge - brads
Little Red Wagon -office supplies (paper clip)

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Caught the bug

*2nd post of the day - please scroll down*

or rather Kathy made me do it! She has nailed the less is more challenge and makes some wonderful creations! I bought some Sheena Douglas stamps which arrived yesterday as I wanted some swirly stamps. I have been seeing Kathy's and other people's cards for the 'off the page' challenge and saw some gorgeous cards. The stamps seemed perfect so I gave it a go. I have actually done about ten  more on 4x4 cards which I plan to give as part of a mothers day gift so mum has some notelets.

The cas cards make a refreshing change from those you would never get in an envelope or look like every single embellishment owned has been stuck on! I am quite please with these and love Mandi's (dt) card with the dress coming off the dge, I have a couple of dress stamps so may give that a go too!

I am entering this card into the Less is More Challenge.

What i did on my holidays..

Or rather what I did this morning as I have had the week off work :)I coloured these butterflies a few weeks ago with cosmic shimmers and then put them on one side.I decided this morning I should make some 'emergency cards' and thought I would use the butterflies.

stamp - fairy doodles
coloured with cosmic shimmers
bp - doodlebugs 'velvet bubblegum'
embellishments - stash
cut out with nesties

I will be entering these cards into the following challenges;

Digidoodles Shops Best - anything goes
Charisma Cardz - to die for

Monday, 14 March 2011

Sassy books!

 * 2nd post of the day - please scroll down*
The Sunday challenge on Craftbubble in the CMLI group is the theme of books and I knew the perfect image! I went one step further and made a book mark for my mum for Mother's Day. I also added some beads which I recently got from ebay along with a butterfly charm, I hope she likes it!!

I will be entering this into the following challenges;

Die Cut Dreams - Mother's day or special friend
Cuttlebug Spot - charm
Wild Orchid Challenge - diecuts
Papertake Weekly - lemon zingy
Creative Card Crew - no flowers
Tuesday Taggers - women and tags
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
ABC Challenge - P is for Pearls
Delightful Challenges - butterflies (die and charm)
Digi Doodles Shops Best - pearls
Crafty Catz - yellow and green
Daring Cardmakers - home baked (make your own embellie - hanging charms)
Anything goes - die cuts
Sugar Bowl - sketch


Saturday's challenge in the CMLI group on craftbubble was set by the lovely Rosie. We had a sketch to follow and the theme was 'minibeasts'. I had this image from Bugaboo which i hadn't used yet, and it was perfect for the challenge!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Cupcake Craft Challenge - up in the air
Creative Card Crew - no flowers
Bee Crafty - spots and dots
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Craft us Crazy - nature

Blog Award

from the lovely Kobie
Go and check her blog, she makes some wonderful things!

I have to tell you 7 facts about myself...

1. I don't wear make up at the weekend and would stay in my pj's if i could
2.I don't watch reality tv
3.When no one else is around, i put the music on loud and dance around the living room
4. I love crime tv and watch too much of it
5. I have just started reading Barbara Erskine books and they are fab
6. Im still searching for the perfect lipstick
7. I hate shopping for jeans as im only 5ft and it's a nightmare!

I have to nominate 15 other people, im going to cop out and say all my followers deserve it...you are all wonderful!!!