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, 30 May 2011

Trio of Tilda’s


The challenge over at Totally Tilda is to create a trio of Tilda tags!
 This one is my favourite!
I have stamped Chinese writing onto the K and Co tag and added some roses. I didn’t want to put too many embellishments on as it would cover the tag.

Again I kept the embellishments to a minimum but I couldn’t resist a little ladybird.

IMG_2203bI added a couple of butterflies to match butterfly Tilda.

Hope you like them, 

I will be entering these tags into the following challenges;

Totally Tilda - trio  of tags 
Dream Valley Challenges - stamp something
Delightful Challenges - tag your it

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Christmas Milton


Karen set the theme and sketch for Saturday’s Challenge on the CMLI challenge on Craft Bubble…..if you hadn’t guessed the theme is Christmas, not sure if the sketch is that obvious as the papers are all quite busy!
IMG_2181bImage is Milton
Coloured with Promarkers and Glamour Dust
Papers are Papermania ‘Home for Christmas’
Flowers are MS Poinsettia punch
Card candy and Sentiment by Craftwork Cards

Hope you like it, BBL to link up

Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Truly Scrumptious - anything goes
My Time to Craft - use a die cut
Do You Stack Up - animals
Christmas Stampin - use a die cut
Dream Valley Challenges - stamp something

Friday, 27 May 2011

Woo Hoo! I’m published…..kind of…

My April showers card is in June’s Quick Cards as one of the three favourites picked from the craft bubble gallery…it’s my second time in there. The first time my cb buddies told me, this time i just happened to pick the mag up..c’mon mojo get yourself started!

April Showers

Thursday, 26 May 2011



WOOHOO!!  It’s ‘Anything Goes’ week over at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best! So show us your favourite image/colours/technique but don’t forget if you use a digi doodle image your entry will count twice!
IMG_2174I have used googly eyes and glossy accents on his beak.
Sentiment is a freebie from a craft mag by Pink Petticoat.
IMG_2172bMS zigzag punch, papers and buttons from stash.

Right then, show us what you got!! Oh and don’t forget to visit the rest of the DT
to see their splendiferous creations.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Stamps R Us - use digi's
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
My Time to Craft - use a diecut
Ladybug Crafts - animals
Inky Impressions - shine on (glossy accents)
Truly Scrumptious - anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - anything goes
Do You Stack Up - animals
Really Reasonable Ribbons - anything goes

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Butterfly Scrolls


This week over at Digi Doodle Shops Best the challenge is Embossing. The image I have used is Butterfly Scrolls from the Digi Doodle Store.

 The  backing paper is ‘Just Daisies’ from Pink Petticoat. Twine from The Ribbon Girl, butterfly was a blog candy win and folder is by Papermania ‘Victorian Fleur’. The image is coloured in with Promarkers . Distressing with Memento ‘grape jelly’ and the butterfly punch is by Martha Stewart.
Don’t forget to visit the rest of the DT to see what delectable projects they have created for this week!
C’mon show us your embossing!

Hope you like it, BBL to link up x

Sunday, 15 May 2011

To have and to hold

I had to make a card for some upcoming nuptials and couldn't decide what stamp to buy. In the end I opted for LOTV die cuts as I had a selection (and don't really make many wedding cards).

 Arty shot time.....

and finally, the finished card...

and the box envelope..

Hope you like it..and hope they do too!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges;

Onestitchatatime - anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - punch it out
Craft your days away - white + one (pink)

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Watch the Birdie!

This week’s challenge on CMLI (CraftBubble) was set by our resident Blue Bertie, a sketch and theme of ‘watch the birdie’. I obviously picked the colour scheme thinking of our ‘blueness’ and used some freebie Pink Petticoat stamps. I also used their papers which were remnants from another card i did.
Arty shots again folks…

IMG_2156b IMG_2160b

and the inside of the card..
hmm I am using windows live writer for the first thing and I can’t seem to make it do the fancy things with the photo’s that it advertised..

I will be entering this card into the following challenges ;

Craft your Passion  - check it out (gingham)
Crafty Creations - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - buttons
Stamp Something - anything goes
Sew many Cards - anything goes
MAWTT - beginning with b ( blue, buttons, bird, bling)

Friday, 13 May 2011

White on White

scares me but i think the term chicken may have been used.....

I got this new marianne die and it was pointed out to me by the purple princess that it would look great as a w on w card..I took the bait and this is what I came up with..apologies for the attempt at arty shots again :)

I did plan to enter a few challenges but lost this post when blogger went down. I will be entering this card into the Less is More Challenge .

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Fairy bag-a-lope

I saw this tutorial over on split coast stampers and decided to give it a go. This weeks challenge over on Digi Doodles Shops Best is a colour combination of blue and pink. I just had to use this gorgeous fairy (Digi Doodle Shop) and the lovely papers from pink petticoat. The twine and buttons are from the ribbon girl.

I hope to see your lovely creations over at Digi Doodle Shops Best!

* This post was lost when blogger went down, i did not record the challenges i entered so if i am not linked to your blog, i apologise, i will have to go back and check all the challenge blogs *

Make it Monday - anything goes
KB Challenges - anything goes with a digi
Crazy Challenges - crazy challenges
 Incy Wincy Designs - mothers day/girlie
Tuesday Throwdown - die cuts
Crafty Creations - anything goes
Divas by Design - anything goes
Crafts and Me - punches
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - fancy a punch

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

LOTV and The Ribbon Girl Blog

are celebrating the new releases from LOTV.

Here is what the ribbon girl have to say;

Well, you can't have a new release without having a celebration and as we love Lili Of The Valley we thought we should have a party to help them celebrate and - if you are having a party then you need a party bag!

Today we have two super fantastic party bag giveaways to celebrate the new release of stamps at Lili Of The Valley including a £10 voucher kindly donated by Laila and Lisa to spend in the LOTV store as well as a great selection of boy themed charms and ribbons from the Ribbon Girl as well as a second prize of a £10 voucher to the LOTV store

Why don't you pop over and have a look?

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Hello hedgie!

Saturday's Sketchie Challenge for the CraftMad & Loving it group, was set by the lovely Rosie who set a sketch and wanted to see a hedgehog on our cards. I didn't have any but found the lovely Spike collection over at Digistamp Boutique.
Apparently my camera can do lots of things...all i ever do is point and click so the image above is super macro and sepia. Still lots of things to learn and not enough time!

coloured with promarkers
paper - pink petticoat 'just daisies' - envy
ribbon/pearl - stash

Pollycraft Challenge - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Divas by Design - anything goes

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Blog Etiquette

I consider myself fairly new to blogging and perhaps do not know all the rules. I just happened to notice another blog had added multiple links back to their blog at the end of my posts. I do not know how longthey have been there. I feel if you want to advertise on someone's blog you should ask first. I have removed the link option on my post. I welcome your opinions even if you disagree with me :)

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Owl are you today?

Hmm my scheduled post didn't post......

Happy thursday, over at Digi Doodles Shop's Best we have delightful sketch for you to follow and i can't wait to see what you all come up with, I decided to use this gorgeous owl for mine! This will be another card i won't want to give away!

C'mon girls (and boys) show us your sketch!! 

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - open challenge
Pollycraft Challenge - anything goes
Pear Tree Designs - free for all (2nd entry)
Craft your Passion - anything goes

Monday, 2 May 2011

Dancing girl

This is another lotv stamp that i've only just used for the first time! I just had to add some glitter to her!

I am entering this card into the following challenges;

Mojo Monday - sketch
Make it Monday -anything goes
Pear Tree Designs  - free for all
Craft your Passion - anything goes
Pollycraft Challenge - anything goes


I won last weeks challenge at KB Cute Monday!

Sunday, 1 May 2011

How old?!?

I had to make a male card for an upcoming birthday. I knew i would find what i was looking for at bugaboo! I love this image and was able to use my new balloon punch too, i did put glossy accents on them all but not sure you can tell from the picture!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges ;

Here come the boys - anything goes
Little Claire's Designs - sketch
Sparkles Forum -anything goes

KB Cute Monday - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Moving along with the times - anything goes
Crafts4eternity - anything goes