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!

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Fan Treat Box


Woo Hoo!! It’s Anything Goes week over at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges. This little delight is a triangle treat box from one of the tutorials over at SplitCoast Stampers. The gorgeous fan can be bought over at the shop.

Ribbon/Papers from stash.
Fan from Digi Doodle Shop.
Coloured with promarkers.
Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Swirls are Marianne dies.
Chocolates are ermmm..gone.

Don’t forget to come by the Challenge blog to see what wonders the rest of the DT have created. It’s ‘Anything Goes’ so come along and join the challenge, hope to see you all there!

I am entering this into the following challenges;

Hookedoncraft - show us your flowers
KB Challenges - use flowers
Digital Tuesday - flower power
Top Tip Tuesday - T is for .. triangle treat box, treats, two flowers, two swirls, temptation!
Ruby's Rainbow - flowers
Diva's by Design - die cut/punches
I Love Promarkers - include flowers
PaperPlay Challenges - anything but a card

Stop spamming my blog candy!

I never realised how low people would go but yes as the last spammer pointed out they have pushed my comments to 44..im still not going to advertise your 'personal injury claim' - GET LOST SPAMMERS!

Monday, 27 June 2011

Oh Baby!

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

What a cutie you are! This image was a Rak so if anyone can identify who makes it I would be grateful!
I don’t actually know anyone with a new baby but it never hurts to have a spare lying around!
Using lilac papers as I luv em, and I think gingham is perfect for babies cards!

Gorgeous candy from Craftwork Cards
Papers by Pink Petticoat
Coloured with Promarkers
Pearls from stash

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

 Sweet Sunday Sketch - sketch

Another LIM card!

I am loving this sketch and its just so tempting to use those scraps up!

These cards can be so versatile too…little notelets or in this case a birthday card!

Paper are pink petticoat
Corner punch by Martha Stewart
Ribbon and buttons from stash
Peel off from Making Memories Sticker Book

Hope you like it as much as I do, I love lilac but try not to use it tooo much!

I am entering this card into the following challenges;

 Less is More  - sketch
(buttons, ribbon/twine, pp papers, ms punches)
The Shabby Tea Room - my favourite things ( as above)

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Hello sunshine

literally and figuratively! It’s hot hot hot here but unfortunately nothing needs washing as it would have been a perfect opportunity to dry everything! It is also what I think when I see this new LOTV stamp, she is such a cutie!


Coloured with Promarkers
Papers by Pink Petticoat
Ribbon/pearls/flower punch from stash
Sentiment from Craftwork cards
Cuttlebug embossing border


Love these gingham flowers!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

 Willow Sketchie Challenge - sketch
I Love Promarkers - anything goes

Saturday, 25 June 2011

LIM Sketch

Im really happy with the sketch but the sentiment which is wood mounted and was stamped parallel to the bottom of the card has come out wonky, so following Chrissies wonderful idea, new sentiment layered over old one!..i made myself use scraps and punches that haven't been aired for a while...that will have to be my promise to myself...stop reaching for the fave's and try to use everything...but not all on one card!  Anyhoo here it is
Im entering this card into the following challenges;

Less is More - sketch
Jules snippet challenge

Thursday, 23 June 2011

It’s a sketch!

This week over at Digi Doodle Shop Challenge we have a delightful sketch for you!
We all love sketches and this one is a beauty!

Let your imagination run riot  but don’t forget if you use one of the images from the store , your entry will count twice!
IMG_2228bThis image is from the Paris Perfume Set 1. Coloured with promarkers, cut with nesties and my Marianne die for the flower. Button and roses from stash.
Come on over and see what beauties the rest of the DT have come up with this week, we would love to see you over there!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Lexi's Creations - no sentiment
Everybody Art - anything goes
I Love Promarkers - anything goes
Totally PaperCrafts - die cuts/punches
Whoopsi Daisy - pile on the flowers

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Super quick anniversary card

I know it’s not very lovey/girlie card but I happen to like it…will stand out from the others anyway!

Blogger would not let me add pics so I put it on Livewriter first, and it worked that way....what a palava!!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges

The sweetest thing - sketch
Little red wagon - anniversary

Monday, 20 June 2011

Candy and a new challenge blog!

Fetch-a-sketch goes live at 9am GMT Monday 27 June! There are 2 lots of candy to be won and for every 50 block of comments a stamp pouch will be added.  Candy closes 12noon GMT on Sunday 26 June with the winners announced the following week, why not pop over and have a look!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Pretty little buttons

all  in a row...

Well it's Sketchie day over on Craft Bubble in the CMLI group and thie week has been set by none other than our very own Purple Princess. There is a sketch to follow and the theme is Monochromatic and Masculine....wow there's a toughie!! I already used up my good ideas for this on my ff card earlier this week!

Anyway after racking my brain, whilst in the shower I had an epiphany! I think it was looking at the shower curtain that did it!

Tim Holtz 'tumbled glass' distress inks
Pink Petticoat paper scraps
Ribbons/Buttons from stash
Images from Magnolia
? Nellie Snellen sentiment die
Sentiment by Kraftin Kimmie

 bbl to link up, Happy Saturday to you all and Cheers (nice glass of red)

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Hooked on Craft - anything goes
Ooh La La - Fathers Day
Pear Tree Designs - Fathers Day
Crazy Challenges - monochromatic
Cupcake Crafts - boy,oh boy.oh boy
Incy Wincy - Fathers Day
Spoonful of Sugar - splish splash
Craft us Crazy -fathers day/masculine
Little Red Wagon - For Dad
Crafty Sentiments - Father's Day
Craft Your Day Away - monochromatic
Catch the Bug - it's a mans world
Paper Creators Crafts - For the men
Dream Valley  -Fathers Day
Sentimental Sunday -Fathers Day
Stamptacular Sunday - dads or grads
My Creative Moments - blue

Friday, 17 June 2011


Well I am not convinced Summer is here (as the rain hits the window) but a lot of the Challenge blogs live in hope! I have had this CC Designs Bikini stamp since last year and it's another one I have never used...I need to make an effort to use the ones that have never seen ink...unfortunately the list is growing as I keep buying new ones!
I also need to to use embellishments that are sat in the drawer, like these little blue pearls!
Coloured with Promarkers
Papers are pink petticoat
embellishments from stash

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Hooked on Craft - anything goes
KB Challenges - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - open challenge
For Fun Challenges - summer fun
Aud Sentiments - summertime
Addicted to Stamps - summertime
Anything Goes - here comes summer
Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge - here comes summer

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Stitched Up!

Well not quite…Stitching is the new challenge theme over at Digi Doodles Shop Challenges this week! IMG_2217b 
I got a small sewing machine last year as I loved the way it looked on other people’s cards, hmmm i need to practice more! I had all good intentions of having a go at the zigzag stitching then realised I hadn’t left enough border.. ah well you live and learn.


The image is Flower Bouquet which you can get here
Coloured with promarkers
Papers by Pink Petticoat
Flowers from stash


I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Kaboodle Doodles - floral showcase
Delightful Sketches - anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - Flower Power
Whoopsi Daisy - free and easy
Emerald Faerie Garden - petals

Wednesday, 15 June 2011


Although i have ordered some of the LOTV new range of stamps I also have some die cuts. My super spangly stamps arrived today but I have not had chance to get them inked I thought I would enter the Lilli of the Valley anything goes challenge.

I did add some sparkle with a jelly roll pen around the rose on the image but don't think th image picked it up...ah well.

I will be entering this card into these challenges also;

Shabby Tea Room - pink, green, neutrals and flowers
KB Challenges - anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - flowers/flowery

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Celebrate for Father’s Day

Although I kept seeing the challenge blogs with themes of Fathers Day I completely forgot until my oh pointed out our cards needed to be posted in the next few day…..Oooops!
I had an idea a while ago for one of my stamps and then got some more inspiration from my craft bubble buddy Kathy after seeing her use memento rich cocoa.

I had some cream deckle edged cards that had been languishing in my drawer for a looong time and thought it would be perfect for using with the rich cocoa. I hadn’t meant to cut and layer my little teddy, I originally stamped straight onto the card..but being me I had a smudge mark!
I used a papermania folder for the background layer then used a Stampin Up! sentiment and I’m actually really pleased with how it turned out! Looks much better than just stamping on the card! I hope my Stepdad likes it as much as I do!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Cupcake Craft - boy,oh boy,oh boy
Dream Valley Challenges - Fathers Day
Stamptacular Sunday - dad's or grad's
Sentimental Sunday - Father's Day/Masculine card
Polka Doodles - Something for Dad
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Man Cards
Secret Crafter - Male Card
Incy Wincy Designs - Fathers Day/Masculine
Ooh La La Creations - Fathers Day/Special Man
Ruby's Rainbow - ecru and embossing (cream cardstock and brown ink)

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Let your image shine..

was Lauren's theme for the sketchie over on cmli..I bit the bullet and had another go at the derwent pencils. I used paper stumps and baby oil but think I need a LOT more practice. Minimal embellishments as the sketch said, i used one of my new gg images as none of them have been coloured yet! I think i need some bigger nesties as I only have one large enough to cut the image out!

If any knows how you 'sharpen' your paper stumps, please let me know!!

Friday, 10 June 2011

CMLI Challenge

This week’s challenge was set by the lovely Rosie, we had a sketch to follow and we had the twist of using cardboard! Eeeek! Anyway, as usual the dt came up with some stunning examples and we all heaved a sigh of relief.

I managed to use a cardboard envelope as the boxes I had were too thick and I wouldn’t have been able to put them through the bug.
Note to self.. don’t use extra sticky glue again – I wanted to make sure the image would stick to the cardboard, I used glue one side and pads the other as the cardboard was raised. The glue made the image ripple and bubble so it looks pants now.. Sad smile

Materials used, pink petticoat papers, promarkers , cardboard, spots and dots embossing folder, twine and buttons/feathers from stash.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Crafts and Me - stamp something
Craft your Passion - anything goes
Dream Valley Challenges -stamp something
Papertake Weekly -anything goes
Poodles Parlour - anything goes
Stamp Something -something punched
Shabby Tea Room - embossing

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Doodle Flowers

This weeks challenge over at Digi Doodles Shop Challenges is ‘no backing paper’. Oh no! I hear you cry, well you can continue to stroke those papers as we don’t want to see them Smile.
I have used one of the flowers from Doodle Flower set 2 which you can get from here . I have printed it multiple times, reducing the size slightly each time. I have used oranges and love the zesty look of this card.
Coloured with Promarkers
Button and gems from stash


There are so many different ways to interpret this challenge. Don’t forget to visit the rest of the Dt to see what gorgeous creations they have made for this challenge. Right, can’t wait to see what you make of this one crafters!