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!

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Cas Christmas Card

More Stampin Up stash!  I saw a great sketch over at Clean and Simple and decided to batch make some more Christmas cards. As I am still suffering with my fibro I am trying not to sit colouring in lots of images and if these get posted at least I won't have to use large stamps for them!

 I will be entering these cards into the following challenges;

Clean and Simple (164) - Sketch
Paper Shelter -anything goes
Inky Impressions -anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Charisma Cardz - anything goes
Bah Humbug - die cuts
Winter Wonderland - cas Christmas card
Sweet Stampin - anything goes

Don't forget I am raising money for Fibromyalgia with candy here

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Happy Rudolph Day

Sorry it's another card with the fabby PB snowman, he is just too cute. This is a simpler card this time but I like the effect of the ribbon and doily. Promarkers and glamour dust again too!

oh and sparkly gems for snow!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Make it Monday

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

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Feelin blue at Christmas

Rosie set the challenge over on the CMLI group on Craft Bubble of a blue Christmas. This is my new fave stamp..he is such a cutie!!

Don't you just love him!

Coloured with promarkers, sparkly bits by glamour dust, card candy and sentiment by craftwork cards, ribbon and snowflakes from stash. Will have to check on the bp's!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

OLLCB - #91 Let it Snow
KB Cute Monday  # 31 Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - Unused Stash (snowman stamp)
I Love Promarkers - Ain't it cute
Creative Belli - felt (snowflakes)
Aud Sentiments - sentiment/winter theme
Bah Humbug - card for a man
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - sparkly
Saturday Challenge - wrap up warm

Don't forget I have candy on my sidebar raising money for fibromyalgia!

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Hello butterfly..

Cherry set the Saturday Challenge over on the CMLI group on craft bubble and had a picture theme of a beautiful butterfly. I didn't want to use my usual gorgeous butterfly from Stampin Up so I used an uninked stamp (I know... who has uninked stamps!! ahem) from Kanban. The set also has 3 separate butterflies but they were too small to decoupage although they do match the 3 on the stamp.  I decided to use the certain celery colour as I had seen Clare use a similar colour on one of her cards and thought it looked so crisp and fresh.
I am really pleased with how it turned out, I used certain celery backing paper, elzybells (i think) sentiment and Stampin Up punches for the sentiment.

Scraps were the card the image is on (back of a card where a one layer image went horribly wrong) and the certain celery card stock so no new card/paper used for this one!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Craft your Passion - card for all occasions
Flutter By Wednesday - use scraps and a butterfly
Do You Stack Up - use your scraps
Secret Crafter Saturday - white and one other colour
Jules Snippet Challenge (missed the saturday deadline..ooops)

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Festive Strudel

It’s Rosie’s fortnightly Christmas Recipe again..I cut it very fine with the last one! The recipe this time around is a couple of festive friends, a handful of snowflakes, 2 buttons, piece of ribbon (hope the bow is ok!) and a Christmas sentiment.
I haven’t used these little guys on any of this years cards yet and they matched the requirement perfectly! I also need to build my Christmas card stash up as I foolishly  generously gave a dozen to my sister…


Papers by Daisy and Dandelion ‘A Winter’s Tale’
Image ‘Walter with Choir’ by Willow Crafts
Buttons/bow from stash as are the clear gems but they have been coloured with promarkers
Coloured with promarkers
Punch by Fiskars
Sentiment by Craftwork Cards

I hope you like it. 

I will be entering it into the following challenges;

Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Emerald Faeries - dies/punches
Divas by Design - button it
FabnFunky Challenges - dies/punches
My Mums Craft Shop - all creatures great and small
ABC Challenge - anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - animals
Little Claire Designs - christmas
One Stop Craft Challenge - anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
Jules Snippet Makes

Friday, 7 October 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Clare has designed this badge to raise awareness for breast cancer, it's such a worthwhile cause. Please visit Clare to take the badge and let her know you are supporting the cause :)

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Happy Christmouse (how cheesy!)

except there is no cheese on this card!

This is for Rosie's Christmas Recipe Club, ingredients are; 2 traditional colours, sprinkling of glitter and a mouse!

Well there are are 3 mice and glitter on the hat and candy cane , I hope you can see it!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Crafty Cardmakers - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Fabnfunky Challenges - die cuts and punches
My mum's craft shop - all creatures great and small
ABC Challenge - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Animal Crackers
Raise the Bar - hats off

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

ATC for Fibromyalgia

All atc's have been sent out today - thanks to all who took part x

Monday, 3 October 2011

Reason for being MIA

for the past week ;)

This is our new house..KIDDING! It's Thoresby Hall where we stayed last week and it was lovely.

This is the view from the library..

We had lovely weather which got hotter each day so we were 'forced' to sit in the sunshine (with a few vodka and lemonades!)

We went swimming everyday and walked around the grounds, there was loads of shows and entertainment on and we didn't want to leave!

I love gargoyles!

Hope i haven't bored you too much, enjoy your Monday!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

ATC Swap for Fibromyalgia

To everyone taking part one of the atc's has gone missing in the post so it is very kindly being redone. I will let you know when I am sending them out. Thanks to all taking part.