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!

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Crimble goodies!!

Crafty goodies from Santa!

The little pink craft tote is full of No 7 make up...Santa has good taste!!

Here is a lovely Santa we got for my mum.. I think I should have changed my mind and kept him!!

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and is still in party/crafty mode!

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas

to all of my friends and blogging buddies! Hope you got some yummy crafty stuff from Santa and you have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Sparkly and Bright

Wow I haven't posted since the 8th - how bad is that! Anyway here is another make for you, this is a die cut from Lotv and I love it!

I also love these fabby papers, who knew turquoise and dark red went together so well!!

I put this lovely ric rac ribbon on  and added gems to the tops of the baubles for more bling!

This is one I didn't really want to give away but I kindly let oh send it to one of his relly's. I hope you all like it as much as I do!

Hope you have finished all your shopping and not feeling stressed as the big day approaches!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Make it Monday
Crazy Challenge - Christmas ( TOP 3)
Try it on Tuesday - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - anything Christmas
Papertake Weekly - I'm dreaming of a (turquoise and red) Christmas
Divas by Design  - Merry Christmas
For Fun Challenges - anything goes Christmas
Crafts and Me - Christmas
Delightful Challenges - anything goes
PaperPlay Challenges - Christmas
CraftyHazelnuts Christmas - anything goes for Christmas
One Stop Craft Challenge - Christmas Sparkle

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Paddy the Polar Bear

Isn't he a cutie! He is another delightful die cut that came with my craftworks cards goody bag. I have used promarkers (ice grey 1- 3) to colour him.

I used a nestie to cut out the snowflakes from kraft card. I had stamped onto the card and the ink was too pale so it went into the  'recycle' box.

The card candy is plain cardboard so you can colour it any way you want. I covered mine with antique linen distress ink.

Punch is MS, sentiment is craftwork cards and papers are My Mind's Eye 'Wild Asparagus'. Glamour dust has been added to the stars.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Divas by Design - Merry Christmas
My Mum's Craft Shop - Cute and Funky Christmas
Make it Monday
Crafts and Me - Christmas
Hooked on Craft - Christmas
Lexi's Creations - non traditional Christmas (no red or green)
Use it Tuesday - Holiday
Moving Along With The Times - Last Minute Christmas
Secret Crafter - All creatures great and small
Dream Valley Challenge - Christmas
Paper Sundaes - Anything Christmas

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Smiling Snowman

In an attempt to be SUPA organised I didn't make my tags until we got the crimble wrapping paper. We got a lovely turquoise one for nieces/nephews and used my fave snowman stamp!

They were coloured with promarkers and glamour dust and die cut with nesties.

I am entering these tags into the following challenges;

Make My Monday - seasonal and glitter
Make It Monday
Crazy Challenge - anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs - non traditional Christmas Designs
Craft Your Passion - anything goes and glitter
Passion for Promarkers - celebrations
Tuesday Throwdown - celebrate the season
Oldie but a Goodie - Christmas no red or green
Creative Card Crew - tis the season
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Emerald Faerie Garden - non traditional colours
Cooking it up with Katie -anything goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - Yippee - any Christmas project
Simply Create Too - all about Christmas
Totally PaperCrafts - let is snow
Sweet Stampin Challenge - snowmen
Dream Valley Challenge - sparkle

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Dashing through the snow.......

Picture heavy :)

I found this lovely wrapping paper and knew I had the perfect stamp to make my own tags!! I distressed the tags with antique linen and used Stampin Up's Dasher and a Merry Christmas stamp but I can't remember whose it is.

I used heat it up sparkle embossing powder and a Debbie Moore swirl stamp to decorate the edges. I attached jute and recycled some ribbon and bells from last years crackers.

I am really pleased with how they turned out and now have lovely matching tags and papers for the adults :)

I will be entering these tags into the following challenges;

Crafty Cardmakers - heat embossing
ABC Challenge - embossing
Crafty Ribbons - make a tag (TOP 3!)
Do You Stack Up - ribbon or anything that ties
Make it Monday