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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!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012


Over at the Sugar Bowl there is a lovely sketch with the twist of using your Fave Sugar Nellie stamp..now although there are many gorgeous ones I knew straight away which I would use!

Of course it had to be Daisy and looking at the other entries, I'm not the only one who feels like this! Daisy was my first ever stamp so I have a soft spot for her :)

I used the lovely Marianne flower die and First Edition Papers.

Daisy was coloured with promarkers
Gems from stash
Ribbon recycled from a t shirt
Tim Holtz Sentiment
Distressing with Memento Sky Blue
Edge Punch by Martha Stewart

I hope you like my card and I'm sure you all like Daisy :)

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - Pink and Green
Truly Scrumptious - Anything goes

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Birthday Balloons!

* 2nd post of the day - please scroll down for midway RTG card *

I decided to make some birthday cards and the first image I chose was was the gorgeous LOTV  'Millie Two Balloons'. I don't tend to use blue very often so I decided to step out of my comfort zone and go for a monochromatic card.

The picture was taken in my light tent and as it was so bright it seems to have 'hidden' the shading on the image..it's either too bright or too dark!

I also used a LOTV sentiment and went 'stickle' crazy but birthdays should be glittertastic!!

 More stickles around the edge of the image and gems for more bling!

I made a matching tag to go along with the birthday card and it also helped me finish up the scraps (all the paper on this card is scraps!)

Image and Sentiment by Lilli of the Valley
Coloured with Promarkers
Paper by Pink Petticoat
Ribbon by American Crafts
Twine from Ribbon Girl
Gems from stash
Glossy Accents
Border strip freebie with order
Corner Punch by Martha Stewart
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink by Tim Holtz

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Sketch N Stash - Fabby sketch (neglected stash image/sentiment - newest corner punch
Lili's Little Fairies - Favourite craft tool (cuttlebug and promarkers)
Crafts and Me - Punches and Dies
Waste not Wednesdays - neglected stash (image/sentiment)
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - anything goes (2nd entry)
Oldie but a Goodie - (die cuts/punches - image over 6/12 old)
Papertake Weekly - cute, cute, cute

Hope you like it and your Sunday is going well

Midway Challenge Reminder for Ready-Teddy-Go

A quick reminder that our Bingo Challenge is only half way through so you still have plenty of time to enter!

The winner will get 3 images from Birdie Brown

This time I have gone for Flowers, Tag(s) and Glitter!

Image 'Shorty Bear Teacup' by Clipart Fairy
Coloured with Promarkers
Die Cuts by Nesties, Marianne and Memory Box
Glitter/Pearls and Ribbon from Stash
Distressing with Memento 'Angel Pink'
Papers are 'Fairy Belle Collection' by Prima
Card Candi by Craftwork Cards
Tags/Sentiment by Stampin Up!

Don't forget to check out the other teamies beautiful creations!!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Tuesday Morning Sketches - fabby sketch
Craft your days away - All creatures great and small
Forever friends - flowers
Papertake weekly - cute, cute, cute

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Happy Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

There are different events going on around the country and Fibroduck is involved in a charity single being released today!


Please consider donating to help fund research into this potentially disabling condition.

You can donate via Fibroduck or via my just giving widget!

Friday, 11 May 2012

Having a swinging time!!

says Flapper Anya!!

I love my Anya's and they just don't see ink often enough, but I am attempting to remedy this!

I have gone for a pink heart monochromatic theme in the spirit of all things girly!

Paper - 'A Piece of Cake'by Docrafts
Gems/ribbon/glitter from stash
Coloured with Promarkers
Distressed with Memento 'Angel Pink'
Heart punch by Woodware
Corner punch by Martha Stewart

I have a few more that have yet to feature on a card so I will just have to sort myself out and get those girls inked!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Totally Gorjuss - yummy sketch
Splendid Stamping TGF - monochromatic
Charisma Cardz - pink and girly
Simply Create Too - Mothers Day or feminine
Polka Doodles - monochramatic

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Cas Cat

The lovely Kathy set the (sadly) last sketchie challenge over on CMLI, to give the DT a very well deserved break. Luckily the rest of the group, with Clare leading the way have decided to take turns at setting a monthly challenge. Hopefully everyone will be able to take part as there is a longer interval.....anyway!

The Challenge was a Cas card with the theme of domestic animals. Surprisingly enough I don't have a lot of those types of stamps..teddies/dragons/hedgehogs anyone? 

I decided to use this lovely puddy with balloons (now balloon stamps I have quite a few of.....)

Card blank and Kraft Candi - Craftwork Cards
Image - Penny Black
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Punches - Stampin Up!
Promarkers - Image and Kraft Candi
White gel pen

This card is for my Sister in Law who is cat mad and having a small operation today, but I felt get well soon wasn't quite right! Anyway, hope you like it :)

This card is being entered into the following challenges;

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Cute Cute Cute
Paper Shelter - Anything goes
Crafts and Me Challenges - Punches and Diecuts
Sweet Stampin - 4 legged friends

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Ready-Teddy-Go May Challenge

This month at the Ready Teddy Go Challenge we are asking you to play Bingo! That's right you get to pick 3 squares from a variety of lovely things and match them with a teddy bear :)

This is 'Bella on Swing' from the Digistamp Boutique, coloured with promarkers and glamour dust for bling!
I chose ribbon, buttons and die cuts.

Papers are First Edition's 'Love Letters'
Ribbon from stash
Sentiment from Craftwork Cards

Pearls and buttons from stash

Our sponsor  for this Challenge is Birdie Brown, who is supplying 3 images from her etsy store.

Hello everyone! I'm Torico, the owner of Birdie Brown.I'm a mom to two kids who live in Japan.
I've been loving doodling since I was a child, and have a passion for cardmaking now!
At my Etsy shop, Birdie Brown, I'm offering whimsical and cute (Japanese "kawaii") digital stamps created from my original

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

By The Cute and Girly - May - Spring is in the Air
Creative Craft Challenges2  - Anything Goes

Don't forget to check out the Dt's blogs to see the gorgeous creations they have made!

Can't wait to see what you all come up with :)