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, 31 March 2012

Saturday Sketchie

It was the lovely Purple Princess who set this week's Saturday Sketchie, we had a sketch to follow and the theme was masculine. I picked the papers out then coloured the image with derwentwater pencils and blended with baby oil.

After I had put this together I decided the pictures and image didn't really go together..my friends on the CMLI say otherwise so I decided to blog it.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Lili's little Fairies - Anything Goes
CES Challenge Blog - No Girls Allowed

Friday, 30 March 2012

Bloomin blogger!!!

Anyone else having a problem leaving comments on people's blogs? Every time i tried to leave a comment blogger just shows an error!?!

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Citrus Style Birthday

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

Kathy over on CMLI on Craftbubble challenged us to a just for fun make using citrus colours, I knew I wanted  to make a card for the digistamp boutique challenge so managed to combine those two and a fabby sketch from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.

Papers are First Edition 'spring drop'
Corner punch by Martha Stewart

All die cuts are Nestabilities
Sequins from stash

Sentiment from Craftwork Cards
Ribbon from stash

Stickers from stash
Coloured with promarkers
Glamour dust
Image from Digistamp Boutique - Birthday Bella

The last picture is slightly paler as the sun is so bright! Right off for a chilled glass of wine!

I will be entering this card into these challenges also;

Crafty Ribbons - Birthday
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - use a digi
Passion for Promarkers - Animals

Frosty the Snowman

The lovely Karen set the Saturday Sketchie for the CMLI group on Craftbubble. and the theme was 'inspired by a Christmas Song'. I had a previously uninked Snowman from the gorguss range by Santoro so decided to use that.

Coloured with Promarkers
Glamour Dust
Card Candi by Craftwork Cards (Kraft and coloured with pm's)

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Rudolph Day - Christmas card on the 25th of each month
The Sweet Stop - fabby sketch
Sweet Stampin - Anything goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything goes
Waste not Wednesdays -  forgotten stash - papers

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Sail away...

was the theme Lauren set on the CMLI Challenge on Craftbubble. Luckily I found the perfect image too use and I think it turned out quite well.

I had just got some new papers and was itching to use them.

I even used the scrap bits that were left over!

I used some bakers twine and fiskars butterfly punch for embellishments.

I lightly inked the rounded edges of the card with memento lulu lavender to make the edges stand out.

I used promarkers to colour this gorgeous teddy.

Colouring mediums - promarkers, derwent pencils and chalk
Card stock from Craftwork Cards
Gems and /buttons from stash
Stickles - Stardust
Papers - Spring Drop by First Edition Papers

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

TotallyPapercrafts - My Favourite Things (promarkers, nesties, teddies and buttons)
Divas by Design - Favourite Things (as above)
My Mum's Craft Shop - Spring
Totally Gorjuss - Anything goes with a button
Crafts and Me - Things with Wings
Flutter By Wednesdays - Spring
The Pixie Cottage - Things with Wings
Critter Challenge Blog - Buttons
Pollycraft Challenge - Spring

Friday, 9 March 2012

Happy Mother's Day

I am very late this week with Rosie's challenge over on Craftbubble as the new challenge is posted tomorrow!! Her theme was to use a tag on the card and I also wanted to get my Mothers Day card done in plenty of time!

I thought it looked a bit plain so I added some stickles and a butterfly.

I also added some lovely pink and green gems that I had in my stash.

I hope she likes it!

Coloured with promarkers
Paper/ribbon/gems from stash
Image by Teddybo
Stardust stickles
Marianne tag
Martha Stewart edge punch
Nestabilities Dies
Butterfly punches by Martha Stewart and Fiskars
Sentiment stamp by Pollycraft

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Crafts and Me - Things with Wings
The Pixie Cottage - Things with Wings
Simon Says Stamp - Mothers Day
Crafty Catz - Mothers Day
Dream Valley Challenges - Mothers Day
Craft Your Days Away - Mothers Day
Allsorts - Spread your Wings
Passion for Promarkers - For Mum/Relative

Saturday, 3 March 2012

I Spy A Teddy Bear....

well you certainly will be doing soon!! I am very excited to be one of the new DT for Ready-Teddy-Go Challenge which is a monthly challenge blog where the main image must be a teddy bear. Congrats to the rest of the new Dt girlies , looking forward to working with you and the rest of the lovely team!

Friday, 2 March 2012

A Gift For You!

This is my first attempt at using promarkers on kraft. I was surprised the yellow showed as well as it did, but I think it needs more layers of colour putting down and heavier blending.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

The Pixie Cottage - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - stitches real or faux
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - celebrations
The Crazy Challenge - anything goes