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 2016

New Addition to the household

This Obidiah (Obi for short) who has come to join our happy household - he was a present from my sister and her fella as a thank you for hosting Christmas.



Sunday, 25 December 2016

Happy Christmas one and all

To all of my online and blogging buddies I hope you have a lovely time with friends, family and loved ones.

My December circle for the Lakeside Needlecraft Fantasy Sal.






Happy Christmas
xxx

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Lakeside Needlecraft Fantasy Stitchalong - November Circle

I'm cutting it fine as the next one is released the first of December but November has flown by (and we had family staying for a lot of it).

People have made amendments to it, some brits have added a poppy and some americans have added a pilgrim hat. I was happy with him as he was.







Monday, 28 November 2016

Matchbox Swap

I hosted a matchbox swap last month and realised I hadn't blogged it. One of our crafty pals die cut the boxes for us all and we decorated them and sent them to our swap buddies.





I made a masterboard and cut the cards down and added the words. 

I hope my swap buddy liked it as much as I did.




Monday, 14 November 2016

Frosted Pumpkin Stitchalong

Trick or treat

Not finished in time for this halloween but maybe I will have done something with it by the next one!








Saturday, 12 November 2016

Brookes Books Advent Animals #5

Hattie Hedgehog






Friday, 21 October 2016

Brookes Books Advent Animals #6

Slightly out of order as #5 is not quite finished.

This is Cashmere Camel



Saturday, 15 October 2016

Friday, 23 September 2016

Brookes Books Advent Animals #4

Duncan Dog




Sunday, 18 September 2016

Brookes Books Advent Animals #3

Mary Mouse






Saturday, 17 September 2016

Brooke;s Books Advent Animals #2

Peter Polar Bear




Monday, 12 September 2016

Brookes Books Advent Animals

Brookes Books has released a set of 25 free charts to celebrate the countdown to Christmas. 

The first one is called Katie Kitty.





I have decided to stitch them separately and make them into ornaments.


Sunday, 11 September 2016

September Circle

for the Lakeside Needlecraft Stitchalong.






Friday, 9 September 2016

Another Halloween Mystery Stitchalong

This one is from the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery and is called Trick or Treat Costume Club.

This is the first part, it just needs backstitch.




Saturday, 27 August 2016

Another Mystery Stitchalong

This one is a fantasy stitchalong and is a collaboration between Durene Jones (designer) and Lakeside Needlecraft (shop).

The background and border were released on July 1st.






There are 12 circles and a fantasy character will be released each month. August release was Pegasus.





Thursday, 25 August 2016

Is it too late to be good?

Another design by Lizzie Kate





I will make this into a bell pull, so far I have stitched 3 Christmas Ornaments - I just need to finish them off.


Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Charlie Bear Sampler

One of the cross stitch forums that I am a member of has an alphabet stitchalong on the 26th of each month and I thought I would use this opportunity to start (and finish) a teddy bear sampler that I have have had for some years.








Monday, 22 August 2016

Lizzie Kate 'Spooked' Myster Sampler

I have taken part in a mystery sampler by the designer Lizzie Kate - it is a mystery as you don't know what it looks like until the chart arrives. It is in 3 parts and we are all anxiously awaiting the last part.

Part 1





Part 2




The blue lines are where I gridded the fabric to make life easier. One more part to go and then it will be finished!


Sunday, 21 August 2016

Crafty Ideas Workshop

Yesterday saw myself and 3 other crafty pals heading to a mixed media workshop hosted by Crafty Ideas (used to be The Pink Tulip).

We were working on canvas and had this sample for inspiration





We used different techniques including stencilling, stamping, embossing and gilding foil.




The leaves are stamped and embossed on card, acetate and copper sheet. We used modelling paste through the stencils then sprinkled embossing powders over them. The picture was taken at Thoresby Hall a few years ago where we had a lovely week and fantastic weather.




Crafters at work!

Thanks for a lovely day ladies



Monday, 8 August 2016

Journal 52 - Week 31

Week #31
Alternate Prompt ‘Letting Go’
Create a spread that expresses something you need to let go of. Start by writing it all out and then painting over it, if that works for you.







Saturday, 6 August 2016

Journal 52 - Week 30

Week #30
“Mirth”
Explore the word ‘mirth’ and what it means to you. Create a spread about mirth as it shows up in your life. If you prefer, substitute the words ‘laughter’ or ‘fun’.