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!

Monday 25 December 2017

Wishing you all

a very merry Christmas and a happy new year - I hope 2018 is everything you want it be!


Tuesday 17 October 2017

Just say ho!

I am going on a stitching retreat soon and there is a gift exchange where you include one stitched item based on Christmas. I decided to make an ornament even though I have never made one before (and my sewing skills are pants!).

It's not perfect but for a first attempt it's not too bad :)

Monday 16 October 2017

Will work for cookies

Lizzie Kate 'Will work for cookies'

Hoping to make this into an ornament.

Sunday 15 October 2017

It's a spooky world - Lazy

This is a four piece set from Clouds Factory with a halloween theme.

This is another of the set

Saturday 7 October 2017

Autumn Journal Page

This was done in my large dylusions journal using dylusions paint. Tim Holtz stamps for the leaves and acorns. Tim Holtz stencils an dylusions stamps for the word autumn. Spellbinders dies for the pumpkins.

Autumn is my favourite season, I love halloween and bonfire nights and the colours of the leaves.

How is your October going?

Monday 25 September 2017

Rudolph Day

It is my turn to set the challenge for my craft group for Rudolph Day. I have chosen the theme of baubles and used a stamp set by hero arts that I picked up whilst out shopping with a crafty friend. I used a base of music paper and added some gems for bling.

Hope you are having a crafty day :)

Monday 18 September 2017

Cool Christmas

Here is a few cards I made for a cool theme for a Rudolph Day Challenge.

Wednesday 6 September 2017

Long time no blogging!

August was a really busy month with lots of overtime and not much crafting going on! 

I have worked on a few things though...

Monday 17 July 2017

Make a Wish (Brush Party)

Another brush party, this time at the the lovely Newbury Racecourse.

Friday 23 June 2017

Magical Meadows (Brush Party)

I attended a brush party at a local pub, they take you step by step through the painting. It was a lovely venue with great music and atmosphere.

Group photo and link to brush party

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Live Laugh Love

Now that I know the recipient has received it I can can show you a little gift I made

Live Simply

Laugh Often

Love Deeply

Designed by Lizzie Kate

Saturday 27 May 2017

Monday 8 May 2017


Stitchmaynia is a group on facebook for cross stitchers and the name comes from 15 new starts on the first 15 days of May. Lots of people adapt and work on projects already started and some people have a monogamous May. Here is my take on it so far..

Monday 10 April 2017

30 Day Journal Day 12

JOURNEY: 30 Day Journal Project
Day 12
“Of all the paths you take in life,
make sure a few of them are dirt.”
— John Muir

Today's Journal Prompts:
The off-road adventure (literal or figurative) that most compels me is…
When it comes to dirt roads…
I’m so eager to explore…
If I centered myself and accepted it, then…

Friday 7 April 2017

30 Day Journal Day 11

Day 11
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where
there is no path and leave a trail.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today's Journal Prompts:
Familiar paths in my life have been…
My off-the-beaten path explorations include…
If I were to go where there is no path, I’d most like to experience…
I’d leave a trail of…

Sunday 26 March 2017

Craftathon 2017

This year it was my turn to host craftathon. It started on Friday afternoon at the Nags head where Jan, Catherine and myself had a lovely lunch. We went on to the centre where we got set up and met with Kathy and Cherry.

After some crafting we walked a few steps down the road for a lovely meal at the Spread Eagle then gathered for drinks at the beefeater. The stay at the Premier Inn was not without its trauma but lets not go there...

We eat at the beefeater on Saturday night, again not without its moments but it was still a nice evening. We met up for coffee, chat and last minute crafting on Sunday morning but Catherine had headed off to comicon to meet one of her idols :). Thankfully we weren't there long as a childrens party was going on next door and there was a guy in the kitchen in his underpants apparently..... Anyway I had a great time, hope everyone else did too and we are already talking about next years!!!

Thanks ladies xx