Hi to all fellow crafters'

I have only recently started to blog more seriously than I did previously, hope you like what you see. :) If you would like more information on a particular project please ask and I will see what I can do. I have now started doing challenges, I will hopefully be doing one every month. To go direct to my challenges please click on the link from the right. Hope you can join in I would love to see your creations. x

PLEASE NOTE that new challenges, winners and previous winners can now be found at the top of the page.


Saturday 29 September 2012

Winner of "bling" challenge

I would like to thank everyone who took part in the "bling" challenge, all the entries were lovely and I'm so glad I don't have to pick the winner. The winner is chosen  by using random.org, this time it was number 19 that was chosen and that is Julie Shepherd. Congratulations Julie on winning the fabulous Hunkydory kits, please can you get in touch so I can forward your prize onto youx

Thank you all for taking part and hope you will join in next time x

Tuesday 25 September 2012


This card was quite simple one to make. Using a landscape Dl card for my base card I inked a smaller piece of white card and used as my first layer. Then I embossed a piece of core' dinations card before sanding to get extra texture, before layering onto my base card I attached bakers twine threaded through a wooden embellishment for added dimension. I stamped my car image onto white super smooth card and layered it onto some silver mirror card before placing it onto my card.
Thank you for taking the time to view my blog, all comments appreciated x

Tuesday 18 September 2012

All white

This card is my sample for MTTC all white except image challenge. I started with a 6x6 base card and using the same white card embossed a small piece to use as a matt. Then I chose two die shapes to creat my other two layers, stamping a sentiment onto the top layer. My second and third layer where placed on with foam pads to create some depth, I used white pearls to finish.
Thank you for taking the time to view my blog, all comments are appreciated x

Monday 17 September 2012

Bling it up challenge

Hi everyone, welcome to my new challenge "Bling it up". This challenge is sponsored by Hunkydory who have been kind enough to supply 4 kits for the prize, all of which are Christmas themed. To be in with a chance of winning all 4 kits all you have to do is make a card or project and the only rule is that you put lots of bling on your entry.  When I recieved this prize to use for a challenge I was also sent a few sheets to make samples, hope they help you with some inspiration of what you can make using the prize.

 Samples of what can be made with some of the kits.
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Samples to hopefully give you a little inspiriation should you need it.
Samples made by Kandis, to see more of Kandis' cards her blog link is on the right under design team.
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Samples made by myself.

I would  appreciate it if you could post a link to my blog from either your blog or your facebook page, whichever you use to enter, thank you
Looking forward to all you entries and feel free to enter as many times as you wish, good luck everyone x

Saturday 15 September 2012

Winner of Floral challenge

It's time to announce the winner of the floral challenge, but first I would like to say thank you to Crafting (www.crafting.co.uk) for sponsoring this challenge and providing the prize for me to give away. I would also like to to thank everyone who took part and hope that you will all join in next time. Ok so the winner of the floral challenge was picked by using random.org generator and the lucky number is 15, the entry was posted by Daisy Collins so a big congratulations to you Daisy.
Please get in touch with me Daisy so I can arrange to send your prize. x
Next challenge will start on Monday, look forward to seeing your creations x

Wednesday 12 September 2012

Coming soon

New challenge coming soon everyone and I think you will be amazed when you see what the prize is. It's not 1 or even 2 but 4 Hunkydory kits, how fantastic is that. More info soon, keep watching.
Thank you for taking the time to view my blog, all comments appreciated x

Tuesday 11 September 2012

Teddy's galore

This card was for an order from a friend, who wanted a card with pink and teddie bears. I am also using this card as my sample for the MTTC "more than one fold" challenge. The card itself  is just 1 sheet of card, for the stand I scored 1", 2", 3", 5", 6" and 7" and trimmed at the 8" mark. The other part of the card was used to make the two panels, trimmed to size depending on what you are embellishing with. The images are digi images which I coloured the teddies and lettering before cutting out. I decided to just trim the large teddie and round of the corners then placed it onto some pink card to contrast.The smaller teddies I trimmed down leaving a small white border. After decorating the two pieces of card I put everything together by placing the first piece of card before the first score line and then stick the last score section to the back of this,  then added the other piece of card to the back. All that was left to do was to add all the embellishments.
Thank you for taking teh time to view my blog, all comments are appreciated x

Tuesday 4 September 2012

Floral bouquet

I made this card for a sample for MTTC black, white and one other colour challenge over on their blog. This card is an A5 base card and was very simple to make. I recently bought the craft geek which allows you to punch accurately around the page. I will admit it took me a few attempts but I got there in the end. My chosen extra colour for this sample is jade. As you can see I stamped a border onto a piece of smooth card and before layering it onto my base card I used a spectrum noir pen which would contrast with the jade card used to ink around the edges, I also added my ribbon at this point. After doing my first layer I used one of my Spellbinder dies (labels twenty) to cut my second layer, I used a fine line pen to add a stitching effect. I then used a floral stamp for my image and coloured it with the same pen and other tones of the same colour used earlier. I cut out my image leaving a small border and then using foam pads placed it onto my die shape, I also used foam pads to layer it all onto my base card. To finish I added a few tiny gems for sparkle.
This card is also entered into Tuesday Alchemy challenge.
Thank you for taking the time to view my blog, all comments and followers welcome x

Monday 3 September 2012

Floral challenge

Today is the start of a new challenge and the sponsor is Crafting (www.crafting.co.uk) , the theme is "Floral" You can make anything you like a card, scrapbook page, jewellery, a box absolutley anything as long as there are flowers on your project. The prize for this challenge is the Melting Moments CD rom by My craft studio elite, a sheet of backing paper and a sheet of toppers from My paper stash.

When the prize arrived  I was also sent a backing sheet and a topper sheet to make some samples to help give you an idea of what can be achieved with this part of the prize. It was a nice suprise and was nice to be able to show you my ideas of what I made.
Link to show some of the elements on the CD.   

My two friends Kathy and Kandis also helped me make some samples using the floral theme, here is what we came up with. I hope the samples are enough to inspire you to join in to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic prize.

Please remember if you don't have a blog you can also enter using your pics on facebook or any other album you have like picassa etc.

 Looking forward to seeing all your entries, good luck everyone x