Monday, 5 November 2012

Tag your it!

My crafty bug has left the building so i'm trying to get it back by doing one or 2 craftymess'ers daily challenges, todays theme was "anything goes" but needs to be red and gold!

I made a Christmas tag featuring the  penguin embellishments Lou got me back from the U.S

The ribbon has a working jungle bell attached too! 

The picture doesn't fo it's justice but it has the cute factor!


Monday, 22 October 2012

Smash it!

This is going to be a long time project as it is a wooden SMASH book form Crafty-Emblies


The original idea behind these books are:
However i plan to include a diary to it so make it more like a filofax!
Which will be able to be used not just one but every year,

Have only started doing the cover upto press!

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Special Birthday Card

For my mum!

Featuring nubered brads from Crafty-Emblies and the image is from  TeddyBo

I printed the Digi several times so i could decoupage it and added glitter to the boots and pom pom on the hat using Sakura clear gel glitter rolly 

I love the result and mum loved the card, she hadn't seen one as nice as that ever.


Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Not amused.

The aforementtioned desk i found from the Range, is on its way to being returned,  I am a good flat pack builder but thus was just shockingly poor!

The surface was starting to come away from the corky inside bit as i had just begun to build, as i tried to progress it was just getting worse so i have dismantled and now returned it.

Back to square one. Still need to move stuff into the craft room, and desk hunt again, hmmmm

When shall the crafting begin!!!

Monday, 13 August 2012

The spring craft room clean has begun

I now have a 3 drawer chest of drawers and a 4 drawer mesh unit to use as craft storage!

I have found this desk i will be getting and building soon!

Will start moving craft stuff into the craft room to be tomorrow!

Crafty Shopping list:

  • the above desk
  • a chair 
  • a3 folder for the years gone by birthday cards i have received and want to keep (non homemade - the handmade ones will go back on the wall after i have decorated!) found also from the range here. also on offer too! bonus!
will probably need a lot more storage ideas when putting the craft stuff away in the room.

hopefully when the craft room is sorted i will be crafting more as i wont have to keep tidying up after each crafty session!

do you have any storage you cant live without and that every crafter should have? let me know!

Sunday, 12 August 2012

On a mission.

I have been and still am looking for furniture and storage to turn a room into a craft room!

I have been looking on freecycle and the like for a table and chairs and shelving units and other storage for a while now without any luck.

This next week I am determined to have made a start. I did at one point use the room as a craft room, then mum wanted it so got rid of the table and now she doesn't and i'm table less.

I do have a chest of drawers I need to free up and in time have everything at easy access/on display!

Car boots would be a good place to look but I don't have any transport!

At the moment the majority of my craft stuff is downstairs on a book case which I want free from craft stuff for more books! 

Craft Room shopping list:

  • Shelfing unit/Bookcase(s)
  • Storage Boxes
  • Table/Desk and Chair

Next weeks plans are to look around for the above and decorate the craft room to be! 

Friday, 10 August 2012

keep calm and eat cake

last minute birthday easel card

for a very close friend of mine! 

  • One square 5x5"  card.
  • Cupcake Decoupage courtesy of a craft magazine.
  • Keep Calm stamps from Stamposarus 
  • Happy Birthday Die Cut from stash raiding
  • "Keep Calm ATC coloured with Tim Holtz Warm Lipstick Distress Ink and outlined with Dusty Concord Inks - words stamped with Memento Ink
  • Buttons and Brads recieved via swaps!

Thursday, 9 August 2012

I need to craft more .... and blog more

I have a birthday card to make for one of my friends for the weekend but I don't know where my crafty bug has gone, i haven't even used the Keep Calm stamps i bought at the craft show last month or than stamping some images up! .

might use them on the birthday card!

i have been browsing challenge blogs and got waylaid by MelJen Designs after seeing this digi image on an entrants card!(entry 27) i have bought 3 of their penguin stamps!!!

you know how much i love penguins!

It has also been a while since i won a prize via my crafts so i need to change this!

on another note i have been designing posters to sell as PDF  files for customers to print and/or get made into canvases! site is in the making!

hope everyone is well and all reading could send me a lil of their crafty bug to motivate me!!

I have also changed the design and theme of my blog, looking funkier than ever i say!!

ALSO: if you see this and i'm NOT following you but you are me, comment me your link and i will get right on it! clicking on followers and finding blogs that way is a right malarky!!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

get well soon!

Found out a very close friend got rushed into hospital Sunday night so though i would create a card to cheer him up! 

I love this owl! 


Monday, 16 July 2012

Summer Crafting event and journalling!

So . . . on Saturday i went to the "Summer Crafting" show at my local (Doncaster) Racecourse, courtesy of their facebook page i got lucky and won free tickets ....

that and it cost me 75p return via train and a free courtesy bus to the race course because of the event!

The weather was good and i took a list and i got everything on it, Winner!

heres a scrapbook page for a craftymess challenge including a pic of my stash! enjoy!

I think my crafty bug is back with a vengeance!


i had thought about buying some journalling tags however after a few clicks i found some yummy free ones! here and here.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

ATC's and update

I have this year designing little ATC's which are Artist Trading Cards, they are little cards you can swap and exchange with other ATC makers but not sell, there are a few rules to abide by when making ATC's which are:
use good quality card so ink doesnt bleed through
dimensions must not exceed 2.5x3.5 inches or 64x89 mm
the topper cant be too thick either as crafters may store them in sleeves.

if the above has not put you off and want to create and swap some ATC's check out the Craftymess facebook group and get joining in!

Here are a couple i made with the theme "Star Wars"


Wednesday, 23 May 2012

First Blogoversary

Apparently on May the 23rd it's my blogs anniversary!

I will be having some surprise blog candy up for grabs and as per usual there is a set of rules to follow as listed:

1. If you're not already a follower, please become one.

2. Display this photo on your blog for all to see with a link back to my blog.

3. Leave me a comment so I know you have entered.

If you don't have a blog of your own, please become a follower anyway, and spread the word to anyone you think might be interested! ALSO, dont forget to email me your e-mail address so I can get it touch with you if you are lucky enough to win!

This blog candy will close at 6:30pm on Wednesday May 23rd (GMT) , and I will announce the winner sometime that very evening!!

Good Luck


Monday, 14 May 2012

3 cards

2 thinking of you and one thank you card for good friends of mine :)

Friday, 13 April 2012

Need to get my crafty bug back in full swing

as i do reading, and as i decided to enter a bookmark swap i let the creativeness begin and came up with these, one is for a swap, couple for me, couple for mum and some for friends!

What d'ya think? they are double sided!


Friday, 30 March 2012

I have been crafting

Firstly a general card for a friend which a) is either still in Royal Fails hands or b) has already been recieved: was for a challenge on bookface and i am pleased with the outcome!

Secondly, My new hobby ATC's for the challenges on bookface group Craftymess, i make 2 sets because of how awesome little kreations there are!

Hope everyone is ok and has a crafty bug!


Thursday, 15 March 2012

Long time since i received an award

This award is for people who have a Blog and has less than 200 followers.

Thank You Annie @

I am copying what Annie wrote as it explains it so clearly:

The LEIBSTER Blog Award is used to show appreciation of smaller blogs (under 200 followers)  and to help spread readership and joy.  It comes from the German meaning Dearest or Beloved, but can also mean Favourite.  As part of the tradition, the award is to be passed along to five other blogs that have motivated and inspired me.

Here are the rules:

The blogs I choose must have less than 200 followers.
I must comment on their blog so they know about it.
I must link back to the person who gave me the award and thank them, and post the award on my blog.

So here are the Blogs:

Lou @
Judie @
Kathy @
Jacky @
Sharon @

i have notified the above that they have been awarded this award!!!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Gone Vintage

Ooooo i am being crafty lately, i like! shame i gotta swap them though, if i recreate they wont look the same!


Monday, 20 February 2012

Paper Sale

I have 48 sheets of 12 x 12 papers for £15 posted (if your in the UK) interested? click here


I have been scrapping a lot lately. not many photo sets i have to scrap and wont be for a while, might get back into cross stitching then!!

Get Well Soon - Owl style

for a challenge 


Thursday, 16 February 2012

Decoupage Card using cd roms

getting into using cd roms, i wanna build my collection, looking out for the humphreys corner cd rom at a bargain price.

New baby card:

I like this card what you think?


Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Messy Candy!

Okay this is what is in this parcel for our 1st Blog Candy 

7 x darkroom door negatives
1 x Ink it up pad 
1 x bag of mixed fibres
1 x pack of fish hooks
1 x head pins
1 x brass bracelet
1 x crimp beads
1 x bag of Misc beads
1 x bag of Black beads
1 x bag of pearls 
1 x eazi fold
1 x reel of tiger tail 
1 x Tim Holtz Ideaology Adage Tickets
6 x Mini postcards
5 x Florist Cards
2 x DST
10 x misc Charms
1 x Bag of misc Buttons
1 x Flower shapes
1 x Frame pack
1 x Panel pack
1 x Oriental paper pack
1 x innovative stamp minibook 
1 x Hobby craft border stamps
What a haul!!!

Get Well Card

for a challenge


not bad considering my glue rollers gone walkabout, sticky pads too the rescue!!!


Sunday, 22 January 2012

Colour wheel tag challenge

Saw this challenge mentioned on fb and heres my entry:

nice 3d action too!

Click to get to the Challenge!!


Sunday, 15 January 2012

Promarker dupes

Does anyone want to buy/swap the following two Promarkers i have duplicates of? (i bought three packs of promarkers on Friday from Hobbycraft, are on sale and i have 2 duplicates being Orchid and Bluebell, i have a list of the colours i have on my blog below. i would like new ones if anyone else has duplicates =] xxx 
 p.s i thought i would have had more dupes!!!

My Promarkers

Here is my current collection which i will keep updating when i buy more!!!
  1. Amethyst
  2. Apple
  3. Black
  4. Bluebell
  5. Blush
  6. Blender
  7. Bright Orange
  8. Burgundy
  9. Cinnamon
  10. Cocktail Pink
  11. Cyan
  12. Gold (Metallic)
  13. Grass
  14. Ice Grey 2
  15. Lemon
  16. Magenta
  17. Orchid
  18. Red
  19. Silver (Metallic)
  20. Vanilla
  21. Yellow 
  22. Coral
  23. Honeycomb
  24. True Blue
  25. Crimson
  26. Soft Green
  27. Oatmeal
  28. Cardinal Red
  29. Denim Blue
  30. leaf green
  31. buttercup
  32. pink carnation
  33. Powder Blue
  34. Pastel Green
  35. Pastel Blue
  36. Pastel Pink
  37. Pastel Yellow
  38. Pastel Beige
I also have the Sakura clear glitter gel rollerball and the Inkssentials White Opaque Pen for accents!!