Guilty As Charged

Hi there!

I can’t believe it’s October already! It’s been a while, I have no excuse really. I’ve been suffering from a severe lack of motivation, but I did get some stitching underway this weekend, after merging two designs into one for the next square of the BIG PROJECT so hopefully things will get moving again! I’ve got a fairly quiet week ahead and plan to get at least 2 squares finished! 

This month is a big one, because I also want to get my cards started, ideally to finish everything by the beginning of December! I do have a fairly good idea on the time, and shouldn’t have any problems getting everything done, (unless I get stitchers block again).

It hasn’t hit me this badly in a while, but it DOES happen to everyone!

Hope you are well!

Happy Crafting!

Summer Saturday Top Ten – Crafty Blogs

Hi there!

Today concludes my summer feature bringing us to the end of my Summer Saturday Top 10‘s!

Every Saturday for the past Month, (as well as today) I have shared a Top 10 list of creative things from around the net!

This week is Top Ten Free Crafty Blogs…In my blogging journey I have stumbled across loads of blogs, and I wanted to use this opportunity to seek out some more! I didn’t want to let anyone know they were going to feature, so I had them bookmarked (and am now going to follow them!) So, here are some new blogs I have been checking out recently! I’d like to point out, I also check out blogs on Blogspot, because I don’t like the idea of missing out on great blogs just because of the platform they choose to use. So these are from both WordPress and Blogspot.

So without further ado and in no particular order, here are my Top Ten:

1: LulaBelle Handicrafts So much variety! Loads to love!

2:        Stitched Tidbits      A reasonably new blog from a self confessed Cross Stitch addict.

3: Emilies Scrapbook A great scrapbooking blog, with beautiful designs and lots of photos.

4: Scrap Happens Here Card Making, Scrapbooking, lots of other beautiful crafty things!

5: Chasing Cars Cards cards cards, so many beautiful cards!

6: Helen’s Creative Journal In her own words “…I CREATE STUFF….”.

7: You Sew Should… And you should, just check out the amazing Cross stitched jewellery!

8: Purple Stitching Beautiful stitching, knitting and beading!



Yes, indeed, that is 8! I know. I’ve really enjoyed checking out, and following new blogs, and honestly, I didn’t want it to end! So I decided it didn’t have to. I am going to ask YOU to finish the post, and recommend somebody’s blog for me to check out! So leave me a comment! And my favourite two of the recommendations will become 9 and 10!
I hope you’ve enjoyed todays post. I’ve enjoyed them so much, I plan to revisit the Top Tens at Christmas :)
Have a great weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Dino Crazy Mini Cards

Hi there!

I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already, it’s insane, I haven’t done much at all this week! Last night I wanted to do something quick and easy just to get back into things after being away, having not done any crafty stuff other than a tiny bit of stitching. It was then I rediscovered some puffy dinosaur stickers in my stash.

I remember being a big dinosaur fan around 7-10 years old, I think everyone goes through it (I was lucky the release of Jurassic Park was the perfect time for me, though I remember being terrified at the time, but that’s another story!) So the timelessness was why I picked the stickers up in the first place, but then I realised they were pretty small and didn’t really know what to do with them. So away in the drawer they went. Until last night, when I found them, and dug out my 3x3ins cards (from the Just a Little series) and I came up with these:

Have a “Fab ‘o’ saurus” day: 

Have a “Dino-mite” Birthday: 

They’re a little rough around the edges, but I think they’re pretty cool. I had a bit of fun looking for relating sentiments, these were the least cringeworthy of the bunch! If you can think of any others do leave a comment, I have a few more stickers to use!

Other than all this, I’ve penned a to do list for the rest of the month, I will be starting on Christmas projects from the beginning of September, so want to get as much done as possible, including continuing the A-Z Book of Me, which hasn’t been forgotten honest!

Hope you’re having a great week!

Happy Crafting! 

Leaf Bead Card

Hi there!

I really enjoyed making this card, it’s so simple but I love the colours! It helps that I have some sort of obsession with bead strings on cards now, but hey, we’ve all got our “thing” right?

The great thing about these cards is they are so versatile, I really liked these coloured leaf beads (salvaged from a bracelet) and using them on a card seemed perfect. I added some turquoise beads between the leaves threaded on embroidery thread…

 I have a couple of scraps of paper that I’ve doodled on (boredom is a wonderful thing) which I wanted to use instead of just throwing them away, and this just had a rainbow of dots around the edge, so I kept the central tag fairly simple. I added the string of beads and then a birthday sentiment.

The card is a bit lighter than this, but yet again it’s been cloudy (so much for summer here in the UK). All in all I’m really happy with this one.

Apologies to those of you who come for the stitching, I’ve taken it with me to Scotland, so expect some updates when I’m back :)

Hope you’re having a nice week. If you’re bored, do check out the Facebook Page and get chatting, you never know you could make some new friends and everything!

Happy Crafting!

2012 Olympics Souvenir Card

Hi there!

I’m currently on holiday in Scotland, but I still have a couple of posts for you this week…

We’re into the second week of the London 2012 Olympic Games and I wanted to make a card to keep to remember the occasion (much like I did with the Diamond Jubilee here). This is just as a memento, and will be kept in my memory box (I plan on writing a few things about the event inside).

This was a fairly simple card to make, I found a logo online and printed it off, I cut some union flag ribbon into pennant shapes for the bunting and glued both onto a blue card blank. I then added some lettering (ok, ok, I know it’s in silver) and some spiral patterns, and outlined the stuck on pieces with a black fine-line pen.

A nice simple one but I like it!

Hope you had a great weekend, and have a good start to the week.

Happy Crafting!

Thank You Bead Card

Hi there!

Another busy day for me, though I have managed to get a suitcase out ready for going away this weekend and even put some clothes in it… I’m determined to be packed tonight, I don’t want to leave it until tomorrow, if I do I’ll only be panicking thinking I’ve forgotten something on Saturday morning! Its hard when I’m not really in today and tomorrow, but I know it’ll be fine! Are you more organised when you’re going on holiday? How are you at packing?

I’ve also been busy setting up some posts for next week, which has kind of taken over the rest of my free time (but I don’t mind) and finishing off some other crafty bits, because when I’m back, it’s going to be a case of finishing off anything that needs doing, and by the end of the month I’m going to be working on christmas stuff! (I know it’s early, but I’m giving myself lots of time!)

Today though, I am sharing another Bead Card! (I love making these.) 

This one is a Thank You card 

I’ve had these embellishments for a while now (I can’t for the life of me remember where they came from) And I always liked this tag, (it reads: “Thank you for your thoughtfulness”) the beads were from my -now quite large- stash of beads, I really like these blue ones, they have been threaded onto some embroidery thread as usual.

I found the backing paper in my stash, and I’d already “decorated” it. Boredom and pens don’t mix haha, I made the best of my slightly messy doodling by adding some glittery pen in the same colours, as you can see the left hand side is a bit messy, but it actually doesn’t look too bad in reality. 

I’m off to get on with the day.

Have a great day whatever you’re up to.

Happy Crafting!