Friday, 28 November 2014

Crafty Catz Challenge: Anything Goes


I hope you've enjoyed your week? Thank Goodness it's Friday! 

It's time for a new challenge at the Crafty Catz and our sweet boss lady Carol has chosen your favourite 'Anything Goes' theme for this week. 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

My wonky Christmas tree


I'm back with the second card, as promised! My first one is HERE, in case you missed it... 

Just like the first one, this card was made with a border stamp from the same Recollections stamp set. This time I used Pear Tart, Teal Zeal and New Sprout Memento inks to create my Christmas tree. I added some Diamond Stickles to it as well as to the edges.... one never has enough sparkle on a Christmas card and besides, this stickles stuff is very addictive... I can barely stop once I've started :) 

Challenges entered:
Craft Stamper Magazine - Take It, Make It: November (use non-christmas stamps to create a christmas card)
Try It on Tuesdays - Christmas is coming
"Less is more" - Jingle all the way (anything Christmasy)

Thank you for visting! I will be back with something fun hopefully soon! Can't wait to read your comments! I appreciate every single one of them! 

Big hugs, 

Ingrid xxx

Clever masking

Hi, lovely people!

I'd like to thank you for all your sweet comments recently! It is not easy to adjust to a full-time job, leaving the babies at home, but coming home to such sweet comments makes things so much better :) I will be visiting shortly myself... before I do though I have two last minute cards that I've been wanting to show you since the weekend, but couldn't. Why, you ask... it's so dark when I get up and I come home in a dark again... I simply cannot seem to take a decent photo! Time to get or make a light box! Well, I took pics this morning, they are not as light and bright as I'd like, but they will give you an idea of what the cards look like... I say CARDS, because I have two to show you. I promised, right?! ;) I will do it separate posts though so I can enter them into a challenge I made them for...

These cards were made with the Craft Stamper Challenge in mind. The design was created using a border stamp by Recollections and my Memento Inks. Let me tell you a little bit about my card no 1...

Monday, 24 November 2014

Joy the world...


I hope you all had a wonderful weekend? What a freezing cold day it was today here in London! I'm taking my winter puffy fluffy parka tomorrow morning! It was my first day in my new job today and it was a great day! All colleagues are lovely and after sitting two fun test required by the agency I had some fun getting to know their systems... more to be done tomorrow! I missed the blogland though because my blackberry is on the way out and no longer displays pictures, doesn't lock and getting online is always accompanied by a prayer followed by a massive fail! I'm definitely getting an iphone soon! I will then be able to keep in touch with you all more once I have one... for now, I will be probably a bit quiet during my days and will be catching up later at night. Please bare with me!

Today I have a quick post for you where I'd like to share a wintery card which I made the other day...

Friday, 21 November 2014

My Whimsical Christmas Girl


How are you all doing? What a day I've had today!!! Absolutely crazy, but good crazy! Very good! :)

You know how much I love journaling, but you may have noticed that I haven't shown you much of that of late. I like to draw faces and I love sketching just for myself... there are things that I share and that I don't as much... there is a lovely challenge over the **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY* (I hope I got the stars right :)) called 'Inspired by Masters'. I have been dying to join Susi's challenge for some time and when I found out about Valerie's choice of a theme I thought I'd have a go.... this time i decided to share! Not only because I got inspired by

New Crafty Catz challenge: Winter Theme


A big warm welcome to my lovely new blog buddies! Thank you for joining me here! 

It's time for a new challenge over at the Crafty Catz Challenge Blog and it is our sweet Dianne's turn to select a theme. Dianne would like to see you create a winter themed project for her 'Winter Theme' challenge! 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

'Anything Goes' at the Speed Craft - SPONSORED!!!

Hi there!

It's time for a new Speed Craft Challenge today! I do hope that you will take some time to check out not only our new inspirational makes that my teamies worked very hard on for the most adrenalin filled 15 minutes of craft, but also our brand spanking new SPONSOR!!! That's right! We have a wonderful new sponsor for this challenge and some future challenges!

Free Vintage Images

I'm totally in love with our sponsor's images! I got very excited when I discovered The Old Design Vintage Shop. It is filled with wonderful ephemera and vintage images that can be used in a huge variety of projects... I have been using some in collages, image transfers, mixed media art, art journaling... you let your imagination flow! I got even more excited when Julie, the lovely owner of this gorgeous Etsy Shop, has agreed to sponsor our challenges!

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Merry & Bright - vintage Christmas tag


I hope you've enjoyed your weekend? Mine has been a bit hectic! I had an interview last week on Thursday (my first) and got the job! Property Management, here I come again! :) I'm starting on 24th November, but I am not giving up my crafting just yet... I can't imagine my life without it, to be honest! 

Today I'd like to share my mixed media vintage Christmas tag that I made the other day and hope you will like it. I won't share how it as made today. It will be revealed very soon so please stick around as I will have a few tips and tricks to share ;) 

Friday, 14 November 2014

Crafty Catz challenge: Christmas is coming!

Good morning to you all and a big welcome to my recent blog buddies! Thank you for joining me here!

Thank you all who took time to leave comments on my posts, I appreciate your kind words and your time!

It's time for a new challenge over at the Crafty Catz! Yay! We had some amazing entries for our last challenge and it was really hard to pick my favourite. I would have picked all of them, if I could as I know how much effort you put into your crafty makes!
This week our lovely Nina would like you to create something that reminds of Christmas and the holiday season as her theme is 'Christmas is coming!' Our sponsors for this week's challenge are ...

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Dear Anonymous...

Hello there!

I just got back from my job interview which went well, I think, so fingers crossed! I will find out tomorrow...

I got back and received many lovely comments in response to my Craft Stamper card which you seem to like. Thank you for your kind comments. I appreciate your time! Your sweet comments keep me going so keep them coming! There was one comment left by 'Anonymous' which could be a spam, but I feel that is left by someone who clearly has too much time on their hands to tell me this:

My go at the Craft Stamper challenge

Hello, crafty people!

I hope you are all well? A big warm welcome to my new followers! It's so great to have you close by! I hope you will enjoy my posts... x

I have a very quick post for you today, possibly two quick posts, if you're lucky ;)

I have been wanting to join the new Craft Stamper November challenge: 'Use a non Christmas stamp to create a Christmas themed image!'

First, I made a card where I created a tree, white embossed on a light gorgeous purple Brusho background. By the time I finished the card it looked like a work of a school kid that made a card for his Mummy with no Christmas stamps! BECAUSE it wasn't made with a Christmas stamp! Off to bin it went... I don't give up easily though so I made a wreath with the stamp... nope! It looked ok, but it wasn't ME! Back to the drawing board!

In the end I came up with a totally different design which I would like to share with you today and I hope you will appreciate the fact that it wasn't created using a Christmas stamp.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014



I have some exciting news to share with you today! I am delighted to announce that I have been chosen as one of the Eclectic Ellapu Design Team members! Yay! How amazing! 

You will see my very first DT contribution in December 2014 and much more in 2015! I personally can't wait to join the fun and hope that you can join the ride too by playing along with our challenges! 

A big thank you to Elaine & her fabulous team! I'm looking forward to working with you! 

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day! 

Ingrid x

Friday, 7 November 2014

Twelve Tags of Christmas: My Winter Wonderland Tag

Hello friends!

Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas event is well on the way and you have seen some amazing creations from my fellow guest designers and today is my turn to share my creation that I made for this special event!

Loll will share her and my tag on her gorgeous blog Stamping with Loll where you can also find links to the previous tags.

I thought to myself, a special occasion deserves a special crafty make so I really took some time to create this tag and I hope you will appreciate all details...

Crafty Catz Challenge: Ribbon & Lace


I can't believe how swiftly this week has gone by! Some of you have asked about my recovery so thank you for asking, I'm slowly getting there! It's been three weeks and possibly one of the worst. I was in a lot of pain especially when eating, drinking, swallowing,.. you know, the usual every second or so tasks... so I was on some Ibuprofen and some magical opium based pain killers which happened to mess up my stomach, in the end made me sick so I had to stop taking them all and just soldier through it. You don't want to throw up when you just had your tonsils out, it HURTS! Three weeks later, I'm off the devilish pills as the pain is manageable and am eating, drinking and starting to job hunt! Am I glad I did it? Heck yeah! And yes, I am job hunting... before Christmas... call me crazy :) Property Management, here I come! Don't worry, I shall be keeping my blog ;) 

There's a new challenge kicking off this morning over at the Crafty Catz Challenge blog! Our talented Naomi has chosen a lovely theme: 'Ribbon & Lace'

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Speed Craft Challenge: Anything Goes!

Hi there!

A big welcome to my new blog buddies! I hope you will enjoy my posts! 

Today is an exciting day! Guess why?! That's right, new challenge starts at the Speed Craft Blog and it's exciting news all around! Not only that we have some fab inspirational makes from our NEW team, but also our new challenge is 'Anything Goes' hosted by moi! :) 

As our challenge is about ANY type of craft and as it is an 'Anything Goes' challenge I had a free hand to make anything I wanted! YOU can do the same! Just grab a few items, set the timer for 15 mins and get crafting! We'd love to see what you can make and you can win some badges for your website in a process! Fun, right? 

Now onto my make! I played with some Brusho and Tyvek the other day and here are the results of my play... 

Monday, 3 November 2014

Guest Designing at STAMPlorations Sketch challenge

Hello and happy Monday!

I hope you had a lovely weekend?

Today is rather special as today I get to be a Guest Designer at the fabulous STAMPlorations blog! Thank you for having me, Shery and the team! I am honoured!

Today is the start of their new bi-weekly Sketch Challenge so I hope you can all join in! Here's the lovely sketch that you need to follow:

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Upcoming Tag event by Loll!!

Hello, crafty souls!

I have something exciting to share with you today!

Many of you know the sweet lady called Loll and her gorgeous blog Stamping with Loll, but for those who haven't had the pleasure yet Loll has come up with a brilliant idea! Loll has organised an event called 'Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll & Friends' that will run from 3rd to 14th November 2014 on her blog! How fun is that! Hop over to her blog where you can read more about her event and what she has planned for you and how you can take a part in this fun festive event.

Loll has kindly asked me to contribute to this event as one of her Guest Designers which I am absolutely ecstatic about! I love mixed media and there's no sweeter person than Loll so when she asked me I was absolutely delighted and had to say Yes! There is a line up of the most talented guest designers so you are in for a real treat! Jot the date down and keep an eye out so you can join the fun!

Thank you for visiting me today! Have a wonderful weekend!


Ingrid xxx