Sunday, 8 March 2015

Welcome to Mixed Media World!


I Hi! 

I have the pleasure of making the introduction to our brand new challenge blog! A big welcome to our...

I'd like to invite you to have a little read about us HERE. You should be able to find answers to all your questions there. Feel free to get in touch if you don't. 

My dear lovely teamies and I are all very excited about our new venture. Our shared passion for Mixed Media art has been the main reason for our radical blog change. 
Dear follower, I do hope this is not a massive shock to you. We would love if you stayed and join our challenges. Our blog has changed domain name so might not come up in your reader. If this is the case simply unfollow the blog and then join again. Easy! 
Dear visitor, we would be honoured if you joined our lovely new blog and shared your mixed media
makes via our monthly challenges.


I'd like to take this opportunity and re-introduce our oh-so talented and awesome Design Team:





Hi my name is Amanda from Treasured Moments of Inspiration and I’m a craft addict!! I have been crafting for about 5 years having rediscovered my love of making a mess!! I am primarily a stamper and have a compulsive buying disorder that unfortunately nobody has been able to cure!! I love incorporating stamping into a variety of styles of projects from mixed media projects right through to Clean & Simple makes which means my craft doesn’t fit into one particular genre, I just go with the flow. I am currently getting more involved into fabric crafts but it’s early days yet but I love using my sewing machine within my projects. I am very fortunate to also design for the following, Fashionable Stamping ChallengesKatzelkraftand am currently GDT at That's Blogging Crafty for March and April.







Hello my name is Deborah but my friends call me Debs. I'm married to a lovely guy who supports my art although doesn't always get it. I have a grown up daughter and three gorgeous grandchildren.
I started my crafting journey In March 2013 although have always been creative. I have dabbled in knitting and crocheting, jewellery making and sewing and in my 20s played with painting in oils. All of which were fads and after a while put away, that was until recently. I stumbled onto stamping and my enthusiasm grew, with support from my Twitter and Facebook friends my confidence in-creased and now find myself trying all manner of crafty/ creative makes.
I would describe myself as a mixed media artist (amateur) I enjoy altering stuff, painting, drawing, stamping and will play with different mediums. My biggest challenge is to remove the critique in my head ( something with which I know many of us struggle) so that the process of creation is fun and not always about the end result.
In the real world I'm a psychotherapist working within children's mental health. I specialise in work-ing with children who for whatever reason are unable to live in their family home and are suffering from trauma or emotional difficulty. I often use the arts in my work especially where words are difficult. 



My name is Donna and I love dabbling in all kinds of mixed media! I especially love to draw and carve my own stamps but I am at my happiest when I have something ultra messy on the go.

My current favourite people in the crafting world are Dina Wakley, Julie Fei Fan Balzar and Jane Davenport but I do love all types of work and styles and don’t believe in confining myself to one genre…..I cant, there’s too much lovely crafty stuff out there to try!


Hi there, my name is Ingrid Kristina V. I’m in my early 30’s and live in London with my Fianc√© and our two little girls. I have always been a crafty soul and enjoy cardmaking, art journaling, creating fine or mixed media art and more, which I share regularly on my blog Ingrid's Crafts Corner. My cardmaking style is clean, simple and contemporary, with bold and bright features, as well as artsy, grungy and fun. My art could be described as grungy, textured, vintage, but I also like to play with colours and visual textures. I have an enormous passion for mixed media and love the creative freedom it gives me. I also love to experiment and often develop new techniques that I share with excitement with my blog buddies. 
Winner of the UK national competition - The Card Designer 2014 - Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine & the Designer for the magazine.
Designer for GlitzCraft.
Owner of the Mixed Media World challenge blog.




My name is Laine and I have been crafting since the mid 1980's when I made my first scrapbook albums for my daughters. Little did I realize just how deep I would get into this creative world.
To this day my girls tell me I am a Craft-A-Holic but in my mind I am just PASSIONATE!! My style has continued to evolve but I am a "Jack of all genre's but a Master of none".
I am fairly new to the this mixed media world but this has been something I have wanted to try for a long time. I was just to scared to jump into what I call "the deep end". And now I am hooked.
I will be 60 soon and yet I love to sit at the kitchen table and color with my Copics and alter anything that isn't nailed down.




“So much to learn, so little time” has always been my crafting mantra. I enjoy a multitude of different crafting mediums, including (but not limited to) Rubber Stamping, Mixed Media, Needle Felting, Embellishing, Hand and Machine Embroidery, Sewing and hybrid crafting. I don't really do cute but I enjoy whimsical. My learning journey continues every time I breathe. I have been privileged to be on the DT for Speed Craft Challenge and now for Mixed Media World. 

A special welcome to a very talented lady and our brand new teamie:



Helloooo!! My name is Georgie from the Little Blue Craft Box blog, I’m based in the quiet county of Dorset in the UK. Artistically, I am a lover of altered art, shabby chic, vintage grunge, art journalling, paper crafting… anything arty/crafty really, I love it all!!! My biggest love is mixed media within any of these forms.
Colours really entice me!!! From light and airy, to dark and gothic (and everything in between). I believe the way hues ebb and flow together is what really makes a project, and gives it that ‘wow factor’. I adore how colours are enhanced by mediums used beneath, around, or over them. The possibilities are beautifully endless…

Thank you for joining us, Georgie! A bit thank you to my wonderful teamies for being a part of the challenge blog, Love you all and can't wait to see more of your gorgeous makes. 

Without any further ado, let's have some fun and announce our very fist MMW challenge: 

ANYTHING GOES! 

Our DT have prepared a few inspirational projects for our big launch and they are AWESOME!!! Check them out... 







Georgie will be joining us next month. In the meantime here are a few links to her work... 


You may recognise the image :) Yes, the blog banner and the badges are my own mixed media masterpiece :) More pics on my blog Ingrid's Crafts Corner






Feeling inspired? I hope so! :) 

Sponsor of this challenge: 


Prize: £20 voucher to their fab store! Our winner will be featured in our Gallery and invited to guest design the following month. 

Please read our rules before entering the challenge linky below. We will be tougher this time and will cry all the way to the delete button to get rid of any non-mixed media projects in order to keep it fair for everyone. Thank you! 

That's all for now. Have a fab time creating your own mixed media masterpiece and we hope to see it soon! 
Hugs, 

Ingrid xxx 


MMW DT xxx 


68 comments:

  1. OH WOW what wonderful creations from my Team Mates, there is so much inspiration here. Huge congratulations to Ingrid on her stirling and determined efforts to get us up and running, the blog looks AMAZING :-) xxx

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    1. I must agree with Mo! So many gorgeous projects in one place. Thank you for putting so much effort into them for our launch!
      Thank you, Mo! xxx

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  2. How fabulous ladies! A lovely and easily achievable mixed media challenge - I have to admit I struggled with the 15 minutes as I'm not a quick mixed media crafter.
    I plan to be back soon with an entry or two until then thank you all for the truly gorgeous and wonderfully varied inspirations Karen x

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    1. Thank you! I hope you can join us too! More art the better! ;)

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  3. All the best for Mixed Media World!
    Amazing examples to start with Ladies!
    For sure I will participate from time to time.

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    1. Thank you very much, Susi! Your art is always welcomed here! Hope you can join us again soon! Xx

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  4. Congratulations to all Fabulous ladies! Beautiful inspirations with wonderful depth and textures in your creations!!! And I am the first one to enter in your challenges:)D

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    1. Thank you, Vinita! I'm so glad you can join us! Xx

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  5. Congratulations ladies and what a great idea with the growing popularity of mixed media. Good luck to you all in this new venture.
    Julie xx

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    1. Thank you, Julie! Hope you an join the fun! X

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  6. I'm so excited!!! I attempted to do the 15 minute challenge and failed miserably! I didn't want to post the end result! But I'm beyond excited to have another mixed media challenge to participate in!

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    1. Come and join the fun, Becca! Can't wait to to see your make! Xx

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  7. Thank you for joining us here! And we have two entries already! Gorgeous!

    WE ARE NOW ON PINTEREST, G+ & TWITER ... click on the icons on top right hand corner of this blog... join us there too. Hugs,
    Ingrid xxx

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  8. Big congrats on your new challenge blog! Amazing creations from the team! I hope I'll find some time to play!

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    1. Thank you very much, Astrid! You are a mixed media expert so definitely join in! I shall look forward to seeing your make here ;) hugs, Ingrid xx

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  9. Oh how exciting, I look forward to joining your challenges. Wonderful DT makes

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    1. Thank you! Can't wait to see your makes! Xx

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  10. Wonderful DT makes, so much inspiration. Good luck in your new venue x

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  11. Congratulations on your new challenge blog! Awesome creations from the DT! Thank you for the great inspiration! I follow this blog :)
    Branka xxx

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    1. Thank you, Branka, and thank you for joining our challenge with so many wonderful pieces! Xx

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  12. Congratulations ladies on starting your Challenge blog. There is certainly lots of inspiration from your very talented Design Team! Anne xx

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    1. Thank you, Anne! I hope you can join the challenges. Your arty makes are always wonderful! X

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  13. Great work ladies, look forward to joining in. The new blog isn't working from my reading list, might be just me! Can only access via links from your personal blogs. Nikki

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    1. Hi Nikki! That's because the domain name changed... please unfollow & then join back and you will then see it in your blogger reader.. thank you.
      Ingrid xxx

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    2. Will do... have a good week xx

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  14. Many congratulations on your new adventure! Love the work of the DT! Will most certainly try to join in at some point.
    Julia x

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    1. Thank you, Julia! Definitely join the fun! Can't wait to see your make! Xx

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  15. Congratulations guys. The new blog is great. Fabulous inspirational pieces. Looks like it's going to be a lot of fun.
    Flo x

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  16. Congratulations guys, the new blog is great. Fabulous inspirational pieces. Looks like a lot of fun. Flo x

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  17. Just found this blog and am super excited to have another mixed media challenge blog to enter! I don't see a theme for this month? Or did I miss it in plain sight? I did read the rules page. Gorgeous makes by the talented DT! Awesome sauce! ~Niki

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    1. Hi Niki,it's a nice easy theme of Anything Goes so come and join the fun ;)
      Big hugs
      Donna xxx

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    2. Well shucks! That is awesome! Thanks for the reply. Happy crafting and Hugz to you!

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  18. Wow! Such gorgeous work from everyone. Looking forward to following this blog's adventures & creations.

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    1. Thank you! There's more to come so come and visit again! Xx

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  19. Thank you all for your sweet comments! I have some serious surprise for you all this month! You're in for a real treat so keep your eyes peeled!! Join the fun too! So many great entries already! It's really heart warming! Thank you! Big hugs!
    Ingrid xxx

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  20. I think it's a great mutation to Mixed Media - really hope I'll have a chance to play along soon. The DT have provided fabulous inspiration!
    Alison x

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    1. Thank you, Alison! I can't wait to see more of your makes here! ;) xx

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  21. Fantastic inspiration. good luck with your new challenge blog.
    Yvonne

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne! And thank you for joining our challenge! Hope to see more of your fab makes! Xx

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  22. Big congrats on your new challenge blog, I'm just discovering it through the one of my friend Sue! Fabulous team and creations for the lauch, I really hope I'll find some time to play at some point. Maybe I could join into the first challenge with my last project just blogged?.. Otherwise if not allowed it doesn't mind, I will enter another time. :) Coco x

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    1. Thank you! I do hope hope you can join the challenge soon! Xx

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  23. Wonderful new challenge, Ingrid! What a talented team you have selected; I'm happy to know several of these talented ladies! I am following, and hope to be able to join in your first challenge! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Sara! I am very proud to have such a talented team and to be able to call them my friends! Lovely and very passionate about their art so a joy to work with!
      I hope you can join us too! Your art is fab! Come and play! ;) xx

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  24. Congratulations to the entire team for a successful launch! Gorgeous work by all and I'm so thrilled I got to be a part of your first challenge as a guest designer! I wish you the best of success! hugs :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Pamellia! You are so welcomed to join us! I'm so proud to have you as our first GD! Love your work! Hugs xx

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  25. So pleased to have found you. I had to join again as my first try at following just took me to Speed Craft again

    Good Luck

    Love Chrissie xx

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    1. Hi Chrissie! So glad you joined us! Anyone who followed Speed Craft needs to unfollow and then follow again in order to see our updates in their Blogger reader..thank you!
      Hope you can join us again soon! Xx

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  26. Congrats on the launch..looks fabulous! xxx

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    1. Thank you, Trish! I hope you can join our challenges! Your wonderful art is always welcome here! ;) xxx

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  27. Congratulations on your new challenge blog. The teams creations are incredibly inspiring. I hope my entry #55 qualifies...it is only my 2nd attempt at mixed media, so if I am not 'mixed media' enough, I will understand if you have to delete my entry.

    Hugs
    Jennifer. x

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    1. Thank you for joining us, Jennifer! Yes, your entry is wonderful and as long as you use various media in your project it qualifies. Second condition is you have to have fun with it ;) hope you can join us again! Xx

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  28. Love the revamp...I'm sure this will be mega successful and really hope to be able to join in with some of your challenges. Wishing you lots of luck...Hugs Ruth xx

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    1. Hi Ruth! Thank you very much! I do hope you can join the fun! Xx

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  29. Congratulations and best wishes for this new challenge blog! Thanks for the inspiration and let's play!

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  30. What an AMAZING new blog! I have added you straight away to my Bloglovin feed! I'll be back soon to add a couple of my new creations to this challenge.

    Thank you for taking the time and effort to create this blog for us. Hugs. xxSAMxx

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  31. I love mixed media, great to see the blog revamped. I have enjoyed joining you today x

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  32. Wow found your blog by serendipity! Wow great DT love the concept, hope you like my entry to the challenge. Jan Hillx

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  33. Fabulous inspiration for the start....can`t wait for the future challenges!
    All the best from Slovenia

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  34. So glad to have found your new mixed media challenge blog and what amazing inspiration from the talented DT! Really looking forward to playing along and being inspired by you all.

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  35. Wonderful new challenge! I have two other mixed media challenges in my Feedly-reader... MIXED MEDIA PLACE and MIXED MEDIA AND MORE. Which one of the 2 do I have to delete? (I understand one of these 2 has ended now?)

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  36. Hi Ellie

    Both of these sites are still in use. One is a challenge blog the other is the blog of Elly Pirally. Hope this helps.

    Mo:-)
    DT MMW

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  37. Thank you Ingrid for your encouragement, so have just entered another of my cards. I think I am 'hooked' on this style, and I did as you suggested...I really had FUN, and can't wait to get inky fingers again.

    Hugs
    Jennifer. x

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  38. Wonderful new site with fab designers- I look forward to the inspiration and beauty!! ")

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  39. Looks like a wonderful challenge - very best of luck to all. Nicola x

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