Friday, 17 April 2015

Me time

Hi all,

OMGoodness I'ts been a long time since I actually managed a post on here, time flies when your having fun - or not as case may be.

I haven't really been crafting much to be honest - apart from teaching my classes my card making whittled down to more or less nothing from about Oct last year and I have only just begun to get the bug back. Although I have been rather busy doing other things, which I shall show you soon.

Anyway whilst going through all my files I have round quite a few cards and other bits and pieces that I never got round to blogging, so thought it was about time I uploaded them. Hopefully by the time I have finished posting all the catching up cards I should have some new ones to post - I have recently treated myself to a few new items - so watch this space lol 

This selection of cards is some I did for Crafters Companion back in September for a Spectrum Noir show on C&C - using the Scruffy Little Cats.

I have to say these 3 ladies were my faves out of the collection and I was pretty pleased with my colouring skills using the SN's - although I probably can't colour for toffee now lol.

Well its nice to be back, hopefully will manage to keep on top of things again now and get all the rest of my unblogged cards posted.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

To read or not to read?

Hi all

Well its been a while since I last posted on here, tbh things have not been too good here with Abbie's health and life and all that boring stuff has gotten in the way of my crafting. In all fairness I haven't made a card in while though as I seem to be in a bit of a CBA mood lol.

But today I do want to show you a couple of picture of my latest obsession - The Art of Book Folding. I came across these beautiful patterns folded into books at my local Craft Centre and straight away fell in love with them and decided I wanted to have a go myself.

Well a couple of trips to the charity shop later and after searching online I managed to find a few groups on FB to join where I have found a wealth of help & advice from much more talented people than me, who not only fold their books but even make their own patterns as well. Some of these peeps are also very generous and give you some of their patterns for free to try out before buying off them. Its something I am finding very therapeutic and love seeing the outcome.

Anyway here are a couple of pic of my latest creations - First of all meet Mrs Prickle, my adorable little hedgehog friend.

Here's a heart I made for my friend who just had an operation and was feeling a little down.

Home - made just for me to sit on my shelf lol

And finally a Butterfly I made for my mom as she loves them lol

I have also set up a FB page now as well to show off my creations (cards, gifts and bookart) and hopefully sell some. I would love it if those of you who are on FB popped over and gave me like would be much appreciated thank you, you can find my page by clicking on the following link - Handmadebylyndsey

Thanks so much for popping by my blog today, will be back soon as have a few Crafters Companion samples I haven't shown you yet that I need to blog.

Lyndsey xx

Monday, 15 September 2014

Bloomin Special

Hi all,

Here today to show you my inspiration card from over on the My Mums Craft Shop Blog

Today I have used one of the fab by Greeting Farm stamps - Anya Blooms. I love the size of these stamps they are a little larger than normal so give plenty of space for colouring! .

I teamed Anya with some bright and filly papers from Echo Park - we are family and kept they layout super simple.  I used a CC Designs sentiment and finished off with a few flowers and gems. 

Please do pop on over to the MMCS Blog throughout the week to check out my team mates fabulous creations. 

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Fairy wishes

Hi all,

I have had this sweet fairy image coloured up for quite a while now so decided it was time I finally got her onto a card.

The gorgeous image is from Tiddly Inks Stamps and is available as either a clear stamp or digi 

I teamed the image with some very pretty Kaisercraft papers that were free with a magazine a few moths back,  as was the fabulous vellum bunting. 
The sentiment is from a CC Design set and I finished off with a few paper and resin roses and gorgeous organza bow.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Monday, 8 September 2014

Sweet Cupcake

Hi all,

Here today to show you my inspiration card from over on the My Mums Craft Shop Blog. I had a rest during August as I was pretty tied up with school holidays and such but after receiving my latest parcel of goodies couldn't resist having a play.  

I have used the adorable MFT stamp - Sweet Birthday Wishes, just love her fabulous Cupcake!

I teamed my little cutie with some very pretty papers from Trimcraft First Edition papers - Bella Rose and finished off with a few embellishments from the MMCS £1 range. 

Thanks for popping by my blog today, please do pop on over to the MMCS Blog throughout the week to check out my team mates fabulous creations.

Lyndsey xx

Friday, 5 September 2014

Rubba, dub dub!

Hi all,

Here today to show you a little creation from me using the new Brambly Hedge CD Rom available from Crafters Companion on Create & Craft today.

There are 2 disks chocabloc full of all the usual CC goodness with a few new extras thrown in. One of them being the templates to make this fabulous little Easel Box Card.

It really is so easy to put together, everything is pre- printed and you literally just cut it out and assemble lol. All the templates for the rolled flowers are included too and you just then need to add your finishing touches - simples.

However if you are stuck I have done a full step by step tutorial on how to make this box which should be on the CC website very soon.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Hey Gorgeous!

Hi all

It's time for a new challenge at All Dressed Up.

Our theme for this fortnight is :  Autumn Colours

So think of all those gorgeous red, brown, orange, olive green tones

Here is my card - I used the fabulous image - Looking Gorgeous - now to be honest I have had this image printed up for ages but have been really intimidated to colour her. I was so sure that I would cock up the hair
as I am still getting used to colouring with the SN's. Its not 100% as good as I would like but I have to say I am pretty pleased with how she turned out.

I teamed the image with some old MME papers - I only had a few sheets left but the colours were just perfect for the challenge. I added a gorgeous bow from stitched ribbon and a few flowers to finish off.

Please pop on over to All Dressed up blog to check out the rest of my team mates creations, and why not enter the challenge whilst you are there. This challenge will run until 15th September and you could win yourself 3 images of your choice.

 **Please note** 
To enter our challenges you MUST use an All Dressed Up Image or Papers.

Don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to keep up to date with all the latest All Dressed Up news, and chat to fellow crafters. 

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

My Favorite Image

Hi all,

Sob, sob, tears down face!!!!!! - It's a very sad day over at Ladybug Crafts Ink - Head ladybug Kerry has decided to close Ladybug Crafts Ink after 5 fabulous years. This is our last challenge and will end 30th September. 

We have invited retired Ladybugs and GD's to join in with our Grand Finale choosing their favourite LCI image whether it's a cling stamp or digi. 

Now with every closing down comes a SALE and boy have we got a sale for you!

 ALL cling stamps will be on sale from today for 1 pound and all ribbon, felt, buttons and nailheads are 30% off. The Swarovski crystals will NOT be in the sale. 

We hope you'll join us in our final challenge which will be CHOOSE YOUR FAVOURITE IMAGE. We would love it if it was an LCI image but it doesn't have to be. 

There will be 2 prizes....One for the challenge and one for the challenge using an LCI image.

Anyway here is my card using one of my favorite images - Handbag Nikki

The Nikki collection was the first range of stamps from LCI that caught my eye and fell in love with. In fact the Nikki range was one of the first ranges of stamps I stocked in my old shop. So its fitting that I use a Nikki to say goodbye with.

I coloured Nikki up with my SN's and teamed her with some fabby papers from Echo Park - We are family. I kept the layout quite simple and finished off with a few flowers and gems.

Please do pop on over to the LCI Blog and check out the fabulous creations.

Thanks for popping by my blog today 

Lyndsey xx

Monday, 1 September 2014

A Birthday Wish

Hi all,

Its time for a new challenge over at My Mums Craft Shop and this month our challenge theme is

Die Cuts/Punches

We want to see your die cuts and or punches on your creations this month - simple eh!

For my card I used an adorable CC Designs stamp - Swiss Pixie Party Olivia - love this little sweetie all dressed up and ready to party.

I teamed Olivia with some gorgeous papers from Carta bella - Sew Lovely,  such a beautiful collection of gorgeous patterns. I stamped the sentiment onto velum  CC Designs - Birthday Greetings and finished off with a collection of flowers and embelishments from the £1 Embelishment range. I used a Circle & fancy Rectangle Spellbinders dies & La La Land Banner Die on the card to fit in with the challenge. 

Thanks for popping by my blog today, please do pop by the MMCS Blog and check out my team mates fabulous creations. Why not enter our challenge while your there you could win yourself £20 to spend online in store.

Lyndsey xx

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Happy Bloomin Christmas

Hi all,

Today I thought I would show you cards from the Father Christmas kit (this kit was actually free with the Snowman one throughout the 4 day deal) although the deal has finished now but you can still buy it separately.

The kit has 4 sheets of Toppers of 12 sheets of printed A4 Card and here are a few of the cards I made with it. Of course I teamed it with gorgeous acetate that I have soooo fell in love with lol 



Hope you like my samples, Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx


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