Saturday, 31 March 2012

I spy a Butterfly

Hi all,

Well this time last weekend I was on my way to NEC to purchase lots of new goodies to add to my stash. A week later and most of it is still unpacked in the bags lol!!!. Anyway its it time for a new challenge over at Totally Gorjuss. This week we have a fabulous theme for you we want to see your :-

Swirly Whirly's

We are sponsered this week by

So for my card this week I have gone all out Pretty, Pink, Girly and very Swirly Whirly. I have made a Centre Step Easel Card and used a gorgeous image called Charlotte and Butterly available HERE from Milkcoffee.

The papers used are from the 12x12 Tea party Collection from Trimcraft, Cheery Lynn Die to create my Swirly Whirly's and lots of flowers from WOC.

Please do pop on over to the Challenge Blog and check out my team mates creations and join in the fun for yourself.

Thanks for popping by my blog today.

Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Swirly Bird

MilkCoffee Challenge

Hi all,

Well a fortnight has gone quickly hasn't it, its time for a new challenge over at Milkcoffee Challenges. We would just like to say a massive Thank You to all those of you who joined in our first challenge, it was great to see all your fabulous creations. Were you the winner? - why not pop on over and have a little looksie.

Anyway we are back today with a new challenge and our theme for this fortnight is

Throw on those Flowers

So again another easy challenge as we know that a lot of you just love your flowers, just like me!!!

Now technically I didn't throw my flowers on, but lovingly placed them where I wanted - so we don't mind if you do that too lol!!!. For my image I have used a gorgeous Digi Stamp called Swirly Bird which is available in store. Now I have to admit I found it really hard to colour at first, due to the thin lines of the swirls. Well a trip to the NEC last Sat and some Promarker Fine Nibs later and problem sorted, its well worth investing in a few!!. I have no idea what this bird is supposed to be, so my colours are just my artistic interpritation.

I have used some very summery coloured papers from a gorgeous DCWV paper pad called Cafe Mediterranean. The flowers are all from WOC and a fabby Cheery Lynn swirl (again picked up at NEC). What to you think of my bow, I picked up a Bow Maker whilst there too and had a play and created this fabby double bow, I have to say I am quite chuffed with it.

We would love it if you popped on over to the Challenge Blog and joined our 2nd challenge, also check out my team mates fabby creations whilst your there.

Thanks for popping by my blog today.

Lyndsey xx

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Gorjuss Talk - DT for MMCS

Hi all,

Today brings us a new challenge over at My Mums Craft Shop, after having a Digi Only challenge last week we thought it only fair that this week you could use a stamp. So our theme this week is

Stamp It

We would like to see your stamped creations, we are sponsered this week by the one and only

My Mum's Craft Shop

Who are giving away £10 to spend online for the winner.

So for my creation I chose to use some fabby products from the shop and went for a bit of a clean look to my card.

The very sweet image is a Gorjuss Girl and the papers are Echo Park - A walk in the park 6x6 paper pad. I have coloured the image with my promakers and have again tried the little dotty background around the image. The flowers were punched with a Tonic punch Flower Head. The ribbon is paper cellar and the little gem flowers I got from the floristry warehouse.

Please do pop on over to the challenge blog and check out my team mates wonderful creations, also join in the challenge for your chance to win - trust me you wont know what spend your winnings on so much lovely gorgeousness in store.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

New Digis

Hi all

Just a quick post to let you know of some new Digi Images that have been added to the Milkcoffee shop.
Please click the pictures to be taken direct to the item in the shop.

Little Cute Police
Digital Stamp a Little Cute Police 

Boy plays with Paper Airplane
Digital Stamp a Boy Plays with His Paperairplane 

Boy plays Baseball
Digital Stamp a Boy Plays Baseball 

Mom loves you
Digital Stamp Mom loves you 

Thanks for popping by my blog today.

Lyndsey xx

Monday, 26 March 2012

Tea for two

Hi all

A very quick post from me today to show you a card made for Trimcraft. The lovely Sarah sent me a selection of goodies from the Tea Party Collection to use and this is the first card I made.

I made a Recessed Window card and added the image in the back so it looks like a little picture frame.

Items Used

Tea Party 6x6 paper pad
Tea Party 8x8 Decouage Pad
Princess Fairytale Blossoms & Booms
Tea Party Gem/Pearls pk

I was also sent the 2 new pads from the First Edition Range, one of these was called Family Ties and had a fabby patchwork design. This pad was just perfect to make another of those patchwork cards with lol!!!

Items used

First Edition 6x6 Family Ties Paper pad
Dovecraft Sent with Love Clear Sentiment Stamps

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Weekend Freebie

MilkCoffee Digi Stamps

Hi all,

Just a quick post to let you know that the very generous girls over at Milkcoffee have popped a fabulous freebie image on the Blog this weekend. The adorable image was inspired by our team mate Carrie's gorgeous little girl Annabelle. Be sure to pop on over to the blog and snag this gorgeous little image for yourself which you will find HERE. Also there is still time to enter our first challenge of Anything Goes over on our Challenge Blog - The prize is 3 digi images of your choice and a fabulous custom design Digi exclusively just for you.

Lyndsey xx

Saturday, 24 March 2012

If the shoe fits!!! - DT for Totally Gorjuss

Hi all,

The weekend is upon us yet again, so it can only mean its time for a new challenge over at Totally Gorjuss. This week out theme is

Spots & Stripes

We don't mind what you use, as long as we can see spots and stripes on your creations.

We are sponsered this week by

For my card this week I have made a Joy Fold card, which for those who dont know is a little card on a big card. So my square image opens to the right, then you open the LH panel to revel your sentiment. I have kept it shut by using a bit of ribbon in a fancy bow.

I have used a fabby LOTV Die Cut Square for my image and this little cutie is just perfect for my sister who just like me has a bit of a pennant for shoes lol!!!!. The papers are MME Vanity Fair and the flowers are a mix of Prima and WOC. You have to be careful where you place embellies on these cards as you have to remember that the image opens out. The sentiment is another of those fab mag freebies and the colours just matched my card perfectly.

Please pop on over to the challenge blog and check out my team mates creations.

Thanks for popping by my blog today.

Lyndsey xx

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Party Time - DT for MMCS

Hi all

Wednesday is upon us again which can only mean its time for a new challenge over at 
This week our theme is 


So we would like to see only digi images on your creations please.

We are sponsered this week by the very charming designs of

They very kindly let each DT member chose an image that they would like to work with for the challenge, so I chose to use this rather sassy and funky Scarlette Cupcake to work with.

Isnt she just fabulous!!!, I chose to make a Twisted Easel card and wanted to keep it quite simple and funky to go with the quirky image. I coloured the image with promarkers and tried a little dotty background around the image to give it a bit of depth. The papers are from a MME Stella & Rose pad and I just love the colours and designs in this pad -so much I have nearly used it all up!!!. To finish I added a few rolled roses cut by Marrianne Designs Die and a fabby blingy Prima Swirl. The sentiment was a freebie from a magazine a couple of months ago.

Please do pop on over to the challenge blog and check out my team mates fabulous creations, and enter the challenge is you fancy winning some of these gorgeous images for yourself.

Thanks for popping by my blog today.

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Craft-room Challenge - Bling/Glitter/Sparkle

Papertake Weekly - Bingo
I have used the line Gems, Die Cut, Flowers
Prima gem swirl & Die Cut flowers

Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - Tie it up/Ribbon & Digi Image

Squigglefly - Homemade Flowers

Emerald Faeries - Easel Card

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Patchwork Card

Hi all,

A bit of a late post from me today, have been suffering from a bad back since Fri and am only just feeling ok today. (my weekend posts have been scheduled!!).

Anyway thought I would pop on today and show you the card we made last week in class. I was totally inspired by a card I saw whilst browsing on Pintrest so had a play around with it and then taught it to my class last week.

The squares are 3cm x 3cm, and it is made using 3 different papers, following the Ohio Star Pattern. Matted onto a 12.5cm x 12.5cm piece of coloured card, then 13.5cm x 13.5cm white card, 14cm x 14cm coloured card and finally attached to a 6"x6" card blank. The patchwork piece was embossed to give it more texture.

The flower was made using a spellbinders die, the papers are MME Bloom & Grow Wild Asparagus. Sentiment is from Wild Rose Studio.

Heres the Pattern Template if you want it.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Monday, 19 March 2012

Digital Diva - Giveaway

Hi all,

Remember a while ago I posted a couple of digital scrapbook pages I made of the kids. Well a couple of days later I had a email from a digital scrapbooking site called  My Memories asking if I would like to review their scrapbook software, of course I said yes and so I was sent the download for the My Memories V3 software.

So after having a good play around with the software, which I really enjoyed. I can definately recommend this software if your are into Digi Scrapbooking. The My Memories V3 comes with loads of pre-loaded papers, embellishments, layouts etc so you can play as soon as as your download is complete. You can create your very own pages/albums but if your just starting out (like me!!) you can choose from the pre-loaded photo templates complete with everything pre-made and you only have to upload your photo and you have a gorgeous scrapbook page. You can then add music, narration etc to your pages and export them as JPegs so you can share them with family and friends.

To make life even more interesting you can purchase more kits, layouts, pre-done page albums from My Memories  in a variety of different styles & designs. They start from as little as $0.99 and you can also get a fair few collections for Free.

So as I said, I had a little play with the software over the weekend and I started off gently and used the pre-made album Princess Diva which came pre-loaded into the software. The page layouts were already constructed and all I had to do was add my photos and few extra embellishments.

I think they look pretty fabulous and to be honest they were really easy to make. I have now downloaded a few more collections from the site and have a W.I.P of a few pages of Oli.

Now then, the very kind people over at My Memories have given me permission to give away a copy of this software to one of my followers, so what do you have to do to be in with the chance.

1. Become a follower of my blog

2. Pop on over to the My Memories site and have a nosey at the all fabulous Scrapbooking Kits

3. Leave me a comment under this post on which kit is your favorite and why

4. Link my giveaway in your sidebar

Simples !!!!!!

The giveaway will be open for 2 weeks until 11.59pm on Monday 2nd April and I will draw a winner on the morning of Tuesday 3rd April (why because that day is my birthday - and that means you can have a present too!!!!)

Thanks for popping by my blog today and good luck to all those that enter.

Lyndsey xx

Sunday, 18 March 2012


Hi all,

Just a post today to share some fabulous awards that have been passed onto me from blogging buddies.

Firstly my MMCS team mate, class member & most importantly my friend Diane has awarded me :

 Here are the rules for this award

1, This award is for any blogging friend who has helped you develop your blog in many ways.

2, This award is for any co-blogging friend who has cheered you along in your blog building craft advancing career. 

3,This award is for co-blogging friend who always stops and is kind to you can count on them to always be one of the great comments at the end of your post.

4, This award is to be given to 3-5 blends whom you feel meet the listed requirements.

5, Create a post with the terms of use and publish your blends of choice.

 6, Blend of choice may copy the award from your blog and proudly post it on theirs.

7, Blend of choice may continue the kindness by issuing this award to keep the circle forever growing.

The blogging friends I have chosen are

Kerry - Has always been so kind to me in numerous wasy, and always makes me laugh with her posts and comments

Carrie - For being one of the first people to offer me a place on a design team, therefore boosting my confidence with my crafting.

Heidi - Was one of the first people I met when I started blogging and was so kind and helpful to me, she always leaves such lovely comments too.


Secondly Bettina, my teamie over on TG has awarded me :


In addition to this award I am asked to follow this simple rules below:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award

2. Include a link to their blog (I have linked in the names)

3. Give the award to 15 blogs you follow regularly or have just discovered

4. Leave a message in their comment box

5. Tell 7 facts about yourself

My seven facts are :

1. I am terrified of Spiders
2. I have far too many pairs of shoes
3. I never go out without make-up on (unless I am really ill)
4. I like h*******k, it de-stresses me
5. I am a complete chocolate additct (especially white choc)
6. I spend for too much time on my laptop
7. I love PB handbags

The 15 blogs that I regularly visit, some since I very first started blogging, some newer ones and also some that I know the bloggers personally and would like to give this award to are :

1. Diane
2. Coops
3. Donna
4. Vicky
5. Pops
6. Helen
7. Margrit
8. Lisa 
9. Sarah
10. Joey
11. Suzie
12. Debby
13. Mary J
14. Sarpreet
15. Pat R

To be honest this was so hard and I could have given it to at least double the amount as I follow some fabulous, inspirational blogs

I would just like to say thank you to both girls for giving me these awards, and hope that those I have passed it onto dont mind receiving them.

Lyndsey xx

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Barrow full of wishes - TG for Totally Gorjuss

Hi all,

Its the weekend so that means its time for a new challenge over at Totally Gorjuss. This week our theme is


So we would like to see spring inspired creations, whether thats colours, flowers, easter etc we would love to see them. We are sponsered this week by the fabulous

So for my creation I have gone for a spring feel with plenty of flowers. The image I used I won a few weeks ago in a blog hop over on LCI challenge, the image is called Wheelbarrow Delight and trust me it was a delight to colour and use.

I have gone for one of those circular cards with this design and used the faux lace technique round the edge. I love how making a shaped card gives a completely different feel to your creation. The papers are MME Happier 6x6 pad and the fabby flowers are from WOC. The pins and flower gem were from the floristry warehouse.

I hope my creation has inspired you this week, please pop on over to the challenge blog, check out my team mates gorjuss creations and join in the fun with the challenge.

Thanks for popping by my blog today.

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Inked Paws- Spring

Crafty Anns Challenge - Spring/Easter

Our Craft Lounge - Flower Stamps

Phindys Place Challenge - Spring

Simply Create Too - Spring

Ladybugscrafts Ink - Anything Goes

Little Claires Designs- Spring/Easter

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Brand New Challenge

Hi all,

Today I am very excited to be showing you my card made for a brand new Challenge Blog Milkcoffee Challenges!!!!  I was very kindly asked to join their DT a week or so ago, and have to tell you their images are just full of gorgeousness.

Last week I showed you a couple of cards made for the showcase on the Main Blog, and today see's the start of the new Challenge Blog. The challenges will run fortnightly at 3am GMT on a Thursday Morning, with a showcase of new designs on the Main Blog on the other Thursday.

For our first challenge we have left the theme really easy and have gone for

Anything Goes

Now you don't have to use a Milkcoffee image but we would sure love it if you do. If you pop on over to the Shop, you cant fail to find an image that you like. They have a fabulous selection of cute, whimsical designs and they are such a dream to print and colour.

Also if you pop on over to the Main Blog, you will find freebie images Here, Here, Here & Here so you have no excuse not to join in lol!!!!

Anyway onto my card, I have used a very sweet image called Heidi In the Midnight.  I decided to make an Easel Card and went for a Blue/Yellow combo.

Close up of Image

The papers are from the new Bouffle range by Papermanina, and the flowers from WOC as usual. A bit of Paper Cellar Raffia ribbon and some fabby dotty organza ribbon & gems to finish.

Thanks for popping over to my blog today, please please please!!!!! do pop on over to the challenge blog and join in the fun, there is a fantastic prize up for grabs for the winner. Not only will the winner get to choose 3 Digi's from the shop, the Milkcoffee designers will also produce a custom Digi Stamp to your own design !!!!!!!!!, so well worth playing along.

Lyndsey xx 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Paper Crafting Journey - Pretty Pastels

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

I give you my heart - DT for MMCS

Hi all

Its Wednesday again which means its that time of the week for a new challenge over at My Mums Craft Shop.  It seems that you liked last weeks challenge of spring colours as we had a fair few of you join in with us, did you win the challenge? why not pop over and have a look.

Anyway onto this weeks challenge, with Mothers Day coming up this weekend we decided that this week our theme would be

For Mum/Special Lady

We are sponsered this week by the lovely

A Day for Daisies very kindly gave the DT a choice of images to work with for this challenge and I chose to use the very gorgeous Pansy Fairy.
Now although they haven't been posted on here yet, I have already made my Mothers Day cards. So for my creation I actually chose to make a little gift for my BFF, she is so good to me and looks after me all the while, nothing is too much trouble for her so she is my special lady for this challenge. (she has already received this little gift, and I have to tell you she loved it!!!!)

I brought the wicker heart for about £1 from a floristry warehouse and decided to give it a bit of a makeover.  I knew I had to use purple with this image, as the gorgeous fabby gingham ribbon was already  tied on the heart and I didn't want to change it. So I coloured the image with my purple promarkers and added a bit of stickles to her wings (a little tip, dont go OTT with stickles on a Digi Image they tend to bleed as you can see on one of my wings !!). I then dug deep into my flower boxes, but didn't have any purple flowers so I decided to give some white ones a bit of a makeover with one of the promarkers. The little sentiment was a freebie in a mag I brought earlier in the month and just went perfect with the colours and theme.

I hope you will pop on over to the blog and check out my team mates fabulous creations using these gorgeous images.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

I love Promarkers - Anything Goes

Crafty Sentiments - Things with Wings

Digital Tuesday Challenge - Think Spring

Papertake Weekly - For the Girls/Mum

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Abigial in Print

Hii all,

I have no card to show you today, but I do have a picture of a very excited girl. A while ago I sent off a picture of Abbie and some cards she had made to Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine. Yesterday my copy came through the post and Abigail has been crowned this months Card Making Princess. She was so excited last night and has taken off with my mag today to show everyone at school lol!!!

The picture was actually taken last year when she was off school for 2 weeks with Chicken Pox, to keep her occupied I let her raid my crafty stash and these were what she came up with. Also as you can read in the text, when she was in hospital in Jan having her IV's we took stamped images and promarkers in with us to keep her amused.

This card below is one she made on Sunday, after spying some of my digi images on my desk ready to be coloured. This one she decided looked like her so she pinched it an made this card, which she made without any help from me at all.

Hope you like Abbie's card and thanks for popping by my blog today.

Lyndsey xx

Monday, 12 March 2012

Double Dutch

Hi all,

Hope you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the nice weather, I know we did, especially on Sunday when we spent most of the time out in the garden with the kids.
Anyway today I thought I would show you the cards I made with my classes last week. I taught them how to make the Double Dutch Style card that I saw over on SCS, although I did change the measurements to suit myself. (you will have seen a version of this card in an earlier post last week HERE)

The cards have been made using Greetings Farm images coloured with Promakers, DCWV papers and Petaloo Flowers. The sentiments are WRS cut out with Nesties. The inside of the cards have been decorated to match.

Thanks for popping by my blog today 

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges

Pan Pastel UK - Girly/Mothers Day

That Craft Place - Anything Goes

Dream Valley - Mothers Day/Female Theme

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Fancy Fold

Just Some Lines - Spring Clean (use 2 items at least 6 months old)
Stamps, Papers & Flowers


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