Friday, 28 September 2012

Milkcoffee Birthday Blog Hop

Hi all,

I have some exciting news for you today, Milkcoffee will be celebrating their 1st Birthday on the 30th September 2012 and to celebrate us girls on the DT have decided to have a Birthday Blog Hop.

Over the next few days Nana & Esme will be showcasing some of our favorite birthday creations on the Main Blog and will also be giving away some fabulous freebie images for you to enjoy. Today each member of the DT will also be showcasing creations on their blog's using either a previous favorite or if your lucky a new creation.

The rules of the hop are as follows :-

1. Start at the Main Blog

2. Visit each of our DT members blogs in turn and leave a comment on their Birthday Blog Hop post.

3. Return back to the Main Blog & add your name into the linky.


The winner of the blog hop will receive 3 Digi images of their choice from the Milkcoffee Store, and will be drawn at random on 1st October

* please note - we will be checking that the randomly drawn winner has left a comment on each of our DT's post *

In case you get lost along the way here is the Blog Hop order


So here is my Birthday Card

I have used the adorable image Fiona Fairy & her Cupcake, just look at the size of that cake it looks so scrummy!!!

I have teamed Fiona with some pretty papers called Back 2 Basics III from Trimcraft, Tea Party die cut Bunting with sparkly yellow twine & pretty wooden flowers. 

Here are a few of my fave Milkcoffee Birthday Cards that I have made previously

Now the next person in the hop is Mary J, please pop on over and leave her a comment.

Thanks for popping by my blog today, hope you enjoy the hop!!

Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 27 September 2012

New releases at Little Claire

* This is my second post today - please scroll down for my Milkcoffee Challenge card*

Hi all (again),

Today sees a few new releases over at Little Claire, we have 3 new stamps to show you so lots of photos in this post.

First up are the new accessories for the Changing Tree - Gill has designed a fabby selection of  Baby Themed images. You get Booties, Bottle, Rattle, Baby Basket, Baby Sling & Frilly Heart and these are just £3.99 

Here are my cards - obviously I made 1 girly one and 1 boy one - Also these cards are very appropriate as Gill's daughter gave birth yesterday to twin babies 1Boy & 1 Girl - Congrats!!!!

The second stamp is called Little Owl Family - Just look at the gorgeous little babies sitting on the line between the 2 trees, so cute!! This stamp is just £5.50

Finally my LC teamie Georgina has designed a fabulous set of Rosette Stamps - The set consists of 3 full Rosette stamps, 3 addtional heads & 1 tail and 8 circular sentiments all for just £17.50. There are so many possibilites for using this set.

Well done if you got to the end of this post, please do pop on over to the Little Claire Blog and check out what my team mates have created with these stamps.

Also please make sure you pop back tomorrow as I have something exciting to tell you about.

Lyndsey xx

Happy Autumn Days

Hi all,

Today sees a new challenge over at Milkcoffee and this fortnight we are Welcoming Fall. There are some fabulous Autumn themed images in store.

For my card I have used the lovely Lizbeth Autumn Taste -I just love how she is gathering up the Autumn Berries in her dress lol!!

  have teamed Lizbeth with some First Edition papers from the New Leaf 6x6 pad, a few WOC flowers and little gold flower spacers. The heart button was recycled from a pair of Abbies Jeans and the ribbon from stash.

Thanks for popping by my blog today, please pop back later as I have some new releases from Little Claire to show you.

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Crafty Creations - Autumn Leaves

Can you Digi it - Fall

Crafty Sentiments - Autumn Colours

Everybody Art Challenge - Autumn

Crafty Ribbons - Anything but Square

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

In the garden

Hi all,

I haven't shown you any class projects for a while now, so thought I'd pop on today and share the little creation I had my ladies making last week.

I found a fabulous template online for this cute little Watering Can from Noor design and thought it would be a prefect class project

The dotty paper is from the new First Edition Blank Canvas Pad available from Trimcraft stockists, the adorable little bear is a Penny Johnson Clear Stamp and I have used X-Cut & Woodware punches for the flowers & leaves.

Thanks for popping by my blog today, have a lot of posts coming up at the end of the week with new releases from Little Claire & there is something exciting going on at Milkcoffee too - so be sure to pop back.

Lyndsey xx

Monday, 24 September 2012

Pretty Princess

Hi all,

OK - so whos been singing in the shower this morning, its chucking it down here and has been for most of the night. I think the Autumn/Winter is definately drawing in, though we haven't had much of a summer really. My heating has gone on (much to hubby's annoyance) and thats where its staying lol!!!

Anyway I have a cute little card to show you today using one of the pretty Princesses from The Digi Garden, they are such adorable images and so fab to colour in (lots of large spaces).

I teamed my image with some fabby papers from Grace Taylor collection which is available from Trimcraft stockists, this pad is called Hello Sunshine, the gorgeous Butterfly is a Die Cut again from Grace Taylor and they are all glittery and sparkly. You get loads in the pack and just build them up how you like. The little wooden flower has been coloured with a promarker and sprinkled with Clear Glamour Dust and a few pearls and some lush organza ribbon to finish.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Friday, 21 September 2012

All through the up's and down's

Hi all

Today my Dad & Stepmom celebrate their 27th Wedding Anniversary, they are having such a rough time at the moment with different things going on they really could use a bit of cheering up.

I made them this cheery card, and the image symbolises them being together through all the ups and downs lol!!!

The image is a Penny Black Stickeroo and I used some Raspberry Road papers that came freee with a mag a while ago. The metal heart is a button I cut off some of Abbie's old jeans and the cute little wooden flower I picked up in The Range.

Thanks for popping by my blog today.

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Cute Card Thursday - Shaped Cards

Little Miss Muffet - Anything but Square

Shelly's Images - Shaped Cards

Pennys Challenges - Shaped Cards

My Moms Craft Shop - Hearts & Flowers

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Spreading Stars

Hi all,

I am finally back with a card, today its the team showcase over on the Milkcoffee Blog and our theme this fortnight is - In the Clouds

For my card I was given the very gorgeous Angel of Stars image to work with, she is such a gorgeous whimsical image.

I used some fab paper that was free with a mag a while ago, lots of lovely WOC flowers, metal corner and seam binding again from WOC. The little wooden heart is from Hobbycraft and the pins from a floristry warehouse.

Please do pop on over to the blog and check out my team mates fabby creations, also you still have time to join in with our 2 shapes Challenge too.

Thanks for popping by my blog today.

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge

Charisma Cardz - Things with Wings

MAWTT - Girly

Crafting for all Seasons - Things with Wings

Fab n Funky - Things with Wings

Stampavie - Glitter

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Just Playing

Hi all,

Not been too well over the weekend so no crafting done, however I have been having a play with some Digi Scrapbook Software that I got a while ago and have made a couple of pages of the kids so thought I would show you those.

This one is me trying to get a pic of Oli, with not much luck. He loves the camera about as much as I do lol!!!

This one is from pictures taken at a family party where Abbie did a bit of Pole Dancing. (The room was part of a night club that they hire out - hence the Pole lol!!)

As you can see Abbie is not camera shy at all, she just loves posing for pictures and showing off.

Finally this is me and Abbie doing our best trout pouts after a few little drinkies (me not Ab's !!)

Thanks for popping by my blog today, hope to be back soon with some creations.

Lyndsey xx

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Stand up Straight

Hi all,

Hope you are all having a good weekend, my week here has been a bit up & down. My step grandad passed away at the beginning of the month and Fri (yesterday) was his funeral. It was a lovely service and the weather was nice for us so it all went down well. Apart from the fact that on Thurs night just as we were getting into bed my stepmom called to say something was wrong with my dad and needed us round there as she was with her mom in Birmingham ready for the funeral. Rich went round as kids were in bed and the result was my dad being taken to hospital in an ambulance, so we were up most of the night sorting that out, turns out they think he has a gall bladder infection or gall stones and needs a scan to determine the outcome. So yesterday we were very tired and out of sorts, then to top it all off it is my moms birthday today and we all went out for a meal with her and family last night and I had a real funny turn in the pub and nearly passed out and had to come home early. So today for the second weekend in a row I am not feeling too good, at least this week its not self inflicted lol!!!

Anyway enough of my woe's, today we see the start of a new challenge over on the Little Claire blog and our theme this month is

Stand up Straight

So we would like to see your Easel Cards or cards that stand.

For my card I have used the very cute little girl from the Bright Blue Skies stamp set an made a Twisted Easel.

I have teamed my image with some gorgeous papers from Trimcraft from their First Edition range called Boho Chic, added a bit of cream organza ribbon and some gorgeous WOC flowers.

The prize for this months challenge will be some fabby Little Claire goodies, so why not pop over and join in the fun, also check out my team mates gorgeous creations while your there too.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Snowman Frolics

Hi all,

Well as you may have noticed I have a new little logo in my sidebar, Jacqui from The Digi Garden has asked me to be on the design team promoting their adorable images. Now I know I am already on a few teams but this one is a bit different, there are no challenges, no commenting ect just making cards using The Digi Gardner images as and when possible- well no brainer really lol!!!

Anyway I had a little play with a couple last night and I decided to do a couple of christmas cards using the cute little Snowmen, they are so cute and very easy to colour

This is Snowman 1

This is Snowman 4

I teamed my snowmen with some bright and funky paper from the new Special Delivery range from Trimcraft.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Birthday Bunting

Hi all.

I am a day late with my Totally Gorjuss posting this week sorry. I have had a bit of a bad weekend - I lost my new smartphone on Fri night after getting a little drunk, then spent yesterday feeling very poorly lol!!!

Anyway the theme for this weeks challenge is -

Pink & Green

I have used a fab Little Claire Image - Daisy Bunting and teamed her with some papers from the Tea Party Range from Trimcraft. The swirl is a MD flourish and some gorgeous Organza Ribbon.

Thanks for popping by my blog today.

Also can I ask a favor, I have created my little madam a blog of her own to show off her cards after she got got very excited and won the 2 challenges I entered her last card into. So now she wants to show off her cards on her own blog (sometimes I am not sure if she is 6 or 16 lol!!!). Anyway it would be lovely if you would be kind enough to pop on over and give her a few comments thank you - Abigail's Blog

Lyndsey xx

Friday, 7 September 2012

Pick 2 - fab news

Hi all,

So today I have some fabby news for you, I have been asked to be on the DT for Just Some Lines. Jehanne creates some some fab cute, whimsical images for you to play with.

Today sees the start of a new challenge and the theme this fortnight is

Use 2 different colouring mediums

So we would like to see you colour your images and or backgrounds with 2 different mediums - i.e. Alcohol Markers, Pencils, Chalks, Inks, Sprtiz's etc.

For my 1st DT card I have chosen to use the very cute little Emo Paula Stands - doesn't she just look so sweet standing their in her little garden. I have coloured Paula with my Promarkers, then created the sky background using Chalks and a little cloud template that I hand cut.

I teamed little Paula with some fab MME papers, (I am really running low on these pads and have seen a lot of new designs that take my fancy - so may have to have a spending spree soon lol).  I used my new MD flourish and the little flowers are a Tonic Daisy Punch with metal spacers in the middle. The organza ribbon started off white and I coloured it with a promarker to tone it in a bit.

Thanks for popping by my blog today, please pop back tomorrow to see my DT card for Totally Gorjuss.

Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Roll up, roll up ...... its the greatest show on earth

Hi all,

Its time for a new showcase of images over on the Milkcoffee Blog today and this fortnight our theme is

Circus Fun

We have some fun circus themed images in the shop, so today the team want to show you what we created with them

For my card I have used the fabulous Circus Girl Horse Rider, isnt she just fabulous.

I have teamed my image with some fab papers from MME and added a gorgeous satin bow. The bunting was made using my oval nesties and cutting them in half.

Here is the sketch I designed for this layout

Dont forget you still have time to join in with our Back to School Challenge over on our Challenge Blog. Thanks for popping by my blog today. Please pop back tomorrow as I have some news to share.

Lyndsey xx

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Contemporary Christmas

Hi all,

Have some more Fizzy Moon samples that I made for Trimcraft to show you today.

First up is a Milk Carton Box that I made to go with the card I posted on Saturday.

And here is a card and Bottle Gift Tag 

The items have all been made using the new Fizzy Moon Contemporary Christmas decoupage and Paper Pad (FZXDG06), Wooden Embellishments & Dovecraft Ribbon.

Here are the measurements for the Box & Tag, in case you fancy having a go yourself.

 Thanks for popping by my blog today, will be back tomorrow with a new showcase for Milkcoffee.

Lyndsey xx

Sunday, 2 September 2012

The Magic of Christmas

Hi all,

We have a new release over at Little Claire - The Magic of Christmas - is our club stamp for September. 

For just £8.99 you get the above stamps, and all the items and instructions to make a project plus 2 colour project instructions for you to try.

Here are my samples using the set. On the first card I masked the geese and door together to create a single image.

I teamed my images with some bright and funky papers, some gorgeous organza ribbon and a few pearls to finish.

Thanks for popping by my blog today, have some news to share with you soon.

Lyndsey xx

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Ballet recital

Hi all

Back today to show you my DT card for Wags N Whiskers, our theme this fortnight is


Wags N Whiskers have a fabby set of sports themed image and I chose to use this very graceful Tiny Dancer - she is available in either Digi or Rubber.

My papers are a mix of Papermania and My minds eye, a bit of lace, organze ribbon and finished off with with a little bouquet of flowers (for such a fabulous performance lol!!).

Thank for popping by, please pop back tomorrow to see the new Club Stamp for Little Claire.

Lyndsey xx

With Love

Hi all,

Its time for a new challenge over at Totally Gorjuss and this week we have a sketch for you to follow.

I have been sent some lovely christmas goodies from Trimcraft to have a play with so decided to make my card using one of the fabby Fizzy Moon Decoupage & Paper Pads.

The little Happy Christmas tag is a new release from Little Claire, £7.50 for a set of 12 little tags.

Thanks for popping by my blog today, be sure to pop back later to see my late Wags N Whiskers card.

Lyndsey xx


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