Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Clear out Sale

Hi all,

I am having a little clear out sale of my craft items and some new stuff left from the shop If you are interested I have added them all onto a new page

Thanks for looking

Lyndsey xx

Happy Halloween

Hi all,

Just popping by to wish you a fun filled Happy Halloween, unfortunately for us it will be a quiet one as the kids are going to sleep at their Nan & Grandads for a couple of nights. So I think a trip to the cinema and a nice meal might well be on the cards lol!!!

Anyway thought I'd show you a couple of pics of our pumkin for this year (which will now go to my moms with the kids) and the treat bags I made for them as I dont take them trick or treating anymore as most people dont answer the door.

This is supposed to be a scary cat under a tree, I had a bit of a hiccup and accidentally sliced the cat off the pumpkin so its held back in place with some pins lol!!

Abbie's bag was made using the free digi image from Pink Gem Designs and Oli's was using an image I got off clip art. All the papers are various freebie digi Halloween papers.

Thanks for popping by my blog today 

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter these into the following challenges

Gem of a Challenge - Polka Dots/Spots

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Witch or Pumpkin

Daisy Doodles - Halloween

Sisterhood of crafters - Halloween

Monday, 29 October 2012

Glamorize your Christmas

Hi all,

We have a new stamp launch over at Little Claire today - Gill has designed a new set of embellishments for the Changing Tree stamp and this time we have gone all glamorous with a set of Girly Embellishments - 7 gorgeous little stamps for just £3.99.

The set comprises of Hairdryer, Handbag, Shoes, Flower Basket, Perfume Bottle, Lipstick & Wine Bottle & Glass and they are just perfect for those girly cards that need to be a bit more grown up.

Now I have done a little twist with my card and have made a Christmas Card - What girl doesn,t like to look a bit glam over Christmas (especially New Years Eve) and who wouldn't like a tree like this for Christmas!!

The papers are a freebie from a mag and I have used some gorgeous organza & grossgrain ribbon. The poinsettia was originally white and I coloured it with my promarkers. The blingy brad is from Dovecraft and the sentiment was made on the computer and cut out using a spellbinders die.

Thanks for popping by my blog today xx

Lyndsey xx

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Vintage Christmas

Hi all,

Have something a bit different to show you today, every so often in class my ladies like to do a sketch challenge. As I think this is a bit easy for them I often do the sketch with a technique of some sort. For these cards I got them doing a bit of distressing both with tools and inks - lets just say a few of them were a bit distressed with me at the end and a couple said they didn't like the effect and thought the cards looked like they were some old ones that had been found in the loft or something lol!!!. But at least its a technique that they now know how to do.

So as you can see all the edges have been distressed (using nail files) and then inked with Tea Dye Distress Ink (using shaving foam brushes - 60p Wilkinsons!!!). The images were stamped putting the coloured inks direct onto the stamps and a bit of stickles added to the tree. The papers were some old ones that came free with magazines.

Here is the sketch we used

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Pumkin Patch

Hi all,

Another Halloween creation from me today, we have a new challenge starting over at Milkcoffee today and our theme is 


Now I don't make Halloween cards, there is no point as I have no-one to send them too like most people in the UK. Halloween isn't really a card giving occasion, just an excuse for the kids to get dressed up and eat lots of sweets. So I made another little wall hanging thought I could perhaps put them on the door just in case we got any treat or treaters, although we don't get that many. I used to take my two trick or treating but its got to the point now where most people don't bother answering their doors and Ab's was begining to get a bit disapointed so now we just have a bit of fun in the house and I make them some treat bags ups.

Anyway onto my creation, I have used the adorable image Lisbeth & Pumpkins - she looks so cute sitting there with her little friend. As I said I made it into a wall hanging by using a 6x6 chipboard shape as my base. I covered it with purple paper, then made up my topper as I would normally do for a card and stuck it on at a bit of an angle.

I don't possess any Halloween papers but thought these ones from Basic Grey - Go Green fitted the bill just perfectly and my little creatures & purple webbing were from a bag of mixed Hallowen things from the £1 shop.

Please do pop by the challenge blog and check out my team mates creations, join in the fun for your chance to win 3 digis of your choice from the store - trust me you will be spoilt for choice.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter this hanging into the following challenges

MAWTT - Too cute to spook

The Paper Shelter - Halloween

My Mums Craft Shop - Spooky

Crafty Creations - Halloween Spooks

Divas by Design - Add some Orange

Fresh Brewed - Sweet not Spooky

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Boo!!! - To cute to spook

Hi all

Thought I'd share a little wall hanging I made with you today. I used a few of the Halloween Images - Edwards Monster Costume 2, Emilys Pumkpin Costume & Ursulas Witch Costume available from The Digi Garden and some BG papers - which are not halloween themed but match just right - infact I think the blk/wht one looks a bit like eyes!!. The letters I hand cut out and then distressed the edges to hide my dreadful cutting lol!!! and drew a couple of spiderwebs in the corners. The little creatures I got in a mixed bag of Halloween shapes from the £1 shop.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter this hanging into the following challenges

Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween

Twisted Tuesday Challenge - Anything but a card + Orange

Lexis creations - Halloween

The Cutie Pie Challenge - Halloween

Digital Tuesday - Halloween (must have digi element - images)

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Brother rosette

Hi all,

Another quick card to show you today, and without a cute stamped image in site.

Needing to make a card for Oliver from his sister that wasn't too cutesy I decided to use the fabulous Georgina's Rosettes from Little Claire.

I have used a couple of the rosette stamps, stamped onto different papers and layered up onto a folded rosette. The papers are from a MME pad and the happy birthday stamp is from Dovecraft.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Monday, 22 October 2012

Christmas samples

Hi all,

Thought I'd pop on today and show a couple of samples I made for Trimcraft.

Fancy Fold Christmas Star - made using Fizzy Moon For Him Decoupage & Paper Pad 

Twisted Card/Gift Card  - made using Special Delivery Decoupage & 8x8 Papers. Tag Sentiment is from the Christmas Tags set from Little Claire

Inside view (pocket on RH side - perfect for holding gift cards or money)


Yay!!! I also won another award - for my In the Pink Card
And I won here - for my Adore card
craftymess challenge blog

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Protect me from the showers

Hi all,

Its time for a new showcase over on the Milkcoffee Blog and this fortnight our theme was

Rain, Rain Go Away

Milkcoffee have some gorgeous little digi's that are suitable for this theme in store.

Here is my creation

I have used the lovely image - Lisbeth walks in the rain - and have coloured her with my promarkers. The papers are Happy Days from Papermania and I have followed a sketch from Sketch Saturday from a couple of weeks back.

Please do pop on over to the blog and check out my team mates creations, also don't forget you still have time to enter our Sweet Treats Challenge on the Challenge Blog too.

Thanks for popping by my blog today


Also was very chuffed to see that I have made the Top 3 as the following challenges this week

Lyndsey xx

Monday, 15 October 2012


Hi all,

I have a card to show you today that I have really enjoyed making. I actually found myself with some time on my hands to actually just make something just for fun and not for any DT or Challenge. I have had this gorgeous Saturated Canary image printed off for a while and just went to town on colouring her up.

I teamed the image with some gorgeous papers from Echo Park - Victoria Gardens and added lots and lots of WOC flowers with a couple of Cheery Lynn swirls behind them. A bit of dotty organza ribbon and TH ticket sentiment and a fabulous sparkly butterfly. You cant quite see it but there is some gorgeous lace hiding behind the flowers too.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challengs

Crafts & Me - Anything Goes

Divas By Design - Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge - Flowers

Craftymess - Anything Goes

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Shhh..... Baby Sleeping

Hi all,

We have a new challenge over at Little Claire starting today and this month our theme is

New Arrivals

Little Claire have recently released a set of Baby Embellishments for their popular Changing Tree Stamp so I decided to use those for my card. 

I have made an Off Centre Gatefold Card and used a bit of a different colour combo to the norm. I added a couple of wooden flowers topped off with a couple of cute baby themed buttons. The sentiment is from the Dictonary Definitions Stamp Set.

Please do pop on over to the Blog and check out my team mates creations and join in the challenge yourself this month we have this fabulous prize up for grabs.

Garden Party 8x8 Papers, Stickers & Ribbon
Garden Themed Die Cut Images

Thanks for popping by my blog tonight

Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Birthday Ice Cream

Hi all,

Hope you are all well, I am suffering from a horrible cold at the moment have the lot - runny nose, teary eyes, sore throat & throbbing head so feeling pretty rotten. 

However today sees a new challenge over at Milkcoffee and this fortnight our theme is

Sweet Treats

So we would like to see anything that has a sweet treat on it - cupcakes, ice creams, sweets etc

Here is my card, I have used the fabulous Madeline & Ice Cream. She has a funky retro feel to her dont you think?

I have teamed Madeline with some lovely papers from the First Edition range and added a couple of cute wooden flowers and organza ribbon.

Please do pop on over to the Challenge Blog and check out my team mates fabulous creations and join in the fun while your there, you could be the winner of 3 Digi Images of your choice.

Now I will leave you with a picture of a fabulous Sweet Treat, it was Oli's birthday yesterday and this is the gorgeous cake that my BFF made him.

The cake is chocolate, the cream inside is chocolate and it is covered with Giant Buttons, Mars Planets, Twirl Bites, Galaxy Counters & Smarties and wrapped in Chocolate Fingers. Oli was asked what cake he wanted and he told her a chocolate one - I think he definately got that!!!!!!

Also have a fab offer from Little Claire

 Steve's gone and made too many of one of our Christmas stamps, he got distracted and left the button on so here's an opportunity to offer an unbeatable bargain on one of our most gorgeous Christmas designs; 

Christmas Joy

It's yours for just £3.50 (RRP: £5.50) AND it comes complete with text: 'the best time of the year'

So bag yourself a £3.50 bargain - offer is running until 11am tomorrow Friday 12 October, or while stocks last.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Monday, 8 October 2012

Stamp of the Month

Hi all,

Just popping on tonight show you a quick card I made using the Stamp of the Month from Little Claire.

For the month of October Travelling Daisy is on offer for only £2.50 which is less than half price.

I have teamed my image with papers from the Back to Basics II pack, which is also available from Little Claire.

Here are a couple of cards I made previously using this stamp.

Also have been checking some challenges and found out I won at

And made Top 3 at

Top 3 badge

With my Spreading Stars Card

I was also Top 3 at
Top 3 Banner
For my In the Pink Card

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Friday, 5 October 2012

Christmas is comming

Hi all,

Its my turn today to present the Weekly Blog Project over on the Little Claire Blog. This week I have gone all christmasy and made this fabulous Fancy Fold Star.

You will find all the details and full instructions on how to make Star this HERE.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 4 October 2012

In the pink

Hi all,

Today we are having a monochromatic showcase over on the Milkcoffee Blog. Us girls have been given a free choice on what image we would like to use as long as our card is in mono (skin & hair colours permitting) lol!!.

I have chosen to use the gorgeous Glamourous Tiffany in her long evening dress, and really had fun colouring up those folds and hair. I have gone for a pink theme and my background has been made using 3cm squares cut and arranged into the patchwork pattern Ohio Star, and although you cant really see it the whole piece has been embossed to give it a bit of texture.
(see Here for template of the pattern)

I have added some gorgeous organza ribbon -(originally wired which I just pulled out) - and a fabulous Cheery Lynn Swirl. The flower is made from a Spellbinders die and a few crystal flowers to finish.

Dont forget you still have time to enter our Welcome Fall Challenge over on our Challenge Blog for your chance to win 3 digis of your choice.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

In the Pink - Pink + One (brown hair)

Sassy Studio - Think Pink

Pixie Dust Studio - Anything Goes

Shellys Images - Tic, Tac, Toe -  (Ribbon, Embossing, Digi Image)

Crafty Sentiments - Happy Birthday

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

New Shop

Hi all,

Little Claire have just moved into some wonderful new premises. An old 18th century Barn nestled within the Cheshire countryside, but close to major motorways with lots of FREE Parking!!

They will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am - 3pm 

Due to show commitments they cannot open on on Saturdays until November.

The new Address is -

Little Claire Ltd,
The Old Barn,
 Ledsham Village,
Ellesmere Port,
CH66 0NE

Contact No - 0151 339 2322

Definately worth a day out!!!

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Splish, Splash Splosh

Hi all,

I have a cute little card to show you today using an adorable image from The Digi Garden. I have used Emily's Rainy Day image and have given her a bright red rainmac and some funky yellow wellies.

I have teamed Emily with some fab papers from Papermania from the Happy Days collection and some funky red dotty ribbon & cute little wooden flower. I also just couldn't resist adding the cute little umbrella charm.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Gem of a Challenge - For the girls
Colour me Creative - Bright & fun colours
Send a smile 4 kids - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Use a Digi
Pile it on - Card for a child

Monday, 1 October 2012

Silent Night

Hi all,

Well its the first of the month which means we have a new Club Stamp available at Little Claire. This month we have a gorgeous little winter scene for you.

If you join the club in October you will get this fantastic stamp Village Scene together will all the materials and instructions to make a card and two more colour project ideas for this stamp

So here are my creations.

For this first item I used an old box that had some embellishments in, covered it in paper and using some foam tape and white Flower Soft made a little shaker box.

For this card I went with a nice bright colour combo and used some fabby papers from Trimcraft Back 2 Basics Modern & a Christmas Circular Sentiment which are both available from Little Claire.

Please do pop on over to the Little Claire blog and check out what creations my team mates have made with this image.

Thanks for popping by my blog today 

Lyndsey xx


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