Showing posts with label Sizzix. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sizzix. Show all posts

Monday, 1 February 2010

Sweet 16

My Niece is 16 on Thursday and I wanted to make her a special card. So I chose to do a criss cross card with pull out tag featuring a gorgeous FF bear. I am entering this into the challenge over on Cute Card Thursday which is BLOOMING GORGEOUS, I think I have enough flowers on the card to enter. I am also entering it into the Forever Friends Challenge which is inside/outside, with my decorated inside being the little pull out tag.


Image - Forever Friends Clear Stamp Set
Papers - Forever Friends Pink Pafait
Gems - Papermania adhesive shimmer Dots
Flowers - Prima & MS Branch Punch
Sentiment - Sizzix Rub On (on the reverse of a craftwork card oval)
Lyndsey xx

Monday, 8 June 2009

2 Cards, 4 Challenges

These are the cards for my other niece, and I took the opportunity to mix a few challenges in as well.

The first card I have made following the fab sketch over on Sketch Saturday & I am also including it in the Secret Crafter which is Bling and I have used some gorgeous pearl brads & glamour dust on bow & hairband.


The image is a gorgeous Miss Anya, the paper is from K&Co Berry Sweet, Poppicraft flowers with Papermania pearl brads, Sizzix swirl & decorative corners & Craftwork Cards oval sentiment.

This second card follows a great sketch over on Friday Sketchers & I am also including it in the Colour Create challenge which is the colours of the rainbow in the papers I have pink, blue, green, yellow & purple & I have used yellow & Orange in the hair. Sorry for rubish picture quality and I can blame Tasha for this image as she sent it to my daughter in a little pack & I loved her so much I had to purchase her.

The image is from the Greeting Farm, papers are K&Co berry sweet, Dovecraft ribbons and Papermania adhesive shimmer dots.

Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Charisma Cardz Challenge 15

Its Thursday which means its time for the next Charisma Cardz challenge. This week the lovely Claire has set the challenge and its a fabby little sketch.

We also have 3 new design team members joining us this week and they have produced some gorgeous creations for us.

Go ahead pop over and join in the fun.



The image is a new gorgeous litlle Sugar Nellie, papers are DCWV spring stack, flowers are Poppicrafts, Dovecraft brads, swirls cut with Sizzix Die, Anitas dotty ribbon, MSBP for decoravite strip & my own computer generated sentiment.

Lyndsey xx

Monday, 20 April 2009

Double Challenge Card

It was Abbies first day at nursery today and I was really dreading it, although she has been there a few time with me going to parent & toddler this was the first time she would be left on her own. I had nothing to worry about however as she was fine, she was constantly on all morning asking when it was time to go and was so excited. When we got there she went straight in, said hello to the class rabbit & went and popped an apron on and started painting. I said i'm going now and she just turned round and said bye!!! and carried on. Hubby and I popped into town and it was great shopping without having to have eyes in your backside. When we went to pick her up she didnt want to come home and was very dissapointed, just hope thats how its going to be all the time.

Anyway I have made a card tonight which hopefully covers 2 challenges, the first is Cute Card Thursday which is floral fantasy & the second is One Stop challenge which is decorative cuts - such as die cuts etc.

The image is Picking Apples from Sugar Nellie cut out using Nesties label 2, paper is Basic Grey porcelain, corners cut with a Sizzix die, flowers are a 2" Dovecraft punch, Prima & paper roses from the Range. The ribbon is from stash, which IRL is the same green as the cardstock & Craftwork Cards oval sentiment.
Lyndsey xx

Saturday, 11 April 2009

3 Challenges

I had a very productive night last night, hubby was at work and kids were at nans so I had a very crafty time. I managed to get 3 cards done and try out my new nesties!!!

This first card follows the fab sketch over on Truely Scrumptious, with the added extra of flower power!!. I used some lovely flowery K&Co paper then added another 3 little primas for extra measure.

The papers are K&Co Sparkly Sweet distressed all edges, Gorjuss Sugar Nellie image, Prima flowers, Craftwork Cards oval sentiment & Card Candy, Dovecraft Ribbon & Papermania Element Butterfly.

This second card follows the sketch over of Friday Sketchers.

The papers are K&Co Classic, Sugar Nellie image, Craftwork Cards oval sentiment & Card Candy, swirl cut with Sizzix Die, paper roses from the Range and lace from my shop.

The last card was made another fab sketch from Dawny P over on Papertake Weekly.

The image is Penny Black cut out and mounted with Nesties Labels 2, paper is K&Co Sparkly Sweet, Poppicraft flowers, Papermania gem stones. Message tag cut out using Sizzix Die 7 Big Shot.

Lyndsey xx

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Cards for Nan.

We have had some very sad news in the family this week, my sisters MIL sadly passed away so quickly from cancer. She has only been diganosed the week before and it was a complete shock. The children have asked me if I could make them cards, so that they can write their nan a message to send with her. These are the cards I came up with I have followed the sketch from Mojo Monday for the one and have decided to put them in the CCT challenge which is Family Affair. The reason that only 2 cards have nan on them is that only 2 of the children are my sisters partners, but my niece also wanted to send her a little card as well.




Lyndsey xx

Friday, 20 March 2009

Flowers for you

Well hasn't the weather been gorgeous today, I promised Oli that I would take him over the park on the BMX track after school today. Should have kept my mouth shut, been as Rich was at home he suggested I take my bike (rearly used) and have a ride with him, whilst he pushed Abbie on her trike. Lets just say my legs now feel like jelly and I need a padded cushion to sit on lol!!!!!
Anyway this is the card I have made for my little brother to give his mum (my stepmum). I followed the sketch over on the Penny Black challenge blog and used this fabby stamp called Guess What!


The image is Penny Black, papers are Basic Grey porcelain, Prima flowers, Papermania pearl brads and circle cut out with a Sizzix die on my Big Shot and then I used my Cropodile to punch the holes all the way round.
Lyndsey xx

Friday, 27 February 2009

Birthday Girl for Secret Crafter

* UPDATED Mon 2nd March* Have also decided to enter this card in the Colour Create challenge, whos colours this week are Brown & Blue.

I made this card following the sketch for Secret Crafter and decided that I like the colour scheme for the Basic Grey card so much I did another in the same colours. This time I used chick-a-dee instead of daisy.



The image is Sugar Nellie, paper is Basic Grey Offbeat, fabric flowers & gems are Papermania, sentiment is Craftwork Cards and the corners are from a Sizzix die cut out on the Big Shot.

Lyndsey xx

Monday, 23 February 2009

With Love for Friday Sketchers

Fabulous sketch over on the Friday Sketchers Challenge blog this week. I have yet again used a new Sherbet (can you tell I love them!!!) and picked some fun and funky papers to add a bit of brightness to this chilly day. I have sliced my card off on the diagonal to fit the sketch and I kinda like how it looks.



My little lovely sherbet has been coloured in using Whispers pens, papers are Papermania Spring Burst, Papermania pearl brads and sentiment sticker. The flower is poppicrafts with a Dovecraft flower brad in the centre and the swirl and corner piece were made using my Big Shot and a Sizzix die.

Lyndsey xx

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Friday Sketchers.

3rd card today and let me tell you I had to have a strong cuppa after making this one. Not only did I have to cut into my lovely Basic Grey Papers, I had to distress them as well. Nearly made me cry!!!!. Anway this card is for Friday Sketchers and a fabulous sketch from Beatrix.



The image is a fab little Forever Friend stamp, Basic Grey Granola papers, Swirl cut from a Sizzix die using a Big Shot, oval sentiment from Craftwork Cards, paper roses from the Range and Dovecraft ribbon & buckle from Ebay.

Lyndsey xx

Another card for 2 challenges

Ok this is my second card for today and again I have used this for 2 challenges. The first is the Spoon Full of Sugar blog where you have to create a card for a baby, pre schooler, Mum to be etc. The second challenge is the Basic Grey challenge which is a recipe - 2 papers, 1 button, 1 ribbon & box & 3 brads.

The image is Penny black, Basic Grey Bittersweet papers, Dovecraft ribbon, 1 heart button & 3 Dovecraft flower brads.

The inside using up last bits of papers and Sugared rub-on.
Lyndsey xx

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Sneeky peep No 2 - Laura Ashley

Hello there I thought I would give you another sneeky peep of some of the demo items I have made. This time I have used the new Laura Ashley Love Song range. These items put me way out of my comfort zone as they are not the normal things I use, bit too flowery for me. Having said that I really like the samples that I made and some of the papers are actually nice. I think they make great cards for older people and I am actually going to use the stuff to make my MIL a card for her 81st birthday with them, as I think she will appreciate it.

Again I have tried to make more than just cards, and also done a different style of card for variation. We have some gorgeous PM pearlesent card blanks on offer on the day for only 99p per pack, so I have used these to show them off.


This card was made with the PM card blank, Laura Ashley die cut decoupage set, papers & brads, All put together with some simple matting and layering and finished with a gorgeous piece of ribbon.


This card was again made with the Laura Ashley decoupage set & papers. I folded back the front of the card on itself to give a zig zag shape, again was put together with some simple matting and layering.


This is actually a wallet, I cut the front of the card in half and then with the fold at the top, stuck the piece back on as the bottom along 3 of the edges. I left the top edge open to slide things in. The decoupage flower is only stuck on at the bottom and the top flap folds in behind the flower head. Finished of with a brad.


This little tag was made using the Big Shot and 3 dies flower, Circle & scalloped circle (something else I am gonna be demoing, we will be doing a half price deal on sizzix dies ). I again used the Laura Ashley papers and brads and the PM cardstock.


Last but not least is a little gift box I have made, so simply buy using one of the Sq card blanks cut in half, scored, folded and stuck together. Finished off with a Laura Ashley decoupage flower on the top and ribbon round the edges of the lid.

Hope you have liked seeing a different style of things from me and also something other than just cards. Will be back soon with some Forever Friends sneeky peeps!!!

Lyndsey xx

Monday, 5 January 2009

Just Because

And finally for tonight, this is a just because card. Just because I had coloured the image in and wanted to use it.



The image is again from Dawny P, coloured in using inks and a waterbrush, paper is Basic Grey 2 scoops, Papermania element flower & ribbon from shop.

The Inside

Lyndsey xx

Bloomin Doctors & Papertake Weekly

What a palarva we had today. Abbie has now come out in these scabby spots all over her body & has a very nasty one right on the top of her mouth. They started appearing on Fri and have left it a couple of days before going to the docs just in case it was a rash. Well my mom thinks they look like chicken pox spots, and I do too from what I can remember when Oli had them. So got on the phone to the docs this morning, cant make an appoinment with the receptionist the Nurse Practitioner has to phone you back first to see what the problem is. Well she called me back and I explained about the spots, she said I think its chicken pox, cant do anything about it just dose her up with calpol and see it out. I asked her if it would have any effect with Abbie being a CF child and she goes Oh I dont know perhaps you better bring her in. So off we trapes to the doctors, me driving very carefully in the snow, no bloomin room on the Docs car park, so parks a bit further down the road, and then have to carry Abbie up the road cause she wont walk in the snow!!. Anyway when I finally got into see the doctor he goes, well I think it might be chicken pox but i'm not sure 'and i'm like well yes I think it is as well thats why I brought her here' so after all that we still dont know for sure. The only good thing that came out of it, was that he told me that chicken pox can effect the chest-which I didnt know, and obviously with Abbie it could be more the case. So he checked her chest out and said it seemed fine, but have to keep my eye on her just in case. So we just have to wait now and see what these spots do.

Anyway I will get onto the card now. Over at papertake weekly they are going dotty,this week and want to see circles on your cards.




The Image was very kindly sent to me by the lovely Dawny P, along with her blog candy that I won. I have coloured it in using inks & a waterbrush are seeing the tutorial by chris. Not got quite as far as doing the back ground and shading yet but its a start. The papers are Papermania sweet nothings, Sizzix cardstock, Papermania Element flowers & Dovecraft ribbon.

The Inside


Lyndsey xx

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Sketch Saturday Sketch 32

Another FF card for Sketch Saturday this time.

FF Image, stripey paper from the decoupage pack, Sizzix card stock, Prima Flowers & Papermania pearl brads.
The Inside
The Back
Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Penny Black Challenge

The theme over on the Penny Black Challenge was to create a multifold card. Although this challenge has finished I decided to have a go at a springy card. I have made one ages ago, so thought I would have another go at one.



The image is called 'The Essentials' coloured in using Whispers pens. Papers are Basic Grey Urban Prairie, Prima flowers with Papermania pearl brads. Sentiement is a Sizzix rub-on.

Lyndsey xx

Monday, 15 December 2008

Friday Sketchers meets my Mum's xmas card

Still in christmas card mode, but have nearly got there now only 1 more to phyiscally make. Decided to follow the fab sketch over on Friday Sketchers Blog to make my Mum & Stepdad's card.



The papers are from HOTP, the image I received in a swap (which my mum loved) and the sentiment is computer generated. All mating done with Sizzix cardstock.

Lyndsey xx

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Stamp Something Friday

Hi everyone, well I managed to get 3 cards done last night, would have done more but got engrossed in blog hopping. Anyway have just looked through this weeks challenges to see if any of the cards I made last night fit into any of them. The challenge on Stamp Something Friday is Red, Green & Gold. This card that I made for a friend of mine, who I have become friends with after meeting her at a Parents and Carers meeting for those who have children with CF. It is for her daughter to give to her Dad & Stepmom, she wasnt fussed about the colour or the image, just that it had to have Dad & Stepmom on it.



The Image is Rachael Ann Miller, papers are HOTP, Sizzix cardstock, christmas flower from Hobbycraft and computer generated sentiment. The papers have a mix of Red, Green & Goldy brown in them and the flowers has got gold glitter around it edges. Hope its ok for the challenge.

Lyndsey xx

Monday, 1 December 2008

Sketch Saturday

I didn't get reound to doing many blog challenges last week as I had to work 4 days (know I know most people work full time anyway, but when you only normally do 2 days a week + have 2 little ones to look after one of which takes a lot of time and attention its a lot to cope with) Housework went out of the window and so did most of my crafting time. Anyway hopefully this week I can get back on track, I do so love doing these challenges they do wonders for the inspiration. I still have all my special christmas cards to do so I am hopefully gonna be combining the challenges with these. So far I have managed 2, here are the results.

This card takes the sketch from Sketch Saturday and I have used it to make my lovely son's christmas card. Now he is & and not really into cute images but I had to work with what I had and I dont think its that bad .The only thing was once I had stuck the image on I realised it was a bit too low and looked at bit bottom heavy, so I put another piece of paper going across the top to try and balance it out.



Papers are Papermania A wonderful christmas time, Forever Friends sticker & Sizzix cardstock. Greeting is computer generated.

Lyndsey xx

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Stamp Something Friday

The theme over at Stamp Something Friday is Thanksgiving, you can do anything you like as long as it is a card giving thanks for something. This theme is fab for me as I have made a thanks card for a lovely blogging friend who replied to my post re: Image swap, she is sending me some lovely images and I am doing the same in return. This is the card I have made for her and I have packed it full of yummy images. I applogise for the pic, the colours are much more muted in real life.



Papers are Papermania Retro Floral, Images is Magnolia Tilda with hearts, Prima flowers, Sizzix swirl, Papermania brads. The sentiment is my own computer generated.

Lyndsey xx

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