Monday, 27 February 2017

Bloggers Day

Good afternoon everyone,

On Saturday I was invited up to +Trimcraft Ltd to a bloggers day to celebrate the launch of the new Craft Blog. I had an absolutely amazing day and got to meet up with the girls from Trimcraft, a few of the Design Team ladies and other crafty bloggers in person 😊


We all had a fun filled crafty day and the girls from Trimcraft set us lots of craft challenges to keep us entertained and kept our stamina up with lots of tea and cake!!


So on entrance to the building we were greeted with this crafty fabulous display and welcome sign.  



All throughout the building there a lots and lots of display shelving full of amazing projects made by the girls. These are just a couple of  display pic's I took as I was too busy chatting and eating cake lol


Big foil balloons on entrance into the showroom where we got our craft on. Once we had all got ourselves comfortable in our seats the lovely Claire gave us an interactive tour of the new Craft Blog with its shiny new look and features and then set us off on our first task.


Our first crafty task of the day was set by the lovely Maxine and was to create these decoupage frames using the First Edition Decomache papers. We were each given a selection of papers and alphabet stickers and left to our own imagination.


The lovely Kathy showed us how to make these Origami flowers.  These were so easy to make and would look lovely in a little pot, and would make the perfect gift for Mothers Day. You can find the Video Tutorial HERE.


Kathy again showed us how to make these cute little note books - Video Tutorial HERE


The final project of the day was to make an item using the new First Edition Wild Flower paper pads to decorate the Trimcraft Mannequin which will now proudly be on display in the showroom. I choose to make this cute little rosette.

During the day we got to play with all the new collections - Dovecraft Painted Blooms & Blooming Lovely and the First Edition Wild Flowers paper pad, Simply Creative paper pads, First Edition Dies and lots of ribbon, buttons and gems. We were also given a sneaky peek at the new Dovecraft Kiss & Makeup collection (out very soon!) and we also got a very very early sneak peek at the new Christmas 2017 ranges - Oh My Word you are all in for a treat they are gorgeous!! 😍😍😍

To finish the day off we were all sent home with a fabulous Goodie Bag absolutely jam packed with crafty items. I can tell you that each bag was 4kg of of crafty goodness!

I can honestly say everyone had an amazing day, it went by so fast and I don't think anyone wanted to leave.

If you have enjoyed looking at my photos today and want to know more, please do pop on over to the Craft Blog and have a mooch around, Its free to register and only takes a minute. The site is full of crafty inspiration, tutorials, freebies (papers, templates etc) and competitions (Win it Wednesday, Freebie Friday and the Monthly competition).

And!!!!! speaking of competitions -  if you register on the blog before 25th March you can enter the most amazing competition to win yourself every new craft collection that Trimcraft bring out for the next 12 months - what an absloutely fabulous prize is that!!, what are you waiting for??

Thanks you so much for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx




Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Sweet 60th

Good evening everyone,

Today I want to share with you this beautiful Card in a Box I made for my Sister-In-Laws special birthday earlier this year. As it was a special birthday I wanted to make something a bit different and I love how these Box Cards give that wow factor!


I used the gorgeous First Edition Pretty Posy papers and added the cute Belle & Boo decoupage images in amoung a garden of die cut flowers and butterflies cut using First Edition dies





I even had this card printed in Quick Cards made Easy and recived a beautiful butterfly punch too 😊


Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Monday, 20 February 2017

Butterfly Dreams

Good afternoon everyone,

Today I want to share with you this funky paper pieced background card I made using the beautiful +Trimcraft Ltd Simply Creative Sweet Dreams papers.


The background is created by cutting paper strips 1.5cm wide and arranging them on a piece of card in whats known as the Herringbone pattern.



I finished off the card by adding a few stamped butterflies and Happy Birthday Sentiment

I have put full instructions over on the Tutorial Blog, if you wish to take a look 😊

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Card shape of the Month

Afternoon Everyone,

If you're not aware each month over on the +Trimcraft Ltd blog the lovely Maxine does a Card shape of the Month.

This month she has create a simple Side Fold Card and this is my take on it.





I have used the absolutely stunning First Edition Storyteller Papers, I am totally in love with the bright, vibrant colours and patterns in this pad.

If you would like to have a go at this card yourself you can find the full tutorial here 


And we would love to see your project in the Trimcraft Gallery 😊
Thanks for popping by my blog today

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Special Wishes

Good morning,

How are we all today, are we all still loved up from yesterday?

Today I want to share this pretty feminine card with you made using the beautiful Couture du Jour collection from +Trimcraft Ltd 

I love how the collection has a vintage look to it, but the pastel colours make it look very girly and pretty.


For this card I wanted to create a clean feeling and so used a white panel to display the decoupage, making it stand out from the background. The white card was embossed using the embossing folder from the collection - with just a hint of patterned paper peeking out from behind.



You can find full step by step details of how I made this card and a full product listing HERE

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Up, up and Away

Good morning everyone,

Sharing one of my favorite older cards with you today - this one features the cute little bunny from the Belle and Boo collection from +Trimcraft Ltd 

The card design itself is called a Free Standing Pop Up Card - with the added bonus that it folds nice and flat for posting 😊 




Pop on over to the Tutorial Blog for instructions on how to make this card

Thanks for popping by today

Lyndsey xx

Friday, 10 February 2017

Mirabelle with Love

Good morning everyone,

Today I thought I'd share a Santoro Mirabelle card with you. I absolutely love the gorgeous images and beautiful papers in this collection.




There is a whole host of goodies in this collection from +Trimcraft Ltd - beautiful papers, decoupage, ribbon, flowers, doilies, pearl gems and frames.

Thank you for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Lets go Fly a Kite

Afternoon everyone,

Starting my new look blog off with a fun fold card today 😊

Yesterday was National Fly a Kite day and so I shared this cute Kite shaped Explosion Card over on my Instagram and Facebook. It went down well and so I thought I'd share it in here with you today.


I love how the inside opens up to show off the bright papers and just look at that cute bow tail  😍


The papers are First Edition Pick N Mix from +Trimcraft Ltd, also using their Twine, Grossgrain Ribbon and First Edition Scalloped Circle Dies.

If you fancy having a go at one of these yourself - pop on over to my tutorial page where you'll find the measurements and instructions.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx 

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

New Beginings

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Hello Blogland,

Its been a while!!

Well I've just spent about 5 hours cleaning up the look of my blog, adding new links and getting it all ready for a fresh new begining.

I will be sharing new creations and some I've made over the past 18th months with you very soon - hope you will follow along with me back in the adventures of blogland.

I am also on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest
Links in the side bar if you want to follow me on those too 😊

Thank you for popping by today

Lyndsey xx


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Monday, 6 July 2015

Happy Birthday

Hi all,

Popping on today with a cute Tiddly Inks card I made a while back. In class every so often I get them to do a sketch challenge and this is when they also get to do a bit of colouring as well rather than using a topper. This is the sample I made for them to follow.


I used one of the gorgeous Wyrn stamps and teamed her with some bright and funky MME papers. a few flowers and gems just to add a bit of decoration and a stamped sentiment cut into a banner shape.

Here's the sketch and measurements if you would like to have a go yourself


Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

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