Tuesday, 8 December 2009

KIds Christmas Cards

Well it has been a while since I last managed to post on here, I have been so busy with the shop its been unbelieveable. I have started doing card classes which esculated into me doing one every day, with that and working the shop as well I havent had much time at all for crafting. But christmas is looming and I desperately need to get going with my cards, so I have found some time the last couple of days and have made the most of it and got quite a few done.

These are the 2 I have made for the kids, the card shapes are some that we have been working on in classes.

This is Oliver's card which was made with insperation from the fabulous Bev's blog. I have been teaching side steppers in class, but when I saw this Mid Stepper on Bev's blog I decided I wanted to have a go at this.

This is Abbie's, I have also been teaching the Easel Card in class and thought it would be great for Abbie's card.

Lyndsey xx

Monday, 2 November 2009

Christmas Cards

Well I didnt fall off the end of the earth, just nearly!!!!. I cant believe it has been over a month since I last posted on here. Owning your own craft shop is supposed to be every crafters dream, well it is if you dont want to craft anymore lol!!!. I have barely had time to do any crafting and seem to spend most of my time surfing the web looking for new goodies to stock. It has paid off though and I can now add Promarkers & Sugar Nellie to some of the products available. But as soon at the gorgeous Sugar came into the shop I started getting very ichy fingers. So here are a couple of cards I have made using them, they dont follow any challenges, I just wanted to get crafty.

I am starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel though and will hopefully soon be able to catch up with all your fabulous creations that I have been missing out on.

Lyndsey xx

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Popcorn Chillin

I am finally back with a couple of cards. They were made for an order not for fun which is why I think I have managed to get them made.
I have used a couple of Popcorn Bear stamps that I got in for the shop and these 2 somehow found there way into my stamp box !!!.
They also fit into 2 challenges Stampavie & More, and Secret Crafter who both want to see animals on your cards this week.

Image Popcorn Bear from Crafters Companion, Papers K & Co Hopscotch 6x6 pad, Craftwork Cards Oval Sentiment, Papermania Shimmer Dots & Paper Cellar Raffia Lace

Image Popcorn Bear from Crafters Compainion, Papers Crafts-Too spring time 6x6 paper pack, Craftwork Cards Oval Sentiment & Papermania Shimmer Dots

Lyndsey xx

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Cardmaking & Papercraft Iss 71

Hi everyone,
Sorry no cards from me at the moment, havent had chance to have a crafty session for a while. I even had to go and buy my Sister-in-Law and Brother's birthday cards from a shop last week, how bad is that!!!!!!.
I thought I would just show you a quick piccy of this months Cardmaking & Papercraft mag where I had the designer challenge and had to create 5 cards suitable for the month of November including a Firework card (which was a nightmare).

I am hoping to resume normal service into cardmaking as soon as I can, have had a pretty hetic few weeks with the shop and the opening. The weekend went well though and my open day was a big success, so a big thanks to all my customers who came and supported me in my new venture.

Lyndsey xx

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

2 Cards & very exciting news

Its my mums birthday today and here are the cards I made her. The one off the kids is following the sketch over on Sunday Sketch & Stamp, and the one off us didnt follow any challenges at all.

Image is Sugar Nellie, Papers are Crafts-Too, Flowers K&Co. decoupage pad, Papermania shimmer dots & computer generated sentiment.

Close up front

Close up back

Image Fairy Doodles, Papers K&Co Que Sera Sera, Petaloo flowers, MS branch punch, Papercellar raffia lace, Papermania gem stones.

And finally, my exciting news is.................................... I have finally been given the date for my shop, as of next Wed 23rd Sept I will offical own my own business and LORA Crafts will be open for Trading.

Lyndsey xx

Friday, 11 September 2009

Nieces birthday = 2 challenges

Its my niece's 5th Birthday on Monday so I have made her 2 cards one off us & 1 off the kids. For a bit of inspiration for them I have followed to sketch challenges. A Spoon full of Sugar & Sunday Sketch & Stamp.

A Spoon full of Sugar

The image is a fab digi stamp from CC Designs, Papers are K&Co wild raspberry, K&Co die cut flower, Craftwork Cards oval sentiment. Ribbon & Buttons from stash.

Sunday Sketch & Stamp

Image is Sugar Nellie matted using Oval Nesties, papers are K&Co Que Sera Sera, Petaloo flowers, Papermania pearl brads & adhesive Shimmer Dots, Craftwork Cards oval sentiment.

Thanks for looking
Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Sketch & Stash

Another sketch challenge card from me today & another new Sugar Nellie stamp. I fell in love with this little gorjuss girl with her crown on her head, Abbie loves dressing up as a princess and has a few of the Disney Princess dresses so this stamp reminds me of her.

The image is Sugar Nellie, papers are Crafts-Too, Petaloo flowers, Craftwork Cards oval sentiment, Craftime ribbon & flower charm.

Lyndsey xx

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Friday Sketchers

I made this card following the sketch over on Friday Sketchers, I am having a lot of fun at the moment playing with my new sugar and this is one of my new stamps. She is called dreamer and my kids thinks she looks like me!!!. I have rotated the sketch as it fitted my image better.

Image Sugar Nellie, Papers K&Co Amy Butler Belle, Petaloo flowers, Craftwork Cards oval sentiment, Paper Cellar Raffia Lace.

NOTE : (All items except the stamp will be available from my shop)

Lyndsey xx

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Sugar Bowl Sketch

It seems ages since I managed to make a card for a challenge, but when some gorgeous new sugar dropped through my letter box today I knew I had to make a card for the Sugar Bowl Challenge. There is a fabby sketch to follow with the added extra of buttons, for these I have added little flower shaped buttons in the centres of my flowers.

The image is Poise from the Leanne Ellis collection at Sugar Nellie, papers are K&Co Wild Raspberry, Petaloo flowers, Craftime ribbon & fibre, Papermania pearl brad, Paper Celler raffia lace, buttons from stash.
All the items with the exception of the SN stamp are available to buy from my shop (when it opens lol!!!)

Lyndsey xx

Friday, 4 September 2009

1st Christmas Card

As you know I have been getting lots of stock in for the shop, and somehow some of the items have jumped out of their boxes and said they wanted to stay with me !!!!.

I fell in love with 2 gorgeous new stamps from Penny Black, so I had to make something with them. This card was originally supposed to go on the shop's inspiration blog, but I got carried away and added some things onto it which we dont sell. I dont want to put anything on the shop's blog with items we dont sell as I feel its unfair to the customers.

Image is Penny black and is called Hand Mailed, papers are Crafts-Too, Papermania shimmer dots & pearl brad, Craftwork Cards oval sentiment, Hobbycraft snowflake punch. The image has been matted using Nesties.

The other item I made is a little money holder, if you want to take a peak you will find it HERE.

Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Happy 40th Birthday

Tomorrow is my best friends 40th Birthday and I wanted to make her a special card. I came across this fabulous design Debby's blog and I was so inspired I followed the link for the template and this is my interpretation.

Images are from a clear stamp set from PI, papers are K&Co, Petaloo flowers, MS branch punch, Nesties & Papermania adhesive shimmer dots.

All the above items are available from my shop (when it opens), please see here for full details and prices.

Thanks for looking

Lyndsey xx

Tuesday, 1 September 2009


Hi everyone,

Sorry about the serious lack of posting lately, I have had a lot on with the shop. I have ordered lots of goodies in ready for the opening day and most of them have come bulk packed so I have been packing them all up separately in nice little hanging bags and it has taken a lot of time.

I have been given this award from the lovely Pat so I thought I would pop it up. Thanks Pat is was lovely of you to think of me.

Lyndsey xx

Monday, 24 August 2009

Long time no cards

Hi everyone, I am finally back with a few cards. Last night was the first time in ages that I have had time to sit down and craft. I got the MME Bloom & Grow and Wild Asparagus a few weeks ago and have been dying to use it so I gave it an airing last night.

This first card is following the fab sketch over on the Sugar Bowl, I got out some of my little SN cuties as I thought they went so well with the B&G papers so it seems adpt that the first card I made was for this challenge.

This second card follows the sketch over on Sketch & Stash, my new items are my Papers & my old item is my fabulous SN stamp Sweet & Sassy.

Finally this 3rd card is following the fab sketch over on Friday Sketchers, and again using a SN image this time the adorable Daisy.

Papers - MME Bloom & Grow 6 x 6 paper pad

Images - Sugar Nellie

Flowers - MME Bloom & Grow Decoupage Pad

Sentiment - Craftwork Cards oval sentiment

Brads - Papermania Pearl Brads

Hope you enjoyed looking.

For those that are interested, there is a link at the top of this blog to my new blog for the shop LORA Crafts. At the moment I am giving you sneeky peaks of the goodies that will be arriving soon. I plan to keep it updated with new stock items and sample ideas for these items, check it out and let me know what you think.

Lyndsey xx

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Hol Photos

Hi all,
I am back off my hols and thought I would pop a couple of piccys up for you to have a look at. We stayed at the Pontins stite in prestatyn and had a fantastic time, the weather was great(we all have lovely sun tans), good company, good food and good times. Had a couple of little wins on the bingo, saw a fabulous Take That tribute group and really enjoyed ourselves. Oli and Abbie just had a brilliant time, we went out on a few little day trips to Llandudno (and yes I visited the big craft shop there) went up the Great Orme on the Tram & Rich took Oli out to sea on a speedboat ride. Visited the ruins of Conwy Castle which was just magnificent and went into Rhyl a few times, we did so much I would bore you with all the details if I carried on. Abbie really came out of her shell and was up dancing to all the party records with Captain Croc and the gang and attached herself to a few of the Bluecoats, who all fell in love with her and kept telling us how great they thought she was. No-one wanted to come home really, but as we told them if Daddy doesnt go back to work and Mummy dosent get the shop sorted they wont have a holiday next year. Anyway I will leave you with a few picks, and them im off to have a good old blog hop over the next couple of days (in bewteen the washing and ironing!!!!).

And just to temp you all!!!!!, it was Rich's birthday while we where away so we went out for a meal. This was my pudding yummy chocolate fudge cake & ice cream delish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lyndsey xx

Friday, 24 July 2009

Off on hols

Just a quick post to let you know I am off on my hols tomorrow. I am gonna have a little blog hop later to try to catch up with most of you, but if not I will be round to see all your fabby new creations when I get back.

Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Sketch Saturday

This card follows the fab sketch over on sketch saturday. Loved working with this sketch as it was a little different.

Magnolia Image, papers by My Minds Eye, Petaloo flowers, Papermania shimmer dots, Craftwork Cards sentiment. Border strip done with MS Punch.

And finally a card just for the sake of it, cause my friend has kent me her fabby Popcorn stamps and they are just so adorable I had to use another one.

Image Popcorn from Crafters Companion, papers Basic Grey Marrakech, Prima flowers, Craftwork Cards sentiment. Border done with MS punch.

Lyndsey xx

Friday Sketchers

Made this card following the sketch over on Friday Sketchers. Didnt really turn out how I hoped so am not 100% happy with this. Think its the colour scheme really looks a bit washed out now, added some distressing to the edges of the papers and again hasnt turned out right.

Image is Tidla with Tulips from Magnolia, Papermania Blueberry Hill papers, Craftwork Cards sentiment, Poppicraft flowers & Papermania shimmer dots.

Lyndsey xx

Sugar Bowl Sketch

This is the first of a couple of posts on here tonight, kids were at nan & grandads last night, hubby wasnt in till late so I had a couple of hours to myself. I managed to get a few cards for some challenges done but have popped them on separate post to make them easier to find.

This card is following the fab sketch over on the Sugar Bowl, with the added extra of ribbon & bows. I used this gorgeous little stamp, after having a look through my stamp box I realised I had only used her once before and she was feeling a little neglected lol!!!!.

The papers are My Minds Eye and they are just delish with all glitter on them, Craftwork Cards oval sentiment, Papermania shimmer dots & ribbon from stash.

Lyndsey xx

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Teacher Cards

Hi everyone,
Wow!!! it seems ages since I last posted, with so much going on I just havent found the time. Thanks for all your lovely messages about Abbie, she is so much better now and is running about the place like mad. We are off on our hols on sat for 2 weeks and I am really looking forward to it, I think it will do us all the world of good.

I havent been making cards as other things just took over really, but I realised on Thurs night that I hadnt done the teacher ones and so made these up quite quickly.

Sorry about the poor quailty on the last 2 pics, took them quite quickly on the Fri morning and and now its too late to get a better picture.
Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 9 July 2009

A few Challenges

Thanks to everyone who gave me the info on the stamp I was looking for. I did manage to track it down at ladybug&friends.

I have made a few cards for some challenges. You will have to excuse the pics on the first 2 as I made them at work yesterday and a woman came in a wanted them so I had to take the pics pretty quickly.

This one is for the Sugar Bowl challenge and is a fab sketch.
Gorjuss girl image, Basic Grey Lemonade papers, Petaloo flowers, Craftwork Cards sentiment & Papermania adhesive gems.

This is following the sketch over on Friday Sketchers.

Anya from Greetings Farm, BAsic Grey Lemonade papers, Petaloo Flowers, Craftwork Cards sentiment & Papermania Adhesive shimmer dots.

This is following the sketch over on Sketch Saturday.
Sugar Nellie image, Basic Grey Lemonade papers, Craftworks Cards sentiment, Petaloo flowers & Papermania gems.
This one I just made cause I wanted too!!
Gretting Farm image, Dovecraft Blossom & DCWV spring stack papers, Petaloo flowers, Craftwork Cards sentiment & Papermania shimmer dots.
Lyndsey xx

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Magazine card & help needed & More bad news

Hi all, well we have had some rubbish news again today (think tuesday's are not my fave days at the moment). Abbie has been quite ill all weekend with high temp, headaches, lethargic and generally feeling really poorly. We put it down to the psuedomonas, her nurse came to see her today and straight away said it was nothing to do with that and we should contact the NHS Direct straight away. She is now being treated for Swine Flu poor little mite, so again we are having a very bad day. I just dont think we can take much more really, we are just so stressed at the moment.

Anyway thought I would show you the card I made for Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine, Issue 68 comes out on the 10th and I had to make a card and tag using some papers they sent me. I chose to use a fabby little gorjuss girl and this is the outcome. Hope you like.

Next I need your help!!!!!! I recieved this image in a swap and would now like to buy the stamp. The problem is I cant find it anywhere, I thought it was a RAM design but have searched the Stampavie website to no avail. So if you know who is is by, what its called and where I can get it from please let me know.


Lyndsey xx

Friday, 3 July 2009

A few cards

Finally I have a few cards to show you. I have managed to find a couple of hours to myself amongst all the chaos and came up with these. They are not for any challenges I just made them cause I wanted to & needed to, was getting major withdrawal symptoms.

Whilst sorting of my stuff, I came across this fab paper and embellishment pack which came free with a mag. So I decided to put it to good use at long last.
The images are Greetings Farm, Sugar Nellie & Messy Rabbit, flowers are Floral Doodles by petaloo and Papermania adhesive gems.

Finally here is a piccy of my little angel with her Nebuliser, she is such a star!!!!!.

As you can tell by her face, she is looking a little unwell at the moment, its so sad to see her so different from her normal self.

Lyndsey xx


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