Thursday, 30 April 2009

New Charisma Challenge

Its Thursday, so that means it time for a new Charisma Cardz challenge.
This weeks challenge is THANK YOU. You can make whatever you like as long as it is something that has thank you on it.

The prize this week is a secret, none of us DT's knows what it is, only Carly has the answer. So why not pop over and join in the fun.

Here is my little creation, I have made a little gift bag for my mum for doing my washing for me when my bloomin washer broke down. I am gonna fill it with some yummy Maltesers (her fave choc).

The image is a gorgeous Miss Anya from the Greeting Farm, the cardstock is My Minds Eye, the flower is a mixture of Poppicrafts & Prima with a Papermania pearl brad, scalloped edging done with MSDP & Dovecraft Ribbon.

Lyndsey xx

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

3 challenges with 1 card

I do try not to combine challenges, but after making this card for the Just Magnolia challenge with the theme being Pink & Green, I also found it fits the challenge over at One Stop Craft Challenge where the theme is something new & Papertake Weekly where the theme is Spots & Stripes.

The image is a gorgeous Magnolia, the papers are new from Papermania Signature range and are called Regency. Craftwork Cards oval sentiment, Poppicraft flowers & Dew Drops.

Lyndsey xx

Monday, 27 April 2009

1 Card 2 challenges

Second card from me today, I have used a new Gorjuss Girl that I got last week. I have made the card following the sketch over on A Spoon Full Of Sugar and am also entering it into the Creative Inspirations blog which is a recipe challenge of 4 flowers, 3 papers & 2 buttons. I have used 4 flowers but have layered them up to fit the sketch (hope this is ok).

The image is from Sugar Nellie, papers are Basic Grey Wisteria, Poppicraft flowers with Papermania pearl brads & Craftwork Cards oval sentiment. Buttons & ribbon from stash.

Lyndsey xx

Miss Anya

I got some fabby Miss Anya images from a blogging buddy and couldnt wait to use them. This is the first card I have made with them and it follows a sketch over on the Docrafts website done by the lovely Clare Curd. The sketch was very easy to work with, with great scope for adding extra embellies.

The image is from the Greeting farm, papers are new from Papermania and are the Jesse Edwards collection (they are so delish) Poppicrafts flowers, Papermania pearl brads & gem stones, Craftwork Cards oval sentiment & ribbon from stash.

Lyndsey xx

Sunday, 26 April 2009

1 Card 2 challenges

Trying to get this one in quick before the challenge finishes. I have made this card to fit the sketch over on Mojo Monday and being as I have used a cute little PB stamp thought I would enter it in the Penny Black Saturday challenge which this week is anything goes.

The image is Penny Black, papers are K&Co Roam, Poppicraft flower with Papermania pearl brad, Craftwork Cards oval sentiment & card candy. MSBP used for scalloped edge.

Lyndsey xx

Saturday, 25 April 2009

How to catch a butterfly

Second post from me today, although I didnt get as much crafting in as I thought. A friend came round for a cuppa and a chat while her daughter (who is in Oli's class) played outside with the kids. This is quite a simple card as I was following the fabby sketch over on Papertake Weekly by the lovely Dawny P. Great simple sketch with plenty of room for added embellies although I did keep it quite simple.

The image is a gorgeous Sugar Nellie stamp, papers are Basic Grey Wisteria (just got them today and they are totally gorge) Poppicraft flowers, Anitas spotty ribbon & Papermania pearl brads & sticker sentiment.

Lyndsey xx

My little Pony

Well I have finally calmed down enough to make a card, so while hubby is at work and kids are somewhat engaged in other activites I am having a little crafty session. I made this card following the fab sketch over on the Stamp with fun challenge blog. I have used a gorgeous little Tilda image and sat her on her little pony (I have seen this on a couple of other blog and I thought it looked sweet).

The papers are K& Co sparkly sweet, bazzill swiss dots cardstock, Poppicraft flowers with Papermania pearl gems, Craftwork Cards oval sentiment & Scallop border punch out with MSDP.

I have decorated the inside but its quite simple so I havent taken a piccy.

Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 23 April 2009

OMG I am super excited !!!!

I just have to tell you my news I have had 2 super exciting things happen to me the last 2 days.

Firstly one of my customers from the shop who also follows my blog, is part of a group of ladies who meet up and craft. She came into the shop to see me yesterday and asked if I could do a demo for them. Well I was so pleased I of course said yes and just have to sort details out now. I know I have done a couple for the shop, but I am still in a place (in my head) where I cant really believe that my stuff is good enough especially compared to some that I see whilst blogging on here.

Secondly as you know I did a card for a magazine which came out the other day, well I have received an email from them today and they have offered me another 2 commissions I am so excited I have the most hugest grin on my face. The one is quite a simple little thing, the other is going to be a bit of a challenge but I am gonna love doing it. I really appreciated your comments on the card that came out and a few of you ( and some of my ladies from the shop) even joked about emailing the mag and telling them you want to see more of my cards, you didnt actually do it did you lol!!!!!!!

So there you are, thats my news. No card from me tonight I am too excited to make one, would prob cut my finger off with me knife or something lol!!!

Lyndsey xx

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

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Penny Black Challenge

Over on the Penny Black challenge there is a fabby sketch by the lovely Nat. It has lots of lovely layers which I didnt want to cover up with to many embellies, so I made a male card which as you know looks best quite simple.

The image is PB (obviously) cut and layered using Nesties, papers are K&Co Roam, Craftwork Cards card candy & oval 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

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Gingham Bunny

This is my 3rd and last post for tonight, sorry but I just cant help myself with all these fab sketches. Anyway this card is for the Sketch & Stash Challenge where I have used one of my new Messy Rabbit stamps & it also covers A Spoon full of Sugar challenge as I have used my MSDP & a Dovecraft flower punch.
Image is Messy Rabbit from Joanne Sheen, papers are a mixture of Making Memories & Basic Grey, flowers are a mixture of Prima, American Crafts & a 2" Dovecraft punch, Craftwork Cards oval sentiment & 3 little Dew Drops.
Lyndsey xx

Just Magnolia Challenge No.1

There is a fab new challenge blog just been started called Just Magnolia, They have a fabulous sketch to work with for the first challenge and a delish prize. There is definately a lot of love for these gorgeous little images I have just seen how many people have entered already amazing!!!!!

This fab little lady is from the spring club kit and I think she is just adorable. The papers are K&Co Classic Mckenna, flowers are a mixture of Poppicrafts, Amercian Crafts and a Dovecraft 2" flower punch with a Papermania pearl brad in the centre. Papermania pearl stones & Craftwork Cards oval sentiment, ribbon from stash.

Lyndsey xx

Football Bunny

OMG have you seen how many challenges are sketches this week, I have 10 drawn out ready to tackle and i'm sure there is probably more. I am totally in sketch heaven as these are my fave challenges.

This card has been made to the Truely Scrumptious sketch which I have rotated to fit my image. The added extra is to make a card for a child, my friends son is 7 on Tue so I have made this card for him. I have decorated the inside but not taken a picture.

The image is Messy Rabbit from Joanna Sheen (we have just had these in the shop and they are just adorable) papers are Basic Grey Marrakech, Craftwork Cards sentiment & card candy and a peel off no.7
Now that the kids are in bed I am now free to go off and tackle some more sketches.
Lyndsey xx

Friday, 17 April 2009

Mojo Monday & an Award

I have had a lovely day off with the kids today, watched HSM with Abbie, been dancing, jumping on the trampoline and generally just having some quailty time with the kids. They have had a friend round to play this afternoon so I took the opportunity to made a quick card. I chose the sketch over at Mojo Monday to have a play with as it looked quite nice and simple.

The image is from Sugar Nellie, the papers are Basic Grey bittersweet, flowers from Poppicrafts, Papermania pearl brads & photo anchors and Craftwork Cards oval sentiment, ribbon from stash.

I also received this lovely award from 2 blogging buddies Helen & Pat, thanks girls so sweet of you to think of me.

Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Little Black Dress

Its challenge time over at Charisma and the theme this week has been set by the lovely Carly. She has chosen


There are some fab creations from the DT and fab prize on offer, so pop on over and join in the fun.

Here is my card, I was totally stumped at first then I found this fab PB image and the inspiration just came.

The image is Penny Black, paper is Crafts House Allsorts oclletcion, Poppicraft flowers, Papermania gem stones & pearl brads, black velvet ribbon and peel off sentiment.

Lyndsey xx

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Lazy Days

I made this card following the fab sketch over on Sketch Saturday, lots of lovely layers so got to use lots of yummy papers. I took the opportunity to use the sketch for a card for Gandad off the kids, his birthday is tomorrow. I have used a fab PB image that I recieved in a swap and my new BG papers.

I filpped the sketch over so that the top was a the bottom, which meant the sentiment went at the top instead.

Image is Penny Black, papers are Basic Grey Marrakech all matted onto cordinations cardstock, Craftwork Cards oval sentiment & 3 little dew drops in the corner.

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

Friday, 10 April 2009

A very excited woman in the isles of Asda!!!

Do you remember me telling you ages ago that I had been asked to make a card for a magazine. Well it comes out on sale on 14th April, but whilst in Asda today I noticed it on the shelf. Well I had the plastic bag off it in about 2 seconds flat I was so excited, I think they thought I had gone mad. Oli and Abbie were there with me and they were jumping up and down and making a bit of noise, Abbie mostly cause she could see her cousin katie's piccy. She then took that mag off me and went running down the isle shouting DAD!!! DAD!!! look at Katie.

The card I made was nothing majorly special, basically I had to make a card that would be suitable for a child to make with adult help and then get a child to make it following my instructions. This is where I roped my niece into it, I then had to take pics of Katie whilst she was making the card and then send the card and pics off to the mag.

Here is a pic of the page in the mag Cardmaking and Papercraft. It is just such a thrill to see something of mine in print and my name there on the page, and then when I looked in the front of the mag my name was listed under the designers !!!!

I am now hoping and praying that this will not be the one and only card I get asked to make. Hope you like.

Lyndsey xx

Move over to the Dark Side!!!

There is an amazing sketch over on the Sugar Bowl Challenge this week, desigined by the fabulous Tiets. I love working with her sketches they always seem to have a lot going on in them. I decided to use another of my Gorjuss Girls that I had for my b'day and fancied doing something a bit different, so I ditched the pastels and went over to the dark side. I love how it has turned out I think it looks a bit quirky and different to my normal style, but can see me doing something like this again.

The Gorjuss image is Sugar Nellie, papers are My Minds Eye, Poppicraft flowers with Papermania pearl brads, Dovecraft gem flower brad, Raffia from Hobbycraft and my own conputer generated sentiment.
Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Utter Gorjuss!!!

Ok this is my very first Gorjuss Girl card!!!. The stamp was a present from a friend for my birthday and I just love her. I made the card following the fab sketch over on Sketch Saturday, although I have rotated it to fit the image.

I have used a lot of new birthday goodies on this card, Image is Sugar Nellie, papers are Basic Grey Marrakech, Scalloped border made with my new Martha Stewart punch, Poppicrafts flower, Papermania pearl brad & gem stones and Craftwork Cards oval sentiment.
Lyndsey xx

Charisma Cardz Challenge 14 & exciting news!!!

Its Thursday so that means its time for a new challenge over on Charisma Cardz. The challenge this week has been set by the lovely Joy and her challenge is PURPLE & GREEN.

As always you can make whatever you like as long as you follow the challenge theme. There is a lovely prize this week so why not pop over and join in the fun.

Here is my card, I had a major panic attack this week as I couldn't find any purple & green papers anywhere, then guess what!! I found my Spring Burst paper pad from Papermania and what colour is that, yes you guessed it.

I have cheated slightly and have followed a fab sketch from over on the Friday Sketcher blog as well.

The papers are Papermania, Hanglar image, Raffia Lace from Paper Cellar, Poppicrafts flowers, Papermania pearl brads & Craftwork Cards oval sentiment.
Now on to my news, Its my last week as Guest Designer over on the Charisma Challenge blog and I have been asked to stay on as a proper DT member, how cool is that!!!!. So I thinks I may be putting some candy up in the next few days to celebrate.
Lyndsey xx

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Finally a Card!!!!

You know when you have that much stuff to use and then you cant make a bloomin thing with it. Well thats how I have been the last couple of days, I have been just sat there looking at all my new stuff with no insperation at all. I nearly posted to ask if anyone had been and pinched my Mr Mojo, he must have just gone walkabouts for a few days, typical male !!!.

Anyway I have finally managed to get a card done and I have have followed a fab sketch from over on the Sketch & Stash challenge blog. My new stuff is ths fab new Papers from DCWV spring stack, Dew Drops (thanks Joey your fault i got them!!!!), some gorgeous flowers from Poppicrafts and a new Craft Work card sentiment.

The image is a gorgeous Sugar Nellie sent to me from a Blogging Buddy, Papermania pearl brads & spacers from poppicrafts.

Lyndsey xx

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Birthday Weekend

Hi everyone,

No card from me tonight, with Abbies birthday on Wed and mine on Fri, there has been no card making in this house. I would like to say a big thanks to some of my blogging buddies who sent me lovely cards and presents, they were much appreciated. I had some lovely crafty items from my family including 12 Sugar Nellies, so be prepared for a sugar overload on my blog. I finally got my much awaited MS punch from my dad and my lovely hubby has got me a few sets Nesties & a couple more MS punches (although i am still waiting for them to come). I also had a bit of money so I have had a little spend over at The Glitter Pot & Poppicrafts and I got myself some gorgeous K&Co paper pads and some of that Raffia lace from Hobbycrafts. I had some lovely none crafty stuff including jewellery, perfume, PJ's and a couple of new tops and some of my fave Soap & Glory products off the kids. My dad who's birthday is the same day as mine (I was his 18th present) treated us to a lovely meal in Fri night & we all went out to the family club we normally go to on Sat and saw a cracking band. Then today we took the kids over to Telford park for the day then came back and had a lovely family bike ride (again I am now struggling to sit!!!). Well I hope I havent bored you with my run down of my weekend, I will be posting some new cards very soon I have some new stuff that is just shouting out to be used.

Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Charisma Cardz challenge 13

Its Thursday and that means its time for another Charisma Cardz Challenge. This week the challenge has been set by little old me. My favorite challenges are always sketch challenges, so this week I have come up with a little Sketch for you.
Here is my card following the sketch.

The image is a gorgeous Penny Black isnt he just sooo cute, the papers are Basic Grey Ambrosia, Poppicraft flowers, Papermania gems coloured with permanent marker to get them the right colour, Craftwork Cards oval sentiement and ribbon from stash.
The girls have made some fabby cards with the sketch & there are 2 great prizes to choose from this week, so why not pop over and join in the fun.
Lyndsey xx

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Abbie's Birthday

Hi all,

It was my baby's 3rd birthday today so I thought I would pop a couple of pics on. We have had a lovely day, went to the farm this morning and to Macdonalds for dinner. We then had a tea party for her and she had some of her little friends around. We played pass the parcel, musical statues, pin the tail on the donkey, and had a great time dancing to party records.

Here is a pic of Abbie & Oli sitting in front of some of her presents. She is holding her main present in her hands (a pink DS) she has gone made for this and I thought she was a bit too young, however when she manages to get her hands on Oli's she is really good on it and they fight over it. Hopefully this will stop all the arguements now!!

This is Abbies cake (can you believe that she wanted spongebob squarepants!!!) My friend is a super douper cake maker and she very kindly made this for Abbie. It tastes really yummy as well!!!!

Finally this is the card I made for Abbie off me & Rich. It is from the crafters companion Girls CD and I copied the castle by 200% and printed it off 5 times, then decoupaged it and added all the details.

Lyndsey xx


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