Friday, 30 November 2012

Weaved heart hanging

Hi all,

Its my turn to provide the inspiration with the Friday Project over on the Little Claire Blog, so if you would like to see how to make this little weaved heart wall hanging please do pop on over. I would love to know what you think.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Bedtime Stories

Hi all,

I am a little late posting this today, unfortunately we had a little lie in this morning which then meant a mad dash to get ready for school - then all my day seems to have got messed up (why is that!!!!)

Anyway the DT over at Milkcoffee are showcasing today and our theme was couples, so we had to used an image with more than 1 character on it.

For my creation I was given the adorable image Bedtime Story - it such a sweet little image and lovely to colour too. I didn't make a card as, as soon as I saw the image I knew it would be perfect to make a little bookmark for Abbie - for when we have our little reading sessions before bed. Now I had a quick scout about and found lots of tutorials for bookmarks, but wanted something quite simple so came up with this.

Here's what it looks like in a book (ignore my boring old horrible diary!!!)

So bascially the ribbon goes in the page you want to save, and then the pretty picture sits nicely on the top of your book.

Also I was excited to find yesterday, that I won the following challenges with THIS card

Our challenge badge

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Along for the ride

Hi all,

Well its been a christmas card overload on here over the last few days, I'm still no where near where I need to be with my collection though so need to keep plodding on. I feel so awful as someone wanted to by some the other day and I couldn't sell them as I don't know if I will find the time to make all the ones I need let alone any to sell. - Why do I have to have such a big family, who expect nothing less than a handmade card now.

Today I have used another Hobbyhouse Toppers (not again you cry!!!!), I cant help it I just love them and they make for such a quick and easy card. Also I am trying to make sure that I use up the things I buy instead of using 1 item from the pack then forgetting about it - If I don't use it, I didn't really need it in the first place and I think I am trying to convince myself lol!!!

Anyway todays card uses a Wee Stamps image of the adorable little Heidi.

The papers are a right mix of - free, and old & new Papermania packs. WOC flowers, Hobbycraft wooden embellishment, gorgeous dotty organza ribbon and the sentiment is a Little Claire Christmas Sentiment Tag. 

Thanks for popping by my blog today, I will be back tomorrow with something that is not a Hobbyhouse Topper, though I cant promise it wont be Christmas.

Lyndsey xx

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Daughter - beautiful, loved, cherished

Hi all,

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend, another quick card today using the Hobbyhouse Toppers. But today I have a little change for you in that I have used a gorgeous Mo Manning image on todays card. I am also having to hide this card as it is for a special little person.

Again free papers from mag, Cheery Lynn Holly Flourish, WOC flowers and the fabby daughter Sentiment from the Dictonary definitions set from Little Claire.

Don't know whats up with my camera at the mo - but alll my piccys seem a bit blurry.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Monday, 26 November 2012

Some bunny loves you

Hi all,

I hope you all had a fab weekend despite the awful weather!!!, we had a busy one doing a bit of xmas shopping. Got the kids a tablet each for christmas and had such a hard time choosing one especially for Abbie who I didnt think was old enough for a proper grown up one, but too old for a baby one. We found a couple of good ones in the end a Meep &  Nabi2 which are grown up style but with better screen interfaces for kids and lots of parental controls on them. She had a good play with both in store and eventually we settled on the Nabi2.  Oli had also decided to have a pair of headphones for his PS3, well they had 2 pairs - the normal pair which were £40 and a limited edition Call of Duty ones (exactly the same just a different colour and the COD logo on them for £80 - can you guess which ones he just had to have!!!!.

But then I got a cracking bargin after uming & arhing for about a year now I have finally got myself a Grand Calibur (well Rich got it me for xmas)They had them on offer in Hobbycraft this weekend for just £70 which was a good bargin in itself, but then I found a 25% discount voucher in the newspaper so got it for just £52.50 in the end - so well chuffed with that.

Anyway onto my card - I am still on a roll with these Hobbyhouse Toppers and am loving using them, so I think you will be seeing a fair few more of these - well until I have used them all up anyway lol!!!

I am still on the Wee Stamps images but today have used this cute little bunny image.

The details are pretty much the same as yesterday. The papers and ribbons were free with a magazine and I added a bit of cheesecloth and a few WOC flowers to finish.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Wild Orchid Crafts - Christmas card for a child

Crazy 4 Challenges - Put a bow on it

Challenge up your life - First Snow

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Sitting Pretty

Hi all,

Another quick christmas card to show you today, again using one of the fabulous Toppers from the Hobbyhouse.

Todday my card uses another Wee Stamps image, this time the adorable Holly. I love how quickly a card comes together when you don't have to spend ages colouring

I have teamed Holly with some papers that were free with a special edition Molly Blooms mag, the ribbon was from there too. Added a few flowers, cheesecloth and the gorgeous Cheery Lynn Holly Flourish.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

OSAAT - Fabric, Ribbon or Lace

Glitter n Sparkle - Ribbon or Lace

Squirel and the Fox - Anything Goes

2 Sisters - Winter Wonderland

Hiding in my craft room - Christmas

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Wrap up warm

Hi all,

Exciting day for me - its my first official challenge with team Pinks over on the Pink Gem Challenge blog.

My team mate Debbie has chosen this weeks theme and believe me it wasn't too popular amongst the girls lol!!!, but lets see how you get on with it - The theme this week is

Paper Piecing

So you must have some part of your image paper pieced to be in with the chance to win your choice of 4 Digi Images from the Pink Gem Store.

Anyway here is my card - I have chosen to use the lovely Mimi in Hat & Coat and I have paper pieced her Coat, Hat & Boots, the rest of the image has been coloured using Promarkers.

I teamed Mimi with some fabby free papers and added a few gorgeous flowers and some organza ribbon to finish - do you like my triple bow, loving my bow maker!!!!. The image has been cut out using the fabulous Spellbinder Floral Oval - available in store and at such a bargin price too!!.

Please do pop on over to the challenge blog and check out my team mates fabulous creations.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Friday, 23 November 2012

Waking in a winter wonderland

Hi all,

Well I really need to get a shift on with my christmas cards, I feel like I have already made loads but most of them have gone off as DT samples so I really need some for myself now lol!!.

Anyway to speed things up a bit I brought some fab Toppers from the Hobbyhouse at the NEC and have made a few cards with those, so over the next couple of days I will be showing those.

The first card I think is my fave so far and features the gorgeous little girl Heidi from Wee Stamps.

I think is possibly my fave so far as I have used pink on it lol!!!. the papers are a mix of Dovecraft & Papermania and I have used my gorgeous Floral Oval Nestie (I so love this!!!). A few flowers and a bit of lace and gingham ribbon to finish off. The sentiment is from a old Papermania set.

Thanks for popping by my blog today, be sure to pop back to see some more creations using these gorgeous toppers.

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Crafty Creations - Christmas is coming

Cute Card Thursday  - Girls Only

Divas by Design - 2 or more Papers

Inky Impressions - Make it Girly

MMCS - Song Inspiration (Winter Wonderland or White Christmas)

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Spreading the seeds of thanks

Hi all,

Today sees a new challenge over on the Milkcoffee Challenge Blog and this fortnight our theme is

Giving Thanks

So with some of our overseas friends celebrating Thanksgiving we would like to see your thank you cards.

For my card I have used the very cute little image - Soya spreading seeds - juts love this adorable image don't you?

I coloured the image up using my promarkers and teamed it with some gorgeous MME papers from the - On the bright side pad, a few flowers and a bit of ribbon to finish.

If you want to check out what my team mates have created for this challenge, please pop on over to the Challenge Blog and check them out. You can join in the fun while your there too for the chance to win 3 digi's of your choice.

Thanks for popping by my blog today 

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Crafting for all Seasons - Thank you cards

Digistamps 4 Joy - Give Thanks

Pennys Challenge - So Thankful

Sisterhood of Crafters - Thanksgiving

Papercraft Star - A Thank you

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Lets Bake - Published

Hi all,

I have some exciting news to share today, a while ago I was asked by Gill at Little Claire if I would like to make a card for a magazine piece. Well the mag Papercraft Essentials Issue 88 is for sale from Thurs - but subscribers have already been receiving their copies (my friend text me Fri- to say hers had come) so I thought I would share it with you.

I used the new Nov Club stamp called Lets Bake & added a bit of bunting from the Bunting Set. The papers I used were Dovecraft Modern Christmas,a bit of red cotton lace and a couple of wooden flowers to finish.

Here is a close up of the card (ie my piccy)

Now I have to say I love the how they have done the piece in the mag - but think they may have been a bit over zelous with the timing of of the card (25 mins to make) - well I can tell you it took me longer than that just to colour the picture in lol!!!! never mind.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Digi Garden Cute Christmas

Hi all,

My card today has been made for the Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge Blog, - The Digi Garden are sponsering their challenge today and the Design Diva's were given the opportunity to guest design for them.

Here is the Sketch designed by Marie

And here is my card

I have used Present Elf 1 and teamed her with some fabby papers I picked up at the NEC last week. The flowers were originally white and were coloured with PM's to match and the sentiment is from an old Papermania set.

If you fancy having a go at the sketch I'm sure the girls over at the Challenge Blog would love you to join in their challenge.

Also the Digi Garden have the Theme - A Cute Christmas - over on the blog and you just need to use a Digi Garden image to join in. - The winner receives 5 images of their choice from the shop so well worth entering

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Little Claire Monthly Challenge #27

Hi all,

Its time for a new monthly challenge over at Little Claire and this month our theme is a nice easy one, especially for this time of year.


We know you're all making them, so why not enter one into our challenge. You dont have to use a Little Claire image but we love it when you do!!!

The prize for this months challenge is this fabulous selection of goodies.

                                                            Five Little Claire image die-cut sheets
                                                                             Two reels of ribbon
                                                            Two packs of coloured bling stones
                                                                      One packet of ribbon bows

So here is my card, I have used one of the older images called - The Robin & the Ivy

I have teamed the image with some gorgeous papers from First Edition called Vintage Christmas and my new Cheery Lynn Holly Flourish which I picked up from the NEC last week. A bit of gorgeous organza ribbon and some red pearls.

If you would like to see what my teamies have created this challenge, please do pop on by the Blog and check them out and join in the fun while your there too.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Friday, 16 November 2012

Ice Skating Cutie

Hi all,

I have a christmas card to show you today made using a little cutie from The Digi Garden. The image is called Emily's Ice Skates and I went for a fabby red and aqua colour combo.

The papers were a freebie from a mag a while back and they have such lovely bold, bright and funky patterns. The flower is a Marianne Die and a bit of Dovecraft ribbon to finish.

Thanks for popping by my blog today, please pop back tomorrow to see my DT card for the new Little Claire challenge.

Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Warm Winter Wishes

Hi again,

I am very excited to be showing you today my first card designed for the Pink Gem team. Today I am posting on the Gems of Inspiration Blog with this gorgeous little card. I have chosen to use the very adorable Winter Phoebe which is available in either Jpeg or Png format - coloured & just line image, and I have also used the sweet little Christmas Circle Sentiments 1 set.

I coloured Phoebe with my promarkers and teamed her with some lovely foiled papers from Craftwork Cards. She was Die Cut out using the following Spellbinders Dies - Rectangles Classic Large & Fleur dis Lis Rectangles, which are both available in store and at such brilliant prices too. The card has been finished off with a bit of lace, organza ribbon and Christmas flower.

The promakers I used to colour the image are :-

Skin - Burnt Orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Oatmeal & Blush
Hair - Walnut, Cinnammon, Tan & Satin
Coat, Hat & Boots - Azure, Colbalt Blue, Sky Blue & Artic Blue
Trim - Island Lagoon, Soft Green & Pastel Green

Thank you for joining me again today

Lyndsey xx

Pennys Challenges - Anything Goes

Charisma Cardz - Cool Colours

Craft us crazy - Holiday Theme

MAWTT - Seeing Stars (lots of stars on green paper)

My Heart Pieces - Something Cute

Counting down the days

Hi all,

Its time for a new showcase over on the Milkcoffee Blog and today the team are showcasing some of the new Christmas images.

For my creation I have used to fabulous Lisbeth & Christmas - isnt she so adorable singing along to her favorite christmas carols with her pets in tow.

I created a fabby little Countdown to Christmas chalkboard calendar for Abbie, and had such fun making it.

I started off with a cheap frame from the £1 shop and replaced the glass with a piece of chalk board which again I got from the £1 shop and just chopped to size.  I decorated the frame with ribbon, die cut pontsettia flower and my new holly flourish. The letters I found in my stash and were from a sheet of die cut alphabets.

Now I know its not 24 days till christmas at the moment, but we put our decorations up on the 1st and so it will be 24 days then. I also just wanted to put a number on there for the photo lol!!!

Please do pop on over to the Blog and check out what my team mates have created with some of the other fabulous Christmas designs.

Thanks for popping by my blog today 

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Chalk N Stock - Anything goes (must inc chalk)

I love Promarkers - Christmas Tree

My Mums Craft Shop - Winterwonderland

Divas by Design - Anything Goes

SJ Crafts - Christmas

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Stocking Card

Hi all,

A quick post today to show you another one of my class cards. Last week I got the ladies making some cute little stocking shaped cards. I found the fabulous template HERE but slightly adapted it, as the original was for a gift card holder, but by adding a tab and sticking it together a bit differently I turned it into a proper standing card.

I kept the design quite simple only adding a Die Cut Pointsettia and greeting for decoration.

Throughout the week I used a mixture of different papers, but these 2 were my fave using papers from Dovecraft - Modern Christmas & Merry Magic. I love how funky they look.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Monday, 12 November 2012

Butterfly Wishes

Hi all,

I have a couple of cards to show you today using one of the older images available from Little Claire - the stamp is called Butterfly Tree and is amazing value at just £8.99 for 7 images & 2 sentiments.

When I saw that Gill had done a post on the stamp over on the Little Claire Blog the other day, I knew I just had to add this one to my collection.

For the first card I used the actual tree and teamed it with my new oval nestie (just had to have this after keep seeing it on my teamie Donna's blog!!!) and some lovely MME papers.

On the second card I used the gorgeous Butterflys and teamed them with some First Edition papers & WOC flowers.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Sunday, 11 November 2012

NEC Goodies & news!!!!!

Hi all,

I have very exciting news to share today, you may see a clue in my side bar!!!. The lovely Janet from Pink Gem Designs has asked little ol me to be on her Design Team and of course I said yes. I am on the team of the Pinks - which means we show our card on the day of the challenge and the other team the Gems show their creations on the midway reminder. Now I only got asked on Thurs night and the challenge went live yesterday so I didnt have time to join in this time, but I have printed off my first digi image and will be getting a little creation made up over the next couple of days. But if you would like to pop on over to the Pink Gem Challenge Blog and check out my new teamies creations I'm sure they would love you too. You can also get almost daily of inspiration by poping on over to the Gems of Inspiration Blog too!!

Now then, I had a fabulous time at the NEC with some friends yesterday. Loads to see and some fabulous creations on display. I even had time to have a little chat with Steve from Little Claire and talk a few ladies into purchasing stamps from the store after giving them lots of ideas to use them for - and Steve let me into a few secrets on some new designs that Gill is currently doing!!!!. Also one the best things was seeing my cards on display on the stand and hearing ladies saying how nice they were and taking pics - and my teamies cards too obviously!!! - and girls they are so gorgeous IRL just beautiful.  Well I promised Diane I would pop some piccys of my new stash on here - so here goes.

Wee Stamps Toppers, Decoupatch Items, Ribbon, Stamps & Calendar Tabs

Hougie Board (pink!!!), Craftwork Cards, Silicone, 12x12 card & A4 card in White & Kraft

 Coloured Card, 6x6 Card Blanks, Red Tape & Alterable Chipboard Items

Xmas Paper Pads & Pearl Gems

Spellbinders Nesties & FF Embossing Folder

Various Dies

Thanks for pooping by my blog today, if your off to the show today have a fab day

Lyndsey xx

Friday, 9 November 2012

Christmas Starburst

Hi all,

Thought I'd pop on today and show you a card I taught in class a few weeks ago. The card design is called a Starburst and I found the original inspiration for it over on Pinterest. I gave it a bit of a tweak to suit my class and added a rosette where the points joined.

The rosette was made using a Tim Holtz die and a bit of ribbon hid the join where the papers met. I love how you can make the card look totally different just by changing the papers and the design can be used for so many occasions.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Dream, Fly, Soar

Hi all,

Well this week definately seems to be passing me by extremely quickly, before you know it it will be over and time to do it all again. One good thing about it though is that means Saturday will come soon and I'm off to the NEC and very excited to be going, have my pennies all saved up to treat myself to some delish goodies.

Anyway its Thursday and its time for a new challenge over at Milkcoffee and this fortnight we do have a bit of a challenge for you.

More than 1 Fold

We would like to see your creations with more than 1 fold, so easels, gatefolds, joyfolds of even something more intricate - as long as its got more than 1 fold it counts!!!!

So here is my card, I have gone for a design called Free Standing Pop Up Card- which actually has 7 folds on it to create the shape. I love these cards are they are so different & unsual but can fold flat for posting.

The image I used on my card is called Michelle in Hot Air Balloon - isn't this image just fabulous - I had a blast colouring the gorgeous balloon up. The papers are some of my new ones from Echo Park from the Sweet Days pads and oh my they are just yummy love them!!!!.

I added a few flowers, ticket sentiment and a bit of red grossgrain ribbon to finish off.

If you fancy having a go yourself at this style card, you will find my tutorial HERE

Please do pop by the Challenge Blog and check out my team mates fabulous creations and join in the fun while your there for a chance to win 3 Digi Images of your choice. We have some fabby new Christmas Images in store now.

Thanks for popping by my blog today 

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Scrap Creations - Use a Digi

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Creative Moments - More than 1 Fold

Stamp & Doodle -Use a Digi

Celebrate the Occasion - Up, up & away

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Glam Girly Tree

Hi all,

I have another card to show you today using the Little Claire - Changing Tree Girly Embellishments. This time I have gone all out girly for my creation and added lace, flower, ribbon and a gorgeous sparkly ribbon slider.

I started with a round card base and covered it with some paper from a gorgeous pad - Echo Park Everyday Eclectic. The image was popped off centre and towards the top and I added a sprig of gorgeous metal flowers & droplets. The ribbon has been threaded through a diamontie slider and the sentiment is from the Dictionary Definitions set.

If you are going to the NEC this weekend - Little Claire will be there as always (stand A45) with loads of gorgeous goodies and I am sure Steve would love you to pop by and say Hi

Thanks for popping by my blog today 

Lyndsey xx

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Home is where the heart is ....

Hi all,

Now I appologise for being a little late in posting this card as the release date was Thurs!!!, but better late than never.

Anyway the Little Claire Club Stamp for November has been released and this month our stamp is called Lets Bake - and this time we have a cute little kitchen scene for you, so perfect for all those bakers & cupcake makers lol!!.

If you join our club this month, for just £8.00 you will receive this stamp and all the materials and instructions to make a card. You will also get full colour instructions to make 2 further projects. When you join our club, you will be given your own unique membership number which entitles you to 10% all purchases either from online, by phone or at shows and free p&p.

So here is my card.

I have kept the colour scheme quite simple and teamed the image with some papers from the Happy Days collection from Papermania. I have added a bit of organze ribbon, a cute little wooden heart and some fabby flower shape brads.

Now i have a little secret I do have another sample made using this image but I'm not allowed to show it to you just yet as (its being published in a magazine later this month) so I will post that one when I can.

If you would like to see more samples and what creations my team mates have made using this image please pop on over to LC gallery or the Little Claire Blog.

Thanks for popping by my blog today xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

DYSU Challenge - Brads (flower brads)

Forever Friends - Anything Goes

MMCS Challenge - Bold & Bright

Card Makin Mamas - Anything Goes

Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Woah - Hold on a minute whats going on here then!!!

* 2/11/12 Edited to add, that just as my card magically appeared linked to the challenge in the first place - the link has now magically disapeared!!!!*

Hi All,

I have copied this from Pickle's (Kerry's) blog 

Hi all,
A word of warning ......

Please DO NOT enter this women's challenges or buy from the associated shops. She is a well known fraud who has been stealing digital artwork for a longtime and been caught on many occasions. Some of the images for sale in her shop are even from free colouring page sites. She has been using old DT projects to make it look like she has a current DT when people have left and asked her numerous times to delete their names/links after discovering that she is a fraud. She has now even started linking people projects to her challenge to make it look as if they have entered when they have no knowledge of it and obviously do not wish to be associated with her for obvious reasons.

Jenn has written some of the back story here ( that is only about 1 tenth of what has gone on)

She is an active member of facebook and befriends lots of crafters . If you are fb "friends" with her please think about unfriending her so as she doesn't have access to your crafty friends. And if you have time please spread the word

Now I don't like to pick sides but after reading this I popped on over to this blog using the link that Kerry gave to have a look to see what it was all about - and blow me if I didnt see one of my cards linked up in her challenge HERE.  

I can say without doubt I never entered this card (pumpkin Patch) into this challenge and you can see on my post which challenges I did enter- why on earth would someone enter my card into a challenge without my permission. I have tried to delete my entry but as I didnt put it there the cross is not there for me to delete it. 

I can only say that I am definately steering clear of this one, and would like to point out again that I did not enter my card into this challenge. 

Lyndsey xx


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