Thursday 28 February 2013

Its all about the WOW factor

Hi all,

We have a new challenge starting today over at Milkcoffee and this week our theme is :-


For those of you who don't know what wow is - it means White on White - so the only colour we want to see on your creation is on the image only.

Now I have to admit I have never made a wow card before and was a bit worried at first as I do love my patterned papers, but dusted off my embossing folders and got to work. I have to say I am really pleased with the end result and it was a change to actually make my flowers using dies instead of reaching for the flower box.

I used the fabulous image - Fairy Tiffany - isn't she just gorgeous!!. I coloured her with my promarkers and and fussy cut her out. The image was matted onto a Floral Oval die cut embossed with the Swiss Dots folder. The background panels were embossed with a Crafts Too Floral folder and I used a couple of MD dies for the flowers & swirl.

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

Wednesday 27 February 2013

Zipping by

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Hi all,

Back again as promised with my card for Inky Impressions - thanks to all who joined in last weeks challenge we had lots of lovely entries.

Anyway the theme this week is

Splash of Red

So we would like to see Red somewhere on your card - a little splash of it or a big splash its up to you but it has to be there.

For my card I used the fabby Spunky Scooter Lili - I love her she is so adorable and just so reminds me of  Abbie hers lol. 

You can see from my card I have gone with lots of red, I also wanted to keep the card quite simple and funky to tie in with the image. These papers from Echo Park were just perfect and make the card seem bright and cheery. I added a little fish tail sentiment and a few gems to finish, wanted to keep a nice clean look.

Thanks for popping by today, will be back tomorrow with my Milkcoffee Card.

Lyndsey xx

New release day 3

Hi all,

Here today with the final 2 stamps in the new Little Claire release. First up I have Tulip Cat, love this stamp so cute think this has to be my fave of the release.

I am still using the Riverbank Revels papers on these cards, this pad is so versatile with lots of lovely prints. Went for a bit of a red & aqua colour combo on this one and think it gives it such a lovely cool fresh feel.

And finally we have a cute little stamp - Horse - perfect for all those little girls who dream of having a pony.

 Again kept with the lovely red on this card and wanted a nice bright and fresh feel to it.

Thanks for popping by my blog today, please pop back later to see my challenge card for Inky Impressions.

Lyndsey xx

Tuesday 26 February 2013

New release day 2

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Hi all,

Back again with the second release from Little Claire, todays image is the very pretty Butterfly Blossom.

I have again teamed the image with some Riverbank Revels paper and as the image has a bit of an oriental feel to it used the pretty lanterns pattern. I also found out this fabby MB lantern die that just matched perfectly.

Thanks for popping by my blog today, please pop back tomorrow to see the final 2 stamps in the release.

Lyndsey xx

Ladybug Crafts Ink Blog Hop

Hi all,

So excited today to have been asked by the lovely Kerry to join in with the Ladybug Crafts Ink new release Blog Hop.

The release - Through the Ages has 20 images in total and at just £1.75 each are a bargin.

 So the rules of the blog hop are as follows.

1. Leave a comment on each of the DT posts as you hop

2. Leave a comment on the challenge blog letting us know which image you like best

3. Display our badge in your sidebar to spread the word

You have 2 weeks to join in the fun and try and win some prizes - The winner of the hop will get to choose 6 of the new digi's of their choice and 5 runners up will each get to choose 3 digi's.

Running along side the hop is the LCI Challenge and this fortnight the theme is

Add a Number 

You can't get easier than that, just add a number somewhere on your project and your ready to enter.

The DT have been very busy creating gorgeous makes to inspire you and for this release along with myself their is also Guest Designer Rose joining in with the fun too. 

Anyway enough waffle lets start - you should have come here from the lovely Dianes blog, if not you need to start at the beginning and hop along in order.

So here is my card. I have used image Billie is 3 (girl version) 

I  teamed her with some pretty MME papers, added a few flowers, organza ribbon and gems to finish. I went for a real girly feel to this card as most 3 year old girls love anything pink & pretty.

You now need to hop on over to Sally's blog and see which image she has used. I for one will be hopping along too as I haven't seen any of the other images yet either.

Thanks for popping by my blog today, please pop back later to see the 2nd new release from Little Claire.

Lyndsey xx

Monday 25 February 2013

Little Claire - new release day 1

Hi all,

I have an busy week here on my blog - today sees the start of a new release from Little Claire, we have 5 gorgeous stamps to show you over the next few days. Tomorrow I have a something exciting for you to join in with, Wednesday see's a new challenge at Inky Impressions & Thursday see's a new challenge at Milkcoffee - so lots going on this week.

So anyway today I have 2 new images from Little Claire to show you, first up is an adorable little image called Little Doggies - just perfect for upcoming Mothers Day

And secondly we have Girl Cat, how cute is she!!

I have teamed both my images with products from the new Trimcraft - Riverbank Revels which is also available in store- I used - 6x6 paper pad, Sentiments, Roses & Gems.

WIN!   WIN!   WIN!   WIN!

We have two sets of these two stamps to giveaway (two winners will each receive a 'girl cat' & 'little doggies' stamp)  For your chance to win, simply pop on over to the blog & comment on today's new stamps - simple!
All posts to be received by 10am tomorrow (Tues 26 Feb 2013) and the 2 winners will be chosen at random.

Thanks for popping by my blog today, please do pop back tomorrow to see my exciting news.

Lyndsey xx

Tuesday 19 February 2013

Sweet Rose

Hi all,

Hope you are all enjoying this little bit of sunshine we are having today, I actually went out today without a coat on fab!!!

So I recently fell in love with an adorable range of stamps from La La Land Crafts - now I know they have been around for ages, but I have only just found them lol!!!

I treated myself to a few stamps first - then I realised they came in digi form and well a few more found their way to me too.

So here is my first card using a La La Land image, I kept the card quite sweet and simple and used some more of the gorgeous MME - Howdy Doody papers (I love this pad!!!)

I coloured the image with Promarkers and the colours are as follows (alothou they do look a little washed out on the picture)

Skin - Blush, Oatmeal, Sunkissed Pink, Coral
Hair - Satin, Tan, Cinammon, Walnut
Dress - Soft Peach, Peach, Coral, Burnt Orange
Hat & Flower - Buttercup, Mustard, Gold, Raw Sienna

I added some faby grossgrain ribbon and a few WOC flowers to finish

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Sunday 17 February 2013

Under my umbrella

Hi all,

A day late with this post - yesterday saw a new monthly challenge over at Little Claire - and this month our theme is

Love & Romance

So we would like to see lots of love, romance, hearts & flowers on your creations.

For my card I have used the adorable Loverly Jubblies - Robert & Daisy Umbrella image. I chose this image as it make me think of Abbie as the moment - she has a little boyfriend at school and they have been walking home together with his arm around her - awwwww!!!

I teamed my image with some fab Echo Park papers and added a few flowers and cute organza bow. The sentiment is out of the Best Friend stamp.

Thanks for popping by my blog today 

Lyndsey xx

Saturday 16 February 2013

Sweet Chloe

Hi all,

There is a new challenge over at Pink Gem and this weeks the pinks are hosting. Christine has chosen the theme

Punches & Dies

For my card I have used the adorable Chloe in Knitted Hat available in store or just £1.50.

Chloe was cut out using SB Lrg Oval Die and matted onto SB Floral Oval Die. I then used a MS border punch on the strip across the card and finally punched out butterflies - so plenty of die & punches on my card. I teamed Chloe with some pretty Echo Park papers, WOC flowers and some gorgeous ruffled organza ribbon.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Friday 15 February 2013

Easter Release Blog Hop

Hi all,

Sorry not been around for the last few days, have had a bit of a nasty water infection which has made me feel quite ill. Still not 100% but at least I now have some antibiotics from the doc's.

Anyway today sees our monthly blog hop over at Inky Impressions and this month we are showcasing the new easter releases.

So you should have come here from Lydia's blog. If not you need to start HERE and hop along, in case you get lost along the way here is the Blog Hop List.

For my card I have used Fashionsita Lilli & Giant Egg Chair. As soon as I saw this image I knew it had to be paper pieced and as its an Easter theme it just had to be bright and funky colours.

I teamed my image with some fabby MME - On the Sunnyside papers and coloured my little cutie in with my promakers. A cute heart doiley and some pretty flowers just to finish.

Promarkers used
Skin - Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Oatmeal, Blush
Hair - Burnt Umber, Chestnut, Cinammon
Top, Hat, Socks - Tulip Yellow, Canary, Lemon, Soft Lime
Skirt, Shoes, Hearts - Cardinal, Poppy, Berry

You now need to hop on over to Olivia's blog to see what see has come up with.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Saturday 9 February 2013

Springtime wishes

Hi all,

I have a cute little card to show you today using a new MFT stamp that I recently purchased. I seem to be having a bit of a spending spree at the min and have found a few new ranges that I seem to have fallen in love with - especially Some Odd Girl & La La Land and of course some new MME papers seem to have found their way into my shopping basket too lol!!!

Today my card has been made using some fabby products that I got from Kitty at My Mums Craft Shop - can deff recommend Kitty for a superfast delivery and great prices.

So I used Springtime Wishes from MFT and Howdy Doody papers from MME. I kept the layout quite simple and added a few pearls and resin flower for decoration. The cute sentiment comes with the stamp along with a few other. Again its one of those smaller size 14cm x 11cm cards and I am enjoying making these at the moment.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Friday 8 February 2013

Shhhhh!!! & Little Claire Competition

Hi all,

I have a quick and simple card to show you today, its my turn to showcase on the Inky Inspirations blog today and I have chosen to use this sweet image Lilli's Secret.

I teamed Lilli with some bright and funky papers from MME - On the Bright Side and kept my layout nice and simple,a sweet felt flower and some red gems to finish. I have again used a bit of Mary J inspiration on my card and made a cute 14cm x 11cm size card.

Also we have a competition over on the Little Claire Blog to win the new Feb Club stamp


If you would like to win this super stamp set here's what to do:

One of the sentiments contained within the set says 'wish BIG!' if you were granted a big wish what would it be? Leave us a comment and let us know on our blog.
The winner will be announced after 10am Monday 11 February - Good Luck!

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Spring Showers

Hi all,

I have a cute little card to show you today featuring one of Janet (Pink Gem Designs) adorable little images. For my card today I have used the cute little image- Chloe in the rain - and teamed her with some fabby MME papers.

I wanted to used some bright and cheerful colours so gave her a gorgeous yellow rain mac & matching umbrella. Finished off with some fabby gingham ribbon & a few flowers (not adding them didn't last long lol!!!)

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Monday 4 February 2013

Just for fun

Hi all,

I have a card today that I actually made just for fun, no DT work or anything!!! - that doesn't happen very often I tell you.

So I have been eyeing up the cards my teamie Mary J makes for ages and fancied having a go at her style, so here it is.

I used my new uptown girl stamp and some fabby MME papers. The card is smaller than the normal 6x6 I tend to make and is about 11cm x 14cm. I also kept the embellishments very simple and just added a cute little flower that I picked up from Dunelm's for just 50p for the packet - they also had 12x12 bazzil card for just 10p (bargin!!!)

I have to say I am really liking this style and have made quite a few cards like this, just waiting to find some time now to add the images onto them.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Saturday 2 February 2013

Check it out!!!

Hi all,

Well its a lovely morning here, the sun is shining nice and bright and doesn't it make everything seem more cheerful. On top of that the kids are going to spend the night at Nan & Grandads so me and hubs have the house to ourselves - whoop whoop - we get to watch something on the TV other than the Disney Channel or Cartoon Network lol!!!!

Anyway today its a new challenge over at Pink Gem and its the Pink' teams turn to host. Lisa has chosen our theme and this week its

Gingham / Checks

So here is my card -I have used the gorgeous Fairy Chloe and teamed her with some fabby Echo Park papers.

I kept the card a bit clean and simple today and focused on the layers and layout rather than adding lots of flowers, I quite like it but not sure how long I can keep out of the flower box for lol!!

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

Thanks for popping by my blog today 

Lyndsey xx

Friday 1 February 2013

Hearts & Flowers

Hi all,

Its a new month which can only mean that we have a new club stamp out today from Little Claire. We also have a fantastic new website gone live from today - go check it out

Heart & Flowers is our club stamp for Feb and features a fabulous tree, cute little hedgehog, lavender planter, border design and 3 sentiments all for just £8.99

Join our Club

Don't forget you also get all the materials needed and full instructions to make a card and a futher 2 full colour project instructions to try out too.

So here are my cards.

This card uses the fabulous tree, and I went with a very elegant theme. The papers are First Edition J'dore and are just scrummy.

For this card I went with a very bright and cheerful theme and used some fabby Echo Park papers. 

Finally this card appears in the new edition of Quick Cards Made Easy Issue 110 - on the Little Claire page.

Thanks for popping by my blog today 

Lyndsey xx


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