Tuesday, 30 April 2013

A present for you

Hi all

I'm here today as its my turn to show a bit of inspiration over on The Stamp Basket Blog. I have just one more week left as a Guest DT with Janet & the girls and next week my last card may well be a little bit festive!!

Oh boy has it taken me ages to get this card posted up today, my laptop is still not fixed so have had to pinch my sons tablet and figure that out- its not much fun typing with one finger either lol!!!!.

I have to say I have enjoyed having time off this last week or so and not feeling stressed about crafting - the down side is that I have been finding lots of things to do round the house while the kids are at school - such a cleaning windows, sorting out bedrooms & wardrobes etc - but it feels nice to know that I can sit and craft only if I want to and not cause I have too to meet deadlines. Its taken me most of the week to get this card done as I just couldn't get it right so kept leaving it - I think my mojo is gonna take a while to come back - but hopefully I won't be too long with another creation, as I dont want to give up compeletely just take things a bit easy on myself.

Anyway today I have made this cute little card using the adorable Wild Rose Studio image Teddy with Gerbera - isn't he just so sweet hanging on to that massive flower for dear life lol!!!

I teamed this little Ted with some very funky papers from Bo Bunny -Surprise added some pretty flowers,  Doiley and a Memory Box Party Lantern die cut. I made a cute double bow using Red Ribbon and added some Pearls to finish.

The items that can be found at The Stamp Basket are :

Thanks for popping by my blog today, hope you liked my little creation

Lyndsey x

Sunday, 28 April 2013


Hi all,

Just wanted to pop a quick post on as to why I am MIA!!!

As most of you know I had a major operation this time last year, and though I am now a year on I still seem to be suffering with a lot of health problems. I don't seem to have much energy at the moment and was beginning to feel very pressured with the amount of time I was having to spend on DT commitments and deadlines. The time it has been taking up (making the card, blogging it, DT commenting etc etc) has been causing a few problems in my household, and I feel that I was beginning to neglect my family.

So after a lot of thought and discussion with my hubby I have decided to take a big step back from DT work & blogging. I have stepped down from my DT's with all but a couple of Guest spots I have already committed to remaining. I am hoping that this will make me feel less stressed about things, and I still want to carry on crafting, but more if & when I feel like it rather than having to work to deadlines.

So I think its safe to say that my postings may be a bit sporadic in the next few months while I sort myself out. At the moment I am really struggling to even make a card and to top it off have broken the screen on my laptop so am having to pinch Oli's tablet or use my phone to get online lol!!!

I do have a few cards made and ready to show, but the piccys for those are on my laptop and tbh I cant be bothered to re take them and load them up, so will have to wait until my laptop returns.

I am still planning on hopping round your blogs peeking at your fabby creations, and maybe I might just get my enthusiasm back sooner rather than later x

Lyndsey xx

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Vintage Romance

Hi all,

I have a few quick and simple cards to show you today that I have made using the gorgeous Grace Taylor papers & embellishments from Trimcraft.

I challenged myself to make some cards using just the papers & die cut embellishments without adding any stamped images.

It's quite surprising how quickly you can make a card with having to colour an image- although they may have taken a lot less time if I hadn't been watching some of my taped programes at the same time lol!!! (I have to watch my Vampire Diaries & 666 Park Avenue - when no-one else is around cause they all moan)

The full list of items used are

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Fancy Front Fold Card

Hi all,

Thought I'd pop on today and show you a class card that I taught a few weeks back in class.

I found the idea on my fave place again (pinterest lol!!!) and re did the measurements - as most I find tend to be in inches - and most of my ladies like to work in cm's.

The card is called a Fancy Front Fold Card and you make it out of 1 piece of 12 x 12 paper, a few scores and folds and you are done!!.

When closed the two side cross over each other, and the card is kept closed by tucking the flap into a little pocket made at the front, which is covered by the picture. When opened up you have space for a little message.

The paper bows were created using a template that I drew

The little stamps were a past freebie with a magazine and were just the perfect size for the card - the square panels are only about 5cm sq - so you need a pretty little image to fit them.

The best thing about this too - is that the paper is folded in half to create the card so you don't really need double sided and can get away with single sided if you wish.

Thanks for popping by my blog today, hoping to get a little blog hopping done myself later, am still out of sorts and catching up on thing (inc housework) from the kids having the last 2 weeks off.

Lyndsey xx

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Pretty Ballerina

Hi all

I am running a little late today sorry!! and its my turn to show a bit of inspiration over on The Stamp Basket Blog.

Today I have made this cute little chipboard Hanging Heart using the adorable Crafters Companion stamp Eleanor - isn't she just the sweetest standing there in her little pink tutu.

I teamed Eleanor with some very pretty papers from WRS Flight of Fancy pad, added some pretty flowers and a Memory Box Flourish. I made a little hanging hook and cute bow using Pink Ribbon and edged the scalloped circle with some Pearls

You can probably guess where this is going to end up hanging lol!!!

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter this hanging into the following challenges

Artistic Inspiration - Anything but a card (22/4)

A little Bit Crafty - Anything Goes (1/5)

Crafters Companion - Flowers (1/5)

Papertake Weekly - 1 Paper (23/4)

My Grafico Crafts - Anything Goes (22/4)

Monday, 15 April 2013

Fairy Wishes

Hi all,

We have a new release over at Inky Impressions today - April's Wish Big release features some fabby Digi images and sentiments.

Now we have decided to change things up a little from this release, normally as you know we do a little Blog Hop whenever we have a new release but, we know how precious crafting time is and not every one has time for (can be bothered lol) to do a Blog Hop.

So from now on you will find all the teams fabby creations in one place over on the Inspiration Blog.

For my card I was given the lovely Wishing Well & Wishing Well Fairy images to work with and came up with this.

I teamed the images with some pretty papers from LOTV, a few flowers and some lovely polka dot organza ribbon.

Thanks for popping by my blog today, I hope you do pop over to the Inspiration Blog to check out my team mates fabby creations

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Paper Makeup Stamps - Use Digi/Girly Girl (22/4)

Sparkle N Sprinkle - Use a Digi (1/5) Top 3

Wild Orchid Crafts - Purple & Green (22/4)

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Beautiful Blossom

Hi all,

We have a new monthly challenge over at Little Claire and this month the lovely Gemma has designed a fabby sketch for us to use along with the theme


So we do need to see the theme and the sketch on your creations please.

For my card I have used one of my fave images from the last release - Butterfly Blossom - such a lovely spring like image.

I teamed the image with another of the Gorgeous Trimcraft paper pads -First Edition - New Bloom - yet another pad chocked full of beautiful designs and colours. I added some fabulous polka dot organza ribbon and few flowers just to finish off.

Please do pop on over to the Challenge Blog and check out my team mates fabulous creations, if you would like to enter our challenge this month the prize is this little lot :-

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

One Stop Craft Challenge - Pastels (20/4)

So Artful Challenge - Spring Colours (4/5)

Sweet Stampin - Pastels (19/4)

Broken Box Stock - Florals (26/4)

Dilly Beans - Pastels (19/4)

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Etch a sketch

Hi all,

Its time for a new weekly challenge over at Pink Gem today and this week Katie has given us a fab sketch to follow.

So for my card today I decided to merge 2 of Janets fabulous images and used the adorable Chloe on Swing and Blossom Branch (so she didn't look like she was hanging in mid air lol). 

I teamed my images with some of the new gorgeous papers from Trimcraft - First Edtion - Floral Pavilion. I tell you I really dont think there are any sheets in this pad that I dont like they are all stunning (good job I got the 12 x 12 & 8 x 8  think!!). I didn't have any read roses so used a Marianne Die to make my own and then added a few WOC flowers in with them. Finished off with some fabulous polka dot organza ribbon and shinny little button.

Please do pop by the challenge blog and check out my team mates fabulous creations.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Totally Gorjuss - Spring Shades (20/4)

Wags N Whiskers - Spring/April Showers (19/4)

QKR Stampede - For a Child (19/4)

Little Miss Muffett - Anything Goes (18/4) Winner

My Heart Digital Pieces - Spring (25/4)

Friday, 12 April 2013

Free digi and competition

Hi all,

Who likes free things!!! - well we all do don't we.

Little Claire are giving away a fabulous Digi image to celebrate a new section of Digi downloads online.

You will find this digi HERE.


Now for the competition 

Would you like to win a fab selection of Little Claire goodies.
Make a card using the free Digi, email Gill & Carol a pic at info@littleclaire.co.uk before the end of April and the winner will recieve a super Little Claire Prize.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Butterfly Dreams

Hi all,

Its time for a new challenge over at Milkcoffee, you certainly liked our last challenge we had loads of gorgeous entries so lets see what you think of this fortnight's theme.

Welcome Spring

We would like to see anything that makes you think of spring - flowers, bright colours, birds, butterflies etc.

So for my card I used this gorgeous image - Aimee & Butterfly - isnt she so sweet and just perfect for a spring challenge.

I teamed my image with some gorgeous papers from an old Kars pad and followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday. I added lots of lovely spring flowers and some lush organza ribbon with a cute pearl button. The background circle was embossed with a new Stampin Up cloud folder - jut perfect for creating backgrounds.

Please do pop by the Challenge Blog and check out my team mates fabby creations.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Sketch Saturday - Sketch - Winner

I love Promarkers - Embossing

The Papershelter - Spring Delights

Fab N Funky - Spring Colours

Divas by Design - Flowers

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

A sweet Hello!!!

Hi all,

Its time for a new challenge over at Inky Impressions today and this week the theme is

Paper piecing

I have to admit this is not one of my favorite things to do, but in the end am pretty pleased with how my card came out.

I used the adorable image - Lili's Secret and paper pieced her jeans & top, the rest of the image was coloured in using Promarkers. I teamed Lili with some gorgeous flowery papers from the MME Howdy Doody pad, added lots of flowers and some pretty polka do ribbon. The sentiment was stamped on a cute little cloud from Memory Box.

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

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Crafting for all Seasons - Floral Delight (17/4) winner

Simon Says Stamp - April Showers/Spring Flowers (17/4)

Papercraft Star - Use a Stamp

Crafting by Designs - Spring Flowers (17/4)

Scrap Creations - Flower Power (23/4)

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Heart Balloons for you

Hi all,

Its my day to share a bit if card inspiration today over on The Stamp Basket Blog, and today I am using the adorable Magnolia image - Tilda with heart balloons.

I decided to make a circular card using my Grand Nesties in Scalloped and Plain Circles. The lush papers are Country Companions and I added lots of pretty flowers and embellies. All items I used on this card can be found at The Stamp Basket and if you pop on over to the blog all the links are listed.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Card Mania - Die Cuts/Punches (22/4)

Forever Friends - Die Cuts/Punches (22/4)

Lexi's Creations - Die Cuts/Punches

Melonheadz - Girly

Stamp & Create - Die Cuts (1/5)

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Darling Marci

Hi all,

Well how about that, the sun is shining and I have my washing on the line. Must be something in the sun as I seem to have had a desire to clean this morning including washing all my skirting boards down with bleach (where's that come from!!!!!!),

I am going to have a little bit of lunch and then hopefully do a spot of crafting this afternoon - being as Abbie is spending the weekend with her Nan & Grandad - should have a peaceful couple of hours lol. I dont know about anyone else but I can't seem to get anything done when they are off school and I am way behind on my DT work, even completely forgot about a couple of things!!.

Anyway today I have a cute little La La Land card that I made last week and haven't had chance to blog yet. The image is called Darling Marci and I got her in digi format.

You cant really see it that well in the picture but I covered the card in the yellow paper, then added the die cut flowery panel on top with foam pads to give it a bit of depth. I sat Marci on the edge of the circle on a piece of gingham ribbon, added lots of gorgeous flowers and a pretty pearl swirl.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 4 April 2013

The smile I bring

Hi all,

A few days late posting these cards - have been very busy with easter & birthdays this week including being ill too!!!

The new club stamp at Little Claire has been released and this month we have the gorgeous set - The Smile I bring - featuring two fabulous images - (cute birdhouse & adorable cat), a sentiment and a few little extras for just £8.99. You also get all the materials and instructions to make a card and a further 2 colour project instructions (one of them is mine!!)

Please do pop on over to the Little Claire blog to see my team mates fabulous creations using this new set

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Birthday Bear

Hi all,

Hope you are all having a fabulous Easter break, we are having a busy time here. It was Abbie's birthday yesterday and she had a little tea party for her friends at home which had a little One Direction theme going on. Today we are going toy shopping as she didn't really know what she wanted so had a lot of money given her and tomorrow its my birthday so we are going to the cinema to see Oz and off out for lunch.

Anyway its my turn today to show a little bit of card inspiration over on The Stamp Basket Blog.

Today I am using an adorable Bildmalarna image from the Little Winged Friends collection called Your Birthday. Such a sweet image and just perfect for a young girls birthday - in fact I used it for Abbie's card off her brother for yesterday. To make it even sweeter Janet has this gorgeous stamp in the sale for just £4.88.

I coloured the image with my promarkers and die cut her out with SB Labels One die. I teamed the image with some pretty papers from Bo-Bunny, added lots of gorgeous flowers, a die cut La La Land FenceMemory Box Party Lanterns die & some lovely vintage style ribbon.

Thanks for popping by my blog today

Lyndsey xx


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