Tuesday 27 November 2012

I'm back!!

Helloooooo!! Well things went on for a little longer than hoped for without the telephone lol!! BT in their infinite widsom seem to take an eternity when things like new poles are required but I am now back and my crafty space is all sorted so I will be joining in in Blogland again.

Thursday 30 August 2012


Well we have had no internet for NINE WEEKS, which is why it's been so quiet on here!! It's back today and now I have no craft room as we move in just over 2 weeks. I do hope to be back creating and blogging at the end of October - first I just need to have my nervous breakdown lol!!

Thursday 28 June 2012

Cute Card Thursday #223 - Patriotic

This week on Cute Card Thursday we are going all patriotic and want to inspire the patriot in you. Tt may be a famous person from your country, a famous place/landmark, your flag, colours or just a special time of year...whatever being patriotic means to you!

We are sponsored by Tiddly Inks this week and every entrant has a chance of winning a fabby prize of a $10 gift certificate!!

I have used freebie papers from a magazine (Simply Homemade) with linen and kanban card from PDA Card and Craft. The Penny Black image is coloured with Promarkers and Copics. Flower Ribbon is by May Arts.

Thursday 21 June 2012

Cute Card Thursday #222 - Signs Here Comes Summer

It's absolutely torrential rain here and blowing a gale today so I sure wish the theme on this week's Cute Card Thursday comes true lol!! The DT produced some awesome summery creations and we have a fabby prize to be won too from our fabulous sponsor so please pop on over to the blog for all the details.

For this card I've used Stampin' Up card with Basic Grey papers. The Sugar Nellie image was coloured with Promarkers and Copics and I added some Windsor & Newton mica medium to her wings. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards, the jute ribbon was from Bunny Zoe's Crafts and the other bits and bobs were freebies.

Saturday 16 June 2012

Stampsmith Challenge

The monthly theme from The Stampsmith Challenge is "Humoro(u)s Birthday". I've used "Coffee Gal" and yet again decided she is drinking tea lol!! Paper is from a Joanna Sheen pad and ribbon from the local florists.

Thursday 14 June 2012

CCT#221 - Punch Drunk!!

This week we have a nice and easy theme to use punches on your creations over on Cute Card Thursday.

I have used Prima paper and a Hanglar & Stanglar image coloured with Promarkers and Copics. The card is Kanban and Stampin' Up. The punches are Martha Stewart and EK Success and the sentiment is K&Co.

Sunday 10 June 2012

Gothic Arches

It's the last challenge for a while on Gothic Arches and the theme is "Tailor's Shop". I have used DCWV paper, Chocolate Baroque, Prima and Stampin' Up stamps and a Butterick pattern to make the flower.

Thursday 7 June 2012

CCT#220 - Water

Thursday again which means a new theme on Cute Card Thursday. This week we would like to see some water on your creation - simples!!

I have coloured this Magnolia Tilda stamp with Promarkers and used Nestabilities to make the shaker card. The papers are Imaginisce and sentiment is Stampin' Up. I used my Slice to make the other little embellishments. Some Waco pearls finish it off.

Thursday 31 May 2012

CCT#219 - Planes, Trains & Automobiles

It's Thursday(gosh!!) so it's time for a new theme from Cute Card Thursday. This week we want to see your creations using "Planes, Trains and Automobiles"!! Great theme!!

I have used freebie magazine papers and this lovely Penny Black stamp which I have coloured with a mixture of Distress Markers and Promarkers. Not so keen on the Distress Markers straight to paper for colouring but thought I would give it a try.

Please do pop on over to the blog for all the DT's lovely creations and details of this week's fabby sponsor and prize.

Sunday 27 May 2012

Gothic Arches - Carnivale

It's new theme time on Gothic Arches and this time it's "Carnivale". Any medium is welcome and we love seeing all the different interpretations of the theme!! I created this using Craft Artist Professional. Getting to grips slowly with this amazing software .

Thursday 24 May 2012

CCT#218 - Pink & Green

It's been a few weeks since I last joined in with the challenge on Cute Card Thursday as I've not had much "cute" mojo recently but for this week's theme of "Pink & Green" I immediately thought of this K&Co paper which is one of my absolute favourites and all of a sudden I couldn't wait to make something!!

I have covered a little notebook with the paper and also used some SU card and flower ribbon. I have also used a Bildamalarna stamp coloured with Promarkers and a little butterfly embellishment from Calico Crafts. The bow is from Wild Orchid Crafts. I used the same paper, card and bow for the large "Tic Tac" cover, as well as a Martha Stewart punch.


Thursday 17 May 2012


We just had a swap on UK Stampers to use up a "Thingamabob". You know, the little thing you bought or saved and thought "I'll use that one day". The day came lol!!

I bought a set of two little papier mache books ages ago and decided the smaller one would make an excellent little Olde Curiosity Shoppe so I painted it with acrylics inside and out, cut a window and put acetate in it before making curtains out of velvet ribbon. The stamps are all from Graphic 45 apart from the window which is Lost Coast Designs. I stuck on a shelf and made some hinges. The little bottles are filled with glitter and alcohol inks and I filled a little blank frame with a vintage photo before filling it with Crystal Lacquer. I also used a couple of charms.

I wish I had put some "wallpaper" behind it now of the opulent velveteen embossed kind. Ah well, there's always next time - although I am happy to say that the recipient seems really pleased with it as it is!!

Lynn xx

Wednesday 16 May 2012

Stampsmith Challenge - Sketch

There is a sketch to follow this month on the The Stampsmith Challenge Blog. I have used this lovely scene from the film "Gone With the Wind" with Basic Grey papers and SU Card. The sentiment is a DoCrafts stamp from years ago.

Lynn xx

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Gothic Arches - Black and White

It's new theme time over on Gothic Arches and this time it's "Black and White. A bit of hot pink crept into mine - that happens a lot lol!!

Anyway I have used a Prima background stamp and a Sizzix die with a bit of Prima bling. Hope you can join us this time.

Lynn xx

Friday 11 May 2012

Alice ATC Swap

In January UK Stampers forum had an "Alice in Wonderland" themed ATC swap. It was great fun and some amazing creations were made by the members.

These are mine. The backgrounds are Distress Inks with Stampotique, Hobby Art and Skull n Cross Buns stamps. The Alice stamps are by Mad Rat Rubber and TH Designs and I used my Polychromos pencils to colour them in.

Lynn xx

Tuesday 8 May 2012


The theme set by Sam for this month's postcard swap on UK Stampers was "Feathered Friends". I do like a bit of a twist on a theme if I can come up with it!! The flying pig stamp is Graphic 45, coloured with Promarkers, and the background paper is Prima over-stamped with Prima stamps. The sentiment was computer generated and I used my trusty Posca to doodle the edges. Lynn xx

Saturday 5 May 2012

ATC - Faces

This was the theme of the ATC Swap for April on the UK Stampers Forum. I have used a Stampsmith stamp and coloured the background with Adirondack inks. I made the sentiment with a Dymo machine. Lynn xx

Wednesday 2 May 2012

On the UK Stampers Forum we have been having a 3d postcard swap and this was what I came up with. I have used Adirondack ink pads to make the background and stamped with the camera. I have used Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers camera die and mounted it onto a painted matchbox blank with the inside holding a vintage picture of a racing car. Into this I have poured Glossy Accents and set Tim Holtz Filmstrip into it. Some more Filmstrip and an Adage Ticket finish it off, along with some peg-stamped letters and a little camera charm.

Sunday 29 April 2012

Gothic Arches - Snap Happy!!

It's time for another challenge from Gothic Arches and this time we would love to see a photograph or digital image on your creation. I have used this beautiful lady from a CD-ROM from 3d Jean and framed her with flowers and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is taken from a Tim Holtz sticker book.

Friday 20 April 2012

Altered ATC Swap

On the UK Stampers we have been having an altered ATC swap and here is mine. I have sandwiched two sheets of mica that have been coloured with alcohol inks and surrounded this stunning Stampsmith stamp with feathers from a friend's budgies!!

Thursday 19 April 2012

The Stampsmith Challenge #29 - The Colours of Spring

On the Stampsmith Challenge Blog the theme is "The Colours of Spring" this month and I have used this paper pad by Crafty Individuals of the same name for this corner bookmark, along with some SU Card and EK Success punches. The sentiment stamp is by Paper Makeup. The template for the bookmark came from one of Splitcoast Stampers tutorials, which is a huge source of inspiration!!

The Stampsmith stamp is of course the iconic Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany's. Isn't she amazing?? I cannot recommend this Company's stamps enough - they are my HUGE stamp crush at the moment lol!! Best of all one lucky participant receives a WHOLE sheet of stamps as a prize every month. I was lucky enough to be that person last month so expect more creations using these beauties.

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Gothic Arches - Signs of Spring

I am running very late with all things creative at the moment as the weather has been so good since we got back from holiday and I have been making the most of it to try and tame the garden!!

It's new theme time on Gothic Arches and this time it's "Signs of Spring". To me, apart from the new growth and lambs, it's got to be that loving feeling so here's an arch created with a Stampsmith stamp, Basic Grey papers and die cuts.

Sunday 1 April 2012

Gothic Arches - Egg-straordinary egg-stravaganza!!

It's Gothic Arches time again. The theme this time is "Egg".

I have collaged some old book pages and washi tape, dabbed some Distress Inks over the top and used an image cut from from an ATC book. I used peg alphabet stamps for the sentiment and lace from Joanna Sheen, again coloured with Distress Inks.

I am away on holiday now for a week but look forward to seeing what you have come up with when I come home.

Wishing everyone a very happy Easter holidays.

Thursday 22 March 2012

CCT#209 - Anything Goes

Anything really does "go" this week on Cute Card Thursday. Join in and you are in with a chance of winning a fabby prize from our sponsor Simon Says Stamp.

I have used this gorgeous Bildmarna stamp with Prima papers and SU card and stamps. The image is coloured with a mixture of Promarkers and Copics.Some Waco pen pearls, a little Prima bling and some seam binding finish it off.

Monday 19 March 2012

Gothic Arches - Bedazzled

It's time for a new challenge on Gothic Arches and this time our theme is "Bedazzled". Effie and I would love it if you would join in!!

Friday 16 March 2012

The Stampsmith Challenge #28 - Flip and Fold

This month's challenge on the Stampsmith Challenge Blog is to incorporate some different folding in your make. I got the pattern for this card holder by Regina from Splitcoast Stampers and just altered the sizes to hold 4x4 inch cards instead. I have used this fabulous Stampsmith image "Coffee Gal" and decided she is actually drinking tea!! The little sentiment is a peg stamp from Rubber Stamp Tapestry. A few Martha Stewart punches, flowers from Wild Orchid and some Stampin' Up card and the little set is finished.

Thursday 15 March 2012

CCT#208 - Happy 4th Birthday CCT!!

We are having a celebration this week on Cute Card Thursday as we are 4!! With so many challenge blogs out there we are over the moon to still be going strong after all this time - and with many of our original Design Team members too. We really are a family at CCT!!

To celebrate we are having a birthday theme and the fabulous Whimsy Stamps are offering a first and second prize this week so pop on over to the blog to check out the details and all the beautiful creations.

I have used freebie papers and sentiments from Crafts Beautiful this week and dies from Sizzix. Rainbow ribbon is from Fantastic Ribbons and the card is Stampin' Up. The cute little gift pouch is a download from Shape EZ at Whimsy Stamps and I have used a magazine freebie stamp with lots of glitter.

Thursday 8 March 2012

CCT#207 - Sketch

Yup it's Thursday again and that means another challenge from Cute Card Thursday. We have a sketch by yours truly for you to follow this week - and we are sponsored by our fabby regular sponsor Whiff of Joy so please pop on over to the blog to see the DT's creations.

I have used Magnolia stamps coloured with Promarkers. The paper is from Designer Digitals and card is SU. Some Waco pen pearls and a charm finish it off

Thursday 1 March 2012

CCT#206 - Signs of Spring

Gazooks - Thursday again already!!

Signs of Spring is the theme this week on Cute Card Thursday. I've gone a bit over the top (surely not I hear you cry - you are usually the absolute epitome of less is more lol!!)

I've used paper from a K&Co Tim Coffey pad and the beautiful image is by Elisabeth Bell for Sugar Nellie, which has been coloured with Promarkers. The daffodils are from various different Marie Curie stamp sets over the years and the "Spring" sentiment is by Catslife Press. Finally, I've gone a bit mad with the Waco pearl pen but I like it!!