Thursday, 15 July 2010

Album card

One if my science colleagues is leaving our school at the end of term. So I was asked to produce a card for her. I used the Sizzix Album Cover & Page Die to produce the album and then decorated with a variety of relevant items from my stash. This is my first attempt at a project like this and i'm really pleased with the result. The letters were cut using the Go Slim Sizzix alphabet dies. You might have guessed that i'm loving my bigshot express. The papers are from Kim & Co. Photos are in reverse order not sure why - the sentiment makes more sense if you scroll up the pages.
Love Lynda xxxx
Entered for Flutterby Wednesdays Challenge - 3 layers, fairy, butterfly or angel
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Summer Days
Simon Says Stamp - Let's get fruity ( i have included an apple for the teacher!!)
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - anything but a card
The Stamp Man Challenge Blog- Anything Goes

Monday, 12 July 2010

Engagement card

An engagement card for a friend's daughter. She's a very pink girl so I designed this with her in mind. The stamps used are Whispers by The main image and border are from Kanban. It has an acetate overlay which gives it an expensive feel and changes the whole look of the card - and gave a glare to the photo! Entered for CupCake Craft Challenge - Acetate
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge -Cakes/Icecream (there is a wedding cake on it - I hope that is enough to qualify.)

Lynda x

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Number 2

Another notepad - this time for a bunny mad colleague. The stamps are from Dawn Bibbys Woodland Rabbits - stamped on the background witha versamark ink pad and above the setniment in Marvy Heritage Sea Foam. The borders are from Kanban papers.

Lynda xx

PS Just ordered some dies from the clearance section of the sizzix website ( - they've got some real bargains.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

My first notepad

Inspired by Crafty Lou after her fantastic demos at Sir Stampalot last week I've made my first notepad. Used the digi sentiment again as this is a gift for a friend so it is perfect. I used K & Co papers and the butterfly is a 3D sticker from my stash.
I popped in Sainsburys after a lovely stroll around Bourne woods ( it was lovely and cool under the shade of the trees) they had basics memo blocks with 900 white sheets for 99p. I used about a fifth of a block. The swirls and leaves are from Dawn Bibby clear stamps - Woodland Marvy Heritage Inkpad Lavender Fields. I used a Heart cut using a Fiskars Shape Boss so that my design would fit with the Allsorts Challenge this week which is July Love.
Lynda xxx

Here she is again

Here she is again. Not sure why her wings look lime green in the photo - they are definitel a more muted tone. Tilda is watercoloured with ink from Marvy heritage ink pads. The flowers are a combination of die cut flowers and punched flowers held together with brads. The sentiment was a free digi image but I can't remember where i got it. Got to stop crafting, the house is beginning to take on an abandoned look!! Lynda xxxx

Entered for Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Summer Days

Thursday, 8 July 2010

My first Tilda

Sooooo excited - this is my first Tilda and I love her. She had to have her picture taken on the bathroom window sill because it's dark and my other half has insisted on putting energy saving bulbs everywhere. Colours are ok, but still not quite true. I'm sure you all recognise her as Magnolia Fairtale - Elf Tilda, she was coloured with Promarkers and is sitting on some K & Co papers. I think she might be the first of many :).

Happy times.

Lynda xx

Entered for Flutterby Wednesday - Fairy, Butterfly or Angel.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

New toys

My Big Shot Express arrived today so I had to have a play. Used sizzix embossing folders from the Dots and Flowers set and Birthday Set#2. The flowers were made using the Cuttlebug
Quilled Daisy Set. The design is based on the sketch from Paper Take Weekly Challenge 44. It is entered for this challenge and the Creative Craft Challenges -Summer Lovin.
Just one thought though - how do you post these cards with raised flower embellishments cos they stand quite proud?

It's very late - so more tomorrow. xxxx

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Summer Madness

What can I say - I kept finding this sheet of bright yellow flowers in my stash and never knew what to do with it. I was looking for something for a couple of Summer theme challenges and it just came to hand. The result is a bit mad, and wasn't exactly planned but if you were having a dismal day this would brighten it and probably raise a smile. The stamp is Squiggle Stamps ' Breezy Day, i've stamped over the background with a sentiment and flower from the Woodware craft collection 'Circular Greetings' in Marvy Heritage Ink 'Old gold'. The large sentiments were rub ons that I placed over the top.
It isn't elegant or sophisticated but it's definitely a bit of Summer Madness.
Smiles - Lynda
Entered for - Sir Stampalot 'Happy Summer'

Monday, 5 July 2010

Wild Orchid Challenge

Candy on offer from Wild Orchid Challenge. To enter just become a follower and add a link from your blog.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Patchwork Pals

This is Bonnie a Patchwork Pal from Kanban. I've used her to produce a scene for the Allsorts Challenge . She arrived in the post today along with her pals Billy, Bradley and Dollie. She is sitting on Dollie's swing, but I'm sure she won't mind. What a bumper day for crafting, 3 parcels of goodies from the postman, my first trip to Sir Stampalot, two excellent demos and one or two treats from the shop!!!! Feeling inspired I had to try out a couple of my purchases and use the inspiration from this afternoons demos. I used stamps from three acrylic sets - Patchwork Pals Bonnie Party Time and Dollie Swing Time, and Woodware Craft Collection Circular Greetings. Bonnie was in her vest and pants so i stamped her party dress, shoes and bow onto Patchwork Pals paper, she comes with a whole wardrobe of outfits to stamp and a few accesories. She is coloured with Promarkers, the background is coloured with an aqua painter from Stampin Up and ink from Marvy Heritage ink pads. I squash the pads on my acrylic block then lift off the colour.
Entered for
Allsorts Challenge - Create a Scene
Rosie D's Challenge - Summer Birthdays
Thanks for popping in Lynda xxx

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Gent's Waistcoat

Just a quickie - cos it's just tooooooo hot. I know we shouldn't complain about the nice weather, but sometimes, well, it's just too much!

This is an entry for three challenges I love promarkers - Challenge 21 - Stripes, Cup CakeCraft Challenge - 97 Sketch and One Stop Craft Challenge 87 - Distressing. The stamp i've used is another old one (it might still be available) it's Funstamps 'Gent's Waistcoat'. Chosen because of the stripes theme and coloured with promarkeres, I'm still learning the technique, but there are lots of useful tutorials on You tube. All the other stuff is from my stash. Not sure why i chose to do the front in blue and everything else in brown tones. I'm not very good at choosing a basic palette and sticking to it. The strap at the side I'm particularly pleased with, it's just a trimming that's been coloured and then distressed, which has given it a leathery look to go with the belt idea.

Thanks for stopping by. All comments and suggestions gladly received.

Lynda xxx