Sunday, 26 September 2010

Soo much crafting!

Done loads of little projects this week - will post them over the course of this week - too many for one go. My new neice/nephew has still to arrive, Elly is 8 days overdue now! But we still had cause for celebration as my brother in law got engaged - last weekend. So here is the card I made for him and his new fiancee. Entering this for Ally's Sunday Challenge and The Craft Den Anything Goes Challenge Blog 'Cute'.

I've also had two family birthdays, and have been making samples for my new crafting enrichment class which starts tomorrow - we took delivery of our decopatch tree last week - sooo exciting.

I made two of the projects, with the Allsorts challenge in mind. One is a card for a cousin and the other a notebook - a sample for my crafting group. I bought the tractor stamp after seeing it on Fleurs blog - my nephew is tractor mad - it's his birthday on Tuesday i'll post his more colourful version later. The dress is from a set of Kanban clear stamps i got recently from QVC.
Done so much crafting - had to unearth my laptop from beneath the debris so I could blog - but my desk is now back in some kind of order.
Lynda xxxxx

Thursday, 16 September 2010

New Baby

Well my new niece or nephew is due on Saturday - so i felt inspired to try out my new LOTV stamp from Set 3 occasions. I used my nesties for the first time and coloured the image with promarkers. I'm really pleased with the result - I think this could be the best card i've ever made - i just love this image. The card was based on the Cupcake Craft Challenge Sketch.

If it's a boy i'll just have to have another go - but i've got a feeling it could be a baby girl - we've had 4 boys born on the trot in our family so it's about time, and Amber is desperate for a girl to even things up.

Thanks for stopping by - your comments are always appreciated.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010


Autumn colours - not my usual choice - and i'm not sure about the end results - but i just couldn't get going some how. Maybe being back at school has zapped my creative juices. Got to get back on track because i'm doing some craft with the sixth form as part of their enrichment program. We're doing a large decopatch tree sculpture (like the one at St Johns) so that is exciting and is a project the whole sixth form will contribute to and then it will be displayed in the new sixth form building. They are also going to do some other paper craft projects - the items will be sold as part of our charity fund raising. Pictures to follow soon - we start on Monday. (My other enrichment lessons are Health Ed - sex, drugs etc - so basically for the next twelve months I will be doing Sexy Crafting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
These cards are going to be entered for the following challenges:

Allsorts Week 69 - Colours of Autumn (The conkers)

The One Stop Craft Challenge Blog - Fashion through the years (The ladies)

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Tooth Fairy

How exciting, the tooth fairy is paying her first visit to my 6 year old son tonight, he is very pleased with his new gap. I'm sure he will enjoy showing everyone at school tomorrow. I think they are both looking forward to the new term, and their thoughts are already turning to Christmas!!!!
My card is for two challenges Allsorts challenge ' New beginnings' and Squiggle Stamps 'Anthing goes', being a teacher it could only have one theme. The image is 'Oscar with Frame' from squiggle stamps, watercoloured with Stampin up watercolour crayons, the shamrocks were cut with a sizzix die from my calendar collection. The rest is from my newly unearthed stash.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

New Term

Well the Summer holidays are over - how do I know - the sun has come out!!!!!! Back at school, but at least this year I feel that I have made good use of the last six weeks, we have lovely new holiday memories, have enjoyed time with family and friends and have got the house a lot more organised. So I can enjoy the next few months ( my favourite time of the year ) crafting in my new room. So todays creation is using a wooden stamp i bought a couple years ago but have never successfully used before. I've coloured the image with promarkers and am quite pleased with the finished effect. The border was created with a Martha Stewart punch and the words were cut using a sizzix die. The vintage paper is by Anna Griffin, I love her papers, but always feel guilty when I chop them up.

Entered for Anything Goes Challenge Blog 'Say it With Flowers' ,Bunny Zoe Crafts 'Vintage', Crazy 4 Challenges 'Lattice'

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Craft room

I haven't done much crafting recently because we've been having a massive sort out in the house. The main aim was to decorate Matthew's bedroom and install new furniture, then turn the spare bedroom into a craftroom and the study into Paul's music room. We are nearly at the end now, craft room is almost sorted, just a few more boxes to sort through!!!! Last job is to get some nice men to move my baby grand into the old dining room, then the hard work will be done. So now to my card - how fantastic to have all my stash in one place and sorted out. This is for my brother Stephen, birthdays are very precious times to let people know you care. Sadly my eldest brother died suddenly nearly three years ago - how i wish i'd told him more often how special he was.
Entering the card for two challenges
Alsorts Challenge Week 67 - Park Inspirations