Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Lemon and Lime

Busy, busy ,busy - when i first started teaching, this time of year was a dream - but now the workload just seems to build and build as you accelerate towards the Summer. Unfortunately this leaves limited crafting time - I've got loads of Good Luck cards to make for staff and students who are leaving so quick makes are going to be the order of the day. It's a shame that i'm not on strike tomorrow I could have spent the day crafting. Amber had her first day at the High School yesterday - why did I feel more stressed and worried than the day she started primary school?

I was rummaging in the drawer and came across another aperture card that I had passed over for several years - the colour brought to mind the Allsorts challenge and i thought i would give the colour combo a go. Not sure I've pulled it off - and it would help if I photographed my cards in the daylight - instead of waiting til 11 o clock at night. However, i'm going to submit it anyway. The background stamp and the butterflies are from Kanban, the punch is from Martha Stewart. This punch is so easy to line up and it works perfectly every time, I would thoroughly recommend it. I used a pigment ink this time and the glitter I added stuck to it creating a lovely sparkle but I don't think it really shows in the photo.

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Entering for Allsorts challenge - Lemon & Lime

Flutterby Wednesday - Open challenge

The Stampman Challenge Blog - Butterflies and dragonflies

Monday, 20 June 2011

Using up old stuff.

Hello everyone. hope you all had lovely weekends. We had a lovely weekend and spent some nice family time in honour of Father's Day. Which reminds me, I was delighted to find out that one of my Father's Day cards was picked in the top 5 in the Allsorts challenge. Sooo pleased. So today I fancied a little me time in my Craft room and when i was having a rummage I came across some aperture cards that have been in the drawer for about 10 years. Someone who had given up crafting passed them on to me, I've tried to use them before but have never been satisfied with the results. This time a tried an entirely different approach and I'm pleased with the result. The stamps are both from Kanban - part of a set of 10 sheets a bought a couple of weeks ago from QVC. I stamped them with Memento inks and then layered up the leaves and flowers. Entering this for Anything Goes Challenge - Here comes Summer

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Have fun.
Lynda xxx

Sunday, 12 June 2011


A new card designed with the Stampalot Challenge in mind, I've had this Kanban stamp for ages but this is the first time I have inked it up. I originally planned to put a sentiment at the top but when I got this far nothing seemed to work and embellishments just seemed to ruin the elegance of the design. Now I wish I had centred the main image - but I'll know next time. I stamped the image four times on the background and then covered it with a piece of cellophane so I could line up and stamp the frame, it worked really well and was very easy.

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Lynda xxx
Entering for Stampalot June Challenge,
Papertake Weekly Challenge Anything Goes
Welcome to the Latte Lounge - Nature and Outdoors
Totally Gorjuss - Flower Power

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Father's Day

Just a quick post, I should be out shopping for some new garden furniture but I just haven't quite got there yet. Found a nice set on Ebay but I'm going to have a trip round the garden centres before I decide whether to bid or not, decisions, decisions.

Two father's day cards for two special Dads. Both cards contain the Allsorts recipe, one patterned paper, two punches or dies and three buttons. The top card is based on the I love promarkers sketch. Both images are coloured with Promarkers and are from LOTV.

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Lynda xxx

The first card is entered for the I love Promarkers Follow that Sketch Challenge

Thursday, 9 June 2011

60th birthday card

A 60th birthday card for a male colleague at work - it wasn't til I photographed it that I realised that my lighthouse had a touch of the leaning tower of pisa about it!!! It's been really busy couple of weeks - was away visiting friends and family for most of half term - and of course I went to see TAKE THAT. They were excellent, especially Robbie :). Now its full steam ahead to the Summer holidays and a date with Iron Maiden. I love the Summer term but it is sad to say goodbye to students as they move on to the next phase of their education. Lots of different activites to do, the prom to prepare for and a trip to Alton Towers. In September I will be starting a new role as Year 12 coordinator so lots of new challenges ahead - I just hope I'll still have time to craft!!.

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Entering this for
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge- Card for a man or boy

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Lynda xxxx

Main image and nautical stamps - Kanban
Papers - Stampin Up
Watercoloured with Marvy Heritage Inks

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Its my Blogaversary

It's my Blogaversary and very fittingly I spent this evening at my very first craft class. The class was at Sir stampalot and was run by Lisa Maybank. The bird box is what I made - I really enjoyed it and I'm really pleased with my box. All credit must go to Lisa as it is her design.
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Lynda xxxx