Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge - Angels

Hello blogger :)

its time for another challenge over at Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge - this month the theme is "Angels"

Below is my DT work

I don't really hand out my handmade christmas cards to that many people, so I have decided to concentrate on tags instead.

Struggled a little to find a nice angel digi, but I think you will agree she is a cutie. The image is "Heartfelt" Angel from Whimsy Stamps.

The sponsor this month is Lily of the Valley.

Thanks for stopping by & look forward to seeing your entries :) xx

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge Cute & Cuddly

Good morning bloggers

Its time for a new challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow - the theme this fortnight is "Cute & Cuddly".

Below is my DT Make

Look forward to seeing your entries :) xx

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Sparkles Forum Challenge Halloween

Morning bloggers. time for another challenge over at Sparkles - this time the theme is halloween.

This is my most favorite time of years. am a bit gutted because i made a card for the next challenge by mistake, and then didn't have time to do another one, so this isnt really halloween but it is a bit gothicy. hope you like, i adore this image!!

The sponsor this fortnight is Crafty Emma - and she has this fabulous paper set up for grabs!

look forward to seeing your entries xx

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Christmas Songs

Morning Bloggers.

Time for a new challenge over at sparkles Christmas challenge - this time the theme is "Christmas Songs". As soon as I saw the theme I knew which song I wanted to do - "Christmas Time by the Darkness (I love them and am seeing them live in nov.... cant wait!!!) but it was a real challenge to encorporate it into a card of some sort. Below is what I have come up with.....

The picture is the song cover, and the wording is part of the lyric. i love the blues in this work. added a bit of sparkle to make it a bit more christmassy!

The sponsors this month is Di's digi with 5 digi images up for grabs & Lill of the valley with a £10 voucher.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Rubys Rainbow challenge -One for the Boys

Good morning

Its time for another challenge over at Rubys Rainbow - this fortnight the theme is One for the boys.

Below is my dt work for this challenge.

I got nice and messy with some ink, and added an Octopode factory image.

Hope you like & look forward to seeing your makes xxx

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Sparkles Forum Challenge #21 Something that Sparkles

Hi bloggers, time for another challenge over at Sparkles Forum

This fortnight the theme is "Something that Sparkles". I personally love these kind of challenges, I love anything that sparkles, glitter yay!!

Below is my DT inspiration.

This is an ATC which I have made for a swap over at Sparkles. I am new at ATC's but can see how they can  become addictive :)

The sponsor for this fortnight is Stitchy Bear
Have a pop over to the store, there is some fab items there.

Thats it from me for now. Look forward to visiting your entries xx

Wednesday, 21 September 2011


This is the A-Z of me, saw this over at Laura's blog - the Artful Splodger and thought I'd give it a go :)

A. Age: 28

B. Bed size: Double

C. Chore that you hate: Hoovering. We have a Henry hoover and I swear its trying to kill me!

D. Dogs: No dogs, but I have 2 cats who are currently staying at their adopted home whilst we are renting accomodation.

E. Essential start to your day: A brew!

F. Favorite color: Black

G. Gold or Silver: Silber

H. Height: 5’4"

I. Instruments you play: None, hubby plays the drums and I get to bang every now and again but I wouldn't call it playing :)

J. Job title: Cashier - new job last month. was previously accounts payable manager.

K. Kids:  Nope

L. Live: Bristol - love the mix of city & just down the road lovely countryside (ooh I've got a brand new combine harvister and I'll give you the key!)

M. Must haves: Reeces peanut butter cups :)

N. Nicknames: Lyns

O. Overnight hospital stays: quite a few, most recently had a kidney transplant in March.

P. Pet peeves: Rude people, liars and timewasters.

Q. Quote from a movie:  "and thats Jenga...."

R. Rhubarb or Custard: both...yummy together

S. Save or spend: spend spend spend (especially on crafty stash)

T. Tea or Coffee: Tea!!

U. Underwear: Proper Pants.

V. Vegetable you hate: sprouts

W. What makes you run late: sleep, and waiting for hubby to get out the bathroom in the morning - he takes longer than me to get ready.

X. X-Rays you’ve had: way to many to list!!

 Y. Yummy food that you make: I love cooking, my fave dish at the moment is Aubergine and courgette bake,

Z. Zoo animal:  Monkeys

If you fancy doing your own A - Z please leave me a comment with a link so I can pop over and have a nose and learn more about you x

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Wedding card & matching box

Morning bloggers, as you may have seen from a previous post a friend of mine recently got married & I made the favour boxes for her (80 of them!). Well, below is the card & Matching box I made:

looks a bit wonky in this pic but it wasnt - can't explain that.

I am very much into ribbons and bows at the moment. The Image is Teddy Bo, the backing paper is a free sheet I got ages ago from Jak Heath, the flowers are from Crafty Emma's store and everything else is from my stash.

I didn't intend to make a box to go with it, but the card wouldn't fit nicely in any envelope I had so had to knock something up quickly before I went :)

I would Like to enter this card into the following challenge:

Teddy Bo challenge - Say it with flowers.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 12 One for the Girls.

Good morning lovely bloggers. Its time for another challenge at Ruby's Rainbow the theme this fortnight is "One for the Girls".

Nice and easy for you, below is my DT effort.

The cutie digi image is from Wee Stamps,  everything else is from my stash.

Below is a close up of the sparkle...
Hope you like xx

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Sparkles Forum Challenge #20 White + 1 other colour

Good morning you lovely bloggers. Its time for a new challenge over at Sparkles Forum Challenge - this fortnight the theme is White + 1 Other.

Below is my DT work. I was asked by a friend to do her wedding favour boxes - below is what I came up with. Made 80 of the lovelies. The ribbon is an off white colour, with the box & flowers being pink. The box is filled with pink shredded tissue paper & 5 sugared almonds.

This is the view from the top.

The sponsor this month is Di's Digi Downloads

That's it from me for now. Hugs to all xx

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge - Santa

morning everyone

hope you are all well - so close to the weekend :)

This months challenge over at SFCC is Santa.

Now, me being me I have taken the theme and twisted it a bit. Below is my DT work for this month.

The image is Kenny K, & the backing paper is Crafty Chaos (I love these papers!!)

The sponsor this month is Whimsy Stamps who are offering up a fantastic $15 voucher for the winner to spend instore!

Thats it from me for now, thanks for stopping by :) xx

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #11 Recipe

Morning all

We have another challenge over at Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - this fortnight the theme is "Recipe - 3,2,1". We are looking for work with 3 Design Papers, two brads or buttons & 1 flower.

Below is my creation.

I have used 3 papers and 2 brads from my stash. the crochet flower was made by the lovely Angel - Isn't it fab!?!

Look forward to seeing your entries - & don't forget the winner will receive a fab badge to display with pride on their profile.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Sparkles Forum Challenge #19 Punch it

Hello you lovely lot. How is everyone? Sorry I have been a bad blogger lately, new job so not had much time to craft - and what little time I have had I agreed to make the favour boxes for a friends wedding (which I will blog about once done) - lots and lots of pink as she is pink mad haha.

Its time for another challenge over at Sparkles Forum Challenges - this time the theme is "punch it". Nice and easy - can be anything as long as something is punched on your work!!

Here is my DT work for this challenge:

I absolutely love this image, provided from Stitch Bear. The papers I bought last night from Crafty Chaos Designs - everyone should go and visit this fabulous site! I'm slowly building up the collection - there are so many lush designs to choose from!! The ribbon is from my stash and I hand drew on the little spiders.

The sponsor this fortnight is Stitchy Bear Stamps
Thats it for now - hope you all have a fantabulous Bank Holiday weekend!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #10 Stitching

Good morning all

This fortnight over at Ruby's Rainbow challenge is "stitching" - can be real or fake stitching.

Below is my DT work.

we have some exciting changes this fortnight. we have some lovely new members of the DT - please pop by and let them know you have been.

We are also now picking a top entry who will get to display a wonderful badge on their blog.

Look forward to seeing your entries xx

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Sparkles Forum challenge #18 One for the boys

Morning all

Hope this post works as its on scheduler!

How you all doing? having a good weekend?

This fortnight at Sparkles Forum Challenge is "One for the Boys"

I don't know about anyone else but I rarely make cards for boys, so decided to make a tag instead. I have hardly any stash that would of been suitable so its quite plain but I kinda like it :)

The sponsor for this challenge is Di's Digis
Thats it from me this week. Hope you are all having a great weekend xx

Monday, 1 August 2011

Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge - Robins

Happy Monday everyone.

I am very chuffed to announce I have been asked by Shaz to join the DT of Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge!!

This months theme is "Robins". Below is my DT creation.

The image is one I have had for ages & cant remember where I got it from! mega cute though. I love the glitter paper used on this too... along with the glitter I have added on the little hill and the hem of the coat.... its lovely and sparkly!!

I hope you can join us on this one... its a monthly challenge so you have a while to get your entries in :)

The challenge this month has 2 great sponsors!! Crafty Emma is offering £10 voucher (excluding P&P) for her wonderfull store & Di from Di's Digis are offering 5 Digi images from her store!

Thanks for stopping by, hope you all have a fab week!!

Huggies, Lynsey xxx

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Sparkles Forum Challenge #17 One for the girls

Good morning. hope everyone is having a lovely weekend.

This fortnights challenge over at Sparkles Forum Challenge is "One for the Girls".  A nice and easy topic.

For my DT creation I have made a tag.

I wanted to keep it quite simple so's not to take the focus away from the fab Octopode image. This one is Dorothy from the Wizard of OZ,

I cut the shape out of pearlised card and inked it using pigment inks pink, red, lt blue, dk blue & purple.

I added the flower just to add a little something else to the design.

The sponsor this month is Stitchybear offering a $10 gift certifcate.

Thanks for stopping by & I look forward to seeing your creations.
Lynsey xxx

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #8 Vintage & DT call

Morning all

Hope you are all having a fab week. I've had a few days off work so making most of the time... lots of crafting :) hehe

This fortnights challenge over at Rubys Rainbow is Vintage.

This is such a fun theme to work with. Below is my DT item.

This started out as a mint tin with a white sticker on the lid. I covered the lid with Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen paper, put a ribbon around the rim and added beads to the edge to add a litte something more (was a very fiddly job... once I started regretted it slighty lol. I then added some flowers from my stash. 

I have filled the tin with beads at this point (it was what I had to hand) but will eventually fill it with some goodies :)

Shaz is also putting a DT call out - looking to take on 4 new DT members.

Look forward to seeing your entries & thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Sparkles Forum Challenge #16 Elegance & Lace

Morning all

The weather is horrible here at the moment... raining  :( hope it clears up this afternoon as I am meant to be going to a fun day :) fingers crossed eh.

This fortnight's challenge over at Sparkles Forum Challenge is Elegant & Lace. I thoroughly enjoyed this theme! My DT work is below:

I decided to do something different than the usual card. This is a cathedral type arch. I decorated the inside using Lawrence Llewelyn Bowen papers, an image by Leanne Ellis coloured with pro markers and added a bit of shimmer, and also added a few gems.

This is the outside... decorated again with Lawrence papers and embroidered brads, with a bit of lace from my stash. (it looks a bit wonky here but its the photo - had trouble getting the pic straight and the doors closed lol)

Here is a close up of the image.... 

The sponsor this week is Crafty Emma 
She has offered up this lovely rubber stamp set for the winner

Thats it from me for now. Thinking *positive sunny thoughts* for this afternoon :)
Thanks for stopping by xxx

Saturday, 9 July 2011

My New crafty space :D :D

YIPPEEEEE I finally have my own craft space :)its so nice not to have to mess up the dining room table anymore!

its up on the mezanine level overlooking the living room so its not too far away hehe

Nice and tidy at the moment, got some of my fave things on the desk & a couple more bits to add..

This is the top of the desk with my printer / scanner on. It also have my jack Skellington at his desk joining me with his evil plans. A halloween cushion I got in a swap on a xstitch forum a few years ago, and a calligraphy pen which looks nice kept in its box Smile

This is to the side of the desk, there's a ring binder stocked full of papers / some coloured card / decoupage & images etc. Along with a magazine file with all my plain card / acetate & a couple of magazines. to the front of the folder is a fairy box full of scraps of paper, and a "True Blood" book box holding my paper pads.

Also not forgetting my black cat candle holder with a witch on its back.

This is the underneath of the desk.... it has 2 purposes.... one for storage... and the other to hold up the desk hehehe. saying that it is quite sturdy so works well at the moment.

This is just a better picture of the top of the desk. the pictures are not great as it was starting to get dark but I couldn't wait till tomorrow to show everyone :)

There we go Smile I'm sure you didn't expect something normal from me Very Happy


Sunday, 3 July 2011

Sparkles Forum Challenge #15 One image, flower & 2 ribbons

Hi All

Its that time again for the next Sparkles Forum Challenge, this fortnight its a recipe - One image, flower & 2 ribbons.


I love this image and the saying!! It reminds me of my teen years - I had the blue hair at one point and everything teehehe.

The image is from Bugaboo, the papers and sentiment is from Crafty Chaos - I have just stumbled across the fab papers, I can see me spending a lot of time there in the future :)

The Sponsor this month is Stitchy Bear who has offered up a wonderfull $10 to spend instore.

I am going to do some more plugging for Sparkles Forum. It is a fantastic place full of chatter, challenges & swaps. We would love to see you come along and join in the fun! Hope to see you there :)

Thats it for now, thanks for stopping by xx

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Octopode Candy!

The fabulous Lily at TheThe Octopode Factory is giving away candy to celebrate her new challenge blog.
http://toffchallenge.blogspot.com/. REALLY looking forward to this as Lily's images are fab!!

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #6 Flowers

Hi all. This is my second attempt at scheduling a post (first one didn't work) so fingers crossed you are seeing this Wed morning :-D

I have been asked by the lovely Shaz to be a DT member for Ruby's Rainbow Challenge Which I am very chuffed about. Look forward to working with the lovely DT ladies :-D

This is my first DT item:

The image was a freebie from someone's blog (apologies can't remember who's) and everything else was from my stash.

Please please please pop over and take a look... we would love some more participants.

Thanks for stopping by :) xxx

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Sparkles Forum Challenge #14 At The Beach

Morning all

Happy Fathers day to all fathers today xx

Where has our summer gone???? The weather here today is dull and dank... yuk!!

Challenge 14 at Sparkles Forum Challenges this fortnight is AT THE BEACH.

Below is my DT work for this challenge:

I Love this fab Zombie teen.... if you look carefully on her arm, stomach and leg she has bits missing. She image is from Simply Betty Stamps and she has some great images to choose from!

The glitter cardstock is from my stash, the ribbon from my local haberdashery and the card candi is from Crafty Emma's Store. The flower I tried to look like the sun.... not sure if I pulled that part off hehehe

The sponsor this month is Di's Digi Downloads  and there is a fabulous 5 images up for grabs!!

I have also been asked by the lovely Shaz to join the DT for Rubys Rainbow. Please please pop over we are in need of the support. There is a couple of days left to enter this fortnight's challenge.

Why not pop over to Sparkles Forum - Its a fantastic place to be, theres lots of natter, challenges, swaps, and a fab place to make friends - all the ladies over there are lovely!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine  -Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge - Summer
Corrosive Challenge - Ribbons / Bows

That's it from me for now, thanks for stopping by xxx

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Emo Girl

Hi All

Hope you are all well... weather here today is HORRIBLE!! wind / rain / cold = yuk!!

This was based around these loverly skull doilies I got from Crafty Emma's Store... aren't they fab?? I wanted to keep the background plain to bring out the skull...nesss... I Had a play with pattern papers and it didn't really work. 

The lovely girl is a digi from Di's Digi Downloads. I got the idea of her sitting on the bottom of the doilie from a card that the lovely Angel had previously made (hope you don't mind hun!)

The ribbon is from my stash, and the candi & ribbon slider is also from Crafty Emma's Store

Sorry about the dark picture... said weather means its quite dark here today!! Hope it brightens up soon!! She's is quite a bold card in life.

Hope you like & thanks for stopping by :) xxx