Wednesday, 18 January 2017

New Home Card With Lavinia Stamps

Today I'm popping by to share a new home card that I have made for my niece and her family to celebrate a very long awaited, and somewhat stressful move. House buying and selling is never simple as they have found out, but finally they are settling into their dream home and I couldn't be happier for them. 

I adore fairies, and I know my great niece is also a fairy fan, so a selection of my stamps from Lavinia Stamps seemed perfect for the job. The background was created using distress inks, and the images are coloured with Zig Clean Color markers. 

I am entering this in the following challenges:

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Saturday, 7 January 2017

Hydrangea- Julia Spiri New Release

Yippee it's time for another new release from Julia Spiri and wow is she a stunner! Simply named 'Hydrangea' after the pretty flowers that surround her, you can find her here. I loved colouring her up ( with copics) and created a simple layout using backing card from Hunkydory, a ribbon and bow from Papermania Capsule Collection, and a vintage butterfly embellishment. 

The rest of my teamies have also been playing with her and have made some stunning cards so pop across to the challenge blog and prepare to be inspired! Perhaps you could join in the latest challenge too while you are there. You can also follow Julia and her art, and share your own projects with her images on her Facebook group

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Crafts Galore Encore January Challenge DT Post

So, it's a new year and time for a fresh new challenge over at Crafts Galore Encore and this month our kind sponsor is Sparkle N Sprinkle.

I chose to work with Isabelle Hat Lady for my project. I just love her stylish elegance- don't you? 

I gave my card a suitably vintage feel by distressing the lovely floral papers from my stash and adding some  pretty embellishments and ribbon. The sentiment is from a free set that came with Craft Stamper magazine a year or so ago. 

Do pop across and join us if you can. The theme is Anything Goes so a nice easy one to kick start the year.

I hope 2017 is a good one for you all!



Crafts Galore Encore December Challenge DT Post

I have some exciting news to share. As of now I am a design team member on the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog!! I have been following the blog and entering challenges on it for a while now, so I was thrilled when Denyse approached me and asked me if I would like to join the team. I have had the pleasure of crafting with her in person at a couple of workshops in Kent , and never realised she managed the blog. Small world!!

So, this is my fist official DT post and I am pleased to showcase my work using images by this month's sponsor Sherri Baldy. I hope you like them and they have inspired you to enter this month's challenge. The theme is Anything Goes, so get creating and share with us here for a chance to win.

The digi I chose for my first creation can be found here. She's such a cutie! I teamed her up with some vintage papers from my stash, a die cut snowflake and a hand made flower.

The Gift


Craftaholics R Us #12 Cards for Girls for Christmas
Craft Rocket #29 Winter Time
Crafting With an Attitude #22 Anything Goes
Moving Along With the Times #34 Anything Goes/Christmas
Through The Purple Haze #114 Winter/Christmas Colours

This sweet little gingerbread girl is hiding here in Sherri's store. I never could resist gingerbread and she worked beautifully with some papers I had from a magazine last Christmas. 

Gingerbread Bestie


Addicted to Stamps #222 Make Your Mark
Crafty Creations #329 Christmas
Creative Moments- Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts #29 Anything Goes/ Christmas Paper
Sunny Day Crafting #25 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to see my work. I hope you enter the challenge, and if you do good luck!

And I guess it's time to wish you all a merry Christmas too. I'll see you in the new year with my next project for Crafts Galore Encore. Can't wait!


Friday, 25 November 2016

Exotic Flowers- Julia Spiri New release

It's new release time over at Julia Spiri and I just love this weeks image. She is called Exotic Flowers and you can find her here. This was so much fun to colour and really brightened up an otherwise dreary November day.

Julia has very kindly put a Black Friday offer in place for her too!

We always love to see what yo create with your Julia Spiri digis so why not pop across to her Facebook group too and share your wonderful creations and join in the chat. And don't forget there is also a monthly challenge over on the blog if you enjoy blogging your work. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for popping by.  Have a great weekend!

Lynda xx

Monday, 7 November 2016

Some Festive Sparkle

Like it or not, Christmas is coming to get us and soon. I'm nowhere near prepared for it this year, it's kind of snuck up on me when I wasn't looking, so I am now on a mission to get my butt in gear and start some preparations. Every year I want to treat myself to new decorations, and every year I end up deciding to save my pennies and stick with the old ones, so this year I am going to try to make some. Much nicer than shop bought after all, and cheaper too!

My first hand made decoration is a monolith from Visible Image. I had so much fun making this at the weekend and it almost put me in a festive mood! All stamps on it are also from Visible Image too of course ( I do have a slight addiction to them!) .

I am really pleased with the way it turned out and can't wait to see it really sparkle amid the Christmas lights. 


Sunday, 6 November 2016

A Very Special Congratulations

I was so thrilled last week to hear the happy news that my beautiful niece Kerri and her fella Mark are, after 7 years together, now officially engaged. It's been long awaited I can tell you, so I am glad Mark has finally popped a ring on her finger, and what a beautiful ring it is too!  They really do make a wonderful couple and I wish them all the happiness in the world for their life together. 

Of course no such occasion can go unmarked with a card, and I just couldn't resist using this gorgeous fairy stencil from Sweet Poppy Stencils. Isn't it just the sweetest image for a young couple? I teamed it with some stamps from Lavinia Stamps to create a pretty scene, and added some stickles and perfect pearls to accent the details.