Monday, 15 September 2014

A Weekend of Cake ..........

Hi everyone, and happy Monday to you!  I thought I would share a few pictures from my weekend with you today.  It was my Mum's 60th Birthday on Saturday so me and Grace made some vanilla cupcakes for mum and we decorated them with these butterflies made from icing.  My sister brought some butterfly cutters for Christmas and this is only the 2nd time I have used them. They are really easy to use though and they emboss too.  They were so easy even Grace could make them which she was really pleased about! 

The weekend didn't quite go as we planned as my Mum is in hospital at the moment so that was not the best way for her to spend her 60th Birthday.  But we took the cakes and presents to hospital and tried to make it nice for her and we plan to celebrate properly when she comes home. 

These were the finished cupcakes, complete with butterflies:

Now my sister's cakes are in a bit of a different league to mine and she made me this fabulous Birthday cake, how pretty are those flowers!  It's not my Birthday till next week but I won't see my sister on my Birthday so she brought it over early.  It's chocolate cake and it takes as good as it looks!

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Friday, 12 September 2014

Winter Wonderland ...........................

Hi everyone,  well that's another week flown by and it's Friday already so time to share my DT card for the Winter Wonderland challenge and our theme for you this week is 'Boys will be Boys'.  We have a fantastic sponsor this week which is:

So I hope you will come along and join in our challenge.  I have used a gorgeous image from Pink Gem on my card called Andy with Snowman.

 Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Image - Pink Gem
Papers - Dovecraft
Mitten Die - Memory Box
Christmas Sentiment Ribbon  and Striped Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Crafty Ribbons Challenge .................

Hi everyone, there's a new challenge over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge today and our theme for you this fortnight is 'Baby's First Christmas'.  I decided to make a gift tag for  my DT creation as I love making gift tags but I never seem to get round to making them very often!

I have used a very sweet image from LOTV, papers from First Edition, marianne snowflake die, MS snowflake punch, and some gorgeous Sketch Trees and Stars Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

A Vintage Christmas Card .............

Hi everyone, I hope your week has got off to a good start.   I had a great time on Saturday at the 80's festival I went to, here are a few pics:

The first picture is of me and my sister and the bottom one is us with two of my sisters friends.  We did have a good giggle and really enjoyed the music.  Rick Astley was the best act of the day.

Anyway back to my card, this vintage Christmas card was inspired by the new gorgeous Vintage Christmas Past Ribbons and the one on my card is music holly ribbon. The ribbon went really well with the Christmas Post papers from Craftwork cards.  The image was a free download I found on the internet.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Friday, 5 September 2014

Get Your Skates On .................

Hi everyone, I hope you are all enjoying the weekend.  I have a Christmas card to share with you today, to show off some of the gorgeous new Christmas ribbons from Crafty Ribbons. This beautiful ribbon was the inspiration for this card and I thought they would go just right with the ice skates die. 

I thought I would also show you a picture of Grace already in her school uniform for her first day back at school in Year 2.  She did make me laugh as I asked her how she felt about starting year 2, well she said not very good as I'm going to have to do more work!

I'm off to a 80's music festival tomorrow, I have my leg warmer and a fluorescent yellow top and bright pink pumps!   I think I will fit in well!

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

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Ice Skate Die - Marianne Designs
Papers - Papermania

Thursday, 4 September 2014

A Scrapbook Page ..............

Hi everyone, I hope your week is going well.  I have a scrapbook page to share with you today of Father's Day this year.   The first photo is me and my sister with Dad, the middle one I'm sure you will recognise as Grace and her Daddy and the last one is of my Brother-in-law and niece.

This was a quick page to put together as the photos take up most of the layout. A few punched stars and a little bit of journalling and this page was finished!

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

A Chair Makeover!

Hi everyone, something different to share with you today.  I have wanted a chair in my bedroom for ages and I have been looking round the charity shops but they always seem to be in sets of 4.  The other Saturday when I went into King's Lynn I went in the Heart Foundation shop which have a great selection of second hand furniture and saw this chair all by it's self for sale for £10.  At that price I had to buy it as I thought it was a real bargain!

When I got it home I decided to paint it the same afternoon and put on 2 coats of Annie Sloan paint in paris grey.   Annie Sloan paint is great as you don't need to do any rubbing down or add a primer you just paint straight onto the wood.  It will go over varnish and it even works well on laminate furniture too. I finished off with 1 coat of Annie Sloan clear wax which you must use to stop it chipping and it was all done in just 1 afternoon.

Well I say all done, when I was in town I also spotted some gorgeous fabric in the fabric shop which was just the right colours for my bedroom so on Sunday morning I whizzed up a cushion cover.
This is my finished chair all in place in my bedroom.  

Thanks to everyone that has been leaving me comments, they are really appreciated. I'm sorry I have not been very good at returning comments at the moment but I have been sorting out sponorship for the Winter Wonderland Challenge so this is taking up my blogging time in the evening.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Lynsey x

Friday, 29 August 2014

Winter Wonderland Challenge ...........

Hi everyone, as it's Friday it's time for a new challenge over at Winter Wonderland and our theme for you this week is 'Gingham or Checks'.  So a nice easy one for you this week! So if you have not made a start on those Christmas cards why not come along and join in with our challenge! 

We have 2  fantastic sponsor this week who is 

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey  x


Image - Papershelter
Papers Papermania 

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Crafty Ribbons Birthday Challenge ..............

Hi everyone, I have a Birthday card to share with you today for our Birthday Challenge over at Crafty Ribbons so a nice easy one this week you just have to make a Birthday Card with Ribbon.  There are lots of fantastic prizes this week as it is our Birthday so I hope you will come and join in with our challenge this week.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Image - Bugaboo
Papers and Sentiment - LOTV

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

A Caravan Cushion ...............

Hi everyone I have a sewing project to share with you today.  I made this cushion for my Mum and Dad's wedding anniversary yesterday.  They have a caravan so I thought it would go nicely in there. I drew the caravan myself and then traced all the pieces out onto fabric.  I really enjoyed making it although it did take quite a while but I'm pleased with how it turned out. 

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Fabric from stash

Monday, 25 August 2014

Another Double Scrapbook Layout .......

Hi everyone, well that's another week whizzed by and sadly the end of my holiday.  I have a funeral tomorrow morning and then work in the afternoon. It has been a really wet cold day here in Norfolk, I gave up and put the heating on this afternoon.  I know some people won't turn their heating on until October but I hate being cold so whether it's August or not the heating went on!  I think I will need my hot water bottle tonight as well as it's so cold and I can't get my feet to warm up. Oh I do sound like an old lady don't I lol!

Anyway onto my layout, this is made with the same sketch as the layout in my previous post.  These double layouts work well for photos for holiday's as I always take loads! These photos are from last year's holiday at a day out to Le Mont, Saint Michel in France which is a very strange place. It was once a village on a tiny island that gets cut off by the sea but now it is a tourist attraction.  It was a shame it was filled with souvenir shops as there was such a lot of history there.  

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Sunday, 17 August 2014

A Scrapbook Page and a Holiday Photo ............

Hi everyone, my blog has been quiet as we have been away on holiday to Majorca for a week.  We had a great time with lovely hot weather.   I can't believe how the weather has changed now we are home, we went away and left summer weather and it feels like Autumn since we have been home. I had to wear a fleece today for the first time in weeks!  Anyway I shouldn't complain as we have had a fairly good summer this year.

My layout is of a recent visit to a Dinosaur park.  I have not done a double page layout for ages but they are great for when you have lots of photos to scrap which always happen to me as I'm always busy snapping on days out.   The sketch is an older one from  I made another layout using this same layout from my holiday from last year but I will share that one with you later in the week.

The picture is one of the 3 of us on holiday.  Grace loved holiday so much she cried her eyes out on the night we got home as see wanted to go back to Majorca!

I hope to get caught up on all your blogs soon and see all your lovely makes!

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x