Thursday, 31 July 2008

Sketch Saturday Challenge

This card is for this week's Sketch Saturday ChallengeThis is another stamp I've had for ages and not used, but I quite like it! I must have had it nearly a year, I don't know why it took me so long to use it! Maybe its because I do more craft shopping than actually crafting! Oops did I really admit to that! Hopefully now I have started taking part in card challenges it will help me use up some of my stash!

Lynsey x
Stamp - Great Impressions
Papers - Free with card magazine
Flower - Making Memories
Brad - Docrafts

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Funky Hand 2nd Birthday Blog Candy

Funky Hand are giving away some great blog candy to celebrate their second birthday. To be in with a chance of winning you just have to leave a comment by the 31st July.
Lynsey x

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

D is for Decoupage

This is the card I made for my husband Will's birthday today. Rubber stamping is my first love when it comes to card making but I still like to do a little bit of decoupage every now and again as they were the first ever sort of cards that I made. I really love these paper nation images. As well as being for my husband this card is also for the ABC Challenge. Well we have to multi task when we can!

Lynsey x

Monday, 28 July 2008

Bev's Blog Candy

Bev is giving away some gorgeous blog candy at her All The Things I Love blog, including some crochet flowers that I so want! To be in with a chance of winning the candy go check out her blog. She has some fantastic cards on there too!
Lynsey x

How cute are these!

Well no cards or scrapbook pages to show you today but I thought you might like to see Grace's newest pair of shoes or should I say boots! These little baseball boots were reduced in Adams and I just had to buy them! She does not need them but what has need ever had to do with buying shoes! They really do deserve a scrapbook layout, hopefully I might get time this week to make one!

Lynsey x

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Jacqui's Blog Candy

Hi all, Jacqui is giving away some gorgeous blog candy for reaching 10,000 hits on her blog. Well done Jacqui! This yummy candy includes 2 Lily and Milo stamps. Check out Jacqui's blog at Never to old to craft to be in with your chance of winning!
Lynsey x

Friday, 25 July 2008


This scrapbook page is for Rachel's Challenge at SCRUMMY STASH CAFE where you have to make a scrapbook page featuring chipboard. This is the first page in an album I am making for my daughter Grace, I don't make too many traditional scrapbook pages as I do more digital scrapbooking but I can't stop buying scrapbook stash so I really must use some of it up!

Thanks for looking.

Lynsey x

All materials DCWV

Surfs Up!

Well me and Grace have had a busy week, we've been to baby massage, under one's and shopping and with the nice weather craft time has been a bit limited. But I have managed to make this card for Grace to give to her dad on Tuesday for his birthday. I just have to make him one from now, please can someone put some more hours in my day!

Thanks for stopping by.

Lynsey x

Surfs Up Stamp - Papermania
Papers - Cherry Arte
Brad - Docrafts

Monday, 21 July 2008

Triple Challenge Card

This card is for 3 challenges. The first is for the PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE which this week is to include snow, which is great as it has got me started on my Christmas cards in July which is a first for me! Normally I don't start till December and then just end up making a few for close family and friends but this year as I am on maternity leave I plan to have them all done by the end of November. Well thats the plan whether it happens or not remains to be seen!

The next challenge this card is for is for CUTE CARD THURSDAY and you have to design a card with animals only, no people.

The third challenge which this card has been designed for is for Michelle's Sketch at THE CARD GROTTO
Thanks for stopping by.
Lynsey x

Stamp - Penny Black Christmas Critters
Paper - Paper Mania Contemporary Christmas

Saturday, 19 July 2008

30th Birthday Card

Well I had a busy day yesterday, me and Grace went to baby massage for the first time and she had her second lot of injections so she needed a bit of TLC. I just had time to finish this 30th birthday card for my friend whoose birthday it is in a couple of weeks. I don't think there will be anytime for crafting today as we are off to a festival in the village where I live.
Thanks for looking.
Lynsey x

Penny Black Stamp
Paper - Anna Griffiths
Pink Ribbon - Paper Mania
Large Flower and Brad - Making Memories
Smaller Pink Flower from own stash

Friday, 18 July 2008

Marlene's Blog Candy

Hi all Marlene has some great Blog Candy to give away. Check out Marlene's blog HERE
She has some great inspiration on her blog too, its well worth a visit.
Lynsey x

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Teenage Kicks

I made this card last night for the Papertake Weekly Challenge which you can find HERE

This week the challenge is Teenage Kicks where you have to design a card for a teenager. I am not quite sure that this card works. I don't know if the paper is too busy or if there is too much white space at the top of the card. Any comments would be greatly appreciated!

Many thanks


Image Stamp - Pink Petticoat - Lola Rose Occasions
Spotty Back Ground Stamp - A Stamp in the Hand Co
Happy Birthday Stamp - Penny Black
Paper Dovecraft - The Glamour Collection
Flowers - Prima Got Flowers

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Andrea's Magnolia Blog Candy

Andrea has some great magnolia blog candy to give away. Just visit her HERE and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning. She also has some beautiful cards to look at too.

Monday, 14 July 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

Hi everyone, I am getting quite into these card challenges now, it is definitely making me more motivated with my card making! This card is for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge which this week is to make a card for a child. You can find details of the challenge over at: . This is the first magnolia card that I have made, I just love these stamps! No more time for card making today as I am off to a baby group with my little girl Grace.

Lynsey x
Magnolia Stamp
Papers - HOTP
Flower & Sentiment K & Co

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge

I thought I would have ago at another sketch challenge as I enjoyed having ago at the last one so much. The sketch for this card came from: I have had this butterfly stamp for ages so I am pleased that I finally got round to using it. Why is it that we buy great stamps but still stick with our favourites!
Lynsey x

Butterfly Stamp - Great Impressions
Spotty Background Stamp - A Stamp In The Hand Co
Background papers - free with a magazine

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Well I thought I would have a go at the Penny Black Challenge as it is a really good sketch. You can see the sketch at: I have never taken part in a challenge before so I thought I would give it go. I decided to do a man's card with the sketch as I never find them easy but this sketch really helped.
I was not sure what to add for the circle part of the sketch so I made this little embellishment with a brad. The trouble with men's cards is that there is no pink, glitter or flowers which are all my favorite things!

For this card I used some Cherry Arte papers which were free with an issue of Scrapbook Inspirations.

Lynsey x

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Maria's Blog Candy

I have just visited Maria's blog and she has some gorgeous blog candy on offer as she has reached over 5000 hits. Be sure to pay Maria a visit she also has some lovely cards to look at.
Lynsey x

Friday, 11 July 2008

11th July 2008

Well there's not been much time for crafting this week, but I have managed to finish this digi scrapbook page that I started last week. This layout shows how my husband wants our daughter Grace to be a Valentino Rossi fan!

Monday, 7 July 2008

Baby Cards

I adapted the sketch from for these baby cards and I am quite pleased with the results. At last I am building up a little stock of cards instead of rushing everytime I need to make one! I have really enjoyed using card sketches, it makes the creative process so much easier!

Any Occasion Card

I actually had time to make some cards last week which was great! I got the inspiration for this card from a sketch at The stamp is a penny black which are my favorites and the paper was free with a magazine.

7th July 2008

Well I have had a busy weekend, I have made some cards and me and Will had our first night out without Grace since she was born. We went out for Steven's 30th Birthday, which is Will's best mate. We did have a nice time but it was very hard too not keep thinking about Grace. We both kept checking our mobiles all night and it was quite a relief to get home! Now we have done it once hopefully next time it will be easier. I really want to document this on a scrapbook layout as my dad took a nice picture of me and Will before we went out.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Father's Day Layout

I just had to make a Father's Day Layout to include the pictures of Will and Grace. Will enjoyed getting presents on Father's Day but thought there should be more than one a year! He also wanted Grace to wear something different to pink so I had to document that.