Sunday, 31 August 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge ........

This week's challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge is stars and strips. I thought this theme would work well for a man so this is what I have come up with. I made the star embellishments myself so I hope they look ok.

I realise looking at my last card that I have had a bit of green and blue theme going on this weekend, I'm not sure why, but I do like these colours together!

Lynsey x

Stamp - Penny Black
Papers - All My Memories
Button, Brads and Ribbon from stash

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Double Challenge Card .........

This card is for one of my mum in law's friends who has just got a job after being very poorly for the last couple of years, but after an operation she is now fit and well so I thought it would be nice to wish her luck in her new job.

This card is for 2 challenges the first is a sketch challenge by Carol over at Carol's Paper Playce. Carol is doing a sketch every fortnight and she has a lovely stamp up for grabs for this one.

The other challenge that this card is for is for Arty Girlz Weekly Challenge. This week their theme is summer, so this is my entry as butterflies and flowers make me think of summer!

I hope you are all enjoying some nice weather today. Thanks for stopping by.
Lynsey x

Butterfly Stamp - Great Impressions

Background stamp - A Stamp in the Hand Co
Paper from Stash
Flowers from Craftsulove
Gems from stash
Font - Everytime I miss you

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Samm's Sketch Challenge

This layout features a picture of me and Grace on a playgroup trip to a farm. I thought it would make a nice page for her album as so far I have only put pictures in of Grace but I am sure when she is older she will want me and her dad in there too!
I made this layout using Samm's Sketch over at Scrummy Stash Cafe. This sketch was so simple to follow I really enjoyed creating this page.
Lynsey X


Paper & Buttons From Scummy Stash Cafe August Kit

Ribbon and Alpha Stickers from Stash

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Sarah Kay Weekly Challenge - Sketch 8

As I am now addicted to card and scrapbooking challenges I thought I would have ago at this week's Sarah Kay Weekly Challenge. This is the first time I have had a go at a Sarah Kay Challenge but I'm sure it won't be the last as I just love these images!
My friend Vicky kindly sent me this image as I currently only have one Sarah Kay stamp but I do have another one on order!

I've had a day out in Ely today with my inlaws. We had a lovely walk by the river and a pub lunch. Thats 2 pub lunches in one week I am doing well!
Lynsey X

Image Stamp - Sarah Kay
Sentiment Stamp - HOTP
Papers - K & Co
Flowers - Prima

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Sketch Saturday - Sketch 13

These two cards were made using this week's sketch over at Sketch Saturday. I had great fun making these 2 cards using this sketch. This sketch was so easy to use and I got to use my new toy my threading water punch!

I have enjoyed the bank holiday weekend so far as Will actually got the day off today as it rained! We had a nice ride out which did include a quick visit to the Paper Mill Shop at Spalding and a pub lunch. So I've stocked up on card and some more patterned paper. I really do have a bad addiction for paper, other things I can resist but paper no! I brought two packs of paper a DCVW pink christmas pack and DCVW Nana's Nursery Baby Girl. The Nana's Nursery paper is so pretty! Some of the paper is glittered and has sheets with cherries and strawberries which I love. I can't wait to use it!

I hope you are all enjoying the bank holiday and having plenty of time to craft!

Lynsey x
Materials for Happy Birthday Grandma Card
Stamp - Hanglar & Stanglar
Papers- DCWV Floral Stack
Silk Flowers - Papermania
Sentiment - Computer Font - Everytime I Miss You
Materials for Christmas Card
Stamp - Magnolia
Papers - HOTP
Snowflake Embellishments from Stash
Cuttlebug - Snowflake Embossing Folder

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Scummy Stash Cafe - Maria's Saturday Morning Class

I completed this scrapbook page, 'Our Little Petal' by following Maria's Saturday Morning Class at Scummy Stash Cafe.
I had great fun creating this page and without following the class I would never have been so adventurous! This is really different from my normal style of scrapbooking but I am pleased with the results.
Lynsey x

Papers, Diecuts, Buttons - All Scummy Stash Cafe - August Kit
Flower and Butterfly Stamps - Stamps Away
Brads - From Stash

Wednesday, 20 August 2008


I just been tagged by Vicky and these are the rules:-

If you are tagged, you must firstly post the rules:
*Write 7 stange characteristics about yourself. They interest us all!
* Tag 6 other people at the end of your Post.
* Visit everyone that you have tagged and a leave a comment on their blog to let them know that they have been tagged.

Here are my 7 strange characteristics:

1. I have a birth mark at the back of my head which is a grey streak of hair.
2. I can drive a double decker bus!
3. I am morning person not night.
4. I am an optimist.
5. I used to be a Council Tax Inspector. (Well someone had to do it and it paid the mortgage!)
6. I love savoury food rather than sweet.
7. Spring is my favourite time of year.

My 6 people to tag are:

Andrea,Chrissie, Debbie,Ila, Jill, Deb, Michelle

Monday, 18 August 2008

Sketches By Tamara - Card Sketch 57

This card is for this week's sketch challenge at Sketches By Tamara. It was also an opportunity to get another Christmas card finished, I can't believe I have some made in August, this is a first!

Lynsey x

Paper - Papermania
Stamp - Penny Black
Flower Emblishments - Craft Bitz
Ribbon - From Stash

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Sketch Saturday

As my husband Will has been at work all day and is still there, I thought I would make a card using this week's sketch from Sketch Saturday.
I struggled with this card, I kept pulling it apart and adding and taking bits away, I'm still not quite sure about this one! I would welcome any comments please!
I am hoping Will might be home before 9.30pm but its very unlikely unless it rains, I better get doing my rain dance!
Lynsey x

Magnolia Stamp
Paper - Papermania
Embellishments - Crafty Bitz

Lucky me ..............

I am so lucky, I have won a £25.00 voucher to spend at Scrummy Stash Cafe just for taking part in their cyber crop last weekend! Thanks so much to them for making my weekend! I have spent the voucher already! It was not hard there were lots of scrummy things to choose from!
Lynsey x

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Penny Black & Cute Card Thursday Double Challenge Card

This card is for the Penny Black Challenge Sketch 2 which I loved! I will definitively be using this sketch again! It is also for this weeks challenge at Cute Card Thursday which is 'The two of us'. As I needed to make a card for my husband's sister and her husband for their anniversay next week this was a great theme!
Me and my sister took my little girl Grace swimming for the first time today, I had a little float for her to sit in which was really good. It was so funny to see her little face but she seemed to really like it! My sister took a picture of Grace in her swimming suit so I hope that I will be able to use that for a scrapbook page.

Lynsey x

Stamp - Penny Black
Papers - K & Co
Flowers - Prima

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Raspberry Ribbons Sketch 2

Raspberry Ribbons added their second sketch so thought I would have ago at making a card using my new Tilda stamp.

Well the sun has come out at last, only downside is that means my husband Will will be late home from work as he works on a farm. I'm probably the only women that loves it when it rains! I only want it to rain on my little corner of Norfolk though not on everyone!

Lynsey x


Magnolia Stamp

Papers - K & Co

Ribbon from stash

Sketches by Tamara

I have made this card to send to my husband's cousin as we are unable to attend her wedding in Ireland in October. I used sketch #18 over at Sketches by Tamara. I really enjoyed using this sketch and I think it is one that I will use over and over!
Lynsey x

Stamp - Woodware - Wedding Bliss Collection
Papers - K & Co
Ribbon and Gems from stash

Monday, 11 August 2008

Not quite 3 weddings and a funeral ..............

but nearly! I had my auntie's 50th birthday party on Saturday, my friend's little boy's Christening on Sunday and sadly a funeral today. So I have had a busy few days. I only got one picture from the 50th party unfortunately as Grace had belly ache and cried alot. I did get some pictures from the Christening however so I hope to put them on as scrapbook page this week for you to see. All this has left little time for crafting and I have been getting withdrawal systems! I feel a bit better tonight as I have started on a card that I hope to finish tomorrow morning so that I will at last have something to post!
Lynsey x

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Raspberry Ribbon Design Team Call

Raspberry Ribbons are seeking design team members so I thought I would have ago as I do love ribbons! This is a scrapbook page that I have made using their sketch. If nothing else I really enjoyed making this page and it is another one completed to go in Grace's album.

The quote on the page came with a wooden figure of a mother and baby which was given to me as a present from a friend after I had Grace. I really love this quote so it was nice to be able to put it on a layout.

Lynsey x
Papers - K & Co
Flowers - Prima
Ribbons - From Stash

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Katharina's Sketch 8

This is the card I have made using Katharina's brilliant sketch over at Papertake Weekly Challenge This is for my daughter Grace to give my auntie who will be 50 on Saturday and I have great fun reminding her that she is great aunt, so I just had to put that on her card! This is the first Sarah Kay card that I have made and I absolutely love this stamp, so I think you may see this one regularly!

This is my second posting today, its amazing what a night's sleep can do!

Lynsey x
Stamp - Sarah Kay
Papers - DCWV - Floral Stack
Flower and gems from stash

Vanessa's Layout Sketch Challenge

I really enjoyed using this layout sketch, it was perfect for a recent festival that I attended in my village. I struggled to not fill the white space on this page, but sometimes less is more! This layout is for Vanessa's Sketch Challenge over at Scrummy Stash Cafe

I no longer feel like a zombie anymore as Grace is back to sleeping through the night, yipee! I am not sure if the baby rice helped or if it is that the night's are not so hot at the moment. What ever it is I am happy to have some sleep!
Lynsey x
Papers - Cosmo Cricket
Ribbon and chipboard alpha from stash

Monday, 4 August 2008

Michelle's Blog Candy

Michelle has some fanastic blog candy up for grabs at The Card Grotto for the the third round of her blogoversary. Well done on reaching 60,000 hits! Be sure to pay Michelle a visit, she has some stunning cards to look at.
Lynsey x

Sunday, 3 August 2008

Friday Sketchers - Sketch 13

I love this week's sketch over at Friday Sketchers it was perfect for this first birthday card which I made for my mum to give her best friend's grandson.

There has not been much more time for crafting this weekend as we went out last night and today. It also does not help that Grace has decided to spend half the night awake for the last week and I feel like a zombie! I have tried her on some baby rice today to see if that will help her go through the night, wish me luck!

Lynsey x


Stamp - Paper Nation

Paper - Cosmo Cricket

Buttons - From Stash