Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Clare Curd Signature Range

Clare Curd is releasing her own Signature Range and is also starting a new blog where the fun will start on the 9th of February. Good luck Clare! To find out more visit Clare's new blog here.

Monday, 29 December 2008

Sketch Saturday and Forever Friends Challenges .................

This week over at Sketch Saturday the challenge is to choose any previous sketch, so I have chosen Sketch 28. This is a new stamp that I got for Christmas from my sister and the papers are also Forever Friends from my sis, she always buys me great presents!

I also decided to decorate to my envelope to match my card. As I coloured the image in promarkers I put a piece of card inside the envelope to stop the markers bleeding through to the other side of the envelope. I am quite pleased with how this card and envelope turned out.
I am also entering this card into the Forever Friends Challenge who have an open theme this week.

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas. We had a lovely time with it being Grace's first Christmas, I think I must have took a million pictures! I just have to start working on the scrapbook pages now!

Thanks for stopping by, please leave me a comment if you have time.

Hugs Lynsey:)

Image - Forever Friends
Papers - Forever Friends
Flowers and ribbon from stash.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

A Christmas Greeting to You All

Thank you so much to everyone that has taken the time to visit my blog and leave such lovely comments. It has meant so much to me and given me lots more confidence in my card making. I have also enjoyed visiting all your blogs and getting lots of inspiration.

I hope you like the picture of my little girl Grace, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Love Lynsey and Grace xx

Thursday, 18 December 2008

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

Hi everyone, I hope your preparations for Christmas are all coming along well. I still have to make hubby's cards and wrap loads of presents but nearly there now!
I needed a little break from the Crimbo cards and was deseprate to ink my new stamp 'Adoration' from Pollycraft, isn't she lovely!

The first challenge this card is for is for the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and is a sketch set by Donna which I loved! The second challenge this card is for is Cute Card Thursday and they have an open theme this week.

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment if you have time.
Hugs Lynsey :)


Image Stamp - Pollycraft
Scroll Stamp - HOTP
Papers - Lil Davis
Scroll Diecut - Sizzix
Flowers, Pearls, Gems from Stash

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

An award .........

I received this lovely award from my blogging friend Lisa, thanks so much Lisa!
This award's rules are:- You have to give it to 5 others and link to those people as well as who gave it to you, Those 5 shall also pass it on to another 5 people, Plus you have to write down 5 things you are addicted too!

Well 5 things I am addicted to:

My little girl Grace and hubby Will



Craft Shopping


I would like to pass this award onto:


Hugs Lynsey :)

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Friday Sketchers, Sketch Challenge 32 ....

This week FridaySketchers have a great sketch which I used to make a card for my friend's birthday which is tomorrow. We are going out for an Indian and a few drinks tonight to celebrate my friend's birthday, its seems like ages since we had a night out so I am really looking forward to it.
Back to my card this image is one of the new Woodland Elves called 'Serenity' from Pollycraft isn't she lovely! I hope my friend likes her card.

Please leave a comment if you have time I really do appreciate them.
Hugs Lynsey :)

Image - Woodland Elves Serenity from Pollycraft
Papers - Imaginisce
Flowers from Stash
Charm - Ebay shop

Daring Cardmakings 10 Minute Challenge ............

This week over at Daring Cardmakers Challenge you have to make a card in 10 minutes! It is always a challenge for me to make quick cards as I spend ages colouring my images but this card was made quick as a flash as this Christmas Wilbur download from Pollycraft comes with one set for you to colour and one set pre-coloured so I used a pre-coloured one for my quick card.
This is another Christmas card finished, only 4 left to go and I hope to get them done tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment if you have time.

Hugs Lynsey :)

Wilbur Woof Christmas Download from Pollycraft
Papers - Papermania
Snowflakes Cuttlebug

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Pollycraft Monday Challenge 5 ............

This is my first card as part of the Design Team for Pollycraft Monday Challenge. The theme for the challenge has been set by Emma W and is to 'Make a male birthday card'. I normally struggle with male cards but I found it really easy to put this card together using the new Wilbur Woof for Birthdays download from Pollycraft, isn't he just adorable! The other design team members cards are stunning, so pop over to the Pollycraft Challenge Blog to check them out. There is the most fantastic Elves Devotion stamp for the winner good luck everyone!

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment if you have time.
Hugs Lynsey :)

Image -
Pollycraft Wilbur Woof for Birthdays Download
Background stamp - Stamp Addicts
Papers - DCWV
Brad Papermania
Coloured with Promarkers

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Exciting News!

Hi everyone, I had some great news last night, I have been chosen to be on the Pollycraft Design Team! I'm so excited as I love their downloads and stamps. I hope you will have a go at the Pollycraft Challenges every fortnight.

Hugs Lynsey :)

Monday, 8 December 2008

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

Hi everyone, well the Christmas tree is up and I have wrapped a few pressies but I'm still busy making cards as I'm sure you are too. This card is for my parents from my little girl Grace. I've been after this stamp for ages and when I saw it in a craft shop last week it just jumped into my basket so I had to have it lol!
The first challenge this card is for the Basic Grey Challenge and their theme is 'Oh so charming' where you have to add a charm to your project. This is the first time I've entered a Basic Grey challenge, I'm not sure why its taken me so long as I love their papers! The second challenge this card is for is the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and their theme this week is 'Embossing Dry or Heat'.

Thanks for popping in, please leave me a comment if you have time.
Hugs Lynsey :)
Image stamp - Penny Black
Scroll Stamp - HOTP
Paper - Basic Grey
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Charm - Ebay Shop
Coloured with promarkers & glitter paints
Cuttlebug - Snowflake embossing folder
Cuttlebug - Snowflakes dies

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Whiff of Joy Sketch Challenge #11

This card is for the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog and this week they have another gorgeous sketch from Heather. This image was kindly sent to me by my blogging friend Lyndsey, many thanks Lyndsey! I have coloured this image with promarkers and glitter paints.

I expect you are all busy getting ready for Christmas, I am still trying to get my special cards made once I have finished them I then need to wrap all my presents. I hope to get the Christmas tree put up tomorrow. I wish someone would put a few more hours in my day!
Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment if you have time.
Lynsey :)

Image - Whiff of Joy
Paper - Basic Grey
Snowflakes - Cuttlebug
Gems - Papermania

Friday, 5 December 2008

Fantastic Pollycraft Blog Candy

Paula has the most amazing blog candy on offer which consists of an Old Woodland Elves Fairy Tale Book containing 9 little presents which are the whole new set of Woodland Elves stamps which have not yet been released. To be in with a chance of winning just leave a comment on Paula's blog and a link to it from your own. Good luck everyone!

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Cards for my Nans

Hi all, I'm still busy trying to get my Christmas cards finished. The baubles image is a free download from Chris which you will find on her blog along with some amazing cards. Thanks Chris they were just perfect for cards for my Nans. I don't know if you can see the sparkly snowflakes background but it is very glittery. I used a glue pad for stamping the background and then just added glitter. I was covered after making these, my husband Will was not impressed as he always ends up covered in glitter too lol!.

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment if you have time.

Hugs Lynsey :)

Image download from Christine Dark - Link Above
Flowers - Papermania
Snowflakes Image - Docrafts
Snowflakes - Cuttlebug
Pearl Gems - Papermania

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Its nearly Christmas .........

Its nearly Christmas and I still have loads of cards to make! I start to panic when they start arriving in the post as I know I need to finish making mine and get them posted. I have been really busy the last couple of days trying to get my special cards made for Christmas. This card is for my mum and dad and I have made one the same for my husband's parents. I love this image which was designed by the very talented Chris over at her Sketching Stamper Blog. I brought this stamp from Spiral Whisper and it is huge, which was just perfect for the bigger cards that I wanted to make.

I coloured the image with prisma colouring pencils and glitter paints.

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment if you have time.

Hugs Lynsey :)

Image stamp - Spiral Whisper
Paper - Kelly Panci

Smowflakes - Cuttlebug

Whiff of Joy Advent Calendar

Each day on the Whiff of Joy Advent Calendar a new window will open with a surprise gift for one lucky visitor, the new window will be posted at 00.01 GMT everyday and the winner of the previous days gift will be posted at the same time.Don’t forget to check everyday after 00.01 GMT