Tuesday, 3 May 2011



Hello Everyone
I just wanted to show you the prototype for my daughters hen party invitations. I have made the box using a cream egg box as the template cut a hole in the top to allow the garland out. The flip flop is funky foam and card. I then added a flower garland as it is a tropical hen party and finished with a stamped tag. The invitations instructions are on the base of the box.  
I hope she likes it!
I am going to enter it into these challenges;

Paper Play http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com/ A use an object not intended for crafting challenge ends Thursday 5th

Aly Sunday Challenge #41 http://alyssundaychallenge.blogspot.com/ A shaped card
challenge ends Sunday 7th

There She Goes http://tsgclearstamps.blogspot.com/ A 3D flowers challenge ends Monday 9th

Tip Top #32 http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/ A open challenge ends Tuesday 9th

Paper Take http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ A anything goes challenge ends Tuesday 9th

I hope this is OK, Lynn

Monday, 2 May 2011

Catch the waves

Hello everyone
Today I have made a card for the Gingerloft under the sea challenge with their lovely Dolphin silhouette digital stamp. This card is for my son to celebrate him getting into the British team for Octopush to play in the world championships in Holland.
I have used some recycled garden string, a wave’s image and a catch the waves embellishment to finish.
I will be entering it into these challenges;

One Crazy Stamper http://onecrazystampercom.blogspot.com/ A boys and men challenge ends Monday 16th

Stamps are us http://stampsruschallenges.blogspot.com/ A masculine challenge ends Monday 16th

Crazy Challenge http://crazychallenge.blogspot.com A card for a man challenge ends Sunday 9th

Cupcake Craft http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ A something beginning with C challenge ends Monday 9th

Creative challenge Crafts http://creativecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ A recycled challenge ends Tuesday 4th


A Spoon Full of Sugar #50 http://aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/ A white and one colour challenge ends Tuesday 5th

I hope this is OK, Lynn 

A gift for mum


 I made the box using four matchboxes from the template from http://blog.swap-bot.com/rachels-matchbox-template/

The top box is from
http://www.scor-pal.com/dec2_magazine/index_files/Page530.htm (without the handle decorations or window).

Hello everyone
I wanted to make something for my very special mum. She has been a leading light, a bright shining star in my life and a very special person who has shaped my thinking and my carer. So for all of the help she has given me, I wanted to give her something that I wish to help her with, de-cluttering! My mum has always been a little messy so I have made her a tidy box for all of the little bits on her dresser. I hope she likes it!
To make the box I placed four matchboxes onto a thick sheet and then attached a decorated top sheet. Then I glued on the top box and decorated it. I used some lovely vintage papers that I embossed and added a beautiful teen Magnolia Tilda and background stamp which I coloured with copic’s. 

I will be entering it into these challenges:

Magnolia Licious Highlights http://magnolia-licioushighlites.blogspot.com/ A sketch challenge ends June

Truly Scrumptious #56 http://trulyscrumptiouschallenges.blogspot.com/ A sketch challenge ends Wednesday 3rd Fortnightly

Wild Orchid http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com/ A magnolia white + 2 with a twist a rose challenge ends Monday 9th

Magnolia Stamp Lovers http://magnoliastamplovers.blogspot.com/ A flowers challenge ends Sunday 7th

Just Magnolia http://justmagnolia.blogspot.com/ A buttons bows and bling challenge ends Friday 6th

DYSU http://doyoustackup.blogspot.com/ A make it pop challenge ends Thursday 5th

Delicious Doodles http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.com/ A teenager challenge ends Thursday 5th

Your Next Stamp http://ynschallenges.blogspot.com/ A add a charm challenge ends Friday 9th Fortnightly

Crafty Ann’s http://craftyannschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ A fancy folds challenge ends 5th

Digi’s With Attitude http://digiswithattitudechallenges.blogspot.com/ A who is a star in your life challenge ends Friday 6th

Mami Doodles http://mamidoodles.blogspot.com/ A lets get girly challenge ends Friday 6th

Card Making Mamas http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com/ A for a loved one challenge ends Friday 13th

Fun at Fairy Knoll http://funatfairyknoll.blogspot.com/ A birthday challenge ends Friday 6th

2 Sisters http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ A for a mum challenge ends Friday 6th

Really Reasonable Ribbon Rambling http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.com A use two ribbons challenge ends Tuesday Fortnightly 12th

Catch the bug challenge http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/ A May flowers and pastel colours challenge ends Saturday 6th

Sentiment Sunday #53 http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/ A for a special woman in your life challenge ends Sunday 7th

Crafty Ho http://craftyhoschallenge.blogspot.com/ A strong woman in your life challenge ends Sunday 7th


Aud Sentiments http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ A for mum challenge ends Wednesday 11th


Craft Us Crazy http://craftuscrazy.blogspot.com A mums and flowers challenge ends Wednesday 11th

Magnolia Down Under #94 http://magnoliadownunderchallenges.blogspot.com/ A lace and ribbons challenge ends Sunday 7th

By the Cute and Girly http://bythecuteandgirly.blogspot.com/ A anything goes Challenge ends June

Cupcake Inspiration http://scrappyfrogschallenge.blogspot.com/ A anything goes challenge ends Saturday 21st

Sugar Creek Hallow http://sugarcreekhollow.blogspot.com/ A embossing challenge ends Saturday 6th

Crazy 4 Stampers #85 http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/ A 3 papers two flowers one button challenge ends Saturday 6th

Frosted Designs http://frosteddesigns.blogspot.com/ A stripes and polka dots challenge ends Friday 6th

The Crafty Pad #119 http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/ A pearls and swirls challenge ends Sunday 7th

Pear Tree designs #47 http://peartreedesigns.blogspot.com/ A free for all challenge ends Monday 9th

Pollycraft #91 http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ A anything goes challenge ends Monday 9th

There’s Magic in the Air http://theresmagicintheair.blogspot.com/ A birthday challenge ends Monday 9th

Craft Your Passion #56 http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/ A anything goes challenge ends Monday 9th

Sketch and stash http://sketchandstashchallenge.blogspot.com/ A free choice sketch challenge ends Monday 9th

Kreative Stempelfreunde-Creative stamp Friends #24 http://diekreativenstempelfreunde.blogspot.com/ A Mothers day challenge ends Monday 16th Fortnightly


Digital Tuesday http://digitaltuesdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ A ribbon and lace challenge ends Tuesday 10th


Tuesday Throwdown #47 http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/ A mothers day challenge ends Tuesday 9th

Ladybird Crafts #26 http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ A going dotty challenge ends Monday 9th

I hope this is OK, Lynn 

Friday, 29 April 2011

It's a kind of magic

Hello everyone
 I am starting to get better!!! It has been a long illness and I have found it hard to get back on my feet. Thank you to everyone who sent me get well wishes it made me feel good knowing people care.
OK, to day I have made a card for my mum, she loves fairies so I used the inspiration of the queen and the dragon from Cupcake Inspiration along with the sketch from CLP as a start. I then distressed all of the papers with sandpaper and ink then layered them up. Lastly I coloured the images with copic’s, glitter gel pens and added sparkles. What do you think she is either asking for trouble or she just wants to have fun? I can not make up my mind. I hope you like it Lynn
I am going to enter it into these challenges;

CLP challenge #35 http://clpchallenge.blogspot.com A sketch challenge ends May

Wee Memories #63 http://suchins.blogspot.com/ A girls just want to have fun challenge ends Saturday 29th

Cupcake Inspiration http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/ A cupcake challenge ends 1st

Stamping Scrapping http://stampingscrappingchallengecentral.blogspot.com/ A anything goes challenge ends Monday 3rd

Craft Your Passion #55 http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/ A show us your layers challenge ends Monday 3rd

Tip Top #31 http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/ A square challenge ends Tuesday 4th

A Spoon Full of Sugar #149 http://aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/ A all things royalty challenge ends Tuesday 4th

Scrap Creations http://scrap-creations1.blogspot.com/ A flowers challenge ends Tuesday 4th


Everybody-Art- Challenge #138 http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com/ A fairies challenge ends Tuesday 4th

Crafts and me http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com A vintage distressed challenge ends Wednesday 4th

Simon Says Stamps http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/ A anything goes challenge ends Wednesday 4th

Scrapbook Sisters #33 http://scrapbooksisters.blogspot.com A distress challenge ends Wednesday 4th

Craft Us Crazy #7 http://craftuscrazy.blogspot.com A mums and flowers challenge ends Wednesday 4th

ABC Challenge #T http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/ A trouble challenge ends Wednesday 4th


Moving Along With the Times http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/ A anything goes challenge ends Thursday 5th


Paper Crafting Journey #4 http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com/ A bling challenge ends Wednesday 4th


Digi Doodle #56 http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com A anything goes challenge ends Thursday 5th


Cute Thursday #162 http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ A Sketch from another challenge ends Thursday 5th


Dutch Dare # #110 http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com/ A for mum challenge ends Thursday 5th


Totally Paper Crafts #64 http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.com/ A glitter challenge ends Thursday 5th


Delightful http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com/ A distressing challenge ends Thursday 5th


The Stamping Boutique #5 http://thestampingboutiquechallengeblog.blogspot.com/ A winged things challenge ends Thursday 5th


Phindy’s Place #53 http://phindysplacechallenge.blogspot.com/ A glitter glamour glitz challenge ends Friday 6th

Paper Cutz # 89 http://papercutzchallenge.blogspot.com/ A anything goes challenge ends Friday 6th


Crafts 4 Eternity #17 http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.com/ A anything goes challenge ends Friday 6th


Stamp Something http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/ A something with wings challenge ends Friday 6th

I hope this is OK Lynn 

April showers bring May flowers

Hello everyone
I have made this card for Sally to say thank you for coming to help me today. I have tried to use a lot of different techniques on it to get the result I wanted. I have paper pieced the ducks, layered it, used a ribbon as a layer and a bow, punched flowers and used brads as their centres, embossed a flower ink stamp and coloured the digital image with copic’s. It took quite a long time but I think it turned out OK, what do you think? 
I will be entering it into these challenges:

Paper Take #55 http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ A challenge ends Tuesday 4th

Paririe Fairy #51 http://prairiefairyfridays.blogspot.com/ A April showers bring May flowers challenge ends Friday 4th

Crafty Calendar http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/ A April showers bring May flowers challenge ends Friday 6th

Phindy’s Place http://phindysplacechallenge.blogspot.com/ A paper piecing challenge ends Friday 28th

Sentiment Sunday #52 http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/ A lets get punchy challenge ends Sunday 1st

Pile it on #18 http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/ A 2 or more ribbons challenge ends Sunday 1st

Crazy Challenge #64 http://crazychallenge.blogspot.com A use 3 different papers challenge ends Sunday 1st

Stamps are us http://stampsruschallenges.blogspot.com/ A bugs and embossing challenge ends Monday 3rd

7 kids College Fund #20 http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ A April showers bring may flowers challenge ends Wednesday 4th

Cooking it up with Kate #59 http://cookingitupwithkatie.blogspot.com/ A tag me with ribbons and bows challenge ends Wednesday 4th

Crafty Creations #116 http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/ A white space challenge ends Wednesday 4th

Tuesday Throwdown #46 http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/ A brads or eyelets challenge ends Tuesday 4th

Paper Pretties #151 http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com/ A paper piercing challenge ends Wednesday 4th

The Paper Variety http://thepapervariety.blogspot.com/ A polka dots challenge ends Wednesday 4th

Creative Inspirations #109 http://cinspirations.blogspot.com/ A only pink yellow green challenge ends Wednesday 4th


Charisma Cardz #17 http://charismacardz.blogspot.com A April showers/May flowers challenge ends Wednesday 4th





CRAFT #100 http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ A one tag two squares and a circle challenge ends Thursday 5th


Stampin with the Dragon http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.com/ A May day challenge ends Monday 5th


CCEE Stampers #1117 http://cceestampers.blogspot.com/ A add a butterfly challenge ends Thursday 5th



Fussy and fancy http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.com/ A springtime challenge ends Friday 6th

I hope this is OK, Lynn 

Monday, 25 April 2011

Michael's Easter treats

Michael's set
 Michael's card

 Michael's cupcake box from  http://www.scor-pal.com/june2010/gablebox.htm
 Michael's egg box from http://www.scor-pal.com/apr_magazine/index_files/Page310.htm
 Michael's treat bag from http://www.scor-pal.com/dec_magazine/index_files/Page703.htm

The fourth set
Michael’s set
I am going to enter this set into these challenges;
Charisma Cardz #16 http://charismacardz.blogspot.com A jokes and laughter challenge ends Wednesday 27th

Sugar Creek Hallow http://sugarcreekhollow.blogspot.com/ A challenge ends Saturday 29th

Polka Doodles #16 http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/ A three pattern papers challenge ends Friday 28th

Crafty Ann’s challenge #39 http://craftyannschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ A fancy folds challenge ends Friday 28th

Fussy and Fancy http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.com/ A spring time challenge ends Friday 28th

CES #33 http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com/ A spring colours and image challenge ends Saturday 29th

Crazy 4 Stampers #84 http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/ A Easter card challenge ends Saturday 29th

Cards for Men #9 http://cardsformen.blogspot.com/ A circles challenge ends Sunday  8th


I hope this is OK, Lynn 

John's Easter treats

John's set
 John's card
 John's bag from http://www.scor-pal.com/oct2_magazine/index_files/Page849.htm
 John's cupcake box from http://www.scor-pal.com/feb2_magazine/index_files/Page362.htm
 John's sweet bag from  http://www.scor-pal.com/dec_magazine/index_files/Page703.htm
 John's Cupcake skirt from http://gingerbumblebee.blogspot.com/2010/12/flannel-cupcake.html
The third set

John’s set
I am going to enter this set into these challenges;

The Crafty Pad #118 http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/ A circles challenge ends Sunday 1st

Card Mad Fairy Digi Days http://doitwithdigischallenge.blogspot.com/ A I digital image 2 pattern papers 3 embellishments challenge ends 28th

Aud Sentiments #26 http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ A anything goes challenge ends Wednesday 26th

Card Making Mamas #19 http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com/ A spring colours challenge ends Friday 28th

Fun at Fairy Knoll http://funatfairyknoll.blogspot.com/ A Easter challenge ends Friday 28th

Just Us Girls #81 http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/ A 3D template challenge ends Saturday 29th

Card Pattern #112 http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/ A sketch challenge ends Saturday 29th

Frosted Designs http://frosteddesigns.blogspot.com/ A birds or butterflies challenge ends Friday 28th

I hope this is OK, Lynn