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Sunday, October 30

My Memories Givaway and discount!!

Hi, Hope your all having a lovely weekend. I am here today to show you what i have been up to this week.
I was asked to review My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Suite. Now those of you who know me will know i have never been into scrapbooking whether it be digital or not, but i tell you what...i am totally surprised and now hooked.
 This software is absolutely brilliant. Easy to use with so many features. There are also many ways in which to use this software, its not just good for scrapbooking but also, cards either digital or printing seperate elements out and using them on your cards, photobooks, calenders, add movies to projects, turn your creations into DVD's..the list goes on!!!
 One of the things i loved about it is that you can make your very own fabby blog headers and making layouts using my favourite hand stamped and hand coloured images. I use a different photo editing application to get the images ready to use but this was also easier than i thought and only took 5 mins. Maybe i will do a tutorial on this one day as i know we would all love having our favourite stamped images up on our blog headers. I also found it great for creating watermarks, editing photos for displaying on our blogs and even to design sketches for cards. These are the things that i will use a lot! Oh i also made little design for my stickers that i use on my cards. 

I have made a few projects using the software. Below is a layout i created myself from a blank page which i had great fun doing but adding all the embellishments, papers and elements which is just a case of dragging and dropping and adding a Elphine House Australia image, Laura; Flower girl. 
Then i had a go at creating my own blog headers. These were also simple and again used my own images from Elphine House Australia along with all the lovely embellishments already on the software. What i find great is that you dont need to buy anything else to get started. There are a huge amount of embellishments, papers and backgrounds. Some are set into themes such as babies, birthdays etc. You can also use digi papers and upload other digi goodies to use along side the software.
There is also a massive amount of freebies to download in the My Memories Store but also has full designer packs from prices that are so cheap. You can get them from $0.99 which is 61p! 

Right onto the details! I have been given a copy of My Memories Scrapbooking Suite to give away to one of my followers. 
To enter for this you just have to follow these simple rules;

1. Firstly be a follower of my blog. I will have lots of freebie giveaway

2. Head over to the My Memories Digital Scrapbooking kits. and come back and leave me a comment letting me what kit you liked the best so i can check them out also. This comment will get you into the draw.

3. If you want a second entry then head over to the My Memories facebook page and "Like! them.
Please leave a separate comment for this so you will have double the chance of winning!

I will be closing the draw on Sunday 13th November at 8pm. Any comments after this wont be counted and i will announce the winner that night. 

If your not the lucky winner or you cant wait till the 13th to see if your a winner then i have a promo code that will get you $10 of the My Memories software suite which makes it a fabby price of £24.78 in British Pounds. You can also use this promo code to get $10 off in store for new kits, making them even more of a bargain!

Here is the special promo code to use for the above offers ;
Just put this into the coupon section at the checkout.

Good Luck in the draw and i hope you find the My Memories software as exciting as i did! 
Thanks for joining in and remember to get your comment have nothing to loose!!


Saturday, October 22

What a Star!

At last its Saturday! This week has been a long week for me. The kids are off school and the weather is rotten and wet. We have had a lazy day today, i seem to be just going on circles and not getting anywhere fast!
Anyway i better get on with sharing my card with you as i am making the dinner at the same time and dont fancy having it burnt!
I have been playing with another Saturated Canary digi stamp called "Nevaeh! Krista's images are just fab. I coloured her with Promakers. The sketch is from Stamps & Fun = Creativity. Its a fab sketch and i have just angled some of the layers but can still see the sketch clearly.
My papers are Papermania capsule, Boysenberry. My flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, lace from Hobbycraft and my sentiment was computer generated and all the other embellishments are from out my stash.

I would like to enter my card into these following challenges;
Tip Top Tuesday - Layer it up
Sweet Stamps - Lots of Layers
Totally Papercrafts - Layer upon Layer
Paper Playtime - Sentiment and Buttons and Bows
Thanks for taking the time to look at my card! I really do appreciate all the lovely comments!                        

Wednesday, October 19

Elphine House Australia - Welcome back Daisy/Fall Challenge!

Good Morning! A quick post to let you know that there is a new challenge over at
The challenge theme this time is "Fall Colours".
We decided that with the release of Daisy we would all use Daisy to show her off and were wondering if any of you have Daisy from the first release or one of Elisabeth Bells other sitting girls. There are quite a few such as the EB digital image of Rapunzel, Sweet Art Ebony's Girl sitting with Teddy or Strawberry Tea. Thats just the ones i can think off hand. You can use any Elisabeth Bell image for our challenge so lets see how many little sitting girls we can find. 
You can find Daisy to buy over at the Elphine House Australia Store!
You wil also find us on facebook where you can show us your creation using your Elphine House Australia Stamps
For my card i used Bo Bunny papers and MME Lost and found papers. I coloured Dasiy with Promarkers and inked the edges with Old Paper Distress ink.
My flowers are from WOC, Lace, ribbon, beads etc are from my stash.

I would also like to enter this card into these challenges also;

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Sketch and Stash - Sketch and new lace and stamp
Paper Sundaes - Fall or Halloween (i obviously went with the Fall option)

Thanks for looking and i hope you can join in with our challenge at Elphine House Australia and spread the word to any of your friends who also love Elisabeth Bells Images about our challenges, there are much more EB fans out there, i know it!!


Tuesday, October 18

Feeling Blue?

I hope you are all having a lovely day. I am so mixed up with the days., I have had it Sunday all day! Our schools are off for the week ...AGAIN! Dont get me wrong, i love having the kids about. There is no alarms, no pulling Sean out of bed, no trying for ages to get Carrie up therefore a relaxing morning.
I am still not great with water retention, i had to have the day in my PJ's as my jeans wouldnt go over the calf of my legs. I am usually a size 10 but there is not way they jeans were going anywhere. Really felt  fed up and feeling rotten. Thankfully the kids were here to keep me company and on my toes. Roll on my appointment for the Kidney Physician. 

Anyway enough about me and onto my card. I was over the moon last week to find that Krista Smith has opened her Digi Shop on Etsy and her images are amazing. I have got myself a few to start with my my wish list is long! I have a teen birthday coming up so i will be heading there for my image!
 Here is my card for the SC challenge;
The challenge over at Saturated Canary is to have stitching on your project so i got the old sewing machine out and gave it a go. Last time my stitching was all over the place but with practice my lines are getting straighter. I am still having the problem of some stitches are missed. I think its to do with the tension..anyone any suggestions??? I coloured my image, called Poppy the Circus Girl, with Promarkers. I love her expression! Reminds me of my Carrie when she is all dressed up in her fancy dress outfits and looks at me as if to say "what you looking at?!" She also goes about with her hamster on her too so its like just like her!
My papers are ones i have had for a really long time, Papermania, creative tones. I have the blue pad and black pad and not used the much, i dont know why, they look great once layered up. 
The made the oversized handmade flower by running a stitch along one side of the wide ribbon and then gathering it all in and stitching the ends together. I thought it looks like Poppy's flower in her hair and but when Carrie came and looked she said it was also like her skirt! She is quite right but no matter what you might think its more like, i like how it brings a element of the image onto my card.

The ribbon, gems, button and handmade pins are just found among my stash. The bunting has been embossed with my Cuttlebug embossing folders and inked in blue and all the edges have been inked with Stormy Sky distress inks.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Charisma Cardz - in Stitches
Cupcake Challenge - Buttons and Bows
The Squirrel and the fox - One for the girls

Thanks as always for having a look, i really do appreciate your kind comments!

Thursday, October 13

Look who is back..its DAISY!!!!

Well i am so excited to be posting this card, not so much the card but the stamp! Yes, Daisy is back and after a few years of constantly being outbid on e-bay, i have her!
As some of you will remember Daisy, who was illustrated by Elisabeth Bell, started of as a Sugar Nellie stamp. 
She was very popular but was discontinued and since then crafter's have been searching for her.....Well search no more, she is back and can be bought from Elphine House Australia! If she is not in the store yet she will be very very soon so keep checking so you dont miss out. She will be going like hotcakes!

Isnt she just adorable! I could colour her all day long! I am thinking you might see a lot of her on my blog from now on. I coloured her with promarkers and inked the edges with Stormy Sky distress ink.
The sketch i followed is from The Sweet Shop. I love their sketches and use them lots!
My papers are yes, you guessed my favourite faithful pad Vintage Shabby by Tim Holtz, i hate to cut lovely  papers but they too nice to keep in my drawer.  My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, gems, ribbon, bakers twine are from my stash. I made the two pins that are sitting in the knot myself. The vines.leaves are from my Cricut Potpourri cartridge.

Below is my little Daisy up close and personal! Isnt she a cutie! If you think the same and want her here is the link the the Elphine House Australia store.
Over at My Mums Craft Shop the challenge is to be inspired by a song, well as soon as i got the stamp in the door this song has been stuck in my will be glad you cant hear my awful singing but the words are;
Daisy, Daisy give me your answer do.
                                I'm half crazy all for the love of you.
 It won't be a stylish marriage, 
   I can't afford a carriage.
       But you'll look sweet, 
               Upon the seat, Of a bicycle made for two!!

Just a reminder that we also have got our Elphine House Australia Challenge Blog up and running and our current challenge is called "Tasty Treats" 
You can use ANY Elisabeth Bell image at all for our challenge so go on and have some fun and the chance to win a 2 brand new stamp of your choice from Elphine House Australia!!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Belles and Whistles - Your Favorite Elisabeth Bell image. (This has to be my fav so far!)
My Mums Craft Shop - Inspired by Song - Daisy, Daisy!
The Sweet Shop - Sketch
Crafty Creations Challenges - 3 papers, 2 embellishments (pins and flowers) and 1 image
Craft Your Passion Challenge - A card for all occasions.

Thats all for me tonight. Thanks for taking the time to read my post and remember to pop over to the Elphine House Australia store to check out all the new Elisabeth Bell stamps they have for you!

Sunday, October 9

Sleepy Sundays!

Hi, Hope you had a lovely weekend! Its a was the typical Sunday night here in my house. Ryan "found" homework that has to in tomorrow, not just any old homework but really hard Mandarin translation for which he needed a Mandarin Dictionary! Dont we all have a spare one on our book shelf!! There is always a bit of drama in my house on a Sunday night!

Anyway i am here to show a card i made using one of Jens Digi Stamps. Jen kindly gave me some of her digis to play with but because i am not keeping great i hardly seem to get round to making some cards just for at last here is one i made last night.


I used Teddy Sleeping on Pillow and coloured him using Promarkers. This image is just fab! He looks as tired out as i feel!! My sentiment reads "Do Not Disturb...Its My Day!" 
My card base is made from Kraft card stock and the paper is from Forever Friends. The lace and Ribbon are out my stash and the handmade ribbon flower was made by running a stitch along one side of the ribbon and gathering it in and tying the ends together then add a button in the middle. The vines are cut from my Potpourri Cricut Cartridge. Again the pearls are from my stash.

I would like to enter the following challenges ; 

Allsorts Challenge - Bear With Us
Raise the Bar - Furry Friends
Wags and Whiskers -Handmade (Handmade Flower)
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes + Sentiment

Thats it from me tonight. Thanks to Jen for the Digi Stamps and i will show another one in the next week.
Have a good week...Take Care.

Wednesday, October 5

Elphine House Australia Challenge - Tasty Treats!

Good Morning! What a horrible day. The weather here in Scotland is raining and cold and just to make the day even more misserable i have the dentist today for my Root Canal Treatment...i hate dentists, i am terrified and would rather have my eyes poked with needles than have to go..but i have made my mind up that i am going to be brave and just go and get it over this space! 

Anyway, Its that time again for another Elphine House Australia Challenge!!

The theme this time is............

"Tasty Treats"
This might be a teat bag, a recipe card, a choc gift box or just a card with a "tasty" image on there!
You can use ANY Elisabeth Bell image at all.... doesn't need to be a EHA stamp but if you have one then we would love to see what you have done with it!

For the challenge this time i have made a recipe Birthday Card. I followed the sketch from Crafting Lifes Pieces Challenge but the layer behind the image i put the recipe on and made it so it just lifts out.

This image is called "Daisy Hugging Dolly" and i coloured her with Promarkers.
The papers are Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby. the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the sentiment was computer generated and ribbon, lace and gems are just out my stash.

I would like to enter my Recipe Card into the following challenges also;    
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes plus Ribbon
Papertake weekly - Anything Goes + optional of something punched - (Happy Birthday Girls!)
Paper Sundaes - Lots of Layers

Thats all from me just now. Remember if you have ANY ELISABETH BELL IMAGES at all then you can enter our challenge over at our Elphine House Australia Challenge Blog!

Thanks for popping by and for the lovely comments that are always much appreciated!
I am off to get ready to go to the dentist!
Lynne xx

Saturday, October 1

Crafty Calendar's Spooky Birthday!

Good Morning and Happy October! I am now starting to slightly panic its going to be Christmas before i realise! I have only got 2 xmas cards done so lets hope the next few months dont go so fast!!

Today its the start of a new Crafty Calendar Challenge. Its also the challenges 2nd Birthday so we have lots and lots of prizes to give away. Pop over and have a look, all you need to do to win one of the prizes is to enter the challenge.

The theme for this months challenge is ..."Spooky"
Lets see all those scary and spooky Halloween projects!

Our sponsor for this challenge is the amazing Wild Orchid Crafts 
(prize still be be confirmed)!

Now onto my card. This one such a simple card following the sketch on Papertake Weekly.
My papers are from We r memories and American crafts plain card stock. I loved the colour of the orange as it wasnt too fluorescent like some i had in my drawer!
Tilda is coloured using promarkers. The edges of the layers have been inked with Black Soot.

I would like to enter the following challenges!
Papertake Weekly - sketch
Shopping our Stash - Black, white + one other commlour (black, white and orange)
stampin B's Designs - Halloween
Art Impression Stamps - Halloween

Thanks for having a look and for the lovely comments!
Lynne x x