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Thursday, April 26

On her swing!

Hi, Just a quick post tonight. Well today was the first of the Standard Grade Exams in Scotland. Today it was English. I was nervous all day..and Ryan is one of those people who dont get nervous at all. He thinks he done well. As long as he done his best thats fine by me!
This card was made purely for the fun of it as i got another package of stamps from Helen and Lew at Elphine House and was desperate to ink them up! 
This image is called Daisy Swinging. You can buy her here!

Card Recipe
Image - Daisy Swinging, Elphine House Australia
Papers - My Mind Eye, Kraft Cardstock.
Dies and Punches - Cricut Potpourri, Marianne design flourishes, Tim Holtz Vintage Lace die and spellbinders scallop circle.
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, lace and seam binding and gems from my stash. 

I would like to enter the following challenges,

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop - The great outdoors
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Passion for Promakers - Cut It Out!

That me off to have a cup of tea with my Mum! Have a good night!

Monday, April 23

Watching the world go by!

Hi, Hope your all had a great weekend! I have had a lazy few days..nothing new since i am not well enough yet to do much! Getting fed up feeling rotten every day. I would love to wake up one morning and be feeling slightly better! Thank God for my card really does keep me sane!

Anyway enough moaning!!Here is a card i just made for the pure fun of it today. I was sorting out my stamp collection the other day and found a few Sarah Kay ones that i had forgot i had to be honest! How could you forget about this one though, it was my favourite when i got it! She is just standing watching the world go by!!

I had a go at making my own Tulle corsage. was easy as pie! I just cut different size circles, gathered them in  and glued onto a small to help keeps its ruffles then put my bead etc in the middle. I found this tutorial on Pinterest..which i am currently addicted too! Pinterest is such a simple concept but highly addictive i think!
 You can find anything and everything on the boards! 

Anyway back to my is the recipe;
Image -Sarah Kay  
Papers - My Minds Eye-Blush, Cream Cardstock
Dies - Marianne Design Flourishes, Martha Stewart border punch. Tag cut from Cricut, Plantin School Book
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Lace, gems and Tulle from my stash

Here are some challenges that i would like to enter;

Charisma Cardz - Shabby Chic
Stamptacular Sunday! - Lots of Layers
Fairy Fun Fridays - Anything with Flowers
The Stamp Man - Shabby Chic

Thanks for taking the time to read and look at my card!
Have a great week ahead!

Wednesday, April 18

Elphine House Australia Challenge - Its a girl thing!

Its time for the new Elphine House Australia Challenge!

This time "Its a girl thing"
We are looking for all those pretty pink or purple coloured creations. Its time to those gorgeous, girly papers out!

To enter our challenge you have to use a Elisabeth Bell image. Any of her images count and there are so many out there! The prize is two Elphine House Australia Stamps! You must go have a look in the EHA store and check out the newest stamps added to the collection and they are all adorable!

Image - Elphine House Australia - "Daisy Hugging Dolly" coloured with Promarkers and the edges dusted with Spun Sugar Distress ink.
Papers - My Minds Eye.
Dies/punches - The label and scalloped oval was cut from my Cricut Storybook Cartridge, Marianne Design flourish die. 
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon/bow, lace and pearls from my stash.

Passion for Promarkers - Pink , Pearls and lace!
Craft Your Passion - Die cuts and punches
Ok, that it from me for now....Dont forget to pop over to join us at Elphine House Australia Challenge blog!

Sunday, April 8

At All Angles!

Happy Easter to you all! I hope you have had fun rolling your eggs and eating lots of chocolate!
Easter bunny came to me and brought me a lovely Thorntons egg, looks too fancy to eat... but not sure how long it will last looking fancy!

Well today i have another card that i have just made for the fun off it. I used my Sarah Kay "Spring is Back" stamp. I love this stamp, its lovely to colour and i have a thing for images where the character is facing away...not sure why! I have coloured her with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.
The sketch i have followed is from Crafting Lifes Pieces Monthly Sketch. I love Chelsea's sketches, this one is no different, just really great to follow and dress it up! I have kind of left it quite plain but i have, as i always seem to do, have the layers at all angles. I seem to find it hard just to leave layers and mats straight ...before i know it i have them all stuck down at slight angles!

Here is the recipe!
Image - Sarah Kay - Spring is back
Papers - Authentique "uncommon", Tim Holtz Core-dinations.
Dies - Tim Holtz vintage lace die, leaves from Cricut Plantin School book.
Embellishements - Handmade flowers spritz with perfect pearls, ribbons, charm and gems from stash.
Sentiment - from Crafters Companion Beatrix Potter Sentiment Stamp Set.

Here is a close up of the image.

As well as the CLP Sketch challenge as mentioned above i am also going to enter my card into the following challenges ;

Hiding In My Craft Room - Colour Challenge 
Stempelsonnen Challenge - Happy Birthday with punches/dies and a stamped image.

Thanks for having a look at my card i am now off to have a look around Pinterest....its a bit addictive! Spent hours on there the other day just looking at crafty inspiration and storage ideas!

Have a good night and enjoy your Sunday lie in..if your lucky enough that is!!

Saturday, April 7

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Egg-stra Special and a DT Call!

Good Morning! Hope your all having a lovely Easter weekend.

I am having a crafty day today. David is off so i am going to try and clear our some of my drawers of stash. My ribbon box is in a right old mess and my drawer with all my tools, such as knifes, pliers, pokey tools, rulers etc is also a bit of mess. Thing is when i start to tidy i seem to get distracted with stash i find and end up abandoning the tidy up to craft!
I am considering selling my Cricut Expression with all the cartridges and buying a Grand Calibur with the sale money. I am a bit worried i will miss my Cricut but i hardly use it and i know i will use the Calibur all the time. Any advice would be grateful!

Anyway back to business! Its time for another Crafty Calendar Challenge!
This challenge is all about creating something Egg-stra Special with optional extra of "more than one fold."
Anything egg related counts, doesnt have to be Easter related. You could give us a recipe card, dinosaur egg related, birds nest, decide.

I decided to make a little treat bag with mini eggs in it!..yum..yes its now a empty treat bag! I only meant to eat one or two and when i put my hand back in to get another they were all gone! I dont know how that!
Treat Bag Recipe
For the actual bag i used a small cello card display bag. Works perfect.
Image - Tilda in her egg coloured with Promakers and Flexmarkers.
Dies/punches - Scallop circle Nestie, Martha Stewart lattice punch, Marianne Design various flourishes.
Embellishments - Ribbon, tulle and button from stash and flowers from Wild Orchid Craft.

I am also going to enter into the following challenges;
CRAFT Challenge - Easter/spring
Fairy Tale - Anything Goes
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - I Want Candy! 
Just Inspirational Challenge - Picture inspiration.

I hope you can pop over to Crafty Calendar Challenge and show us your egg-stra special creations!
I hope you all enjoy climbing those hills tomorrow to roll your eggs! 
Happy Easter to you all!
Lynne x x

Friday, April 6

Just for Fun

Hi, I have been trying to post this card all day but got the pictures uploaded and then fell asleep!
I was up till 4am with Carrie. She was crying with ear ache. She has had problems with her ears and has grommets in so maybe to do with that. Anyway she had me up all night!

This card i made just for the fun of it and to play along with the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge which is ribbons, buttons and bows. 
I have used "Pom Pom" and i have coloured her with my Promarkers.
The challenge at Simon says Stamp is to use your favorite tool. My favorite and most used is my Cuttlebug and another favorite of mine is my Ink Dusters from Inkylicious! Love them, they give such a even covering and so easy to use and most of the time i dont even need to ink them up as the ink leftover on them is enough for doing the edges. They have been my best crafty buy lately.

Card Recipe
Image - Lili of the valley, Pom Pom
Papers - Papermania capsule collection, Tim Holtz Spun sugar core-dinations.
Dies- Tim Holtz Vintage lace, Cheery Lynn's Fanciful Flourish, Nestibilitles Beaded oval and The tag was cut from my Cricut Plantin School Book Cart.
Embellishments - Flowers from WOC, ribbon/bows, lace, button, charm and gems all from my stash.

I would like to enter the following challenges;

4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers
Simon Says Stamp - Use fav tool - Cuttlebug and Inkylicious Ink Dusters!
Sir Stampalot - Happy Birthday
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Buttons and bows

Well thats all for now. I will be back in the morning with a new challenge from Crafty Calendar!
Hope you all have a lovely Easter Weekend!!
Lynne x x 

Wednesday, April 4

Elphine House Australia Challenge - Colours of Spring!

Good Morning! Well its certainly better than yesterday morning was. We woke up to the ground covered in snow yesterday!! Last week we had temperatures of 22 and it was like summer had come early then out of the blue came the cold weather and a day of snowfall! Typical Scottish weather! Today is cold but no more snow, well for now anyway!

Anyway its time for another Elphine House Australia Challenge!
The time we are having a Colour Challenge and we are looking for all those gorgeous... 
"Colours of Spring"
To enter our challenge you have to use a Elisabeth Bell image. Any of her images count and there are so many out there! The prize is two Elphine House Australia Stamps! You must go have a look in the EHA store and check out the newest stamps added to the collection! They are all gorgeous!

Card Recipe.
Image - Elphine House Australia - Carrie Swan Princess coloured with Promarkers and the edges dusted with Broken China Distress ink
Papers - not sure about the striped one as it was a cut off i had left over. The spotted one is We r Memory keepers white wash collection i think.
Dies/punches - Marianne Design flourishes and border. The label shape is cut from my Cricut Storybook Cartridge 
Embellishments - Flower from Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon/bow and pearls from my stash.

I would also like to enter the following challenges;

Craft Your Passion - Spots and Stripes
Crafting When We Can - Things with Wings

Well thats it from me for today. Off to get some DT work finished off and have a relaxing day.
Dont forget to pop over to join us at Elphine House Australia Challenge blog!
Lynne xx