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Wednesday, December 26

Elphine House Australia Challenge - Snowflakes and Swirls!

Well i hope you have all had a excellent Christmas! Here in Scotland we are just at the end of boxing day but i know most of my teamies from EHA are well into Thursday. I was trying to get this post done last night (Christmas night) but Carrie and the boys were getting toys and things out boxes, play with them etc so the laptop got set aside to have time with the kids.

I am here with my Design Team Card for the new challenge over at Elphine House Australia!

The theme this time is.....
   Snow Swirled!!!  
We are looking for swirls and flourishes on a cold snowy winters card!
Here is mine....                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

I am a bit of a fan of white and white card at the moment. I have added lots of layers and die cut embellishment to give it depth. 

Here is the Card Recipe - 
Image - Danny with Gift from Elphine House Australia coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Paper - White hammered card
Dies/punches - Spellbinders scallop circle, label 1, Moroccan accents, Marianne flourish and swirls, Cricut Poupourri cartridge for Snowflakes.
Embellishments - Tulle, Gems and charm with chain all from stash.                                                                                                                                                     

Here is another closer pic of image- 

Here are a few challenge i am entering -

I hope you can pop over to the Elphine House Australia Blog and join in with our Snow Swirled Challenge
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great last week of 2012 and looking forawrd to a fab 2013!
Lynne xx

Monday, December 24

Back at Last!


Well i am back at last! Carrie got a cancellation date for her surgery on the 13th December but she had a chest infection the week running up to it so had to keep her off school to try and get her better and keep her away from getting the sickness bugs that are going around. She catches everything because of her Immune Suppressant meds. We managed to get her chest clear and no bugs caught but Carrie cant to anything without there being a drama! While under anesthetic her oxygen levels dropped and needed to have them breath for her for a while. As she woke up a bit more they changed her onto the oxygen mask which was on until she picked up. They have no idea why this happened, they did a chest x ray which was clear.

Anyway i just wanted to pop by with my latest creation.
I made this for Carrie just before she went into hospital. Its a wall hanging and has a matching desk tidy.
Here it is...

 Papers - old ones i got years back so unknown. 
 Dies/Punches - Fiskers scallop punch, Tim Holtz Rosette die, Butterfly Punch also Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing folder.
Embellishments - Pink tulle, buttons and gems and bakers twine.

 Here is close up ...

This is the wall hanging and the desk tidy...
Carrie was over the moon with them both.

I am going to enter this into a few challenges...

Well thats leaves just one more thing.....
Merry Christmas to everyone and i hope 2013 is a fabulous year for you all!
Thanks for all the lovely comments you have left over this last year, i appreciate it so much!
Take Care,
Lynne x x

Monday, December 3

Crafty Calendar Challenge - White Christmas

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. As i write this post we have heavy snow falling outside, its been falling since around 9pm and looks like near a couple of inches and still coming! Because of the snowfall we have had the past few years the schools all have "Severe Weather Procedures" arranged so the kids have online course work and communication via email/internet. We live in a small village so the high schools are about 5/6miles away which mean kids going on the bus run but in bad weather they stop running.
We have also been getting ready for Christmas this weekend. We have got the tree up and got all our Christmas ornaments out. I love sitting in the quiet with the tree lights and some candles on! Bliss!

Anyway enough snow talk! I am here with my card for Crafty Calendar Challenge! The theme this time   is "White Christmas" (very appropriate if i may say so considering the weather we have tonight!)

Here is my card!

I am really loving the new Digi Stamps from Wee Stamps....think i have a "wee" addiction at the moment! This image is called  Angelica. You must check out the other digis over there, they are fab. She is coloured with promarkers and i tried out faux snow using my white pen and glossy accents with white glitter.

My papers are "Home for Christmas" from Papermania with kraft cardstock.
The dies used are spellbinders scalloped circles, snowflake and mistletoe vine is cut from my Cricut Expression with Potpourri Cartridge.
Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft, ribbon, jute and charm from stash and                                                       sentiment was in a freebie with a magazine i think.

Thats me for now. I have not had much sleep tonight, well none so far and its 5am. Still fighting with this illness and lack of sleep is getting to me.
Please pop over to Crafty Calendar Challenge, check out the girls DT cards and let us see your White Christmas projects....we love to see your creations and you might even be the winner of our prize from Crafty Sentiments!

Have a great Monday!


Wednesday, November 28

Elphine House Australia Challenge - Christmas with a twist!

Hi,  Hope you are having a great week. Today my oldest Son, Ryan, is 15 years old! I cannot believe how fast the years go by. I remember the day he was born so clear and it doesnt seem like 15 years ago, thats for sure! 
We have had really cold and frosty weather here in Scotland this week. I have been getting ready for Christmas the past few days so got most of the gifts bought but just when i think that we are nearly finished we remember something else!

Anyway i am here with the new challenge details for Elphine House Australia.
Our challenge for the next 2 weeks is....
Christmas with a twist - The twist is no traditional colours!

To join in the challenge you have to use a Elisabeth Bell stamp from any company. There are lots of Elisabeth Bell images out there so let us see your creations!
Here is mine!
I have used one of the newest EHA stamps that have been released for Christmas. Some of you who are Elisabeth Bell fans will recognise this stamp as she was released a long time ago and its great to see her get a new lease of life!
She is called Ebony Christmas Snowflakes! She was fab to colour, i used both Flexmarkers and Promarkers.

Here is another few photos...

I am going to enter my card into a few other challenges...

Well thats me for today! I am off to get some lunch and get Ryans candles looked out for his cake! 

If you have time remember to pop over to the Elphine House Challenge Blog and see the rest of the DT girls cards and join in with our challenge!
Lynne x x

Sunday, November 25

Very Berry!

Hello! I hope you have all had a great day. We were at my daughters dancing class show. It was really good and was very proud to see her up there. When she was younger she was beyond shy. At nursery she went well over her first year without saying a single word! The more it went on the harder it got for her. She has then had a lot of health issues and is on immune suppressants for Auto Immune Liver Disease and is also waiting on her grommets to be re inserted for 3rd time and adenoids removed again. Her adenoids have grown back a few times now which is caused by her medication.... Anyway needless to say to have her up on that stage was a big deal for her and us!

So i am here tonight with a Christmas card i made just for fun. I had seen this digi stamp, Berry from Wee Stamps , and had to buy her! She is just gorgeous!
Card Recipe
Papers - Dovecraft , Jolly Merry Christmas
Dies/ Embellishements - Fences' and mistletoe leaves from Cricut Potpourri Catridge, Lantern from Christmas Noel Cartridge. Spellbinders classic circles and scallop circles. 
Embossing folder - Sizzix's Christmas embossing board (which i found in the bottom of drawer and cant ever remember buying them!!) 
Embellishemnts - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Tulle and gems from stash. Also white glitter on lantern and fence.

A few more pics..                                                                                                                                          

Now for a few challenges to enter this card into..

Thats me for now. Thanks as always for the lovely messages you leave when you stop by! I really appreciate them. 
Hope you all have a lovely relaxing sunday!

Monday, November 19

Just a note!

Hi Well just finished watching X Factor...i can not believe that bottom 2 and Ella leaving! Its been really unpredictable this year. I am also following the X Factor USA. The young kids on that show are so talented its unbelievable!

Anyway enough about X Factor! I am here with a card i made just for fun.
The digital is Elisabeth Bells newest digi stamp.
She is called "Holly's Happy Mail"
I love that she can be used for all occasions, Her letter can be saying whatever you want it to say. If she lucky it might even be a love letter!!
Here is my card....
Card Recipe
Image - Elisabeth Bells "Holly's Happy Mail" Digital Stamp (coloured with Promarkers)
Papers - Magnolia DP, First Edition "Isabelle"
Dies/punches - Marianne flourishes, Spellbinders Border die and the leaves are from Cricut Storybook Cartridge. I have also used a sizzix embossing plate.
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. Ribbon, lace, tulle and gems from my stash. Little touches of perfect pearls..not that it shows up much!

Last week i bought some new card for stamping and Alcohol markers, i got the "Elegance Satin" from Toppers Range, Westcountry Paper (300gsm). I tell you what it was a great price for 50 sheets and its been the best card i have used so far...and i have tried lots!
                                                                    There is a few challenge i would like to enter into...

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week!


Wednesday, November 14

Elphine House Australia - Distressed in Stitches!

 Hi, Well as promised earlier here i am with my second post of the day!

Here are the details of the latest challenge that up and running over at Elphine House Australia.
The theme this time is...

Distressed in Stitches! 
                                                       Add some distressing and stitching..faux or real!                                                                                            

Here is my card... I am not huge on heavy distressing but i do like to lightly file/ink edges so thats what i have done here and used DP's that have the distressed look. I decided to colour my image in Sepia tones using my Promarkers. I have had to do faux stitching as my sewing machine is not working. The bobbin keeps getting jammed. Tried everything to sort it but totally stuck!

Okay onto my card... 
The image i have used is one of my favourite at the moment.
 She is called "Emmas Gift of Love
To join in the challenge you have to use a Elisabeth Bell stamp from any company. There are lots of Elisabeth Bell images out there so let us see your creations!

Here is what products i used..
Papers - My Minds Eye, Kraft Cardstock
Dies/punches  - Spellbinders Oval and Beaded Oval, Label 1 for insert, Marianne flourish dies and the brackets from Cricut Potpourri Cartridge and x cut border die.  
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. I stitched and gathered the ribbon which is from Hobbycraft as well as the pearls.

I am going to join in with the following challenges ...

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please pop over to Elphine House Australia challenge blog to see the DT girls inspiration and join in the fun. You never know you might be a winner of some Elphine House Australia stamps.
Take Care


Tuesday, November 13

Cute as a Pie!

Hello! Hope your enjoying your week so far.
I am here to post this card that i made yesterday. I have used another of Elisabeth Bells digi stamps called "Apple Bake"! How cute is she!? 

A few weeks ago i promised to myself i am trying to make good use of my poor neglected Cricut Expression so today I cut the swirly frame i used on my card from the Storybook Cartridge. There is quite a lot of great cuts on that cartridge.
Has anyone manged to connect their Cricut machine to the internet for the Craft room? I have downloaded the drivers, followed lots of instructions on the trouble shooter and still not luck. Cant work it out at all so any advise you have would be appreciated!

Anyway back to my card. Here is the recipe,
Papers - My Minds Eye Lost and Found 2
Dies/punches - Cricut storybook cartridge for swirl frame. spellbinders classic circles, Cheery Lynn Fanciful flourish.
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft, Tulle and pearls from Hobbycraft.
Sentiment - Freebie from a craft magazine.

There is a few fab challenges i am going to enter this into...

Well off to get Carrie ready for bed. They were at Toys r Us tonight as we need them to give us some ideas for Christmas. Carrie has only asked for a desk and chair for her room and the boys can make their minds up!
Have a great night. I will be back late on tonight with my Elphine House Australia challenge card as it goes live at 9am  Australian time which is 11pm here in the UK.

Have a great night!

Sunday, November 4

Wrap up Warm for Winter! Crafty Calendar Challenge

Well where did this weekend go?? I feel like i have had a wasted weekend. I never got anything i wanted to do done and here we are on Sunday night. we did go over to my Mums last night as its her 60th birthday on Tuesday so we had some friends and family in for a little get together. I think everyone had a nice time.

Anyway its time for a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar Challenge.
The theme this month is.."Wrap up for Winter" with the usual optional extra of Twine, fibers of String.

We have a brand new sponsor this month....Cedar Chest Designs!
You can buy digital stamp, papers and some cutting files. They are very new and adding new things all the time so keep a watch out! 

The lovely Katie from Cedar Chest Designs very generously gave our DT girls plenty of image to work with. I decided i was going to make a shaker card so used a lovely image "Georgia and the Snowman"!

 Here is what i used...
Image - Details above photo
Papers Bo Bunny Snowflurry 6x6 pad, Kraft Cardstock and embossed Acetate.
Dies/punches - Spellbinders classic circles for circular frames, Tim Holtz Vintage Lace die, Marianne Snowflake dies, Martha Stewart border punch, Marianne swirl die.Tonic Studio Small Snowflake punch.
Embellishments - Wild Orchid Crafts for flowers, Tulle, gems and micro beads from my stash and sentiment from a magazine free gift stamp set!

Here is another few photos...
 This is the challenges i am going to enter this card into...

Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Remember to stop by the Crafty Calendar Challenge to check out our DT inspiration and join in the fun. The prize is a $10 gift certificate to use in Cedar Chest Designs!

Have a great night!

Wednesday, October 31

Elphine House Australia Challenge - Fall/Autumn Colours!

Hi, I hope you are all having a good week. I have been shocked by the pictures that are coming in. The pictures from New York, New Jersey and the other area along the East Coast are just awful. I do hope you are all safe and well.

Anyway i am here with the new challenge details for Elphine House Australia.
This time the we are having a colour challenge ....

To join in the challenge you have to use a Elisabeth Bell stamp from any company. There are lots of Elisabeth Bell images out there so let us see your creations!

Here is my DT card....

Although the colour theme is Fall/Autumn i decided to use one of the newest EHA stamps that has been released. Some of you who are Elisabeth Bell fans will recognise this cutie as she was released a long time ago and its great to see her get a new lease of life!

She is called Ebony Christmas Eve!
the papers i used are First Edition Isabella along with Kraft cardstock.
Die used is Tim Holtz Vintage Lace. 
Tulle and gems form Hobbycraft and Flowers from one of my favourite shops Wild Orchid Crafts.

Here is another few photos...

I am also going to enter this card into the following challenges ...

Thanks so much for having a look and for the lovely comments left. Please pop over to Elphine House Australia challenge blog and join in the fun. You never know you might be a winner of some Elphine House Australia stamps.
Take Care
Lynne x x

Sunday, October 28

Pink and Girly!

Hi, Well i am so glad to be here with a card...its been over a week since my last posting and since then i have had a bit of a rotten week. I seem to get 2 steps forward with my health and 1 back. As well as the Auto immune blood issue my Kidney disease has been playing up then just to put the cherry on the cake my laptop crashed and is totally gone..died! I hadnt backed up the laptop in past 10 months so all my Digi stamps, photos, Sponsor badges for the CCC blog, My Memories files and all my blog designs...the list goes on and they are all gone! I could cry everytime i think about it. We have a friend who is amazing with computers but he has been working hard this week so will catch him next week and see if he can save anything at all from it. If any of you have any ideas how to retrieve any of it please let me know!!!

Anyway here i am on one of our netbooks. Its strange because its so small but works all the same.
I decided to have a break from Christmas cards and make a pink girly card. 
I keep leaving my poor Cricut Expression out of the action and i do have some good cartridges so i dusted of the cobwebs and got cuttting. The decorative frame in my card is from the Potpourri cartridge which i quite like.

 Card Recipe
Stamp - Magnolia Tilda With a Small Gift!
Papers - All leftover bits from my stash..clearing out!!
Dies - Cricut Potpourri cartridge, Spellbinders Beaded Oval, Marianne Design Tag.
Other Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft, Tulle, gems and charm from stash. 

I am going to enter into the following challenges.

Thanks for stopping by, i really appreciate all the lovely comments left.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Lynne x x

Wednesday, October 17

Elphine House Australia Challenge - Buttons and Bows!

Good morning..still very early morning. This is my second post in the last few hours. 
I am here with my card for the latest Elphine House Australia Challenge!
The challenges are now back to bi weekly and we have got some fab challenges on the way!
This time the theme is..


To enter you can use any Elisabeth Bell stamp from any of the companies she works with. If a non EB stamp is used unfortunately you wont be entered for the prize. 

My card has one of the newest stamps from Elphine House Australia. Here we have
If your a Elisabeth Bell fan you will recognise this little guy and i am so glad he has been given a new lease of life! 
Sorry about my picture, not the best one i have taken.
I coloured little Danny Boy with distress inks for a change. Still not quite happy with my colouring with inks yet....i keep practicing though! 
 Card Recipe
Papers - Papermania Home for Christmas and kraft cardstock
Dies - Spellbinders Moroccan Accents/motifs and Marianne design Snowflake dies.
Embellishments - Tulle, button and pearls all from stash 

More views of my card...

Here are a few challenge i am going to enter...

Thanks for popping by and i do hope you can pop over to the Elphine House Australia Challenge Blog and join in with our challenge..just remember it can be any Elisabeth Bell image...from any company!
Have a great day!

Its Raining Leaves...all over my garden!

Hi, Hope you are having a good week so far. The kids are off school this week....again! They have a holiday just about every month, it seems like a lot more this year but i must admit i enjoy not having the morning rush and early get ups!

Today i was standing watching out the window and the leaves are now falling from the really massive oversized, overgrown, out of control  tree that is in our neighbours garden. It reaches and falls over the side of our house and garden..meaning we have all his leaves to pick up and his garden is leaf free!! It Does get frustrating, there were are out filling bag after bag of leaves and he is standing there with not a care. The tree really needs seen by a professional to cut it back or even better down altogether. Anyway enough moaning a about a tree!!! 
I was looking through my digi stamps and decided to use this Elisabeth Bell digital stamp. Its just like us trying to catch the falling leaves from the tree. I also thought the tree charm just fitted in with this card so well.

She is called "Li'l Janiels Harvest"

Card Recipe
Papers - Minds Eye Lost and Found 2
Dies/punches - Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page lace punch, Cheery Lynn's Fanciful Flourish 
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Tulle and lace from Hobbycraft, Gems, Charm and organza ribbon from stash.

Here is a closer view of  Lil Janiel!
 I am going to enter into these following challenges;
Stampalot Challenge - Punch away...I have used my Martha Stewart PATP punch.

I am now off to try and catch a few hours sleep but i am still not sleeping very well so even a hour would be great! 
Have a great day!

Sunday, October 7

Crafty Calendar Challenge - All Things Spooky!

Hi i hope you are all having a great weekend. I had real major problems with Blogger yesterday. Wouldn't let me centre my post, wouldn't save anything and was adding huge gaps in the post too. Very strange!

Anyway its a new month which means a new Crafty Calendar Challenge! This month the theme is
"All Things Spooky"
There is also a optional extra of Recycling.

I am offering a Guest Designer spot to the winner this month as our sponsor, the Digi Doodle Shop has closed its doors which is such a shame.

This my card i made for this challenge...

The image i have used is a Elisabeth Bell Digital Image which you can see HERE. She is called Pumpkin Fairy Ellora!
There are so many cute digi's on her site and i think i might now have all but 2 or 3 of them. As you know from looking through my blog, i am a huge fan of Elisabeth Bells images. Just my kind of image, cute, girly and just adorable! She really is the cutest pumpkin on the patch!
Card Recipe
Image - Pumpkin Fairy Ellora - details/links above
Papers - My Minds Eye with Black Soot Distress cardstock
Punch/Dies - Cricut Storybook- Branches, Marianne Design Large Scalloped Circle Die.
Embellishments - Tulle, Gems, button and sentiment was computer generated.

I am going to enter this into a few challenges..
My Sheri Crafts - Pumpkins or Apples
Craft Us Crazy - Halloween or anything goes
Crafts and Me - My Sentiments Exactly
I love Promarkers - Autumn Colours

Well that me for today. Please pop over to Crafty Calendar Challenge to show us your Halloween creations!
Have a lovely night before the week starts all over again!