h3.post-title font-family: 'Bad Script', cursive

Monday 29 October 2012

More Aprons & Scrap Bags

I was recently asked to make some more of my Aprons and the little hanging bags for scrapping rubbish, here are a few photos.

Geraldine wanted an Apron for Maria, and it needed to be pink and have some cupcake decorations.

                                                 Jill asked for one for Angie.

I made on for Chris on her birthday in August

and Tina for her birthday

For Zoe's September birthday

Gilly received her's last weekend

and so did Sandra

Back in December 2009 I added a post called 'What a load of Rubbish' about some scrapbooking rubbish bags I made. A few weeks ago I was asked to make Helen a scrap bag in pink, so I made this one for her.

Tina wanted two, one in red and another in purple.

Glynis chose this lavender one, it goes with the cricut cover I made, which she now owns.

Thanks for looking, and please contact me HERE if you would like to order a bag or an apron.

Lynn x

Our Wedding - Anita's Class

Here is my version of a class taught by my talented friend Anita using Prima's Almanac Collection of 12 x 12 double sided papers. The lettering and journalling block, images punched border are all from this paper collection. The technique was to make the decorative beaded pins. The kit included beads, pearls and gems.
The butterfuly was downloaded from Swirlydoos, printed, cut out and glittered with stickles.
Here is Anita's original layout:

Thanks for the class Anita. x

Sunday 28 October 2012

Snow Queen

A new stamp purchased at Ally Pally a few weeks ago from Lili of the Valley. Such a pretty design and together with my Promarkers, Basic Grey papers and lots of pearls and glitter I made this Christmas card.

Basic Grey Papers - Eskimo Kisses
Dies - Sizzix and Memory Box
Snow Queen and Christmas Greeting Stamp - Lili of the Valley
Pens - Promarkers
Flat backed pearls and gems - various
Stickles and Liquid Pearls - Ranger
Card Blank - Craftwork Cards
Cardstock - Bazzill Bling

Much more sparkley IRL.
I'm entering the card into this week's Lili's Little Fairies Challenge - A Christmas Card for the Girls Challenge
and also
Basic Grey Challenge Blog - Anything Goes Challenge 80

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

The Phoenix

My daughter Emily is involved in LARP (live action role play) and has been making her own costumes, which have been admired and she was commissioned to make a phoenix costume. This is the first time she has fried working with Liquid latex. This was used to make the face mask so that it is comfortable and flexible, it is also lined with soft fabric. The house covered in red fluff by the time she had finished with the feathers and fur!

Here are a few photos of her modelling the costume in the garden, back in September. I couldn't reveal the photos until her friend had unveiled the costume at the first event.

What's next? I believe it's a Magpie.

Saturday 27 October 2012

Terrific Trio

'You 3 are the most Terrific Trio' the title of my latest layout, made in Linda's class at Jill's Cardinal Colours weekend crop last weekend.

  This is a photo of a pencil drawing my father drew of the children back in 1995. Andrew, Catherine and Emily went to stay with Mum and Dad for a few days in the summer and they presented me with this picture as a Christmas gift.

The layout was made using My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing - Bluebell collection
My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing - Honey tiny word stickers
Cream and Black Bazzill
DMC Thread
Flat backed gems
Martha Stewart Deep edge Punch around the page set, butterfly punch, 3 in 1 Butterfly punch,
Woodware Frond Punch, stamen punch.

I added some American Crafts Thickers vinyl letter stickers, stamen for antenna for the butterflies and some Liquid Pearls.

I changed the layout slightly as I was using a landscape photo.

Thanks for the class Linda and here is her lovely original:

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Friday 26 October 2012

The Owl and The Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat was the theme for Linda's Card Class at Jill's Cardinal Colours Weekend Crop last weekend.

Here are the cards I made with the kit in the class using Woodware stamps, and My Mind's Eye - Miss Caroline - Howdy Doody papers.

This one involved some origami

We used various punches, sizzlet dies, ribbon, card candi, googly eyes, flat backed pearls and gems and chalk ink.

Thanks for the class Linda.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Wednesday 24 October 2012

English Rose - Lake House

Using Lake House papers from Kaiser Craft I designed this class page for the Cardinal Colours Crop last weekend. The photo of my Mum was taken by my Dad.

I used a paper doily
Chrysanthemums, cherry blossoms, two sizes of roses and two sizes of rose leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts.

A cameo made with Lite Fimo air dry clay and a cake decorating mold painted with Acrylic paints and a scalloped oval cut with the Cricut.

Wide organza ribbon
Marianne die

Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Hydrangea punch 

Liquid pearls
The Title was cut with the Lucy alphabet and the Quickutz

Martha Stewart Round the page punches

Everyone seemed to enjoy the class and I'm looking forward to seeing their finished pages.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Here is the layout created by Sandra in my class:

And this is Anita's version:

Monday 22 October 2012

90th Birthday Card

Happy birthday to my Auntie Phyl!

I made this cards for the family to send out to Phyl in New Zealand for her 90th birthday celebrations.

I was inspired by one of the Cricut magazines (April '12) and a card made by Shantaie Fowler. However I don't have any of the cartridges she used so set about finding something similar within my own collection.

I used the watering can from the 'Country Life cartridge and I added a tag from Tags Bags, Boxes and More. The '90' was cut with the 'Storybook cartridge.

The flowers were punched with a Stampin Up punch, the leaf fronds are from a Martha Stewart punch
My greeting is stamped with a Lili of the Valley stamp, then cut out and mounted on a circle punched with a Stampin' Up punch and then a scalloped circle punched with a Woodware punch, as are the flower stamen and the corner rounder punches.

I used a smaller Stampin' Up circle punch to cut a circle in the mat behind the can. The ribbon, gems and studs are from my stash. The papers are from Bo Bunny's Garden Girl Collection. Black, green and Kraft Bazzill were also used. The 8" x 8" card blank is from Craft Creations. The letter stickers are from My Little Shoebox. Everything was inked with Colorbox chalk inks.

Have a great birthday Auntie Phyl, wish we could be with you.
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Saturday 20 October 2012

Afternoon Tea Card Class - Cardinal Colours

Toady I teaching this card class at the Cardinal Colours Autumn Weekend Crop. 2012 is a big year for Britain, with the Olympic Games and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. What better way to celebrate than with another great British tradition – Afternoon Tea?

This Card class has many different techniques involved to make a pretty set of five tea party themed cards. The generous kit means there are enough products to decorate many more cards too.

Everything from jam and cream to tea pots and doilies, create cards with stamping, decoupage, die cutting and more. Many of the products supplied are from the Dovecraft's Tea Party Collection. 

I decided to use a variety of different techniques while sticking to one range of papers. I picked the pretty papers, stamps, buttons, gems & pearls, glittered decoupage images and bakers twine from Papermania's Tea Party Collection.

These are the 12" x 12" papers

8" x 8" Decoupage paper pad

Border stamps

Other stamps

Heart doilies

Circular doilies

Baker's Twine


Adhesive gems and pearls

I used the two sets of stamps which included some border stamps and some ribbons.

Here are the individual cards:

1. Cake Stand Card - using decoupage papers, patterned papers, embossing folder, Cricut for card black with aperture and greeting, gems, button and baker' twine.

2. Stack of Teacups Card - Patterned papers, Decoupage sheet, Martha Stewart corner punch, gems, Cricut, baker's twine, Craft Creations card blank.

3. Tea Pot Card - Patterned papers, Stampin' Up punches, Flat backed pearl, ribbon, embossing folder, doily, Kraftin Kimmy greetings stamps, 3D foam pads, Cricut for teapot, Craft Creations card blank.

4. Cup Cakes Card - Patterned papers, decoupage sheet, Ribbon, button Baker's twine, deckle edged scissors, 3D foam pads, Craft Creations card blank.

5. Tea Cup Card - Patterned Papers, Stampin' Up Tea Shoppe Stamps, flat backed pearls, Cricut for tea bag and tag, Baker's twine, Martha Stewart border punch, ribbon, Stampin' Up oval and oval scallop punches, Craft Creations for card blank.

I also made some additional cards which can be made with the left over bits from the kits and some additional items.

6. Strawberry Jam Card - Patterned papers, Cricut for card blank, decoupage sheet, ribbon, 3D foam pads.

7. Heart Biscuits Card - Patterned Papers, heart doily, ribbon, decoupage sheet, Craft Creations card blank, Stampin' Up punch and greeting.

8. Cup Cake Card - Patterned papers, doily, Lili of the Valley Greeting punch, button, Baker's twine, Cup Cakes made from Lite Fimo, Martha Stewart molds and acrylic paints, flat backed pearls, Craft Creations card blank

I look forward to seeing what people make and would be happy to add photos of them to my gallery here.
Thanks for looking.

Here are the cards Linda made in my class