Thursday, 18 February 2010

Magnolia challenge

This is my attempt at the challenge this week. This week the challenge is a sketch done by JayJay The papers are K & Co The stamp Magnolia The border punch is Martha Stewart Flowers and sentiment from my stash. Thanks for looking Lynda xx

Friday Sketchers

This is my card for Friday Sketchers The papers I have used are My Minds Eye The image is from Mo's digital pencil The flowers are from my stash I have painted using T Holtz distress inks Tattered rose, Broken China, Worn Lipstick and Tea Dye. Thanks for looking Lynda xx

Orange or Terracotta

Evening I'm pleased to say that this week at work has been much better and more relaxed less stress. Thats the way I like it. I have heard a great saying on the radio today it's "If you stand on your tip toes you can nearly see the weekend". So while I have been less harassed thought I would get some cards finished and posted. By the end you will be fed up popping back. This card is one that I made while at my friday night craft class, I think I have spoken about our craft class before its a group of friends who get together on a friday evening. We make a card or two and have some tea and a few wee drams, sometimes we have too many and don't get any cards made. I must admit that we are better now than we used to be, some fridays we would have so much to drink that we couldn't remember what we had made the night before and when we looked at it the only place it was fit for was the bin. We have been doing this now for 4 yrs. The question is Orange or Terracotta Lynda xx

Friday sketchers, Simon Says 1,2,3 and Magnolia challenge

This is my entry for the above challenges, talk about having to make good use of your time. I really missed not entering the challenges last week, so although I have had a really busy week at work again I have made an effort to put at least one card together. My week has gone from bad to worse It feels like when one thing goes wrong then everything goes wrong I will be glad to see Friday night this week. The pattern paper is Basic Grey Two scoops The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the pearls on the butterfly are from my stash, the ribbon is from RWS, The border punch was my new MS punch I love it. Thanks for dropping by and Well done Anne for winning last weeks Magnolia Challenge. xxx

Monday, 15 February 2010


I'm so sorry it has been so long since I blogged but with a busy week at work and other things going on in the evenings I just have not had a moment. I have been away for a lovely weekend near Chester with my hubby for my birthday, what a good time we had too. Got back Sunday afternoon. I would love to thank you all for your birthday wishes, cards and presents, you are so kind. Today I have been on with a project that has been hanging around in my craft room (literally). A few months ago Tracey gave me a plain birdhouse and challenged me to alter it. Anyone who knows me, knows that I have never been into altering things. When I explained to Martyn and my son what I was doing they asked why would I want to alter it, the birds don't care what it looks like on the outside. Then I explained it wasn't for the birds it would stay in my craft room as an altered piece of work. They now think I am completely mad - but that's nothing new. So I have set to over the last few weeks painting and deciding what to do with it and this is the final result. Anne sent me a link to a great site called Cloth Ears and I loved all the stuff on there a bit out of the ordinary and this is where I got the idea for my Beach Hut. I'm sorry its not all flowery and crackled but I don't seem to be able to do sensible. Anne and I talked about my idea and someone said I think you need an extension on it so this is what I did!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you enjoyed looking as much as I enjoyed altering even if my family do think I'm crackers. Hey Ho I will bring it to class on Saturday to show you all. Promise to be back soon. Lynda xx

Wednesday, 3 February 2010


This is my entry for this weeks Friday sketchers The papers I used were from my stash. the stamp is from the Daisy and Dandillion clear stamps The ribbon was part of a yummy present I got from a friend at christmas. The flowers were Hobby Craft the decrotive pin was from Hobby House. The sentiment stamp and punches were from stamping up The border punch was MS double loop. This is the sketch that we were given to work from. I know I said I just had so much to do this week and would not have time to enter, but I found myself with a bit of spare time last night. Hope you like it Thanks for dropping by Lynda xx

Tuesday, 2 February 2010


This is my attempt at altering the mirror that I was given by barbara, as a same but different challenge at "Running with Scissors" I was given the papers from Nicki I think they are "My Minds Eye" The zig zag ribbon was from my stash. Around the mirror I used my new MS around the page punch double loop. The butterfly was done on the Cricut using the cartridge Storybook. The flowers I bought from Hobby Craft I hope you like it. It's not something I have done very often but I had fun and enjoyed having a dabble. Lynda xx