Thursday, 10 December 2009

Birthday Book

I'm back... sorry it's been a long time but we have changed servers and this one is rubbish and it is a 2 year contract... I bet I complain...!

Well its 2 weeks till christmas and the cards are all done and posted.I have about a dozen ready for next year and am still making them. If I carry on until the end of this year I may have at least half of what I will need next year...! Hows that for been organised..

I'm making Birthday Books as christmas presents too so that I just need to nip out and buy some nice pens to go with them alng with a few home made cards too..Lol..!

I have been using up my scraps of dp on the front/back covers..
There are plain pages after the picture and calendar month so that in november they can mark off number 30 and on the blank page add 30 = Lynn etc..

Hope you like them...
There is a photo of my 2 year old granddaughter too that came up from south wales to see the new baby... This is the same granddaughter on my PCP photo too!

I hope to be back tomorrow with more chat....!

Lynn xx

Monday, 23 November 2009

Just messing.....!

Here are a few cards that I have been messing about with...!
The christmas /birthday card with the H&S image on is a card I get asked for by one of my clients every year. It is for his niece in Australia who's birthday is on christmas day so he asks for me to do a nice card...

I have already done a bit of baby sitting ;o)....
My son and Vicky asked if they could leave Emily with me whilst they went home for some bits n bobs they needed... They can't wait for the boiler to be fixed tomorrow so they can show Emily her nursery that they worked so hard to get done.. It's the first time my son had wall pappered and they picked a Nursery Rhyme Mural type thing that was made up of so many squares... I was glad it was him and not me doing it. He has done quite a good job too.......

Hope you like the cards... I hope to be back in the next couple of days with more..although I have bought 2 jars to decorate up for christmas ;o(

Lynn xx

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Just look at the hair.....

Wow....Did I tell you my son and girlfriend was due to have a baby??? Lol...
Well here she is less than 24 hours old..Emily..
Have you seen all that hair...
Isn't she beautiful...Lol.. I'm not sure who she looks like just now as at first she looked like vicky (her mum) then I have seen my son in her and his dads side of the family..
They have gone to stay with Vickys mum for a few days as their boiler broke yesterday.
Well that it for today i'm now going to have a glass of wine with my hubby.....1
I will be back monday with some cards....
Have a great weekend..

Lynn xx

Friday, 20 November 2009

A stamp is for life and not just for Christmas...

Hi, sorry it's been a few days again but we are getting even busier just now with work..
I love this image she is so sweet and can be used all year round and not just for christmas..
I also masked her to have all the dots behind her.. I was not going to add that many but got a little carried we do.
OOOOh I have been bad again... I told you my friend had gone back to work in the craft shop well, I dropped in today to drop off the new cricut cartridge she wanted (when I told her about them we bought one each as they are limited edition). What was the owner of the shop doing but pricing the box full of Marther Stewart punches up so I have come home with 3 new ones ;o) :o(..
all I wanted was some distress ink whilst I was there..
Hubby been to bed for an hour and just got up so best find out what we are having for tea.. It was his turn and he was going to make a shepards pie... Mmmmm
Baby should arrive tomorrow as Vicky has to go into the maternity ward so I will be back and it will all be about the BABY... We a bit upset as the midwife let slip what she is having and they did not want to know....but never mind as long as they are both fine at the end of the day... I'm having a little bet with my hubby as to whether my son will pass out or not ;o)..
See you in about 24 hours...

Lynn xx

Monday, 16 November 2009

Complete Madness..!

Yeah, I love Madness... Baggy Trousers is the best I think and brings back so many memories.. I have known my son be out on a weekend and has phoned me from the pub just because it is on the Jukebox.... Lol, hows that for madness..
however i'm talking about my day out to do a class with Bev... Well she is just so funny.
To start off with I had the route planned in my head and my mate brought her Tomtom with her and before we knew it it was taking us back home..! So we turned back around and found our way there it's as easy as pie..! could do it blindfolded now... haha.
Wen we arrived we went straight into the shop, as you do. Five minutes later we had to leave our baskets with Jill and was told to "get to the class".
There we met a new friend called Annette or Anita (sorry, my brain is not working still), although it turned out that she was stalking Bev and my mate Cath was stalking this other lady "Net"....
You know who you are..... You can kick my butt the next time we meet... ;o)

The card we made was lovely as you can see. Cath yours is beautiful too....!
I have not taken a great photo of it as I have missed the best of the light due to my son calling last night and introducing me to "Scrabble" on facebook. I don't like facebook but love scrabble....

So here is my card and I promise to take photos first and then play scrabble...!

Lynn xx

Saturday, 14 November 2009

A bit Naked...!

Well I have put ink to my new stamps and enjoyed playing with all of them....
This card has me stumped as there is a bit of a naked/bare corner top right.
I have played with different thing but still not sure..... I will end up cutting some nice gold green and burgundy snowflakes out with my new Cricut cartridge if it arrives next week and adding some "Bling".. Have you seen the new snowflake and Snowmen cartridges???
They are smaller (as in not as much stuff on them) and cheaper than the normal size cartridges. The snowflake one looks beautiful and can't wait to get my hands on it, I ordered that one and my friend ordered the snowman one after a quick call to her to tell her about them as she is a hopeless case with the internet so I keep her up to date with what is coming out... even though she has now returned to work at the craft shop. I must say if I want to know anything she is the one I turn to. I wish I could get her to do a blog... Mmmmm.
Still no baby yet ;o(
I will be back monday as I'm away at a class tomorrow..
Leave sugestions on my naked bit...Lol...

Lynn xx

Friday, 13 November 2009

Animal Magic...!

What fun I have had today..... I gave a couple of jobs to my girls and took the day off.. I'm not sleeping very well so tired... Lol.. yeah that is my excuse and I'm sticking to it...
I got new stamps from the postman too. i will get to put ink to them tomorrow. I do agree with the angel policies and stick to them, however the small amount of images passed around means we also get to "Try before you buy". I am so glad we do it sometimes as one of the cards I have made today came in an RAK 9 yes there is only 1 image but I have not bought it as I did not think I could colour it very well so did not think I would get much use from it. However I love the card I have made and even enjoyed colouring it. I think it looks great even though it was after the natural day light had gone. I now Want this Magnolia stamp.. I may even get the Monkey too..
The paper was also from an RAK but the ribbon is my own from my stash...
The dragon is also from an RAK but I can't remember where who makes it as when i saw it I did not think I would use it for the same reason. I'm not 100% sure of the colouring but as 2 of my grandchildren live in Wales this stamp is also now on my wish list.
The dragon card I did now want to overload with embellishments as you would not be able to see the lovely paper on it.
well I have 5 mins left to save the tea from burning so I best go...
Have a great weekend and see you all again very soon...

Lynn xx

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Who is she?

What a surprise we had on sunday when my hubbies eldest son managed to come over for a quick visit to introduce our new grandaughter. No not the one i keep telling you about as That grandchild still has not made it's way into the world yet ;o(
This special little girl is "Lottie" Charlotte Matilda.. When Richard said they were having a baby everyone was so shocked as they both were not going to have children as they were far too busy!!!
She is 3 months old and due to this swine flu and other illness this is the first time we have seen her.. Cute a button don't you think???

The card was made a few days ago and is an image sent to me in an RAK or could have been in a print chain. I am not 100% of the name of the company where the stamp is from but think it begins with a P... could be papillon or something along those lines..
The bling around the brad in the middle of the flower is from the Hobby House and arrived last week. I have coloured with distress inks and am loving using them just now. I'm going to the hobby house on sunday to do a distress ink class with Bev Rochester... my aim is to be as good as her one day although it will take me years..!
Well it's time to go as i'm going to meet a new client in the next hour. I hope to be back tomorrow with a little something to show you..
Have fun for the rest of the day..

Lynn xx

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

My Craft Room

Hi ladies first and foremost have you been over to Bevs blog and seen here new Candy from Whiff of Joy with some added delish flowers and punch etc ?????

My Craft room should be finished (still no skirting, it will get done when it gets decorated again!)
this weekend. it is not what I wanted but things are getting a bit tight just now and would rather spend my money on stash ;o) but i'm happy with it.
I hope to post a picture next week.
We still have no baby yet but we know for sure it will arrive in the next 2 weeks... I know I keep telling you this but i'm just so excited as this grandchild will be on my doorstep as my youngest son only lives around the corner.....
My hubby has already said he will be the 4 day a week baby sitter due to his shifts but he will only do it as long as the baby is a Leeds United supporter...Lol,, Typical man! My son supports Manchester United so he says they can share....Leeds Shorts and a Man united top..!
I say as long as it wears a Leeds Rhinos kit too, my son is an avid castleford Tigers fan, my hubby is a Bradford Bulls Fan... Oh boy is it fun in our house!!!!!
For all you out there that are wondering what I'm talking about it's our local Rugby League teams... Sorry!
I love rugby but not a football fan however I do follow Liverpool just to be awkward...!

Don't forget to check bevs candy, and I hope to return tomorrow with some card or other to show....

Lynn xx

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Distress Ink Colouring.

I'm still practising my distress ink colouring... I see some improvement then I see mistakes that I need to master. Give it time and you may see them too..Lol!

I have just been colouring today using up cards that are already dressed with papers and just needing an image to go with them.. I tend to do this every now and then as when I look the first time I dont have an image that goes but then next time around like today I can get several done without trying, funny how it goes like that from time to time...! after a week or so of doing his again and my box is getting low I sit and dress more cards... Do you think it's strange the way I do that or is that the way you do things too??? I just have days when I need to see my desk so use up scraps from it and do not allow myself to cut into any more dp.
I have also managed to add an image to the little blue note book. It is made from a new sizzix thick cut i bought a little while ago. I love these type of sizzix that can make up little books as they also use up scraps of this and that....
the best one of today is using the H&S guitar boy but the picture came out blurry so he will keep until tomorrow when the best of the day light arrives.....! The little bear came this morning in an RAK I'm not too sure who sent it as I can't make out the name. He is very cute though and he came embossed too.! I have also added the valentine card from yesterday as I took it in the better light.. Plus I love this card.....!
I'm going to a craft fayre tomorrow to have a look around as there were no tables left when I rang the lady organising it, but she has taken my name and number for next time.
Well I hope the girls had a good day at the NEC in Birmingham and have bought some wonderful goodies to show us all over on PCP.
i'm going to do a bit more of my cleaning now the day light has gone and to start tea as hubby will be home from work soon.. I have no idea what to make today... !
Leave me some love... enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will try and call by tomorrow..

Lynn xx

Lynn xx

Friday, 6 November 2009

Getting ahead..!

I hate this time of year as photos come out rubbish come tea time as the days get darker earlier...!
Here I have got ahead just a little with a Valentine card. it did not however start out as one it just turned out this way and am happy with it too! It is also made with a few scrap pieces of paper..
as are the other 2 cards... So i'm a happy crafter today. Other than the rubbish photos as they do not show the colours very well.
My day off on Tuesday has ended with me having the rest of the week off too...! I just wish it had been during the summer months.!
Some of my crafting friends from Paper Craft Planet are meeting up at the NEC tomorrow, oh how I wish I could be there... Have a fun day tomorrow girls and roll on next year when we hope more of us "On Line" crafters will try and meet up too..
The felt heart border came to me via an RAK, the flowers are made from scraps and I have a tub of them...
There were no comments left on my bottle tags yesterday. ;o(
I hope I have some love left today.....
Have a fab weekend and I hope to be back tomorrow...
Lynn xx

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Hic Hic Hic..!

Well I don't believe it has been over a week since I was here last...
My lap top is playing up so have been given my hubbies until the January Sales start... I can keep saving to get a better one, but at least I know what my christmas present is this year..!
We still have no Grand child yet although it is not due until monday, I have said bonfire night all way through so watch this space..Lol..!
My sisters birthday is on the 24th so if she goes over you never know... Mine is not long after but a bit too far away..
I have been in my jim jams all day today as I have given myself the day off. The Christmas Fayre season is creeping up so want to be ready as I was not last year and ended up not doing so well.

The photos show my "Bottle Tags" that I have been making today...
Tomorrow I have a short day so want to make some "Book Markers". Making these uses up my scraps of paper and ribbon...
The first orange bottle tag was made by accident but was happy with the result so led me to make more. The girly Pinkish one is made with an off cut of Laura Asley wall paper that I spotted in the shop a couple of weeks waste not want not...! What the photodoes not show very well is that around the pink button top left I have sewn small seed beads on.. and the stamp says "Cheer up"... I was going to make it into a tag that Says it's a Girl but I hope to make 1 of pink and 1 of blue and hope to use one of them on a bottle of champagne in the next few weeks..! I'm getting very excited now and am starting to wish my days away until I get the call tosay she has gone into labour...... Ps took more pictures so you can see...!!!
I am hoping to get my melt pot outb later to make some bits and bobs for my own Christmas tags... I love making them as they add something a bit special to a present. i'm not sure what I will make but no doubt you will know soon enough ;o)

Well tea is nearly ready so I best add the photos. Leave me some love...

Lynn xx

Tuesday, 27 October 2009


I have been asked to show what I bought over the weekend at the show other than the post that I added yesterday here is what I bought...
The stamp storage was £2.85 so I bought 10 and there is still not enough for all my stamps, I think I have one more box to empty. I need to fine my laminator so that I can put them in so that I can see on the outside what is in each carton. I bought lots of double sided tape as I use loads of it. I had noticed I had run out of the Pink Sherbert Ariondac paint dauber the day before so replaced it.
Of course I bought a Magnolia stamp, although the 3 I wanted were not there.
I just love the Oldies stamps so bought 2 and I may have the other later next month Thanks to Jayne from Paper craft Planet...who may get it for me from the NEC.
I bought some inks too but don't seem to be able to find them... They could be in the darkest corner of my car boot..Lol.
I also bought a Stamps by Judith stubbie stamp of a tea cup.. Brads from The Hobby house where the storage cartons came from and 3 lots of Kling on or Eze mount as it was the cheapest I have seen it for a while.
We got lost on the way home too so instead of half an hour it took us just over an hour to get home but hey we got there in the end..... I forgot I also had to buy a new water brush as mine has one a bit "Frizzy" with the amount of times I used it......

Lynn xx

Monday, 26 October 2009

Have any of you seen these?

I was on my last few pounds at the show and thought I'm looking for something new...(I just did not want to take the money home as it would be against all my rules!!).
Then I came across these little stamp kits, although they come in bigger sizes. I can't wait to get using these and will order more too..
There is a little wooden stamp holder and under it there are a few ridges, these hold the rubber in place. The small set I have includes 10 various quotes and 10 different borders too. The other set has an alphabet with 3 different surrounds for any single letter to fit in the middle.
i hope the photos show you better than I have explained. the wooden stamp holder and stamps I chose are the smallest and they get a lot bigger to fit jam jar tops etc...
I saw a wedding theme, a baby, a kitchen and a few others..
Jayne keep your eyes peeled they are from the people who sell the Wizzard and nessties... I'm not sure of the name and will ask my friend who they were as she knows them all..

Lynn xx

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Look what I found...!

OOOOh look What I found in a bag of mount board off cuts..
What are they you may ask, but my brain went on overdrive for a while..
They are the middle of the mount that are used for framing pictures and I was lucky to find 2 in a few bags that I got from a shop and all you have to give is a small donation (I can get them free in a different shop but have not been here for ages but still bought raffle tickets from them) I gave her £5 and she said it was far too much so she told me to take all 3 bags....How lucky am I..! Little things please tiny minds as they say... Lol how true is that...
Any how I have started this picture for my bedroom wall and am going to put the words
"My family" at the top. i'm not sure how to finish around the edges... I thought of punching some holes and do some "Over" stitching and adding some beads or putting some flowers in places....I need to find my Magnolia cat to put on top of the pile of books too..
Leave me some love and suggestions please.....
Hope you like it.... I Love it... My niece wants it.... So I need to do the other one....!

Lynn xx

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Look at this flower...

This is the link you will need to create the wonderful flower I have found, this is my first attempt..
I was looking on the Sugar Nellie site as I do most days and I found these fantastic flowers via Marlene's blog that I always have a peek at.
This is my first attempt but will keep making these to add to my boxes and things...

I have also had to make a sympathy card for a neighbour that died last week. She is one of the reasons that my business is still going, as I told her one day that I was skint (I buy too much craft stuff) and was thinking of getting another Auditing job as things were going slow.. June like myself was a carer although she did about 20 years more than me and she told me I must keep going and to just carry on. sadly she died last monday of bowel cancer and I could not make it to the funeral yesterday as we (my other 4 girls and myself) are just snowed under with work this week... I just know she would understand and would loved to have helped out if she could have.
My son went as he went to school with her son and daughter and he said the church was packed.
You will be missed June.. XXX

So this plain White and silver card lead me on to make some not so fancy cards that I can make and sell to help me to buy the wheelchair I need for the business. I hope you like them and will let me know as I think they need just a little something else. I will add just a few for you.
Lynn xx

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Awful picture.. nice card though!

I will try again.... blog published before I said anything..!
What an awful photo... The best of the daylight has gone already ;o(
I need to get started a lot earlier now that the season is changing... I think we change our clocks next week or just after.... I hate this time of year! I do however love the change of colour on the trees though...
I have the news on just now and am so so sad at the funeral of Stephen Gately.. When other people are upset I am also almost in tears... RIP peace lad...!
The card I have made I love as the image is great for a young child.. The colours have an autumn feel too.
I can see it is time for me to make some cards using my scraps too so as I watch x factor tonight anything could happen with the choice of papers.
I could do with some note lets to send with my RAKs...Lol so you could receive anything ladies..
Tea is nearly ready so i must go give it a stir (a casserole) before it burns.. again...
Oh by the way I have just seen a sneek of some new Magnolias that are on pre Order at
Sir stampalot oooooh what a trea,t my bank man is not so happy..!
I have just been asked about the Onion comment left by Tabby on my last posting...

Jaqueline ... tab wanted to know the best way to get rid of the smell of Onion from your hands and I told her to try raw potato....

Leave me some love .... I will need it when I go see my bank man next week... ;0)

Lynn xx

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

What's in this box ?

Hi there,
You all know I like to play in bed (keep it clean, remember... I'm passed all that..!) whilst watching TV... Well it took me 10 minutes to make this box... I don't measure anything although use my score board as a guide.. (I do really do need a score pal) to get a more snug fit.. for the little Post it pad inside it. I also cut the front tabs off as I was going to make it a different way.
Why does it say Thank You my friend will say when I give her it. Well I will reply I didn't have one that says "Daft as a Brush". when we were working yesterday we laughed non stop all day the oldies just loved it... We just had one of those "Silly" days. One lady was laughing so much I thought se was going to wet herself....!
My other girl and my sister are home today. I just happened to wake up at 5.15 am this morning so text her to say welcome to the UK along with your passport you need a hat, scarf, woolly hat and your thermals....She laughed in her txt back and asked what I was doing up at that time? I told her I had a nightmare that strange people were landing in the UK... I'm in so much trouble.Lol.. Who cares, you got to have a laugh... Right?
I'm early doing this and need to get ready for work.
Leave some Love....

Lynn xx

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Just a Mug...!

I got my Mug stamp from Stamps by Judith...... I love it and have stamped loads of them to pass on in the RAKs that I will be sending out....How will you decorate yours...
You need this stamp as it is so versatile.. Wait until you see my "Girlie Mugs"... They will be out soon.......
If you want this stamp get it today as Judith has 25% off...There is a smaller mug too..Lol.. i'm so tempted but that would be 3 orders in 3 weeks my bank is going to be on its knees soon begging me to stop spending..
Judith please stop making such wonderful images.........!!

I have used the paper from the Brenda Pinnick stack again..The green card doesn't look very on the photo, although I like it. However the purple card needs the ribbon taking off and balencing out with something different. I may have to get the cricut out and do some words down the card..??
I will also add a card or two from yesterday..
I'm feeling as good as i'm going to get after this cold/flu and feel lucky that I have not had it for as long as my Old man had it for..
I normally start tea at this time as hubby will finish work at 6pm but, if I order a chinese I have time to do another card. ;o)
Sounds good to me...
I was up at 5 am with hubby this morning and out shopping at the all night ASDA by 5.30am so i'm too tired to cook...Lol
That is my excuse and i'm sticking to it.......

Lynn xx