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