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Friday, 31 January 2014

Jessica's 8th Birthday

Happy Birthday Jess!

I made this card with the Cricut and the Hello Kitty and the Cricut Craft Room Basics. 
Cardstock scraps and paper from Echo Park's Scoot collection and lots of stickles.
The greeting is a Lili of the Valley stamp edged with circle punches.

Happy Birthday Jess.
Thank for looking.
Lynn x

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

52 Card Challenge 2014 - Week 5

For details of this challenge please see Kool Kitty Musings 

This week's theme has been selected by delving into the prompt jar for three random elements to use on a card. The challenge being to feature the 3 elements on a card in whatever way you can. The elements are:

Glitter, Pale & Love

This week I have made a thank you card. I was inspired by one I saw in a Cricut magazine, and I put my own twist on it. It's tiny at about 4" square.

I used:
Create a Friend Cricut Cartridge for the cupcake, topping, heart and flower.
Ribbler for cup cake case
Scraps of cardstock in pastel colours
SU stamps and inks 'Heartfelt Thanks' & a little heart jelly bean
Glittery Brad and stickles for Glitter
Decorative heart pins
Mini tag & Twine
Seam Binding ribbon

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday, 27 January 2014

Jamie is 10!

I made a card for my great nephew - Jamie's 10th birthday using lots of Scoot papers by Echo Park. The Image I chose is from Lili of the Valley as he is very keen on riding his bike at present. I cut the circles and the '10' using Cricut Craft Room Basics.

Additional bits are letter stickers from Doodlebug Design Inc., Star button and twine from my stash.

I'm entering this for the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley - Anything Goes Challenge for January.
I ♥ ProMarkers  Challenge for this week

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Craftilicious Carry All 2

After making my first Craftilicious Carry All, Catherine asked me to make one for her to use back stage in her new job as deputy stage manager.  She asked for it to be black and pink. So I rummaged in my stock of fabric and purchased a few more and came up with this:

In these pictures it has all my stuff in the bag, but now she has set it up with all her tools. she sent me a WhatsApp picture of the bag in action!

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Friday, 24 January 2014

52 Card Challenge 2014 - Week 4 - Paisley

I have already blogged by Christmas card for this week, but here is my other card, I have made this for a friend's birthday. (will take a better photo in daylight tomorrow.)

I have used:
Kraft and White Bazzill and lots of coloured scraps.
Cricut and the Paisley Cart.
PATP border punches from Martha Stewart.
Liquid Pearls
Peel Off greeting (I haven't used these for ages!)

Here is a reminder of this week's photo prompt:

For details of this challenge please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog

Thank you for looking.
Lynn x

Thursday, 23 January 2014

52 Christmas Crackers 2014 - Week 4 - One Smart Cookie!

This week's challenge is this beautiful photo prompt:

For details of this challenge please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog

This is my card:

I cut this card using several Cricut cartridges:
Doily using Cindy Loo 
Gingerbread Man using Create a Critter 2
Words using Just Because Cards
Lots of Bazzill Cardstock
Flat backed pearls
Liquid Pearls

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Emily's Graduation Layout

Vanessa designed the lovely page for the Papermaze Crop last weekend, and here is my version of events:

I have been meaning to scrap some photos from both the girl's graduations ceremonies last summer and the colours in this kit were perfect for this particular picture of Emily standing in front to the Swimming pool at Nottingham University just before her ceremony.

The papers in the kit are Prima Delight - Destinations, Amy Tangerine Yes Please - Consistent & Understand together with three different colours of Bazzill cardstock (Chantilly, Malachite & Truffle). Because of the black in the gown I changed my Truffle cardstock for black. There was also twine in the kit.

We had the use of Evergreen Bough Distress Ink, and Memento Summer Sky Ink with a script stamp and some circular masks made freehand by Vanessa. There was also a selection on Martha Stewart border and deep border punches, some dies and other punches, Liquid pearls and a Tim Holtz alphabet Sizzlets die.

 Here is Vanessa's original layout:

Monday, 20 January 2014

3 x 5th Birthday Cards

Our triplet great nieces and nephew are 5 years old! How did that happen?

Oliver, Lucy and Hannah were five last week and here are the cards I made with the Cricut.
The Doodlecharms cartridge for the images and Tear Drop Font for the number 5's

They were all made with Doodlebug Design Inc. Papers & letter stickers, plenty of Bazzill cardstock and some ribbon and other embellishments.




Hope you all had a great birthday and hope to see you very soon.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Sunday, 19 January 2014

52 Christmas Crackers 2014 - Week 3

Here is my Christmas card for week 3.

 For details of this challenge please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog

This week we are working from a sketch recipe.

 I have seen something similar on Pinterest in pastel colours and thought I would try this for Christmas. I used My Mind's Eye 21 Days of Christmas collection and some punches, Distress Ink, ribbon and some gems.

All up to date now, just in time for a new challenge tomorrow.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Saturday, 18 January 2014

52 Christmas Crackers 2014 - Week 2

Week 2 of the 52 Card Challenge is based on a colour prompt and the same prompt is used for the Christmas Card.

For details of this challenge please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog 

Here is my card ...

... & here is a reminder of the colours, I missed the orange!

I used Simple Stories Sn@p Christmas Stickers, gems, Distress Ink, Bazzill cardstock and papers from SEI's Doodley-doo Holiday collection.

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Thistled Blues

Over on Scrapology this month our card challenge has been set by our own DT member SCRAPDOLLY

She has picked an image from Design Seeds here The idea being we use these beautiful 'Thistled Blues' as inspiration for making our card for January.

thistled blues 

Here are the two cards I made using these colours, cardstock scraps and the Cricut.
The cartridge I used is called 'Florals Embellished'
With a bit of bling in the form of pearls, gems and stickles added for good measure!

These cards were made for my crafty friends Liz and Wendy who both have a birthday this month - Happy Birthday girls!

Take a look on the Scrapology blog for details of the challenge, inspiration from the rest of the design team and the prize.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

52 Card Challenge 2014 - Week 3

Week 3 of the card challenge is to make a card using a sketch recipe selected from Pinterest.
For details of this challenge please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog

Here is my card, made for Rosie's 21st birthday. I flipped the sketch and used different colours for the rectangles as suggested. I was asked to make a butterfly card.

Here is the sketch:

I used some papers from Basic Grey's Urban Prairie collection.
The Butterfly was cut with the Cricut and the Create a Critter cartridge and the letters were from the Simply Sweet cartridge. I also used black Bazzill cardstock, Craft Creations card blank, ribbon scrap, an old greeting stamp, black and white gel pens for doodling, Stickles, Martha Stewart border punch & flat backed pearls/gems.

Thanks for the challenge and for looking.
Happy 21st birthday Rosie.
Lynn x

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

52 Card Challenge 2014 - Week 2

Week 2 of the 52 Card Challenge is based on a colour prompt.

For details of this challenge please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog 

Here is my card ...

I was asked to make a gardening card for Alison's 50th birthday.
The papers - Echo Park's Scoot collection
Chipboard shapes - Maya Road
Die cut picket fence - Cricut Paper Dolls Dress Up Cartridge
Punches - Martha Stewart (butterflies, flowers and leaves) &
Stampin' Up (circle and scalloped circle)
Stickles and Liquid Pearls
Greeting Stamp - Stampin' Up
Distress Ink in various colours
Letter Stickers - American Craft Thickers

... & here is the image for the stunning colour inspiration.

Thanks for looking and happy birthday to Alison.
Lynn x

Monday, 13 January 2014

52 Christmas Crackers 2014 - Week 1

An addition to the 52 Card Challenge is to make a Christmas card each week as well or instead of the main challenge.

For details of this challenge please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog

It does seem strange to be making a Christmas card in January!
As this week's Challenge was to use new stash, I used my Cricut Cartridge - Winter Frolic to make this card:

Most of the rest is not new, The papers are all from Bo Bunny's Mistletoe Collection. The Cardstock is all by Bazzill and I have dry embossed the white card. The star and the trees are all from the new Cricut cart. I have added sparkle in the form of stickles, gems and nail heads. The star and the mat for the embossed card are both cut from silver Miri card. All the paper and card is inked with Distress Inks. I added some ribbon from my stash.

So here is my first card ready for Christmas 2014!
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Sunday, 12 January 2014

52 Card Challenge 2014 - Week 1

Inspired by some of the cards made by others, I decided to make a start and join in with the 52 Card Challenge for 2014. For details of this challenge please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog

The challenge for week 1 was to use some of the new stash. 

I have been trying to use up some old stash so this was quite a challenge, but I did have some new (to me) Bo Bunny Noteworthy die cut journal pages and accents for the Country Garden Collection, so I used three butterflies from this set together with some left over papers from the same collection. I trimmed off the white outlines from each butterfly before inking the edges.
I used some new Dusty Attic chicken wire, laser cut chipboard, a new Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs, new glossy accents and Golden Rod Stickles. The name was cut with the old faithful 'Storybook' Cricut Cartridge. The greeting is a new stamp from Lili of the Valley. The letters are glossed and the butterflies are highlighted with Stickles, gems, pearls and stamen for antenna. 

Thanks for looking and I will be back soon with my week 1 Christmas cracker.
Lynn x

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Craftilicious Carry All

I treated myself to a magazine by the title of 'Bag, Beads and Brooches' by Traplet Publications a few months ago. It has several very good articles for making bags and includes patterns and measurements. I wanted something to carry my current sewing or knitting project around, keeping all I needed to complete the job in one place.

Here are a few pictures of my finished bag:

Several of the fabrics are from Doodlebug Design Inc. Most materials are from my stash and come from various suppliers including Fabric8, Welling Sewing Centre, Cardinal Colours and Quilter's Haven.
And the project I have in the bag currently is another bag, this one is in pink and black and has been requested by my daughter Catherine.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Fun in the Sun!

Another memory from Wroxham Barnes scrapbooked! Alan took this photo of me with the children the first time we visited the fun fair at Wroxham Barnes in Norfolk. This layout is my design team page for the January challenge over on Scrapology. We are challenging scrapbookers to make a layout using a button (badge style). We are scraplifting Michelle, known as Momma-paparazzi.

I used:
Patterned papers and stickers from the Vintage Bliss collection by Simple Stories.
Button Badge from Kaisercraft
Distress Inks from Ranger
Alphabet stickers (Thickers) from American Crafts

selection of flat-backed pearls

Please see details of the challenge over on the Scrapology blog, you will also find inspiration from the whole design team. 

Here is Michelle's original layout and our sketch. 

Thanks for looking and I do hope you will join in the challenge, you have until 5th February.