Tuesday, 10 November 2009

A little Charm

Right well it has been 4 weeks since i last posted (really sorry) but i have been arranging things and making things,
so my first thing is that i will now be running a all day work shop once a month in a local hall, i have worked on 20 people and have 10 people booked so far to it heading in the right direction we will be making a scrapbook in the first workshop on 28Th November so pop by for updates and pictures,

i have also been doing some parties/Demos which have worked out well, i have another make and take party planned for 20Th November so we are doing a gift bag and box all matching for Christmas but we are also making some wine glass charms

ok so above are 2 little gingerbread men charms still going with the Christmas theme but i also made some rose one's all with Parti craft stamps please click on the link to have a look at our vast range of unmounted rubber stamps

ok so hope you like my little charms please let me know what you think and i will keep you posted n the workshops with projects and pictures,

lol Lynsay

Monday, 12 October 2009

what i've been upto!!

Ok so we have just had Ally Pally and it went really well, pop over to the parti craft blog the link is on my side bar or click on the image to become a follower and you could be in for a chance to win some great blog candy!!!
right so at the weekend i attended a training day for Parti craft demonstrators it so good to learn new things it amazes me that you learn new things every day!
Sue had 7 project to show us as well as feed us up with her fantastic cookies that she makes.

so here is one of the technique's we was shown:

this card is made using acetate, Alcohol Inks & diamond glaze, to create the background.
and stamped with black archival ink. we used the new stamps from parti craft there are 3 stamp plates in the Autumn leaves have a look over at the parti craft web site.
so here is one i done at home with a range of blue & green alcohol inks and a peacock feather stamps in large and small, and for the embellishment i stamped out the large feather on shrink plastic and decorated it with small gems.

please let me know what you think i was really please with the out come

keep crafting
Lol Lynsay xx

Thursday, 10 September 2009

been a while!!!

OK so it's been while, i have had so much to do in the last too months feels like i have been in a whirl wind, my best Friends got married in Cyprus which was lovely then when we got back she had a party so we had to get ready for that

i then too my boys away before the eldest went back to school so off to the isle of wight we went weather was ok but no comparison to the first holiday!!!.

and then i have wedding invitations to make and card orders to fulfill, as well as making samples for the up and coming Big Stamp show at ally pally so as i say so much to do and enough hours in a day.

any way back to crafting!! one of my latest purchases was the New Cupcake stamp plate from particraft

i had a card order for a lady who loved chocolate and had been brought a red letter day of a chocolate experience making chocolates.

so i thought of the small cake stamp with the cherry on looked a bit like a chocolate so this is what i come up with my aim was to make it look like a box of chocolates!!!

well i think it worked the person who ordered it was really pleased.
Hope you like it, i will update again soon as things have slowed down a bit.
keep crafting
Lol Lynsay

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Summer Colours!!!

ok so here is another one, on my last post is mentioned about lots of different colour and patterned papers on 1 card, last time i did a cow girl card with a range of papers that all went together, but on this card i had a piece of ribbon that i have wanted to use for a while now but was not sure!! but i have used orange and green as the base clolours and the patterned papers are digital downloads from Pink Petticoat and the image is from Charmed Cards and Crafts

I have coloured the image with Whisper pens and distressed around the edge with walnut distress in,
please let me know what you think and if the ribbon works with the other colours i have chosen i would really like to hear you comments
for now keep crafting
Lol Lynsay xxxx

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

it's been a while

Hi everyone sorry i have not been around for a while it's been a bit manic around here what with school holidays and my best friends wedding fast approaching we have 9 weeks but as i keep telling her that it will fly by.
so back to crafting first i was again very honoured to receive 2 awards and they are:

The instructions for each award are as follows:

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated" It also says: "Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

and:Nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude. Link to your nominees within your blog post.- Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award. Link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.

(Lemonade Stand)
so this is the bit i find really hard there are so many blogs to inspire and show need skills and ideas so i nominate:


Becki & Alan




so i do know that most of my nominees have in fact already had the awards but with both thought and consideration i get both inspiration and knowledge from my top 5.
you can catch up with all their blogs on the links on my side bar.
so now for the crafting so every were i look at the moment the in thing is to use lots of different papers of different sizes and patters on 1 card!! and i seem to struggle with this as every time i do something around this style it seems unfinished.

but i had another go with my papers from Sweet shoppe designs and my little lovin's stamp this is my finished project.

my image is coloured with my whisper pens and stamped with walnut distress ink with the papers distressed around the edge.
hope you like it and i will try to update this a bit more.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Ok so!!!

Ok so there is no more excuses i am just pants at keeping this up to date, i do try but with everything else i loose track of time.

So yesterday i had a whole day of training up at Particraft HQ and what fun was had by all, it was great to meet up with all the demonstrators that was there, we learnt some great new techniques and come home with some superb samples.

so i have a few quick cards to show you theses are my new images

Also just a reminder Maria has some great blog candy over on her blog for her 1 year anniversary for running her blog pop over leave a comment and you will be entered in to the draw.

so for now happy crafting



Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Awards,Awards, Awards!!!!!

OK So how lucky am i not only did i get 2 awards for mt blog witch in it's self if fantastic as i don't get to update it as much as i would like.

so here is award number 1.

It makes me all warm inside to think i make other people smile!!!
so i now need to pass this onto 5 people who's blog's make me smile,
but this is the bit i find the hardest 1 oz all the people i would choose i know have already had the award and 2 there are so many blogs out there so i award this award to all the blog's i visit on a daily basis and all the blogs i am yet to discover!! ( hope i am aloud to do that!!!)
Award 2.

Well this one is just lovely
This award is meant, according to Bella, to be given to those that, like Renee, are like "the acorn, a small package becoming a tall and sturdy oak giving more acorns, becoming tall and sturdy oaks, giving acorns…".
so again i find it so hard to choose but i am awarding this to a few very inspirational Lady's it that i have become great Friends with and long may it last (stop being so soppy)
Maria , Lynne and Michelle (not that she has her blog up yet!!!)
oh and my 3rd award was one at work i got a star award for doing work for someone else the bonus with that one is it is a cash award in my pay packet woohoo i am sure i can find some stamps to buy!!!!
well i am hoping to be back tomorrow with some actual cards i have made till then
keep crafting

Monday, 27 April 2009

Hi All just been having a browse around Blog land and found a great Blog candy
Please pop over and have a look at wounders are there!!



Thursday, 23 April 2009

What Fun!!!!

So i have fullen back to my bad ways of not updating my blog on a regular basis but i do have a valled reason i have been working really hard!!! first i had to have a week off work to look after the kids on school holidays and then was prepairing for Ally Pally "The Big Stamp and Scrapbook Show" Maria, Michelle Lynne and myself (dad inclueded) had great fun setting up on friday night ready for the doors to open bright and early on Satuday the Four muskeeters (and Dad) was then joined by Becki and Alan on Saturday and John Victoria, Jo & Tracey on Sunday and great fun was had by all and that was just the Parti Craft Demonstrators!!! we meet some great people who are instreated in our knowlage and ideas so here's hoping a few partys are heading our way.

so after all the preperation for Ally Pally i thought i would share my Mini Scrapbook with you Step by step as requested by Maria!!!!

Mini Scrapbook

What you Need:
12 x 12 Double sided Scrapbook paper, Ribbons, Brads, Flowers, Photo’s , Distress inks & cut and dry foam, Black Archival Ink ( if stamping) Glue or double sided tape


Step 1) Trim your 12 x 12 paper to 30cm x 30cm Square.

Measure across 10 cm score a line from the top to the bottom of the page, Repeat twice dividing the page into 3 equal columns.Turn the page so the scored line run across and repeat, creating 9 equal squares of 10cm x 10cm.

Step 2) Then cut up on the first score line 2 squares (20cm),

Then cut down the second score line 2 squares (20cm)

Step 3) Turn the paper so patterned side down then fold 1st square down towards you then fold the 2nd square down away from you then fold the 3rd square across to the right then continue following the score lines till you have a concertina booklet of 10cm squares.
See Images below at each stage of folding,

Step 4) On the 3rd and 4th squares glue the right hand edge and bottom edge sticking them together creating a pocket. Then repeat on the 6th and 7th squares glueing the left hand edge and top edge together creating another pocket.
See image below for finished shape!!

Step 5) On the back page of the book make a cut at 4cm and 6cm cut down the page to insert ribbon (size of cut is your choice depending on ribbon width) to creat a fastening to keep the scrapbook sealed ,Basis of the book is now complete embellish to your choice.

See Image below for Fastening.

Finished Project!!

also if you want to see other stuff that took place at the weekend please visit the other demonstrators sites all listed on the right had side to this blog. feel free to email me if you have any problems and i will try to help.
hope you have fun

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Love Them

So now i have started making the Paper rose's i love them when ever i am sitting watching tv i have my flowers at hand to make a few.

so just a quick post today as i am just finishing off some more wedding invites and making up some packs for The Big stamp scrapbooking show at Alexander Place on April 18th and 19th we have a stand for Parti Craft and will be holding make and takes both Saturday and Sunday so if your going drop by to get creative.

today's card is another image from Charmed Cards and backing papers from Pink petticoat called pretty doodles. with this card i wanted to give the affect that she was in a mirror
(hope it worked) so cut out a frame with my craft robo and of course added a paper rose just to add the finishing touch.

Hope you like her, hopefully be back tomorrow.

lol Lynsay


Saturday, 28 March 2009

Stamping all day Blog Candy

Over at Sassy Designs By Susie she is offering a great blog candy,

on behalf for her friends shop.

This is just first prize pop over to Sassydesignsbysusie.blogspot.com to see the other prizes.

lol Lynsay

Bad Blogger!!!!

So it's been a few weeks since i have posted bad Lynsay!! I have been doing stuff but in between working and looking after my boys!

but when i did get around to entering into blog land i found i had received a award from Maria.

The Rules of the award are to put the logo on your sidebar or on a post and nominate at least 5 blogs or more that are Uber amazing, make you laugh, inspirational, and give great information.well see this is the bit that i am going to struggle with as there are a phenomenal amount of great blogs out there so here goes.

Susie * Maria * Adele * Katharina * Lynne

Ok so 2 of my chosen one's have already had this award but they both give me inspiration make me laugh and are on hand for support when needed.

As for Susie, Adele and Katharina i enjoy to catch up with your blogs and read about not only what you have been making but your everyday lives.

ok so now for what i have managed to make!! over on Maria's blog she posted a detailed tutorial of how to make a rose so please pop over and check it out so on Friday night i thought i would have a go you need 3 punched 6 petal flowers but i am luck to have a craft robo so i cut out enough to make a stash of rose's. i was really please with my first attempt.

On Maria's Tutorial she uses some stickles, witch i did not have but i did have some spray glue and with my cosmic shimmer Aurora glitter hey presto!!! and for the main feature of my card another 2 of my WOJ stamps (I got the idea to use these 2 stamps together from Katharina) i stamped the image straight on to the backing paper i used the once upon a time paper. and coloured her with my whisper pens with highlights from my white gelly roll pen.

Maid Charlotte

I have also stuck a coloured gem in the middle of the flowers. i am really pleased with how she has turned out hope you like her too!!!

LOL Lynsay

Monday, 16 March 2009

So Much Done!!

I started this weekend off by going to meet up with another Parti Craft demonstrator Lynne at her craft group. it's so good to meet up and catch up on things and stamp new images that we have both brought, so i spend most of the day with Lynne and her craft group and this is what i made there using one of Lynne's stamps
This stamp is from Funky kits and is a Elizabeth Bell Design i stamped her out with coffee Archival Ink and coloured with Whisper Pens..

This is not the best of photo's but you get the idea.

So this was my most productive day as i mentioned in a earlier post i was making my best friends Wedding Invitations so have a look and let me know what you think.

From This

To This

They were hard work but i was so pleased with the finished product and so was she when i handed them to her this morning now all she has to do is send them out.

hope you like my cards and Invitations

Keep crafting

lol Lynsay xx

Friday, 13 March 2009


Right so i was feeling a bit down after my craft stall didn't go so well, so a very lovely lady ( you know who you are!!!) sent me a email to give me a boost and when i opened it i found something very nice in deed and this is what i have made:This card was made with a down load image from http://www.charmedcardsandcrafts.co.uk/ and the papers are from Pink Petticoat pretty doodle range i coloured the image with whisper pens i then added some gems for a bit of sparkle.
Hope you like her i was so pleased with the finished result.
Keep crafting lol Lynsay