31 December 2009

We are having an In the night garden evening...

what are you doing to see the New Year In??

The family are coming over later and staying the night. We are baby sitting Ava for a couple of hours, hurray! can't wait. It will probably be another in the night night garden evening, with Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka, Ninky Nonk, Iggle Piggly and friends. lol Ava got a lovely Upsy Daisy dressing gown for Christmas which she looks gorgeous in, along with so many other presents she hasn't opened them all yet, just unwrapped, so every day we get a new toy to play with, everyday is just like Christmas!! lol.

I have not had much time for blog hopping and leaving comments over the last few days so I hope to catch up today. I love reading all your blogs and looking at what you have all been busy making.

30 December 2009

Christmas cards and snow...

It is a very wet miserable dull morning here in Sheffield. The snow has nearly all gone and most of all the ice has nearly all melted.

A few more of the cards I made before Christmas... now I know they have arrived safely I can share them with you.

It was nice on the run up to Christmas watching the snow through the window giving a lovely wintry Christmassy feel, but not very nice if you had to travel.

My dogs both love the snow and just wanted to stay out and play, just like children. Ike won't go out when it is raining and when it is snowing he won't come back in!!

25 December 2009

Christmas morning...

A few pictures of Ava opening her presents on Christmas morning

It's Iggle piggle...

sitting in her ball pit with all her new toys.

Hope you are all having a lovely time too.

24 December 2009

Happy Christmas everybody...

It's here at last... Christmas Eve. What we have all been preparing for over the last few weeks. All the cards are made written and sent, decorations are up, shopping done... just got to wrap the pressies now... hope you are all ready too. Don't forget to hang up your stockings before you go to bed.

Wishing all my lovely crafting blogging buddies a very Merry Christmas, Lynne xxx

23 December 2009

More Christmas cards, thank you

As promised more pictures of the gorgeous cards I have received...

Ann B





who still needs a blog...I wonder if Santa will bring one? :-)
What ever you have planned for today have a good one, keep warm and watch out for that ice.

22 December 2009

Nice change...

While in the midst of making and finishing off Christmas cards my Mum asked me to make a card similar to the one I made for her birthday, so here it is.

It was a pleasant change to make a birthday card after all the Christmas ones.

The card is 8"x8", a mix of Bo Bunny papers with DCWV Nana's nursery, Sugar Nellie stamp coloured with Copics, Viva Decor liquid pearl pen, flowers, brads and charms.

Hope you are all well on the way to finishing off your Christmas preparations. I have another couple of cards to make before I hit the sack, so better get on.

Blogoversary Candy Winner Is...

Sorry for the long delay in annoucing the winner...

The winner of my Blogoversary Candy is Lesley over on Paperlicious Well done Lesley if you would like to email me info@craftden.co.uk so we can arrange to get the goodies posted out to you.

Thank you to everyone who took part, I am already planning the next one!!

21 December 2009

Who has been eating the Christmas cup cakes?

I have made a few more Christmas cards today, I still have a lot more to make and time is closing in, last day for psoting on Monday, yikes!! I have made 8x8 cards for all the family and the postage is costing a small fortune.

This card is made using Bo Bunny St Nick, one of my favorites.
Magnolia stamp, Santas little helper, that will be Ava next year. :-)

I have received loads of hand made cards from lots of very talented and creative people. Over the next few days I plan to blog them all as they are all so gorgeous.


Ann G

Jane O


Yesterday, Natasha gave me a box containg 6 lovely home made cupcakes all decorated beautifully, I was going to keep them for Christmas day...

but there are two missing already, mmm I wonder where they have gone...

...the crumbs on Ava's chin is a bit of a giveaway, don't you think? lol

Blogoversary Candy is now closed.

This post will stay at the top of my blog until Sunday 20th December 2009. Please scroll down to read new posts.
At last some blogoversary candy, better late than never!!
I remembered to take the picture of the blog candy and then lost the cable to down load my pictures from the camera!! Just a little bit of candy to celebrate my little blog being 1 and to say thank you for all the lovely coments I have received over the year, I have made some lovely crafting friends, thank you too you all.
The candy is a selection of crafting goodies from My Minds Eye Bloom & Grow collection: A box of chipboard 62 double sided alphabets, a box of buttons containing 100s of buttons with matching fibres, one sheet of glittered rub-ons, 48 sheets of 2"x 12" strips of paper 4 of each design 24 are embossed and 6 wood mounted stamps to match!
To join in add yourself to my followers put a picture of the candy in your side bar and leave a coment so I can pop over and visit your blog!!
The candy will close on Sunday evening December 20th at 4pm. We will have a lucky dip for the winner to be picked by little Ava.

17 December 2009

Lots and lots...

...of lovely Viva pearl pens

If you have been coming to my classes over the last few months you will know that one of my favourite products at the moment are Viva Pearl Pens. The pens are fabulous for both scrapbooking and card making. They dry with a lovely dome shape and quicker than similar products. We now have all colours back in stock.

There are 8 colours in the standard range:
Sunny Yellow
Dark Brown

5 colours in the metallic range:
Chrome silver

7 colours in the the mother-of-pearl range:
Ice White
Light Blue
Light Green

all avilable in the shop and on our web site here at £3.39 each.

16 December 2009

Quick Christmas cards.

A few quick Christmas cards I made last week for orders... in a hurry!!
I used the Bo Bunny St Nick stamp, lightly coloured with red water colour pencil used dry, Paper Artsy Rum & Raisin Christmas papers, only 3 of the designs in this pack are Christmas the rest can be used for all occasions. Matted and layered with a dark forest green card stock punched with a Martha Stewart punch.

This order was nothing with flowers or cute!! I have used a glittered Christmas tree sticker, blinged it up with some gems, Bo Bunny St Nick and double dot paper, Cuttlebug snowflake die, added some white tulle and a couple of Craftwork cards sentiments.

It's that time of year again, cards, shopping...

Sorry for lack of blogging this last few days, life just seems to get taken over at this time of year, card making, shopping, more card making, more shopping... I spent a lovely day shopping in Chesterfield with my daughter on Monday, we meet up with Ben and Ava for breakfast in BHS.

Ava can recommend the sausage and beans

she really got tucked in to them

mmmm getting the hang of this photo lark now...

BH put our trimmings up on Saturday and a few twinkling lights around the shelves. I haven't been to get the tree yet! When Ava came to visit her little face was a picture... she spent the whole time looking round, pointing and smiling. Here are a couple of pics with Grandad looking at the fairy lights, the pictures are a little bit dark, Ava is pointing behind her to the lights.

Look at this beautiful card I have received from some of my lovely ladies who attend my classes and workshops. It has some beautiful messages written inside, I filled up when I read it... thank you to you all, it means so much...thank you

and my present... THANK YOU. I was a bit overwhelmed on Wednesday as you all know...

and here's why...this lovely reindeer has a cotton bag tied to it which was stuffed with Meadowhall gift vouchers!!

How lucky am I?
I have also received this gorgeous basket of plants from Irene, thank you Irene...

11 December 2009

Quick stock updates...

We have now uploaded the Ten Second Studio metals, mats, tape and basic tool kits on to our web site here we will be adding the TSS moulds to the site in the next few days.

We are expecting another delivery of the very popular Creative Metal beginners kits on Monday, the kits are available to order here along with design sheet A and B, border moulds A and B, adhesive tape, paper stumps and more tools All orders placed over the weekend and on Monday will be posted out on Tuesday.

We have also had a delivery of Bazzill including bling, seven embossed designs and basic in 30 beautiful colours.