28 February 2010

Thank you Lucy!

One of my layout from yesterdays Scrapbooking workshop. The photos are of Alfie when he was just five weeks old, he is now nearly two and a half years old and weighs six stone!!

The die cut background is from GCD Studios-Pin Drop from the Canta collection. The blue panel has a small white flower with a black spot in the centre. It has a pre-punched hole at every point, I have glued a black dew drop in every other. Layered onto black textured American Crafts (AC) cardstock.

For the black and white flowers I have punched white and black AC cardstock using a large and medium EK Sucess Daisy punch leaves and butterflies MS punches. I inked around the edges of the die cut panel and white flowers with faded jeans. Finished off with light blue Viva pearl pen on flowers and butterflies and added a Prima bling flourish.

Look at this lovely card I have received from Lucy. Lucy comes to the children's Fimo classes in the school holidays this is to thank me for the lessons. Lucy if you do read this or your Mum...thank you so much.

Your cutting out is so neat and your paper piecing is perfect, it is so creative and I love the buttons. I will keep and treasure it, thank you. xx

Ava in her pjs this morning

Do I look cute?

I will pretend to be shy.

OK I'm not

I'm not looking I am too busy trying to get the top off your glue pen!!

Will you help me if I look at the camera?

Hope you have all had a good weekend. Lynne x

March ATC Swap - Easter

Good morning, or should I just say morning? as the weather here in Sheffield is horrid, rain, rain, rain and even more rain! Do I care? No! As we have a little visitor staying. I am sat here patiently waiting for her to wake up! lol There will be pictures later when she does eventually get up! I am restraining myself form waking her!! lol

Yesterday was our monthly scrapbooking workshop. We all had a great time, thanks ladies really enjoyed myself, you are the best!! We made 3 layouts during the day. Sorry but you will have to wait until later for those pictures too! I was soooo excited about my little visitor coming. I had not seen Ava for nearly 3 weeks, far toooo long, I have missed her so much. There were lots of cuddles last night, she is such a little cutie!

Thanks to all of you for joining in February's 'Love' ATC's swap for those of you like myself who are last minute you have until Wednesday to hand them in.
The theme for ATC swap March is 'Easter' if you would like to join us you can send your ATC by post enclosing SAE envelope.

We have lots of new classes and workshops plannned for March the new timetable will be out on Tuesday. So until later, enjoy the rest of your weekend and make sure you find some 'me time' and fit some crafting in! Lynne xx

26 February 2010

Ladybug card

I have received this fabulous card from Kathryn Katy A Craft Addict.

I just love it Kathryn thank you so much for thinking of me! This new Magnolia stamp is so cute! The colours you have used are gorgeous and match the papers perfectly.

Love the flower brad too!

I have also received another very special card this week and I will blog that one later. Thank Crunchie it Friday!! Lynne x

Last few...

As promised a few more pictures from 'Stitches'
More samples from the Sizzix stand display. The first using the new cogs die which I think is a real must have complete with a picture of the man himself!!!

and the second using the fabulous flower die, this one is perfect for making grunge flowers, well any flowers such a great shape, don't you agree??

There are also 3 designs and colours in grunge 12 x 12 paper pads my favourite is Shabby Chic mmmmm yummy, it's another must have!! :-)

and last but by no means least T!m's book!!

All these lovely items and lots lots more equally scrummy goodies will be in the Craft Den Studio and on the web site very very soon!!
What ever you are doing this very very wet Friday morning enjoy! Lynne xx

25 February 2010

and there's more...

Chanelle sent me some pictures yesterday that she had taken over the weekend. I thought I would share a few with you as you have all been asking lots of questions about our little trip to the NEC. A few from the workshop where we did a bit of inking...

a bit of melting...

and the work in progress...

Me with T!m !!!

some pieces made by T!m with the new Sizzix dies designed by T!m and will be in stock at the Craft Den Studio very soon...

I have more... but I will save those for later :-) What ever you are doing to day enjoy!! and don't forget to fit some crafting in! Lynne x

24 February 2010

A quick text from Ava...

Good morning to you all. I had an early night last night and feel a much better today I was shattered after my exciting fun packed weekend, straight back into it yesterday morning with a full card class. Although I do feel as though I am starting with a cold got a bit of a snuffle. As long as I don't get man flu I will be OK!! lol
I do have more stuff to tell and show about the weekend along with stock updates and expected deliveries... I just wanted to share this picture with you all, I received it this morning...priceless

what do you think??

That is one little girlie who I have really missed, can't wait for the weekend to catch up with my hugs and cuddles. Lynne x

22 February 2010

Were back!!

This weekend has been the craft trade show in Birmingham called 'Stitches' had a great time and met some lovely, lovely people it has been a very enjoyable weekend. As I was getting ready to go on Sunday morning it started snowing!! But it was going to take more than a little snow to put us off!! So Chanelle aka Angelwhispers and I packed the car and off we went...

Just one lane open...

... but we made it! Leaving in such a rush I forgot so many things, including the tickets, info about where we were staying, hair dryer....

A quick phone call home and we were sorted. Once in the show we met many people from blog land including Jak from Crafters Kitchen

Jak it was great chatting with you and the rest of the team from La Pashe we are looking forward to our goodies arriving especially the new stamps.

Thats all for tonight, I will blog more on what we have been buying and expected delivery dates later in the week.

20 February 2010

Fabulous day!!

I have been lucky enough to go on a Ranger workshop today with Suzie, Claudine and Tim!! It was fantastic!! It was action packed non stop crafting all the way! First of all we did some melt art techniques with Suzie using the melt pot.

I actually preferred the other side on this so when sticking it on my frame I turned it over.

Next studio paint techniques with Claudine using studio paints and sticky back canvas. Followed by Tim who showed us some alcohol ink and distress techniques using the new distress ink pad colours which are gorgeous! They are a real must have!! All the new colours are great and complement the exciting range perfectly! They will all be available at Craft Den shortly, more on that later. We then put all the items made during the three crafting sessions to make this...

complete with me taking a picture!! lol
Off to bed now, another early start tomorrow.

19 February 2010

The best ever news!!!!

Ann is going home later today! Isn't that just fantastic news?? Ann will be home for the weekend. Such a huge improvement in just a few days and now being able to go home. Have a great weekend Ann and don't over do it! Love and best wishes from everyone xxx

18 February 2010

Good news!!

I have been to the hospital to visit Ann this afternoon. I could not believe the difference, Ann was looking and feeling a little better! We are all so pleased it is just the best news! Ann has been greatly missed over the last few months both in craftland and blogland!! I do know that Ann has been a little bit overwhelmed by the get well cards and message received. We have all been so worried. Lets hope the improvement continues and Ann will soon be back crafting and blogging again!!

Here's wishing you a speedy recovery Ann from all your crafting buddies! x

16 February 2010

... and yet another birthday card!!

Yes we really do have a lot of birthday's in February. This is a card I made for one of my sister-in-laws, Doreen who's birthday it was last week. I have used my favorite Daisy stamp from Sugar Nellie again! The same design as the one I made for Ann but this time using a different colours.

This picture made me laugh when I downloaded it! I had nearly posted the card without taking a picture, so I quickly took a pic rushed to the post box. Look at the swinging charm!!

15 February 2010

Another birthday card

We have a lot of family birthday's in February. I have made this card for my sister-in-law Pat who's birthday it is on Friday.

Children's Fimo Class

This morning was the children's Fimo class. Every Monday morning during the school holiday we hold a Fimo class for children. Today the girls made these lovely little flower bears. They all looked so adorable...

The boys dressed the bears in there favorite football team colours, which also looked great and guess who forgot to take some piccies!! :-(

Another Get Well Card for Ann...

Another card for Ann to let her know we are thinking about her and wishing her a speedy recovery. This one is from all her crafting buddies at Craft Den. I went for cute this time with one of my favourite stamps 'Daisy' from Sugar Nellie.

I took this along with a pressie from everyone when I visited on Friday.

The doctors are talking about changing Anns medication again today, so fingers crossed... Ann was still not feeling any better at all yesterday. It has now been 13 weeks since Ann started being ill, that is such a long time to feel so poorly. Thank you for all your kind coments, emails and cards I pass them all on to Ann.

Lynne x

14 February 2010

Pardo Jewellery Class

A great day was had by one and all at yesterdays Pardo jewellery class with Bev. I have taken a few pictures to show what great work was created.

The ladies all made fabulous beads with the lovely Pardo clay.

Everyone could choose two colours to work with. The clay was then marbled together. My pictures do not show the true colour of the beads at all!!

I have a few more pics from the class, which I will upload later, as blogger seems very slow this morning. I also have a picture of the lovely bear the girls will be making in the morning at the childrens class. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Until later then, Lynne x