31 October 2010

The Winner is...

The winner of this years Halloween Blog Candy is

Ava was a Spider
or if you ask Ava she will say
'Avie pidey'
but she wasn't sure what to do with all her legs!

A big thank you to everyone who took part and hope you all had a great Halloween.

Happy Halloween!

Good morning to you all.

Yesterday I told you about my lovely day I spent crafting. Today I am going to share with you some of what I made....

Trick or Treat bags

A close up of the spider ribbon I used to edge the top of the bags.

Has anyone got a certain craft channel on this morning? Don't usually watch it but just loving that Imagine!! It looks fantastic doesn't it?

Going to go and put a few Halloween decorations up for this evening. When little Miss Ava will be here in her Halloween Costume.... Not too late to join in our Halloween blog candy if you haven't done so already. All you have to do is guess what she will be wearing this evening. Candy closes at 12pm midnight.

Happy Spooky Halloween

Lynne xx

29 October 2010

Halloween Birthday Card

I have just spent the best day with one of my crafting buddies and we have had a ball. We have had every machine, tool, ink pad, stamp, die, punch possible out. We could not move for stuff on the table, floor or chairs you name it we had it out! I have made some trick or treat bags, star album and Halloween cards.

My blog candy finishes tomorrow night and our challenge over on Anything Goes this week is Halloween.

Hope you are all having a spooky time and a great weekend. Happy crafting Lynne

Week 22 - Halloween

It is week 22 over on our challenge blog ANYTHING GOES
and we are very late getting it kick started this week, but that's life, as they say. You can read why over there. Why not pop over and see what our fabulous DT have created this week? We have some wonderful pieces of art to share with you cards, boxes, trick or treat bags, scrapbook layout, wall hanging......

My blog candy finishes on Sunday evening so if you have not had a go yet, what you waiting for, some great candy up for grabs if you can guess what my darling little granddaughter is going to be dressing up as this weekend for Halloween.

All that leaves me to say is THANK CRUNCHIE IT IS FRIDAY

Hope you all have a fabulous day and I will see you all later.
Lynne xx

28 October 2010


My lovely little Granddaughter Ava, has been poorly over the last few weeks.
She was just getting over a flu virus when she started with a sickness bug, which was first thought to be food poisoning, poor little mite. I am happy to say she is now well on the mend and needs building up as she has lost a lot of weight.

So I was really pleased when she phoned last night, with the help of Dad of course. Ava does know how to get the lock of the phone, last time she rang my cousins wife. I think that maybe the first of many calls they will be getting them being the first name in the contacts list, her name is Ann. lol

So when I received these pictures I thought I would share them with you all. Can't wait to print them off and scrapbook them. Might have to be one of Sunday's projects I think.

Anyway I asked Ava what she was doing and she replied 'Baking'

'What are you baking?' 'Bickits'
Since they moved house Ava favorite place is sitting at the bottom of the stairs.

Where does Ava mix her biscuits? sitting on the stairs of course.

mmm looking good

and like every good cook, you must have a taste...

biscuits for supper it is then.

Happy Crafting.

Halloween Blog Candy

This blog candy is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who joined in.
Craft Den Halloween Blog Candy

Blog Candy includes 2 Paper Artsy Christmas stamp sheets, 3 x Prima clear stamps with bling, 2 x Crafty Individual 6 x 6 paper pads, 3 wooden Christmas shapes, 2 Christmas holly and berry bunches 6 metres of ribbon, 7 Gypsies crystal ring dangles, 3 x bunches of paper flowers in white, cerise, pale pink, a mix red and white heart and round pins, 5 x 12 x 12 Christmas papers.

All you have to do for a chance of winning this lovely candy is to leave a comment saying what you think Ava my 21 month old Grand-daughter will be dressed as for Halloween this year, add yourself as a follower, add a picture of our lovely candy on your blog linking it back here.

This is Ava dressed up last year as the Cutest Witch.

So what do you think she will be this year?

This blog candy is up for grabs until midnight on the 31st October 2010 when we will announce the winner! This post will stay at the top of my blog until we announce the winner.

Good Luck

23 October 2010

Another Christmas Card!

Hope you have all had a good weekend. I have not been able to get on to blogger since Saturday evening, it is a real nuisance to say the least.

Another card from Saturdays Christmas workshop. A wrap over card with a large tag in the pocket. Bo Bunny papers, Cuttlebug snowflake die, Martha Stewart deep edge snowflake punch and small snow flake, pearl pen, card candy and ribbon to finish off.

I cut a large white snowflake with my Cuttlebug die and covered in white puff paint, while still wet I sprinkled with Glamour Dust and left to dry. When dry I heated with heat gun to activate the puff paint. Looks better in real life, as they say.

Our challenge over on Anything Goes this week is Black and White it runs until tomorrow evening, so you still have time to join us.

Happy Crafting Lynne xx

Christmas workshop...

We had a great time in the studio yesterday at the second of our all day Christmas card workshops. Punching, inking, triple embossing, stamping. This is one of my cards from yesterday

Basic Grey Jovial papers, Inkadinkadoo stamps Craftwork cards sentiments Martha Stewart boarder, poinsettia, snowflake, vintage doily and branch punches and Cuttlebug snowflake die, pearl brads, chain and snowflake charm.

Hope you are all having a great weekend it is definitely crafting weather. Lynne xx

20 October 2010

More new stock just in...

Just thought I would give you a quick stock update
The Magnolia Ink Christmas Edition Magazine is here!! Yavvy
also arrived this morning from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology range
Paper Stash 36 Seasonal Papers in a yummy pad £13.50
Seasonal Salvage Stickers £3.95
Lost & Found Salvage Stickers £3.95
Due to cancellations we now have 2 places left on
Saturdays all day Christmas card making class
10am - 3pm - £20
ring Lynne on o114 2340732
for more information.

Black & White

It is Tuesday evening and time for another challenge over at

Doreen is our Guest Designer this week and the theme is

Black & White

why not pop over and take a look at the fantastic creations they have come up with this week?

Thank you ladies, you have done us proud again.

We have had few manic few days here to say the least, unpacking all the new goodies. We had a delivery of beads and jewellery findings on Thursday. The Copic delivery arrived yesterday and also the Festive Frolics collection from Pappermania which is just fabulous, papers in 6x6, 8x8, 12x12, decoupage card kits in A4 and A5, brads, stamps and paper kits.
The new Martha Stewart and EK Sucess punches are fantastic and a real must have!!

The Christmas Magnolia Ink mag is arriving tomorrow and the new Christmas stamps, papers and dies are due any day soon too!

I have sorted the Halloween blog candy and hopefully I will find time to blog it tomorrow.

So get your thinking caps on ladies, what do you think the lovely little Ava is going to be dressing up as this year for Halloween??

Happy Crafting and see you all tomorrow.

Lynne xx

17 October 2010


I have been unable to blog Jill's card to our Challenge blog Anything Goes so I am posting it here

This weeks theme is Ribbons and runs until Tuesday evening at 7pm

Thanks Jill for your beautiful card, I love how you have used tiny ribbons to decorate the tree, but I don't know how you managed to tie such tiny bows! Tildas winter hat is wonderful!

Sorry Jill I could not manage to get it on the Challenge blog :-( you really do need to get that blog up and running! lol

Good evening, I hope you are all having a great weekend. We have had our family over for the weekend and it has been great. When it was BH's birthday Ava was poorly with viral flu, so on Saturday we had his birthday tea. Ava brought her Grandad a Smarties birthday cake.

Just a couple of pics tonight the first is a picture of my finished bird house gift box we made on Wednesday evening with added Tilda and flowers

and the second a pic of Ava with her hand in her pocket holding her pennies!

Happy crafting Lynne xx

15 October 2010

Exciting News!!!

I thought I would share just a few pictures of the new 2010 Christmas Magnolia collection with you this evening. They will be in our studio very very soon

Tilda with hanging heart
Starlight Tilda
Reindeer Tilda

Holly Swirl

Angel Tilda

Tilda with fir

Tilda hanging ornaments

hope you have enjoyed the sneak peek, and this is only a few from the 2010 Christmas collection!! Yes there are more the full Merry Little Christmas stamp range can be viewed on our website here
Just a couple of the new Christmas papers to wet your appetite, aren't they yummy??

The Christmas Edition of Magnolia Ink will be in the studio on Wednesday!!

Have a great evening.
Happy crafting.
Lynne xx

14 October 2010

Bird house gift box

Good morning all. Hope you are all well and missing out on the bugs that start going round it this time of the year. Well, it has been a busy little week here at the Craft Den in Sheffield. Lots of yummy new stash arriving daily ad some fun filled craft classes.

We had a great class last night chatting, laughing and we managed to get some crafting done too! lol Thanks ladies for another great evening. We made this lovely little bird house gift box

What do you think? Cute isn't it? Just the right size for a Tilda, so might add one later..

We cut out our base template in white cardstock, scored, folded and covered with patterned papers added a bit of weathered wood DI here and there.
Cut a Sixxiz fence on the Big Shot, punched some foliage mmm think it needs a few little blooms...

Cut a roof, punched roof tiles with an EK Success arch punch, which I have christened the 'fruit slice' that is what it reminds me of! I know I'm crazy, Crazy Crafter. Any way the fruit slice makes great roof tiles and you will be seeing a lot more of this little punch as it is a little beauty, love it.
Thank you all for your lovely kind comments about my ribbon weave cushion, and thank you to those of you who have emailed to say you have not been able to leave comments, I have altered some of the blogger settings so may be you will be able to later, who know??
I have not forgotten about our Halloween blog candy, just life gets in the way some time. I could do with another six hours a day and even another day in the week, perhaps..3 day weekend to give me chance to catch up.
While I get the blog candy sorted you could put your thinking caps on to guess what Ava's Halloween costume is this year.

13 October 2010

More new stock...

Martha Stewart punches:

Deep Edge Snowflake border £17.99

Deep Edge Gifts £17.99

Icelandic Snowflake £15.99

Vintage Doily £12.99

Medium Poinsettia £9.99

Re-stocks of Craftwork cards:

Back to Basic white card and envelope packs in Elegant, Straight and Scallop in

5 x 5, 6 x 6 and 8x8 ready for you to get those Crimbo cards made early!

Also: Trim the Tree: in Purple & Lime, Chili & Olive and Hot Pink and Black
with matching die cuts.

Jack Frost: in Cream & Gold and White & Silver

That's all for now folks, hope I have tempted you with something

12 October 2010


It is week 20 over at on our challenge blog 'Anything Goes'
and the theme is Ribbons

I have weaved some different widths and colours of ribbons together
and made it into a little cushion

what do you think?

It measures approximately 10" x 10"

There is very little sewing involved so it came together pretty quickly.

I took some navy, pink and grey satin ribbons, pins, cork board, interfacing and the iron. I cut a piece of interfacing 10" x 10" placed it on the cork, face up. Pinned my ribbons along one edge alternating widths and colours to make it interesting. Turn the cork board and then the same on the next side. Next is the fun bit, to weave them.

When I was pleased with the pattern, placed a damp cloth on the top and gently ironed to attach the ribbons to the interfacing to hold them in place. I then cut a piece of navy cotton fabric to make the back of the cushion. Machined stitched around three and a half sides, turned the right way out. Stuffed with a nice soft filling and then hand stitched the rest.

This could also be done on a smaller scale and used for panels in cards with no need for stitching.

So get out your ribbon boxes and see what you come up with.

Link them to our challenge blog so we can pop over as we would love to see them.

Happy Crafting.

Lynne xx

Christmas Bookmarks

Here are some more of the Christmas bookmarks I've been making.

Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters and Barn Door DI inks for the backgrounds. For some I applied the ink with foam and the others I wiped the DI pad on to my heat sheet and spritzed lightly with water.

Dried with heat tool, stamped with Staz On in Browns and Greens added scraps of Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather papers punched snowflakes, poinsettias, and holly, card candy, all finished off with Stickles and ribbons

Hope you like them.
Lynne xx

10 October 2010

Quick Christmas cards for Charity.

One of our customers raises a lot money for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.

A couple of weeks ago she was asking if I had any ideas for making some quick Christmas cards for one of her fund raising events. Theses are a few of the cards I came up with. I forgot to photograph them all! I know I am always doing that.

The first one is a mix of punched leaves in an assortment of greens to make arranged in a circle. The white flowers are Dovecraft, the packs contain a mix of white flowers and leaves for 99p yes, a bargain. I have layered two of the flowers together with silicone, edged with Stickles and liquid pearl centre. The sentiment is Craftwork cards with added ribbon.

For this one I cut the base wreath on the Cricut with the 'Joys of the Season' cartridge in a dark green a few more assorted punched leaves. The red flowers are from Dovecraft a spotted ribbon bow and Craftwork card sentiment. All the flowers are edged with Star Dust Stickles.

This one also has a base wreath cut on the Cricut more white flowers and punch foliage added finished with a bow and sentiment and Stickles.

I hope Diana and her team of ladies managed to sell them. Diana started raising money for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice when she was 72 years young, that was over seven years ago, she has now raised £69,000 and is an inspiration to us all. Well done Diana!

Christmas has come early!

Here is my entry for this weeks challenge over on

'Christmas has come early'

After deleting the early entrries at the beginning of the week, when editing the post I decided to add mine as a link! Play safe if you know what I mean and I was the 100 entrant!! Wooohoooo!

This is just one of a set of book marks I have made with a Christmas theme. I have inked the back with Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters DI, stamped around the edge with Pine Needles added a torn piece of Cosmos Cricket from the Winter Mittens 6 x 6 pad Cuttlebug and Martha Stewart snowflake, card candy, Stickles and white pen checked ribbon to finish off. If you haven't joined in yet with this weeks challenge, there is still time as it runs until Tuesday evening 7pm.

Hope you are all having a great weekend.

Happy Crafting Lynne x

7 October 2010

Great stash arriving daily....

There have been more deliveries of Christmas goodies this week at Craft Den including these beautiful Prima Poinsettias:



Packets of plain white Prima blooms in 3 sizes.
These are fabulous for colouring with Copics, they also look great with Stickles, Glamour Dust, glitter to name but a few to added.

Re-stocks of the Basic Grey 'Jovial'

12 x 12 double sided sheets:

'Winter Garden'

' Tartan Plaid'

'Merry Maker'

We also have the full collection of 'Oooh La La' from Craftwork Cards:
6 x 6 paper packs, borders, die cuts including: Mesdames, Paris Central, C'est Chic lots of lovely colours in card candy... why not pop in for a browse?
That's all for tonight, don't forget to pop by at the weekend for new on the blog candy!
Happy Crafting
Lynne x