29 July 2010


The papers are from the Bo Bunny Flutter Butter collection, Burst and Wish.

Punches used Martha Stewart butterfly EK Success daisy, large and medium.
All edges inked in Espresso and Lettuce.

Petaloo large blooms, all the flowers and butterflies are edged with cinnamon stickles.  A beautiful large Zva Crystal flourish to finish off.

                              Our charity card making event raised £206.45
Thank you to all who took part.

Scrummy new papers

We all had a great time in class last night, we made an easel card sat on top of a little draw, they all looked fab. Guess who forgot to take pictures aarrrgh sorry :-( i will try and remember later. It was just the evening I needed after the day I'd had. But I won't bore you with all that
Tonight is scrapbooking and we have a couple of spaces left and we still have a couple of spaces on Saturdays beading class if you are interested.

Stock updates:

I forgot to show you these fabulous papers last week from Graphic 45

Hallowe'en In Wonderland on the website here

Aren't they all fabulous? I love them all, and so do you has they are selling fast, must order some more.

Some more Prima flowers,

Watercolour collection we also have Wink in stock too

Watercolour collection papers I will not list them all this one is called  'Because'

It is the one Kathryn used last week, the layouts can be viewed here on Kathryns blog

From the Indeed collection 'Fairy Gates' which can be found here on our website

Glittery chipboard journal tags which belong to the Watercolour collection

More stock of the Walnut Hallow beginners metal kit here with FREE P & P

Watch out for news on our Crazy Summer Sale starting very soon.

That's all for now, more later Lynne x

28 July 2010


Good morning to you all. I went to bed early last night with the head ache of all head aches, but thank goodness this morning it has gone.

It is Wednesday morning and that can only mean one thing here in blogland WOYWW
and if you don't know what I am talking about pop over to Julias blog and have a look. Julia is the leader of WOYWW it is when we all get to have a good snoop around and share pics of desks, craft rooms, drawers even on top of washing machines any where crafters create, its fun and and a good way of meeting more crafting buddies.

OK, so what is on my dinning room table this morning.
I have three more word albums ordered:




They are all taped up ready for covering.
BH cut the sister book from chipboard as I could not get a pre cut one. He has made a really good job of it too, might have to give him the job on a regular basis. :-)

A few weeks ago I was given a bag of old dress making patterns and I have only just got round to having a look at them. There are a lot, more than I first thought so look out for some projects using these.

Talking of sewing it is this months theme for our ATC swap, if you love making ATCs and would like to join us drop one in the post before next Tuesday with a SAE.
mmm I wonder if I could use some tissue from one of the patterns on mine... what this space.

Take care and have a lovely Wednesday and make sure you fit in some 'crafty me' time. Lynne x

27 July 2010

Anything Goes - Week 9

It is week 9 over on our challenge blog

and the theme for this week is


now I think everyone as at least one tucked away somewhere and some of us have a a few more than we will admit too! lol

If you want some inspiration pop over and see what our DT have come up with.
Hopefully we will have more pictures on there tomorrow, you will find out why when you read the post.

A BIG thank you to everyone who joined in week 8 - STARS

Saturdays beading class

In Saturday's beading class we will be making a "Saturn" necklace, so named because some of the beads are encased in wire cages which look like planetary rings.

I will be back later to tell you about this weeks challenge over on

25 July 2010


I thought I would show you one of the layouts from our all day scrapbooking class a few weeks ago. I used papers from the Bo Bunny Snowy Serenade collection.

I roughly cut a large circle from the centre of a sheet of Overture and distressed the edges I placed a piece of Concerto at the back of the hole.

The letters are cut from Stripe using the Cricut and Storybook cartridge shadowed on burgundy Bazzill with faux white stitching. I punched a few snowflakes with a MS punch and placed a gem in the middle of each one.

I cut a large snowflake from a sheet of Crystals paper and attached with a large foam pad and placed a punched snowflake in the centre. Sandras layout can be seen here and all Kathryns layouts from the day can be seen here.

Thanks for stopping by and if you like what you see please leave a comment.

Hope you are all having a great weekend. Lynne x

23 July 2010

Hat trick!!

Three days in a row now, and on a roll, yesterday I posted twice and here I am again. Don't worry it wont last I won't be able to keep this up, but I will try. lol

This easel card is from last Tuesday mornings card class. I have coloured the Magnolia stamped image using 3 Copics from the Cool Greys range C1, C3, C5

The papers are Bo Bunny from the Unforgettable collection black and vanilla Bazzill, added a ribbon band on top of a strip of black webbing

the flower and leaves are cut from the BB paper and decoupaged using silicone a little  stickles here and there and black card candy to finish off.

What ever you are doing today ENJOY and don't forget 'Thank Crunchie it's Friday'
Lynne x

22 July 2010

Friend Word Book

Yesterday when I showed a pic of my workspace for WOYWW my WIP was a FRIEND word book.

A few of you mentioned you would like to see it when finished.

After covering all the letters with Jazmyne glittered papers from Bo Bunny I inked all the edges with Eggplant and added several colours of contrasting spotty Bo Bunny ribbon by making bows on some of the letters and through the three rings.

Lots of bling and flowers as requested by my customer

as the book is an order I can not show all of the page as I have now added the pictures.

I now have an order for a BABY word album to make for a little boy.

Today was Ava's first morning at nursery, she had been for a visit last week with her Mum and Dad and today they left her for two hours. I don't know who would have the longest two hours, do you? Here is a little picture of her already to go.

Memo block holder

Good morning all, yes I am here again, twice in two days and I hope you noticed I did manage two post yesterday. 
I joined in with the WOYWWers yesterday and I am still working my way round everyone. I saw some yummy stash on my travels and lots of WIP. If I haven't visited you yet I hope to soon, it might take a while, a few days in fact but I will be over to visit you all. I have missed blogging and I didn't realise how much until yesterday. I have made so many lovely friends through blogland.

Wednesday night is craft night at our Craft Den Studio and this is what we made last night. A lovely little memo block holder. Just the thing to keep at the side of your phone or it would even make a nice little pressie.

The papers are Sandyion and we decorated the top with one of our Craft Den butterflies, everyone loves making these little beauties.

Ava in the garden on Saturday asking Grandad to hold her bag for her...

while she stops for a spot of reading.

Ava loves being out in the garden and she loves her books, but she does not like the feel of grass, so she doesn't sit down. lol I think Grandad might have to make her a garden seat.

SEWING is the theme for our ATC swap and STARS for this months challenge over on ANYTHING GOES we had 38 entries last week for our Sparkle and Shine theme, thank you to all who entered.

What ever you are doing today ENJOY! and try and find time for a bit of crafting.
Lynne xx

21 July 2010


It has been weeks since I joined in with WOYWW This week I am back on the dinning room table with yet another word book, good job I enjoy making them. This time the word is Friend.

I am using three papers from the Bo Bunny Jazmyne limited edition collection: Symmetry, Twilight and Breeze they are so yummy.

If you have never joined in or you don't know what I am talking about, pop over to Julias blog to find out more about WOYWW

Anything Goes Week 8 - STARS

It is Tuesday evening and that can only mean one thing, it is time for another challenge over at ANYTHING GOES this weeks theme is STARS and it can also be stars and stripes too.

If you want some inspiration why not pop over and have a look what the DT have made this week?
A big THANK YOU to everyone who joined in last week with sparkle and shine we all like a bit of bling don't we? I have not manged to visit you all yet but I hope to over the next few days.

Life has been a bit hectic around here for several weeks now. I have still been crafting although I haven't been blogging and have neglected my blog :-( Things should, I hope start to settle down a little now and I will post some of the items that I have been busy making. Thank you to those of you who have emailed to see if I was ill and wondering why I have not blogged, you are all so thoughtful.

Here are a few pics of a HAPPY word book I made for my cousin and his wife who have just celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary.

I have kept the colour scheme to white and silver using Sandylion and Making Memories papers.

I have left lots of space for more photos to be added.

Don't forget the theme for our July ATC swap is 'SEWING'

I would just like to mention a couple of crafting friends that I bumped into over the weekend who I had not seen for ages, Brenda and Kath. It was lovely to see you both again after all this time and I can't wait until September, take care ladies and look after yourselves. Lynne xx

Last night I spent about half an hour trying to publish this post before going to bed, so here goes, fingers crossed. L

14 July 2010

Anything Goes - Week 7

I can't believe we are now on Week 7 over on our Challenge blog Anything Goes what I want to know is where does the time go? The theme this week is - Sparkle and Shine. As the name suggests it can be a card, tag, ATC, scrapbook page, altered item, mini album the list is endless, we love to see what you come up with.

The theme for our ATC swap for July is Sewing hope you can join us.

We had some fab entries for June the theme was Shoes I will load the pics of all the ATCs we received as soon as I get 5 minutes, things have been really hectic around here for the past couple of weeks, more on that later. Take care and enjoy your day keep your brolly with you as it has given more rain, yes more and thunder storms. Lynne x