28 April 2011

Dates for your diary

Good morning all, it has been another busy week in the studio with lots of new goodies arriving daily, more on that later I will also be back with some pictures of what we have been up to in our classes over the last couple of weeks. Some of you have been in touch to say that you did not receive our last newsletter with class dates and times they are on our web site here

Card making workshop May 7th 10am - 3.30pm

Card making workshop June 4th 10am - 3.30pm

Patchwork bag with Jo - June 11th and 18th 10am - 3.30pm

If you would like more information on any of the above or be added to our mailing list for future dates and stock updates please email me lynne.hunter8@btinternet.com

Happy crafting Lynne x

23 April 2011

What kind of weather is this???

This morning started warm and sunny here in Sheffield by lunch time it was very hot. We sat in the back garden, the dogs were out and about a really lovely day.

Late this afternoon it started to go a little dark and I heard a rumble of thunder. In came the washing and the dogs, and down it came. At first it was very large drops of rain which turned to hail stones...

very large hails stones and before long the lawn looked like this...

the water came down the drive like a river bringing the hail stones with it and before no time at all the lawn was flooded.

After the rain and hail had stopped the hail stones stayed on the lawn until the sun came out again and melted them. Is this what they call April showers???? lol
What has the weather been like with you today?

22 April 2011

Liittle Helper...

It is a lovely warm sunny morning here in Sheffield fingers crossed it will stay like this for the rest of the Bank holiday weekend. I have a few Easter cards to show you this morning. I don't usually do many Easter cards if any, this year I have sent lots and had fun making them. This afternoon Ava and I are making some baskets and decorating eggs really looking forward to that.

We have had lots of deliveries in the studio this week, Bo Bunny, T!m Holtz restocks on Copic Ciao and we now stock the Sketch, and Various Inks refils, Promarkers. The Aqua Promarkers are due in very soon.
All will be on the website shortly. A lot of deliveries means a lots of boxes so I was really pleased of some help...

 A little rest was needed...

off we go again...

Thank you to those of you who emailed to let me know you can't leave comments, mmm not sure what happened there, hopefully blogger will sort itself all in good time.

Enjoy your long relaxing Bank holiday weekend and have a lovely crafting Happy Easter.

Love and hugs Lynne xoxox

19 April 2011

Challenge 39 - Colour Combo

Its time for another challenge over on

A BIG thank you to everyone who joined in for Pearls.

We have 4 new Design Team members so why not pop over and say hello and join us?

This fortnight the theme is


The background paper is Daisy Bucket, the frame is cut from Bo Bunny and all flowers are punched from pink and brown Bazzill Basic. I have used the giant, large retro punches, mini daisy and rock fern all from from EK Success.

Happy crafting Lynne x

18 April 2011

Scrapbooking class

Good evening to all my crafting buddies. I hope you have all had a lovely relaxing weekend and been able to enjoy the glorious weather we have been having. Lets hope it continues for the bank holiday weekend.

I have a scrapbook layout to share with you this evening. It is one from our all day scrapbooking class a couple of weeks ago. The papers are from my favourite company Bo Bunny. Most of the flowers are cut from the paper with a few punched flowers and leaves added.

A blank label waiting for a little bit of journaling

Happy crafting
Love and hugs Lynne 

16 April 2011

Snail Hunt-er

I spent a lovely relaxing Sunday morning last week scrapbooking. It was the first weekend in ages that we had nothing planned. This layout is of Ava looking for snails, she loves finding the shells, up to now no one has ever been home! I think she may not be so keen when she finds one occupied. lol

I have kept the layout simple, mounted the pictures on some brown Bazzill basic cardstock and doodled round the edge with white pen. The background is a sheet of Daisy Bucket which I have had in my stash for ages, time they got used up to make room for some more.

 The snails are from the Walk in My Garden cartridge cut on the Cricut from pink and brown Bo Bunny Double Dot papers, I have inked the edges, shaped the snails and shells and decoupaged with silicone,  highlighted with white pen and added silver and black pearl pen to finish off. The letters are cut from brown Bazzill using the Storybook cartridge, more white pen for the faux stitching around the edges.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend and find time to fit in a little crafting.
We have another relaxing weekend planned and if the weather is as good as forecast you will find me crafting in the garden. Thanks for popping by. Happy crafting love and hugs Lynne xx

15 April 2011

Exciting news!!!

Hi to all my crafting blogging buddies I've got some very exciting news to share with you today. I have 2 cards in the May edition of Making Card magazine, how brilliant is that? The theme is wedding and ive gone with a shabby chic theme. Just can't tell you how chuffed I am, I am grinning from ear to ear!! :-)

For the first card I used papers from Kars Country Rose 6x6 pad, Its Only Words stamp set 4 from Ladybug CraftInk, Wooden heart which I painted with acrylics and distress paint techniques and decorated with a couple of flowers and some bling. I add a piece of blue lace to my punched border and a couple of heart pins to finish off.

For my second card I used GCD 8x8 Ella Blue paper pad. I cut a grunge board heart and wings with T!ms alteration die. Distressed them with mushroom and cloudy blue paint dabbers edged with InkaGold old gold wrapped brown thread around the heart twice added a Prima Say it with studs to finish off.

The article is called Rustic Nuptials on pages 66 and 67

Thanks for popping by and if you like what you see leave me a comment and I will pop over and check out what you have been up to.
Have a great day and thank Crunchie its Friday.
Happy crafting love and hugs Lynne xox

13 April 2011

Easter card and Polychromos

Hello my lovely creative crafting buddies, seems ages since I last blogged. Not had much time lately been busy stock taking etc and doing lots of boring stuff with just a little crafting thrown in now and then just to keep me going. 

One of the Easter cards we made in a recent card class. I have used a mix of lemon and white checked, floral and spotty card to make three layers. I have cut  apertures in the top two layers with the lage and then the next size down blossom nesties. The images are Magnolia Easter stamps coloured with Copics and a mix of Martha Stewart, EK Success and Woodware punches to create the flowers and leaves. All finished off with some lovely crystal Stickles.
Tonight we have been having a play with the lovely Faber Castell Polychromos which we had delivered yesterday. We made some beautiful double twisted easel cards which I will show tomorrow.

Just look at all those yummy colours.

We have added some more dates to the timetable for all day card classes and scrapbooking here

Thank you to everyone who has joined in our challenges and a BIG thank you to my wonderful DT who have kept everything going while I have been busy.

I thought I would enter this card in to the Creative Belli - Eggs and Bunnies

See you all tomorrow. Love and hugs Lynne xox

5 April 2011

Design Team Call

Design Team Call

We are looking to expand our Design team over at Anything Goes challenge bog. We are searching for 3 talented crafter's to join our team. No previous experience of working on design teams is necessary.

  • Be able to create two new projects a month
  • Be able to comment on your quote of entries
  • Post current challenges to your own blog
  • To participate in any blog hops we may have 
  • Enjoy working in a fun and friendly team
  • But most of all to have fun and enjoy your craftiness with like minded crafty people


 If this sounds right up your street leave a comment with your Name and a short bio with a link back to your blog here

This call will be open from Today Friday 1st April until Friday 15th April 2011

Winning candidates will be contacted no later than Sunday 17th April with a view to start 3rd of May but sooner if so wish.

Good Luck

Lynne and The Design Team