28 May 2011

Thursday Nights Scrapbooking Layout...

How long is blogger going to act up, that's what I want to know? I have been trying to blog this post since yesterday afternoon and commenting has become impossible, I will try again tomorrow, fingers crossed.

Here is my page from Thursday nights scrapbooking class at Craft Den studio.

The papers are from Bo Bunny Sophie collection. The die cut trees, hearts and ticket are from T!ms Alterations range - Pine Tree, Heart and Ticket dies. Martha Stewart Border and Crown punch.

We did a crackle paint technique on wooden heart shapes.

Hope you all have a great weekend.
Happy crafting love and hugs Lynne xx

27 May 2011

I 'm back with a few techniques tags

Yavy! I'm back, could not loggin on here at all yesterday. I could view but not sign in. Thank you for your messages about all the different options to try, and try I did but to no avail, any way I am on here now...

A few pictures for you this morning of what we have been up to in a couple of classes this week. I will blog last night scrapbooking layout later.

These are a few of my demo tags for resist techniques

The stamps are from Paper Artsy Hot Picks sheet 1005 and 1007 stamped in white acrylic paint allowed to dry and then over stamped with Adirondack Terracotta and Espresso the back ground is Wild Honey DI

a close up to try and show you how much depth you can get with this technique

 I have used Shabby Shutters DI and Adirondack EggPlant  for this one

T!ms snowflake stamp the background is Stormy Sky spritzed with water dabbed with kitchen paper and then a few droplets of water added and dabbed off again.

For a softer look use Tumbled Glass DI

Personal Impressions assorted Leaves stamps

A close up of stamping T!ms trees with white acrylic paint. Leave to dry or dry off with a heat gun and then add DI colours with a piece of Cut n' Dry foam

This is Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky stamped over with Adirondack Denim

Happy Crafting Lynne xox

25 May 2011

Messin' about on the river...

Well Blogger really has spat his dummy out this week! lol Sign in....Sign in...Sign in...argh I just signed in!!
ERROR!! your comment can not be published! Please sign in...........

Yes, you all know what I am gibbering on about, as you are all having the same problems too!
Technology is wonderful when it works......pain in the bum otherwise.

I know I should think myself lucky I can write a post as I know a lot of you can't. Any way lets hope normal service will be resumed shortly and we can all blog hop and comment again with out having to sign in 60 million times!! ARRRRRRRGGGHHH

OK rant over...
Today's layout is from my scrapbooking class last week.

The beautiful floral paper is from Prima - Madeline Collection "Bella Donna" and "Ste Marie"
Embellishments: Prima flowers and leaves, Zva crystals and bits and bobs from stash.

Tools: Martha Stewart border punch

Thanks for poppin' by
Happy Crafting Hugs Lynne xox

24 May 2011

Where have all the smarties gone?

Good morning all. The sun is shining here in Sheffield this morning, which is a welcome sight after all the rain we had yesterday.

This mornings layout is one I have made for my Mums 12 x 12 album.

The spotty backing paper is from the Bo Bunny Jazmyne collection.
The letters are cut with the Storybook cartridge on the Cricut.

The pictures are from October 2010 When Ava came for a postphoned birthday tea with her Granddad. Ava was poorly when it was BH birthday. Ava came with a large smartie cake which she sat holding on to until  her Grandad arrived home. After tea Ava tucked into the cake and when we were all busy clearing the table, washing pots and having a natter, Ava was busy helping herself to the Smarties off the top of the cake.

When Grandad asked her where all the Smarties had gone, Ava opened her mouth wide. 
We all laughed, it was just so good to see her better again and eating...

Hope you all have a good day and what ever you are doing Enjoy.
Happy crafting hugs Lynne xoxo

23 May 2011

What a difference a year makes...

Good morning to all my crafting blogging buddies. I hope you have all had a lovely relaxing weeking and are now ready to face another week, what ever it may throw at us... I've got the sniffles again this morning and another cold sore, so fingers crossed my cold isn't returning. :-( Can't seem to shake this one off.

My scrap layout this morning is created with the gorgeous Jazymne Limited Editon papers from Bo Bunny. They are all glittered and shimmer beautifully in yummy lilacs, pinks, creams and greens.

Ava loves sitting amongst the plants in our rockery on the big rocks. This picture was taken in April 2011 when all the heathers were out. I took pictures of Ava sitting there last year and thought it would be nice to compare. Only thing is the pages are missing from my album, mmm I wonder whos borrowed those...

Have a great Monday and happy crafting.
Hugs Lynne xoxo

22 May 2011

Just a quick card...

Good morning to all you crafty bloggers, hope the weather is better with you this morning than it is here in very wet Sheffield. It forecast sunshine and showers for us today we have had a few short burst of sun and some very very heavy showers it is also very blustery.

On our Wednesday evening class we made some quick cards using Distress Ink pads and Paper Artsy stamps. I have used DI in Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Antique Linen and stamped with Black Archival Ink matted and layer with black and orangery card stock.

I treated myself to a pack of Paper Artsy Sentiment stamps a couple of weeks ago. I have been using
 them lots on my scrapbook layouts but one caught my eye the other day I had not noticed it before 'Warm Fuzzies' so me being me just had to use it lol Can anyone tell me what warm fuzzies are?

So wishing you all 'Warm Fuzzies'
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and happy crafting
Love and hugs Lynne xox

Oh forgot to say thank you to those of you that took time to email me this week to say blogger is still acting up and you can not leave comments. I too have had a few problems not been able to get on some blogs, fingers crossed it will be sorted soon.

21 May 2011


A few weeks ago I was asked if I could come up with a wedding layout for our Thursday evening scrapbooking classes. This was the design I came up with. The flowers are cut from a sheet of Basic Grey Curio - Camellia
I inked a sheet of cream 12 x 12 Cardstock Warehouse with Victorian velvet and all of the flower edges. I placed a 6" strip of lace across the middle of the page with the photo on top, decoupaged all the flowers using Pinflair Glue.
 I have cut a cream journal tag with T!ms styled labels die inked with Victorian Velvet and tucked under the flowers at the bottom. Although I haven't done the journalling yet, such a good match you can hardly see it.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and the sun is shinning where you are.
Happy crafting Love and hugs Lynne x

20 May 2011

Yet Another Scrapbook page

For last weeks scrapbooking class layout I used Bo Bunny Flower child papers for my design. These are a very bright mix of orange and yellows through to lime greens ideal for sunny days and holiday pages. The circles are cut from a sheet of Flower child Love Beads I cheated on some and used an assortment of circle and scalloped punches to cut them out. I used the various sized punches to punch yellow, rust, and stream coloured cardstock to mat and layer on to. I have used foam pads of different thickness 1mm, 2mm, and 3mm to give the page more dimension.

The backing paper is called Free Bird from the same collection.

I would not usually use these colours and felt a bit out of my comfort zone while creating this page, but it was well received at class and everybody loved it.

All that leaves me to say is Thank Crunchie it Friday!
Happy crafting love and hugs Lynne xx

19 May 2011


Another scrapbook layout I designed for one of my Thursday night classes at Craft Den last month.
The pictures are from June27th 2010 again. I am making several family albums so you might see these pictures used again yet!!

 The background is a sheet of American cardstock stamped with my fave Paper Artsy Hot Picks 106 stamp set inked with a mix of Adirondack Pool, Butterscotch, Terracotta and  Espresso

 The corner is a quarter cut from a Bo Bunny Gabrielle die cut sheet

'Good Times' & 'Special Memories' are from the new Paper Artsy stamp set  Hot Pick Sentiments 03

A close up of the rosette made with T!m's alteration die.
Happy crafting hugs Lynne x

18 May 2011

Scrapbooking class a couple of weeks ago...

Good morning all my crafting blogging buddies, how are you all this morning. I won't say bright although the  sun is trying to push itself through the clouds this morning here in Sheffield but it is still a bit nippy as they say.

I came onto blogger earlier just after 8am to blog this post and there was no facility to upload pictures, all very strange. But hey ho it all seems to be working fine now so fingers crossed.

This is the layout I designed for scrapbooking class a couple of weeks ago. The papers are Basic Grey Origins. Tim Holtz tattered leaves die which I love and works great with these papers don't you think?

The pictures are from last summer, the morning after my 50th birthday party, we are all sat drinking orange juice! I wonder why? lol I was thinking of putting a title on 'The morning after' Love the pic of Ben wearing Ava's sun hat.

Have a great day and happy crafting. If you have time please leave a comment I love reading them and I can pop by and visit you too. Don't forget the new BINGO challenge that started yesterday over on our challenge blog Anything Goes

Love and hugs Lynne x

17 May 2011

Bingo - Challenge # 41

Hi to all my crafting buddies, long time no see!
I've been a bit under the weather these passed few weeks and have been finding it hard to keep awake, sleeping for 12 and 14 hours at a time. So not much time for crafting or anything else for that matter.

Now for this fortnights challenge over on our challenge blog


So eyes down and here we go

Pick a row across or down and include all three embellishments or techniques from the squares you have chosen in your card, scrapbook pages, ATC...

I have chosen across the middle

Buttons Flowers Pins

My card is 6" x 6" with a 2" panel cut from the right hand side.The backing paper for the front is
Bo Bunny 6 x 6 paper pad from the Vicki B collection.
These are lovely bright papers greens browns pink and orange.

Magnolia image stamped with chocolate Impress and coloured with Copic Earth Tones on a brown Nellies Choice oblong die cut,  decorated with pink gem stones pink check ribbon and a couple of buttons a lovely green Petaloo bloom and a few punched leaves.

On the inside right hand side of the card which is the front and inside. I have distressed the edge and sanded a piece of brown embossed cardstock and highlighted the stars with silver and gold liquid pearls, added a Craftwork card sentiment and a couple of pins a Marianne Designs die cut corner more pearls and gems.
Hope you like it.

All products used available from the Craft Den
UK Postage and Packing only £1
Free on all orders over £25

Happy Crafting.
Love and hugs Lynne x

9 May 2011

Home Sweet Home - Challenge # 40

Our challenge over at Anything Goes this fortnight is:

'Home Sweet Home'

I have made a new Home card using Bo Bunny limited edition glittered Jazmyne papers Magnolia stamps: Edwins City, Jungle Sign and  Colbri Bird and Magnolia Tree and Magnolia flower dies. \the stamped images are coloured with Copics decoupaged with Pinflair all finished off with Crystal Stickles

Why not pop over and take a look at what the rest of the very talented Dt have created they may even inspire you to join us?  Don't forget that Anything Goes, card, scrapbook page, ATC, tag, mini album what ever takes your fancy.

Happy Crafting Hugs Lynne x