Monday, 30 July 2012

A Fishing Card ........

Hi all, it was Will's Birthday yesterday and this is the card that I made for him.  It made him smile but Grace loved it and couldn't stop laughing!  The image is from Karens Doodles and I thought this was great for Will as he loves fishing.  Luckily he has been quite so friendly with a fish!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

My Time to Craft - Make it wet
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - So Distressing
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Sunday, 29 July 2012

An Olympic Layout!

Hi all, well this is the closest, I will get to the Olympics, seeing the Olympic torch and watching it on telly!  I'm not the biggest sports fan but I really enjoyed the opening ceremony and seeing the highlights on tv.  It seems a bit more special that it is in England so has caught my interest a bit more this time.

These pictures were both taken on the same day as on the day we went to see the real Olympic torch Grace came home with one she made from preschool.  

Most of the materials on my layout are from this month's kit from Scapagogo.  I'm challenging myself to use up all this month's kit before the next one arrives so I hope I will be back with some more layouts from it very soon!

I would like to enter my layout into the following challenges:

The Studio - Olympic Blog Hop Challenge
Paperplay Challenges Sports/Olympics

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Saturday, 28 July 2012

A Little Bit of Boofle

Hi every I have a Boofle card to share with you today which I made for my friend Jo whoose Birthday it was last week. I had this Boofle decoupage in my stash for a while so I thought I should use at least one of them up!
This is my card I made uing some scrap pieces of card which I embossed.  i really have so many scrap of card I am on a mission to use some of them up!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Divas by Design - Happy Birthday
Fab n Funky - No Stamped Images
The Stamp Man Anything Goes/Celebration

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Blown Away ....................

Hi all,  I have another layout from our holiday last year to share with you tonight.   After taking a couple of classes from Shimelle I am starting to get my albums organsied and this layout was inspired by Shimelle's The Perfect Collection Class.  The idea of the class is to cut up a who collection pack by following a cutting card and making all the base layouts before adding the pictures, titles and embellishments.   I have never scrapbooked in this way but I love it, it makes your layouts come together so quickly and I still end up with layouts I love.

These photos were from a very windy Lands End.  I love looking back at the places we have been and remembering all the fun we had.

The collection pack I used was Echo Park, Hello Sunshine and I've also added some papers from Paper Mania Happy Days Collection and a few other off cuts that were nice bright papers.  I think I will be running of them soon so I will need to start cutting up other papers  for the rest of my holiday layouts.   I have also been trying to use up some cardstock scraps on this page for my mulitcoloured boarder. I punched different coloured circles from all tiny bits of scrap and made it a scalloped boarder.  I must do more things like as I'm drowning in scraps!

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Monday, 23 July 2012

A Morehead Sneak Peak .............

Hi everyone, I have exciting news to share with you today about a new release from  Crafter's Companion.  The beautiful image on my card is from the new Morehead range which will be released on Friday midday on Create and Craft. 

My card was made from the CD but there is also stamps and die cut decoupage in the range.

If you would like the chance to get your hands on the new CD and Everyday decoupage kit  head on over to the Competition page on the website (available from the Members menu - you must be signed in on the website to view it). All you have to do is answer one question, and you'll be entered into the draw. All entries must be in by 9am on the morning of Friday 27th, after which time one winner will be drawn at random to win the prize.  Click here to view the competition (don't forget to sign in first, or you won't see the page.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Sunday, 22 July 2012

A Scrapbook Layout .........

Hi all, after taking a fantastic online Scrapbooking class with Shimelle called Cover to Cover  I decided to start an Early Years album to document my childhood. 

This is probably going to be the second page in my album as I have a picture of my mum pregnant with me that I want to be the first page.  Anyway there is no picture of me on the day I was born but I do have a weight card, the tag from my cot and the little hospital wrist band that my mum had kept.  My journalling is about my mum and dad's memories of the day I was born.  I don't scrapbook that much about myself as lots of pages are about Grace but I think it is important to tell my story too and hopefully Grace will be interested in this album one day too.

Well it's been a lovely hot day here in Norfolk today and it sounds like we have a few more good ones to come.  Everything always seems better in the sunshine!

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Friday, 20 July 2012

Winter Wonderland Challenge ..........

Hi everyone time for another challenge at Winter Wonderland and we have a colour theme for you this week of:  Pink and/or Purple PLUS Aqua and/or Green, so you can have pink and aqua or green, purple and aqua or green or 3 or 4 of the colours.  I love this combination of colours for Christmas.   I hope you do too and will come along and join in the challenge.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday - Great Sketch
J and C Creations Anything Goes
Hooked on Craft  Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x


Thursday, 19 July 2012

Crafter's Companion Mid Way Challenge Reminder ...

Hi all from a very wet Norfolk again.   Today I have another Christmas card to share with you and to remind you about this month's Challenge at Crafter's Companion and the theme is Ho Ho Ho Christmas.  So we want to see all your Christmas cards this month.  

My card is from the Crafter's Companion Mulberry Wood Cd and is a very quick little card to put together which is perfect when you have so many cards to make for Christmas. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Paper Play - Christmas in July
Delightful Sketches Christmas in July
Totally Gorjuss - It's Christmas

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Sunday, 15 July 2012

One Messy Ice Cream ..........

Hi everyone, I have another layout to share with you today.  These pictures were taken of Grace last year on holiday.  As you can see it was one very messy icecream!

I hope you have all had a good weekend, it's been nice to not have any rain today for a change!

I would like to enter this layout into the following challenges:

The Stamp Man Anything Goes/Summer Colours
Totally Papercrafts - Lots of Layers
Little Claire Designs Summer/Holidays

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Monday, 9 July 2012

Under the Sea .............

Hi everyone, just a quick post tonight to share a card I made ages ago using a Pollycraft image.   I love this image and the bright colours just what we need when there is no sign of our summer making an appearance this year! 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Totally Papercrafts - Here Comes Summer.
The Crafty Pad - At the Seaside

I had some lovely news yesterday, one of my scrapbook layouts was choosen as layout of the month over at Happy Scrappers.  That really made my day!

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Friday, 6 July 2012

Winter Wonderland - White on White ....

Hi all, time for another challenge this week at Winter Wonderland and this week it's my turn to set the challenge theme and I have chosen 'White on White'.  This is not my normal style of card but I really love the results.

The gorgeous image on my card is a new Mulberry Wood stamp from Crafters Companion which I love. I hope you will come along and join in the challenge this week to win a £10 voucher to spend at Crafter's Companion.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Squirrel and Fox - Christmas in July
Going Buggy Under the Weather
Crafts Galore White on White
Lady Bug Crafts Christmas in July

Have a great weekend.
Hugs from a very wet Norfok.
Lynsey x

Image - Mulberry Wood - Crafter's Companion
Darice Embossing Folders
Marianne Snowflake Die
Ribbon and Button from Stash
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens

Monday, 2 July 2012

Fistral Beach ..........

Hi all, I made this layout a while ago now and have not got round to blogging it.  This is a holiday picture from last year and is of one of my favourite places in Cornwall. 

I would like to enter this layout into this month's challenge at Scrapbook Sisters whose theme is 'Spring or Summer'.  

Just as well we have photos to remind us of summer as there is no sign of it appearing in Norfolk today!

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey