Monday, 29 December 2014

My Favourite 5 Christmas Cards of 2014 ......

Hi everyone and happy Monday to you!  How nice today I'm off work, it's so lovely to not have to get up early on Monday.   Anyway, the lovely Debby is hosting her annual Favourite 5 Christmas Cards and these are my fav 5!

This was the card I made for Grace:

I made this one for my nephew:

I think I must have liked making red and blue cards this year!  I made this one for my niece:

I love this card and made it for my good friend Marianne. 

And finally a clean and simple one for me that I made for Will for Xmas: 

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Gift Tags ...........................

Hi everyone, I hope your Christmases all went well and you had a lovely time.    Mine went very well.  This year it only took 1 oven to cook the Christmas dinner unlike last Christmas day when my oven packed up and it took 3 to get it cooked so in my book that's a success! 

Anyway this is just a quick post tonight to share a couple of gift tags that I made recently for some presents.  I made them using some left over bits I had printed off from the Bebunni Floral CD. 

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Happy Christmas!

Hi everyone, and Happy Christmas to you all!   One last Christmas card to share with you which is the card that I made for Will.   I know it does not say husband on it but I didn't have a stamp to fit so I saved the husband bit for inside the card!  

I really enjoyed making this card using just dies, it is a bit different for me.  I must make more cards like this as they are so effective and don't take hours to make!  

Anyway, I hope you are all having a lovely Christmas, I hope to catch up with you all soon/
Hugs Lynsey x

Deer Die - Memory Box
Tree Die - Marianne
Sheena Douglas Snow Embossing Folder
Woodware Sentiment Stamp

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

The 12th Day of Christmas .................

Hi everyone I'm back with another crafty make today for the Crafty Ribbons 12 Days of Christmas event.  We have loads of fab sponsors today so if you have time join the link up please pop over and take a look.  This is a stocking I have made to put my Mum's presents in I think I need a bit more practise at sewing curves!  Let me know if you have any tips!  

The gorgeous ribbon that I have used on my stocking is Vintage Christmas Past which is a lovely thick ribbon and just perfect for sewing projects. 

My cough is starting to get a little better at least I don't feel like I want to cough all the time now so thanks to everyone that wished me well.

I do have one more post for tomorrow but it will be a scheduled one as I don't think I will get time to get near the computer on Christmas day!

So have a fab time everyone and thanks to all who stop by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Monday, 22 December 2014

A Snowman Card .............

Hi everyone,  I hope you are all well I have a snowman card to share with you today that I made for my friend Marianne who came over yesterday.    

Are you all ready for Christmas?  I am just about there but I'm now full of a cold and have a really bad cough, just what I need with family coming to mine for Christmas day!  I really hope that I feel better than this by Thursday!   

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

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Image - LOTV
Sentiment - Woodware
Papers - LOTV
Stocking Bunting Die - Joanna Sheen
Snowflake Die - Woodware
Flower - Wild Orchid.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

A Birthday Card ...........

Hi everyone, and happy Sunday to you.  I thought I would have a break from the Christmas cards to make a Birthday card today.  I have used a super cute stamp from Little Claire on my card which I got last time I went to the NEC.  

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey 

Image and Sentiment - Little Claire
Papers - LOTV
Flowers Wild Orchid
Bunting Die - Memory Box
Scalloped Circle Die - Marianne
Leaf Die - Joanna Sheen
Pink Frantage

Saturday, 20 December 2014

The 8th Day of Christmas .............

Hi everyone,  not long now till the great man in red visit's us, I hope your plans are going well!  I am back with another make for the Crafty Ribbons 12 Days of Christmas event.  This is another page from my Christmas scrapbook and this time it's me dressed as Santa as part of a sponsored 5K Santa Dash that I did with my running club.  We all had lots of fun dressing and up and it was all for a good cause as well which made it even better! 

I have used Santa's Wash Day Ribbon on my layout which I thought was just perfect to go with these photos.  

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Friday, 19 December 2014

Winter Wonderland Challenge .....

Hi everyone, and happy Friday to you.   It's time for another challenge over at Winter Wonderland and our theme for you this week is 'Fussy and Fancy'.  As it's Christmas our challenge will run for 2 weeks so you have plenty of time to join in with this one.  It's also the start of our few months of the year when you don't have to make a Christmas project although you can if you want to! I hope you will come along and join in our challenge as there are some great prizes for the winners!

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Image and Seniment - LOTV
Papers - First Edition
Flowers - Wild Orchid
MS Border Punch

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Crafty Ribbons 4th Day of Christmas ..........

Hi everyone, I'm back today to share another crafty make for Crafty Ribbons 4th Day of Christmas and I have a page from my Christmas Scrapbook to share with you today.  There are some lovely prizes so please pop over to the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog to join in the fun!  I have used my favourite Christmas ribbon from Crafty Ribbons on my scrapbook page which is Music Holly Ribbon from the Vintage Past range, this is the last bit of this ribbon so I'm glad I got it on my scrapbook page as I get to keep a bit then!

 I'm doing Journal Your Christmas which is an online class from Shimelle.  I signed up for this online class about 4 or 5 years ago and after paying the first time the class is free every year after that.  You get a pdf and video each day with lovely inspiration.   I so enjoy it and even though I always end up not finishing my albums they do help me focus on all the fun that Christmas should be and not the stress! 

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Crafty Ribbons 2nd Day of Christmas .................

Hi everyone and happy Sunday to you.   I have another crafty make to share with you today for the 2nd day of Christmas over at the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog.  I love embroidery hoops and decided to make one to hang up at Christmas.    The gorgeous Xmas ribbon across my hoop is from the New England Christmas Ribbon collection.  I have also used some fab heart buttons and a red spotty button to finish off my holly. 

Well we are in full Christmas mode in our house, school plays, meals out, trips to Winter Wonderland, parties and more meals out!  I'm sure I will be ready for Christmas one of these years lol!  Are you nearly ready for the big man in red to visit?

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

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Crafty Ribbons 12 Days of Christmas!

Hi everyone it's day one of  our 12 days of Christmas event over at the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog today 
and we have 12 days of Christmas til Christmas Eve
with Fab sponsors and inspiration from the  DT.

My card for the first day of Christmas features some gorgeous 

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Image - LOTV
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Papers - Dovecraft
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Woodware Holly Punch
MS Border Punch

Friday, 5 December 2014

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

Hi everyone and happy Friday, at least the weekend is here!    It's time for another challenge over at Winter Wonderland  and our challenge for you this week is 'North or South Pole' so we would like to see a polar bear or penguin or both on your cards.    I have used a super card from the Digi Stamp Boutique on my card.  Well I'm out for a meal tonight, then running a 5K Santa Dash tomorrow and then another meal on Saturday night and then going to take Grace to see Father Christmas on Sunday so we have a very packed weekend!  I think I will be going back to work for a rest on Monday!
Have lots of fun whatever your plans are this weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs Lynsey x

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Mono Christmas ............

Hi everyone, it's time for another challenge at Crafty Ribbons and our challenge for you this week is 'Mono Christmas'.  There is a wonderful prize for the winner so please do join in with our challenge this week!  

I have used a Marianne ice skates die, lili of the valley paper, a pollycraft sentiment and a some gorgeous Christmas Mice Dotty Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons to finish off the card.  

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x