Saturday, 24 December 2011

Secretcrafters Saturday Challenge 166. Anything Goes.

this challenge lasts for 2 weeks. I have made these little table boxes for the Home where my dad lives. The staff will add a few sweets to them On Christmas day. I have used the mini milk carton die from Stampin Up, available to order from me, The holly leaf is from a Sizzix long die and the bird is a Stampin Up punch. I had to make 32 of them and enjoyed every minute. I love making boxes and things.

Have a lovely Christmas everyone and see you very soon.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Last 2 Christmas Cards

These 2 cards are for a very late commission order! I had 2 days to get them made.
The first is using an old image I had on my computer. The second is a ready coloured image from Cuddlybuddly.
Thanks for looking.
Linda x

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 165 New Year or Celebration

For this weeks card I have used a Lili of The Valley stamp. this little girl is so cute.
Please check out the other DT members cards at Secret crafter.
Thank you.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Gold and White

Another card made at the workshop. Isnt this luxurious! I love it.

Noel meets Holly!

This is one of the cards I made at Clair's all day Christmas card workshop.
We had all the kits to make up 10 cards with matching tags. I actually only finished 4 cards!!!!! lol. Still, I have been able to finish off another 4 this week.
Here is the first one.
Noel, Sizzix long die, Sizzix matching stamp and embossing folder. Stampin Up Old Olive ink pad.

I loved this one so much I went online on Sunday and ordered the die and stampa dnfolder set, to make more of these. Love it. Hope you do too.

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 164. All Creatures Great and small including Aliens.

Hi Everyone, It is my turn this week to set the challenge. I did intent to do an outer space card but I have had extra childminding duties this week. So didnt get to make my card until yesterday afternoon. My granddaughter Megan has tonsillitis so I have been looking after Finn so mum could look after Megan properly. She had a temperature of 103.8....Today she is feeling much better. We were so worried yesterday about her. Anyway back to my card. I used a really old Penny Black stamp.....Most of my Penny Blacks are a good few years old. lol. Papers are from a pad of First Edition papers called Spring Feast. I used my Stampin Up punches.
Coloured with copics.
Thank you for looking.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 163. Photo Inspiration.

This weeks challenge is a photograph of a Christmas Tree. So what could I come up with this week. Well I made a Tree Decoration. First I cut myself a large tree shape triangle. The I got my Martha Stewart Fern punch and using an old pack of Hot Off The Press Christmas papers, I punches loads and loads of fern. I got in a right old mess with the glue but Im happy with how it turned out. I hope you like it too.
Linda x

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Craftwork Cards Goody Bags

I treated myself to 4 packs of Goody Bags this week when they were on special offer.
The first Set, is Tre Chic. I have to admit the first card, with the 30 on, I cased. If this was your card, Im sorry I dont have your name to credit you.

It makes a nice change to have everything co-ordinating to make some quick cards with little effort.
Thanks for looking.
Linda x

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge No 162 Borders and Flowers

This weeks challenge has been set by Janet. I have used an old stamp By Whipper Snapper. I have only got 3 of these stamps and they could do with an airing.
This one is called Stephanie.
Sentiment is a rubber stamp from Lily of the Valley.
Papers Koshi by Basic Grey.
Various punches.
Don't forget to check out the rest of the teams cards.
thanks for looking.
Linda x

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 161 Sketch

Hi everyone, this weeks challenge is from a Sketch, designed by the lovely Jane.
So I thought I might make a wedding card (or engagement) for my box.
I have used all Stampin Up. The pink card is Pretty in Pink,
The stamp set is I (heart) Hearts.
the ink pad is Real Red.
Pearls from my stash.
Sentiment is from a retired SU set, Cheers and Wishes.
I hope you have fun joining in with the Team on this one.

Linda x

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 160 Spots and Stripes.

Todays Card is Spots and Stripes.
I have used a Lily of the Valley die cut that has been sitting on my desk for a while.
I have teamed it up with papers from a 6 x 6 pack from First Edition, called Daydream. there are some lovely glittery papers in this pad.
Punches used are from stamping Up. Sentiment from Paula Pascal stamp set.

Thank you for looking, please check out the other designers cards at Secret Crafter.

Linda x

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge No.159, Flowers Ribbon and Lace.

Good morning everyone. This week we have to make something using Flowers, Ribbon and Lace. I used this theme to make a card for the order I had a couple of weeks ago. So 2 birds with one stone comes to mind.
I used Stampin Up paper and the flower stamps are from a Hero Arts Set, stamped onto the SU paper. The dies is a Marianne Desings die and the lace from Cuddlybuddly.

Thanks for Looking,
Linda x

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge Spooky or Whimsical

For my card this week I chose my favourite size, 8x 8 inches and the theme whimsical.
I used my Lavinia Stamps to make a scene. I love making pictures with stamps.
I stamped with black Memento ink and then used distress inks, Shabby Shutters,Peeled paint and faded jeans.
A Marianne die for the corners and ribbon from my stash.
I have an order to make 4 x 30th Birthday cards, so I have added the rosette (Tim Holtz die) the 30 is cut with Sizzlet dies from Stampin Up.
I hope my customer likes this one, as its so dark.

I am looking forward to seeing your cards this week.

Linda x

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge No. 157. Wrap Up warm. Woolies.Knitting

Todays Challenge is Keeping Warm,

My lovely Skating snowman, was a freebie from Just Inklined. Coloured with Copics.
I knitted the little scarf in no time at all! I wish all my knitting was that quick.
Backing paper is a download from SEI I love there papers and have a few of their downloads.
Sentiment is SU Contempo Christmas, my favourite sentiment for this Christmas.
The snowballs are out of my Chalks tin, I will need to use something else for my chalks now, well there is always cotton buds.....

Punches used,
Snowflake border, Martha Stewart.
Sentiment punch SU.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 156: White and one colour.

I loved making this card. Ive used an image that Ive never coloured up before and Im really please with it.A freebie from Sylvie Although if you look closely you will see I went over the lines! tut tut. Thank you Sylvie for your lovely freebies.
I have used my NEW Tim Holtz clock die.
Pink Petticoat papers.
Large spot embossing folder.
SU card and butterfly die.
and a sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs.

Thanks for looking.

Linda x

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Penny Black Hedgie

This is one of the Slapstick stamps by Penny Black, great to colour in as they are larger images than the normal stamps. I love colouring flowerpots too.

I really must get on and make some cards for my SU blog too.
See you over there soon.

Linda x

King of Siam

Thanks to the lovely Jacee, Simply Paper, I claimed the freebie on Just Inklined blog for this fabulous cat. I have a customer who buys his mum a cat card every month, so Im always having to come up with new images. love this image as its so easy to colour, with a little light grey copic pen and a smudge of colour in his ears.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 155. Anything Goes (As long as it Sparkles)

Hi Everyone, today is my second go at designing for the SCSC. I decided on a Christmas card, using Penny Blacks stamp Fantasy. I love this stamp.
The Blue card used is Stampin Ups Bashful Blue. Available to buy from me! :) a Little advertising never hurt anyone..... ;)
I stamped with a Brilliance ink pad, Galaxy Gold and then used Stampendous Jeweled Gold embossing powder. Then I used my quicky glue pen and Glamour Dust to add extra sparkle.
The gold mirror card and ribbon is from my stash.
Sentiment is Stampin Up Contempo Christmas.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Secret Crafter Challenge 154 Halloween and My First Challenge on the Design Team

Hi everyone, Im so pleased to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed making my first Project on the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, as a Design Team Member. Thank you Wendy and Jane for choosing me.

I have made my boxes from 12x12 card, just guessing the dimensions I needed.
The Coffin and Skeleton Ghoulie are from Bugaloo. Coloured with copics.
The bat I cut out of card myself.
The Scrabble tiles, were a free download.
Papers are a free download.
I used Spray and Shine over the whole thing to give them a shiney look.
Im looking forward to seeing your makes.
Linda x

Friday, 30 September 2011


On a Thursday afternoon I do crafts with my daughters children and the older minded children too. This week we made jellyfish. Glue, glitter, wool, a pot and some eyes. Great fun for all including me!

Ooh la la Boys to Men card

My new CD arrived yesterday, just in time for me to make a card that was ordered by my daughter, for her BIL Lee.
I can see me using this CD rather a lot. Some great, funny images as well a old style images too.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Secret Crafter Challenge 153 - 1 2 3 4 5 Recipe

I had an emergency call today for an 18th Birthday card, so I used the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge to make my card.
One Image. Lily of the Valley die cut image.
Two Papers. These are papers called Cherish, that have been on my computer for years.
Three Flowers. using woodware punches.
Four Brads. using Candi from Craftwork cards.
5 Jewels or pearls, from ebay.
8 x 8 card blank.
Eyelet punch from Stampin Up.
Rosette. Tim Holtz die.

Thank you for looking.

Linda x

Some Exciting News!

Hi girls.
I have some great news today. I have been excepted on The Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge as one of their new designers. My first challenge is on 1st OCtober and Im so looking forward to it.
I hope you will join in. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Linda x

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Karen Middletons Christmas Puppy and Kitten

Todays new releases at Cuddlybuddly include these 3d sheets, already coloured. You just need some scissors and 3d glue or pads and away you go. My kind of quick card.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Pirate Party

Our grandson Finn was 3 on Saturday and he is well into Peter Pan. So he had a pirate party.
I cut out 20 pirate hats on my Pazzles machine, his mum made the Pirate ship cake.
Megan who is 6, was showing off her hat. :)

Elsie would have liked to join in too. She is almost 4 months old.

And finally the card I made, using Dustin Pike digi downloads, coloured with copics, and 3d'd.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Little Iggies by Kim Macfarlane

These are the cards I made for last Thursdays new release at Cuddlybuddly. Yes Im all behind as usual. I have 2 more cards waiting in the wings for this weeks release.
Thanks for looking.
Linda x

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Karen Middleton New Digis, Star Angel and Forest friends

Hi everyone. This weeks new releases from CB and Karen Middleton are up in the shop Now.
Here are the 2 cards I have made using these images.

Pop over to the shop to see the other images available.
Linda x

Friday, 19 August 2011

Alonso's Kitchen, Frosting a Cupcake.

A new set of digi designs are out now at Cuddlybuddly.
This one is from Barbara at Bits of Ivory.
I took the image into Paintshop Pro and applied a check pattern to his trousers then printed out and coloured the rest with my copics. Very easy to colour as its mostly white! :)

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Lilyboo Love me Love my Tree

A new image from Sam Salt, the designer of Lilyboo stamps at Cuddlybuddly.
there are other new digi stamps on release today.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Angelina Basket of Stars

This is another image from the Karen Middleton Range at Cuddlybuddly.
These are such delightful images and lovely too colour. I used Copics and my only pack of Alcohol pens from Crafters Companion. The Skin tones set.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

More Enchanted Wishes

Two more cards from KAren Middleton Designs today.
First we have Butterfly Angel.

Then we have Star Angel. Both beautiful images.

Look out for more digi images over on Cuddlybuddly Website.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Enchanted Wishes, Tea Time Angel.

Hi everyone. Its really hot today here in Brighton, well Hove, actually! :)
I have been into town to buy my dad some new clothes. Very busy in town.
Well here is my First Karen Middleton Angel from the Enchanted Wishes Collection.
this is tea time Angel. I find it really difficult to do pastel but here it is and I have to say I'm really pleased with it.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Unicorn b Karen Middleton

We have some wonderful new images at Cuddlybuddly from the wonderful artist Karen Middleton. This one is called Unicorn. A lovely image for little girls. I know my granddaughter (age 6) will want to get her hands on this image. I have one ready for her to colour this evening when she comes for a sleepover.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

God Bless and Little Dreamer

Another pair of lovely digi images from Cuddlybuddly. Easy to colour. Along with a few other images.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Lilyboo Christmas

these are from the latest release of Lilyboo digi stamps over at Cuddlybuddly. Easy to colour and resize. The train card I resized to make an 8 x 8 inch card.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Wee Rose and Felix

I made this card earlier in the week for Cuddlybuddly. There are 4 new images from Sylvia Zet. Fab images as usual from Sylvia. A pleasure to colour.