Sunday, 23 December 2012

Merry Christmas from Mulberry Wood

Merry Christmas to you all, I hope you have a very successful visit from Santa. I know I will, as my Grand Calibur is already under the tree with some new dies. I don't need anything else apart from some slippers.
See you all here next week.
Linda x

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Motor Mania from Kraftyhands

Motor Mania Double CD Collection
Kraftyhands comes to you tomorrow from Create and Craft! YAY
With their new CD, Motor Mania.
Don't forget to check them out at 11am.
Here are my Design Team projects, which you will be able to see live, on the show tomorrow.
Clipboard from Poundland, with a notebook and pen holder. Plus a gift card.
All papers from the CD as well as the images.
A Desk Calendar using a piece of A4 card, folded to make a stand.

and last but not least, 2 cards.

the last one is an A4.

I do love to make projects and this one lends itself to wonderful mens gifts. There are loads of different cars on this CD, so you are bound to find something for the man in your life.

Thank you for looking.

Linda x

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Advent Calendar drawer set

I have made these for my 2 older grandchildren, Megan 7 and Finn 4. Using the brilliant tutorial by Sheila Weaver here
Each one took me 2 days to make. Working in the afternoons and part of the evening. A labour of love for my little darlings.
As well as sweeties, there are a few little toys in the drawers too.
Papers are from a download from Pink Petticoat.
Thanks for looking
Linda x

Kraftyhands Challenge Childs Play

This month at Kraftyhands we have a challenge,  Childs Play. So we are asking you to make a card for a child. I had forgotten to make mine, so at the last minute, I used one of my good old tried and tested card ideas. For the papers and image I used Mulberry Wood everyday CD. Pink mirror card and card candi from my stash.

Dont forget, if you join in and use as your main image, anything that can be bought at Kraftyhands, either online or from one of the many shows they can be found attending., you have the chance to win a voucher to be spend in the shop. Good luck.
Linda x

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Christmas Rosette Wreath

I got this Idea from the talented Dawn Easton hereShe makes beautiful cards and projects.

 So I had to make one with my crafting girlies who come once a month for a crafty afternoon.We had great fun, lots of hot glue and a few burned fingers. The girls went away with a completed Large decoration and smiles on their faces.

A great decoration for any time of year, just use appropriate papers.
Thanks for looking.
Linda x

Monday, 12 November 2012

Steampunk part 2. Tag Book and Card

Todays offerings from Kraftyhands Steampunk Emporium CD  have all been made using the tag sheets, backing papers and paper ribbons. I have gone to town with various gems from my stash.
I have enlarged some of the paper ribbons by selecting and using screen shot, then paste into a Word document. I have a whole sheet of them now, instead of having to print a whoile sheet of various things just for the ribbons.
All papers have been printed on my New Cannon Printer, wish I had bought one of these before now. I am very happy so far.
A dull wet day here today.
See you soon.
Linda x

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Kraftyhands Steampunk Emporium CD

Later this month we have a new CD from Kraftyhands hitting the shop here called steam punk Emporium. What fun this CD is.

Here are my first 2 makes.
A T-shirt for a boy  using t-shirt transfer paper. I took a snap-shot of the topper and enlarged it to make it bigger for the t-shirt.
A card using my Steampunk Cogs and key, from my stash. I got these from QVC when I went there to have a look around and to do a jewellery making workshop. I didnt like the jewellery we made so when I got home, I took it to bits and now have a few more charms in my stash.
The papers from the CD are brilliant. the topper has 3 layers, so looks like an open book.
It doesnt really need anything else added as its all on the papers.

thanks for looking. Another 2 projects in the making.
come back tomorrow for a look at these.

Linda x

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Clearly Besotted Blooming Marvellous

Todays cards are my thank you cards for The undertakers, Celebrant, dads friend and his care home.
Using Blooming Marvellous flower stamps and the sentiment is from the Butterfly stamp set from Clearly Besotted stamps.
thanks for looking.
I am getting back into the swing of making cards after 3 weeks off.
So watch this space.

Linda x

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Kraftyhands Challenge blog

is now here.
this months Challenge is to make a Christmas Card.
Here are the rules.

The Challenge Rules
Anyone can enter our monthly challenges, the only criteria we have is that you must be a follower of our challenge blog, we know that taking part is 99.9% of the fun!

To be the monthly winner of the £20 Kraftyhands voucher, you must use at least one Kraftyhands or Crafter's Companion product in the creation of your challenge project.

That's as complicated as it gets!

Each month we choose 3 winners, the No1 winner will receive a £20 voucher to spend on the Kraftyhands webshop and the No1 winner's "blinkie", the other two winners will get a winner's "blinkie" for their blogs!

I have yet to make my own card, as I lost my dear dad 2 weeks ago. My time has been spent doing loads of form filling and paperwork. Its amazing how much there is to get done.

Hope you are all well.

See you soon.

Linda x

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Kraftyhands Kreations, as seen on TV!!!!

Yes my creations were on TV today, on Create and Craft.
I only got around to making one card as I spent a lot of time making projects.... Which is my passion.

So here they are.
A very easy CD to use. the Vintage Chic Boutique Double CD.
Thanks for looking.
Linda x

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Kraftyhands meets Create and Craft

Yes, Kraftyhands has come to Create and Craft at last.
You can see Mike and Ian, tomorrow morning between 9 and 10 am and then again at 11-12.
They will be showing The Vintage Chic Boutique CDS.
I have a sneak peek for you today of one of the items I have made from CD1. More to follow tomorrow.

All the papers as well as Sentiment tags and the little decoupage shops are on the CD.
See you here tomorrow for a look at what else I have made.

don't forget to tune into Create and Craft at 9 and 11.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Clearly Besotted stamps

These stamps are my first purchase from Clearly Besotted and I must say they stamp beautifully. I shall definately be ordering more. You don't need a lot to make a pretty card.
Thanks for looking.
Linda x

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Vintage 40th Birthday card

For this 8x8 card, I have used some vintage papers and chipboard letters and numbers from an old QVC TSV kit. I have had this kit for years! At last it has had an airing. The dress is decoupaged and is from a Papermania kit.

thanks for looking.
Linda x

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Second Birthday Teddy Bea

Here is my second card using a Teddy Bea image. Another of the half a dozen 2yr old cards I have to make. I have printed the digi image onto patterned paper and then cut out the number 2 and applied to the first stamped and coloured image.

thanks again for looking.

Love Letters

My First card today is for the Teddybo Challenge. I have used the Card Sketch on the TeddyBo site for this card and this weeks theme is Anything Goes.
I have an order from a friend for a few 2 year old cards, both for girls and boys.
I really must practise my copics colouring. ;)

thanks for looking.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Kraftyhands Monthly Blog Challenge

Please check out the Blog Challenge at Kraftyhands, if you use a kraftyhands product for your main image, whether bought online or at one of the many shows you will see Mike and Ian at, you have the chance of winning a gift voucher to spend in the Kraftyhands Shop.
This months challenge is to use Ribbon and Lace on your card and an image from Kraftyhands. Be it CD, topper or rubber stamp.

Kraftyhands Challenge- October, Charms.

Here is my card for this months challenge at Kraftyhands.
The printed card and the image and baubles are from the lovely CD Holly and Snowflake. Vol. One.
I printed the main card from one of the backing papers. Then I printed the same sheet on paper. To cut up the baubles to decoupage.
The main image is from one of the topper sheets.
Dont forget the winner of this months challenge will get a voucher to spend in the Kraftyhands shop.

Linda x

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Stampin Up Christmas Ornament

This beautiful ornament can be made with the New Ornament Keepsake Bundle from Stampin Ups Autumn Winter catalogue. ( Thats a stamp set and a cutting die set)
Anyone wanting to order a set from me for £38.95 for the clear mount or £43.95 for the wood mount, will receive the instructions on how to make them. Plus free postage for the month of October.

If we get some sunshine I will take another photo as this doesnt do it justice.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Secret Crafters Last Challenge 204 distressing.

I am sorry to say that this week is the last week of Secret Crafters Saturday Challenges. Wendy is closing her shop and her and Jane have plenty of design team work for Crafters Companion, to keep them busy.
The theme is Distressing. I have used Hero Arts background stamp of clocks. Spellbinders Cogs dies.
Martha Stewart zigzag border punch, I distress inked the background using SU ink on SU card.
The banner is a Wplus9 die. The sentiment is PTi. Craftworkcards candi for the finishing touches. Thats one card for the mens Birthday box sorted.

thank you for all your lovely comments on my cards but please keep your eye on my blog for more cards and projects for Kraftyhands. Things are looking up in that department ;)  Watch this space.

Linda x

Friday, 21 September 2012

Hero Arts meets Wplus9 Cards

I have been playing with a new style of card which I just love! Backgrounds are hero Arts cling stamps and the fruit and labels are clear stamps and dies from an American company called Wplus9.
I am loving them. I also have some stamps and dies arrived from Papertrey Ink, also from USA. I had to pay customs on both orders but I think it was well worth it to get what I wanted.
So watch this space for more of this style. I am hoping my customers like them too.

thanks for stopping by,
Linda x

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 203 Milestone Birthdays

We have Milestone Birthdays this week at Secret Crafter and what better that a 50th card for my dear friend Sonia, who is 50 at the end of the month.
The lovely ladies are 2 stamps that I bought from Rubberknecker at Ally Pally a couple of years ago.
The sentiment is computer generated and has been cut out using my new banner dies from Wplus9 stamps from the USA. I treated myself to a stamp set and some dies, so watch this space for some fruity cards.

We have a sponsor this week, givng the winner, drawn at, 3 digi stamps of your choice.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Secret Crafter Saturday Challange 202 Back to School

This week at Secret Crafter we have Back to School. I have used an image from this weeks sponsors, Digi Doodle.
 Coloured with copics. I have used Dovecraft papers and a Spellbinders die for the frame.
Dont forget this weeks sponsors Digi Doodle are offering a  $10Voucher to spend in there online shop, to the lucky winner picked by random org.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 201 Animal Antics

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 201 Animal Antics.

Today I have used A CD from Kraftyhands called, Crazy Critters. I love this CD for fun cards.
I have glazed the eyes with Glossy Accents for that real boggle eyed effect.
This weeks sponsors are Crafters Companion and the lucky winner picked at random, with receive a £10 voucher to spend in their shop.

Thanks for stopping by.

Linda x

Kraftyhands Challenge Ribbon and Lace.

Well its not your usual Ribbon and Lace card but I needed something for a man. So I have made a vintage car card. You can buy this stamp in the kraftyhands My uncle has his birthday in September and I think he had a car very similar to this one. Hope he likes it. It will make a change from the golf ones I usually make for him, lol.
Dont forget to check out the other design team members cards on the Kraftyhands blog.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Hero Arts Flower stamp set

Once a month I have 3 friends come and play.  I design something for them to copy.This week we did backing papers using Hero Arts floral stamp sets. We made 3 sheets each of the backing paper. One sheet was to be cut up for the flowers and leaves to decorate.

We stamped in Versamark, then heat embossed with clear detail powder. then we used Stampin Up inks to roughly colour in the flowers and leaves. That makes for a lovely watercolour look, without too much effort.
We made a box, a sewing kit holder, a notepad holder and 6 little cards for the box. I made an 8x8 card as well.
I made my set for my  daughter Shelley, who has her 33rd Birthday today.
the sentiment on the 8x8 inch card is Papertrey Ink stamp set.

thank you for looking and hope you like them.
Linda x