Sunday, 27 June 2010


Good Afternoon All!!
Well I dont know about you but I can't watch England anymore .... my nerves can't take it lol, so I though I'd share with you a challenge entry I've just received from Gill Howard

Your card is beautiful Gill, good luck with the Challenge :o)

So where are all your entries this month?? I'm getting a little despondent now :o(
Come on Everyone
Show me what you've got, when I log on next I want to see lots of new entries
Bye for now
xx Lynne xx

Thursday, 24 June 2010


Hey Everyone!!
Just a quick posting this evening to let you know the winner of our free prize draw last Saturday on Demo Day.  All of you who made a purchase on Saturday and used your privilege card (why wouldn't you when we had double points lol!!! ) were entered into our free prize draw - and I can now reveal the winner was ..................

Debra Sherry-Brennan

Well done Debra I hope you enjoy spending your £25.00 gift voucher on lots of new goodies.
See you all soon :o)
Lynne xx

Sunday, 20 June 2010


Hi Everyone!!
And a Happy Fathers Day to all you dads out there :o)

What a great day it was yesterday - so many of you turned up to see our very talented demonstrators Lynne and Viv provide you with great ideas and lots of inspiration - their cards were truly amazing!! From what you all said the general feedback was a great day - we enjoyed seeing you all as well (even if we couldn't squeeze out back to see what was going on lol!!)
Here are just a few samples of the lovely cards the girls brought with them - aren't they beautiful!!!!

and a beautiful project for a box cover
Dont forget everyone who made a purchase yesterday and used their privilege card was entered into a prize draw for a £25.00 gift voucher, the draw will take place in the morning and as soon as I know the lucky winner I will post it here.
Have a lovely day and see you all soon
Lots of Love :o) xx

Thursday, 17 June 2010


Hi everyone!!
Just a quick posting ... First of all just to remind you about the Demo Day this Saturday - come along if you can - Lynne Gilbert will be here showing all sorts of techniques and inspiration using cosmic shimmers, new unmounted stamp sets, distress inks and lots, lots more!!!  Its free - just come along anytime between 10:00am and 4:00pm and enjoy!! :o) !!
 While I'm here posting I thought I'd show you two father's day cards I made using things I'd forgotten I had (don't we all do that!!)  This one is from my children to my father-in-law and I used the Flippin' Men range of stamps "Football" Click Here for availability, I coloured him with promarkers but just used the "Warm Grey" range giving the image an old fashioned feel - I stamped out the border three times, coloured it in then punched the circles out (green 1" woodware punch) to make a background.  I computer generated the sentiment and then punched it out (yellow 1.5" woodware punch)
Hope you like it :o)

The second one is for my father-in-law again but this time from my hubby and me - this time I used the Jayne Netley Mayhew animal CD Rom Click Here for availability - I isolated an image (see tutorial HERE for a step by step guide), I then printed 4 copies and cut them out using a nestabilitie shape gradually getting smaller to make my own pyramage.  The papers were printed out from the CD as well onto pearl paper.
Keep watching as I am going to post a tutorial on how to make this type of pyramage soon!!

Thanks for looking and hope to see you all at the Demo on Saturday :o)
By the way if any crafting goodies I use are not in stock just give the shop a ring on 01268 730234 and we will be more than happy to order them in for you and post them out if you don't live locally
Ta Ta for Now xx

Tuesday, 15 June 2010


Hello Everyone!!
Hope you are all having a good day :o)
Well ... here it is .... the June Challenge and this month DT member Di is our host / guest designer. She did a workshop on sketches a while ago which proved very popular and this was one of them - so it was all new to me this time lol!! Don't forget you can rotate it or resize it but just keep to the basic sketch

We all want to see lots of entries this time either by posting a comment with a link to your blog post so we can pop over a take a look, if you don't have a blog email your entry to me at or if you live locally pop it into the shop, here's what you can win this time around - one of the new Cuttlebug folders just out

Might just have to get this one myself :o)
Anyway here is what our Design Team have come up with :-

Designed by Di Cox
Click Here to visit Di's blog

Designed by Janice Rohde

Designed by Laura Barton
Click Here to visit Laura's blog

Designed by Lynne Salmon
Click Here to visit Lynne's blog

Designed by Michelle Wright

Designed by Réne Young

Designed by Sally Humphrey

Designed by Sharon Press
Click Here to visit Sharon's blog

Well I hope you like all our creations and they give you the inspiration you need to join us this month .... go on - give it a go!!!
Lots of Love
Lynne xx


Good Morning Everyone!!
I can't believe how quickly May has gone and we are halfway through June - time flies by when you are having fun crafting!!
Anyway thank you to everyone who entered our challenge last month - the number of entrants are rising and we want to see lots more next month because we all love seeing what you create - check back later for the June challenge.

So ............... onto our winner ..........................

No. 5
Well done Julie - can you email your address at and I will pop your prize in the post to you

Here is Julie's entry - I'm sure you will agree it is gorgeous!!! Love the mucky pup!!
Be sure to join us again next month :o)

Sunday, 13 June 2010


Hi Everyone
Earlier this week I posted a tutorial on how to isolate an image in a PDF document and gave you a freebie to try - hope you have all had a go.
I wanted to make a card with the sentiment sheet but have been out of action this week as I have had a new kitchen fitted (click here if you want to be nosy lol)
Anyway... my craft area is back to normal now so I made a card this morning just using the two sentiments from the sheet, nestabilities and paper from a paper stack called "planes & Trains"
I cut both sentiments using nestabilities, and then distressed the edges before I removed then - leaving a white border - the main sentiment is from Labels 2 and the "Just for You" is from the Ovals set.
Hope you like it :o) xx

Monday, 7 June 2010


Hello Everyone
Hope you all had a good weekend. I've "officially" got a week off this week as I'm having my new kitchen fitted but ... I'm sitting in the lounge with no water, no kitchen and a craft area that looks like a dump site so I thought i'd post this tutorial I prepared last week to show you how to isolate an image from a PDF document - this works well with CD Roms that open up as a PDF i.e. Joanna Sheen -i've also given you a FREEBIE of some wording sentiments - you could print the page out as a whole or follow these instructions to just print out the sentiment you would like to work with. So ......
Open up your pdf document
At the top on the toolbar you need to make sure to have a “snapshot tool” (this is a picture of a camera)
– if you don’t see it - simply click “Tools” then "customise toolbars"
this will open a new window - scroll down to almost the bottom and you need to “tick” the box next to “snapshot tool” – click ok - this will add it to your tool bar.
Now click on the snapshot tool (camera) – as you move your mouse around the document you will see that it has changed to a cross “ + “
Position this cross at the top left of the image you want to isolate – keep the left click of your mouse depressed and “drag” it over the image – it will turn blue – as you release the mouse a new window will pop up and it will say “the selected area has been copied” – click ok
Click back on the document and this will get rid of the blue square.
Now open up whatever programme you use to print out from i.e. Microsoft word, right click and then click paste.
You now have your "isolated one image" and just print as you would normally

So .... give it a go and try it with this freebie - a collection of sentiment meanings
These also look great if you cut them out with nestabilities to make a shaped greeting

Hope you find this useful and please please let me know what you think, leave me a comment below :o) xx

Wednesday, 2 June 2010


Good afternoon everyone!!
Gorgeous day isn't it :o)
Popped into the shop today to pick up some goodies I had ordered and found another two challenge entries had been dropped off. I'm so glad that you are having a go at our sketches - These two cards, like all the others, are beauties!!! Each one of them all so different - that's what I love - they way you are all interpreting the sketch in your own way.

So ............ keep them coming everyone - you have until 14th June to enter
Good luck to everyone :o) xx

Tuesday, 1 June 2010


Hello everyone!!
Hope you all had a good Bank Holiday weekend .... despite the weather
Just thought I'd share with you another email entry I received today - isn't it great - love the colours so bright and cheery on this wet and dismal day.

Don't forget you have until June 14th to enter the challenge - go on have a go .... you never know you just might win :o) xx