Tuesday, 27 July 2010


Evening All!!
A big thank you to everyone who came along on Saturday to see Kay demo the Hougie Board - what a brilliant piece of equipment it is.  Sorry I couldn't be there in person - I was at a wedding watching my daughter be bridesmaid but by all accounts you all enjoyed yourself and lots of you went away clutching your own Hougie!!

Some of Kay's Samples

Next demo, all being well, is ME!!!!!
Keep your eyes peeled and I will post more details soon

Bye for Now :o)
xx Lynne xx

Friday, 23 July 2010


Hi Everyone!!
Hope you have had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend - don't forget to pop down tomorrow to see Kay Rutter here demonstrating the Hougie Board and the amazing shaped cards you can make .... and .... it's many other uses :o)

The demo starts at 10.00am and finishes at approximately 4.00pm.  No need to book, just turn up and take a seat!!

This week I have had two Challenge entries - one by email and one handed into the shop - both are gorgeous!!!

Maria Pert

Marion Doyle

thank you ladies for your lovely creations :o) and for making a start on Chrismtas!

The challenge is still running and will close at 9.00pm on 14th August -
Click Here for more details

Hope to see you all at the demo tomorrow
Bye for now
xx Lynne xx

Wednesday, 21 July 2010


Evening All!!
Just thought I'd give you an update ...
Everything is going well at the new shop - things are moving along nicely.  I popped in on Tuesday morning to have a little look and took my camera with me :o)
Here are some new pics

As you can see its light and airy and has lots of room for new goodies.
Hopefully you will all be shopping here by early August ... can't wait!!!!


Lots of Love
xx Lynne xx

Friday, 16 July 2010


Good Afternoon All!!

I'm very, very, very excited!!!! to say the least!!! I can, at last, tell you that Magnolia stamps are coming to a craft shop near you - In2Crafting to be precise!!!!

We will be stocking Magnolia stamps and can't wait to display them in the new shop - I can't tell you how happy this makes the girls and me!!!!!

Last Monday evening we had a crafty get-together and we had a play - boy did we have fun!!!
Would you like to see what we did ?????

Designed by Di

Designed by Janice

Designed by Laura

Designed by Lynne

Designed by Lynne

Designed by Michelle

Designed by Réne

Designed by Sally

I hope that you are all as excited by this news as we are and a little birdie tells me that there will be classes on the next workshop list devoted to these little darlings!!!
Lots of Love
See you soon
xx Lynne xx

Thursday, 15 July 2010


Hi again :o)
I almost forgot .... I was just shutting down my laptop for the night and I remembered that because the challenge this month is "Christmas in July" I am also giving you a free download of Christmas Sentiments to maybe use on your card

Click Here to download the sentiments

Sorry about that lol :o)
See you all soon
xx Lynne xx


Hello All
Thank you to everyone who took part in last month's challenge - your cards were gorgeous!!!  I numbered the entries as I received them and put all your names in a hat and picked out the winner

I can now reveal that the winner is ............

NO. 5 - KAY!!!

Here is Kay's winning card
Well done Kay!! - when you are next in the shop pick up your prize - and don't forget to have a go at the new challenge CHRISTMAS IN JULY (scroll down for details)
xx Lynne xx


Hey All!!
Hope you are all well :o)
And now for this month's challenge - I thought I would give you some freedom with the layout this time and give you a theme instead -


So .... it's entirely up to you - santa, snowmen, mistletoe, poinsettas, wreaths .... anything you like as long as it's Christmas!!!
You have until 9.00pm on 14th August to enter - see details of how to enter on the sidebar - you could be the lucky winner of this new stamp set from Papermania

Here are the DT Cards

Designed by Di Cox
Click Here for Di's blog

Craft Creations 12 x 12 paper

Designed by Janice Rohde

Snowflake Punch - EK Success

Designed by Laura Barton
Click Here for Laura's Blog

Most of Laura's card was made using  items from the Do Crafts Christmas Goody Bag

Designed by Lynne Salmon
Click Here for Lynne's Blog

Designed by Michelle Wright

Selection of Snowflake punches
A Winter's Tale paper pad
Nellie Snellen Stamp

Designed by Sharon Press
Click Here for Sharon's Blog

Bear Essentials Clear Stamps Set - Buzzcraft
Craftime Glitter Parcels
Craft Creations 12 x 12 paper

I have to offer apologies on behalf of Sally and Réne this month as due to other commitments haven't been able to do a card - but they will be back next month.

Look forward to seeing all your entries :o)
Bye for now
xx Lynne xx

Saturday, 10 July 2010


Morning All!!
Lovely morning and hope where you are the sun is shining and you can enjoy it :o)
I received another email entry today from one of our lovely ladies - 'Fred :o)

Love the "grass" and the embossing :o)
See you all soon
Lots of Love
xx Lynne xx

Friday, 9 July 2010


Morning All :o)
Just a quick posting before I go to work ..... mmmm I think I'd rather be sunning myself in the garden lol!
I have just received two more challenge entries and here they are :
this beauty is by Marion Doyle

Another beauty by Kay Coney

Well done ladies ... your cards are gorgeous!!! good luck with the challenge

Seems you all like to leave it to the last minute lol - so, dont forget, you have until 9pm on 14th July to enter.
See you all Soon
Lots of Love
xx Lynne xx

Wednesday, 7 July 2010


Good Evening All!!
Just a quick posting as i've just come in from having a lovely lunch with my brothers for one of their birthdays :o)  I picked up my emails and received another challenge entry.  This one is from Veronica.
Isn't it beautiful! The embossed dragonfly is just gorgeous!!
Good luck with the challenge Veronica :o)
See you all soon
Lots of Love
xx Lynne xx

Tuesday, 6 July 2010



Hiya All!!
Just a quick post to keep you up to date :o)
By now you probably all know we are moving into Wickford.  It's going to be great - bigger shop, two floors but best of all our own toilets and hot water!!!! Hooray!!!!
Seriously though... it's going to give us the opportunity of stocking a wide range of goodies and being able to display it properly so that you can all see what you MUST HAVE lol !!  As yet we don't have a moving date but if you check back here regularly I will keep you posted on everything that is happening.
We are going to be situated in the Ladygate Centre in Wickford Town Centre, just beside Somerfield and opposite Choice (see pics on the right) which is walking distance from Wickford mainline station, on lots of bus routes and for those of you who drive, you get 1.5 hours free parking in Somerfield, free parking all day Saturday in the main car park and if you just need to "pop in", behind the church there is a car park that is just 20p for half an hour.  
If you live outside of Wickford here is a map to give you an idea of where we will be
Cant wait to see you all there
Bye for now
xx Lynne xx

Monday, 5 July 2010


Hi Everyone!!
Just thought I'd pop by and show you what i've been playing with.  On Friday we had a delivery from Kanban and lots of new goodies arrived - I pinched a few lol and have made a couple of cards to show you.

This card was made using the new range Wooly Bear - Girls on the Move - in the kit you get a sheet of die cut toppers and an A4 sheet of matching card - I have also used some of the new 10p card that has just come in to make the inside special too - and I still had this over for more cards

Next is a similar kit - this time - Football Mad - once again you get a sheet of die cut toppers and an A4 sheet of matching card - this time I used the matching card and folded it to make the base card, matted and layered some bazill card and added some ribbon.

Although I've no card left I still have toppers left for other projects
With both cards I have made my own card candy by cutting 1/4" circles with a plier punch and embossing them from the back to make them "domed" and attaching them with a foam pad - I think this just finishes them off
Hope you like them and thanks for looking :o)
Lots of Love
xx Lynne xx

Saturday, 3 July 2010


Good Morning All!!
Lorraine popped into the shop yesterday and gave me her challenge entry - and here it is!!

Isn't is beautiful!! Good luck with the challenge Lorraine :o)
Now ..... where are all the rest of you???? You've got until 9pm on the 14th July to enter - so come on - get those creative juices flowing and let's see some masterpieces lol.
Anyway off to work now
See you all soon
xx Lynne xx