Tuesday, 24 August 2010


Afternoon Blogland
Thank you all so much for coming to the demo on Saturday and saying hello :o)
You were all so kind with your lovely comments - it makes the hardwork preparing so worthwhile :o) I hope you all got some inspiration and ideas.
I thought I would post my cards I made so if you didn't get a chance to come along or you forgot to take photos you can look here :o)

Hope they are of some help to you
Thanks again and see you all soon
Lots of Love
xx Lynne xx


Hey Everyone!!
Hope you are all well - just thougth I'd pop by and show you an entry I've received that was dropped into the shop

How cute is this!!
This adorable card was made by Eirwen - good luck in the challenge :o)

The challenge is still open and won't close until 14th September - click on the link on the sidebard to take you to the correct post and show us what you've got :o)
Bye for now
xx Lynne xx

Monday, 16 August 2010


Good Morning All!!
Hope you are all well.
Sorry I'm late in posting this month's challenge - i've had a very busy few days!
Anyway ..... this month's challenge I'm very excited about - as you probably know we are now stocking Magnolia stamps - so, as the title says, this month's challenge is -

MAGNOLIA'S ONLY plus sketch

Sally is our Guest "Sketcher" this month and she has given us a great sketch to work with - I also need you to use Magnolia stamps only as your main image.

As usual you can interpret the sketch however you choose, you can resize and rotate but you must stick to the original sketch.

Our prize this month is a Magnolia stamp of your choice
(subject to stock availability)

Here are the DT cards

Designed by Di Cox
Click Here for Di's Blog
Di has used Tilda with Cute Skirt coloured with promarkers, Basic Grey DP - Wisteria, Marianne Flower punch and emboss due and oval nestabilities

Designed by Janice Rohde
Janice has used
Mega Curved Rectangle Nestabilities, Woodware leaves punch, Papermania Capsule collection petals, glitterati gems on tiara and promarkers

Designed by Laura Barton
Laura has used Princess Tilda coloured with promarkers, new range of Do Crafts 12x12 papers, Martha Stewart Doiley Lace border punch

Designed by Lynne Salmon
Click Here for Lynne's Blog
I have used "Hanging Tilda" coloured with promarkers, Papermania DP - Summer Bloom, My own digital sentiment, Craft Creations self adhesive roses and oval nestabilities

Designed by Michelle Wright
Michelle has used "Happy Tilda" coloured with promarkers, Martha Stewart deep edge border punch, Papermania DP - Henbury Lane

Designed by Sally Humphrey
Tilda on Bike, Summer Background and Signpost all by Magnolia, Background papers are from our "20p stack"

Designed by Sharon Press
Click Here for Sharon's Blog
Sharon has used
Sentiment stamp is from Inca, oval nestabilites, papers from Sharon's stash and Bazzill card

Hope you like our DT Cards and look forward to seeing all your "Maggie" cards :o)
Bye for now
xx Lynne xx

Sunday, 15 August 2010


Hey All,
Sorry I'm late in posting - been out today
Anyway thank you for your entries to last month's challenge Christmas in July - we only had 6 entries (a bit disappointing) hopefully there will be more next month.
I numbered you in the order I received the entries and mixed you all up and ..... the winner is .......

NO 6

and here is Gill's card - Absolutely Gorgeous! - thank you Gill
When you are in the shop next please pick up your prize :o)

Before I sign off I wanted to share with you some pictures taken at the end of business on Saturday to show those of you who haven't managed to pop in yet what the new shop looks like :o)

I'll be back tomorrow with the new challenge :o)
See you all then
Lots of Love
xx Lynne xx

Saturday, 7 August 2010

NEW SHOP!!!!!!!!!!

Good Morning All

Well .......... the time has finally arrived - at 5:00pm this evening our shop at Alpha Garden Centre will close :o( - we will spend the next 3 days packing up and moving all the goodies and then, on WEDNESDAY 11TH AUGUST AT 9.30AM the New Shop at the Ladygate Centre in Wickford Town Centre will open :o) It's sooooooooo exciting!!!!!!
Here are a few more pics

The new Till Area

The new workshop area - so airy and bright

By Wednesday hopefully the ladders and boxes will be gone lol and the shop will be filled with lots of crafting goodies

We would like to thank you all for your good wishes and general "excitement" at the move - it's so lovely to hear that you can't wait for us to be there and most of you have said you will be there on Wednesday to support us
Thank you all so much it means a lot :o)
Bye for now and ..... see you at the new shop!!

xx Lynne xx

Sunday, 1 August 2010


Morning Everyone!!
Hope you are all enjoying the weekend :o) - what a busy day it was yesterday it was the start of our "PRE-MOVE - CAN'T CARRY IT ALL" SALE - for all of this coming week you get 20% off PLUS your privilege points (exclusions apply) so have a look online or pop in and treat yourself :o)
Don't panic though, we will still be stocking all your favourites but we also need to make some room for some new goodies :o)
Anyway .... this week I've had another couple of entries for our Christmas in July challenge

Designed by Alice Witskowski
 (Alice tells me this is first competition she has entered - absolutely fab first entry is all I can say!!)

Designed by Eirwen Miller

Both very different designs but equally as gorgeous - well done ladies you did a grand job - good luck in the challenge :o)

Be back later in the week with an update on the shop and maybe some more pics
See you all soon
Lots of Love
xx Lynne xx