Thursday, 28 August 2014

Thanks For Being There Card- NND Post


Hi there and a happy Thursday to all of you lovely people. After the terrible rains of yesterday and thinking that summer was well and truly over... the sun is shining today.. maybe it just does it to prove me wrong ;)

So my card is over on the Newton's Nook Designs blog today.... but we are doing something a lil different, as Jennifer and Jeff are on vacation this week the DT have taken over the blog! While the cats away and all ... tehehe 



So pop on over to the NND blog and there may be more surprises in store over there......



So today I am back with a card with features stamps from both of the new release stamp sets from Newton's Nook Designs. I'm really loving these new sets, the sentiments are so useful and the way that the animals from 'Hanging Around' can dangle from them is just too cute.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I'd love to know what you think of the new release from Newton's Nook :)

Hugs Lydia xxx



Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Dazzling diva Challenge #40


Well it truly looks as though the summer has ended over here in the UK, the rain has set in and I have even been putting my heating on.... shhhh don't tell the Mr, hehe. How it the weather where you are? Do you feel that the seasons are changing a little faster than they should?

As I really wanted the summer to last a little longer (I mean we only got to use the paddling pool once) I decided to make a bright card to help prolong it a little.

As it's Wednesday there is a new Challenge over at Add A Little Dazzle.


This weeks challenge is a colour combo- Punker Me Pink and Outrageously Orange.



*Stamp a number of the flowers, roses and leaves from Winnie & Walter's 'Big Bold Extras' onto Neenah Solar White card using Memento black ink and then colour in using Copics. Once coloured fussy cut the images out.
*Cut a card layer out of woodgrain card cutting the edges a little short to add some interest.
*Cut the Wplus9 'hello' twice once out of Pucker Me Pink Add A Little Dazzle Craft Metal and once out of white card stick them together with the metal on the top and the white slightly off to act as a drop shadow.
*Work out where the sentiment will sit add then attach the flowers to the card base, then add the metal sentiment. Add the rest of the stamped sentiment from Wplus9 'Hand Lettered Hello'.


To play along, make a card using this week’s Dazzling Diva Challenge or Anything Goes. Then, upload it to your blog or online gallery.

If you upload to online galleries, please also use tag/keyword DIVA40. Then leave a link to your project using the linky widget at the bottom of the post at the Add A Little Dazzle Blog. Please use a direct link to your post and not just your blog. Enter for a Chance to Win a $15 Gift Certificate from Our Boutique

Thanks for popping by!

Hugs Lydia xxx

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Sensational Sunday Blog Hop At Loves Rubberstamps


Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration. Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly drawing for a $20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher!  We will draw the winner of the Voucher the 1st Sunday of each month! Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST Saturday to leave your comments.

Good morning I hope you having a great Sunday planned. We are going to see my Great Taid (Granddad in Welsh) today and then have a lazy one planned... well apart from me cooking a roast. My husband looks forward to the roast all week but having cooked it I never feel like eating it. Do you ever feel like that? My mum used to say it all the time .. but I was like are you joking?? when I was shoveling the roast she had made down my throat.... now I know where she is coming from lol.

Today I'm sharing a cute Get Well Soon card..... I'd love to know what you think... 


I have cut the rounded plaster from Paper Smooches Band Aid Dies all over the card layer. Coloured a couple of the hearts with Distress Ink and added a sentiment from Paper Smooches 'Salutations'. 

Thank you so much for popping in and have a great day!

Hugs Lydia xxx

Friday, 22 August 2014

Wonderful Day


Hello and happy Friday. Hope the weather is good where you are but for us here in North Wales we have the traditional Bank Holiday weather... yep you guessed it rain and lots of it. Nevermind I'm sure fun family time will happen anyways.

Today I'm sharing a card the inspiration for which came from the Runway Inspired Challenge. I took the white woodgrain floor, the colours of the dress and also her long lean shape in the dress as inspiration. 


*Cover the card with woodgrain paper.
*Stamp and heat emboss the large floral clusters from Paper Smooches 'Blossoming Buds' onto watercolour card. Then colour with Distress Ink.
* Die cut 'wonderful' out of Glittering Gold Add A Little Dazzle Craft Metal from Paper Smooches 'Kudos Word Dies'.
*Stamp and emboss in gold the rest of the sentiment from the 'Blossoming Buds' set.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hugs Lydia xxx


Runway Challenge inspiration



Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Dazzling Diva Challenge #39


As it is Wednesday ther is a new challenge starting over at Add A Little Dazzle. This week we are on Dazzling Diva Challenge #39 and the theme is 'Back To School'.


I have made a little encouragement card to give to my little dude on his first day back.....



The stamps I have used are from two different companies- the apple is from Clearly Besotted 'An Apple A Day'  and the sentiment is from Mama Elephant 'Everyday Greetings'. I have embossed the kraft card layer using MFT Die-namics 'Floral Fusion Cover-Up' and layered it onto Scarlet Red Add A Little Dazzle Craft Metal.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hugs Lydia xxx

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Newton's Nook Designs August Release- Simply Sentimental


Hi there and welcome to Day 2 of the August Newton's Nook Designs Release! You should have arrived here from Taheerah if not don't worry there is a full hop list at the bottom of this post.

Today we are sharing a super versatile set that will work on every card! There is a sentiment for every occasion and is just so use able. I am showcasing one of the sadder cards that can be made with the set also pairing it up with 'Beach Party' from the last release.


* I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from 'Simply Sentimental' using WOW 'Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Powder'.
*Stamp a number of the flowers from 'Beach Party' on vellum using WOW 'Bright White Embossing Powder' and fussy cut out.
*Add woodgrain paper to the top of the card and a strip of Glimmering Gold Add A Little Dazzle Craft Metal.
* Add the flowers and add gems to the centres to hid the adhesive.   

Would you like to win “Simply Sentimental”?This set will be given away to TWO lucky winners
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Tuesday, August 19th at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Wednesday, August 20th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
Chitra Nair (Guest Designer)

Thank you so much for stopping by! Your next stop on the hop is Larissa.
Hugs Lydia xxx

Wings At Loves Rubberstamps


Hello happy Tuesday! Hope your week has started well and gets better and better.

Today a new challenge starts over at Loves Rubberstamps- this weeks challenge is 'Wings'. So anything with wings goes!


How to play: Just upload a creation that follows this week's challenge to your online blog or gallery. Then leave a link to your project in the linky widget at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the tag or keyword LRSBC95. Our challenge is open to everyone, you can use any stamps and products that you would like, and you can enter as many times as you want. Deadline:
The linky entry widget will close at 9PM CST on Monday, March 31st so all entries need to be in before then. Prize Information:
One lucky participant will be chosen using a random number generator will be able to proudly display our Winner's Badge on their blog!

We will have two different possibilities for a gift voucher prize from Loves Rubberstamps for the winner as well.
$10.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we do not carry in our store
$20.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we DO carry in our store
If you want to see what companies we carry visit our store Loves Rubberstamps


Supplies Used...

Monday, 18 August 2014

Newton's Nook Designs August Release- Hanging Around


Hi there! You should of arrived here from the very talented Taheerah's blog... if not don't worry there is a full list at the bottom of this post.

I'm so excited to be sharing with you my card using the awesome new from the new release 'Hanging Around'. This is such a fun set with lots of cute and cuddly images that I know that you are going to love the colour.


Even though we don't get possums over here in the UK this was the first image that I was drawn too so I just had to try it out. 

To get the two possums on the branch I draw a line in pencil and then stamped them side by side making sure that the same point of their tails were on the line. I then rubbed out the line and stamped the branch after masking off their little tails. Cute huh?!??! 

Your next stop is the lovely Larissa... I'm sure she will have a project that will blow your mind!

Would you like to win “Hanging Around”?This set will be given away to TWO lucky winners
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Tuesday, August 19th at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Wednesday, August 20th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
Chitra Nair (Guest Designer)
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hugs Lydia xxx