Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Subtle Florals

Hello! Ooooppss sorry I'll try to whisper as my kids are sleeping in the next room ;) I know it's unlike me to blog in the evening but the other half is watching (screaming at) the football. 

So I have decided to creep up stairs and share with you a card I made for the challenge over at Altenew. They have a really sweet photo for inspiration, I took the colours for my card.


I am so in love with the Painted Flowers stamps... they are just unbelievably classic and elegant and work so well stamped and heat embossed on vellum.

Well in sounds like the football is drawing to a close so I may be able to sneak back down stairs again :)

I'd love to know what you thing of this slightly contemporary wedding card!

Have a great night.

Hugs Lydia xxx

 Altenew inspiration


Monday, 22 September 2014

Exhausted? Coffee Helps

Hello! Good morning and Happy Monday! Yep that's right Monday again!? Where oh where are these weeks going? 2014 seems to be going by in a blur.

This morning was one of those mornings where it took me a while to even realise I was awake... you know one of those morning when you get out of bed still half asleep and you are halfway making the breakfast before you actually remember that this would be so much easier if you opened your eyes and that coffee is needed! I think I must be on my third cup now.

All this talk of coffee leads me nicely to the card that I'm sharing today and represents my morning perfectly.....


I made this card using a whole mix of Sweet Stamp Shop images and sentiments. I have to say one thing I love about Sweet Stamp Shop is that because of the way they are sized all of the images and sentiments work together prefectly! I have used words from 3 different sets (Coffee Town, Emotions and Fishy.) and they just look perfect together.

Same goes for the coffee cup and doughnut  ... two different sets (Coffee Town and Mr Octopus) .. but you wound not be able to tell as they go together perfectly!

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It's like that coffee cup was totally made to be with that  doughnut , right?!?!?

I hope you like my card for today :) I'm off for more coffee. I would love, love, love to know what you think. 

Hugs Lydia xxx

Friday, 19 September 2014

Day 5 Add A Little Dazzle And Stampendous Blog Hop


Hi there, I do hope you are having fun so far and now have tons more inspiration and ideas on how you can use both Add A little Dazzle Metal and the gorgeous Stampendous stamps in your craft projects. 

We are excited to announce that today we are teaming up with Stampendous. This company has an amazing line of stamps and dies that are so much fun to play with.  Join us this week with our Home for the Holidays Series as we showcase projects using products from their new holiday catalog accompanied with Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets.  Both teams have created some amazing projects and we can’t wait to share them with you. We even have lots of prizes to give away!
I stamped the fabulous Stampendous 'Jumbo Cling Leaves' on to Brushed Copper Bronze Add A Little Dazzle Craft Metal and added then to a jar in which I store some pine cones that me and my little ones collected.
 Prize Alert!  Enter for a Chance to Win a Prize Pack!  Be sure to stop by and comment on each of the Design Team Blogs for a chance to win 1 of 6 prize packs from both companies! You have until Sunday, September, 21st to enter. The winners will be announced on both company blogs the following week.  You must leave a comment on all blogs.


Be Sure to Visit Each of the Designers on This Blog Hop!
 

stampendous pack

Stampendous and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop Special!

During this week’s blog hop, we are offering a special pack of Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets.  This pack includes metal sheet colors that the Dazzling Diva Design Team will be using in their projects throughout the week. In addition, you will receive one pack of 25 pillow boxes in either large gift size or party favor size.  
Order your Stampendous Blog Hop Pack today and receive EXCLUSIVE PDF TUTORIALS using Stampendous Products and Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets. This offer is ONLY available this week.  Order your Stampendous Blog Hop Pack today!
 

Dino Party Scene

Hi there ! Happy Friday!

I bet you can tell how happy I am that the weekend is neigh ;)  But I shouldn't be wishing away the weeks... I mean where on earth are they going?!?!? Over half way through September now ... I think I must have blinked and missed it.

Well today I'm sharing with you a card that I have created a lil Dino Party scene.


I made the card base using  Lawn Fawn 'Large Stitched Journaling die', I used the die set also for the speech bubble for the sentiment. Those super cute dinos  and the super palm tree are from Lawn Fawn 'Critters From The Past'. For the tasty looking cake I used 'Bake Me A Cake' (sorry OOS).

The group of balloons are from Mama Elephant 'Up & Away' and the single is from Wplus9 'Whole Lotta Happy Dies'. For the sentiment I used a mix of Lawn Fawn 'Milo's ABCs' and Wplus9 'Strictly Sentiments 1'.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Hugs Lydia xxx

 Lawnscaping critters
Copic marker Europe anything goes
7 Kids College Fund anything goes

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Day 4 Add A Little Dazzle And Stampendous Blog Hop

If you are looking for Day 4 of the Newton's Nook
Designs September Release please click HERE


Hi there, I do hope you are having fun so far and now have tons more inspiration and ideas on how you can use both Add A little Dazzle Metal and the gorgeous Stampendous stamps in your craft projects. 

We are excited to announce that today we are teaming up with Stampendous. This company has an amazing line of stamps and dies that are so much fun to play with.  Join us this week with our Home for the Holidays Series as we showcase projects using products from their new holiday catalog accompanied with Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets.  Both teams have created some amazing projects and we can’t wait to share them with you. We even have lots of prizes to give away!



Prize Alert! 
Enter for a Chance to Win a Prize Pack!  Be sure to stop by and comment on each of the Design Team Blogs for a chance to win 1 of 6 prize packs from both companies! You have until Sunday, September, 21st to enter. The winners will be announced on both company blogs the following week.  You must leave a comment on all blogs.

Be Sure to Visit Each of the Designers on This Blog Hop!
 

stampendous pack

Stampendous and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop Special!

During this week’s blog hop, we are offering a special pack of Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets.  This pack includes metal sheet colors that the Dazzling Diva Design Team will be using in their projects throughout the week. In addition, you will receive one pack of 25 pillow boxes in either large gift size or party favor size.  
Order your Stampendous Blog Hop Pack today and receive EXCLUSIVE PDF TUTORIALS using Stampendous Products and Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets. This offer is ONLY available this week.  Order your Stampendous Blog Hop Pack today!

 

Newton's Nook Designs September Release - Apple Delights

 Hi there and welcome to Day 4 of the Newton's Nook Designs September Release. Today we are showcasing the beautifully comforting 'Apple Delights'.


For the background I draw in a diagonal grid onto kraft card which I used as a guide to stamp the small solid apple to create the multi-coloured stamped background. I just love how lovely, warm and homey this looks.

I used the apple and sentiment as my main focal point and the simple strip of burlap just finishes it off. 


Would you like to win “Apple Delights”?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 Thursday, Sept 18 at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 19th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Day 3 Add A Little Dazzle And Stampendous Blog Hop & Dazzling Diva Challenge #43

If you are looking for Day 3 of the Newton's
Nook Designs Blog Hop please click HERE


Hi there, I do hope you are having fun so far and now have tons more inspiration and ideas on how you can use both Add A little Dazzle Metal and the gorgeous Stampendous stamps in your craft projects. 

We are excited to announce that today we are teaming up with Stampendous. This company has an amazing line of stamps and dies that are so much fun to play with.  Join us this week with our Home for the Holidays Series as we showcase projects using products from their new holiday catalog accompanied with Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets.  Both teams have created some amazing projects and we can’t wait to share them with you. We even have lots of prizes to give away!

As well as this being a Blog Hop today we at the Dazzling Diva have combined it with our challenge this week which is 'Home For The Holidays'.


We would love to see your projects that have a holiday theme this week but just remember you can always link up to the challenge with 'Anything Goes' as we always love to see what you create! Here is my project....


I created a pumpkin table centre piece using some polystryne pumpkins and inka gold, but what I really think sets it off is the nest of metal leaves that they are nestled on.

I stamped the fabulous Stampendous 'Jumbo Cling Leaves' on to Brushed Copper and Brushed Bronze Add A Little Dazzle Craft Metal. 

Prize Alert! 

Enter for a Chance to Win a Prize Pack!  Be sure to stop by and comment on each of the Design Team Blogs for a chance to win 1 of 6 prize packs from both companies! You have until Sunday, September, 21st to enter. The winners will be announced on both company blogs the following week.  You must leave a comment on all blogs.

Be Sure to Visit Each of the Designers on This Blog Hop!

  

stampendous pack

Stampendous and Add a Little Dazzle Blog Hop Special!

During this week’s blog hop, we are offering a special pack of Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets.  This pack includes metal sheet colors that the Dazzling Diva Design Team will be using in their projects throughout the week. In addition, you will receive one pack of 25 pillow boxes in either large gift size or party favor size.  
Order your Stampendous Blog Hop Pack today and receive EXCLUSIVE PDF TUTORIALS using Stampendous Products and Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets. This offer is ONLY available this week.  Order your Stampendous Blog Hop Pack today!

 


 

Newton's Nook Designs September Release - Spooky Street

 Hi and welcome to Day 3 of the awesome Newton's Nook Designs September Release! As as knew they would the new solid style stamps that are new to NND were a huge hit yesterday..... and now we have some more but this time in a spooky style!


I stamped the images onto acetate and fussy cut out. I then created the layered scene and added the images to the different layers to create some amazing dimension.







Would you like to win “Spooky Street”?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 Thursday, Sept 18 at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 19th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Newton's Nook Designs September Release - Falling Into Autumn


Hi there and welcome to day 2 of the Newton's Nook September Release! How cute was Newton's Perfect Pumpkin yesterday? The stamp was so fun to colour but today we are showcasing a new style of stamps for Newton's Nook Designs and I have to say this has to be my favourite of the whole release!

Falling Into Autumn is a fabulous bold and graphic set that is awesome for backgrounds, techniques, masking, and lots more it's just so fun to play with!

 
 How beautiful do those leaves look stamped onto acetate?!?!?


I would love love love to know what you think of my card so please leave me a comment. Also if your curious on how I created this just let me know.... because you never know there could be a 'How To' video in it for you ;)


Would you like to win “Falling Into Autumn”?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 Thursday, Sept 18 at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 19th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Color My Life

Hello ... so have you gotten over Monday yet? I have just about.. I have no idea why Monday is such a shock to the system for me ... I mean we have one every week right?!?!? You would have thought I would have gotten used to them after 29 years .. but no... maybe in another 29 .. but I'm not promising ;)

Maybe a little fun would help get you in the mood to get this week going? There is a new challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps and this week we are taking you 'Back To School' ... now I know that many peoples little ones have already been back at school so maybe creating a card using schoolish imagery for the little one lunch box might be something fun rather than a 'Thanks Teacher' card ..... although they are always good too.

So I have gone with my own little suggestion and created this lil cutie that I popped in my lil boys bag just this morning :-D


I'm sure he'll love the bright and happy surprise that awaits him at dinner!

The chalk board (that is supposed to be an easel) is from the Paper Smooches set 'From He(art) Art'. This is a super versatile set that has some great sentiments if sending cards to crafty friends or just what people to know that you are thinking about them.

Thank you so much for popping by! I would love to know what you think of my card today and also if you pop lil notes like this in your wee ones bag! Have a great Tuesday.

Hugs Lydia xx
 

Monday, 15 September 2014

Newton's Nook Designs September Release - Perfect Pumpkin


Hi there and welcome to the first day of the September Release Blog Hop for Newton's Nook Designs. I am so super excited and happy to be sharing my project with you for this adorable stamp set 'Newton's Perfect Pumpkin'.


I really love this image and how cute does it look on a treat bag?!?!?! Any kid (plus me!) would love to get this for 'Trick or treat night' :)

Would you like to win “Newton’s Perfect Pumpkin”?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 Thursday, Sept 18 at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 19th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
Kimberly Rendino (Guest Designer)

So happy you have popped round!

Hugs Lydia xxx