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Monday, 20 October 2014

Imagination Crafts Christmas Plaques

Morning lovelies, I hope you are all well and having a good start to the week.

It's all busy busy here, I am finding it a challenge to settle in to the uni routine at the moment so constantly exhausted but very happy as it is amazing.

Today I have a step by step project over on the Imagination Crafts blog here is a sneaky peak but you will have to hop over to the blog if you want to see how I made it.


Thank you for reading this post, as always I love to read your comments and I hope you will all hop over to the Imagination Crafts blog to read my step by step post.

Lindsay xx

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Imagination Crafts - October Challenge Mid Month Inspiration - Anything Goes

Morning lovelies I hope you are all well and having a nice week.  Today is the mid month inspiration for Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog's October challenge, Our theme this time is Anything Goes it is sponsored by Imagination Crafts and we have all used their fabulous products to make our projects.

Before I go on to my make I would like to point out that only entries using Imagination Crafts products will go in to the prize draw (although non IC makes can get top 3 spots).

For this challenge I have made another very simple card as I have never actually used this stencil as a whole yet (I have used pieces of it but not the whole thing), when I got it stencilled out I just thought it was so pretty that it didn't warrant too much embellishment. So I simply matt and layered it and used a corner punch on the edges of my base card.


Thank you for reading this post I hope it has been of some interest, as always I love to read your comments and I hope you will all come and join in with the challenge at Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog.

Lindsay xx

Sunday, 5 October 2014

A Very Belated Thank You

Hiya lovelies, I hope you are all well and have had a good weekend.

I have survived my first week at uni but I am very tired, I am just hopping on as I am very badly late to say thank you to the lovely Sara from Sola Sara Keepsakes sent me some gorgeous earrings as I won her facebook page giveaway.


They are so pretty and green is my favorite colour so I was really pleased. Please do hop over to Sara's Facebook page as she makes so many beautiful things and I feel very lucky to have won these.

Thank you for reading this post I hope you are all doing well

Lindsay xx

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Imagination Crafts - October Challenge - Anything Goes

Morning lovelies, I hope you are all well and having a good week, I am writing this post on Sunday as when this goes live I will be having my freshers week at uni and it sounds like it will be busy. I am quite nervous about uni now although I am really looking forward to it, I can't believe how quickly the summer has disappeared lol I thought I would have so much spare time and it just didn't work out that way at all.

Today  is the start of Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog's October challenge, Our theme this time is Anything Goes. The challenge is sponsored by Imagination Crafts and we have all used their fabulous products to make our projects.

Before I go on to my make I would like to point out that only entries using Imagination Crafts products will go in to the prize draw (although non IC makes can get top 3 spots).

For this challenge I have made a Christmas card (I had hoped to make all my christmas cards in the summer but that didn't happen lol) I have kept this one quite simple, I used the Snowflake Flurry Stencil and Diamond Sparkle Medium for the background and then used the same stencil and sparkle medium mixed with chalk mdf paint for the topper. I then used a greeting from the snowflake stamp set for the sentiment and one of the tiny snowflake stamps to just finish  off the edges on all of the pieces.


Thank you for reading this post, as always I love to read your comments and  I hope you will all come and join in with the challenge at Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog.

Lindsay xx

Monday, 22 September 2014

Imagination Inspiration

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all doing well and having a good day.

Today's post is just a quick sneak peek to tell you about my project over on Imagination Crafts Blog  today, I hope you will be able to hop over and see what I have been up to.


I hope you will hop over to Imaginaton Crafts Blog to see what I made and how I made it. Thank you for reading this post and as always I love to read your comments.

Lindsay xx

Monday, 15 September 2014

Imagination Crafts - September Challenge Mid Month Inspiration - Anything Goes

Morning lovelies I hope you are all well and having a nice start to the week.  Today is the mid month inspiration for Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog's August challenge, Our theme this time is Anything Goes it is sponsored by Imagination Crafts and we have all used their fabulous products to make our projects.

Before I go on to my make I would like to point out that only entries using Imagination Crafts products will go in to the prize draw (although non IC makes can get top 3 spots).

For this challenge I have made wall hanging but I decided to make this one more summery. I began by painting the MDF Frames and charms with the Jet MDF Paint and once it was dry I coated it with crackle medium. When the crackle medium was dry, I mixed a small amount of the Bronze Brocade Silkies with the Chalk MDF Paint to get a pale dusky pink colour and then painted that on top the crackle. Next I used Gold Shine Sparkle Medium with the gilding technique from Imagination Crafts MDF Instuction DVD and the Brocade stencil. I then stenciled Sparkle Gel on top through the Butterfly Flourish Stencil and once it was dry I coloured the butterflies with liquid metal gilding paint. Finally I used Black Stars Sparkle Medium to guild the charms and then attached them, added some black satin ribbon to hang it by and decorated it with a few flowers and leaves.




Thank you for reading this post I hope it has been of some interest, as always I love to read your comments and I hope you will all come and join in with the challenge at Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog.

Lindsay xx

Monday, 8 September 2014

Creative Blogger Hop

Morning lovelies, I hope you are all well and having a good start to the week. I had a fabulous weekend away and the Andy Skinner workshop was awesome. It really did knock me for six so I have spent a lot of sleeping and recovering since getting home but it was totally worth it. I will post some pics of what I made at the end of this post.

The reason for this mornings blog post is that the fabulous Pauline Orr has nominated me to join the Creative Blogger Hop, which basically means that I have to answer some questions about myself and then nominate two bloggers who inspire me so that you can all hop over to their blogs for a little look and then they do likewise the following Monday.

Question 1.
What am I working on.......Well at the moment I am mostly working on getting a proper work space sorted out so that when I start uni at the end of the month I will have a decent place to work and as well as that mostly my attention is on the summer art project that the uni have set us.

Question 2
How does my work differ from others in my genre........That's difficult as I believe that everyone is inspired by those around them so there will always be some similarities between peers but I feel that because I enjoy both art and craft and I try to mix the two as often as possible, that creates some difference.

Question 3
Why do I create what I do.......... That's a bit like asking why do I breath lol it's just a necessary part of who and what I am, being creative is just something I have always done. That said it also works as a therapy for me and has helped me to cope with my health problems.

Question 4
How does my creative process work............. Hmmmm well some days I sit and play with bits of paper and pens etc until I want to tear my hair out because nothing good is happening lol. Seriously though, I try to draw inspiration from the places and people around me, along with things I see or feel anything can be an inspiration even if we don't realise it right away. The other key thing for me is to try and remind myself that it's ok to just play and get messy and that we don't always need to be striving for perfection, some times the messy things are the best and reminding myself of that frees me up to be expressive and just have fun.

Ok so that's my questions answered, now the two people I would like to nominate are,  Avril Watson and Rachel Fisher there were so many lovely people out there who inspire me but these ladies both have such wonderful spirits, they are lovely people and they both seem to have no limits to their crafty ideas so they always inspire me and make me smile.

Ok that's about all from me today except to share the piccies of my book from last weekends workshop.




Thank you all for reading this post, as always I love to read your comments.

Lindsay xx

Monday, 1 September 2014

Imagination Crafts - September Challenge - Anything Goes

Morning lovelies, I hope you are all well and having a good start to the week, I am writing this post on Friday as when this goes live I will be away from home, so at the moment I am very much looking forward to a lovely crafty weekend with good friends.

Today  is the start of Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog's September challenge, Our theme this time is Anything Goes. The challenge is sponsored by Imagination Crafts and we have all used their fabulous products to make our projects.

Before I go on to my make I would like to point out that only entries using Imagination Crafts products will go in to the prize draw (although non IC makes can get top 3 spots).

For this challenge I have used some of the chip board and charm MDF sets to make a Christmas decoration. For the background I used Chalk MDF Paint, a coat of Crackle Medium and then a coat of Jet MDF Paint. When the paint was dry I used the Brocade stencil, Diamond Sparkle Medium and the foiling technique that sue teaches on the Imagination Crafts MDF Instructional DVD. Next I outlined the design with a gold gel pen, and then I did the foiling technique again using part of the Santa and Sleigh Stencil with Gold Sparkle Medium on the frame piece of MDF. Finally I mixed some Sparkle Medium with Chalk MDF Paint to make a nice fluffy looking medium and used with the Snowflakes Stencil and the Snowflake Flurry stencil to add some pretty snowflake details to the pieces. Once the MDF pieces were finished I simply stamped out a sentiment from the Snowflake Stamp Set to put in the frame and just put it all together using organza ribbon. All of the products used are by Imagination Crafts.





Thank you for reading this post, as always I love to read your comments and  I hope you will all come and join in with the challenge at Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog.

Lindsay xx

Monday, 25 August 2014

Printing The Day Away

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all doing well and having a good day.

Today's post is just a quick sneak peek to tell you about my project over on Imagination Crafts Blog  today, I hope you will be able to hop over and see what I have been up to.


I hope you will hop over to Imaginaton Crafts Blog to see what I made and how I made it. Thank you for reading this post and as always I love to read your comments.

Lindsay xx