Friday, 24 October 2014

Santa Watching....

Hi there stampers and a very happy Friday to you! Hope you have had a great week and have a fun weekend planned.

Today I have a card to share with you using one of the awesomely cute sets from Newton's Nook 'Newton's Curious Christmas'...


Just how cute is this image of Newton on the rooftop watching Santa fly by in his sleigh?!?! 

I created the background using Distress Markers and water before stamping the image over the top. I took the colour away from the moon using clean water and a paper towel before adding silver mica and stickles to it.

I stamped Newton on to a separate piece of card, coloured with Copics and fussy cut out before adding to the scene.

The stitched layer is the smaller of the Mama Elephant Femme Frames which can be found in the Basics Set .

I just want to say that there is a new Inky Paws Challenge over on the Newton's Nook Blog today.... the theme is 'Sparkle', so grab your Newton's Nook stamps and glitter and join in on the fun!

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

Hugs Lydia xxx

Embossing Paste Snow Shaker Card- Video

Yay it's Friday! I so so love Fridays.. not that it makes a big difference on the amount of lay-in time being a Mum but it does make a difference in the rushing around in the morning. Plus my babies are not in school next week and a love having them off :) 

Did you see that Lawnscaping Challenges are having a DT for their Facebook Inspiration Team? There are so many gorgeous entries already there and I really wanted to throw my hat into the ring as I would love to be a part of the FIT team so I created a card with a video.


I so love how having the other layers of the card plain white draws the eye into the focal point of the card. Also that the sequins in the shaker stay at the top of the hill is so very cute and I will most definitely be doing shakers like this again.


I think it is so great the way that Lawn Fawn size their sets... the way that critters and accessories from different sets work with each other is just so clever :) As here the bear from 'Love You S'more' is wearing the hat from 'Critters From The Arctic' and scarf from 'Snow Day'.

I would really love to know what you think of my card and video! Please leave me a comment, maybe even subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow my blog :) If your interested I'm also on Facebook and I share sneak peeks of my projects (and my life) on Instagram.

Hope you have a beautiful day and I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs Lydia xxx
 
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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Add A Little Dazzle And Cas-ual Fridays Blog Hop Day 4




 
Add a Little Dazzle and Casual Fridays Stamps Blog Hop-Day #4. You should have arrived here from Lee Ann's blog, but if not don't worry as there is a full hop list in this post :) We are back with another exciting week for you.  This week we are collaborating with Casual Fridays Stamps.  This company has an amazing line of stamps and dies and we are excited to have teamed up with them.  Join us this week as we share some awesome projects combining their amazing product line with Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets. It’s going to be fun, inspirational, and we have prizes for you!
 
 
 There is something amazingly classic about the black, white and red colour combo and I love that is can work for both girl and guy cards. 
 
I have used two of the fabulous Cas-ual Fridays stamp sets on this- Houndstooth (for the top patterned part) and Loving Thoughts ( for the bold and brilliant sentiment). I then added strips of Black Diamond and Scarlett Red Add A Little Dazzle Craft Metal . For the hearts I die cut the heart shape from the Shuffle Fri-Dies die set, added some Scarlett Red Add A Little Dazzle Craft Metal behind and gently moulded the metal outwards to form rounded hearts.

Be sure to visit each of the designers on this blog hop!

Lydia Evans (That's Me!!)

Prize Alert!!!

We have an awesome giveaway!  Enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 prize packs from both companies!  You have until Sunday, October 26th midnight (MDT) to enter. The winners will be announced on both company blogs.  
You must leave a comment on all blogs (including company blogs) for a chance to win 1 of 2 prize packs!

ultimate sampler pack

Special Bundle Pack!!!

Are you excited and want to try out Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets? Order our Ultimate Sampler Pack today and receive an EXCLUSIVE PDF TUTORIAL immediately.  Order your Metal Sheets today!
 Limited Time Offer!

I would really love to know what you think of my card! Please leave me a comment, maybe even subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow my blog :) If your interested I'm also on Facebook and I share sneak peeks of my projects (and my life) on Instagram.

Hope you have a beautiful day and I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs Lydia xxx

Step By Step Night Sky At Sweet Stamp Shop

I have a card and step-by-step photo tutorial over on the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog today.


Please hop on over to the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog to see the whole card and all the details.

I would really love to know what you think of my card! Please leave me a comment, maybe even subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow my blog :) If your interested I'm also on Facebook and I share sneak peeks of my projects (and my life) on Instagram.

Hope you have a beautiful day and I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs Lydia xxx

White On White Embossed Vellum- Newton's Nook Post

Hi there and happy Thursday! Whoop nearly Friday .... just one more early wake up and the little ones have a week off school. Don't you just love when the kids are off school? I do, I totally love having my mini-mes at home, lots of crafty time with them next week :D 

Today I'm sharing with you a card I have over on the Newton's Nook blog....


I have used two of the awesome Holiday Release sets on this white-on-white Christmas card. 

If you are a follower of my blog you know that I love love love the tiny (sometimes over-looked) stamps on a stamp set! Especially to create backgrounds.... I have used the cute little holly stamp from the Special Delivery set to make the holly background - I heat embossed it repeatedly with white embossing powder on to vellum to create this soft and elegant look.

The sentiment is from the Flaky Family set- I adore this sentiment and it is one that can be used all year round and for many different occasions.

 

I would really love to know what you think of my card! Please leave me a comment, maybe even subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow my blog :) If your interested I'm also on Facebook and I share sneak peeks of my projects (and my life) on Instagram.

Hope you have a beautiful day and I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs Lydia xxx

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Add A Little Dazzle And Cas-ual Fridays Blog Hop Day 3 And Challenge

 

Add a Little Dazzle and Casual Fridays Stamps Blog Hop-Day #3. You should have arrived here from Lee Ann's blog, but if not don't worry as there is a full hop list in this post :) We are back with another exciting week for you.  This week we are collaborating with Casual Fridays Stamps.  This company has an amazing line of stamps and dies and we are excited to have teamed up with them.  Join us this week as we share some awesome projects combining their amazing product line with Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets. It’s going to be fun, inspirational, and we have prizes for you!

Today we are combining the hop with our weekly Dazzling Diva Challenge....

 

This weeks challenge is a colour challenge to use at lease 1 of the colours from this image.



  I have used the awesome sentiment and circle background stamps from the Naughty Or Nice Cas-ual Fridays stamp set in conjuction with Glimmering Gold, Pucker Me and Princess Pink Add A Little Dazzle Craft Metal.
 
Be sure to visit each of the designers on this blog hop!
 
Lydia Evans (You Are Here)


Prize Alert!!!

We have an awesome giveaway!  Enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 prize packs from both companies!  You have until Sunday, October 26th midnight (MDT) to enter. The winners will be announced on both company blogs.  
You must leave a comment on all blogs (including company blogs) for a chance to win 1 of 2 prize packs!

ultimate sampler pack

Special Bundle Pack!!!

Are you excited and want to try out Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets? Order our Ultimate Sampler Pack today and receive an EXCLUSIVE PDF TUTORIAL immediately.  Order your Metal Sheets today!
 Limited Time Offer!

I would really love to know what you think of my card! Please leave me a comment, maybe even subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow my blog :) If your interested I'm also on Facebook and I share sneak peeks of my projects (and my life) on Instagram.

Hope you have a beautiful day and I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs Lydia xxx
 

Monday, 20 October 2014

Add A Little Dazzle And Cas-ual Fridays Blog Hop- Day 1

 

Add a Little Dazzle and Casual Fridays Stamps Blog Hop-Day #1. We are back with another exciting week for you.  This week we are collaborating with Casual Fridays Stamps.  This company has an amazing line of stamps and dies and we are excited to have teamed up with them.  Join us this week as we share some awesome projects combining their amazing product line with Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets. It’s going to be fun, inspirational, and we have prizes for you!


 When I saw the In The Cards and Shuffle Fri-Dies from Cas-ual Fridays I thought that they would be super fun to combine with the Scarlett Red and Diamond Black Add A Little Dazzle Craft Metal. The In The Cards set has so many fun sentiments and would work for lots of fun cards for men and even the ladies.

Be sure to visit each of the designers on this blog hop!


Prize Alert!!!

We have an awesome giveaway!  Enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 prize packs from both companies!  You have until Sunday, October 26th midnight (MDT) to enter. The winners will be announced on both company blogs.  
You must leave a comment on all blogs (including company blogs) for a chance to win 1 of 2 prize packs!

ultimate sampler pack

Special Bundle Pack!!!

Are you excited and want to try out Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets? Order our Ultimate Sampler Pack today and receive an EXCLUSIVE PDF TUTORIAL immediately.  Order your Metal Sheets today!
 Limited Time Offer!

I would really love to know what you think of my card! Please leave me a comment, maybe even subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow my blog :) If your interested I'm also on Facebook and I share sneak peeks of my projects (and my life) on Instagram.

Hope you have a beautiful day and I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs Lydia xxx

Monster Family Fun

Hello and a very happy Monday! I do hope you have had a great weekend. 

As I mentioned Friday I went to a Murder Mystery with my Mum and I have to tell you how fun it was. It was my first one so I didn't know what to expect .. it was very 'odd' but so nice to spend time with my Mum. I think we will be doing it again, if only for a break.

It seems that there seems to be a little trend for cute little monsters.. I have to say that I am love love loving the 'Monster Mash' set from Sweet Stamp Shop!


 I have created little snap-shots of my own family... and yes Will always looks that angry LOL!

These cute monster images could be used for lots of fun cards and occasions. And would be great for little boys cards.

I would really love to know what you think of my card! Please leave me a comment, maybe even subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow my blog :) If your interested I'm also on Facebook and I share sneak peeks of my projects (and my life) on Instagram.

Hope you have a beautiful day and I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs Lydia xxx

Friday, 17 October 2014

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release- Christmas Delivery


Hello there and happy Monday! Welcome to the Final Day of the Newton's Nook Designs October/Holiday Release. You should have hopped here from Taheerah's blog but if not you can always go to the Newton's Nook Designs and start from the beginning. Remember all the sets will be available to buy today- YAY!


Today I'm so excited to be sharing with you my card I made using 'Christmas Delivery' - this was another of those times when I tried to use the stamp a lil different that what was first intended.



I wanted it to look like they weren't in the sleigh so I covered it up... works huh?!?! I love the amount of white space on this that means the image just 'pops'. To add to the 'pop' I stamped the image three times and decoupaged it up to get a 3D effect.

PS- see the little holly on the sentiment? I will be using that for my card next week on the NND blog ;)

Would you like to win “Christmas Delivery”?
This set will be given away to one lucky winner

Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! One winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs listed below. Make sure to check out each  blog and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog will be chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday, October 17 at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be posted on the NND blog on Saturday, October 18th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:



I would really love to know what you think of my card! Please leave me a comment, maybe even subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow my blog :) If your interested I'm also on Facebook and I share sneak peeks of my projects (and my life) on Instagram.

 Hope you have a beautiful day and I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs Lydia xxx

Spookatular Goodie Bags

Hellllooo and happy Friday! Hope you have had a good week, I cannot believe how busy my blog has been this week and I thank you all for your lovely comments and hugs to my new followers :)

I'm so excited today as I am going on a Murder Mystery Night with my Mum later ?!?! Eeeeekkk so excited! Have you ever been on one?

So for one kind of creepy to another .... I'm sharing with you two super cute treat bags using a few Lawn Fawn goodies. I have used the Goodie Bag die to create these, I think the bags work best with the thicker kind of patterned paper and its the kind of paper that is usually double sided so gives a great finish. You do need paper that is larger than 6 x 6 to fit the die about 6 x 8 works well.


The cute lil critters are from the Critters In Costume set and then I have added the little bags and sentiments from Spookatular. The stitched circle from Stitched Party Banners makes an awesome place to add images and sentiments as it's such a great size.  


I hope I have inspired you today to make your own Halloween treat bags ... if only for your own lil monsters as I know my two are going to love these and they are just the right size for a homemade cookie or two ;)

I would really love to know what you think of my goodie bags! Please leave me a comment, maybe even subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow my blog :) If your interested I'm also on Facebook and I share sneak peeks of my projects (and my life) on Instagram.

 Hope you have a beautiful day and I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs Lydia xxx



Thursday, 16 October 2014

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release- Newton's Curious Christmas

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Hello there and happy Thursday! Welcome to Day 4 of the Newton's Nook Designs October/Holiday Release. You should have hopped here from Taheerah's blog but if not you can always go to the Newton's Nook Designs and start from the beginning.

Newton's Curious Christmas stamp set has so so many fun Newton images! They are so fun to colour and work well on little gift bags.....


How cute is Newton?!?! Also how fun would this be if the tree was on its side like Newton had knocked it over and maybe some presents strewn around ... the 'Santa Define Naughty' sentiment would work so well!

Would you like to win “Newton's Curious Christmas”?
This set will be given away to one lucky winner

Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! One winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs listed below. Make sure to check out each  blog and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog will be chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday, October 17 at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be posted on the NND blog on Saturday, October 18th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


I would really love to know what you think of the card set! Please leave me a comment, maybe even subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow my blog :) If your interested I'm also on Facebook and I share sneak peeks of my projects (and my life) on Instagram.

 Hope you have a beautiful day and I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs Lydia xxx
 

Add A Little Dazzle And Fancy Pants Blog hop Day 4

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Hello and welcome to Day 4 of the Add A Little Dazzle and Fancy Pants Designs Blog Hop Week! This week we are partnering with Fancy Pants Designs and both teams have been busy creating some amazing projects you are going to love. Get ready to be inspired by some amazing projects paired with Fancy Pants Designs beautiful patterned paper and Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets.
 
Today I have a layout... I know right, it's been an age since I posted one but with all the gorgeous goodies in the Fancy Pants 'Me-ology' pack I was inspired to do one.


How gorgeous is that paper?!?! I love love love it ... may have to buy this one in bulk hehe. There are lots of different   Add A Little Dazzle Craft Metal colours of that would match with this kit. I love that Monica has so many different shades of metal that would match any project.
 
New Products have been added to the Add A Little Dazzle Boutique.......
 
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New Product!!!

Did You Know There Are 10 Fridays Until Christmas? We are here to help you and have added the Oh Deer Patterned Collection Kit from Fancy Pants Designs and more fun items in the boutique.
Oh Deer Collection Kit includes: 12 sheets of Double-Sided Paper, Label Sticker Sheet, Sticker Fundamentals Sheets, Light Green Alpha Sticker Sheets, White Corrugate Paper, Red Corrugate Paper. In addition, each pack will include 12 Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets that coordinate with the pack.  You will receive two metal sheets in each of the following colors: Baby Blue, Scarlet Red, Brushed Bronze, Dark Chocolate, Golden Glimmer, and Wondrous White.
This is an EXCLUSIVE PACKAGE for the Add a Little Dazzle Boutique.  Get started on your holidays projects now. Order your pack in our Boutique TODAY and make sure to take advantage of our FREE SHIPPING! 

Prize Alert!!!

We have an awesome giveaway!  Enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 prize packs from both companies!  You have until Sunday, October 19th midnight to enter. The winners will be announced on both company blogs.

You must leave a comment on both the Add a Little Dazzle and Fancy Pants Design blogs to enter for a chance to win.

 
I would really love to know what you think of my gift wrap! Please leave me a comment, maybe even subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow my blog :) If your interested I'm also on Facebook and I share sneek peeks of my projects (and my life) on Instagram.

 Hope you have a beautiful day and I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs Lydia xxx 
 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release- Flakey Family

If you are looking for the Add A Little Dazzle
and Fancy Pants Blog Hop
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Hello there and happy Wednesday! Welcome to Day 3 of the Newton's Nook Designs October/Holiday Release. You should have hopped here from Taheerah's blog but if not you can always go to the Newton's Nook Designs and start from the beginning.

If you are a follower of my blog then you may have noticed that I do like to think outside of the box now-and-then and use some of the smaller (sometimes forgotten about) stamps on a set.


Instead of using the set as it was intended I thought this would make a fun twist on the set.... look no snowmen what-so-ever. And the red snowflake paper ... not patterned paper at all- yep those are the snowflakes on the set heat embossed in clear and then inked over (I did tell you I like small stamps right?! ).

I just love this sentiment and it's one that isn't just about the holiday season as this could be used on a number of cards needed throughout the year.


Would you like to win “Flaky Family”?
This set will be given away to one lucky winner
Here's how to win:  Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! One winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs listed below. Make sure to check out each  blog and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog will be chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday, October 17 at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be posted on the NND blog on Saturday, October 18th.  Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
















I would really love to know what you think of the card set! Please leave me a comment, maybe even subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow my blog :) If your interested I'm also on Facebook and I share sneak peeks of my projects (and my life) on Instagram.

 Hope you have a beautiful day and I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs Lydia xxx

Add A Little Dazzle And Fancy Pants Blog Hop Day 3 And Dazzling Diva Challenge #47

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Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the Add A Little Dazzle and Fancy Pants Designs Blog Hop Week! This week we are partnering with Fancy Pants Designs and both teams have been busy creating some amazing projects you are going to love. Get ready to be inspired by some amazing projects paired with Fancy Pants Designs beautiful patterned paper and Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets.

Today we are combining the Blog Hop with the Dazzling Diva Challenge...


 The challenge is 'Gift Packaging' and I have created a little sweetie wrap ....


I have created this cute little wrap using the gorgeous papers from the Me-ology kit! I have used Lawn Fawn 'Large Stitched Journaling Card' for all of the shapes. The heart is cut from Pucker Me Pink Add A Little Dazzle Craft Metal.

There are lots of different   Add A Little Dazzle Craft Metal colours of that would match with this kit. I love that Monica has so many different shades of metal that would match any project.


There are lots of different Add A Little Dazzle Craft Metal colours of that would match with this kit. I love that Monica has so many different shades of metal that would match any project.



New Products have been added to the Add A Little Dazzle Boutique.......
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New Product!!!

Did You Know There Are 10 Fridays Until Christmas? We are here to help you and have added the Oh Deer Patterned Collection Kit from Fancy Pants Designs and more fun items in the boutique.
Oh Deer Collection Kit includes: 12 sheets of Double-Sided Paper, Label Sticker Sheet, Sticker Fundamentals Sheets, Light Green Alpha Sticker Sheets, White Corrugate Paper, Red Corrugate Paper. In addition, each pack will include 12 Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets that coordinate with the pack.  You will receive two metal sheets in each of the following colors: Baby Blue, Scarlet Red, Brushed Bronze, Dark Chocolate, Golden Glimmer, and Wondrous White.
This is an EXCLUSIVE PACKAGE for the Add a Little Dazzle Boutique.  Get started on your holidays projects now. Order your pack in our Boutique TODAY and make sure to take advantage of our FREE SHIPPING! 

Prize Alert!!!

We have an awesome giveaway!  Enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 prize packs from both companies!  You have until Sunday, October 19th midnight to enter. The winners will be announced on both company blogs.

You must leave a comment on both the Add a Little Dazzle and Fancy Pants Design blogs to enter for a chance to win.

I would really love to know what you think of my gift wrap! Please leave me a comment, maybe even subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow my blog :) If your interested I'm also on Facebook and I share sneek peeks of my projects (and my life) on Instagram.

 Hope you have a beautiful day and I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs Lydia xxx