Monday, 20 October 2014

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

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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 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Newton's Nook Holiday Release- Holiday Hounds


Hello there and happy Monday! Welcome to Day 2 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.

Even though I am in love with the whole of this release and do think that this set has to be favourite, 'Holiday Hounds' is just so so cute and those punny sentiments?!?!? LOVE! 


 This has got to be my most favourite image-punny sentiment combo like EVER! Jennifer is just so awesome to put it together ... her mind works brilliantly as I never would have thought of it :) 


Would you like to win “Holiday Hounds”?
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

Pretty Woman At Loves Rubberstamps

Hello there! Hope you are good? It seems that cold season has hit the house is earnest this weekend so the lil mites are running around with a tissue in each pocket. It's amazing how many of those little packets of tissues a little person can go through in a day..... mostly I think its the excitement of her own tissues but man she goes through them fast LOL. Hope colds haven't got to you just yet and you are staying warm :)

So I'm happy to say that Loves Rubberstamps Challenges are now back on! This weeks theme is 'Pretty Woman' and I am excited to see what you guys come up with!


This image from Kenny K was so much fun to colour. I had printed it out on Neenah Solar White Card and coloured with Copic Markers. The sentiment is Lawn Fawn- Scripty Joy Die cut out of Scarlet Red Add A Little Dazzle Craft Metal.

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 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


Monday, 13 October 2014

Add A Little Dazzle and Fancy Pants Blog Hop- Day 1

If you are looking for Day 1 of the 
Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release 
please click HERE

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Hello and welcome to Day 1 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. Join us today as we kick off Day 1 of this week-long blog hop.  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.  Let the fun begin!


 The papers in the Me-ology kit are awesome! They are so bright and fresh, they are also a great thickness for creating gift packaging! For this little gift bag I have used just over half a sheet of the 12 x 12 paper and added a strip of the oh-so-fun corrugated white card (also in the kit). The die-cut is made to co-ordinate with the kit and how great does it look on the Baby Blue 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.

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 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 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
 

Newton's Nook Holiday Release - Winston's Home For Christmas


Hello there and happy Monday! Welcome to Day 1 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.

Now as you know if you are a follower of my blog I am not a Monday lover but I am so loving today as I get to share with you the first set of the October Release for Newton's Nook! 'Winston's Home For Christmas' is such a fun set, packed with fun images and great punny sentiments- have to say I am such a fan of Jennifer's punny sentiments- they rock!


Now I don't really know why but in my mind Winston is a kind of 'Mr Bean' character.... kind and caring but a little silly and accident prone... don't ask me why I wouldn't be able to tell you why but in my mind's eye I know he has a little 'Teddy' at home lol. So that's the main reason why I coloured his car yellow ;)

On this image I coloured the car in, then covered with glossy accents and left to dry. After it was dry I then created the background with Distress Inks.

Would you like to win “Winston’s Home for 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

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Dazzling Diva Challenge #46

Hi there and good afternoon! Today has been a day of mixed weather, rain, then sun, then rain and then sun again... it's like it doesn't know what to do . Hope the weather is fair where you are :) 
Today starts a new challenge over at Add A Little Dazzle... this weeks theme is 'Fall Is Here'.....


We would love to see all of the colours of Autumn this week :) I totally love love love Autumn colours ... not so much the cold be the colours are just so cozy.



I have used the Lawn Fawn 'So Thankful' stamp set and Outrangously Orange Add A Little Dazzle Craft Metal to create the shiney decoupaged pumpkins.

News from the AALD Boutique - there is now free shipping on qualifying orders.

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We are excited to announce that Add a Little Dazzle now offers FREE SHIPPING on qualifying orders both in the USA AND INTERNATIONALLY.
We invite you to read more on SHIPPING HERE. No coupon is needed and all qualifying orders will automatically receive FREE SHIPPING at checkout. Need to buy in bulk. Check out our BULK BUY PROGRAM. If your country does not show up at check out, just email us and we will help you with your order.

 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 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