Wednesday, 30 April 2014

And the Tattered Lace Candy winner is...

Hi all ... so sorry for keeping you in suspense!!!!
Thank you for entering our Tattered Lace blog candy...and for your messages. As some of you used Linky and some left comments, it was easier to draw it the old fashioned way. So...I wrote names on paper... and before she mooched off to bed Daisy to pick a winner :)

.....and that winner is....

Jacquie at  Jacquie's Jewels 

Congratulations Jacquie... if you can email me with your details
I will arrange for your goodies to be sent out to you xx

Monday, 28 April 2014

Tattered Lace Challenge Blog Candy!!

I'm back again!!!
I'm back to show you what I made today using the Tattered Lace Lavish Blooms Poppy dies and Lavish Leaves.... AND....if you're still with me at the bottom of my post...An EASTER SURPRISE awaits you!!!!! ;)
Our challenge this month on the Tattered Lace challenge blog is for your project to include Lavish Blooms...and there is still time for you to join us! :)
For those of you who own any of the Lavish Blooms, you'll know that each of the flowers have three dies to them...and they're a good size! Well, I decided to see if they'd cut shrink plastic...and in what kind of detail!! I was pleasantly surprised...the large and small plain ones cut brilliantly as expected...and the middle sized fancy one...also FAB!!
I think if I'd given them an extra shim and another pass they would have cut all the intricate pieces right out...but...I didn't think they'd heat so well then, so I left them as they were. I coloured a couple of pieces of scroll work and the centre with Copics...shrunk them with my heat gun...and voila!! Gorgeous little flowers!!
The large plain Poppies I flicked with a Copic from the centre out...shrunk...and then blotted the back of them with white acrylic paint.

What other perfect accompaniment for these scrummy flowers, but the very lovely brand new Basket die...also from Tattered Lace. I cut two from Kraft cardstock...leaving one of them 'as was' ...and triple embossed the other with pearlised embossing powder. I then layered the embossed basket on top of the Kraft one (slightly offset) and filled it with flowers and leaves...attached them to my circular easel card and added finishing touches of ribbon...a shrink plastic bow (die comes with the basket) and a shrunk fancy poppy as a stopper. 

Now....the Easter Surprise bit....
If you would like to make some of these'll need the Lavish Bloom dies!  Don't have them???
Do not have the chance of winning them!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes...I know!! Exciting stuff huh?!!! 

I have been allocated a set of Lavish Blooms as Blog Candy!! One lucky winner will receive
Lavish Blooms Poppy
Lavish Blooms Aster
Lavish Blooms Lily
Cherished Centres
Lavish Leaves
(card not included x) 

All you have to do is follow the Tattered Lace Challenge Blog...follow my blog,  fill in your details with Mr Linky or leave a comment if you don't have a blog....easy!! :)   

** The winner will be picked...checked they've followed the simple rules...and I'll post on here on the 29th April.
* The dies will be sent to you direct, so I will need to pass on your address to Tattered Lace, please bear this in mind x

So, there you have it! ... get following...and get linking !! :) 

Thursday, 24 April 2014 Tatty Twinkle!!

Hi all :)
Just nipping in with a super quick post as I can hear my bed calling!! :)
I've finally got around to having a quick play with Tatty! Isn't she wonderful? She's so ....tatty...bless her :)  Coloured with Copics...and a brush of sparkle just to make her feel special :)

My new Cinch (book binding machine) from We are Memory Keepers arrived the other day too, so I just had to have a quick play.
I covered/decorated two pieces of mountboard...cut some pages to size
 ...made the holes and then added the wires. Made a tiny Tatty from shrink plastic as a dangly charm...bound the book and added heaps of colourful ribbon to the wires to finish :) 

                      Look...even her little shoes are tatty...bless her little cotton socks :)
Well...that was my flying visit for today...I must away to my bed. But I'll be back tomorrow with something a little less tatty!! ;) 
Night all xx

Oh...and don't forget my Blog candy from Tattered Lace is still nip to the post above and enter....quick!! :)

I'm entering Tatty into ...

Polkadoodles - Springtime
Fairy tale Challenge - Butterflies

Everybody Art Challenge - Cute 
Make my Monday - Distressed 

Saturday, 19 April 2014

HaPpY EAsTeR !

Good morning one and all....and Happy Easter weekend to you too xx
Just thought I'd nip in quick to show you my Easter duck.
 I have covered her in one of the flower designs from the Tattered Lace Mini Blooms set...and also used one of the flourishes from the Florentine Flourishes set for wings and tail feathers.
And yes...I have noticed that a certain someone is after her eggs!! Caught red handed!!!!!! :O

I am entering this into these challenges...
The Crafty Bloggers - Die Cuts and Embossing 
A Creative Romance -  Eggcellent Spring 
Alphabet Challenge - E is for Easter
Crafty Catz - B is for .....Blooms, bird, beak!!! ;)
Fussy & Fancy - Pearls & Lace  - pearls around neck, lacy tail and wings

My new We Are Memory Keepers Cinch has just arrived so I NEED to go and play!!! ;)

Have a great weekend

Lydia xx

Saturday, 12 April 2014

On your Wedding Day.....

Where has the first week of the Easter Holidays gone?? ...the last day of term seems like yesterday!!  Having said that, my poor Daisy has spent all of that week poorly.....not good having to use your school hols to be ill!!! Hopefully next week she'll be better :)

 Today I'm sharing with you a wedding card and matching candle. I was asked to make these for one of the members of staff at the school where the girls used to go...and I spent soooooo much of my time too!!! :)  I decided it needed to be a bit special...and big enough for all the staff to sign!

Mission accomplished......
 I made a gatefold card which had a 12" base and 6" folds. These had acetate 'windows' so that you could read the message and their details with the card closed....
I then needed to make a box for it to fit in!! 
...and this is the matching candle...
The centre of the card which held it closed....
(and in the true colours ) 

I wish Rachel & Sam all the best for today.....
.....and forever  ♥

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Tattered Nests and a NEW Tattered Lace challenge blog!

Helloooo! :)
I come bearing such exciting news!!!!!
I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo thrilled to have been asked to be part of the Tattered Lace Design Team for their brand new challenge blog...I just adore their dies and now I have an even bigger reason to play with them!!!!! :)

The challenge blog has just launched, and the very first monthly challenge is to create something - anything!! - using the gorgeous Lavish Bloom Set. 

I had Easter in my thoughts...hmmm...or was it just chocolate? ... when I picked up the Lavish Bloom set of dies...and so...Easter baskets with nests were created. 

The overall winner of the challenge will receive a prize of a £50 voucher to spend at

For this project I have used 
Tattered Lace -
Lavish Blooms Lily
Lavish Bloom Leaves
Lavish Bloom Stamens
and tiny flowers from
Beautiful Blooms


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