It seems an age since I was last here (nothing new in that, I hear you say....) but things have been, as usual, busy here.  My youngest is recovering nicely from his op, and I can't get over how small his scar is.  My appendix scar is a huge monstrous thing, but then after four children, most things in my abdominal region are pretty huge and monstrous ;).  However, his scar s a really neat 1.5" and looks like a partially healed scratch!  All I can say to that is his surgeon must be far neater at stitching than I am!  I am dead impressed!

He's still not back at school, and is getting tired really easily, but hopefully, he will be able to go back sometime next week, just in time to get some revision in for the science exams they are making year 8 take.  I can't tell you how much he is looking forward to those, not!

Anyhow, despite being really busy with work, I have still managed to find time to make some cards (I don't know how, other than the fact that work is probably suffering as a result), and this is what I have been up to: 

It's only a very basic card, made with cardstock and ribbon from my stash but the toadstool house is actually made using a photoshop action from Dreamcatcher Designs.  The action makes a fairy house, bow, flower and wings, and you can find it here.  It's not free, I'm afraid, but then so few photoshop actions like this are :(.

I'm actually entering the card in the Craftalicious Challenges  as I reckon since I'm now making all these cards, I might as well do something with them!  One of the design team on the Craftalicious blog is Jan, who just happens to run the craft class I go to ;).  

I've also been designing too, trying my hand at creating vellum.  I do have some notepaper for you but haven't had chance to upload it yet.  However, I have also been playing around with brushes, and came up with this:

It's a png file and you can download it here.  If you do use it, I'd love to see what you do with it :).

Happy scrapping!


  1. moller said...

    Thank you for sharing these cute heart flowers. I really appreciate it.  

  2. tmmarx said...

    These are just darling. Thank you!  

  3. SONDRA said...

    Thanks for sharing!  

  4. JanJay said...

    It's a gorgeous card Lynn, shame you weren't able to enter it in time.

    Hope you'll join us again this fortnight

    Jan xx  

  5. Loraine Arderne said...

    Cute card, that mushroom is gorgeous and the ribbon a fab finishing touch.