Tuesday, 29 March 2016

WOYWW- Teddy revealed and a productive Easter!

Hi Everyone.

Well just to show you what became of those cut off's from the denim jeans! Ta Dah!

A bear cushion! I found the idea on Pinterest but couldn't find a pattern so made up my own. I still have quite a lot of denim left so I will be searching for more things to make by up cycling! 
I have to admit I'm addicted to Pinterest at the moment and have been looking at all the lovely cards other people have made. Inspired by a card I saw I also made this birthday card for a friend.

I really enjoyed making this. The design is great for using up all those odd pieces of scrapbook paper that you have kept "just in case."  I stamped on some of the squares and added the butterfly and flower to link the squares and bring it all together. Trouble is I then got to thinking about my drawer full of odd Christmas papers that I have and…..

Same design…I used white embossing powder and blue ink to stamp on this one and added die cut snowflakes and silver gems.

I will be making a lot more of these they are so easy. A very productive Easter break! 
As well as working at my craft desk we also went out on a few lovely walks…

Llanelli Beach where we almost got blown away on Easter Sunday…

And on Monday we went to Rhossilli on the Gower… This place is so beautiful and so was the weather, we managed to get out of the wind and sit in the sun.. bliss...

Bad hair day!

Then a big black rain cloud appeared….. 

and we just made it back to the car before the heavens opened! 

Well… That's me for this week.  I'm looking forward to more walks and more crafting as I am on the 2 week school holiday… I've also got lots of time to visit you all too.

Have a happy week

Lynda X


  1. Hi Lynda, I love your bear cushion, very clever! I don't go on Pinterest as I know I'd spend even more time in front of the screen and less crafting - but some great ideas you found and I love both cards. Looks like you managed some fresh air and got some great photos! Helen #1

  2. Your teddy is such a great idea to make using left over denim. Those cards look fab for just scrap cards what a simple layout perfect for scraps hugs Nikki 2

  3. A lovely Teddy from denim. It does look a little cold & windy on the beach Lynda , better to be outside then stuck indoors I always think. Loved the cards also. Jill #6

  4. FAB project and pix - looks like a lovely location too


  5. That nine piece patchwork card works so well! I love both of them, the way you've used patterns and colours to link up all the squares is very clever 😃💖. And the denim bear is fab, he made me smile this morning!!
    I've done that Rhossili walk many a time, beautiful shots over Falls Bay 💕
    Hugs, LLJ 12 xxx

  6. That bear cushion is so adorable! And the cards are so pretty, I also have a pinterest addiction, I could look all day, but while looking no crafting is happening. You live in a beautiful area, how nice to be able to go for a walk on the beach like that. Happy WOYWW Vicky #8

  7. You've been a busy girl! I may 'borrow' the ide of making a card, then making a Christmas card in the same vein! Inspired idea.

  8. Love all your cards ( I am an inchie fan ) - They are gorgeous.
    I am also on holiday for two weeks from school - great isn't it ? :) . I think you must live near my inlaws- They are in Carmarthen, and llansteffan, i recognise those views. Hubby is from Wales but we live in East Anglia now when he retired from the airforce.
    Enjoy the rest of your holiday . Soojay 21 xx

  9. What lovely cards, Lynda. Such a great way of beginning to empty the drawer or box of bits - then we can fill it up again. Gorgeous pictures of your day out on the Gower - oh I just love it there...
    Take care. Enjoy your school holiday. God bless.
    Margaret #21

  10. Hi Lynda, love the cushion. Totally agree, Pinterest is a huge black hole, I can lose hours easily. I love your cards, I love these mosaic type cards for using up scraps, or images only part came out right. Gorgeous scenic pics, at least the rain held off. Have a great week,Hugs, Shaz #7xx

  11. What as fun cushion!
    I love the photos. We have holidayed in the Gower a couple of times. It is indeed beautiful and unspoilt.
    Oh Pinterest. It is the cause that my hubby goes hungry sometimes! I can spend hours looking at all those nice things, yummy recipes etc.
    Great cards you have made! Such a simple idea. The Christmas card is gorgeous.
    Thanks for visiting already,
    Happy WOYWW and have a great week off

  12. Beautiful views! I love seeing places people live or visit.

    The butterfly card is beautiful. I love the 3d look of it. Very vibrant and a great way to use up leftovers. Thanks for sharing the bear cushion with us. I must admit to wondering what you were going to do with those jeans lol.

    Have a great week
    Sharon K #42

  13. Awww, that is so sweet! Love the block cards too - I've always been drawn to squares. Nice photos as well. It was a bit blowy on Sunday - much better better on Monday! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #26

  14. Your pages are beautiful. Love the bear cushion!!
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #34

  15. What gorgeous cards you've made and those photos of the coast are stunning....thanks for sharing them.
    Have a great week.
    Annie x # 13

  16. I love the cards you have made from your scraps and what a great way to use them up to. I also have seemly put a lot of hours logged in with Pinterest myself. Thanks for the visit and trying but you know when working at home there's always something that slows you down. Mine laundry.....lol. Have a great week Hugs~Anne L #3

  17. A lovely cushion - what a great idea for using up scraps of denim! Great cards as well.
    Bernice #15

  18. Lynda, how completely creative! I love that cushion! And your cards are beautiful! Lucky you with such a long break and I would have loved to go on that walk with you in that GORGEOUS spot! Thanks for stopping in on me! Blessings Felicia #53

  19. Lynda--the heavens are opening up right now here in the Ozarks--it's thundering and pouring! I love your bear cushion. And thanks so much for the visit--you MUST take some crafts with you. Two weeks is a long time for a crafter. My fold-up organizer holds so much stuff, and it's called an Embellishment Organizer by The Paper Studio, and I got it at Hobby Lobby. They are online too. Have a wonderful vacation. Happy Wednesday! Sandy Leigh #61

  20. You deserve the break, I hope you feel as if you get loads done. The squared cards are lovely, talk about see an idea and run with it! The bear cushion is about as far from what I thought it would be as possible. It's lovely, well done on the up cycling!

  21. Thanks for swinging by Lynda. I LOVE the bear he is stunning. I really like the cards, they are bigger versions of the inchies I like to make - using 1 or 2 inch squares. Cx #52

  22. Really cute. I love the block cards too. Pinterest can really keep you going. Happy Wednesday and thanks for stopping by. Peg 56

  23. Your bear cushion is so cute and the cards are great! I've seen that grid-style design before, but you really elevated it with the stamping and embellishments. Happy WOYWW (a day late) and thanks for visiting! ~ Laura #62

  24. Just LOVE your cushion! I make rugs from denim strips. And love your "scrap" cards! Very pretty and such great use of pieces! Thanks for the visit and hope you have a great rest of the week!
    Carol N #43

  25. Well I love that cushion. What a great idea. Take care. Zo xx 41


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