Day 21 and the freebie giveaway and full steam ahead…..

Posted in Kits by Linda Lloyd

Yes, my grandson’s operation is going ahead tomorrow which is good news, after 3 years of backwards and forwards, bounced from one hospital to the next this will hopefully solve all his problems, and being only 3 he should hopefully be sorted before he starts school, so fingers crossed and lots of prayers for tomorrow, also for my daughter and her husband who have to keep travelling to London and back for the endless appointments….. so tomorrow look out for the post, not sure when though as I will have grandson all day, hopefully when my boys get home from school they will keep him occupied for a while so I can get things done….. lol

I got my new Cameo Silhouette cutting machine Friday night but didn’t have time to get it out the box until Saturday night (didn’t really have time then but I wanted to cut something) and it cuts wonderfully, it cut the letters so neatly and all first time, I am sure me and it will get on wonderfully together, especially as I haven’t even started my Christmas Cards yet…… lol

Todays freebie is a ribbon, hope it will be useful to you all….

It should hopefully match the bow you got on day 16, so will look like the ribbon is tied in a bow if you would like that look….  I am desperately looking forward to designing at the moment, every time I go to bed ideas rush around inside my head, but I have not had the time, hopefully it will be soon….

My little boy who is 8 (nearly 9) is having a Class Assembly tomorrow afternoon, all parents are invited to go along and watch and see what they have been working on for the present term, so I am looking forward to that, I just hope my 2 year old grandson sits still for long enough…. I imagine he will sit there calling my sons name throughout….. ho hum!!

Don’t forget if you have missed any of the freebies, just click on the date you have missed on the calendar on the right hand sidebar and you can still download from each blog post…… I will be removing all the links 48 hours after day 30’s post so make sure you check back and download each day….. see you all tomorrow..xx

Sorry its late…. todays freebie

Posted in Kits by Linda Lloyd

Hi everyone, sorry todays freebie is late but I have been out all day, I went to visit my daughter who moved into her new house about a month ago and we took pizzas and coca cola and had lunch there, and watched the football in HD…. lol.

Todays freebie is here… it is a journalling strip so you can add journalling to your layouts, hope you like it…

The boys enjoyed their sleepover at the museum and I had a look around whilst waiting for them this morning… very interesting and even at my age I like playing with the interactive stuff….. lol

Hope to see you all tomorrow, I am having my grandson for the day whilst his brother goes to hospital for his pre-op appointment so not sure when I will get on, it will either be very early or late… lol

Take care..

Saturday’s Freebie

Posted in Kits by Linda Lloyd

And that is about it, I have spent 5 hours tidying my boys bedroom, me, hubby and the 2 boys and it has still taken us 5 hours, have lots of stuff to give to the grandsons (who knows where daughter is going to put it) but now it is tidy, shiny, sparkly…. but for how long nobody knows….

Anyway, they are off to sleep in a museum tonight…. hope it isn’t like Night in the Museum…. lol.

Todays freebie is the plain paper for the kit, I think I gave the cream one much earlier in the giveaway, so today are the other 4 colours….

See you all tomorrow with another freebie giveaway…. have a great Saturday, take care xx

The freebie giveaway will soon be over and it will be Christmas….

Posted in Kits by Linda Lloyd

How frightening is that, the weeks are rushing by, I cannot believe how fast this week has gone and I am expecting next week to go just as fast as my grandson is going into hospital for an operation on Tuesday in London, he has to go there Monday too for a pre-op appointment and I will be looking after my younger grandson on those two days, he is only 2 and into everything….. lol.

I am getting there slowly with Christmas Presents, I got another one ordered today and have a few more to do over the weekend, plus my new Silhouette Cameo should be arriving today, but no sign so far, and the tracking number isn’t working so we shall see……

Todays freebie is some word art, couldn’t think of any real exciting Autumn words so hope this is okay….

Tomorrow we are going to be cleaning out my 8 and 10 year olds bedroom, they will definitely be helping but we need to have a big sort out before Christmas…… my 10 year old is always making models with paper and he has made a space shuttle the size of himself, I just don’t know what to do with all this stuff, I think I may hang it from the ceiling.  They also have hundreds of pounds worth of Thomas The Tank Engine train set pieces, track, trains, stations, bridges, just about everything really and I think they are a bit old for it now so will pass it down to the grandsons, they should get loads of enjoyment from it….. need to get hold of some large cardboard boxes now.

Last night was pub quiz night and we eventually won…. I say eventually because twice the team marking our paper marked us down, first time by 4 points and the second time by 10 points….. and they are the team who complain strongly if anyone else gets their marking wrong….. and once the scores were re-done we came out on top….. we were really surprised as we thought we might have come second so really pleased with that result….

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for Day 19 freebie, have a great weekend and take care of yourselves….


Today’s Freebie is quite apt…..

Posted in Kits by Linda Lloyd

If you look around you all the trees are losing their leaves and so today’s little bare tree is pretty realistic of what it is like outside… I hope you like it, if you download, please leave me a comment as to whether you are liking the kit or not….

If you don’t want the bare tree you can always size down some of the leaves that were giveaways last week and hang them from the branches…. lol.  Has anyone made anything from this kit yet?  If so I would love to see your work….

Today I am going to make some cards, I have some birthday ones that need doing, it is my little boy’s 9th birthday next week, guess I had better sort out his present too otherwise he won’t be getting anything… at least I know what he wants.  I also have an awesome idea for a card from him, I have already downloaded some of the files from Silhouette, just need to cut out and put together…. I also think I have the exact right Echo Park paper to use…. don’t you just love that Echo Park ‘do digital’…..

Had an awesome time in church last night, everyone had to give their testimonies and as no one knew they were going to have to do it and couldn’t arrange it in advance it was brilliant….. very moving.

Anyway, daughter will be here to pick me up in a minute…. see you all tomorrow, take care xx

All but the last freebie made and uploaded… RESULT

Posted in Kits by Linda Lloyd

Yes you will be pleased to know that there really will be one freebie a day for the whole month of November as all but the last one are made and uploaded so I can now move on to something else…. I am really pleased with the kit and I think it will be awesome when altogether, so do keep checking back here every day until 30 November.

Todays you can find here…. it is a bow and I have used it for several things already…. probably one of the neatest bows I have ever tied too…. lol

I have had my eye on the Cameo Silhouette for about 6 weeks or more and was very tempted to go to the NECC in Birmingham a few weeks ago just to see one (not to buy one of course… lol), but I wasn’t sure how much different it would be to my normal size silhouette which I tend to use for all my cutting now.  It sat in the cupboard for about 3 years, then last Christmas I won a $25 download card for their store and so dug out the silhouette again so I could download the designs and cut them, and it has been my favourite since, the only thing that bothers me is that it doesn’t quite cut out the thickness of card I use and if I do 2 cuts it never lines up properly, so I have to stick to bigger designs which are easier to finish cutting out.  Some friends have recently bought the cameo and they say it cuts much thicker card aswell as being a proper 12″ cut and so that sold it for me.  About 3 weeks ago whilst in Tesco buying my boys some cards for Christmas to give to their friends I saw some Christmas Cards that I wanted to make.  They were black and gold…. gold glitter card with a black overlay of christmas ornaments, Merry Christmas and snowflakes and I thought they would be easy to make on my silhouette, but then reality sunk in and I realised that my machine would not cut my black card as nicely as that and it would take lots of time to finish the cutting out.  When I heard about the cameo the other day I realised it would be so easy to make these cards….. unfortunately DH wasn’t so impressed with my idea and despite very big, you cannot ignore these, hints he thinks I should wait until Christmas for it…. even when I photoshopped this picture this morning and sent it to him via email, he chose to ignore it and hasn’t even mentioned the picture….

So I guess I will have to wait or sell some of my stuff to buy it now…… If any of you have anything to say about the machine either good or bad please leave me a comment…. thank you.

Don’t forget to call back tomorrow for another freebie giveaway… take care everyone…


Exactly halfway through and I have been working on finishing the rest of the freebies….

Posted in Kits by Linda Lloyd

Yep, I am working hard at finishing the freebies and there is some good stuff to come that I have spent ages on,  I have 6 more things to complete and then it will be done and I can start working on my Christmas Cards and Kits…..  has anyone actually finished all their Christmas Stuff yet?  If you have a big congratulations on being so organised…  the tumble dryer has broken today so instead of ordering more Christmas presents tonight DH is going to have to look at the tumble dryer…. think it is the dog hair that has done it though….

Last night everything went by the wayside too as we snuck off out to the cinema to watch The Awakening, now I  knew it was scary but it wasn’t as scary as I had thought, infact I really enjoyed it, it was a Victorian Ghost Story…..

As for today’s freebie, it is here, another patterned paper for your collection, but there is still more to come, just trying to space it out with the elements…..

I don’t think any set is complete without some stripy paper….. a must have for me…. hope you like it.  Will be back tomorrow with another freebie, although it is all done and packaged I cannot remember what it is off the top of my head, so you will have to wait and see…..

Have a great day, the sun is out here although it is still cold….

Take Care

Day 14 already, are you ready for another freebie?

Posted in Kits by Linda Lloyd

Yes it is day 14 already, where is this month going? I am gradually getting around to buying more Christmas Presents but at the moment I am not trying really hard. Will have to sit down with DH this week and get buying as he has the money, I have the ideas….. perfect team eh?

As promised, here is a photo of the snowing Christmas Tree, sorry it is a bit blurry but I think this is mainly because the snow is snowing and the photo was only taken on a phone, so nothing spectacular there…. but I hope you get the idea.

Todays freebie is some string, it comes in 2 colours so you can choose which one you want to use, or why not use both…..  hope you like it….

Tomorrows offering will be some more Patterned Paper, so don’t forget to check back then…. have a great day


Woohoo, did it and no one ran away……. and Day 13’s giveaway freebie…..

Posted in Kits by Linda Lloyd

Hello, yes I preached and no one ran out of the church screaming or anything so I must have done something right (not that anyone has before but you never know)….. not even my 3 videos of roller coasters frightened people off….. lol.  And incase you are wondering about roller coasters and my preach I will tell you.  I preached about our fear of doing things and how most of the time our fear is irrational so we need to look to God who promised he would be with us always, and if God is for us who can be against us as God has already defeated Satan and no one is more powerful than God….. I felt that the really big hill at the beginning of the SAW roller coaster was a good example of the hills of fear that sometimes paralyse us from doing things, and that if we overcome that fear the things that follow are normally really good….

Anyway, on to today’s freebie… today it is a Journalling Tag, and there is plenty of room for any journalling you might want to do…. hope you like it…

I did see the snowing christmas tree yesterday and I have a photo of it but it is a bit blurry and needs some work doing to it so will post it tomorrow…. has definitely gone up in price this year though so won’t be buying one of those…. I did see some gorgeous decorations though, I wish I had the time and patience to make my whole house Christmassy, but although the mind is willing my body isn’t…. lol.

Check back tomorrow for another freebie, see you all then.

Linda xx

Super Saturday…. what to do after posting this freebie…..

Posted in Kits by Linda Lloyd

Not sure what to do today, haven’t got too much money with Christmas coming but cannot do Christmas shopping with 3 boys in tow, plus I do most of it online anyway….. am expecting a nice little strokeable parcel maybe today or Monday, just a little 6 x 6 pad which I thought I would treat myself too, sometimes I miss “real” making and I do need to get my Christmas Cards under way, plus daughter wants some Thank you cards and all I ever do is spend my time on my computer, so come Monday all that is going to change (ha ha maybe if I can get myself motivated)…. I have a plan!! And as I am a Life Coach you would think that I, at least, could make a workable plan….. we shall see.  So my plan for today is to go to Sainsbury’s as someone I know says they have a sale on…. I just love looking at their home stuff for inspiration, so I can try and persuade myself that is why I am going there, plus we have a shop called The Range, now yes, I know they have craft stuff there, but I do also like to look at the Christmas Decorations and try and persuade myself why they would be any good in my house and then come home with nothing, which is what I did last year.  They did have the cutest Christmas Tree last year though, it snowed….. can you believe it a snowing tree, if they have it today I will take a photo and post it on here, I think it would even make a good layout if I can discipline myself to make good layouts again… lol

Anyway enough waffle, I know you are all waiting for todays giveaway, so up to day 12 today, almost halfway through can you believe…. and today is…(hang on, just gotta check as I have forgotten… lol)…  aaah yes, some cute little brads…..

There is one for each of the colours of the kit so they should be very useable…. hope you like them, I have some in “real life” that look just like that, just different colours…..

I am getting a bit nervous now as I am preaching in church tomorrow….. I have written my sermon, collected a video and photo to show and now I need to make sure the laptop and iPad are charged so I can use them, plus I guess I need to transfer the stuff from my iMac to my MacBook too….. will ask DH to do that later for me so I know it is done right (and if it isn’t I have someone else to blame…. lol).

Guess I should now get off of here and go and get ready to go out…. see you all tomorrow, have a great day today…

Linda xx

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