Sunday, 29 December 2019

Happy In-Betweenie!

Hi everyone.
Well, we are now in the middle of Christmas and the New Year celebrations and, oh my word, I cannot stop eating! I'm pretty sure I'll be the one rolled out, never mind the barrel! (Some of you might not understand that song reference!).
Anyhoo, I stated that my craftroom is closed until the New Year when everything is back to normal and the Christmas tree and all the pretties are put away for another year but that hasn't stopped me having a mooch through my projects over the year and choosing 9 of my personal favourites.  Those which gave me joy whilst, or after, making them.
So here they are in all their glorious technicolour .

I hope you enjoy them as much as me.

Clean and simple watercolours background 

Cute simple foxy friend

Li'l gothy birthday!

Creative stamping mag stamps, watercolour and embossing powders

Indigoblu bee & crown stamps, mixed media background 

Studiolight dies and papers

Studiolight papers and accessories 

Julia McNeill "Poppy" digi stamp, alcohol ink background. 
Mixed media ATC's

Have yourselves a fabulous New Years eve but, if you're not in the mood to celebrate,  or if you find yourself alone, please try and look forward to new possibilities that a new year might bring, and don't look back. It can sometimes take us all to sad places.

Cheers for now 🍾🍾🍾

Lesley xxx

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

New Role for 2020!

Hey everyone!
I've been so excited recently because I applied to join the Trimcraft Maker team and they invited me to join for 2020!
If you're not sure who Trimcraft are, you may find that you've been using their products for some time!
You might notice they are suppliers of the fabulous First Edition, Dovecraft and Nova ranges amongst lots of others so have a mooch using the above link!

Their craft blog is a wonderful font of information with tutorials, videos, guides and oodles of interesting comps with fab prizes every week!

So, what are you waiting for? Pop over to the Trimcraft page and have a good old nose around then come back to me here!

Ok, so now you've done that, I hope you will like the projects and makes I intend to put out there next year. Joining a new team is always nerve wracking at first but I'm pretty confident that it will work out just fine as all the team members seem such lovely people.

IF you have the time to leave a comment below, I would be really grateful. I would really like to build a network here and I hope to inspire others as I've been inspired by many crafters just by blog following and learning lots of style and techniques from them.

So, have yourselves a super evening/morning wherever you are in the world and I hope to post new bits and bobs very soon!

Lesley xxx

Tuesday, 3 December 2019


Happy December everyone!
I've been absent for a couple of months as I've had a very busy time with all sorts of stuff n nonsense going on but....I'm back !
I've been busy making cards for my Design Team at Fiskars UK and for Papercraft Inspirations and although I've not blogged about it, I have been posting them on Instagram @lesley.pyle if you fancy a looky loo!

Last month, over at Fiskarettes (check the page out on Facebook) we had a collaboration with The craft cotton company and I volunteered to take out my sewing machine (lend it to my sis in law  first!)  then knuckle down and create a project using some glorious 100% cotton fat quarters.
Now, I'm not a sewer but I can just about find my way round hemming a skirt or sewing in a straight line so, it was a challenge to actually find a pattern, follow it through and make something Christmassy.
As my machine hadn't come back to me, I ended up hand sewing my item and, you know what?, I enjoyed it! Since my machine came back, I've started on a few more as my sister in law liked them so much she asked me to make them for xmas presents!!!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE................for my neck warmer/heat pad.

How happy with the result was I???

Now its going to cost me  a  fortune  in lovely fabrics and keep the machine going .......until I get fed up!!!

As for cardmaking???
I have oodles to share with you but it just might be easiest to pop onto Instagram ....@lesley.pyle .....(in case you forgot!)

I've also made lots of advent calendars this year for family and friends. Well, friends children anyway!

I've made wreath advents, woodland scenes and mini boxes.

Such a busy bee!

So  that was a quick hello and I'll leave you with this thought.........Crafting all day won't solve all your problems ........but neither will housework!

Crafty hugs
Lesley xxx