Sunday, 14 July 2019

Super Heroes

Hello Everyone,

I hope you've had a good weekend.  I've just finished watching the epic Wimbledon final and need to get my card shared.  It's a little different from what I normally make, but I thought I'd have a go  in a sketch challenge for a change. 



This is the sketch I've followed:


I've used Caped Cuties from Clearly Besotted, coloured them with copics and fussy cut them out.  The background paper is from The Works and I've added die cut and punched stars.  The paper in the cut out at the top was from a snippet which seemed to work perfectly for the moon. The sentiment is heat embossed and comes with the stamp set and I've also added a glitter pen to the large stars.

I hope you like it, I quite enjoyed making something a little bit different for me.

I would like to enter:

Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Let's Craft & Create 149 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Bingo + a Sentiment (Pattern Paper, Embossing, Die Cut)

Have a good week and thank you for visiting.

Lynne x

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Silver Wedding

Good Morning All,

I have a quick and simple card to share today for a Silver Wedding Anniversary.




I've used a Stampin Up Bloomin Heart die cut out of hammered card and used a scrap of silver sheen card underneath.  The flowers which also come with the die were also cut from scraps, together with the numbers.  I've used a LOTV sentiment and added, ribbon, pearls and sparklies to finish it off.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Pixies Snippets Playground - Use snippets
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Add a Number
Crafty Catz #470 - Anything Goes
Get Creative #82 - Anything Goes/Monochromatic
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes

I hope you have a good weekend.  It's a free one for me so should think I'll be watching the tennis and crafting hopefully.

Lynne x



Thursday, 4 July 2019

SOMETHING FOR BABY AT AYLI

Good Morning All,

It is time for a new challenge at As You Like It and for this fortnight the theme is "Something for Baby" so we would like to see your favourite projects for babies (and don't forget to say why please).



The only thing I make for babies is cards and I do try to make them a different shape from my normal square cards as it is such a special occasion for the parents and I should think most save them as keepsakes.

For my DT card I have tried the Dutch Doobadoo bottle shaped stencil.  I must admit I didn't find it easy as I don't like fussy cutting. The straight bits were ok, it was the curves etc that I struggled with.

I used a cute image from Digistamp Boutique and coloured with copics.  This was also a problem in that my pens didn't seem to like being used in the hot weather.  Two of them let out an ink blob on the image, but I just about managed to save the second one and a couple of pens seemed to be sticky too!

The papers are from a Carta Bella pad called Baby Mine and embellishments added are Memory Box baby ducks, a die cut flower shaped button, a chipboard word from Make It Crafty and a little string of pearls.  I've also used glitter glue on the bubbles.

The sponsor for the challenge is Crafty Ribbons, so a lovely prize for the lucky winner.

I hope you like my make and I would like to enter these challenges:

Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge wk 25 - Anything Goes
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Things Beginning with B (Bear, Baby, Bubbles, Bottle)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

That's all for now. I hope you have a lovely weekend,

Lynne x

Monday, 1 July 2019

INCLUDE A TREE

Good Morning Everyone,

It's the start of a new month so time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas and this month we would like your Christmas project to include a tree.



For my DT card I thought I would use my Stampin Up Snow Swirled tree again.  I have heat embossed it in gold, together with the star (which I think is really a snowflake) and the sentiment.

I did have a bit of trouble with the photo as the colour of the black paper didn't seem to come out right, but it's not too bad now.  The paper has tiny sparkly flecky bits on and it looks so pretty in real life.  I've added some gorgeous gold sparkly ribbon from The Ribbon Girl and matted the layers onto gold sheen card.

I hope you can join in this month and for more inspiration from the rest of the team you can pop over to the blog here.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Anything Goes
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes


Thank you for visiting. Have a good week and I will be back on Thursday.

Lynne x



Saturday, 29 June 2019

RUDOLPH DAYS CARD

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are managing to keep cool today, wherever you are.  I'm just sharing a quick card I've made for the June Rudolph Days challenge.


This is a small 5" card with one of the Pugs from the LOTV stamp set.  When I bought the set I didn't realise how small they would be! That's the main advantage of digital images I suppose in that you can re-size them as you wish.  Anyway, I stamped the little fella, coloured with copics and fussy cut him out. I then stuck him onto a Gummiapan die which I bought in one of Swedish House Crafts sales.  I've backed that with a snippet of green holly paper and surrounded it all with a circular frame made with my dual stitched circles dies.  A strip of spotty ribbon was added as the final touch.

All the paper, apart from the bottom red mat, came out of my snippets boxes so I am entering this into Pixie's Snippets Playground too.

So, challenges for this card are:

June Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Use snippets
Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers #187 - Anything Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - L is for Little

I would like to thank Karen for becoming my latest follower.

Thank you for visiting and have a good weekend.

Lynne x








Monday, 24 June 2019

SPOTS AND DOTS

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you've had a good weekend.  

It is time for a new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties and this time we would like to see "Spots and Dots",  as long as it's cute and Christmassy.



There is no sponsor for this challenge so I have chosen to use the cute Penguin Holiday Squares stamp set from Whimsy to use for my card.  There are 3 in the set, but I've only used 2, together with the sentiment which is also from the set.  I have coloured the little cuties with copics, heat embossed the sentiment in silver and added three of my favourite mini snowflakes in silver glitter card.  I've also hand stitched around the edge of the dotty paper for a bit more interest and added silver twine.

I hope you will be able to join in this month as we're half way through the year and we need to make a start on those Christmas cards.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Christmas Kickstart challenge - Glitter, Sparkle and Shine
Allys Angels - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
The Sketchy Challenges - Ribbon, Lace or Twine


Thank you for visiting and have a good week,

Lynne x




Thursday, 20 June 2019

SUMMER OR WINTER COLOURS?

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are keeping well.  It is time for a new challenge over at As You Like It and the theme for this fortnight is for you to showcase a project using your favourite of either "Summer or Winter Colours" (and don't forget to say why please).



I have chosen Summer colours.  I just love seeing the gardens full of colour and all the lush greenery everywhere.  I have used an old Penny Black stamp called Hello Dear and coloured with copics.   The papers are from a First Edition pad and I've added bric a brac, a little flower and a heat embossed LOTV sentiment.

The sponsor for this challenge is:



I would like to enter these challenges:

Southern Girls - I Spot You
Dream Valley - Summer Colours
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + A Sentiment
CCC Digi Creations - Eileen's Anything Goes
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Summer

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a good weekend.  Hopefully the weather will be picking up a bit for the weekend.

Lynne x