Thursday, 5 December 2019

CASE A DT MEMBER

Good Morning Everyone,

We have a new challenge at As You Like It today and we are asking you to CASE something from a DT card.



For my card I've CASE'd one I've made before, but this time in a more non traditional colour.  I've also heat embossed the wording with a MFT background stamp and this is what I am asking to be CASE'd from my card (heat embossing).  This way it doesn't have to be a Christmas card, it can be for any occasion.  

The cute stamp is from Stamping Bella and I have coloured him with copics and added glitter to the snow and glossy accents to the baubles.

If you would like to pop over to the challenge here you will be able to see what the rest of the DT are asking to be used from their lovely cards.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


with a voucher for the lucky winner

I would like to enter:

Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Festive Fun
Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday - All Creatures Great and Small
Incy Wincy Design - Christmas without red or green
Penny's Paper Crafty #459 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown  - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a good weekend.

Lynne x




Sunday, 1 December 2019

WINTER WONDERLAND AT SPARKLES

Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas and for this month the theme is "Winter Wonderland".



For my DT card I have used a freebie image from an old magazine, together with the background paper, and framed with a Clearly Besotted frame die which has been added with foam tape.  I made the floral display from a Spellbinders poinsettia, Tim Holtz foliage and added berries and fir cones.  I glued these onto a small piece of card first which made it easier to arrange them before adding to the card front.

I think this one will be going to my Mum in law and I'll probably add a sentiment on before it goes, but not decided which one yet.

I hope you will be able to join in this last challenge of the year.  Thank you for taking the time to visit and have a good week.

I would like to enter:

Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes

Lynne x



Friday, 29 November 2019

GOLDEN CHRISTMAS


Hi Everyone,

A quick post from me tonight with a card made for the November Rudolph Days challenge.



It's the same layout as my previous silver combo cards using the Memory Box pine tree dies, but this time in cream and gold.  I've used snippets of gold mirri card for the trees and snippets of patterned paper for the little added inserts.  The sentiment has been heat embossed in gold and is from a Penny Black stamp set.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Christmas or Winter Sentiment

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a good weekend,

Lynne x

P.S. I've just noticed that I have a new follower, Sally, and would like to thank her and hope she enjoys seeing my makes.




Monday, 25 November 2019

SHOW US YOUR SANTA HATS

Good Morning Everyone,

A little late with my post for the new challenge at Christmas with the Cuties.  This month we would like you to show us your Santa hats, but it must be cute too.


For my DT card I've used these cute Gerda Steiner kittens from the Carol Kitten clear stamp set, I just love their expressions.  For the background I used 3 Distress Oxides  and a Lawn Fawn Forest border die.  I've coloured the kittens with copics and fussy cut them out.   Glitter has been added to their hats, a memory box star and a Lawn Fawn sentiment embossed in silver finish it off.

We are sponsored by 


with a prize for the lucky winner.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Penny Black & More - Christmas
Penny's Paper Crafty 457 - Anything Goes
GSD stamps - Share your Designs November
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Starry Starry Night

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a good week.

Lynne x






Thursday, 21 November 2019

FAVOURITE WAY TO ADD SNOW

Good Morning Everyone,

Its time for a new challenge at As You Like It and this time we would like you to tell us your favourite way of adding snow to your projects.



For my DT card I have used Snowbird by Stampendous on Desert Storm cardstock.   I stamped him in Memento Rich Cocoa ink and coloured with copics.  For my snow one of my favourite ways is to used a stencil with texture paste as I have done here and added a touch of glitter to the paste while still wet.  I like the randomness of the stencil.  It really depends on where the snow is for me as on the branch and berries I have used glossy accents and glitter.  I think the glossy accents gives it a bit more depth than normal glue.

I've distressed the edges of my paper and added ribbon and tags from Mama Elephant. The small plain red bow was used as when I tried to make a bow from the spotted ribbon, I thought it looked too bulky and big for the card.

The sponsor for this challenge is 

with a £10 voucher for the lucky winner

I would like to enter these challenges:

Penny Black & More - Christmas
Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Christmas
Country View Challenge - Hand Stamped

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Lynne x




Wednesday, 13 November 2019

XMAS POINSETTIA

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well. A quick post from me with another traditional type Christmas card.


This is a lovely stamp from Stampendous called Curio Poinsettia.  I can't remember where I first saw it, but when I found it on Ebay I "had to have it".  I didn't realise at the time though that it was a wooden stamp, which I'm not really keen on as you have to get the first stamping just right, no help from Misti.

I've coloured with copics and added gold pearlescent card for the mats and a sparkly red and gold ribbon to finish.  

I would like to enter these challenges:

Penny Black & More - Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Traditional Christmas Colours
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Fall/Holiday
CCC Digi Creations - Christmas

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a good week.

Lynne x



Thursday, 7 November 2019

CUTE OR TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS?

Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at As You Like It and for this one we would like you to tell us whether your prefer to make cute or traditional Christmas cards (and don't forget to say why please).

I do love making cute cards, but when I think about it, they are not that suitable for a lot of my older relatives and friends and, as I have an abundance of cute, I opted for the more traditional type this time.




I have used my Memory Box pine trees die and used snippets of glitter for the top one and green snippets from a Christmas paper pad for the bottom.  The outlines are in silver mirri and the sentiment which is from a Woodware set has been silver embossed. Clear sparkly gems were also added.  Quite fiddly to fit all the little pieces in, but I like the final effect.

We hope you will be able to join us in the Christmas challenge and look forward to seeing your makes.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + a sentiment
Dream Valley - All that Glitters
CCC Digi Creations - Christmas
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Christmas/Holidays
Tuesday Throwdown - Fall/Holiday
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a good weekend.

Lynne x