Thursday, 20 April 2017

AYLI DT - FAVOURITE COLOUR

Morning Everyone,

It's time for another challenge at As You Like It and this fortnight's theme is to showcase a project in your favourite colour (mainly one but you can use others).  Don't forget to let us know why it is your favourite.

My favourite always used to be blue but I've graduated onto lilacs and purples.  I think it's because I associate blue with being cold and purple shades seem to be softer and warmer.




When I saw a card using this image I really liked it and on the Art by Miran website there was a card made totally in pink, so when I saw this challenge coming up I thought it was an ideal time to try it in my fave colour.

I've coloured it in Copics and the papers are Nitwit collections.  All I've added are 3 die cut snowflakes, crispy ribbon and pearls.  The sentiment is from LOTV. The image has also been covered in quite a bit of glitter and stickles on the snowflakes.

The lucky winner of the challenge will receive a £12 gift voucher from:


So, if you'd like to pop over to the challenge here, you'll be able to see the lovely projects from the rest of the DT.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

The Ribbon Girl - Use any image
A Gem of a Challenge - Ribbon and or lace
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Use Purple

Thank you for visiting and I appreciate any comments you leave.  I love to read them.

Lynne x 







Monday, 10 April 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Morning Everyone

This is a small 5" square card to top up my card box - I need to make a few more general birthday cards especially flatter ones for posting.






It's an image from a LOTV trio coloured with Copics.  I've only put one dp on there as, with the card being small, I didn't want to cover it up as it's quite pretty.  Some silver sheen card, a martha stewart punch, 2 little flag labels, ribbon, a bit of glitter on the parcels and a LOTV sentiment finish it off.  I love these little trio sets.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Friends - Animals or Birds
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Happy Birthday
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Add a Sentiment
The Ribbon Girl - Any card
Dream Valley - 4 legged friends

Thank you for visiting and I really do appreciate it when you leave a comment.

Lynne x

Thursday, 6 April 2017

AYLI DT - FAVOURITE SHAPE OF CARDBASE

Morning Everyone,

It's time for another challenge over at As You Like It and this fortnight's theme is to showcase a project using your favourite shape of cardbase.  This can be a square, but you must explain why it's your fave.

I nearly always use square cards, usually sometimes 6" but for more special cards I use a 7" square.  I find square cards a lot easier to work with and can place embellishments more easily.  I also like things to look symmetrical, but I must say this has made me realise I should be more adventurous with my shapes - so watch this space I might go mad and make a different one!

This was made for my sister-in-law's 50th.  I made the 50 as small and discreet as possible because I don't think she likes being that age, but I just had to put it somewhere :) .  As you can see I've used a chipboard window frame, which I painted, a small lace butterfly and a doily.  The papers are from a First Edition christmas pad called Gilded Winter and the lovely pearl and gem embellies in the bottom left corner are from a Crafteezee collection from Noor Design.  I stamped the sentiment in gold metallic onto vellum as I think that goes well with this type of card.  The photo seems to have made the window look crooked but I can say it is definitely straight.





The sponsor of this challenge is 


with a $10.00 gift voucher for the winner.


If you'd like to pop over to As You Like It here you'll be able to see the rest of the projects made by my lovely team mates.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Ribbon Girl - any Card
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Embellish It
Noor Design - Flowers
Creatalicious #112 - Add Flowers

Thank you for visiting and I love to read any comments you may wish to leave.

Lynne x 






Tuesday, 4 April 2017

SPRING MICE

Hi Everyone

I have a birthday card for you today featuring the cute mice from Di's Digi Downloads.  This one's called Spring Blossom Mice which I coloured with Copics.





I printed it slightly bigger than normal so placed it onto a rectangular card base.  I'm never quite sure whether to make the mice brown or grey, but as you can see opted for brown this time. I have die cut 3 small butterflies from Cheery Lynn as embellishments, distressed the edges of the papers and added some twine, a little bow and a tag from Mama Elephant.

I hope you like and I would like to enter the following challenges:

In the Pink - Flower Power
Dis Digi Designs - Add texture
CCC Digi Creations - Include an Animal
Squirrels NSRC - Spring Fever
Dream Valley - Our 4 legged Friends
A Gem of a Challenge - Furry Friends

Thank you for visiting and I love to read your comments, they are much appreciated.


Lynne x






Monday, 27 March 2017

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CUTIES DT - RED AND GREEN

Morning Everyone

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and this month the theme is "Red and Green" so we'd love to see your creations in those colours as long as they are cute and christmassy.

We are sponsored by Bugaboo stamps who have kindly supplied the team with images and this is my card:



I coloured the image with copics, added glossy accents to their noses and used stitched hillside borders across the middle of the card. I struggled not to put any embellishments on as this isn't my normal style, but even though I tried nothing seemed to look right so I left it as it was.

It would be nice if you could pop over to the challenge here and see what the rest of the team have come up with.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

CHNC Challenge 326 - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations 271 - Anything Goes
CHNC Challenge Extra - Anything Goes


Thank you for visiting and I love to read your comments.

Lynne x







Thursday, 23 March 2017

AVA BELLA


Morning Everyone,

It's time for another challenge over at As You Like It and this fortnight's theme is to showcase a project using your favourite colouring medium (and don't forget to let us know why).

Mine has to be Copics as these are the pens I started out with and I think I'm just beginning to get the hang of certain groups of colours I can use together, but I don't think I've had many first attempts at an image that's worked!  I always have to have a practice first.  I've tried watercolour pencils but haven't the patience or time to stick with them so Copics are my first "go to" pens.





I've had this stamp for a while and never used her so thought I would use it on a card for my younger daughter.  March and April are busy birthday months in our family but once they're over I can relax a bit and make at my leisure.  I haven't been able to make a Mother's Day card this year either - I think it's because I always take so long chosing a layout - it seems to take me longer to do that than colour up the image!

Anyway, this one is Stamping Bella Ava Loves to Celebrate cut out on a Fancy Squares die by LDRS from Noor Design. There's a Sue Wilson die in there, a Martha Stewart punch and lots of flowers and pearls.  I've also put lots of glitter glue on the hem and bodice of the dress.



So, if you'd like to pop over to As You Like It you'll be able to see the lovely projects from the rest of the team.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Penny Black at Allsorts - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Flowers
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image
Paper Shelter - Birthday Girl
Inky Chicks - Flowers 

Thank you for visiting and I love reading any comments you may leave.

Lynne x 




Thursday, 16 March 2017

FLOWERS EVERYWHERE

Morning Everyone,

I hope you are well and having a good week.

This is a card I have made for my eldest daughter's birthday.  I have coloured the LOTV Summer lady with copics and arranged her on some lovely Pion Design papers, which are all distressed around the edges.  I have added a little floral arrangement, cheesecloth and some lovely lace and pearls.  The little sentiment tags are from Mama Elephant.






I hope you like.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations - Lili of the Valley
Inky Chicks - Flowers
CCC Digi #69 - For the Girls
Crafty Calendar - Special Female
Allsorts - Ladies and Girls
Crafty Purple Frog - Lovely Ladies


Thank you for taking the time to visit and I love reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Lynne x