Monday, 16 September 2019

SANTA'S ELF

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you had a good weekend.

I've had this little chap half coloured on my desk for a while and when I saw the latest MFT sketch challenge I though he would be ideal for it , so I had a play yesterday and finished him off.



This is the sketch I followed:


I coloured the image with copics and added snippets of red across the middle and a snippet of striped paper from an old LOTV Christmas pad. I embossed a small snowflake onto the larger bauble and stamped and fussy cut 2 small holly sprigs to  stick either side of the sentiment, which is embossed in white and is from a different MFT set.  The whole thing was stuck onto a red 5" x 7" card blank (much neglected, I must use them more!).

I would like to enter these challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Di's DigiDesign - Handcoloured image
Creatalicious #171 - Anything Goes 

Have a good week and thank you for visiting.  It is much appreciated when you leave a comment, I do love to read them.

Lynne x



Thursday, 12 September 2019

SANTA OR NO SANTA?

Good Morning Everyone,

It's time for a new challenge over at As You Like It and the theme is for you to showcase a project with your favourite of either Santa or No Santa on a Christmas card.



I tend to use a Santa image only when I have to, i.e. a DT card, or for a child's card so my favourite is "No Santa".  Most of the people I send cards to are probably too old for Santa cards anyway :) .

For my card I have used this sweet angel from LOTV and coloured her with copics. I have used some glitter on her wings and a sparkle pen on the stars. The sentiment is heat embossed and is also from LOTV.  The papers are from a First Edition Silent Night pad and the silver strip across the middle has been embossed with a linen embossing plate for extra interest, but that doesn't show up very well in the photo.  A doily cut in half and some sparkly gems finish it off.

I have used snippets on this, which are the two silver layers, the wonky square layer and the sentiment strip.

I would like to enter these challenges:

ABC Christmas - S for sparkle and T for texture
Allys Angels - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground #360
Winter Wonderland - Use your fave embellishments (Glitter, Doilies are always useful when you're stuck and sparkly gems)
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Bling It On

I hope you can join in with this theme, not long till Christmas now so there should be lots of Christmas card making going on.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will find time to leave a comment.

Lynne x



Monday, 9 September 2019

NAUGHTY CAT

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you've had a good weekend.  This is a just for fun card inspired by a few challenges.



I've been wanting to colour this little cat up for a while now and have only just got round to it.  He/she is from the Christmas Friends set from Penny Black.  I've coloured it with copics and cut it out with a stitched circle die and layered it onto a lacey circle die from Tattered Lace.  I've distressed the edges of the papers slightly, the top one of which was a freebie from a magazine, and also added silver glittery ribbon, a lacey edge and clear gemstones, although you can't see these very well on the patterned paper.

I decided not to add a sentiment as the paper has Merry Christmas all over it.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Penny Black & More -  Animals
Crafty Catz  #473 - Anything Goes
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Stamp It
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - S for Sparkle and T for Texture
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Thank you for taking the time to visit and I'll be back later in the week.

Lynne x

Thursday, 5 September 2019

BIRTHDAY WISHES

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all well.  I have a floral card to share today made with an old Penny Black wooden stamp called Gossamer.  I stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed in gold and then coloured it with my Zig Clean Colour Brush markers.




I die cut the SSS "Sending" three times, once in lilac, and stuck them together.  The birthday wishes sentiment is also heat embossed in gold.

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

Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with Flowers
Allsorts - Feminine
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Papercraft Challenges - Handmade/Stamped Flowers
Dragonfly Dreams - Happy Birthday

Thank you for visiting and have a lovely weekend.

Lynne x


Sunday, 1 September 2019

WINTER WISHES

Good Morning Everyone,

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


For my DT card I have used a sheet of DP from Pion Design cut into 3 pieces, added a mini scalloped border top and bottom, a memory box star in glitter card and heat embossed Winter Wishes in white directly onto the paper.   I've also added glitter all round the edges for a more wintery feel.

I hope you will be able to join in with us this month and you can see the inspiration from the rest of the DT if you pop over here.

I would like to enter:

Creatalicious #170 - Anything Goes
Simon Say Stamp Weds - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers #192 - Anything Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Lynne x




Thursday, 29 August 2019

FAVOURITE WAY TO ADD TEXT

Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at As You Like It and the we would like you to tell us and showcase a project using your favourite way to add text on a project.



I use all types, i.e. stamping, digital, computer generated, but often like to heat emboss, especially on Christmas cards.   I prefer my sentiments to be in rubber for that reason.

I've used an old LOTV stamp for this card coloured with copics and I've heat embossed the sentiment in silver.  The larger stamp is from a Whimsy set and the other words are from LOTV as are the papers (now retired). I've also added ribbon and a little die cut flower.

The sponsor for the challenge is

I hope you can join us and you can see the rest of the DT inspiration here.

I mentioned in my last post that we were going to a Steampunk Festival on Monday and these are a few of the amazing costumes we saw.


I only took the first 2.  They're not brilliant as we were in shade, but the other 2 were from the local paper.  The festival is on for 3 or 4 days and the really serious people have different costumes for each day.  I really don't know how they managed in the sweltering heat and the 2 in the last photo were on a tricycle and I think they were the best.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Allsorts - Feminine
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Emboss It
Tuesday Throwdown 439 - Stripes

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

Lynne x


Monday, 26 August 2019

Let's Build a Snowman

Good Morning Everyone,

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and this time the theme is "Let's Build a Snowman" so we would love to see your cute snowmen/women.



I have used Candy Cane Snowman kindly provided by the sponsors:


I have coloured him with copics and used LOTV kraft Christmas paper and 2 Joanna Sheen edger dies to finish it off.  Ribbon, stickles for the snow, liquid pearls and a few red and white pearls are the embellishments.

I hope you will be able to join in and hop over to the Challenge here to see the inspiration from the rest of the team.

I would like to enter:

August Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers #191 - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes/Snowpeople

I hope all those in the UK enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday.  The weather is certainly glorious.  We will be going people watching at a Steampunk Festival held here every year, some of the costumes you see are amazing, and then out for lunch with friends at a tapas bar.

Lynne x