Saturday, 16 December 2017

PENNY BLACK SATURDAY - GUEST DT

Morning Everyone,

I am joining in again as a Guest DT over at the Penny Black Saturday challenge for their mid-month inspiration post where the theme is Winter/Christmas.




I've made 2 small 5" cards with this little fella who is from the Holly Day Critters stamp set, as is the sentiment. I've used copics to colour and small scraps of different paper for the top layer which has been edged with a stitched mini scalloped border. One has been matted onto kraft card and the other a red card. Glitter has been added to the hat brim and pom pom.

My photo looks a bit wonky, I think it must be the way I've laid the cards out.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Festive Colours
Come and Get It - Christmas
Addicted to Stamps - Seasons Greetings
Creative Knockouts - Christmas Delight
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Pixie's Snippets playground - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I do love to read any comments you may wish to leave.  Hopefully, I will be back in the week but, if not, I hope you all have a Happy Christmas and keep well.

Lynne x




Thursday, 14 December 2017

AYLI DT - BOX OR BAG

Morning Everyone,

I hope you are keeping well and have not had too much snow.  It was a rainy here yesterday so hopefully we seemed to have missed this latest batch of icy weather.

It is time for another challenge over at As You Like It and this time we would like you to tell us if you prefer to decorate bags or boxes and to showcase a project.  I have chosen a box as I think they are sturdier than bags, they are fairly easy to make and can make smaller presents such as jewellery look a bit more special.




For my little pillow box I have used paper from an 8" First Edition pad, Gilded Winter, but I stuck it onto a piece of white card first to make it that little bit stronger.  I have decorated it with a gold edged ribbon, a large white flower which I edged with gold coloured stickles and some pearl and gold embellishments.  The little gold balls are rescued from the Christmas crackers we had last year.  I've also added a little tag stamped in gold metallic ink.

The sponsor for the challenge is


with a $10 voucher for the lucky winner.

If you'd like to pop over to the challenge here you'll be able to see the inspiration from the rest of the team.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas Goes
Dream Valley - Christmas
Crafty Calendar - Christmas
Brown Sugar - Anything But a Card
Paper Creator's Crafts - Christmas and New Year
Noor Design - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I appreciate any comments you leave.  In the meantime keep warm,

Lynne x 






Saturday, 2 December 2017

WINTER/CHRISTMAS - GUEST DT

Morning Everyone,

I'm back again!  Three days in a row is definitely a first for me!

I am pleased to be a guest designer on the Penny Black Saturday challenge today where the theme for December is Winter/Christmas.



I've had a play with this little chap from the Holly Day Critters stamp set and used paper from Crafts and You called Frozen. The little mouse is coloured in copics with his scarf to match the papers.  Dies I've used are stitched circles, stitched squares, mini scalloped edges, Marianne design circle die and the stitched banner die from Creative Expressions. The lovely sparkly ribbon and white pearls finish it off.

If you'd like to pop over to the challenge here you'll be able to see the lovely inspiration from the team.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Noor Design - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles wk 48 - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Christmas + a sentiment
Love to Scrap - Winter Wonderland

Thank you for visiting, I hope you haven't got too fed up of my posts this week!  If you can leave a comment it would be greatly appreciated. I love to read them all.

Have a good weekend,

Lynne x
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Friday, 1 December 2017

SPARKLES CHRISTMAS DT - SNOWMAN/MEN

Morning Everyone,

I'm back again.  Today is the start of another challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge and the theme is Snowman/men.



For my card I've created a little scene with a Whipper Snapper stamp called Prescott.  He is one of those stamps that when it arrived it was much larger than expected.  I've coloured him with copics and fussy cut him out. The hillside borders are Lawn Fawn and the larger tree is from Find It Trading.  I do normally like to have a sentiment on the front,  but when I'd completed the card I couldn't decide where to put one so it is without for the moment.  I've put liquid appliqué on his hat and skate and stickles around his boots.

I hope you'll be able to join in with this easy peasy theme and if you'd like to pop over to the challenge here you'll be able to see what the rest of the team have been up to.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Fab n Funky - Christmas
Creative Knockouts - Snow Much Fun
Card Mania - Christmas
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes/Let It Snow

Thank you for visiting and I appreciate any comments you leave.

See you soon,

Lynne x


Thursday, 30 November 2017

AYLI DT - FAVOURITE ANIMAL

Morning Everyone,

It's time for another challenge over at As You Like It and this fortnight's theme is to showcase project
using your favourite animal (and don't forget to tell us why please).




I love most animals, but I have to say dogs are a favourite, especially seeing as I have two of them!  Dogs can be so loyal and affectionate and also funny, if mine are anything to go by.

For my card I've used Party Pup by LOTV.  I found this stamp on Ebay a while ago and I think there are 2 others in the set, which I would love, so if anyone has the others and wants to part with them I would be glad to take them off their hands :).  I've coloured him with copics  and the LOTV sentiment is stamped in gold metallic ink.  I've used gold mirri card and a snippet of green paper for the top piece. There's also some glitter on the little parcel.

The sponsor for this challenge is


with a £10 voucher for the lucky winner

If you'd like to pop over to the challenge here you'll be able to see the lovely inspiration from the rest of the design team.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - November Any Image
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and if you would like to leave a comment, it would be greatly appreciated.

I'll be back again tomorrow so see you then,

Lynne x







Monday, 27 November 2017

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

Morning Everyone,

It's time for the final challenge of the year over at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme is "Santa Claus" so we would love to see any of your cute projects featuring Santa Claus.




This is my card featuring a LOTV stamp and some of their retired paper. I coloured him with copics and added some glitter to his furry bits.  The sentiment is from digistamp boutique and the flower is a Sue Wilson poinsettia die.

The sponsor for this challenge is 

with a prize for the lucky winner

I hope you'll be able to join in this final challenge of the year and if you'd like to visit here you'll be able to see the lovely inspiration from the rest of the team.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

November Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas Goes
Allsorts - Inspired by a Carol or Winter themed song (Santa Claus is coming to town)
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image
Crafty Friends - Add a Sentiment

Thank you for visiting and if you leave a comment it is greatly appreciated as I love to read them all.

I'll be back in a few days as it's a busy week DT wise.  See you soon,

Lynne x



Thursday, 16 November 2017

AYLI DT - FAVE XMAS COLOUR COMBO

Morning Everyone,

I'm back again as it's time for another challenge over at As You Like It and the theme for this fortnight is to showcase a project using your favourite Christmas colour combination (and don't forget to tell us why please).

For wintery outside scenes I like either blue and white or lilac and aqua, which is what I have chosen.
I think I've already used this colour combination as a favourite for a non-Christmas card, but it is a combination that looks good for anything.  They are very pretty colours, but also look cool enough for a wintery feel.



The sponsors, Polkadoodles, kindly provided the team with images and I chose Winnie Winterland - Frosty the Snowman.  I coloured them with copics and used retired LOTV Snow Princess paper.  The edges of the papers have had texture paste and glossy accents added with glitter sprinkled on.  

I had a little disaster in that the flower in her hat was the last thing to be coloured and the red pen sprinked on the image!!! Luckily I've managed to get rid of it with the blender pen.  I'll have to be more careful in future.

The lucky winner of the challenge will receive a 3 digi stamp voucher from


so if you'd like to pop over to the challenge here you'll be able to see the lovely inspiration from the rest of the team.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Noor Design - Winter
The Ribbon Girl - Any card
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Christmas

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

Have a good weekend,

Lynne x