Thursday, 26 May 2022


 Morning Everyone,

Back again and this time it is the start of a new challenge at As You Like It where we would like to see your favourite way to decorate a money wallet or gift card holder.

When we give money for birthdays it always goes in the birthday card (not through the post though) so if I do make a money wallet it is always at Christmas time when cards have already been sent and the wallet doesn't get opened until Christmas day.

I have made a pretty pink one here for one of the girls with a sheet from a First Edition 8"x8" pad.  I followed the basic instructions on a Youtube video and made a band to keep it closed with a Spellbinders poinsettia attached, which I have decorated with glitter and pearls.  The Merry Christmas is stamped in metallic silver.

The sponsor for the challenge is:

with a voucher for the lucky winner.

I would like to enter this into:

May Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas
Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas
Simon Says Monday - Not a Card

Thank you for taking the time to visit and have a good day.

Lynne x

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Happy Birthday

Hello Again,

Another card to enter into the Allsorts 13th Birthday celebrations.  This is a Stampin Up Die which I cut into the stitched square and then used distress inks with sponge daubers to colour in the flowers and leaves. 

I had to keep putting the die cut back to make sure the colours were all in the correct place and when that was finished I glued the die cut back in place and stamped the sentiment in silver underneath.  A few clear raindrops finished it off.  

I would like to enter:

Allsorts - Birthdays
Simon Says Stamp  - Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for taking the time to visit and I will be back again tomorrow.

Lynne x


Morning Everyone,

This is my reminder post for Christmas Craft Creations where the theme this month is 'Two Colours'.

When I made this card earlier in the year I had some leftover embossing that hadn't taken too well and, knowing that this theme was coming up, I made my DT card from what was retrievable.  

I cut three small circles with stitched dies and arranged them around the sentiment, which is heat embossed in silver and gold. I matted onto gold sheen cardstock and added a few sparklies. 

There are two stamps on offer for the winner and you have until 7th June to enter so plenty of time to join in.

I would like to enter:
Incy Wincy Designs - Use a die cut or punch
Papercraft challenge - Add some bling

Have a good day and I will be back later with another card.

Lynne x


Monday, 23 May 2022


Morning Everyone,

Having said I had never made a shaker card before I decided to make one for the Grandon's birthday, albeit a fairly simple one.

He's in his teens now and only really into gaming but seeing as his previous ones have been on that subject, I decided on something different. I cut 3 star shapes and made the largest one into the shaker part with foam tape, added the sequin mix and also stuck a small 14 in the top of the star.  Snippets of paper were added under the other 2  and a blue star also glued to the card.  The sentiment is a Gummiapan die cut a few times for a bit of depth.

I would like to enter this into:

Allsorts - Birthdays
Snippets Playground - snippets used were the sentiments and papers for the stars.
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Use a die cut or punch

It's a pretty dull day here, but means I can go and finish planting in the garden. I don't like it being too warm for that sort of work.  Whatever you're doing today have a good one and thank you for taking the time to visit.

Lynne x


Thursday, 12 May 2022


 Morning Everyone,

Today is the start of a new challenge at As You Like It and we are asking you to share a creation relating to your favourite food.

I love anything sweet whether it be cake or chocolate, anything really.  If we go out for a meal I'd much rather have a dessert than a starter (can't manage 3 courses nowadays!).

For my DT card I have used images from the MFT stamp set called Mice Day to Celebrate.  I chose the paper first and then coloured the images with copics.  I decided on a fairly plain design as the image, when cut with a stitched square, was quite large.  I inked around the edge of the square with red ink to go with the paper.

The sponsor for the challenge is Lawn Fawn with a voucher for the lucky winner.

I would like to enter:

Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations - Food and/or drink
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Critter Crazy - Anything with a Critter
Papercraft challenges - Animals (on farm)
Rabisco challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and have a good day.

Lynne x

Sunday, 8 May 2022


Morning Everyone,

This is a card I should have posted last week as a Guest Designer at the Outlawz Challenges  for the Twisted Thursday challenge where the theme is Anything Goes.

The sponsor is Conie Fong and you can buy this lovely image, which I have coloured with copics, here. Pearls have been added and the sentiments are from LOTV.

I would like to enter:

Simon Says Weds - Feminine
We Love Stamping - For a Lady
Stamping Sensations - Anything stamped with option Floral and fauna
Rabisco challenge - Anything Goes

It's a lovely sunny day here at the moment and we're out for lunch and a garden centre visit later.  Whatever you're doing I hope it's a good one.

Lynne x

Friday, 29 April 2022


A quick card for a last minute entry into the Christmas Kickstart challenge where the theme is Gnomes.

I have used snippet strips from a Doodlebug pad for the bottom of the card and die cut the L'il Gnome from Simon Says Stamp, also with snippets.  The sentiment is heat embossed in red and I've added small red pearls for a bit of decoration.

I would like to enter:

Christmas Kickstart - From My Gnome to Yours
Snippets Playground - Use snippets
Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T - Christmas

The weather has turned out very sunny here today so I'm off to do more gardening.  Have a good weekend.

Lynne x