Sunday, 19 September 2021


Good Morning everyone, 

I have a very simple card here for the CAS Christmas challenge where the theme is plaid.

I have used my L'il gnome die from Simon Says Stamp and cut his plaid hat and outfit from a snippet of paper and coloured his beard and nose with copics.  I embossed a circle with a falling snow folder and added glitter to some of the flakes.  The stitched banner is stamped in red with a background stamp from My Favorite Things and the sentiment is from LOTV.  I am loving these black embossed labels at the moment, they are my favourite.

I would like to enter:

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Gnome, circle and banner are cut from snippets
PIP Challenge 2137 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a good rest of the day.

Lynne x

Wednesday, 15 September 2021


Hello everyone,

It was a horrible rainy day here yesterday so I took the opportunity to make a card for the challenge at Allsorts where it is a challenge in memory of Kath, one of the DT, who sadly passed away recently.

I decided to go with the paper piecing option and used my wooden Penny Black stamp called Gossamer which I have stamped  twice and pieced with snippets of papers from a Doodlebug pad.  On the largest flowers I have doubled up on a few of the petals for added interest.  I have framed it with my Clearly Besotted frame dies and added tiny enamel dots to the centres and a few raindrops from Little Things from Lucy's cards.  The sentiment is from LOTV.

I have just got back from a lovely lunch with 3 friends who I meet up with every now and again and it was so nice to have a chat.  I have a dentist appointment tomorrow though, not looking forward to that one.

I would like to enter:

Allsorts - Challenge for Kath
Pixie's Snippets Playground  - snippets used were the flowers and the frame.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a good rest of the day.

Lynne x

Monday, 13 September 2021


 Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you've had a good weekend.  Did anyone watch the tennis on Saturday with Emma Raducanu.  I can't believe she's only 18, a brilliant player, let's hope she keeps it up.

It is time for a new challenge over at The Cutie Pies and it's all about birthdays as we are celebrating our 10th birthday and there are 4 fabulous sponsors.

For my card I have used a Di's Digidesign coloured with copics.  I had a disaster with this right at the end when putting it altogether.  The image was quite a bit longer and I was going to put a die cut sentiment across the bottom, but I managed to get glue where it shouldn't have been and when I tried to wipe it the paper ripped etc etc so I had to cut it shorter and re-think where to put a different sentiment. So, not as originally planned but not a total disaster.

The papers are from an Echo Park pad and a little button and doily finish it off.

I would like to enter:

PIP challenge 2137 - Anything Goes
Allys Angels - Anything Goes
Disdigidesign challenge - 2 or more patterned papers
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Make it digital
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x

Thursday, 9 September 2021


Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge over at As You Like It and we are asking whether you prefer circles or squares for your cards.  For my card bases I definitely prefer squares as I find them easier for layouts, but for images it depends on which suits them best and these bunnies are definitely made for circles.

I have coloured them with copics and please them under two dual stitched circle dies and a Penny Black edger die.  The sentiment is heat embossed in white and is from LOTV as are the bunnies.

The sponsor for the challenge is:

I would like to enter:

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
PIP challenge 2136 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and whatever you may be doing today, have a good one.

Lynne x

Tuesday, 7 September 2021


 Good Morning Everyone,

What beautiful weather we're having here at the moment.  I thought we'd seen the last of the warm sunny days.  

I've had a play with some inks after seeing a video on Youtube.  I put three colours of ink onto a mat, sprayed them with a bit of water and then stamped my flowers from the Adore You set by Altenew in a random manner. 

This was cut out with a stitched square and I added the birthday sentiment, heat embossed onto vellum, before attaching to an orange mat.  I've used a cream base card for this as it looked a lot better than white. A few sequins and enamel dots have been added to finish it off.

I would like to enter:

We Love Chocolate Baroque - Any celebration 
Allsorts - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

I hope you have a good day, thank you for visiting and any comments you leave are appreciated.

Lynne x

Monday, 30 August 2021


 Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you've had a good weekend.  I had a little play and made this Christmas card.

The set is Santa's Elves from MFT and I've coloured with copics.  I masked off the elf and put the tree behind him, the sentiment is from the same set and I've cut them out with a stitched square, added a border and a snippet of patterned paper. 

I would like to enter:

ABC Christmas - Q for Quality Street colours
Christmas Kickstart - Photo Inspiration - I've gone with the bright colours and presents

Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x

Thursday, 26 August 2021


Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at As You Like It  where we would like to see projects featuring your favourite wild animal.

I like lots of wild animals but have chosen elephants because they are such gentle giants and when they are being killed purely for their ivory, it is very sad.

I have used my WPlus9 elephants coloured with copics and cut out with their dies.  The birthday die is from MFT and I've cut that from a LOTV simply print watercolour.   I must say I'm not very happy with the card. It's probably because the elephants would have looked better being larger but with them being stamps and not digital I had to go with it and didn't have time to make anything else.

The sponsor this time is:

so a great prize for the lucky winner.

I would like to enter:

TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and any comments are greatly appreciated.

Lynne x