Sunday, 18 November 2018

SWEET SNOWMAN

Good Morning Everyone,

Hope you are having a good weekend.  I have another just for fun Christmas card today, I seem to be on a roll with these at the moment.



It's a small A6 size as the stamp from the PB Jolly Friends set is quite small so I thought I'd make a quick card with him as he is so cute.  I've coloured him with copics, fussy cut and added him to the card with a silver embossed sentiment, also from Penny Black, from the Christmas Cheer set.
Three Tattered Lace mini snowflakes have been added to the corner with little gems in their centres.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Allsorts - CAS Christmas
Di's Digistamps - Include a sentiment
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Get Ready for Christmas
Crafty Friends - Pearls or Gems
Ellibelle's Crafty Weds November - Christmas


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

Lynne x

Thursday, 15 November 2018

REJOICE, REJOICE

Morning Everyone,

I have a quick christmas card to share today which is a small 5" x 5".



I have used a House Mouse mini stamp, which is the reason for it being a small card.  It just looked a bit lost on anything bigger.  I've coloured with copics and made the little bird into a robin. The rejoice stamp came with the the main stamp and I've embossed this in silver, added some white ribbon and a Spellbinders lacey circle in white glitter card.  The punched snowflakes, also in glitter card,  are a Martha Stewart punch and I've finished off with gems and pearls. I've also used stitched square and circle dies.

I would like to enter these challenges:

House Mouse and Friends - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground - snippets were the white glitter card for the snowflakes and lacey circle
Dream Valley - Use dies and punches
Stamping Sensations - Get Ready for Christmas
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas is Coming
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and have a good weekend.  I'm going to start my Christmas shopping I think, it's got to be done sometime!

Lynne x




Thursday, 8 November 2018

AYLI DT - MONOCHROME OR BRIGHT COLOURS


Morning Everyone,

It's time for a new challenge at As You Like It and this fortnight we would like to see projects in either monochrome or bright colours (and don't forget to tell us the reason for your choice please).



I've chosen monochrome as I don't make many bright coloured cards, but I do love this style and I think monochrome shades make them look elegant.

I've hand stitched my papers, which are from The Promise by First Edition and added a Memory Box Catalina wreath die in 2 shades.  I heat embossed the sentiment in gold and added flowers in shades of cream, a Memory Box leaf die to match and pearls.

The sponsor of the challenge is

 with a gift voucher for the lucky winner



I hope you can join us in the challenge and that you can pop over and see the rest of the inspiration from the DT.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

The Sketchy Challenges - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Creative Moments  - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Use Dies/Punches
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x


Thursday, 1 November 2018

EMBOSSING - SPARKLES CHRISTMAS DT

Morning Everyone,

It's the beginning of a new month so the start of a new challenge at Sparkles Forum Christmas and this time we would like your Christmas project to include embossing,  either dry or heat.





For my card I've stamped a Creative Expressions Shaded Poinsettia onto red and green card for the leaves with versamark ink and heat embossed it with clear powder.  I fussy cut it out and layered it all up.  I've added three gold gems and some ferns from a Martha Stewart punch.  I've also heat embossed the sentiment in gold and the papers are from a First Edition pad. The stitched scalloped dies are MFT from Dies to Die For.

I hope you can join us in the challenge and if you'd like to pop over here you'll be able to see the rest of the DT inspiration.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Weds - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
The Sketchy Challenges - Anything Goes


Thank you for visiting and if you could leave a comment it would be much appreciated as I do love to read them.

Have a good weekend,

Lynne x

Monday, 29 October 2018

GOLDEN CHRISTMAS

Morning Everyone,

I hope you've had a good weekend.  The temperature has certainly gone down here with Saturday being the coldest day we've had for a long time.





I've made a quick card here by upcycling a card received last year.  I don't save many, but the ones I think I could do something with go into a drawer.

I cut the gold glittered tree and sentiment out with a stitched rectangle die and glued it onto gold mirri card.  Another stitched rectangle was cut and I added four small strips of mirri card to this, glued it onto a hammered white card base and added four gold gems to match.  This was a super quick make, I think the part that took the longest was deciding on the layout!

I would like to enter these challenges:

October Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas
ABC Christmas - V for very quick
Allsorts - Pearls and/or Gems
Crafter's Castle - Winter/Christmas
Pixie's Snippets Playground - All pieces except the card base were snippets
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Sparkles

Thank you for taking the time to visit and I hope you will be able to leave a comment, they are much appreciated.  Have a good week all.

Lynne x








Thursday, 25 October 2018

AUTUMN OR HALLOWEEN COLOURS?

Morning Everyone,

It's time for a new challenge over at As You Like It and we are asking you to showcase a project showing your favourite of either Autumn or Halloween colours (and don't forget to say why please).




I'm not really a bright colours person and black, purple and orange are the colours I associate with halloween.  I much prefer the lovely muted colours of autumn, greens, browns, oranges and reds and although I haven't made an autumnal card, I thought they would be good colours for a man.

This is a 7" card and I've used "Put Your Feet Up" from LOTV. He is coloured in copics apart from the chair which I've paper pieced in green and shaded here and there with a green copic.  The lamp and film strip dies are from Poppystamps at Dies to Die For.  A lot of distressing on this card with a Tim Holtz tool and also some Old Paper distress ink around the edges of the image.

The challenge is sponsored by

with a choice of 3 digi images for the lucky winner

If you pop over to the challenge you'll be able to see the inspiration from the rest of the DT.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - Autumn Colours
Dragonfly Dreams - Autumnal Colours
Sir Stampalot - Shades of Autumn
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Thank you for taking the time to visit and I hope you have a good weekend.

Lynne x




Monday, 22 October 2018

WRAP UP WARM AT CWTCUTIES

Good Morning All,

I hope you've had a good weekend.  It's time for a new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties and our theme is "Wrap Up Warm" so if your project fits that theme and is cute and christmassy, we would love you to play along.  After all, not long to go now.






For my card I've used a Mo Manning image called Valerie in Winter.  I've coloured her with copics apart from her coat which I've paper pieced with snippets. The background paper is First Edition and the sentiment, which I've embossed in silver, is from LOTV.  I love the script on this and it stamps so well.

I've been a bit frugal and just used strips of silver sheen card die cut with mini scallops under the image.  Talking about being frugal, I also cut a large square out of the bottom layer of silver to save too!

The sponsor for the challenge is Crafty Ribbons with a voucher for the lucky winner.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground - snippets were the coat pieces, snowflakes and silver scalloped strips
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles wk 42 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope you can leave a comment as I do love to read them.  See you later in the week,

Lynne x