Thursday, 17 January 2019

PEARLS OR BUTTONS AT AYLI

Good Morning Everyone,

I'm back with my DT card for our next challenge over at As You Like It and this time we would like you to showcase a project using your favourite of either Pearls or Buttons (and don't forget to tell us why they are your fave please).




I've made a shabby chic style birthday card using paper from a First Edition pad and a LOTV sentiment.  I've stitched around the  distressed edges and added flowers from Wild Orchich Crafts.
I have also added pearls which are my favourite of the two as I think they add a bit of elegance to a card and also go very well with this style.  I don't use buttons much at all, perhaps to a masculine or a baby card, but that's all.

The sponsor for the challenge is
I hope you will be able to join in and if you'd like to 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:

Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafteezee - Shabby Chic 
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes


I hope you have a good weekend and thank you for visiting, I do love to read your comments.

Lynne x











Tuesday, 15 January 2019

QUICK AND EASY

Good Morning Everyone,

I have been having a play with a new MFT die I bought from Dies to Die For after seeing these lovely cards on Pinterest.  I thought it would be great for making quick Christmas cards.




This is a small 5" square card and I've used small snippets of grey and silver glitter card glued onto a piece of scrap.  I had to cut into a new piece for the turquoise colour. I cut the window die into my piece of hammered white card, added a heat embossed sentiment from Paper Smooches in silver and adhered it to a square of silver soft sheen card.  I think I'll be making more of these in different colourways.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Pixie's Snippets Playground - snippets were the grey and silver glitter card and the silver matting layer.
ABC Christmas - A for Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - What's New (tree die)
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday - Sparkle and Shine

Have a good week and thank you for visiting.  I will be back on Thursday.

Lynne x


Thursday, 3 January 2019

AYLI DT - ANYTHING GOES

Good Morning Everyone,

It's time for a new challenge at As You Like It and to make it nice and easy for the start of a new year the theme is Anything Goes.




For my card I have used Dainty Dancing by Lili of the Valley who are a new sponsor for us, coloured with copics. The paper is from an old LOTV pad and I've created the card with a Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles.  It's one of the larger dies and measures about 7", but whether I'll make one again is another question as it was so fiddly to get out of the die.  I've added a die cut number 5 out of white glitter card, wild orchid crafts flowers and a button in the shape of ballet pumps which I had to ask hubby to cut the shank off.  The tags are also LOTV and leaves are a Memory Box die.

The prize for the lucky winner will be a choice of 3 digi images from the Etsy shop.

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I hope you can pop over to the challenge and you will see some gorgeous inspiration from the rest of the DT.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Pixie's Snippets Playground - snippets used were the labels, leaves, glitter card and the scalloped layer.
Colour Crazy Craft wk 51 - Anything Goes
CCC Digi - Happy Birthday
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope you can leave a comment as I do love to read them.

Have a good weekend,

Lynne x






Tuesday, 1 January 2019

SPARKLES CHRISTMAS - ADD SPARKLE

Good Morning Everyone

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a good night whatever you were doing.  We don't go out on New Year's Eve now just have a cosy night in, a Baileys and last night we watched  James Bond in Spectre as we hadn't seen it before.

Well the 1st of the month means a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas challenge and the theme this month is Add Some Sparkle.




I'm going to try and make a few more "grown up" Christmas cards this year as I found a lot of my cute image ones weren't really suitable for some of the older people I send to.  So, for this card, I've used a Stamping Bella image of baubles.  I do love this and will probably try it out in a few different colour ways.  I've used copics and lots of glitter.  The middle bauble has a clear sparkle pen smeared all over it and the outer two have the glitter.  I heat embossed the sentiment and used silver mirror card and a pale green dp from a LOTV pad, although it doesn't look very green in the photo I'm afraid.

If you'd like to pop over to the challenge we have some lovely new DT members and you'll be able to see the inspiration from them.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Crafty HazelNuts Christmas - Anything Goes
Ally's Angels - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Cute n Crafty - Anything Goes

I must say it's nice to get back in the craft room again - I missed it even after just over a week out.

Thank you for visiting and I will be back on Thursday.

Lynne x





Thursday, 20 December 2018

ANYTHING GOES AT AS YOU LIKE IT

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all well into your Christmas preparations. Not long to go now.

There's a new challenge over at As You Like It and to make things easy the theme is Anything Goes.  I know I've been short on crafting time lately as I'm sure most of you have been.  I think some of the glue on my card was still wet when I took this photo!



I've used a cute Penguin Nativity image from Whimsy Stamps and coloured them with copics.
I've added a Memory Box star die in white glitter card, a doily  and some tiny blue gems in the shape of stars. The sentiment and papers are from LOTV.

The sponsor for the challenge is


the prize being the 3 images used by our DT and Guest Designers

Challenges to enter:

Crafty Gals Corner #181 - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Feeling Festive
Cute n Crafty - Christmas
Dream Valley #192 - Christmas
Ally's Angels - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

If you pop over to the challenge here we have some fabulous guest designers as well as the lovely DT inspiration.

I would like to thank you all for your lovely comments over the past year and wish you all a Happy Christmas and New Year.

Lynne x



Monday, 17 December 2018

CAROLS AND SONGS AT CWT CUTIES


Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme is Carols and Songs so we would like to see something cute and Christmassy along those lines.



Now I must admit this wasn't my intended card for the challenge, but time has been so short with Christmas preparations, meals out etc., I didn't have time to finish it, but luckily I had this card in my drafts waiting to be used.

When I saw these Gerda Steiner Carol Kittens, I just loved the expressions on their faces so had to buy them from Dies to Die For when they became available.  I've coloured them with copics, fussy cut them out and used a wall embossing folder for the background and a Sizzix street lamp die.  I had a little holly stamp so used that on the wreath and added glossy accents to the bow.  The paper for the pavement is from my scraps folder and the sentiment is embossed onto the wall and comes with the kitten stamp set. I've also added glitter to the kittens' hats.


The sponsor for the challenge this month is:

with a lovely prize for the winner

I would like to enter these challenges:

Pixie's Snippets Playground  #341 - snippets used are the pavement strip, the street lamp, wreath and little kittens.
Gerda Steiner Share Your Designs - December challenge
Crafty Calendar - It's Christmas Time
Cute Card Thursday - Embossing
Card Mania - Christmas
Southern Girls - Glitter
Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes

I hope you will be able to join us for this final challenge of the year. Thank you for visiting and I will be back later in the week,

Lynne x





Thursday, 6 December 2018

FAVOURITE XMAS ANIMAL?

Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at As You Like It and this time we would like to see projects containing your favourite Christmas animal (and don't forget to tell us why please).




I have chosen this cute Stamping Bella reindeer for mine, I mean where would Santa be without them to help him distribute presents?  Also, who can resist such a cute reindeer?

I must say I really struggled with this card.  I'd had him coloured up with copics for a while, but when it came to deciding on a layout I think my mojo had gone awol! In the end I used my new MFT background stamp, which I embossed in white, and also my favourite mini scalloped dies.  The usual additions on a Christmas card for me, i.e. glitter, a little snowflake and glossy accents finished it off.  This will be a nice flat one for posting.

The sponsor for the challenge is


with a lovely prize for the winner

I hope you'll be able to join in on this one and you can pop over here to see the inspiration from the rest of the DT.

I would like to enter:

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/Too Cute
Creative Inspirations - Feeling Festive
Double D - Run Run Rudolph
Crafty Calendar - It's Christmas Time
Card Mania - Christmas
The Sketchy Challenges - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Thank you for taking the time to visit, have a lovely weekend.

Lynne x