Thursday, 22 February 2018

SPRING BIRTHDAY

Morning Everyone,

I hope you are well.  It's a lovely sunny morning here, but still quite cold.

I'm sharing this JFF card today as I was in need of a few flattish birthday cards and this is one of them.




I was lucky enough to win some Bugaboo images a week or so ago and this is one I picked. I've coloured the image in copics and made a fairly simple card with yellow cardstock and ribbon to match the tulip.  The white card is of the hammered variety to give it a bit more interest and the sentiment is from Kaisercraft.  Not my normal style I must admit, but I was pleased with how it turned out. I've also used stitched edge dies to cut everything out, but you can't see it very well in the photo.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - Spring Flowers
Southern Girls - Nature
Dragonfly Dreams - Flowers
Bizzy Becs Store - Anything Goes
The Sketchy Challenges - Anything Goes
Penny Paper Crafty 368 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and hopefully you will find time to leave a comment, I do appreciate it and love to read them.

See you soon,

Lynne x





Thursday, 15 February 2018

AYLI DT - FAVE WAY TO ADD A SENTIMENT

Morning Everyone,

It is time for the next challenge over at As You Like It and for this fortnight we would like you to showcase a project showing your favourite way to add a sentiment (and please don't forget to say why  as it won't be eligible for a prize or top 3 spot).





I've failed miserably in my efforts to try and not buy any more stamps/images as I have been tempted to a few just lately.  This one is from Di's Digistamps which I have coloured with copics.  I tried to colour it with my new pencils, but struggled to find a blue that suited.

More often than not when I'm making a card I don't think about the sentiment until the end and struggle with where to put one, so my most favourite way then is to use these little tags under a bow.  These are from Mama Elephant, but I also use the LOTV ones quite a lot too.

I've used a Crealies mini scalloped square and ribbon and pearls finish it off.

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.

The sponsor for this fortnight is



I would like to enter the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations - Anything with Flowers
The Sketchy Challenges -  Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet 182 - Anything Goes
Noor Design February - Celebrations
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes

Thank you for finding the time to visit and I hope you can leave a comment as I do love to read them. 

Have a good weekend,

Lynne x








Thursday, 1 February 2018

SPARKLES CHRISTMAS DT - OUTDOOR FUN

Morning Everyone,

I'm back for my second post of the day and as it's the first of the month it is time for another challenge over at Sparkles Christmas challenge and the theme for this month, as chosen by Cheryl,  is Outdoor Fun.

For my card I've used these cute mice from the Penny Black Winter Wonderland clear stamp set.




I've coloured them with copics and created a little scene with a Wild Rose Studio die and Lawn Fawn stitched hillside border die.  The scrap of blue paper was a freebie in a magazine and I've used embossing paste with a falling snow stencil from Simon Says.  The sentiment is from a LOTV set and I've extended my square scalloped dies again to make a rectangle for the base.  Glitter and stickles have also been added.

So if you'd like to join in with the challenge here you'll be able to see the inspiration from the rest of the team, but remember it must be Christmas themed.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - Baby It's Cold Outside
The Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Let It Snow
Di's Digi Designs - Winter


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

Have a good weekend,

Lynne x





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AYLI DT - REAL OR FAUX STITCHING?

Morning Everyone,

It's time for another challenge at As You Like It and the theme for this fortnight is to showcase a project containing your favourite stitching - real or faux (and don't forget to tell us why it's your favourite).




For me it depends on the style of the card as I do like real stitching on shabby chic styles, but because I use it the most my favourite is faux.  When I do real stitching I can't seem to get it very straight and doesn't look neat.

For my card I've used a pre-coloured image from LOTV and my Crealies stitched square dies.  The numbers are cut from a Marianne Design die and sorry I can't remember the make of the star dies. The alphabet stamp set is one I received for Christmas.  It's a Hobby Art one and is a bit grungy looking, just in case you thought it was the way I'd stamped it :) .

The sponsor for the challenge is

with a prize of 3 digi images 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, some using the sponsor's images.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Birthday
Simon Says Weds Challenge - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I always love to read your comments.

Have a good weekend,

Lynne x







Monday, 29 January 2018

PINGUS AND FRIEND

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Whilst rummaging through my copic paper drawer where I put my leftovers for colouring I found this polar bear and his two little friends already coloured waiting to be put on a card.  I know I used this image on my very first post so for some reason I must have changed my mind about this one after I'd cut him out.




Anyway, I printed out two more little penguins from the Arctic Fun set from Digistamp Boutique, slightly different sizes, coloured them with copics and fussy cut them too.  I extended one of my square scalloped dies and made it into a rectangle for the 5"x7" card.  The patterned paper is from an oddment of an old LOTV paper pad and I used hammered white card for the bottom.

I was going to put the bear in the middle, but changed my mind last minute as he looked better to one side.  I like a bit of glitter on snowy cards so added that and some stickles under their feet. The sentiment is from LOTV too.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - Baby It's Cold Outside
January Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas
Pixie's Snippets Playground 317/8 - (Snippets used - white card, sentiment and patterned paper)
Digistamp Boutique - January Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - B for Birds
Little Miss Muffet  181 - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Let It Snow

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

Lynne x

Thursday, 18 January 2018

AYLI DT - FAVOURITE DIE

Good Morning Everyone,

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





I've decided that I'm going to TRY and not buy any new stamps (and paper) for as long as I can this year and to use some of my never before inked stamps.  So this cute one is from LOTV (I love that little bear and bunny in their skirts).  I've coloured it with copics and used my favourite dies of the moment the MFT stitched mini scalloped ones.  I love all my stitched edge dies, but I particularly like these because they give that little bit of extra detail without being too fancy.  The little flowers are Crafters Companion Sara Davies dies and I've used liquid pearls for their centres.  The sentiment is a Kaisercraft one and papers are old LOTV Snow Princess.


The fantastic prize for this challenge is from



with a $25 voucher for the lucky winner

So if you'd like to pop over to the blog here you'll be able to see the inspiration from the rest of my lovely team mates.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Fab n Funky - Girly
Stamping Sensations - Cold and Frosty colours
Southern Girls - Stitching
Paper Creators Crafts - Anything Goes
DiesRUs - Kids Kards
Penny Paper Crafty 363 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I do appreciate any comments you leave, I love to read them.

Have a good weekend,  

Lynne x




Thursday, 11 January 2018

NEW HOME

Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all well.

My youngest daughter and her partner moved into their new home just before Christmas and this is the card I made for them.




The image is  Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Fairy Garden House coloured with copics and the backing paper is an old LOTV pad "Romance & Roses" (I love this paper).  The sentiment comes in one piece, but I've stamped them separately onto small stitched rectangles.

I would like to thank Mervi and Jules for becoming my newest followers. I hope they enjoy seeing my makes.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Daisy Chain - Something New
Noor Design - January Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - New Beginnings
Penny Black at Allsorts - Something New
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Something New

I think that is it for now. I hope you have a lovely weekend and thank you for visiting.  I do love to read any  comments you leave.

Lynne x




Thursday, 4 January 2018

AYLI DT - ANYTHING GOES


Good Morning Everyone,

After our Christmas break it's time for a new challenge at As You Like It and the theme for this fortnight is nice and easy as it's Anything Goes.




For my DT card I am using one made just before Christmas.  It was a request from my daughter for one of her friends and I've used a LOTV image coloured with copics and paper from First Edition It's a Girl.  I do love making baby girl cards as you can make them really pretty and pink.  I've added cheesecloth, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon and a little heart shaped button die.  The oval die is a Sizzix Tim Holtz one.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations - Something New
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Something New
Di's Digi Designs - Celebrations
Noor Design - Anything Goes 
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday -Something New
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Coming up to the weekend again so hope you have a good one.  Thank you for visiting and I do appreciate it when you leave a comment.

Lynne x




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Monday, 1 January 2018

SPARKLES DT - WHITE ON WHITE

Morning Everyone,

I hope you had a good Christmas and received some lovely crafty goodies.

It's the first of the month and time for another challenge at Sparkles Forum Christmas challenge.  The theme for this month is white on white so, I know it's only just gone, but we'd love to see your white christmas cards.




Using all white has given me a chance to raid my white scraps drawer.  I don't know about anyone else, but mine is rather large and doesn't seem to go down much!  I've stamped Creative Expressions shaded poinsettias onto white vellum with Versamark, heat embossed in white and fussy cut them all out (I cut them out whilst watching TV as it took quite a while).  The sentiment is also Creative Expressions and cut in glitter card and the foliage is from a Sizzix Tim Holtz mini greens die set, which was a Christmas present.  The scalloped square die is from Crealies and I think the circle die is MFT.  Glitter was added to some of the foliage and a few pearls finished it off.

I hope you like it and if you'd like to pop over to the challenge here you'll be able to see the lovely white creations from the rest of the team.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Allsorts - Seasonal Flowers
Pixie's Snippets Playground 313/314 - Snippets used for sentiment, all foliage and scalloped circle.
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes
Creatalicious 130 - Anything Goes
The Sketchy Challenges 133 - Christmas
Southern Girls - All that glitters

Thank you for visiting and I appreciate any comments you leave. I love to read them.

I would like to wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year and thank you all for your visits and lovely comments over the last year.  They really mean a lot to me.

Lynne x