Thursday, 16 August 2018

BLACK & WHITE +1 - AYLI DT

Good Morning Everyone,

I don't seem to be posting much lately do I?  Not sure why but I just seem to be able to manage my DT cards and that's about it at the moment.

Anyway, it's time for another challenge at As You Like It and the theme this fortnight is to show us a project using black and white plus one other colour, (I think skin's allowed as an extra).





I knew I wanted to go with my fave colour of purple as the extra, but must say it was a bit of a conundrum for me as to what sort of card to make.  In the end I used one of my new house mouse stamps called Painted Poppies, which I coloured with copics.   I couldn't  use any other colours so I left the grass and leaves uncoloured for the little mouse to paint when he'd finished the flowers!

The papers have been cut out with stitched dies and I've added some stitched ribbon and black enamel dots as embellishments.


The sponsor of this challenge is Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez
who is providing a prize of 3 images from her store:

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

Challenges I'd like to enter:

House Mouse & Friends Monday - Anything Goes/Stitching
Crafty Friends #90 - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
That's Crafty - Animal Magic
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + a sentiment
Crafteezee - Summer

Thank you for visiting and I hope you are able to leave a comment as I do love to read them and they are much appreciated.

Have a good weekend,

Lynne x




Thursday, 2 August 2018

FUR OR FEATHERS? - AYLI DT


Good Morning Everyone,

I'm back again.  This time it is for the start of a new challenge at As You Like It and we would like to see projects with your favourite of either Fur or Feathers (and don't forget to tell us why please).




For me it is fur, both in real life and for colouring.  I love cute animals, they can be so soft and cuddly and there are many more images to choose from too.  

For my card I have chose a cute Lee Holland kitten image and coloured him with copics.  I have used a Lawn Fawn mini scalloped edge die and also a Joanna Sheen flower edger die.  This one was added as an afterthought so I've hidden the join with the pink gingham ribbon.  I added a sparkle pen to the ribbon on the presents, which nearly ruined the card as too much came out and leaked where it shouldn't so I had to put a grey border around the image to hide it, but I think it's turned out ok.


This is a nice easy challenge so I hope you can join us and if you'd like to pop over here you'll be able to see the lovely cards from the rest of the DT.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Aug. Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and have a lovely weekend.

Lynne x





Wednesday, 1 August 2018

SPARKLES CHRISTMAS DT - KRAFTY CHRISTMAS

Good Morning Everyone,

Happy 1st of the month.  I can't believe it's August already!

It is time for a new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas challenge and this month we would like to see any christmas projects using kraft card.  I have used kraft for the base layer of my card and also the Sizzix Noel die.   I have lathered the Noel with a sparkle pen so it is quite glittery in real life.




I had these 3 little Mama Elephant reindeers coloured on my desk for ages and thought this was a good opportunity to use them.  I stamped the holly out from another set and coloured it up, fussy cut and added 3 tiny pearls for the berries. The holly paper is from a First Edition christmas pad and three more red pearls complete the card.

I hope you can join us this month and 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.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Dream Valley challenge - Christmas in July
Rudolph Days - Late July challenge
Hiding in My Craft Room - Christmas in July
Creatalicious - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will be able to leave a comment.

Have a good week .

Lynne x




Monday, 23 July 2018

ADD SOME SPARKLE - CHRISTMAS WITH THE CUTIES DT

Good Morning Everyone,

I've hope you've had a good weekend and the heat is not bothering you too much.

It's time for a new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties and and theme this time is 'Add Some Sparkle' to your cute and christmassy projects.




This is my inspiration card using a CC Designs digi stamp which I've coloured with copics and then fussy cut to stick onto the card.  The background is a Marianne Design stamp and all the white snow on the trees has been glittered.  I've also added some green glitter around the edges of the bottom layer by means of double sided tape.  I thought it was a good opportunity to use a coloured glitter as I have a full pack of different colours and only ever use the white!  I've also put stickles on some of the slopes so the card is really quite sparkly but, as usual, you can't see it very well in the photo.

I hope you can join us for the challenge and if you'd like to see the inspiration from the rest of the DT you can pop over to the challenge here.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Penny's Paper Crafty #389 - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Christmas - just love making cards for it)
Hiding in My Craft Room - Christmas in July
Southern Girls - Tic tac toe (Diagonal line - white, stamp, ink)
Papercraft Challenges - Christmas in July
Crafty Gals Corner -  Christmas in July

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

Lynne x



Thursday, 19 July 2018

AYLI DT - BUTTONS OR RIBBON?

Morning Everyone,

It is time for another challenge over at As You Like It and for this fortnight we would like you to show us a project featuring your favour of either buttons for ribbon (and don't forget to say why please).

This is my card made with a Stamping Bella image and coloured with copics.   As you can see I've made an easel card for a change, but I had a job taking a decent photo so opted for two to give you a closer look at the image.  My daughter likes to keep her garden looking nice so I thought this image would be ideal for her.






I don't have many buttons and hardly ever use them, but ribbon does feature quite a lot on my cards.  I think it adds a feminine touch and an extra bit of interest when you're struggling with embellishments.  

It seemed to take me ages to make the card, but I'm pleased with how it turned out. I placed a piece of foam tape in the middle as a stopper and hid it with the flowers.  I know the card won't lie flat when closed, but it's going in a box so it won't matter.

The sponsor for the challenge is Crafty Ribbons with a £10 voucher for the lucky winner and if you'd like to pop over here you'll be able to see the lovely inspiration from the rest of the DT.

I've used dies from Go Kreate, Creative Expressions (stitched banners), Magnolia (lace edge) and Simon Says Stamp (Butterfly).  The paper is from First Editions Mulberry Kisses pad and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Brown Sugar Challenge - Include 2 patterned papers
The Sketchy Challenges - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - In My Garden
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Totally Girly
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Use a Die/punch

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

Have a good weekend,

Lynne x
















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Thursday, 5 July 2018

AYLI DT - FAVOURITE CELEBRATION

Morning Everyone,

It's time for a new challenge over at As You Like It and the time for the next fortnight is to showcase a project featuring your celebration (and we must know why it's your favourite please).






I like to make birthday cards that are personal to friends and family, but my favourites to make are Christmas cards. I just love adding all the glitter and stickles and seeing them all shiny and sparkly. I know this doesn't always show up in photos,  as with my card, but they do look tons better in real life.

For my card I've used an old LOTV stamp and coloured her with copics and added the aforementioned glitter to her hat, pearl drops to the snow and fun flock for her coat and pom pom.  The sentiment is from Digistamp boutique and the flowers are a variety of berries, flowers and chipboard holly.  The striped ribbon is quite sparkly too :).

The sponsor for the challenge is 


with a voucher for the lucky winner

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

Challenges I would like to enter are:

Creative Inspirations - All Tied Up
Little Miss Muffet #192 - Anything Goes
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

I would like to thank Mary and Charlene for becoming my latest followers and hope they enjoy seeing my makes.

Have a lovely weekend, whatever you are doing.  I should think I'll be watching a mixture of football and tennis.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you can leave me a comment as I love reading them.

Lynne x 







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Sunday, 1 July 2018

CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS

Morning Everyone,

It's the 1st of the month so time for another challenge over at Sparkles Christmas and the theme for this month is Christmas Stockings.

This is my DT make for the challenge using a cute image from Di's Digi Designs.





I have coloured with copics and cut out with a Crealies mini scalloped square.  I didn't have any blue paper to match so I coloured around the edge of a die cut stitched square with a blue pen.  The image itself is quite busy so I decided not to use any patterned paper, but settled on a a snowflake embossing folder and some lovely ribbon from Crafty Ribbons to finish it off.

I hope you like and if you wish to see the inspiration from the rest of the DT you can pop over here.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Try something new (my image - hope that counts)

It looks like it's going to be another scorcher today.  I went out in the garden earlier and there doesn't seem to be any breeze at all so it'll be a late dog walk again today, probably about 9 p.m. tonight!

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

Lynne x




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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

BERT MOUSE

Morning Everyone,

Another Christmas card to share with you today.  This one is Bert Mouse from Digistamp Boutique.
I coloured him with copics and used papers from a Craft & You pad called Frozen.  I just love the greens in the pad.




I have added a sentiment, also from DSB, and a strip of gorgeous silver glittery ribbon.  His pom pom has fun flock added and glitter and stickles on his stocking and snow.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Rudolph Days June - Anything Christmas
ABC Christmas - M is for mouse
Winter Wonderland - Square cards
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes
Sketchy Challenges - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Non traditional colours

I hope you are enjoying the lovely sunny weather at the moment.  I must say it's a bit much for me unless I'm in the shade :).

Have a good rest of the week and thank you for visiting.  I hope you can leave a comment as I love to read them.

Lynne x



Monday, 25 June 2018

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CUTIES - BLUE & WHITE

Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying the warm sunny weather here in the U.K.  It seems a bit strange talking about Christmas in the middle of June, but it is time for another challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme this time is "Blue and White".





The sponsors for the challenge are Crafty Sentiments and I have used their snowman frame and raided my Christmas snippets folder for blue and white bit.  I've coloured him with copics and cut the pieces into various shapes and used a darker blue for the scalloped edging and matting.  A few sparkly gems have been added and that's about it, a fairly easy card really.

There will be a lovely prize for the winner of the challenge from Crafty Sentiments and if you'd like to pop over to the challenge here you'll be able to see the inspiration from the rest of the DT.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Christmas
Pixie's Snippets Playground #329  - Use snippets
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x

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Thursday, 21 June 2018

AYLI DT - DRY OR HEAT EMBOSSING?

Morning Everyone,

I can't believe it's 2 weeks since I last posted!  Other things seem to get in the way at the moment especially with the lovely weather we've been having.

Anyway, it's time for a new challenge over at As You Like It and we would like you to show us a project containing your favourite type of embossing (and don't forget to tell us why please).



I seem to use heat embossing mainly for sentiments, especially Christmas ones, so I've chosen dry embossing for my card with a cloud embossing folder and added some blue chalk in between the clouds. The image is from a Happy Hoppers set by Stampendous and I have coloured him with copics and fussy cut him before attaching to the card.  The lovely papers are old LOTV and I've used a sentiment from a MFT dragon set as I thought it was quite apt in a funny sort of way.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


with a lovely voucher for the winner

So if you'd like to pop over to the challenge here you'll be able to see the inspiration from the design team.

I'd like to enter these challenges:

House Mouse & Friends Monday - Anything Goes/Birthdays
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Snippets used for sentiment, trees, green paper and cloud circle.
Di's Digi Challenge - Summer Fun
Dies R Us Challenge - Summertime Fun - dies used are Tonic scalloped circles, Lawn Fawn stitched hillside, Crealies stitched squares and Creative Expressions stitched banners.
Crafteezee June - Summer

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

Have a good weekend,

Lynne x






Thursday, 7 June 2018

AYLI DT - FAVE CARD SHAPE/FOLD

Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well.  It's time for another challenge at As You Like It and the theme for the next fortnight is to show us a project featuring your favourite card shape or fold (and don't forget to say why please).




After square cards my favourite "go to" shape is this Go Kreate Frilly #10.  I love the curves on it and it's not too fancy like some you can buy.  When my daughter asks for a card she always asks for "that nice shape".

As I've been short on crafting time just lately I've used an image from a LOTV art pad and also used some of their old papers.  The sentiment is from Craftwork cards and I've added a piece of natural twine for a bit of interest.

The sponsor for the challenge is:



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.

I'd like to enter these challenges:

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Snippets used were the pink mats and pink dp.
Always Happy Birthday - Birthday Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations  - Eileen's Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Happy Birthday
The Crafty Addicts #49 - Anything Goes/Say It with Flowers

Thank you for visiting and I hope you can join in the challenge.  Have a lovely weekend,

Lynne x





Friday, 1 June 2018

SPARKLES CHRISTMAS DT - SANTA


Good Morning Everyone,

As it's the 1st of the month it's time for a new challenge over at Sparkles Forum Christmas challenge and we would like to see a project featuring Santa this time.





This is my card using a Wild Rose Studio stamp, which I've coloured with copics. Whilst sticking the card together I had a real disaster in that somehow I managed to get some glue on the original sentiment and with it being in metallic ink, which doesn't seem to dry as well as normal ink, it smeared terribly when I tried to get it off.  I could have cried and, after all the colouring I'd done, which I was quite happy with,  I couldn't start again.  So I've had to mess about making a stitched rectangle, which wasn't a standard size,  to cover the offending sentiment and re-stamp it.  I stamped two small holly sprigs from another set and added tiny pearls for the berries.  It's not a bad recovery, but I was really pleased to have stamped the sentiment on the same piece as the image then that happened!  I've added gold mirri card and the card itself is red so I've added a die cut shape inside which is the same shape as the gold mirri.

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

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Weds - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty #382 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope you find time to leave a comment.  Have a lovely weekend,

Lynne x











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Monday, 28 May 2018

FESTIVE FURRY FRIENDS - CHRISTMAS WITH CUTIES DT

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are having a good Bank holiday weekend.

It is time for a new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme for this one is Festive Furry Friends so I hope you are able to play along with your cute and christmassy projects.



For my card I've used this cute Lee Holland digital bunny in his rather large Christmas jumper.
I've coloured him with copics and fussy cut him out and added him to my card with foam tape.  I've heat embossed the sentiment, which was a freebie from a magazine, onto silver sheen card and cut it out with a stitched banner from Creative Expressions.  The same silver sheen card has been used for the  Holly Jolly die which is from Find It Trading.  Pale green sequins to match his jumper have been added.

The sponsor for the challenge is:

So if you'd like to pop over here you'll be able to see the inspiration from the rest of the DT .

Challenges I would like to enter:

Rudolph Days May challenge - Anything Christmas
Southern Girls - Sparkle and Shine
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Anything Christmas
Crafting by Design - Get Ready for Christmas
Creative Knockouts - Furry Friends

Just to let you know I have added a Data Protection and Privacy Policy on a new page if you'd care to read it.  I would like to thank Marianne for allowing hers to be used.

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

Lynne x 




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Thursday, 24 May 2018

AYLI DT - FLORA OR FAUNA?


Morning Everyone,

It's time for a new challenge at As You Like It and this fortnight's theme is to showcase a project using your favourite of either Flora or Fauna (and don't forget to tell us why it's your favourite please).




As you can see from my card I have chosen fauna.  I do love the gorgeous colours of flowers and love my garden, but for card making I nearly always choose cute animals  as I find them more fun to colour and they seem more appealing.

I have used a Happy Hopper stamp bought recently, I thought it was so cute with the two bunnies dressed up as bees.  I have coloured them with copics and added glamour dust to their wings.  The papers are snippets from my files as well as the kraft pieces of cardstock.  The sentiment is computer generated and the hexagon die is a MFT Die-namics one.

The sponsor for this challenge is:


with a 

for the lucky winner


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

Challenges I would like to enter are:

Allsorts - Happy Birthday
House Mouse & Friends - Anything Goes 
Southern Girls - Sparkle & Shine
Crafters Cafe Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small
Crafty Calendar - Things with Wing
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Summer + a sentiment

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

Have a good weekend,

Lynne x





Monday, 21 May 2018

MASCULINE BIRTHDAY

Hi Everyone,

It looks as though we're going to be having another good week weather wise here in the UK.  I'll be potting up some plants which I bought at the weekend.  I have to have most of my bedding plants in pots as they never do very well in the garden.

I thought I'd share the card I made for my hubby's birthday.



He likes steam trains and I found this stamp on Ebay.  It is by Viva Decor and I stamped onto Desert Storm cardstock and coloured with copics.  The papers are distressed and I've added a computer generated sentiment, a couple of tickets and some die cut cogs.

Challenges I would like to enter are:

Allsorts - Happy Birthday
A Gem of a Challenge - It's a Man's World

Thank you for taking the time to visit and I do love it when you leave a comment.  I will be back on Thursday with a DT card.

Lynne x





Friday, 18 May 2018

SPRING MOUSE


Morning Everyone,

I hope you are well and have had a good week.  I haven't had chance to get in the craft room lately as I've been gardening and also been doing a bit of cross stitch.

This is another card that has been in my drafts for a while so I thought it was about time to share it.  The image is from Digistamp Boutique image coloured with copics. The sentiment came with the image.



The papers are old ones from Dovecraft and I've added an orange ribbon and enamel dots to match little mouse's jumper.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty HazelNuts Patterned Paper May
Cute Card Thursday - The Great Outdoors
Time Out Challenge #109 - Inspired by Words
Crafting by Designs May  - Anything Goes

Have a good weekend and thank you for visiting.

Lynne x


Thursday, 10 May 2018

PINK OR BLUE AT AYLI

Morning Everyone,

These weeks come round so fast and it's time for a new challenge over at As You Like It.  The theme for this fortnight is to showcase a project using your favourite colour of either pink or blue.





I do use blue sometimes and the only reason I have chosen pink is because I make a lot more feminine cards than masculine and I can tell from my scraps folders as pink is the largest one.

I have used Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Sweet Pea, her first inking, coloured with copics and fussy cut.  I've place her against a brick embossed wall which has been lightly dusted with beige chalk.  The papers are from an old LOTV pad.  I did add a piece of pink ribbon to the striped paper as I was going to add a bow but when I placed it on the card it didn't look right so the ribbon had to stay as it was already stuck!  The mini scalloped circle dies are from Tonic and the sentiment from a free Paula Pascal sentiment set from a magazine, I think.

I must say Tiny Townie looks a little wonky in the photo, but I think it must be the way her legs are crossed as she is definitely straight on the card.

                                                    The sponsor for this challenge is 


with a lovely prize for the winner.

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

Challenges I would like to enter:

Pixie's Snippets Playground - snippets used are both pieces of white card and the striped green piece.
Crafteezee Shop May - Pretty in Pink
Penny Black & More - Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations - Flower Power
C.R.A.F.T. - Birthday

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

Lynne x 





Tuesday, 8 May 2018

VINTAGE FLORA

Morning Everyone,

What gorgeous weather we've had for the Bank Holiday here in the UK!  I've tried to do some gardening, but the heat gets to me in the end so have to go and relax somewhere either inside or in the shade.

I thought it was about time I shared this card which has been in my Drafts for a while.  It was coloured for a Facebook challenge where the theme was Monotone colouring.



I went for the vintage look as at the time, and the fact that I hadn't done this type of colouring before, I couldn't think of anything else!  I used warm greys in the copic range as they seemed easier to work with.  I tried the E40's range to start with but one of my pens kept going sticky so I had to give that idea up in the end.

The image is called Vintage Flora from LOTV and I've used papers from First Edition The Promise pad.  All the edges are distressed and I've added a lovely sheer ribbon,  a doily,  pearls and a brad to finish it off.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Let's Craft and Create - Lace, Ribbon, Twine
Addicted to Stamps - Ribbons Galore
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
The Sketchy Challenges - Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Penny's Paper Crafty 378 - Anything Goes

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

See you soon,

Lynne x