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




Thursday, 11 October 2018

CAS OR FUSSY AND FANCY?

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well.  It is time for a new challenge at As You Like It and for this fortnight we would like to see your CAS or Fussy and Fancy projects, whichever is your favourite (and don't forget to say why please).




I think my usual style is in between, but for special occasions/people I like to pull out the stops and add more embellishments etc.  I think it shows that I've made more of an effort and they do look pretty with all the extras.  For my card I've used a ready to print LOTV watercolour (no longer on sale) and made an easel card with Go Kreate dies in colours to match.  The papers are an old LOTV pad.  Flowers and embellishments are from WOC and the Ribbon Girl.

I hope you like it and if you'd like to pop over to the challenge we have 3 lovely new DT members to inspire you even further.

The sponsor for the challenge is 


with a lovely £10 voucher for the winner


Challenges I would like to enter:

The Ribbon Girls - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Use more than one die - Dies used part from main shape were Simon Says Butterfly, Sizzix oval and doily
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Thank you for taking the time to visit. I hope you can join in the challenge and also leave a comment here as I do appreciate it.

Have a good weekend,

Lynne x




Monday, 1 October 2018

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

Good morning everyone,

It's time for a new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas and the theme for this month is "For a Child",  so any project for a child as long as it's a Christmas one.




For my DT card I've used this cute Santa image from Di's Digistamps and coloured it with copics. The background papers are freebies from a magazine and the sentiments are from a Clearly Besotted stamp set. I've added glossy accents to Rudolph's nose and stickles around the sentiments and the image.  I've used a few snippets on this card too which I've noted below.

I hope you can join us as there are only two more challenges after this one before we hit the big day!

I would like to enter these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - Christmas comes early
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground - snippets used are the sentiments, bauble paper and all the kraft card.

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

Have a good week.

Lynne x

Sunday, 30 September 2018

CHRISTMAS FRIENDS

Hi Everyone

I've made a quick card so I can enter this month's Rudolph Days challenge.  I say quick, but I've been making it over the last few days now so I'm a bit last minute.



It's a small 5" card with 2 little Robins from the Penny Black Christmas Friends stamp set.  I've coloured them with copics, fussy cut them out  and stuck with tape onto a piece of silver twine.  The inlaid sentiment is a Sue Wilson die which I've cut with glitter card.  It was the first time I've tried this inlay technique and it was a bit fiddly, to say the least, with all the little pieces to stick back in!  This has all been matted onto silver mirri card and a few sequins have been added as I'm one of those people who don't like a lot of white space :).

So, challenges I would like to enter:

September Rudolph Days
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas comes early
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Weds Challenge - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope you can leave a comment.  I will be back tomorrow with a DT card.  Have a good day,

Lynne x


Thursday, 27 September 2018

FAVOURITE SEASON - AYLI DT

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are well.  It's been unseasonably warm here today (Weds),  22 degrees,  and we'd picked today because it was going to be cloudy to plant a new hedge in the front garden.  Needless to say it didn't all get finished, we'll have to carry on tomorrow.

At As You Like It for the next fortnight we are asking you to showcase a project showing your favourite season (and you must tell us why please).


I love Spring because winter is nearly over and the gardens start to burst into life again.  I love seeing the colours of spring bulbs and it also means we have warmer days to look forward to.

For my DT card I've used Whimsy Stamps Springtime with this cute bunny and little bird in his basket.  I've coloured them with copics and cut them out with a Tattered Lace square doily die.  I decided to hand stitch around the papers as when I use a sewing machine I never seem to get the corners right but, with the time it took by hand, I don't think I'll be doing it very often!  Two little butterflies, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and some lovely pink gingham ribbon finish it off.  The papers are old LOTV.

The sponsor of the challenge is


with a £20 voucher for the lucky winner

I hope you can join us and pop over to see the lovely inspiration from the rest of the DT.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Sir Stampalot - I Spy B for bunny, bird and blossom
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Anything Goes
Crafteezee - Anything Goes
Penny Black at Allsorts - Make it Feminine

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

Lynne x




Monday, 24 September 2018

CWTC DT - Card for a child

Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme is "For a Child" so as long as it fits that theme and is cute and christmassy we would love you to join in.




Not sure what's gone wrong with my photo.  I've took it at an angle, but the whole thing seems to be lopsided!  I have used a pre-coloured Pink Gem image and fussy cut him out to sit on the die cut oval.  The papers are from an old LOTV paper pad and the sentiment is computer generated.  I've embossed the white oval shape with a snowflake folder and added red glitter around the red oval.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Crafty Catz - Let's Do Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Lets Craft and Create - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes

I think that's all for now. Thank you for visiting and I hope you all have a good week.

Lynne x


Wednesday, 19 September 2018

ACROSS THE MILES

Good Morning Everyone,

This is a card I made for my brother's birthday.  I never find masculine cards very easy, but I've had these car images stashed away for a while so this one's come in handy at last!



The bottom paper is from the Works, but the image, checked paper and number plates are Mister Tom's Treasures from Pion Design.    I've distressed all the edges and stamped the sentiment onto a snippet of the paper and also stamped the postmark from LOTV at the top.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Pixie's Snippets Playground - snippets used were some of the kraft card, checked paper and the sentiment
The Sketchy Challenges - Travel, Across The Miles
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Crafteezee - Anything Goes
Country View Challenges - Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have time to leave a comment.  Have a good rest of the week.

Lynne x


Thursday, 13 September 2018

BOY OR GIRL? - AYLI DT


Good Morning Everyone,

Do you prefer making projects for boys or girls?  That is the theme for the new challenge at As You Like It. 




I find it much easier to make a girlie card rather than a boy one.   There always seems to be more of  a choice of embellishments to make them pretty .  Saying that I haven't added a lot to this card, only stars in different colours of glitter, some of which are leftovers from a die and the smaller ones are from my Fiskars paper puncher.  I've coloured them with pens to match little Unicorn Lucy from CC Designs who was coloured with copics and then fussy cut to sit on the card.

I thought I'd try a number shaped card so attempted this with my Scan n Cut machine which I bought a few weeks ago on Ebay.  It took several looks on Youtube and attempts at the cutting, but I made it in the end!  The sentiment is a Gummiapan die which I've lathered with glossy accents to make it shiny and I've also added a glitter pen to Lucy's wings, tail and horn.

I hope you can join us and the lucky winner will receive a voucher from


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

I would like to enter these challenges:

Dream Valley - Girlie
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Dies and Punches
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Give a Crafter a Cookie - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x

Sunday, 2 September 2018

HAPPY REINDEER

Good Morning Everyone,

I have a just for fun card today, which makes a change from DT cards.  When I saw the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches I thought I'd have a go though I have left it quite late!

This is my card


and this is the sketch



When I saw it I thought I could use my new reindeer stamp from the LOTV Christmas Friends set.  I've coloured him with copics and also used liquid pearls around the image and glossy accents on his nose.   The main dp is from an old LOTV paper pad and for the banners I used snippets from my christmas papers folder.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Tuesday Morning Sketches #468
Pixie's Snippets Playground #334
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes
CraftyHazelnuts Patterned Paper - Anything goes
Crafteezee - Anything Goes
CraftyHazelNuts Christmas 401 - Anything Goes
That's Crafty - Animal Magic

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Lynne x

Saturday, 1 September 2018

BLUE & GOLD CHRISTMAS

Good Morning Everyone,

It's the start of a new month (can't believe it's September already) and time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas.  The theme this month is blue and gold so we'd like to see any  christmas projects featuring these colours.





I must admit this colour scheme stumped me a little so I decided to keep it a quick and simple card.  I embossed the woodware tree stamp and sentiment onto blue card in gold and cut it out with a stitched rectangle.   I added a few small punched stars and then stuck it onto gold mirri card.

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

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

CraftyHazelNuts Christmas - Anything Goes
Simon Say Stamp Weds - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty #395 - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stamping - Anything Goes

Thank you for taking the time to visit and I hope you have a lovely weekend.  I think it's going to be warm again here in the UK.

Lynne x

Thursday, 30 August 2018

AYLI DT - Non Card Project

Good Morning Everyone,

I'm back again, but not with a card this time as it's the start of a new challenge at As You Like It and the theme is for you to show us your favourite type of non-card project.

Before card making grabbed me cross stitch was a favourite hobby and this is one of my makes from a while ago.  It's a Heritage cross stitch kit but not sure of the name.  




This is one picture I actually completed but haven't had framed as, since we've had a lot of work done on the house, it's now too modern for such an old fashioned picture.  I suppose I could put it in my craft room though.  I am ashamed to say I do have quite a few unfinished cross stitch projects, large ones, so if I do anything now it has to be something small that I can do while watching tv.

The sponsor for the challenge is:



with a $25 gift voucher for the lucky winner 

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

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

Lynne x

Monday, 27 August 2018

CWTCUTIES DT - SNOWMEN

Morning Everyone,

I hope you are having a good Bank Holiday weekend.  We had a day of rain here yesterday, we went for our dog walk in the morning as the forecast stated rain at noon, but it came early and we were soaked!

It's time for another challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme this time is Snowmen.




We are sponsored by Bugaboo stamps for this challenge and they have kindly provided the team with images.  I used the snowman blocks for my red and white card.  I've cut the blocks separately and searched in my red folder for scraps of card to mat them on.  It's amazing how many different shades of one colour you can get.  These little squares have been coloured with copics and stuck to a white stitched square of hammered white paper which matches the card.  The red outer die I think is a Spellbinders, also using a snippet from my folder.  I've also added liquid pearls, glitter and little pom poms to their hats.

I hope you can join us for this challenge and there will be a prize for the lucky winner from the sponsors.



You can pop over to the challenge here to see the inspiration from the rest of the DT.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

August Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas
Pixie's Snippets Playground #333 - snippets used - all the red card and white square
Crafty Creations #373 - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - No patterned paper

Thank you for visiting and I hope the sun is shining where ever you are.

Lynne x





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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