Thursday, 14 February 2019

BIRTHDAY OR XMAS?

Good Morning All,

It's time for a new challenge at As You Like It and for this fortnight we'd like you to showcase either a Birthday or Christmas project, whichever is your favourite, (and don't forget to tell us why please).




I've chosen birthday, it's normally Christmas, but I think I've overdosed a bit on the Christmas cards so I've enjoyed making birthday cards lately, plus the fact that the majority of our family birthdays all seem to be near the beginning of the year!  This one is for a nephew and I think the images will suit him quite well.  They are from a Maja Design paper pad, Denim & Friends, together with the papers and are great for an easy masculine card.  I've added stars and twine and the sentiment is from Kaisercraft.

The sponsor for the challenge is 


with a lovely prize for the lucky winner

I hope you'll be able to join us and if you pop over to the challenge here you'll be able to see the wonderful designs from the rest of the DT.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #157 - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty #417 - Anything Goes


Thank you for visiting. I hope you are able to leave a comment as I do love to read them.  Have a good weekend.

Lynne x




Tuesday, 12 February 2019

HOW MANY CATS?

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are keeping well. I know a lot of people have been down with flu like symptoms, coughs etc., so I am keeping my fingers crossed that we stay free from the lurgy here.

This is a card for the daughter-in-law's birthday.  She loves cats and has 3 of them so I bought this stamp especially for her.




It is a Stamping Bella stamp, Tiny Townie Courtney loves Kitties, which I coloured with copics.  The card itself is fairly simple with papers from an old LOTV pad, navy ribbon and tags from Mama Elephant. The mini scalloped die is from MFT.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Penny Black at Allsorts - Anything Goes with option of tags
Sir Stampalot - All Things Bright & Beautiful (all creatures)
Southern Girls - Animal Antics
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes


A short and sweet post today, but will be back on Thursday with a DT card.  Thank you for your visit and I hope you will be able to leave a comment.

Lynne x




Wednesday, 6 February 2019

THANK YOU DI


Good Morning Everyone,

I've made this card for Di as part of the Blog Hop organised by Darnell to thank Di for all her hard work running Pixie's Snippets playground for the last 7 years.



 

Compared to some I'm fairly new to the snippets playground and didn't discover it until July 2017 and Di always gives new playmates a lovely welcome.  In fact, when I did join and heard about Parsnip I imagined him to be a little bundle of white fluffy dog like a Westie or something, but I soon found out he wasn't, and now she does have a little bundle of fluff by way of Dudley!  I do love to hear of his antics and Di's posts on a Sunday morning are always an enjoyable read.

I thought it was a good opportunity to use my new Stitched Blooms dies by MFT for a thank you card and to use a few snippets for the latest challenge.  The snippets are the white centre circle, the sentiment and the lemon flowers.  Needless to say, by using the same type of card for the other colours, I've made more snippets for my folders!  I've made the circular card with my Spellbinder Grand Nestabilities dies and the sentiment die is also from a Spellbinders set.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Pixies Snippets Playground
Creative Knockouts #283 - Flower Power
Creatalicious #156 - Anything Goes
The Flower Challenge - Use your latest stamps or dies
Incy Wincy Designs - Make It Girly

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

Lynne x














Friday, 1 February 2019

SPARKLES CHRISTMAS - POINSETTIA

Good Morning Everyone,

I'm back today with a card for the new challenge at Sparkles Christmas and this month we would like to see Poinsettia on your project.





For my card I have used Neenah Desert Storm which I think is a first for me and stamped a Penny Black poinsettia called Sparkler.  I have heat embossed it in gold and coloured with copics and the sentiment, also embossed in gold, on vellum is from a Whimsy stamps set.  I have added a few gold metallic dots around the image and gold pearl drops in the centre and that's about it.

I hope you'll be able to join us this month and you can see the inspiration from the rest of the DT  here.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
DisDigiDesigns - Emboss It
C.R.A.F.T. - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Anything Goes

I hope you have a lovely weekend and manage to stay warm wherever you are.

Lynne x

Thursday, 31 January 2019

FAVE SHAPE/FOLD

Good Morning Everyone,

I can't believe it's 2 weeks since my last post! Time has just flown by.

I have made a card for our new challenge at As You Like It where for the next fortnight we would like to see a project made with your favourite shape or fold.


I love this Go Kreate shape, although I don't make it often enough.  I love the curves and it makes a card a bit more special I think without being too fussy.

I have coloured this sweet Stamping Bella stamp with copics and added glitter to her wings.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the little labels are Mama Elephant.  The papers are an old LOTV pad called Romance and Roses which I think you can buy digitally from Nitwit collections.

The sponsor for this challenge is:
with a £10 voucher 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 DT.

I would like to enter these challenges:

The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. 499 - Anything Goes

I would like to thank Judy for becoming my latest follower and hope she enjoys seeing my makes. 

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

Lynne x 







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