Thursday, 16 January 2020

AYLI DT - ANYTHING GOES

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well.  It is time for a new challenge over at As You Like It and this time the theme is "Anything Goes" so a nice and easy one.



The card is about 6.5 inches square and I have chosen another new (to me) stamp set bought from a Facebook group and this is a Simon Says Stamp set call Party Like a Panda.  I love these cute pandas.  I have coloured with copics and used various stamps from the set, of which there are quite a few.  The two pieces of striped paper are snippets as is the sentiment, which has been reinforced with white card underneath as the lilac card was quite flimsy. I've used matching lilac and black card for the mats and added a few sequins.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


with a voucher for the lucky winner

If you would like to see the inspiration from the DT you can pop over here.

I would like to enter:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
Pixies Snippets Playground - Snippets used were sentiment and stripey paper
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Double D - Fun with Balloons
Creative Inspirations - Something New (stamp set)
Cute Card Thursday -What's New (stamp sent)

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

Lynne x





Sunday, 5 January 2020

COZY WISHES

Good Morning Everyone,

When I won the Stamping Sensations challenge in November Brenda kindly asked if I would like to be a Guest DT for the new challenge which starts today.  The theme is "Favourite Stamps".


I don't know about anyone else, but often my favourite stamp is my most recent and that is why I chose to use this one from  Pinkfresh Studio called Cozy Christmas Wishes.  I bought it just before Christmas from a lady on Facebook and I've been wanting to use it ever since, but haven't had the time.

I've heat embossed it in silver onto very pale grey card and coloured it with copics.  Silver mirri and green cardstock were used for the mats and a dotty ribbon to finish it off.  I will probably try it on different coloured papers in the future to give it a different look.

I would like to enter:

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Something New (stamp)
Creative Inspirations - Something New (stamp)
ABC Christmas - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Lynne x

Thursday, 2 January 2020

THANK YOU AT AYLI

Good Morning Everyone,

I'm back with a DT card for As You Like It and for this fortnight we would like you to join in with a Thank You project.



For my card I've used my new MFT stamp bought from Dies to Die For called Captivating Mandala.  I've embossed it in white onto grey cardstock and used 3 Distress Oxides to colour.  The sentiment, also heat embossed, is from a Paula Pascual set.

The sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Ribbons with a voucher for the lucky winner.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Weds - Something New
Elliebelle's Crafty Weds  - Something New
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Thank you for taking the time to visit and I hope you will be able to leave a comment.  Have a lovely weekend.

Lynne x





Wednesday, 1 January 2020

RECYCLING AGAIN

Good Afternoon All,

Happy New Year! I hope you've had a good Christmas and are not suffering from any after effects from festivities last night.  We had a quiet night in after a fairly busy day.

I am here to share my snippets makes for the latest Grand Draw so generously given by Di from Pixie's Crafty Workshop every year.

When we were fetching the Christmas tree etc out of the loft my hubby found an old bottle bag which had been left up there.  The main part of the bag had totally discoloured but my little eagle eye spotted some small squares on it which still looked ok so I thought I would make them into a card before I ended up losing them.



There were in fact 9 small squares but as you can see I decided to make 2 small CAS cards. The small A6 card used snippets of red glitter card and a snippet of hammered cardstock.  I heat embossed the sentiment and added 3 little red sparklies.

The square card is only 5" and the piece of red glitter card is an offcut from the other one as I'd cut the square too big so I used a die and created a small frame for the second card. The silver square is also a snippet.  I didn't want to risk messing up embossing the sentiment direct to the card itself so this one is printed with silver metallic ink.  That's 2 to start my pile off for next Christmas :) .

I would like to enter:

Pixie's Snippets Playground  #368 - Use snippets
ABC Christmas Challenge - A for Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Christmas 
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Anything Christmas

Thank you for visiting and I will be back tomorrow with a DT card.


Lynne x

P.S. The square on the first card looks wonky in the photo, but I can assure you it's not :)

Thursday, 19 December 2019

FAVOURITE DIE AT AYLI


Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are well and making headway into your Christmas preparations.

It is time for the last challenge of the year for the team at As You Like It and for this fortnight we would like you to showcase a project using your favourite die.



I must admit I do have a few favourites, but for Christmas cards this MFT tree die is ideal as it makes quick and easy cards without having to spend ages colouring an image.  I have added silver mirri card for the mat,  a heat embossed sentiment from a Penny Black set, added strips of glitter under the die and a few green sparklies to finish.

I know you must all be busy but I hope you get some time to enter the challenge and have the chance to win a prize from the fabulous sponsors, Lili of the Valley.

I would like to enter:

Christmas Kickstart - Last Minute Madness
Cupcake Inspirations - Holidays
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Christmas
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas: The last stretch

I would like to thank you for visiting during the past year and for all the lovely comments that have been left and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Lynne x









Monday, 16 December 2019

CHRISTMAS CUTIES

Good Morning All,

Today is the start of a new challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme is "Christmas Cuties" so a very easy one.


I've been very short of crafting time just lately with Christmas preparations so have made a really quick and tiny DT card.  It measures just 4.5 inches and has a pre-coloured image from LOTV when they used to sell them on A4 sheets in different sizes.  I've used one piece of patterned paper in grey, blue and white from The Works and added pale blue mats to the image and the main layer.  Two snowflakes, glittery ribbon and glitter for the snow were added for the added sparkle.

I would like to enter:

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Pale blue mats and snowflakes were snippets used
Rudolph Days Extra Challenge
Aud Sentiments - Christmas/Winter + a sentiment
Di's Digi Design - Winter/Holidays
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs December - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x


Thursday, 5 December 2019

CASE A DT MEMBER

Good Morning Everyone,

We have a new challenge at As You Like It today and we are asking you to CASE something from a DT card.



For my card I've CASE'd one I've made before, but this time in a more non traditional colour.  I've also heat embossed the wording with a MFT background stamp and this is what I am asking to be CASE'd from my card (heat embossing).  This way it doesn't have to be a Christmas card, it can be for any occasion.  

The cute stamp is from Stamping Bella and I have coloured him with copics and added glitter to the snow and glossy accents to the baubles.

If you would like to pop over to the challenge here you will be able to see what the rest of the DT are asking to be used from their lovely cards.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


with a voucher for the lucky winner

I would like to enter:

Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Festive Fun
Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday - All Creatures Great and Small
Incy Wincy Design - Christmas without red or green
Penny's Paper Crafty #459 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown  - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x