Thursday, 14 January 2021

FAVOURITE COLOUR DUO

 Good Morning Everyone,

We're back with a new challenge at As You Like It and we are asking you to show us your favourite colour duo.



I like many colour duos, but for this one have chosen yellow and green.  I think it is so fresh looking and reminds me of Spring. 

I have used a Simon Says stamp called Bouquet of Thanks, stamped it with Memento London Fog ink and coloured with copics.  I've added a few sparkly dots, some green twine and the sentiment is stamped in silver metallic.

The sponsor for the challenge is 


I hope you can join us and pop over to the challenge blog to see the lovely cards from the rest of the team.

It looks s though we're going to be having a very rainy day today so I will hopefully be able to go in the craft room for a while.

I would like to enter:

Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Lets Craft & Create - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Scrapping 4fun - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and stay safe.

Lynne x





Monday, 11 January 2021

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN

 Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you've had a good weekend.  I don't know about anyone else, but all the days seem the same to me at the moment.  

I'm here as it's the start of a new challenge over at The Cutie Pies and the theme is "The Boys are Back in Town" so as long as it's cute and boyish it'll be good.



I've made a card for my Grandson whose birthday is next month.  He's always playing on his games so I thought this image from Polkadoodles was very apt.  The card is larger than I would normally make, a C5 I think.  I have used lots of snippets from a Doodlebug pad on this one. The stripe in the middle was only about 3" long so I had to cut it in half to fit behind the image.  I've used star dies, a sentiment die and the little dots I made by cutting two small circles, embossing them and then adding glossy accents.

I hope you can join us for this first challenge of the year and we look forward to seeing your entries.

We are sponsored by:


I would like to enter:

Pixie's Snippets Playground - snippets used were the stars, sentiment and all three stripes.
Crafty Calendar = Make It Cute
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Creatalicious #202 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I do love to read your comments.  I will be back later in the week.

Lynne x


Tuesday, 5 January 2021

SNIPPETS TREES

Hello Everyone,

This is my card for Pixie's Snippets Playground.  I'd started making it before Christmas and had stuck the trees to a dark grey background.  Wasn't happy with it so it has been sat on my desk since then. 



I decided to cut the trees out rather than waste them (that's why you can see a dark outline) and after placing them onto white card, I thought they looked a lot better, and carried on with the making of it yesterday.  I had originally been looking through my Christmas snippets box to see which papers would look ok with each other and came up with these.  I've attached them to hammered card, heat embossed the sentiment in silver and added liquid pearls here and there.  I've also added stickles in dots to the middle tree.

Not much crafting done here since Christmas, but I'm sure my mojo will come back soon, hopefully.

I would like to enter: 

Pixie's Snippets #393 - Use snippets
Allsorts - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Use patterned paper
Creatalicious #202 - Anything Goes

Have a good week and stay safe.

Lynne x


Friday, 1 January 2021

CHRISTMAS TREATS

Good Morning Everyone,

Happy New Year!

As it's the 1st of the month it's time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas where the theme is Christmas Treats.


For my card I have used some of the stamps from a magazine freebie set by Rare Earth.  I have coloured them with copics and the paper at bottom is an oddment from a Doodlebug pad which also has lots of treats printed on it, although it's not very clear from the photo.  I have added two strips of ribbon from Stampin Up to divide the papers and used liquid pearls on some of the biscuits.

This will go in my Christmas card box as a starter for this year's pile and I hope you will be able to join in too and make an early start on your cards.

I would like to enter:

Christmas Kickstart - Anything Christmassy
Crafty Gals - Tis the Season
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Sweet Treats

Thank you for visiting and whatever you will be doing, have a good one and stay safe.

Lynne x


















Wednesday, 23 December 2020

WINTER BLUES

 Good Morning Everyone,

My final card before Christmas and it is for the reminder post at Christmas Craft Creations where the theme is Winter Blues.


 I thought I'd have a play with my Lovely As a Tree set from Stampin Up and looked on Pinterest and found this card as my inspiration.  I have used a wavy edged die for my reverse mask, inked it up in Soft Sky from Stampin Up and stamped the tree with Stormy Sky distress oxide.  The sentiment is heat embossed in silver and, although you can't see it very well, I have added lots of glitter to the tree for added sparkle. 

Whilst having a play I did try out a different shape for the masked area, but ran out of the blue backing paper so that one will probably appear at a later date when I can find the right colour blue or I could ink the edges I suppose with my stamp pad. I'll have to have a go at that when I have more time.

I would like to enter:

Allsorts - Sparkle & shine
Crafty Calendar - Christmas theme
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Thank you all for visiting and for all the lovely comments you have left over the past year. I would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas, stay safe,  and let's hope for a better year in 2021.

Lynne x





Thursday, 17 December 2020

FAMILY OR FRIENDS?

Good Morning Everyone,

A birthday card for a change from me today.  There is a new challenge at As You Like It and we are asking whether you prefer to make cards etc. for family or friends.



I do make for both, but I tend to make for family more as I like to embellish and adapt them to their interests.  This one was for my daughter who has a new interest in baking, hence the image, which is from Mo Manning.  I have coloured her with copics and used papers from either Pion or Maja design, I can't remember which.  The sentiments are from LOTV and small flowers and pearls have been added.

We are sponsored by:


I hope you will be able to join us in the last challenge before Christmas and pop over to the challenge to see the lovely projects from the rest of the team.

I would like to enter:

Mo's Digital Pencil - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Creatalicious #201 - Anything Goes
Pennys Paper Crafty #486 - Anything Goes


Thank you for visiting and I do appreciate it when you leave a comment.

Lynne x


Monday, 14 December 2020

WHITE CHRISTMAS

Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at the Cutie Pies and the theme is White Christmas.


For my card I have used a Di's Digi Design image and coloured it with copics. The circles have been distressed and glitter added to edges of the the inner one, although you can't see it very well.   I have cut snowflakes from all my snippets of white glitter card and added them to the stitched edge square.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


with a lovely prize for the winner.

I hope you will pop over and see the cards from the rest of the team.

I would like to enter:

Di's Digi Designs - Winter Holidays
Pixies's Snippets Playground - Use snippets (snowflakes and centre circle)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything with a Critter
ABC Christmas - Y for Your favourite things (Cute images, stitched dies)
Allsorts - Got to be Christmas 
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Let It Snow
Crafty Calendar - Christmas theme

I hope you have a good week and have your Christmas preparations well under way.  I will see you later in the week.

Lynne x