Sunday 11 February 2024

CRACKLING ROSE

 Hello Everyone,

I hope you've had a good weekend.  I thought it was about time I did some colouring so had a look through my basket of unused stamps and decided to have a go at this Chocolate Baroque stamp called Crackling Rose.


I've coloured with copics and distressed the edges of the image very lightly.  I found a piece of green paper which matched quite well, added some hessian and a couple of sentiment stamps.

I hope you like it. I would like to enter:

Penny's Paper Crafty #564 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and see you soon.

Lynne x




Thursday 8 February 2024

STAMPS OR DIGIS?

 Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge over at As You like It and we are asking whether you prefer to work with stamps or digis.  I do love both, but digis win this time just for the fact that you can resize them and, when you're short of time for colouring, pre-coloured digis are ideal as with this card.


This is an image from Etsy here called Vintage Mouse in Teacup and I have used a Craft Consortium die to cut him out and papers and flowers from my stash.  I decided to round the corners for a change.

I would like to enter:

Pennys Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Critter Crazy - Anything with a Critter
Paper Fundays -  Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope to be back soon.

Lynne x

Thursday 25 January 2024

PEARLS OR GEMS

Morning Everyone,

Back again for the start of a new challenge over at As You Like It where we are asking whether you prefer to use pearls or gems on your projects.


I definitely prefer pearls, especially with this type of card.  They come in a multitude of colours and always look so elegant.  

For my card I've used two wreath dies, both from Memory Box and added them to an odd 6" x 6" sheet of paper found in my drawer.  I haven't used any flowers for a long time so decided to go with this type of card, distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz tool and hand stitched all around.  I've put a plain piece of paper in the centre and heat embossed the sentiment.  

Pale green pearls, twine and two little dragonflies have been added too.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


I would like to enter this into:

Paper Funday challenge - Anything Goes/Let's Celebrate
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Add some texture
Crafter's Cafe - Fancy Edges
Creative Crafting Uncles - Happy birthday

Thank you for visiting and have a good weekend.

Lynne x





Wednesday 24 January 2024

GLITTER & SPARKLE

 Good Morning Everyone,

This is my reminder post for Christmas Craft Creations where the theme this month is 'Glitter & Sparkle'.




I have used a tree die from Waffle Flower which I managed to buy second hand and have used snippets of glitter card cut into smaller strips and added to the back of the die.  A piece of gold glitter card for the star and sparkly gems finish the card off.  I couldn't decide where to put a sentiment so in the end left it without one. 

A very quick and simple card to make.  My mojo seems to have gone awol just lately and I can't seem to get going so have just been making DT cards at the moment.

Still plenty of time to enter as the challenge is open until Tuesday, 13th Feb.

I would like to enter:

ABC Christmas - A for Anything Christmas
Christmas Kickstart - the Midas Touch
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Rabisco - Anything Goes
Double D - Sparkle and/or Shine
Snippets Playground - All the glitter pieces were snippets

Thank you for your visit and Iwill be back tomorrow.

Lynne x

Thursday 11 January 2024

FAVOURITE PAPER BRAND

 Morning Everyone,

Today is the start of our first challenge for 2024 over at As You Like It and we are asking you to lshare a project featuring your favourite paper brand and you must say why it's your favourite.



I do like many brands, but for this card I have used My Favorite Things paper.  I like their small prints and this was ideal for the sneakers from my new Woodware stamp.  I have paper pieced the sneakers with a star pattern, although it looks like dots on the photo, coloured the laces with white copic paint and shaded the white bottoms with copics.  All the papers are from the same pad and I've changed them about a bit so the candles are on top at the bottom of the card and the balloons on top at the top (if you get what I mean).  

The sponsor for the challenge is:



with a voucher for the lucky winner.

I would like to enter:

PIP challenge 2401 - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Rabisco challenge - Anything Goes
We Love Stamping - Something New (sneakers stamp)
Allsorts - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope you can pop over to the challenge to see the inspiration from the rest of the DT.


Lynne x

Friday 5 January 2024

SNIPPETS CARD

 Hello Everyone,

I'm running in with a last minute snippets card for the Snippets Playground where the theme is for  'Anything BUT Christmas' so I decided to make a birthday card with my NBUS Spellbinder dies called Club Blooms.


All the flowers, leaves and white part of the card are from snippets.  I do love using dies to try and use up some of my many snippets, but the trouble is the pile never seems to go down much! This is my little pile of snippets, some before cutting some after.


I would like to enter:

Snippets Playground - Anything but Christmas
Penny's Paper Crafty #562 - Anything Goes
Paper Funday - Anything Goes/let's Celebrate
Beautiful Blossoms - Anything with Flowers

Thank you for visiting and have a good weekend.

Lynne x



Sunday 31 December 2023

QUICK BIRTHDAY CARD

Morning All,

A quick card here using some more of my Stampin Up specialty paper layered onto a piece of lilac paper, my favourite colour, and with enamel dots and sparkly gems added.   The paper does have a slight pattern to it, but not visible very well in the photo.


The sentiment has been stamped and heat embossed in silver.

I would like to enter:

Paper Funday - 5th birthday bash
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Favourite colour

I know the popularity of blogging has decreased to what it was a few years ago so I would like to thank my faithful followers and all those who comment on my cards and I wish you all a Happy New Year.

Lynne x