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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Sunday, 1 July 2018

CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS

Morning Everyone,

It's the 1st of the month so time for another challenge over at Sparkles Christmas and the theme for this month is Christmas Stockings.

This is my DT make for the challenge using a cute image from Di's Digi Designs.





I have coloured with copics and cut out with a Crealies mini scalloped square.  I didn't have any blue paper to match so I coloured around the edge of a die cut stitched square with a blue pen.  The image itself is quite busy so I decided not to use any patterned paper, but settled on a a snowflake embossing folder and some lovely ribbon from Crafty Ribbons to finish it off.

I hope you like and if you wish to see the inspiration from the rest of the DT you can pop over here.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Try something new (my image - hope that counts)

It looks like it's going to be another scorcher today.  I went out in the garden earlier and there doesn't seem to be any breeze at all so it'll be a late dog walk again today, probably about 9 p.m. tonight!

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

Lynne x




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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

BERT MOUSE

Morning Everyone,

Another Christmas card to share with you today.  This one is Bert Mouse from Digistamp Boutique.
I coloured him with copics and used papers from a Craft & You pad called Frozen.  I just love the greens in the pad.




I have added a sentiment, also from DSB, and a strip of gorgeous silver glittery ribbon.  His pom pom has fun flock added and glitter and stickles on his stocking and snow.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Rudolph Days June - Anything Christmas
ABC Christmas - M is for mouse
Winter Wonderland - Square cards
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes
Sketchy Challenges - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Non traditional colours

I hope you are enjoying the lovely sunny weather at the moment.  I must say it's a bit much for me unless I'm in the shade :).

Have a good rest of the week and thank you for visiting.  I hope you can leave a comment as I love to read them.

Lynne x



Monday, 25 June 2018

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CUTIES - BLUE & WHITE

Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying the warm sunny weather here in the U.K.  It seems a bit strange talking about Christmas in the middle of June, but it is time for another challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme this time is "Blue and White".





The sponsors for the challenge are Crafty Sentiments and I have used their snowman frame and raided my Christmas snippets folder for blue and white bit.  I've coloured him with copics and cut the pieces into various shapes and used a darker blue for the scalloped edging and matting.  A few sparkly gems have been added and that's about it, a fairly easy card really.

There will be a lovely prize for the winner of the challenge from Crafty Sentiments 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 DT.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Christmas
Pixie's Snippets Playground #329  - Use snippets
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x

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Thursday, 21 June 2018

AYLI DT - DRY OR HEAT EMBOSSING?

Morning Everyone,

I can't believe it's 2 weeks since I last posted!  Other things seem to get in the way at the moment especially with the lovely weather we've been having.

Anyway, it's time for a new challenge over at As You Like It and we would like you to show us a project containing your favourite type of embossing (and don't forget to tell us why please).



I seem to use heat embossing mainly for sentiments, especially Christmas ones, so I've chosen dry embossing for my card with a cloud embossing folder and added some blue chalk in between the clouds. The image is from a Happy Hoppers set by Stampendous and I have coloured him with copics and fussy cut him before attaching to the card.  The lovely papers are old LOTV and I've used a sentiment from a MFT dragon set as I thought it was quite apt in a funny sort of way.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


with a lovely voucher for the winner

So if you'd like to pop over to the challenge here you'll be able to see the inspiration from the design team.

I'd like to enter these challenges:

House Mouse & Friends Monday - Anything Goes/Birthdays
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Snippets used for sentiment, trees, green paper and cloud circle.
Di's Digi Challenge - Summer Fun
Dies R Us Challenge - Summertime Fun - dies used are Tonic scalloped circles, Lawn Fawn stitched hillside, Crealies stitched squares and Creative Expressions stitched banners.
Crafteezee June - Summer

Thank you for taking the time to visit and I hope you can leave a comment as I love to read them.

Have a good weekend,

Lynne x






Thursday, 7 June 2018

AYLI DT - FAVE CARD SHAPE/FOLD

Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well.  It's time for another challenge at As You Like It and the theme for the next fortnight is to show us a project featuring your favourite card shape or fold (and don't forget to say why please).




After square cards my favourite "go to" shape is this Go Kreate Frilly #10.  I love the curves on it and it's not too fancy like some you can buy.  When my daughter asks for a card she always asks for "that nice shape".

As I've been short on crafting time just lately I've used an image from a LOTV art pad and also used some of their old papers.  The sentiment is from Craftwork cards and I've added a piece of natural twine for a bit of interest.

The sponsor for the challenge is:



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 these challenges:

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Snippets used were the pink mats and pink dp.
Always Happy Birthday - Birthday Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations  - Eileen's Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Happy Birthday
The Crafty Addicts #49 - Anything Goes/Say It with Flowers

Thank you for visiting and I hope you can join in the challenge.  Have a lovely weekend,

Lynne x