Friday, 3 February 2023

WILDFLOWERS

 Morning Everyone,

Just before Christmas I bought 2 sets of Tim Holtz Wildflower Stem dies, nos. 1 & 2, in the sale at Seven Hills Crafts and I've just had a chance to play with them. This is my first card:


These are all from the No. 1 set and I have coloured with Zig and Copic markers.  I love the bright colours of the Zigs for the flowers.  The die cut bee is from a Hero Arts set, also coloured with Copics.

I have another card on the go, but not quite finished yet as I need to get on with some DT work.

I would like to enter:

Classic Design - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Passion for Markers - Use Die Cuts

Thank you for visiting, have a lovely weekend and I hope the weather keeps fine for you.

Lynne x







Thursday, 26 January 2023

FAVOURITE COLOUR?

 Good Morning All,

Today is the start of a new challenge over at As You Like It and we are asking to see projects featuring mainly your single favourite colour.


My favourite colour was blue for years but it has now turned to purple/lilacs.  The colour seems to suit me in clothes and I think it's really pretty whether it be a light or darker shade.

For my card I have used a flower and butterfly from a Simon Says stamps set called Look for the Rainbows.  I have heat embossed them in white and added a bit of shading with white ink.  The frame is from Pinkfresh Studio and the sentiment is from a Penny Black set.

The sponsor for this challenge is:


with a prize for the lucky winner

I would like to enter:

Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and have a good day.

Lynne x








Wednesday, 25 January 2023

SNIPPETS

 Morning Everyone,

This is my reminder post for Christmas Craft Creations where the theme this month is to use snippets.





I made this little panel of snippets along with this card here and it's been on my desk ever since so I thought it was a good time to use it.  The strips are all from a Doodlebug pad.  

I stamped a couple of images from a MFT set called Here Comes Santa Claus and coloured with copics and then cut both panels out with a stitched rectangle and added a band of red card to hide the join.  The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted and heat embossed in red.

I would like to enter:

Snippets Playground - bottom panel used snippets although no photo as made a while ago.
January Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas
ABC Christmas - A for Anything Christmas

Although cold here, it looks as though the sun will be shining.  Thank you for visiting and have a good day. 

Lynne x




Thursday, 19 January 2023

FLORALS

Morning Everyone, 

This is a card I have made from snippets for the Snippets Playground.


I think dies are such a good way of using up snippets and this one is from a Spellbinders small die of the month last November, I think.  


This is a photo of the snippets used.  It's not always easy for me to take a photo as I don't often plan ahead and decide on the layout as I go along, but there are not a lot of options with this die so I decided on yellow and orange for the flowers before hand.    I cut the larger die again in a darker shade of green to add a bit of shading.

The sentiment is one of my favourite and has been heat embossed in gold.

I would like to enter:

Snippets Playground - use snippets
Classic Design - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Rabisco - Anything Goes
Simon Says Weds - Fabulous Flowers

The sun is shining here today, but still very cold.  Have a good day all and thank you for taking the time to visit.

Lynne x


Thursday, 12 January 2023

DELICATE FLOWERS

Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at As You Like It and we are asking you to share your favourite reason to send a card, e.g. birthdays, Christmas, friends etc.


My two favourites are Birthdays and Christmas.  With Christmas just gone and having made lots of that type I decided on a birthday card and I also need to build my stock up a bit too.

I have used my Altenew Delicate Flower Bed stamp for this one and stamped in one colour. I must admit that it didn't turn out as I had intended and I had to cut the stamping in half and used my mini scalloped borders to add a bit of a pattern and added a Gummiapan birthday die, covered in glitter, in between. I've also added a few clear gems to some of the flowers.

I would like to enter:

Classic Design - Anything Goes
PIP challenge 2301 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes

I would like to thank Pam for becoming my latest follower, thank you for taking the time to visit and hope you all have a good weekend.

Lynne x
















Monday, 9 January 2023

BIRTHDAY BOY

Morning Everyone,

It is the start of a new challenge over at the Cutie Pies and this month the theme is January Blues, so anything cute with the colour blue.


Luckily I had this card in my drafts so it has come in handy for my DT card.  The image is an old coloured image from LOTV and I've added a large number one and a couple of stars too.  The papers are a bit of a mixture and not sure where they are from.

The challenge will be Just for Fun from now on, but Top 3 favourites will still be chosen.

I would like to enter:

Classic Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Add a Sentiment
Double D - Happy Birthday
PIP Challenge 2301 - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x






Friday, 6 January 2023

SNIPPETS

 Good Afternoon Everyone,

I hope you are well and back in the swing of things now we are back to normal after Christmas.

I've been looking on Youtube for ideas for using up snippets and found this video here so I decided to have a go and make this card for the Snippets Playground challenge using lots of old LOTV snippets cut into strips.  


I didn't emboss my card as in the video and used a piece of vellum with a silver heat embossed sentiment from Whimsy stamps.  I did make an error with one strip in that the roses are all in the centre,  making the strip look nearly all white, but I've added some tiny sequins in pink to add a bit of interest.   

I've distressed the edges and also hand stitched around the panel.

I would like to enter:

Snippets Playground - use snippets

I will be back on Monday with a DT card. Have a good weekend and stay safe.

Lynne x