Thursday, 11 October 2018

CAS OR FUSSY AND FANCY?

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well.  It is time for a new challenge at As You Like It and for this fortnight we would like to see your CAS or Fussy and Fancy projects, whichever is your favourite (and don't forget to say why please).




I think my usual style is in between, but for special occasions/people I like to pull out the stops and add more embellishments etc.  I think it shows that I've made more of an effort and they do look pretty with all the extras.  For my card I've used a ready to print LOTV watercolour (no longer on sale) and made an easel card with Go Kreate dies in colours to match.  The papers are an old LOTV pad.  Flowers and embellishments are from WOC and the Ribbon Girl.

I hope you like it and if you'd like to pop over to the challenge we have 3 lovely new DT members to inspire you even further.

The sponsor for the challenge is 


with a lovely £10 voucher for the winner


Challenges I would like to enter:

The Ribbon Girls - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Use more than one die - Dies used part from main shape were Simon Says Butterfly, Sizzix oval and doily
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Thank you for taking the time to visit. I hope you can join in the challenge and also leave a comment here as I do appreciate it.

Have a good weekend,

Lynne x




Monday, 1 October 2018

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

Good morning everyone,

It's time for a new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas and the theme for this month is "For a Child",  so any project for a child as long as it's a Christmas one.




For my DT card I've used this cute Santa image from Di's Digistamps and coloured it with copics. The background papers are freebies from a magazine and the sentiments are from a Clearly Besotted stamp set. I've added glossy accents to Rudolph's nose and stickles around the sentiments and the image.  I've used a few snippets on this card too which I've noted below.

I hope you can join us as there are only two more challenges after this one before we hit the big day!

I would like to enter these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - Christmas comes early
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground - snippets used are the sentiments, bauble paper and all the kraft card.

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

Have a good week.

Lynne x

Sunday, 30 September 2018

CHRISTMAS FRIENDS

Hi Everyone

I've made a quick card so I can enter this month's Rudolph Days challenge.  I say quick, but I've been making it over the last few days now so I'm a bit last minute.



It's a small 5" card with 2 little Robins from the Penny Black Christmas Friends stamp set.  I've coloured them with copics, fussy cut them out  and stuck with tape onto a piece of silver twine.  The inlaid sentiment is a Sue Wilson die which I've cut with glitter card.  It was the first time I've tried this inlay technique and it was a bit fiddly, to say the least, with all the little pieces to stick back in!  This has all been matted onto silver mirri card and a few sequins have been added as I'm one of those people who don't like a lot of white space :).

So, challenges I would like to enter:

September Rudolph Days
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas comes early
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Weds Challenge - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope you can leave a comment.  I will be back tomorrow with a DT card.  Have a good day,

Lynne x


Thursday, 27 September 2018

FAVOURITE SEASON - AYLI DT

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are well.  It's been unseasonably warm here today (Weds),  22 degrees,  and we'd picked today because it was going to be cloudy to plant a new hedge in the front garden.  Needless to say it didn't all get finished, we'll have to carry on tomorrow.

At As You Like It for the next fortnight we are asking you to showcase a project showing your favourite season (and you must tell us why please).


I love Spring because winter is nearly over and the gardens start to burst into life again.  I love seeing the colours of spring bulbs and it also means we have warmer days to look forward to.

For my DT card I've used Whimsy Stamps Springtime with this cute bunny and little bird in his basket.  I've coloured them with copics and cut them out with a Tattered Lace square doily die.  I decided to hand stitch around the papers as when I use a sewing machine I never seem to get the corners right but, with the time it took by hand, I don't think I'll be doing it very often!  Two little butterflies, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and some lovely pink gingham ribbon finish it off.  The papers are old LOTV.

The sponsor of the challenge is


with a £20 voucher for the lucky winner

I hope you can join us and pop over to see the lovely inspiration from the rest of the DT.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Sir Stampalot - I Spy B for bunny, bird and blossom
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Anything Goes
Crafteezee - Anything Goes
Penny Black at Allsorts - Make it Feminine

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have time to leave a comment.  Have a good weekend,

Lynne x




Monday, 24 September 2018

CWTC DT - Card for a child

Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme is "For a Child" so as long as it fits that theme and is cute and christmassy we would love you to join in.




Not sure what's gone wrong with my photo.  I've took it at an angle, but the whole thing seems to be lopsided!  I have used a pre-coloured Pink Gem image and fussy cut him out to sit on the die cut oval.  The papers are from an old LOTV paper pad and the sentiment is computer generated.  I've embossed the white oval shape with a snowflake folder and added red glitter around the red oval.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Crafty Catz - Let's Do Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Lets Craft and Create - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes

I think that's all for now. Thank you for visiting and I hope you all have a good week.

Lynne x


Wednesday, 19 September 2018

ACROSS THE MILES

Good Morning Everyone,

This is a card I made for my brother's birthday.  I never find masculine cards very easy, but I've had these car images stashed away for a while so this one's come in handy at last!



The bottom paper is from the Works, but the image, checked paper and number plates are Mister Tom's Treasures from Pion Design.    I've distressed all the edges and stamped the sentiment onto a snippet of the paper and also stamped the postmark from LOTV at the top.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Pixie's Snippets Playground - snippets used were some of the kraft card, checked paper and the sentiment
The Sketchy Challenges - Travel, Across The Miles
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Crafteezee - Anything Goes
Country View Challenges - Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have time to leave a comment.  Have a good rest of the week.

Lynne x


Thursday, 13 September 2018

BOY OR GIRL? - AYLI DT


Good Morning Everyone,

Do you prefer making projects for boys or girls?  That is the theme for the new challenge at As You Like It. 




I find it much easier to make a girlie card rather than a boy one.   There always seems to be more of  a choice of embellishments to make them pretty .  Saying that I haven't added a lot to this card, only stars in different colours of glitter, some of which are leftovers from a die and the smaller ones are from my Fiskars paper puncher.  I've coloured them with pens to match little Unicorn Lucy from CC Designs who was coloured with copics and then fussy cut to sit on the card.

I thought I'd try a number shaped card so attempted this with my Scan n Cut machine which I bought a few weeks ago on Ebay.  It took several looks on Youtube and attempts at the cutting, but I made it in the end!  The sentiment is a Gummiapan die which I've lathered with glossy accents to make it shiny and I've also added a glitter pen to Lucy's wings, tail and horn.

I hope you can join us and the lucky winner will receive a voucher from


If you'd like to pop over here you'll be able to see the lovely inspiration from the rest of the DT.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Dream Valley - Girlie
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Dies and Punches
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Give a Crafter a Cookie - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x