Saturday 25 June 2016


Hi Everyone,

This is my second card in 3 days, not 3 weeks like before - I must be on a roll!  On the other hand, it could be to do with the rainy weather giving me more of a chance to craft.

This is my first effort with Sugar Nellie Candy Pip.  The stamp was a bit too big for the size of card I wanted so I stamped the image and then scanned it onto my computer and altered it in Word so it was slightly smaller.  Then I coloured her with Copics and fussy cut her out, which wasn't easy with that little flower and spiky hair!

I cut a frame out for her to sit on then decided to emboss the centre with a cloud folder and put it back in.  I've coloured the sky slightly with a Stampin Up marker, but I wish I hadn't when I'd done it as I preferred it white, but I suppose it shows the clouds up more. The papers are Flower Shoppe from Nitwit Collections.

The challenges I would like to enter are:

Sugar Nellie 137 - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter 254 - Birthday Girl

Thank you for visiting.

Lynne x

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Very Pink

Hi Everyone

It's been three weeks since my last post, but normal everyday life seems to be getting in the way of crafting!  I don't know how some of you ladies manage to post so often even when you have a full time job.

Anyway, when I saw the lovely picture of decorated cupcakes at In the Pink I thought it would give me an excuse to use my Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcakes set which hasn't been out of the packet yet.

I stamped the cupcake bases with a pearlescent ink and the tops with Memento London Fog so it didn't look so harsh.  All colouring was done with Copics and then the cupcakes were glittered, the cherry had a glossy accents job and the yellow bows given the wink of stella treatment.  I had a problem of where to put the sentiment that goes with the Carnival toppers stamp set as it didn't seem to fit anywhere so I stamped a smaller one onto vellum and placed it at the top.  I normally like a few more embellishments, but with so much pink about I thought I'd leave it as is.  

Hope you like.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

In the Pink - Cupcakes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Use Patterned Papers
Stamping Sensations - Feature a Creature
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes

Lynne x