Thursday, 10 October 2019

REAL OR FAUX STITCHING?

Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at As You Like It and for this fortnight we would like you to showcase a project containing your favourite of either Real or Faux stitching.



I do love hand stitching, more on my shabby chic types of card, but my real favourite is faux stitching from dies.  I think they finish a card off wonderfully and are a quick and easy way to get the stitched look.

I have used an Inkylicious stamp on my DT card which I stamped onto the card and then again on spotty paper so I could fussy cut and paper piece the main part of the shoe.  The red part has been coloured with a copic pen.  The sentiment comes with the stamp and I used Versafine ink for this as it is quite intricate.   All the dies used have stitched edges.  This card is for a friend who nearly always wears killer heels.  I think my days of wearing heels like that are long gone!

The sponsor of the challenge is


with a gift certificate for the lucky winner

I would like to enter these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - For a Lady/Girl
Creatalicious #172 - Anything Goes


Thank you for visiting and all your lovely comments from my last post, I do love to read them.

Lynne x






Tuesday, 1 October 2019

MAKE US LAUGH

Good Morning Everyone,

It's the start of a new month which means the start of a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas challenge.  The theme this month is "Make Us Laugh".  I must say I did ponder over this for quite a while, not sure of what to do, but eventually came up with this little doggie from Bugaboo.


I've made another small card and coloured him with copics and used a snippet of snowflake paper from my Christmas scraps box.  Gold card for the mat, die cut snowflakes, glitter on his hat, liquid pearls and gold sparklies were also added.  The sentiment comes with the image.

Not long to go now. I usually start my Christmas shopping middle to end of October as have quite a bit to do. It's not a job I enjoy really, but at least I'm not rushing it all at the end.

I hope you will be able to join in this month.  The challenge is just for fun, no sponsors.

I would like to enter:

Simons Says Stamp Weds - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Use your favourite embellishments (sparkly gems and glitter)
Creatalicious #172 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Wk 40 - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x

Sunday, 29 September 2019

UPCYCLED CARD

Hello Everyone,

A very wet day here today.  I was looking through last year's Christmas cards that I kept and decided to upcycle another one for this month's Rudolph Days challenge and this is what I made.




The topper was cut down from being a rectangle and I've made a small 4.75" square card with it by adding snippets of red and green paper cut with my stitched squares dies from Crealies.  The pom poms were already on and I've added a few small red pearls here and there. So a fairly quick card, once I'd decided what to do with it.

I would like to enter:

Rudolph Days September - Anything Christmas
Pixie's Snippets Playground - the red and green papers were the snippets

Thank you for visiting and have a good week.

Lynne x



Thursday, 26 September 2019

WHAT'S YOUR STYLE?


Good Morning Everyone,

Today, over at the new challenge at As You Like It, we are asking "What is your favourite style for making cards?"  It could be CAS, Fussy and Fancy or in between.



My normal style is in between the two extremes.  I do love patterned papers and I struggle with having a lot of white space on my cards.  I always seem to want to add something!   I nearly always like to add some kind of embellishments, saying that, I haven't added much to my DT card as the paper is so patterned, apart from 2 die cut flowers.

I have used an image kindly provided by the lovely sponsor, Lee Holland Digis, and coloured it with copics in girlie colours.  The paper is from Polkadoodles and I've used a Go Kreate die for the base shape.

I hope you will be able to join us and you can see the inspiration from the rest of the DT if you pop over here.

I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp Weds - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - For a Lady/Girl
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Happy Birthday
Digidesign Challenge - 2 or more patterned papers
Creatalicious #171 - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x

Monday, 23 September 2019

RIBBONS AND BOWS

Good Morning Everyone,

Time for a new challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme is "Ribbons & Bows" so we would love you to join us with a cute Christmas project following this theme.


For my DT card I have used a LOTV image, coloured the little cuties with copics and cut them out with a Spellbinders die.  The paper is a freebie from a magazine and I've added fun flock to their little bobbles and glitter to the snow. The red spotty ribbon and bow finish it off.

The sponsor for the challenge is Crafty Ribbons with a voucher for the lucky winner.

If you'd like to pop over and the the inspiration from the DT you can do so here.

I would like to enter:

ABC Christmas - S&T for Sparkle and Texture
Allys Angels - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #293 - Anything Goes
CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper  - September
Creatalicious #171 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting, have a lovely week all and I will be back on Thursday.

Lynne x






Monday, 16 September 2019

SANTA'S ELF

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you had a good weekend.

I've had this little chap half coloured on my desk for a while and when I saw the latest MFT sketch challenge I though he would be ideal for it , so I had a play yesterday and finished him off.



This is the sketch I followed:


I coloured the image with copics and added snippets of red across the middle and a snippet of striped paper from an old LOTV Christmas pad. I embossed a small snowflake onto the larger bauble and stamped and fussy cut 2 small holly sprigs to  stick either side of the sentiment, which is embossed in white and is from a different MFT set.  The whole thing was stuck onto a red 5" x 7" card blank (much neglected, I must use them more!).

I would like to enter these challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Di's DigiDesign - Handcoloured image
Creatalicious #171 - Anything Goes 

Have a good week and thank you for visiting.  It is much appreciated when you leave a comment, I do love to read them.

Lynne x



Thursday, 12 September 2019

SANTA OR NO SANTA?

Good Morning Everyone,

It's time for a new challenge over at As You Like It and the theme is for you to showcase a project with your favourite of either Santa or No Santa on a Christmas card.



I tend to use a Santa image only when I have to, i.e. a DT card, or for a child's card so my favourite is "No Santa".  Most of the people I send cards to are probably too old for Santa cards anyway :) .

For my card I have used this sweet angel from LOTV and coloured her with copics. I have used some glitter on her wings and a sparkle pen on the stars. The sentiment is heat embossed and is also from LOTV.  The papers are from a First Edition Silent Night pad and the silver strip across the middle has been embossed with a linen embossing plate for extra interest, but that doesn't show up very well in the photo.  A doily cut in half and some sparkly gems finish it off.

I have used snippets on this, which are the two silver layers, the wonky square layer and the sentiment strip.

I would like to enter these challenges:

ABC Christmas - S for sparkle and T for texture
Allys Angels - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground #360
Winter Wonderland - Use your fave embellishments (Glitter, Doilies are always useful when you're stuck and sparkly gems)
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Bling It On

I hope you can join in with this theme, not long till Christmas now so there should be lots of Christmas card making going on.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will find time to leave a comment.

Lynne x



Monday, 9 September 2019

NAUGHTY CAT

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you've had a good weekend.  This is a just for fun card inspired by a few challenges.



I've been wanting to colour this little cat up for a while now and have only just got round to it.  He/she is from the Christmas Friends set from Penny Black.  I've coloured it with copics and cut it out with a stitched circle die and layered it onto a lacey circle die from Tattered Lace.  I've distressed the edges of the papers slightly, the top one of which was a freebie from a magazine, and also added silver glittery ribbon, a lacey edge and clear gemstones, although you can't see these very well on the patterned paper.

I decided not to add a sentiment as the paper has Merry Christmas all over it.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Penny Black & More -  Animals
Crafty Catz  #473 - Anything Goes
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Stamp It
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - S for Sparkle and T for Texture
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Thank you for taking the time to visit and I'll be back later in the week.

Lynne x

Thursday, 5 September 2019

BIRTHDAY WISHES

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all well.  I have a floral card to share today made with an old Penny Black wooden stamp called Gossamer.  I stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed in gold and then coloured it with my Zig Clean Colour Brush markers.




I die cut the SSS "Sending" three times, once in lilac, and stuck them together.  The birthday wishes sentiment is also heat embossed in gold.

I hope you like and I would like to enter these challenges:

Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with Flowers
Allsorts - Feminine
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Papercraft Challenges - Handmade/Stamped Flowers
Dragonfly Dreams - Happy Birthday

Thank you for visiting and have a lovely weekend.

Lynne x


Sunday, 1 September 2019

WINTER WISHES

Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas and this month the theme is "Winter Wishes".


For my DT card I have used a sheet of DP from Pion Design cut into 3 pieces, added a mini scalloped border top and bottom, a memory box star in glitter card and heat embossed Winter Wishes in white directly onto the paper.   I've also added glitter all round the edges for a more wintery feel.

I hope you will be able to join in with us this month and you can see the inspiration from the rest of the DT if you pop over here.

I would like to enter:

Creatalicious #170 - Anything Goes
Simon Say Stamp Weds - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers #192 - Anything Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Lynne x




Thursday, 29 August 2019

FAVOURITE WAY TO ADD TEXT

Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at As You Like It and the we would like you to tell us and showcase a project using your favourite way to add text on a project.



I use all types, i.e. stamping, digital, computer generated, but often like to heat emboss, especially on Christmas cards.   I prefer my sentiments to be in rubber for that reason.

I've used an old LOTV stamp for this card coloured with copics and I've heat embossed the sentiment in silver.  The larger stamp is from a Whimsy set and the other words are from LOTV as are the papers (now retired). I've also added ribbon and a little die cut flower.

The sponsor for the challenge is

I hope you can join us and you can see the rest of the DT inspiration here.

I mentioned in my last post that we were going to a Steampunk Festival on Monday and these are a few of the amazing costumes we saw.


I only took the first 2.  They're not brilliant as we were in shade, but the other 2 were from the local paper.  The festival is on for 3 or 4 days and the really serious people have different costumes for each day.  I really don't know how they managed in the sweltering heat and the 2 in the last photo were on a tricycle and I think they were the best.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Allsorts - Feminine
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Emboss It
Tuesday Throwdown 439 - Stripes

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

Lynne x


Monday, 26 August 2019

Let's Build a Snowman

Good Morning Everyone,

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and this time the theme is "Let's Build a Snowman" so we would love to see your cute snowmen/women.



I have used Candy Cane Snowman kindly provided by the sponsors:


I have coloured him with copics and used LOTV kraft Christmas paper and 2 Joanna Sheen edger dies to finish it off.  Ribbon, stickles for the snow, liquid pearls and a few red and white pearls are the embellishments.

I hope you will be able to join in and hop over to the Challenge here to see the inspiration from the rest of the team.

I would like to enter:

August Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers #191 - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes/Snowpeople

I hope all those in the UK enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday.  The weather is certainly glorious.  We will be going people watching at a Steampunk Festival held here every year, some of the costumes you see are amazing, and then out for lunch with friends at a tapas bar.

Lynne x




Friday, 23 August 2019

CHRISTMAS PUP

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you've had a good week.  When I saw the theme for the present Christmas Kickstart challenge was for Dogs, I thought I'd have a little play with this stamp which I haven't used before.


It's an old LOTV stamp and I've coloured him with copics in a similar colour to one of our little dogs, Charlie.  I've used snippets of paper, both the red and the holly paper and a border die which I bought from someone on Facebook.  The sentiment, which is from a MFT set, has been heat embossed in gold.

I had a change of mind with my layout and had to cut the card down a bit so the card is a small 5" x 4.5".  After I'd stuck the top border to the white card I decided it was too deep so it had to be re-cut along the top to make it smaller, which looks a lot better I think.  I then attached it to a snippet of red card and attached it all to the cut down card blank.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Christmas Kickstart - Dachshund through the snow
Pixie's Snippets Playground #359 - Use snippets
Penny's Paper Crafty #444  - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #112 - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Something Seasonal (Christmas)

Thank you for visiting and I would like to thank Sally for becoming my latest follower.

Have a lovely weekend all,

Lynne x

Thursday, 15 August 2019

PINK & GREEN OR BLUE & ORANGE?

Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at As You Like It and this fortnight we would like you to show us a project using your favourite colour combo of either pink and green or blue and orange.



For me this was a fairly easy choice. I love pink and green together.  I like blue too, but orange is a colour I would never pick to go with it.

I have made a card for my daughter's birthday with Brittany from Stamping Bella.  I've coloured her with copics and added her to a larger card than I normally use, a C5 size.   I've cut large numbers with my Stampin' Up dies 3 times to give a bit of depth and the celebrate stamp/die is from Clearly Besotted. Some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and a small piece of ribbon finish it off.  I wanted to add more, but nothing seemed to look right so I had to leave it as is.

I've used snippets on this card for the layers of numbers and sentiment and also the green patterned paper which is old LOTV, so will be entering this into Pixie's Snippets Playground.

The sponsor for this challenge is:

                                                 

with a lovely prize for the lucky winner


Challenges I would like to enter:

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Use snippets
Classic DT Open Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty 443 - Anything Goes 

Thank you for visiting and have a good weekend,

Lynne x

Monday, 12 August 2019

60th Birthday

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you've had a lovely weekend.  Mine was pretty quiet, I managed to get some gardening done yesterday after the wind had died down from Saturday and also had a little crafting time.





I am sharing a card made for a friend for her 60th.  I've hand stitched the top layer and distressed and inked all the edges. The papers I think are Dovecraft and I've added a doily die, pretty flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, pearls, die cut leaves and tiny dragonflies.  The sentiment is embossed in gold on vellum.  The numbers were cut with a Marianne design die set.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
Simon Says Weds - Add a Die Cut
Let's craft & Create - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will be able to leave a comment.  I will be back later in the week.

Lynne  x





Thursday, 1 August 2019

It's Snowtime!

Hello All,

Back again with my second post today and the new theme over at Sparkles Christmas this month is "It's Snowtime!".




For my DT card I have used a Whipper Snapper stamp, that hasn't seen ink before, of these three cute snowballs.  I've coloured them with copics and used paper from an old LOTV pad.  I've also added lots of snow by way of a stencil and paste and added glitter to the paste while still wet.  The bottom layer is silver mirri card.

I hope you will be able to join in this month.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Weds  - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers 190 - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty 441 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will be able to comment so I know you've been.

Lynne x

Favourite Flower?


Good Morning Everyone,

I have 2 posts today, that's 4 this week, must be a record for me!

It is time for a new challenge at As You Like It and for this fortnight we would like to see a project containing your favourite flowers (and don't forget to say why they are your fave please).



I have chosen pansies.  I have them in pots during the winter and summer months and I love their beautiful shades of my favourite colours, blue and purple.

I have used an image from an old LOTV art pad and die cut it with a Tattered Lace die.  I've  heat embossed the sentiment and added lace, purple ribbon, pearls and a small die cut butterfly. A quick card to make, it just took me a while to decide what type of layout to use.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


with a lovely prize for the lucky winner

I would like to enter these challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes

Thank you for taking the time to visit, it is much appreciated and I will be back soon.

Lynne x




Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Silver Christmas

Good Morning Everyone,

My second card this week is similar to my last gold tree card.   I made a silver one at the same time as I knew the July Rudolph days challenge would be coming up and this is it.



I've heat embossed the Stampin Up tree and sentiment in silver and used silver mirri card for the mats.  The large sparkly ribbon was a bit too thick for me to manage a bow, but it will make a good card for posting. There are also 3 little sparklies in each corner and  I think the paper is from First Edition, but not sure.

I would like to enter these challenges:

July Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas
Crimbo Crackers #189 - Anything Christmas
Dream Valley #206 - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I love it when you leave a comment.

Have a good week,

Lynne x




Sunday, 28 July 2019

Hippo Bird-Day

Good Morning Everyone,

I've had a little play whilst it's been wet and rainy and thought I'd enter another sketch challenge.



This is the card I've made based on this sketch:


I've used MFT Happy Hippos stamp set and am pleased to say I've used lots of snippets so I can enter into Pixies Snippets Playground.   The hippo, birds and banner (which looks a bit wonky on the photo, but isn't irl) were all from snippets of copic paper and both lots of backing paper were also found in my snippets boxes.  Everything that needed to be was coloured with copics and then fussy cut.  I stamped the balloons where they were going to be on the paper and then glued the fussy cut ones on top so I didn't have to actually cut out the strings.

Other dies used were Lawn Fawn hillside borders, cloud outlines and the banner.

I would like to enter:

Di's DigiDesign - Things with wings or tail
Penny's Paper Crafty 440 - Anything Goes

Thank you for taking the time to visit and have a lovely week.

Lynne x



Monday, 22 July 2019

GOING GREEN

Good Morning All,

It is time for a new challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme is "Going Green".


The lovely sponsor, Polkadoodles, has provided the team with images and this is my card using Rudolph. I have coloured him with copics and framed him with papers from Lili of the Valley.  The sentiment has been heat embossed in silver and is from a Wild Rose Studio set.  I've added glossy accents to his nose, but it's not very clear on photo.

If you'd like to join in the challenge please make it to go along with the theme and, of course, cute and a Christmas project.  There will be a prize for the winner from Polkadoodles.

We are also having a DT call so if you like making Christmas projects and cute images you can pop over here to see the details.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Cute n Crafty - Christmas in July
CCC Digi Creations - Christmas in July
Polkadoodles wk 29 - Anything Goes
Di's Digi challenge - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner  #196 - Christmas in July

Thank you for visiting and have a lovely week.

Lynne x


Thursday, 18 July 2019

Bird or Beast at As You Like It

Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at As You Like It and this time we would like to know whether Birds or Beasts are your favourites (and don't forget to say why please).



I like them both, but I have a lot more cute beasts than I do birds and as I like cute I have gone for beasts.

I have made a birthday card for my niece with the the Unforgettable stamp set from WPlus9.  She is a very young 50 and DJ's in her spare time and I knew she was having an all day party so I thought the sentiment was rather apt.

This was the first time I've used my Zig Clean Colour brush markers so the colouring may be a bit ropey, but I think I like them.  The sentiment circle is from MFT and I cut it out of the main card and turned it.  I cut the little Elephants out with their corresponding dies. I've had these for ages and this is the first time they've seen the light of day.  I'm certainly trying to use some of my unused stash.

We are sponsored by:

with a prize for the lucky winner

I would like to enter these challenges:

Double D - Birthday
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Creatalicious #167 - Anything Goes/Bright & Fun
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Bright Colours

I would like to welcome Joy and thank her for becoming my latest follower. Thank you all for visiting and have a good weekend when it gets here.

Lynne x





Sunday, 14 July 2019

Super Heroes

Hello Everyone,

I hope you've had a good weekend.  I've just finished watching the epic Wimbledon final and need to get my card shared.  It's a little different from what I normally make, but I thought I'd have a go  in a sketch challenge for a change. 



This is the sketch I've followed:


I've used Caped Cuties from Clearly Besotted, coloured them with copics and fussy cut them out.  The background paper is from The Works and I've added die cut and punched stars.  The paper in the cut out at the top was from a snippet which seemed to work perfectly for the moon. The sentiment is heat embossed and comes with the stamp set and I've also added a glitter pen to the large stars.

I hope you like it, I quite enjoyed making something a little bit different for me.

I would like to enter:

Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Let's Craft & Create 149 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Bingo + a Sentiment (Pattern Paper, Embossing, Die Cut)

Have a good week and thank you for visiting.

Lynne x

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Silver Wedding

Good Morning All,

I have a quick and simple card to share today for a Silver Wedding Anniversary.




I've used a Stampin Up Bloomin Heart die cut out of hammered card and used a scrap of silver sheen card underneath.  The flowers which also come with the die were also cut from scraps, together with the numbers.  I've used a LOTV sentiment and added, ribbon, pearls and sparklies to finish it off.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Pixies Snippets Playground - Use snippets
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Add a Number
Crafty Catz #470 - Anything Goes
Get Creative #82 - Anything Goes/Monochromatic
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes

I hope you have a good weekend.  It's a free one for me so should think I'll be watching the tennis and crafting hopefully.

Lynne x



Thursday, 4 July 2019

SOMETHING FOR BABY AT AYLI

Good Morning All,

It is time for a new challenge at As You Like It and for this fortnight the theme is "Something for Baby" so we would like to see your favourite projects for babies (and don't forget to say why please).



The only thing I make for babies is cards and I do try to make them a different shape from my normal square cards as it is such a special occasion for the parents and I should think most save them as keepsakes.

For my DT card I have tried the Dutch Doobadoo bottle shaped stencil.  I must admit I didn't find it easy as I don't like fussy cutting. The straight bits were ok, it was the curves etc that I struggled with.

I used a cute image from Digistamp Boutique and coloured with copics.  This was also a problem in that my pens didn't seem to like being used in the hot weather.  Two of them let out an ink blob on the image, but I just about managed to save the second one and a couple of pens seemed to be sticky too!

The papers are from a Carta Bella pad called Baby Mine and embellishments added are Memory Box baby ducks, a die cut flower shaped button, a chipboard word from Make It Crafty and a little string of pearls.  I've also used glitter glue on the bubbles.

The sponsor for the challenge is Crafty Ribbons, so a lovely prize for the lucky winner.

I hope you like my make and I would like to enter these challenges:

Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge wk 25 - Anything Goes
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Things Beginning with B (Bear, Baby, Bubbles, Bottle)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

That's all for now. I hope you have a lovely weekend,

Lynne x

Monday, 1 July 2019

INCLUDE A TREE

Good Morning Everyone,

It's the start of a new month so time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas and this month we would like your Christmas project to include a tree.



For my DT card I thought I would use my Stampin Up Snow Swirled tree again.  I have heat embossed it in gold, together with the star (which I think is really a snowflake) and the sentiment.

I did have a bit of trouble with the photo as the colour of the black paper didn't seem to come out right, but it's not too bad now.  The paper has tiny sparkly flecky bits on and it looks so pretty in real life.  I've added some gorgeous gold sparkly ribbon from The Ribbon Girl and matted the layers onto gold sheen card.

I hope you can join in this month and for more inspiration from the rest of the team you can pop over to the blog here.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Anything Goes
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes


Thank you for visiting. Have a good week and I will be back on Thursday.

Lynne x



Saturday, 29 June 2019

RUDOLPH DAYS CARD

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are managing to keep cool today, wherever you are.  I'm just sharing a quick card I've made for the June Rudolph Days challenge.


This is a small 5" card with one of the Pugs from the LOTV stamp set.  When I bought the set I didn't realise how small they would be! That's the main advantage of digital images I suppose in that you can re-size them as you wish.  Anyway, I stamped the little fella, coloured with copics and fussy cut him out. I then stuck him onto a Gummiapan die which I bought in one of Swedish House Crafts sales.  I've backed that with a snippet of green holly paper and surrounded it all with a circular frame made with my dual stitched circles dies.  A strip of spotty ribbon was added as the final touch.

All the paper, apart from the bottom red mat, came out of my snippets boxes so I am entering this into Pixie's Snippets Playground too.

So, challenges for this card are:

June Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Use snippets
Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers #187 - Anything Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - L is for Little

I would like to thank Karen for becoming my latest follower.

Thank you for visiting and have a good weekend.

Lynne x








Monday, 24 June 2019

SPOTS AND DOTS

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you've had a good weekend.  

It is time for a new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties and this time we would like to see "Spots and Dots",  as long as it's cute and Christmassy.



There is no sponsor for this challenge so I have chosen to use the cute Penguin Holiday Squares stamp set from Whimsy to use for my card.  There are 3 in the set, but I've only used 2, together with the sentiment which is also from the set.  I have coloured the little cuties with copics, heat embossed the sentiment in silver and added three of my favourite mini snowflakes in silver glitter card.  I've also hand stitched around the edge of the dotty paper for a bit more interest and added silver twine.

I hope you will be able to join in this month as we're half way through the year and we need to make a start on those Christmas cards.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Christmas Kickstart challenge - Glitter, Sparkle and Shine
Allys Angels - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
The Sketchy Challenges - Ribbon, Lace or Twine


Thank you for visiting and have a good week,

Lynne x




Thursday, 20 June 2019

SUMMER OR WINTER COLOURS?

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are keeping well.  It is time for a new challenge over at As You Like It and the theme for this fortnight is for you to showcase a project using your favourite of either "Summer or Winter Colours" (and don't forget to say why please).



I have chosen Summer colours.  I just love seeing the gardens full of colour and all the lush greenery everywhere.  I have used an old Penny Black stamp called Hello Dear and coloured with copics.   The papers are from a First Edition pad and I've added bric a brac, a little flower and a heat embossed LOTV sentiment.

The sponsor for this challenge is:



I would like to enter these challenges:

Southern Girls - I Spot You
Dream Valley - Summer Colours
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + A Sentiment
CCC Digi Creations - Eileen's Anything Goes
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Summer

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a good weekend.  Hopefully the weather will be picking up a bit for the weekend.

Lynne x



Tuesday, 11 June 2019

TIME TO RELAX

Hello Everyone,

I am sharing a just for fun card today.  With the weather being very wet at the moment I've had a bit more time to play in the craft room.

I decided to use another Ebay purchase, a wooden stamp bought when I first started card making.


I thought the image relates more to a man's card so I used blue and beige papers with kraft card for the mats.  I coloured the cute little PB mouse with copics and  inked the edges with Stampin Up Bashful Blue ink.  The sentiments are computer generated and I've added stitch banners and a few enamel dots.  A fairly simple make, but I quite like how it turned out as I always struggle with men's cards.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - For a Boy/Man
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Masculine
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Masculine
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Large stitched banners, sentiments and kraft card were the snippets
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x


Thursday, 6 June 2019

FAVOURITE STAMP BRAND

Good Morning All,

I hope you are keeping well.  It is time for a new challenge over at As You Like It and for this fortnight we would like you to show us a project featuring your favourite stamp brand (and don't forget to say why it's your favourite please).




I have 2 favourites, Lili of the Valley and Stamping Bella.  I used a LOTV stamp for the last challenge so I've opted for Stamping Bella this time.

I love LOTV for their cuteness and quality, but Stamping Bella often has images which suit my friends and family more and this one, Edna Loves Chocolate, is just perfect for one of my friends.  I have coloured her with copics and used paper from a Bo Bunny pad called Sweet Moments.  The sentiment stamp which comes with the image was slightly too big for where I wanted it to be so I created another on the computer (but then I changed where it was going anyway!).  I've added green satin ribbon to match and also glitter on her wings.

I hope you can join us for the challenge and if you'd like to pop over  here you will be able to see the lovely inspiration from the rest of the DT.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Southern Girls - Tape It, Lace It or Tie It
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
The Sketchy Challenges - Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Di's Digi Challenge - Add Glitter/Glitter Glue/Liquid Pearl
CCC DigiCreations - Eileen's Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Glitz & Glamour


Thank you for visiting and have a lovely weekend.

Lynne x


Saturday, 1 June 2019

REINDEER

Good Morning Everyone,

It's time for a new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas and this month we would like you to include a Reindeer on your project.


This is my DT card and I have used Reindeer trio by Impression Obsession and cut them in kraft.  They are surrounded by 2 Ebay purchases.  One is the Memory box flurry frame and the other is the frame die from Clearly Besotted. The snowy frame was a lot smaller than I expected when it arrived so I've cut it across the middle and added two snowflakes to hopefully hide the gap.  The frame dies were also a necessary addition to hide the gap.  The paper is from First Edition and I've layered them all onto a piece of kraft.

The sentiment is heat embossed on vellum and is from a LOTV set.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Penny's Paper Crafty #432 - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers #185 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Anything Goes
Double D  - Frames
Love to Scrap - No Rulz 3

Thank you for visiting and have a lovely weekend all, it looks as though it's going to be a good one here.


Lynne x

Monday, 27 May 2019

CWTCUTIES DT - TAG IT

Good Morning All,

I hope you are having a lovely Bank Holiday weekend those of you in the UK.

It is time for a new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme this time is Tag It, so there must be a tag somewhere on your cute Christmas project please.




I have used one of my favourite Mama Elephant reindeers from Reindeer Games stamp set, coloured him with copics,  and attached him to a white stitched tag with foam tape.  This card is only 5" square and I have used papers from a small Wild Rose freebie paper pad, which must have come with a magazine. The merry die is from Concorde & 9th from Seven Hills Crafts and I have layered it with gold mirri card and heat  embossed the little Christmas word in gold.  Two pieces of red ribbon and three little pearls finish it off.

I would like to enter:

Rudolph Days May challenge
Pixie's Snippets Playground  #353 - all the gold mirri pieces and the red sentiments were snippets
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers 185 - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs -  Feature a Creature

Thank you for visiting and I hope you can join in this month's challenge where the sponsor is Crafty Ribbons with a lovely prize for the winner.

Lynne x


Friday, 24 May 2019

COLOUR CRAZY GUEST DT

Good Morning All,

This is my final card as a Guest DT for the Colour Crazy challenge, where it is Anything Goes as long as there is hand colouring to be seen.



Contrary to my post yesterday, I have made a boy card and used the sweet "Gamer Little Dude" from the sponsors, Polkadoodles.  You also get extra papers with the image, but the colours don't always come out as they should  from my printer so I've opted not to use them.  I have coloured him with copics to match the papers which are from a pad called Baby Mine by Carta Bella.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn and I have added a couple of die cut stars for a bit of extra interest.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Allsorts - Happy 10th Birthday
Di's DigiDesigns - Make it Masculine
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Wk21 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Wk 21 - Anything Goes
Creatalicious #163 - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x

Thursday, 23 May 2019

HIS OR HERS AT AYLI

Good Morning All,

It is time for another challenge over at As You Like It and this fortnight's theme is to showcase a project using your favourite "His or Hers" (and don't forget to explain why it's your favourite please).

Mine is definitely girly.  It's a lot easier to add lovely embellishments and although there aren't many on this card, I have lots to get through!


I couldn't resist this cute bunny from the new LOTV release.  I just love the expression on his/her face.  I've coloured with copics and used paper from an old LOTV pad.  The daisy and border dies are both MFT and the sentiment, which is from a Whimsy Everyday Sentiments set,  is stamped in metallic silver.  Two little pink sequins were added to finish it off.

The sponsor for the challenge is





I would like to enter these challenges:

Allsorts - Happy 10th Birthday
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground - snippets used were all the green pieces and the daisy die.
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
Elliebelle's Wednesday Challenge - Feminine/Add a Sentiment
Crafting by Designs - Feature a Creature

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a lovely day.

Lynne x