Thursday, 5 December 2019

CASE A DT MEMBER

Good Morning Everyone,

We have a new challenge at As You Like It today and we are asking you to CASE something from a DT card.



For my card I've CASE'd one I've made before, but this time in a more non traditional colour.  I've also heat embossed the wording with a MFT background stamp and this is what I am asking to be CASE'd from my card (heat embossing).  This way it doesn't have to be a Christmas card, it can be for any occasion.  

The cute stamp is from Stamping Bella and I have coloured him with copics and added glitter to the snow and glossy accents to the baubles.

If you would like to pop over to the challenge here you will be able to see what the rest of the DT are asking to be used from their lovely cards.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


with a voucher for the lucky winner

I would like to enter:

Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Festive Fun
Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday - All Creatures Great and Small
Incy Wincy Design - Christmas without red or green
Penny's Paper Crafty #459 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown  - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x




Sunday, 1 December 2019

WINTER WONDERLAND AT SPARKLES

Morning Everyone,

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



For my DT card I have used a freebie image from an old magazine, together with the background paper, and framed with a Clearly Besotted frame die which has been added with foam tape.  I made the floral display from a Spellbinders poinsettia, Tim Holtz foliage and added berries and fir cones.  I glued these onto a small piece of card first which made it easier to arrange them before adding to the card front.

I think this one will be going to my Mum in law and I'll probably add a sentiment on before it goes, but not decided which one yet.

I hope you will be able to join in this last challenge of the year.  Thank you for taking the time to visit and have a good week.

I would like to enter:

Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes

Lynne x



Friday, 29 November 2019

GOLDEN CHRISTMAS


Hi Everyone,

A quick post from me tonight with a card made for the November Rudolph Days challenge.



It's the same layout as my previous silver combo cards using the Memory Box pine tree dies, but this time in cream and gold.  I've used snippets of gold mirri card for the trees and snippets of patterned paper for the little added inserts.  The sentiment has been heat embossed in gold and is from a Penny Black stamp set.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Christmas or Winter Sentiment

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

Lynne x

P.S. I've just noticed that I have a new follower, Sally, and would like to thank her and hope she enjoys seeing my makes.




Monday, 25 November 2019

SHOW US YOUR SANTA HATS

Good Morning Everyone,

A little late with my post for the new challenge at Christmas with the Cuties.  This month we would like you to show us your Santa hats, but it must be cute too.


For my DT card I've used these cute Gerda Steiner kittens from the Carol Kitten clear stamp set, I just love their expressions.  For the background I used 3 Distress Oxides  and a Lawn Fawn Forest border die.  I've coloured the kittens with copics and fussy cut them out.   Glitter has been added to their hats, a memory box star and a Lawn Fawn sentiment embossed in silver finish it off.

We are sponsored by 


with a prize for the lucky winner.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Penny Black & More - Christmas
Penny's Paper Crafty 457 - Anything Goes
GSD stamps - Share your Designs November
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Starry Starry Night

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

Lynne x






Thursday, 21 November 2019

FAVOURITE WAY TO ADD SNOW

Good Morning Everyone,

Its time for a new challenge at As You Like It and this time we would like you to tell us your favourite way of adding snow to your projects.



For my DT card I have used Snowbird by Stampendous on Desert Storm cardstock.   I stamped him in Memento Rich Cocoa ink and coloured with copics.  For my snow one of my favourite ways is to used a stencil with texture paste as I have done here and added a touch of glitter to the paste while still wet.  I like the randomness of the stencil.  It really depends on where the snow is for me as on the branch and berries I have used glossy accents and glitter.  I think the glossy accents gives it a bit more depth than normal glue.

I've distressed the edges of my paper and added ribbon and tags from Mama Elephant. The small plain red bow was used as when I tried to make a bow from the spotted ribbon, I thought it looked too bulky and big for the card.

The sponsor for this challenge is 

with a £10 voucher for the lucky winner

I would like to enter these challenges:

Penny Black & More - Christmas
Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Christmas
Country View Challenge - Hand Stamped

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

Lynne x




Wednesday, 13 November 2019

XMAS POINSETTIA

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well. A quick post from me with another traditional type Christmas card.


This is a lovely stamp from Stampendous called Curio Poinsettia.  I can't remember where I first saw it, but when I found it on Ebay I "had to have it".  I didn't realise at the time though that it was a wooden stamp, which I'm not really keen on as you have to get the first stamping just right, no help from Misti.

I've coloured with copics and added gold pearlescent card for the mats and a sparkly red and gold ribbon to finish.  

I would like to enter these challenges:

Penny Black & More - Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Traditional Christmas Colours
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Fall/Holiday
CCC Digi Creations - Christmas

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

Lynne x



Thursday, 7 November 2019

CUTE OR TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS?

Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at As You Like It and for this one we would like you to tell us whether your prefer to make cute or traditional Christmas cards (and don't forget to say why please).

I do love making cute cards, but when I think about it, they are not that suitable for a lot of my older relatives and friends and, as I have an abundance of cute, I opted for the more traditional type this time.




I have used my Memory Box pine trees die and used snippets of glitter for the top one and green snippets from a Christmas paper pad for the bottom.  The outlines are in silver mirri and the sentiment which is from a Woodware set has been silver embossed. Clear sparkly gems were also added.  Quite fiddly to fit all the little pieces in, but I like the final effect.

We hope you will be able to join us in the Christmas challenge and look forward to seeing your makes.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + a sentiment
Dream Valley - All that Glitters
CCC Digi Creations - Christmas
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Christmas/Holidays
Tuesday Throwdown - Fall/Holiday
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x












Friday, 1 November 2019

SANTA AT SPARKLES CHRISTMAS

Good Morning Everyone,

It's the start of a new month which means a new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas and this month the theme is Santa.


For my DT card I've used a Santa from the MFT set Jingle All the Way.  I've used a background stamp purchased on Facebook, which has been heat embossed with clear embossing powder and I've had a little play by colouring in some of the little objects.  This was a bit of an experiment using different types of pens to see which worked best.  I tried copics, glitter pens, coloured pencil and a metallic pen, but everything is so small it's too hard to tell the difference.

Santa was coloured with copics, fussy cut and attached to the card with added  glitter and a little pom pom on his hat. The sentiment, which comes with the set, was heat embossed in gold.

I think I will try this with white embossing next time.

If you have any Santa themed cards we would love to see them, it's certainly not long to go now before we have to start sending them out.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Fab n Funky - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft wk 43 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes

A very wet day here and I think it's going to continue over the weekend, but wherever  you are, I hope you have a good one.

Lynne x


Monday, 28 October 2019

AUTUMN LEAVES

Hello All,

This is my second post today. A just for fun card with a free image from Scrapper's Delights on Facebook.


I thought it was such a lovely image and it also comes with the option of added leaves or snowflakes. I've coloured her with copics and really enjoyed using some different colours to what I normally use. The hair was a bit of a challenge for me and this was my second attempt, but I was happy with it in the end.  I've used lovely papers from an old LOTV pad, Country Lady, some paper leaves and the sentiment comes with the image.

I would like to enter these challenges:

CCC Digi Creations - Autumn
Scrapper's Delights October
Let's Craft & Create - Colours of Fall
Stamping Sensations - Trees/Leaves/Autumn
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Fall/Autumn Colours

Thank you for visiting and have a good week.

Lynne x

PERSONALISE IT

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you've had a good weekend.  It's time for a new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme is "Personalise It" and it must be a cute Christmas project.




For my card I've used a Santa from Digistamp Boutique, coloured with copics, and used paper from an old LOTV pad.  I've used two snippets for the banners and for the red mats. Glitter, has been added and I also made  a little pom pom with fun flock.  The sentiment is computer generated.

I hope you can join us and the sponsor for the challenge is:

with a voucher for the lucky winner

I would like to enter:

Dream Valley - Add a Sentiment
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I do love to read your comments, it is much appreciated.

Lynne x


Thursday, 24 October 2019

FAVOURITE PAPERS

Good Morning Everyone,

I can't believe it's two weeks since I last posted!  Time seems to be flying by too quickly.

It is time for a new challenge over at As You Like It and for this fortnight we would like to see projects using your favourite Designer papers (and don't forget to say why they are please).


I do have a few favourites, one being the old LOTV paper pads, and another being First Edition pads. I've made my DT card with the latter.  I think they are such good quality and you can mix and match many in the pad, plus they are not all double sided so you don't waste so much paper.

I've coloured my Flowery Gnome from Stamping Bella with copics.  I tried to do his beard the same as it is on the pack.  It didn't turn out as well, but not bad enough to start again! I've coloured his flowers to match the pretty papers from the Paper Flowers FE pad and cut him out with a Tattered Lace doily die.  I've distressed the edges of the papers and just added ribbon and the sentiment to finish it off as it is quite patterned already.

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

I would like to enter these challenges:

Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday - Stamp It
Southern Girls - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting, it is much appreciated when you leave a comment.  Have a good rest of the week.

Lynne x




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