Sunday 29 September 2019


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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