Monday 27 April 2020


Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme is "Red and Green" as well as cute.  The sponsor, My Besties, has kindly provided the DT with images, one of which is on my card below.

I have used this cutie called I Heart Hot Cocoa and coloured her with copics and used a freebie sentiment from Desert Diva.  The poinsettia is made with a Spellbinders die and a Tattered Lace die has been used for the white mat.

I have used snippets for the red and white mats and also for the poinsettia so will be entering this into Pixie's Snippets Playground.

I would also like to enter:

April Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas
Pixie's Snippet Playground - Use snippets
C.R.A.F.T - Christmas
CCC Designs - Add a flower

I hope you will be able to join us this month and get ahead with your Christmas cards.

Thank you for visiting and stay safe and keep well.

Lynne x

Thursday 23 April 2020


Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well.  It is time for a new challenge at As You Like It and this time we would like to see your favourite non-birthday occasion on your projects.

I love making Christmas and new baby cards and because my daughter asked me to make her a card, this is the occasion I have chosen.  I have used a cute LOTV image coloured with copics and also old LOTV papers. I have used Memory box dies for the letters and added embellies by way of flowers, pearls, lace and ribbon.  The sentiment is also a LOTV stamp.

The sponsor for the challenge is:

with a lovely prize for the winner

I would like to enter:

Lil Patch of crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Add a flower/flowers
Creative Craft Cottage - Cas or Fully loaded (this is my fully loaded)
Creatalicious #185 - Anything Goes

It's going to be a warm one today, we have been quite lucky with the weather in this lockdown time in that we've been able to go out into the garden or for a walk.  Whatever you are doing, have a good one and stay safe.

Lynne x

Thursday 16 April 2020


Morning Everyone,

A quick post from me today,  I've made another card with my Power Poppy tulips image, but this time decided to go with red.

I've coloured them with copics and added a sentiment from a Card-io set "Say It with Flowers".  The green striped paper is from my snippets box and I think, but not sure, that it is an old Stampin Up paper.

I would like to enter:

The Flower Challenge

Colour Crazy Wk 13 - Anything Goes
Creatalicious #185 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Easter/Spring
Classic Design Challenge 4th Birthday - Anything Goes

Thank you for taking the time to visit and please stay safe.

Lynne x

Thursday 9 April 2020


Good Morning Everyone,

Well what wonderful weather we've had this week, especially yesterday, Wednesday.  It looks as though it's going to be a good Easter weekend too, such a shame for those who normally go out to the seaside etc.  Better to be safe though and stay at home.

It is time for a new challenge at As You Like It and we are asking whether you prefer Animals or People on your projects.

I must say I prefer to colour animals. There are so many cute ones about and there's always the "hair" problem with people.  For my card I've used this cute panda from Wild Rose Studio.  He was really quite easy to colour which I have done with my usual copics.  The papers are from a First Edition pad called Paper Roses.

The sponsor for the challenge is:

 I hope you can join in this fortnight and you can always pop over to the challenge to see the inspiration from the rest of the DT.

I would like to enter:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Spring Colours
Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday - Bugs, Blossoms and/or Butterflies
Penny Black & More - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Ribbons

Thank you for taking the time to visit and your comments are appreciated.

Lynne x

Tuesday 7 April 2020


Good Morning Everyone,

I have a card to share today made for my Niece who loves riding her bicycle.

I have used a Kinda Cute image by Patricia Alvarez and coloured her with copics.  My background papers, which are all snippets, have been die cut with Lawn Fawn stitched hillside border and the sentiment is also from Lawn Fawn.  Memory box clouds  and an unknown sun have been added along with a couple of butterflies, a large No. 6 and a tiny flower.  The flower and the butterfly on the sentiment line are actually there to hide a join as I decided, after I cut the sentiment, to extend the line to the end.

I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp Weds - Happy Birthday
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground #375 - Snippets are the background dp, sentiment, number, butterflies, flower and clouds.
Classic Design Challenge 4th Birthday
Di's DigiDesigns - Birthday
Word Art Wednesday #432-433  - Anything Goes

I hope you are keeping safe and well. It looks as though it's going to be another sunny day here today so it will be gardening for me until my body decides I have had enough! :)

Thank you for taking the time to visit and I do love to read your comments.

Lynne x

Wednesday 1 April 2020


Good Morning Everyone,

I'm a little late with my card for the new Sparkles Christmas challenge where the theme is Christmas Critters.

I have used a Gummiapan stamp in metallic gold for the reindeer and then cut him out with the accompanying die.  I have used my dual stitched circle dies to for the middle of my dp and placed a snippet of hammered cardstock underneath.  The reindeer has been attached with foam tape and a stitched banner die used for the sentiment.  Gold twine and pearls make up the embellishments.

I hope you can join us this month with this easy theme to get you ahead with your Christmas cards.

My cards have been like buses just lately haven't they?  None for a while and then 3 in a row!

Whatever you are doing today,  please keep safe.  I need to make a start on my daughter's birthday card which is next week so that will keep me busy for the next few days.

I would like to enter:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
Country View Crafts - Animal Magic
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and the messages you leave, they are lovely to read.

Lynne x