Wednesday 30 September 2020


 Good Morning Everyone,

Running in last minute with my card for the September Rudolph Days challenge.

This is card is totally not how it was supposed to turn out.  I didn't like my first idea when it was all arranged so this is what I came up with in the end.  I have used an Xcut mini stag die and used scraps of patterned paper for the squares.  A memory box snowflake circle has been slightly snipped and extra snowflakes added so it fits squarely under the green paper.

I would like to enter:

September Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge - Anything Christmas
Crafty Catz 520 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting, I hope you have a good day and I will be back tomorrow.

Lynne x

Thursday 24 September 2020


 Good Morning Everyone,

I'm back again with my 4th card of the week and it is for the start of a new challenge at As You Like It where we are asking whether you prefer brights or pastels for your projects.

I do like both, but I think it all depends on the occasion and who it is for, so as my card is for a baby I much prefer pastels and have used papers from my favourite baby paper pad from Echo Park.  I have used my baby bottle stencil again and coloured up a LOTV image.  I have used a pearl string, twine and a die cut little flower to decorate.  The sentiment is also from LOTV.

The sponsor for the challenge is:

with a voucher for the lucky winner

I would like to enter:

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
CraftyHazelnuts Patterned Paper - Use patterned paper
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
PIP Challenge 2038 - Anything Goes
Creations in Pink - Anything goes

Thank you for taking the time to visit and I hope you have a good weekend when it arrives.

Lynne x

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Shaped Christmas Cards

Good Morning Everyone,

I'm back with a card for the reminder post at Christmas Craft Creations where we are looking for shaped cards.

For my card I have used this cute Stamping Bella angel, coloured her with copics,  and layered her up onto a Tattered Lace circle die with silver mirri card and a piece of LOTV holly paper.  The sentiment is also from LOTV.

I would like to enter:

PIP Challenge 2038 - Anything Goes
TTCraftroom Door - Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope you can leave a comment, they are much appreciated.

Lynne x

Monday 21 September 2020


 Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you've had a good weekend.

It is time for the reminder post for the Cutie Pie Challenge where the theme is Birthday Party as we are celebrating the 9th anniversary of the blog.

There are 5 fabulous sponsors for this challenge and I have used an image from one of them, Di's Digistamps, simply called Cat and Mouse which you can find here.  I have coloured them with copics and used papers from an Echo Park pad called Birthday Wishes. 

The sentiment is from LOTV and I have  added little coloured stars to match the balloons.

I would like to enter:

Digidesignchallenge - Winged and/or tailed things
PIP challenge 2038 - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground #387 - snippets used were the green and spotted papers, most of the navy and the sentiment.
Classic Design challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Spots & Dots

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

Lynne x

Saturday 19 September 2020


 Good Afternoon Everyone,

I hope you are having a good weekend.

This is my second card with this stamp, hence the title, and it is for my brother who likes to sail.

The stamp is from Stampin Up which I have stamped in navy onto the blue paper, together with a LOTV sentiment, also in navy.   I have matted with kraft and navy card and added hessian and two metal buttons.  I always struggle with masculine cards as to what to add on them.  I must say the photo makes the hessian look lopsided, but I can safely say it is definitely straight in real life!

I would like to enter:

Time Out Challenge - Adventurous
Stamping Sensations - The Great Outdoors
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - use patterned paper
PIP Challenge 2037 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

It's a lovely day here today, but I will be spending most of it colouring up some images and hubby will be watching his favourite football team on the computer then we are having a take away from one of our favourite pubs later tonight so I will be looking forward to that.

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

Lynne x

Thursday 10 September 2020


Good Morning Everyone,

At As You Like It this week the challenge is all about stencils.  We would like to see a project made using your favourite stencil.

I don't use stencils much, but for my DT card I have used a Studio Katia Duo Stencil which I purchased from a FB group a while ago.  I thought it would it would be very adaptable for cards for anyone, depending on the colours used.  

I had a play with some distress oxides but didn't really like how solid they appeared, so I tried the distress inks I had and it seemed easier to shade with them.  I just had a play around with the colours I had, but am pretty happy with how it turned out.  I heat embossed Happy in gold, which was quite a brave move for me, but it turned out ok and then added the large birthday die, which I think is from Mama Elephant.

I drew a few strings in and added the final touches of sequins and enamel dots.

The sponsor this week is:

with a voucher for the lucky winner

I would like to enter:

Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Happy Birthday
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

I hope you will be able to join us, thank you for visiting and have a lovely day.

Lynne x

Tuesday 1 September 2020


Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you've had a good Bank Holiday weekend.  It is time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas and the theme this month is Festive Things with Wings.

For my DT card I have used an old Penny Black set, 12 days of Christmas.  I coloured them with pencils this time as there wasn't a lot of colouring to do.  I'm not very practiced with pencils so don't use them very much.  I've added two snippets of holly paper from an old LOTV pad and 4 thin strips of red for the edging.  

I hope you will be able to join in and make a start on your Christmas cards.  Not long to go now.

I would like to enter:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything with a critter
Creatalicious #194 - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x