Sunday, 19 September 2021

PLAID GNOME

Good Morning everyone, 

I have a very simple card here for the CAS Christmas challenge where the theme is plaid.


I have used my L'il gnome die from Simon Says Stamp and cut his plaid hat and outfit from a snippet of paper and coloured his beard and nose with copics.  I embossed a circle with a falling snow folder and added glitter to some of the flakes.  The stitched banner is stamped in red with a background stamp from My Favorite Things and the sentiment is from LOTV.  I am loving these black embossed labels at the moment, they are my favourite.

I would like to enter:



Pixie's Snippets Playground - Gnome, circle and banner are cut from snippets
PIP Challenge 2137 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a good rest of the day.

Lynne x

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

PAPER PIECING

Hello everyone,

It was a horrible rainy day here yesterday so I took the opportunity to make a card for the challenge at Allsorts where it is a challenge in memory of Kath, one of the DT, who sadly passed away recently.


I decided to go with the paper piecing option and used my wooden Penny Black stamp called Gossamer which I have stamped  twice and pieced with snippets of papers from a Doodlebug pad.  On the largest flowers I have doubled up on a few of the petals for added interest.  I have framed it with my Clearly Besotted frame dies and added tiny enamel dots to the centres and a few raindrops from Little Things from Lucy's cards.  The sentiment is from LOTV.

I have just got back from a lovely lunch with 3 friends who I meet up with every now and again and it was so nice to have a chat.  I have a dentist appointment tomorrow though, not looking forward to that one.

I would like to enter:

Allsorts - Challenge for Kath
Pixie's Snippets Playground  - snippets used were the flowers and the frame.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a good rest of the day.

Lynne x


Monday, 13 September 2021

BIRTHDAY TIME

 Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you've had a good weekend.  Did anyone watch the tennis on Saturday with Emma Raducanu.  I can't believe she's only 18, a brilliant player, let's hope she keeps it up.

It is time for a new challenge over at The Cutie Pies and it's all about birthdays as we are celebrating our 10th birthday and there are 4 fabulous sponsors.


For my card I have used a Di's Digidesign coloured with copics.  I had a disaster with this right at the end when putting it altogether.  The image was quite a bit longer and I was going to put a die cut sentiment across the bottom, but I managed to get glue where it shouldn't have been and when I tried to wipe it the paper ripped etc etc so I had to cut it shorter and re-think where to put a different sentiment. So, not as originally planned but not a total disaster.

The papers are from an Echo Park pad and a little button and doily finish it off.

I would like to enter:

PIP challenge 2137 - Anything Goes
Allys Angels - Anything Goes
Disdigidesign challenge - 2 or more patterned papers
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Make it digital
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x






Thursday, 9 September 2021

CIRCLES OR SQUARES

Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge over at As You Like It and we are asking whether you prefer circles or squares for your cards.  For my card bases I definitely prefer squares as I find them easier for layouts, but for images it depends on which suits them best and these bunnies are definitely made for circles.


I have coloured them with copics and please them under two dual stitched circle dies and a Penny Black edger die.  The sentiment is heat embossed in white and is from LOTV as are the bunnies.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


I would like to enter:

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
PIP challenge 2136 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and whatever you may be doing today, have a good one.

Lynne x


Tuesday, 7 September 2021

FLOWERS ALL OVER

 Good Morning Everyone,

What beautiful weather we're having here at the moment.  I thought we'd seen the last of the warm sunny days.  

I've had a play with some inks after seeing a video on Youtube.  I put three colours of ink onto a mat, sprayed them with a bit of water and then stamped my flowers from the Adore You set by Altenew in a random manner. 


This was cut out with a stitched square and I added the birthday sentiment, heat embossed onto vellum, before attaching to an orange mat.  I've used a cream base card for this as it looked a lot better than white. A few sequins and enamel dots have been added to finish it off.

I would like to enter:

We Love Chocolate Baroque - Any celebration 
Allsorts - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

I hope you have a good day, thank you for visiting and any comments you leave are appreciated.

Lynne x





Monday, 30 August 2021

SANTA'S ELF

 Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you've had a good weekend.  I had a little play and made this Christmas card.



The set is Santa's Elves from MFT and I've coloured with copics.  I masked off the elf and put the tree behind him, the sentiment is from the same set and I've cut them out with a stitched square, added a border and a snippet of patterned paper. 

I would like to enter:

ABC Christmas - Q for Quality Street colours
Christmas Kickstart - Photo Inspiration - I've gone with the bright colours and presents


Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x




Thursday, 26 August 2021

FAVOURITE WILD ANIMAL?

Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at As You Like It  where we would like to see projects featuring your favourite wild animal.


I like lots of wild animals but have chosen elephants because they are such gentle giants and when they are being killed purely for their ivory, it is very sad.

I have used my WPlus9 elephants coloured with copics and cut out with their dies.  The birthday die is from MFT and I've cut that from a LOTV simply print watercolour.   I must say I'm not very happy with the card. It's probably because the elephants would have looked better being larger but with them being stamps and not digital I had to go with it and didn't have time to make anything else.


The sponsor this time is:

so a great prize for the lucky winner.

I would like to enter:

TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and any comments are greatly appreciated.

Lynne x


Wednesday, 25 August 2021

NON TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS COLOURS

 Morning Everyone,

This is my reminder post for Christmas Craft Creations where the theme this month is Non Traditional Colours.


I have chosen pink and grey for my card and have die cut this cute gnome from Simon Says Stamp and have coloured his nose and beard with copics.  Although this is my first time of using this little gnome,  I think it will be a great way to use up some of those snippets we all have.  I have used a Memory box alphabet for the Merry and heat embossed the Christmas in white.  


I would like to enter this into:

ABC Christmas - P for Plump (I hope he's plump enough!)
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x




Monday, 23 August 2021

HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS

 Good Afternoon Everyone,

A lovely sunny day here today.

This is a card made at the weekend with the Sketched Flowers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.


I have heat embossed it in gold onto Bristol Smooth paper and then coloured with my Zig markers.  I have also  heat embossed the sentiment from the same set and edged the stitched square with strips of gold mirri card.  A few gold sparklies finish it off.

I finally had a cuddle of the new grandson at the weekend as my daughter and o/h tested negative so to get out of their house and get some fresh air they had a walk round to us.  

I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp Weds - Add a Sentiment
Stamping Sensations - Any Celebration

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

Lynne x

Friday, 20 August 2021

JUST TO SAY ...

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well.


I have made this card for a couple of challenges I saw recently.  I have used a die for the centre which was a magazine freebie and this is it's first use.  I don't know why I haven't used it before, I love the effect it gives.  Have stamped Altenew flowers and leaves from the Adore You set,  coloured with copics, fussy cut them and arranged around the die.  I wouldn't normally use such a bright colour as the blue paper, but I really like it.  The sentiment strip is from LOTV and I've added a few bubbles from Little Things from Lucy.

I would like to enter:

Flower Challenge - Use a Die



Simon Says Weds - Add a Sentiment

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

Lynne x



Wednesday, 18 August 2021

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

 Good Morning Everyone,

I have made a CAS Christmas card to share today.


This is from an old Kanban set and I have heat embossed in gold and silver, cut it out with a stitched rectangle and added a silver mat. The sentiment, also heat embossed, is from a different set, but I can't quite remember which at the moment.

A bit of good news is that my daughter had her baby, a little boy called Kody, a week last Sunday.  He is perfect, but the happy news was mixed with some worrying news two days later when we learnt that she and her partner had both caught Covid.  Not a good start with a 2 day old baby, but I am happy to say they have not been affected too badly.  I have seen baby once from a distance and hopefully in a few days time, all being well, will be able to have a cuddle.

I would like to enter:

CAS Christmas card challenge - Christmas decorations
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - All Stitched Up
Dream Valley - Embossing

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

Lynne x



Thursday, 12 August 2021

FAVOURITE PRIMARY COLOUR

 Good Morning Everyone,

Today is the start of a new challenge at As You Like It where we are asking you to show us a project using your favourite primary colour.


Blue has been mine for years, until recently when I have changed slightly towards purple, but as that isn't a primary colour I have used blue for my card.  I don't know about anyone else, but I love it when the sky is totally blue in the summer with no clouds, it is beautiful.

I have used some Stampin Up specialty laser cut paper for my card.  It comes in a 12" x 12" sheet and I have carefully cut part of it so it fits the corner and glued with tiny dots of liquid glue to the blue paper.  I have added some clear sparkly dots here and there and heat embossed the sentiment in silver.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


with a lovely prize for the lucky winner

I would like to enter:

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Anything Goes
PIP Challenge 2132 - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x


Monday, 9 August 2021

GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS

 Good Morning Everyone,

A little late with my post for the start of a  new Cutie Pie challenge where the theme is Girls, Girls, Girls, so cute and girly please.



For my DT card I have used a LOTV image coloured with copics.  The card is for my niece and she loves to dance.  The sentiments are from a Clearly Besotted set and I've embossed them in white.

I do hope you'll be able to join us and the sponsor this time is:


I would like to enter:

PIP Challenge 2132 - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Creations in Pink - Anything mainly in pink
Pixies Snippets Playground - snippets were the sentiments, stars, no. 7 and purple strip across middle
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes


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

Lynne x





Friday, 6 August 2021

103 YEARS YOUNG

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope everyone is well.  It's over a week since I posted anything and I've had a look through my drafts and thought I'd better share this card which I made last year. 


It was for a lady who was lonely in lockdown and her daughter asked on a local Facebook page for people to send her a card to cheer her up.  I made this quite quickly as it was from an old LOTV art pad, so no colouring, and also with LOTV retired papers.  I've also seen a few weeks ago that she has had her 104th birthday too but there wasn't a request this time.

I've just been watching the ladies cycling in the Olympics.  I haven't watched much of them at all this year, but I thought they were brilliant and Laura Kenny missing her little boy made me well up a bit.  My daughter is expecting a baby and is nearly two weeks overdue so very imminent and exciting!

Thank you for visiting and whatever you will be doing, have a good weekend.

Lynne x 




Thursday, 29 July 2021

FAVOURITE PET AT AYLI

 Good Morning Everyone,

I'm back with my DT card for As You Like It where we are asking you to tell us what your favourite pet animal is.  Mine has to be a dog seeing as we have two of them and I've never owned a cat.


For my DT card I have used this cute image from Colorado Craft Company, coloured it with copics, and used snippets of red and green papers.  

These are our two little boys, brothers from the same litter, but totally different personalities. Charlie on the left looks as though he's in need of a trim in this pic, but I thought he looked so cute sat on the edge of our little pond.  Buddy is on the right and they both love sitting on your knee.




The sponsor for this challenge is:

I would like to enter:

Pennys Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground - All 3 strips and the red mat were snippets
Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will be able to leave a comment, I do love to read them.

Lynne x




Wednesday, 28 July 2021

ANYTHING GOES AT CCC

Good Morning Everyone,

This is my post for the reminder team at Christmas Craft Creations where this month it is Anything Goes. A nice easy theme and there are 5 prizes to be won too.


For my card I have used a Simon Says Stamp little reindeer die, cut from hammered card and backed with red.  I have stamped a few small snowflakes behind him and the two stripey strips are a stitched rectangle cut in half to add a bit more interest. I have also added glossy accents to his red nose.

This was the first card I made, but I wasn't too keen on the finished product so I had another attempt with the top one.

I would like to enter:

Penny's Paper Crafty 501 - Anything Goes
July Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner - Christmas in July

Thank you for visiting and I will see you again soon.

Lynne x


Tuesday, 20 July 2021

BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS

 Good Afternoon Everyone,

It's been far too hot for me these last few days and when I started to use my copics one or two of them seemed to be really sticky and not working properly. I'm not sure if it is the heat that affected them, but  I decided to spend Sunday afternoon cleaning them all.  It must have taken me about 3 hours!

Instead of going back to the copics yesterday, I had a play with my Zig clean colour brush markers and this is what I finished up with.


This is a first inking of this Simon Says Stamp set.  I stamped in Versafine black on Bristol Smooth and then clear embossed it.  I've just used one pink marker for the flowers and blue grey for the leaves.  I very tentatively, because I've not done it before,  tried some ink splattering with a small brush and grey ink.  I added two sentiments from LOTV and a few silver sequins.

I would like to enter:

Stamping Sensations - For a Lady
Simon Says Weds - Emboss It
We love Chocolate Baroque - Flowers Galore
SSSFlickrchallenge - Emboss It

Thank you for visiting and any comments you leave are appreciated.

Lynne x




Saturday, 17 July 2021

CONEFLOWERS

 Hi Everyone

I bought a die set last week and decided to have a play with it straight away, which isn't like me as I normally buy something and then take ages before I use it!


The set is the Coneflower Layered dies from Honey Bee and purchased from Dies to Die For.  I used pale lilac card for the petals and then coloured with 4 shades of violet copics.  The cones and leaves were cut in white card and then also coloured with copics.  The circular die is from Spellbinders, but I can't remember who the happy sentiment is made by. The little black 'birthday' is from LOTV. This was all added onto some pretty gingham paper with a purple mat.

I'll probably spend the rest of the day crafting, it is far too warm for me to do anything else I'm afraid.  I don't like to be out in the hot sun and especially not working in the garden!

I would like to enter:

Passion for Markers - Use dies and/or punches
Double D challenge - Summer Gingham
Allsorts - Feminine/For a Lady
Colour Crazy Craft - Anything  Goes Colouring

Thank you for visiting and I do appreciate any comments you may leave.  Have a good weekend,

Lynne x

Thursday, 15 July 2021

FAVOURITE SHAPE OF CARD?

Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at As You Like It and we are asking you to showcase your favourite shape of card other than a square or rectangle. 



I still love this Go Kreate shape although I don't use it as often as I should really.  I think it makes a card look that bit more special than my usual square, especially for occasions such as a new baby.

This card was for daughter's friend and they didn't know whether it was a boy or girl hence my choice of colours.  I have used a LOTV simply print  and just coloured the teddy with a marker and made the babygro a little darker too.  Lots of embellishments added to finish it off including the little tags from Mama Elephant and the heart die from Gummiapan.

The sponsor for the challenge is:

with a lovely prize for the lucky winner

I hope you will join us with all your different shapes and you can pop over here to see the fab cards from the rest of the DT.

I would like to enter:

PIP Challenge 2128 - Anything Goes
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - All Occasions
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes 

Thank you for your visit and I hope you have a good day.

Lynne x







Wednesday, 14 July 2021

WHITE POINSETTIA

Morning Everyone,

A quick post to share a CAS Christmas card.  I'm really trying to make my Christmas cards more cas and flat for posting this year. 


This is a small 4 3/4" card where I have cut a stitched square and fussy cut 3 poinsettias from some Plush Poinsettia Specialty paper from Stampin Up.  The paper is lovely and they feel like felt.  I have heat embossed the sentiment in silver and matted onto some silver pearlescent card.

I would like to enter:

CAS Christmas challenge - Poinsettia  

Less is More - Christmas in July   


Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting, I will be back tomorrow.  Have a good day.

Lynne x


Monday, 12 July 2021

PAPER PIECING

Good Morning Everyone,

Only an hour late posting this!

It's time for a new challenge over at The Cutie Pies and the theme is "Paper Piece It".  


For my DT card I have used a LOTV image called Grace - Beauty and have paper pieced her dress and ribbons.  The rest has been coloured with copics.  The flowered paper is from a First Edition pad and the purple pieces are left over bits from a previous card.  The sentiment is also LOTV.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


So if you enjoy a bit of paper piecing and love 'cute' why not have a go and join us this month.

I would like to enter:

Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - For a lady
Pixie's Snippets - snippets used were the purple patterned paper and all the mats
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun - Birthday

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

Lynne x







Thursday, 1 July 2021

FAVOURITE TYPE OF STITCHING

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are keeping well.  It is time for a new challenge at As You Like It and this time we would like to see a project with your favourite type of stitching.


For the majority of my cards I use stitched dies because I love how they make the edges look neat.  I do sometimes hand stitch, it just depends on the style of card.

I have made a new home card for my stepson who has been living with us for a few months till his new house was completed.  He moved into the house on his own after a break up and, with him living with us for a while, I cottoned onto his colour scheme for the furnishings etc.  That is why I chose to use these colours. The little house has been stamped and fussy cut and is from Stampin Up.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


I would like to enter:

Dream Valley - All Occasions
Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x






 

Monday, 28 June 2021

MORE EMBOSSED CHRISTMAS CARDS

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you all had a good weekend.  We went out for Sunday lunch yesterday, which was really nice, but other than that it was a fairly quiet one for us.

When I made my last card I decided to use the inner part of the stamp for a smaller card.  I had a rummage in my snippets boxes and found this grey and red piece of card to use. 



The cards are only 4" square.  I have heat embossed in white and gold and cut them out with a stitched square die.  The 'Merry'  has been cut from snippets of mirri card and and also a  heat embossed small 'Christmas' sentiment.

I would like to enter:

June Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes
SSSFlickrChallenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I do appreciate any comments you leave.

Lynne x





Wednesday, 23 June 2021

HEAT EMBOSSING

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are having a good week.  This is my reminder post for Christmas Craft Creations where the theme is heat embossing. 


I have embossed my Christmas icons stamp in gold, heat embossed the Merry and used a die from Whimsy stamps for the word Christmas in gold mirri card.  Mirri card has been used for the mat too.  
An easy card (if the heat embossing goes well) and fairly quick to make too.


I hope you can join us this month and get those cards made in advance. 

I would like to enter:

PIP challenge #2125 - Anything Goes
CRAFT - Christmas

Thank you for taking the time to visit, I do appreciate any comments you leave.

Lynne x





Monday, 21 June 2021

LET'S BE MERRY

 Good Morning Everyone,

Thank you for your comments on my last post.  My little pooch has an ulcer on his eye and we have to keep putting drops in.  Hopefully it will clear it up, but if not, another visit to the vets it will be.

I've made a cas Christmas card following the prompt from the CAS Christmas challenge which is "Snowman".


I have used one of my favourite little snowmen from Mo Manning, coloured with copics and fussy cut.  I then attached it to a stitched square which has been embossed with a snowflake from Stampin Up.  The sentiment has been stamped in metallic silver and is from Paper Smooches.

I would like to enter:

Mo's Digital Pencil - Anything Mo Goes

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

Lynne x



Thursday, 17 June 2021

FAVOURITE TIP AT AYLI

 Good Morning Everyone,

I'm a little late with my DT post today as I hadn't prepared it  last night and this morning we had to take one of little dogs to the vet as he has a problem with his eye.  

Anyway I'm back now with my card for As You Like It where we are asking you to share your favourite tip and to demonstrate it on your project.



Mine is to make the most of your dies where you can by extending them.  This background die from Reverse Confetti is a rectangular one, but it is just the correct height for square cards, which I prefer to make.  So by partial cutting and then extending it you can make it into a square.  I do this quite a bit with stitched  border dies if I don't have the right size in my squares or rectangles.

My flowers are from Clearly Besotted and I've coloured them with copics, fussy cut them,  and used a LOTV sentiment.  A few small bubbles have also been added although they look like pearls in the photo.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


I would like to enter:

We Love Chocolate Baroque - Hand coloured image
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes



Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

I hope you will be able to join in and share all your tips with us.

Lynne x



Monday, 14 June 2021

THE BEAR ESSENTIALS

 Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you've had a good weekend. We have a new challenge over at the Cutie Pie challenge where we would like to see your cute bears.


For my card I have used an image kindly provided by the sponsor Lee Holland and coloured him with copics.  The papers are old LOTV as is the sentiment and I have used Memory box clouds and a Hunkydory flower die.


I hope you will be able to join us, but remember it must be cute to qualify for the prize from our sponsor.

Challenges to enter:

Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Allys Angels - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Thank you for your visit and I hope you have a lovely week.

Lynne x