Wednesday 29 September 2021


 Hello Everyone,

I've made another gnome card.  I do love him because I can use up a few scraps of paper and even the base  can be cut from the odd shapes of white you're often left with.

I cut out a rectangular template and used Stampin Up Bashful Blue for the sky and left a slanted bit for the snow.  Then used a Simon Says Falling Snow stencil with texture paste and added white glitter to the past while it was still wet.  Stickles have been added to the snow and the Li'l gnome added to the corner.  I was going to try and draw a frame around it, but decided on some silver peel off strips, it was safer.

I am entering this into:

Simons Says Weds - Anything Goes
SSS Flickrchallenge - use a stencil

Thank you for visiting and I do appreciate your comments.

Lynne x

Sunday 26 September 2021


Good Afternoon Everyone,

I have a quick card (no colouring) to share for a Memory Box challenge I found last week where you have to follow the theme and use at least one Memory Box product.

The theme is Stripes and I have used my MB piestra tile die to form the different coloured stripes which match the flower from the Stitched Blooms die set by MFT.

I would like to enter:

Outside the Box - Stripes
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x

Thursday 23 September 2021


 Morning Everyone,

I'm back again. This time it's for the start of a new challenge over at As You Like It where we are asking for Autumn or Winter related projects, whichever season is your favourite of the two.

I definitely prefer Autumn to Winter. We can still have nice sunny days here without it being too warm and I love all the beautiful colours of the trees before they begin to lose their leaves.

I have made a card for my brother's birthday by adding lots of little stamps from various sets onto Neenah Desert Storm card.  I have coloured with copics and added glossy accents to the berries.  The sentiment is an unbranded one from Ebay, cut in the same card and the outline die in gold.

The sponsor for the challenge is:

I would like to enter:

Country View Challenges - Leaves Begin to Fall
Creative Inspirations - Fabulous Fall
Double D - Leaves
Sketchy Challenges - Autumn

Thank you for visiting and I hope you can leave a comment.  Have a good weekend when it gets here.

Lynne x

Wednesday 22 September 2021


 Good Morning Everyone,

This is my reminder post for Christmas Craft Creations where this month we are following this sketch.


Here is my take on the sketch.

I didn't want to do the obvious trees so chose one tree and stamps, coloured with copics,  from the MFT set "Jingle All the Way".  The background paper is from Whimsy stamps.

An easy card to make, apart from the fussy cutting, which I seem to be doing a lot of recently even though it's not my favourite thing to do!

I hope you will be able to join in, thank you for visiting and I will be back tomorrow with another DT card.

I would like to enter:

Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes

Lynne x

Monday 20 September 2021


 Morning Everyone,

This is the card I made when my daughter had her baby.  He is now 6 weeks old so I thought I'd better share it.

I wanted to make something a bit different for her so the lovely Annette from Netty's cards kindly sent me her baby onesie template to use. It wasn't that easy for me as I had to cut out by hand and that's not one of my favourites things to do, but I got there in the end.  The papers are from a Baby Mine pad by Carta Bella and I hand stitched around the edges.  I've coloured the LOTV image with copics to match the papers and added little heart shaped pearls and the sentiment, which is also from LOTV.

I would like to enter:

Passion for Markers - Something beginning with B (baby)
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Lots of Layers
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

A quiet day for me today so I'm hoping to get some crafting time and maybe a bit of gardening.
Whatever you will be doing, have a good one, thank you for visiting and I do love to read any comments you may leave.

Lynne x

Sunday 19 September 2021


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


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


 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


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 placed 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


 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