Thursday, 29 September 2022

SNOW ON WINTER PROJECTS

 Morning Everyone,

It's time for a new challenge over at As You Like It and we are asking you to show us your favourite way of adding snow to your projects.


I usually draw a few lines with a glue pen or fill in areas such as on the car and then add white glitter.  I love to see a bit of sparkle on Christmas cards and glitter is the easiest way for me.

For my card I have used a Stamping Bella stamp and coloured with copics.  The sheet of DP is from Whimsy stamps.  A very simple card, but I love how the DP (in real life) matches the colour of the car.    Bit of a fiddly image to colour with all those lights etc, but I got there in the end.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


I would like to enter:

Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x





Wednesday, 28 September 2022

RIBBON OR TWINE

 Morning Everyone,

It's time for my reminder post for Christmas Craft Creations where the theme is use Ribbon or Twine.




For my DT card I have used Clearly Besotted pudding stamps,  cut them out with their respective dies and added them to stitched squares with small red pearls for the berries.  The sentiment is from the set and I've added ribbon with Merry Christmas running along it, although that's not very clear in the photo.

There is a waterfall card kit given as the prize for the challenge and the closing date is October 11th, so still plenty of time to enter.

I would like to enter:

Aud Sentiments - Christmas and a Sentiment
Rabisco challenge - Anything Goes
Rudolph Days September - Anything Christmas

Thank you for visiting.

Lynne x










Thursday, 22 September 2022

BOUQUET OF THANKS

 Morning Everyone,

This is a card made with a Simon Says stamp set called Bouquet of Thanks.


I have heat embossed in gold onto watercolour paper and then coloured the flowers with my Zig markers in brights.  It was a bit of an experiment trying out different colours. The sentiment is also heat embossed and from a Stampin Up set.  I found a snippet of orange paper to match and layered everything onto gold pearlescent card.

I would like to enter:

Passion for Markers - Use rubber or Clear stamps
Rabisco Challenge - Anything Goes
Snippets Playground - snippets used were the orange paper and sentiment
The Corrosive challenge - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x





Thursday, 15 September 2022

METALLIC OR GLITTER CARD STOCK

Morning Everyone,

There is a new challenge starting over at As You Like It and we are asking you to showcase a project using your favourite of either Metallic or Glitter card stock. 



I use a lot more metallic than glitter, mainly because I tend to use glitter card only on Christmas cards, but when I heat emboss something mirror card goes so well with it.

For my DT card I have used a Stampin Up Magnolia stamp heat embossed in gold and coloured very lightly in pink and green.  Gold mirri card has been used for the mats and I've just added 6 glitter dots in the same colours.  Very simple, but I am pleased with how it turned out.

I haven't added a sentiment as not yet decided what to use it for.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


I would like to enter:

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Embossing Dry or Wet
Rabisco challenge - Anything Goes
We Love Stamping - Anything Goes with stamping
The Flower Challenge - Add sparkle



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

Lynne x





Monday, 12 September 2022

BIRTHDAY BEARS

 Morning  Everyone,

We have a new challenge starting over at the Cutie Pies and the theme is "Birthday Bears".  


I have used James with Big Sign from LOTV and coloured him with copics.  I decided to do a rainbow themed sentiment and added lots of little flowers from Little Things by Lucy's Cards.  

The sponsor for the challenge is:


I would like to enter:

Classic Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Rabisco challenge - Anything Goes
Twisted Thursday - Anything Goes/Curved Border
Dragonfly Dreams - Happy Birthday

I hope you can join us and you can pop over to the challenge here to see the inspiration from the rest of the team and thank you for taking the time to visit.

p.s. I've just realised I have 2 new followers and would like to thank Val and Patricia for joining me in my crafty journey.

Lynne x

Thursday, 1 September 2022

FAVOURITE SHAPE OF CARD

Good Morning Everyone,

Today is the start of a new challenge at As You Like It and we are asking you to share cards using your favourite shape.  This can be square, rectangle or any other shape.

 


I normally use ready made card blanks for my square and rectangular cards, which are the shapes I use the most, but when I want a change this Go Kreate die is my favourite.  I think it makes a card that little bit different and special.  

I have used an image kindly provided by our sponsor, Amanda Jayne Designs, called Daisy Sitting Among Flowers.  I have coloured with copics and used old papers from LOTV.


I would like to enter :

Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will be able to join us with this easy theme.

Lynne x


Wednesday, 24 August 2022

WINTER ACTIVITIES

Morning All,

This is my reminder post for Christmas Craft Creations where the theme is Winter Activities. 


For my card I have used a stamp from Whipper Snapper called Prescott coloured with copics and fussy cut  to add to the little snowy scene.  Glitter has been added to his hat  and skate and to the snow and trees.  Finished off with a die cut sentiment and silver mirri card for the mat.

There's still plenty of time to enter until Sept 13th when the challenge finishes.

I would like to enter:

Christmas Kickstart - Never in a Nativity
Simon Says Weds - Christmas
Christmas with the Cuties - Frosty the Snowman
Outlawz Sunday Song & Rhyme - Winter comes, snow covers the ground
Peace on Earth - Anything Goes
Outlawz August - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and have a good day.

Lynne x


Monday, 22 August 2022

CAS CHRISTMAS

 Morning All,

I've made a CAS Christmas card featuring a Penny Black stamp called Pinecone Perch.


It has been stamped on copic friendly paper and coloured with copics, cut out with a mini scalloped die and added the heat embossed sentiment which also comes with the stamp.  I placed it directly onto the white hammered base, but it didn't look quite right so I added a red mat for a bit of colour.  I would have rounded the edges, but I seemed to have lost my corner punch somewhere!  Searched high and low, but can't find it.  I'm sure it'll turn up somewhere unexpected.

I would like to enter:

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Simon Says Weds - Christmas
Festive Friday - Christmas
Penny Black Saturday - Anything Goes
We Love Stamping - In my garden
Outlawz challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting, have a good week and I will be back on Wednesday.

Lynne x


Thursday, 18 August 2022

FAVOURITE DOMESTIC ANIMAL

Morning All,

It's the start of a new challenge at As You Like It and this time we are asking you to share a project containing your favourite domestic animal. 


My fave is definitely a dog.  We have two of them and they are so loving and loyal.  For my card I have used an old LOTV stamp called Buckets of Love, I think.  I have coloured him with copics on a snippet of copic friendly paper and used checked paper to match.  The Sending die has been cut 3 times and is from Simon Says Stamp.   A few little bubbles have been added and glossy accents to the water, which you can't really see in the photo.

The sponsor for the challenge is:

with a voucher for the lucky winner.

I would like to enter:

Critter Crazy - Anything Goes
Festive Fridays - Animals
Snippets Playground - snippets used were the 3 layers of sentiment and white paper.
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Outlawz challenge - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x


Monday, 8 August 2022

RUBBER STAMPS AND RIBBON

 Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you've had a good weekend.  It's time for the start of a new challenge at the Cutie Pies and the theme is "Rubber Stamps and Ribbon".


For my card I have used a very old rubber stamp from LOTV, never used before, and coloured with copics.    The papers and sentiment are also from LOTV.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


I would like to enter:

Allsorts - Anything Goes
Classic Design challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes

Thank you for taking the time to visit, have a good week and it looks as though we're going to have a warm week here in the UK so stay cool.

Lynne x





Thursday, 4 August 2022

FAVOURITE AFRICAN OR AUSTRALIAN WILD ANIMAL

 Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at As You Like It and we are asking to see your favourite African or Australian Wild Animal.


I have chosen elephants, they are such gentle giants, don't deserve to be hunted for their ivory and I love to see baby elephants, they are so cute.  I have used this image from Digistamp Boutique (no longer trading) together with the sentiment.  I have coloured with copics and used my frame dies from Clearly Besotted, layered up twice for a bit of depth.

The sponsor for the challenge is Lawn Fawn with a voucher for the lucky winner.

I hope you can pop over to the challenge to see the inspiration from the rest of the team.

I would like to enter:

Critter Crazy Challenge - Anything goes
Passion for Markers - Dies and/or punches (frame dies used)
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty #527 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a good weekend when it arrives.

Lynne x









Wednesday, 27 July 2022

PATTERNED PAPER

 Morning Everyone,

This is my reminder post for Christmas Craft Creations where the theme this month is Patterned Paper.


For my card I decided to cut into 2 co-ordinating sheets from a pad not used before from Wild Rose Studio.  I die cut 4 stitched squares and adhered them to some teal card. The sentiment was heat embossed in white onto vellum.  I've torn the edges and added across the centre.  The photo doesn't show the sentiment up very well, but in real life it is a lot clearer.
There are 3 prizes on offer this time and there's still plenty of time to enter.  The deadline is Tuesday 9th August so I hope you can join in with this easy theme.

I would like to enter:

Rudolph Days July challenge - Anything Christmas
Creative Knockouts - Christmas in July
Dream Valley - Christmas in July
Papercraft challenge - Christmas in July

 I am looking after my grandson today.  It's going to be one day a week to save on childcare costs so we will have to see how it goes.  I'll probably be in bed by 9 :) worn out!

Thank you for visiting.

Lynne x




Monday, 25 July 2022

SUMMER BLOOMS

Good Afternoon All,

I have just finished this card from the weekend.  


It is a LOTV image recently bought in their sale and I have coloured him with copics. I've used my notched square dies for the whole card and added twine and an old pre-printed sentiment.  The paper is from a Lawn Fawn rainbow colours pad.

I would like to enter:

Passion for Markers - Beginning with B (Bear, blooms and butterflies)
Allsorts - Summer (bright sunny colours and summer flowers)
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Critter Crazy - Anything with a Critter

Thank you for visiting, have a good week, and I'll be back on Wednesday.

Lynne x

Saturday, 23 July 2022

SANTA BALLOON

 Afternoon All,

I like to try and enter the CAS Christmas card challenge each month and, although I am flying in at the last minute, this is my effort for July where the theme is Santa.



I've had these balloon images from Clearly Besotted for years and this is their first outing.  I stamped the images on the die cut rectangle and, because my pens didn't work well on that type of card, I stamped them again onto copic friendly card, coloured and fussy cut to adhere to the die cut.  The sentiment is from the same set.

I would like to enter:

PIP Challenge 2229 - Anything Goes
Less is More - Traditional Christmas
ABC Christmas - O is for old stamp set
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and whatever you may be doing, I hope you have a good weekend.

Lynne x

Thursday, 21 July 2022

FUR, FEATHERS OR SCALES

 Good Morning Everyone,

A new challenge is starting at As You Like It and we are asking which you prefer out of Fur, Feathers or Scales.


I have chosen fur both colouring wise and in real life.  There are so many cute images to colour and when our two dogs have been groomed they are just so soft and fluffy.

I have used a Whimsy stamps digi image called Christmas Mouse, coloured with copics.  I don't think the pens agree with the heat we've had lately as they weren't working that well and getting a bit sticky.

I cut a piece of white card the same size as the base and used snippets of Christmas papers in reds and greens for the background. I inked the edges of the stitched rectangle with a red pen and then adhered to the background.  The little snowflakes on the bauble were heat embossed in white.

The sponsor for this challenge is:


We hope you can join in and show us your favourite out of the 3 possibilities.

I would like to enter:

ABC Christmas - O for Old (background papers)
Snippets Playground - Christmas snippets used for the background
Allsorts - Christmas in July
DisDigidesign challenge - Christmas in July
Papercraft challenge - Christmas in July

Thank you for visiting and I am pleased it's getting a bit cooler here in the UK.  I don't feel like doing anything when the temperature is so high, not even crafting!

Lynne x










Wednesday, 13 July 2022

LITTLE CHEERLEADER

 Morning Everyone,

It is time for the start of a new challenge over at the Cutie Pies and the theme is Little Cuties (card for a child).


I have coloured up this cute little cheerleader from LOTV with copics.  It was for my niece who is 7 and goes to cheerleading classes.  I have used my large alphabet dies from Stampin Up and cut them with snippets of paper to match the image.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


with a prize for the lucky winner

I would like to enter:

Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles  wk 28 - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x





Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Red Squirrel

Hello All,

I'm pleased it has cooled down a bit here today. Yesterday was not good for me, much too hot.

I've been making a few cards lately to raise money for our local village hall and have been using pre-printed images for quickness.  This card is one of them.


The image and papers are from a Woodland Animals paper pad by Hunky-dory and I've used an old ready made sentiment with a scalloped circle behind. The pad is great for this type of thing as the papers match the images instead of having to rummage through your stash to find something to match, which is what often takes me longer than making the actual card!

I would like to enter:

Allsorts - All sorts of animals
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Critter Crazy - Anything goes with a Critter

Thank you for visiting and have a good day.

Lynne x




Thursday, 7 July 2022

COOL OR WARM COLOURS?


Morning Everyone,

It's time for the start of a new challenge over at As You Like It and we are asking whether you prefer cool or warm colours and to show these on your projects.  There is a colour wheel on the challenge here for you to see.


My favourite colour has always been blue, but more recently I seem to chose purple/lilac over anything, especially when colouring flowers so I must favour the cool side of the wheel.   I have die cut these Simon Says Etched Crocus dies and coloured them with Distress Oxides.  I must say they don't really look like the crocus we have in the garden so I thought I'd be able to use them any time of year.  They have been adhered to a Sizzix oval and the edgers I've used also come from the same set.

The sentiment is from MFT and I've inked up a snippet of white with the same blue ink and then heat embossed in white.

The sponsor for this challenge is:

with a prize for the lucky winner

I would like to enter:

Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Snippets Playground - White snippets used for the flowers and sentiment

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will be able to pop over and look at the inspiration from the rest of the DT.

Lynne x













Monday, 4 July 2022

BIRTHDAY WISHES

Morning Everyone,

Just sharing a quick card made with an old LOTV art pad image. 


I've cut it out with a Spellbinders large oval die and rummaged through my papers to find something that goes with the image.  I've added a strip of crinkly edged sheer ribbon, pearls and a sentiment from LOTV. I think that's the last of the ribbon, which I really do like but not sure where it was from.

I would like to enter:

Allsorts - Flora and/or fauna
Crafty Calendar - Add ribbon
Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and have a good week.

Lynne x






Wednesday, 29 June 2022

UPCYCLING

 Hello Everyone,

I forgot it's nearly the end of the month and I hadn't entered the Rudolph Days challenge for June. So, because of this, I decided to upcycle one of last year's Christmas cards for quickness.




The image didn't look right on a white card so I made a red card blank just below a DL size.  I added a gold mirror card mat to the image and adhered it to the red card.  Nothing else needed as it is quite a busy image, very quick and simple and it adds another to my pile for this year.

I would like to enter:

June Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas
Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

Lynne x

Thursday, 23 June 2022

MORE BE BOLD BLOOMS

Good Morning Everyone,

Time for a new challenge at As You Like It and we would like to know whether you prefer to make feminine or masculine projects. 


I much prefer feminine as I like to add pretty things such as pearls, flowers and anything sparkly.  Floral cards seem to be my fave at the moment  too.

I have used my Spellbinders Be Bold blooms again for this one in pink and white.  Some of the flowers are cut in pink card and some in white with pink ink added to them.  I have cut an aperture with an oval die into some wood grained card and arranged the flowers around.  The sentiment is heat embossed in white.

The sponsor for this challenge is:


with a prize for the lucky winner


I would like to enter:

Allsorts - Summer flowers
Daisy Chain - Flowers 
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/add a sentiment
Snippets Playground - Flowers were cut from snippets

I hope you will be able to join in with the challenge and thank you for taking the time to visit.  Have a good day.

Lynne x







Wednesday, 22 June 2022

TREES AT CHRISTMAS CRAFT CREATIONS

Good Morning Everyone,

This is my reminder post for Christmas Craft Creations where the theme this month is Trees. 


I've had this Stampin Up Set "Festival of Trees" for about 5 years now and never used it so I thought I'd have a play with it in different colours.  I've used 3 Distress Oxides and the garland on the pink tree has been heat embossed in silver as has the sentiment. A simple, fun and flat card for posting.


I hope you can join in this month. You have until 12th July to enter and there is a Stampin Up set on offer for the lucky random winner.

I wold like to enter:

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Simon Says Weds - Add a Sentiment

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

Lynne x




Monday, 20 June 2022

CHRISTMAS KITTY

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you had a good weekend.  We had quite a busy day yesterday with it being Father's Day with visitors and then out for Sunday lunch, but I did have chance to make a couple of cards on Saturday when the weather wasn't so good.



I made one DT card and this one which is a 'just for fun' card.  I printed out the Christmas Kitty from All Dressed Up digistamps and coloured with copics.  I then cut an aperture with my MFT dual stitched circles, adhered the image to the underside, rounded the corners and added it to a red card base.  The sentiment was stamped with Stampin Up's Real Red ink.

I would like to enter this into:

Christmas Kickstart - Pawfectly Pawsome
Simon Says Weds - Add a Sentiment
All Dressed Up challenge - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Wk 23 - Anything Goes

Thank you for popping in and I hope you have a good week.

Lynne x


Monday, 13 June 2022

Add a Tag

 Good Morning Everyone,

It is the start of a new challenge over at The Cutie Pie challenge and our theme is "Add a Tag", but we must also see a cute image.


I have used this little cutie called Born to Shop from our generous sponsor Lee Holland.  I have coloured with copics and cut out with a Sizzix oval die.  The papers are old LOTV ones and the little tag is from Mama Elephant.

I would like to enter:

Word Art Weds - Anything Goes
Critter Crazy - Anything Goes with a critter

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

Lynne x






Thursday, 9 June 2022

Blond or Brunette?

Morning Everyone,

It is the start of a new challenge today at As You Like It and we are asking whether your prefer blond or brunette hair and to show this in your project.


I find it much easier to colour brunette. When I attempt blonde, even with recommended colour combinations, I'm never pleased with it.  I have 2 nieces and a granddaughter that are blond so I do have to have a go at it sometimes. 

I made this card with Stamping Bella image "Edna Loves Chocolate" and coloured her with copics.  I do love that sentiment, it's so perfect for a chocolate lover.  I decided to distress the edges of the papers for a change and just added pearls and ribbon for embellishments.

I would like to enter:

PIP challenge 2223 - Anything Goes
We Love Stamping - Anything Goes
Simon Says Weds - Bright & Cheerful
Passion for Markers - Birthdays (it doesn't say birthday, but I would use it for one)
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope you can join us in the challenge.  If you would like to see the inspiration from the rest of the DT you can pop over here.

Lynne x




Tuesday, 7 June 2022

BE BOLD BLOOMS

 Morning Everyone,

I hope everyone has had a good weekend and some fun time with family over the Bank Holiday weekend.  A just for fun card today made using my new Be Bold Bloom dies from Spellbinders.


I've had the background piece on my desk for a while and can't remember why I didn't use it before so decided to use it with these dies for a pretty floral card.  I collected all my small snippets of plain card and put them in a separate box to cut the flowers.  I still have loads of the paper left so will be using them again sometime.  My favourite Happy Birthday sentiment was embossed in silver and added with a purple mat.

A fairly quick card to make, apart from the die cutting and glueing.

I would like to enter this into:

PIP challenge 2223 - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Summer Colours
Diva's that cut paper - (Beautiful Blooms) for Summer Days 
Snippets Playground - all the flowers were from snippets

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

Lynne x

Monday, 30 May 2022

BABY GIRL

 Morning Everyone,

Another request from my daughter for a baby card, I have one more to do, but that's not due until August.  I'm just pleased that she likes them enough to ask me to make them.


This is another LOTV image on a 8x8 card.   I do like their baby images, they are so cute.  I have coloured her with copics and used papers to match, also from old LOTV paper pads. The dies are from Spellbinders, Stampin Up and Hunkydory.

I would like to enter this into:

Passion for Markers - Spots and/or stripes
Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x




Saturday, 28 May 2022

Have a Wonderful Day!

 Morning Everyone,

Another card from me as Guest Designer at the Outlawz challenges, which is sponsored by Conie Fong.

 
I have used this cute image called 'Hello Sweet Friend' which can be found here.  I have coloured with copics and added a little glitter to the butterfly wings. The papers are from a First Edition paper pad
and the sentiment from an old Penny Black set.

I would like to enter this into:

Passion for Markers - Spots and/or stripes
Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Summer's Here
We Love Stamping - For a lady/girl

Thank you for visiting and have a good weekend.

Lynne x


Thursday, 26 May 2022

MONEY WALLET

 Morning Everyone,

Back again and this time it is the start of a new challenge at As You Like It where we would like to see your favourite way to decorate a money wallet or gift card holder.



When we give money for birthdays it always goes in the birthday card (not through the post though) so if I do make a money wallet it is always at Christmas time when cards have already been sent and the wallet doesn't get opened until Christmas day.

I have made a pretty pink one here for one of the girls with a sheet from a First Edition 8"x8" pad.  I followed the basic instructions on a Youtube video and made a band to keep it closed with a Spellbinders poinsettia attached, which I have decorated with glitter and pearls.  The Merry Christmas is stamped in metallic silver.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


with a voucher for the lucky winner.

I would like to enter this into:

May Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas
Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas
Simon Says Monday - Not a Card

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

Lynne x






Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Happy Birthday

Hello Again,

Another card to enter into the Allsorts 13th Birthday celebrations.  This is a Stampin Up Die which I cut into the stitched square and then used distress inks with sponge daubers to colour in the flowers and leaves. 


I had to keep putting the die cut back to make sure the colours were all in the correct place and when that was finished I glued the die cut back in place and stamped the sentiment in silver underneath.  A few clear raindrops finished it off.  

I would like to enter:

Allsorts - Birthdays
Simon Says Stamp  - Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for taking the time to visit and I will be back again tomorrow.

Lynne x