Monday, 23 May 2022

SHAKER CARD

Morning Everyone,

Having said I had never made a shaker card before I decided to make one for the Grandon's birthday, albeit a fairly simple one.



He's in his teens now and only really into gaming but seeing as his previous ones have been on that subject, I decided on something different. I cut 3 star shapes and made the largest one into the shaker part with foam tape, added the sequin mix and also stuck a small 14 in the top of the star.  Snippets of paper were added under the other 2  and a blue star also glued to the card.  The sentiment is a Gummiapan die cut a few times for a bit of depth.

I would like to enter this into:

Allsorts - Birthdays
Snippets Playground - snippets used were the sentiments and papers for the stars.
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Use a die cut or punch

It's a pretty dull day here, but means I can go and finish planting in the garden. I don't like it being too warm for that sort of work.  Whatever you're doing today have a good one and thank you for taking the time to visit.

Lynne x




 

Thursday, 12 May 2022

FAVOURITE FOOD?

 Morning Everyone,

Today is the start of a new challenge at As You Like It and we are asking you to share a creation relating to your favourite food.

I love anything sweet whether it be cake or chocolate, anything really.  If we go out for a meal I'd much rather have a dessert than a starter (can't manage 3 courses nowadays!).

For my DT card I have used images from the MFT stamp set called Mice Day to Celebrate.  I chose the paper first and then coloured the images with copics.  I decided on a fairly plain design as the image, when cut with a stitched square, was quite large.  I inked around the edge of the square with red ink to go with the paper.

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

I would like to enter:

Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations - Food and/or drink
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Critter Crazy - Anything with a Critter
Papercraft challenges - Animals (on farm)
Rabisco challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and have a good day.

Lynne x


Sunday, 8 May 2022

SUNFLOWERS

Morning Everyone,

This is a card I should have posted last week as a Guest Designer at the Outlawz Challenges  for the Twisted Thursday challenge where the theme is Anything Goes.


The sponsor is Conie Fong and you can buy this lovely image, which I have coloured with copics, here. Pearls have been added and the sentiments are from LOTV.

I would like to enter:

Simon Says Weds - Feminine
We Love Stamping - For a Lady
Stamping Sensations - Anything stamped with option Floral and fauna
Rabisco challenge - Anything Goes

It's a lovely sunny day here at the moment and we're out for lunch and a garden centre visit later.  Whatever you're doing I hope it's a good one.

Lynne x


Friday, 29 April 2022

JINGLE ALL THE WAY

A quick card for a last minute entry into the Christmas Kickstart challenge where the theme is Gnomes.



I have used snippet strips from a Doodlebug pad for the bottom of the card and die cut the L'il Gnome from Simon Says Stamp, also with snippets.  The sentiment is heat embossed in red and I've added small red pearls for a bit of decoration.

I would like to enter:

Christmas Kickstart - From My Gnome to Yours
Snippets Playground - Use snippets
Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T - Christmas

The weather has turned out very sunny here today so I'm off to do more gardening.  Have a good weekend.

Lynne x


Thursday, 28 April 2022

FAVE SKETCH OR LAYOUT

 Morning Everyone,

Back again with the start of a new challenge over at As You Like It where we are asking to see your favourite sketch or layout.


I don't really follow any particular sketches, but when I'm stuck for an idea, this seems to be my "go to" layout so I suppose it must be my favourite.  

For a quick card I have used an old image from an art pad from LOTV cut with a Tattered Lace die.  The papers are also old LOTV and the sentiment is from Kaisercraft.  A really quick and easy card, which uses up a little bit of my mountain of patterned papers.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


I would like to enter:

Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes
Creations in Pink - Mainly pink
Aud Sentiments - Use a Birthday sentiment

Thank you for taking the time to read this and whatever you may be doing today, have a good one.

Lynne x




Wednesday, 27 April 2022

TARTAN OR PLAID

Morning Everyone,

I'm back with a reminder post for Christmas Craft Creations where the theme is use Tartan/Plaid. 




For my card I have used a Woodware stamp coloured with copics, apart from the paper piecing of the heart and stocking.  I've added glossy accents to the berries, raindrops from Lucy's Little Things to the strings and glitter to the stocking.

It is the 2nd birthday of the challenge and there are 3 lovely prizes to be won.

I would like to enter:

Allsorts - Beginning with B (Bird, berries)
Dream Valley - Add embellishments
Passion for Markers - Favourite colours (green and red for Christmas cards)
Rudolph Days April challenge - Anything Christmas

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

Lynne x






Tuesday, 26 April 2022

NEW HOME

 Morning Everyone,

This is a new home card I made with a Stamping Bella image.  



I have coloured with copics and added a pearl heart and pretty ribbon. I'm not sure where the paper came from as I made this a while ago, but I thought the colours went well with that of the image. The sentiment comes with the stamp.

I would like to add this to:

Double D challenge - Buildings
Classic Design challenge - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - add embellishments
Colour Crazy wk 16 - Anything coloured goes

Thank you for visiting and I will be back tomorrow with a DT card.

Lynne x


Wednesday, 20 April 2022

MASCULINE BIRTHDAY

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you've had a good Easter weekend.  A fairly quiet one for us but the weather has been lovely so I've made a start on sorting the garden.

This is a card I've made for my daughter's fiancĂ©.  He recently took her on a mystery holiday for her birthday,  which was in Portugal and, while they were there, he proposed so I can call him fiancĂ© now instead of boyfriend.



I've distressed the edges of the lovely papers from a Maja Design pad, Denim & Friends, and added die cut stars, twine and 2 metal embellishments.

I would like to enter:

Allsorts - Masculine
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
Classic Design - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Add embellishments
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Have a good day and thank you for visiting.

Lynne x





Thursday, 14 April 2022

FLORAL OR CUTE?

Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for the start of a new challenge over at As You Like It and we are asking whether you prefer using Floral or Cute images on your projects.



I love both and often send cute cards when appropriate, but I have to say I love colouring floral images best, especially with my Zig markers.  They can appeal to a wide range of ages too.

For this card I have used Altenew Precious Peony stamps heat embossed in silver and coloured with Zigs.  I thought I'd try some different colours this time,  They've turned out brighter that I thought, but I quite like it.  The flowers have been cut out with their respective dies and I've added them to a Clearly Besotted frame die and a Spellbinders lattice die.  The congrats sentiment is from The Greetery.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


I would like to enter:

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - I love ...colouring with Zigs and dies

Thank you for visiting and have a good Easter weekend.

Lynne x




Monday, 11 April 2022

BUNNIES AND BLOOMS

Good Morning Everyone,

Today is the start of a new challenge over at The Cutie Pies where the theme is Bunnies and Blooms.



For my card I've used a LOTV image, coloured with copics,  and a die cut daisy from MFT to match the image.  My mojo was lacking a bit when I was making this and I wasn't really feeling it, but I finished in the end.  I do love the look on his little face though.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


I would like to enter:

Passion for Markers - Animal Magic
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

I hope you have a lovely day, thank you for visiting, and I will be back later in the week.

Lynne x







Thursday, 31 March 2022

NEW OR RECYCLED?

 Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge over at As You Like It and we are asking whether you prefer to recycle items for your crafting or use new stuff.


Sometimes I see things that I could re-use on a card but I much prefer to use new stuff and I certainly seem to have plenty of that at the moment!    I think it makes it more exciting if it's new and you wonder how it's going to turn out.

For my card I have used The Greetery Balloon Bouquet stamp set and their twisted crepe dies.  It took a bit of practice to line up the flowers on the largest balloon.  There are four steps to it and even a tiny bit out and it doesn't look right.  Another thing I found with the set is that I couldn't find an ink that would stamp evenly for the large ballon so I ended up using coloured cardstock for that one. The two smaller balloons have been coloured with copics.  

Glitter has been added to the streamers on every other piece and also to the numbers.  Sequins in similar colours to the balloons finish it off.

I would like to enter:

Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes
Word Art Weds - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x





Wednesday, 30 March 2022

CAS TREES

Hello Everyone,

Just a quick card to enter into this months Rudolph Days challenge.  



It's a cas card made with a SSStamp set Clean Line Christmas.  I've heat embossed the trees in gold, coloured with Gansai Watercolour paints in different shades of gold and fussy cut them out.  They look much better in real life than in the photo.  The sentiment has also been heat embossed and I've used gold mirri card for the mat.

I would like to enter:

March Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas
ABC Christmas - E for embossing

Just a quick one today.  I've spent all day indoors today due to the rainy weather and managed to get two cards finished.  

Back tomorrow with a DT card.

Lynne x



 

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

SLIMLINE AT CHRISTMAS CRAFT CREATIONS

Morning Everyone,

I am back with my reminder post for Christmas Craft Creations where the theme this month is 'Slimline'.


I have used a Woodware stamp for this one called Peaceful Night, heat embossed in gold and coloured with pencils.  Gold card has been added for the mat and with it being a large stamp nothing else was needed.
 

Last day for entering is 12th April so still plenty of time to have a play and there is a stamp set given as a prize for the lucky winner.

I would like to enter:

ABC Christmas - E for embossing
Simon Says Weds - Favourite things (heat embossing and christmas cards)

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

Lynne x

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

 Hello Everyone,

This is a card made with an image from a Making Cards magazine.  I think the pastel colours are so pretty and there's also the floral paper to match.


I've backed them with lilac paper and added lace, twine and a label from Mama Elephant.

I would like to enter:

Allsorts - Feminine
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. - Female

Thank you for visiting and I will be back tomorrow.

Lynne x




Thursday, 17 March 2022

FAVOURITE NON TRADITIONAL EASTER CHARACTER

 Morning Everyone,

It's the start of a new challenge over at As You Like It and we are asking for your favourite Non Traditional Easter Character so no bunnies or chicks please.


This was a difficult one for me, but I do love these cute dragons from Lee Holland and think would be ideal for either boys or girls.  I have coloured this cutie with copics and used a simple design with plaid paper in the same colours.  The sentiment is from LOTV.

We are sponsored by:


with a lovely prize for the lucky winner

I would like to enter:

PIP challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Critter Crazy - Anything Goes with a Critter
Simon Says Weds - Favourite Things to use (copics and dies)

Thank you for visiting and have a good day.

Lynne x





Monday, 14 March 2022

BEGINNING WITH 'B'

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you've had a good weekend.  Today is the start of a new challenge at the Cutie Pie challenge and our theme is "Something Beginning with B" so it must be cute and begin with 'b'. 


My daughter has asked me for a couple of baby cards so I decided to go with Baby Boy for the theme.  He has been coloured with copics to match the papers.  The image and sentiment are from LOTV and I've used various dies to add a bit of interest.  I feel as though I can't add lace or flowers for boys so they are always a bit plainer than a girl's card.


I would like to enter:

Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
Snippets Playground #423 - Use snippets (these were everything above the alphabet paper)
PIP challenge #2211 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and have a good week.

Lynne x



Friday, 11 March 2022

FLORAL BIRTHDAY

Good Morning Everyone,

This is a card I've made with my fairly new Stampin Up stamps and dies called Artistically Inked.


The flowers and leaves are the layering type and have been stamped in 2 shades of yellow and green and cut out with their dies. The smaller leaves are gold as is the strip of tape, but they look black in the photo.  I've added a few splatters of gold paint and the sentiment from the set is heat embossed in gold.

I'm not overly happy with the final outcome, but it's only my first attempt at playing with the set so hopefully will improve in time.

I would like to enter:

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes 
CCC Digi Creations - Add/include flowers
Crafty Calendar - Spots/Stripes
Simon Says Weds - A Bit o' Green

 Thank you for visiting and have a good weekend.

Lynne x

Thursday, 3 March 2022

INTERACTIVE OR NOT?

Good Morning Everyone,

Today is the start of a new challenge at As You Like It and we are asking whether you prefer to make Interactive (moving parts) projects or not.  I think I've only ever made one interactive card so I must be in the "not" category. 


For my DT card I've used a set called Even More Spring Flowers from Simon Says Stamp heat embossed in white and coloured with Zig markers and fussy cut.  The centre circle has been cut out with a stitched die and then dry embossed with a folder from SSS called Lumen.  This has been layered onto a mini scalloped die in the lilac paper.

The sentiment is from LOTV.  This was my second choice from the set as I noticed that some of the sentiments in that set are disintegrating (splitting and falling apart). I don't know if anyone else has had that problem with small clear stamps?  It could be because they are quite small or could be age I suppose, but it is one of my favourite sets so not too happy about it.

I would like to enter:

Simon Says Weds - Add a die cut
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
CCC Digi -  Add Flowers
Creative Inspirations - Spring Flowers

I hope you will be able to join in and if you'd like to pop over to the challenge here you'll be able to see the lovely inspiration from the rest of the DT.

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment.

Lynne x



 


Monday, 28 February 2022

FEBRUARY RUDOLPH DAYS

Morning Everyone,

When I made a previous card here it wasn't my first attempt at embossing the images.  My first try didn't turn out too well so I trimmed the bad parts and made it into a smaller card.  Can't let the good bits go to waste!


The images are from a Simon Says stamp set and I've added shading with copics to some of the baubles for extra interest.  The sentiment is from LOTV and red and gold sequins give it a bit of sparkle.

I would like to enter:

Feb Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas
Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes
Sparkles - Use some gold

Thank you for visiting and have a good week.

Lynne x





Saturday, 26 February 2022

BUTTERFLIES R US

 Morning Everyone,

I am sharing a card made with a Penny Black stamp called Social Butterfly.  I've had this set for ages and never used it so thought it had better have an outing.


I used a cloud stencil with my favourite Stampin Up blue and stamped the butterflies where I wanted them to be.  Then I stamped them again onto watercolour card, coloured with my Zig markers and fussy cut them out.  As I'd already stamped them I didn't need to cut round the antennae, which is a good job as fussy cutting isn't my favourite thing to do, especially around fiddly bits.  They were then glued in place and the sentiment, which is from LOTV, added with foam tape.

I would like to enter:

Allsorts - Hand coloured or paper pieced image
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with Option wings or tails
Passion for Markers - things with wings
Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes
Penny Black Saturday - Anything Goes
We Love Stamping - Stamping and stencils
Rabisco challenge - Anything Goes

I hope you have a good weekend. It looks as though it may be a sunny one here so I might be able to do a bit of clearing up in the garden.  Whatever you may be doing, thank you for visiting and have a good one.

Lynne x





Wednesday, 23 February 2022

BLUE & SILVER

Morning Everyone,

This is my reminder post for Christmas Craft Creations where the theme is "Blue & Silver".

 



For my DT card I have used a Gina K Holiday Tapestry stamp set heat embossed in silver onto pale blue card. It's quite a large stamp so I've heat embossed in both corners and added the sentiment, also from the same set, in the centre.  Nothing much else needed, just two mats in silver mirror and blue.

I would like to enter:

Allsorts - I love .... heat embossing and Christmas cards
Christmas Kickstart - Sentiment takes Centre stage
Allys Angels - Anything Goes
We Love Stamping - Anything Stamped


Look forward to seeing your entries, there are 13 days left to have a go.

See you soon,

Lynne x


Thursday, 17 February 2022

FAVOURITE OCCASION AT AYLI

 Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at As You Like It and we as asking what your favourite occasion is to make a card for.


I like to make cards for any occasion, but Christmas has to be a favourite as I tend to make them all year round so have plenty on stock when the time comes and I also like adding sparkly bits like glitter.

I have another card made with my SSS Winter Scene.  The sky is coloured with Stampin Up Bashful Blue and I've used a stencil for the snow. There is a border around the rectangle, but when I stamped it it looked too dark and didn't look right so I cut that off and added the little elements which have been coloured with copics and cut with their dies.  The bottom layer has also been inked around the edges with the blue as I didn't have any paper in the right colour. The sentiment has been heat embossed in silver.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


I am entering this into:

ABC Christmas - C for CAS
Snippets Playground - Snippets used were everything except the two main layers

I hope everyone here in the UK has survived the recent storm without any damage, only a power cut for us, but it didn't last long.  

Thank you for visiting and have a good day.


Lynne x



Monday, 14 February 2022

HEARTS & FLOWERS

 Good Morning Everyone,

It's Valentines Day and our new theme over at the Cutie Pie Challenge is Hearts and Flowers and we are looking for Valentines or Mothers Day cards.



When I was searching for something suitable for my card I came across this little pre-coloured fella from an old LOTV art pad.  I thought he would be suitable for either type of card so added LOTV paper and sentiment with 2 little red hearts added.  A very simple card, but I like it as the image is quite big so it didn't really need anything else.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


I would like to enter:

Colorful Options - Rosey Red
Critter Crazy Challenge - Anything with a Critter
Lets Craft and Create - From the Heart

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

Lynne x



Wednesday, 9 February 2022

WINTER SCENE

Hello Everyone,

This is a very CAS card for me, but I'm trying to make my Christmas cards more this style, well the posting ones anyway! I do still struggle with the white bits though!


 
I have used a set from Simon Says Stamp called Winter Scene, coloured the little images with copics and cut them out with their respective dies.  The sentiment, also from the set,  was stamped onto a snippet of red and heat embossed in white.

I would like to enter:

CAS Christmas challenge -  Winter Scene
CRAFT - Winter
ABC Christmas - C for Clean and Simple

A quiet day for me today, just need to go and walk the dogs before sorting the evening meal.  Hope you're having a good one and thank you for visiting.

Lynne x








Thursday, 3 February 2022

CRYSTAL ANNIVERSARY

Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for the start of a new challenge over at As You Like It  and we are asking you to showcase a project of your favourite between True Love or Fabulous Friendships.


I love to make cards for special occasions such as Weddings or Anniversaries so mine must be True Love. I always chose nice cards for friends too,  but it's usually one from my card box.

This card is for a Crystal Anniversary (15 years) so I have used some of my favourite papers, added flowers and also hidden a few crystal embellishments in between the flowers.  The card is cut with a Spellbinders die, hand stitched around the edges,  and the heart die is from Joy crafts. I do love this die, but hardly ever use it.  I've heat embossed the sentiment onto vellum and added some tiny dragonflies and a white butterfly.  

The sponsor for this challenge is:



I would like to enter:

Allsorts - Anything Goes
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes
Clever Dexter - Favourite Technique (die cutting)
Country View Challenge - Hearts and flowers
Simon Says Weds - With love

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

Lynne x 














Wednesday, 26 January 2022

STENCILLING

 Good Morning Everyone,

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




I have used a Simon Says Stamp stencil with texture paste and then added glitter while still wet.  A torn snippet of hammered cardstock was also glittered on the edge for the snow.  I coloured Jolly from Purple Onion Designs with copics, fussy cut him out and then added him with some foam tape.


Entries close on 8th February so there's still plenty of time to join in.

I would like to enter:

January Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas
ABC Christmas - A for Anything Goes
PIP Challenge 2204 - Anything Goes
Double D - Blue and White winter
Papercraft Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Snippets Playground - Snippets were the white card and the snowman
Colourful Options - Winter Blue

Thank you for visiting and have a good day.

Lynne x








Saturday, 22 January 2022

SILVER AND GOLD

 Good Morning Everyone,

I want to try and enter the CAS Christmas challenge every month to get my Christmas cards stocked up.  A bit last minute with this one for the January challenge where the theme is Silver and Gold.


I have heat embossed the Woodware Festive Panel stamp randomly in silver and gold, cut out with a stitched rectangle and heat embossed the sentiment in gold.

I would like to enter:

CAS Christmas - Silver and Gold
ABC Christmas - A for Anything Christmas

Thank you for visiting and have a good weekend.

Lynne x




Thursday, 20 January 2022

FAVOURITE COLOURING MEDIUM

Good Morning Everyone,

It is the start of a new challenge over at As You Like It and we are asking you to tell us your favourite colouring medium and share a project using whatever it may be.

 


Out of all the different mediums I have tried I love my Copic markers.  I think it's because they're what I'm most familiar with.  I dabble with Zig markers, but Copics are my go to pens.  There are so many colours and they blend well.

I have chosen a Tracey Hey stamp set for my card.  It was a Christmas present to myself :).  This is quite a large stamp so I've had to use a 7"x 7" card this time.  Coloured with copics and the bunny has been coloured and fussy cut to enable me to position him correctly.  He has been added to the card with tape and I've added a little cotton bobtail.    The sentiment comes with the set.

The sponsor for the challenge is:

I would like to enter:

Simon Says Weds challenge - Four legged friends
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + a sentiment
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will be able to play along with us.

Lynne x









Monday, 10 January 2022

SIMPLE START AT THE CUTIE PIES

 Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for the start of a new challenge over at the Cutie Pies and the first one is themed as Simple Starts, i.e. we would love to see your CAS projects featuring a cute image.

We have been kindly provided with images by the sponsor, Lee Holland, and I have used this adorable mouse with rose.  There just happens to be a 50% sale on at the moment too.  I have coloured him with copics and just added a silver embossed sentiment, which was a freebie from a magazine, and attached him to pink paper to match the rose.  

I am a little late putting this on as hubby has been hogging the computer nearly all weekend with something that needed doing and I can't even comment on my phone for some reason even though I am logged into my account.


I would like to enter:

PIP Challenge - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Something New (New image)
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Something New (new image)

Thank you for visiting, I hope you like my make, and any comments you leave are very much appreciated.

Lynne x



Sunday, 9 January 2022

JANUARY BLUES

Hello Everyone,

I hope you've had a good weekend.  My card today is made using Whimsy Stamps Wee Snippet and Mystic.  



 I have coloured them with copics and added glitter to the wings and horn.  I have used old LOTV papers in blues and also a LOTV sentiment in silver.  A glittery white ribbon has also been added.


I would like to enter 

Passion for Markers - January Blues
Allsorts - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I do appreciate any comments you leave.  I will be back tomorrow.

Lynne x


Thursday, 6 January 2022

FAVOURITE WAY TO DECORATE A GIFT

Good Morning Everyone,

It's the start of a new challenge at As You Like It and for this challenge we are asking you to show us your favourite way to decorate a gift. 


When I give either of my daughters something like jewellery I like to put it into a pretty gift bag to make it look more special, much better than a tiny little square box.

I have covered a small gift bag, which is about 4.5" x just under 6" with pink card and cut a piece of Stampin Up specialty paper for each side.  I have decorated one side only with some pretty flowers, shiny leaves and silver beads.  The sentiment has been heat embossed in silver.  The curly ribbon just happened to be in the craft room and suited this perfectly, but I would normally just put tissue paper in the top.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


I would like to enter:


Thank you for visiting, your comments are much appreciated and have a good day.

Lynne x