Thursday 18 April 2024

CLEAN OR FUSSY?

Morning Everyone,

It's time for the start of a new challenge over at As You Like It and the theme is "Clean or Fussy?". 


A lot of my cards seem to be a lot cleaner and flatter than they used to be and that's mainly because of the cost of posting.    I still like to add a few pearls etc though and, because this one wasn't being posted, I added a bobtail to the little rabbit.

I have used a Tracey Hey stamp which is quite large (this is a 7"x7"card) and coloured it with copics.  The sentiment also comes with the set and little hearts and clear drops finish it off.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


You can pop over to the challenge here to see the inspiration from the rest of the team.

I would like to enter:

A Place to Start - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Daisy from the mood board
Classic Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Anything Goes/Spring

Thank you for your visit.

Lynne x





Thursday 4 April 2024

CUTE OR FLORAL?

Morning Everyone,

A new challenge starts over at As You like It this morning and we are asking whether you prefer to make cute or floral projects and why. 


 I have made more floral recently. I give quite a few cards to an aunt to give to her friends so floral are much more suitable than cute cards, but I still make cute ones for children.  

This card is made with a layering set from Honey Bee stamps called Vintage roses.  I cut all the flowers from snippets of white card and inked them up with a set of Altenew mini cubes in shades of yellow. The background was cut from green card and shaded a bit with green ink.  The middles were cut from dark brown card so I inked the sentiment in brown to match.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


with a voucher for the lucky winner

I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp (Weds) - Happy Birthday
Snippets Playground - snippets used were all the flowers and butterfly.
A Place to Start - Add one or more flowers
Beautiful Blossoms - Anything Goes


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

Lynne x





Wednesday 27 March 2024

GUEST DESIGNER

 Hello Everyone,

My second post of the day sharing a card that I have made as Guest Designer on Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge.

I was kindly provided with an image from The Paper Shelter who is one of the two sponsors for the challenge.  I decided on a pink and silver combination for the card and coloured the image with copics. The pink ribbon is upcycled from a birthday card and the floral paper is from Wild Rose Studio.

The theme of the challenge is Anything Goes and as well as the Paper Shelter, Polkadoodles are also sponsoring for this fortnight.

I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp Weds - Anything Goes
Creations in Pink - A/G Mainly pink
We Love Stamping - Feminine

Thank you for your visit and have a good day, what's left of it.

Lynne x


DESIGNER PAPER

 Morning Everyone,

This is my reminder post for Christmas Craft Creations where the theme is 'Designer Paper'.




I thought this was an ideal time to use some of my Stampin Up specialty paper which is see through and the flowers have a felty feel to them.  I layered it onto some green card and then a silver mirri stitched surround.  A die cut Spellbinders poinsettia in white has been glued together and sparkle added to it by way of white glitter.  I also used silver mirri for the leaves, heat embossed a sentiment and cut that out with a stitched banner.  Silver ribbon finished it off.

There are two prizes on offer and the closing date is Tuesday, 9th April so still plenty of time to enter.

I would like to enter:

ABC Christmas - F for faux stitching
Christmas Kickstart - Get Your Grinch on (use green)
Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas
Snippets Playground - snippets used were the poinsettia, sentiment and silver leaves.

Thank you for taking the time to read and I will be back soon.

Lynne x


Thursday 21 March 2024

FAVOURITE FUN FOLD

Morning Everyone,

A new challenge starts at As You Like it this morning and we are asking to see your favourite fun folds. 




I don't make many myself, but when I do it's usually this z-fold and it's one of the easier ones to make. For my card I've used paper from an old LOTV pad and a floral image which came with a magazine a few years ago.  I have coloured with copics and cut it out with a notched corner die.  This sentiment inside is from a Penny Black set.

The sponsor for the challenge is:

I would like to enter:

Crafty Calendar - More than one fold
Creative Moments - Flora and fauna
PIP Challenge 2411 - Anything Goes
We love Stamping - Feminine

I hope you can join us and thank you for reading and joining me today.

Lynne x

Wednesday 20 March 2024

EASTER CHICKS

Hello Everyone,

It's done nothing but rain here today but I did manage to go into town this morning and finished a card off this afternoon.  I've made an Easter card with this cute image from LOTV.



 I've coloured the little cuties with copics and used papers from stash, sun, cloud  and ric rac dies to finish it off.  The sentiment is also from LOTV.

I would like to enter:

Allsorts - Feathers and/or Fur
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
PIP challenge 2411 - Anything Goes
Rabisco - Easter

Short and sweet today, but I will be back tomorrow.

Lynne x

Thursday 7 March 2024

MONOCHROME OR COLOURFUL

Morning Everyone,

Not had a good week here. We lost one of our little dogs at the weekend and we're still getting used to him not being around.  It was all very quick with him being under the weather late Thursday night to going in his sleep on Saturday night.  The vet seemed to think it could have been sepsis. He was such a little character and we miss him dearly.

On a more happy note we have a new challenge over at As You Like It and we are asking whether you prefer to work with monochrome or colour. 



I prefer to work with colour as it's a lot more cheery but saying that doesn't mean I don't do monochrome at all because I do.  For my card I have used my MFT happy birthday block with rainbow paper, which I love, but alas I think that's my last sheet.  I've coloured and fussy cut two birthday chicks, also from MFT, and added them with three sparkly dots and a die cut balloon.

The sponsor for the challenge is:



I would like to enter:

Paper Fundays - the Dies have it
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes
Word Power - Anything goes with words
Pennys paper Crafty #566 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Weds - Add a Sentiment

We look forward to seeing your entries.  Have a good rest of the week.

Lynne x



Wednesday 28 February 2024

EMBOSSING FOLDER/STENCIL

Morning Everyone,

This is my reminder post for Christmas Craft Creations where the theme this month is to use on your Christmas project either an embossing folder or stencil or even other.





For my card I have used a Spellbinders embossing folder called Forever Green on the bottom half of the card, although it's not very easy to see in the photo.  I have used Spellbinders dies for the floral arrangement, which were all cut from snippets, a sentiment stamped in red which I think was from a free magazine set and dotted ribbon to finish off with. 

There are two prizes on offer and the entry deadline is Tuesday, 12th March at 6pm so still plenty of time to enter.

I would like to enter:

Feb Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas
Snippets playground - Snippets used were all the floral arrangement and white layer.
Paper Funday challenge - No patterned paper
Classic Design challenge - Anything goes

Thank you for visiting and have a good day.

Lynne x




Thursday 22 February 2024

MASCULINE OR FEMININE?

 Morning Everyone,

There's a new challenge starting over at As You Like it and we are asking whether you prefer to make masculine or feminine cards.

It's definitely feminine for me. I think it's a lot easier to add embellishments such as flowers, pearls etc to female cards although saying that, I've only added a die cut flower and one sparkly gem to this one.

I have used a Stamping Bella image called Isabelle loves Ice Cream and coloured her with copics.  Papers are from an old LOTV paper pad called Romance and Roses and the ric rac die is from mft.

I would like to add this to:

PIP Challenge #2407 - Anything Goes 
Allsorts - Shades of Pink
Classic Design - Anything Goes
Passion for Markers - Dies and/or Punches
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and have a good week.

Lynne x

Sunday 11 February 2024

CRACKLING ROSE

 Hello Everyone,

I hope you've had a good weekend.  I thought it was about time I did some colouring so had a look through my basket of unused stamps and decided to have a go at this Chocolate Baroque stamp called Crackling Rose.


I've coloured with copics and distressed the edges of the image very lightly.  I found a piece of green paper which matched quite well, added some hessian and a couple of sentiment stamps.

I hope you like it. I would like to enter:

Penny's Paper Crafty #564 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and see you soon.

Lynne x




Thursday 8 February 2024

STAMPS OR DIGIS?

 Good Morning Everyone,

It is time for a new challenge over at As You like It and we are asking whether you prefer to work with stamps or digis.  I do love both, but digis win this time just for the fact that you can resize them and, when you're short of time for colouring, pre-coloured digis are ideal as with this card.


This is an image from Etsy here called Vintage Mouse in Teacup and I have used a Craft Consortium die to cut him out and papers and flowers from my stash.  I decided to round the corners for a change.

I would like to enter:

Pennys Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Critter Crazy - Anything with a Critter
Paper Fundays -  Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope to be back soon.

Lynne x

Thursday 25 January 2024

PEARLS OR GEMS

Morning Everyone,

Back again for the start of a new challenge over at As You Like It where we are asking whether you prefer to use pearls or gems on your projects.


I definitely prefer pearls, especially with this type of card.  They come in a multitude of colours and always look so elegant.  

For my card I've used two wreath dies, both from Memory Box and added them to an odd 6" x 6" sheet of paper found in my drawer.  I haven't used any flowers for a long time so decided to go with this type of card, distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz tool and hand stitched all around.  I've put a plain piece of paper in the centre and heat embossed the sentiment.  

Pale green pearls, twine and two little dragonflies have been added too.

The sponsor for the challenge is:


I would like to enter this into:

Paper Funday challenge - Anything Goes/Let's Celebrate
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Add some texture
Crafter's Cafe - Fancy Edges
Creative Crafting Uncles - Happy birthday

Thank you for visiting and have a good weekend.

Lynne x





Wednesday 24 January 2024

GLITTER & SPARKLE

 Good Morning Everyone,

This is my reminder post for Christmas Craft Creations where the theme this month is 'Glitter & Sparkle'.




I have used a tree die from Waffle Flower which I managed to buy second hand and have used snippets of glitter card cut into smaller strips and added to the back of the die.  A piece of gold glitter card for the star and sparkly gems finish the card off.  I couldn't decide where to put a sentiment so in the end left it without one. 

A very quick and simple card to make.  My mojo seems to have gone awol just lately and I can't seem to get going so have just been making DT cards at the moment.

Still plenty of time to enter as the challenge is open until Tuesday, 13th Feb.

I would like to enter:

ABC Christmas - A for Anything Christmas
Christmas Kickstart - the Midas Touch
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Rabisco - Anything Goes
Double D - Sparkle and/or Shine
Snippets Playground - All the glitter pieces were snippets

Thank you for your visit and Iwill be back tomorrow.

Lynne x

Thursday 11 January 2024

FAVOURITE PAPER BRAND

 Morning Everyone,

Today is the start of our first challenge for 2024 over at As You Like It and we are asking you to lshare a project featuring your favourite paper brand and you must say why it's your favourite.



I do like many brands, but for this card I have used My Favorite Things paper.  I like their small prints and this was ideal for the sneakers from my new Woodware stamp.  I have paper pieced the sneakers with a star pattern, although it looks like dots on the photo, coloured the laces with white copic paint and shaded the white bottoms with copics.  All the papers are from the same pad and I've changed them about a bit so the candles are on top at the bottom of the card and the balloons on top at the top (if you get what I mean).  

The sponsor for the challenge is:



with a voucher for the lucky winner.

I would like to enter:

PIP challenge 2401 - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Rabisco challenge - Anything Goes
We Love Stamping - Something New (sneakers stamp)
Allsorts - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope you can pop over to the challenge to see the inspiration from the rest of the DT.


Lynne x

Friday 5 January 2024

SNIPPETS CARD

 Hello Everyone,

I'm running in with a last minute snippets card for the Snippets Playground where the theme is for  'Anything BUT Christmas' so I decided to make a birthday card with my NBUS Spellbinder dies called Club Blooms.


All the flowers, leaves and white part of the card are from snippets.  I do love using dies to try and use up some of my many snippets, but the trouble is the pile never seems to go down much! This is my little pile of snippets, some before cutting some after.


I would like to enter:

Snippets Playground - Anything but Christmas
Penny's Paper Crafty #562 - Anything Goes
Paper Funday - Anything Goes/let's Celebrate
Beautiful Blossoms - Anything with Flowers

Thank you for visiting and have a good weekend.

Lynne x