Thursday 27 June 2024


Morning Everyone,

It's time for the start of a new challenge over at As You like It and we are asking you to shar your projects with your favourite two colour combination.

I like grey with most colours, but this bright pink really stands out so well with it.  I have heat embossed the Altenew Statement flowers in silver and coloured them with my Zig markers.  After fussy cutting them out I placed them onto the white base which has been trimmed with an old Spellbinders edging die.  The sentiment is from a Clearly Besotted set and has also been heat embossed in silver.

The sponsor for this challenge is:

with a voucher for the lucky winner.

I would like to enter:

Allsorts - Blooms, Bees and Butterflies/Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - pink from the mood board
Paper Funday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Weds - Anything Goes
We Love Stamping - Fabulous Florals
Beautiful Blossoms - Anything Floral

I hope you can join us and be in with a chance to win a lovely voucher.  Thank you for visiting.

Lynne x

Wednesday 26 June 2024


Morning Everyone,

I discovered a sketch challenge recently which I hadn't seen before so thought I would have a play.

This is my card:

and this is the sketch:

I have re-used my gnome image from a previous card which I wasn't happy with and have discarded apart from the image.  He is coloured with copics and I have used papers from an old LOTV pad called Festive Trimmings.

I would like to enter:

Creative Inspirations - Christmas in June
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas
Crafter's Cafe - Include a Gnome

Thank you for your visit, have a good day, and I will be back tomorrow.

Lynne x

Wednesday 19 June 2024


 Morning Everyone,

This is a first for me at this technique.  I have used a Simon Says Stamp embossing folder called Blossom Field and coloured it with copics.

The inks seemed to soak in quite a lot and whether it's because the paper has been stretched a lot I'm not sure, but I don't think I will be trying it again in a hurry, not with copics anyway.  I have used a happy die, which I think is from WPlus9.  I've had it a long time and don't keep all my dies in their packets so can't quite remember.  The 'birthday' was heat embossed in white.

I would like to enter:

PIP challenge #2424 - Anything Goes
Classic Design - Anything Goes
Beautiful Blossoms - Anything Floral Goes

A short and sweet post. Thank you for your visit and have a good rest of the week.  The weather certainly seems to be getting a bit better here.

Lynne x

Thursday 13 June 2024


 Morning Everyone,

It's the start of a new challenge over at As You Like it and we are asking if you prefer your projects to be with or without words/sentiment.

I always have some sort of words on my cards even if it's just a "hello". I like to know what the card is for when I'm making it otherwise it would feel unfinished.

I have used an image kindly provided by our sponsor:

I printed the image twice, firstly onto a piece of blue designer paper with the sentiment and then onto copic friendly paper.  The image was coloured with copics and then I cut out the balloon and the basket and stuck them onto the blue paper.  The cloud outlines are from Lawn Fawn.

I would like to enter:

Paper Fundays - Anything Goes
CRAFT - Transport

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you can join us in the challenge.

Lynne x

Wednesday 12 June 2024


 Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all well.  I've had a nice afternoon of crafting and managed to get this card finished.

It's an Altenew stamp called Statement Flowers.  I stamped with a grey Memento ink for a change and coloured with copics.  I wasn't quite sure how the card was going to end up so I fussy cut the image to make it easier to experiment with layout etc.  I ended up by placing it on top of a Tuck In Scribble die from Tattered Lace, cut in grey and just added a sentiment heat embossed in white and a few dew drops.

I would like to enter:

Allsorts - Flowers Galore
We love Stamping - Fabulous Florals
Stamping Sensations - June Flowers
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Bright & Cheerful

Thank you for your visit and I will be back tomorrow.

Lynne x

Tuesday 4 June 2024


Hello Everyone,

Now that my daughter's wedding is over I can get back to some crafting again.  We had a wonderful day and even though it was a bit chilly on Saturday we didn't let it ruin the day.

Another card made using the Woodware Sneakers stamp.  I've used the same paper pad as my last card with the stamp, but a different layout.

This card was for my niece and I have paper pieced with the star paper and coloured the white bottom of the sneakers with grey copics.

I would like to enter:

Allsorts - Lots of layers
PIP challenge #2422 - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - For a Child
Simon Says Stamp Weds - Anything Goes

A pic of the bride and groom;

Thank you for visiting and I will be back soon.

Lynne x