Tuesday, 18 July 2017

FLOWERS FOR YOU

Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all well and enjoying the warm weather again.

This is a general birthday card for my stock box and it's a fairly simple one too.  I love this little Odd Dog from LOTV, he's so easy to colour.  I have put some shading round the edges, but you can't see it very clearly.



I cut the large banner with Spellbinders Baby Bunting die and used oddments of paper.  I have so much paper now,  I've got to stop buying it!  Pearls, a doily and a LOTV sentiment finish the card off.

I hope you like it.

I would like to enter the following challenges:-

A Gem of a Challenge - Animals
Ribbon Girls - Use Any Image
Creative Knockouts - Birthday Wishes
Crafty Friends - Floral
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Come and Get It Challenge - Use 2 or more Designer Papers

Thank you for visiting and if you leave a comment thank you for that too, it is much appreciated.

Lynne x


Thursday, 13 July 2017

AYLI DT - PEARLS OR GEMS

Morning Everyone,

It's time for another challenge over at As You Like It and this fortnight's theme is to showcase a project with your favourite of either pearls or gems (and don't forget to say why they are your favourite please).

I do like both, but tend to favour pearls a lot more. I think they finish a card off and look more elegant, particularly for special occasion cards.



This is a wedding card for my niece made with a LOTV sentiment.  The colour theme of the wedding is supposed to be a secret, but I've heard on the grapevine I'd be safe with silver and pink, so let's hope so!  I've used a spellbinders die for the mat and silver paper from First Edition, silver sheen card and added embellishments of flowers, pink and green leaves, lace, pearls, a metal corner and because I didn't like the empty space on the right hand side, I added 2 small metal hearts.

One of the flowers is my first attempt at a rolled rose.  I made it in coloured vellum and added a pearl to the centre.  I really like the look of them in a bunch of flowers.





If you'd like to pop over to the challenge here, you'll be able to see the lovely creations from the rest of the design team.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Celebration
The Sketchy Challenges - Bingo (flowers, die cuts, pearls)
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Noor Design - Die cuts
The Ribbon Girls - July card

Have a good weekend and thank you for visiting.  I really appreciate and love to read your comments.

Lynne x 







Saturday, 8 July 2017

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Morning Everyone,

Apologies for this being a Christmas card when we're having such warm weather here at the moment, but I bought these Mama Elephant Reindeer Games stamps and wanted to have a play with them straight away.  I wanted to buy them last year, but left it too late so I thought I'd buy them early this time.



I coloured the reindeer with copics and die cut them with their little dies (which I also treated myself to) and then inked the background with three blue distress inks.  I used a white gel pen for the snow and the cottage die is from Wild Rose Studio.  These were layered under an aperture using an inside/outside stitched circle die. The little reindeer were stuck down and the LOTV sentiment stamped in metallic silver.

You will probably be seeing more of these little fellas in the next few months :).

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

ABC Christmas - N for new (stamps and dies)
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Christmas
Dies R Us - Layers (dies used - Reindeers, Cottage and stitched circle)
HLS Christmas - Anything Goes/Use Die Cuts
CraftyHazelnuts Christmas Challenge -Anything Goes
Ribbon Girls - Any card

I hope you have a lovely weekend and thank you for visiting. I do love reading your comments.

Lynne x






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Thursday, 29 June 2017

AYLI DT - FAVE WAY TO ADD RIBBON

Morning Everyone

It's time for a new challenge at As You Like It and for this fortnight the theme is to showcase a project using your favourite way to add ribbon (and don't forget to tell us why please).





A totally different type of card from my last one, this is mine for this challenge.  Looking back at my previous cards I don't add ribbon as much as I thought I did!  When there isn't room for a bow I do like to add a strip of ribbon around the card in a matching colour.  I think it adds that little bit "extra" and divides the card up a bit.  I do like to add a bow sometimes too, but often the ribbon can be a little too wide and I always struggle with them or there isn't always room as in this case.

This is for my mum-in-law's birthday in July, she will be 85.  I've sponged Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet ink onto a piece of white card and added white hammered cardstock on top with a Sizzix Tim Holtz mixed media die cut out.  The birthday word die is Mama Elephant and then ribbon, flowers and pearls have been added.  The 'Happy' and 'Mum' pieces are edged with spun sugar ink and stuck on with foam tape. You can't see it very well, but the dot above the i is heart shaped.

This looks really pretty in real life so I was quite pleased with the way it turned out.  I just hope she likes pink!





If you'd like to pop over to the challenge you'll be able to see the lovely projects made by the rest of the team.

I would like to welcome and thank  Di for becoming my latest follower, the number is going up gradually :).

 I would also like to enter the following challenges:

In the Pink - Special Occasion
Simon Says Weds Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Ribbon or Twine

I hope you have a good weekend,

Lynne x









Monday, 26 June 2017

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CUTIES - CAS

Morning Everyone,

It's time for another challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and for the next 3 weeks the theme is CAS so we would love to see your CAS creations, as long as they are cute and christmassy.

The sponsor for the challenge is Crafty Sentiments and they have kindly provided the team with images.  





This is the card I made.  I don't think I'm really cut out for clean and simple as I always want to add more!  I coloured the image with copics and added some pearl drops, glitter and glossy accents.  I layered the image onto an oddment of navy card and the three banner strips were made from some scraps and that was it!  I used hammered white card as I think it adds a bit of texture and also looks a bit snowified (I don't think that's a proper word)).

If you'd like to pop over to the challenge here you'll be able to see all the lovely creations from the rest of the DT.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

June Rudolph Days - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground
Winter Wonderland - Snowmen
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra - Anything Goes
That's Crafty - Keep it Simple
ABC Christmas Challenge - M is for more than one (3 different papers)

Thank you for visiting and I do appreciate it when you leave a comment, I love to read them.

Have a good week,

Lynne x






Wednesday, 21 June 2017

BIRTHDAY CARD



Morning Everyone,

I've had this card in my drafts for quite a while and, seeing as I haven't done much crafting in this hot weather, thought it was about time I shared it.  This is a quick card I made, without having to colour anything, for my Aunt.

I've distressed the edges of the papers, which are Pion Design, and added some cheesecloth.  Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, lace, a couple of pearls and the ready made sentiment from Dovecraft finish it off.




I would like to enter the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations - Furry/feathered friends
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Square cards only
Southern Girls Challenge - Stuck on you (pearls, sentiment)
The Ribbon Girl - June Any Image

Thank you for visiting and I hope you can leave a comment as I do love to read them.

Have a good week,

Lynne x

Thursday, 15 June 2017

AYLI DT - FAVOURITE FRUIT

Morning Everyone,

I can't believe it's two weeks since I last posted, time just seems to fly by!

I would like to thank Jenny for becoming my latest follower and I hope she enjoys looking at my future makes.

Today is the start of a new challenge at As You Like It and the theme is to showcase a project using your favourite fruit (you can use its colour as inspiration) and please don't forget to say why it's your favourite.




I've used Tiddly Inks Berry Sweet stamp for my card.  I love strawberries, mainly sweet English ones, as I think they have more flavour than the type you can buy all year round.  Also when you start seeing the PYO signs and local strawberries on sale, it definitely means summer is here and strawberries make me think of Wimbledon, which I love to watch on the telly.  We have been a few times too but it's always a bit dicey as to whether you'll get rain or not.

I've coloured Wryn with copics and used an old LOTV paper pad.  The dies used are Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles, Creative Expressions stitched flags, small Crafter's Companion flower die and a Mama Elephant tag.

The sponsors of the challenge are:



with a prize of 3 images of the winner's choice


If you'd like to pop over to the challenge here you will be able to see the lovely cards from the rest of the DT.

Challenges I would like to enter are:

Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Tiddly Inks - Make it Rectangle
The Ribbon Girl - Any card
Noor Design - Summer
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Allsorts - Use 2 dies or more

Thank you for visiting and I love to read your comments.  Have a good weekend, it looks as though it's going to be a hot one!

Lynne x