Thursday, 16 November 2017

AYLI DT - FAVE XMAS COLOUR COMBO

Morning Everyone,

I'm back again as it's time for another challenge over at As You Like It and the theme for this fortnight is to showcase a project using your favourite Christmas colour combination (and don't forget to tell us why please).

For wintery outside scenes I like either blue and white or lilac and aqua, which is what I have chosen.
I think I've already used this colour combination as a favourite for a non-Christmas card, but it is a combination that looks good for anything.  They are very pretty colours, but also look cool enough for a wintery feel.



The sponsors, Polkadoodles, kindly provided the team with images and I chose Winnie Winterland - Frosty the Snowman.  I coloured them with copics and used retired LOTV Snow Princess paper.  The edges of the papers have had texture paste and glossy accents added with glitter sprinkled on.  

I had a little disaster in that the flower in her hat was the last thing to be coloured and the red pen sprinked on the image!!! Luckily I've managed to get rid of it with the blender pen.  I'll have to be more careful in future.

The lucky winner of the challenge will receive a 3 digi stamp voucher from


so 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 team.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Noor Design - Winter
The Ribbon Girl - Any card
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Christmas

Thank you for visiting and I love to read your comments, they are much appreciated.

Have a good weekend,

Lynne x






Tuesday, 14 November 2017

SNOW SWIRLED

Morning Everyone,

I have a second card to share using the Stampin Up Snow Swirled tree.  I've stamped and embossed this one, together with the sentiment from the set, in a copper colour.



It's a fairly simple card, cutting the image out with my unbranded die and using soft sheen copper card and some beautiful paper from First Edition.  The ribbon which, for some reason, looks darker in the photo than it actually is was added and that was it.

The photo doesn't do it justice I'm afraid as the holly on the paper is more of a copper colour than it shows.  I hope you like it. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Dream Valley - Add a Sentiment
The Ribbon Girl - Any Card
Crafty Friends -  Christmas
Daisy Chain - Christmas/Winter
A Gem of a Challenge - Buttons and/or ribbon
Crafting by Designs - Nov. Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I love to read your comments, they are much appreciated.

Lynne x





Thursday, 2 November 2017

AYLI DT - CHRISTMAS OR NON-CHRISTMAS

Morning Everyone,

I think this must be a record for me, three posts in four days!

It's time for another challenge at As You Like It and for this fortnight we would like you show us a project using your favourite of either Christmas or non-Christmas (and don't forget to let us know why please).

My favourite is definitely Christmas cards.  I love adding all the glitter etc and I can make them all the year round when I don't have much else on.



For this card I used the cute LOTV image and coloured him/her with copics.  The sentiment is also LOTV and the paper is from a First Edition pad.  I cut the Dee's Distinctively tree from Desert Storm cardstock as white seemed too bright and then I coloured parts of it with green pen and lathered the rest with glitter.  There's also glitter on the hat and pom poms.


The sponsor of this challenge is


with a £10 voucher for the lucky winner

I hope you can join us and if you pop over to the challenge here you'll be able to see the inspiration from the rest of the team.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday - All Creatures Great and Small
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Christmas
Deep Ocean - Inspired by a song (Please Mr. Postman)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I do appreciate it when you leave a comment.

Have a lovely weekend,

Lynne x












Wednesday, 1 November 2017

SPARKLES CHRISTMAS DT - MORE THAN 1 FOLD

Morning Everyone,

My favourite type of cards to make are christmas cards and I am pleased tell you that I have joined Sparkles Christmas Challenge as part of their design team.  The theme for this month is "More than one Fold".  I decided to go with a z-fold as I haven't made many fancy folds so thought I'd better keep it straightforward!







I've been wanting this Stamping Up stamp set for ages and found it fairly recently at a reasonable price. It is retired so seems to go quite high on auction sites.

I embossed the tree stamp in silver and cut it out with an unbranded die set I bought. They do cut very well, but can be a little on the thin side.  The Inkylicious sentiment was also cut with the same die so it matches the top one when closed.  I've used soft sheen silver card and pearlescent white for the flower die, which is from Sue Wilson.

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Deep Ocean Challenge - Inspired by a song (Oh, Christmas Tree)
CCC Digi Creations - Must Use Flowers
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Card Mania- Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I appreciate any comments you may wish to leave.  

Lynne x








Monday, 30 October 2017

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CUTIES DT - TAGS

Morning Everyone,

It's time for the start of another challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme is Tags.  It doesn't have to be a tag on it's own, it can also  be featured on a card as long as it's cute and christmassy.







These are the tags I made with images kindly donated by the sponsors, Sasayaki Glitter.  I printed them onto Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and coloured them with copics.  I used a white pencil to colour in the snowman and penguin, a gel pen for the snowflakes and liquid appliqué for the snow. They were finished off with little silver bells, small wooden snowflakes and ribbon from Stampin up.

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

I would like to enter these into the following challenges:

Rudolph Days October Challenge - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Christmas
Southern Girls - Crazy for Critters (Penguins)
CraftyHazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Christmas Creatures
Crafty Friends  - Cute

Thank you for visiting and if you'd like to leave a comment, I do love to read them and they are much appreciated.

Have a lovely week,

Lynne x





Thursday, 26 October 2017

SAIL AWAY

Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all well.  I don't seem to be sharing so many cards lately, but I think it's because I've been trying to get ahead with my DT cards in the run up to Christmas and haven't had time for many other makes.

This is a card I made for my brother's birthday.  He lives in Cornwall and has a sailing boat so I thought it would be very apt for him.



It is an old Stampin Up stamp called Sail Away. I stamped the sails twice so I could fussy cut and add another layer.  I have used navy ink and all the paper edges have been distressed.  I embossed the red paper, but I think it was too thin as the folder took the top off the paper.  When I tried it again on thicker card it looked too neat so I ended up using my first attempt as it seemed to go better with the distressed look.  I made 2 dots with the same red paper and used glossy accents on them and then tied a reef knot with the string.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Birthdays
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Vintage/Distressing

Thank you for visiting and I appreciate any comments that you leave.  Have a good weekend,

Lynne x



Thursday, 19 October 2017

AYLI DT - PEOPLE OR ANIMALS

Morning Everyone,

It's time for another challenge at As You Like It and this fortnight the theme is to showcase a project using your favourite of either people or animals (and don't forget to tell us why they are your favourite please).

I have chosen animals as I think they are much more versatile on cards than people and easier to colour.  I always struggle if an image has a lot of hair and I find fur easier.



My image is a Penny Black stamp bought on Ebay recently.  It's bigger than I thought so I've cut the flower outside of the oval Sizzix die.  It's not the first time I've bought a stamp and didn't realise how big it was!  I've coloured the image with copics and used some lovely Maja design paper, distressed the edges and used my sewing machine too. Gorgeous lace, flowers, pearls and a kaisercraft sentiment finish it off.

The sponsor for the challenge is


with a prize of 3 digi images for the winner

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.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday - Lace and/or pearls
Penny Black at Allsorts - Close to nature
Addicted to Stamps - Anything goes with flowers
The Ribbon Girl - Any image

I hope you have a good weekend with lots of happy crafting. Thank you for visiting, I really appreciate and love to read any comments you leave.

Lynne x