Saturday, 27 August 2016


Hi Everyone

I've made another floral birthday card, this time for my daughter.  I don't think it's embellished enough to be called shabby chic - I just can't bring myself to overload with too many embellishments.
My daughter's favourite colour is blue and she likes butterflies so I tried to incorporate them both.

Although these type are cards are easier to make in a way than those with images, because of the lack of colouring, it seemed to take me an age to make purely because I couldn't decide what to put on it so it was a relief to get it finished.

Both chipboard elements are painted and glittered and I've put a small amount of glass glitter on the flowers, although none of the aforementioned can be seen in the photo - sorry!  I hope she likes it, her birthday is on Monday, but she doesn't even know I have a blog so she won't see it!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Live and Love Crafts - Happy Birthday
The Sketchy Challenges - Anything Goes
Inky chicks - Butterflies
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting - I always enjoy reading your comments.

Lynne x

Tuesday, 23 August 2016


Hi Everyone,

A quick christmas card from me today.  I've had one of those days where nothing has gone right for me in the craft room, but I did manage to finish this so I've taken a break to post it.

I embossed the Stamping Up reindeer in silver, cut him out with a stitched circle and matted him onto a lacey one from Spellbinders.  The paper I've used is First Edition Silent Night, which I love for christmas cards, so much so that I've ordered another pack :).  I cut out a Lawn Fawn stitched hillside border, placed it sideways on and put the card together with the addition of some silver twine and the sentiment matted onto some silver mirri card and that's it!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Weds -make for the border
Noor Design - Christmas
ABC Challenge - Noel
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q for Quick Layout
Winter Wonderland - Show us Your Silver/Gold
The Sketchy Challenges - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting, I always love reading your comments.

Lynne x

Thursday, 18 August 2016


Hi Everyone

When I saw these little birdies were due to be released at Clearly Besotted I just had to order them as soon as they came out as they're so cute!  I couldn't wait to make a card either and this is what I came up with.

I coloured the birds with Inktense pencils, I tried a few colours but loved this green the best. I also bought the dies for them so cut them out with those.  I found a small piece of chipboard discarded from another card on my desk so inked that up and embossed the sentiment onto it.  I was inspired by Jen's card here.  Even though I like the look of CAS cards, I did struggle leaving white space, so I had to put a few enamel dots on, just to put my mind at ease :) .

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Squirrel's NSRC - Anything Goes
Penny Black & more - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting. I always love reading your comments.

Lynne x

Sunday, 14 August 2016


Hi Everyone

This is a birthday card I made because I liked the  LOTV stamp, but I'm not sure who will receive it yet as these are more for teenagers, so it may stay in my spare card box a while!

I wanted to have a go at colouring this one up as I needed more practice with my Copics, especially on hair! I still don't like it though, but I was quite pleased with the rest of it so I decide to make it up into a card.  The patterned paper is Dovecraft Garden Party I think and I made the flowers up from my hydrangea punch.  The banners were cut with my spellbinder dies,  a few enamel dots and pearls and that's it!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Penny Black and more - Anything Goes with a stamp
Paper Shelter - Punches and Dies
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting.  I love reading your comments.

Lynne x

Tuesday, 9 August 2016


Hi Everyone

Another Christmas card from me today.  I like to do these when I haven't any birthdays/occasions coming up and I like adding snowy embellishments :).  For this one I have used a Mo Manning digi image "Valerie in Winter". You get 3 images in the set, but I like this one the best because of the dog.

I've used the Memory box frostyville border again, but this time on a dark background.  I paper pieced Valerie's clothes (a first for me) and I quite enjoyed doing that as I'm not brilliant at colouring. So all I needed to colour in was her face, boots and the little cutie dog.

The paper is from a Wild Rose Studio Milton christmas pack and the sentiment from a Woodware stamp set.  I added silver from a Gelly Roll pen to the swirls and stripes on the clothing and also on her boots.  There is some fun flock on the pom pom and I've glittered up the snowflakes from another frostyville border and added them to the card.  There's also some stickles on the snow.

Challenges I would like to enter are:

ABC Christmas - Paper Piecing
In the Pink - Anything Goes
CHN Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes
Noor Design - Christmas in August
Bizzy Becs - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting, I love reading your comments.

Lynne x

Wednesday, 27 July 2016


Hi Everyone

When the super talented Bev Rochester posted this card I commented that it was ideal inspiration for my mum in law's birthday and this is what I came up with.

I've tried to make it as different as I could, but it's not easy with such a large chipboard frame as this one, which I bought from Live and Love Crafts.  It was too big to go on a 6" square card so I had to make one slightly larger than that (but not a square one).

The paper is LOTV which I distressed and stitched round the edges, a first for me, but it came out well on my machine.  I then tore the two corner pieces and slid a bit of lace under one, but you can't see it very well.  I glittered the frame and stuck on the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, as well as the little dragonflies.  I stamped two separate sentiments onto vellum and attached it to the middle.  I did have a go at putting some gesso on but chickened out as I didn't want to mess it up after it had taken me ages to do so you probably can't see it!

Her birthday's on Saturday so I hope she likes it.

The challenges I would like to enter are:

Live and Love Crafts - Sprinkles of Summer
Noor Design - Anything Goes option chipboard - I hope it's ok to enter this one
Simon Says Weds. Challenge - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's  -  Summer Florals
Sketchy Challenges - Summertime theme
CCC Digi Creations - Release the glitter
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes/add flowers
Inky Chicks - Use 5 or more flowers

Thank you for visiting, I love reading your comments.

Lynne x

Monday, 25 July 2016


Hi Everyone

I have another Christmas card to share.  I'm certainly forging ahead with them, so hopefully will be well organised this year (not!).

I still haven't looked into putting a watermark on my cards yet, but I don't think that matters at the minute.  I stamped the two LOTV penguins and coloured with copics, then layered them onto MFT stitched circles which were coloured round the edges to match.  I glittered the fur of penguin's hats, but this doesn't show very well.There are a few pearls on the Memory box Frostyville die and I also coloured some small oddments of paper to put underneath.  The LOTV sentiment was popped onto some foam tape and a blue ribbon added.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Winter Wonderland - Use Die cuts/punches
Country View Crafts - Have Fun with Circles
Sir Stampalot - Anything Goes with a stamp and ribbon
Christmas at Sweet Stamping - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Use a Sentiment
Ribbon Girl - Use Any Image

That's all for now.  Thank you for visiting, your comments are much appreciated.

Lynne x