Thursday, 12 January 2017


Hi Everyone

I'm so pleased to tell you that I have been asked by the super talented ladies on the As You Like It Challenge to be a part of their team.

So today is my first post for the challenge and this fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using your favourite Hair Colour Combo (in whatever colouring medium you use).....and don't forget to tell us why it's your favourite!

The sponsor for this challenge is Paper Nest Dolls with a prize of 3 images of the winners choice

My favourite hair colour combo in Copics for this particular card is E40, E41, and E42 with a touch of E43 because this cute little fairy looks just like my niece so I  coloured the hair to match hers.

I coloured the fairy image, which is from LOTV, and then cut her out on a stitched circle die and stuck that onto a Marianne design die.  The flowers are MFT Upsy Daisy dies, which I have inked with Spun Sugar distress ink and the scalloped border was cut with a Stampin Up border die.  The sentiment (also LOTV), a bit of glitter and pink satin ribbon finish it off.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Fab n Funky - Birthday with a number
Dies R Us - Anything Goes with Die Cuts
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Fuss n Fancy Friday- Angels/Fairies
Live and Love Crafts - E - Photo Inspiration Collage

I hope you can pop over to As You Like It and check out the lovely projects from the rest of the team.

Thank you for visiting and I appreciate any comments that you leave.

Lynne x


Sunday, 1 January 2017


Hi Everyone

Happy New Year to you all.  I hope you are over the festivities and are getting back to normal now and that you received some nice crafty gifts for Christmas.

I don't normally do this but I have made one or two New Year's resolutions for this year, but whether I stick to them is another matter!  The main one is to try and keep my craft room tidy!  It's been a proper tip just lately and I'll have to spend some time clearing things up.  The second one is to try and use some of the stamps I haven't used yet and the third one is to try and lose some weight.  We shall see whether this all happens.

Anyway, this card was for hubby's birthday just before Christmas.

It is a LOTV digi image which I flipped over to make him look right-handed. Hubby loves to be in his workshop and his hobby is to make small working locos hence the picture of the Flying Scotsman.  I coloured the image with copics, distressed the edges of the paper, added some hessian and die cut cogs and a little metal heart.  The sentiment is computer generated. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Someone Special
The Ribbon Girl - Any Card

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

Lynne x 

Friday, 16 December 2016


Hi Everyone

This is the Christmas card I made for my mother in law.

The photo is a bit bright as I forgot to take the picture in the daylight and my hubby was hand delivering it and setting off too early the following morning so I had to take it under my daylight lamp and this was the best of the bunch.

I gold embossed 2 chipboard bells and distressed the edges of the First Edition papers and then layered them all up with the addition of cheesecloth, my favourite lace, a Sue Wilson poinsettia, some Joycraft die cut vintage leaves in gold and pearl embellishments from my lovely sister in law who owns a bridal headwear business. The sentiment was stamped in gold and gold stickles added to the edges.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Noor Design - Sparkle
Fab n Funky - Glitter and sparkle
ABC Challenge - Varied (anything Goes)
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Christmas

Thank you for visiting and I hope you all have a lovely Christmas.

Lynne x 

Thursday, 8 December 2016


Hi Everyone

I have another Christmas card to share with you today.

This is another blue and white combination with papers from First Edition.  I've distressed the edges (I'm getting to like this style) and coloured the snow couple with copics.  I've added a die cut snowflake, trees and fence and also some mini pom pom trim and pearls on the bottom. Lots of glitter has been added too.

I hope you like it.  I would like to enter the following challenges:

Gem of a Challenge - Snowmen/Women
Creative Inspirations - Christmas
Live and Love Crafts - J photo Inspiration
Fussy n Fancy - Christmas in pastels
The Ribbon Girl - December card
Sweet Stampin - Let it Snow

Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment.  I alway love to read them.

Lynne x

Monday, 28 November 2016


Hi Everyone

Today is the start of the new Christmas with the Cuties challenge and I'm so pleased and excited to have been asked to be a part of their new team! Full details of the challenge can be found here and this month's challenge is Anything Goes.  This is my card:

This is a cute Sylvia Zet image which I have coloured with copics. I have also put copper glitter on the bauble and present and glossy accents on his nose.  The papers are First Edition Christmas Wishes which have been distressed slightly.  I love these papers as 2 of them are also glittery but you can't see that on the photo.  I added some shabby green frantage to the chipboard holly (although it didn't come out very green) and there are 3 little berries there from the Ribbon Girl.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Allsorts - Anything Christmas
Ribbon Girl - Use any image
Crafty Creations - Christmas
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps & More - Anything Goes

Lynne x

Thursday, 17 November 2016


Hi Everyone

I've made a second version of this LOTV image as when my aunt saw the first one she really liked it, so I thought I'd make her one for Christmas as I couldn't really give the one she'd already seen. This one is in a different colour way which is quite nice and cool looking for Christmas cards.

I've coloured the image with copics again and cut the oval out with a Sizzix Tim Holtz die.  The flowers are Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Poinsettia Additions and the stitched banner is also a Creative Expressions one.  Love this little image as I can glitter up all the fur and there's not too much colouring to do.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Christmas/Holidays
CCC Digi Creations - Bingo (Flowers, Image, Pearls)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Digi Girls or hats
Stamping Sensations - Christmas Greetings

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

Lynne x

Saturday, 5 November 2016


Hi Everyone

This is another family christmas card to show you, one for my daughter and her partner this time.
The image is a Teddy Bo one, which I think is so cute!

I have coloured them with copics, distressed the edges of the papers and stitched around the bottom 2 layers.  There is one die cut snowflake which has been glittered and 2 small pearl snowflakes in the top right and the flowers have been glittered with stickles. The leaves have been cut from white glitter card and the white crispy ribbon has had little white pearls glued to it.

My cards always look better in real life than they do in photos, but then I suppose that's the case with everyone's.  

I would like to enter the following challenges:

As You Like It - Teddies or Fairies (teddies always as they are so cute and lovable - my daughter still has hers from being a baby and she's 24 now).
A Gem of a Challenge - Snowflakes
Fab n Funky - Animals
Noor Design - Winter
Fuss n Fancy - Ice/Snow
Winter Wonderland - Add Ribbon/Flowers
Live and Love Crafts - White Christmas

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

Lynne x