Monday, 24 April 2017

CWTCUTIES DT - ADD SOME HOLLY

Morning Everyone,

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and this month the theme is "Add Some Holly" so we'd love to see your creations following that theme, as long as they are cute and christmassy.

We are sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter who have kindly supplied the team with images and this is my card:







I've made a rectangular card for a change and coloured the image with copics.  I've used a gold sheen card and the green paper is from Craft Creations.  A shiny sheer ribbon and some chipboard holly which has green frantage added to it and that's it!

So if you pop over to the challenge here, you'll be able to see the other projects made by the rest of the design team.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Dis Digi Designs - Use Something Digital (image)


Thank you for visiting and I really do appreciate any comments you may leave.

Have a good week,

Lynne x 










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Thursday, 20 April 2017

AYLI DT - FAVOURITE COLOUR

Morning Everyone,

It's time for another challenge at As You Like It and this fortnight's theme is to showcase a project in your favourite colour (mainly one but you can use others).  Don't forget to let us know why it is your favourite.

My favourite always used to be blue but I've graduated onto lilacs and purples.  I think it's because I associate blue with being cold and purple shades seem to be softer and warmer.




When I saw a card using this image I really liked it and on the Art by Miran website there was a card made totally in pink, so when I saw this challenge coming up I thought it was an ideal time to try it in my fave colour.

I've coloured it in Copics and the papers are Nitwit collections.  All I've added are 3 die cut snowflakes, crispy ribbon and pearls.  The sentiment is from LOTV. The image has also been covered in quite a bit of glitter and stickles on the snowflakes.

The lucky winner of the challenge will receive a £12 gift voucher from:


So, if you'd like to pop over to the challenge here, you'll be able to see the lovely projects from the rest of the DT.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

The Ribbon Girl - Use any image
A Gem of a Challenge - Ribbon and or lace
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Use Purple

Thank you for visiting and I appreciate any comments you leave.  I love to read them.

Lynne x 







Monday, 10 April 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Morning Everyone

This is a small 5" square card to top up my card box - I need to make a few more general birthday cards especially flatter ones for posting.






It's an image from a LOTV trio coloured with Copics.  I've only put one dp on there as, with the card being small, I didn't want to cover it up as it's quite pretty.  Some silver sheen card, a martha stewart punch, 2 little flag labels, ribbon, a bit of glitter on the parcels and a LOTV sentiment finish it off.  I love these little trio sets.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Friends - Animals or Birds
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Happy Birthday
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Add a Sentiment
The Ribbon Girl - Any card
Dream Valley - 4 legged friends

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

Lynne x

Thursday, 6 April 2017

AYLI DT - FAVOURITE SHAPE OF CARDBASE

Morning Everyone,

It's time for another challenge over at As You Like It and this fortnight's theme is to showcase a project using your favourite shape of cardbase.  This can be a square, but you must explain why it's your fave.

I nearly always use square cards, usually sometimes 6" but for more special cards I use a 7" square.  I find square cards a lot easier to work with and can place embellishments more easily.  I also like things to look symmetrical, but I must say this has made me realise I should be more adventurous with my shapes - so watch this space I might go mad and make a different one!

This was made for my sister-in-law's 50th.  I made the 50 as small and discreet as possible because I don't think she likes being that age, but I just had to put it somewhere :) .  As you can see I've used a chipboard window frame, which I painted, a small lace butterfly and a doily.  The papers are from a First Edition christmas pad called Gilded Winter and the lovely pearl and gem embellies in the bottom left corner are from a Crafteezee collection from Noor Design.  I stamped the sentiment in gold metallic onto vellum as I think that goes well with this type of card.  The photo seems to have made the window look crooked but I can say it is definitely straight.





The sponsor of this challenge is 


with a $10.00 gift voucher for the winner.


If you'd like to pop over to As You Like It here you'll be able to see the rest of the projects made by my lovely team mates.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Ribbon Girl - any Card
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Embellish It
Noor Design - Flowers
Creatalicious #112 - Add Flowers

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

Lynne x 






Tuesday, 4 April 2017

SPRING MICE

Hi Everyone

I have a birthday card for you today featuring the cute mice from Di's Digi Downloads.  This one's called Spring Blossom Mice which I coloured with Copics.





I printed it slightly bigger than normal so placed it onto a rectangular card base.  I'm never quite sure whether to make the mice brown or grey, but as you can see opted for brown this time. I have die cut 3 small butterflies from Cheery Lynn as embellishments, distressed the edges of the papers and added some twine, a little bow and a tag from Mama Elephant.

I hope you like and I would like to enter the following challenges:

In the Pink - Flower Power
Dis Digi Designs - Add texture
CCC Digi Creations - Include an Animal
Squirrels NSRC - Spring Fever
Dream Valley - Our 4 legged Friends
A Gem of a Challenge - Furry Friends

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


Lynne x






Monday, 27 March 2017

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CUTIES DT - RED AND GREEN

Morning Everyone

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and this month the theme is "Red and Green" so we'd love to see your creations in those colours as long as they are cute and christmassy.

We are sponsored by Bugaboo stamps who have kindly supplied the team with images and this is my card:



I coloured the image with copics, added glossy accents to their noses and used stitched hillside borders across the middle of the card. I struggled not to put any embellishments on as this isn't my normal style, but even though I tried nothing seemed to look right so I left it as it was.

It would be nice if you could pop over to the challenge here and see what the rest of the team have come up with.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

CHNC Challenge 326 - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations 271 - Anything Goes
CHNC Challenge Extra - Anything Goes


Thank you for visiting and I love to read your comments.

Lynne x







Thursday, 23 March 2017

AVA BELLA


Morning Everyone,

It's time for another challenge over at As You Like It and this fortnight's theme is to showcase a project using your favourite colouring medium (and don't forget to let us know why).

Mine has to be Copics as these are the pens I started out with and I think I'm just beginning to get the hang of certain groups of colours I can use together, but I don't think I've had many first attempts at an image that's worked!  I always have to have a practice first.  I've tried watercolour pencils but haven't the patience or time to stick with them so Copics are my first "go to" pens.





I've had this stamp for a while and never used her so thought I would use it on a card for my younger daughter.  March and April are busy birthday months in our family but once they're over I can relax a bit and make at my leisure.  I haven't been able to make a Mother's Day card this year either - I think it's because I always take so long chosing a layout - it seems to take me longer to do that than colour up the image!

Anyway, this one is Stamping Bella Ava Loves to Celebrate cut out on a Fancy Squares die by LDRS from Noor Design. There's a Sue Wilson die in there, a Martha Stewart punch and lots of flowers and pearls.  I've also put lots of glitter glue on the hem and bodice of the dress.



So, if you'd like to pop over to As You Like It you'll be able to see the lovely projects from the rest of the team.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Penny Black at Allsorts - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Flowers
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image
Paper Shelter - Birthday Girl
Inky Chicks - Flowers 

Thank you for visiting and I love reading any comments you may leave.

Lynne x 




Thursday, 16 March 2017

FLOWERS EVERYWHERE

Morning Everyone,

I hope you are well and having a good week.

This is a card I have made for my eldest daughter's birthday.  I have coloured the LOTV Summer lady with copics and arranged her on some lovely Pion Design papers, which are all distressed around the edges.  I have added a little floral arrangement, cheesecloth and some lovely lace and pearls.  The little sentiment tags are from Mama Elephant.






I hope you like.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations - Lili of the Valley
Inky Chicks - Flowers
CCC Digi #69 - For the Girls
Crafty Calendar - Special Female
Allsorts - Ladies and Girls
Crafty Purple Frog - Lovely Ladies


Thank you for taking the time to visit and I love reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Lynne x 




Thursday, 9 March 2017

AYLI DT - FAVOURITE STAMP BRAND

Morning Everyone,

It's time for another challenge over at As You Like It and this fortnight's theme is to showcase a project using your favourite stamp brand (and don't forget to let us know why).

I think that by the amount of stamps I have mine must be Lili of the Valley.   I love cute images and they have such a variety - there's usually one for any occasion you can think of.

For my card I've used an older stamp and this is the second of the 2 baby cards I've made as mentioned in my previous post.




I have coloured him with copics, distressed the edges of the papers which are Maja Design Vintage Baby and slightly inked the edges of the image with weathered wood distress ink.  I have added cheesecloth, a heart shaped doily and a small feeding bottle all from Live and Love Crafts.  Three little flowers and a few pearls finish it off.



The sponsor for this challenge is


and the lucky winner will receive a £10 voucher


So, if you'd like to pop over to As You Like It you'll be able to see the lovely projects from the rest of the team.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Deep Ocean Challenge -  Dots and/or Stripes
Creative Inspirations - Lili of the Valley
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Any card
Crafting by Designs - 3 patterned papers
Dream Valley - Lot of layers
A Gem of a Challenge - 3 b's (Bunny, blue, bow, bottle)
Pennys Paper Crafty  - Anything Goes


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

Lynne x






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Monday, 6 March 2017

NEW BABY

Morning Everyone,

I hope you've had a good weekend and managed to do some of the things you enjoy most.

My daughter asked me if I'd make a new baby boy card for one of her friends so I've made 2 in different styles for her to chose from.  This is the first one:



I've used a pre-coloured LOTV image and added a few embellies, but I don't like to put too many on for a boy.  I think you can make girls' cards a lot prettier but I'm never sure what to put on with boys. The sentiment tags are also LOTV which I stamped in Rusty Hinge distress ink to go with the kraft card.  Black didn't seem to really go with all the brown.

I'll see you in a few days with the next baby card. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday 467 - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Baby
A Gem of a Challenge - At least 3 B's (Baby, button, bow, blue, brown)
The Ribbon Girl - Any Card
Polka Doodles - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and any comments you leave are appreciated.

Lynne x  




Monday, 27 February 2017

CWTCUTIES DT - NO MAN LIKE A SNOWMAN

Hi Everyone

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and this month's theme is "No Man Like a Snowman" so we'd love to see your creations connected with that theme, as long as it's cute and Christmassy.  The team have used images from the sponsor Paper Nest Dolls and this is the card I came up with:




I coloured the image with copics and, as the image itself is so busy I didn't want to add much more to it except the snowman paper, which was a freebie with a magazine, and also the die cut fence.  I have added glitter to everywhere possible on the card which you can't really see but in real life it is very sparkly.

It would be nice if you could pop over to the challenge here and see all the lovely cards from the rest of the design team.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl  - Any Image
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle #228 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I love to read any comments you may leave.

Lynne x 






Thursday, 23 February 2017

AYLI DT - FAVOURITE NON CARD PROJECT

Hi Everyone,

It's time for a new challenge over at As You Like It and for this fortnight the theme is to show your favourite non card project (and let us know why).

I don't do a lot of other crafting now I've found cardmaking, but I did decide last year to make more Christmas projects for the home. I love making Christmas cards so I thought I'd have a go at a few other bits.   I am in the middle of a Christmas cross stitch at the moment so I can't show that, but I have made this decoration from a mdf bauble. It's too big to hang on a tree as it's about 7" tall, but it can stand or hang on a wall.




The mdf has been covered with some First Edition paper and embellished with a frantaged Merry Christmas chipboard, a large flower, frantaged holly leaves, berries and stamens.  I have also added two tiny embossed snowflakes, pearls, lovely sparkly ribbon and a gorgeous pearl button .



The sponsor for this fortnight's challenge is            




with a prize of 3 digi stamps for the winner 

So, if you'd like to pop over to As You Like It you'll be able to see the lovely projects from the rest of the team.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

ABC Christmas - D for dimension
Winter Wonderland Tribute - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Christmas


Thank you for visiting and I love to read any comments you may leave.

Lynne x 








Monday, 20 February 2017

WINTER FRIENDS

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all well.  I don't seem to have been blogging much lately other than DT cards so I thought I'd make a Christmas one.

Whenever I saw this Sylvia Zet image on a card it was one of those where I always thought how cute the little penguin and rabbit were so I went ahead and bought it and this is my card.



I coloured this with copics, added glitter and liquid pearls, distressed all the edges of the paper which are from two different pads and added the embellies, i.e. cheesecloth, sparkly ribbon, die cut snowflake, pearls and a punched lace trim.  The sentiment was stamped in gold metallic and is from LOTV.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

ABC Christmas - C for Creatures
Winter Wonderland Tribute - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image
Glitter n Sparkle #227 - Add Ribbon or Lace
Crafty Creations #335 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I appreciate any comments you leave, I love reading them.

Lynne x





Thursday, 9 February 2017

AYLI DT - RIBBON OR LACE

Hi Everyone,

It's time for another challenge at As You Like It and this fortnight's theme is to showcase a project using your favourite, either ribbon or lace (and don't forget to say why it's your favourite).

I have used both on my card, but I do love lace more as I think it makes a card look a bit extra special and gives it more texture.  I must admit though that there isn't always a place for lace and only ribbon will do.



This is a stamp from Saturated Canary called Crafty Cat, which I have coloured with copics and I've also added glossy accents to the glasses.  The lace is a narrow lace which I have placed back to back and put a pearl string in the centre. I have added cheesecloth under the image which is cut out with a Little Darlings Fancy Squares die, added flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and the sentiment tags from LOTV are stamped with silver metallic ink.  I've also stitched around all the layers on my machine, but that's not very clear on the photo, and added a few pearls here and there.




The sponsor of this challenge is
£10 voucher


So if you'd like to hop over to As You Like It you'll be able to see the lovely cards from my  team mates.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Ribbon Girl - Any Card
Sir Stampalot - Animal Magic
Paper Shelter - For a special moment
Crafty Addicts 33 - Anything Goes/Add a Sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - Lace/Frills
Winter Wonderland - Spring Fever - Flowers

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

Lynne x





Thursday, 26 January 2017

AS YOU LIKE IT DT - FAVOURITE FLOWER

Hi Everyone,

It's time for the start of another challenge at As You Like It and this fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using your favourite flower (don't forget to tell us why it's your favourite).

The sponsor for this challenge is Wild Orchid Crafts with a prize of a £12 gift voucher for the winner.

I love all flowers, but have chosen the rose as it is typically English and they come in many beautiful colours and varieties.  The fragrance of some of them can be gorgeous.



 


I made an easel card with a pre-coloured image from a LOTV art pad.  I die cut a frame using Lil Inkers dual stitched circle dies, used Nitwit collections paper and added a Stampin Up sentiment, satin ribbon, pearls and 2 mini die cut butterflies by Cheery Lynn.  I tried to keep the card as flat as possible when folded down so that it would go through that dreaded little slot at the post office so no other embellishments were added.

I hope you like it, it's my first attempt at an easel card.

If you would like to pop over to As You Like It you'll be able to see all the lovely designs by the rest of the team.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Ribbon Girl - Any Image
Noor Design - Anything Goes
Paper Creator - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Use ribbon and/or pearls

Thank you for visiting and I love to read any comments you may leave.


Lynne x


Monday, 23 January 2017

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CUTIES DT

Hi Everyone

Today is the start of the next challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme of this month's challenge is Christmas Carols and Songs.  So we'd love to see your creations connected with that theme, as long as it's cute and Christmassy.

The sponsor this month is:


and I have used one of their images on my card:



The image has been coloured with copics and their hats have been glittered and fun flocked on the pom poms.  I've put little pearls as the berries on the holly.  These came in a mixed bag and I thought I'd never find a use for them, but I was wrong!  The trees are die cut from Sizzix Tim Holtz Woodland trees and Find It Trading Snowy trees.  The paper is First Edition Winter Blooms pad.

It would be nice if you could pop over to the challenge here and see all the lovely cards from the rest of the design team.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

ABC Christmas - A is for Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. 399 - Christmas
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Sketchy Challenges - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x