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





Thursday, 1 June 2017

AYLI - FAVE REASON TO SEND A CARD

Morning Everyone

It's time for another challenge at As You Like It and this fortnight we're asking you to showcase and tell us your favourite reason to make/send a card (other than a birthday card), and don't forget to let us know why.

My favourite cards to make are Christmas cards as I love adding glitter and sparkle and I do tend to make them all year round when I don't have much else on.

This is a LOTV stamp coloured with copics.  I've added shabby white frantage around the edge of the floral oval, glitter and stickles to the wings. The edges of the papers have been distressed and I've also added a double bow with a bit of bling and a small flower arrangement.






The sponsor of this challenge is:



with a $10 gift voucher for the winner


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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Fab n Funky - Christmas
Fairytale Challenge - Things with wings
Creative Inspirations - Favourite Things (christmas cards, glitter, flowers)

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

Lynne x


Monday, 29 May 2017

CWTCUTIES - SNUGGLY BEARS

Morning Everyone,

I hope you're having a lovely weekend in this beautiful weather.  We had a really heavy downpour on Saturday and I ended up having to mop the floor in the conservatory.  It came down so quickly and heavily it came through the windows that had been open, but the sun's back now.

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties and this month the theme is "Snuggly Bears" so we'd love to see your projects following that theme as long as it is cute and a Christmassy.

This is the card I've made featuring an old LOTV stamp. I'm not sure what the robin's telling them, but it looks interesting!  I've coloured with Copics and used my Lawn Fawn puffy clouds border and stitched squares die.  Glitter has been added to their hats and the snow and the sentiment, which is from a Woodware set, is stamped in silver metallic ink.  I've also added a few drops of liquid pearls here and there.




The sponsor for this challenge is:



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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting by Designs - Get Ready for Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Hats and scarves
May Rudolph Days -Anything Christmas Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image

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

Lynne x 





Wednesday, 24 May 2017

BOTANICAL NOTES

Morning Everyone,

Yay!  I have two new followers! I didn't think I would ever get anymore.  Welcome Sharon and Amy and thank you for joining me.  I hope you enjoy seeing my future makes.

When I saw the photo inspiration challenge at Penny Black at Allsorts I thought this stamp would be ideal to suit the colours.  It is a PB stamp called Botanical Notes coloured with copics. I had a bit of a pen disaster with the top flower so it's turned out a bit darker than I wanted, but I still like the overall finish.

To cut a long story short, I had left the top off one of my pens overnight by mistake and after refilling it, I think because the nib had dried out too much and I tried to use the pen too quickly, a blob of ink went onto my image.  Luckily it didn't go out of the lines and it was the correct colour, so when it dried I had to go over it again.



I cut the image out with a stitched square die and the sentiment with a spellbinders oval and used dark brown card and a piece of dp from an old LOTV pad.

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

Penny Black at Allsorts - Photo Inspiration
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Happy Birthday
Country View Crafts - Flower Power

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

I hope the rest of the week is good for you.

Lynne x 


Thursday, 18 May 2017

AYLI DT - FAVOURITE SKIN/FUR COLOUR COMBO

Morning Everyone,

I hope today's going to be a bit better weather than yesterday.  It rained non-stop here all day.

It's time for another challenge at As You Like It and this fortnight's theme is to showcase a project showing your favourite skin/fur colour combination is which ever colouring medium you use (and don't forget to let us know why it's your favourite).

For my card I've used an old LOTV stamp coloured with copics and the fur is done with E30, E31 and E34.  I use these as I find them easy to blend and they are not too light, not too dark, in fact just right (for me anyway).  I've also used a Stamping Up Edgelit for the green paper which has also been embossed, stitched square, rectangle and banner dies.  The sentiment comes with the the stamp.

I was quite pleased with the way this came out, but wish I'd coloured the butterfly orange instead of blue, too late now, but never mind.





This challenge is sponsored by



with a prize of 3 digi stamps voucher worth £6.75


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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Gem of a Challenge - Spring Fever
Crafty Purple Frog - Floral
Ribbon Girl - Any card
Cards Galore - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Flowers
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I do appreciate you leaving a comment as I love to read them.

Have a good weekend,

Lynne x




Wednesday, 10 May 2017

WRYN BLOOMS

Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well.   It's a lovely day here today with the sun fully out, a welcome change from the chilly ones we've had lately.   I felt like a change to what I've been making recently so I've gone for a shaped card, although it's still rectangular I suppose, but with fancy bits :) .





I've used Tiddly Inks Wryn Blooms and coloured her with Copics and layered her onto my fancy die cut card, which is a Go Kreate die.  I've inked the edges of the papers in lilac and added a double bow and a tiny bit of lace.  There's also a die cut butterfly on there and a small Spellbinders label die for the sentiment.  I quite like the lilac and pale blue together.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Tiddly Inks - Blooming beautiful
The Ribbon Girl - Any Card
Creative Inspirations - Blooms & bows
Deep Ocean - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Flowers

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

Lynne x







Thursday, 4 May 2017

AYLI DT - FAVOURITE DIE

Morning 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 die (and don't forget to let us know why it is your favourite).

My favourite dies are my stitched edge dies because they give a more finished look rather than a plain edge.  My most favourite are my Crealies stitched squares. There are 12 different sizes in the set and I use them a lot.




To showcase this I've made an inchies card with some of my neglected Stampin Up stamps all stamped in Blushing Bride pink.  A sentiment didn't look right anywhere (I often seem to have trouble finding a place for one) so I've left it without, but it could be used for a number of occasions I think. A few pearls and a little diecut butterfly finish it off.

The sponsor of this challenge is 



with a wonderful prize of a stamp set and 6" x 6" paper pad of the winner's choice


So if you'd like to pop over to the challenge here you'll be able to see more of the Design Team's favourite dies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Flowers and Butterflies
Come & Get It - Make It Square
Crafty Addicts - Use Diecuts
Inky Chicks - Butterflies


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

Lynne x



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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

SUMMER GIRL

Hi Everyone,

I have a card to share with you that has been made quite a while, but hasn't been on my blog yet, so I thought I'd better get it on.

I was practicing hair colouring when I started the image and was quite pleased with how this came out, so I carried on and made the card for my sister-in-law.  It is LOTV Summer Girl and I've also used LOTV paper from Nitwit Collections.  A heart shaped doily, a few pearls and lilac ribbon add the finishing touches.  The sentiment is computer generated.



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

Addicted-To-Stamps - Flowers & butterflies
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Flower Power
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Country View Challenges - Flower Power

Thank you for taking the time to visit and I do love to ready any comments you leave.

Have a good week,

Lynne x










Wednesday, 26 April 2017

CRAFTING BY DESIGNS - GDT

Morning Everyone,

As a result of being one of the design team favourites on Crafting by Designs recently, I was invited to be a Guest Designer for their latest challenge "Get Ready for Christmas" and this is the card I have made.




I used a LOTV image, I think it's called Pretty Poinsettia, coloured it with copics and added lots of glitter and stickles to her hat and snow. I cut the image out with a Die-namics Mini stitched scalloped circle and the papers are from First Edition Christmas Wishes.  I didn't add a sentiment as I couldn't find a suitable place to add one and also didn't want to cover the pretty glittery papers either!

This is my 3rd christmas card in a row so my little pile is gradually growing :).

If you'd like to pop over to the the challenge here you will be able to see the projects from the Design Team.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

April Rudolph Days - Anything Goes
Cards Galore - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - Use Any Image

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

Lynne x





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