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