Thursday, 16 November 2017

AYLI DT - FAVE XMAS COLOUR COMBO

Morning Everyone,

I'm back again as it's time for another challenge over at As You Like It and the theme for this fortnight is to showcase a project using your favourite Christmas colour combination (and don't forget to tell us why please).

For wintery outside scenes I like either blue and white or lilac and aqua, which is what I have chosen.
I think I've already used this colour combination as a favourite for a non-Christmas card, but it is a combination that looks good for anything.  They are very pretty colours, but also look cool enough for a wintery feel.



The sponsors, Polkadoodles, kindly provided the team with images and I chose Winnie Winterland - Frosty the Snowman.  I coloured them with copics and used retired LOTV Snow Princess paper.  The edges of the papers have had texture paste and glossy accents added with glitter sprinkled on.  

I had a little disaster in that the flower in her hat was the last thing to be coloured and the red pen sprinked on the image!!! Luckily I've managed to get rid of it with the blender pen.  I'll have to be more careful in future.

The lucky winner of the challenge will receive a 3 digi stamp voucher from


so if you'd like to pop over to the challenge here you'll be able to see the lovely inspiration from the rest of the team.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Noor Design - Winter
The Ribbon Girl - Any card
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Christmas

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

Have a good weekend,

Lynne x






Tuesday, 14 November 2017

SNOW SWIRLED

Morning Everyone,

I have a second card to share using the Stampin Up Snow Swirled tree.  I've stamped and embossed this one, together with the sentiment from the set, in a copper colour.



It's a fairly simple card, cutting the image out with my unbranded die and using soft sheen copper card and some beautiful paper from First Edition.  The ribbon which, for some reason, looks darker in the photo than it actually is was added and that was it.

The photo doesn't do it justice I'm afraid as the holly on the paper is more of a copper colour than it shows.  I hope you like it. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Dream Valley - Add a Sentiment
The Ribbon Girl - Any Card
Crafty Friends -  Christmas
Daisy Chain - Christmas/Winter
A Gem of a Challenge - Buttons and/or ribbon
Crafting by Designs - Nov. Anything Goes

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

Lynne x





Thursday, 2 November 2017

AYLI DT - CHRISTMAS OR NON-CHRISTMAS

Morning Everyone,

I think this must be a record for me, three posts in four days!

It's time for another challenge at As You Like It and for this fortnight we would like you show us a project using your favourite of either Christmas or non-Christmas (and don't forget to let us know why please).

My favourite is definitely Christmas cards.  I love adding all the glitter etc and I can make them all the year round when I don't have much else on.



For this card I used the cute LOTV image and coloured him/her with copics.  The sentiment is also LOTV and the paper is from a First Edition pad.  I cut the Dee's Distinctively tree from Desert Storm cardstock as white seemed too bright and then I coloured parts of it with green pen and lathered the rest with glitter.  There's also glitter on the hat and pom poms.


The sponsor of this challenge is


with a £10 voucher for the lucky winner

I hope you can join us and if you pop over to the challenge here you'll be able to see the inspiration from the rest of the team.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday - All Creatures Great and Small
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Christmas
Deep Ocean - Inspired by a song (Please Mr. Postman)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

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

Have a lovely weekend,

Lynne x












Wednesday, 1 November 2017

SPARKLES CHRISTMAS DT - MORE THAN 1 FOLD

Morning Everyone,

My favourite type of cards to make are christmas cards and I am pleased tell you that I have joined Sparkles Christmas Challenge as part of their design team.  The theme for this month is "More than one Fold".  I decided to go with a z-fold as I haven't made many fancy folds so thought I'd better keep it straightforward!







I've been wanting this Stamping Up stamp set for ages and found it fairly recently at a reasonable price. It is retired so seems to go quite high on auction sites.

I embossed the tree stamp in silver and cut it out with an unbranded die set I bought. They do cut very well, but can be a little on the thin side.  The Inkylicious sentiment was also cut with the same die so it matches the top one when closed.  I've used soft sheen silver card and pearlescent white for the flower die, which is from Sue Wilson.

I hope you'll be able to join in with the challenge and if you'd like to pop over here you'll be able to see the lovely inspiration from the rest of the team.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Deep Ocean Challenge - Inspired by a song (Oh, Christmas Tree)
CCC Digi Creations - Must Use Flowers
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Card Mania- Anything Goes

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

Lynne x








Monday, 30 October 2017

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CUTIES DT - TAGS

Morning Everyone,

It's time for the start of another challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme is Tags.  It doesn't have to be a tag on it's own, it can also  be featured on a card as long as it's cute and christmassy.







These are the tags I made with images kindly donated by the sponsors, Sasayaki Glitter.  I printed them onto Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and coloured them with copics.  I used a white pencil to colour in the snowman and penguin, a gel pen for the snowflakes and liquid appliqué for the snow. They were finished off with little silver bells, small wooden snowflakes and ribbon from Stampin up.

I hope you will be able to join us in the challenge and if you'd like to pop over here you'll be able to see the lovely inspiration from the rest of the team.

I would like to enter these into the following challenges:

Rudolph Days October Challenge - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Christmas
Southern Girls - Crazy for Critters (Penguins)
CraftyHazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Christmas Creatures
Crafty Friends  - Cute

Thank you for visiting and if you'd like to leave a comment, I do love to read them and they are much appreciated.

Have a lovely week,

Lynne x





Thursday, 26 October 2017

SAIL AWAY

Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all well.  I don't seem to be sharing so many cards lately, but I think it's because I've been trying to get ahead with my DT cards in the run up to Christmas and haven't had time for many other makes.

This is a card I made for my brother's birthday.  He lives in Cornwall and has a sailing boat so I thought it would be very apt for him.



It is an old Stampin Up stamp called Sail Away. I stamped the sails twice so I could fussy cut and add another layer.  I have used navy ink and all the paper edges have been distressed.  I embossed the red paper, but I think it was too thin as the folder took the top off the paper.  When I tried it again on thicker card it looked too neat so I ended up using my first attempt as it seemed to go better with the distressed look.  I made 2 dots with the same red paper and used glossy accents on them and then tied a reef knot with the string.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Birthdays
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Vintage/Distressing

Thank you for visiting and I appreciate any comments that you leave.  Have a good weekend,

Lynne x



Thursday, 19 October 2017

AYLI DT - PEOPLE OR ANIMALS

Morning Everyone,

It's time for another challenge at As You Like It and this fortnight the theme is to showcase a project using your favourite of either people or animals (and don't forget to tell us why they are your favourite please).

I have chosen animals as I think they are much more versatile on cards than people and easier to colour.  I always struggle if an image has a lot of hair and I find fur easier.



My image is a Penny Black stamp bought on Ebay recently.  It's bigger than I thought so I've cut the flower outside of the oval Sizzix die.  It's not the first time I've bought a stamp and didn't realise how big it was!  I've coloured the image with copics and used some lovely Maja design paper, distressed the edges and used my sewing machine too. Gorgeous lace, flowers, pearls and a kaisercraft sentiment finish it off.

The sponsor for the challenge is


with a prize of 3 digi images for the winner

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

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday - Lace and/or pearls
Penny Black at Allsorts - Close to nature
Addicted to Stamps - Anything goes with flowers
The Ribbon Girl - Any image

I hope you have a good weekend with lots of happy crafting. Thank you for visiting, I really appreciate and love to read any comments you leave.

Lynne x 






Thursday, 5 October 2017

AYLI DT - FLOWERS OR RIBBON

Morning Everyone,

I hope you are well.  I can't believe how quickly the time goes and now it's getting cooler and the daylight hours shorter we're getting to my least favourite time of year.

It's time for another challenge over at As You Like It and the theme for this fortnight is to showcase a project using your favourite of either Flowers or Ribbon (and don't forget to tell us why it's your fave please).




I do have lots of ribbon and flowers, but I've chosen flowers as my favourite between the two.  If you add flowers to a card I think it makes them a little bit more special for the recipient and you can make shabby chic style cards with mainly flowers too, which I love to do now and then.

The papers for this card are from Dovecraft and I've used a chipboard sentiment which I've only partially glittered to try and make it look a bit more shabby.  Dies used are Go Kreate for the cream card, Ivy from Joy Crafts and the little tassels (which I love) are Marianne Design.

The sponsor for the challenge is

with a £10 voucher for the lucky winner

I hope you can join us for the challenge and if you'd like to pop over here you'll be able to see the lovely inspiration from the rest of the DT.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Allsorts - Sentiment in Focus
Dies R Us - Life's Events
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Fussy n Fancy - Shabby Chic
Dragonfly Dreams - Fully Loaded

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

Lynne x





Monday, 25 September 2017

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CUTIES - CHRISTMAS ANIMALS

Morning Everyone

It's time for the start of another challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme for you to play with is "Christmas Animals".

The sponsor for the challenge is Pink Gem Designs who kindly provided us with images and this is the card I've made with "Hedgy in Hat".




I've used the pre-coloured image for quickness and layered him up on a mixture of green and blue papers to match his hat.  Crispy ribbon, a few pearls and a sentiment stamped in metallic silver finish it off.



If you'd like to visit the challenge here you'll be able to see the lovely projects from the rest of the design team.  I hope you can join us this time as it's getting closer!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Come and Get It - Anything Goes
Gem of a Challenge - Fun Outside
Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas
Aud Sentiments - Use a 2 word sentiment
Ribbon Girl - Any Image
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Christmas Animals
The Sketchy Challenges - Anything Goes

Have a good week and happy crafting.

Lynne x 








Thursday, 21 September 2017

AS YOU LIKE IT DT - FAVE PAPER PAD

Morning Everyone

I hope you are having a good week.  I am back today with a totally different card from my last post.  It is time for another challenge at As You Like It and the theme this fortnight is to showcase a project using your favourite paper pad.



All my favourite pads seem to be Christmas ones! I love this Silent Night paper from First Edition as they look very wintery and cold with quite a lot of glitter on them.  In fact, it's a shame to cover some of them up.  The sheet on my second layer is a very pale blue with glittery patterns so I haven't used much in the way of embellishments.  I heat embossed the sentiment, which is from a new A5 set from LOTV, in silver and distressed the edges of the papers.  A small frosty looking flower has been added to both corners with a few silver and white stamens.


The sponsor for the challenge is



with a stamp set and a 6 x 6 paper pad for the lucky winner!

If you'd like to pop over to the challenge here you'll be able to see the lovely inspiration from the rest of the team.  Hope you can play along!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Glitter n Sparkle - Embossing
Fab n Funky - Floral embellishments
Penny Black at Allsorts - Get Ready for Christmas

Have a good weekend and thank you for visiting.  I do love to read your comments, they are much appreciated.

Lynne x 









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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

SANTA'S ELF

Morning Everyone

I have a fun card to share today.  I bought Santa's Elves by My Favourite Things recently and have been having a play with them.  I didn't treat myself to the matching dies and wish I had now, perhaps I'll put them on my wish list :).

This is the first one I coloured up and wanted to try something different to the normal christmas combinations.



I coloured him with copics before I looked for any paper, but luckily found one sheet that matched perfectly.  The card is only small, A6 I think.  I cut him out on a stitched circle and then decided to use the presents too so instead of stamping them on the circle I stamped them on a scrap and fussy cut them out.  I didn't want to mess it up at the last minute!

I know they're not traditional colours for a christmas card, but I'm pleased with how it's turned out.  The next one is already inked up in red and green.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Ribbon Girl - Any Image
Dragonfly Dreams - Patterned Paper
Creative Inspirations - Seasonal
Cute Card Thursday - Add a Banner/flags
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes

I'll be back on Thursday and, in the meantime, I hope you are keeping well and thank you for visiting.
I love to read any comments you may wish to leave.

Lynne x


Tuesday, 12 September 2017

PRETTY POINSETTIA

Morning Everyone

I've made this card for the LOTV Facebook challenge, which is a colour challenge including red and green so I thought a christmas card would be ideal.



I've coloured her up with copics almost the same as on a previous card, except for her scarf, and added a snowflake border die, glitter and stickles.   The papers are First Edition.  The stamp is discontinued now, but you can still buy it from the LOTV outlet shop on Ebay.

My daughter came out of hospital last Thursday.  She'd torn some tissue in her neck and cracked a couple of ribs so thankfully it wasn't too bad in the end.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Use at least 2 DPs
Dragonfly Dreams - Patterned paper
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - Any Card
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes

Have a good week and thank you for visiting.  If you have time to leave a comment it is much appreciated.

Lynne x



Thursday, 7 September 2017

AYLI DT - FLORA OR FAUNA

Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all having a good week.  Mine's not been so good.  My daughter fainted whilst coming down the stairs on Monday night and banged her head at the bottom.  We spent over 10 hours in A&E   before being transferred to a ward. I arrived back home at 8 a.m. in the morning, had an hour or so sleep, then went back for another 2 hours and she's still waiting for an MRI scan whilst I am typing.  It was horrendous in A&E with ambulance crews having to queue in corridors with their patients until a bed became free.  No wonder they take a long time to arrive sometimes, they're all queuing in the hospital! This isn't a rant about the crews, they do a great job, it's the system and how they're so short staffed etc etc.

Anyway moaning bit over, 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 Flora or Fauna (and don't forget to tell us why it is your favourite please).

I do love both, but nearly always tend to colour Fauna rather than flowers as they are cuter and I do like cute.  My little cuties do often tend to be holding flowers though as in the card I made for this challenge.  Generally, I use flowers more as an embellishment.





I used a fairly old LOTV Posy Trio stamp, but only 2 of them, coloured with copics and a LOTV sentiment.  I cut part of the front of the card off and shaped both edges with the Die-namics stitched scallop basic edges 2 set.  The paper is from the Works and little sequins were added to match.

The sponsor for the challenge is



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

I would like to welcome and thank another new follower Babs for joining me.  I hope you enjoy seeing my makes.

Challenges for this card are:

Dream Valley - Use a Stamp or Digi Image
The Ribbon Girl - Any Card
In the Pink - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Have a good weekend and thank you for visiting.  If you have time to leave a comment that would be nice, I do love to read them and they are much appreciated.

Lynne x










Monday, 28 August 2017

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CUTIES - CUTE COUPLES

Morning Everyone,

I hope you're having a good Bank Holiday weekend.  The weather has been lovely here so I hope it has for you.

It's time for another challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme this time is "Cute Couples".
This is the card I've made.




This is a LOTV image coloured with copics.  I've added glitter and stickles to the snow and fur on the little girl's coat.  The papers are First Edition and a LOTV sentiment, ribbon, snowflake die cuts and mini pom pom trim finish it off.  I really like the colour way and am pleased with how it's turned out.  I think my daughter and her partner may be getting it for Christmas :) .

The sponsor for the challenge is



If you'd like to pop over to the challenge here you'll be able to see other projects made by the design team.  It's nearly September so not long to get your christmas cards made!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

ABC Christmas - P for people
Noor Design - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x 









Thursday, 24 August 2017

AYLI DT - FUR OR FEATHERS

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, Fur or Feathers ( and don't forget to explain why please).

It's definitely fur for me.  I like cuddly and cute and I don't really see birds in that way.  It's lovely to have a warm cuddly dog on your knee (which is where ours always seem to want to be!) and they always give you so much love too.

For my card I've used a Wild Rose Studio stamp, Bunny and Butterfly.



I used a sketch from a recent Come and Get It challenge.  My mojo seems to have disappeared somewhere so I found it easier to follow that.  The papers are Nitwit collections and I've used the large Spellbinders floral oval.  The stamp is coloured with copics and I've layered the butterfly. 

The sponsor for this challenge is 



with a $10 voucher for the lucky winner

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

I would also like to welcome and thank Marilyn for becoming my latest follower.

Challenges to enter:

Penny Black and More at Allsorts  - All Creatures Great and Small
Thats Crafty - Only Cards
Allsorts - Forest Friends
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps & More - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and if you could leave a comment it would be appreciated.  I do love to read them.

Lynne x 




Thursday, 17 August 2017

LOTV Robin

Afternoon Everyone,

This is a quick card I made with one of the new Christmas LOTV stamps.  It's fairly plain as I seemed to have been short on ideas at the time and wanted to keep it fairly flat for posting.



I've coloured him with copics and used an old pre-printed sentiment (I think from craftwork cards, but not sure).  Papers used are Nitwit collections.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Winter Wonderland - Use Ribbon, twine or lace
Sir Stampalot - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Penny Black at Allsorts - All Creatures Great and Small
Fab n Funky - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes

I hope you all have a good weekend.  We're going to York to visit relatives and out for a meal.

Lynne x



Thursday, 10 August 2017

AYLI DT - FAVOURITE EMBELLISHMENT

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 embellishment (and don't forget to tell us why it's your favourite please).

I have made a baby card for my daughter's friend and although I love all the usual embellishments, i.e. flowers, pearls etc., another of my favourites are the heart shaped doilies.  I love them, they are so pretty, quick and easy to use without adding bulk to a card.



I have used a LOTV image coloured with copics and the papers are First Edition. The sentiment is also LOTV and I've added clear glitter with a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the balloon, stars and bow.

The sponsor for this challenge is 


so if you'd like to pop over to the new challenge here you'll be able to see the lovely projects from the rest of the team.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Noor Design - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations - Buttons and/or Bows
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Girly
The Paper Shelter - Blooming Days


I hope you have a good weekend and thank you for visiting, it is much appreciated, and I do love to read any comments you may leave.

Lynne x 



Monday, 7 August 2017

SMALL AND QUICK

Morning Everyone

I hope you've had a good weekend.

I have a little card to share with you today and I do mean little.  It is just over 4 inches, and was super quick to make.  I might do a few more like this.

I had another play with my Reindeer Games stamp set.  I think these reindeer are so cute!  I coloured this little one up and added 2 of the extras you get with the set.  I die cut them out and stuck them onto the stitched circle.

I matted him onto a scrap of red card and then searched through my christmas oddments to find a suitable piece for the the stitched banner from Creative Expressions.


I embossed my fave Merry Christmas sentiment in silver, added glossy accents to his nose and that's it!

I hope you like.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

ABC Christmas - Q for quick
Addicted to Stamps & More - Holiday
Crafty Friends - Christmas in July
Pixie's Snippets Playground - 293/4
Sir Stampalot - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes

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

Lynne x



Thursday, 27 July 2017

AYLI DT - FAVOURITE COLOUR DUO

Morning Everyone,

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

My favourite is lilac and aqua.  Lilac is my fave colour anyway, but I think it goes so well with aqua, they are very fresh looking and look good on any card whether it's summery or christmas.  This is the card I've made.




This is an All Dressed Up image called Butterfly Bunny, she's so sweet.  The papers are from a LOTV pad and I've used a Mama Elephant tag and a Sara Davies flower die.




The sponsor for the challenge is 


with a prize of a 3 digi voucher worth £6.75


I hope you can join us and if you'd like to pop over to the challenge here you will be able to see the lovely inspiration from the rest of the DT.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
Noor Design - Use Die Cuts
Ribbon Girl -  Any Image

Have a good weekend.  We're in Northumberland for a wedding this so hoping the weather will stay fine.

Lynne x







Monday, 24 July 2017

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CUTIES - FAVOURITE FESTIVE DIGI

Morning Everyone,

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme is to show us your favourite festive digi, but it must be cute and, of course,  a christmas creation.

We were kindly offered images from the lovely sponsors, Papernest Dolls, and this is the card I've made.





The image is called Emma with snowflake banner and I've coloured her with copics and layered her up onto some lovely new paper, to me anyway, from First Edition called Christmas Promise.  I've put stickles round the distressed edges of the white rectangle and used fun flock for the pom pom on the hat.  The sentiment is stamped in metallic silver and is from LOTV.

If you'd like to pop over here and see the rest of the creations from the DT, it will hopefully get your juices going to create those christmas cards.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts CC Extra -Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Use a Digi Image
ABC Christmas - N for new (papers)
A Gem of a Challenge - Christmas in July
Di's Digi Designs - Christmas in July
Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas in July

Thank you for visiting and please leave a comment if you can so I know you've been.  They are all much appreciated.

Have a good week,

Lynne x





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