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









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