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






Monday, 27 March 2017

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CUTIES DT - RED AND GREEN

Morning Everyone

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

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



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

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

I would like to enter the following challenges:

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


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

Lynne x







Thursday, 23 March 2017

AVA BELLA


Morning Everyone,

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

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





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

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



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

I would like to enter the following challenges:

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

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

Lynne x 




Thursday, 16 March 2017

FLOWERS EVERYWHERE

Morning Everyone,

I hope you are well and having a good week.

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






I hope you like.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

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


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

Lynne x 




Thursday, 9 March 2017

AYLI DT - FAVOURITE STAMP BRAND

Morning Everyone,

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

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

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




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



The sponsor for this challenge is


and the lucky winner will receive a £10 voucher


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

I would like to enter the following challenges:

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


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

Lynne x






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Monday, 6 March 2017

NEW BABY

Morning Everyone,

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

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



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

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

I would like to enter the following challenges:

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

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

Lynne x  




Monday, 27 February 2017

CWTCUTIES DT - NO MAN LIKE A SNOWMAN

Hi Everyone

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




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

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

I would like to enter the following challenges:

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

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

Lynne x 






Thursday, 23 February 2017

AYLI DT - FAVOURITE NON CARD PROJECT

Hi Everyone,

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

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




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



The sponsor for this fortnight's challenge is            




with a prize of 3 digi stamps for the winner 

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

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


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

Lynne x