Friday, August 30, 2013

Seize the sketch #2 - birthday basics

It's busy over the next month in our family for birthdays, and I have used the sketch over at Seize the Sketch again for another make.

This is a DL size card for a change, and I have used the Birthday Basics DSP from Stampin Up.  The sentiment was a freebie from Craft Stamper a long time ago.  See you soon. Lynn x

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Modern Medley

Hello everyone, a quick post before I dive into the housework.  I recently got hold of my new Stampin Up DSP,  'Modern Medley' and here is a card, attempting to use the 'sunburst' technique.
The mat and trim is a piece of Strawberry Slush card, and the flower  is part of a Sizzix die.  The flourish leaves came from a cuttlebug die, and just a bit of bling.  Thanks for looking. Lynn x

Friday, August 23, 2013

Seize the Sketch # 2

Hi there, Well, we have some great news from my brother and sister-in-laws' children - they have done well in their GCSE and AS levels - woohoo!  A congrats card is on the way to them.  I used this week's Seize the Sketch inspiration -
I rotated the sketch, and here is my card, using SU in-colours (what makes you think I don't have much cardstock, lol), and April 2013 freebies from TAWS blog. Have a good day.
Lynn x

Thursday, August 22, 2013

clean and simple happy birthday

Hi there, today I have made a card using this weeks sketch over at Clean and Simple blog.
I have used the Stampin Up new in-colour cardstock, and the sentiment and image are freebies (April) from The Alleway Stamp store *here*.  Thanks for looking, and have a good day.
Lynn x

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

hedgie birthday

What a beautiful, sunny Wednesday morning.  I must make the best of it before work beckons! Today I have a Penny Black stamp to show you, rushing their birthday wishes.  I didn't put a sentiment on because the label on the present says 'for you', which says it all I think!
The card base is Stampin Up 'pistachio pudding' and the background papers are Pink Petticoat (Big Fella).
As the backing papers, and mats are all from my scrap draw this card will be rushing its way to the Snippets Playground. Have a good day!
Lynn x

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sketch Saturday and 'Fun in the Sun'

I visited Viv's blog *here* and she had entered a gorgeous card for the Crafty Cardmaker's challenge 'Fun in the Sun' (Viv is a design team member).  I immediately thought of my newly purchased beach papers and tiny sentiments from Pink Petticoat, and thought I would join in the fun.  Here is my card -
I have used the current sketch from Sketch Saturday for the layout of my card. The image is from Stampin Up 'Sail Away', and the die-cuts are Spellbinders - quite old now I think. Although I have never tried sailing, I am sure it would be a pleasant 'fun in the sun' activity :-)  Time for me to link up to the two challenges now.
Lynn x

Hot off the Press

Hi there, here are some cards which I recently made using the paper pack from Hot off the Press called Home Grown, which was free with issue 112 of Simply Cards and Papercraft. Hope you like!

I would not have deliberately bought this pack, but have really enjoyed working with it, and produced very different cards to what I normally make - I think they have a more 'scrapbook' look to them.  Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Hi there, it looks as though we are in for a lovely sunny Wednesday.  Here is a card I made with a first inking of a Stampin Up stamp which I have had for ages. The card colours are coastal cabana and baked brown sugar.
The sentiment is one from Clearly Besotted, and the papers are snippets of the Beach papers from Pink Petticoat.  As I have used snippets I'm off to the snippets playground at Di's (Pixie's Crafty Workshop). Here's a sneek peek of the inside.
See you soon. x

Friday, August 9, 2013

Seize the sketch #1

Hi there, a new sister challenge blog to Seize the Birthday, called Seize the Sketch commenced on Tuesday.
Here is the sketch, and my card.
A peek at the inside -
The cardstock is the new SU in-colours, Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana.  The flower is a sizzix die from SU, fancy flowers, and the butterflies are a sizzlits die - sentiment computer generated.  The flower is a clay flower.  The cut-out hexagons are a Clearly Besotted die.
Please stop by the new challenge blog - the design team have introduced themselves.  They kindly ask that you comment on at least five of the entries, so I am going over there to do that right now!  Have fun with the new challenge. x

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

On the beach

Hi there,  I have been playing with the new beach papers from Pink Petticoat.  I saw the phrase as I was on Pinterest, and thought it would go great with this card.  The flip flops are done with shrink plastic, which I have not used in ages.
Have a good day!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Back at my crafting desk

Hello there, I have been a long time away from my crafting table - my job has taken up most of my time unfortunately.  However, I have some time to myself now, and hope to blog frequently.
I have been playing with a new Stampin Up stamp set and dies (secret garden), and the new in-colours.  I have also had a go with the new air-dry clay and flower molds, as you can see from the embellishment in the corner.  Thank you for looking, and I hope to be back soon. x