Wednesday, October 30, 2013

borrowing a little bit of inspiration

Hello there, just finishing off a few cards for birthdays, and my mojo has gone AWOL.  Cruising through the blogsphere I found this lovely Stampin Up blog here, and I admired the clean and simple lines of Brian's cards - so much so that I have CASed one of his designs (September post).
I have used coastal cabana as a card base, very vanilla cardstock, some DSP from Birthday Basics, and the sentiment is computer generated (bradley hand font). As I have used a snippet of DSP, I shall be going over to the Snippets Playground.  Thanks for looking, and do pay Brian and visit, he has some great ideas. Lynn x

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Christmas is coming!

Hi there everyone, I decided today to have a play with the new stamp and emboss folder that was free in my Quick Cards magazine, before the next one arrives, lol.  As you can see, the designs speak of winter and Christmas.  It is a beautiful stamp and embossed very well with my silver detail emboss powder. The emboss folder went through the Big Shot very well, using the same sandwich as for the fiskars plates.
 As I have used snippets of coastal cabana blue on my card, I am on my way to the Snippets Playground.  I spy Parsnip in his new wellingtons standing next to a very large puddle, with a cheeky grin on his face - watch out playmates! Forgot to say that this is Mojo Monday sketch, so I shall like to there.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sketch Saturday #281

Hello there, hope your weekend is going well - it has been a beautiful day here.  Here is the sketch for this week's Sketch Saturday
A good clean and simple sketch, and so I have stuck close to the sketch.
Papers are from Stampin Up and Pink Petticoat (Isabelline), sentiment from Pink Petticoat, and the stamp is Penny Black.  Had a go with my new Spectrum Noir pens - just got to get used to the gradient in colour families.  Some snippets  used here so I shall be calling in to the Snippets Playground when the gates are open again on Sunday.  See you there! Lynn x

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Seize the Sketch # 6

Time goes by so quickly, so today I decided I would do at least one post this week!  Here is this week's sketch at Seize the Sketch
Here is what I came up with:
It looks a bit bright here!  The cardstock is strawberry slush and summer starfruit from Stampin Up.  The scrap of DSP is from Birthday Basics.  The sentiment is stamp set Memorable Moments - and various die cuts and punches.  As I have used up a few scraps, I shall be off to see Parsnip in the Snippets Playground.  I hope he is keeping all the playground friends in order. Lynn x

Friday, October 11, 2013

cute and furry - crafty cardmakers

Where did this week go? It simply flew by, but I am looking forward to the weekend.  Here is my card for Crafty Cardmakers which wants to see cute and furry animals on projects.  This is what I came up with

Papers are Pink Petticoat, beach huts and paper collection.  Tag dies from Clearly Besotted, butterfly sizzlits, and the stamp is a freebie from Quick Cards made Easy - Somebunny loves you. Thanks for looking. Lynn x

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Well done!

Hi all, a quick card to be made as I heard that a family member had just passed her driving test.  This is what I made
Card base is SU strawberry slush, with a touch of coastal cabana.  The stamps are from various SU sets - that metal embossing folder (again!), and various die cuts.  I bet she can't afford a sporty job like this one for a while, lol. Have a good rest of the week. Lynn x

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

flowers for Nessa and Snippets Playground

Hi there all, what a gorgeous day today has been.  I would like to say hello to my new follower Sue from Ollismam - a warm welcome to you.  This card is for a challenge over at Nessa's blog, where she would like to see a creation with flowers.
This card is made up of all snippets, even the card base.  You know how it goes, something doesn't look right you cut it off don't you, lol. The stamps and dies are Stampin Up Secret Garden.  The layers are done with my rectangle nestabilities.  The card base has been embossed with a Diesire folder (metal), which I think looks like basket weave on the deboss side. This card is also being posted to the Snippets Playground.  Thanks for looking, Lynn x

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Seize the Sketch #5

I really like this sketch
Here is what I did with it
I have used Stampin Up card and Birthday Basics DSP.  The brad is also Stampin Up.  The sentiment is a digi which I have had for a while which was a freebie from Desert Diva blog.  I shall try and aim for a masculine card when I try this sketch again. As this card used snippets, I shall be playing in the Snippets Playground again - see you there.  Thanks for looking. (I am going to try and schedule this post, just because I want to try it out - wish me luck!).

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Retro Sketches #83

Hello there, first of all may I give a warm welcome to Nessa (the Crafty Laydee) as a new follower.  Today I have a card using this sketch from Retro Sketches.
A lovely sketch I think.  I decided I did not want to cover up too much of  the lovely Stampin Up DSP, which is from the Modern Medley designs.  The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat, and the flower is a sizzix die-cut.  Have a great Saturday.  The sun is shining here, so must dash and put the washing out. Lynn x

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Birthday balloons and candles, and Snippet playground

In my neck of the woods it has turned out to be a totally wet Thursday - never mind, at least it is warm rain, lol. My card uses a recent Freshly Made Sketches sketch:
This card uses Stampin Up base card, Pistachio Pudding, and the DSP is birthday basics.  The stamp is also SU.  As the card uses snippets of DSP and matting, I shall be joining in with play at the Snippets playground. Thanks for looking. Lynn x

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

skater boy

Hello there, October already, where does the time go?  Happy Autumn - I must say I love this time of year.
The card I have today was scheduled for Sketch Saturday, but I missed the deadline and never posted.
The image is from Mo Manning, and the papers are Birthday Basics DSP, from Stampin Up, as is the pinwheel die.  The embossing folder is from Crafters Companion.  Thanks for looking. Lynn x