Thursday, November 28, 2013

Snippets card no. 2

Hi there, I am back again to join the playground, and, yay, this post will be no.63 on the list - Di will be so pleased!
This card  uses snippets from my Design papers (SU Basic Birthday), and snippets left after making the card base and mat.  Flowers are a Marianne die, and the leaf die and stamp are from Stampin Up.
Thanks for looking. Lynn x

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

snippets playground - week 100! and Sketch Saturday

Hello everyone, just popped over to Di's blog (here), and she is on week 100 for the snippets playground.  Well done Di! You do a great job.  She would like you to enter your snippets project so that the playground can reach 60 entries, which would be great on such a special milestone week.  I will try and enter up to my 3 entries, and this is the first one, using the sketch from this weeks Sketch Saturday:
Snippets I used are a piece of coredinations cardstock, embossed with Crafter's Companion emboss folder, and a piece of design paper from Stampin Up (Basic Birthday).  A snippet of silver grey ribbon, and the stamp is from Clearly Besotted (Birthday collection), stamped onto a tiny scrap of cream card.  Back tomorrow, with another snippet card. Please join in if you can.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

vibrant birthday!

Hi there, hope everyone is feeling well, and getting ready for Christmas countdown. 

I was rummaging through my ribbon box and thought I would try and match my card colours to my ribbons as there are a few which have been in the box for quite a while.  This is what came about:
I picked out the two greens and the background to the ribbon is a pale yellow.  The base card is SU gumball green, and then other mats are from my Coredinations cardstock (elements).  The die cuts are Stampin Up, and so are the candy dots.  I decided to leave the die on the leaf and draw around the inside edge with my SU marker to match the card base.  I quite like to look. Sentiment is a Crafters Companion one which I have had for a long time.  Colours are a bit more muted in real life - just can't get the saturation right on photo.

It's about time I got some Christmas cards made - eek!  Have a good weekend. Lynn x

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Acid Drops and Whatnots

Hi everyone,  this is a card showing stamps from Acid Drops and Whatnots which I had with a magazine some time ago (I can't remember the name of the mag now!).
The backing papers were also part of the freebie.  This is for a friend who does a lot of swimming, and I thought it would make her smile.  Coloured with my Spectrum Noirs - beginning to get the hang of this blending lark now - (I hope)!
Middle of the week already - how did that happen?  Lynn x

Saturday, November 9, 2013

A little shabby chic?

This card is not how I envisaged it would turn out at all!
I thought clean and simple - but ideas just kept running.  The image and background papers come from the CD free from Crafter's Companion Inspiration 3 mag (Camden Town).  The background paper was embossed with butterflies corner Diesire 6x6 embossing folder.  I then rubbed some pink ink around the edges and clear embossed, as I did with the blue mat panel, which was embossed with a sizzix folder and sanded to show core (coredinations cardstock).  Ribbon and butterflies are Stampin Up, and labels are Diesire, from CC.  Bit of bling added.  Thanks for looking.  Enjoy your weekend. Lynn x

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Crafty Cardmakers and Sketch Saturday

Hi there, I seem to be in a purple mode at the moment.  My card uses the sketch at Sketch Saturday, and fits Crafty Cardmakers' challenge which is monochrome purple.

The image is a rubber stamp from the new Bebunni range from Crafters Companion, and also the clouds embossing folder is also from a new range by Diesire. Thanks for looking. Lynn x

Sunday, November 3, 2013

3D project

I was having a go at making a box to hold some choccies in for christmas gifts.  I came across this link from another blog, but cannot remember where from, so I am sorry I cannot give credit where credit is due.
I have used Bazzil cardstock here, which is a bit flimsy when the cup is full (at the moment it is holding five 2-finger chocolate biscuit bars).  But as a proto-type at least it worked out. My piece of cardstock was 27cm x 16.5cm.  Vertical scoring was every 3cm (making 9 sections - 9th section cut as a tab to glue inside cup).
The horizontal scoring line is approximately one-third of the vertical side.  Cut slits up to the score line on the vertical scores to make the strips to form the base.  The handle was cut using circle nesties.  Will do this design again, and I think it will work with thicker cardstock, and larger tabs to secure the handle.

As this was done with an already cut-into piece of 12x12 cardstock, I shall be playing in the snippet playground.  I wonder if all the pumpkins have gone yet?!

Friday, November 1, 2013

A little bit of glam!

Hi folks, hope you enjoyed your spooky Halloween if you celebrate it.  Today my cards are taken from the disk from Crafter's Companion 'Frou Frou' range which came with the recent Inspiration magazine.

I don't do much CD crafting, and I tend to be a hybrid crafter - some print straight to card, and then selecting toppers to add a bit of dimension.  The stamping is from two SU range of stamps.  The bling and ribbon I got from Wilkinson store (Wilko's as I affectionately call it).  The insert I also made from the CD.  I tend to use Microsoft Publisher, and play around with placement on there.  Thanks for looking.  Have a good Friday. Lynn x