Thursday, May 29, 2014

Oh dear!!!

Hi there, I am typing this post on a borrowed laptop as my desktop has taken poorly. (That's a technical term for 'I don't know what the heck has happened!).  I was going to post my christmas cards to the Rudolph Day challenge, but I can't upload on them (sigh).  Catch you all when I can.  Have crafty fun. Lynn x

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Pixie's Snippet Playground 126 and Butterfly Challenge

I hear Di is off on her travels this weekend, so I hope everyone stays safe in the playground whilst 'Miss' is away.  Here is my snippet card -

The snippets are the scalloped and banner papers, the dress, which was paper-pieced, and the sentiment.
The papers are from Lily of the Valley (Bonnets and Bowties), the image is Sheela Douglas, and the sentiment is Pink Petticoat.   I shall also enter this into Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge Bingo this week. I have used Pink - Butterfiles (or butterfly in my case) - dry embossing.  The dry embossing is on the scallop border (petite dots) and on the banner (clouds), although sadly the camera has not picked that up.
 Have a good Bank Holiday everyone. Lynn x

Frugal Friday #4

Hi there, hope you are enjoying your bank holiday weekend - at least the rain has stopped here.  I am playing over at Lizy's House of  Cards, for the Frugal Friday challenge, and here is a picture of my offcuts, and my finished card.

This uses Midnight muse and Summer Starfruit cardstock, and the dress framelit die, and Petite Petals, and Petal Parade stamps.  Decorated with a couple of charms I had to hand too.  Thanks for looking. Lynn x

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Butterfly Challenge #8 - Bingo

Hi there, sorry late posting Mrs. A for your butterfly challenge but was not able to get internet - technology, eh?!  Well, here is my card:

I used some vintage DSP, my Marianne diecuts, and of course my well-used SU sizzlits butterfly die.  The stamps are IndigoBlue.  Hope you enjoy the challenge - I shall show another card for the challenge shortly.
Have fun! Lynn x

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Frugal Friday #3

Well, I have finally dived into the box again to retrieve these:

and this is what I made:
I used the sketch and Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine, which was for 'new home'.  The row of houses are a Clarity stamp, and the main image is a freebie from Craft Stamper a long time ago now. Banner punch is SU.  Please visit Lizy, and join in the challenge. Lynn x

Snippets Playground week 125

What a glorious weekend! Hope everyone has been able to enjoy the sunshine.  On to this week's Snippets card:

Another box card - I made this one a bit quicker and neater than the last one.  The card is Hunkydory and the images are from Crafter's Companion Makey Bakey Mice everyday papercrafting kit.  The snippets are the pink mats, the flowers in the box (SU petite petals) and the butterflies, which I managed to fix to some jewellery wire.  Haven't done a photo of this, but the verse is on a tag which is housed in a pocket on the back of the card.  I think I can hear lots of splashing of water and giggling and screams from the Playground, so I am off to join in the fun.  Lynn x

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Frugal Friday #2

Hi there, over on Lizy's blog it is time for Frugal Friday.  Here is a picture of my offcuts, and my card.

The flower is one I cut with the sizzix die, and never used (the colour is supposed to be strawberry slush).
The butterflies I made for another challenge, but they did not quite work on the card I had in mind.  The banners are from Petite Banners (SU).  Thanks for looking. Lynn x

Snippet playground 124

I have been playing with a new die from SU (well, for me, anyway) - and done  a bit of dressing up.  I saw a card similar to this on pinterest - it is on my board under card ideas.
This used offcuts of designer paper, and the blue mat.  Just enough ribbon too, which I thought echoes the card colours quite nicely - anyone would think I had a plan, lol! Oh, and a handbag charm I have had for ages. Off to play now in the Snippet Playground. Lynn x

Friday, May 9, 2014

Butterfly Challenge No. 7 -( Valentine card?! How did that happen??)

I had to get my thinking cap on for this challenge of Mrs. A's.  This week she would like to see a doily used on your creation - either a bought doily, template or die cut.  Here is what I came up with:
Now this card was inspired by one I had seen and put on my pinterest board - which had die cut letters spelling out 'love', and it reminded me of this die cut I had not used for some time.  The doily I folded in half and machined part-way up intending the stitching to be a butterfly trail.  Then I saw my delicate doilies stamps from SU and used one of those, and the birds from Clearly Besotted.  Which inspired me to make a tag with the words 'be mine' on which I tucked inside the heart pocket. The butterflies are my well-used sizzlits die.  And so, to me anyway, a valentine card was created - a far cry from what I had in mind! Hope you play along and enjoy the challenge. Lynn x

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mojo Monday 344

Here is this week's sketch for Mojo Monday:
and here is my card.
This uses papers from Crafter's Companion download of the month, and the tag and sentiment is a digi from Digistamp Boutique. Candy dots and ribbon from SU.  Thanks for looking. Lynn x

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sunday Snippets week 123 and Sketch Saturday 308

I am posting my Sunday Snippets over on the Snippets Playground on a Sunday! Well done me! Here is my card:

Background paper from a previous make, and bits of black card, and the last of my black star brads which I have had simply ages.  All stamps are SU.  Oh, and a bit of Jose Rose bling.
I have used the sketch from Sketch Saturday for this one, so shall link this to that challenge also.  Here is a pic of the sketch if you wish to join in.
 Have a good Bank Holiday. Lynn x

Friday, May 2, 2014

New Challenge - Frugal Friday #1 and (Sunday Snippets 123)

Over on Lizy's blog she has set up a new challenge called Frugal Friday.  You photograph the bits of scraps you intend to use, and then photograph the finished product (can be any type of project).  Please hop over there and take a look - she made a super card. Here is my attempt.

All of the products are SU, apart from the sentiment. I was so frugal, that I did not use all of the pieces of card, lol.  Thanks Lizy for such a great challenge, this card is just for you! Lynn x

Edit:  As these are snippets I shall also be entering this card into Di's Sunday Snippets, and perhaps another one too, for good measure, so that I can use up even more bits and bobs. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Glamorous butterfly - Butterfly Challenge #6

Since I have received my goodies from Mrs. A, the Joleen Boutique 3D butterflies, I thought I would just use ONE on my card to show you.  They are so beautiful I really don't want them to flutter away, lol.
I know, the photo does not do it justice!  The image is a digi image from Crafter's Companion CDROM. The dies are SU sizzix. Lynn x

penny slider card

I have been playing with the CDrom from the Crafter's Companion Inspiration Spring issue (4), and the images from the Angelica and Adam CD.
A little bit of matting with coredinations cardstock, and honeycomb embossing, and the star dies and the stamping on them are from Clearly Besotted.  Thanks for looking. Lynn x