Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Butterfly Challenge 24 - Butterflies and ribbon

How long can it take to make a card?!!  This little darling (A6) took 2 hours and several attempts! But, I would not give in - and it took a massive clear up of the craft room afterwards. ;-0
This is for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge, and I am just in time I think.  The papers are new from Pink Petticoat called Floralie, which is still on offer at an introductory price at the moment.  My photography does not do them justice though, as the green on the papers should be a delicate limhttp://www.pinkpetticoat.co.uk/index.phpe green.  Must stop rambling now and get linked up.  See you soon. (p.s. Hubby is at home and feeling much better.  Thank you to those who have asked about him, much appreciated.)
(Edit - Darn it, missed the link!  Sorry Mrs. A.)
Best wishes to you all
Lynn x

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Hello everyone, I really enjoyed paper piecing this card today.  This is a digi stamp from A Day for Daisies, their 'Beauties' collection - and she really is a Diva don't you think?!
Followed the Spectrum Noir tutorial from the SN website to colour the hair and skin, which helped tremendously.  The papers are from Pink Petticoat, ice-cream doodles, as is the sentiment.  The flowers are from the SU Petite Petals punch (much used), and used TH distress ink 'broken china' to go around the edges.  As I have used a snippet of black card for matting, and recycled the ribbon from a gift package, I shall be entering this card into the Snippet Playground.  I wonder what all the playground pals are up to? *shudder to think, lol*.

Happy Crafting.
Lynn x

Friday, February 20, 2015

A finished card - at last

Hello everyone, I have been making this card over a period of 3 days, just snatching bits of time.  Where does all the lost time go? - some magical Peter Pan place I suppose! *sigh*.  I promised a touch of watercolour, and here is my novice attempt.

This is little Bebunni, and I watercoloured with pencils, and layered up with nesties and vellum.  As I have used scraps of pink card, I shall be entering this into the Snippets Playground.  If I don't catch up with you this weekend (still hospital visiting, but hubby on the road to recovery), have a good one.

Lynn x

Friday, February 13, 2015


Hi folks, no card to show tonight.  Not much crafting done whilst dear Hubby is in hospital.  He had his Op to repair a heart valve on Thursday.  He is doing really well, although still in critical care until Saturday, but hopefully will be back on a post-op ward then.  Normal crafting will be resumed as soon as possible.  I have quite a few  birthdays coming up.  I have been having a go at watercolouring, so hopefully will be able to show you my results.

Take care out there, and happy crafting.
Lynn x

EDIT:  I have read through my post this morning, and, how rude of me, I forgot to say my 'thank yous'.  I would like to sincerely thank all of you great people who have wished us kind thoughts to help us get through this difficult period.  It is very much appreciated.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

And Finally ....

Hello there, it has been a strange week for me, and not many posts.  I started to make my card for Mojo Monday and LIM challenges and another for Sunday Snippets on Wednesday.  Unfortunately I had to deal with the very sudden death of my little dog Pippa.  Needless to say I cried buckets of tears.
Later this week I heard that my hubby, who is waiting to have a heart valve repair, could go for his pre-op and that the operation is scheduled for next week - so preparations needed there.

However, things have settled down, and we have had a quiet weekend.  If you are still with me, here is my card.
The layout if from the Mojo Monday sketch, and the inchie squares, were for the LIM challenge 'little ones.  I shall enter this card into the Snippets playground for this week, as I have used snippets of ribbon,  and cream card for the inchies.

Have a good week everyone.  Take care.  Lynn x

Monday, February 2, 2015

Valentine + butterflies 21, and Snippets Playground 162

Hi there, I shall try and post this card before the internet goes down yet again! Over at Mrs. A's she would like to see butterflies, and any connection to valentines.  So here is my card:

The valentines connection is the 'Heart'felt sentiment.  All the stamps are the freebies from Clearly Besotted featured in the Simply Cards and Papercraft mag this month.  I cheated and pre-ordered the dies for the fuschia bud and leaves so that I would not have to fussy-cut. (Shame on me!)  I hope Mrs. A lets me get away with just the sentiment on this one for the challenge.

As I have used snippets for the diecuts, I shall be playing in the Snippets Playground again this week.  Some beautiful cards over on that blog, from Di and the challenge participants.
See you soon. 
Lynn x