Friday, April 29, 2016

Have a lovely day!

Hi there, happy Friday everyone.  I have been playing with the new CD from the Crafters Companion Crafters Inspiration 10 magazine, and the lovely papers from Sara's Signature collection, English Country Garden.  The stamps are also from the magazine.

I actually machine stitched this card.  Sometimes I'm just too lazy to take the cover off, lol. Have a good Bank Holiday weekend, if you are lucky enough to have one. Lynn x

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mojo Monday and Snippets

Hi there, what is happening to the weather?  I walked to work in the frost this morning!  Ah well, at least hubby's plants are warm and toasty in the greenhouse.
Here is my recent make:
This uses the Mojo Monday sketch which you can see HERE, and the blue matting is from a piece of 12x12 I cut into a while ago, and so I shall share my card over at Di's Snippets playground.  The papers come from the Crafters Companion Crafters Inspiration 10 CD, from Sara's Signature Collection 'Just for Men'.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up.  I am trying to use up some of my very old crafty stash of peel offs - here I have used the bits that get left behind, just to give the card a bit of a lift.  Thanks for dropping by. Lynn x

Thursday, April 21, 2016

CD Sunday challenge

Happy 6th blog birthday to all the design team at CD Sunday.  For the current challenge, it is super easy.  You are asked to back-link (yes, back-link!) to a card or project you have used a CD image/element on.
As I haven't been playing all that long I haven't anything any earlier than last year.  But I found this card on my blog which was posted in August 2015.

The card uses a Crafter's Companion Makey Bakey Mice (Everyday) CD  image.  I like it because I just picked out snippets of card and played about until I had a design I thought worked - nothing pre-planned, as I very often work off a sketch.  You can see the original post HERE 
Thanks for looking - Lynn

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Fancy Fold - Butterfly challenge #52 and Pixie's Snippets Playground 224

Hello everyone, this week is going by so quickly.  My card today is for the Butterfly Challenge 52 where Mrs. A would like to see a fancy fold, butterfly(ies) and/or colour fuchsia.

I saw this card featured in a video which you can find here.  I used papers from Crafter's Companion  Club Inspire download for this month.  These are gorgeous butterfly papers, so if you are a member it would be worth a look.  I think the fuchsia colour can be seen in the paper.  The greeting is by SU 'Wetlands'.  This is how it looks open -
As I have used snippets of patterned paper, and white card for the matting, this card is also going over to Di's Snippets Playground.  See you soon - Lynn x

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

CD Sunday Challenge - No. 2

Hello there, I am looking out of my window at a sunny evening, and the cherry tree is in blossom.
I am again. entering the 'Get Well Wishes' challenge which Sue has organised for the CD Sunday Challenge.  My first card, as I suspected, didn't meet the challenge rules, so this time I have made a card suitable for either gender.  And I have used that tatty teddy bear again! Here he is -

The gingham paper is from the Crafter's Companion Makey Bakey Mice (Everyday) CD, and the image is from Docrafts 'Especially for You' Tatty Teddy CD.  I printed him in Sepia, and then added alcohol pen colours. Added a bit of doodling, and some elements from those peel-offs that never seem to diminish! Thanks for looking. Lynn x

Friday, April 8, 2016

CD Sunday challenge - 'get well wishes'

This theme has been chosen by Sue, and this is my card.
This was made with elements from the Crafter's Companion Club Inspire download of the month - some pretty butterfly papers in this, and gorgeous colours.  This is a mat and layered topper, and I just die cut the image and layered.  I actually got my sewing machine out, and used a fancy stitch to stitch a pale blue and silver ribbon together, and to machine the banners on top of the card.  I used another of the papers to finish off the insert -
I am not sure that a download fits in with the rules of the challenge, but they were so pretty, I just thought the papers made a delightful card.  Please let me know ladies if a download is okay to use so that I know for future times.  I look forward to going over to CD Sunday Challenge and seeing your creations. Lynn x

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Embossing folder stamping and Butterfly challenge

Hello there, I hope you enjoy your Sunday, and the little sunshine that we may have.  I made this card for two challenges - Rina's Creative Challenge, which was to use an embossing folder as a stamp; and Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge, which was M for margins and/or mint.
It took me a while to find an embossing folder that I liked the look of when inked.  I cannot take
credit for the design of this card as I remembered a card which used the same embossing folder on Jules (Always with a Heart) blog.  This is her card -

The emboss folder was inked with SU rich razzelberry, and  for the butterflies, I damped a piece of watercolour paper and brushed the SU marker mint macaron over it.  Before drying I brushed some mica powder in angel green over, and dried with heat tool before die cutting.  Thank you for looking. Lynn x