Friday, May 27, 2016

CD Sunday Challenge

Hello, I have my make for the CD Sunday Challenge, which the theme is 'Something beginning with B', and the challenge was chosen by Wynn.

My card was made with the elements from the Crafters Companion Inspirations magazine 10 CD, and these papers and topper and elements are all from the 'Sugar and Spice' collection.  As you can see my card features butterflies, blooms and bow.  The card companion was printed twice, and I die cut the topper from one to 3D the front.  Here is a peek at the inside which used up what was left from the die cut paper 
I received some happy news from Carol to say that I was one of the  winners in their birthday challenge, so a special prize is on its way - I love happy mail!  Thank you so much to Carol and the rest of the team.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Rina's sponging technique challenge and Snippets

Hello there everyone,  I hope you have enjoyed some sunshine today.  Here is my card for Rina's challenge
I have used distress inkpads to create my panel and tag, and I stamped the leaves and stems whilst the mask was still in place.  I decided to 3D the elements, and the stamping then added shadows to the leaves.  I  added a little bit of sparkle to the flowers, but the photo does not really pick it up.  I enjoyed the sponging technique.
As I used snippets of white card for the flowers and tag, I shall also be taking this card into the Snippets Playground.  Thanks for looking. Lynn x

Saturday, May 7, 2016

CD Sunday Challenge - 'Songs from the Shows'

Hello there, goodness gracious we have just got through a very heavy thunder storm!  I wish I had left the car out now, the rain would have washed it, lol.  The CD Sunday Challenge has been chosen by Carol, and it is to choose something from a CD, which reminds you of a Song from the Shows.

I had to scratch my head on this one, and look through my very limited CD collection.  I came across some toppers from the 'Destinations'  CD from Crafters Companion, which was featured on the  Crafters Inspiration CD 9 (Spring edition).  Here is my card:

As you can see this features Paris, and I thought of the song 'April in Paris'.  Here is the info:

‘April in Paris’ – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

1930s jazz standard ‘April in Paris’ first became a hit thanks to a debut 1934 rendition by Freddy Martin, but it wasn’t until its timely revival in 1952 as the title hit for a Doris Day musical film that the song was properly welcomed into the jazz canon. 
 And you can listen to the recording here:
I noticed that my entry for 'All creatures great and small' was chosen as top 3 by Jocelyn - so thank you vey much!
Thanks for dropping by - Lynn x

Monday, May 2, 2016

Butterfly Challenge #53

Hello everyone, I do hope that you are enjoying your Bank Holiday.  I have just got back from taking the dog for  a bracing walk - so windy in the park!

On to my make for Mrs. A's Butterfly challenge, which is T for texture, teal and butterfly/ies.

I decided to use my new embossing folder and die for this one.  The emboss folder was in the Crafters Inspiration 10 magazine from Crafter's Companion.  It is a narrow die for the diamond press machine.  I just matched up the pattern and embossed along the panel. Some of the emboss got flattened, but I think that just adds to the texture.  The diecut panel is one from the Die-Cutting magazine.  I cut two panels and snipped out the corner die to make the four corner frame, and gave the butterfly a lift.  The little flower on the side is a Die-sire die.  Thanks for looking. Lynn x