Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Butterfly Challenge 61 - Kraft and kaleidoscope

Hi there, it has been a glorious day here today - I have managed to paint a shed!  Time to relax now.  Here is my card for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge, to use a range of colours and/or kraft card.

Here I have used Create and Craft topsy turvy cardstock to form the base and panel.  Kraft card to mat, and  a range of mini distress pads to stamp my hexagons, and I managed to use up scraps to match up the ink.  I used a scrap of white card and made a rainbow effect with the inks and then diecut my butterfly.  You can't see here, but I have overlayed the butterfly with a sparkle pen.  Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Friday, August 19, 2016

Butterfly challenge No. 60 + Snippets playground #242

Hello there, I have a fancy fold card today for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge, which is V for vase and/or vanilla.
I saw a Z fold card on Di's Snippets Playground from Meena.  She has kindly done a tutorial on her blog which you can find HERE - thank you very much Meena.  She gives such clear pics and instructions that I found it super easy!  Here is my card

I have used SU Flourish Thinlets dies and stamps, and Clearly Besotted mason jar stamp. The cardstock is SU Very Vanilla and Soft Suede.  I hope you pop over to Meena's blog, leave her some love,  and give this style of card a try - the possibilities are endless!
Lynn x

Edit: I used some snippets on this card, the cream band going along the bottom - Di kindly gave me a nudge, so I will bounce this card along to the Snippets Playground.  See you there. 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

CD Sunday Challenge - Shape it up

Hello there.  A drizzly Saturday morning here, but I hope the sun shines through later.  The flowers could do with a drop of rain water.

For the CD Sunday Challenge Margaret has chosen the challenge of using shaped cards. Now that is a challenge for me!  Here is my card

Obviously this challenge calls for some elements from a CD to be used.  I have used papers and topper from the Crafter's Companion Nordic Christmas collection, from the Crafter's Inspiration magazine CD issue 8.  I have tried to do stepper cards before, but for some reason they never turn out so they stand up straight!  This took 3 goes, but what helped was the video by Sara Davies on her Ulti-cards and Boxes Video Project DVD - this came with the issue 9 magazine.  I quite like this one, and there will be more to come.  My first christmas card of the year!!  Have fun with the challenge.
Lynn x

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Snippets Playground 241

Hi all, here is a card which uses up some white and pink card and so a visit to Di's Snippets Playground is in order.

I have had this stamp from Crafters' Companion for simply ages, but not had a need to ink it up until now.  Can't wait to cuddle a new babe due in September.  See you soon, Lynn x

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Butterfly Challenge - Punches and/or pink

Hi there, back at last - the pace seems to be slowing down and the 'jobs to do' list getting a little bit shorter.  I am entering my card for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge and I have done pink and punch.

I have used this little lady several times, but I have never heat embossed, so here she is embossed in tonic nuvo white.  The punch is a corner punch by Stampin' Up, and I have used it to add detail to the mat panel and the tag.  Oh, the flower is also a SU punch.  If you pop in to take a look, it is very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day.
Lynn x