Sunday, January 29, 2017

Hedgehog family - Snippets Playground 265

Hi there, happy Sunday to you all.  Thanks for dropping by.  This week my snippets into the Playground are with oddments of wool I had lying around.  I decided to have a go at knitting hedgehogs.  Here they are

I thought I had best tell you they were hedgies! 😁 Baby has a wonky eye, and mommy hedgehog I see needs some ears!  It is my first go at doing toys - they took longer to stuff and put on eyes, ears and noses than it took to knit the bodies.  Ah well, there are a few more in the making so they may look more cute as time goes on!

I could do with going where Di went on 'teacher training' for a bit of warmth.  And Di, I am glad that the new playground rules are working out well for you.  We are an easy going bunch, and I do like the idea of ' Parsnip's Prefect'.  I still have my old prefect badge somewhere.

Have a good week everyone.

Lynn x

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Groovi Lady

Hello, happy Sunday.  My card today uses the Groovi baby plate system with this pretty lady -

I apologise for the shadows.  Evening photography is never good.  She was given a little bit of sparkle pen to finish off.  That's it for now - short and sweet post.
Lynn x

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Merry Monday 231 Reindeer

Hello everyone,  hope you are all keeping well.  I am feeling quite tired at the moment.  I have been busy this afternoon digging out a cherry tree stump!  It took about a hour and a half, but I was greatly satisfied getting that bad boy out!  The area is ready for paving now - just another job to think about as Spring come around.
Anyhow enough waffling - here is my card for Merry Monday Christmas - which asks for a reindeer.

I was experimenting with my foiling machine on this one, foiling with an embossing folder.  It came out a little distressed, but I liked it so carried on with the card.  The reindeer stamp is 'holly reindeer' from ClarityStamp, and the merry christmas is from Crafters Companion.

Have a good 'rest of the week'.  Lynn x

Friday, January 13, 2017


Hello, how is your Friday going?  It has been very chilly here, and yes we woke to a flurry of snow.
So, thinking of snow,  I found a challenge blog called Merry Monday, and it gives inspiration each week for those christmas card makes.  Here is my first challenge card.

The challenge 230 is to use 'Noel' and/or scandinavian feel to your card - as you can see I went with 'Noel'.  The stamp is from an SU set and the stocking is a Crafters Companion die.  The design is from the current Freshly Made Sketches, and I shall link to that too, This is the sketch
Thanks for calling in.  Have a good weekend. 
Lynn x

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Snippet Playground weeks 263 and 264

Hello there, this is nearly another week whizzing by.  No snow here at the moment - which is great as I am not really a fan of the white stuff, although it does make everything look very pretty wrapped in white and sparkle.

Here is my card for Di's Snippet challenge.

Apart from the card base and the image, everything else is from the scrap draw.  I managed to find another teeny piece of black card which was lodged at the back of the draw :-).

That's all from me - stay warm and safe.  See you all soon.
Lynn x

Monday, January 9, 2017

Butterfly Challenge - Z is for zero and/or zuchini

Hi everyone, hope you are all well.  I have to get my skates on to enter Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge as there are only hours to go!  Here is my card, I have gone for zuchini (hues of yellow and green).

The stamp is a Claritystamp, carnations.  I decided to try a watercolour background starting from two shades of yellow, and going through to three shades of green, using my SU markers.  The carnations are also watercoloured.  I am not great at this, and I forget that the painting can be quite loose, but my inner tidy self says I must colour within the lines. :-)  The next photo shows the background  better I think.
I cut the butterflies from a scrap of the background.  Must dash and link up now.  See you soon.
Lynn x

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Field of flowers

Hello, and happy Wednesday.  I have to remind myself of what day it is, it feels like a Monday as it is my first day back at work.  Here is my card which I will take into Di's Snippets playground as the small white pieces with the artwork on and the black card are scraps.  I think this is the last of my black card 😒.

The flowers and butterflies are from the SU stamp set 'Field of flowers'.  I needed some inspiration so I went to my pinterest board for this layout.

Thanks for dropping by. Lynn x

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Petals and Posies

Hello there, I do hope that you have all had a reasonable first day of January 2017.  Mine has been spent with family, and we had a lovely Sunday lunch.

I have a few birthdays in January, so I thought I would crack on with my makes.  Here is my card:

This uses the Petals and Posies from SU, and the current Freshly Made Sketches was my starting point
Thanks for looking. Lynn x