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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Hi there,
Just popping in to share the card I made for my grandaughter's 22nd birthday ( gosh that makes me feel old).

The base card looks blue but it's actually purple.

Scallop die and Floral oval die are by Spellbinders
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment PC generated.

Thank you for looking X

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Birthday card

Hello again. Just popping in to share a birthday card I made for a friend.

I kept the background quite neutral, using a paper from Prima Fairy Belle collection, free with a magazine years ago.

I made the frame in mid grey card using dies from Crafting for you.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts
Leaf die is Marianne designs
Sentiment is PC generated and punched with a tag punch finished off with a piece of bakers twine

Thanks for popping in x

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Hi, 'tis me, sneaking in and hoping no one will realise quite how long it's been since my last post. There was no particular reason for me being missing in action, simply that life got in the way and bogged me down. I have, however being crafting away while I've been gone, just not as regularly as I should have been. I have also been popping in to look at your fabulous designs ( and pinching some ideas from you too ).
Any way I'm back. I cannot promise to post every day but I will try at least now and again.

For today though I would like to share a wedding card a friend asked me to make for her friend.

I used white pearl card for base and white tapestry embossed paper for the layering

The scalloped border die is from Spellbinders
The heart die is from Sizzix
Word die is Brittania dies
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts

That's it for now, see you all soon XXX

Friday, 25 March 2016

Bouquet birthday card

Hi there,
I was asked to make a card by a friend with no instructions other than lots of flowers.
Hmmm, I tried lots of different colour combinations but couldn't find anything I was happy with. Then I remembered I had some flowers in a vase in the kitchen. My daughter works in a shop which sells cut flowers and when the sell by date is up they get thrown away. So daughter puts some money in the charity box and brings them home for me. The ones I have now are well over a week old and still looking good. Such a waste to throw them.

 The DP is Prima Fairy Belle collection which was freebie in a magazine a couple of years ago.
I used two sheets of similar colour, using one to cut a corner using Spellbinders Curved Corners die
Some texture paste on a Studio 75 stencil with some very pale pink glitter sprinkled over to give some sparkle.
Flowers by Wild Orchid crafts.
The sentiment is PC generated cut out with a SB scallop circle to finish.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Christening keepsake book card.

Hello there,
I went to my newest great niece, Livia's  Christening last Sunday. We all had a lovely day, the vicar was wonderful and made a great effort to involve Livy's older sister Lylah with the ceremony by letting pour the Holy Water from a jug into Font.

This is the keepsake book card I made for Livia.

 I used Pink Petticoat Swiss Dots Papers for the cover.
Spellbinders Radiant Rectangle and Floral Oval dies.
 The image is by Lili of the Valley, lightly coloured with watercolour pencils and some Glamour Dust
on the dress and pillow frill.
The window glass is also coloured with watercolour pencil in yellow and a coat of Glossy Accents.
The flowers are all from Wild Orchid crafts.

Thank you for popping in...Lynne xxx

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Simply Less is More # 267

Hi there, I'm a bit later with my entry for this weeks Simply Less is More challenge. It's one layer week and we are to make the SENTIMENT the focus of our design.

I started by embossing a rectangle onto the front of the card and added this fab sentiment from Lili of the Valley.
I stamped in Versacolor Cyan and embossed with clear EP.
Some hearts made with a stencil from Studio 75 and handmade texture paste with a sprinkling of Glamour Dust while still wet, to finish.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Simply Less is More CITRUS

Hi there,
Well, not only am I back for the third week running, it's still Saturday. I'm feeling quite pleased with myself.

It's a colour challenge this week at Simply Less is More and our colours are CITRUS.

I love citrus colours, particularly orange and lime so that's what I've gone with.

I've used a little balloon stamp from Hobbycraft that I've had for a while and never inked.
I made a simple panel, masked my balloon off and chalked some pale blue around the image.
The cloud is by Memory Box and I've added a tiny sentiment from Personal Impressions.
The enamel dots are also from Hobbycraft.

In 1970 when I was 15 I was allowed to choose my own colour scheme and decorate my own bedroom.
I had orange walls and a lime green door. We were still in the Psychodelic period so it wasn't quite as bad as it sounds. I loved it then and I still love the colours together now. My taste in interior design however has calmed down somewhat, although I do still love colour.
 I do think my parents were very brave though ha ha.

Thanks for popping in ...Lynne xxx