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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Simply Less is More # 97

Whoa, bad blogger that I am I haven`t been near the computer for what seems like an age. Too much to do and no time to do it I`m afraid. Anyway, better late than never with this weeks ONE LAYER challenge at
Simply Less is More where Chrissie and Jen are asking for IN A ROW.

It`s my bosses birthday on friday so I`ve used this as an excuse to get away from the endless Christmas cards that I never have enough of ;-)

I`ve used digi images from Pink Petticoat 
Mini Diva Doodles set, cropped and lined up in my editing program.
I coloured the flowers with Spectrum noir pens and added a touch of glamour dust and a couple of scored lines.
The sentiment is computer generated.

Right, that`s it from me today. We have a heavy frost outside and it`s flippin` freezing up in the loft so I`m off before I get hyperthermia :-)

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Jingle Bells

Good Morning All!

Another quickie.

These cards were inspired by Jen from her DT card for Less is More last week.

All much of a muchness ( similar Darnell lol).
The bells are from a local haberdashery store.
I embossed the panels using 2x candy Cane folder and 2x Snowflakes folder matted onto matching coloured card. The bells are tied with either Twine or gold cord.
The sentiment is by Creative Expressions.
Nice and simple but I like `em.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Thank you

Morning All!

My posts this week are going to be very short and sweet I`m afraid. Lots to do and no time to do it, story of my life ;-)

Alan`s eldest sister was a manager for the company that he works for and when she died a couple of weeks ago we received some lovely cards and letters from various departments, one even from the managing director. Alan asked me to make thank you cards for everyone so I made a batch, all the same to send.

I seem to be using this frame style rather a lot lately but I do love it.
I used the small sunflower from Flourishes, made a mask and inked the background in Memento Bahama Blue .
Then I coloured the flower with Promarkers.
The sentiment is from There she goes.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Twins are twice as nice

Morning All!

One of the lads at work has just become the proud Daddy of twins, a boy and a girl, perfect. Naturally I had to make a card.

The image is from LOTV coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens.
Cut out with a nestie oval and matted onto a scalloped oval in lemon.
The gingham DP is by Pink Petticoat.
I added a strip of lemon card which I embossed with the Swiss Dots folder and also some stars cut out with a X Cut nested die and also using the Swiss Dots.
I`ve added glitter to the scales to give it a bit of sparkle.
Normally I would have added flowers but  the stars seemed more appropriate for the boy

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Simply Less is More # 96

Good morning all!

I hope you are all well and managing to keep warm.
A quick post from me today as I`ve loads to do. The run up to Christmas is manic in the shop so I`m doing almost full time hours now which doesn`t leave much time for crafting let alone housework.

Anyway...The challenge this week at Simply Less is More is a colour challenge and in true festive spirit ( and to help with those last minute christmas cards) the colours are, RED & GREEN.

I made the first card on thursday but didn`t post it so thought I`d cheat a bit but now I`m not sure about the inky background. What do you think?

I like the card but I think the inking is too yellow. So.. I made another one...
But now I`m not sure about this one. Should have stuck to the original design I think.

Stamp...Holly Swirl by Inkadinkado
Inks.......Memento Dandelion, Versacolor Fresh Green, Evergreen. TH DI Shabby Shutters, Antique Linen
Clear embossing ink and dark green EP.
Sentiments...Chocolate Baroque Deck the Halls set and Creative Expressions
Red gems from stash

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Simply Less is More # 95

Good afternoon all!

This weeks challenge at Simply Less is More is GLAMOUR & GLITZ

My first thought was Christmas but then I came up with this idea,

This was inspired by a birthday card that Alan got from his nephew. Obviously it wasn`t pink lol.
This view shows off the glittery paper better.
Really simple card to make.
6x6 square Linen card base. I cut the stars from pink and silver glitter paper using a X Cut nested die set and I`ve also added a few peel off stars.
The sentiment is by Layers of Color stamped in Versacolor Magenta and embossed in Clear EP.

It`s been a strange old week. Because we had the funeral on tuesday I had to change my day off and it`s thrown me completely. I`ve spent all week trying to play catch up so not had any time for crafting and not a great deal for commenting either. Apologies to those of you that I didn`t get around to last week.
It`s my birthday today so I`ve pinched a bit of time to get some crafting in. I really don`t know where the time goes.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

More Christmas cards

Hello All!

I`m at Alans sisters funeral today so I`ve scheduled this post. Fingers crossed it works.

A couple of weeks ago I made a card for the Simply Less is More Pink challenge and liked it so much I thought I`d make some more in other colours.

I made a green one too but it doesn`t look right.
Details for the cards can be found HERE

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Monday, 19 November 2012

Deck the Halls

Good Morning All!

I`m in Christmas mode now. I`ve got most of my presents bought and am now frantically making cards.
Here is one I made over the week end.

I stamped and heat embossed the image from Elusive Images (now Chocolate Baroque) onto the base card.
Masked a rectangle with post its and inked the background with Antique Linen DI, Versacolor Sandstone and a litle bit of Versacolor pink.
I added some various sized red gems for the berries then made a frame using SB Rectangle Dies.
The sentiment is from the same stamp set, stamped and heat embossed.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Simply Less is More # 94

Good Afternoon All!

The challenge this week at Simply Less is More is to use HARDWARE on our cards.
This will probably be something metal but could just as easily be brads, charms,eyelets,clips, staples, pins, studs etc.

I always check the challenge on a saturday morning before heading off to dads and then to do the weekly shop. This gives me a chance to come up with an idea or two while I`m dusting and vacuuming. During my trip to the supermarket I had a lightbulb moment when I spied a pack of christmas party confetti.
This is what I came up with;

The cards bases are 6x4.
I ran a smaller piece of card through the CB with Swiss dots and Candy cane EF matted onto mirri card.
The sentiments are both from Papermania Silent Night set stamped and heat embossed and matted onto mirri.
The Holly and Berries are from the confetti, made of this metal or foil and are a lovely finishing touch and really cheap too.

I knew I had some charms that I bought after the charm challenge and I also have a SiL birthday coming up so I`ve posted that one too.
5x5 card base.
The panel is made from the off cut when I made the base from an A4 sheet.
I stamped the image from Marianne Emberson in Versacolor sandstone and embossed in clear EP, then inked the panel with Spun Sugar DI and Rosebud Memento.
Added some twine and a butterfly charm.
The sentiment is computer generated.
And there you have it.

I`ve had a terrible week. Alans eldest sister has been very poorly for a long time and recently went into hospice. Last saturday we were told that she had taken a turn for the worse and she died on tuesday. At the same time we found out that a brother in law is ill and is awaiting tests. Fingers crossed it`s not as serious as it could be. Ruby is back in Leeds General having chemo and then one of my regular customers, a lovely bubbly lady has just been diagnosed with lung cancer. I am in desperate need of some good news please.
Sorry to be such a misery guts.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Simply Less is More # 93

Good afternoon all.
I hope I find you well, warm and bug free :-)

I`ll start with a WOOHOO! And to say how chuffed I was to be showcased for week 91 at Simply Less is More. Thank you Chrissie ( and Mandi who is still so busy with her wedding shop).

On to this weeks challenge. It`s one layer week again and although they no longer fill me with dread, I still prefer the safety of a layer or two. Anyway the theme this week is HOUSES and joining Chrissie in Mandi`s absence is the lovely Jen 
of the Tiny Blue Butterfly blog.
Regular visitors to my blog will know that I rarely have stamps that go with the themes in these challenges and this week is no exception. I do not possess a single house stamp,sad but true. So after a bit of head scratching and a lot of raking about I came up with these,

 This is the second card I made. It`s a digi image from Beckys Place.
I love this image but mucked up with the colouring on the ribbon a bit. Any tips on colouring tiny bits with Promarkers will be gratefully received.
The sentiment is Computer generated.
This one is my favourite. The stamp is by Pink Petticoat 
and was a freebie with a magazine. Stamped in Memento black and coloured with Promarkers. I`ve added some fluffy stuff to the hearts in the roof and to the smoke from the chimney.
The sentiment is computer generated.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Simply Less is More # 92 and In the Pink # 7

Good Afternoon All.
Yaay, it`s the weekend. Time to cram in all those chores you don`t get time to do during the week :-(
But, hopefully, some craft time too :-)

It`s colour week at Simply Less is More  and I have to admit my heart sank when I saw it was PINK.
Don`t get me wrong, I love pink but I spent most of thursday afternoon with 3 sheets of pink card in front of me to make a card for the In the Pink Challenge 
which just happens to be CaS this week, and I couldn`t come up with a single idea.
This morning however, I thought of this;

So I`m entering this one into the In the Pink Challenge too.

Now snow isn`t the first thing I normally think about when using pink but I kinda like this.
Started off with a 6x6 square base card.
Made another square slightly smaller than the base and cut a square in the middle with a nested square die.
I like to go around my die cut shapes with a ball tool to give them an edge.
I then stamped the snowflakes (Lge from Inkadinkado, sm from Anitas) in white ink and embossed in white EP onto the base card.
I then started from the top and inked in Spun Sugar DI, Versacolor Pink and Memento Rosebud to give a slightly graduated look. It`s ages since I did some resist embossing, must do it more often.
The sentiment is by Creative Expressions stamped in Memento Rose Bud and embossed in clear EP.

Now you all know how I make my cards and then decide that I`m not happy with them but I`m so pleased with this one that I think I`m going to lots more in different colours.

A quick word about Ruby, she is home from hospital and is doing well. The doctors were so pleased with her that they let her home early and she is to carry on with her medication, orally, at home.
She is so funny. When she first went into hospital this time she saved the covers from the disposable thermometers and made a magic wand with them to magic her spots away.
When it didn`t work she said she thought her magic needed some medicine, bless her.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Friday, 2 November 2012

Cas_ual Fridays #77

Good Afternoon All.
I hope I find you well and keeping warm.To  those of you on the east coast of the USA, my thoughts are with you and I hope things improve for you very soon.

The challenge at Cas_ual Fridays this week is to make a clean and simple masculine project.

This is my take on the challenge,

Hull City, our local football (soccer) team play in Black and Amber kit so the colours are always welcome in the fundraising box. I`ve also wanted to try this technique for a while and was inspired recently by THIS 
card by Rosemary.
I used a Die-namics alphabet die on the strip of card leaving it with the negative, placed it onto another strip of card in the opposing colour with some double sided tape behind the letters. Then cut out the same letters from the opposing colour card ( positive) and placed them inside the negative. Sounds complicated when I say it but it is sooo easy peasy and the effect is amazing.
To finish off the design I stamped a football from The Stampman in Versafine Onyx and embossed in clear EP then cut it out with a nestie circle.

The sentiment is by Anitas, also stamped in versacolor and embossed.
Really enjoyed making these and I`m pleased at how they`ve turned out.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Thursday, 1 November 2012

St Lukes Charity card Challenge November and some rather sad news.

Good Morning All.
I hope I find you well and managing to keep warm.

I`ll start this post with the sad news. Unfortunately this is going to be the very last St Lukes Charity Card Challenge.
Tara has written her own piece explaining why so I`ll copy that here. She tells it so much better.

This is going to be quite a difficult post to write, but, as you can probably already guess from the title of the post, this is going to be the final challenge from St Luke's charity cards challenge and this one is JUST FOR FUN, we are no longer accepting any new cards to sell on behalf of the hospice.

The idea for this challenge came to me a little under two years ago when I looked at the box full of cards I had made for challenges but had no recipients for and thought that up and down the UK there must be other card makers who were in the same boat.  What if we could something useful with these brilliant cards?  As my father had died 3 years before in St Luke's hospice of lung cancer, I thought that collecting these cards to sell on their behalf would be a perfect way to give a little back.  I thought we would get maybe 20 or 30 cards each month and that it would take a while to build up enough stocks for a sale, but I was so overwhelmed when you lovely, generous and creative people started to send not only your challenge cards but also boxes full of others.  I need to do a final count but I estimate that we will have received around 2250 cards in the 18 months we've been running which is not bad for a half baked idea!   The problem has been in the selling of the cards - it's been a tough year both due to the bad weather and resulting low fair turnout and cancellations, but also for me personally as my father-in-law now has terminal cancer and my mother is now housebound which means I just haven't had the weekends to give up to attend fairs in the last 6 months.  Even though the cards go to the hospice, there isn't anyone there that does anything with them, it's all me and I'm afraid I just don't have the necessary time to commit currently.  I have been frantically investigating other methods to sell the cards - I had always hoped when I set up the challenge that the cards could stock the hospice's charity shops across the city, but now I've looked into this a little more the prices they put on cards in the shops just does not match the quality of cards you send us and therefore I just didn't feel comfortable with asking you to donate anymore knowing they wouldn't fetch a fair price.  The staff at the hospice were also not able to track cards donated or sold so we would have no information going on the blog about your donations or the money they had raised - again not something I felt comfortable with.  Therefore I have no option but to stop the challenge.

We still have a few prizes from our kind sponsors so I thought the best thing to do would be to go out with one final challenge but this is one is being run just for fun and as a thank you to you all for all your previous donations.  You can still link up your cards and be in with a chance to win this one final bumper prize.

It's the final challenge, but I won't be totally closing the blog will stay active as there is still a job to do with all the stock you have so kindly donated already.  Again, the hospice don't really know what to do with them (they suggested storing them in their cellar!) so they will be stored by me  at home until next year and will be taken to St Luke's own summer fair (I will continue to man the card stall there for them each year as a volunteer) and if I get a little more time next year I will try and do a few more fairs until I run the stocks down.  Any new sales will be updated on the blog from time to time, so if you're a follower you'll get the updates as they happen.
All that's left to say is a MASSIVE THANK YOU for all your support and we hope you had a little fun while it lasted.  

All I can say is a huge thank you to Tara for having faith in me and inviting me to join her team and also to the other DT members as I`m sure we`ve become good friends over the last few months. I going to miss the monthly challenge but I`m sure we`ll all keep in touch one way or another.
And a great big thank you to you all for your continued support and fabulous inspirational entries to our little challenge :-)

Anyway we still have Novembers Challenge to do and we have some fabulous prizes for the winner, but remember this time we don`t need you to send your cards. This one is just for fun.
This month we to see your TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CARDS.
Traditional and/or religious, with all the trimmings.

I`ve gone for  traditional Holly and Poinsettia with my card Not too many trimmings as the DP is quite busy anyway.
The DP is by Teresa Collins, matted onto some wine coloured card.
The stamp is by Inkadinkado Seasons Greetings set stamped in clear ink and embossed in Cranberry EP then cut out with a nestie circle. I`ve matted that onto a SB Scalloped circle in dark green card.
The poinsettias are from a die by Marianne designs also in wine coloured card.

All that`s left now is too tell you about our fabulous prize for this months outright winner, and a goodie.

 This gorgeous stamp set from Waltzing Mouse

 A die by Die Versions and a lovely Christmas stamp from Crafters Companion.

Once again, thank you all for supporting us these last few months. I have a feeling you haven`t heard the last of us ;-)

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Less is More # 91 x2

Good Evening All.
A really quick post from me as it`s dark and cold up here in the loft.

This is my second entry for this weeks challenge at Simply Less is More . This time it`s a bit more true to the sketch.
I`ve used a cream hammered base card.
I cut a strip of the same card and sponged it with DI in Antique Linen and Shabby Shutters then ran along the edges with Versacolor Brown.
I stamped the branches from Inkadinkado first then the Bullrushes in Versafine Onyx. I got the bullrush stamp at the papercraft show on sunday but there`s no name on it.
I then measured and cut the strip into 3 tiles and placed it on the card using foam pads.
I finished the image off with some Liquid Pearls on the bullrushes and the leaves.
The sentiment is by Flourishes also stamped in Versafine Onyx.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Less is More # 91

Good Evening All!

Well we were rudely awakened at about 2:00 am by hail and sleet pelting the bedroom window this morning. After snuggling further under the duvet and going swiftly back to sleep I awoke at a normal hour to find my world transformed. White slippery stuff everywhere. The walk to my dads was pretty treacherous especially as part of it is uphill. It keeps having a go too although it`s more sleet than anything else.
And it`s only October. What happened to autumn? Brrr.

I`d like to welcome two new followers, Andrei and Leslie. Thank you for choosing my blog to follow.

Right, on to this weeks challenge at Simply Less is More. We have a sketch this week. Haven`t had many of those,
I had an idea in my head all morning but when I actually made the card it is nothing like I imagined it to be.

Cream hammered card cut to 6x6 square.
I made a frame from brown card and cut 3 apertures using nested squares.
I stamped the leaf ( PTI Turning a New Leaf) in Memento Olive into each of the apertures.
The sentiment is Layers of Color stamped in Versafine Onyx.
I made the flowers from some yellow paper using a daisy punch and a hole punch and brown card for the middles. They are supposed to look a bit Sunflowery-ish.
Not too sure about this one so might have another go later.
Apoligies for the rubbish pic. I`ve tweaked and edited it so much but can`t get it better than it is.

Just a quick note about Ruby.
She has the chicken pox. Poor little love, she was transfered from Hull Royal to Leeds general yesterday evening and is now in isolation. Last night she was given a blood transfusion and is on IV anti biotics and anti virals. Obviously with all the treatment she`s been having they have to keep a special eye on her but at the moment she`s ok. Not well at all but ok.
What a way to spend half term eh.

I`ll keep you up to date with whats happening. Tomorrow there`s another Ross Papercraft Show in Hull so as long as I`m not snowed in, I shall be popping along. Hopefully I`ll get some new goodies and might get inspired to start on some Christmas cards :-))
 Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Thursday, 25 October 2012

More Man Cards

Good Afternoon All!

As promised earlier in the week here is another selection of man cards,

All made with papers and toppers from Pink Petticoat Big Fella collection.
Clean, simple and does exactly what it says on the tin card. Something for just about every man in your life.

Hopefully my mojo will return soon and I`ll get around to making something just a bit more artistic ;-))

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Monday, 22 October 2012

Man cards

Good Morning All!
I hope you are all well and not feeling the monday morning blues :-(

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was short of man cards. Well it`s taken me long enough to get into the swing but I managed to make a few.

 For this one I used cream hammered card for the case and some burgundy leather look card for the panel.
The letters are cut out using Die_namics Alphabet and the star is a X Cut nested star, all cut out of gold mirri and embossed with a Cuttlebug EF Candy canes.
The sentiment is PC generated.
 This one is on a white card base with DP from Pink Petticoat His Papers.
The letters and star as above but in silver and embossed with Swiss Dots folder.
 This one is also a cream base card with a green panel embossed with the Candy Cane folder.
The letters and star are made using brown card and the Swiss Dots folder.

Not earth shattering in their design I know but in my experience men prefer CaS.

I have another batch to show later in the week.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Cas_ual Fridays # 75

This is my second post today. Just scroll down for my Less is More card.

Hello Again!

I don`t often get the chance to join in at Cas_ual Fridays Challenge  but I needed two cards for girls at work who both have birthdays on the same day. The challenge this week is OFF THE EDGE so gave me just the inspiration I needed.

I seem to have a `thing` about stars and banners just lately. They are so versatile tho` so expect to see some more pretty soon ;-)
Really simple cards to make.
A6 card base using white linen card.
The stars for both cards are made using scraps of DP from Papermania and some smaller ones of silver and gold mirri card, cut out using X Cut nested stars.
The sentiments are computer generated and the fish tails are made using a corner of a square nestie.
I`ve added a few gems to finish.

I`ve been looking at the new stamps they have for sale at cas-ual fridays too and they are fab. My wish list to Santa is getting longer by the minute ;-)

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Less is More # 90

Good Morning All!

Yuk! A really foggy, damp and miserable day today, and freezing too so I`ll make this a quick one ( must get some proper heating in the loft).

It`s theme week at Simply Less is More and this time the theme is AUTUMN.
Apart from the cold it has to be my favourite time of the year. I adore autumnal colours, the greens, golds, oranges and reds and tend to use them througout the year especially in home decor.
Anyway, onto my card.

Like Chrissie, I am in awe of Birgit`s 
designs. Unfortunately I haven`t got her flair for design but I have stolen borrowed a design element that she uses with the frame.
I started with a 5x5 card base in white linen card and masked off a square in the centre.
I stamped the sunflower from Flourishes, then made a mask before inking the square with Versacolor Sand, Marigold, Orange and Magenta inks.
I removed the masks and coloured the Sunflower with Promarkers.
The frame is made using two nested square dies and raised on foam pads.
The sentiment is computer generated.
It`s my SiL`s birthday this week so I`ve taken advantage of the challenge to make her card.

This week has simply flown by, I really don`t know where the time has gone. I`ve had the beginnings of a cold hanging about for days which still hasn`t come to anything and I`ve been really tired. Hopefully this next week will see things improving and make more of an effort to get around to see you all.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Less is More # 89 take 2


I`m back with my second entry for this weeks Simply Less is More challenge with the theme of

Once again I`ve used white linen card.
I scored a couple of lines along the bottom of the card and stamped an Owl from Inkadinkado in Versacolor
Orchid, Lime and Orange.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts.
A bit different to my last offering and loads of white space.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Autumnal Butterflies

Good Morning All!

It`s One Layer week again over at Simply Less is More and this time the theme is WINGS.

I`ve taken the easy option and gone with butterflies.

I`ve used white linen card and embossed a rectangle using a nestie.
I stamped the butterflies (Elusive Images) onto the rectangle then masked off the butterflies and around the rectangle before inking with Versacolor Sand all over then Versacolor  Brown around the edges.
The image is coloured with Promarkers in autumn colours.
The sentiment is from There She Goes which was a gift from my lovely blog friend Tara ( Thanks Tara)

Although one layer cards don`t hold the fear they once did for me, I`ve come to the conclusion that mine are getting much of a muchness so I might have another go with something a bit different.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Happy Birthday Latasha

Good afternoon all!

When I was at the fundraising event a couple of weeks ago I was asked by one of the Mums to make a couple of cards for her daughters 13th birthday.
I always like to get as much information as possible when making cards for people I don`t know but all I was told was that she`s stroppy and likes pink. Oh, and no flowers...Arghhh!
Anyway here is what I came up with.

I used an image from Mo`s Digital Pencil called " I Dunno" because I thought she looked suitably stroppy.
The first paper is from a `Me to you` pad and the hearts are from a download but I can`t remember where from.
The number 13 is from Poundland (where else lol) and I punched a couple of butterflies using a MS punch.
The sentiment is computer generated and punched with a Woodware heart punch. I`ve added some glitter to the edges.
The second card is for Latasha`s younger sisters to give her and is my favourite of the two.
Backing papers are again from a `Me to you` pad and the Teddy is a die cut that came with the pad.
I used my Die-Namics alpha to cut out the letters and raised them on foam pads.
The stars are made using X Cut nested stars dies and pink mirri card and then embossed with Swiss Dots folder. They are the same shade of pink, it`s my rubbish photography that makes them look different.
Sentiment is computer generated.

Today is the first chance I`ve had to get into the craft room since sunday. It`s been manic at work and I`m just so tired. I hope to have something to show you in the very near future though :-)

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Less is More Silver 2nd entry

Good Afternoon and a happy sunday to you all.

Thisis my second attempt at this weeks colour challenge at Simply Less is More which is to use SILVER in our creations.
This time I`ve not done any stamping.
I ran a panel through the CB using a snowflake EF then matted it onto some silver mirri card.
I made the word using Die-namics alphabet set from silver mirri and then ran them through the CB with Swiss Dots folder.
I placed the letters using foam pads to give some definition and glittered some of the embossed snowflakes with Glamour Dust. They look fab IRL but don`t show up well in the photo.
I apologise for the reflection but no matter what I tried I couldn`t get a pic without it. I don`t even know what is reflecting but it makes the silver look gold :-(

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Less is More # 88

Hello and a happy saturday to you all.

The first saturday of the month is a colour challenge at Simply Less is More and this weeks colour is
My first thought was Christmas so thats what I`ve gone with. I do, however, have another idea so I might be back with a second post sometime this week.
I made a 5x5 square card and then cut another square slightly smaller for my panel.
I used Papermania Silent Night stamp set for the sentiment and two different sets from Inkadinkado for the snowflakes.
 I made up my own sparkly embossing powder by mixing some detail silver EP with a small amount of silver glitter and embossed the stamping.
A close up of the sparkly silver. It looks much better IRL.
I added some clear gems and thats it.
I think I might have been better matting the panel onto some silver mirri card, what do you think?

It`s been a mega busy week at work so I haven`t had much spare time this week but I do have a couple of cards to show you later in the week.
I did want to let you know how we got on at last weeks MacMillan fundraiser though. Altogether the school raised a massive £ 474. I am over the moon and so grateful to the staff and parents for making this a wonderful event. The money is to be shared equally between Macmillan and Candlelighters. Yippee!

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Monday, 1 October 2012

St Lukes October Challenge

Good Morning and a Happy Monday to you all.                                         

It`s the first of the month and that means a brand new challenge at St Lukes Charity Card Challenge.

This month we want your Christmas cards. Not just any Christmas cards though...
We want  Clean & Simple with lots of clear space.Think modern, graphic and definitely less is more.
For my card I`ve used the corner stamp from Elusive Images ( Chocolate Baroque) Christmas Flourish set,
stamped in clear ink and embossed in Evergreen EP. I`ve added some red gems for the berries.
I used my Die-namics alphabet set with paper from Teresa Collins for the NOEL raised on foam pads.
Really easy and so quick to do.
Please check out the rest of the DT creations and don`t forget, you can donate your card to this very worthy cause. Details on the main blog.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Less is More # 87

Good afternoon All.

As it`s the fifth saturday of the month, it`s a lucky dip challenge at Simply Less is More
This time the theme is Love & Marriage.

I made a very simple card.I used the Swiss Dots folder for my panel and added a white ribbon and slider.
The sentiment is by Rubbadubbado stamped in clear ink and embossed in detail silver EP then cut out with a nestie oval.
I cut out some elements of the Fleur de Lis accents from SB and positioned them on the oval with a dab of glue. And that`s it, easy peasy and quite quick.

I spent the morning yesterday at the Macmillan Cancer Trust Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning ( try saying that with your mouth full lol) and took some cards along to help raise funds.
Although I only sold 8 cards, I met some lovely people and got some very helpful feedback. I now know that I`m seriously lacking in man and boy cards so  I think I`m going to have to concentrate on those for a while.
I did wake up in the early hours of friday convinced that no one would even look at the cards never mind buy any so 8 was a bonus and the feedback did wonders for my confidence. All in all I had a wonderful time and the little bit I raised can only help can`t it? The school is sharing the money raised between Macmillan and Candlelighters which is great and as soon as I know the total I`ll put it on here.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx