Thursday, 28 January 2016

CCT#410 - Ladies Only

This week let's hear it for the ladies on the Cute Card Thursday challenge blog. We are sponsored by Sherry Baldy - My Besties who's pretty girly digi stamps are perfect for this challenge! One lucky entrant can pick 3 digi stamps from the online shop so it's definitely worth having a go. Full details on the CCT blog. 

The image here is a gorgeous Sherri Baldy digi stamp and I've coloured her with Copics and Promarkers with a few white pen highlights. I used a Sizzix die to cut the card out and then Spellbinders dies for the shape. The card and papers are all Stampin' Up. The sentiment and other dies are by Poppystamps, Impression Obsession and Penny Black.

Monday, 25 January 2016


Another one of my hobbies is photography and I am loving playing with my macro lens at the moment. Here's a few examples of some recent pictures.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

CCT#409 - Just Boys

It's Thursday so that means another challenge from Cute Card Thursday and this week we are all about the boys! I've used a lovely image from this week's sponsor Di's Digi Stamps - isn't he cute? One lucky entrant will win a $12 voucher for the online store!

I've coloured him in with Copics and Promarkers and used Craftwork Cards tartan paper and Card Candy. The sentiment was from a very old set and the grass die is by Impression Obsession.

Friday, 15 January 2016

CCT#408 - A Bit of Fun

Hello again - it's time to share my Design Team card for this week's challenge "A Bit of Fun" on Cute Card Thursday.

I've used this lovely image from our sponsor All Dressed Up and have coloured it with Copics and Promarkers. The background paper is from Bo Bunny and I've used Stampin' Up card for the die cuts, which are Spellbinders, Marianne and Penny Black. The sentiment is an old Penny Black stamp which I thought added the "fun" element to the card.

Please pop over to our challenge blog to join in - this week one lucky participant will win two digi stamps of their choice!

Tuesday, 12 January 2016


We are really lucky where we live in that the Town puts on the most amazing fireworks on Hogmanay. This was the first year we were actually OUT since Ben was born (he's now nearly 12). Off we went to a ceilidh with the boys all be-kilted (although Ben drew the line at no pants lol!) and then took a dander down the street just before midnight to see the fabby show. There are tins throughout the Town all year collecting for the fireworks, so it really is a community effort. The Town was really busy and there was a fantastic vibe.

Here are a few of the shots I took. 

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Cute Card Thursday Catch Up

I can't believe it's been so long since I posted. I have still been making in the background but just haven't been blogging. I seem to have gotten out of the habit, but I want to change that so I'm going to do a lot of the waffle side as well as the craft and I will also be sharing some of my photography on here too.

Anyhowz - here's the last umpteen cards I have made for Cute Card Thursday.

This week - theme is What's New? I've used new stamps.

Theme was One Layer

Theme was Food and Drink

Theme was Sparkle

Theme was Animals & Birds

Theme was Light it Up

Theme was Fairies & Angels

Theme was Stars

Theme was Anything Goes

 Theme was Anything Goes

Thursday, 1 October 2015

CCT#393 - Masculine

We're all about that man this week on Cute Card Thurdsay! Make us something masculine and link it up and you could win a fabby £10 voucher from Bunny Zoe's Crafts

I've used a mixture of Lost Coast Designs and  Catslife Press stamps and a couple "from my stash" (code for I didn't write the manufacturer on the stamp!). The pencils I coloured in with Stampin' Up Markers and then huffed on them before stamping to activate the colours again. That's about it.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

CCT#392 - Things with Wings

We have some beautiful creations from our Design Team this week on the Cute Card Thursday challenge blog and we've got a great new sponsor My Besties with a fabby prize up for grabs.

I'm afraid it's THAT time of year when those of us who make our Christmas cards start the annual slog lol!! Admittedly, I've made a sum total of 2 so far but it's a start right?

This cute little chap is a Hero Arts stamp that I've made into a robin red-breast. I think I may be using him a few more times this year as I think it's quite effective. The background cuts are various Nestabilities and the branch is by Die-Namics. The little charm is by Stampin' Up, as its the "Noel" die-cut sentiment. I made the embellishment with ribbon I bought years ago from Ribbon Oasis and berry stems and trim from Cuddly Buddly Crafts.

Lynn xx

Sunday, 20 September 2015

CCT#391 - Chocolate!

It's time for some chocolate this week at Cute Card Thursday and we are being sponsored by the fabulous Whimsy Stamps so it's well worth popping over and checking the challenge blog out!

I've used PaperArtsy stamps for this card. I started by colouring the background card with Fresco Finish paints and stamped with them. A bit of Chalk Fresco Finish on the spots I wanted blank and I stamped the image and sentiment with Ranger Archival. The oval swirls and heart are by my fabby friend Darcy UK for PaperArtsy. The beautiful flower was made for me in a swap.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

PaperArtsy Challenge - Pigment Powders

I have been having a really good tidy up in my craft room and it's a lovely haven of creativity again.

I just cannot be creative in a mess. That's me - it's fine if you can!! Actually, I wish I could to be honest but there we go.

Being able to just sit down and make has led me to an extremely enjoyable session with the Brusho pigment powders. My friend Catherine has used her to great effect for ages and mine have sat unused and unloved *shame*. Well - this PaperArtsy post for the current challenge, showing lots of different ways to use the powders, inspired me to open those pots and have a go.

I started off with an M&S mint tin and took it's lid off. I then used PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint in Purple Rain and covered the tin, the matchbox blank and the little leg-spools. Then came the fun part! I taped a piece of white tissue paper to a non-stick sheet and sprinkled orange, green and purple Brushos onto it before spraying with water. That's when the magic happened - the little bits of pigment powder all sprung into miraculous life and created the most amazing background - it actually looked like velvet. I blitzed the tissue paper with my heat gun and then hung it up (carefully) to finish drying. I then used a PaperArtsy ruler stamp with black Ranger Archival to add some detail. Then I ripped pieces off and stuck them on the tin and matchbox with Ranger Glue n' Seal. I stamped the PaperArtsy wings and sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with WOW flourescent orange embossing powder. The wings were mounted on a little spring to add some dimention.

The little vial full of "blood" is by Creative Expressions and is actually full of alcohol ink. The skull is by Tim Holtz, as is the tissue tape I have stuck inside the rim of the tin. As for the spider, my son got him last Hallowe'en and he's been so realistic sat on a shelf in my craft room I've nearly swatted him a few times!! The key was from my stash and all the embellishments were stuck on using Ranger's Glossy Accents. I had huge fun making this little piece and I hope it's just the start of more creative fun.

Friday, 31 July 2015

CCT#384 - Citrus

Yes - I know it's Friday!! Well, kind of. In the school holidays things tend to wander somewhat.

This week it's all about the citrus on Cute Card Thursday. I have used this fabulous digital image from this week's sponsor Alicabel and coloured the image with Promarkers and Copics. The card was made using a Sizzix die and I've used Stampin' Up card and paper from Designer Digitals. The bows were from Wild Orchid crafts many moons ago and the brads are Prima. A Stampin' Up sentiment finishes the card off.

Do pop over to the blog and join in! 

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Catch-up (again!)

I've missed blogging a couple of cards for Cute Card Thursday so here's a quick catch-up.

This was for last week's theme of "water" and our sponsor was Whimsy Stamps. I've used a mixture of stamps here by Crafty Individuals, Stamps by Rhyn and Stampendous. The fishy paper is by Pink Petticoat and I've used Stampin' Up card and punches.

Then we have this week's challenge of "Pets", which is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps I've used one of their adorable digi stamps coloured with Promarkers and Copics. The paper is from a Crate Paper pad and the little man is from a K&Co kit. Some pearls from a Waco pearl pen and a Stampin' Up sentment and punched banner finish the card off.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

CCT#380 - Cake!

No matter what I do, I cannot get a good photo of this card!! The background looks all muddy when it's really lovely, vibrant Brushos. Anyway, take my word for it! The rest of the card is made with
Stampin' Up punch and stamps and a few bits of sprinkles.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

CCT#379 - Stars and/or stripes

I seemed to have missed a week of my life somewhere! Maybe it's down the back of the sofa .....

Anyway, it's definitely Thursday so that means another challenge from Cute Card Thursday and this week we want to see your creations with strips, stars or both! I am greedy so I went for both.

This gorgeous image is a downloaded image from our fabby sponsor All Dressed Up and I've coloured her with Promarkers and Copics. The paper is a digital download from Designer Digitals and I've used Stampin' Up card and Martha Stewart and Stampin' Up punches.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

CCT#376 - Summer Colours

Well, we might as well pretend it's summer as here in Scotland we've not had much of one yet. We had a week in April. Maybe that was it!! 

I've not had much chance to do any card making recently but that's going to change and I'm determined to start crafting up a storm. Well, maybe a slight squally shower.

This lovely bright paper is from a collection by Designer Digitals and I've used a Penny Black birds die. The feather is a Spellbinders die and the sentiment is Stampendous.