Monday, 16 January 2017

Crazy 4 Challenges - New Home

It's week 2 of my Guest Designer spot on Crazy 4 Challenges and the theme this week is "new home or something for the home". 

I've used papers, ribbon, die cuts and card from Stampin' Up and a sentiment from Magnolia Stamps. The lovely image is by Bildamarna and is coloured with Copics and Promarkers. Some little pearls finish it off.

Lynn xx

Thursday, 12 January 2017

CCT#460 - Buttons

I love buttons! 

I made this simple card for this week's Cute Card Thursday Challenge with a Stampin' Up stamp, Designer Digitals paper and lots of buttons! 

 Pop along to the blog to join in and be in with a chance of winning this week's prize from All Dressed Up! 

Lynn xx

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Guest Designer - Crazy 4 Challenges

My lovely crafting friend Caz (Stamping Caz) asked me to Guest Design at the challenge Crazy 4 Challenges this month and it was just what I needed as I've been terrible not getting crafty or blogging at all hardly the latter part of 2016. Well I'm so glad THAT year is over! 

The theme is "old rock" and I these little houses I made for a swap with friends fitted the brief perfectly! The wooden blocks were from my Stampin' Up wood mount stamps that I re-mounted onto cling last year. I bought the little log slices from Hobbycraft a long time ago and the little trees are from Wild Orchid (also a long time ago), I stamped the Paperbag Studios house front stamp onto Studio Canvas coloured with PaperArtsy paints. The little weaths I made with a small circle punch and Swarowski crystals and the "snow" is felt covered in Stickles. Some outlining and colouring with Posca pens and a little added sparkle finishes them off!

Lynn xx

Friday, 27 May 2016

CCT#427 - Holiday/Vacation

 This week on Cute Card Thursday we're off on our holidays! 

 I've used this sweet image from our sponsor My Besties. She came partly coloured with all the dress and ribbons ready done in the beautiful rainbow effect and I finished her off with Promarkers and Copics. There's 3 digi images of your choice up for grabs this week so you could chose this image as one of your winning images! The background paper is from My Mind's Eye and the little plane die is from a Waltzingmouse set. The sentiment is from PaperArtsy and I've used a Spellbinders Nestablility die to cut out the card. All cardstock is from Stampin' Up.

Friday, 20 May 2016

CCT#426 - Food and/or Drink

Cheers! We're having a food and drink fest this week on Cute Card Thursday. We are sponsored by Di's Digi Stamps this week and there's a great prize of a $12 voucher for one lucky participant!

My best friend got engaged to her lovely partner recently so to celebrate I've brought out one of my favourite dies - the folding box from Sizzix. I have used Stampin Up' glitter card to cut out the embellishments. The champagne bottle is by Kaycee Craft Stamps and the glass dies are by Die-namics. The hearts, stars and balloons are all Stampin' Up punches. The paper is from Pink Petticoat and the stamped sentiment is Hero Arts.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

CCT#425 - More than one fold

There's lots of fab cards around at the moment with more than one fold so we thought we have a go on Cute Card Thursday this week. 

I've used this cute digi stamp from our sponsor All Dressed Up. You can find it here. I coloured the image with Promarkers and Copics and fussy cut it out. The card is made using a die from Sizzix and the papers are Designer Digitals. The lovely flower dies are by Sue Wilson. Please do pop on over to the blog and join in and, above all,  have fun!

Friday, 6 May 2016

CCT#424 - Secrets

The challenge this week on Cute Card Thursday is to have a hidden something on your creation.

In my case, I used this Karen Burniston for Sizzix die to cut out the pop-up insert for this card. The papers are all from Basic Grey's Barista paper collection and card is Stampin' Up. I used a Spellspinders Sapphire alphabet to cut out the letters. The bird and balloon stamps are by Tim Holtz and I coloured the bird with Promarkers and Copics. I also used Stampin' Up punches for the gold balloons and circles and the strings are Karen Foster Scrapper's Floss. 

Think that's it for this one - other than to say please pop on over to the blog and have a look at the other Design Team's beautiful creaitons and check out details of the competition from our sponsor Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Thursday, 28 April 2016

CCT#423 - No Patterned Papers

A perfect challenge this week for me on the Cute Card Thursday blog as I had this new (to me) beautiful floral stamp from Stampin' Up to use! 

The image was stamped onto smooth card and then coloured with Prismacolor pencils. I used Sansodor spirit and paper stumps for the blending and am pleased with how it came out. The sentiment is from PaperArtsy and I made the little butterflies with a Martha Stewart punch. The cardstock is from Stampin' Up.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

CCT#422 - Add a Quote

Something a bit different on Cute Card Thursday this week - add a quote to your creation!

I've used this sweet pre-coloured image from our sponsor Di's Digi Stamps and used Designer Digitals pape rand Stampin Up cardstock and stamp for the sentiment. It was a nice, speedy card to put together and I would highly recommend having a look at the pre-coloured images for when oua re in a real hurry!

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

CCT#421 - Handmade Embellishments

Ooops - last week slipped away from me somewhat! Anyway the theme on Cute Card Thursday is to make your own embellishments and I went a bit mad with this one lol!

I have used this cute little ditigal image from our sponsor All Dressed Up called "A Time to Share" and she's been coloured with Promarkers and Copics. The papers were all from a Craft Assylum paper pad and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up. The card was cut out using a die.

Friday, 8 April 2016

CCT#420 - Something Shiny

Shine on, shine on! Something shiny is the theme this week on the Cute Card Thursday challenge blog and we are sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Closing Down Sale witha £10 gift certificate - which will go a very long way with all the huge reductions in the store!

 I've used one of Kate Crane's Stampotique stamps for this little desk calendar. I coloured her with Polychromos pencils for a wee change and used Stampin' Up card to make the flippy desk thingy (technical term) that has a lovely set of post-it notes and a pencil inside. I made the little balloon with Stampin' Up's new honeycomb paper embellishments and some wire. The gems are from Prima and the sentiment was made using a WRMK foil pen. I got a large pack of these pencils from the £1 shop years ago and they keep coming in handy!

Thursday, 31 March 2016

CCT#419 - Transport

This week on Cute Card Thursday we have a theme of "transport" and as our brand new sponsor is the fabby Magnolialicious I thought it was time to get the Magnolia stamps out again. 

I started by stamping Edwin and then masked him off whilst I stamped the car. I then coloured everything with Promarkers and Copics and used white and silver Posca pens for accents. All the stamping was then masked and I used Promarkers and a pen spritzer to colour the background. The sentiment is by Stampin' Up, as is the cardstock. It was huge fun to make!

Thursday, 24 March 2016

CCT#418 - To Die For!

A nice easy challenge this week on Cute Card Thursday. If you use a die somewhere on your crafty make you will be in with a chance of winning 3 digi images of your choice from our sponsor Sherri Baldy - My Besties.

I've used a cutie My Besties digi stamp and coloured her with Promarkers and Copics. I used Sizzix Bigz XL die "Fancy Crate" to cut out the little container. I also used dies for the letters and little teacups and saucers around the edges. The sentiment and punch are from Stampin Up, as are the card and papers. The teapot and teaspoon charms were from a craft fair. To finish, I popped some nice herbal teas into a bag and tied them with matching ribbon for a nice little gift!

Monday, 21 March 2016

CCT#417 - Easter

It's Easter time this week and Cute Card Thursday have a fabby prize from Di's Digi Stamps for one lucky participant over on the challenge blog.

I've used Di's Digi Stamps "Are you the Easter Bunny?" pre-coloured stamp for this easel card. The card was cut using a Sizzix die and the card is Stampin' Up. The butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch, the little bow is from Wild Orchid Crafts and the sentiment is Creative Expressions.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

CCT#416 - Lace or Ribbon

I'm rather late this week for Cute Card Thursday! 

This week we are sponsored by All Dressed Up and I have used one of their digi images "Love to Shop" on this card. I've coloured her with Copics and Promarkers and used a Spellbinders die to cut her out. The paper is from a My Mind's Eye paper pack and other card is Stampin' Up.