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.

Saturday 4 April 2015

CCT#367 - Buttons and Bows

A nice easy challenge this week from Cute Card Thursday

To make my card I've used a lovely dandelion clock stamp by Bee Crafty and a sentiment from a Penny Black set. The paper is from Prima "Butterfly" collection and card is from Stampin' Up. The Ribbon is from Ribbon Oasis and the gorgeous glittery buttons are from this week's sponsor Bunny Zoe's Crafts. I cut the card behind the ribbon from a masterboard I made a while ago.

Hope you are having a fantastic Easter break - the sun has decided to shine here but unfortunately I have a nasty chesty thingy which doesn't seem to want to go away, which is not good when my garden is tantilising me with all the planting I have to do!!

Wednesday 1 April 2015

Catch Up

Mr Blogger has been hungry again and eaten my scheduled posts! The last couple of challenges on Cute Card Thursday's Challenge Blog have been "Spring Fever" and "Easter". Here are my makes.

Tuesday 3 March 2015

CCT#363 - Die Cuts or Punches

A nice easy one this week on the Cute Card Thursday challenge blog. We all love our dies and punches right? Well I certainly do!! Our sponsor this week is Bunny Zoe's Crafts so pop over to the blog for all the details.

The flowers and matching punch are from Stampin' Up, as is the cardstock and the oval punches. The bling was bought from Bunny Zoe's and is Prima E-line (sadly no longer available anywhere it seems!). The paper is from an ancient pad from Joanna Sheen.

Thursday 26 February 2015

CCT#362 - Fancy Corners

Another fab theme this week from Cute Card Thursday - your interpretation of Fancy Corners.

This is a fabby Stampin' Up Sale-a-bration set of 3 stamps which I think lends itself to so many possibilites, but in this instance I've used them all together in a stack. The card is SU also, as is the cupcake punch. I've used Tied Together embossing folder on the background and corners and some Card Candy finishes them off.

Friday 20 February 2015

CCT#361 - Floral Delight

Hello it's time for another challenge from Cute Card Thursday and we've gone all floral.

 My card is made using alcohol inks on shiny cardstock and the beautiful sentiment, flowers and foliage are all by PaperArtsy. The cute little hats the flowers are wearing are from a set of stamps and dies by this week's sponsor Whimsy Stamps.

Thursday 12 February 2015

CCT#360 - Perfectly Pink

It's all about the pink this week on Cute Card Thursday

I've used Bazill card for the background and frame and these beautiful stamps from our sponsor Whiff of Joy are coloured with Copics and Promarkers. The rose leaves are from an old Spellbinders set and the little fabric roses are from the haberdashers. 

Don't forget to pop over to the blog to check out the Design Team's gorgeous makes. 

Monday 9 February 2015


It was my bestest friend's birthday on Friday and I made this jewellery set for her with sari silk ribbon, Indian thread beads and Tibetan silver findings. I am pleased to say she was really happy with it!

Lynn x

Thursday 5 February 2015

CCT#359 - Crazy in Love

This week on Cute Card Thursday we are in love!!

I have always been in love with this cute little Penny Black hedgehog stamp and I think he's one of my most inked as he's so versatile. I've coloured him with Polychromos pencils blended with Sansodor spirit. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set. Background paper is from Pink Petticoat. I've used Stampin' Up card and ink and the punched hearts border is by Martha Stewart. A gorgeous pearl trim finishes it off.

Please pop on over to the blog to see the Design Team's "love"-ly creations and for details of the this week's prize offered by our fab sponsor Bunny Zoe's Crafts.

Sunday 1 February 2015

Calendar Challenge - January

My friend Darcy is running a monthly calendar challenge whereby you buy a large square 2015 calendar and every month use prompts to alter it. I am a little late seeing as it is actually now (just) February, but I am hoping Darcy will let me off as it was finished yesterday but just not dry lol!!

This month the calendar started off looking like this. It's not too hideous really but we were told to get one that we don't hate as part of the original design will be incorporated every month. This month the prompts were to have crackle effect and use print on your page.

I started off with PaperArtsy Fresco paint in Sherbert and covered most of the background, barring the two focal butterflies, before putting Ranger Crackle Effects onto the butterflies. I then used a Dylusions stencil and Ranger Adirondack paint for the leaf border. The frames for the butterflies were cut using Nestabilities and they and the bookprint (from Fruit Pixie - they do great little packs of print and music sheets) were coloured with Distress Inks. I then used one of Darcy's own stamps from her PaperArtsy range to stamp the cogs in Fresco paint. It all looked a bit bright so I brushed over some Fresco paint in nougat to tone it down a bit. Some doodling and a  a stamped title finish it off.

Right - off to do February's page now!

Thursday 29 January 2015

CCT#358 - Stamping Mad

We're stamping mad this week on Cute Card Thursday and our sponsor is Great Impressions Stamps.

I've used Bildamalarna stamps coloured with Promarkers and Copics. The paper is from BoBunny "Little Miss" paper pad and the card is Bazzil. The dies are Stampin' Up and Marianne's. A couple of little Prima flowers finish it off.

Thursday 22 January 2015

CCT#357 - Colourful

This week on Cute Card Thursday we are trying to banish the January blues by making lovely and colourful creations.

My owl, background and sentiment are a digi stamp from Diane's Daydream Designs, who unfortunately is no longer trading. I've used Stampin' Up cardstock, Nestabilities and a Creative Expressions embossing folder.

Thursday 15 January 2015

CCT#356 - Just for Laughs

This week we're having a laugh on the Cute Card Thursday blog. I've used Prima paper, Stampin' Up card with a Stampin' Up punch and Bazzill brads. The sentiment is by Bildamalarna and the image is by Kenny K for Whimsy Stamps who are our sponsors this week.


Thursday 8 January 2015

CCT#355 - What's New

Show us at Cute Card Thursday some of your new stuff!! Did you get goodies from Santa or have you splurged in the sales?

I got these gorgeous Stampendous! lips stamps just before Christmas and couldn't wait to use them - I think they are going to be very versatile. I've used Stampin' Up card, Brilliance Ink, some Swarovski bling and sentiment stamps by Anita's and Lost Coast.

Do pop over to the challenge blog to have a look at the Design Team's new crafty stash and check out the fabby prize from this week's sponsor Whiff of Joy.

Thursday 1 January 2015

CCT#354 - Anything Goes

Anything goes again this week on  Cute Card Thursday. I've used Stampin' Up card, die, punch and stamps. The gorgeous paper is from a Crate Paper pad I got on sale from our fabby sponsor Bunny Zoe's Crafts.

Lynn x