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Friday, December 31

Lace & Pearls Sprinkled with Sugar!

Hi, Heres my last card of 2010! I soon as i saw The Sugar Bowls sketch for this weeks challenge i got straight to it! Loved this sketch and its one i will definitely use again. The optional extra is embossing so i have used my Cuttlebug and embossing folder to emboss the base layer. The paper i used is from a new pack that i bought in the Hobbycraft sale. Its the from the "Slice" range and i got the 12x12 pack for £1.99!! I have also used new lace, and pins/beads and the brad is new too. This all fits with My Time to Craft Challenge which is "Brand Spanking New!" The image is coloured with Promarkers and i have used the old faithful glossy accents on her tights. Not sure what i would do without that little bottle! Paper Sundaes challenge is "cut it out" so I have cut the image out and used 3d pads to make her stand out more. The other challenge that i playing along with is Charisma Cardz which is Pearls and Lace. I have also added my little butterfly on chain to to ribbon.

Here all the links to the challenges; - Sketch and Embossing.

I hope everyone has a lovely new year and best wishes to you all for 2011!
Hope its a good year for everyone!
Take Care,

Thursday, December 30

Thank You!

Hi, At long last i have had time to make a card!! Where does all the time go??

The sketch i followed is from Mojo Monday. My image is from TGF and i coloured her in with Pormarkers. The papers are My Minds Eye. I had got free papers like these with a magazine a while back and used them so bought more 12x12's this week in the sales!  The sentiment was cut from my Cricut Wild Card Cartridge and fits with the challenges running from Papertake Weekly and Cute Card Thursday. I am also playing along with the Corrosive Challenge which is to "Bling It On"! I have used plenty of bling on this card so i am sure that this will count! The flowers i made myself from Scalloped edge srips and a quilling tool! The leaves are cut from my Cricut. I have added glossy accents with glamour dust to the sentiment and leaves just to add a bit of sparkle.

Here is the links to the challenge blogs i am playing along with today;

Thanks for looking!
Hope you all have a Great New Year when it arrives!


Tuesday, December 7

Red and White Christmas!

 Hi, We gad a massive amount of snow fall yesterday here. As most of you seen on the news the roads were gridlocked and it was total chaos! The schools were just back yesterday after being closed all last week due to the weather. By lunch time yesterday the roads were getting so bad we were worried about getting the kids home. We stay in a small village right in the middle of Edinburgh and Glasgow and my oldest travels to school by bus so I had to arrange for him to be picked up. My other two kids are at the village primary which also closed early yesterday. All schools now closed again today and waiting to hear about the rest of week. Its not fun anymore and its so deep its causing real problems. Our telephone lines were down yesterday, trees falling and i have seen a few hut and garage roofs collapsing! 

Anyway enough about the snow! Here my card for the day. I am going to just list and link the challenges i am entering at the bottom of the post this time as i am in a bit of a hurry.  I have had this Forever Friends stamp for years and never used it.  He is coloured with Promarkers and kept it really simple to fit with the monochrome challenges and a few that are looking for red and white.  The sketch i used is from the Crazy 4 challenge blog. I have used one of my red and white flowers that i found in the bottom of my stash last week and the sentiment was one i had left in my xmas stash from last year too.

Heres the list/links of challenges i am entering with this card;

Thanks for looking and hope you have all had a good day in the snow!
Lynne x

Monday, December 6

A Few Of My Favourite Things!

Hi, Heres another late night, well early morning really, creation for you. This card has been made for the LOTV Challenge which is "A few of my Favourite things". Well this one was easy for me and just had to use my favourite stamp that comes out again and again for all different occasions. I also used my favourite colour scheme just now, one of my favourite sketches/layout and my favourite MS punch. As always i had to use my glossy accents which i really could never do without and the glamour dust that i sprinkle on it. 
I am going to give this card to a close family friend for her birthday so i decorated the inside with a little pocket and tag. I felt this really finishes the card off..just that bit different too.
 I am also entering this card into the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge which is "Embellish it". I have used a few different embellishments. I love making the pins to match my colour scheme, i have been out buying lots of different beads to cover every colour scheme...just in case! I have also used gems, flowers and a charm to embellish my card.

I will also enter the Fab 'n' Funky challenge. Its their first birthday there so are looking for birthday cards and there is also a blog hop with lots of prizes to be won along the way! 

Here is the links for the challenge blogs i am entering;

Thanks for taking the time to look and leaving lovely comments, They are really appreciated!

Sunday, December 5

DT post at the Crafty Calender Challenge!!

Hi there,

No card today, i am here to announce that i have been chosen to join the design team over at the Crafty Calender Challenge! 
This is my first DT post so i am really excited about it! I am so grateful to be chosen, there is so much talent out there! 
I will wear this badge with pride!

The challenge over there this month is a great sketch by Fern with the optional extra theme of Christmas!
Pop over here to join in!

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!

Friday, December 3

Buttons and Bows!!

Hi there, This is just a quick post to put this card on that i had started yesterday and never got finished till today. The sketch is from the Mojo Monday challenge blog. I love roundies so chose this over the square one. The DP's are all My Minds Eye "Lush" collection. They were all in a sale at Hobbycraft a few months back so i had to have them! The image of one of my fav gorgeous girls has been coloured by promarkers.  I have also played along with the challenge at Sweet Stampin this week is "Buttons and Bows". These buttons were recycled from my daughter old clothes, i went through all those bags of baby clothes that i just couldnt part with and cut of all the cute buttons then put them all in bin/recycle bin. If only i could clear out the rest of my house like that!
I have also entering the Lets Craft and Create challenge blog as its "Anything Goes"

Hope the snow and cold weather is not causing too much trouble for you all. I managed to go and finish my Christmas shopping today. Its was great because the shops were empty, only seen three other customers in Toys R us, and the shelves were full. I got everything i went for! The supermarkets were not quiet at all. My Sister couldnt get a pint of milk and then people were fighting over the bread! People are just panic buying just in case this goes on and on! Lets hope that not the case!!

I had forgot to leave links back to the challenge blogs that i have entered! I had a sleepless night and decided to post after 2am this morning so my brain was obviously to tired for it! lol! Sorry! - Buttons and Bows - Sketch, round or square - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 2

Black and white!

Hi There,
I hope you have all enjoyed the snow. We now have the deepest snow here since 1964, according to our council anyway! Its actually so deep my 6 year old cant really go out to play in it because its up to her bottom  in places so wellie boots are just not doing the job!! we are also snowed in and the schools are shut till Monday at least. There goes my Christmas shopping tomorrow and not sure about doing it online because roads and motorways have been closed on and off and we have not even post never mind large lorries with parcels! We are meant to have another 20cms tonight again, I am now getting a bit fed up with it.

So here is my card that i made the other day. The sketch is from the Just Magnolia Challenge. My Tilda was coloured with promarkers. As you can see i decided to try and do her all in "black and white." Had fun messing with all the grey shades, its not exactly how i wanted her to look but was running out of time. The colour scheme came from the Allsorts challenge which is Monochrome. The paper i used, the black one, has lots of lovely flocking on it. This card was hard to get a good photo off, the white just kept bouncing back at the camera. Its not a cheap camera i use, maybe its just me not using it properly. I decided to add Pearl Paper Effects, glitter and gems onto the corners. This fits with the Paper Sundaes challenge of "Adorn Those Corners". The Die Cut Dreams Christmas Clubs challenge is to use Die Cuts and i used plenty on this card with the Nesties and the swirls and flower from my Cricut Machine. The Craft Your Days Away Challenge is to add texture to your card. The flocking on the paper, embossing and lace counts for this. I am also going to play along with Tip Top Tuesday which is anything goes.

Heres the challenge blog links! - Adorn Those Corners

Thank you for having a look and your kind comments!