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Saturday, March 31

Butterflies Flutter By!

I hope your having a great weekend so far. The weather is not just as good as it has been but its dry and hopefully the forecast for snow on Monday is wrong! One day we are basking in the sun, the next its to be so cold its to snow! British weather at its best!

I am here today with a card that i have made for the Belles n Whistles challenge of " Butterflies". I have used one of my favourite BnW stamps called "Patches n Braids" and coloured her with distress inks. 
Butterflies are also the challenge at Samuel Taylors this month. I use the packs of smooth paper from Samuel Taylors to colour with my Promarkers. I first bought a few packs at the SECC hobbycrafts show and haven't looked back since!
I have also used my Cricut to cut the fancy frame. I have to be honest i have not used my Cricut no where as much i should do. Like most of us crafters i had  to have a cricut and it had to be the expression as at the time that was the latest version out and i also had to have lots of cartridges....and yes... i hardly use it! I have decided that i am going to use it much more and when i looked through the cartridges i have i found cuts that i didnt know i had! I bet we all have a few things that we must have that are only used as dust collectors!!

Anyway here is my card....

Card Recipe
Image - Belles n Whistles - Patches n Braids.
DP- Papermania Capsule Collection and Tim Holtz distress Core-dinations 
Dies/punches/embossing folders - Cricut Pot-pourri Cartridge, swirl embossing folder, Small nestie scalloped circle and X-Cut butterfly punch.
Sentiment - Forever Friends Black and Gold Sentiments.
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. Handmade Pins, Charm and gems from stash.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Belles n Whistles - Butterflies
Stars and Stamps Challenge - Cute Characters

Thanks for taking the time to look at my card! I really appreciate all the lovely comments you leave for me too!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Lynne x x

Sunday, March 25

Elisabeth Bells World Challenge - Guest Designer!

Good Morning! Hope your all having a lovely weekend! Its another lovely day here in Scotland. The weather has been great the past few days. We had a lot of fog yesterday but it cleared up the sun came out for a while. It was still a warm day despite the fog. 

Well i am here to show you my card that i have created for my Guest Designer spot on....
  Elisabeth Bells World Challenge!  For those that dont know i am a massive Elisabeth Bell fan..well you only need to look through my blog to see that since most images i use are Elisabeth's so i am so pleased to be a Guest Designer over at EBWC for the month!
The theme for the challenge is ...Shabby Chic/Vintage using lots of white!
The sponsor is Little Darling Rubber must check the store out! The prize is some gorgeous Kaisercraft paper blooms!

Here is my card...using a Elisabeth Bell Digi called Curly Locks Kiki.

©Elisabeth Bell 

Card Recipe..
Image - Elisabeth Bell Digi - Curly Locks Kiki , coloured with Promarkers/Fleximarkers
Designer Papers - My Minds Eye, Madison Avenue.
Dies/punches- Cheery Lynn flourish, Spellbinders Label One.
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug Textile Texture Folder.
 Embellishments -  Lace, ribbon, gathered in to create ruffles, charm, pearls and buttons from my stash. I handmade my own flower by running a stitch along each piece of lace to gather it in and then added the metal embellishment, circle of matching DP and a brad to finish off.
My sentiment was computer generated and reads "You're sew special"

                                                                       ©Elisabeth Bell  

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges - 
Stampin for the weekend - Anything Goes
Card Crafters Circle - Tic Tac Toe - Embossing, Digi and Bling.
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Handmade flower
My Mums Craft Shop - Use a Digi
Shopping our Stash - Buttons and Bows. 

Well i think that it from me. Please pop over the Elisabeth Bells World Challenge and have a look. The design team create the most gorgeous cards so you wont be stuck for inspiration to join in with the challenge!
Have a great day!


Wednesday, March 21

Elphine House Australia Challenge - Rain or Shine?

Hi, Hope your all had a lovely day. We have had some lovely weather today. Had my washing all out and dried...just love the smell of clothes that are dried on the line!

Well today starts off another Elphine House Australia Challenge!
The past two weeks has just flown just seems like a few days ago i was posting the last challenge.
You can use ANY ELISABETH BELL image at all to join in the challenge...there are so many EB images out there so let us see what you can create with them! If you have any EHA stamps then it would be great to see them.

The challenge this time round the theme is....."Rain or Shine" 
For once we can choose the weather!  Since i am from Scotland i thought i better stick with what us Scots know best...the rain! Here is my card using another new stamp that has been released from Elphine House Australia called "Tommy splashing in puddle."

The sketch i used is one of Dawny's Sketches from the "Pink Piggy". You must pay a visit if you haven't already done so, i am sure most of you have, because there is lots and lots of inspiration to be had!.  My mojo ran out and left me but this sketch brought it right back. (Thank You Dawny!)

Card Recipe
Image - Elphine House Australia, "Tommy, Splashing in Puddles"
DP's - Papermania capsule collection - Burleigh Blue, Navy cardstock.
Die - Time Holtz/Sizzix antique lace border die. Label from Cricut Story Book Cartridge.
Embellishments etc - Eyelets, ribbon, twine, button from stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

The Ribbon Carousel - Bakers Twine
Cards for Men - Cheeky Chappies  - Cheeky boy jumping in that puddle!
Crafting When We Can - One For The Boys
Craft Your Days Away - One For The Boys + Button

Thats all for now but please pop over the the EHA challenge blog and join us with our challenge.
Thanks for taking time to read!
Lynne x x

Sunday, March 18

Carly in Yellow..

Good Morning and Happy Mothers Day to all you Mums!
Its a lovely day here in Scotland, still cold but the sun is shining. I got breakfast in bed this morning and looking forward to a relaxing day crafting.
I made this Easter card with my latest digi stamp that i bought from Mo's Digital Pencil. I just love her little face..she is adorable.
I stepped out my comfort zone with my colour for this card. I have hardly ever made a card using yellow as the main or only colour but its turned out not too bad...

Card Recipe
Image - Easter Carly - Mo's Digital Pencil coloured with Promarkers
DP'd - We r Memory Keepers White Wash Collection, Pearlised Yellow cardstock
Dies etc - Spellbinders Edgabilities - Classic Ric Rak, Marianne Design - Scalloped Circle,
Cuttlebug Embossing folder - Floral Fantasy, Marianne Design - Swirl Die
Other Embellishments - Button, Ribbon, Gems from Stash and Flower from Wild Orchid Craft.

Here are the challenges that i am going to enter my card into;

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge - Buttons and Bows
I love Promarkers - Anything Goes
My Sheri Craft - Easter
Party Time Tuesday - Monochrome

Thats all from me today. I hope you have a great Mothers Day whatever your doing!
Thanks very much for stopping by and for leaving such lovely comments.
Lynne x x

Wednesday, March 7

EHA Challenge and a very special stamp....

Good Afternoon!! Well we have had true Scottish weather today. We have had all seasons in one day..rain, sun, sleet and snow. Just to finish it off we had a little thunder too! Its really cold and more snow is forecast .
Anyway i am here with my DT card for Elphine House Australia's Challenge which starts today and also a little special story about the stamp i used today.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The challenge theme is ...PEARLS AND LACE!

The winner of the challenge will win 2 Elphine House Australia stamps. If you have not been to the store yet you must hop on over to have a look, they are all all Elisabeth Bell images are!!

On my card today i have used a very special stamp! This stamp was originally from the "Daisy Collection" by Elisabeth Bell and as we know EHA are bring us some of these stamps back. Well this stamp has made its way back but with a new name..She is called "Carrie on Trike"...
Helen and Lew, who own EHA, are the most lovely, generous couple ever and they have made one little girl a very re-naming this stamp after my daughter Carrie! This is the second stamp to be named after her.  
The first one is is "Carrie Swan Princess" which you can see here. Carrie has Auto immune Liver Disease and had been unwell over Christmas so you can just imagine her little face when she received her very own stamp from the postman!!
She is so proud of her stamps and love being "a little bit famous"!! I found her the other day on google looking up the name of the stamps to see if there were any cards made using her stamps online!
Here she is with her two "Carrie" stamps!!

I want to say a great big "Thank You" to Helen and Lew, our DT's Mamma and Papa Bear,  for making Carrie feel so special and also for being so understanding and caring while i have been ill. It really means a lot to us!

Her is my card card recipe 
Image - Elphine House Australia - Carrie on Trike!
 Papers - My Minds Eye (they were torn out of pads so not sure which collection)
Punches/dies - Cricut Storybook, Marianne design-flowers and flourishes, Cuttlebug flower die-bottom layer of flower, small butterfly punch.
Embellishments - lace and pearls from stash.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges also,
The Crafts Meow - Sketch!
The Stamping Boutique - Pearls and Swirls
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Pearls and Swirls
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Die and Punches
Marianne Design Divas - Winter Blues (blue theme)

Well thats all for now. Thanks for taking the time to read your way down my post!!
Have a lovely night!
Lynne x x

Saturday, March 3

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Spring Clean!

Good Morning! Hope your all keeping well and are looking forward to your weekend! 
David is still off on holiday this weekend so i am going to try and have some craft time. I didnt sleep well last night either so i might even take advantage and catch a little sleep. 

Well today is the start of the Crafty Calendar Challenge! 
The theme this month is "SPRING CLEAN" with the option of making a handmade embellishment.

For my card i used up bits of scraps and cut offs. The layered borders were all made from the cut off from my card base when using a A4 sheet. The ribbons were all cut offs. I always keep the end pieces as they come in handy at some time! The charm i put together myself.

I absolutely love this Mo Manning digi stamp..How cute is she with her lips puckered up ready for a kiss!
You can find her at Mo's Digital Pencil. There are so many cute stamps i found i had a massive wish list created just looking in one category!
Here is a closer view of this cutie! Dont look to close at the colouring ..i just wasn't happy with it but decided i wasn't starting from scratch so just went with it.

Card Recipe
Cardstock - Tim Holtz Core-dinations
Dies - Tim Holtz On the Edge- "Brackets", Marianne Design - Flourishes
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon, pearls, charms from my stash
Sentiment - Personal Impressions

I am also going to enter my card into the following challenges.

Deconstructed Sketch - Sketch (Another fab Sketch..Really loving them)
Mo's DP2 Challenge - Anything Goes with a Mo image!

Well thats all from me today. I am going to get some DT work finished...ok maybe a little cat-nap too!!

Lynne x x x

Friday, March 2

Elphine House Australia - Its a Boy Thing/Colour Challenge

Good Morning! Well this card is a tad bit late being posted..I have had a bad week with my health and just never got round to getting it done!

The current challenge over at the Elphine House Australia Challenge blog has been running just over a week now so you have about 4 days to get a entry in if you want the chance to win 2 EHA stamps of your choice. There is just some new releases over the past few weeks in the store so even more gorgeous images to choose from.

The theme this week is ..

To enter all we ask is you use ANY ELISABETH BELL IMAGE.. doesn't need to be a EHA stamp and follow our theme. If you have any EHA stamps then we would love to see what you created with them.

Card Recipe
Image - Elphine House Australia - Tommy- Apples For Mummy Stamp.
Papers - MME Lost and Found Portobello Road.
Dies - Sizzix/Tim Holtz Paper Rosette die, Cricut - Story Book cartridge for Flourishes.
Other Embellishments - Silver studs, button etc all from stash.

I am also going to enter my card into....
Seems a little Sketchy Challenge following this weeks sketch.

Thanks for stopping by and i hope you can find the time to pop over to the EHA Challenge Blog and play along with us!

Have a great day, I will be back tomorrow with the new Crafty Calendar Challenge!
Take Care,
Lynne x x