PTI Make it Monday

Thursday, December 31, 2015

I love what Laurie did for this weeks Make it Monday, so much talent!!!. I then went and looked at the floral stamp sets I have from PTI and then decided to shade the lovely Christmas trees from the Joyful Christmas set. Funny as it is the 1/1/16 and I have made my first Christmas Card :). I did some shading on the trees with my prismas colour pencil Apple Green over the top of the new cardstock vintage jadeite which is so lovely. I then placed vellum over some white cardstock and added my shaded trees to the top. Sadly it is not really clear in my photo. I love the spotty vellum as it looks like big snowdrops :) . Thanks for dropping by today and I hope 2016 brings many blessings for You and Yours............Lyn

Reverse Confetti Sketch For You To Try 31

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Today I worked on a card for this awesome sketch and I cannot believe it has taken me this long to open a stamp set that I fell in love with the minute I saw the previews :). I will not be putting this one away but making a few more cards first as just adore these little flowers and the sentiments too.
Thanks for dropping by and I wish you all the best for 2016 which is so so close now!

PTI Blog Hop

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Well it is that time of the month again and I have found time to play, so very excited as I have a few new stamp sets sitting here to play with :).

How gorgeous is the inspiration photo and as soon as I saw this I knew I wanted to play with a new to me set called Songbirds. Thanks for stopping by today, these PTI hops are always so awesome and full of inspiration. Now off to visit a few more blogs!

Playing Tic Tac Toe

Thursday, December 24, 2015

I just received another box of Taylored goodies and just could not resist this latest challenge Tic Tac Toe!

For my card I used distress ink, gold (my lovely sequins) and twine. I love this stamp and for sure I will forget a birthday and then put this to good use. The gorgeous cardstock and papers have come from the Hello Happiness collection also from TE. Thanks for dropping by, I hope everyone has a Joyous Christmas, God bless.

TE Share Joy Challenge

Sunday, December 13, 2015

When I saw this inspiration photo I knew that I had to pull out a Taylored Kit that was my very first purchase from this company. I fell in love with the floral stamps in this set and still today they are among my favourites. I am going to send this card to a very precious friend in New Zealand so I love the very fitting sentiment :) Although 25 yrs older than myself I have loved and cherished Nonis friendship for many years now and miss that we dont live in the same country anymore............But what a great excuse to book a ticket now and then :). Thanks for dropping by!

Taylored Expressions Challenge

Sunday, December 6, 2015

I recently purchased the stamp set Balloon Buddies and it is awesome. I inked it up for this challenge using both the sketch and colours to inspire my card :) . Thanks for dropping by today!

Stamps of Life October Kit

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

I joined up for the monthly kits in November which saw me taking possession of the delish October kit. I have to say I am so delighted with it, the papers are amazing and everything coordinates so beautifully. It certainly makes it so much easier to put cards together. I now have the November kit and cannot wait to play :) Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by!

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Thursday, November 26, 2015

For this weeks Challenge I have made a card with some newly purchased Taylored Expressions stamps. I love this set 'If cats could talk' there are different faces you can stamp to give life to the sentiments that are included. Lots of fun. Thanks for dropping by to visit I really appreciate it.

Unity Stamp Release and Hop

Friday, November 20, 2015

I am linking up a card all inspired with the wonderful creations that the DT have made with the latest release of stamps that are so awesome. I love the snowmen at Unity and have another winging its way to me at the moment :) I think it is true that a girl can never have enough snowmen stamps :). Thanks for dropping by and be sure to go and check out the release as it is a cracker.

Viva la Verve Week 1

Monday, November 16, 2015

Not often I make cards in this landscape type style but enjoyed this sketch. I found some gorgeous new papers at Kaisercraft this month as they have released a nautical theme and they are so delicious. I am hoping to start on my son Lukies scrapbook album soon and they will be just perfect. Thanks for stopping by :)

Viva la Verve Challenge Week 2

Saturday, November 14, 2015

I love this sketch and decided to do week two before I have done week one :). 

It has been a little while since I have played with the sketches and missed them, I am now off to play with week ones sketch :) thanks for dropping by.

Sharing a couple of cards

Thursday, November 12, 2015

I have been pretty quiet on my blog. Life is very busy as I go back to work and also take on the jobs that Kev did. It is only now I see how much he truly did for the kids and myself. I wish I could give him a huge hug and thank him for all that he was as a husband and father. Here are a few cards that I have not blogged :)


Thursday, October 29, 2015

I so enjoyed this technique and want to say a big Thanks to Lizzie for sharing this with us all. I used my new stamps from Fair Isle borders, embossed and then inked over with Spring Moss Ink. I love the result and will be sure to use it again. Thanks for dropping by :)

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 252

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I have so fallen for the gorgeous Christmas Elves that were a part of last months release and decided to use them for this weeks sketch :)  Thanks for stopping by today!

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge

Sunday, October 25, 2015

This is the first time I have made a card for this hop and I am so in awe of so many beautiful cards today <3. The inspiration pic is beautiful and I delighted in using my Twig Wreath set for my card today. Thanks so much for dropping in, I am now off to check out so more blogs :) .

Loving My New Stampin Bella Christmas Stamps

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Love love love the new stamps that were released for this Christmas and finally found a space to really chill and just create whatever. Started with no real plan but happy with the end result. Love the stamps form this collection that I purchased and hope to get some more done very very soon :)

Thanks for stopping by I hope to share another card soon :) my blog has been way too quiet!

Papertreyink Creating with Stripes

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Well this is the very first time I have played with the make it Monday challenge and what a great one to be starting with :) Stripes!. I recently purchased the Plaid builder set and cannot wait to sit down and have a really good play with it :).

Thanks ever so much for taking the time to stop by and have a look today I hope to get a few more cards loaded over the next few days as I enjoy a few days off :)

Loving Unity

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

I have recently purchased some stamps from Unity and I am so enjoying stamping with them. This stamp comes from a Kit of the Month which is great value as you get a large sheet of wonderful stamps. This came from the November 2014 kit and there are many more in this kit that I am itching to ink up. I am entering this into the Wednesday Challenge at SimonSays this week. Thanks for dropping by :)

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Saturday, August 1, 2015

I have quite a few beautiful new stamps from MFT that are still waiting to be used. Oh to be able to just wake stamp drink coffee and stamp some more :) I think I could handle that for a day or two or possibly three even. I adore this stamp by Torico and the gorgeous rabbit is missing from the scene as I took it out with the intention of using and for the life of me I cannot find it!. Guess once I clean up I will come across it. Love this sketch and used some new pens to me that are being stocked at Kaiser Craft called Mepxy Brush Markers and I am really impressed with them. I brought a 12 set (along with a few singles) and the set was 80.00 Australian  which works out to about 6.60 roughly. They are refillable like the copics so given they are stocked at my local hangout I may have to  invest in a few more. Hope your weekend has been a good one as we draw close to Sunday evening here.

Color Throwdown 353

Friday, July 31, 2015

I love these three colous together and have done a couple of cards now. I recently shouted myself some new stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink and decided to crack open the friends set for this challenge. Thanks for dropping by!

Be Inspired Class Card 2

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I am so glad I took this class as it has inspired me to do techniques that I have admired but never tried for myself. Today I blended distress inks again this time on smooth cardstock over a beautiful embossed background stamp from MFT. Thanks for dropping by!

Be Inspired Classes

Monday, July 27, 2015

I have been taking the Be Inspired Classes with Nicole for the latest release from MFT and this lesson was about creating night sky backgrounds. This is a technique I had not yet tried and it was done onto the textured side of water colour paper. I have to say Nicole makes it look so easy and her blending is perfect, mine not so much but it was fun and I am going to keep making a few of these backgrounds, next I will try it on smooth card stock. Thanks for dropping by today!.

Unity Be Inspired Challenge

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I just recently purchased my very first Unity Stamps and love them to pieces <3 . I cannot resist playing along with the Challenge and who can blame me 1. it is fun to use these lovely stamps and 2. What a very awesome prize to be won by some lucky participant <3. I used the butterfly from the February Kit of the Month along with the sentiment out of the same kit. Thanks for dropping by today :) and happy stamping.

Viva la Verve Week 3

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Love this sketch and decided to make a Christmas card for this one as it would be awesome to make all my own this year instead of falling short and having to buy some :). I have used lovely Kaiser Craft Papers for this one that were released for Christmas two years ago but I hoard paper like Scrooge Mc Duck would hoard his money :). The stamp set used is Verve Pinecone Christmas I expect I will make a few cards with this awesome set this year. Thanks for dropping in, happy card making.

Viva la Verve Week 2

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I love this sketch and will be putting it into my favorites to use again for sure. I have also made this card to enter into the July Inspiration Challenge and here is the inspiration pic. I din't use the colours but did incorporate the stripes :)

I love this new set to bits, it is called Sparkly bits and the fonts used are beautiful. I have also included the beautiful butterfly that is included in the set :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Reverse Confetti SFYTT

Sunday, July 12, 2015

I finally got my paws (hehe) on the set Puppy Paws, this has been on my wish list for quite some time. Having said this I could not resist making a card with this gorgeous set for the latest SFYTT.

MFT Challenge

Monday, July 6, 2015

It is only recently that I acquired this set LJD Celebrate You, but it has been on my wishlist since it first came out :). Thanks for your visit today, looking forward to the next Challenge and the new release just around the corner. I sure do love the new blueprints and those bears especially :)