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Friday, 25 July 2014

First and Last Guinness!

The first kit of a selection from the recent Merly Retreat. I was unable to go myself this year, but was able to purchase some of the kits (thanks to Chrissy and Linda).

I chose this one to do first with a photo from our recent trip to Dublin (the reason I was not at the retreat). On the day we arrived we walked around the city exploring and ended up in the Temple Bar area. Catherine tried a sip of Alan's Guinness and decided that one was was enough!

The original layout was designed by Ali Parris for Kaisercraft and uses the Happy Snaps Collection (papers and stickers) on Coconut cardstock. The Hexagon stamp was randomly stamped with Memento Ink. I added some Glossy Accents and a few gems to the camera.

This layout is not my usual style but quick and fun to create and I have plenty of papers left over to make another one or two.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

52 Christmas Crackers 2014 - Week 29

Back with my Christmas card for week 29. For details of this challenge please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog.

This weeks challenge has been created by picking three items from the prompt jar:

I used:
Card Blank - Craft Creations
Patterned papers - My Mind's Eye - The Merry Days of Christmas - All Aglow
Cricut - Elegant Edges & Winter Frolic
Cardstock - Miri card & Bazzill
Ink - distress Ink & Memento
Stamp - Stampin' Up
Other - Flat-backed Pearls & 3D foam pads

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday, 21 July 2014

52 Card Challenge 2014 - Week 29

Week 30 launched today but I's catching up with getting week 29 blogged!
My card for week 29 is based on another dip into the prompt jar for inspiration.
For details of this challenge please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog.

Here are the required ingredients:

I used:
Card Blank - Silver grey 6" x 6"
Cardstock - Bazzill
Patterned papers - Pink Paislee - Hello Sunshine
Cricut - Elegant Edges & Birthday Cakes
Letters - American Craft Thickers - Foam
Ink - Distressed Ink
Other - Gems & Ribbon

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Sunday, 20 July 2014

52 Card Challenge 2014 - Week 27

Monday 30th June saw the start of the week 27 challenge and we are back to a colour prompt for inspiration. 

I was asked to make a card by my daughter to give a friend who is having a baby shower soon.
For details of this challenge please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog.
Look at the lovley colours to choose from in this image:
While we don't have to use every single colour in the palette on the card, a simple selection of our choice of the colours is all that is required. 

I used:
Patterned papers Crate Paper - Emma's Shoppe collection
Card Blank - Craftwork Cards

Die - Sizzix
Ink - Memento and Distress Inks
Letter Stickers - Doodlebug Designs Inc.

Punches - Martha Stewart and Woodware
Other - Stickles, Liquid Pearls, roses, ribbon

Pens - Promarkers
Stamp - Kraftin' Kimmie

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Happy 3rd Birthday Annabelle!

I was asked to make a 3rd birthday card for a very girly little one call Annabelle. I found this Lili of the Valley stamp which I'm told is 'just her'!

I used:
Letter stickers - foam Thickers from American Crafts
Patterned paper - Doodlebug Designs Inc.
Cardstock - Bazzill
Inks - Memento and Distress Ink
Die - Sizzix, Sue Wilson Spellbinders Finishing Touches Classic Bows
Stamp - Lili of the Valley
Pens - Promarkers
Other - Ultrafine glitter

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Happy Birthday Mark

Following on from the previous two cards made for my parents and my sister and her hubby who celebrate their wedding anniversaries on the same weekend, my nephew was born on my parents 25th wedding anniversary so we had a birthday to celebrate last weekend too!

This is the card I made the music loving Mark.

I used Patterned paper from Basic Grey's Serenade collection
The Cricut and the Musical Notes digital cartridge.
Stamps by Wplus9
Distress Inks
Card Blank from Craft Creations

Happy Birthday Mark!
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Happy Wedding Anniversary

We had two wedding anniversaries this weekend just passed, my Sister and her hubby on Saturday and my Mum and Dad on Sunday. I have already shared the latter and so here is the card I made for Sylvie and Bob.

To make this card I used:
Patterned Paper from Basic Grey's Sugared collection
Scraps of Bazzill cardstock from other projects
Card Blank from Craft Creations
The Cricut and the 'Sweethearts' cartridge
Pink and white Bakers Twine
Liquid Pearls
Distress Ink
Stickles and a gem for a little sparkle
Flat-backed pearls

Hope you enjoyed the celebrations.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x