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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Summer Harmony Blanket

 
OK so it's winter, but I have now completed my Summer Harmony Blanket. I made the last stitches to the border while away on holiday in the Lake District, back in October. This is a clever design by Lucy of Attic 24. Although this was released in parts back in All parts of this design are available on her blog. 
 


A different approach this time, working all of the first rounds, then all of the second and so on. Ending up with 100 complete squares. 



The squares are not joined randomly, Lucy has spent a lot of time working out a colourwash effect, running diagonally.



The border was created with all the colours from the squares and two different rounds of stitches.

 Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Monday, 11 December 2017

Christmas Crop Cards



Over on the Scrap, Paper, Scissors Blog, I have written a post all about the make and take we did at our Christmas Crop. We made special Christmas cards using a Kaisercreaft Card Creations Die and papers from the delightful, Authentique - Colourful Christmas Collection.
Please go over to the blog to read how they were made. 

To add sparkle to the project I introduced the use of Creative Expressions - Cosmic Shimmer - Glitter KissPlease see Julie's review of this product from earlier this year.




Here are a few made from the same paper collection.





Thanks for looking & Merry Christmas
Lynn x

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Happy Birthday Elaine


It was Elaine's birthday on Friday and we all got together to celebrate last night. 
I made her a card with the Lili of the Valley digi stamps from the Thoroughly Modern Misses collection. This time I chose the February girl together with the 'Monthly Trait' for December. 

I printed them onto digital cardstock and coloured them with my Promarkers.

The greeting is from Crafter's companion, and the patterned papers and ribbons are from my stash.

Happy birthday Elaine
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Saturday, 9 December 2017

New Baby Girl - Card and Crochet


Baby Scarlett Rose joined our family on 28th November. Here is the card I made to congratulate my nephew Sam and his fiancĂ©e Chelsey. 

The image is from Lily of the Valley, stamped with a Memento ink pad and coloured with Promarkers. The patterned papers and ribbon are from my stash. The cardstock is Bazzill and the rosette was cut using a Sizzix Sizzlit Decorative Strip die - Mini Paper Rosette. The words' Girl' and 'New Baby' are cut with Crafter's Companion dies. The cards was finished off with some Distress Ink, Liquid Pearls and flat backed pearls.


I also made Scarlett a bunny Lovey to snuggle up to.




Impressed by the work of my friend Alison, who has made several of these in different colour combinations - I looked for a pattern to download. I found this one by Amy Ramnarine - The Stitchin’ Mommy at www.thestitchinmommy.com 

Welcome Scarlett Rose
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday, 4 December 2017

Happy Birthday Heather


Today is Heather's birthday and I made her a card using the new Thoroughly Modern Misses digi stamp for December from the collection by Lili of the Valley. I also downloaded the 'Monthly Traits' to go with the girls. 

I printed the girl and the trait onto watercolour paper, and used my Distress Inks to colour the image.
My greeting is a Crafter's Companion die.

The old patterned papers and ribbon were from my stash.

Happy Birthday Heather, lovely to see you today and hope you had a good evening with the family.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Baby Shower

Chelsey (and Sam) had a baby shower for their expected arrival in the next few weeks.
H
ere is the card I made for them.



I used a old Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp I have had a while now,
and coloured her with my Promarkers.
I glossed those big eyes with Glossy Accents.
The patterned paper is from Crafter's Companion
Ribbon roses and ribbon from my stash
Fern punch from Martha Stewart
'Baby Shower' die from Crafter's Companion
Sequins by Pink Paislee
 A little glitter was added with Stickles

Good luck Chelsey - looking forward to hear of your new baby.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Christmas Countdown!

I'm all ready for the beginning of December with this Advent Calendar I made for this month's Design Team post on the Papermaze Blog.

I have been having fun with the Bo Bunny - Christmas Carousel collection, and an idea for counting down to the big day. The delightful papers have some lovely images in soft shades of pink, yellow, green and blue. For my first Christmas project this year, I have created an Advent Calendar, each day revealing memories from previous years in the form a tiny photograph.





Please see the Papermaze Blog to see how I made the calendar.
Thanks for looking
Enjoy the countdown to Christmas.
Lynn x