Saturday, 25 June 2016

A sympathy card and an invisible airplane

Ack I'm struggling with my mojo at the minute :(  Lots of stress and then the hooha over the EU Referendum, and now our boys are out of the footie.  Boo.

This sympathy card is effort #3, 1&2 are in the bin!  I had a picture in my head of what it should look like and it took a while to get anywhere near it.  It's based on  Tracey's beautiful card over at the Muse challenge.  I used these flowers from Simon Says Stamp - coloured with watercolour pencils and some Spectrum Noir clear sparkle added.  I found this text BG stamp so it HAD to be used (I've been looking for it for months LOL)  I also added some white enamel dots and bit of bling.


My second card uses this old Snoopy stamp that I bought back in 2010.  Coloured with watercolour pencils, Spectrum Noir sparkle added to his flying hat and scarf, and clear gloss to his goggles and the dog house roof.  Background spritzed with shimmer.  

Oh, and I just thought I'd share my new stamp from catsonappletrees ..... the signature one I've been using for years'n'years has just about fallen apart.  I'm loving this new one, think I'll sign my
name in future cards though rather than just print it.

38 comments:

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Lynne both those cards are utterly fabulous, but your wee snoopy has stolen my heart! Utterly fabulous card and with those fabby star sequins, perfect for our 'Stars' challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week. Thanks for joining in the fun with us this week. We look forward to you playing along with us again. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

Bernice said...

Great cards as usual Lynne - I really like the Snoopy one - funny though as I also resurrected a really old Snoopy stamp this week to make a congrats card for someone who is just about to graduate as a doctor. I actually have a Snoopy in an aeroplane and one in a car that I use for 'Passed your test' cards.

Dotty Jo x said...

I'm all at sixes and sevens too! Great cards, Lynne. I love your sweet Snoopy and you'll never guess which original handmade stamp I have sitting on my desk right now! Jo x

Maria A. said...

Hello Lynne: I'm in love with your Snoopy card, the Peanuts characters are some of my most favorite cartoons of all time.
Beautifully colored, I specially love the sparkle on Snoopy's hat and scarf.
Love the flower card too, looks to me like your MOJO came back, it's gorgeous.
Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber, hope you come back and play again soon.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Judy McKay said...

Your cards are very nice. Love the clean look. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Zora said...

Hi and thanks for the help with my stamp. Beautyful CAS cards and Snoopy is so fab.

Dawn Phillips said...

Lovely cards. Sympathy ones are so hard. You've done a brilliant job x

Kath said...

Fabulous cards - especially the first one, it's a beautiful card for a sad occasion.
Kath x

brenda said...

A beautiful floral creation Lynne and just perfect for our theme, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Lyn said...

Your card is beautiful and I love the new stamp :)

Chris said...

Love your Snoopy card Lynne, it's a wonderful design with a great image, perfect for our challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Your sympathy card is beautiful too!
Chris
x

Lin said...

Love your snoopy card - the red striped panel is perfect with him! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, Lynne!

Tenia Nelson said...

Both cards are great!!

Sarah said...

These are fab Lynne xx

Cara said...

Fab cards, looks like your mojo is still there. Cara x

Estelle TBT said...

Great cards, Lynne! Love those beautiful and delicate blooms and your background on the first one.
And your Snoopy card is too cute!
I'm in love with your funny personalized stamp!!!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lynne I am loving both these beautiful creations the first one is very pretty and feminine the second is a joy I love Snoopy, brilliant work especially with Mr Mojo playing up
hugs
lorraine x

Bobby said...

That background stamp was the perfect addition to the lovely pink flowers, Lynne. I know what you mean about the recycle bin. Mine was in there a couple of times but I resurrected it. The Snoopy card is so cute and I love the striped edge.

Katy McGloin said...

An adorable Snoopy! Love the coloring. Thanks so much for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun. Seems mojo is returning... :)

Lin said...

Three fabulous creations Lynne. I love your sympathy card, it hits just the right note.

The snoopy card you entered into my challenge is so cute. Thanks for sharing it with us

Can you tell me please which background stamp did you use on the sympathy card??

Lin
Crafty Cardmakers

Maike von maikreations said...

Love both your cards! Would have never thought that you are struggeling with your mojo at the moment ;o) Happy crafting, Maike

Ardyth said...

I may need that flower set, based on your card - gorgeous! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Deni(se) said...

Both cards are so great! The floral is delicate with the faint word background and I have always liked that stamp set. Snoopy and the invisible airplane is adorable. How can anyone resist Snoopy?

Tracey McNeely said...

Such pretty card. The flowers on your first card with the lovely background perfect for a sympathy card and of course snoopy! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Muse this week!

Neva Cole said...

Very pretty cards, and the Snoopy card? Just love him and the way you have interpreted the challenges. I just visited the EU (Germany last week, before the vote), it is reverberating around the globe. So glad that you played along with us at Retro Rubber Blog Challenge.

Claire Grantham said...

Great cards, I LOL at the Snoopy one, so awesome and the colour palette fits our challenge perfectly. Thanks for playing over at Retro Rubber this time. Cx DT

Donna Idlet said...

Nice card, anyone who you send this card to will love Snoopy. Thanks for joining Retro Rubber's red, white and blue challenge.

Doni High said...

All your cards are wonderful...however, Snoopy is my Fav!
Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

Patti said...

No evidence of a sluggish mojo here!! These are just beautiful!! I love your coloring on both and especially how Snoopy's house sort of looks like it is in the clouds! Brilliant friend : )

Patti

Cheryl W. said...

I love your cards, Lynne. They always brighten my day, and these two are no exception. Your "handmade" stamp is awesome. What a great way to let folks know your cards are handmade and by whom!

Sue said...

Love this card Lynne! and thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin hugs Sue xx

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Christine Traversa said...

Snoopy! Love him! This stamp is a classic! Looooove how you did that background! Thanks so much for doing the challenge!❤️

Whisper said...

Aaaah lovely and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

Craftnut said...

Great take on our colour challenge at allsorts Tracy x

Sammy said...

Oh these are both just gorgeous Lynne! I especially adore the first one.
With DT cap on: Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Wiebke Kommerell said...

Lynne, both of your cards look great!
I have some really old Snoopy-stamps too (bought them around 1990 I think) - your pilot-dog is so funny! Love it!

Greetings from Wiebke (KomMa-designed)

Carolyn Bennie said...

Oh my - super cute!! Thanks for playing along with ADTCAS this week. x Carolyn