Monday, 30 January 2017

Hidden Word challenge and Xmas card #2!

I saw this beautiful card over on my buddy Cheryl's blog, so thought I'd have a go.  The technique was last week's option on Darnell's NBUS challenge.  My unused shtuff was my new Penny Black image; and also this StickIt adhesive sheets which made sticking down the sentiments a bit handier - don't know if I'd rush back to buy more though!

My card was a quickie - well, when I say quickie, the background and colouring took a matter of minutes.  The sentiment a lot longer!!!  I love how it turned out though, even if it was a bit of a faff!

This Christmas one was inspired by this week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast - here's Carolyn's lovely original.

I won this lovely stamp recently over at the Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge, so this is it's first inking.  I think next time I'll use black embossing for it.  I added a wee touch of colour to match my twine and also highlights of sparkle - this one had loads of black and hints of blue in it so it was perfect for my colour theme.


  1. Gorgeous cards Lynne - and I'm delighted to see you using your prize so quickly!


    Di xx

  2. Such a cute design, Lynne! Love your adorable little scene! Thanks for playing along with us again at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. Awwww, thank you for linking to my blog! Your card is just awesome. That image is so cute, and I love the stenciled background. I've never tried the StickIt sheets, but I've got some other double-sided adhesive sheets that I use occasionally. Your Christmas card is beautiful. I absolutely love that you only used a single color on your image. It looks so elegant! You are one creative chickadee!! :)

  4. I love 'em both Lynne. I just love that birthday word die. And how you sponged the background.

  5. Lovely cards Thanks so much for joining us over at Crafty Creations Challenges. Kristina DT

  6. Hi Lynne,
    what a very lovely card and a gorgeous technique too.
    Such a lovely design.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. Two fabulous cards Lynne you have done such a great job with the designs they are super, super, love them
    lorraine x

  8. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 318 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too x

  9. Stunning cards, Lynne! Card #2 is very grown up...and very elegant! Jo x

  10. A gorgeous card, love the cute hedgie.
    Thanks for joining this months Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
    Lorraine x

  11. Lovely cards Lynne, the background on the first is really clever and I love the stamp and the die cut message. The colours on your Christmas card are lovely xx

  12. Lovely cards Lynne - those Penny Black hedgehogs are still so cute no matter how long you've had them - I must look for mine now - haven't used them in ages!

  13. Two beautiful cards, love the colours used on both, stunning as always.

  14. Well done with both cards, Lynne! I really love your adorable hidden word card!! The brick background is perfect for the little wagon duo! And I love what you did with your win from Pixie's! All that black and white go beautifully with the aqua!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #10! Hugs, Darnell


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