Wednesday, 23 March 2016

LIM week 268 - What's outside your window?





I got a new die - the poloraid one. I've wanted it for ages but couldn't justify the cost - then I saw it in a sale......

I used inkylicious stamps to create my scene and some TH distress inks. I actually created the scene on the second card first. Had a couple of attempts and it just wasn't lining up so instead I took one of my aqua paint backgrounds and stamped in black to create the first card. Then it seemed a shame to waste this little scene so I used corners from a TL dieset and Clarity letter stamps to make the card.

These cards are for the Less is More challenge which this week is What's outside your window. I'm also going into the Snippets playground as all my pieces of card are snippets from other makes.

Don't forget to check out my giveaway here for Ally Pally tickets courtesy of Creative Expressions.

21 comments:

Esther said...

Beautiful, Linby! Both cards are gorgeous, though I especially love the Polaroid one. Jealous that you now have the die - I still cut them by hand (very laborious!) so you might have tempted me into investing. You've been an enabler! Fantastic LIM entry x

brenda said...

Both are lovely and tranquil Lynn. I am curious about this die so am off to google it. See you in the playhouse, I heard a rumor that Parsnip is toasting hot cross buns, should go down well with a drop of hooch.

B x

Di said...

Wonderful card Lynn - you really do make such wonderful scenes. And you seem to have kicked off more interest in the Polaroid dies too :) Do let me know how you eventually did cut it :)

Re. Cadbury's Creme eggs - to be honest I'm not a huge fan - aren't they now made in the USA? Certainly not like they used to be. I do love the little sugar shell coated ones though and there are lots of instructions on YouTube on how to make a similar idea to the throne boxes (without the throne piece and less hassle in fact) and then pop a little cello packet of sugar coated eggs behind the egg shaped window.

Hugs

Di xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful beautiful cards, love the die, your so lucky to have found it in a sale. Wonderful sentiments, love them both.

SARN said...

Great scenic cards Lynn. Good job with your new die.

Ooh, Parsnip just handed me another Hot Cross bun to try out!
Happy Easter!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kay Wallace said...

I like both of the views outside your window, Linby! Both are calming. You did a great job with the design of both cards and the sentiments are spot on in both! Bravo! Bravo! (Could you add a "follow by e-mail" option in your sidebar? I know you have several, but if I get an e-mail that you have updated your blog, I will be there every time! Love your work!)

Sid said...

Lovely card and sentiment !

baileyrosy.com said...

Linby I love your cards both of them but have to say the first one is exquisite and absolutely glorious card the sentiments on both are stunning.

Marie

Deborah Artliff said...

Absolutely wonderful cards Lynn I love the images and the designs are gorgeous.
Debs xxx
{Debs Cards}

Dr Sonia S V said...

Both your cards look so beautiful ...picture perfect indeed!!
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Lynn Dalby said...

They are both lovely, I have definitely got some ideas from these. Thanks. I maybe being naive here but couldn't you do the cutting with a simple rectangle and square dies?

Linby said...

You are absolutely right Lynn you could but this die makes it so much easier, but that is why I waited for it to be on sale. Thanks for all your lovely comments on my cards.
Lynn x

Sarah Gray said...

These are gorgeous scenes and I love the way you have created the polaroid - it adds real interest to the design! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More this week :)

Kathyk said...

STUNNING make and loving your new die

Kathyk

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two fabulous cards Lynn. As you probably know, I'm a great fan of Inkylicious stamps and I love how you've used them here! Wishing you lots of Happy Crafting X

Sharon said...

These are two wonderful views Linby. That new die is just gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing these with us at Less is More.
Sharon xx

Merry said...

Wonderful new die, I like how you have used it. Two beautiful cards.

Anne said...

Fab new die Linby, and you've created two beautiful scenes - - super CAS makes.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Anne
"Less is More"

Lou said...

Enjoy your new die! Lively pair of cards.Lou x (Guest designer at LIM)

Chrissie said...

It's taken me a while to get around to seeing what's outside your window!
These are fab Linby, I just LOVE the depth of colour and choice of colour too in your first card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Barb said...

They are two beautiful cards Linby and both look so different. I love the quote on the first one. The polaroid die works really well. Barbxx