Wednesday, 30 January 2019


I was having a look through my cdroms for the CD Sunday challenge when I came across MCS Setting the Scene Shop Fronts cdrom. I haven't used this for a very long time and as the theme this week is Anything goes I decided to see what I could come up with.

I have a friend who adores vintage hats and shoes and so this shop seemed ideal for her. I superimposed a piece of the background over the shop name and renamed it for her! adding my greeting to the shop sign. I also superimposed the glass and added the number above the door and changed the layout of the windows, finally adding an extra topiary tree.

I used a piece of ribbon from CuddlyBuddly which I thought tied together the card with the colours. This is the first time I have let a piece of it go lol!

Inside of the card - I will add the greeting later.

My friend also loves vintage clothes and so this TL die seemed to fit nicely as she looks like she is heading for the shop. I made her and the ivy ( Joanna Sheen die) from snippets so it also seems fitting to use it for the blog hop Darnell has arranged for Di headmistress of the Snippets Playground.

Di's friend Darnell from across the pond has initiated a surprise Blog Hop to thank Di for the SEVEN years she has managed the Snippets Playground where we go to show off our snippets makes, enjoy bonfires, have hot toddies, jump rope, play on the Playground equipment, trade beads, horse-around in the tree house, ride bikes, play with Parsnip (and now Dudley the Havanese), and generally have an amazing and fun time!

I want to thank Darnell for organising this blog hop and also Di for running the challenge which is no mean feat with all the organising she has to do. But also for being a super friend who is always at the end of an email to help me out or give advice. I think I won the ivy die from the playground too - thanks for all the fab prizes Di.


KandA said...

Super card and a fabulous scene xx

Sarn said...

Hi Lynn - it's lovely to see you again.

WOW - that's a brilliant card. Love the inside as much as the outside - and just perfect for your friend.

There's a slightly raucous celebration going on behind the bike sheds .. . come along if you dare!

Hugs, Sarn
Stamping for Pleasure

Wynn Walton said...

Another wonderful creation Linby. Your cards are always so creative and this is no exception....a great scene.. Thank you for joining us again at CD Sunday. Wynn DT

Kathyk said...

How very stylish, perfect for the challenge this week - Happy SNIPPETversary


Carol said...

What a wonderful creation Lynn. A great deal of thought went into all the little changes. You always treat us to a super card.
Carol xx
CD Sunday DT

Brenda said...

Wow, what a fabulous scene you have created on this card! So much detail and to see on this card, I love the vintage vibe it has as well. A wonderful way to honor Di! Hugs, Brenda

Jane Willis said...

A gorgeous card, I love the way you have personalised it. And there's a link to my family history here too as a few years ago we went to the Scillies and traced some of my husband's family history, and it turned out that at the start of the 20th century his grandmother had a milliner's shop there - in the shop that is now the Co-op!

meg said...

Gorgeous personalised card for your friend, love the vintage feel you chose to suit her, thanks for joining in at CD Sunday

EmmaT said...

Delightful personal card, love the scene. Brilliant use of snippets. Emma

Mac Mable said...

Great scene making and great job on manipulating the image to make it so unique and personal for your friend. The die cut lady looks wonderful and your card is fabulous x.

Di said...

Stunning card Lynn - it tells a story - which I love to see in a card!

It was such a surprise to find out about Darnell's blog hop - many thanks for your kind words. Needless to say I'm really deeply touched by so many wonderful friends joining in - what a wonderful gesture. Thank you so much!

And in return, thank YOU so much for your friendship and also generosity helping with prized. I note that Darnell said it's all out of my own pocket so on Sunday's post I also want to raise a glass to those of you who have so kindly sent prizes.

Hugs . and a woof from Dudley!! We have 6" plus here of snow and Len keeps clearing the penned in patio for Dudley's toilet purposes in case we lose the little chap in a snowdrift! And it's STILL falling thick and fast. Gulp.

Di xxx

Di said...

Pssst, meant to say - thanks for the heads up on the new JoJo Moyes book! Have it lined up on my Kindle now! x

Kathleen said...

A really super card for Miss Di, super images and lovely colours.

Kath x

Robyn Oliver said...

A unique and lovely special card, Lynn

Megan J said...

Hi Lynn, a stunning scene on both the front and inside of the card. A lovely card to celebrate Di and her seven years at Snippets Playground... have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Janice said...

A gorgeous snippets card for a lovely lady!

Darnell said...

Oh, my word, Lynn, this is an amazing personalized work of art for your friend Christine! She is going to be amazed and she will cherish this forever! You are so talented and thoughtful and you have such an eye for design! The details are exquisite! Applause, too, for letting some of that stunning ribbon go! Thank you so much for joining in the Hop to thank our Miss Di!! Hugs, Darnell

Jocelyn said...

A fantastic card. So clever with all the alterations you have made to personalise it. I'm sure your friend will love it. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Helen said...

Fabulous card!
Helen x

Jules said...

Hi Linby

A great card for Miss Di's special blog hop .. .. I am really happy that so many people have taken part. But then she is one very special lady!

This really is a fabby card .. .. inside and out.

Hope all is well with you.

Love Jules xx