Friday, 1 April 2016

New Mum to Be Card

Happy Friday, 

Yeeee-haaaa, I am happy it is almost the weekend. I love my job, so don't think I am hating on my work, cos I'm not, I've just been feeling really tired and the thought of getting to sleep a bit longer tomorrow is just amazing! What do you all have on this weekend? I am going to be doing some gym/swim with my brother - he's a good motivator, basically like a really rude personal trainer, which is what I need.  I am getting my hair cut and of course I'll be at my craft desk.  

On to today's card, I made this during my mad project making Easter.  I gave this to my beautiful friend Laura.  She's expecting her baby on 23 April, I'm so so excited to be a proxy-Auntie. Laura's baby shower was last Sunday, it was beautiful, so perfect for her. As someone who is not a baby-shower fan (I gots my reasons, K?!), I really enjoyed it. Such a laugh and great to see everyone. I wanted to give Laura a card which wasn't too baby themed and more about Mummy-to-be. This image is one of Betty's :o) again.  I love this, I tried to colour her up like Laura.  She loved it - which is of course the main thing. 

Here is a close up of my colouring, the hair is not as good as I'd have like but I do think I did her skin well. 

If you are like me and love a bit of makeup and beauty, I can't suggest enough that you pop over to Laura's Blog.  She gives makeup inspiration, reviews of products, suggestions for dupes and along with my friend Abbie, she is my go-to Beauty Guru.  

Thanks for stopping by everyone, don't forget to say Hi so I can stop by your blog too.  Lyns xx 

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

WOYWW 356 - What's on your Work Desk Wednesday?

Morning! Sorry all, I'm late - don't ask, it's been a bit of a rocket start to the morning.  This going forward an hour for springtime, somehow it is impacting on me worse than jetlag.  I don't want to get up in the morning, nor does Molly, so at least I am not the only one. 

I have been completely absorbed in my crafting lately, I made about 10 projects over the Easter weekend, it was great to get to sit and be absorbed in what I love.  I seem to still be have the crafty bug, as you can see on my desk I have printed a load of the Betty's images to colour.  I print the images I want to work with in the size I want and then another sheet with them shrunk down to test my copics on - just so I don't spoil the images.  

Here is another shot of my images.  You can purchase Betty's Stamps here.  She has some brilliant offers on so stop by to see her great work. 

If you are new to WOYWW and would like to know why I am inviting you to creep on my desk, please check out Julia's great blog - I wish her a speedy recovery. Please make sure to share the love too.  

This image was free for the March Progressive challenge on Betty's Facebook group. She so kindly gives away a free image for you to make into a project. The opening window for it is short though - only 24 hours.  However you can buy it there after here. The challenge this month was to colour one of the images of Pin Up Betty Normal or Zombie  (you can see I went with normal, but I will be buying the Zombie version too) then for the Normal Challenge was use at least 2 designer papers and at least 1 embellishment. This is what I came up with, I'm not happy with two of my choices of paper - but hey it's done now! 

Thanks for stopping by, I'm looking forward to seeing all your desks! Don't forget to say hey so I can visit you too! Lyns xx

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Decopatch and Betty Daft!


I hope you are all doing good and had a lovely Easter if you celebrate.  I had Friday and Monday off work which was great, I spent some serious time at my desk crafting.  I produced a lot of projects - it was great to get peace and not distraction to just sit and create. 

I have been decopatching again too - I bought this love hollow love heart from The Range, I decopatched this and added the L to both sides, this is a dovecraft stricker.  You could easily make your own if you have a steady hand.  I added the lace to hang it.  

I also bought in Betty's amazing sale, the Aquarius Betty digi stamp.  You can find all her digi stamps at - they are amazing! If you spend over $25 you can use the code 50OFF for a 50% discount! Which is pretty awesome, she has a few offers on at the moment, please join her Facebook group if you'd like to see all the info! 

I also made the frame for this... ok I know it's a bit lopsided but that definitely makes it unique! She is coloured with copics and a little bit of glitter glue accents.  I used some acetate to act as the 'glass' for the frame which I added a layer of glitter mod-podge to. 

I hope you like guys, I've been practicing my colouring, hopefully you can tell! Thanks for stopping by, Lyns xx 

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

WOYWW 355 - What's on your Work Desk Wednesday?

Happy WOYWW Everyone!

Now I know that today's photograph looks like it's not that messy - but you can't see what's behind me... disaster, that's what. If you would like to see what us desk stalkers are all about, please check out Julia's amazing blog and say I sent you! 

I was in the process of making my neighbour's daughter a 1st Birthday Card, she's a little cutie and they are lovely people so I thought it would be nice to mark the occasion. 

I tried to break away from my usual layouts and again keeping away from my SLC stamps.  What do you guys think?  I like this layout, I will need to challenge myself to really keep mixing it up a bit. 

The ingredients for my card are as follows:

LOTV Papers
LOTV Stamp coloured with Copics
Ribbon Girl Ribbon
Glitter Paper from Papermania
LOTV Sentiment
Gems are Dovecraft
Button is from my stash
Glitter Glue

Lastly, here is a little up close of my colouring.

I hope you guys are all good, thanks for stopping by my blog, don't forget to comment so I can say hi to you too.  Take care, Lyns xx