No Card for Now

Morning Bloggers!

I hope everyone is doing well, you may have seen in my blog last week that my close friend Sarah's Dad passed away very suddenly. His funeral was at the weekend, it was a lovely service and I think that it was a great tribute to Richard. He will be missed greatly. Consequently I have spent a lot of time going between Edinburgh and South Queensferry where my friend lives. I have been checking on her every so often to make sure she is OK and taking care of herself. She is doing very well and I hope I have half the strength that Sarah does when it comes to dealing with crisis. She is a star.

I happened to catch this picture on a trip out to South Queensferry - I have a picture of the rail bridge too but unfortunately it's not as nice as this. I think the colours in the picture are gorgeous. On the same night I managed to get the car stuck on a hill - I was having a bit of a dosey moment! I phoned OH who was like 'Lynsey there's clearly nothing I can do' I said 'yes I know I just wanted advice' as soon as I came off the phone I got the car moved right away... what a do-nut!

Hopefully I'll get back into making some cards soon, I am also upping my gym time at the moment - bit of a chub going on! lol!

Well Take Care everyone and thanks for visiting! Lyns xx

A Christmas Card


I hope you are all doing well! Since passing my test, I've been woman on a mission driving! he he... I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a little bargain of a car too... OH is intent on playing golf all the time and leaving me stranded! lol I've been enjoying getting out driving by myself too. Fortunately passing my test came at a much needed time, my best friends dad passed away suddenly last Thursday morning, so I've been to see her a couple of times to see how she's getting on. If you are reading this Sarah (although I doubt very much you are) I love you!

On to my card....

I have been trying to get into making Christmas cards again, but struggling if I am honest so I'm not sure about this one.

The stamp is from the Wild Rose Studio, coloured with copics and a topped with a little bit of stickles. Papers are DCWV and a little bit of Card Candy for a topper! I hope you guys like it despite me being a bit disappointed with it...

Hope you are all well, I'm off for a blog hop!

Lyns xx

Some good news!

Hi Bloggers!

Well this post has nothing to do with Crafting! I got some brilliant news today - I PASSED MY DRIVING TEST! wooo hoooo! The car above is the car I will be driving, he is named Skob - you can see why. I like to make names out of the Scottish number plates, one of my directors is driving a Slob! lol He is the car I've done most of my driving in and tonight I'll be driving him BY MYSELF!!! Look out Roads.... Beeeeeep Beeeeeep here I come!

I have a full license now and only got 2 minors! One for positioning on a roundabout (was hogging the road a bit) and another for a control fault parking - which was right at the end of the test too! d'oh! For anyone out with the UK, you are allowed up to 15 minors in your test to pass, although 3 in one category will result in a fail... there are lots of categories though. You have to complete 2 manoeuvres they can be any of the following : turn in the road (3 point turn), left reverse around a corner, parallel park behind another car or a reverse bay park. I was given a turn in the road (my most perfected manoeuvre) and reverse into a parking bay... best one I've ever done too, I was perfectly between the lines! :o)

Thanks for visiting my page, I'm looking forward to driving to lots of craft shops! BEEEP BEEEEEEP!

Lyns xx

Same Sketch Two Cards :o)

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend and your week so far is going well! I went to see the A-Team at the weekend and absolutely loved it! I loved the original series and was a bit worried about how the film would be, but it was good. We also went out for some festival fun on the Sunday night, when I say festival fun it generally means just going to the varies pub tents etc. he he... we'll be doing some proper festival shows next week, so I'm looking for that.

On to my cards, my first one is for two friends who got engaged whilst on holiday, which is brilliant! So this was a sketch I saw some while back and thought I'd use. I printed the sentiment bit, embossed the white card on my bug and used some papermania paper for the background. I used the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch too!

This second card is a Penny Black Stamp coloured with copics and a little bit of stickles. The papers are Forever Friends one and the ribbon is papermania.

I was trying to keep these cards simple, but I hope they are still nice!

Well thanks for visiting! Hope you are well, take care, Lyns xx

Sweet Stop Challenge Sketch

Afternoon Everyone!

I hope you are all having a good weekend! It started out pretty rubbish here this morning weather wise, nasty grey cloud - peeing rain, so OH and I decide we'll go to the cinema this afternoon to see the A-Team. Course now it's glorious sunshine! :o) Typical! Hope it is nice wherever you are and you are making the most of it.

On to my card, today's card is using a challenge sketch from Sweet Stop Sketches I think you'll all agree it is fab sketch. I had to lose a couple of the elements though as my stamped image is a bit big! My image is coloured with copics and some stickles for sparkle, the backing paper is doodlebug, ribbon papermania. I also stickled the edge of the stamped text. I hope it's not too busy, I wasn't sure if I'd maybe done too much by adding the ribbon or embossing the green card... you know I just think there's a bit much going on... maybe it's just me!

I'm laughing at my cat who is squeezing himself into the last possible bit of sunlight coming in the window. I would take a picture to share with you but you know that as soon as I get up to get it he'll move!! Well hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend. I will probably get a bit more crafting done as the docrafts forum is a bit wonky today!

Take care and thanks for visiting! Lyns xx

Donkey Best Wishes & First Go at Stitching on Card!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Half way through the week, I find myself wishing my life away for the weekends and they are over so quickly. It's sad really. I've been having real problems getting on docrafts lately, so if it looks like I've been neglecting docrafts - it's not intentional. I finally managed to get 2 cards uploaded today but I do have more to go on. Oh the www can be such fun!

Today's card is again using the Donkey for Michelle, this time I've used him in a very bright colourful card. I'm not too sure if there's too much going on, but meh it's done now! It was also my first go with stitching... well that was interesting I can tell you that much! The first go I had on just a bit of card, it ended up getting a bit away from me. and there some pretty dodgy bits on this card hence the purple embossed daisy bit - it's covering all the REALLY wobbly bits! he he... I'll need to give it more practice, it's all about feeding through at an even speed I realise, but getting that speed even is HARD! lol I coloured my donkey with my copics, opting for a tan/brown donkey this time. I did my out the box cutting on my nesties - which I love doing now I know how! The papers were a digital download from the Shabby Princess. Prima flowers are topped with some brads/gems from my stash and I ran the purple card through my bug. Sewing was done on my little Quick Stitch sewing machine.
Well guys I hope you like my latest creation! Thanks for visiting and take care! Lyns xx

Art Deco Flapper Girl


Hope you are all well! Today has been a bit of a tiring day. I played badminton tonight, for the first time in agggges, I can tell I'm going to be sore tomorrow! But it's for the best, I need to lose some weight and upping my exercise is definitely what I need - tomorrow it's the gym and a swim.

On to my card...

I saw a stunning card on Sharon's blog, with this gorgeous stamp and I just thought... oooooo, I have to have it! I ended up getting several other Art Deco stamps... woops! Now my colouring is nowhere near as good as Sharon's, her card is just INCREDIBLE, but I think mine is ok! So my papers are from papermania and I coloured my ribbon and image using copics. I added the gems to the centre of the roses. I shaded parts of her dress and roses with gold glamour dust - hard to stay in the lines with the glue, but I think it's turned out ok. My bow was made on the Bow Easy. I hope you like! I'm a bit obsessed with this teal colour at the moment, I will have to create a card using anything BUT this colour!

Well Take Care Everyone! I hope you are all well and thanks for visiting. Lyns xx

Get Well Michelle!


How is everyone doing today? It's right dreich here today, lots of grey sky and drizzle - horrible. In Scotland, summer is a blood relative of winter... Anyhoo, wont let the weather get me on a downer. I've finally recovered after my weekend of excess, in my late teens early twenties this wouldn't have been a problem. However it seems like those days are LONG gone. It's the tiredness that gets me, I don't wake up with sore heads or a dicky tummy, just absolutely shattered. It's a good thing I don't do it often!

On to my card:

Unlike me I'm sure you were all with it and have seen on A Spoon Full of Sugar's blog about poor Michelle having a horrible accident in which she lost an eye. The blog were running a card drive and challenge with lots of prizes. Now me being special totally missed the challenge bit but I have made a card to send Michelle anyway and hope it helps along with the hundreds of others in perking her up. It's incredible what they have done to try and give her a bit of cheer and I really hope she feels better soon.

The donkey is a freebie image which you can get on the blog, which I coloured with copics, I added some little gems round the sides too. He kinda reminds me of Eeyore. The papers are Forever Friends ones and the ribbons and brads are from my stash.

Well I hope you like it guys, thanks for visiting, take care! Lyns xx

Christmas Cards


How are you all this weekend and what have you all been up to? This weekend has been pretty quiet for me... apart from Friday night. I went for a 'couple' of drinks after work on Friday night, it was good to get out with some friends and catch up with some people who I've not seen for a very long time. Several bottles of wine were consumed, OH came to me looking a bit green at about 11pm saying 'we have to go home'. The look on his face was enough for me not to ask twice. Bless him, poor soul just can't hold his wine - fortunately I can. He was a bit ill until the lunchtime the next day. Still we had a good laugh and it isn't something we do often. Yesterday was a day of recovery so we didn't do very much.

Today I have got started on my Christmas cards, here are the ones I have so far. I will probably continue to make some very similar, along with special personalised ones for family members.

All cards are coloured with copics, bit of glamour dust sparkled on. All the papers are Bo Bunny, I did however buy these last year so you may not be able to get them any more.
The glue for the glamour dust will eventually dry clear and you will only see the glitter.

Well I hope you guys like it, I now have to get through the ever mounting pile of ironing I have... eurgh! Take care everyone and thanks for visiting. Lyns xx