Edinburgh Castle

Hi Everyone!

Phew we are stowed in snow at the moment and there's more on the way according to the forecast! Scary biscuits! OH never made his flight as the airport's remained closed - ah well! It was a business flight so I'm sure he's not really all that bothered lol!

So things have been a bit on the treacherous side here... some paths are just like ice rinks, fine if you have ice skates he he... Anyway you can see from my pretty pictures some of our snow, I managed to take these whilst the snow stopped. The castle looks like a nice big cake with icing sugar sprinkled on top.

And here is a bit more of a front on view. Getting around is proving interesting and taking a long time so I've not had much time to craft, hopefully get some more done tonight :o)

I hope you guys are all well and hopefully aren't under a blanket of snow too! Unless you love it then I hope you are! :o) Take Care! Lyns xx

Snow & a set of Christmas Cards

Hi Everyone!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend and your not being too bogged down with the snow.. we've got quite a bit here in Edinburgh which is unusual! It's not been too bad though, hopefully there's no more tonight, OH is taking a short flight tomorrow and I'm sure it'd be a lot easier if there was no more snow... Still it is great fun! he he!

On to my cards...
So with my yummy new LOTV stamps I made a set of cards to keep the theme simple this year! I coloured them with my copics and embossed with my bug!

This second card is another LOTV card with My Mind's Eye papers. Again another wee simpley one! :o) All my cards are also topped with some stickles for that added SPARKLE! Cos lets face it... if it aint sparkly it aint Christmas!

Anyway... I hope you guys like my cards, I'm off to get cracking on some more! Busy busy busy! Take Care and thanks for visiting! Lyns xx

Edinburgh Fireworks & Some Chrimbo Cards! :o)

Good Evening Everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving to any Americans reading! We are getting American Football here on Sky Sports, we were boogieing on down to Kid Rock. Well today might be Thanksgiving in the states but here in Edinburgh it was Christmas Lights Switch on! woo hoo! It looks gorgeous, the twinkly lights cheer me up no end!

I have uploaded a video (which is at the bottom of this post) of the fireworks that came after the big switch on. Now my videoing isn't the best my hand wobbled about a bit as it was FREEZING! It's also sidey-ways to fit maximum fireworks in. I'm at looking towards the Castle which is the lit up blob in the background :o)

Anyhoo, on to my cards...

So the first card is a forever friends stamp, the sentiment I wrote by hand in pencil... because do you think I could find a black fine pen?! NO! lol

So as always my image is coloured with copics and I've used stickles around the edges of the papers and on the bear's hat. I embossed the pearlescent white card on my bug with the snow folder, which is fab! I used my new nesties to cut out my sentiment... went a bit icky in places though! meh! Patterned card is My Mind's Eye.

My next card is my LOTV stamp (which I'm almost certain you are getting sick of seeing), I'm waiting on some new stamps coming in the post... hopefully tomorrow! Everyone fingers and toes crossed for them coming tomorrow please!

My bear is coloured with copics, topped with some glamour dust, cut out shapes with nesties and the zig zag punch is a Martha Stewart. The sparkly paper is some I picked up at Hobby Craft a while back. Pearls I bought so long ago I can't remember who they're by! lol

I hope you guys like my cards and enjoy my vid!

Thanks for Visiting! Take Care! Lyns xx

FF Christmas Card

Thank you very much to Sally Atkins for the Attitude Blog Award, I'm just sorry I'm taking so long to put it up! I've been visiting my Grandparents in Inverness, plus getting the bulk of my Christmas shopping done... but it's still not finished! Shopping in Edinburgh is hard enough, without adding the fact it's almost Christmas! Ahhh...

I've ordered some new nesties which came yesterday - yippee! I can't wait to make some things with these they are fab! I've also ordered some LOTV stamps for Christmas Cards... hope they come soon too!

Anyhoo... on to today's card.
I have made this for my Granny & Granda, these were some decoupage sheets I had left from last year and thought it'd be good to get them used up. The papers came with them. The red ribbon is velvety feeling and looks really fab in real life.
I've added some little bits of bling and red pearls and of course topped off with a little bit of glamour dust! The sentiment was printed from my computer. Hope you guys like!

Thanks for visiting! Lyns xx

Lavender Snowflakes

Hi Crafters - Happy Weekend! Wee hee!

I am so glad it's now the weekend, work has been SOOOOO busy it's crazy. Don't get me wrong I'd rather be busy, but I'm completely fried! I'm off for a week on annual leave now so I'm looking forward to having a rest and getting some of my Christmas shopping done. I'm trying not to think about the fact that I've only bought one present.

Anyhoo... on to my card....

This is my LOTV stamp in action again, think there'll be a few cards in this sort of style this year. keep them simple and quick(ish) to make.

He is as always coloured with copics topped with a little dazzle dust. Now I was trying to get a fuzzy effect on his fur... not exactly sure I've succeeded so if you think he looks rubbish - that's why! lol

Well I'm going to take myself off for a swim and hopefully get a glimpse of Gok Wan later on, he's signing his autobiography in our local Waterstones so hoping to maybe get a pic!

Take care everyone and thanks for visiting! Lyns xx

Midweek Madness

Hi Everyone!

Happy Wednesday!! Funtimes - we're midweek - woo hoo! This are still completely crazy at work, feels like I'm going in circles all the time, but it's not long and I'll be off up to Inverness to visit my Granny, some fabby shops - especially a really good craft shop! It's good to have something to look forward to.

On to the card...

This is another sketch from sweet stop, using my mind's eye papers, some green gems, my new LOTV stamp again and as always coloured with my copics and topped with a little glamour dust.

I added the peel-off snowflakes as an after thought but I'm not sure if it's a bit overkill... hmmm...

Well after chasing my tail all day I'm completely shattered so it's off to bed with me!

Take care everyone, thanks for visiting, Lyns xx

Green & Red Tarty Christmas Card

Morning Bloggers - we've made it passed Monday! Woo Hoo!

Monday draaaaaaags like nothing on earth, despite me being busy, running around mad and never feeling like I have enough time to do anything. Work is completely bonkers at the moment, feel like I'm chasing my tail ALL the time but it's good to be busy and I'm glad I have lots to do, just sometimes it'd be nice to get 10 mins just to breathe lol!

Last night I managed to get my butt back in the gym again, after a lot of messing around with my membership (they'd linked me to OH, then cancelled me, then re-linked - what a pa-lava) I am finally sorted! So I did just over 30 mins, I really should do more though... oops! I know I don't push myself hard enough! I'll try next time... I promise! lol

On to my card...

Once I got home last night, I decided to make OH's card (I'd been thinking about it the whole time I was in the gym). This was a template on a gem of a challenge blog, the added extra was not to use green and red... hmm... well I'd already decided these were my colours so I had to just bypass that bit... I don't think I'll be entering into the Challenge. It is a BIG square card, with my minds eye papers, some ribbon that I got off a wedding invitation and the digi image is from Kenny K Downloads (I love her, she looks like such a tart! lol) - there is also a free digi image for November so check out the site! As always I coloured my tarty girl with copics and I topped her with some glamour dust - looks weird and grey in the pic! I must apologise for the photos, one of our very tall friends dropped OH's camera from height and it bust into pieces (don't gasp, it's being fixed and OH's tall friend is paying for it). Unfortunately the camera on ye-olde iphone just aint up to taking really good up close pics for my blog... the good cam should be back soon!

Well I hope you liked today's card! Take care everyone and as always thanks for paying me a visit! Lyns xx

Saturday Crafting

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all having a good weekend, I've been busy pulling out all my crafty things... then spent a good hour searching high and low for my C plate for my Bug. OH and I turned the house upside down looking for it and where was it? In one of my craft drawers of course! I sometimes worry there's crafty ghosts living here who borrow my stuff! lol!

My mojo has been a bit wonky at the moment, I've struggled to have any kind of ideas. It's very frustrating. I decided to use my LOTV stamp that I bought at the craft fair last weekend. It's such a sweet image and I think I'm going to have to get a couple more! he he... they are very reasonable at £3.75 each. I stamped her onto some shimmery paper that I got at the everything is a pound craft stall - absolutely fab! The card is great my copics glide over them and the image is left with a lovely shimmery finish.
I made the jewelled swirl for the bear card myself... not sure it's working but it's not bad! I bought one one for the large card with the girl and cat on it - looks much better than my wee made up one! lol The snowflake was die cut on my bug and the spots also embossed on the bug.

This is a BIG card, it's 7.5" x 7.5" first time I've made a card this size! I thought this image was good for it though as it's rather big and I find it fills the smaller square cards with little room for embellishments.
As always I topped both cards off with some glamour dust :o)

I hope you guys liked my cards, I'm trying to get my mojo back on track but it's still a bit iffy! Take care and thanks for visiting! Lyns xx

Craft Fair

Hi Everyone,

I've been a terrible blogger lately and a terrible crafter too, life has really got in the way over the last month. There has been so many things that have happened that have made me take a bit of a look at life and just think, sometimes it's good to slow down. Whilst it's not exactly working out that way at the moment, I'm sure I'll get there eventually!

So my wedding plans are well under way, our venue is booked, I've paid for half of my dress - it's gorgeous but due to OH being a nosey, I wont put a picture on here! I have chosen my cake and bridesmaid dresses and despite being a crafter I wont be making my own stationery. Part of our deal with the hotel is that they arrange DJ, centre pieces, stationery etc. etc. so it's really only the invites and whilst I love card making - after making my friends I'm not eager to do it again... even for myself! lol

You might have noticed a change of layout and style of my blog, I like this style/layout and think this could be my one I 'keep'. My last style I felt there was a bit much going on. I will be updating my blog on a semi-regular basis, but perhaps not as often as I have in the past. I want to spend more time crafting - well when I get the time that is!

Last weekend, myself, my girlfriend Sarah and Lors from the Do Crafts forum all went to the Craft Fair at the SECC in Glasgow. It was the first time I've driven right into Glasgow, my dad lives just outside Glasgow but thankfully you come off M8 just before the motorway starts going that crazy 5 lanes of mayhem way! lol! I managed it though! We had Sarah's sat nav which unfortunately needs updating so it was as much need as a chocolate teapot... he he... I spent a lot of the time arguing with it - but we didn't get lost. We had a great time there and I've got some goodies which will hopefully give my mojo a good kick up the bum!

Well I better go now, I will catch up with all your blogs soon!

Take care and thanks for visiting! Lyns xx