Windy Days!

Hey There Guys! 

Just a quick post from me today, I have been on a complete cleaning/organising mission at work at the moment meaning I'm SHATTERED by the time I get home at night.  I've been trying to bring the organisation mode home with me, so I've been shredding all my ancient paperwork at home - I hate how much paper and junk I accumulate!  Now on to my card... 

Today's card is a stepper card, I bought the card in a pack that was like 3 for a pound, I wasn't clever enough to do all the measuring folding and cutting.  The main image is from a decoupage sheet by docrafts and I added a little glamour dust.  Here is a little close up of the decoupage:

Well I am off for a blog hop just now, I hope that you don't get blown away with this horrible weather!  Take Care, thanks for visiting! Lyns xx

LOTV Christmas Bear

Hey-hey Everyone! Morning! 

I hope you all had a great weekend and got up to plenty of mischief... I went to the flicks to see Breaking Dawn Part 1 - AMAZING! Well maybe not if you don't like Twilight, but I lurved it! I kept forgetting we were in the Cinema though and wanted to talk to my sister about stuff... I'm going again to see it this weekend :o) I know I'm a massive dork! But I can't help it! 

Unfortunately didn't get much crafting done at the weekend as I wasn't feeling the best, not quite sure what's up with me but I'll be alright in the end.  Will definitely get some more done this week because I need to get a serious move on with my Christmas Cards - Eeeeep! 

On to today's card, this is another LOTV stamp, tried to keep this looking quite simple.  The backing paper is embossed with the cuttlebug folder snow, LOTV stamp is coloured with copics and topped with a little stickles.  The Ribbon is from the good ole USA, it's much more vibrant in the flesh so I gotta say sorreeee for my rubbish photography again.  

Well thanks guys for stopping by, I'm going to hop off round your blogs now! Take Care, Lyns xx

Enchanted Christmas - Fairy


How are you all doing today? I'm so warm it's crazy, it's November for goodness sake and I'm BOILING!!! I thought I'd walk to work this morning, get some fresh air but I really wish I hadn't because I wound up cooking.  It's crazy how mild it is here today - I guess I can't complain too much, it's better than snow!! 

Anyhoo, I am so glad it's the weekend... not just because tonight is Twilight night, but because I can get down to some hardcore crafting.  I've got very little planned, so I just want to sit and work away on some more Christmas cards.  It's nice to be back in the zone and working again, I really miss it when I'm too busy to craft.  

On to my card... This is a decoupage card that is actually a Papermania set, it's gorgeous!  You wind up with this beautiful 3D card, really all you need is some DS tape, foam pads and glitter - should you so wish! 

There you have it, basically the only thing I added was the stickles glitter.  

I have to apologise for my lazy photography, yep quick snap on the phone again! I promise to start taking some better pictures with my actual camera soon!! 
Well I hope you all have a great weekend and for all my Twihards out there - ENJOY!!! Take Care and thanks for visiting me! Lyns xx

LOTV Christmas Bear

Morning Guys! 

I hope you are all doing good today! I was sooooo lacking in motivation to get up this morning.  Hubster left at silly o'clock this morning to collect our friend and colleague Allan to get started early on some surveys, needless to say after he left I moved to the middle of the bed and just got myself NICE AND COSY!! When my alarm went off, I was tempted to turn it off and just hide back under the covers.  Meh! 

Ooommiiiggaawwddd oooommiiiggaaawwdd!!!! Tickets are officially booked for Twilight Saga : Breaking Dawn, my sister and I are disgustingly excited.  In fact my wee sis is considering wearing her Team Edward t-shirt that I gave her for Christmas a few years ago... now I gave her it as a joke back then, but now is it weird that it seems totally appropriate??!! lol 

Anyhoo... on to my card for today!  Below is another Christmas card made using an LOTV stamp... ain't he a cutie?! 
Now if I'd been at all organised I would have entered him into the LOTV challenge, but silly me missed the deadline! D'oh!  I'll do this weeks one - PROMISE! :o) Little bear is coloured with copics and topped with some stickles to make him SPARKLE! The papers are errrrmmm... something, sorry I can't remember.  The ribbon I picked up in America, Pearls are from my stash and the snowy paper was just plain white card put through my bug with an embossing folder. 

I hope you guys all like my wee LOTV bear today! I'm off to go and see what the next challenge is he he he... Thanks for visiting, Lyns xx

Kraft Card Christmas Colouring

Hi Everyone! 
How are you all getting on today?  I hope you are all doing good.  This week is going quite slowly, I feel like the days are just all merging into one at the moment, I'm sure it's the dark mornings and dark nights that do it.  It's so grey at the moment - yeuch! I think the only thing I'm looking forward to at the moment is the prospect of seeing the next instalment of the Twilight Saga next week - I know I'm a TOTAL GEEK, but it's going to be great... I just know it is.  My sister and I are so excited for the release, we can barely contain ourselves! lol 
Until we can get to the flicks and see the next Twilight, I'm trying to keep myself busy with crafting, it's great to be getting back into making cards and get the creative juices flowing.  I decided to buy some kraft card to play around with, just to get a different effect with stamping and as a backing card.  
So I had my first bash last night with stamping and colouring.  I wasn't sure how well copics would colour on the kraft card, but it turned out much better than I thought.  I went in with slightly darker colours than I would normally choose, my stamp here is Fizzy Moon, I used a gel pen to colour the white fur trim of the bear's hats and scarves. 

I also decided to try making a kick stand card as I'd seen a Quick Flick Tutorial by Bev Rochester, I thought this style of card would work well for my kraft card.  It's a great tutorial and a great style of card, something a little bit different from the norm but super easy to do.  
The kraft card is from ebay, fizzy moon is coloured with copics and a white gel pen, I used stickles to make the snow sparkly, the inside of the card is decorated with papermania Christmas papers, I used my nesties for the stamp and inner writing shapes, the ribbon is from my stash and the brads are card candi and the sentiment stamp on the front was free with Card Making and Paper Craft Magazine.  The inner sentiment came with Fizzy Moon. 
I hope you all like my first bash at Kraft Card and as always thank you for visiting my blog.  Take Care, Lyns xx

Warm Wishes

Hey Guys! 

Hope everyone is good today! We're now at that time of year where it's just Christmas card after Christmas card that will be appearing.  I love making Christmas cards but it then gets to January and I think 'hmmm... what will I make now'.  If I wasn't daft to the core, I'd just keep making Christmas cards so I'm ready for next year - but I wont! :o)

I've been trying to plan where to put my Christmas tree when the time comes, as since I got a new sofa in the summer, I am actually now short on space for the tree... so I think there will be a lot of musical chairs going on in my house come December - all part of the fun I guess!!  

On to today's card...
This is from a Papermania Christmas Decoupage set I got before going off on honeymoon.  I thought it was just so traditional Christmas looking and really pretty so I had to get it.  This picture isn't great for showing the 3D off but it really does stand off the page.  I added stickles to parts of the snow to make it stand out a little more.  The ribbon was off a gift I received and the gems were from my stash.  This is much more traditional than I would normally do but I think I'll be making quite a few cards like that this year.  

I hope you like today's card, thank you for coming to visit me! Take Care, Lyns xx

Christmas Sparkle!

Hey There Everyone! 

Hope you all had a fantabulous weekend, Monday just comes around again too quickly.  I had a weekend where I finally got down to some crafting - at last! I got a good load of cards made, which should mean plenty of blogging over the next couple of days. I have also ordered a few new little bits and pieces so I have some new goodies to play with... 

I also got started on some Christmas shopping at the weekend, I bought my niece LOTS of new clothes.  My sister wanted some more clothes for her and seems to have enough of everything else so I stepped up to the plate for that... well it's hard to keep things in perspective when the little cherub is with you in the shops smiling away at you!! he he he... hubby says I've to buy no more! Woops!  

After I melted my credit card on Saturday I got down to some serious crafting on Sunday, here is the first card I made.  

The stamp is LOTV and coloured with copics, I added some gold glamour dust to the stars on her skirt and surrounding her, the fur on her coat is stickles glitter glue.  The papers are part of the papermania Christmas range and edged with glue and glamourdust, the gems are from my stash and I used a Martha Stewart Punch for the edging under the ribbon.  The ribbon is from a gift set I received - Recycle I say!  The frame around the stamp is a Spellbinders Nestable Die. I think it's really ornate looking! Pretty pretty! 

Here is a close up of the image.  Sorry about the picture quality of these - they were taken on my phone as my laptop is not working at the moment and the card reader on my old laptop is choosing to play silly buggers... technology - I repel it! 

I hope you like today's card, I'm off for a blog hop! 

Take care everyone and thanks as always for stopping by! Lyns xxx

Birthday & Christmas Card

 Good Morning Everyone, 

I hope you are all doing great!  I know it's taken forever but finally I feel like I might just be on my way back into blog land.  The last year has been fantastic, but I've really missed crafting.  Whilst I wouldn't change a thing about our wedding, I can see the appeal in running off abroad with just close family to get hitched - takes at least SOME of the drama out of the equation.  

We got back from honeymoon at the end of October, it was incredible, we both had an amazing time.  I REALLY didn't want to go home.  I was close to tears driving back for our flight - I guess that is the sign of a really great holiday.  We spent two weeks in Florida, being complete tourists taking in all the fun of the parks.  I think you could go there for months and still not cover everything!  Here are a couple of pictures:
Me enjoying the Magic Kingdom at Disney World. 

Me and Hubby showing off our Geek 'chic' 3D glasses. 

Me cooling down a little by the fountain in Disney Studios.

Now on to my cards! At last!  Before heading off to America I got the latest issue of DoCrafts Creativity Magazine, which had some of these lovely 'Enchanted' Christmas Decoupage in them.  I bought up a few packs before going away and they've been crying out to be used since I got back so here is my first offering.  Enchanted Santa decoupage, with some stickles for a bit of glimmer and a couple of gems stuck in the corner.  I wanted to keep this one simple, the image does all the talking. 

I thought to help get my mojo going again I would take part in a challenge, so I took a peek in the Challenges forum on DoCrafts and noticed the latest LOTV challenge was a sketch with the strict instruction of 'Not Christmas'. 
I thought my little bear was just perfect for the sketch, she's coloured with copics, the papers are tulip and papermania.  Gems and ribbon are from my stash. 
This was the first time in a LONG LONG time that I've really sat and coloured so I have stamped myself a load of images to sit and colour tonight :o) 

I'm going to have a look round blog land and get all caught up with you all.  Take Care and thanks for visiting me! Lyns xx