Art Deco Happy Couple

Hi Everyone, 

Pheeeeewwwweeee... so Picasa web has updated and it's causing me a bit of a mare... I'm a Mac user and trying to get my photos into some assemblance of order under my Picasa App is proving diiiifffiiicult.  I am glad I finally got these photos sorted though. 

It has gone from being Summer to Winter overnight here, it was FREEZING yesterday and it's quite chilly now, enough that I want to put the heat on and that's unusual for me.  I'm wearing a hoody, but my wee nose is cold, I think I'm gonna have to cave.  I caved... it's on now, I will be warm soon. 

Today's card is one I have made for our friends Jess and Darren, they got engaged recently in Australia, Jess is Australian but they are back in Scotland to have a Great Gatsby themed engagement party.  I thought the Days of Decadence set I had was the perfect accompaniment to this. 

I have also decorated the inside of the card to match.   The Days of Decadence set is from Hunky Dory Crafts, some of the paper is from my stash, the ribbon is from my stash and the gems were clear but I couldn't find the black ones so I coloured them with copics as a cheat :o) 

I thought I should also share a little picture of my little woofy, she's looking so cute... how could anyone say no to this face? 

I like to think this face says 'Me Mum? Realllly? Me?!' 

Well I hope you like today's card, I went a bit mad with my Decadence kit and I have created quite a few but I will try to spread them out rather than bombarding you all at once. 

Take Care and thanks for visiting me.  Lyns xx

Not a card... but a Cake Pop!

Hey-hey Everyone, 

First off apologies for the radio silence, it has been a monumentally MAD week.  I had a bit of a wobbler last week involving a mad clean and a whole lot of not sleeping.  My family tease me frequently saying I'm OCD and that I'm a clean freak etc. it is all in jest, I know this.  BUT they are right in some ways I am slightly obsessed about cleanliness and I go through phases where I am particularly wound up about it.  

Anyhoo, I was topping up the dogs food bucket with a full bag of dog food and there was beasties (bugs) in the bag.  Of course I didn't realise this until AFTER I'd tipped it into the bucket... *boak* I am almost retching thinking about it.  That set me off on a total mad cleanse.  I spent a good couple of days decontaminating everything.  Now really the beasties just went from the bag to the food bucket and then latterly to the wheelie bin outside. I however was convinced they were EVERYWHERE. I have about finished my decontaminating mission, I have foggers to let off this weekend.

After my loopy turn, I was off on my sister Emma's hen night.  I was sharing with my other sister Hayley.  We got the train to Glasgow and stayed at a lovely hotel. Here is me doing my double handled teapot pose in our room:  
I'm wearing the worlds highest heels... but you can't see them :o(
I have kinda quirky taste hence the dress.  Here is a 'selfie' with my sister Hayley. Can you tell we are sisters?
And here is the reason I was hinging a bit on the Sunday morning.  These were LOVELY cocktails, I love me a French Martini...

I finally got around to doing some crafting (sorta) last night, I bought from Create & Craft's website a Cake Pop set and I've been itching to play with it.  Well it turns out I am fecking crap at using it.  I definitely need some practice with it, so I think I'll make some more this weekend and get some more card making underway.

They look pretty but they could be better and see those little pink and white pearls; I managed to spill them ALL OVER my kitchen.  I even had to take the bits of the gas cooker to get them out - oh dear! At least they taste good.

I hope you are all doing good, I will have a blog hop later to see what you are all up to. 

Thanks for visiting, Lyns xx

Lili's Challenge - No flowers :o)

Hey Everyone,

Hope you are all good and having a good weekend.  I have had a total crafting weekend, I have had the Create and Craft channel on in the background whilst I have been colouring away.  

I am entering this card into the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge  No Flowers.  This wasn't too hard for me because I am not a big flower person.  I like them in person but I just can't get flowery inspiration, so an easy challenge for me! 

Here is my card, LOTV image, paper pieced together, but not too many layers, just a couple.  I have coloured with copics and added a little bit of stickles to the stars.  I put the white card through my cuttlebug with the big spots embossing folder and added the spotty ribbon, which was from my stash.  I just hand tied the bow and glued it on.  Heart gems are from my stash.  

Here is a close up of the image, you can really see the glitter and you get a better idea of the 3D from this angle.  I tried to keep it CAS looking. 

I hope you guys all like what I came up with.  Thanks for visiting, Lyns xx