It's Time to Party!

Gah! Monday! Gah! 

What a riot of a weekend I had - My boss and his wife were celebrating their Ruby Wedding Anniversary, so we helped them celebrate by going to their house getting drunk and eating too much.  It was brilliant, Bossman's house looks onto the beach, so it was entertaining watching him run into the freezing water.  We lucked out with the weather, Big Bertha's tail end seemed to only hit us properly on Sunday, so we managed to have a really good sunny but not too hot day on Saturday.

I decided yesterday that it was a day for chilling in the house, with cumfy clothes on quietly crafting.  I decided to stamp up one of the Scruffy Little Cat girls again, cos they are gorgeous... but colouring on the pearlised card was NOT easy... I know for next time, but it's come out alright I reckon. 

Papers are LOTV, pearlised card is from crafters companion, ribbon is out the stash as are the gems, I think the charcoal sparkle card is by dovecraft, the image is coloured with my copics and a little bit of stickles added for added SPARKLE! 

A wee close up of the manic colouring!

Well I hope you all like, what did you all get up to at the weekend?

Thanks for visiting, Lyns xx

WOYWW 270 & Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Heya! We've made it to Wednesday... 

I know it's ages since I've taken a WOYWW photo, but I swear the desk was bad... I couldn't have photographed it. Honest! Here is my shot for today though, this is me just having finished up making another Charlie & the Chocolate Factory card... if you saw my last post, you'll know I bought lots of Roald Dahl goodies at the weekend *think I might need more goodies* Anyhoo, this was just at the end of the project.  Look at the silicon glue, it bugs me it's like that... I hate when the toothpaste is like that too, I'm gonna have to fix it. 

Here is said finished card, I was going for an 'imaginative thoughts coming off the page of the book' with this one... am I achieving that? I dunno.  It's a bit chaotic and mad but then so is the world of Roald Dahl so I think it works. 

This is a better look at the decoupage.  

On a separate note it's a total wash out here today, I had wellies, waterproof jacket and an umbrella on this morning.  To remember that it doesn't always rain in Scotland, here is a picture of Molly on a nice sunny day enjoying her ball and showing her enormous tongue.

I'm off for a peak at the other WOYWW folks - to see what it is we are up to, please visit Julia's blog.

Take Care, Lyns xx

Docrafts Roald Dahl Cover Card

Hey Guys, 

Monday is never good, especially when you have lurgy like me... It's supposed to be summer, I'm supposed to well and all full of beans and all that junk! 

Anyhoo... so my issue of Do Crafts Magazine landed on Saturday morning and had a quick flick through and knew right away I was going to have to make that cover card, so it was a jaunt out to the Range to buy the things I needed.  You can buy the Roald Dahl Goodies here.

Here is the magazine cover, details of how to make the card are inside... I just loved all the little coloured circles on the top... they look like Smarties.  So I set about creating my own version...


I knew I wanted those smarties on my card, so  I set about colouring plain pieces of Card Candi - that took forever.  I used my copics to colour them, so I held each one (except the lilac ones) in my tweezers and coloured... I decided the lilac ones were fine enough! I stuck them all down with silicon glue and then added stickles glitter.

I kept the idea of having a small pocket on the front to put things in, but I have just used the bitty that'd I'd trimmed off original rather than trying to fashion a new one from card.  

I don't tend to like copying other cards, but I knew I had to have a go at this one, the colours are just so fantastic! I can't wait to make up some more cards using the Roald Dahl Goodies. 

I hope you liked my take on this and thanks for visiting guys, Lyns xx