Thursday, 29 October 2015

Halloween Box Card LOTV

Heya Guys, 

Hope you are all well.  As promised, today's 'card' is one made using some of the goodies I picked up at the Craft Show.  A bit of a theme you might notice is halloween, I have all these little cool halloween bits but I never normally end up doing anything, but I was determined to make this.  An idea which fell out my own head, no inspiration was taken from anywhere... A first! 

I have to confess that I didn't make the box card, I bought them in a pack, it is just so much more work doing all that cutting, I'd be going nuts trying to make it all correctly, this was so simple using the pre-cut one and it comes with envelopes to fit.  This card actually folds flat so you can mail it to people. 

Getting down to the nitty gritty, the image is by LOTV, coloured with copics and added a little bit of black glitter to the bats and the inner eyes and mouth of the pumpkin.  The bats I free-hand cut and then dunked in glitter mounted onto bits of wire to make them appear as though they are flying out of the box. The pumpkin dies are by Spellbinders, they are great - I think they'd also look great on their own popping out of a box - that could be a project for later.  I also used a spellbinders nestie for cutting the image using the 'out the box' approach for the leaf and the stalk of the pumpkin.  The cheese cloth is just cut roughly and pulled a bit to make it look creepy and glued to the back.  The gems were clear and I coloured them black with copics and are the reason I have black marks on my fingers and thumb. The papers are Gorjuss Girls Docrafts ones.  I think that's all there is to say now about that! 

A close up of my image colouring - the hair looks more textured in person, it just doesn't seem to be showing up in the photo. 

This is the most intensive card I have made for a while, but I enjoyed every bit of it.  I love these box cards, using the pre-cut cards just made it easier for me.  What can I say - I'm lazy! 

I hope you guys liked this and thanks for stopping by, Lyns xx

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

WOYWW 334 - Craft Show Haul


Happy Hump Day All, 

How you guys doing, I've been a busy little bee... today's photo is of my desk, but really me just showing off what I bought at the Craft Fair in Glasgow last weekend.  It was brilliant - I love the show.  My sister came with me - her first time, I had to have the same discussion I had with my mum when she first came i.e. Don't spend all your money in the first stand! 

As you can see from my photo I got quite a few bits and pieces, every craft is a pound is a brilliant stand for stamps - I also got those star dies there too! Great value for money, 3 star dies for £1.  Actually, because they do 12 items for £10 it's even cheaper than £1. 


The small bottle with the white cap is Christmas Scent in a bottle - it's beautiful! I love the smell so much! I've been dabbing it everywhere, yeah I know it's only October! 

I hope you enjoyed stopping by my desk, if you'd like to know more about Desk-Stalkers Anonymous, you can check out Julia's blog for all the information.  I must warn you all now, I'll be slow getting round the blogs this week as I'm on a course for work, I had homework so I'm not getting on to my computer too much, but I will catch up - I promise. 

Tomorrow's share will be a project I have created from the purchased goodies! 

Take care and thanks for visiting me.  Lyns xx

Monday, 12 October 2015

LOTV CAS Christmas Card

Hey Guys, 

Today's card is a CAS Christmas card made using an LOTV stamp.  I'm trying to speed up the Card Making process for Christmas - still it's not working... oops! 

Stamped the image onto some Kraft card and then coloured with copics, I used a white gel pen on the blobs and a little bit of stickles on the wings.  The buttons were free with my docrafts magazine and that as they say - is that!

Very plain, but I hope effective.  Here's a close-up of my colouring. 

The hair is not great! and I feel I could do with more depth, I will continue to work at it. Thanks for stopping by everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend.  

Lyns x

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Sarah's Beautiful Birthday :o)

Hey There Everyone, 

Today's a special day it is my beautiful friend Sarah's birthday.  Sarah is amazing, she'll do anything to help someone.  She is one of the kindest people I've ever met and she's truly one of a kind.  I am so lucky to have her in my life and especially lucky that she's my best friend.  I don't know what I would do without her.  


Sarah is not known for being a girly girl, she's not into pink and glitter and sparkles, but she oozes class.  I chose this stamp by Scruffy Little Cat - she was a limited edition I bought from Create and Craft, I have no idea if you can actually buy her alone now.  I think she looks classy, she's all about having some time to herself and a bit of pampering and of course a glass of bubbly! THIS IS WHAT SARAH NEEDS TO DO!! Is have some 'ME' time! :D if you are reading this Sarah, I hope that's loud and clear :o) 


I also used the opportunity to get more copic practice in - she's supposed to be more blonde than she is! I was a bit heavy handed and mixed up my colours - woops! I wanted her to be more blonde like Sarah, but what you gonna do! She's sort of a bronde instead :D 

Still getting there very slowly with the colouring, I will keep at it though. 

The paper is from a very old set and I'm so sorry I can't remember what it is now.  I'd hazard a guess it's Bo Bunny.  The sentiment came with another SLC stamp.  The lace, gems and ribbon are from my stash and the little charms are off a necklace I didn't wear anymore - up-cycling at it's best :o) 

I hope you guys like this card and to Sarah, a very happy birthday! 

Thanks for stopping by, Lyns xx

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

WOYWW 331 - Card in Progress

Hi Everyone, 

Welcome to my desk for this WOYWW 331 - if you'd like to know what we are doing, please stop by Julia's blog for all our desk-creeping stories :o) 

 
I've been in colour mode, just now, working last night on this image for a friend's birthday card and using the opportunity to practice with my copics. Her hair was meant to be more blonde than mouse brown - woops!
I wanted to stay away from girly girly colours as my friend's not a girly girl like that.  I will be making the card up using predominantly black and a pale grey - we'll see what comes out of it! The stamp is by Scruffy Little Cat, coloured with copics and there's a little bit of stickles on there too.

I'm off to peak around your desks now! Thanks for visiting mine! Lyns xx

Thursday, 1 October 2015

LOTV Simple Card

Hey Everyone, 

Hope you are all well?  If you stopped by yesterday, I hope you enjoyed my craft area tour.  Please share a link with me if you make a video of your craft area so I can have a peek. 

This is the card I was working on in my desk photo, well the image was at least.  Still practising my colouring and techniques with the Copic Ciaos; this is an LOTV image that I've done my best to capture some shadow and texture on the animals. 


I wanted to keep the card pretty low-key and simple, which is why there's no ribbons or any other fancy bits.  I may add a sentiment at a later date, but again it will be kept very simple.  

Here is a close-up of my colouring.  I hope it's not too bad, I'm trying to get better at shadow mapping.   As I mentioned, the colouring was with Copic Markers, there's a little bit of Stickles Glitter Glue there too, some craft card and the LOTV Paper Pad for the backing papers.  

This morning when I took the dog out, there was a real clingy mist hanging on to the park where I walk her, I took this photograph, I thought it looked really spooky but cool at the same time. 


Molly is wearing her light-up collar all the time now, it's fantastic, you can find her easily in the dark.

I hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by.  Lyns x