LOTV Christmas Card

Hi Everyone, 

Today's card is brought to you by the C-word! 😆 I tried to mix my style up a bit, but I don't think I have succeeded! Woops. 

This stamps are LOTV, as are the papers, which are unfortunately no longer available. The lace, ribbon and charm are from The Ribbon Girl. 

I took inspiration on this card from a card making tutorial that Alyce from Kit and Clowder did for our monthly colouring class.  She had layered the lace at the side of the image and coloured some with her copics.  This worked really well, I recommend trying it if you are looking to get your theme more tied together. 

The image is coloured with copics and a little bit of dovecraft glitter glue. This is one of my favourite stamps to colour, it's so cute!  I have also entered this card into the LOTV Colour challenge on Facebook, if you'd like to join in, please check out the LOTV Group page on Facebook. 

I hope you guys like my latest Christmas addition, I better get my bum in gear and make a whole lot more because it'll be here before we know it. 

Lyns xx

Clean-up and shaker card

Hi Everyone,

The good news is, I am allowed to drive. The bad news is, I'm allowed back to work! ha ha I am glad to be mobile again and not relying on people taking me places.  I am however, so very grateful to everyone who did come and take me out to do things and keep me busy.  I would have cracked up without them. 

I was doing little bits of crafting to keep my mind busy whilst I was off, but it was difficult at times, with my shoulder in a lot of pain.  

I did try to always keep busy though, I cleared out my drawer in my desk, which was just bursting from all the stuff in it. It was tiring and a lot of work, which was probably just because I am broken, it is sorted now though. 

My mum took me to hobbycraft for a wander about and keep me sane, so I got these gems and little tree buttons for Christmas cards, yes that dreaded C word again. I'll be making more soon so you better get used to it! 🎄🎅

I am sharing another shaker card with you today, using older magnolia papers I have and an old popcorn the bear stamp.  It was lovely to colour him again.  I must focus and do my colouring classes, because I know I could do better with him.  

Thanks for coming by my blog, please don't forget to say hi so I can visit you too! 

Lyns xx

Recovery & A Pole Dancing Box Birthday Card

Hey-hey! It's Friday! 

It's been an icky week, healing a broken bone is very very tiring! I'm so so lucky, my friends and family have been so good about looking after me and making sure I'm ok.  My friend Alicia is taking me out and making sure I don't go crazy. My Mum took me shopping, even carrying all of it up stairs for me and helping put it away. 

I've never broken a bone before, I always imagined it would be the worst pain you could feel.  It's not. I didn't cry, I thought it was badly bruised nothing more.  However, it has got worse as the week has gone on.  I guess that's just how healing goes! 

I have been just trying to potter about doing little things, sitting at the desk is painful.  My friend Alicia wanted a box-card made for one of our other friend's birthday.  She is a pole dancer like us and I thought I'd do my best to make this stamp like her - hence the dip dyed hair and the turquoise pleaser shoes. 

This was a really fun card to make, at first I struggled to get the idea right but once I got going, it just tumbled out of my head.

The stamp is by Yampuff who produces lovely digital art, she made a great digital stamp of Alyce (from Kit and Clowder online colouring) and her cat. The heart papers is from a stack called Rock Star - it is very very old though.  The glittery card is from the Range.  I coloured white ribbon with my copics as well as the stamp obviously! The stars were cut from the Bebunni Floral collection metal die.  The gems are from my stash! 

I really hope you guys like this, it was fun to make and I'm definitely going to make some more box cards again!

Thanks for visiting, Lyns xx

WOYWW 431 - What's on your workdesk Wednesday?


I hope you are having a good Wednesday, I'm later with my post today as I'm in recovery-stage.  I broke my collarbone last week - I wish there was an exciting tale to tell but there isn't, I bumped my shoulder, I thought it was badly bruised - it wasn't.  Obviously typing and working is just not happening, so I can only really do stuff one handed.  I have been using craft as a way to keep myself from going crazy.  As you can see this is not a true Wednesday photo - as per the wine! 

Kit and Clowder's Facebook page has reached 15,000 members - how incredible is that? It's a great community for encouraging colouring and getting great feedback.  We had a members party to celebrate where Alyce gave a massive amount away and held so many competitions.  We really are so lucky! 

One of the stamps she was giving away is what I have used to create these two cards.  

I went over the top girly cute on this one, sequins, pastels, ribbon, gems, glitter and clouds! Oh and a doily.  How adorable is this stamp though? I love it! I am really going to have to shake myself to get away from too many unicorns, maybe I'll do a challenge, a box card and no unicorns is my remit.  

I am really loving this cloud die too, they can be used for so many different projects.  They were a great eBay-investment.

My next effort, a bit more solid on the colours and rainbow, still a lot of pretty fuss though! I'm not even ashamed, I love it. 

And a little sideways look!

Please take a look at Julia's great blog, where we stalk desks from all over the world and if you are new to colouring, please stop by Kit and Clowder, Alyce does a free 101 Markers class which is a great starting point for beginners.

Thanks for visiting me - don't forget to comment so I can come visit you too! Lyns xx