Just a very quick post today to wish you all a wonderful Christmas. I hope you are all with friends and family enjoying yourselves. As I sit with a glass of wine, I wish you all very well!

Love Lyns xx

Suddenly Monday Apears Again...

... where was the weekend, I've lost it again?! It is however my last day at work today before breaking up for Christmas - yippee! Although, it looks like the snow is all melting here now :o( oh well!

Today's card is one that is pretty anti-winter, very colourful and happy looking. It is as always coloured with copics and topped with glamour dust, the papers are doodle bug. I have done a bit of faux stitching also, but I'm not sure about it. It's the first time I've done it and I'm not sure it's right! Well it's done now so there's not much else I can do.

I've finished making Christmas cards now, although I say I'm going to keep going and not really stop so there's not a mad last minute rush next year but we'll see how that goes! Anyway folks, I hope you are all well and ready for Christmas!

Take care and thanks for looking! Lyns xx

Birthday Cards

Morning All,

I hope you are all having a nice weekend, I survived my Christmas party - JUST! Was a little bit worse for wear yesterday, but it meant I stayed in last night and made a couple of cards. I love these doodle bug papers and as always images coloured with copics! I will make some more cards today if I get the chance, got my little brother staying today and we're hoping there'll be some more snow, little flutters at the moment but not too much - here's hoping. Anyway, thanks for looking! Lyns xx

Cow Love Birthday

I ordered up some new craft things from the glitter pot, a new organiser (extremely useful - can find things now), papers, some decent black ink memento tuxedo black and a stamp from Penny Black. I couldn't resist it just looked so fun!

It is my friends mum's birthday at the end of December so this is what I've come up with for her. I know normally getting a birthday card from a shop at this time of year is very difficult so hopefully this card is special for her. Papers are doodlebug, stamp is penny black, coloured with copics, as is the ribbon, letters are doodlebug.

On another note it is my Christmas party tomorrow, which should hopefully been good fun! I don't know about you guys but I feel like I could do with having a really good laugh! Well take care, enjoy your weekends whatever you have planned. Lyns xx

Oh Christmas Tree...

After seeing Coops' Christmas tree, I thought I'd share a picture of mine. It looks like it's in the same spot as mine! lol Check out her fabby blog here coops. I've made all my Christmas cards now and I think OH is even done pinching them, so hopefully will get some more made that I could maybe sell and some normal cards for the years birthdays ahead! Anyway, thanks for dropping by - 11 sleeps to go btw! Lyns xx

Just about there...

As the title suggests, I am just about there... with my Christmas cards. I've made and posted nearly them all, apart from waiting on a couple of addresses from OH. I made a few extra cards last night, thinking to myself 'I could take these into work to sell' when OH announces 'I need more cards' so off they went. Thankfully I LOVE making Christmas cards so I'm quite happy to sit and make some more to hopefully sell. This is one of the cards that was swiped last minute. The bear stamp was free with Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine, coloured with Copics, papers are Bo Bunny and everything topped with Glamour Dust as always - I'm predictable at least. Well hoping you all like this card and wishing you all a great weekend. Take Care, Lyns xx

A Challenge Card

This week over on docrafts I was host to the Forever Friends Challenge, this is my own attempt. The challenge was to use a forever friends image of any sort, a stripey backing paper, buttons and ribbon. The entries by others have been fantastic, I have a little prize for the winner which will be picked on Saturday night. It's not too late if you'd like to enter - take a peek over at the docrafts forum under Challenges. Thanks for Looking! Hope everyone has a fabby weekend! Lyns xx

Some more...

You will be getting bored of seeing this stamp! I love playing with it. I'm almost done with our personal Christmas cards, I have about 10 more to make so hopefully will get them done over the next couple of nights... so I'm sure there'll be a couple more of this stamp! he he... All the images are coloured with copics, topped with glamour dust. The blue coloured papers are bo bunny and I can't remember the other one. I've also used some card candy. Thanks for looking! I'm off for some blog hopping now. Take care, Lyns xx

I'm back...

Hello Everyone,

I thought I'd share this picture with you all that I took on the demon road that is the A9 in Scotland. I was on a trip to Inverness to visit my Grandparents and thought this was just such a pretty sight I had to share it. Unfortunately the view on the way home wasn't quite as nice, the cloud was sitting very low down on the hills, it was completely dreich and dreary.

We had a lovely time up North, I always enjoy visiting my grandparents. They are such kind people and great fun to spend time with.

Now that I'm back home, I'll get cracking on with the card making. Especially as my Granny gave me some lovely new craft goodies - can't wait to play!

Well bye for now, hope everyone is well and getting excited for Christmas! Take Care, Lyns xx

Just a Quickie!

Just a quick post, here is a card I made for a friend. I asked him what his favourite colours were - red and blue. He seemed to like it but it's always hard to tell with men I find! The image is a Clare Curd Stamp, papers are doodlebug and as always coloured with Copics. A very kind friend from do crafts has sent me some stamped images which I can't wait to get playing with, but as usual so much to do and so little time! Hope everyone is well, take care and thanks for looking, Lyns xx

My first award! I'm so chuffed, thank you coops!

1.copy this award to your blog to the person who gave you this award.

3.share 7 interesting facts about yourself.

4.choose 7 other bloggers to pass this award on to. to their blogs.

6.leave them a comment so to let them know about this award.

so here goes,lets hope this works.

Seven interesting facts... hmmm...

1. I live in Edinburgh.
2. I love Christmas Time, although I used to really not like it.
3. I love giving people presents, I sit and watch everyone open theirs first.
4. I once fell out a window! lol
5. My family is huge, yet I have no children of my own.
6. I love baking and making sweets but not so fussed on eating them.
7. I am a complete and utter SHOE AND CRAFTING ADDICT! lol

He he he... There you go! Nothing exciting... I'll try and work out how to pass the award on now.

now to tell who you who i`ve chosen to pass this fab award on to.
1. Kerry, has an amazing blog, her work is incredible.
2. Sue, her cards are fantastic, always so professional looking.

Mina, - 1 word, INCREDIBLE!!
Mad Moose, she's not mad or a moose and her cards are lovely!
5. Teresa, from across the pond she's been reviewing my cards and very nice considering my blog is so basic at the moment, so thank you Teresa.

I'm going to add two more people to this once I know more people in the blogging world, so far though I thing 5's not bad! :o)

Thank you again for the award Nicola, so nice of you!

Love Lyns xx

Sunday Sleepiness...

Evening Everyone,

I've been a little quiet this weekend, unfortunately not because I was supposed to be a busy bee! Yesterday I went to see the Scotland -v- Argentina game, despite the score I was enjoying the game although was begining to feel something wasn't quite right. Whilst leaving the stadium to walk back into town I was hit by a pretty big migraine. I must have looked some state walking through town in all my supporters memorablia crying. People probably thought I was upset at the result! I wound up having to get a taxi straight home, I was very lucky though OH took good care of me. I'm only getting back to feeling ok now, as I woke up during the night with another migraine. It is such a tiring thing to endure, I'm hopefully back to normal now though.

These are the cards I made this evening, my lovely new stamp arrived with my even lovelier copics on Friday! :o) I was playing with this tonight. The images are coloured with yummy yummy copics and topped with a little glamour dust, papers are doodle bug, blue ribbon coloured with copics to match, pink ribbon and gems from my stash.

Thanks for looking and reading my moans! Hope you all enjoy the rest of your evening. Thanks for looking, Lyns xx

Morning Everyone,

Thank goodness it's Friday! What has everyone planned for the weekend? Mine is going to be on the busy side but should be fun. Off for a couple of drinks with my OH's friends tonight, tomorrow I'm at the Scotland -v- Argentina rugby game. Will Scotland win again? I'm not hoping for too much, but it would be an incredible end to the Autumn tests. I'm sure a few drinks will be had there too and if I ever get any time I'll be doing some more crafting!

Here are some of the cards I've made recently, yes MORE Wags 'n' Whiskers cards! I love the image so much, I think everyone might get a card like this! Another cute image is my popcorn stamp, he's so cute! All my images are coloured with copics, papers are doodlebug and some from my local craft shop, so I've no idea... oops! Glitter is glamourdust.

Speaking of Copics, I've ordered up another set of 36 which I'd really like to arrive today - they wont now I've said that. I've also ordered a new stamp which is a little mouse on top of a cupcake, hopefully it'll be another cutie to colour!

Well I hope everyone enjoys their Friday and has a good weekend, take care, Lyns xx

Morning Everyone!

Morning folks,

Hope everyone is fine on this rainy day (well it's raining here). I couldn't sleep very well and woke up early this morning, so I took the opportunity to get some crafting done and play with my new stamps. I absolutely love this image, the image reminds me of a photo of myself playing in my gran's garden in thick thick snow, when I was very young. I went for another easel style card, coloured the image with copics and topped with some glamour dust then mounted on to some of my yummy papers and added the little snow flake charm to the ribbon. I might add a little sentiment to the bottom part but I'm not sure... anyway, thanks for looking xxx

Yipee! My New Stamp Came!

My new stamp came today! So I`ve been playing with it... pleased with the results. I punched out the snowflakes then added the dazzle dust and gems, stamp is coloured with copics - don`t look too closely at the cat, the ink bled out a little :o( the paper is from my stash and the brads aren`t brads they`re card candy! :o) TFL xx

Monday Madness...

Well another weekend is over, it goes by too quickly! I'm being naughty and posting from work, our printers have gone caput and it's the usual waiting game for them to be up and running. It's crazy how much we rely on things we normally take forgranted.

So whilst I wait, I thought I'd have a blether about my weekend. Turned out Scotland WON the rugby, I am still in shock. Everyone was standing around me cheering when the Aussie Fly-half missed a conversion. I don't think I could quite believe it, I was thinking why are they cheering - we didn't win! lol It was also my little brother's first match, who we now believe is a lucky charm and will be coming with us all the time now. Course he now has high expectations of the team... oh dear! :o)

In light of such a hectic weekend, I got no cardmaking done - BAD CRAFTER! Tonight will be a hard crafting night, I have some more Christmas cards to make (please may that stamp come today to help) and I have a commissioned 60th birthday card to make. I'll post some piccies when I'm done.

Hope everyone has a great week! That's my printers working again :o)

Lyns xx

Hates Waiting

I don't have any new cards to upload today, I had to clear up all my stash last night as I'm having my little brother to stay. There is quite an age gap between us (16 years), but he's great fun to have around... Most of the time! I decided that I'd need to free up the dinner table as he'll probably want to play with some lego, so do I if I'm honest!

Well the reason I called my post 'hates waiting' is: I am waiting on a new stamp to arrive, it was shipped yesterday and being ever the optimist I thought it might come today... It didn't :o( saddens my wee self. I'm sure I can live until it gets here but don't you hate when you are really excited for something coming and it doesn't come when you hope it will?! I'll have to make do with the stamps I have until it arrives.

So for the weekend?! What is everyone up to? I'm off to see Scotland get a roasting (or should that be a soaking?) at the rugby tomorrow... the weather forecast is terrible, so on one hand I'm looking forward to it, on the other - I really don't want to get wet! Well we are Scotland afterall, rain is to be expected. I hope it is a good game anyway, at least the Aussies aren't used to this level of wet and wind. A Scottish advantage?! Not likely! I should mention now, I'm ever the optomist except when it comes to Scotland and Sport! lol

Well I'm signing off now, going to do a bit of blog hopping. I hope you all have a good weekend whatever is planned. I pray the weather is better wherever you are!

Lyns xx

Snowmen and Stamps

Another couple of Christmas cards. First one is from my lovely Bo Bunny Papers, I love them! The second I card, I'm not really sure about! TFL xx

Lush, Lush Papers!

Morning Everyone!

I ordered some yummy papers from glitter pot by Bo Bunny which came yesterday, as soon as I opened the envelope I just wanted to 'play'. This card is what I came up with:

The stamp was free with Cardmaking & Papercraft mag. The snowflakes I bought in a little pack from the works for a pound! Bargain! Hope you like and thanks for looking. xx

Forever Friends Challenge Card

Over on the docrafts forum there is a challenge requiring you use a Forever Friends themed image, the theme being Scottish or blue and white. Below is my attempt, hopefully not too bad! Thanks for looking! xx

Finally Updating! oops!

I've been totally lax with this blog, started it up with the best intentions but then never got anywhere with it! oops! Will try again though. Here are some of my latest cards I've made, a combination of Birthday and Christmas. TFL xx