Friday, 24 April 2015

Friday Oldie, Logan's Cardigan!

Hello to You All and it's Friday again, where does the week go!  Anyway heading in to another weekend and I hope it will be a good one for you. I'm working on Saturday this week, but it goes in quite quickly.

I hope you are all well, but sending out kind thought to those of you who are not so well for a speedy recovery.

Thanks to everyone who visited me and left a comment on my Butterfly card, you are all so kind and encouraging.

I have a little "Oldie" for you, which is a piece of knitting;
A little blazer type cardie for a wee, wee boy, I think Logan was about 2, he is now at school. This was a joy to knit and fairly easy too.

"Oldie for Friday" is a fun way to share your older handmade projects, and it can be anything not just cards. All started by Erika of 

That's me for now, have a great day and weekend,

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Sring Butterflies!

Good Morning to You All, and how are you today?  We have a lovely warm sunny day here, I hope you have too wherever you are.

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments on the star card, most appreciated and I love reading them.

I treated myself to a set of Spectrum Aqua pens, and I think I will need a bit of a practise with them, but here is a card that I made using them;
This is the new stamp from CB for their A Year of Stamping, and it is so lovely to colour.
I decided to use a selection of greens and yellows to give it a Spring look.  I used the Spectrum Aqua pens to colour the image and to make the background. Sentiment is also from CB-- and I had stamped it before I realised that I was using butterflies and not flowers, however maybe you can have a bouquet of butterflies too, anything is possible in the crafting world.
Butterfly die from Crafty Individuals and some black ribbon. Black Gems from Papermania, and Butterfly Trails Glitter from Hunkydory.

I thought you might like to see a photo of us on board before the rot set in.  Taken by the ships photographer, a bit expensive, but worth it as we don't have many of us both together and this one is rather nice;
taken at the Gala Night with our glad rags on.

That's me for now, enjoy your day and I'll see you soon,
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Sunday, 19 April 2015

The Big 40!

Hello Blogging Friends, I hope you are well and having a great weekend. I hope you have sunshine wherever you are, we are a bit dull and cool and I just keeping an eye out for rain as I've got the bedding out.

Thanks to everyone who left comments on my last card and especially to Janice as I can't return the visit and to Marie, who I tried to visit, but nothing showed up on my screen, anyway ladies you are both welcome here anytime.  I just love reading the comments and once again thanks for all the good wishes regarding our unwellness. We are still not 100%, will we ever be I wonder.  both of us are still coughing and feeling breathless, I think I feel better than DH though, it's been a long haul, and I wish I could add a battery to give me more energy.
However I'm finding a bit more oomph to craft and I have a card today that is for one of my clients  who has turned the Big 40;

Now I can't take credit for the design, that comes from the Crafter's Companion Demonstrator Claire at yesterday's demo at one of our local craft shops. When I say her sample I thought it was just what I was looking for for this card.
It's a Disire Create a card die, the star design is just perfect, Centura Pearl card, SB embossing folder
CC free sentiment that comes with their latest magazine, Papermania Black gems, and a number peel off.
I needed something that would do a male, I think this fits the bill.

I haven't been to a demo in absolutely ages so I enjoyed what was on offer, especially when Claire demonstrated the new Aqua pens which I've treated myself to, so I'll be trying to colour with those.

Enjoy your Sunday, it's a quite on from now on, we went a nice woodland walk and a spot of lunch, which is great as it means I don't have to cook tonight as a sandwich will do.
Take care All,

Friday, 17 April 2015

"Oldie for Friday" Queen of Cups!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well, but offering HUGS to those who need them.
Thank you for all the lovely comments on my previous card, and your get well wishes, they all helped me and I am since yesterday turned a corner and feel much better, still very little energy though so going slowly.

I'm here today to show an "Oldie for Friday, all started by Erika from;
Just a wee bit of fun sharing what we've made in the past. It doesn't have to be a card, just something handmade.
Made from a Linda Ravenscroft CD, can't remember what it's called and an XCut border and Marianne flourish.  

Just a short post today, I hope you all have a super weekend, we are not sure what we will be doing as yet, but we'll think of something, Just hope there is some nice weather.
Take care Everyone and see you soon

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

A Bit Late, Vintage Christmas Card for CCC!

Good Afternoon, to all my lovely Blogging Friends, I'm finally back.
Thank you for all the good wishes, they were really appreciated, and cheered me up no end, because I've been no end of sorry for myself.

Our fabulous holiday to the Norwegian Fjords turn out to be a disaster health wise for both of us.
I was really seasick on our way over, force 9 gale blowing and my sea legs were just turned to jelly, not to mention my stomach, then the cold/flue virus which had hit both of us a few weeks prior to going away, came back with a vengeance and just to round things off, on the last night I caught a  gastric bug, which has stayed with me for over a week.  We are both feeling poorly, no appetite, I feel sick at the thought of tea and coffee, so I am strictly on Adam's wine, to get fluids down. I feel as if I've been wrung inside out.No more cruises for us, however the Norwegian Fjords are beautiful, and it was lovely and cold, the snow was wonderful on the mountains.

Anyway, this is the reason I've not been blogging or commenting, I'm now just beginning to feel a bit more like doing it, so I'm sorry to have missed all your lovely creations.

I'm late with Rachel's choice of card for the CCC which is make a Vintage Christmas Card.  I really thought I would have to miss this one out, but I've managed this;
I've used Joanna Sheen's Nostalgia CD, which I always forget that I have and it's a lovely CD.
Everything from the CD except for the hessian ans the Liquid pearls and Glamour Dust.

Thank you Rachel for the challenge and I'm glad I could manage it.  I hope to get around to see my lovely CCC friend's cards over the next few days.  I'm still lacking in energy, so it's a phased return sort to speak.
Oh and before I go, just to mention that for you who have been following me for a while and know that my work situation has been a bit precarious in terms of funding.  Well, the NHS who have funded us for years are now pulling the funding and will run the service themselves, so come mid-June we will cease to exist and I will along with my colleagues  be redundant. An end of an aera.

Hope to see you soon, thanks for visiting me,


Sunday, 29 March 2015

Critter or Critters for the Christmas Club Card!

Hello Everyone, and I hope all is well with you, but kind thoughts going out to those who are not so good for a speedy recovery.

Another two weeks have passed and so it's time once again for another card for our friendly Christmas Club Card, and this time around the theme has been chosen by our lovely Maureen and it's Critter or Critters.

lots of scope for this theme me thinks, there are always loads of lovely Christmas Critters around, but here is mine, I'm sure you'll recognise her;
Well of course it's Bluebelle, from Wild Rose Studios, and isn't she just so sweet.
I've coloured her with Prismacolour Pencils, Papermania Pigment Ink, Embossalicious EF, Tattered Lace Bow die, Green Pearls from my stash.
Sorry about the border, it's a little too much, but it was done and dusted before I decided it wasn't quite right, but you can still see the image.

I'm sure there will be lots of lovely cards from the other CCC girls, on Sunday.

I'm Scheduling this as I will be on holiday.
Bye for now,

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

All of a Flutter!

Hello to Everyone, and I hope your day has been better than mine. I'm sure you've all had them, the sort of day when nothing goes  right, keep dropping things, tripping, and feeling like I should call a halt to day and begin again.  My lentil soup, split over the a cushion seat of the sofa and a bit of the carpet, just to put the tin lid on it. I could have wept, and this was because I put the bowl on the arm
of the sofa the whilst I answered the door, and I wish I hadn't. I know, I know stupid place to lay it down, but there you go. I've given it as good a clean as I can at the moment, but you can see that it's staining, of course Teallach was over trying to help by licking it up, so I was attempting to keep him at bay. Then Bloody Blogger was playing up, couldn't get on to it, or any websites. The circle just kept turning, eventually I'm here at last.

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my last card, you are kind and I do appreciate each one.
My offering today is a tag, not something I make really unless for Christmas gifts and this one has come by default as I was trying to do a water colour wash as a background and made a bit of a botch of it, but didn't want to discard it completely, see what you think;
As you can see my card is for Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge, and unfortunately the colours are not too good in my photo, but I have tried to replicated the colours for the challenge.
I've used images for CB All of a Flutter stamp set and coloured with Ink Intense and Prismacolour pencils. DI for the background on Strathmore Watercolour Paper. Star Dust and gems, ribbon and pearls from my box.

Well back to work tomorrow, and I hope we will have some news about our continued existence as there was a big meeting between the Bigwigs on Monday,  I just wonder why it takes so long to decide, both the staff and our clients are fed up with the state of limbo.

Anyway, I'll away and get the dishes washed, my dishwasher is away at his music evening, so take care everyone and this post will be my last live post till I'm back from holiday, I've scheduled my CCC for Sunday.
I would like to enter my cards into;