Monday, 5 October 2015

Jewelled Tree!

Hello to You All, I hope all is well with you today, but sending out kind thoughts to you if you're not.
Just popping in with a quickie post cos I'm busy doin nothing, working the whole day through, do you remember that song from, I think... A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court, sung by Bing Crosby?  I wish it would be shown again as I can't quite remember the story, but I loved the song.
Anyway, I'm having a quiet day, haven't set a foot outside the door, but have Choral practise later tonight, so forced to go out.

Thank you for the lovely comments on my CCC card, you are all very kind.
Here is my card for today;
Using a fabulous image from Chocolate Baroque's Sparkling Trees set, I've coloured with DI and Creative Expressions Metallic Watercolour Paints. Sentiment and embossing folder  from Crafter's  Companion and, green Centura Pearl card.
Very simple and the inspiration came from a card that Florence Langley created a little while ago, so thanks for that Florence.

Of to pick up my knitting now, have a good Monday,

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Robins for the Chrismas Card Club!

Hello there, how are you all doing?, I do hope all is well with you, but I'm sending out kind thoughts to those who are struggling a bit just now.

It's time again for another creations for the Christmas Card Club and this time it is Sylvie's choice which is Robins. I must say I think it's a great theme as I love these little iconic Christmas characters.  We have a little chap who visits each year..... well I think it's the same one, but who can tell!
I just dread Teallch catching him.
So without further ado here is my card;
I've been going through my Little Claire stamps, so many I've bought but never got around to using, and found this one.  Plenty of Robins here and it's just a little wee card, coloured with SN Pens, and paper and Kraft card came along with one of LC's Monthly Club Stamps, a few gems and a bit of glitter and that's it done, and it's flat and small enough to post.

Do pop into the other club member's blogs and see what they do.  I really must get around to fixing it so that you can get to their blogs from here.

Thank you for commenting on my Oldie Card, I'm astounded that some of you thought it was good, you are all definitely most kind.
Well, I'm in rugby overload once again, and poor old Scotland got hammered again, och well we do loosing well, LOL!!  That's me for now, enjoy your Sunday,

Friday, 2 October 2015

An Old Flapper for Friday Oldie!

Good Afternoon Everyone, I do hope you are all well and enjoying this lovely weather that has unexpectendly arrived, but if your not so well, I hope you feel better soon.

I wan't to say a big thank you for all the lovely, kind comments on my last card, I appreciate the time everyone takes to visit and comment.

Well it's Friday once again, how quickly they come around and of course it is time for a Friday Oldie. This piece of fun was started by Erika of Snappy Crafts and you can find her here.
It's all about sharing a handmade project from times past and it can be anything, cards, knitting, scrapbooking. It's good to see how our crafting has changed over time, and it is just fun. So here is mine and it is a real oldie, in fact I didn't even know I still had this,

I found this when clearing out ringbind folder, and believe it or not it is the first ever CD card I ever did, well you can tell that.  It's from MCS.  I don't even know if I've done I suppose it's pyrimage properly. It's all been printed on cheap photocopy paper, with glue which is not sticking it all together.
The card base is a cheap one which hardly stands up. However the insert is better. 
I just laughed when I saw this and thought the perfect project for today. I'm going to stick it all down better and stick it up on my gallery, which is the cupboard door of the spare room, just to remind myself of how I've improved.

I've been informed that there is on Corrie tonight that it's the Rugby again, so that means I'll be able to get around to visit you later on.

Enjoy your day and I'll see you soon,

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Christmas Forest!

Good Evening All,
I hope you are well and have been enjoying the glorious sunshine today, boy were we hot here in old Inversneckie. When I got up early in the morning to let Teallach in it was pretty cold, so a bit later when going to the doctors, I had on socks, boots and a sweater, by the time I came out from my appointment it was boiling hot. Mustn't complain though, it will disappear all too soon. I just hope the boys are having the weather where they are.

Just a short post tonight so here is my card,
Another Chocolate Baroque stamp set, and embossed with Wow Copper Embossing Powders and then a touch of Creative Expressions Metallic Watercolour Paints, Snowflakes are also Embossed with Wow in Gold. Crafter's Companion Sentiment in Wow Red, but unfortunately not showing up well. Gold Gilding Wax around the edges of card, Gold Centura Pearl card and a coloured washed card underneath that, can't see it though.  
I've used a Winter fancy border whilst editing my photo, so the trees and deer are not part of the card, just in case you wondered.

Thanks so much for your kind comments on my last card, I appreciate each and every one of them.

Cheerio for now, and take care,

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Embossed Seedheads!

Hello Crafty Folk, who are you this Sunday, hopefully well, but if not sending out kind thoughts for a speedy recovery.

Thank you to everyone who kindly left a comment on my last post, I do appreciate each and every one of them.

It's been a beautiful day up here in Inverness, have to say September has been on the whole a super month. Got the washing out and it's all dry, thankfully not too much ironing in the bundle.

Alistair is preparing yet again for another canoe trip, so all quiet on the Northern Front from tomorrow. I have a few plans of my own. The Multi-cultural group I've started to go to is having their AGM on Wednesday and are having a bit of a do afterwards, so we have been asked to bring along some finger food.  Now I could have been on a sticky wicket here had I not asked if it had to be home cooked. The answer was no, but just to make sure it was Halal food, "crivens help-ma-bob", never gave that a thought, I could have put my size 3s right in it by taking along something like sausage rolls. Now why did I not think about this as most of the ladies are Muslim. So I've been on the the Halal recipe sites, and might manage to do something, if not, I've checked out M&S and they might have to come to the rescue with some vegetarian goodies.  There will be some fab food though.

My card today is another made with Chocolate Baroque stamps;
Using the new AYOS stamp; Seed heads and butterflies from the Honeysuckle Butterfly stamp set for embellishments and seeds from Seasonal Fragments on the background. The main topper and background have been stamped with Versamark and embossed with WOW Embossing Powders in Two Tone Copper, Gold and Red.  The butterflies have been coloured with Creative Expressions Metallic Watercolour Paints, which I love and also used them to give the background card a colour wash. I've also used a dark red shimmery card. No sentiment as yet.
I wanted an Autumnal look , although I'm not sure if butterflies are still around in Autumn.

Well I've had rugby until it's been coming out of my ears today, only consolation is that Scotland won, I've been promised Downtown later though.

That's all from me for the moment, so I'll say cheerio and see you soon,

Saturday, 26 September 2015

In Greys and yellows!

Hello there, I hope you are all tip top this fine Saturday morning. It's a bit dull here but, other than that it's not too bad.

Having a lazy morning today, I've decided any housework can take a back seat. I'm still thinking I've got to rush and get absolutely everything done in my two days off, which included, housework, shopping, rest time to recover from a week at work and do something meaningful and fun, and perhaps meet a friend.  How was it all achieved??. I am so glad I don't have to do that any more, and feel privileged that I don't, cos many people have to keep working until they drop.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my last card, you are all very kind.

Here is my share today;
I've use the gorgeous Butterfly Dress Stamp and Floral Images from Chocolate Baroque and you can find them here,  I just love this image and it is wonderful to colour. I will be entering it into the latest colour challenge and here is the colour pallet;
I found these brilliant colours to work with and didn't have as much trouble matching them as I usually do.  DI inks used to colour and image matted on to a shimmery grey card, I've also used a beautiful paper from Lesley at CB, the shades are just perfect, although you don't see much of it.
Wink of Stella used on the centre of the flowers on the borders and Cosmic Shimmer Glitter on the dress and butterflies.
Black Pearls. Didn't think it needed any ribbon and bows.

That's me for today, now going for a journey through your blogs to see your super creations and then out for a bit of lunch. Enjoy your day and see you soon.

I would like to enter my card into;

Friday, 25 September 2015

A Twofer for Friday Oldie!

Hello One and All, gosh Friday again, where has the week gone???? they come around so quickly don't they.

Thank you all so much for you lovely comments on my last card, I do appreciate all the time you lovely people take to visit and comment on my little efforts.

Teallach and I have had a lovely peaceful time whilst Alistair has been away, but all chaos reigned this morning when Alistair was trying to fix the shower switch, which became a bit dodgy just as he was going away. I've been having to have baths and getting in and out is no mean feet I can tell you, I'm not built for baths now a days, and having to wash my hair using a jug is a right pain in the back having to lean over the bath.  Nothing is ever simple to fix in this house when things go wrong, I swear it's been gerry built.  Anyway, my handyman has managed it, so looking forward to my next shower.  Alistair gets himself into quite a tizz when there is maintenance to do in the house, he hates having to do things, but won't call in a tradesman.  He really should just live in a tent.

Anyway, it's time for an "Oldie" and here is mine, in fact I've two, but one is Damian's;
Now for the life of me I can't remember much about this card, the poppy might be from a LC stamp. 
Damian made this lovely clock when he was in school, a long time ago now, must be about 30 years, anyway, the time mechanism has been broken for years, but I happened to notice them in Hobby Craft the other week so bought one and fitted it together and I've once again got my lovey clock working.  I've always loved it and think he made such a super job of it. I have it in  the kitchen.

So why not join Erika of Snappy Crafts and the few of use who share projects made in days gone by, it's just for fun, but it's good to see how our crafting has changed over time.

We're heading into the weekend, I hope you have some nice plans for it, don't know what we are doing, but you know sometimes it's good just to do nothing much.  Alistair is away again next week on the Traditional Autumn Canoe Trip, so peace and quiet once again.

Cheerio for now and keep well,