Thursday, 11 February 2016

A Parliament of Owls!

Hello Everyone, hope you are all fit and well and enjoying your day.

We've had snow overnight, now that was a wee bit of a shock, it's mostly all away now though and it's turned out a lovely day.  We went of a walk around Culloden Battlefield, and because it's higher up than we are there was quite a bit of the white stuff, but the sun was shining so it was very pleasant and we were wrapped up warmly.

Alistair has a good visit with Jim his brother, and returned last night. He was also meeting up with his oldest pal from school days and some other friends from his former climbing days as they are all going to Greece for a climbing holiday in a few months time. He was remarking that they, the friends, are all quite old...... meaning that he is not. Funny how one thinks they are still not as old as their contemporaries, even although they are.  Bless him!.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last card, I love reading them and appreciate each and every one.

I have card made using a Chocolate Baroque stamp which was their November AYOS stamp;
Now I thought that the collective noun for owls was College, my reasoning for this is that owls are deemed as  wise, but the noun is  Parliament,  isn't that odd cos in my opinion there aren't many wise individuals in Parliament.

Anyway, it's a fabulous stamp and I've coloured it with SN Alcohol pens and added sparkle with the new glitter pen.
Lesley from CB created the background paper and I've matted and layered on to brown and green card. Centura Pearl light gold card embossed with a SB EF. Foliage dies are also from SB. CB Sentiment from the Macintosh set of sentiments.

It's quite Autumnal looking, but I have to admit to these being some of my favourite colours.



Well that's my share for today, off now to have a colouring session with my new CB Floral stamps which are gorgeous, and my wonderful Kuretaki watercolour paints which I just love, so I will see you soon. Enjoy your day,

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Be Happy!

Good Afternoon Everyone and I do hope that you are all well.

It was a gorgeous day here, sunshine but quite cold, now the rain is on, which means that my whirligig of towels will be far from dry. Mind you if that's all I have to concerned myself with, I'm pretty lucky.

Enjoying a few days of piece and quiet as Alistair is way to Glasgow to visit his brother, Teallach also enjoys the piece and quiet. Alistair is always on the go.

So I have a card to share and I have to thank Pauline of  http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/f1.html  for her lovely design, I hope you don't mind that I borrowed your lovely inspiration.

I've used a card base that I've since Moses was a boy, and I think it's from Hunky Dory, beautiful Kanban paper, Centura Pearl card embossed with one of the new Sara Davis Embossing folders.
Dragonfly from the free stamps from the new Crafters Companion magazine, the sentiment is also in the stamp set. Coloured with SN Alcohol Pens and sparkled with their new Glitter pen in Crystal.

I made this card for a former client, who has managed to get her life back on track and is leaving Inverness to go back with her hubby, I am so delighted for her and how hard she has worked to cope with her mental health issues. She was a stalwart at my little craft group whilst I was still working, and she even joined the Choral Society. At one time my colleagues and I feared for her life, so it is just wonderful that she is now in such a better place.  I will miss her though.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last card, I do hope you will like this one.
Enjoy your evening and see you soon, take care of yourselves,

Sunday, 7 February 2016

A Cosy Christmas for CCC!


Hello Crafting Buddies, how are you today? I hope well and enjoying your weekend.

We have had quite a nice day weather wise, so I meant getting around the town not being buffeted by wind and soaked with rain.

Alistair is feeling a bit better and thanks you all for the good wishes, I'm still snuffling a bit but otherwise I would say I'm over it.

I meant to mention to you that I am managing the non dairy really quite well, avoiding yeast is much more difficult as it is in just about everything.  However, I keep going and finding a difference in my system, I've also lost just over a stone in weight, which is a bonus, which in turn has meant that I have reduced my intake of insulin. So it's all good news, and having the challenge of finding alternatives for dairy is really very interesting and so is the researching of recipes.  Alistair, is also eating what I am, although he still eats dairy, and he has lost weight too, not that he was big, but he is pleased with himself.

So, enough of all that, I'm sharing my card for the CCC and it's our lovely Rachel's choice this time round and it's to make a card with texture, here is my effort;
I've used this beautiful Sheena Douglass stamp and coloured it white SN Pens and added Fluffy Stuff to the snow, it puffs up when heated but not showing up well in the photo. An embossed folder in the background, I thins it's Sara Davis for Crafters Companion.  Sorry it's not a good photo.

I'm scheduling this for tomorrow when the post goes live, so do visit all the other CCC members and see their fabulous creations.
Thanks to everyone who commented on my oldie yesterday. I do appreciated all of your kind words.

Enjoy the rest of your evening and the weekend, see you soon.



Friday, 5 February 2016

Ivory and Cream Friday Oldie!

Good Morning, Friday once again, boy does it come around fast. Mind you I've spent a good bit of the week indoors with this cold, but I'm pleased to say I'm much better, just a fraction of a cough, but my poor hubby is now afflicted with it, inevitable I suppose, so I've got my nurse hat on now.

Anyway, I hope you are all tickity boo and making plans to a great weekend.

I'm here to share another Oldie with you and of course Erika who began this a while back to have a look at handmade projects made in the past. It's just for fun, and good to look back and see how our styles have changed and hopefully improved.

Now I can't really remember when this was made, but you will recognise on of the beautiful LOTV floral images, probably coloured with Promarkers.

Why not join in with us and share your Oldies, we love to see them.

Thank you all for the lovely comments you left on my last card, everyone appreciated.

Enjoy your day and see you soon,


Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Pastel Daisies and Butterflies!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well and keeping warm and dry in this awful weather that we have just now. It has been raining horizontally today and so dark that the lamps have been on most of the day, and to make matters worse, I've come down with a cold/sinus infection and feel utterly miserable. Keeping this short today, Blogger is misbehaving and this is the third time of trying to type this out, I keep getting symbols and what I can only call codes every time I save my work and go into drafts, most strange. Anyway, here is my card; 
 Using one of the newer stamps from Chocolate Baroque called Daisy head, I coloured with with SN Aqua pens and added glitter with their new glitter pen in Crystal.

Butterflies from the Honeysuckle Butterfly Stamp set and Sentiment from the Macintosh sentiment set.

The butterflies are coloured with Promarker and glittered as above.
Background made by colour washing pink, blue, green and yellow water colours from my Kurietaki paints, (love them), Liquid Pearls, ribbon and a pink heart gem and job done.


Thank you all for commenting on my Oldie card, you are very kind, and I hope you will like this one too, I aways appreciate your kind words.

That's me for now, so take care and see you soon,
I would like to enter my card into the;
http://chocolatebaroquechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-nineteen.html 

Friday, 29 January 2016

Gardening Boots for Oldie Friday1

Hello to Everyone, Friday already my how the time flies.  I hope you are all well and not being hit by this new bit of awful rain. What a howling gale last night and the rain was stotting of our velux window in the bedroom, didn't make for a quiet and peaceful sleep. So far today, it's been sunny and then so dark like an eclips and then a downpour.

Anyway, a day at home and getting on with a bit of housework and a chance to look out an "Oldie" card for Erika's "Oldie" share, I've not managed to play for a while, but I've got one today;
This was a commissioned card for a friend's Grandad and it's a Just Inkedline imageand colourd with Promarkers and a LOTV sentiment. It's a great image for a keen gardener.

Now just before I go, I noticed this on FB and just had to capture it, and it just makes me laugh, I'm totally hooked on this TV drama, and even have the theme tune on my phone, which caused a stir when my phone rang whilst at Choral rehearsal the other week, I had forgotten to switch the phone off, and it felt like ages before I realised it was mine, then found it in order to switch it off, Conductor raised his eyebrows and I had a red face.
Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card and my new craft space, I bought some fab coloured drawers from Hobbycraft yesterday, and they are super and hold so much, as I said an ongoing process.
Have a super day and a great weekend



Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Bobble Hat Man!

Hello to Everyone, I hope all is well with you today and you are enjoying your day.
Well, here we are at mid week already, and almost at the end of January, time going so fast, wish it could be slowed down a little.

Dark and dreary today, lights on from mid afternoon, it sort of makes one jus wont to hunker down with  a good book.

Well after 5 years of crafting I have finally got my craft room, Yeah!!! it's in the spare bedroom, we got rid of the bed and I found a sort of desk to work on. It is in fact a dressing table that came from one of the hotels in the town, heavy piece of kit it is too. It means we have our dining table back and the living room looks better having all my stuff away from it. I'll bore you with photos later. It is a work in progress though as I still need to find other storage items, but I'm fair excited that at last I have somewhere to work. I will have to share the room with Alistair as he has his computer there and of course as you all know he is writing his climbing stories,  which reminds me I have a 15 page of A4 to edit for him, I've got to steel myself to do it, not my kind of reading material, call it a labour of love.

I do have a card to share today;
This was the Christmas card I made for Alistair using a stamp fro LC, the paper is from them too. They came along with the LC magazine which is full of great ideas and there is always a free stamp.
The sentiment stamps are from Woodware and I've used SN Alcohol pens to colour the images.


My next photo is of one of the knitting projects I've finished recently;
The Pattern is called "Fisherman's Wife" Cowl, or neck warmer, whatever you want to call it.
Knitted in Super Chunky yarn and size 10 needles. I found 3 buttons in my box that I suited just fine. This was going to be put away for a Christmas gift, but I decided I wanted to wear it, and it is lovely and cosy.


Now here is what I'm really excited about,
Sorry about so many photos today, but I just had to show you. I'm still rearranging and fine tuning, but I guess it's a Forth Road Bridge situation........you're never finished.

So before I go, I just wanted to thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card, and I do appreciate the time it takes everyone in visiting the blogs.

Alistair is on the dinner making tonight so that gives me time to visit you.
Take care and keep cosy,