Sunday, 26 June 2016

Cute for the Christmas Card Club!

Another fortnight over and time for another share from the Christmas Card Club girls, half way through the year , who would believe it!!

Anyway, how are you all, enjoying your Sunday I hope.  We have had a glorious sunny and warm morning, that took us to Fortrose and Rosemarkie on the Black Isle, and the plan was to watch for dolphins, but as it was such a lovely day the world and his wife were all out looking for parking places, we had not luck in find one where we would be likely to see there fabulous creatures if they happened to be playing in the water. We moved around to Fortrose and sat and read for a wee while enjoying the warmth of the sun, but guess what, it's bucketing down now. Oh well that's Scottish weather.

So here are my cards, yes I've got three this week, and the theme was chosen by Sylvie and she wanted Cute;
 Well I think these kittens are super cute, from a Joanna Sheen CD, I think it's called Nostalgia, and a Signature stockings die.
Of course easily recognisable LOTV gorgeous penguins, coloured with SN pens and Silent Night papers from First Edition.
Finally, and I've been dying to use this stamp from Papermania, a cute little snowman whom you can lay all the blame on, stamped on to Desert Storm card from CC. Having stamped the image I thought well the snowman is now beige, not a good look, so I stamped again on white cards and paper pieced him, then a few little embellishments and job done.

It's been ages since I used paper on my cards, but this challenge had me only only using some but also using some older stash, so thank you Sylvie for this challenge really enjoyed it.

Do have a look at the other team members as they always have fabulous cards.

Before I go, just wanted to day thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card, you are all so kind and a warm welcome to Cheryl who is my latest Follower, thank you Cheryl for choosing to click the button, I hope you will be back again and that you continue to like what I make.

I had another new commenter a few posts ago whom I forgot to say hello to, Maureen Killin, now Maureen I've tried to find your blog to return the visit, but I think you might not have one, although you are on Circles, which unfortunately I just don't understand the mechanics of, but I do appreciate your visits and comments and hope you come back to see that I've not ignored you.

How's this for daftness, should make you smile..... thought I'd lost my phone the other day, turned my bag inside out, down sofa and chair cushions, upstairs in all rooms and downstairs, outside in garden. Came to the conclusion that I'd left it whilst over at Damian's house when I went to see Milo, hoping that the puppy hadn't found it and demolished it.  Phoned Damian when he was home from work, who looked all over without luck, I know mum he says, I'll phone the number and if it's here I'll find it. Then I hear the theme music for Game of Thrones, yeah I'm sad, saying to Damian I hear it, where is it, not here comes back the reply. The phone was plugged in to recharge and sitting on the arm of the sofa.... in my home. That was a real serious senior moment which my son thought was hilarious, I just thought I wonder where my brain had gone, I had no recollection of plugging the phone in.

Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend, 

Friday, 24 June 2016

Lillies for Friday Oldie!

Hello Everyone, I hope all is well with you and that you're gearing up for the weekend. 
I'm here with my Friday Oldie share, all started by Erika of Snappy Crafts and you can find her here,
Erika started this little bit of sharing fun a couple of years ago and now there are quite a few of us sharing our earlier projects, it's good to see how our crafting style has changed, improved, become interested in different crafts.

Here is my share for this week,
This is a beautiful lily image drawn by Jane of Janey's cards. Unfortuntately she no longer does them, but I still have a few. Jane is a gardener with her own business and a wonderful artist.

Can't at all remember what I've used to colour it, but if I say so myself I've made quite a good job of it.

So why not join in with one of your Oldies.
A quick post from me today, I've got the most thundering headache so I really don't need to be on the computer.

Just before I go just wanted to say, thanks for all the lovely comments on my last card and for your good wishes for Sean's recovery.

See you soon,

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Music Fanfare!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and enjoying your day. 
Thank you all for visiting me and leaving those lovely comments, and a warm welcome to Anne who has now joined my little band of Followers, I hope you continue to pop in when you can  Anne. 
Anne has a lovely blog and is on various Design Teams, and you can find her here .

I have a card made for the latest Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge, No. 24
Brilliant colours to work with, here's what I've done;
So I've used images from Music Fanfare and a mixture of Momento and Airondack inks applied with Inkylicious Inkdusters.  Inkylicious sentiment.  Little butterfly die is a Sizzix one,Liquid Pearls and a wee bit of WofS, which of course doesn't show up. 
I have a great lack of CB sentiments, which I must rectify.  I also have to say that the colours are more intense in reality.

Our lovely friend was taken into hospital again for emergency surgery, and the medical team had to make some life changing decisions, but Sean has come through it well and hopefully will make a good recovery.  It will be a wee while before he get my card, as I posted it the day he landed up in hospital, but as he will be convalescing for a while it doesn't matter when he receives it.

Having an at home day, Damian is at home so I've no Milo duties,  and Alistair did the hospital visit, planning a bit of time in the craft room,oh you've no idea how good it feels to be able to say that, having my own space is just pure dead brilliant!

That's me for now, off for a play, see you soon,

I would like to enter my card into the :

Saturday, 18 June 2016

A Get Well Wish!

Good Morning to Everyone, and I hope all is well with you.  Gosh the weekend once again, where does the time Go?? Well at least it's not raining, and just waiting for the painter to arrive. 

Thank so much for your lovely comments on yesterday's card,I appreciate your time that you take to visit me. 

Well with the pants weather and the dire excess of football, yes Alistair has watched every feckin one so far, we had to have words last night, I've been spending time card making and I know that's a good thing, but when I want to watch a regular programme, I find it's been dropped for the footy,Errrrrgh! 

The lovely sentiment is the focus of this card made for another friend who is recovering from surgery. I've inkdusted with various Airondack inks and matted and layered on to some embossed card I came across in my box of tricks. 

I thought you might like to see the cygnets again, my goodness they have grown, 
Right that's me for today, no Matt the Painter yet, but he's only 45 minutes late so not to worry, have yourselves a lovely weekend whatever your plans are and see you soon,

Friday, 17 June 2016

Knitting Fairy for Friday Oldie!

Good Morning Everyone,  I hope you are all well and now grown web feet with all this rain that's about just now. I thought it would be better today, but just as bad with mizzling rain.  Were are having all our outdoor painting done, but the painter has had to call off because of the rain, so we will go for it tomorrow, the forecast is saying it's to be better.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my Seaside Canvas, you are all very kind, I won't be giving it to anyone, it's just for myself and I plan to do a couple more once I've got a few more seaside bits and pieces.

Well it's time for Erika's Friday Oldie, these Fridays do come around so quickly, here is my share;
Gosh what an awfully dull photo, but as you can see it's a knitting fairy, I think it's from Sugar Nellie, and coloured with pencils.  This was obviously photographed before I discovered photo editing, and had I thought I would have redone it, but hey ho.

I hope you will join Erika and the rest of us that share our older creations, it's just for fun and it could be anything as long as it's hand made, I sometimes have an knitting project, others have altered art, sewing, just whatever.  Erika and you can find her blog here, started Oldie for Friday a couple of years ago and it has gradually got more of us interested in sharing our makes, it's good to see how our crafting has changed/improved, so why not join in.

That's me for today, the weekend is on the doorstep once again so whatever plans you have I hope you have a good one, till next time,


Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Seaside Canvas!

Hello Everyone, I'm wondering if I've gone through a time warp and landed up in November! Boy has it been wet, dull and cold,I've had to put some heating on and I'm just out of the shower to try and get some heat in me. I hope wherever you are that the weather is better. 

Thank you all for the lovely Birthday wishes, both in Blogland and FB. I had a lovely birthday and a fabulous Indian meal in the evening with  Moreen and Damian's, oh and Alistair too. Beautiful gifts, but nothing crafty. And on Monday the beautiful candy I won from Wendy Spanish  Crafter arrived, and OMG! What a wonderful prize to receive. There are lots of gorgeous hand made stick pins,tiny book, crochet embellishments, oh I could go on and on,and all encased in a stunning material book with lace and buttons, I am so lucky to have won it and coming when it did, well it was like another birthday gift. Wendy is a hugely talented lady.

Anyway, I've been having a go at creating a canvas,inspired by Jennifer of Crafting Rainbows and you can find Jennifer's blog here.  Jennifer also designs many of the samples for Imagination Crafts. 
Here's my canvas, and don't laugh please!!, 
I have used Starlights to paint the canvas, and then stuck on little bits of the gorgeous Rice Paper, the sun is made with Sparkling Medium, all from Imagination Crafts. 
Stamps from Creative Stamping magazine, colored with Derwent pencils, little shells and some sandpaper.  I've just made the little birds with a black Pen.  If you pop in to Jennifer's blog you'll see the real deal.  I did have fun making it though, and can see where I could improve. 

Well it's wall to wall footy here, sick of it and it's only the first week.  I got a bit of respite this afternoon as I was in sole charge of Milo as Damian wasn't able to get home at lunch time.  I think this is how I got chilled as we got awfully wet when out for our walk, and then the back door was opened so that the pup could get into the garden. He is getting so big and strong. I made a cuppa when we got back and the toerag wouldn't let me sit down, every sofa I tried to sit on he got to it first, this went on for a few minutes, of course he thought it was great fun, I gave up and sat on his big cushion, didn't seem to mind that.  He is adorable, but I'm so glad that we have a cat.

Thanks for you kind comments on my last post, I love reading them and appreciate your time.   Till next time, take care, 

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Star of Wonder and A Little Vintage Card,for CCC!

Hello to Everyone, I hope you  are well and enjoying your weekend.

It's time once again for the Christmas Card Club Ladies to share their fortnightly creations with you.  It was our lovely Zoe who chose the theme this time  and it's Star of Wonder or Anything Goes.
Well, I was a bit stumped for the Star of Wonder and thought that it was just the Anything Goes,I would manage, but a good old rake around and came up with bits and pieces to make this one;
Sue Wilson's silent night die cut up to give me just the stars, a further delve and I found the perfect stamp which says Star of Wonder.  It was part of a set Creative Stamping magazine a year or so ago. 

However, I bought a lovely Crafty Individuals stamp a few weeks ago and was desperate to use it, so my next card is for Anything Goes;
Isn't this image just lovely? I've given it a wee bit of colour with Derwent pencils, lots of glitter and some pretty papers, twine and a few buttons. 
Do visit the other Ladies as their creations will be just wonderful. 

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my Friday Oldie and the Birthday wishes, you are very kind.

Just before I sign off, here is one of the Blackbird babies that's been having a feed;

I couldn't get close enough, so you might have to enlarge it, he has been around all day, and his mum has been keeping an eye out, no doubt for Teallach.  The wee thing has been battling against the odds with the baby Starlings,gosh are they hoodlums or what! He's having a bit of respite in this photo.
Till next time take care,