Friday, 1 August 2014

Glitter and Sparkle for CCAYR Challenge!

Hello to You All, and welcome to my blog where I'm showing my inspiration DT card for this months challenge at; http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/
and this month's challenge means using lots of glitter and sparkle on your cards, should be easy don't you think, as we all love sparkle.

Here is my offering;

  Sorry about the first photo, I thinks I was messing about with the  soft focus thingy, and it's making it a bit sort of blurred.
Anyway, the image and background card is Hunnkydorry, last years buy,
MB Frosty Corner die
SB Snowflakes die
Hobby Craft Ribbon
Papermania Gems
Star Dust for sparkle
Mirri card.

Please pop into the CCAYR Blog and see what my Team Mates have made, there will be loads of inspiration.  I hope you will join in the challenge.




Thursday, 31 July 2014

Mermaid Queen!

Good Evening Everyone, I hope you have had a good day and managed some crafting.

I was back at work today, and for some reason Thursdays are always frenetic and all the staff feels drained by the end of the day.  I was on cooking duties today, but kept it a simple meal, and thankfully the weather had turned much cooler because we had the rain coming down in torrents.  It was manageable.

So on to my card,
I bought this Chocolate Baroque stamp set a few weeks ago and it's just now I've gotten around to inking it up.
Mermaid Queen Stamp Set coloured with Derwent Ink Intense Pencils
Turquoise coloured paper
Pion Sea Treasures Paper
Silver Mirri
LOTV Sentiment
The Ribbon Girl Seam binding in Sage, Silver Cord, Hessian and Starfish Charm
Hobby Craft Pearl Lace
Papermania Gems
Loads of Star Dust

It is a large stamp and so had to use a much larger card than usual for me, but it was a joy to colour with the pencils using them as watercolours.

Before I sign off, I would just like to thank everyone who left a comment on my last post, love reading them. 
I would like to enter my card into the;
http://chocolatebaroquechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Colour Challenge





Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Gift Bag for Dale!

Good Afternoon Everyone, and I hope you are having a super day.  The weather has been so warm up here, so unusual for the North of Scotland, it's been grand, but I would have preferred it a little cooler, I don't function well in heat.  The good thing is that I've been on my days off, which were lovely, but it's back to work tomorrow and my turn to be doing the cooking, I'll be keeping it simple.

Thank to you so very much for the lovely comments on my last card, I do very much appreciate the time it takes to go around all the blogs. It was also lovely to see some new people commenting, I hope you will come back.

Just a short post today, I've got some ironing to get through, and not a decent old film to spur me along.


I made this little gift bag for my friend Dale and put some fat quarters in it for her.  She loves quilting and all things sewing and makes the most beautiful things.
I've used LC Buttons and Bows stamp set, and coloured with Prismacolour pencils
The Ribbon Girl for hessian and lace
Papermaina Ribbon
Buttons and Pearls from my box
Star Dust.

I have to say Dale loved the fat quarters, and the bag, in fact I noticed that she has everything I've made for her displyed in her sewingroom, isn't that lovely.

Well I can hear Alistair up in the bedroom playing his fiddle, he's learning a new tune, The Lover's Waltz, it's a Jay Ungers tune and I love it.  There is still a few bum notes, but it's coming along well.

I'll sign off now and hope everyone is well, but sending kind thought and hugs to those of you who are not,




Sunday, 27 July 2014

Bluebelle and Friend for the CCC!

Hello and Welcome to Everyone who pops in to see what's on offer today.  I hope you are all well, but sending Hugs and kind thoughts to those of you who are not so well.

Thank you all for your comments on my last post, all very kind and I do appreciate them.

We had a lovely day at Cullen on Friday, fab weather, however there was quite a sea harr out on the sea, it was really amazing.  I found the wee craft shop and just had to buy something.  I'ts owned by Geraldine who comes to Howdens to demonstrate for Do Crafts.  I couldn't splash out as Alistair was with me, beat he doesn't know what I get up to too much.

So I'm here today with my card for The Chrsitmas Club, (CCC), and this time around the theme is Trees.  Trees have to feature somewhere on the card, this was chosen by Sylvie.
Is'nt this so sweet.  I won a few weeks back from Kate at http://downrightcrafty.blogspot.co.uk/
 some beautiful Bluebelle Toppers, and I thought this one would be just perfect, it's already coloured.
My papers are also from Wildrose Studio, from the Bella range
Blue cardstock and silver mirri
MB Frosty Corner die
Britannia Let it Snow dies
The Ribbon Girl Charm and silver cord
Ribbon and glitter domes from my box
Star Dust for sparkle

I hope you like it.   I hope your weekend is going well, I meant to get through loads today, but didn't manage much.  I did however got through some ironing whilst watching "Now Voyager", with the wonderful Bette Davis, I love her films and these old black and white ones are just marvellous.  There is always another day for housework.

Enjoy what is left of your weekend, and I'll see you soon,

I would like to enter my card into: http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/chnc-challenge-187-cute.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/chnc-challenge-extra-for-july-mid-month.html

Friday, 25 July 2014

Friday's Oldie!

Hello all you Lovely People, lovely to have you visiting I hope you will like what's on offer today.
Thank you for the lovely comments on my last card, you are as always very kind and encouraging.
Today s a quick post as we are off to Cullin which is on the road to Aberdeen.  Alistair had been there a few weeks ago walking and thought I would like it, so as it is once again a glorious day, I said that would be lovely and knowing there is a craft shop, it will be doubly lovely.

I have an Oldie to show today, can't remember if I've shown this before, but here it is,
I knitted this a while back for Alistair to wear when playing is fiddle.  It is a Vintage pattern and made up using gorgeous Noro Yarn.

The Oldie for Friday was started by Erika of Snappycrafts, and a few of us have joined in, why don't you join in too, it obviously doesn't have to be a card, just anything you've made a wee while ago.

I will be back later to do some commenting on your fab blogs.
I hope you are enjoying the sunshine where ever you are, I'm sitting here melting just now, I wish I was one of those cool looking ladies who never show any moisture, I'm the complete opposit.
Remember your high sunscreens today!!








Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Thomas Kincaid, Tranquil Scene!

Hello my very crafty Friends, and anyone who pops in.  I hope you are all well, but here are kind thoughts that if your not, that you'll feel better soon.

I was surprised to find that I am a Follower missing,  I had 80 of you fab people and now it's 79. I'm sorry to have lost your company whoever you are, I hope you'll come back again sometime.

Thank you all so much on the lovely comments on my Hearts, your very kind, and I'm pleased to report that Dale and Amanda both loved them.   I'm sorry to have missed commenting on some of your blogs, but it was a whirlwind of activity while we were away and I didn't get much time to journey through blogland.

We had a great time with our friends and the Jazz Festival was fab, loved it all and had a really good catch up with Dale, we always have such a laugh when we are together.  Alistair and Stewart never stopped talking from the minute we met up, and they say women can talk!!

Anyways, back home and back to work.  What a scorcher we had today, and I was on the cooking duty today, I was about melted, but the good thing was that I wasn't working late, and got home to a nice quiet house as my hubby is away overnight doing something that needs a wetsuit, coast steering or something, lets me catch up with bits and pieces.

My card is one I made quite a while ago but never posted;
It's a Thomas Kincaid image which is decoupaged, matted and layered with Hunkydory Adorable Scorable Card.
New Leaf paper from First Editions
Hessian and Seam Binding from The Ribbon Girl
Hunkydory sentiment
Dazzler from Creative Expressions

No one in mind for this one yet,  so just for my box.

Well, that's bed time for me now, I'm quite tired tonight, probably the heat, so hopefully I might get a decent sleep.

Take care everyone and see you soon,



Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Two Hearts!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all fine and well and enjoying some lovely warm sunny weather.  We haven't today, very heavy rain at times, dull and now a bit cold tonight, but it may be better tomorrow.

Thanks to everyone who visited and left a comment on my last card, I do enjoy reading them and appreciate the time it take in this busy whirlwind of life.

I've had a few days off work and apart from finding a bit of time to craft, I also got around to clearing the loft, finding loads of things that we had forgotten that we had. Old photos which we just had to sit and look at, of course taking so much longer in getting the job done.  Notes and books from when I was studying, Christmas decorations, mostly squashed and broken I have to add.  Anyway, it eventually got done and it's amazing the amount of space there is now.

I am looking forward to going down to Livingstone to visit our friends Dale and Stewart and going to the Edinburgh Jazz Festival.  I've got a couple of days of annual leave so it's going to be a good weekend and catching up with them is always good fun.

I have something a bit different to show tonight; I always look for something to take down to give to Dale, here is what I came up with;

I had bought these two wooden hearts ages ago, and didn't quite know what to do with them, but after seeing some wonderfully decorated wooden projects from some of you fab crafters, I got a little bit of inspiration.
I painted both with gesso and then added DI, I even used a brayer, first time for that.  The larger one has a beautiful Rose stamp from Papermania, heat embossed with Papermania Black embossing powder.  Coloured with Derwent and Prismacolour Pencils, worked not too badly. Sentiment from Crafter's Compamion Vintage Range.  WO Flowers, The Ribbon Girl crushed ribbon, Pearls from Dovecraft and Star Dust.  The is one is for Dale.

The smaller one is for her daughter Amanda, I used Card'O little Peg stamps from Oriental Bossom set, and versacolour ink, lots of Papermania Gems, Ribbon from my box.
I'm really very pleased how they have turned out, but I need to learn what kind of inks and paints are best to use, I just used what I had.

So that is me for tonight, Alistair has already gone upstairs to read and I'm just about to follow him, I'm engrossed in the 3rd. Crusade with Richard the Lionheart, what a bunch of  sadistic killers the Crusaders were, nevertheless it's a good historical novel.
Take care everyone, sleep well and see you soon,