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.
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Sunday, 22 March 2015

In Our Thoughts!

Good Evening all my Crafty Friends and I hope your have been enjoying your Sunday.
Thank you all for your lovely comments on my previous card, and I'd like to welcome Dawn who is my latest follower, I hope you come back often Dawn and like what I do. It's just fab to have new followers and Dawn made me up to 90 Followers which is just great, so thanks to you!

We had something of a dull day with threatened rain, but still managed a walk. We decided to go out and have a breakfast at one of our local garden centres, Howdens, which just happens to have a craft shop, so to work up an appetite we walked there, about three miles, through some farm land and let the wind blow the cobwebs away.  It's quite a nice walk, at least there were horses to see and some lovely black faced sheep, even caught a Red Kite and a Buzzard. We used to have some gorgeous places to walk but the amount of building that's going on is amazing and eating up all the green land, however, I know people need home to live in, but I do wish they would employ architects that have some inspiration and not just fire up houses that look like boxes.
We had a nice breakfast then walked back home, around six miles, my legs were a bit sore, but pleased we went out and it didn't rain.

Well our Solar Eclipse was a damp squib, cloud was pretty heavy, but I did feel it as it got cold, dark and very windy. Alistair had no luck at the observatory either, but he did end up being on the 6 o'clock BBC Scotland  News.  A News Team were there and interviewing somebody important, when the camera swung round and there was my DH, talking very animatedly to someone, without the least idea that he was within the shot. He says he's expecting to be recognised now when out and about, lol!!

Anyway, I have one of those cards that we don't like having to make, I had quite a spate of them a few month ago;
Really just a simple card, with an image from a CD and just added ribbon, pearls and a little bit of sparkle.  I don't like to add too much for sympathy cards.

I've a few days off work, then back for three days then that is me finished for our holiday, this time next week we will be settling ourselves on board the Magellan and sailing up to Norway, or is it over to Norway, my geography was never up to much.

So that is me for tonight folks, enjoy the rest of your evening and see you soon, take care out there,

Friday, 20 March 2015

Elegant Flapper for Friday Oldie!

Hello Everyone,  I hope you are all well and awaiting with bated breath for the Solar Eclipse. Goodness knows whether we will see it here, as according to the weather will be cloudy, so we can only hope.  Alistair is heading off to the observatory but I'm working.  Hopefully you'll be successful in seeing it wherever you are.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my last card, I do read and appreciate everyone of them, and so delighted that you take the time to visit me.

Well it's time for another "Friday Oldie", all started by Erika of Snappy Crafts as a bit of fun to look back at creations from an earlier time in your crafting career. It can be anything handmade. Here is what I've found to show;
From a Debbie Moore CD, name of which I can't remember, WO Roses, Marianne Flourish, gems and gold peel offs.  This is yet another CD I never use now, but maybe I'll unsurface it again, the images are lovely.

Just a short post this time around, not much news, leading a quiet life here,
Bye for now,


Monday, 16 March 2015

A Lavender Bag Hello!

Good Morning Everyone, and I hope all is well with you the Monday morning.  After the most beautiful day yesterday, we are a bit dull and it looks like it might rain and, certainly colder. It might have to be drying clothes inside today.

Was Mother's Day a good one for you, I do hope so, but I know it can also be a sad day for those who have lost their mums, I always feel a grab of my heart at this time, where I see so many gifts that she would have liked and I find myself looking and reading the shop bought cards, I didn't make cards when she was here, what a pity as I think she would have loved my cards.
Damian organised my flowers and card before he left for Boston, which really touched me as he had so many things to see to making sure that Moreen had everything she needed, and that their animals had everything they needed.

Thank you all for the lovely comments on yesterday's card, the snow folk are so cute I will be using them lots I think.

I have a little card today made to say hello to a friend that I've been out of touch with;
Image is from Just Inklined, coloured with a mixture of SN and Copics, Xcut die shape, Sizzix Hello die, First Edition paper and purple card. Gems and a little lace butterfly from my box. Wink of Stella on the scoop.
Just a simple little card to say hello and hope all is well.

Alistair is way up a mountain again, I hope his weather is good.  He loves his cowl and said his pal Bill would love one, I said no problem I'd knit him one, oh no says Bill, Sheena, his partner is a knitter and he has refused to wear anything she has knitted for him. Now knowing this lady and I'm sure her knitting skills will be ace, so it will be Bill's loss. I had to chuckle at this.

Anyway, I'm off to pop in to see if Moreen is OK and anything needed done around the home, then a wee practise of my music in preparation for tonight's rehearsal, and if I'm lucky a wee bit of crafting.
Bye for now,


Sunday, 15 March 2015

Anything Goes at the Christmas Card Club"

Hello Friends and Visitors, I hope you are well and having a good Saturday, well it's nearly over. We are just home after spending the evening with Moreen, we decided to have and Indian Takeaway, so safe any of us cooking and Moreen does love Indian food.
She is feeling a little better, and although still in pain she thinks it has lessened, is that a word?

Thank you all so much for your comments on my last card, and lovely to hear from Pharmacy Michelle, I do wish you had a blog, Michelle,  then I could return the visit, but it's lovely for me that you want to pop in from time to time.

I'm here with a new card for the friendly Christmas Card Club make and this time it's "Anything Goes" and chosen this time around by our lovely Sylvie.
I can't for the life of me remember whose digi image this is, I'm thinking Bugaboo, maybe, it is a pre-coloured image and I just jollied it up with Stickles.
SB Embossing Folder, pearlised card, Ribbon and Gems from my box. Britania Sentiment die.

I'm going to schedule this post for tomorrow and hope that it pops up when it should, so I shall say Good Night and see you soon,

Friday, 13 March 2015

Oldie for Friday~ The Match!

Good Morning my Lovely Crafty Friends, and Anyone who visits me. Welcome to my blog on this lovely fair morning. It looks as if it might be a bright day, if cold.

I hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend, I hope that the weather will be better for it here, well everywhere really.

Just a short post today in order to play along with Erika of Snappycraft Blog, who began the "Oldie for Friday", showing your crafty makes from an earlier time, it's fun and good to see how we all progress and improve. Here is my offering today;
This was a commissioned card and I used a La Pash image from a set called The Way We Were, at least I think that is what it was called.  I still have them somewhere, never again used, just one of the many C&C buys which I thought at the time was fantastic,but in reality, not everything in the set was usable for me. We live and learn.  Anyway, this particular was just perfect for the occassion as the Dad, love his footy and was a great supporter of our local amature team.

I'm off to work now, Alistair went away early this morning to climb in the Cairngorms and Teallach is sound asleep as he has been on the tiles all night.
Have a super day whatever you get up to and see you soon.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

A Roses Gift Bag and a Tweed Cowl!

Hello Crafty Friends and Visitors, and welcome to my wee bit of Blogland. Always great to see you here, and read your lovely comments which I do really appreciate, as they give me encouragement that what I'm doing is fine and it's liked.

Popped in to see Moreen yesterday to take her card and the marathon one, she loved them both.  She had managed to shower herself and get her hair washed, so she is beginning to be able to do wee bits and pieces, her shoulder is still painful though. She is however a very independent lady and didn't want any support, so we sat and had a blether. She thanks you all for the good wishes.

Well I have some amazing news.... not I've not been asked to be on a DT team, neither have I won the lottery, BUT.... only to sing in the forthcoming Russell Watson Concert here in Inverness.

Th Choral Society have been invited to sing with him, what a great opportunity it is to for our own publicity.  The only thing is that we are a choir of 140 souls and only 60 are needed and to be divided as far as possible into the four singing parts. The only fair way was to pull out names, and I was one of the sopranos pulled out along with my choir buddy Fiona.  Now, the downside is that I am working that day and the rehearsal begins in the afternoon and carries on until the performance in the evening, so I am hoping that one of my workmates might stand in for me. I should be a fab concert though.

Now my make today is;

I am so chuffed I managed to make one of these at last.  I just Love Patricia's of 
She makes the most wonderful gift boxes and bags.  I'd bought the SB die before Christmas but never got around to using it until now and it was so easy to make with Patricia's tutorial. However, I wish I had seen her post yesterday to help with the roses, mine are not that good, but I'll improve.
I've used First Edition Rose Garden Papers and SB Rose Creations die, a Marianne die for the other leaves.
Liquid Pearls and some Satin Ribbon.
It has a beautiful Skye Candle and Lip Balm in it for a gift for one of my colleagues.

I've also got another cowl to show you this time modeled by my lovely assistant;
 "Am I good looking or what! May be Alistair could be a knitting pattern model, after all Roger Moore was and look how he turned out......perhaps not.

This time I've used a a Tweed Aran by Sublime and in a rustic shade.

Well that's me for today, I must catch up with your creations now, and mabe a little crafting too. I'm back at work tomorrow for three days, but I feel I've had a good rest, and I have the evening to myself as Alistair is going to his music group.
Cheerio for now