Sunday, 1 May 2016

Poinsettias for the Christmas Card Club!

Hello to You All,  hoping you are well and enjoying the weekend.  Don't they come around so quickly, May already, scary or what!!

It's time again for our shares from the Christmas Card Club (CCC), fairly getting ahead of the game and not leaving card making until the last minute.   We are a little group of ladies whom every fortnight make and share a Christmas card, and we all get the chance to choose a theme and this time it is the choice of our lovely Mary and she would like to see cards with poinsettias.  Always a favourite choice.

Now, I'm showing off here as I have more than one card, I don't usually do this but I was on a roll, here they are;
This lovely poinsettias image is a Papermania stamp coloured with watercolour paints. I used paper from the beautiful First Edition Silent Night pad, the ribbon is in fact white, but looking a bit grey in the photo. Xcut die and Liquid Pearls and a couple of gems, sentiment is from a wonderful set by the very talented John Lockwood.

Next up;

Same stamp and again watercolours, but embossed first with WOW embossing powder. Little poinsettias stamps from Cardi-O in the corner. Music score background is from a Papermania pad from a couple of years ago. CC sentiment, gold lace to make the bow and some gems.

Are you still with me? and for No 3;
Same stamp, again coloured with watercolour paint, card base cut out with an Xcut oval shape die then embossed with an Embossilicious Swiss Dot Folder and them some little gold gems. CC sentiment in gold ink, but not showing up too well.

And at last my final card;

Papermania Embossing folder, SB Poinsettias die cut from card painted my Imagination Crafts Starlight paints, the leaves are painted with IC Sparkle Medium. IC Noel sentiment stencil with Starlights and Sizzix leaves flourishes. Gold gems.
This last card was inspired by today's Hochanda's demos by Imagination Crafts. I love the Starlights and you can do so much with them.

So there you are, four cards, but like I said I'm showing off, however I did have peace to get on with it all as Alistair is by now in Greece on his climbing holiday.  Teallach is sleeping on Alistair's side of the sofa and loving it and all is calm and quiet, blissful......

Invited to dinner tomorrow by Damian and Moreen, so more Milo cuddles, and I believe steak pie, yummy, and no cooking, what more could one want.

Scheduling this now, so hope it works, then off to finished visiting your blogs.
Enjoy the rest of your evening and see you soon,

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Daisies in Pink and Grey!

Hello to You All, I hope you are keeping warm and cosy cos this weather ain't Spring like. We have had snow, sleet and hail today and it's been bitterly cold.

My intrepid adventurer left a cosy bed at 4:30 this morning to go and climb up Ben Wyvis, our nearest Munro, mental I know but what would I know, anyway he came back really early, quite spoiled my day, but he had to turn back a third of the way up because it was so cold, more so than in any Winter climb. So I guess it must have been cold as he has climbed in all sorts of mountains in cold conditions. He is however off to Kos on Saturday and the temperature is 28 degrees.

Thank you so very much for your kind comments on my last card, I do love to read them and appreciate each and every one of them.

Here is my card for today;
Another Sheena Douglass floral stamp, and I thought the pink and grey combination went really well with it. Just a touch of colour made with SN Aqua Pens. LC sentiment and a few Liquid Pearls.

Spend a lovely afternoon with the puppy as Damian could get home for lunch and emergency audit or something. I was hard pressed to pop in, lol.  He is such a wee darling, and doing so well. After a wee play he snuggled up beside me on the sofa whilst I read and we both fell asleep. He would have plenty of energy when Damian and Moreen got home.

That's me for tonight, I hope you like my creation, and I'll see you all soon,


Sunday, 24 April 2016

For You!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all having a relaxing Sunday and the weather is good for you.  we had sunshine earlier and it was warm, but it's getting a bit chilly now.

Thanks you all very much on the lovely comments you left on Friday's post, and I knew you would all like Milo, what's not to like.
I've been over to see him this afternoon to have a wee play with him, he is great fun, and he has a fabulous new toy.... a toilet roll inner. I think he likes it best out of all his toys as he can carry it around.  He is settling into his new home really well, and the other pets are getting used to him, so no major crisis there.  As Moreen and Damian are back to work tomorrow,  will be popping in to keep him company, oh....loads of cuddles.

The concert was fabulous, a few dodgy moments at the rehearsal in the afternoon, but was all smoothed out for the performance.  Great audience appreciation and an encore, can't remember when that last happened, but the Gospel Spirituals are always brilliant, and this collection arranged by John Rutter was fabulous, finishing with "When the Saints go Marching In", we had the audience going with us.  You can't stand still whilst singing these songs, and for a formal choir, we were told to let our hair down. Great night, whacked today, so it's been a lazy day for me.

Now to my card;
This is a Carfter's Companion stamp from one of their magazines, heat embossed in clear powder and coloured with watercolours and gel pens. Background coloured with Momento Inks  The butterfly gems were not in the plan but I dropped my brown inkpad on to it, left a couple of wee marks, a quick doctor job. Mounted on to black card.

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting me and  hope to see you soon,

Friday, 22 April 2016

Poppies and Milo!

Hello there folks, I hope you are well, and getting ready to head into the weekend, so I hope you have some good plans, even if not, just enjoy what you do.

It's our big concert tomorrow so I'm at the theatre from 2pm rehearsing for the performance in the evening, so it's a long day, but it's going to be a good one as the programme is lovely, and I just love the buzz when the curtain goes up and you see the audience waiting in anticipation to hear us. I'm sure they will too.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last card, your constant encouragement and support is so appreciated.

Here is my card for today;
This is a Sheena Douglass stamp and coloured with Gansai Kuretaki Watercolour paints, mounted on to black card and a CC border die which come free with one of their Inspiration Magazines.  Photo a bit fuzzy. this was snapped before I managed to fix my camera, with Pam's advice so thank you Pam as my newer photos are much better.

Now, here is our new arrival;
Meet Milo, he is 7 weeks old and a black lab, and Damian and Moreen have adopted him, and he loves chewing
Isn't he just a wee cutie, I've fallen in love with him already

A tired out baby, he loves his blankie and tries to take everywhere with him.

This wee chap is a bundle of fun and he will certainly keep Damian and Moreen busy, the cats have taken quite well to him, Poppy gave him a couple of whacks on his head, just to let him know who is the boss.  He is too young to bring over to meet Teallach at the moment, I think our boy just might not be so receptive of him.  I'm looking forward to taking him for walks.

That's me for tonight, hoping to visit your blogs and see what you've been doing. I won't be around tomorrow but will try and catch up when I can.
Take care everyone,

Monday, 18 April 2016

Yellow and Gold!

Good Afternoon Everyone, and I hope you are all well and fit, but if not then consider yourselves sent out some kind and positive thoughts for a speedy recovery.

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my CCC card, you are all very kind and I do appreciate the support from you all. 
A warm welcome too to my latest Follower, Brenda. Brenda has been visiting for a wee while but thought she had clicked the Follow button, but didn't show up.  Blogger has really interfered with the Followers, I seem to be off a few folks radar, and I'm trying to work out who.  Why oh why if it ain't broken try and fix it?? 

Anyway, here is a card I made a while ago but not shared,
I've used one of the latest CB floral stamps and colours with Gansai Kuretaki watercolour paints and cut it out with an Xcut die. The background paper, is by Lesley at Chocolate Baroque, which was a freebie., Matted onto black card a bit of gold ribbon and a few gold gems.

Blustery day here, we were going to have a bit of a walk, but I hate the wind, so a no go, but I do have to go out tonight as it's our last rehearsal before our concert on Saturday, so it will be fine tuning and polishing up our singing.Although we rehearse on Saturday afternoon, it's really the orchestra and soloists who have come together for the first time that our conductor concentrates on. If we don't know our stuff by then, it's too bad, but of course we do no one likes to let Gordon down.

That's me for today, off now to have an hour or so in the craft room, so see you all soon,

Sunday, 17 April 2016

And the Winner is!!

Hello to Everyone, just a quick post to announce the winner of my candy.

I use my own homemade Random thingy called Alistair, and having given everyone who entered a number, folded them up and put them in a bowl and Alistair after a rummage around picked out No.16 and that was YOU Lorraine from Rainey's Craftroom.  So Congratulations to you Lorraine.

I am so sorry that I can't offer more as I have so many fabulous and faithful Followers, but there it is just one person can win.

Thank you all so much for taking part, and I hope that you all have a lovely Sunday evening,
See you all soon,

Red Berries for the Christmas Card Club!

Well here we are again another CCC card, two weeks since our last one, can hardly believe it's time for another one.

This time our lovely Valery has chosen the challenge which is Red Berries, always so Christmassy and traditional, so without further ado here is mine;
I've use an Inkylicious  stamp which comes with the words, and my berries are made from red Liquid Pearls.  Background is inked with Momento Inks and Inkylicious Ink Dusters.
Mounted on to black card, the a lovely silvery stripped paper from Silent Night First Editions paper pad.  I didn't think it needed anything else.

I'd like to thank everyone who visited and left a comment on my last post, you are all very kind. The swans are still nesting, Alistair was having a look at them today, I hope they didn't mind the snow showers.  It has been so cold here, at one point I thought I was going to have to look out my fingerless mitts, I've had a scarf and a fleece on  all day...and the heating is on.

The other team members will be along with their fabulous creations so I hope you will have a look at them, their names are on my side bar.

Teallach has found a fly and is racing around trying to catch it, even it's come in out of the cold.

Take care everyone and enjoy the rest of your weekend,
I would like to enter my card into the following challenge: