Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Trinket Box!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and keeping cosy in this cold and snowy weather. We are in the minuses tonight, anyway it is December.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my last cards, you are all very kind.

I've been finding it difficult to get to the computer to post and comment, so if I've missed you out please forgive. I don't know where the time goes and I've not managed to get back into a routine.  since my trip to Glasgow, but I expect you are all the same. I did manage to get all my cards written and sent off today, that felt a relief.  Still to look out the Christmas decorations too, that's going to have to wait until the weekend, anyway here is my make for today, it's part of a gift for my choir buddy Fiona;

I bought this little box from The Works and have decorated it with Imagination Crafts Rice Paper and various stamps and stencils, Starlight Paints are the paints of choice and some sequins. I have to say I loved doing it, I hope Fiona likes it.

It's the Choral Society's Carolthon on Saturday and I am really looking forward to the big sing, we will be in the local shopping centre singing all shifts and this time for a number of years we are being allowed a larger choir at lunch time to the special Carols and pieces from the Messiah. Here is the fabulous flyer for it, drawn by a little girl from one of the local schools;
isn't just so sweet. I hope we manage to raise loads of money, however saying that, there are lots of people struggling just now, but you never know.

That's me for now, see you soon and take care of yourselves,

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Christmas Gifts for the CCC!

Hello from Winter Wonderland, yes we have a great deal of snow, but at the moment sunshine too, it's all lovely if you don't have to go out in it. We travelled back from Glasgow last night by bus and the further North we got the worse the roads, however we had a good driver and he go all home safely.

We had a lovely time in Glasgow, and I had a great meet up with our lovely Rita. The Italian restaurant we had our lunch was super, great food, and we spent ages chatting, we also got a we bit of shopping done too.

Now it's Rita who chosen our challenge for the CCC this time, it's our last one for this year and, she would like to see Christmas Gifts on our cards.  So without further ado here are mine;
First up is this love LOTV image coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils and Snow Glitter. First Edition Papers and Die'sire  tree dies, next;
Here we have a lovely Chocolate Baroque image from the Gift at Christmas stamp set with a water coloured background. I used Sakura gel pens to colour in the ribbon and bows on the image. Sentiment is from Inkylicious and background papers is from Crafty Individuals and Starlight paint in Silver around the edge of the image card.
Thank you Rita for this challenge I really enjoyed creating these  cards.

So a quiet day at home for me, but we are going out to a concert in the Cathedral tonight, I hope they've got the heating on, it's not the most comfortable place anyway, but it can be Baltic.

This is a scheduled post, so hope it goes live when it's supposed to. Please try and visit the other CCC ladies to see what they have created.

Thank you all so much for all the lovely comments on my last card, I really appreciated it.
Keep cosy and see you soon,

Monday, 4 December 2017


Hello Everyone, start of another week, where do the go to!
I hope you are well, but if not sending out kind thoughts and hugs.

We are all well and dandy up here, and I am looking forward to a visit to Glasgow later in the week when a meet up with my lovely blog friend Rita is on the cards. I decided to stay overnight and not rush, so of course Alistair included himself on the days out. He will do his own thing though and we will also meet up with his brother and niece in the evening. I've not seen Karen for years and she is now in her early twenties, time has sped by there too.
It will be lovely to catch up with Rita and have a nice lunch, she has booked an Italian restaurant so we will be nice and stuffed when we hit the shops.

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments on my Santa cards, you are so kind.

I've got a little Snowpeople  card today;
This is one of the new images from Crafty Individuals, isn't it lovely,  I've coloured it with a mixture of  Derwent  Inkintense Pencils and Sakura pens. I've added some snow  and glitter to the Snowpeople. The background paper is also from Crafty Individuals and the sentiment is a Chocolate Baroque one. 
I must have more that enough Christmas cards made now, but I do so enjoy making them and I've so many new stamps on my desk, I feel the need to keep going with the Christmas images, they will always do for next year.

Alistair is having a fiddle practice just now, and I can hear the thumping of the foot, the fiddle is one thing the thumping quite another.  Did I mention that he is part of a concert in a week or so. His teacher has all sorts of students of varying abilities,learning and ages they are holding a concert. Well of course I'll be going, Alistair is quite nervous having never done anything like it before. It could be a mini Blazing Fiddles.

Well that's me for now, off to make mushroom soup for tonight. I'm a bit behind with my commenting, but I'll get around to you soon, take care everyone and see you soon,

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Colourful Santas!

Hello Everyone, I hope all is well with you, but sending kind thoughts to those of you who are not so good just now.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my last card, much appreciated.

Not much news for you and no funny stories, thank goodness do I hear you say, lol.

We did go to the cinema yesterday to see the new Murder on the Orient Express. We went to a showing in the afternoon, it's a wee bit cheaper, but I quite like going in the afternoons, and then coming out and going for a bite to eat.
I was a good film, however for me the original with Peter Ustinov was undoubtedly better, however Kenneth Branagh had a magnificent moustache, it was all fine for a Tuesday afternoon.

So here are some little cards I made a while ago but not posted;

I think this little Santa image is from Little Claire, he's a jolly wee soul, a selection of papers and embellishments and I think they make lovely little cards.

That's me for now, Peaky Blinders on tonight, so that's me sorted, you have a good evening and see you soon, till then,

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Mixed Media for the CCC!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and keeping warm. Is your weather as cold as ours?  It must be bad when Alistair puts his bed socks on. His poor feet are always like blocks of ice, years of mountain climbing in the cold weather has scuppered his circulation a bit, but it doesn't stop him from going up the hills in freezing cold weather.

Thank you all so very much for your comments on my Snowman card and good wishes for the concert, which, went very well. so all the hard work paid off. Our professional soloists were brilliant and not only did the sing with the choir but had solos of there own choosing.  So, now it's on with the rehearsals for our Carolthon in December and this time around our charity is Alzheimer Scotland, so I hope it will be a good day.

A warm welcome to Dimi who has clicked the follow button, it's lovely to see you here and I will be over to see you just as soon as I can. I hope you will pop in often to see me.

I'm a bit later than usual with my CCC card, but I was so tired after yesterday that I've had a bit of a slow day, but here I am now and this time its our lovely Mary who has chosen the theme and it's Mixed Media, here is my effort;
I've used a Justinklined image, I love this one and have used it quite a few times, it comes along with corners flowers. but this time I left them off.
I've stamped it all in blue ink, with a little yellow on the lamps. For the snow, I've added Knorr prandell Deco Paste and sprinkled glitter into it whilst still wet. The sky is coloured with DI and glittered. For the life of me I can't remember where the sentiment  is from, severe memory lapse, anyhow I've stamped on to velum.
You can probably guess this card is for my lovely hubby... I should have put, and slippers too, Lol.

Thank you Mary for a super challenge, I really enjoyed it and I love using this stamp.
Please visit the other CCC ladies and see what they have created, the names are on my sidebar.

That's me for now, take care of yourselves, and see you soon,

Friday, 24 November 2017

The Snowman!

Hello to You All, are you keeping warm and cosy??  We are cold here, with snow yesterday, but it didn't stay of long, except on the hills where it can stay.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my last card, I do appreciate the time out take to visit my wee blog.

Yesterday, we went to see if we could buy each others Christmas prezzie as we wanted particular things, me.. slippers, oh yes I'm getting old when slippers become really important and they had to have a good sole to be able to go to the washing line and dustbins etc. The fact that I have small feet and the shops in Inverness don't often keep size 3 I thought it was better to seek them out early. Alistair was successful in spending his money and the said slippers are put away until the big day. Next  it was Hubby's turn, he wanted particular trousers for wearing in the mountains, so off we went to a mountaineer shop.  What a price!! well, he does need good equipment and I don't grudge him, but oh my I wasn't prepared for it. However, what an amusing time it was. There wasn't too many to choose from, and sizes seem to be limited, but I advised he take a few pairs of different sizes to the fitting room to try, especially as he said he was a 34 waist,  well one pair were okay in the waist but a shade too long, tried another make and they were too tight in the waist, but not too bad in length. I was back and forth looking for other makes and sizes, honestly he wouldn't have spent so much time if he was having a bespoke tailored suit  fitted.  Anyway,  we were gradually narrowing the trousers down, but he spied another pair that looked like the length would be good, but they were a 32, oh they'll fit fine he says, and off he goes to try them on. I gave him a few minutes and went to see how he was getting on.. well laugh, I nearly bought a round, he was stuffed  into them, could hardly breath and looked as if there would have been little movement for sitting or stretching legs. He did eventually acceded that they were no use, I mean it was like me trying to get into a size 12 or 10. In the end he found something and he is pleased, but the sight of him standing there kept me amused all day, and reminds me why I married him....he makes me laugh.
So trousers are away till Christmas, although I bet he is wishing he had them on today as he is away for a low hill walk.  

Right, here is today's card;
This is for my friend Fiona who loves all things Snowman. It's a small card as I had difficulty finding a larger image to cut out, I've added snow and glitter to him but it doesn't show,
The inside has images from the Snowman. Fiona did say she wanted her card this year to be in the shape of the Snowman, so hope she likes it.

Now, tomorrow is our Choral concert, all of a sudden it's upon us, so tomorrow will be a long day with rehearsal during the day and the evening performance and it's the first time that choir, soloists and orchestra come together.  Our weekly rehearsals are accompanied by a piano, so it's always exciting to hear the actual orchestration of the pieces we are doing. Here is what we are singing;
This is a rather lovely painting for our programme, it's along the side of the River Ness, and I worked in a little cottage near the furthest away church, although not good memories of that.

Well, rather a long rambling post, but I'm signing off now and getting the ironing board out.
Have a lovely weekend whatever your plans are and I'll see you soon, take care everyone,

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Naughty! Not Me!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well ,but sending kind thoughts to those who are not so well, or struggling with life at the moment, I hope things get better for you.

Well, we had some rain yesterday, so bad that Teallach refused to go out, he must have some willpower when it comes to needing a wee.  It got so dark in the afternoon it looked like night.
Today is better, no rain but dull and much colder. Seems like snow,  is on it's way not only for the mountains but lower ground as well, Brrrrr!!

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my last card, you're very kind and I do appreciate your time.

My card today is one I made ages ago, and I hope I've not posted it, I've looked back to 2014 and can't find it. It was in a folder named cards not posted, but that means nothing here, anyway here it is;
I'm not too sure whose stamp this is, could be Indigo Blue, but the paper is a Papermania one. Then just added a few little embellishments. If you've seen it before, I do apologise.

Just a short post  today, I've strained across my neck and shoulders, so typing is a bit painful, no idea how this has happened, I was okay this morning.
Enjoy your evening and see you soon,