Friday, 29 May 2015

Martha, "Oldie for Friday"!

Well it's that time once again to share an "Oldie for Friday", it sure comes around fast.  
"Oldie for Friday" is the brainchild of Erika of http://snappycrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
Just a wee bit of fun showing handmade creations from earlier on in our crafting career. Doesn't have to be a card, just something handmade.  It's good to see how our styles change over time, how we develop with crafting and in some case move out of our comfort zones.

Anyway here is mine for this week;
Here is Martha, a fab image from Acid Drops and Whatnots, brilliant images with a humorous twist. I made this one for a friend's mum a couple of years ago.

Why not join us and share what you've made, there quite a few of us now.
I hope you are all well and making plans for a great weekend.

Thanks to everyone who left a comment on my last card, and cheerio for now,


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

With Sympathy!

Good Evening to Everyone, I hope you are enjoying your evening and are well.
We have had a dismal day up here, raining and cold, back to woolie socks, boots and gloves for going out this morning.  What has happened to May, it's usually a nice month.

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my last card, I love reading them and appreciate every one of them.

Just a quick post tonight with one of these cards we all hate to have to make.  A few months ago I had to make quite a few of this kind;
I would love to tell you what the stamp is but for the life of me I can't remember, but once again I've kept it fairly simple.

Well just one day to work and then off for six days, I got my official redundancy dismissal letter today, and the last day will be 30th June, it was to be the 23rd. but from somewhere an extra weeks funding appeared. Counting the days!

Take care everyone and see you soon,


Sunday, 24 May 2015

Gifts for The Christmas Card Club!

Hi, these fortnights are sure coming around faster I think for the Christmas Club Challenges, and this one has been chosen by our Zoe and her challenge is Gifts. Here is what I've come up with;
Well there are plenty of Gifts here in a Papermainia Decoupage kit,, the sentiment is from the same kit.  The embossed background was given to me by a friend so can't tell what it is, green card and some Star Dust, which of course doesn't show up in the photo. Just a very simple wee card to do.
Thank you Zoe for the challenge, I enjoyed creating my card.

Just wanted to say, thanks for all the lovely comments on my last card, I always appreciate the time you take to visit me.

I hope everyone is tip top and enjoying their weekend, I'm just about to as I've been working but now off for a couple of days.
Cheerio for now,


Friday, 22 May 2015

A Movie Star for Friday's Oldie!

Good Evening to You All, I hope you have had a good day and that the weather was fair. I've found it quite cold today and it was dull, though the rain kept away.
Not long finished work, but I thought I would do a quick post to share my "Oldie for Friday"!
Started by Erika of Snappy Crafts as a fun thing to show handcrafted items made at an earlier stage in our crafting life. It can be anything, not just a card.  There are quite a few of us "Oldies" now and it's great looking back at what we've made and how our style has changed, improved not not as the case may be. So why not join in the fun, here is mine for this week;
Now I can't remember where this digi image came from, might be from Mo, but coloured with Promarkers, and Papermainia Papers.  I think it's a brilliant image, but then I'm a huge Chaplin fan.

Thank your for all your comments on my last card, and just to say that my client who wanted the wedding card, just loves it, thinks it's fabulous, I am so pleased.

Short post tonight, and I'll schedule this for tomorrow,

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

A Wedding Card and a Mucky Boy!

Hello to Everyone, I hope you are enjoying your evening, I'm on my own for a wee while as Alistair is at his little music group and won't be home till late.
Thank you all for your kind comments on my little hearts, I got them wrapped up today and will give them over on Saturday when we all go for coffee and cake.

I have also been trying to finish a card asked for by one of my clients for his niece's wedding, here is what I came up with;
I've used one of the new Die'sire Create a Card Dies and Centura Pearl card, SB Cherry Blossom dies, MB Bow die, Xcut hearts, and I'm not sure what the flourish dies are., Pearls from Hobby House. Hunkydory sentiment. Made the box myself Yeah!!
I hope it will do, I struggled with this one, don't know why, My client couldn't give me much to go one, except it was a same sex wedding and his niece was very girlie. I have to say, these dies by Die'sire are absolutely beautiful and cut out well.

I thought you might like to see a couple of photos of my very dirty cat,

He came in this morning with two very dirty front paws and a nose that looked like he had snucked up all the soil in the garden. Picture doesn't show it too well. He was having none of me cleaning him though. No explanation from him, but later I found a wee mouse in the front garden, so I think he has been under the shed or something chasing his prey. Thankfully he didn't bring it indoors, I freak at things like that.  This is the first time he has brought anything home, cats will be cats.

Well back to work tomorrow, I've had a lovely holiday off, manged to get the bedroom cleared, had to be brutal though, but glad it done.  Strange to think this will be my last ever holiday from work.

I hope you are all well, but sending out positive thoughts for anyone not too well for a quick recovery.

See you soon and thank you for your visit,




Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Hearts for the Craft Group!

Good Morning Lovely Friends and Visitors of course and welcome to my wee bit of cyber space, so delighted that you pop in.

I hope everyone is well, but for those who are not, I wish you hugs and a speedy recovery.

Dodgy day weather wise this morning, sunny then dark skies, not sure what it's going to do, but I have no plans to be going out so It can do what it likes, hope the weather is good where you are.  We had a lovely walk along Rosemarkie beach on Sunday, looking for dolphins, but they weren't out playing, so just had to have and ice cream instead, with a flake too, naughty, naughty.

Anyway, I've been busy over the last few days making little keepsakes for the ladies in my craft group. As those of you know who follow my blog, I am being made redundant in June, so this Satuday will be our last get together as a craft group. I have been really amazed at the commitment of these folk, coming along even when they weren't feeling too well, and joing in the crafting. Their makes were so very individual and lovely, I've shown some of them, and I'm so pleased to say that at the end of the session all felt better. I really do believe that crafting, any crafting is so theraputic...especially for those who experience poor mental health.

So, I 've been wondering what could I make for them to remember their time in the craft group, but also their time at Cairdeas Cottage, where we have the project, which is completely going as the NHS Highland is pulling our funding, here is what I came up with;

MDF hearts with elements that I hope will reflect something of that person. One young woman makes the most fabulous cross stitch pictures, so I've made hers with lots of sewing elements, anothe r loves knitting, so you can see there is one for her, another  its flowers. I've also tried to look for sentiments that suit, one young woman has always been told by her father that she is rubbish and no good, the sentiment I chose for her tells her that she is special. The owl heart is for my colleauge who sometimes faciltitaes the group, she loves these creatures, and I know that she dreams of going on to study once her little ones are up a bit.  I hope I've managed to let them know that they will be missed and thought about as they cope without our service.
I won't list what I've used, too much.

It remains for me to say thank you for all the fab comments on the Star Box, I really do appreciate each and every one.

Hope to see you soon, enjoy your day whatever your up to and take care,


Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Star Gift Box!

Hello to All my Crafty Friends and Visitors,
I hope you are well and have enjoyed your day.  Our weather has been a bit kinder to us today, so I got the washing out and it all dried, I'll iron tomorrow.  Teallach loves when the weather allows the door to be kept open and he can come and go as he pleases, now I know you'll think I'm daft, but I think he runs in to tell me things as he miaows and runs back out again and then a wee while later in he comes again with another miaow, this goes on for a while. Gosh I'm putting human behaviour on to my wee animal.

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my last card, I appreciate the time you take to visit me.

Here is what I've been doing today;

Crafters Companion Star Box template, made from Centura Pearl and First Edition Rose Garden Papers, SB Rose Die, MB and Marianne Foliage dies, Spiders Web, Papermania lace.

Took me ages to do this, I'm not good at following instructions, and this was easy, I learn better when shown, but I'm quite pleased with the result and it is my first one, hope you like it.

I'm away to get my PJs on and make a cuppa, enjoy the rest of your evening and see you soon,