Friday, 31 October 2014

Flowers for You, Friday's Oldie!

Good Morning Everyone and hoping your day is getting off to a good start.  Mine got off to a very early start as Teallach decided to have a play at 4:30 this morning, running around like a mad thing, jingling his toys which have bells, scratching the carpet.  Alistair was very tired and so that he wouldn't be too disturbed I decided to get up and have a play with him, the cat I mean not Alistair lol!
So I will be quite tired later on I guess.

We had a lovely day yesterday despite the weather, really dark day and rain, I got to John Lewis to buy my lovely Liz Earle skin care bits and pieces and tried to do little bits and pieces of Christmas shopping. Didn't get very far with that though, kept saying, not paying that for that, everything is so expensive, but there again maybe I just wasn't in the right frame of mind yet.

I'm here with my Friday Oldie;
I think this is a lovely image, LOTV of course coloured with Promarkers and I think the paper is from the Tulip range from Papermainia..  The little silk rosebuds I found in a local charity shop.

I'm off into the town later, Alistair's birthday is next week and I've still not got his prezzie so I'd better get that organised, and this evening Damian and Moreen have invited us out for an Indian meal at a new place just along the road from us, so looking forward to that.  I've still to make DH birthday card, I really am not together this year.

Thank you all for your kind comments on Kerr's card, very much appreciated.

Keep well everyone and sending kind thoughts for good health for those that need them and see you soon,

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Mad About Video Games!

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends and Visitors of course.  I hope you are all well, but sending kind thoughts and hugs to those who are not so good.

It's been a lovely day here, frosty first thing in the morning and clear and crisp this afternoon, the air feels nice and fresh.  Alistair is away down to the Cairngorms for a walk, so I took the opportunity to get some crafting done, I'm a bit behind with cards that are needed soon.

I've been spending so much time trying to fix problems with the PC,  some strange things happening to it, adverts kept popping up, even although I have a blocker on, then my home paged changed to something I've never heard of.  It just all takes time to suss out where to go into to fix it, but I've managed something.  I really need to go on a course for when things go wrong.

Anyway here is my card for today;
The image is a precoloured one from TPS and I know Kerr loves playing these sorts of games.
Red Bazzil card
LC Sentiments
Twine and buttons from my stash.

I can hardly believe Kerr is 11 next week, he is growing up so fast, he is my friend Dale's Grandson, and he is a terrific little guy.  I think he will like it.

Thank you all so much for the very kind comments on the fab cards/calenders made by my little group, they will be chuffed to bits when I tell them.

I'm off to Glasgow with Alistair tomorrow, and early start for the bus.  I think he wants to go some exhibition at the Art Galleries, me... well John Lewis of course.   It's a long day, but if the weather is good it will be fine.
Enjoy the rest of your day,

Sunday, 26 October 2014

The Crafting Group Makes!

Hello from a very wild and wet Inverness, and it's only 5pm and it's already dark.  Are you all having a good weekend, I hope so regardless of the weather.

I had my little craft group at work yesterday and we were making calender/cards.  Only two of my clients turned up, it's often difficult for them to commit to anything, but the two who came really enjoyed the session and made some lovely projects.  I got there permission to show them and one of the crafters;

The ladies made beautiful calender/cards and the is Inesa who made the candy cane one and the reindeer one at the right front.  I was really amazed by their designs as I had made up the packs with paper and embellishments and had a design in my head as to how the bits and pieces would be laid out, but neither Inesa or Diana made anything like I had in mind.  Each one I think is brilliant.

So it was a very successful couple of hours which we all enjoyed.

I'm now on holiday for a couple of weeks and I was supposed to be pet minding whilst Damian and Moreen went off to Italy for a wee holiday, but they've cancelled it as Molly the dog is not too well. Poor Molly is an old girl now and Moreen was really worried that Molly might pass away whilst they were away, and didn't want me to be left to see to things.  I think they have made the right decision as Moreen wouldn't have a good holiday for worrying.  We all get so attached to our pets.  I hope they will be able to get away at a later date.

I'm hoping to get a bit of serious cleaning done whilst off and hopefully some crafting, and then of course there's the Birmingham adventure, lots of nice things.

Thank you for commenting on my last card, I've yet to get around to visiting your blogs, I missed yesterday, fraid I dozed off after tea time and remained almost comatose for the rest of the evening, I was so tired.  This wee cat is up playing and wanting company around 5am, he'll have to get told it's still sleepy time.

Off now to pour a wee G&T to keep me going whilst I prepare the veggies for dinner.  I hope that you are well, and enjoying your weekend.
See you soon,

Friday, 24 October 2014

Growing Flowers Oldie for Friday!

Hello Everyone, and how are you all today?  For those who are not so well here is a Great Big Hug, that you will feel better soon.

I was back at work today after 6 days off and felt that I was all over the place, just couldn't settle back in, and to make matters worse I was cooking.  It is fab having the time off, but you are really out of the loop, however I'm sure tomorrow will go better.

I'm here tonight with my "Oldie for Friday"
Well I'm sure you will all recognise this beauty from LOTV and coloured with Promarkers.
I'm afraid I can't remember where the other bits and pieces are from. This is one of my really early cards.

I was working late tonight so I'm away now to put my feet up and chill out.
Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my last card,
See you soon,

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Christmas Card and Calender in One!

Hello from a very wet and windy Inverness, oh it's been a miserable October day here, pleased I didn't have to be on a boat today.

Are you all doing well?  I hope so, but just in case there are some of you who are not, especially loved one, sending out kind and positive thoughts that you will be well soon.

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my card for the CCC, it was a great challenge and what gorgeous cards were created, so thanks for that Rita.

I had a lovely meet up with Hazel, Baskets of Joy, yesterday, lots of chats and laughs.  Time goes so quickly though and Hazel had to leave again for her bus home, but it won't be long until we go to the NEC craft fair in Birmingham with Hazel's sister Patricia of Summerhouse Crafts, and then the icing on the cake is meeting up with Mrs. Duck, Ang and Christine of Christine's Cards and Crafts, we all met up last year and had a meal and a great hoolie.  It would be fantastic if more of our crafting blog friends could join us too.

Up date on Teallach, he is such a fabulous cat, and we enjoy having him more each day, he is settling in well and curious about everything.  He still isn't outside yet although he has been sitting on the doorstep and sniffing the air, he will go when he is ready though.

I am having a craft group at work on Saturday and I was trying to think what to make, when I noticed whilst in our local Hobby Crafts store a lovely little card/calender make on display.  It had been made by one of the store assistants, here is my take on it;
It's an easel card and the calender folds down too.
Papermania Papers, Ribbon and gems
SB Snowflake Dies
MB Frosty corner die
Calender from the Works
Glamour Dust in Crystal

I'll use mine as a sample and prep the ingredients for my crafty group.

Well I've just noticed there is footy on, that's a bummer, I think I'll go and do some colouring.

I'll say cheerio for now and see you soon, enjoy your evening,


Sunday, 19 October 2014

Reindeers for the Christmas Card Club!

Well Hello at last Folks, finally here.  I'm later than usual posting my card, I usually schedule it for this morning having set it up on Saturday nights.  Most of yesterday my broadband was down, seemingly there was extensive maintenance going on, and wasn't up and running till last night, just such a pest.  Haven't managed around your blogs yet either.  Then to cap it all, I seem to have lost my camera, can't think where it could be, and I'm really annoyed about it as there are loads of photos of all sorts of things on it.  It must be somewhere here...but.......

Anyway thanking you all for the lovely comments on my last card, your all as usual very kind and it gives me lots of encouragement.

So I'm here today with my card for the friendly Christmas Card Club and this time the theme was chosen by Rita and it's Reindeers,
I've used my Tablet to take the photo, and I'm not familiar with the camera side of it, and the fact that it's all silver didn't help.
The base card and the Topper is from Hunkydory, from their Christmas Elegance range which I've had for a couple of years.
Silver Twine and Charms from the Ribbon Girl
Grey and Black flowers from my box sprayed with Crafter's Companion Silver Spray
MB leaves cut in silver
Gems from my box

It's not a great photo, I hope you can see it OK.

I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday, and that you are well, sending out kind thoughts to those who are so tip top.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Poppies for a Friday Oldie

Good morning to everyone, gosh imagine Friday already, this week has flown by.  I have days off now till next Wednesday, wonderful, but even more wonderful is that Hazel Baskets of Joy is coming up for a visit and I am looking forward so much to having out meet up. We will spend the afternoon eating and chatting, and making plans for out trip to Birmingham in November, which isn't that long away.

Our little Teallach is settling in well now and he is just a delight, he comes alive at night though, we hear him racing around the house a a great speed chasing his jingling toys.  I am learning what his various miaows mean. I've trying to introduce him to outside, and he has got as far as the doorstep and then ran back into the house. It just takes time, but he is interested as he looks out of the window.

I've got an "Oldie" today, this was my first card made for my friend Dale's birthday, which she has framed, isn't that just lovely.  She adores poppies and has all sorts of home accessories with poppy themes.
I've used a wonderful stamp from Sheila Douglass, and coloured with Promarkers, I really can't remember what else was used.
I was wondering what was wrong with the photo, I've not edited it, oh well it's not too bad.

Erika from Snappycrafts, started this Friday Oldie, just looking at something you made a while ago, maybe when you began crafting as it's good to look back and see how much your crafting has progressed, or not, anyway it's great fun, why don't you join in, it doesn't have to be a card, I've occasionally posted some knitting and sewing.

See you all soon, and thank you all for your lovely comments on my last card.
Keep well and sending out kind thoughts to those who are not so well for a speedy recovery.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Mid Month Reminder for CCAYR!

Hello Everyone, hoping you are all good, but sending kind thoughts to those who're not.

I'm posting today to remind you about the Challenge over at CCAYR which is all about embellishments, you still have lots of time to enter the challenge so why not join us. Here is my card;
I've used a Woodware lard stamp coloured with Spectrum Noir pens. small snowflake stamps and sentiment also from same stamp set. stamped in silver ink.
Lacey tear drops and silver lace from Hobby Craft
LOTV Frosty Christmas Paper
Bazill shimmer card and Silver Mirri
MB Snowflake corner die
Hobby house Blue Pearls
Papermania Gems and Star Dust

Please pop into
and see what the other DT members have created.
and good luck with the challenge.

I would like to enter my card into

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Feed the Birds!

Hello Crafting Friends, I hope everyone is well, but sending HUGS to those in need of them.
Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my previous card, I do appreciate them and love to read them all.

We have been away for a couple of days in Cullen which is in the North East of Scotland.  Love little town on the coast.  Boy, what weather though, we must have picked the worst of days as the rain and wind were gale force.  The sea was so churned and the waves were coming over the walls on the pier.
Magnificent really.  There has been quite a bit of flooding in Inverness though, luckily not us though.

It was bad timing though because of Teallach being so new with us, but it was all booked before he came, and the SSPCA wouldn't keep him until we came back.  However, Damian and Moreen came and tended to him.  They hadn't seen much of him though as he kept under the sofa, but this morning he came out to see Damian, so Damian spent a bit of time with him and they are now pals.
As I'm typing this he is sitting by my side with a paw on my arm.  He is the most lovely friendly boy, but has little sharp claws which cause me to ouch as he does lots of kneading, but, I believe that;s a form of bonding.

I've a card I made an age ago but never posted, it's one of the LC Club Stamps from around this time last year;
I've coloured with Promarkers, the base card, images, sentiment and papers are all from LC
Star Dust for sparkle.

Sorry I've not managed around to comment on your wonderful creations, I'm trying to catch up, so hopefully I'll get around to you.

Take care of yourselves, and see you soon,

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Carol Singers for the Christmas Card Club!

Hi Everyone, hope you are fine and well, but sending ((((Hugs)))) to those that need them.

Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments on my last card, and of course about Teallach. I was pleased I managed to get his photographs taken, especially as Damian has popped in a few times to see him and each time he was under the sofa, so at least he could now see his photo.

This is really just a short post to show off my card for the friendly CCC, and this time around it has been Sue who has chosen the theme which is Carol Singers;

Sorry but my photos seem to be a wee bit blurred. 
Pre coloured topper from Docraft Tulip range, matted on to silver mirri and shimmer Cor'dinations card in grey
Tulip Sentiment
Dovecraft paper
Jingle Bells music score
The Ribbon Girl Red Seam Binding
Dovecraft Gems
Star Dust.
Hope you like it, and the other members of the CCC will be along to show their creations too,
Have a great day, see you soon,

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Well Look Who's Here!

Good Afternoon Friends and Visitors, I hope you are well and enjoying your weekend.

Thank you all so much for your kind comments on my last card, and Hello to Dr. Sonia, I hope you liked your first visit and will pop in again.

I would like you all to meet our new lovely furry boy;

Isn't he just adorable!  He is settling in better now, but will retreat to under the sofa if feeling a bit insecure.  Teallach, is from a Munro called AnTeallach, which according to Alistair is a lovely interesting mountain to climb.
Ang, his name is pronounced Chellach, he is a friendly wee soul, he's sitting beside me whilst I'm typing this, he is curious and love his toys.
Alistair and Teallach have really bonded as well, which is great, as Cuillin was a bit ambivalent about poor old  Alistair.

Teallach isn't outside yet, just a bit too soon, and he has another lot injections to have.
We are so happy to have him, it is almost 3 years since Cullin died and I  thought I would have another pet, so I've taken a long time to make up my mind and I'm glad I did.

Now, I do have a card for you too;
This one was made for my friend Karen's son to give to his Grandad for his 6oth birthday.
The Decoupaged image, Sentiment and Papers are all from the Hot Diggity Dog range by DoCraft
Core'dination green card
Tattered Lace Alphabet and numbers
Buttons from my box.

I believed Grandad was delighted with it.

Well Folks, I am sorry that this post is a bit photo heavy, but I'm sure you'll forgive me for that.
I will be back tomorrow with my card for the CCC, so till then, enjoy your Saturday,

Friday, 3 October 2014

Good Evening my Crafty Buddie, I hope the day has been good to you.  I've been working today and not long home, so I'm a bit whacked, it was quite a demanding day and we were short staffed, so tis is just going to be a short post.

First though I want to tell you about our new family member, his name is Teallach and he is a year old cat that we've adopted from the local SSPC.  I would dearly love to show a photo, but since he has been here, he has been in hiding, we even had to call in assistance from the SSPC as he got stuck behind the boiler and we couldn't get him out, luckily a very tall officer arrived to help, he must have been at least 6.5. so his long arms saved the day. Now the cat has been hiding under the sofa all day, and only came out when Alistair was out to get a little food and a widdle.

He is very nervous and had been in the re homing unit for a while, but one of the officers had done a lot of work with him to help him get over his nervousness, be he is in a new environment so he's having a a wee set back, it will just take time.  He is a bonny boy, with a long fuzzy tail, and I think he will be very loving once he is used to us.  When I can take his photo I'll let you see him.

Now on to my card for my Oldie for Friday;
It's a Micheal Powell image and coloured with Promarkers
Xcut die
Glitter Card
Hunkydory Swirls card and Sentiment
Gems and Computer sentiment
Gems and Star Dust

I think this was a card that was commmissioned by a friend.

Well folks, I hope you will join in with us and show your cards and projects from an earlier time.
This bit of fun was started by Erika of

Thank you for visiting and leaving such lovely comments, see you soon,

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Lots of Embellishments for CCAYR October Challenge!

Hello Crafty Friends, I hope all is well with you, and that your week has got off to a good start. Hasn't the weather been brilliant, we have had such lovely days, hoping that wherever you are it's been like too.

So it's the start of October, gosh where did Semptember go to! anyway, it's time for another challenge at;    and this month we are looking for cards with lots of embellishments on them, flowers, bows, gems you know the kind of thing, here is my card;
I've used a Tattered Lace die for the main focus and made it from silver card with red mirri card shadowing it.
TL Embossing Folder, it's got little reindeer on it, edged with Festive Berries DI
Red Mirri card
Red Seam Binding and Silver Cord from The Ribbon Girl
Flowers and gems from my box

Do pop in to CCAYR Blog and have a look at what my team mates have created, sure to be lots of inspiration from the very talented team

I hope you will play along , see you soon,