Thursday, 12 July 2018

Seascape Lolly Pop Stick Plaque!

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

Thank you all for your continued visits and the lovely comments that you leave, I do appreciated it.

Isn't this month flying by!!, I really want to slow it down, it will be Christmas before we know it.

Well we finally have rain....much needed of course, but strange not to be sitting out having my breakfast and reading a chapter of my book first thing in the morning. I'm hoping that the good weather returns next week as we are off to the Edinburgh Jazz Festival and will be staying with friends, really looking forward to our trip away and catching up with Dale and Stewart, it's been such a long time since we've been down.

Something different today;
Lolly pop stick plaque with Chocolate Baroque Seascape stamps, and painted with Imagination Crafts MDF Chalk paint, I've added a little sparkle to the sun and the sea.

I saw Lesley from CB doing one of these on Hochanda a while ago and thought it was a super idea and since then Sally from Crafty Salutations and you can find her lovely blog here and Sandra from Sandma's Handmade Cards, and there is a beautiful plaque here. Both of these lovely and talented crafters have inspired me to have a go. My last addition to my Sea Wall.

So, that's me for today, hope you like my little project, take care and see you soon,

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Simple stepper card for BBB!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well.

Today I have another card to share for the Back to Basics and Beyond Challenge and this one is No. 7 and it's a Simple stepper card. You can find a tutorial for it here. Mine is a little different, but as long as you it's a stepper it's no matter, there are quite a few different styles. Here is my card;
Found this difficult to photograph, sorry. As this is a technique that I wouldn't usually do, I had to make the design worth the effort and not just a card that would lie in my box, so I decided to make it for my Choral friend Fiona who loves all things "The Snowman"....well who doesn't .  I make her one each year and trying to find something different  is a challenge in it's self. All the images and elements are from Crafters Companion, Snowman set  and the CD, I've just added a bow and some gems. I'm pretty sure she will love it.

Do have a look at what my teammates create and if you can it would be great if you could join in  the challenge, which you will find here
Before I go, just wanted to thank you all for your visits and lovely comments, very much appreciated, take care of yourselves and see you soon

Sunday, 8 July 2018

WoW for the CCC!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well and having a smashing weekend. Yet another scorcher here, I keep thinking that tomorrow it will rain, but so far no, although on Thursday night it rained for a while but that's fine when it rains through the night.

Well, it's like being in Ancient Rome, with all these games going on...the Tour de France started today, only difference is we've not reached Gladiator fights yet. Lol!!

Right oh, time again for the Christmas Card Club to show their latest cards... where did the last two weeks  go to...time is passing all to quickly.  Anyway, it's Christine's turn to choose the theme and it's to be WOW. Now I have to own up to being puzzled by this choice. I wasn't sure what was required, as any card could be a WOW. Thankfully Rita put me right, it's white on white...well of course it is, silly me, but I don't think I've ever seen it written like this. This is what I came u with;
Sorry Christine it's not all that imaginative, and I only manage one card this time. 
I used a Sheena Douglass EF and various Snowflake dies. Signature sentiment die, ribbon and gems.

Thank you Christine for the challenge, it got my brain working.

Please visit the other ladies of the Club as they will have wonderful cards to share.

I had a lovely meet up with Rita last Thursday, and although it was a long day travelling it was certainly worth it for Rita's company. We just took it easy, it was too hot to much other than chat and eat.

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my last card, you are all very kind and it was lovely to have another new Follower, Cristna welcome and I hope you will pop in often.

Now just enough time to get this scheduled for tomorrow Sunday for when the challenge goes live.
So cheerio for now, and remember the sun cream, take care everyone and see you soon,

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Wisdom from the Cheshire Cat!

Hello to You All, I hope today sees you well and having a good day. Another scorcher here, totally amazing heat.

Thank you all for the wonderfully encouraging comments on my canvas, you are so kind. I hung it on my wall earlier on today and it looks good, wonder what I'll tackle next.

Tomorrow sees me up and out early to get the bus down to Glasgow to meet up Rita, a lovely friend from Ayrshire. Some of you may know Rita as she does have a blog and she is one of our CCC ladies. It's been a while since we last met up so there will be lots to catch up on. It's a full day away for me as I'm on the bus for around 71/2 hours, but it will be worth it.

I have a card to share and the theme of it is Alice in Wonderland, and I'm joining in the Alice in Wonderland Challenge which you can find here, which is being hosted by Jannet at Enchanted Place Blog. Apparently it's Alice Day on the 7th July, so only a few days left to enter the challenge.

Alice in Wonderland was the first "big girl" book my parents bought me, I still have it, and it's been a favourite since way back when, so I thought it would be fun to join in. Now I searched through my stash to see if I had anything I could use, and here is what I came up with;
I made a background with Oxides and then stamped the pocket watch stamp. I then stamped a CB landscape edge, wanting to give the impression of woods in the distance. The little playing cards are from my Christmas cracker of a few years ago ( Moreen always buys posh crackers), so they were just perfect. I found a clock wooden embellishment and popped that on too. The sentiment with the Cheshire Cat is from the internet.. I didn't think it needed any gems or sparkle, and besides it might go to a male friend  who is retiring.

Well, that's me for now, hoping to get around your blogs tonight, but I think it will be an early to bed, I was going to say I'll be up at the crack of dawn, but that would be about 4 o'clock, actually at this time of the year, it hardly gets dark at all. So I'll say cheerio for now  and see you soon,


Sunday, 1 July 2018

A Beach Scene!

Hello Everyone and hoping all is well with you and yours and that you are still enjoying the gorgeous weather.

It's  been really hot today and after a trip to Nairn and the beach, I had to take to having a lie down this afternoon. The heat is marvellous but when your are not used to it it can zap you, anyway I had a nice read of my book and forty winks.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my last card, all are appreciated, especially the time it takes. Welcome too to my new followers, one of which I don't know her name, and I'm guessing that it is a she and that she is either from Spain or Italy....my languages are pants. Anyhow, it's lovely to have you here and I hope you pop in as often as you can.

I've something a wee bit different tonight and it's me pretending I'm an artist LOL!!

Another canvas for my bedroom wall, all painted by yours truly and I've added beach huts from Chocolate Baroque, and the grasses are by Tim Holtz, then some little shells. The ship out on the horizon is an Inkylicious stamp.
Just a side on view. I have to say that I'm chuffed with my sea, it's the first time of trying something like this, and I'm sure our friend Peter who is a fabulous artist would have a chuckle at my efforts, but then I'm not selling this, and Alistair who himself does paint, thinks it's fine.

Can hardly believe that's another week over and the start of July, it will be Christmas before we know it, scary really.

So folks that's me for now, going to have a catch up with your blogs and maybe at half time Alistair might make a cuppa.....yes it's still the footy here. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, and see you soon.

I would like to enter my canvas into http://www.fashionablestampingchallenges.com Seaside challenge 136

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Gorjuss Snowman!

Hi All, boy is it hot here, 26 degrees in the afternoon, and not that much cooler now in the evening, how is it where you are?  I just hope it keeps up as I think the children start their school holidays next week.

I've been awfully lazy around the house, just too hot to pull the vacuum out and too sunny to wash windows guess it will just have to wait.


Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last card and a Big Welcome to Lisa from Mermaid Crafts, lovely to have you here and I hope you pop in when you can.


As I'm typing this up Brazil are playing and Alistair is jumping up and down on the sofa, men and their football!!, every  time he shouts and jumps, so does poor Teallach, poor cat is stressed with it all.  I think there is another  couple of weeks of it to go.


Anyway, enough of this, I've got a little card for the Rudolph Challenge over at Scrappy Mo's blog,
Now I just love this little Gorjuss guy, but he looks awfully sad I think. I've given him  a vintage looks with his colours. LOTV papers and Zig water colour pens.

It's going to be a sticky night, so I don't expect to sleep well....like I do not anyway, still mustn't complain, I'll say cheerio for now and see you soon,

I would like to enter my card into  https://scrapsoflifebyscrappymo.blogspot.com/2018/06/june-rudolph-days-challenge.html   

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Captivating Cacti Spotlight for BBB Challenge!

Hello Everyone....Wow what wonderful weather we are having up here in the not so frozen North. Certainly can't complain this summer!

I hope you have had a lovely weekend, and that your weather had been brilliant too.

Thank you for the lovely comments on my Christmas cards and for the help regarding my photo. Well, I managed to fix it by deleting my profile photo and redoing it, I also changed the photo, so from now on it won't be Cuillin showing up but me. I also put the photo on my Google account as someone suggested, so I'm not too sure what part of this that did the trick, but it did.

I'm here today with my card for the Back to Basics and Beyond challenge and this time it's the Spotlighting technique. You can find samples of this technique here and also on You Tube here.
I've use the Captivating Cacti stamp from Chocolate Baroque, stamped in green ink, and coloured with various colour pencils. The background is another CB stamp Square Bubbles, sentiment from the Blossom and Grow stamp set, stamped on to vellum. A bit of shimmer form SN Sparkle pens and a few pearls.

We would love you to join us and show what you can do. 

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