Tuesday, 17 October 2017


Yes Hello Everyone, I hope all is well with you and you've not been caught up within storm Ophelia. Just awful that there have been deaths in Ireland.  We were supposed to be hit last night, through the night, but up here it was really only heavy rain, we were very lucky. I think though that the weather is still to be stormy till the weekend.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my CCC cards, you are very kind and I appreciate then all and the time it takes to visit and comment.

I have a little Hello card today;
A simple card but I think it's very effective, I started off stamping the Big Bold Leafy Background stamp from CB and heat embossed in white, then coloured with Oxides, I believe this is called the resist technique. Added a sentiment die from Xcut and a few sequins. I think this style would be good for batch making.

Now for another pair of socks;
This was lovely yarn to work with, Arne and Carlos and I loved the way the pattern of the yarn takes shape. They were for Mr. Duck when we went to Coventry, and as I had never met him, I had no way of knowing his size, but all was well, fitted and liked.

Alistair is out at his music group tonight, quiet night for me and puss and for some reason, it really will be quiet as I plan to sit and read...no TV, so I will get myself comfy, get a coffee and settle down.

That's all for now, enjoy your evening too and see you soon,

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Non Traditional Colours for the CCC!

Hello There Crafty Friends and Visitors, I hope you are well today and enjoying the weekend.
Well we are half way through the month, can you believe it! where is the time going?  I feel I just want to press a button to bring it to a stop.

It's also time once again for the Christmas Card Club to share their lovely creations and this time it's Carol who has done the choosing of the theme and she would like to see cards with non traditional colours, so here we go;
Blue, grey and pink for this one with Inkylicious tress and some sequins, sentiment is from CB, finishing with lots of sparkle.
A pretty tree made from CB Snowflake stamps, with a CB sentiment heat embossed in the middle of it. I've used Hero Arts Ink pad in Ombre Autumn and plenty of gems.
Snowflake embossing folder, tree and snowflakes which have been heat embossed with white powder are from JND and can be purchased from Mrs. Duck here. 
I used black Centural Pearl card and sanded it back, then added some pearl sequins. The sentiment is from CB and heat embossed also. Ribbon and a dazzler and job done.
Do you think I've got a thing about trees?? Carol, I enjoyed this challenge, and I think it could be said that my colours are more winter than Christmas, thanks for the challenge.

It was a lovely morning here so we decided to go for a walk around the Culloden Battlefield, very busy it was too, still lots of tourists visiting, mind you Outlander is contributing to that. The visitor centre has lots of items for sale inspired by the drama, I've resisted . Alistair treated us to a pot of tea for two and fruit scones, which were really poor, I didn't ask how much it cost, but I bet he didn't get much change from a tenner.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card, I do appreciate them all. 

That's me for now, do please visit the other members of the CCC as there will be plenty of lovely creations , off to schedule this for the challenge going live tomorrow,

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Beautiful Autumn!

Hello to Everyone,  hope you are well and enjoying your day.  We have had sunshine but no warmth today, but still got washing out and semi dry....I've turned into my mother.

Thank you all for visiting and leaving such lovely comments on my last post, it means a lot, especially when it's something  I've not made before and not too sure about.

I've got a couple of little Autumnal projects today, first up;
I started off with a gorgeous CB  stamp, Big Bold flower and heat embossed in white powder. Applied Oxides in autumn shades mounted on to Black card. Last year I bought a beautiful paper pad by Sara Davis, I've used some as a background.  Inkylicious sentiment stamped on to velum.  The leaves are dies from Sara Davis  using up some scraps from the same paper pad.  I added some red sequins. 
Next up; 
Lovely cosy socks knitted for a friend. I can't remember what yarn it is, but it's alpaca which is warmer than sheep's wool . I was concerned that I wasn't going to have enough yarn to get the pair out of the skein as I bought it a few years ago so wouldn't be able to buy more. But I made it.  Just love the colours.

That's all for now, take care and see you soon, 
I would like to enter my card into:http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/56-autumn-fall.html

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Printer's Tray Collage!

Hello Everyone, it's been just over a week since I was last here, so I hope all is well with you, but if not, here are some kind thoughts and hopefully you will be tickity boo soon.

I've been busy finishing off projects started ages ago and them left as my momentum disappeared, anyway, I've managed to get some finished, here is one of them;
I bought this Printer's Tray from Crafty Individules a while back after watching Lesley from CB using them on one of the Hochanda shows, then forgot how it was decorated up, so as you do it was left in a drawer. So eventually, in a flash of inspiration it was finally brought out and this is the result.
Mostly stamps from Chocolate Baroque and Crafty Individules, coloured with Aqua Pens from SN. Butterfly dies from Signature. The tray itself is painted with Starlight Paints.
I hope you like it, once I got started I quite enjoyed it.

I've been spending a lot of time with Milo and Rowan,we have great fun as you know, here a couple of photos,

They both have gigantic hide chews, Rowan loves them and her's is almost as big as her self, but still manages to carry it around with her. Milo, eventually gets bored with it, he's too laid back and cool to to bother with it much.....unless Rowan leaves her's, they are comical.

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

That's me for now, off  now to put a curry together for dinner. Alistair asked especially for one this week so it's going to be a lamb korma. He is off up a hill to day with his chum Bill, they have a lovely day for it, so till next time, take care of yourselves,

Monday, 2 October 2017

The Night Before Christmas!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and ready for a new week. I have to say that Autumn is well and truly here up in the Highlands of Scotland, it's pretty cold and we've had lots of ran and blustery winds.
 Alistair has just left to go on one of his traditional canoing trips... he and is chums are mad.
He was looking out his really good sleeping bag, it's one that cost him a fortune and apparently he could sleep on the top of Everest in it....not that I'm intending to allow that to happen. 
Anyway, off he went with  all his gear and a great big container of Chilli con Carne that I made for them all, there are four of them, as happy as a sandboy. Peace perfect peace for a couple of days.

Thank you all so much for your kind comments on my CCC cards, and a warm Hello to Bridgit who popped in from Duchess's blog, I hope you will come back and thanks for your visit.

Here is my card for today;
I've used a variety of stamps here, the lovely cat and dog sitting in front of the tree is from the Gift stamps set from Chocolate Baroque and I've been wanting to use it for ages. The lovely fireside is a freebie from a crafting magazine, the sentiment and snowflakes are also CB and the little baubles are from Card-io.  The little Christmas stocking is a Signature die which I've paper pieced.
Coloured with Oxides, watercolour pens, Gel pens. A real mixed media piece. I found some lovely paper in my stash and matted black card on to it. Gems and sparkle to finish off.
This little creation may  well be Damian and Moreen's Christmas card, because of the animals but we'll see.  I hope you like it, I had fun making it. It is much more vivid in colour in real time, somehow the colour has been washed out a bit with photographing it, sorry.

I'm out at choir practise tonight, my goodness this piece we are doing for the concert is a tricky one, quite a challenging piece for everyone, but it's coming along and it will all come together for the concert in November.

So, take care everyone, and cheerio until next time,

I would like to enter my card into: http://craftstamper.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/take-it-make-it-challenge-october.html

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Make it Round for the Christmas Card Club!

Hello Everyone, another fortnight has passed, can you believe it!  and it,s also the beginning of October, the year is flying by.

Anyhow, here we are again with our cards for the CCC, a little band of crafters getting ahead of the game to save a rush in making our Christmas cards in time for the big day.

It's a fortnightly challenge and we all get a chance to pick a theme, this time around it's our lovely Valery's choice and it's Make it Round, here is what I've come up with;
First up is a little round number using stamps by Card-io, I've used images from various stamp sets. It's a little unclear but, that's geese flying off in the sky....no doubt heading for warmer climbs
I also used CE double sided adhesive and glitter. The round shape was cut out with SB Decorative Circles, very pretty, but not the easiest to cut out.

And because of this my second card is a square with a round on it,
I hope this will do Valery, the round die is from Tonic and as you can see, I've cut a white one to stamp on and another in gold card.  This disappointed young chap is from LOTV and he is a digi image. I think his expression says it all. A bit of a mixed media for colouring, but he is mostly coloured with Prisma Colour Pencils, I've used Faber Castell alcohol inks for his skin, SN Sparkle Pens for the wrapping paper. I found this backing paper in my stash and rather liked it, I love this CB sentiment and thought it went well with the image, finished off with some gems.
This will be Kerr's Christmas card as I think the boy looks just like him now, and he just might be disappointed by a Christmas jumper LOL!

Just before I sign off, thank you for the lovely comments on my last card, and for your continued visits, I do appreciate it so much.
Till next time,

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Golden Stag!

Hello to You All, have you had a good day? I certainly hope so. We had another gorgeous day here, the sun was really hot, so much so that I had to take myself indoors and that was before midday. it's however dark now and it's only just after 7pm.

I was puppy minding today, and because it was such a lovely day we had good fun in the garden, although I had to be careful as Rowan has dug lots of holes and there is a danger that you could turn an ankle. She is a wee rascal, Damian has a big job on trying to fill them up. Anyway, day off tomorrow as Damian works from home, so maybe a bit of crafting.

I have just for a change.....a Christmas card to show you;
I've used another of the lovely EF from the John Next Door range by John Lockwood, which you can purchase here, 
Mrs. Duck has them in stock. I applied Alchemy Wax in Gold and them cut this rather magnificent stag from Sizzix in Black and Gold card. Chocolate Baroque sentiment and a few dazzlers.
Really a very simple card to make, but looks rather good....I think.

I'd like to thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card, you are very kind. In fact it's our niece's birthday today, but as I have loads of cards in my box, I decided to use one of them instead of making a new one. 

Well that's me for now, looking forward to Outlander later tonight, but I might get a bit of time in the craft room till then. Enjoy your evening and see you soon,