Thursday, 29 September 2016

Autumn Leaves!

Hello from a very wet and windy Inverness, gosh it was blowing a hoolie and with the reain battering down from early o'clock, it was a day for staying home, and I consider myself lucky that I can do that.
So how are you all, well I hope, but sending out kind thoughts to those who are not so well.

Thank you for your visits and lovely comments, I do appreciate your time, everyone is so busy these days, even me who is busy doing nothing, although I have to say Milo is taking up quite a bit of my afternoons. He's a darling but has been in the bad books quite a bit just lately. Yesterday, I arrived to find that he had seriously rashed the cat's scratching platforme, and made a hole in the carpet underneath the spare bed.   So I'm wondering what I'll find today. He's just bored and hopefully he will grow out of it.

I have a little Autumnal card for you today;
Now I have been seeing cards like this from many blogs, so this is where my inspiration has come from.
I've used the lovely dies that came along with Crafters Companion project magazine and cut into the base card. got very messing with gilding flakes on a spare piece of white card, I used Indigo Blue Autumn Blaze. The actual die cut I glittered up with Imagination Craft's Sparkle Medium in Ruby Gold. Inkylicious sentiment, and som red sequins.
Sorry about the colours not showing up so well, I tried to correct with my photo editor, but still not great. Just a card for my box.

Well that's my offering for today, I'm hoping that some of the cloud cover will lift tonight as the weather people are saying there could be good sightings of the Aurora Borealis .
Take care everyone till next time,

Tuesday, 27 September 2016


Hello Everyone, I'm late tonight, been a busy day.  I hope you are all well and have had a lovely day.

Lots of wind today...outside that is. Great for getting the washing dry of course, but I don't like being out in it, but apparently we have to have gales over the next few days.

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

So just a short post tonight rather tired and going t have a fairly early night, just started a new book and I'm gripped already. Here's my card;
Hobby Art Poppy stamp and coloured with SN colourblend pencils, SB dies and an Sara Davis Embossing folder, is her last name Davis, gosh can't remember and can't be bothered to go and rake out the folder, but you'll know the lass I mean, Crafters Companion owner. A bit of colour on the embossing and around the dies. I've used Liquid Pearls, but they haven't gone into a pearl, which is a bit of a pain, added a little bird cos I could. 

That's it then, off to the Land of Nod and leaving Alistair to the Xfiles, I could never understand them anyway, cheerio for now and see you soon,

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Snow Globe Shaker!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and enjoying your Sunday.
We are enjoying a quiet day here at home, not gallivanting anywhere just a wee bit of food shopping and catching up with things around the house.

The concert we attended last night was excellent, Mahler has composed the most wonderful music and the small orchestra who performed  were brilliant. It was a lovely way to spend the evening. Not comfortable though as the venue as in the cathedral, not comfy seats, my back was aching at the end, but I guess old churches were not built for comfort. However the acoustics were terrific.

Thank you all who have visited me and left comments on my last card, you are all very kind and I do appreciated each and every comment.

I have something new to share today, it's a first for me, might be a last too as it was so fiddly, a snow globe card;
All the stamps used are from Creative Stamping magazine, it's a lovely selection of stamps this month. The globe is heat embossed with WOW silver powder and painted with Starlight paints around the rim of the globe. Sentiment embossed also with WOW powder.
 Fawns are coloured with pencils and a little sequin as a bauble. Papers are from First Edition Silent Night and Centura Pearl card in Platinum. SB Decorative Circles to mat the globe on to.
Embellishment Attic Snow and Ice inside the globe to make the shaker.

The globe is a wee bit rough and ready, but it doesn't look too bad I think.

I don't do many challenges but I thought I would it into;

Well that's me for today, a wee bit of ironing to do then a bit of a sit down with my book before getting the dinner sorted.
Take care of yourselve and enjoy what's left of the weekend,

Friday, 23 September 2016

Raining Daisies for Friday Oldie!

My goodness, I thought it was still morning, horrified to see it's past noon, all to pot today, but it is Friday and time again to join Erika of Snappy Crafts.. to be found here for Friday Oldie.

So Hello to Everyone, and how are you today, heading into another weekend, have you some nice plans made??, we are going to a concert in Inverness Cathedral tomorrow night, to listen to the Mahler Players performing Mahler's 9th Symphony, in miniature. They are excellent musicians lead by a very young Conductor, who I believe is still studying for his Music Masters.  Alistair loves Mahler, my musical likes are of an earlier period, but I do like some of Mahler's pieces. It will be a lovely night out.

So here we are again to share and Oldie, something handmade from an earlier time in our crafting career, doesn't have to be a card, sewing knitting, oh the list of crafting is endless.  They're are quite a few of us playing along now so why not join in, it's just for fun and it's good to see how your styles have changed, here is mine for this week,
This little creation was made from LC stamps, papers too and sentiment. If memory serves me right they were one of the monthly Club sets, which they no longer make.  I don't do many easel cards, not sure why as they are lovely and different. It's a pretty wee card I think.

Milo was in the bad books last night when Damian and Moreen got in from work, he had got into the pet's cupboard and managed to pull all his biscuit off the shelf and eat them, it was a box of shapes, then he got the large biscuit bones, demolished them, then started on the chews, didn't quite managed to finished them owing to the fact that he would have been too full. He didn't forget about the cats though as a box of cat treats were found almost empty, and Poppy and Bonnie looking  quite smug.

Damian let me know all this by a text message saying Milo's butt would be sore with either with a good slapping or of nature taking it's course. Anyway, this morning I texted back  to say that I hoped it wasn't me that left the door open, as I'm usually careful to close it, but was informed that the cat's have learnt to open the door could have been them and Milo in the right place at the right time. I just have this picture in my head of the pets all working together to get at their treas.  Damian's response was that when out for the morning walk, and nature taking it's course, and I quote"big enough to stick a flag on top".  I just another picture in my head then.   This dog is a real handful, and keep all of us on our toes.  

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last post, all appreciated.

Anyway, that's me for today, off to link up with Erika, and see about a bite of lunch, have a lovely day and take  care of yourselves,

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Ye Ha!

Hello Crafty Friends and Visitors, middle of another week, whizzing by as usual.
My we have had some lovely weather over the last week or so, decidedly Autumnal, but sunny and warm throughout the day. just that bit of nippiness in the morning and as evening comes.

I had a lovely weekend with Teallach and Alistair and friends had a super time climbing up An Teallach, but of course he forgot to take the camera.  He slept in the car, but said he was comfy, I don't know about that, we have a Nissan Micro and although I think it's a Tardus, I doubt very much if it would be all that comfy. However he was happy, saying that if I'd been there then yes of course he would have booked a room, in actual fact it would have been me that booked, he was just too lazy to do it for himself.

Thank you for all your kind comments on my CCC cards, you are so encouraging.

I have a card and some knitting today;
Now I'm sure you will all recognise this sweet LOTV image. I've had him for years but never coloured him in before, used pencils, LOTV paper and sentiment, buttons and card candy and a piece of twin for a lasso. I bought loads of the lovely cute LOTV stamps years ago when I had some children to make cards for, but sadly they have all grown up and now wouldn't appreciate a card like this one, but you never know someone might come along wanting boy cute.

Socks for our friend Ken who's birthday is very soon, but he was given them as he will be  in New York on his big number day, pleased to say he loves them.
Socks for another big birthday boy, Simon, he hasn't got these of his cards yet, but won't be looking on here.

So pleased to have got these done and dusted and now on to  a Snowman scarf, and it's The Snowman, for a friends Christmas.
I found this on Pinterest and thought it's just me to a T, the knitters and crocheters will know just what I mean.

I think that will do me for today, a wee bit photo heavy, hope you don't mind.

Take care everyone and see you soon

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Hats, Scarves and Gloves for the Christmas Card Club!

Hello Everyone, hoping your weekend is going well and that you are having some lovely weather.
I know some of you are at Ally Pally this weekend, you lucky things you, so I hope you all have a fab time and spend lots.  I'll have to make do with Hochanda as they are broadcasting some live demonstrations.

Time again for the Ladies from the CCC to share their creations and guess's my turn to choose the theme. After giving this some thought and failed to come up with anything, I asked my hubby Alistair what I could do and it was him who came up with Hats, Scarves and Gloves, so if you're having problems, blame him. However I'm sure you will all manage something, it doesn't have to be all of them  and you are all very creative and resourceful.

I've made three, just cos I could;
Now I just love this fun stamp from LC, such smart Snowmen with their Top Hats, coloured with watercolour paints.
All of these stamps are from a free set from Creative Stamping Magazine a year or so ago, and were just perfect for the challenge, adding the heart embellishment to suggest a warm heart to go along wit the other thing that give one warmth in the Winter days.
Once again these images are from Creative Stamping Magazine even more years ago. Decided to make a little sledging scene to go with the sledging boy and girl, watercolour paints for colouring.
The Stag image is by Inkylicious and background inked up with DI.
There is loads of sparkle but sadly not showing up in the photos.
I was on a roll with this and was so pleased Alistair suggested it, and anyway I love these garments in the winter, well actually I'll be pulling the gloves out shortly, I hate cold hands.

So there we are I hope the CCC Ladies enjoy the challenge. Pleased visit their blogs as there will be fabulous cards to see.

Scheduling this post to go live tomorrow. 

I have most of the weekend to myself as Alistair is away climbing An Teallach (the mountain my lovely puss is named after), as our friend Cath is completing her last Munro, and traditionally all like minded friend climb the mountain with her, then there is a hoolie in the local hotel in the evening, and Alistair and his little band are providing the entertainment.
I don't do mountains any longer, heck I don't even like climbing stairs, so opted out and I didn't have a car to get me to the hotel for the evening, as it's away on the wilds. But I'm there in spirit.

Thank you all so much for you lovely comments on my last card and "the hoodie"

See you all soon,

Friday, 16 September 2016

Tortoise Oldie for Friday!

Good Evening One and All, I hope it's been a good Friday for you. Another fast week, where does the time go??

Friday is the day that We share an Oldie along with Erika of Snappy Crafts and you can find her here
 This can be anything handmade, not just a card, knitting,sewing , just whatever you're into. It's good to look back and see how your style has changed, and developed over time.
Here is mine;
I made this card for Damian's birthday a few years back, it's a brilliant image from Little Claire, chosen because he had a little Horseshoe tortoise called Toby, it's the sweetest wee critter, but with a hefty bite when he wants.  Coloured with Pro markers.

So why not join in, it's just for fun and the more the merrier.
He is another pet, our darling Milo playing with is favourite toy of the moment, he just loves this bucket, and even tries to take it out on his walks. I can hardly believe he is almost 6 months old now, and such a big boy who still wants to sit on your knee.

Now do you remember the hoodie I was knitting and didn't like it, well here it is in all it's glory. It's almost a sort of cape with stitches to make the sleeves, but somehow it all went wrong and look a disaster, especially the hood, and it took me so long to knit it up I just couldn't  face ripping it out and having another go, so off to charity it went.  Thank fully the yarn was on offer so felt that I hadn't put out a huge amount on the yarn, which I have to say was lovely. Anyway, you win some you loose some.

That's me for now, off to link up with Erika. Have a fabulous weekend, and thank you so much for your kind comments on my last card,