Friday, 14 December 2018

Christmas Lantern!

Hello Everyone, hoping you are well and ready to begin another weekend.  No doubt there will be a business to it as it is ever coming closer to the Big Day.  
I was out early to catch the supermarket this morning as I wanted to buy some bits and pieces and the car parks were incredibly full, so it can only get worse as the days go on. Are you all ready yourselves?? We are really, thankfully we have not much to do anyway, as it's gift cards for our younger family members, makes life easier.  I do have some wrapping up to do, and no doubt Damian will be over with Moreen's gift for me to wrap up too. 

Anyway, I have a little Card-io card today;
This is such a lovely image and of course the sentiment is from Card-io too. Just used a little Versacolour ink for the Lantern's glow. A simple card but so effective. Hope you like it.

This is what I'll be busy doing tomorrow;
Yes, it's time again for our Carolthon, when the Choral members sing in shifts throughout the day in
the Shopping center in Inverness to raise money for our chosen charity. This year it's Inverness Foodstuff, a charity run by one of our local churches who prepare meals for Rough Sleepers, and generally Homeless people, so I'm hoping that the public can manage to be generous, having said that, money for many is a scarce commodity these days, but the generosity of people is always staggering.
So if you are out and about in Inverness tomorrow come along and have a listen, we have a lovely selection of Christmas Carol, and songs, well known and some not so well known and of course a few pieces for Handle's Messiah, and we'er not half bad.  This is a concert that I love doing, and I even did it the other year with no voice at all, as the day before I came down with some sort of throat thing and couldn't sing a I just mimed instead.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend whatever you have planned, and I'll see you soon, take care of yourselves,

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Christmas Tree Sparkle!

Hello Everyone, how are you all today?  well I hope and enjoying your day.

Thank you to everyone who left such lovely comments on my last post, very much appreciated, especially at this busy time.

We are out tonight at Alistair's little concert, a couple of hours or so, and it's all the Traditional music classes doing their bit, so there are all different ages groups and levels of ability. The wee ones especially get so excited, Alistair is so blase....can't find the stress character to place above the e. Anyway, he's an old trooper now.

My card today used a lovely die from The Works;
Very difficult to photograph. It's a lovely die and cuts out a dream even although it's an detailed one. I've cut it twice, one with white card and and then glitter card. I've used a CC embossing folder, them more glitter card.

It's just a short post this time around, hoping to get a visit to your blogs fitted in before I go out. So take care everyone and keep calm,

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Cute for the CCC!

Hello One and All, and welcome to my little blog. I hope you are well and enjoying your weekend.
We've had very heavy rain today and at times quite dark, it was a day for staying in. However, I got up early to go to the Post Office to post a parcel, before the queues started, this is the way to go now, and I've warned Alistair that it will be an earlier rise tomorrow for the food shopping, otherwise the stores get too busy, and he has no patience for that.

I had a lovely day....well few hours with my lovely friend Rita on Thursday. I started off on the bus at 8;30, arrived in Glasgow at 12:00 and then had to make sure I was at the bus station at 5:30 for the journey home, so in reality I was longer on the bus than a visit. Anyhow, it was lovely to see her and we had a smashing lunch, then retired to the lounge of the hotel and sat and chatted over our coffee. Soooooo much to chat about, we covered a whole range of subjects and felt we'd managed to put a few things right with the world. It's the first time I've been to Glasgow and not gone to the shops...not even John Lewis.  You wouldn't think that sitting on a bus was tiring, but I'm still recovering, but it was well worth it, and I just have to accept that it is what it is when one lives this far North.

So, here I am with the last of our Christmas Card Challenges for 2018, and where has the time gone????  For this challenge Sylvie is the hostess and she would like to see cute cards, here is mine,
Is this cute or what?? This is from a Honey Bee stamp set, it's quite a large stamp and there are about 20 stamps in the set, stars, following snow, tree, fairy lights and more. Honey Bee is an American stamp company and they have some gorgeous stamps. I coloured with Zig watercolour pens. Background is Oxides, SU paper and glitter card. A beautiful snowflake flourish ribbon and gems.
Hope you like it Sylvie, it was a lovely challenge to end the year with and one I really enjoyed.

I mentioned on my last post that I was awaiting a phone call from the GP regarding a  blood test. Well he eventually phoned half and hour late, but hey ho, he's a popular doctor, but the lab didn't do the test that was wanted, so my stomach worries are no further forward. I have to say the doctor was really annoyed too, there were some results, but said there wasn't enough blood to carry out all the tests. My doctor doesn't believe this, anyway the upshot is back to have more blood taken next week and it will be into the new year before the results come through. I just hate needles... which is strange you might think coming from someone who injects insulin 4 times a day, but my blood pressure goes up at a great rate of naughts when I have to have blood taken and the nurse always seems to have a difficult job finding a good vein, just have to get on with it.

Right, that's me for now, as my dishwasher is having a night off, I'm off to wash said dishes and tidy the kitchen.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my last card, I do appreciated it.
Scheduling this for Sunday morning when the Challenge goes live,

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

New Home!

Hello Everyone, gosh but it's Baltic this morning,  it's still -3 outside and despite the heating it's not all that warm indoors either. Hope you are warmer, and well.

I'm waiting for the doctor to phone and I'll find out the results of my blood test taken  four weeks ago, yes this is the first appointment I could get with this particular doctor and a phone appointment to boot. Hopefully, there will be some insight to what is causing the stomach issues. 

So I thought I would post this little card made for my lovely friend Karen as she has just moved house,
Now, unfortunately, she hasn't moved to an Italian villa, much as she would like....wouldn't we all lol. Some of you might recognise this Micheal Powell image that Docrafts had out a few years back. I bought a few of them as I really love his art work. The sentiment is from a freebie from a crafting magazine.

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

Early start for me tomorrow as I'm travelling down to Glasgow to meet up with my lovely friend Rita...some of you might know of her.  I am so looking forward to catching up with her. Her beloved husband Andrew passed away in September, not long after they celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary, it's such a sad time for her and her family, so it will be good to see how she is.

Alistair was down in Glasgow yesterday, meeting up with his school chum and spent the day in the Kelvin Grove Museum and had a smashing day talking about the "old days". Willie is a mountaineer too, and they both began there adventure in the hills from the age of 11 and have had a love affair with them ever since.  

Obviously the doctor is running late as the appointment was for 10 o'clock, anyway, that's me for now, have a lovely day whatever your up to, but keep cosy,

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Santa's Reindeer!

Hello to You All, I hope all is well with you and your day is good. 

We are really dark and it's raining , it's like it's 4pm and not 1.30pm, so lights are on. I don't like the dark days. Any way, it is what it is.

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my last card, I do appreciate each and every one of them and the time it takes to visit.

It's a short post today, not much new from the Currie household, so here's my card;
I love the Hobby Art image, Santa's Reindeer, it's so cute. I wonder what the what the reindeer and robin are saying to one another, perhaps just wishing each other Merry Christmas.
Coloured with watercolours and distressed ink for the background. Sliver glitter card and Navy mats and a JND lovely snowflake folder. <y lovely snowflake flourish is one gifted by Mrs. Duck so not sure of the make, it's a beautiful one whatever it is. Lots of sparkle too.

Off to rummage in the kitchen for my lunch, then off to the hairdresser. It's been years since I've been to one, and my hair is now really quite long, but now finding it a wee bit difficult to manage, and always have to have it up. I hate spending money on the hairdressers, I would rather buy crafting stuff lol. Don't know yet how much to get off it, however it's always lovely to have your head massaged, and a bit of pampering.

That's me for now, take care, keep cosy and see you soon,

Monday, 26 November 2018

A Purrfect Christmas!

Hello Everyone, and I hope you are well and enjoyed your weekend. They go so quickly, but we managed a lovely walk along the canal on Saturday whilst the weather was good, but would you believe foot is still painful from the week before, with the wrong shoes and long stands at the concert.  A shadow of pain remains and the walk made it a bit worse, mind you the arthritis doesn't help.....just an old crock really.

Anyway, enough of that. Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my CCC card, all appreciated and I managed not to delete any comments this time around.
Here is a little card that I'm going to enter into the challenge at Moving Along with Times;
I love this new stamp from Hobby Art, and I thought it perfect or purrfect for the challenge of cats, little critters close to my heart. I've coloured the image with SN alcohol pens, not used these for ages, so thought it was time I had another go with them. Oxide to colour the background. Background card and paper is from SU.
It's just such a cute image. 
Here is another cutie, although he is in the bad books as he jumped through my blinds on the living room window, and he has completely ripped at least three of the tines. 
No use being angry at him, I think Alistair frightened him and he was trying to get away, he's an awful fearty cat, but that's going to be an expense.

So that's me for now, take care of yourselves and see you soon.

I would like to enter my card into;

Sunday, 25 November 2018

All Wrapped Up for the CCC!

Hello Everyone, hoping you are all fine and having a good weekend.  They come around so fast don't they!, just think in four weeks time it will be mas Eve, where has the year gone????

Anyway, it's time once again for our little Christmas Card Club to share our latest challenge cards, and this time around is our lovely Carol who has chosen the theme and she would like to see cards depicting "All Wrapped Up!, so I would imagine that you could either used wrapping up presents or in my case wrapping up warmly, here's my card;
As you can see this little penguin is all wrapped with his hat and scarf. I was gifted this image by my friend Mrs. Duck, so I don't know what make it is, but the set comes along with the lovely snowflakes and and a couple of sentiments, I chose to use Cool Yule as I've inked it all up in cool colours.
First Edition Silent Night papers and silver glitter card. Sara Davis snowflake dies and silver twine. Hope this will do Carol, I enjoyed the challenge so thanks very much.

Thank you too everyone for the lovely comments on my last card, and apologies to Sue Drees and Christina because I accidentally deleted their comments, my finger went ahead of my brain and I pressed the delete button instead of publish. I did check to see if I could get them back, but in Blogger once deleted, there's no coming back. So thank you for taking the time to visit and leave a comment. I'm I numpty or what !

That's me for now, this post will be scheduled for the CCC blog going live tomorrow. Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you soon,
I would like to enter my card into: