Friday, 17 September 2021

Today it's all about You!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well. Can hardly believe we are almost hitting another weekend, these weeks are going by so fast. 

We had a lovely day today, it's now chucking it down,still I managed a whirly of towels, a bit of gardening and some knitting, with vacuuming in between, oh and some ironing, so I've been quite productive, feet up tonight.

Thank you for the lovely comments you leave on my blog, it's so much appreciated.

I have a card today,

 This is one of my favourite stamps, had it for years, it's a Penny Black Slapstick stamp and I've coloured it with Copic markers and added some glitter and sequins. A Memory Box flower die that I've also had for years. The hessian is from Sara Davis, can't remember the range. The background papers is from an Autumn paper pad by Sara Davis. I love this little cute cat's expression. The card is for a friend's birthday.

That's all from me for now, so keep yourselves safe and see you soon,

Tuesday, 14 September 2021


 Hello Blogging Friends, hope you've had a good day. I was at my aqua class this morning,  It always surprises me that I enjoy it so much, and I think it's doing me some good. Then a quiet afternoon catching up with Vigil and  The North Water on iPlayer. I'm totally gripped by Vigil, not sure about the other drama, too much violence towards animals, and they've not even got to the whales yet, yes it's a grim sort of drama. I should have been doing some ironing, but what the heck, there's always another day😊

Thank you for the lovely comments on my CCC card, very much appreciated both your visits and the time it takes you all.

I have one of my pictures today;

This illustration is from Maria Trolle's new book Luna, and I've used mainly FC Polychromos, and Luminance on the little girl.

Here is the book, I have to say I love this artist's colouring books, and Alistair gave me this one for my birthday way back in June, here is the name plate page,

This has been coloured with FC Polychromos too.

Well that's me for now, I'll get a visit to your blogs before I settle down for the evening, so you all take care of yourselves, the Covid virus is still raging, so be careful and I'll see you soon,

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Poinsettias for the CCC!

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

We are hoping to go to Aviemore later for a walk, it's a slightly better day weatherwise, at least it's not raining.

I'm not a tennis fan, but I've been captured by Emma Raducanu, what a marvellous young lady, and she so deserved her win last night,I'm sure some of you watched her match, unfortunately I have no clue about the rules or how the scoring works, but what an exciting match.

Anyway, it's time for the Christmas Card Club Challenge, where did the last two weeks go! and it's Rita who chose the challenge of Poinsettias, always a favourite with the team, here is what I've made;

Everything about this card is old. The card base is the last card from a very old set of Hunkydory cards bought from Create and Craft way back in the days when I started crafting, must be about 14 years ago. The paper, is from an old Papermainia Christmas pad, the poinsettia is a Sue Wilson one, Gold card is a Centura Pearl one, brand escapes me at the moment. Docrafts ribbon, a few gems and some Stickles. I only managed one card this time.

A lovely challenge Rita, thank you.

That's me for now, housework calls, I'll be back soon, remember to have a look at what the other CCC ladies create, their cards are always fabulous. Take care,

Friday, 10 September 2021

With Sympathy!

 Good Evening to You All, I hope you are tickity Boo, and looking forward to the weekend.

I'm a bit late in posting, it's been a busy day, although it seems as if I've got nothing done, It's been a misty day and drizzly rain so I didn't get towels out, hate that they now have to dry indoors, but that's weather for you.

I have a Sympathy card here, one I made quite a time ago,

All the dies and artwork are by Carnation Crafts. When I bought this set I didn't intend them to be used for a sympathy card, but when one was called for, I thought it worked really well as it's a serene scene. The sentiment is one by Woodware.

Thank you for the lovely comments on my last post, I always appreciate the time you take to visit and leave your comments.

That's me for now, keep safe everyone, and I'll see you soon,

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Lotus Flower!

 Good Evening Everyone, I hope your weekend is going well and that you have lovely plans. Mine is just a quiet one, but quiet's good, although I have to do the food shopping tomorrow a task I hate and putting it all away I hate even more, but needs must.

Anyway, thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post, most appreciated.

I've got a coloured page today;

This lovely girl is from Grazia Salvo's Flowers and Gems Colouring Book,

This is the first attempt at a darker skin, and it does look darker in real life, I think I've bleached the colours when editing the photo, anyway never mind, I'm still pleased with how it turned out.

She is coloured with Polychromes pencils and soft pastels in the background.  Hope you like her.

That's all for now, keep yourselves safe and see you soon,

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Just for You!

 Hello All, I hope you are well and enjoying life.  It's been a warm sunny day here, but there is definitely an Autumn chill in the air. Yesterday I gave in and put some heating on, I just couldn't get warm and I was wearing a fleece.

Thank you all so much for visiting and leaving such lovely comments on my cards/pictures...even socks, although I've not posted socks for a while. I have a sock on the pins just now and for some reason thought it was my second one, but it isn't , I'll have to get a wiggle on as I'll soon be needing them.

Here is my card for today;

  This Carnation Crafts shoe die card was for a friend's birthday in July. The background die and sentiment is also Carnation Crafts, I just added some pearls and a bit of sparkle.

I was listening to our First Minister today and Scotland's covid is pretty high, but as yet there seems to be no restrictions, other than what is there already. I am constantly seeing folks going into the supermarket with out sanitizing either their hand or trolleys, I find it's all quite worrying that there's a load of the population who seem to think that precautions don't matter any longer, and as for social distancing....that's gone completely out the window. Rant over!!

Well that's me for now, take care of yourselves, cheerio,


Sunday, 29 August 2021

Lots of Layers for the CCC!

 Hi there, how are thing with you all? I hope that your weather is good and you are enjoying your weekend.

We have has a lovely few days with temperatures comfortable for me, can't be doing with it baking hot, and great for getting the washing out and dried......gosh I live an exciting life lol.

Anyway, here we are once again showing our makes for the Christmas Card Club Challenge and this time it's Lorraine who has chosen the theme, which is Lots of Layers. Here's what I managed;

 Both my cards are made with LOTV digital images, and this second card also has a LOTV sentiment. Apart from glitter card and coloured card for layers all I've added is glitter and gems. 

I finally got my printer working, not wirelessly though, I had to give up on that as nothing I tried worked, even a WhatsApp chat with an HP person didn't work as her system was down, mind you she couldn't understand my question. So, I ended up with a USB cable and I'm happy with that, not so convenient as I have to take the laptop into my craftroom where the  printer is, but no big deal.

Anyhoo, Lorrain thank you so much for the lovely challenge, and I got to use the lovely Noel image which I had planned for last challenge with the candle theme, I enjoyed the challenge.

I had my results back from my endoscopy test, and thankfully no cancers were found, however, I have something called angiodysplastic lesion in my colon which are blood vessel that bleed into the colon and polyps in my stomach, both could be causing the anemia, so I've to go for more camera tests for them to decide on treatment. I can't bear the thought of having to drink that vile stuff again, but I guess I'll just have to bite the bullet. A real relief though to know there was nothing sinister found.

The Professor has made arrangements for the tests, but hasn't told me when, so I'll have to phone the hospital next week. He also said that he was aware of my diabetes and was impressed with how I managed my blood sugar over the time I was without insulin and food, i must have a gold star somewhere lol.

Thank you all so much for the kind words and encouragement regarding going for the test, and a thank you too for the lovely comments on my coloured page. 

Right it o, that's me for now,  remember to look at what the other team members create, their card are always fabulous, till next time take care of yourselves