Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Socks and More Socks!

Hello Everyone, hoping all is well with you today.  Lots of sunshine and it was much warmer today, I even managed a wee sit down with my book outside this morning....mind you I had just cleaned the ovens and I wasn't just glowing, I was dripping and needed to cool down. What an achievement though to get it done, it had been left far too long and as I felt as if I had a bit of energy I went for it. Mind you that's all I've done today.

Anyway, I managed to get the socks completed that had been started way last year, so really pleased by that, though because they had been left so long, I discovered that one is an about an inch shorter that the other, but they are just for me and will not be noticed. Just as well I'm not a perfectionist lol.

Here they are along with some others knitted last year, a couple were gifts for friends;



For the two pairs that were for gifts I made bands with stamped images, just to make them a wee bit more special, Peter and Jean loved them.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my previous card, once again I really appreciate them.
That's me for now, take care and see you soon,

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Ho Ho Ho!

Hello to You All, I hope you are well and enjoying your day.
The sun is shining, there is no rain or high winds...so rather good I'd say. What disparate weather over the weekend, and it seemed to be all over the country. The end of the rugby games shown on TV had every kind of weather going whilst they were playing. Yes we had the rugby... don't mind that so much as footy, and they are usually good games, and although Scotland didn't win, they still did well, so it was a happy household.

Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my last card, you are very kind and I do appreciate the time it takes to get around the blogs and comment.

I have another Christmas themed card today;
I love this LOTV stamp, I think the Santa and Rudolph are so cute, and I've coloured them with Copics. Now poor old Rudolph is a bit multi-coloured as I only have a few pens and not all that many that would suit a deer, but he's still cute. I've used some glitter card and red card from SU. Paper from First Editions and a Sentiment from one of the free sets from Creative Stamping magazine. Sparlke and gems.

I would like to enter into; https://christmaskickstartchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/christmas-kickstart-challenge-6-moves.html

This is a new challenge to me so I thought I would give it a go, especially as Christmas cards are my favourite card to make.

Not much planned today, I was waiting in for a Dr's phone appointment this morning, which I find a strange thing to do, much rather have a face to face one, but it was that or nothing, this doctor is very popular and I've been waiting since the start of February to speak to him. Anyway, I've to go to the surgery now to collect something in order to do a fit test...thankfully nothing to do with exercise, but something to do with the gut problem that's being investigated. And more bloods to be taken again as my Vit B12 is on the low side, it's never ending it seems. Still that's life! 

That's me for now so I'll say cheerio and see you soon, 

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Festive Food for the CCC!

Hello Everyone, and welcome to another Christmas Card Club Challenge, and this time the choice of theme is Festive Food, chosen by Loraine.

Now I had to give this challenge a wee bit of thought, as the only image I have is a LOTV  one used every time this theme comes up and I didn't want to go with that, so I went on the hunt through all my stash and came up with this;
I found this Christmas Pudding in amongst some papers from a craft magazine, sorry don't know which one or what year, but I thought it might do, and there was extra interest as there was a wee bit of decoupage  with the brandy sauce pouring down the pud. a bit of sparkle and some sequins to finish.

Now my second card is perhaps stretching the theme a bit, see what you think;
I don't know about you but I think of Chocolate as Food, and wish I could eat more of it than is allowed having diabetes. I found this LOTV image and it does look more Valentine than Christmas, but I decided to go with it, especially as there is always loads of Chocolate around at Christmas time, in our house anyway as Alistair adores the stuff.
i have a few Copics and that's what I used to colour the image and a wee bit of Sparkle Pen/ The papers are from SU and the sentiment was made on the computer.

Thanks for the super challenge Lorraine, I enjoyed it and got to use up some stash from yonks ago and a stamp that I don't used much, I hope they will do.

Scheduling this for tomorrow, Sunday when the challenge goes live, so check out what my teammates create too.

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

Been awful weather again today, I've not been over the door, and poor Teallach has dashed out and back in. Cheerio for now and see you soon,

Friday, 15 March 2019

The Jolly Roger!

Hello Crafting Buddies and anyone popping in. Hoping all is well with you and that you are looking forward to the weekend.  Let's hope the weather is improved some what. Ours has been wild, sleet, heavy rain, high winds....that's why we decided to go up to Ullapool yesterday..are we daft or what lol, but, I felt that I needed a change of scenery, and when we set off the sun was shining, but almost at our destination and the heavens opened. However, with the wet weather gear we ventured out for a walk. Our main aim was to have a fish supper.....yes it was a long way to go for one of those, but the chippie has a couple of tables so we sat in and shared a delicious fish and chips, Alistair certainly knows how to treat a girl.  Their portions are always so large that we decided to share and it was plenty. Even with the rain it was a lovely day out.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my last card, and your get well wishes. I'm still getting there.

Anyway, it's my Brother in law's birthday soon so of course I made a card for him. He doesn't know I have a blog so I'm safe to post it here;
This whimsical image is by Kim Moody and made by Chocolate Baroque. I've used watercolours to colour it and the bird images are from Inkylicious. I'm rather pleased with how the watercolouring has gone, and I hope Jim likes it.

He has had three doses of Chemo now and so far things are going well and he doesn't seem to be having any side effects, fingers crossed it continues. Thank you too for your well wishes for him too.

Well, we have no great plans for the weekend, just take it as it comes, my energy levels are still low so I think it will be a quiet one, probably a bit of crafting, and I've picked up my knitting needles again, so maybe I'll get to complete the socks that have been on the go since last year. So you all have a great weekend whatever you do and see you on Sunday for the CCC post,

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

All the Jazz!

Hello Everyone, I hope all is well with you and are having a good day..perhaps you are having stormy weather, we are and the rain is lashing against the windows. Great to be indoors!!

Been trying to get some housework done as I'm feeling a bit better, but it's slow going as my energy levels are low, so it's just a wee bit done then a rest then another bit. 
I managed to get to choral practice last night, but was there only in body and not song, too much pressure on my throat, so just had to mime, but at least I was there to hear any instructions there was.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my last project, and a warm welcome to my latest Follower...Faith from Daffodil cards. I hope you will continue to like what I do and pop in often.

I have a card for our friend Stewart's 70th birthday, he is a jazz lover and he and Alistair goe to the Edinburgh Jazz Festival every July,
I found this fab image on the Net and thought it perfect for the card, as musicians look a bit like Acker Bilk and one of Stewart's favourite bands. The other images are from one of the Creative Stamping magazines out last year, I just cut them out to make embellishments. I hope he will like it. His birthday has come and gone, but as he is in New Zealand won't find the card on the mat till he get's home in April. 

Well, it's gotten so dark now, lights will have to go on, and it's only after 3.30.  That's me for now, take care and see you soon

Friday, 8 March 2019

Floral Gramophone!

Hello Crafting Friends, I hope you are well and looking forward to the weekend. Another week has just whizzed by.

I am pleased to say that I am feeling much better, and had a bit better sleep, there's still a cough, but at least I can function better. Alistair is on the mend too, he is upstairs playing his fiddle at the moment and I don't feel like my head is going to cave in with the noise and thumping...he thumps out the beat and it's necessary.....he tells me. So thank you for all your good wishes and healing vibes.

Thank you for the lovely comments on my last card, you are all so kind, and a warm welcome to Kelly who is my latest Follower, I hope you will continue to like what I do and visit often.

Something a little different today, a completed page from an adult colouring book. I bought a few of these books last year and enjoyed colouring during the warm Summer where I could take it all outside and sit in the sunshine and colour to my hearts content. I've not done anything over the Autumn or Winter though. So, as I didn't feel much like card making I picked up one of my books and finished a page;
Here is the book the page is from;
There a lots of lovely drawings in this book, some are quite intricate others not so, but all are beautifully drawn.
I used a combination of Crayola and Staedtler Ergo Soft colour pencils. Both ranges would be considered budget pencil, but quite good, there is a good colour range, but no way as blendable as Prisma Colour or Faber Castell. Anyway, as these pages are just for me, they don't have to be perfect, I just enjoy colouring in, and it's a good way to practice.  

It's a better day today, at least the sun has been shining a bit and no rain, but the weather folk are still talking about  snow sometime at the weekend, still have the woolie socks on.

That's me for now, have a lovely day and I'll see you soon,

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Floral Harmony!

Hello Everyone, how are you all doing?  well I hope and having a good week.
It's raining cats and dogs today and so dark, lights are on and much cooler too, are you having much the same? 

I think our colds are getting a bit better although we are still coughing, especially at night, so not all that much sleep happening these nights, funny how we can feel better through the day, but at night we feel just awful. Every night we say tomorrow  will be better. Anyway it could be worse, at least we don't have to be up and out for work in the mornings.Every cloud as they say.

I have one of those cards that we hate making but have to sometimes...actually I've made far more that I would have wanted to these last few months. This one was one that my son asked me to make for one of his neighbours;
This is a beautiful Chocolate Baroque stamp called Floral Harmony and I've coloured with watercolours, I've kept it very simple.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my last cards, I do appreciated that you take the time to visit.

I would like to enter my card into http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-flower-challenge-30-anything-goes.html

That's me for now, take care and I'll see you soon,