Friday, 11 June 2021

A Summer Garden!

 Hello Everyone, Friday already, I feel as if this week has flown by. I hope you are well and looking forward to the weekend, do you have any plans?  Hopefully you'll enjoy them whatever they are. I think it's to be  really hot weather too.

Well, I'll be a year older tomorrow eek.... 68 years young, Alistair thought I was 66, if only lol. No plans, just a chillin day. 

Anyway, here is another coloured page;

I just love this page and wanted to colour it up the minute I saw it. It,s from Rita Berman's Summer Walk book and I've used Black Widow pencils, however they didn't suit the papers so added a few Steadler Ergosoft pencils too, which were marginally better. Matching pencils to paper is so important for the end result, I'm finding all these things out as I'm getting into colouring with coloured pencils. Here is the lovely book this page is from,

This is little picture is the first page of the book, I think it's a lovely little image.

Just before I sign off, I want to thank you for the lovely comments you left on my New Home card, as always your words are very kind..

Oh no Alistair has found the football on the telly Grrrr!!!

Take care of yourselves,

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

New House!

 Hello Everyone, I hope you are all doing well and enjoying this lovely spell of good weather.

Just a short post from me to day to show a card made for our neighbours who have now moved to their new house;

I found another LOTV Art Pad picture which I thought was just perfect for the occasion, matted it on to deep pink card and then some glitter card, and found some matching paper for the background. Sentiment is also LOTV.
It feels strange hearing no sound coming from next door, but it was a good move for them.
Thank you for your continued visits and comments, I always appreciate them.
For now take care and I'll see you soon,

Sunday, 6 June 2021

Baubles and Decorations for the CCC!

 Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and that you are having a good weekend.  It's been another lovely day, quite hot, in fact just a tad too hot for me to sit out, so I just got on with some housework. I even managed a bit of a tidy and clean up in my craftroom, but it's just shown up how much more I need to do......all in good time.

It's time once again for the Christmas Card Club's latest cards, where did that last two weeks go to???

Anyhoo, the choice was made by our lovely Shaz, who sadly past away a few months ago, and she has chosen Baubles and Decorations, here is what I managed;

We have plenty of baubles on this lovely embossing folder. I embossed some platinum card and matted it on to some blueberry coloured card from SU. The folder I've had for yonks and I can't remember it's make. I then added some gems.

This is a Woodware stamp, which I've heat embossed with WOW blue glitter embossing powder. matted it on to blue glitter card, then on to an embossed card. The folder is one of Sheena Douglass's. I coloured the bauble in Copics, then to finish I added gems.

This card is made up from a Studio Light die cut sheet I bought in the Works the other year, just a question of punching out the die shapes and sticking them on a card, I've added a few gems and a little Stickles.

Finally, this is an upcycled card and just perfect for our challenge.

I did enjoy this challenge and got to use some stash I've had for a while, I wish I could thank Shaz, it was a super challenge.

That's me for now, time to schedule this post for tomorrow, Sunday for when the CCC goes live.

Cheerio, and thank you for the lovely comments on my coloured picture, take care,


Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Anyone for Tea!

 Hello To Everyone, I hope you are all well and have had a good day. Our weather has been wonderful for a few days, very high temperatures. We went a trip to Ullapool yesterday, lovely fish supper sitting on the pier, and thankfully not as busy as I thought it would be.

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

I have a coloured page today;

This lovely page is from one of Rita Berman's wonderful books and roughly translated from German is Under the microscope on the Land.
I used Crayola colour pencils and the odd bit of gel pen and some Stickles. It was a lovely illustration to colour, and I have to say that the budget pencils coloured it beautifully. Hope you like it
A short post tonight, I've got a bit of catching up with your blogs to do, so take care every one and see you soon,

Saturday, 29 May 2021

Birthday Shoe!

 Hello Everyone, I hope your are all well and enjoying your Saturday. 

I had to go into town this morning as I wanted to take a couple of things back to M&S, and getting in early makes all the difference, and it was beautiful and sunny, but now the clouds are coming in and it looks like rain, in fact it looks thundery. Alistair has been out doing a bit of weeding and is now dosing in the chair. He had a very long day yesterday as he was away for a walk with his friend, and walked more than they intended and it was over rough ground. He was never coming home and I was beginning to wonder if I was going to have to call someone out, he was much later than he said he would be. I thought I'll give him another hour which would have been 10 pm and if he's not home, I'll do something, luckily, he arrived back around 9.30 pm, absolutely exhausted. 

Anyway, I've a card to show tat was made for a friend's birthday'

From Carnation Crafts, shoe dies and frames. All I added was coloured card and gems and sparkle. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to wear shows like this. I fall off flatties now lol. 

Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my last post, as usual you are all very kind.

Just before I go, here's a photo of a sleeping beauty

He's gonna have a sore neck.

Enjoy your weekend and I'll see you soon,

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Get Well Soon!

 Hi there, I hope you are all well, and enjoying your day.

What strange weather we are having, rain like stair rods all morning and now the sun is splitting the sky. I hope you are fairing better.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my CCC post, I do appreciate everyone of them. Thanks too for the comments regarding the Feedburner thingy. Seems like most people are in the same boat. I used to have a thing that said Follow me on Blogloving, but that's long since disappeared. I'm wondering if Blogging is coming to an end, which would be a pity. I put my coloured pages on FB, but only on the Colourist's groups, and on Instagram, but I don't really put cards on and I don't write anything other than what mediums I've used. I would certainly miss the more personal touch of Blogging.

Anyhoo, I've got a card for my friend Fiona, who is having problems healthwise just now, I hope it cheers her up a bit.

I found one of the LOTV Art Pads and thought this was just lovely, I just matted and layered, added a sentiment and glitter and a few sequins. My bow is pants, no matter and even with a bow making gismo, I still can't make them, so I've added a wee gem butterfly to it. I hope Fiona likes it.

Well, that's me for now, just a short post today, so take care and see you soon,

Sunday, 23 May 2021

Winter Scene for the CCC!

 Hello Everyone, how are you all doing? I hope your weekend is going well and you have some great plans, weather permitting of course. Our weather is very chilly and the rain has been awful, not at all like May. 

Anyhoo, two weeks have gone by and it's time again for the Christmas Card Club girls to show their latest cards. This time it's Christine who has chosen the theme and it to show a Winter Scene so here's what I've made;

All of my cards this time are printed sheets from LOTV Esty Shop. I tried three times to stamp and colours images and all of them landed in the bin, so as time was getting short, I had to think what I could come up with, then a lightbulb moment.....LOTV came to the rescue. All I've added has been, sentiments, card, paper, glitter and gems.

Thank you Christine, it was a lovely challenge, even although I struggled a bit. I love these images and the village scene are so traditional.

The images I was trying to colour were very small and I had difficulty seeing what I was doing, even with may glasses on. Now, I thought that I would need new reading glasses, but I got my eyes tested last week and the optician said there was very little difference and didn't change the prescription, but I might go back and speak to him.

So, thank you for all the super comments on my steampunk fish, and a Hello to my new Followers, who sadly doesn't seen to have a Blog, so I can't return the visit, but I do hope you visit again.

Question??? what are folks doing about this notice regarding Feedburner? I'm pretty sure no one contacts me by email to leave a comment on my blog, so maybe I don't need to do anything, what do people think?

That's me for now, remember to have a look at what the other CCC girls make, they are always brilliant cards, and I'll see you soon,