Sunday, 8 December 2019

Look Out Sprouts are About ! CCC

Hello Everyone, and how are you all today. Another week almost past and for the Christmas Card Club girls it's another challenge and it's our last one for the year. This time around Rachel has chosen the theme and it's humour.  Here is my card...only one this time,

This is a fabulous stamp set from Hobby Art, and have saved it to make a card for Damian and Moreen. Coloured mainly with Copic Markers after having embossed in green Wow EP, I've also used gel pens on some of the images. I found this card base in a drawer with yet more old stash, it was already cut out and scored, I don't know what this shape is called though. I think, they'll get a laugh at it.  Thank you Rachel for choosing this theme, I really did enjoy it.

As I said it's the last challenge and it's been so good making the cards throughout the year as I've had more than enough, I've also let Moreen choose any she wanted and it hardly made a dent in my box.
So, if any of you would like to join our merry little band, please get in touch with me or indeed any of the other girls and you would be more than welcome.

I have only one more card to make and it's for Alistair, thank goodness for that.

I've sat tonight and got all my cards written out, it's exhausting, but at least it's done and I'll get them posted on Monday. Dreading the postage though!!

Thank you all so much for your comments on my last card and your kind comments about Jim, he's still here bless him, but every time the phone rings we just expect the news that he's gone. 

I'm scheduling this for tomorrow for when the Challenge Blog goes live, so I'll sigh off for now and see you soon,

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

It's Hoolie Time!

Hello Everyone, I hope all is well with you today, but sending kind thoughts out to those who are struggling a bit just now.
Thank you for the kind words regarding Jim, you are so kind. Alistair who was down for a visit yesterday noticed quite a change from only a few weeks ago. He couldn't really hold a conversation with him as he was falling in and out of sleep, but Jim knew he was there. Alistair feels that it will be the last time he will see him. What a long day it was for him he was exhausted by the time he got home. It's times like this that it feels that Inverness is at the end of the world.

Anyway, thank you too for the lovely comments on my last card.

My card today is one for my choir friend Fiona, I always make her a The Snowman card,

A bit difficult to photograph I'm afraid. Using up more old stash. This was a Crafters Companion kit many years ago, I thought I'd use it up.  I try to make something different each year as Fiona adores the Snowman and she even frames her cards, what a lovely friend. I hope she likes this year's.

Thankfully I'm getting to the end of the Christmas card Making, only Damian and Moreen's card and one for Alistair, I'm running out of ideas.

That's me for now, off to peel the tatties, take care of yourselves and see you soon,

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Thinking of You!

Hello Everyone and hoping  this finds you well. 
Well it's the weekend again, don't they come come around so quickly and almost into another month too.  

We are very cold today a thick frost on the car when we went out to go for the shopping and even now the cars in the street are still frosted up. Home now and staying put.

I have a card today that's for Alistair's brother Jim, who is now in the Hospice. He had to go into hospital a few weeks ago as he was falling. It turned out that a new doctor had somehow not read his notes and gave him a double dose of sleeping tablets. Jim's not all that good at knowing what medication he's actually on, but the nurse spotted the mistake when she visited. When in hospital he asked if he could be taken into the Hospice and that's where he is now, I think he feel so much safer now and he will be looked after. His daughter is at work during the day so he was on his own quite a bit. It's the same Hospice that my mum was in and the staff were wonderful, nothing too much trouble even for grieving daughters, so he's in the best place. 
Just kept it fairly plain, inkylicious stamp embossed in Wow white powder  with DI in the background using the resist technique.  A freebie sentiment and some clear sequins to finish.

I have not been able to go down to see him since summer, just keeping in touch by phone, but he is sounding much frailer. Alistair is going for a visit next Tuesday.

Our neighbour Donnie who usually looks after Teallach when we are away, has been diagnosed with cancer too, and is looking very poorly, but is trying to get himself stronger for an surgery on his lung, so Alistair is away out a wee walk with him.  We just seem to have so many unwell friends just now, it's just so sad.
 Although, it's been the leg pain that's prevented me from spending 7 hours travelling to Glasgow, not having someone to look after Teallach is now something else to sort out.  Will have to look for a cattery near us, but don't know how the wee puss will cope as he is an awfully skittish cat and of course spent sometime in the rescue centre before he came to us. Anyway, I'm sure something will work out.

Thank you for the lovely comments on my last card, always appreciated your visits.
I'll love you and leave you and hope you have a lovely weekend,

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Christmas Rose!

Hello Everyone and I hope I find you well having had a good day. 
We has a lovely trip out to Nairn today and took a packed lunch with us and sat in the car watching a very grey cold sea whilst eating. Certainly too cold to be sitting out. There were some pretty high waves rolling in. I managed a walk to the end of the harbour so I was pleased with that. It fairly blew the cobwebs away.

Thank you for the lovely comments on my last cards, you are very kind and I always appreciate each comment and the time it takes to visit.

I have a little card for the

I'm still looking out and using up stash I've had for years, and I found this lovely Christmas Rose image, and a packet of silver peel off embellishments, and then a beautiful piece of embossed card, I think it's turned out rather well.

Just a short post today,  I've got some emails to respond to, one that need to go into a card going to Australia and has to be mailed pretty soon, so I'll love you and leave you and see you soon,

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Forest Scene....lots of Snow and Glitter for CCC!

Hello to You All and I hope your weekend is going well.

It's time again for the Christmas Card Challenge....where did the last two weeks go!!!
Anyhoo, it's my turn to choose the theme and I would love to see cards in a Forest Scene with lots of Snow and of course Glitter. But not to worry if you can't manage that, there's always Anything Goes.

Here are my cards, I made three;
This is a lovely in=mage from Creative Expressions, which I inked up in SP Night of Navy Ink. Some silver Glitter card behind it and silver mirror card cut with a Tonic die. The lovely paper is from a pad bought in The Works, and the sentiment is a freebie. Oh and lots of glitter.
Now this is the same stamp, but this time white embossed on to blue card, lots of glitter and clear gems.

This is a new stamp by Whimsy that I treated myself to. Water coloured with Altenew's new Metallic watercolours....another treat, and I can say that they are fabulous to use., Lots of glitter on the snowy parts of the scene. Mattered onto some copper glitter card and again paper from that lovely pad, matted on to green card. I decided to cut out this lovely stag image from Dovecraft in copper glitter paper.  And that's that, I hope you like them.

Do look at what the other girls create, they always have beautiful cards.

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments on my last card.
Enjoy your Sunday and see you soon,

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Jolly Snowfolk!

Hello Everyone, I hope all is well with you  and that your week is going well.
Boy have we got some Baltic weather just now, well in the minuses, but our new heaters are keeping us cosy, best thing we did getting them installed.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card, I do appreciate  that you take time to visit and comment.

another little Christmas card for you, 
Hunkydory for this one, I just love these cute snowfolk, and the pretty colours. I've had this for ages, so thought I would put it together, it's turned out well.

Just a short post tonight, want to get settled for the "Debate", let's hope we still have a TV by the end of it.

I have to apologise for not visiting you over the last few days, I've had a busy time with one thing and another, but hope to get around some of your blogs soon, take care of your selves and see you soon,

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Christmas !

Good Evening Everyone, I hope you have had a good day and now enjoying your evening.

I've had a quiet day as Alistair was up a mountain and I had planned to go into town, but then I didn't bother, I don't really know why I thought I wanted to go and as I would have spent money....needlessly, I thought better of it and stayed put. I'm not yet ready to do Christmas shopping, it's getting harder and harder to think of gifts for Damian and Moreen as I've done it all, how many handbags, scarfs and gloves can I give Mo, and Damian is just as equally difficult to buy for. I'll maybe have inspiration nearer the big day.

Another little Christmas card made with bits and bobs found in my stash, some of it older than the pyramids lol;
I'm afraid I haven't a clue what any of this is now, even the sentiment die I had already cut out some time ago, and now don't have the die, so I don't know what it says, I can make out the peace and joy, but goodness knows what it says in the middle. Anyhoo, once I'd put it all together I was quite please with how it turned out, what do you think?

Well, had my long awaited GP appointment yesterday with the results of the X-ray, and absolutely nothing showed up, I couldn't believe it. No Arthritis in the knee and no crystals , so the gout meds are doing their job. So why all the pain?? apparently I have something called Anterior Knee Pain. which just means front knee pain. Was told it was a bit of a mystery thing. It can take months or years to clear up. However, it's not something that's progressive and I don't need a new knee....I was worried about that.  So what do I do, well, the surgery has now it's own physio so I've got an appointment to see her her this coming Monday and she will hopefully be able to advise me on exercise to build up the muscle around the knee.  So there we are all that pain and I feel not much explanation for it.  I'm still not able to walk all that far and I seem to stagger and stumble  too. So we'll see how Monday goes. Thank you once again for your kind comments and well wishes.

Thank you too for your lovely comments on my last cards, I do appreciate each and every one of them.

That's all for now, Alistair has made a cuppa, so I'm going to settle down with it and watch a bit of TV, cheerio for now,