Sunday, 17 February 2019

Christmas Birds for the CCC!

Hello there Everyone, hoping you are all well and enjoying your weekend. 

It's time again for the Christmas Card Club girlies to show their latest cards and this time it's our new member Gwen who's chosen the theme and she would like to see Christmas Birds. Always a brilliant choice I think, so thank you Gwen, I had fun with this one and got to use a couple of stamps that I bought before Christmas, but hadn't got around to inking up.
It's a Robin... well you can't beat one on a Christmas card can you. It's a Hobby Art image and sentiment, and I've coloured it with SN pens. Oxide ink on the background and framed it with a Tonic least I think it is, but it's wrapper is long gone, so who knows. SN sparkle pens to give glitz and a few sequins.
And it's another Robin by Hobby Art, and coloured with Graphic pens, the lovely paper in the background is from SU.  Sentiment is from JND.

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my Valentine card, we had a lovely Dine in for 2, stuffed afterwards.

That's me for now, scheduling this for tomorrow when the CCC blog goes live. Enjoy your evening and the remainder of your weekend and see you soon,

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello to  Everyone, I hope things are good for you and your day is going well. 
I've manage to put the parasite treatment on Teallach, I've got to psych myself up to do it, and I've got washing out as it's not a bad day, so all in all my day is going fine.  Tomorrow, it's the turn of the wormy treatment for puss...oh he hates it and I think hates me for doing it to him.  The joys of having pets lol.

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my last card and the well wishes for our Jim, all so much appreciated.

Well, Valentine's Day, and I've made a card for Alistair;
I took a little inspiration from a card I'd spied on Pinterest. I've had the tiny envelope and the cushioned hearts for the longest time and so pleased to have a chance to use them. SU embossing folder, Xcut heart die and an Inkylicious sentiment. Glad to say he love it.

I bought a M&S Dine in for 2 Valentine meal for tonight, and the best bit is that I don't have to cook.

Well, that's me for now, a quiet day at home, although I've got someone coming to measure the living room windows for slatted blinds, Teallach has ripped the vertical ones and what a mess he's made of them. Cuillin too had a go at them years ago, but I managed to sew the damaged vein, boy was that tough going, so the time had come to renew them and I think wooden blinds will be cat proof.  
So cheerio for now and see you soon,

Monday, 11 February 2019

Sending Loving Thoughts!

Hello Everyone, here we are at the start of another week, I hope you are well and enjoyed your weekend. Don't they come and go so quickly????

Beautiful sunny day here but low, low temperatures, with quite a wind chill. Sadly, two Scottish climbers fell and were killed last week, two well known guys in the climbing community, and one of whom Alistair knew. They were very experienced, but something just went wrong. I guess that's nature, the men will be a sad loss, one was from Inverness too. Alistair laughs when I tell him to be careful, that even the most experienced of folk can get caught out, but that's what mountain climbers do, no stopping them, and I do know that they do take care, but sometimes, nature takes over.

Anyway, thank you for the lovely comments on my last card, and I'm happy o say that Moreen loved it. Welcome to my latest follower too, so pleased you decided the click the button, and I hope you pop in often.

Here's my latest card, made for Jim, just a wee bit of encouragement as he starts his chemo on Wednesday,
I used a MFT stencil with Oxide inks and a little sparkle pen . The sentiment is from Chocolate Baroque. Sequins only because I splodge a bit of ink.. A simple wee card really.

Well that's me for now, a bit of ironing before teatime, then out to choral practice. Take care of yourselves and see you soon,

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

I Spy!

Hello Everyone, I do hope all is well with you, but sending positive thought to those who need them.
This week is getting away from me once again, I really don't know where the days go....too fast that's for sure.

Thank you all for the lovely comments and the good wishes for my Jim, they are most appreciated. 

I'm still not back to crafting all that much, only making the cards that are necessary, like this one for Moreen, DIL whose birthday it is tomorrow;
My lovely friend Mrs. Duck sent me this lovely Sweet Poppy stencil, called I Spy, at Christmas and I immediately thought of Moreen's card. I've used Imagination Craft Sparkle Medium in Silver on to black glossy card. Black and silvery grey glitter card and the base card is a dark grey for SU, Little heart gems and a sentiment from Creative Stamping free stamps on to velum, sequins and job done. A little difficult to photograph with all that silver, but you get the idea.

Alistair is away up a mountain today, I can never get my head around trudging through knee deep snow, but it makes him happy, so it will be a later dinner tonight. Our mountains look stunning with all the snow, but I prefer to just look at them.

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

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Angels or Fairies for CCC!

Hello Everyone, I hop you are well and keeping safe and cosy in all this awful weather that's hitting the country at the moment.  We are very cold, but thankfully the snow at low level has almost disappeared. Snow is wonderful but not when you have to go out in it other than to make a snowman Lol.

It's time again for the Christmas Card Club to show their latest cards and this time it's Granmargaret choice of theme and it's Angels or Fairies.

I went for Angels and found some lovely little images and papers from old copies of Making Cards magazines.

Nothing complicated just images and papers stuck down. Although I did cut the oval , it looks a bit wonky though. I hope they will do Margaret. It was good to use stash that I never use, so thank you for your choice.

Alistair is now back home having spent a few days with his brother and niece. Jim had his biopsy results and they have offered him Chemo which he is taking. Without it he would only have around 9 months, but with the treatment going well, he's be told it would gain him around another couple of the best outcome really. Jim is still very positive, and awfully brave as he knows that it will most likely be a rough ride.  Karen is more settled after the initial shock of the diagnoses and focusing on keeping her Dad well, helping him change his diet to more veggie dishes, and making sure life carries on as normal. So there we are for now.  Thank you all for the kind comments and words of encouragement.

Thanks too for the lovely comments on my last card for the CCC, at least these ones will be on time.
Scheduling this post for tomorrow when the blog goes live, take care everyone and see you soon,

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Pigs in Blankets for CCC!

Hello Everyone, hoping you are all having a good weekend, and your nice and cosy in this cold weather. We've had sleet on and off today, and the temperature has dropped again, a day for indoors.

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments on both my last card and the kind words regarding Alistair's brother. Alistair will be going down to be with Jim next week when he gets his biopsy results...we are hoping for the best.
Damian loved his card too.

I've got at last my card for the CCC which should have been made for last Sunday, better late than never. I was Sylvie's choice and she wanted cute, so I've used a stamp from the brilliant Pigs and Blankets set from Hobby Art.

It's been such a dark day that it's been difficult to get a good photo, so sorry about that. I've used Zig Clean Colours to colour the image and the lovely background paper is from SU. Sequins, glitter and WOS to give a bit of bling.
 I hope this is cute enough Sylvie, thank you for the challenge, I enjoyed it and gave me a chance to finally ink up this stamp.

Well time to go and sort out the dinner, enjoy the rest of your weekend and see you soon,

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Big Hugs for Your Birthday!

Hello Everyone, and I hope all is going well with you. How's your weather doing? we are very cold up here and with snow, although not lying much on the low ground, but the mountains are looking good... it's needed though for the skiing as there hasn't been much this winter at all.

So, I've been missing from Blogland for a few weeks, not only not posting but also not commenting and for that I'm sorry. The reasons are that we have unwell friends in and out of hospital that's kept us running around to help them in one way or another. Moreen, my DIL has had a sadness in her family when her brother found his wife dead on the kitchen floor. No illness, so it was a devastating shock for he family, and I was looking after Milo and Rowan a bit o let Damian and Moreen spend time with the family.

Then, if that wasn't all, Alistair's brother who had results for a blood test has been diagnosed with cancer... in colon, liver and lungs. That's knocked us all for six. Once again not symptoms, he looks absolutely fine, just a bit pale, but the blood tests were to find out if he was anemic.  We have been down to Glasgow last week to help with practical things and as a support for his daughter, who is just so frightened about it all, especially as her mum has lung cancer too.  We await the biopsy results to find out what can be done for Jim, we hope for the best.  Jim is Alistair's older brother, and is so very philosophical about it all.

As you can imagine I've just not had the inclination to be crafting, I've missed the last CCC card, which I will get done girls, but I was forced into the craft room yesterday as I needed to make a card for Damian as it's his birthday tomorrow,  so this is me trying to get back in harness.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card, and for the emails wondering where I was, so very kind and thoughtful of people.
Anyway here is Damian's card;
I've used these fabulous stamps free with a copy of Creative Stamping last year, and I thought the elephants would be perfect for an Animal loving man... and who doesn't like elephants. Now this card was a sample in the magazine so I tried to copy it. I really wanted to try the reflection technique. It's slightly different to Kim Darrow's sample, but not much. I'm sure Damian will like it.

So, that's where we are at the moment, it's been quite a start to a new year for our family, but life goes like that and you just have to get on with it. I'll get back to visiting and commenting soon on your lovely blogs.
Take care of yourselves,