Wednesday, 20 June 2018

On a Musical Note!

Hello Everyone, are you all well today, I hope so but sending out warm thoughts to those who are not just so good.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last card. I won't be handing it over until a couple of weeks yet, but as my neighbours don't look at my blog I felt it was safe to share it here.

Now , I've found another colouring books, that certainly takes me back half a century lol.  I've been watching all sort of You Tube videos about it an been blown away by the talent and skill of some of these colourists and the range of books is amazing. It's also a good way to practice colouring. Anyway, I've bought a couple of books and they have been keeping me busy whilst the footballs on. Goodness know if I'll ever finish colouring in a book, but I'll give it a good go.

So, here I am with another card, this time for our friend Dougie who is retiring and also has a birthday,
 A musical theme for him, I received the EF from my lovely friend Mrs. Duck for my birthday, which I used on black card, then rubbed silver gilding was across it. The stave die is by TL and the Treble clefts are from Marianne, I think. Lots of silver mirri, hence the poor photo. The sentiment is from one of Creative Stamping magazine's stamp sets. 
Dougie is a brilliant whistle player and writes tunes, in fact he wrote one for our wedding which he then framed for us. Due to his poor physical health at the moment, he is not able to do the outdoor activities that he also loves, he used to be part of the canoeing and climbing group, but he still has his music.

Well, that's me for now, I'm off to catch up with a couple of programmes that I've missed due to the footie, so take care all and see you soon,

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Golden Wedding Anniversary!

Good Morning to Eveyone and I hope all is well with you.  Here we are once again at the weekend, why do the come around so quickly, the weeks and months are galloping by.

I had a lovely birthday,  with beautiful cards and gifts, quite a bit of new crafting goodies too, lucky me. There was a downside though....I was a year older lol.

So we are into the World Cup...wall to wall footie. Now my hubby tries to let on that he's not that much interested in the game, but  flicking the channels over if I leave the room is a bit telling.  I heard him on the phone to friend Derek say in I was putting him out as the Sain//Portugal game coincided with Corrie and I wouldn't let him watch it and could he come over and watch the game with him. What a lying Toerag! and he took both scones that I'd hoped to have with a cuppa later in the evening...I would have only eaten one of the scones. Men!!
I did watch the first game on and off the other night and was pleased to see the much maligned Russia winning, and the camera shots of Pesident Putin and the Saudie chap whoever he was, we're priceless .  Anyway, Alistair arrived home having enjoyed his evening and a scone, but Derek  had no jam  for it...pity that, cos we have.

Right on to my card, something a wee bit different;
A pop up box card. This is for our neiboughrs who are celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary.  All the papers are from Sara Davis's Rustic Wedding pad. Most of the flowers are from Wild Orchid. The couple are great gardeners so thought I'd stick with the floral theme. I don't make this sort of thing often as they are so time consuming, I do hope they like it.

Thank to all who visited and left suck lovely comments on my last card and for the birthday wishes.

Not much going on here this weekend, the housework mainly, hope you all have a good one, cheerio for now and see you soon,

Hugs Kate xx

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Heat Embossing for Back to Basics and Beyond!

Hello Crafting Friends, start of another week having the last one whizz past and for me not only a week, but a year as it's my Birthday week, Yeh!! Why am I yehing,  I'll be 65, and over the last few days have felt 75 lol.  Not to worry, nothing really planned, but doing no housework!!!.

Thank you all so much for the comments on my CCC cards. You are all so kind, even although the photos were hopeless.

So today I'm here with my DT make for Back to Basics and Beyond Challenge. The Challenge set this time is Heat Embossing;
All the stamps used are by Chocolate Baroque, and the pretty lady with the daisy dress has been embossed in white EP and I've coloured the daisies with Prisma Colour Pencils. I heat embossed a golden frame around the image,  keeping the daisy colours. I found lovely white daisies in my flower stash so added them. This image is one of my favourite CB stamps. I didn't add any other embellishments, didn't think it needed it.

BBB is a new Challenge Blog and it's all about techniques, some new to those starting outon their crafting journey, and refreshing skills of more seasoned crafters. Please visit the blog and think about entering the challenge. You can find it here
Look out for the other DT creations, fabulous work.

I hope you are well and still enjoying this good weather. I'll be back soon, take care

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Anything but Square for the CCC!

Hello to You All, I do hope you are well and enjoying your weekend and experiencing good weather.
We are having a quiet day as we were out at a concert last night in Dornoch Cathedral. The performance was given by the Mahler Players, just a small orchestra, but oh so good and the programme was lovely. Debussy, Ravel,  and Brahms. The downside was that we felt not too great after out meal, and although we had different things, both tummies were grumbling through the night, hence being tired today.

Thanks to everyone who left such lovely comments on my last card, you are all so kind.

Anyway, here I am once again with my creations for the Christmas Card Club, it's amazing where this last fortnight has gone. So our lovely Sylvie is host this time and she would like to see Anything but Square. I made two tiny cards, mainly as the stamps were tiny;

Sorry Sylvie I've not been very imaginative with my shapes, a circle and a rectangle,  but I love these cute Snowmen, well one is a Snowangel. I bought a sheet of stamps from my local craft shop and I think it was a £1 and there are lots of tiny stamps on it, and you know me and Snowmen, so i was worth the money. I've just stamped and glittered.
Photos aren't really brilliant. sorry about that.

I hope these will do Sylvie, it was a super challenge and I did enjoy it.

Remember to visit the other CCC girls as they will have a selection of fabulous creations.

That's me for now, going to schedule this post for tomorrow when the challenge goes live. Till next time keep well and enjoy the rest of the weekend,

Friday, 1 June 2018

Take Me to the Ocean!

Hello Everyone,  I hope all is well with you and yours and that you've enjoyed your day.

We have had a swelterer today, 24 degrees at one point, it was marvellous sitting out in the garden and watching the birds.

We have a few Starling families just now and it was just delightful watching the babies being fed by their  parents, what noisy babies they are too.

I've got blocks of berry suet hanging up and they just love it, but I've noticed that the Blue Tits and Gold Finches are enjoying them too, when they can get into them that is....the Starling are such bullies.

I've got a lovely little wooden plaque today, unfortunately the colours aren't showing up all that well. All the stamps are from Chocolate Baroque and the swirly green plants are from an Imagination Crafts stencil. To create the sand I've used Pebeo textured sand and coloured it with Starlight Paints, in fact all the colours are Starlight. I've added some lovely pearl sequins from SU.
I have a space on my bedroom wall which is dedicated to my sea world and beach projects, so this is another one to add to the wall.

Well that's another weekend about to start, have you got something planned or like me take it as it comes. We have to have some thunder and rain tomorrow, and for sure it is awfully sticky hot just now. 

Thank you for your lovely comments on my last card, most appreciated.

That's me for now,enjoy your weekend whatever you get up to,

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

A Fold Back Card for Back to Basics and Beyond Challenge!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and enjoying your day.

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

I'm here today with my DT card for the 4th challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond, BBB, "A Fold Back Card";

This is such a super card design to do, however, it's not one I do often or at all really, so this was fun to make.
I've taken a 7" card base and folded the front in half. Added beautiful paper from Crafty Individuals and the corner die is also CI.
The beautiful floral image is by Chocolate Baroque, Lords and Ladies stamp set coloured with Kuretake watercolours. I also stamped the image over the paper in the inside of the card. The background is also from CB, Square Bubbles. I've added Sparkle Pens and some Star Dust, a CB sentiment stamped and heat embossed on to vellum and a few black gems.

BBB is a new challenge blog and it's aim is to not only introduce techniques to folks starting out making cards and papercrafts, but also to refresh the more experienced crafter's skills.

We would love you to join us, and there will be plenty of inspiration from the other DT members to offer inspiration.

You can find the blog Here

We look forward to seeing your creations,
I would like to enter my card into the

Monday, 28 May 2018

Season's Greetings!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and enjoying some of this good weather, although I'm hearing that some areas in Englandshire are having such heavy rain, thunder and lightening, hope that's not some of you fine folk.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my previous post, very kind of you and I appreciate each one of them.

The sun has been glorious here and we took ourselves off for a drive to Findhorn, where there is a lovely beach. Well the world and his missus was there, and we waited around an hour for our lunch order to arrive. The little beach cafe were so overwhelmed with people that it was difficult to cope. The owner kept coming out and offering us extra drinks whilst we waited and even a bowl of chips which Alistair devoured as he said he felt as it his throat had been cut. Anyway when our food arrived it was worth the wait.

So my card today is the opposite of a hot sunny day, it's a Snowman;
This is a Papermaina stamp and I've coloured him with Zig watercolour pens, and inked around the edges with DI. Parcel dies from Tattered Lace, gems and Star Dust for that added sparkle.

That's me for now, enjoy the rest of your evening and see you soon,