Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Nightfall Colouring Book!

Hello Everyone, the sun is shining, what a rare treat!!

Back sooner than I usually am after posting a card, but I managed to get the first page of the lovely Nightfall Colouring Book by Maria Trolle finished;
It's a beautifully illustrated book with lovely paper with a great tooth for pencils, and at a pinch can take water colour.
I stated with the nameplate, and it took about a week to do with a couple of hours at a time, so not too bad. I've used Prismacolour pencils, and Luminance pencils. Silver gel pen and WoS.
I'm pretty pleased with it and looking forward to starting another page, making that choice is difficult as there are so many beautiful illustrations to choose from.

I'm getting more into colouring books as the need for cards has depleted, and of course I don't do craft fairs and I don't sell, so I don't need so many now, except for Christmas cards. So as long as I've got enough cards in my box I won't be making as many.

I find colouring in far more therapeutic than as I get lost in the colours and of course this is just for me, and it's a great way of experimenting with colours.

Anyhoo, that's me for today, have a good one yourself and thank you for yesterday's comments,

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Christmas Hare!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and having a good week so far. 
Have you been out and about, maybe at the pub or a theme park, or in Scotland a beer garden???  Thankfully these activities are not necessary for my life to have quality.  I have to wonder about all the crowds out in the streets of Soho.  I am of the opinion that there an awful lot of idiots who have forgotten that there are over 60,000 people who have died many of them needlessly, and now Johnston is blaming the care homes for the deaths in them, truly an evil individual. Rant over!!

Anyhoo, I have a card that I want to enter into; 
This is a recycled image, the lovely hare image was too lovely to chuck out. Mounted on to silver mirror card and blue card. Lots of sparkle and so little gems.
Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my last post, always appreciate them and look forward to receiving them.
So that's me for today, I'm hoping to get out for a wee walk but it's raining off and on, I feel as if Summer has been cancelled,  anyhoo take care of yourselves and see you soon,

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Trees for the CCC!

Hello to You All,  here we are at another Sunday and therefore another Christmas Card Club Challenge. These seems to come around so quickly, and to think we are now in July...it's staggering, anyhoo, it's our love;y Shaz who has chosen today's theme and she would like to see Trees, here are mine;
This card is made from another sheet of die cuts from the Works, sorry about the poor photo. I really like these sheets as there is everything there to create a card, just add glue and any little gems and a bit of a mat.
An upcycled card this time , the card was too lovely to throw out as it's a beautiful tree image. I've mounted it on to a glittered oval and more lovely paper from the Works. I've embellished with Memory Box snowflake border and it;;e gems. JND sentiment, I love the font on this sentiment.
There we are Shaz, I hope they will do, thank you for the challenge, I'm always up for doing cards with trees, I love them.

Well, we had a night of torrential rain, cleared a bit now so we are going to go for a walk, I've not been out for one at all this week which is not good, so I'll push myself to go.

I hope your weekend is going well, hopefully better weather than we are having.
Thank you for you lovely comments  on my last card, as usual you are very kind and I appreciate your time.
That's me for now, keep safe and see you soon,

Friday, 3 July 2020

Buzzing By!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all doing well and looking forward to the weekend, perhaps you've got something special planned for it, well whatever, please keep yourself safe.

We are having awful weather, just not like Summer at all, rain, dull and somewhat cold, I've a big cardie on and even the heating, and it looks like next week has to be poor too.

Well, our travel restrictions have been lifted, so Alistair his hoping to get to the Cairngorms next week, And his friend Derek has book himself in with a barber, so it's all happening. I'm not affected by this, but for me it's the making of wearing face coverings compulsory in shops that I'm pleased about, though I do think it should have have happened right from the start of lockdown, but it's good news now. 

I cut Alistair's hair, and I managed not too badly, just took my time, then it happened, I went too far at one part and kinda scalped him a bit. However he was pleased and said nobody would notice as he always wears his hat. He seems to want me to do it from now on, honestly he'll do anything to safe money lol.

Thank you all so much for your comments on my last post. Here is my card for today;
The image is from Woodware and I've added some little bees from Honey Bee  and Dovecraft. Papers are from Dovecraft  and the sentiment is Woodware. I've added WoS for a little sparkle and coloured with pencils.

That's me for now, I'll be back on Sunday with the latest CCC cards, till then enjoy your weekend and  keep safe,

Monday, 29 June 2020

Hummingbirds!

Hello Everyone, I hope all is well with you and that you enjoyed your weekend. We were quiet, but that was okay, not complaining, it wasn't great weather anyway, still isn't.
Anyway, here we are at the beginning of another week and almost out of June, where has the last six months gone??? 
I had to go to the Post Office to collect a parcel this morning, a hair clipper. I finally ordered one as Alistair's hair is pretty overgrown, and I've trimmed with a pair of hairdresser scissors  I found at the back of a drawer. Well the hairdressers make it look all so easy....no it's not, that's why they train for years to learn their skill, so I bit the bullet and ordered these clippers, although I don't expect they are easy to use either, but there are some You Tube videos that might help and Alistair seems to be okay if I scalp him lol.  I should take a before  and after  photo. 

I have another lovely piece of colouring today, 
Another one of the Clarity Feathered Friends postcards. Coloured with a selection of Prismacolours and Luminence Pencils. The black background was the most difficult part to do especially going in and out of the flower stamens, but got there in the end. Unfortunately it's not a brilliant photo as the colours in real life are more vivid than they are here. 

That's me for now,  thank you for your continued visits and the lovely comments you leave. Take care of yourselves and see you soon,

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Oh Christmas Tree!

Hello Everyone, how are you all doing? I hope things are good for you and and that you are enjoying the weekend.
Nothing much new in the Currie household, a quiet sort of weekend for us, although we had a lovely walk up at the Culloden Battlefield this morning. It's great to walk around it without the usual crowds that visit during  the Summer months. 

We had the Mother of all thunderstorms yesterday, there was one thunderbolt that sounded that the sky was ripped apart and then rain like I've only seen abroad. It's a little cooler today thankfully, but still very muggy.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last card, I've got a card today that I want to enter into two challenges; http://www.didosdesigns.com/2020/06/fezziwigs-photo-inspiration-week-2.html


Sorry about the poor photo, anyhoo, this is all from a Die Cut sheet I bought in the Works last year but didn't use any of it. There is about 12 sheets and they are really lovely, and lovelier still is that I've kept it all flat for posting. I've added some tiny gems and some Wink of Stella.

I have missed browsing in the Works as they can have some really super stash and for not that many pennies, but not doubt they will be opening again fairly soon in Scotland. However, I am of a mind that I won't be venturing into shops for a long time yet.   I can see that Alistair and I will be one of the last to get back to normal...whatever that is Lol.

Anyway, that's me for now, must go and forage from some lunch., so remember to keep yourselves safe and enjoy your weekend and see you soon,

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Congratulations!

Hello Everyone,  I do hope you are well and keeping safe. We are thankfully, and the new relaxing rules for us here in Scotland do not really affect Alistair and I, but for some it does, and that must make a difference to them. We are still going very slowly and that's a good thing.

Someone, I can't remember who, was asking why Alistair can't get into the mountains as they surely wouldn't be busy.  Well, let me tell you that the Scottish mountains are always busy, maybe not so much at the moment, but also they are a distance away from us and we are only allowed to go around 5 miles, so even the nearest is about 15 or so miles. Apart from that, if you had an injury, it would be a potential danger of infection if the Mountain Rescue guys and gals had to come out to rescue as happened yesterday, when they were called to attend someone who broke their leg on the Buachaille Etive Mor in Glencoe. It's a Munro and over 3,000 feet. so it's a Bigggggg  mountain. When the Mountain Rescue folk are called out, the police are often too, therefore more people who could potentially become infected. So, our First Minister has asked that  you don't go into the mountains.  Alistair is desperate to get into them, but is trying to be patient, and planning to climb Ben Nevis as soon as it's possible to do so.

On a more positive note is that my card today is one made for my Son.  Just before Christmas he lost his job, but luckily was snapped up by another company to cover maternity leave. the downside was that he had to travel quite a distance for it. He heard the other day that  the MD wants him to stay and they have created a new post for him as the lady is returning and will take up the position that Damian has been looking after.  I am so relieved for him and so chuffed that his bosses think so highly of his work that they have done this.  He has worked very hard for this company and brought them in new business, and and has ideas for development.  And because of this virus,  his bosses  have seen that he doesn't always need to travel to work but can work from home.  So good all round, anyhoo here's the card;
No doubt he would love a car like this lol. An image from Creative Stamping magazine and coloured with  Prismacolour pencils and background is Pixi powders, lots of shades of blue card  and some gold die cut stars.  He thought it was lovely lol.

Well I've gone on long enough, but it's not often I've got good news to share, and this really was good new for us. There's going to be lots of people going to loose jobs due to this virus... and let's not forget Brexit, and Damian in is now in the age category that make it difficult to find employment, so a great weight off his mind and Moreen's.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card, and apologies for accidentally deleting some of your comments, I must have hit the cancel button instead of publish, sometimes my brain and finger coordination don't match.
Take care of yourselves and see you all soon,