Saturday, 13 July 2019

All the Flowers!

Hello Everyone, here we are at another weekend, weeks are going by so quickly. I hope your weekend is going well and that your weather is behaving itself.

We are off to the Edinburgh Jazz Festival next week and we are staying with friends Dale and Stewart. It's been a year since we've last seen them, in fact the last Jazz Festival, so we will have much to catch up on. I hope the weather is good, Edinburgh is totally miserable when it's raining especially if there's an East wind at the same time.

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my last post, always so kind and I do appreciate every comment you leave.

I have another card for a challenge;
 https://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-flower-challenge-34-pretty-pastels.html

All stamps from the wonderful Card-io Stamps and colours from Versacolour inks. I've added some glitter and a wobbly frame and backed on to pink card.

Now those of you who have been following for a while might remember that when I visit Dale I like to take a wee something hand made to give her, here's what I've come up with this time,

A little trinket box, I'm sure she'll find something to put into it. The little box comes from The Works and cost only £2, I've painted it with two shades of Starlight paint and used some of Imagination Crafts gorgeous Rice Paper and as Dale loves poppies, I had a sheet hiding away in my stash.
I little bit of lace and some gems to finish it off.  I'm awfully lucky with my friend as she loves everything I make for her, she even frames the cards I make for her birthdays and hangs them in her sewing room, isn't that just lovely.

Well it's Tour de France time again, yes hours and hours of watching these guys peddling like made all over the French countryside, mind you some of it is quite beautiful and as they have started going over the mountains that's spectacular. Thankfully, Alistair no longer sit ans watches wearing his cycling gear, I remember one he even had his helmet on. I suppose it the equivalent of a footy fan wearing his team colours, lol.  Thank goodness he doesn't wear his wet suit and accessories when watching the Blue Planet.
  Anyway, the deal is, I don't complain about the Tour as long as I get to watch Downtown Abbey, which has started again and I've never seen the first series. His Socialist principles are upset by all that privileged nobility and the kowtowing servants. Me, well I just love the wonderful costumes and the equally wonderful Maggie Smith as the Dowager Duchess.

Rightio, that's me for now, so I'll say cheerio and see you when I get back, take care of yourselves,


Monday, 8 July 2019

A Bouquet of Birthday Wishes!

Hello Everyone, another week begins and didn't the last one fly past so quickly. I hope you are well and enjoyed your weekend.
We have a lovely warm sunny day today, it makes a change as the last week has really been not July sort of weather, infact I've had some heating on and wearing a cardie I've felt so cold....blood must be thinning with age.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my last cards and the well wishes to feel better. I do thankfully, but it's this awfully digestive system that's been ongoing for years now, that we'er not getting to the bottom of...pardon the pun.  I've changes diets, cut out particular foods, nothing seems to help, or it does for a wee while, then it starts all over again, I find it's stressful and leaves me exhausted too. Medical mystery that's me. Anyway, I'm okay today so far.

I have a card today to enter into; https://caswatercolour.blogspot.com/2019/07/cas-watercolour-july-challenge.html
The challenge theme is a tribute to a lovely blogging friend, Darnell, who has just celebrated her birthday, so although the card won't actually go to her she will see it on the CAS Watercolour blog.
I've used a lovely stamp from Creative Stamping Magazine and coloured with Altenew Watercolour Paints after first creating a watercolour wash with lots of pastel colours. The little bow stamp is by SU and the sentiment is another freebie from the same magazine, to finish I've added three tiny gems.

I would also like to enter the card into; https://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-flower-challenge-34-pretty-pastels.html


http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/07/july-earth-laughs-in-flowers.html

That's me for now folks, off to see what I can have for lunch, not all that hungry, but I've to eat something to work with the insulin, perhaps some soup, so enjoy your day and see you soon,

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Baubles for the CCC!

Hello Everyone, hoping you are all having a good weekend  and doing something nice whatever that would be.
I'm having a chillin sort of day as I wasn't too well yesterday with my old tummy so it's quiet especially as Alistair is up a hill.

Anyway, enough of all of that. It's time once again for the Christmas Card Club girls to show their latest challenge cards and this time the choice is Elizabeth's and it's Baubles, or Anything goes if you are not able to manage the theme.
Here's what I've come up with ;
LOTV image coloured with Copic markers and sparkled with Star Dust. Creative Stamping sentiment and some gems.
This is a Woodware stamp, sentiment too, again I've coloured with Copic markers and used Glossy Accents on the leaves and Star Dust for sparkle. I've mounted the image onto red glimmer card and added red gems.
Isn't this a cute snowman from Little Claire admiring his baubles, Copic markers once again and lots of Star Dust, mounted onto blue card them silver glimmer card. 

I hope these will do Elizabeth, it's a great theme, so thank you, and thanks too to all the lovely folk who left kind comments on my last post, I do appreciate each and every one of them.
I'm scheduling this post for the challenge going live tomorrow. 
That's me for now, have a lovely weekend,

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

More Dandelion Wishes!

Hello to You All, I hope you are all good and enjoying your day.
I'm having a day indoors, I like when I don't have to go out especially when it's to shop, so it means that I can get a few thing s done around the house, besides Chocolate Baroque was on Hochanda and I couldn't miss that. I love the new Christmas stamps that they've brought out, but I'll wait till they are on their own online shop and I hate the high postage that Hochanda has.  I was lucky to receive a CB voucher for CB for my birthday last month from one of my lovely friends and I knew the the new Christmas stamps would be coming, so that's what I'll be buying.

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

I've got a couple of cards today using the lovely Dandelion Wishes for Stampin Up which I absolutely love. I have already shown a card for our niece that I made using it, it was a good luck card for her new job, here's another two occasion that the stamps fits very well ;
 First as you can see it's a thank you card for a friend who gave me some beautiful birthday gifts, and I've inked the panel with Oxides in her favourite colours, shades of purple, and embossed the dandelions in silver EP.
My second card is the kind we don't like having to make. It was for one of my neighbours whose Father died very suddenly, and I thought the image would do just perfect of a sad occasion. The background is an embossing folder from SU and once again I've embossed the image in silver EP and added silver thread around it. The sentiment is from an old Papermaina stamp set and added two small pearls.
I think that this SU set is so versatile, and makes lovely cards.

Well, that's me for now, needing to get on with the next CCC cards for the weekend, take care and see you soon,

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Hello!

Hello Everyone, and hopefully it's a brilliant sunny day where you are and that you are enjoying whatever you're doing.

Our weather has broken and it's windy and raining off and on, but hey ho, it's just weather and you takes what you gets, it made for a more comfortable night though as it was cooler.

Thank you for all your lovely comment on my last card, I love to read them and so appreciate your time.

Just a little wee card today for Moving Along with the Times Challenge;http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/2019/06/100-cas-wendy.html
More stamps from Creative Stamping Magazine, now I've remembered to look at the issue number, 68 and I've worked out it was February the mage was out. The company doesn't date them which irritates me,  anyway the challenge called for a CAS card so I thought this little fish in his bowl would do nicely. I've coloured with Altenew watercolour paints. and apart for his little box of fish food and a sentiment that's all, pretty CAS I think.

We've had a quiet Sunday, just the food shopping and the bed changing...well the linen, wish it could be the bed, unfortunately it's not good enough to get the washing out. Now I'm off to see about dinner, Sweet and Sour Chicken, from scratch, hope it works out, sometimes my Fakeaways are a hit and a miss.

That's me for now, cheerio and see you soon,

Friday, 28 June 2019

Furry Friends!

Hello Everyone, I hope your are all well and enjoying your day. We've had a wonderful hot sunny day....in fact we've had two in a row, marvellous. Just a bit too hot to sit out today, and I got a bit burnt yesterday at the beach. We took a trip to Nairn, and boy was it busy, lots of children which I couldn't work out as the school holidays haven't started yet, anyhow there were lots of nursey  wee ones having a grand time.  We packed some sandwiches and a flask of coffee and finished it off with a cone of ice cream...mine had a flake in it, ooooh I just love them.

Thank you all for the kind comments you left on my last card, I do appreciate every one of them.

Today's card is made using a few stamps from a Creative Stamping magazine that was out a couple of months ago,

No surprise as to who these Furry Friends are..yes it's Milo, Rowan and Cooper, three of my beloved Grandpets. I've coloured them with Prismacolour Pencils and the background with DI. This card will go to Damian or Moreen at some point. I doubt very much that the pets would pose like this, especially Cooper, who is a bit of a loner. It was a fun card to do. 

Well Alistair has been up a mountain today and has come back burnt to a crisp. He just fails to realise that sun cream has to go on throughout the day and not just before he leaves the house in the morning, I've been telling him this for 26 years, silly boy.

That's me for now folks, I hope you have a lovely weekend whatever your plans are, take care and see you soon,

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Christmas Stockings for theRudolph Challenge!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and that your day has been good. 
Mid week already, seems like you blink and you've lost a day. Well it's been a lovely day here, sunshine and heat, a lovely change from the last few days. I believe that in some places in the UK it's baking hot....and what about the Continent..... I couldn't cope with that sort of heat. The experts are saying that it's the way weather is going due to global warming, a bit scary really.

Anyway, thanking you all for the lovely comments on my last card, your comments are always appreciated, that and the time you take to visit my wee blog.

I've got a Christmas card today for the Rudolph Challenge;
Shades of pink and grey for this image of Christmas Stockings after having embossed with silver EP, a freebie from Creative Stamping Magazine and the sentiments are from JND, a simple wee card.

Just a quick post tonight, I'm off to Alistair's fiddle end of term concert, so I'll say cheerio and see you soon,