Friday 29 November 2013

We Three Trees!

Good Evening Everyone, followers and Visitors alike, I hope you are all well, keeping warm and cosy and not letting the bugs that are going around catch you.

Thank you everyone who left such kind comments on my last card, and especially for my health, I do appreciate you thinking about me. 

I've been on holiday this last week and the week has gone past so quickly, I feel as if I've missed a big chunk of it with the tiredness, but at least I can be tired at home, and take things easy, and I've been trying to do just that.  The only thing is that I've not managed to have a day entirely in the house, there has always been somewhere to go, and it just takes up so much time.  I've also had two visits to the dentist, luckily not all that much required, and I've just found out that there is a Food and Craft Fair this weekend at Eden Court here in Inverness, and if it's the same as last years, there was some beautiful things for sale, so I'm not going to miss that, especially as Alistair will be ensconced in front of the TV watching the rugby, and won't be following me around saying "do you really need that",  as if, I mean what's that got to do with anything!.

So to my card;
The photo not great, I was trying to get tham all together.
I was looking through my collection of stamps to see if I had anything that would make simple, quick cards and came up with this tree image from Woodwear that I've had for a couple of years.
I've embossed them with WOW embossing powders and a Papermania one. Mounted them on Green and Gold mirri card, added som gems and a little silver/gold bow.  The sentiments are from LOTV.

They are certainly simple, but not all that quick owing to the fact that I'm not all that wonderful at the old heat embossing, but they are quite effective I think, and will possibly do more of them if needed.

I'm off to watch Corrie now with my knitting, trying to get socks finished for Lewis, my step-son's Christmast.

Hope you all have a fab weekend and hope to see you all soon,

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Wednesday 27 November 2013

Let it Snow!!

Hello Blogging Friends and Visitors, I'm finally managing to make an appearance here, it's ages since I last posted anything.

Thanks to everyone who has commented on my last card, I very much appreciate everyone's time, especially as it's a very busy time for you all.

Life has been going at a great rate of knots for me, but mainly my absence has been because I've been so very tired, very little energy, and falling asleep on the sofa after dinner, not like me at all, but then not getting sleep at night.I've not had much oomph to make cards.  I know what's causing it, work, but I'm ploughing on till Christmas at least.

I had to find some energy reserves for our concert on Saturday, which I'm pleased to say turned out to be very good and well received.  It was a very difficult sing with over sixteen pieces to learn, and many of us didn't feel confident at all, but thankfully as they say it was all right on the night.  We are now busy rehearsing for our Carolthon later in December in which we sing all day in the local shopping centre and raise money for charity, and this year it's for Marie Curie.  It's an amazing organisation whose work is outstanding, I experienced just how tremendous the nurses are when my mum was in the Marie Curie Hospice in Glasgow a number of years ago, nothing was too much trouble for them, and not only did they look after my mum, but also me. Thank goodness for them, so I hope we raise lots of dosh.

I have a card today and here it is;
LC Stamp
LOTV Sentiment
Core'dination card in Navy
Hobby House Pearls
Sparkly ribbon from my box
Stickles in Icicle

This is my effort of a CAS card, I've been so inspired by all they gorgeous CAS cards made by some of my Blogging Friends that I thought I would have a go. It's not completely one, but almost.  Hope you like it.

That's me, I hope everyone is well and keeping warm, our temp has gone up a bit, but is supposed to drop tonight.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Sunday 17 November 2013

Green Reindeers!

Good Evening to you All and I hope you have had a lovely weekend whatever you've been doing.
I seem to have been rather busy around the house this weekend, and I've had no end of bother with both PC and printer.  I changed the ink on the printer, and it's only printing shades of blue and green.   I don't know if it's the fact that I used different cartridges to the normal Dell ones,( I was trying to save money), but I've gone through everything my printer manual instructs me to do, but it's still not printing correctly.  I wanted to print out some images, but not to be.  I hate when things go wrong and the reason can't be found.

Anyway, thank you all so much for the very kind comments on my last card, so pleased you liked it.

Tonight's card I made a couple of weeks ago;
I've used SB reindeer die from Frosty Forms set and cut free paper from Making Cards Mag from last year
Centura pearl card embossed with a Papermania Snowflake folder
Green Core'dination card
Sentiment from the same Magazine
SB Snowflakes
Gold Ribbon from Hobby Crafts
Gems from my box
Glamour Dust

Not much news or stories tonight, all quiet here. So enjoy the rest of your Sunday, I'm off to get in to my PJs and pick up my book.  See you soon,

Friday 15 November 2013

Mistletoe Bridge!

Good Evening Everyone and welcome to another post, this one is my mid-month inspirational card for CCAYR November Challenge and we are looking for a Winter Wonderland card, with snowflakes, snow, frost, all these sort of Wintry elements.
it's only half way through the month, so there is still time to enter the fun. Here is my card;
The image is from Just inklined and coloured with Promarkers in shades of blue.
The set comes with the wonderful mistletoe  flowers which Ive used to frame the image, and the card is my take on the marvellous Jak Heath's example  shown last year in Creative Stamper Magazine.
Core'dination Card in Navy
Hobby House Blue Pearls
Wow Silver Glitter.
I hope it offers some inspiration and do visit
where you will find the lovely cards made by the other DTs

Thank you to everyone who took time to visit and comment on my previous card, and also for the encouraging comments about my return to work, all very much appreciated.  See you soon,

Thursday 14 November 2013

Holly Tree!

Good Morning All Blogging Friends and of course Visitors.  I do hope all is well with you, and if not, then sending out good wishes for you to feel better soon.

Finding it more difficult to getting around to posting as I am stepping up my phased return and now doing a full week and beginning to introduce full days, and feeling terribly tired at the end of the day, but I soldier on and hope for a miracle of energy.

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments on my wonderful purchases and my last card.  I have had no opportunity to play with anything else as yet.

Up and around early this morning as I have to go to the Diabetic Clinic for my blood test results and review, I don't think they will be all that happy with me as I have severely lapsed.  Naughty Girl!!

Anyway, have a card to share today and here it is;
This lovely image is from LOTV
Sentiment and papers LOTV
Green Core'dinations Card
Xcut die Shapes
Die'sire Holly Die
Hobby Craft Tartan Ribbon
Hobby House Pearls
Star Gems from Dovecraft
Glamour Dust
Stickles in Holly

Off now to get myself together, or at least some semblance of order and hope to be back soon,  have a lovely day everyone, and happy crafting.
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Sunday 10 November 2013

Twig Wreath!

Hello again!!

I was determined to have a play with some of my new buys and also whilst I could still remember what I had seen demonstrated, the old memory fails sometimes.

Here is what I've been up to this afternoon in between making a big pan of Lentil Soup;
I've tried to replicate the twigg wreath that I watched the demonstrator make with Card-io Stamps, and it's not bad for a first attempt.
The Stamps used are from;
Deck the Halls
Oriental blossom
Combinations Collections
Sentiment is a freebie from the stamp set in Creative Stamper
Glossy Accents
Fluffy Stuff
Glamour Dust
A bit of freehand drawing.

Hope you like it, I was very taken with the Cardi-io designs and like the unfussiness of it.

That's me, take care everyone and enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

What a Great Time We Had!!

Good Morning Blogging Friends and visitors, and welcome Chris, my latest follower, it's good to have you here and so pleased you have chosen to follow my efforts, I hope I will see you often.

Thank you all so much for all your kind comments on my last cards, even although some of you had seen Alistair's birthday card before, you all seemed to enjoy it again.

Well my trip to Birmingham's NEC with Elaine, Patricia and Hazel was just fabulous, lots of chatting and laughs along the way, even about the extremely rude taxi driver on our run from airport to hotel.  All other taxi drivers were brill as was the Travel Lodge's staff, all bright and cheery, even although they were very, very busy.

We met up for dinner with Mrs. Duck, otherwise Ang from The Ducks DoDahs and Christine Harrop of Christine's Cards and Craft.  What two smashing ladies they are, and a great evening was had, great stories and laughter all the way.  We felt we'd known them for ages, and indeed we have in a way, on Blogland, but meeting up in reality was just fab.

As for the Craft Fair, Alice in Wonderland springs to mind.  I've never been to one before, except little ones here in Inverness where it is mainly textiles and yarn, I was completely overwhelmed, but I settled down eventually to spend. I was a bit starstruck too spotting all the crafting celebs, and I even chatted to Joanna Sheen!!  I found the particular brands I had planned in my mind to look at and buy, and Chatted to Steve from Little Claire whom I always get on the phone, and he knew who I was.

I had a ball buying, but I did come home  with money!!
My lovely hubby had a beautiful bouquet of flowers for my return, me thinks I must go away more often, but it is good to be back too.
Here is what I've bought;

Lavinia stamps I was desperate to see and Cardi-io too and loved the demos. I'm so pleased with my buys and hope to get playing later today.

Thanks for visiting and bearing with this excited little girl, (that's what it felt like)  with all these photos.
I hope everyone is well.

See you later

Tuesday 5 November 2013

Walking in the Air, and the Birthday Boy!

Hello Blogging Friends, back again and managed to have a bit of a catch up with your blogs.  I'm at a loss to think where all my time is going, and it's amazing how a couple of days away from home can knock you out of kilter.  I'm busy trying to get washing and general housework done before I go away on Thursday. Thankfully I don't need to cook for Alistair, he is awfully good at foraging for his own tucker, and talking of Alistair, it's his birthday today and although, I made and posted his card away back in February, I thought I would put it here again, as I've loads more followers than then and I thought you might like to see it, I have to say  Hubby loved it.
I love this image from Acidrops and Whatnots called Nudie Norman, because Alistair was loosing weight , purposely, and he was doing my head in with all the weighing in, and I just kept saying I loved him just the way he was, so when I saw this stamp I though it was just the thing.

I do have an newly made card too;
It's the lovely Snowman and I've decoupaged him from a Hunkydory kit I bought  last year., so no great imagination involved. I was asked to do some children's cards and I don't know anyone who doesn't like the Snowman, old or young.

Thank you all for visiting and leaving your very kind comments, and I'm so pleased you liked the Anniversary card.
I've an evening to myself, as Alistair and his friend will be off to the Astonomical meeting after diner, so I just maybe get a little crafting done.

I'm hoping to run into some of you fab folk at the NEC on Friday, so if you see me, make sure to say hello, I know its an awfully big place, but you never know.  I'm making a list of the stalls I want to find and it's getting longer by the day.

I hope everyone is fine and well, and if not, hope it won't be long before you're feeling better.
Keep safe everyone and hope to see you soon,

Monday 4 November 2013

Anniversary Card!

Hello to You All,  Back after my weekend away in Glasgow and we had a lovely time, although Saturday was the foulest day with rain, but it didn't dampen our spirits.  We stayed in a lovely wee hotel and had a gorgeous meal in a restaurant called the Butchershop, whose steaks were to die for. Never have I tasted meat like this, all to do with how long the meat is hung I was told.  Expensive, but hey ho, it was our anniversary and Alistair's birthday celebration.
Yesterday, took us to the Transport Museum, this is new to me, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, and what a great place for families to visit.  We were going to visit the new Science Museum, but it was a wee bit of a walk and wouldn't have left much time to get back into the center of the city, so we will do that another time.

I'm afraid I've not managed any commenting, I've had so much to do today, and also making sure I've got things together for going to Birmingham on Thursday, the time is just going too fast, and I'm out tomnight at choral practise, but scooting through my Blogger Dashboard, I am able to see that everyone I follow had posted some gorgeous cards.  Hopefully, I will manage to get around to commenting tomorrow.

Thank you everyone for commenting on my last card, I do appreciate each and every one of your comments.
A very warm welcome to Vikki who is my new follower,  thank you so much for choosing to follow my blog, I hope you will continue to like what I do.

So here is today's card, as you can see it's for the lovely Alistair,
This is a stamp set from Acidrops and Whatnots, and thought that the caption so very apt for Alistair, who is always, always right!!  However, the stamp already said Abigail, and I couldn't change it to Kate.

Coloured with Prismacolour pencils in sepia shades
Tonic Gothic Die set
Gorjuss papers
Pearls and gems from my box

I am pleased to say Alistair loved it, even although I had to explain the Abigail bit.

That's all from me today, I hope you are all well, I am pleased to see that Pops is back creating and blogging, but sending good wishes to those who are not feeling too well just now, and hope it wont be long before you do feel better.
I Would like to enter my card into;

Friday 1 November 2013

Hollyberry Lane, CCAYR DT Inspirational Card!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well, I know there are quite a few folk out there who are not too good at the moment, so thinking of you and hope you feel better soon.

Just a short post tonight, to show my DT card For November's challenge at
This months challenge is Winter Wonderland and must have a winter theme with snow, snowflakes, etc.

Pop over and see what the other DTs have made, there is always such wonderful inspiration to view, here is my card;
I've used an image from Just Inklined called Hollyberry Lane, the stamp set also inclueds the fabulous holly
Hunkydory Snowfall Acetate
Knorr  Prandell Deko Paste
MB Snowflake Border
Computer genertated sentiment
Stickles and gems

I bought this stamp set last year and used it for riends, this year it's been brought out for my son and his partner.

Now I'm going to have another bash at trying to schedul this post, so here's hoping.

See you all soon,