Friday 27 February 2015

Fairy and Angus, Friday's Oldie!

Good Morning to Everyone, Friday once again, the days...ney the weeks are flying by so quickly. Almost in to March! I am however not grumbling as we are going away in March for a cruise on the Norwegian Fjords and I am so looking forward to it. Just what we both need.
Anyway for now we are both trying to get well, and we are, I'm feeling better although coughing and nose blowing is still going on, but Alistair's gout is easing, so thank you for all your get well wishes.
Thank you too for the lovely comments on the Christening card.

I'm here with my "Oldie for Friday", Yes I remembered this morning, I'm a bit mixed up with what day it is, if one thing work does for you is that it keeps you correct about the day of the week ones on.    Oldie for Friday started with Erika of Snappy Crafts showing craft projects from an earlier time in her crafting career and inviting others to join her and a few of have. It doesn't have to be a card, it can be anything you've made.  Here is a card from my earlier days;
I've used one of the lovely fairy images from LOTV and coloured with Promarkers. I would think it's a SB embossing folder, and matted on to some rainbow coloured card. WO carnations, Flower Soft Sentiment. There must be glitter on her wings but can't bee seen.

Have you got plans for the weekend?  If the weather isn't too bad we are thinking of going up to Skye for the day. I feel the need for a different bit of scenery other than the houses across from us. If we leave a decent time in the morning we can have a good part of the day, taking a picnic with us and finding somewhere beautiful to stop.  A few year I used to go to Skye to ride Clydesdale horses, they are the most beautiful big beasts and I felt like a pea on top of a mountain. I always got the same horse and he was such a gentle giant and took great care of me, he loved to splash in the sea which we would go down to on our ride out.  The horses are no longer there though, they moved down to the Lake District. Here is a photo of me and Angus;
Don't know why the photo has scanned like this, but you can at leaset see him.

I hope you are all well and that whatever you do have a fab weekend. Take care of yourselves,

Thursday 26 February 2015

Christening Card and a Rascal!

Good Afternoon Everyone and thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my cards, I do appreciate each comment and your time, and it makes the world of Blogging worthwhile.

I am feeling better, still coughing but the good news is that it's not in my chest, went along to see the doctor yesterday and he said it was just a very nasty virus but I'm clear chest wise, I'm doing all the right things to get better and it will just take time. He has signed me off work until next week so hopefully I will feel stronger by then.  Having diabetes means that I could be more at risk of infection
 are not something I take often.

My poor Alistair is having a bout of gout just now, and it's so painful.  It's been a while since he has had this and it's come from nowhere as we are pretty careful as to what he eats and he does take meds for it.  So I'm hoping that it eases off for him soon.

I have a card today that has taking me ages to make, just really because I've not been feeling too good, it is inspired by the lovely Teresa of 
who makes the most gorgeous cross over cards.

I was asked to make a Christening card by one of my clients for his new Grandnephew. As I mentioned I've taken inspiration from Teresa.
First Edition Paper, LOTV image, from the Art Pads. MB dies, Ribbon Girl Lace, WO Roses, Hobby House Pearls, Ribbon from Hobby Craft and a computer generated sentiment, a little stickles Frosted Lace and Star Dust.

Sorry it's a bit photo heavy, and here is another one, especially for Mrs. Duck;
Sorry I couldn't get him closer, you can just see my boy in the tree.  What you don't see is the big wood pigeon that was in the upper branches and has just flown  off, Teallach had just looked the other way and the bird took it's chance.  I have never seen Teallach over the road, he's branching out, pardon the pun.  He came back in disgusted.

Well, it's started sleeting here after being a really lovely day, so that's the end of the washing going out.
Keep well, everyone and Hugs to those who need them and hope to see you soon.


Sunday 22 February 2015

Winter Trees!

Good Afternoon Crafting and Blogging Friends, sorry to have been out of action over the last few day, but I've really not had any energy and I fear that this nasty bug is back again, not that I'd got rid of it, but I'm coughing worse and getting tired so easily.  I still have a few days till I am due back at work, but if the coughing keeps up I just might have to go the the doctor.  There is just one place you can't be when feeling awful and that is my particular kind of work which is draining at the best of times.

Anyway, enough of me, what about you, I hope you are feeling well and enjoying your weekend, getting up to something exciting or just quietly relaxing. I've been doing a lot of reading, it's the most relaxing thing for me at the moment and I've finished Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel's fabulous novels that are dramatised on TV at the moment.  Love them and feel quite sad that they've come to an end.

I'm being serenaded by the fiddle just now, thankfully the stamping isn't too bad.  Alistair and his friend went along to Eden Court Theatre last night to the Fiddler's Rally and really enjoyed it. First time for Alistair although he has played the fiddle since Moses left Partick.   He has obviously memorised some new tunes as I'm hearing tunes I've not heard before.

Sorry, I've not been around to comment on your creations, but I have scrolled through Blogger Dashboard and was able to see some wonderful work, I will try to get around and comment, but forgive if I don't manage you all.  Thank you all so much on your comments on my last card, I always do appreciate the time you give my wee blog.
I have a card today, it's taken me days to do, just wee bits at a time;
Using Winter Trees from CB and colours from the new Challenge 8;
Coloured with Watercolour Pencils, SB embossing Folder, blue and silver mirri card, Blue and lavender card and a Tattered Lace die for Sentiment. Pearls from my box.

That's me for now,  take care  and hope to see you soon.

I would like to enter this card into; 

Tuesday 17 February 2015

Thank You!

Good Morning to all my Crafty Friends and Anyone who happens to visit, it is always good to see you here and All is welcome.
I'm posting this from my bed, yes I'm down with the bug and not feeling tip top.  I'm being well looked after by Alistair, who isn't really a 100% yet himself.  I'm not good at staying in bed, feel I've got to be up and doing things even if it's slowly, but I'm jiggered today and the cough is getting worse. 
At one point I thought Teallche would have to take care of us, but I saw he was limping and found he had cut one of his little pads on his back paw. Poor wee Guy, wouldn't let me have a really good look at it., but he's healed it himself and he is fine now. 

Here is a wee card made for one of my clients to give to his brother and he wanted his name on it;
Using a Michael Powell stamp and colouring it with Prismacolour pencils, sentiment from Papermaina and letter peeloffs.
Just a simple wee card and as you can see I decided not to colour every part of it in, just made the foreground the focus.

All from me to day, hope everyone is well, see you soon I hope,


Saturday 14 February 2015

Snowy Trees for The Christmas Card Club!

Hello to You All, I hope everyone is fit and well and having a super weekend.  It's been a lovely day here, although cold it was dry, if a bit misty.

Thank you all very much for visiting me and leaving your lovely comments, especially Janice Wallace who doesn't have a blog, so I can't return the visit, so I do appreciate you popping in Janice.
Welcome too the my two latest followers, Kristie and Pawscreatively, I'm so pleased to have you here and I hope you will come back and see me soon.  I will be popping in to see you just as son as I can.

This has to be a quick post Friends, as guess what, yes, I've got the cold.  I managed to get through the day at work as it's my last day before a few days off, in fact though my colleague Michelle was struggling with the cold too, we were like a pair of book ends, fortunately the group dynamics were such that it was an easy pleasant day.

So for our Christmas Card Club Challenge this time around the theme is Snowy Trees and was our lovely Mary's choice, here is my offering;
I took inspiration from a Christmas Card out friend Dougie sent us, and the minute I saw it I thought that's the one I want to make as batch cards for next year. So this is my first attempt and I'm rather pleased with it.
Inkylicious Bare Trees Stamp set. DI for background, Memento Ink in Grey Flannel and London Fog for trees.
Sentiment from LC, Dovecraft Crystal Sparkle, Krylon pen in Silver and SN to make leaves on tree, Gems from my box. 
The snow and fir trees are part of my photo editing program and not the card.

Thank you Mary for the challenge, I enjoyed taking part.

We have had a lovely Valentine's Day, when I came home Alistair has set the table, resplendent with a vase of beautiful lillies, and candle lit in an big green Appetise bottle. I had to smile at the effort, especially as we are not short of beautiful candlesticks.  Anyway, we had a gorgeous Indian meal and both feeling stuffed. Alistair is sitting beside me as I type this, sound asleep. Changed Valentine's celebration to nineteen years ago, oh well, one has memories!

Well, I will say good night, I'm fairly wilting, and hope you had a lovely VD, if you celebrate it, and I fab Saturday.


Friday 13 February 2015

Friday Oldie, Happy Anniversary.....Er...No Birthday!

Hello Everyone, how are you all today?  Well I hope, but sending out kind thoughts to those who're not.
Thank you all for your kind comments on my last card, I love reading them and appreciate each one.

Alistair is up and about today and feeling better, not completely but much more than before.

I went back to work today and was working late and I am surprised at how tired I am, I could just close my eyes and drop off to sleep, so I am keeping this post short.

It's a scheduled post for Friday Oldie, started by Erika at Snappy Craft as a bit of fun, and now there are quite a few of us have joined her. You can show anything you have made at an earlier time in your crafting career. Doesn't have to be a card, I sometimes show a knitting project, just whatever you like.
Here is my offering;
Made in my first year of crafting around 4 years ago and I can't remember where I got the image, but the flourishes are Marianne.
I have a wee story about this card.  Alistair have me a birthday card a few years ago, this card was what I found. He had forgotten to get me one and knowing how much store I set on cards, he thought that he would raid my box for one, but Alistair being Alistair didn't read the sentiment only looked at the image and thought I would like the dancers. Anyway, it's the thought that counts, I can only think I was lucky to get this one as he could have chosen a sympathy card, cos he thought I would like the flower on it. Bless him! What can you do with them......husbands!

Please join us, it's fun. Cheerio for now,

Wednesday 11 February 2015

happy Birthday!

Hello to You All, and welcome again to my blog, it's lovely that you want to visit and comment on my creations, it takes time so I really do appreciate it.
I hope everyone is well, that includes spouses, family and pets. My own DH is still not all that well, spending most time in bed and getting up for a wee while in the evening. It's be years and years since he has had something like this. He isn't really any bother as long as I keep him fed, but he's like that when he is well, so no change there then I guess.

When I went to the shops earlier I met I met Alistair's friend Bill's partner, who said it's been her first day out for a week as she had been laid up in bed with what seems pretty much like what Alistair has, and that also Bill who is on a skiing holiday, in Switzerland is down with it too, but is struggling on with his holiday, shame, anyway as he is not here to defend himself, he is getting the blame for passing on his cold/flu.  I'm back to work tomorrow, so he will have to fend for himself.

So here is my offering for today:
I was asked for a birthday card for an elderly lady and this is what I came up with, all Hunkydory, now I'm not sure which range this is, I think it might be Elegance.  I like the the soft pastel shades of this kit and I've just added some ribbon and gems to it from my stash.

Today had been a nice day, but has turned cold again, I thought it would rain at some point, but put my washing out anyway, the rain thankfully has held off.  I just love getting the washing out for a blow, I'm turning in to my mother!

That's me for today Friends, I will get around to your blogs soon, take care and see you again soon

Sunday 8 February 2015


Good Evening to all my Blogging Friends, and Visitors too.  I hope all is well with you and that you've had a good Sunday.  Mine has been spent nursing the invalid. Thank you for the kind wishes for Alistair, he's still not right, well he's not been that for a while, ha ha, so he's had another day in bed. As always he feels worse at night.

Thank you too for all the super comments on my last card, it makes the blogging thingy all worth while.

Today was one of bits of house work and and some crafting and having a mad fifteen minutes with Teallach, well he was having the mad time racing around the house, jumping up on furniture, jumping over me, I was on the floor, and playing pawball.  He loves playing with is toys and it's so amusing. Difficult getting up off the floor though!

Ang you were asking what Wabbit meant, it's a Scot's word for exhausted, knackered, done in, it encompasses all of these words, hope that explanation helps.

My card for today;

This is my card for the Colour Challenge at Chocolate Baroque, and I have to say that I am not too sure about it, you know what it's like there is an idea in your head, but translating it on to paper just sometimes doesn't happen, this is one of those times. However, I've decided to go with it.
Images are from CB Borders Set, coloured with Prismacolour pencils and SN. using various colours of ink I brayered the background then sprinkled water on it. Then stamped the trees from the same set, with Versamark in Sepia, attempting to make a forest look. finished off with Liquid Pearls in Chestnut and Star Dust.

Well I'm pretty tired tonight, must be running up and down the stairs, so I'm off to bed pretty soon. I'm reading Wolf Hall just now and loving it, also watching it on TV and ejoying that too, so I'll get in a few pages before my eyes close.
Cheerio for now,

I would like to enter my card into;

Saturday 7 February 2015

Valentine Card!

Good Evening Everyone, I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far whatever you're doing.
We have had a lovely day today, bright and sunny mostly, and definitely a bit warmer. Only downside is that Alistair has taken to his bed with quite a nasty cold, so being a man he is making the most of it, but joking apart he isn't too well.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on Rosa's shoes, very much appreciated.

I thought I would share a Valentine card tonight;
As you can see this is for Alistair, but I'm sorry it looks a wee bit fuzzed.
Red glitter card, black card and Xcut Heart Dies, Di-namics Fishtail Dies. Gems from Papermainia and computer generated sentiment.
A rather simple card, I hope he likes it.

That's me for tonight, going to try to get a wee bit of knitting done now. I've got socks on the pins and I an just not enjoying knitting with this particular yarn, keeps splitting.
I do hope everyone is well, sending kind thoughts out to those who need them, see you soon,

Friday 6 February 2015

"Friday Oldie" Rosa's Shoes!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well, but here are some ((((((Hugs)))))) for those of you who are not so tip top. Hoping you will feel better soon.

Thank you for the lovely comments on my last card, I love reading them and always so encouraging too.

Well I've just finished work tonight and that is me off for quite a few days, and I have to say it's been a trying few days, but we all got through it, I think my colleagues are feeling wabbit too. It will be nice to take things slow at home for the next wee while.

I am scheduling this post for tomorrow Friday for Oldie Friday.  This is a bit of fun started by Erika of Snappy Crafts where we show a project that has been made a bit earlier in our crafting journey. It doesn't have to be a card, it can be anything crafty that you've made.  My contribution this week is a piece of knitting;
I made these tiny shoes for one of my colleagues little girl Rosa.  She was only about 18months when I made these, she is now a big girl and started school last year, how time flies.  Her dad would bring her in to the cottage on Friday mornings for half an hour or so, and it was always lovely to see her so all work stopped while we shared some of her time.

So pleased join in, quite a few ladies have and it's always good to see how our crafting has changed over time.

Now for something else, more photos I'm afraid, but I know our blogging Friend Mary H would want to see them.
I was luck enough to win Mary's fab candy, which was a voucher for LOTV, I chose this little lot;

As you can see Mary I managed to get some gorgeous papers, art pads and a lovely stamp with mouses, I am looking forward to creating with them, so thank you so much for the chance to win your candy.

I didn't realise that LOTV do these Taster Packs in the paper range and also in the Art Pads, a great idea and I chose a baby pad as I've got a Christening card to make very soon.

That's me for now, sorry about the amount of photos, but I was just so delighted with my very generous win for Mary.

See you all soon, take care,

Monday 2 February 2015

Pansies for Mother's Day!

Good Afternoon lovely Friends and Visitors, thank you for popping by to see what I'm doing. Thank You too for all the lovely comments on my last card, I do appreciate them.

I hope you are all keeping well, but sending out kind thought to those who are not.
It's really cold up here, small flurries of snow, but nothing much.  Went for another walk yesterday in Daviot woods, but I think we were in the wrong bit of the woods as we couldn't find the paths, so it meant us walking through snow, but it was lovely nevertheless.I am really enjoying getting out and about at the weekend, even although I've lots to do, I just say to pot with it, the house can wait and apart from going out to work I was becoming too house bound.  The other thing I love is eating outside, stopping to have a nice flask of coffee and a sandwich and a wee bit of chocolate surrounded by scenery and nature is so uplifting. Then back home for some wonderful steak pie, cabbage, mashed potatoes with carrot and turnip mixed through, fabby, didn't even feel the need for a dessert.  That was my Sunday, now here is my card for today;
I was asked to make a Mother's Day card and here is what I came up with.
It's more Hunkydory, can't remember the name of the  collection, but it's all flowery.
All I've added is blue card, ribbon, gems and a hand written sentiment son to SP Petite labels.

I always feel sad when I do Mother's Day cards, miss my own mum very much at this time, we always made a big day of it.

Off now to make something hearty for tonight's dinner, Alistair is up an mountain so he will need warming up when he gets home and foods' the best way, certainly a way to Alistair's heart, Ha Ha!

Hope to see you soon, back to work tomorrow though, so I don't expect to get much crafting done for a few days.

Sunday 1 February 2015

Jolly Santa for CCC!

Hello Blogging Friends and Visitors, I hope all is well with you in your part of the world. Big Hugs to those who need them.

Thank you for the lovely comments on my last card, I really love reading them and it gives me such encouragement too.

Just a quick post from me this time around showing a card made for the Christmas Club Challenge hosted this time by the lovely Lorraine and she wanted to see cards made with a Jolly Santa, so here is what I've come up with;
I've used a Paper Shelter pre-coloured image called "Yep I've got my methods", I think its a fab wee image which I've glittered up and added Glossy Accents to the balloon. All matted on to Silver Mirri.
A simple little card which makes me feel that I've cheated a bit cos it's already all coloured in.

Do have a look at what the other CCC ladies have created, names on my side bar, your bound to see some fab cards.

That's me for now, take care when out and about, there's some awful weather going on, see you soon,