Sunday 24 December 2017

The Night Before Christmas!

Hello to You all, I hope you are well and ready for tomorrow. 

I'm all prepared, and too bad if there is something forgotten, not the end of the world.

Christmas time for me and Damian has mixed emotions, as my mum died  on the 17th of December and her funeral was on Christmas Eve, an although that was 13 years ago, it still feels like yesterday. However, I was lucky to have mum as long as I did.  Christmas can be a difficult time for may folks for all sorts of reasons, and it's a time of reflection for all the good things in my life, and a reminder to not take it all for granted. Whilst I was still working I worked with many people who had nothing much, even not good health.  So Yes I have many blessings.

I want to thank everyone of my lovely blog Followers and Visitors for all your words of encouragement throughout the year, I appreciated all your visits and comments.

Here is my last card for the year and it is just so perfect for today;
This charming image is from Crafty Individuals, I love it.

Wishing You All a Very Merry and Peaceful Christmas and a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year, I hope 2018 will be a kind year to Everyone.

Love and Hugs 


Friday 22 December 2017

Christmas Tags!

Hello to Everyone, well are you all on track for the Big Day? I think we are, despite having a nasty virus which I'm still trying to get over. 

Thank you all so much for you lovely comments on my last post and good wishes for our Carolthon, it will be a wee while before we know the end amount raised, but I think we will have raised quite a bit.
However, I had no voice, I'd been croaky the day before but Saturday morning I couldn't talk at all let alone sing, but I was determined I wasn't going to miss out, so I just mimed. I must have run on adrenalin too, then collapsed in a heap once home, but it was good. I'm still not feeling  tip top, but felt I just had to carry on. The good thing about miming is that in my head I sang like Cecillia Bartoli, and for those who don't know who she is, she is the most wonderful Italian Mezzo Soprano, and I love her voice. A girl can dream.

Anyway, nearly there and today I have a selection of Tags, made for the family gift bags;
First up are the tags for Damian and Moreen. Sue Wilson poinsettia die and Chocolate Baroque stag image.

I thought this Jolly little Gingerbread Man from Papermania was just right for Alistair.

And just because I could I made a tag each for Milo and Rowan using TH Crazy Dogs stamps and coloured them with the new Procolour pencils from Derwent.

We have been out with our friend Dougie today had had a very lovely Christmas Dinner and we are all stuffed, Dougie was looking forward to having a snooze when we dropped him off and Alistair is now sound asleep on the sofa, and I'm just pleased I won't need to cook tonight.

So that's me for now, have a good evening and I'll see you the night before Christmas, take care of yourselves,

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Trinket Box!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and keeping cosy in this cold and snowy weather. We are in the minuses tonight, anyway it is December.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my last cards, you are all very kind.

I've been finding it difficult to get to the computer to post and comment, so if I've missed you out please forgive. I don't know where the time goes and I've not managed to get back into a routine.  since my trip to Glasgow, but I expect you are all the same. I did manage to get all my cards written and sent off today, that felt a relief.  Still to look out the Christmas decorations too, that's going to have to wait until the weekend, anyway here is my make for today, it's part of a gift for my choir buddy Fiona;

I bought this little box from The Works and have decorated it with Imagination Crafts Rice Paper and various stamps and stencils, Starlight Paints are the paints of choice and some sequins. I have to say I loved doing it, I hope Fiona likes it.

It's the Choral Society's Carolthon on Saturday and I am really looking forward to the big sing, we will be in the local shopping centre singing all shifts and this time for a number of years we are being allowed a larger choir at lunch time to the special Carols and pieces from the Messiah. Here is the fabulous flyer for it, drawn by a little girl from one of the local schools;
isn't just so sweet. I hope we manage to raise loads of money, however saying that, there are lots of people struggling just now, but you never know.

That's me for now, see you soon and take care of yourselves,

Sunday 10 December 2017

Christmas Gifts for the CCC!

Hello from Winter Wonderland, yes we have a great deal of snow, but at the moment sunshine too, it's all lovely if you don't have to go out in it. We travelled back from Glasgow last night by bus and the further North we got the worse the roads, however we had a good driver and he go all home safely.

We had a lovely time in Glasgow, and I had a great meet up with our lovely Rita. The Italian restaurant we had our lunch was super, great food, and we spent ages chatting, we also got a we bit of shopping done too.

Now it's Rita who chosen our challenge for the CCC this time, it's our last one for this year and, she would like to see Christmas Gifts on our cards.  So without further ado here are mine;
First up is this love LOTV image coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils and Snow Glitter. First Edition Papers and Die'sire  tree dies, next;
Here we have a lovely Chocolate Baroque image from the Gift at Christmas stamp set with a water coloured background. I used Sakura gel pens to colour in the ribbon and bows on the image. Sentiment is from Inkylicious and background papers is from Crafty Individuals and Starlight paint in Silver around the edge of the image card.
Thank you Rita for this challenge I really enjoyed creating these  cards.

So a quiet day at home for me, but we are going out to a concert in the Cathedral tonight, I hope they've got the heating on, it's not the most comfortable place anyway, but it can be Baltic.

This is a scheduled post, so hope it goes live when it's supposed to. Please try and visit the other CCC ladies to see what they have created.

Thank you all so much for all the lovely comments on my last card, I really appreciated it.
Keep cosy and see you soon,

Monday 4 December 2017


Hello Everyone, start of another week, where do the go to!
I hope you are well, but if not sending out kind thoughts and hugs.

We are all well and dandy up here, and I am looking forward to a visit to Glasgow later in the week when a meet up with my lovely blog friend Rita is on the cards. I decided to stay overnight and not rush, so of course Alistair included himself on the days out. He will do his own thing though and we will also meet up with his brother and niece in the evening. I've not seen Karen for years and she is now in her early twenties, time has sped by there too.
It will be lovely to catch up with Rita and have a nice lunch, she has booked an Italian restaurant so we will be nice and stuffed when we hit the shops.

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments on my Santa cards, you are so kind.

I've got a little Snowpeople  card today;
This is one of the new images from Crafty Individuals, isn't it lovely,  I've coloured it with a mixture of  Derwent  Inkintense Pencils and Sakura pens. I've added some snow  and glitter to the Snowpeople. The background paper is also from Crafty Individuals and the sentiment is a Chocolate Baroque one. 
I must have more that enough Christmas cards made now, but I do so enjoy making them and I've so many new stamps on my desk, I feel the need to keep going with the Christmas images, they will always do for next year.

Alistair is having a fiddle practice just now, and I can hear the thumping of the foot, the fiddle is one thing the thumping quite another.  Did I mention that he is part of a concert in a week or so. His teacher has all sorts of students of varying abilities,learning and ages they are holding a concert. Well of course I'll be going, Alistair is quite nervous having never done anything like it before. It could be a mini Blazing Fiddles.

Well that's me for now, off to make mushroom soup for tonight. I'm a bit behind with my commenting, but I'll get around to you soon, take care everyone and see you soon,