Thursday 29 November 2018

Santa's Reindeer!

Hello to You All, I hope all is well with you and your day is good. 

We are really dark and it's raining , it's like it's 4pm and not 1.30pm, so lights are on. I don't like the dark days. Any way, it is what it is.

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my last card, I do appreciate each and every one of them and the time it takes to visit.

It's a short post today, not much new from the Currie household, so here's my card;
I love the Hobby Art image, Santa's Reindeer, it's so cute. I wonder what the what the reindeer and robin are saying to one another, perhaps just wishing each other Merry Christmas.
Coloured with watercolours and distressed ink for the background. Sliver glitter card and Navy mats and a JND lovely snowflake folder. <y lovely snowflake flourish is one gifted by Mrs. Duck so not sure of the make, it's a beautiful one whatever it is. Lots of sparkle too.

Off to rummage in the kitchen for my lunch, then off to the hairdresser. It's been years since I've been to one, and my hair is now really quite long, but now finding it a wee bit difficult to manage, and always have to have it up. I hate spending money on the hairdressers, I would rather buy crafting stuff lol. Don't know yet how much to get off it, however it's always lovely to have your head massaged, and a bit of pampering.

That's me for now, take care, keep cosy and see you soon,

Monday 26 November 2018

A Purrfect Christmas!

Hello Everyone, and I hope you are well and enjoyed your weekend. They go so quickly, but we managed a lovely walk along the canal on Saturday whilst the weather was good, but would you believe foot is still painful from the week before, with the wrong shoes and long stands at the concert.  A shadow of pain remains and the walk made it a bit worse, mind you the arthritis doesn't help.....just an old crock really.

Anyway, enough of that. Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my CCC card, all appreciated and I managed not to delete any comments this time around.
Here is a little card that I'm going to enter into the challenge at Moving Along with Times;
I love this new stamp from Hobby Art, and I thought it perfect or purrfect for the challenge of cats, little critters close to my heart. I've coloured the image with SN alcohol pens, not used these for ages, so thought it was time I had another go with them. Oxide to colour the background. Background card and paper is from SU.
It's just such a cute image. 
Here is another cutie, although he is in the bad books as he jumped through my blinds on the living room window, and he has completely ripped at least three of the tines. 
No use being angry at him, I think Alistair frightened him and he was trying to get away, he's an awful fearty cat, but that's going to be an expense.

So that's me for now, take care of yourselves and see you soon.

I would like to enter my card into;

Sunday 25 November 2018

All Wrapped Up for the CCC!

Hello Everyone, hoping you are all fine and having a good weekend.  They come around so fast don't they!, just think in four weeks time it will be mas Eve, where has the year gone????

Anyway, it's time once again for our little Christmas Card Club to share our latest challenge cards, and this time around is our lovely Carol who has chosen the theme and she would like to see cards depicting "All Wrapped Up!, so I would imagine that you could either used wrapping up presents or in my case wrapping up warmly, here's my card;
As you can see this little penguin is all wrapped with his hat and scarf. I was gifted this image by my friend Mrs. Duck, so I don't know what make it is, but the set comes along with the lovely snowflakes and and a couple of sentiments, I chose to use Cool Yule as I've inked it all up in cool colours.
First Edition Silent Night papers and silver glitter card. Sara Davis snowflake dies and silver twine. Hope this will do Carol, I enjoyed the challenge so thanks very much.

Thank you too everyone for the lovely comments on my last card, and apologies to Sue Drees and Christina because I accidentally deleted their comments, my finger went ahead of my brain and I pressed the delete button instead of publish. I did check to see if I could get them back, but in Blogger once deleted, there's no coming back. So thank you for taking the time to visit and leave a comment. I'm I numpty or what !

That's me for now, this post will be scheduled for the CCC blog going live tomorrow. Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you soon,
I would like to enter my card into:

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Owl be Thinking of You!

Hello Everyone, how are you today...well I hope and enjoying your day. 
We are pretty cold today and in the last few days we have had freezing fog, but at least today is bright with a bit of sun.

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my last card, I do appreciate everyone of them.

Our concert on Saturday was really good, it's been a while since there was such a large audience, so there was quite a buzz. Our soloist sang a wonderful melody of songs, including "Charlie is my Darling" and put a new spin on it, in that she made it quite a bit racy with her intonations and actions, the audience really took to it and were chuckling away, and I think the men in particular loved it. Lily is of Greek origin, quite beautiful, tall, slim with very long dark hair and the most marvellous mezzo voice, well understandable that folk were fair taken with her. Our singing too must have been good as there was a standing ovation and lots of cheers and whoops at the end of the concert. Oh but glad it's all over, lots of work but worth it.
I wore the wrong shoes.. I'd forgotten that we had long stands with this music and my feet were about to drop off by the end of the night. I'd worn a pair with little tulip heels, not too high, but as I'm always in flat shoes, this was too much. I could hardly put weight on my right foot on Sunday, it felt that I had crushed my bones. No sympathy at all from hubby as he considered it self inflicted...true, but one wants to look their best on these occasions, and the heels offer a little extra height. It wouldn't be so bad but they are Hotter shoes, therefore not cheap, and all my Hotter shoes are comfy, but never again.

Right, I've bored you silly with this, so on to my card;
Using yet more stamps from an issue of Creative Stamping Magazine, and the background paper is from one of the magazines too. Embossed in  Wow gold powder and coloured with watercolour pens. Matted on to red card with a piece of twine. A good card for a man I thought.

Well, that's me for today, I'm trying to catch up with your posts from the last few days, I'll get there in the end, but please forgive if I miss you out.
We are off to the cinema this afternoon to see the new film Peterloo, I remember reading about this piece of history when at school, but it wasn't covered all that much, probably because it was such an awful massacre in British history.  Anyhow it's had good reviews.

Take care of yourselves and see you soon,

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Fancy Trees!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and having a grand day. 

I took myself into town this morning and started some Christmas shopping, thankfully I don't have much to buy, but I wanted to get a couple of books for Alistair and thought I'd better start early in case I had to have them ordered, but the bookstore had them both, so it was good to cross Alistair's gift off the list. 

We have a new chocolate shop opened up in our shopping center... Hotel Chocolate, and guess what.. they are right next door to Thorntons, who thought that one up!! Anyway I nipped in to it and got some pistachio chocolate for Damian, and other bits and pieces. Now the trick will be to keep it for who it is intended for until Christmas.  In years gone buy, I had to replace a box of Thornton's Continental Chocolates four times, I had even wrapped them up, that didn't deter me though, shocking or what lol.

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my CCC card, you are all so kind and encouraging.

My card today used a Woodware image and I've used Zig Clean watercolour pens, having first embossed the stamp with WOW silver EP. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. Paper  and card  from SU and sequins from Neat and Tangled. Ribbon from my box.
I do like these quirky trees, I bought them I think way last year and never got around to using them, hope you like the card... I have to say I love these colours together.

At choral practice last night and it was the last one before our concert on Saturday, so it was an exhausting two hours of singing. The main piece is Karl Jenkins The Armed Man, but there are other pieces by Mendelssohn, Monteverdi, Palestrina and Victoria. Our soloist will do her own thing.

I felt that the two pieces by Palestrina was a bit wobbly, but hopefully all right on the night as they say. Ticket sales are reported to be good as The Armed Man is a crowd puller, a bit like The Messiah, so it all should be good.

Our coffee morning was successful in that we raised almost £900, and here was me thinking that it wasn't as busy as usual, just goes to show.

Right then, that's me for tonight, I've got a bit of blog visiting to do, then I'll be watching the second part of a really interesting programme about  Scotland's shameful part in the slave trade,  dreadful to think that was where much of our wealth came from, worth watching.
Take care everyone, and see you soon,

Sunday 11 November 2018

Gift or Decorations for CCC!

Hello to You All, I hope today finds you well and enjoying your weekend.

Fog this morning, but burned off now and it's beautifully sunny, but low, low temperatures. 

It's time once again for the CCC girls to share their cards and this is the Lovely Rita's choice, which is Gifts/Decorations. I went with gifts;
Now this was a bit difficult to photograph because of all the sparkle, but I think you can see the heat embossed parceled up gifts in the background, and the lovely tree surrounded by all the gifts ready for Christmas morning. The tree image has been coloured with various mediums and lots of sparkle. All the stamps are from a Creative Stamping magazine, I've been trying to use these stamps, and I have many from over the last few years and I think they are great value for money.
Hope you like it Rita, I had fun doing it as it's a super choice , so thank you.

Lovely coffee morning yesterday and I did win a prize from the raffle, a Panettone  cake. I also bout the most gorgeous curried apple chutney, crab apple jelly and a beautifully baked bran loaf. We should find out tomorrow night how much we made for out coffers.

It's the food shopping this morning, once Alistair has completed his chores, have to crack the whip sometimes, I've been waiting for the car to be vacuumed for days now, the floor is covered with dirt and leaves from Derek and Alistair's walking boots after their walk last week.....he didn't notice it needed

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card. Well that's me for now, have a lovely day and see you soon,

Friday 9 November 2018

Star Gazing!

Hello Everyone, hope all is well with you today and that you are looking forward to the weekend.
I think we are to have some pants weather, high winds and rain....I hate winds, can cope with the rain okay, but both together is awful.

It's the Choral Society Coffee Morning tomorrow, so it's always good to have decent weather for that, however, there will be lots of gorgeous home baking to eat with the teas and coffee and some to buy too. I know there will be homemade jam too. Our Accompanist, Sheila always plays the grand piano and there is some lovely music. It all takes place in our Town House, a very grand building, it's a lovely way to spend an hour or so, and I usually win something in the raffle.
Apart from this we have no other plans for the weekend.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last card, I do appreciate each and every one of them.

Another little Card-io card today and another one that was in the selection I gave to Moreen and this was her favourite.....wonder if you can guess why!
Yes that's right, it's all about the animals. Isn't the sweets image, I love it, and mean to make one for myself. The sentiment is from Creative Stamping magazine. I heat embossed the star in silver, which I won't do again, as it didn't turn out so well. I sprinkled some Frantage Snow and some sparkle.

Well that's me for now, I will be back on Sunday with my CCC card. Have a lovely evening and weekend and see you soon,

Thursday 8 November 2018

Go Wild!

Hello Everyone, I hope today finds you tip top, but kind thoughts going out to those of you who are struggling a bit that things will get better soon.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my celebratory cards and the good wishes for Alistair's birthday and our Anniversary. Everyone is so kind.

I've got another birthday card today, this one was made for Kerr who is my friend Dale's Grandson and we can hardly believe that he is now 15 years old, I remember holding him when his mum brought him home from hospital and it seems like yesterday. Kerr has always been a lovely little boy and he's turning into a super young man, anyway here's the card,
Kerr is at an age where I'm finding it difficult to make an appropriate card for him, but I thought this image from a fabulous set of stamps from Creative Stamping magazine a month or so ago was perfect, and I know everyone love elephants, so out of all the fabulous animal stamps in the set, I settled on this wonderful one of mum and baby elephants. Background made with Oxides I was rather pleased with how it turned out, and I know Kerr liked it as he phone to say thank you.

Talking about elephants, we were so amused watching The Zoo last night, and the cute antics the new baby elephant got up to, and the spoiled brat of a chimpanzee called Tina, I just find animals provide fabulous entertainment. Does anyone watch this programme?

So that's me for now, pretty cold here today so I'm staying cosy indoors, take care everyone and see you soon,

Monday 5 November 2018

For My Fine Fellow!

Hello Everyone from a dreich  Inverness. It's a day for curling up by the fire....if we had one that is.
Awfully dark too and of course raining. Oh well, it's just weather.

The weather hasn't dampened Alistair's spirits as it's his birthday and he's having a lovely day, here's his card;
As Alistair loves waistcoats this stamp from Woodware is just perfect for his card. I stamped and then paper pieced the image with some lovely tartan paper from an old LOTV paper pad, then used some WoS to colour the lining and the pockets. The sentiment comes from the same set. The corner stamps are from SU. He loved it.

Thank you for the lovely comments on yesterday's anniversary card, you are all very kind and we had a lovely lunch out, in fact it was a carvery and we felt stuffed afterwards... it did save me cooking at night though.

Well that's all the family occasions over till Damian's birthday in January, and then it all starts again.

Out tonight to Choral practice and Alistair has his fiddle lesson, all go really.
Cheerio for now and take care,

Saturday 3 November 2018

Still in Heaven!

Hello Everyone, hoping you are all well and having a good weekend. These weekends seem to come around so quickly, wish time would slow down a bit. 

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my previous card, I do appreciate all your kind words.

Quiet day for me here, pottering about with bits and pieces of house work and a bit of crafting, but tomorrow we are going out for a celebratory lunch as it's our wedding anniversary....23 years, 😊 can hardly believe it, I remember our wedding day like it was yesterday. Here is the card I've made for Alistair;
When I saw this fab image from Mo Manning I thought, just perfect for the occasion. I love dancing and don't really get much opportunity to do it now. Anyway, Zig Clean Colour Pens were used to colour the image and then SN Glitter pens on the dress. The musical EF is from SB, which I've had of years and I then used silver wax from Pebeo. A few sequins and job done. The sentiments are along with the image. I think it's a brilliant digi set.

Well that's me for now, I'll be back later with Alistair's birthday card, his special day is on the 5th November, a date no one forgets.

Enjoy your evening and see you soon,