Friday, 18 October 2019

Skating !

Hello Everyone, hope that you're well, but kind thoughts going out to those of you who are not so good and hope you will be feeling better soon.

Another lovely day here, sunny and not too cold. We had one or two things to do in town this morning, then we drove out to Ardisere to The Cheese Pantry for a bit of lunch. We have never been before although we've always meant to go, but always we are on our way back home when we notice the sign for it.  As it's name suggests, they make their own cheeses from their own cows and sheep. There's a lovely little cafe and although not an extensive menu plenty to whet the appetite. I had a brie board with two good slabs of cheese and a tortilla what had a gorgeous quince jelly on it that had been sprinkled with sugar and then heated, and oh my it was delish, Alistair had a very fancy cheese and Serrano ham toast with scrumptious chutney. We finished off with a piece of carrot cake which we shared. Just lovely, not too much but felt satisfied, and it was good to go somewhere different too, with a beautiful run into the country. I bought some cheeses too. Their shop is amazing, what an array of cheese, I bought some Gouda and the same Brie that I had  and the lovely chutney that Alistair had with is toastie. We'll not need much for dinner tonight.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on Pinky Inky, I'm pleased you liked him.
We watched a TV documentary a few weeks ago about Octopus, or is it Octupi, anyway, they are very intelligent creatures, and like human company. The Biologist who had been studying them, had one in his home, in a large tank obviously, and bonded with the scientist's daughter. It would be waiting towards the top of the tank, waiting for her to come home from school, she would talk to it and they'd play games, a sort of hide and seek, where the Octopus would hide in amongst his bit's and bobs in his tank. It was fascinating to watch. When the girl put her fingers in the tank, the octopus would reach up with one of his tentacles catch hold of one of her fingers and pull it along as he swam around the tank, they had great fun with this.

Well, I've probably bored the pants off you with my octopus and cheese story, sorry, anyhoo here's my  card for today, and I'm entering it into;

The theme was a Winter Scene and I thought this fabulous stamp from JND was just perfect, I love the skaters on the village pond, at least I think that's what it's meant to be. I stamped it in Night of Navy SU ink and matted on to blue card. added a panel of pretty paper from First Edition , Sentiment, banner and snowflake are also from the same set. They were free with Creative Stamping magazine. I heat embossed the sentiment in white  and finished with sparkle on the ice and snowy roofs.

Well, a new weekend tomorrow, I've nothing planned but Alistair is going to Ft. William  for a meeting and that takes him really most of the day away, so I'll catch up with housework and maybe a bit of knitting which has been neglected lately.
Enjoy your weekend and see you soon,

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Pinky Inky!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and having a good week.  We have a drizzly day and quite dark, pity as the last few days have been sunny but cold and crisp, oh well that's weather for you.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card, most appreciated as ever.

I've something a little different today;
Meet Pinky Inky the octopus, I think he is fab and it's another of Pink Ink designs. He's a big image so rather than make a card I decided to make a lollypop stick plaque.  I've still to put a cord on it to hang him beside my seaworld projects on our bedroom wall.  I've painted it all with Starlight Paints, and although it's quiet sparkly it doesn't really show here. The little fishes and the shell are part of the same set. Hope you like it.

Another short post, so cheerio for now and see you soon, take care,

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Nativity for the CCC!

Hello Everyone, I hope your Sunday is going well, another lovely bright day here, very cold though, but dry and not windy.

It's time for the Christmas Card Club to show off their latest challenge creations and this time it's our lovely Rita who has chosen Nativity scenes.  Here's what I've come up with;
Luckily this little stamp was a freebie with an edition of Creative Stamping the other month, or I would have done an Anything Goes card as I've already used up any Nativity images earlier on in the year for the challenge. I've coloured it with Copic and DI and matted on to silver glitter card. The EF is from JND and the music sheet paper from a very old Papermania paper pad. Dovecraft and Signature dies for the star and musical notes, and of course lots of glitter.
Thank you for the challenge Rita even although I always struggle with this type of challenge.

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my last card, I do appreciated it.

Short post today, so take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Every Leaf Speaks!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are tickity boo today, and having a good day. My day was fine as I was on my own as hubby was up a mountain, so we both had a good day.

I managed a wee walk to the shops along the road from me this morning, needs must as I needed something for the dinner tonight, as Alistair was away with the car, but it was really just enough as my legs were pretty painful, so glad to get back home, however I was pleased I attempted it. I'm really missing walking, but my latest blood test has shown that the uric acid is just above the safe level, and it's hoped the increase in medication will bring it down. The doctor is also requesting an X-Ray to have a look at the knees, so that's the next thing, a bit along the road with it all.
there's always humour though, the doctor asked me if my knees were swollen and I said that I though one was more than the other, but difficult to tell as I was looking down at them so didn't get a a good view of them. I told him that I had asked my husband what he thought and was told "your legs always look good to me", which I said was very flattering to know but , not in the least helpful. For some reason the doctor thought this was so funny he nearly fell off is chair. He had a young student with him who was completely lost, and I don't know whether that was because he couldn't have been more than 12 or that he was Chinese, Anyhoo, it helped me get over the embarrassment of having to take my jeans off to have my legs examined. I thought just typical, I've worn skirts on previous visits just in case he wanted a look and the day I wore jeans was the day he wanted to see, and I'm not  pretty sight from the waist down, I don't have enough leg, lol.

Enough of this, thank you for your lovely comments on my last card, always appreciated.

My card for today;

Another CAS card using snippets for the leaves. I watercoloured some white watercolour card that I had lying in my box, with pearl paint and die cut leaves, a set from Crafters Companion as is the stamped branch. The sentiment is another freebie from Creative Stamping magazine. Once again I've splattered Perfect Pearls in Copper. 
I'd like to enter my card into;

Well that's me for now, enjoy your evening and I'll see you soon,

Tuesday, 8 October 2019


Hello Everyone,  how are you doing today, I hope you are well and having better weather than we are. Blustery and rain, quite cold too, a day for staying indoors, and pottering around.

Our new heaters are in and are fabulous, so cosy, and worth the hassle... not that there was much and the electrician was such a pleasant young man, and nothing seemed to a bother to him, especially having to explain how to programme the heaters, and how they were wired into the total control system. I shall send a note to his boss to say how good he was. We have had to change some furniture around, but the living room looks good. There will have to be a bit of repainting as the heaters aren't the same sizes as the old ones, but we'll get around to that soon.

Thank you all for your visits and comments, I do appreciate them.

My card today uses stamps from Clearly Besotted, and coloured with Black Widow colour pencils, with some WOS and Glossy Accents drops on the rose. The Hello sentiment is a freebie from a Creative Stamping magazine. I've splattered Perfect Pearls and added a few sequins. My aim with the colours was to use Autumnal shades.

I'm entering my card into;

It's also the Flower Challenge's 3rd. Birthday, so a very Happy Birthday is wished for them.

Just a short post today, still some more pottering to do, so I'll say cheerio for now and see you soon,

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Autumn Blessings!

Hello Everyone,  another weekend, it's come around so quickly, doesn't seem that long since we were looking forward to going to the's a week ago. Anyway, it's now raining, and we have the most stupid film on the TV, but it's just great that we can sit in a cosy room and not care about wasting time in this way, oh retirement is the most wonderful state to be in. Having said that, we were busy around the house this morning and Alistair also took his friend Derek to the hospital to have a cataract removed, that being successfully done has taken him home, so the day has not been all wasted.

Thank you all so much for your kind comments on Woodbeard, I do love to read them and I appreciated your time.

My card today as you can see from the post title is Autumn themed and I'd like to enter into the;

The leaf stamp is from Creative Stamping magazine, first stamped with ink and them a gold watercolour wash from Gansi Tambi paint. I've splattered gold watercolour over the paper and added little strips of watercolours in the background, The sentiment is from CC and I've finished off with some gold gems.

It's also CAS Watercolour Challenge Blog's 3rd Birthday, so Happy Birthday to them.

That's me for now, enjoy your weekend whatever you're doing and see you soon,

Wednesday, 2 October 2019


Hi Everyone,  mid week already, galloping through another week. How are you all doing, I hope you are well, but healing and kind thoughts to those who are not so good.

Boy was it cold last night, 5 degrees up here in the Glen. We have a bit of sunshine just now, but the temperature hasn't' risen by much.  We get our new heaters in next Monday and so looking forward to that. We have storage heaters and they are the most inefficient of all heating systems, you have to know well in advance if  it's going to be cold as they take so long to heat up, and the other thing is that they can't be regulated, they are supposed to be able , but just not. So new electric panel heaters are being installed, modern things that are more efficient  and not cost so much. Mind you all heating is expensive regardless what kind it is. I'm feeling the cold so much more these days, so here's hoping these new heaters will be successful.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my snow globe cards, really appreciated the time you take to visit.
Thank you too to Di for you visit and clicking the Follow button, I'm delighted to welcome you to my blog and I hope you manage to pop in when you can.

I have Woodbeard for you today;
It is a Pink Ink image and a big one, and once again I have no idea who I would send this to, but I love it. it's watercoloured with Zig pens and WOS. I've cut it all down to fit a 5x7 card base with a little green card showing as a mat. I've inked around the edges with Black Soot DI.

It's taking me ages to finish this card, I began it more than a month ago, I'm slow going because of the leg pain and I've lost a bit of oomph. I've been asked by our friend Dougie to make a wedding card for his Granddaughter, and I have no creative juices whatsoever, but I will have to get a move on as it's needed for later this month.  Anyway, I see the doctor next week, so I'll hear how the latest blood tests have gone and whether the uric acid is still high, if not it will mean a further increase in Allpurinol.

That's me for now, so take care everyone and I'll be back soon, 

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Snowglobes for CCC!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well this Sunday, and that you are enjoying your weekend.

Thank you all for the lovely comments about my BIL, you are very kind. Thank you too for commenting on my last card too. It was one I enjoyed making.

Well, it's time for another Christmas Card Club card, where do those weeks go to!! Anyway, this time the theme has been chosen by our lovely Lorraine and she would like to see Icicles or Anything goes. I had a hunt around my stash and I just couldn't find anything to to do with Icicles so I'm afraid I ended up with the Anything Goes theme and I've got two cards with Snowglobes. The nearest I could get to Icicles.

Up first is this little snowglobe die from Hobbycraft, it's rather sweet I think. after cutting it out I stamped it with embossing ink and then used Wow EP it give a frosted look. Background inked up with DI and splattered gouache to make the snow, I've added acetate and sequins to make a shaker card. The sentiment is by JND and the paper from a First Edition pad. A few gems to add sparkle.

This lovely snowglobe die is from The Works, and it cuts out wonderfully. Again I've made a shaker card. I found some bluish glitter card to make the sky. The acetate is fro CC and it already has whit dots on it. The beautiful paper is from the gorgeous paper pad I bought the other week from the Works. Sentiment, a freebie from creative Stamping magazine, some gems to finish.
Here's a close up of this one,
What fiddly things to make  mind you, but I'm pleased with how they turned out, I hope they will do Lorraine.

I mentioned that we were going to a concert last night, and it was brilliant. Now I have always loved film music so this was right up my street, that and it was in aid of MFR Cash for Kids. MFR is our local radio and they do terrific work in raising money for children. The Cathedral was jam packed.....never seen it before, and with fabulous programme there was standing ovations. Some of the musicians were in costumes...lots of pirates and Star Trek Captains.
A young man, maybe late teens or very early twenties played the beautiful violin movement from Schindler's List faultlessly, absolutely wonderful for someone so young, but really all the music was outstanding and brilliantly  conducted by Susan Dingle, who wanted everyone to sing along with Bohemian Rhapsody, amazing how may folk knew the words, me included, it was such fun.
It was a Scratch Concert, meaning all the musicians came together in the afternoon to rehearse the music and performed at night, such a large orchestra too, must have been around 50 +. Anyway it was a great night and brilliant to hear these fabulous pieces played live.

Right io, that's me for now, I hope to get around to visit your blogs later today. Thanks for your continued visits, and don't forget to comment on the other CCC girls fabulous cards, see you soon,
Id like to enter the first card into the

Friday, 27 September 2019

Fancy Flowers!

Hello Everyone, hoping all is well with you today, and would you believe we are almost at another weekend, they are whizzing by.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my last card, love reading them and appreciate your continued visits.

We had a phone call from Alistair's brother Jim yesterday to say he has been told that he only has a couple of months left to live. Yet he says that he has no pain, thankfully, and his voice still sounds strong. It's  such a strange emotion that although you know that it's coming, your'e till shocked to your foundations.  I am glad that Alistair and  Jim have made their peace with each other, that was on my mind, but I didn't want to interfere...I'm married to a very thrawn man and at times it seams that he cuts off his nose to spite his face, anyway, I'm pleased that it's happened and he'll go down and visit Jim soon.  It seams such a pity that his brother has had to go through chemo and the bowel operation and they haven't given him any more time, but he wanted to try it. Life can be so sad.

So on to my card;
I've used Fancy Flowers from Honeydoo stamps and hexagon stamp set from Honey Bee stamps. The flowers have been coloured with Zig watercolour pens and I've stamped some to the hexagons in gold ink. The sentiment is one from CB and I've finished withe gold sequins.
Now my design is inspired by Kelly Latevola who has  wonderful You Tube videos, she also designs for quite a few of the American stamp companies, Honey Bee being one of them. She is brilliant at colouring and storytelling, all at the same time and she is so humorous with her stories.

I'm just in time to enter my card into the Stamping Sensations challenge;

That's all for now, I will be back at the weekend with my CCC card, yes it's that time again. So enjoy your weekend whatever you have planned. We are going to a concert in the Cathedral on Saturday night which we are looking forward to, apart from that it will be just the usual things, housework, cooking, know the kind of thing.  Take care everyone and see you soon,

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Rooted in Nature!

Hello Everyone, I hope the day is being good to you and you're enjoying some lovely sunshine. It's been another glorious day here, although it was raining quite a bit throughout the night.

Thank you for the lovely comments on my previous card, and for your continued visits to my blog, it's very kind of you.

Well it's another short post from me today with a card I made away last year and hadn't posted, so I thought I would post it now and enter into,
No the best of photos sorry about that, the images are from Rooted in Nature stamp and die set from SU, and unfortunately, I can't remember the make of the embossing folder I've used in the background, but it's all trees. , and a bit of bakers twine. As the card was for a man there are no sparkly bits.

Let me tell you that I enjoyed Downton Abbey, Alistair was very well behaved, but he devoured his chocolate before the film had even started, but he was very quiet throughout the film.
I would recommend it. Maggie Smith as ever was wonderful, some fabulous lines and the costumes were stunning. I'll say no more about it so that it's not spoiled for you.

Right that's me, I'm going back to the TV news, I've been glued to it today with all that's being happening with the Supreme Court's ruling.....well it's not over yet, guess the Fat Lady's still signing, we are certainly living in interesting times.

Take care everyone and see you soon,

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Birthday Wishes!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are having a lovely weekend, hasn't the weather been fabulous! We have had three gloriously hot and sunny days, breaking up a bit now though, but still most enjoyable.

I had no real plans, just some housework and I've managed a wee bit of crafting. Alistair has been painting one of the sheds and a fence, so he's been very busy, but they are looking good.

Thanks to everyone who left lovely comments on my last post, I do appreciate your visits and comments, always great to hear what you think of my makes.

I have a Birthday card today;
I've used a lovely embossing folder, stamp and die set free with Creative Stamping magazine, and I've added colour with Copics. I stamped the birthday sentiment on to a piece of ripped velum and finished with a few pearls and WOS for sparkle. I've matter it on to a piece of dark silver glitter paper.  Just a card for my box, nobody yet in mind for it.

We are going to see the new Downton Abbey film tomorrow, I say we because Alistair announced he wanted to come with me, so, he's been well warned to watch it without a running commentary, as he did at home whilst watching it. I told him I would buy him sweeties if he promised to be well behaved lol.

That's all from me today, enjoy the rest of your weekend and see you soon,

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Snowy Forest Scene!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and enjoying your day. It's a lovely sunny day here and there is warmth in the sun.
I met up with Fiona my Choral friend for a cuppa and a catch up this morning, unfortunately she is giving up the Choral, too much going on in her life just now. She will be missed, especially by me.  Then I did a bit of shopping, I went to The Works and bought a couple of Christmas dies, a beautiful 6x6 Christmas paper pad and a die cut pad, all for    £9, so inexpensive, the dies cut out beautifully and the paper is a good weight, not at all flimsy. You can really find some fabulous crafting stuff in The Works.

My card today is made with a beautiful Nellie Snellen  stamp, gifted by Mrs. Duck;

       Card base is Kraft  card, and the lovely background paper is another gift from the lovely Mrs. D. I love this image of the stag amongst the trees. I've used watercolour paint to give a light wash over the trees and the sky. Lots of glitter to give the impression of glistening snow, The greeting is a freebie from Creative Stamping magazine.

Alistair and "the boys" had a marvellous couple of days doing what they do, and Teallach and I had a lovely peaceful time, where ate and slept and I knitted, bliss!!  Not getting all that much in the way of cards made, I think my mojo has gone walk about, and I think that's what tempted me to by these bits and pieces from The Works.  I'll maybe get some inspiration.

Well, that's me for now, take care everyone and see you soon,


Sunday, 15 September 2019

Anything Goes for the CCC!

Hello to You All, and I hope you are having a relaxing and lovely Sunday....whatever your'e doing.

We've just returned from getting the food shopping, an activity I hate, but needs must, having said that the putting it all away is even worse, anyway done and dusted and now sitting typing this post and having a cuppa. Alistair is sewing up a hem that's come down on a pair of his walking trousers. I couldn't get the needle through the material, he's managing better.

So, it's time once again for our Christmas Card Club members to show off their creations, and an easy peasy one this time "Anything Goes"
I noticed a crafting magazine the other day, Papercraft Essentials, with a shaker card kit in it. Now I love shaker cards and this kit gave all the elements needed, plus blank card bases. Here's what I made;

This last one isn't a shaker style. Now I have to say that I really copied the beautiful sample that were in the magazine, I believe that these were designed by the very talented Helen Griffin, I've tweaked them a little , but really they are mostly her designs. I love all the little elements, the cats, trees, swags and sentiments and sequins are all in the kit. The background papers are lovely, especially the scenes, and as I don't have a die that would cut windows, it was great to have those in the kit too.
I have plenty left to make more if I want, and I probably will.
I hope you like them. It was lovely to see a few of my lovely Blog Friends, Pauline Bird and Anne Richardson in the magazine with their gorgeous samples.
Please have a look at what the other CCC girls create, always fabulous designs.

Well Alistair has finished his sewing, he's now getting his gear together as he and "The Boys" are off tomorrow for a couple of days out in the wilds. Peace perfect peace for Teallach and me lol.

Thank you all so much for the kind offers to help with spread sheets......if you lived nearer. I ended up making them up in Open Office Writer, I don't have the Microsoft Word programme and this one is free and good enough for the small amount of admin things I ever need to do. I inserted a table with the help of You Tube, and it will have to do. It's not brilliant, but it will have to do.

Thank you too for the lovely comments on my last card too, I do appreciated each and every one of them.

That's me for now, enjoy the remainder of your weekend and see you soon,
I would like to enter my second card into;

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Wishing You Well!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well and having a good day...well evening now. 
Aren't the nights drawing in now, we are having to put our lights on sometimes around  6pm.  It doesn't bother me but, I know it does some folks who don't like the darker nights. It all comes around so quickly though.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last card, I do appreciate them.

My friend Mrs. Duck, some of you might know, gave me a couple of little colouring books as part of a birthday gift, so my card tonight is one of the colouring sheets made into a card;
The books are by Crafters Companion and I have to say that the pages are just lovely, they are sold to be used with that company's coloured pencils, but I'm not all that keen on them, so I've used Prismacolour pencils instead, and they have worked very well. I've added a few pearls to finish.
Just a card for my box.

I've spent the last couple of days trying to make a sort of spreadsheet for when the Choral Carolthon takes place in December. I stupidly volunteered to assists with it, little realising that I would have to do this, and worse the choral member who has been responsible for organising the Carolthon for the last 2 years will step down after this year and I'm expected to take over.Going by the fact that there are a few vacancies on the committee and no one seemed to want to take any of the roles I fear that I might not get anyone to assist when the time comes.  Anyway, I've had a headache for two days trying to make these documents. It's not something one knows unless you work with spreadsheets, and I never have. I need a crash course in them lol.

Anyway, hopefully I'll get there, so that's me for tonight, I'm away for a paracetamol or two , take care and see you soon,

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Whale Hello There !

Hello Everyone and I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. Don't they come around so quickly!!

I've been missing in action again this last week as I've had my lovely friend Rita visiting, some of you might know her from Blogland and she is also on the CCC team.  It's been a brilliant few days, and Alistair has been a star driving us lots of places with wonderful views. Yesterday, we went to Cawder Castle, Macbeth wasn't there. Rita just loved all the history of it and the lovely gardens. Now this is just up the road from us, but I'd never been inside the castle. Anyway, visit over and Rita now home.

This is a Pink Ink stamp set, I love this whale and it didn't need much colouring as I had stamped it on to a background coloured with Pixi Powders, then just highlighted some of the whale with watercolour. All the other images come in the set as does the sentiment. The background paper is from the Works, a huge 12x12 pad for £3 and the papers are all seaworld colours and designs. A few gems to finish.

Here we are on the drawbridge at the castle,

Here we are in Ullapool tucking into fish and chips, and Alistair was too much concentrating on his fish supper to look at the camera. I have to say I was perishing sitting  there and the the food went cold too quickly, but it's the only way to eat it....outdoors lol.

Thank you so much for all the lovely comment on my last cards, most appreciated.

Off now to catch up with your posts, enjoy the rest of your evening and see you soon,

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Snowmen for the CCC!

Hello from a very wet Inverness, a bit cold too. Are we in for an early Autumn?? 
Anyway, I do hope all is well with you and are having a good Saturday. We were going to go into town this morning but it was really too wet and miserable, so decided to stay put at home and scrape through the food cupboards to come up with something for tonight's dinner. Mac and cheese, so we won't starve,lol.

It's time again for the Christmas Card Club ladies to show their creations.....where has the last two weeks gone! Our lovely Mrs A also known as Valery Anne is our hostess and she has chosen Snowmen or Snowman. It's bound to be a favourite with everyone, I know it is with me, here's what I've come up with;
Not a great photo as it's so dull outside, but you will recognise Card-io stamps, and I've put a ton of glitter but it's not showing and I've lightly inked the background, that's not showing either.
Here is Archie and Pals from Hobby Art stamps, he is so sweet,as are his pals. Coloured with Copic and chunky EP for snow. A few gems and an old paper from a paper pad that seems to no longe have a name.
And another,
More Hobby Art stamps, this time this wonderful snowman is from the Winter Wishes stamp set. I've stamped him on water colour card with embossing ink and used Wow powder in Icicle blue, and added colour with Zig watercolour pens. Kraft card in the background heat embossed with Wow powder and snowflakes. I've glossed his nose and added some gems.

I hope these will do Valery, a most enjoyable challenge so thank you so much.

I'm scheduling this post for tomorrow for when the CCC challenge goes live. Please take a look at the cards the other girls make, they are always fab.  I used to have all their names on my side bar without realising that if you clicked on them you got nowhere, and I've not learned how to do that yet, somethings beat me lol. 

That's me for now, take care and thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my last car, see you soon,

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Christmoose for the Rudolph Challenge!

Hello Everyone, I hope all is well with you and that you're having a good day. I've had a fairly quiet day, the kind I like mind you, but still found time to make this little card for Scrappymo's Rudolph Challenge,
 I try to enter each month and I think I've just got there just in time. Because of the internet being down I've missed a couple of other challenges, but not the end of the world of course.

Here's my card,
All  of the stamps are from the latest Creative Stamping magazine, and they are stamps by Clearly Besotted, and well worth my opinion. Coloured with Copic Markers, get pens and WOS, I added a few sequins to finish. 
All of the stamps are little cute ones and some lovely fonts on the sentiments.

Just a quick post today you'll be glad to read Lol.
Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on Oakwart, I do appreciate the time you take to visit and comment.
Cheerio for now and see you soon,

Tuesday, 27 August 2019


Hello Everyone, I hope all is well with you, and you've been enjoying the lovely weather that we've been having.
 Sorry to have been missing this last week but I've been without the internet, and learning just how dependant one is on it nowadays. It went down last Tuesday and only got it up and running yesterday.  Now as if it wasn't inconvenient enough, but the load of nonsense I was given by the various people at the Post Office broadband office was just amazing. I'll not bore you with  it all but I'm furious at the very poor service. Sitting in waiting for engineers to come, then to find out that, that was cancelled as he wasn't needed was the last straw. i didn't miss the chap I was speaking to and hit the wall,I was shouting so much my neighbour who was outside sitting in the garden, popped his head in the window to see if I was okay....I'd forgotten that the window was open. If I hadn't phoned yesterday, I would have been siting in waiting for the engineer again today. No one has been able to give me a satisfactory answer as to why I've been without the service for a week. I did demand some compensation. so £20 was offered of my next bill, however that doesn't make up for all the time I spent on the phone either talking to someone or hanging on the other end of the phone waiting to speak to someone......"your call is important to us" kind of thing, aye right! Not to mention, trying to find a screwdriver to take the facing off the junction box, changing micro filters, moving the router  and all sorts of other things that were going to magically fix the problem. Well, thankfully it's back on. Alistair, as usual was attempting to be helpful, by stating that when I'm gone, he's going to rip the whole caboodle out, he couldn't be bothered with it, he does make me laugh!!.

Right then, thank you for the lovely comments left on my last post, and sorry I've not been able to comment  back,  I do appreciated all your comments.

My card today is Oakwart, a Hobgoblin from Pink Ink,
   I'm loving these fantasy images from this company, and they are big stamps. I've coloured Oakwart with coloured pencils on mixed media paper, and added sparkle and glossy accents with a few gems to finish. I've not got a clue who I can send this to, so it will remain in my box till I can think of someone.

It's becoming very dull and I think it's going to rain, I believe that thunder is forecast, anyway I'll away now sort out what's for dinner, take care and see you soon,

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Patterned Papers for the CCC!

Hello again, I hope your weekend is going well and that you are doing something you enjoy....even if that's nothing special.  It's been housework for me, but I feel like I've accomplished quite a bit, even getting the washing out, dried and ironed, so the rest of the weekend is all mine. Not that there is anything planned.

Thank you for you lovely comments on my last post and for the suggestion of getting myself  a box to my medication in, I had thought of that myself so that's what I did and feel I can keep on top of it all now....we'll see.

Well it's time again for the CCC to show off there creations and this time it is Grandmargaret who is the hostess and she has chosen, use two or more pattern papers. This was a bit of a challenge for me as I really no longer use papers so very much, however, here's what I came up with.
 Both of the papers are from the Joyous Noel Designer Paper pack from SU, sorry about the photo, the colours are much more vivid in reality, a bluey green and copper, on the first one and a grey sort of beige on the bottom paper. I've added a coppery ribbon and a lovely deer die from Dovecraft. The sentiment is from the First Frost stamp set from SU. A few pearls to finish, 
The inside of the card had a Card-io stag and a freebie sentiment from Creative Stamping magazine

 More SU paper, this time from First Frost Paper Pad, I have to say it's a set I love, it's a sort of watercolour look and the colours are gorgeous. I've embossed silver card, and added a lovely satin ribbon. The sentiment is the same as the first card and a few pearls.
The inside of the card, with more paper from the same pad and one of the stamps from the set, sentiment is also from SU.

I loved that I got to use these lovely papers, so thank you for the challenge Margaret.

Do look out for the cards created by the other CCC team members, they always come up with fabulous cards.

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