Saturday 26 January 2019

Pigs in Blankets for CCC!

Hello Everyone, hoping you are all having a good weekend, and your nice and cosy in this cold weather. We've had sleet on and off today, and the temperature has dropped again, a day for indoors.

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments on both my last card and the kind words regarding Alistair's brother. Alistair will be going down to be with Jim next week when he gets his biopsy results...we are hoping for the best.
Damian loved his card too.

I've got at last my card for the CCC which should have been made for last Sunday, better late than never. I was Sylvie's choice and she wanted cute, so I've used a stamp from the brilliant Pigs and Blankets set from Hobby Art.

It's been such a dark day that it's been difficult to get a good photo, so sorry about that. I've used Zig Clean Colours to colour the image and the lovely background paper is from SU. Sequins, glitter and WOS to give a bit of bling.
 I hope this is cute enough Sylvie, thank you for the challenge, I enjoyed it and gave me a chance to finally ink up this stamp.

Well time to go and sort out the dinner, enjoy the rest of your weekend and see you soon,

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Big Hugs for Your Birthday!

Hello Everyone, and I hope all is going well with you. How's your weather doing? we are very cold up here and with snow, although not lying much on the low ground, but the mountains are looking good... it's needed though for the skiing as there hasn't been much this winter at all.

So, I've been missing from Blogland for a few weeks, not only not posting but also not commenting and for that I'm sorry. The reasons are that we have unwell friends in and out of hospital that's kept us running around to help them in one way or another. Moreen, my DIL has had a sadness in her family when her brother found his wife dead on the kitchen floor. No illness, so it was a devastating shock for he family, and I was looking after Milo and Rowan a bit o let Damian and Moreen spend time with the family.

Then, if that wasn't all, Alistair's brother who had results for a blood test has been diagnosed with cancer... in colon, liver and lungs. That's knocked us all for six. Once again not symptoms, he looks absolutely fine, just a bit pale, but the blood tests were to find out if he was anemic.  We have been down to Glasgow last week to help with practical things and as a support for his daughter, who is just so frightened about it all, especially as her mum has lung cancer too.  We await the biopsy results to find out what can be done for Jim, we hope for the best.  Jim is Alistair's older brother, and is so very philosophical about it all.

As you can imagine I've just not had the inclination to be crafting, I've missed the last CCC card, which I will get done girls, but I was forced into the craft room yesterday as I needed to make a card for Damian as it's his birthday tomorrow,  so this is me trying to get back in harness.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card, and for the emails wondering where I was, so very kind and thoughtful of people.
Anyway here is Damian's card;
I've used these fabulous stamps free with a copy of Creative Stamping last year, and I thought the elephants would be perfect for an Animal loving man... and who doesn't like elephants. Now this card was a sample in the magazine so I tried to copy it. I really wanted to try the reflection technique. It's slightly different to Kim Darrow's sample, but not much. I'm sure Damian will like it.

So, that's where we are at the moment, it's been quite a start to a new year for our family, but life goes like that and you just have to get on with it. I'll get back to visiting and commenting soon on your lovely blogs.
Take care of yourselves,

Sunday 6 January 2019

Snowflakes for the Christmas Card Club!

Hello Everyone and a Very Happy New Year to You All. I hope this new year will bring Health, Happiness and Peace. Did everyone have a good Festive Time?

We had a lovely time, with a fab vegetarian Christmas dinner, a first for all of us, and truly delish. The main dish was cauliflower encroute with a cheese and truffle sauce, and of course all the trimmings, but with out bacon in the sprouts or goose fat for the roast potatoes. Damian, did the cooking and what a terrific job he did of it....must have taught him well. We were all well and truly stuffed. 
Milo and Rowan had loads of presents and and a great deal of fuss from myself and Alistair.

New Year celebrations were quite, but did go to the Red Hot Highland Fling, an outside party, with three bands playing. We wanted to hear Blazing Fiddles which we managed before the bitter cold drove us home to bring in the Bells in warmth and comfort, tea and toast. You know you'er getting old when this is preferable to bouncing away in the cold.

Anyway, it's all over, and back to normal, for which I'm glad as I kept getting lost with the days. It's also time for the Christmas Card Club girls to share their first card of 2019. We are a group of like minded crafters who want to get ahead of the of the game by having our Christmas cards piling up well before the Big Day, so If you would like to join us this year, let me know and I will put you in touch with Margaret who manages it all for us.  We each take a turn of hosting the theme and produce a card fortnightly....not too much, and there is also the theme of Anything Goes if you can't manage the chosen theme.  So, here is my card, theme chosen by our lovely Christine who would like to see Snowflakes;

Simple cards really, good job as my inspiration is still on a break. I've used a lovely stamp set from SU called Snow is Glistening....all snowflakes, this one is heat embossed with Wow Blue Icicles powder, with snowflakes stamped on the base card. The first one has a base of dark blue card and Silver EP. As I say simple but good if you want to make batch cards.
That's it Christine, I hope they will do, it was a lovely challenge which I enjoyed.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my previous card, I do appreciate them, and although I've not been commenting  on your blogs....I really needed a break for it all, crafting included, I have been scrolling through my reading list and admiring the wonderful creations that you have all been making. I will get back to commenting soon.

I'll leave you with a photo of my lovely Teallach on Christmas Morning with his new toy,
Scheduling this for tomorrow when the blog goes live. Till next time have a super weekend and see you soon,