Tuesday 30 July 2019

More Jolly Snowmen for the Rudolph Challenge!

Hello Everyone, I hope all is well with you and that your week is going smoothly.
It's still very hot here, although we've had quite a bit of rain,  we'e not had the thunder and lightening that was expected, maybe if we had it would have cleared the air.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my last card, and a warm welcome to my latest Follower, Christine K, I would love to return the visit, but I can't find your blog, however I do hope you pop in often and enjoy following me.

I have a card today for the Rudolph Challenge over at Scrappymo's blog;

Aren't these jolly Snowmen? Little Claire is the stamping company they belong to and I've coloured then with Prismacolour Pencils and added lots of sparkle. Mattered onto some gold card and paper from an old LOTV paper pad. A simple wee card, but I do love Snowmen.

Well I'm off to get more blood taken for my HbA1c for my diabetic review, it measures that last 3 months blood glucose, I think the results will show that I am within a good range. I've trying hard to keep it all stable, anyway we'll see.

That's me for now, so enjoy your day and see you soon,

I would like to enter my card into;

Friday 26 July 2019

Hello Sunshine!

Gosh wall to wall sunshine for the UK, are you all surviving it?? Hello Everyone, I hope all is well with you and that you are managing to keep cool. Last night at 9 o'clock it was still 27 degrees, for goodness sake we live in the far North of Scotland, it shouldn't happen, lol.

Anyway, we are trying to keep cool and poor Teallach keeps looking for shady spots to lie in. I gave in this morning and finally did an ironing that's been sitting on the table for a week cos it's been, too hot to tackle, I just a glass of cold water beside me as I ironed.

As I'm typing this the Tour is on the TV and it's a mountain stage, so the scenery is amazing and there's little patches of snow on the peaks...just looking is making me feel cooler. It's 32 degrees in the valley where the cyclists are cycling, how do they manage???

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my CCC card, you are always so kind in your comments.

So I had cool, snowy cards for my last post, this one has going to the other end of the season spectrum with sunshine;
All Honeydoo products on this card. I coloured with Windsor and Newton watercolours and splattered with Gansi Tambi red gold paint. I love this new stencil from Honeydoo, and inked through with Oxides in Antique Linen, Fossilized Amber, and some sort of green that was on the brush....a happy accident and I rather like the effect of the three shades.  
It's a lovely image to colour, and I love sunflowers, such a cheery flower. I treated myself to a bunch the other day.

That's me for now, it's time to rummage and find something for lunch, not all that hungry though, but have to have something for the insulin to work on, so I'll say cheerio for now, take care and keep cool,

Sunday 21 July 2019

Trees for CCC!

Hello One and All, how are you all today? Good I hope and enjoying the weekend.

We got back from our visit to Dale and Stewart and the Jazz Festival, last night, needless to say it's going to be a quiet Sunday. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the music was good, and had a really good catch up with all their news, however, it's good to be home.

A quick two weeks have passed by as it's time for the Christmas Card Club to show their latest creations and it's our lovely Christine that's our hostess and she has chosen Trees, one of my favourite sorts of images to make a card with and in fact I've made three and here they are;

Up first is an Inkylicous   image, Bare Trees, and  and it's been embossed in Wow Clear powder. The sentiment is also Inkylicious. A watercoloured background with  Altenew paints and lots of sparkle.

Another Inkylicious stamp, Winter Snow Pine, lots of sparkle on the trees and some grey watercolour to give shadows and an Inkylicious greeting. Mounted on to black and silver glitter card.

Final card and again Inkylicious, A Winters Tale stamp set. Now for some reason this is a pants photo, but I've started with a watercolour wash to make a wintry sky background and pretty much followed the the way the images are set out on the front of the packet of stamps and lots of glitter. I found a tree embossing folder and decided that I would use that as the background.

That's it Christine, it was a brilliant challenge as I love trees, so thank you.

I've not done any commenting while I was away, and if I was to try and catch up I'd be sitting for hours, so forgive me if I miss this last week. But thank you all for the lovely comments on my last card and the trinket box, and I'm pleased to say that Dale loved it, makes it all worth while.

Thankfully it's a fine day here so, I'm hoping all the washing will get dry. I could have sworn that I cleared the wash basket before we went away, so where this volume of washing has come from is a mystery. 

Don't forget to comment on the other team member's card as they are always fabulous creations.

That's me for now, have a lovely Sunday and see you soon,

Saturday 13 July 2019

All the Flowers!

Hello Everyone, here we are at another weekend, weeks are going by so quickly. I hope your weekend is going well and that your weather is behaving itself.

We are off to the Edinburgh Jazz Festival next week and we are staying with friends Dale and Stewart. It's been a year since we've last seen them, in fact the last Jazz Festival, so we will have much to catch up on. I hope the weather is good, Edinburgh is totally miserable when it's raining especially if there's an East wind at the same time.

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my last post, always so kind and I do appreciate every comment you leave.

I have another card for a challenge;

All stamps from the wonderful Card-io Stamps and colours from Versacolour inks. I've added some glitter and a wobbly frame and backed on to pink card.

Now those of you who have been following for a while might remember that when I visit Dale I like to take a wee something hand made to give her, here's what I've come up with this time,

A little trinket box, I'm sure she'll find something to put into it. The little box comes from The Works and cost only £2, I've painted it with two shades of Starlight paint and used some of Imagination Crafts gorgeous Rice Paper and as Dale loves poppies, I had a sheet hiding away in my stash.
I little bit of lace and some gems to finish it off.  I'm awfully lucky with my friend as she loves everything I make for her, she even frames the cards I make for her birthdays and hangs them in her sewing room, isn't that just lovely.

Well it's Tour de France time again, yes hours and hours of watching these guys peddling like made all over the French countryside, mind you some of it is quite beautiful and as they have started going over the mountains that's spectacular. Thankfully, Alistair no longer sit ans watches wearing his cycling gear, I remember one he even had his helmet on. I suppose it the equivalent of a footy fan wearing his team colours, lol.  Thank goodness he doesn't wear his wet suit and accessories when watching the Blue Planet.
  Anyway, the deal is, I don't complain about the Tour as long as I get to watch Downtown Abbey, which has started again and I've never seen the first series. His Socialist principles are upset by all that privileged nobility and the kowtowing servants. Me, well I just love the wonderful costumes and the equally wonderful Maggie Smith as the Dowager Duchess.

Rightio, that's me for now, so I'll say cheerio and see you when I get back, take care of yourselves,

Monday 8 July 2019

A Bouquet of Birthday Wishes!

Hello Everyone, another week begins and didn't the last one fly past so quickly. I hope you are well and enjoyed your weekend.
We have a lovely warm sunny day today, it makes a change as the last week has really been not July sort of weather, infact I've had some heating on and wearing a cardie I've felt so cold....blood must be thinning with age.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my last cards and the well wishes to feel better. I do thankfully, but it's this awfully digestive system that's been ongoing for years now, that we'er not getting to the bottom of...pardon the pun.  I've changes diets, cut out particular foods, nothing seems to help, or it does for a wee while, then it starts all over again, I find it's stressful and leaves me exhausted too. Medical mystery that's me. Anyway, I'm okay today so far.

I have a card today to enter into; https://caswatercolour.blogspot.com/2019/07/cas-watercolour-july-challenge.html
The challenge theme is a tribute to a lovely blogging friend, Darnell, who has just celebrated her birthday, so although the card won't actually go to her she will see it on the CAS Watercolour blog.
I've used a lovely stamp from Creative Stamping Magazine and coloured with Altenew Watercolour Paints after first creating a watercolour wash with lots of pastel colours. The little bow stamp is by SU and the sentiment is another freebie from the same magazine, to finish I've added three tiny gems.

I would also like to enter the card into; https://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-flower-challenge-34-pretty-pastels.html


That's me for now folks, off to see what I can have for lunch, not all that hungry, but I've to eat something to work with the insulin, perhaps some soup, so enjoy your day and see you soon,

Sunday 7 July 2019

Baubles for the CCC!

Hello Everyone, hoping you are all having a good weekend  and doing something nice whatever that would be.
I'm having a chillin sort of day as I wasn't too well yesterday with my old tummy so it's quiet especially as Alistair is up a hill.

Anyway, enough of all of that. It's time once again for the Christmas Card Club girls to show their latest challenge cards and this time the choice is Elizabeth's and it's Baubles, or Anything goes if you are not able to manage the theme.
Here's what I've come up with ;
LOTV image coloured with Copic markers and sparkled with Star Dust. Creative Stamping sentiment and some gems.
This is a Woodware stamp, sentiment too, again I've coloured with Copic markers and used Glossy Accents on the leaves and Star Dust for sparkle. I've mounted the image onto red glimmer card and added red gems.
Isn't this a cute snowman from Little Claire admiring his baubles, Copic markers once again and lots of Star Dust, mounted onto blue card them silver glimmer card. 

I hope these will do Elizabeth, it's a great theme, so thank you, and thanks too to all the lovely folk who left kind comments on my last post, I do appreciate each and every one of them.
I'm scheduling this post for the challenge going live tomorrow. 
That's me for now, have a lovely weekend,

Tuesday 2 July 2019

More Dandelion Wishes!

Hello to You All, I hope you are all good and enjoying your day.
I'm having a day indoors, I like when I don't have to go out especially when it's to shop, so it means that I can get a few thing s done around the house, besides Chocolate Baroque was on Hochanda and I couldn't miss that. I love the new Christmas stamps that they've brought out, but I'll wait till they are on their own online shop and I hate the high postage that Hochanda has.  I was lucky to receive a CB voucher for CB for my birthday last month from one of my lovely friends and I knew the the new Christmas stamps would be coming, so that's what I'll be buying.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my last card.

I've got a couple of cards today using the lovely Dandelion Wishes for Stampin Up which I absolutely love. I have already shown a card for our niece that I made using it, it was a good luck card for her new job, here's another two occasion that the stamps fits very well ;
 First as you can see it's a thank you card for a friend who gave me some beautiful birthday gifts, and I've inked the panel with Oxides in her favourite colours, shades of purple, and embossed the dandelions in silver EP.
My second card is the kind we don't like having to make. It was for one of my neighbours whose Father died very suddenly, and I thought the image would do just perfect of a sad occasion. The background is an embossing folder from SU and once again I've embossed the image in silver EP and added silver thread around it. The sentiment is from an old Papermaina stamp set and added two small pearls.
I think that this SU set is so versatile, and makes lovely cards.

Well, that's me for now, needing to get on with the next CCC cards for the weekend, take care and see you soon,