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,