Wednesday 30 October 2019

Kerr's Birthday Card!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and that your week's going well.
Pretty damn cold here this morning, although beautifully sunny,  getting a bit dull now though.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my Christmas cards, you are so kind and I do appreciate your visits and comments.

Nothing Christmas today, a birthday card for my friend Dale's Grandson, who will be 16 on his birthday next week. I can hardly believe he's reach this age as I remember holding him when he came home from hospital, where have all the years gone????

It's always difficult to find designs for teenager boys, and his only hobby is gaming with his computer thingy and I've already done that. So, I ended up with this LOTV Oliver image Studying, quite apt as Kerr is a very clever young lad and has always done well at school. I do like these Oliver images because he looks rather like Kerr, who is very tall and very slim, and has the same shaped face as Oliver. Anyway, Copic colouring, DI and an Embossilicious EF. I gold gelled the stars on it and added a little WoS  to the lamp. I hope he likes it.

Well it's a short post today, got a bit of ironing to do before I get too tired, so I'll love you and leave you and hope to be back soon,

Sunday 27 October 2019

Penguins or Polar Bears for CCC!

Hello to you All, I hope things are going well for everyone, but if not, sending out positive and kind thoughts to those who need them.

Can you believe it a fortnight has passed since the last Christmas Card Club challenge, it goes all too quickly. Anyhow,  here I am again with Shaz's choice of theme and she would like to see penguins or polar bears, certainly a great challenge and I was on a roll with it.

I made four cards, here's No. 1 
This is a Hazel Cuppledich, that might be spelt wrongly, image and I've coloured with SN Glitter Pens,. I've added lots of sparkle and white gel pen for snow. A freebie sentiment and my background is a MFT Snow Flurry stencil and DI. Another freebie stamp  and some little gems.

No. 2 
LOTV stamp for this card, I think this is so sweet, coloured with Copics and loads of glitter and white gel pen for the snow, Creative stamping Magazine sentiment. Kept the background simple and just mounted on to silver card.

Next up is 
Little Claire for this image of the Polar Bear with cub, inked in blue ink and just a little Copic colour.
Paper is from a very old LOTV pad, grey and white glitter card. Sentiments from JND and a freebie. A lovely Snowflake border from The Works...cuts out beautifully and was only a couple of pounds. Again lots of sparkle.

And finally, 
LOTV image and coloured with Copic markers. Sentiments from Little Clair. Sliver card, a snippet of LOTV paper and navy card. Plenty of sparkle and a few sequins.

I really enjoyed this challenge Shaz, not only did I get get to use stamps that have not seen the light of day in yonks, but also got to use lots of snippets of paper and card, so thank you for your choice.

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

I got my tooth removed and boy what a job it was for the dentist, at one point I thought she was going to have to cut the gum, but she persevered and out it came, mind you it was very crumbly. My mouth is still tender but loaded with painkillers. Hopefully it will all settle down soon.

On the knee/leg front, I believe the pain is getting easier, though I still can't walk any great length, but I've got my XRay appointment in early November,  so for now  it's still painkillers.

So that's me for now, hoping to get around to visiting your blogs and see what you've been creating. Remember to have a look at what my team members on the CCC have created. Take care and see you soon,
I would like to enter card No. 1 into;

Monday 21 October 2019


Hello Everyone, a new week begins, I hope it will be a good one for you all.

I was at the dentist this morning and I've got an abscess caused by a tooth that will now have to come out, so antibiotics and back on Thursday to remove the tooth. The dentist has been trying to save it for a few years, but obviously enough is enough and out it must come. Now I'm terrified of dentists, even although I have a very good one now, but my fear goes all the way back to childhood. I'm just hoping that she will have no bother pulling it out. There's always something. 

Anyway, were kindly given tickets to see Mozart's Don Giovanni as our friend could't use them, this was yesterday. It was being streamed live from The Royal Opera House and it was electrifying, I could imagine what it must have been like to have actually been in the theater, the voices were amazing, especially the Baritone who sang Don Giovanni, what a treat to hear it.

So, thank you for your comments on my last card.
My card today is another Autumnal one and I'm entering it into;

I've used a lovely CB edge stamp and coloured with Copic Markers. A lovely Inkylicious sentiment with gold sparkle and a few sequins. I've matted on to a mustard shade card.
It's a simple design but one I really like.

Well, that's all from me today, I hope you all had a good weekend and are looking forward to whatever this week brings for you,

I would like to enter my cards into;

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,