Thursday 27 February 2020

Rudolph for the Rudolph Day Challenge!

Hello Everyone, I hope all is well with you and that you are staying warm and cosy.

This is just a short post to enter my card into the;

Now what better than a little Rudolph for this challenge. Another Little Claire stamp and it's one of their small stamps, I've coloured with Prisma Colour pencils, not all that well me thinks, I just couldn't get the colour on his face to blend well., anyway, I inked the background with DI and then splattered Perfect Pearls in Gold over the picture. Mounted on to some red card. Sentiment for Creative Stamping magazine. Just a simple wee card, but he's cute.

Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my last post.

Off to start making the dinner, take care and see you soon,

Tuesday 25 February 2020

Just a Note!

Hello Everyone, I hope your day has been good. Mine has been snowy. Last night in a couple of hours there was quite a bit of snow falling and had to drive through what felt like a blizzard, got quite a shock when leaving the choral rehearsal to see how much had fallen.
No more since and the sun was melting it away throughout the day.

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

I have another little card for a challenge tonight;

I'm still using my older stamps and this is another Little Claire image which I've heat embossed with WOW clear powder and added just a little yellow for the lamplight.
This is a challenge I've never entered before so we'll see how the wee card does.

I thought I would show you a photo that was taken last night at the Choral rehearsal where we handed over the cheque from the Carolthon way back in December, it takes a while to collect all the money in as the choir members get people to sponsor them, and of course there's the money collected on the day. We reach the final total of £3,600 which gets divided between the Choral and the chosen charity.
I'm the one in yellow and my Carolthon co-organiser is Carol at the far end of the cheque and Susan is the Befrienders  Manager. It was a lovely charity to work with and they are so pleased to get the money as they are able to train volunteers and more.. So that's the last thing ticked of the list for last year's Carolthon, and in a few months time we start to plan this years.

That's me for now, a cuppa beckons me, and just before I go my thanks to Marianne who noticed that my butter was cold 😄 , of course it should have read it was bitter cold, it did make me laugh, and when I reread my post there were quite a few spelling mistakes, I guess my fingers were going faster than my brain. However, my butter was indeed cold too lol. Take care and see you soon,

Sunday 23 February 2020

Christmas Smiles!

Hello Everyone, hoping you are all in fine fettle, and enjoying the weekend.
We are just back from the food shopping....hate it and putting it all away is a chore that makes me want to do ironing instead. Anyway, butter cold and snow/sleet on and off, now the sun is shining, however I won't be over the door again today.

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my last card, I do appreciate each and everyone of them.

I've go a little card today that I wan't to enter; into;

I'm on a bit of a mission to revisit my older stamps and this cutie is from Little Claire, whom I don't think exists anymore, at least I didn't ind their website when I Googled.
 So, the sky is inked up with DI and lots of white gel pen for the snow, and the little guys are coloured with Copic and SN markers. Lots of glitter on the snow and some gems. Found some old plaid paper and red card to use as the background. Lawn Fawn for the sentiment.
So I'm sneaking the card in at almost the last minute for the challenge.

That's me for now, just a short post today, so till next time, take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Friday 21 February 2020

Just Because!

Hello to you All, I hope today is a good one for you and that you are keeping clear of this awful weather. We had high winds and loads of rain throughout the night, but it's calmed down now.

What a frustrating day I had yesterday. I had been trying to print out some music that our Conductor had emailed that's required for our next rehearsal. As there were twenty four sheets, I wondered if I could get them to print out double sided. Yes, my printer told me I could. So off I went, all going tickity boo, then I noticed a window popping up on my PC telling me to flip the pages over, well of course I flipped them over the wrong way so they were printing upside down. Anyhoo, to cut a long story short, the printing became stuck in the queue, and I couldn't cancel the job. I was the whole afternoon trying to sort it out, finally the the help of You Tube and much patience I finally managed to cancel the printing job. I've also had to buy more ink.....not a cheap purchase, and now I've managed to print the whole lot out and stuck down the pages.  I would have been cheaper buying the music score from Amazon.  As some of you might know it's Beethoven's 200 Anniversary this year and the Choral Society have been invited by the Inverness Chamber Orchestra to sing, along with the Dingwall Choral Society to sing the last movement of the 9th Symphony. You'll know it as The Ode to Joy. We will be singing it in it's original German. A huge piece of work , but very exciting albeit hard going for Sopranos as much of the chorus is so very high. I'm sure though that with around three hundred voices there will be a good few who will managed all the top A's.

So will all that yesterday, I didn't get into the craft room, but I've managed a little something today;
I'm working my way through these lovely LOTV floral stamps, I love this one and it's the first time it's been inked up. Copic Markers and white gel pen to colour and matted on to some rainbow coloured card. Distressed Oxides through  a stencil, not sure what brand it is, but I like it. Sentiment from Creative Stamping magazine, finishing off with a few clear gems. I think it's turned out really well.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card, you are so very kind.
Off now to find some plastic sleeves  to put  these pages into, the glue should be dry by now.
Enjoy your weekend, and see you soon,

Tuesday 18 February 2020

Basket of Blooms!

Hello Everyone, are you surviving this awful weather? My heart goes out to all those folks who have been flooded, just heartbreaking for them. We have been very lucky, and although we have had flood alerts, I've not heard of anywhere locally being flooded.
It's been so cold today and been trying to snow, too, even Teallach doesn't want to go out, don't blame him.

Thank you for your continued visits and your lovely comments, I do so appreciated them. And welcome to Babs who is my latest Follower, thank you for clicking the Follow button, I hope you will return for a visit often. However, I don't seen to be able to find your blog as I would like to return the visit.

I have a little floral card today;
On watercolour  card I stamp this lovely Art Impression basket image with Tombow watercolour pens, them added the foliage and flowers. matted on to coloured card to match and on to a cream base card. The sentiment comes from the current Creative Stamping magazine.
I've really just found these stamps and have been watching the You Tube videos from the creator of the stamps Bonnie Krebbs,  and she makes it all look so easy. She inks up the stamp with the pens then only adds the least amount of water. This is my first attempt, it's not too bad.

The downside of this is that ordered some stamps and the markers from their store in the US and was astounded by the amount of tax I had to pay when they arrived in this country. I've never  ordered anything from America before and have to say, I won't be again, one parcel was £17.30 tax, the other one was a bit less but not much. Anyhoo, I love the stamps and the Tombow pens. Sadly, it's difficult to get these stamps here.

Well, that's it from me tonight, keep safe everyone and hope to see you soon,

Sunday 16 February 2020

A Christmas Carol for the CCC!

Hello Everyone, Storm Denis is here!!!, nothing for it but to be indoors, crafting and watching Lord of the Rings which I love.
Anyhoo, it's time for the  Christmas Card Club girls to show off their creations once again, it's been a quick two weeks since the last one.

So it's our lovely Christine who as chosen the theme this time and it's A Christmas Carol, here's what I've come up with. My interpretation of the theme is carol singers;
Card-io stamps for this DL card, as you can see one of the panels has carol singers, lots of glitter and white pen for snow, sentiment from Lawn Fawn.

Hobby Art for this cutie called Jasper, singing his little heart out. Coloured with Copic Markers. Sentiment one of my freebies from Creative Stamping Magazine. WoS and green glitter card, a few clear gems for some twinkle.
I hope they will do Christine, I did enjoy the challenge a fun one to do.

Well the rain is battering down at the moment and it's so dark, having to put lights on to see.

Thank you for your comments on my last card, and I have to say, Alistair loved his card. we went out for a Valentine Day lunch which was lovely, even more lovely that I didn't have to cook at night lol.

Do check out what the other girls of the club create, they always make fabulous cards.
That's me for now, off to fantasy land with Frodo, 

Thursday 13 February 2020

I Love You More than Chocolate!

Hello to You All, I hope all is well with you and that you've had a good day.
We've had a beautiful day here, although cold, but sunny and no wind, but it's minus 1 already, so a cold, cold night.

This is just a quick post tonight to show my Valentine's card for Alistair;
Isn't he just the cutest wee character, the minute I spied this Gerder Steiner stamp I just fell in love with it.  I coloured him with Copic Markers and the sentiment is heat embossed with  WOW Copper powder. I found a stencil of a brick wall and I used DI to colour it. Glossy Accents on the little hearts and on the chocolate around Piggy's face. I found a EF with ornate hearts and embossed in red card.

Alistair is more of a chocoholic than I am and I think he might love chocolate more than he does me lol. I'm sure he'll love the card.

Thank you for the lovely comments left on my last post, I always do appreciate them and the time you take to visit my blog.

I'm afraid I've been a poor commenter that even a word??  Sorry about that, I've been finding it difficult to sit for any length of time, as my legs are quite painful...just when I thought I'd turned a corner with the exercise, maybe it's just a blip. Anyway, I've been scrolling through my reading list and love what you have all been creating, hopefully I'll manage to get back to commenting soon.

That's me for now, have a Happy Valentine's Day,

Saturday 8 February 2020

A Jar of Budleias!

Hello Everyone from a bright and sunny Inverness....although we have flood alerts going on!  Let's hope not as there doesn't seem to be any sign at the moment.
Any way, I hope you are all in fine fettle and that you have a good weekend planned. I'm going for my annual eye test today, and hoping very much that my eyes won't have changed all that much that I will need new specs. I love the frames, and I have and managed to keep them for the last few years. Despite having diabetes, my eyesight is still not too bad and doesn't change all that much from year to year.  Anyhoo, we'll pun intended.

Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my Frosty and Bright card, much appreciated.

Today's card is another one for a challenge;

Another LOTV floral image and I think the blooms are Budleias, and I've coloured with Tombow watercolour brush pens, which I think are fabulous. I first stamped the image with Versafine ink. Added WoS for some shimmer and a few small pearls. The sentiment is one from the latest Creative Stamping magazine. A bunch of love stamps and sentiments in this edition. I've used some coloured card for both matting and as a base card.

Nothing all that much planned for us, but as we are out at the opticians, I thought we might as well get some food shopping done and have tomorrow as a day off sort of thing. 

That's all for now, take care of your selves and see you soon,

Wednesday 5 February 2020

Frosty and Bright!

Hello Everyone. How are you today? well I hope, but for anyone who is not so good, I hope you'll feel better soon.

Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my previous card, I do so appreciate you taking the time to visit and leave your comments.

Been a busy morning housework.....well it's got to get done sometime. Alistair washed the outside of the windows and I got the inside, a five minute job but we both hate it. Got washing out, it's very cold .but there is a breeze which might help to dry. A large pan of chicken soup made, and a lot of pottering around. I consider it a productive morning lol.

Anyway, I've got a wee cute card for a challenge I've never entered before, so I thought I would, it's for,

Isn't he having so much fun! This is a Crafters Companion stamp, bought when Moses was still a boy, Mulberry Wood series, and coloured with a mixture of alcohol pens, with gel pens and Star Dust. finishing off with sequins.
Now the challenge is a card that reminds you of a Christmas Carol of song, so this reminds me of Dashing through the Snow, which as you know is a line from Jingle Bells.
I know that it's dashing through the snow on a one horse open sleigh, so  I've used artistic licence for this 😀

Anyhoo, that's me for now, take care of yourselves and have a good day,

Monday 3 February 2020

Birthday Wishes!

Hello Everyone, hope you are well and your week is getting off to a good start.
Wild. wet and windy here, and I think it's to be like that most of the week. Poor Alistair is having cabin fever as he's just not getting up into the hills, conditions not good. He longs for good snow and so far all we have had is the soft snow that would avalanche, so not a happy manny.

Anyway, I've a card today that I would like to enter into,

Floral Perfumery from Chocolate Baroque. Once again I inked up the stamp with SN watercolour pens and drew the colour out. I wasn't liking the watercolour paper I used which was The Langton Prestige, bought form Hobby Craft a while ago. I just felt that it didn't move the ink around as well as I would have liked, anyhoo, the sentiment is a freebie and I WoSed it for a bit of shimmer but it's hardly noticeable and added some gems. I hope you can see it okay as the colours are quite soft.

Thank you for the love comments on my last cards.
Quick post today, so I'll say cheerio for now and see you soon,

Sunday 2 February 2020

Stars for the CCC!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and your day has been good.

It's time once again for the Christmas Card Challenge, don't they come around quick, anyway, Sylvie is our hostess this time and she would like to see Stars on our cards, here are mine;

I've created this little scene with Card-io stamps from the Star Gazing set. DI for the sky and white gel pen to make some stars. 
The star stamp is from a Creative Stamping magazine the other year. I stamped it with gold ink and added gold glitter. Sentiment from a Tonic Studio set. Inked the background with DI and added some star gems in gold.
I hope they will do Sylvie, it was a lovely challenge and I did enjoy it.

Please have a look at what the other girls create, they always have fabulous cards.
If anyone would like to join out little band, please get in touch with me and I will let you know how to do just that. It's a great way to get ahead before the big day and ease the pressure of Christmas Card making.

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

That's me for now, enjoy the rest of your weekend,