Sunday 31 October 2021

About the Journey an the Socks!

Hello Everyone, I hope your weekend has been a good one and your weather has been better than ours. Rain and more rain. Even Teallach is fed up with it, a quick dash our for business and back in. 

Alistair has had is flu and covid jabs on Saturday, and apart from two painful arms, all is well, he was awfully tired though and kept dropping off to sleep, He's fine today though.

 I've a birthday card for Alistair's friend Derek which is later on in the week, a day before Alistair's birthday in fact,

Derek is a walker so the stamps from a Creative Stamping magazine the other year were just perfect for his card. A simple design which was inspired by the magazine. A DI background and a bit of masked stamping.

I knitted him some socks too, though they won't do for walking,

 I hope he'll like them, they'll certainly be cosy.

Thank you for your continued visits and lovely comments, I appreciate you all so much for the time you take.

That's me for now, time to get the kettle on and my feet up, take care of yourselves and see you soon,


Wednesday 27 October 2021

The Snowman and the Snow Dog!

 Hello Everyone, I hope you're all well and having a good week. I can hardly believe that we are mid week already, the time is sure flying by.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my Christmas cards, I always appreciate them.

I've got another Christmas card today, and for those who have been following me for quite some time will know that I always make  a "The Snowman" card for my friend Fiona, here's this years creation,

A long time ago, before I even knew Fiona, I'd bought a whole collection of the Snowman from Crafter's Companion , with lots of papers, die cuts, cards and stamps, it must have been fate nudging Fiona and I to meet up, lol. She frames all of the cards, which is just lovely, anyhoo I hope she likes this one as much as the others. Sorry not the best of photos.

I had my covid booster on Monday and boy what a sore arm I've had since, I can hardly lift my arm up, however I'm sure it will lessen off soon, just glad to have got it. Alistair is going for both the flu and covid jab on Saturday, so that will be us all sorted. I never did get the results of my PRC  test, just as well I was okay.

Well, that's me for tonight, and getting settled down to watch Shetland, just love Douglas Henshall and of course the lovely scenery of the Shetland Isles. Take care and keep safe,

Sunday 24 October 2021

Santa's Little Helpers or Anything Goes for the CCC!

Hello to You All, I hope you are having a good weekend whatever your plans are.

Alistair has been away sailing for a couple of days, so it been quiet here, it's been lovely.

Well it's time once again for the Christmas Card Club to show their cards and this time it's been Margaret's choice which is Santa's Little Helpers or Anything Goes.

I opted for Anything Goes as I ha no elves, I did have Gnomes, but they are not the same and I think Gnomes just do their own thing. Anyhoo, here's what I've come up with, first is Santa,

This is a very old Papermania topper, so Santa is checking his list and hopefully his little helpers have got everything in his sack, next up,

This little topper is by Geko Galz, it's cutie and I've teamed it with pretty paper and black and gold card, Now we have,

Another Geko Galz topper. I love this one with the two elderly Gnomes sitting chewin the fat have a smoke of their pipes and chillin out in the equivalent of a man shed, in Gnome terms, I've just matted and layered and added a few gems.  I hope they will do Margaret, I enjoyed making them.

Finally, here's a cheeky wee face looking in the window,

This is Meg from next door, sitting on Teallach's chair and having a nosey in. She is always around and if the door is open she comes in and makes a beeline for Teallach's toys, she's a wee sweetie but a vicious hunter. Teallach keeps a wide berth of her.

So, that's me for now, remember to check out the other CCC girls cards. Thank you for all your lovely comments, Cheerio for now,

Tuesday 19 October 2021

Jellyfish Birthday!

Hello Everyone, I hope all goes well with you. October is fairly settled in now, up here anyway, and unfortunately today is a damp dreich day, having to put lights on, not desperately cold though. However, according to the Daily Record, a Scottish newspaper, Scotland has to be plummeted in temperature and with snow. Not, that anything this particular paper can ever be believed, but we'll see. 

I have a birthday card for a young man, 

I've used a stamp from the Creative Stamping magazine, I liked the jellyfish image and stamped and heat embossed it with WOW opaque white powder, and then added Pixi Powders and spritzed them with water. Added some similar gel pens to parts of the image and a dash line along the edge. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Not much on the news front, been living quietly, getting on with my knitting, trying to get socks done for Alistair's two friends. Awaiting needles to arrive, I thought I had every size of knitting needles, until I went in search of No. 5, I have 5.5,4.5, but no 5, and they are difficult to find. This is for a hat for a friend for Christmas, so I hope I can find them, as I'm a slow knitter.

Anyhoo, bored you enough, so it's lunch time so off to find food, take care and keep safe, and see you soon,


Wednesday 13 October 2021

Fairy House!

 Hello to Everyone, mid week already, I don't know where the last few days have gone.

I hope everyone is well and still managing to keep safe.

Would you believe I still have had no test results!!, I've even phoned to find out why and was told that they would resend my details and hurry it along.....I can only conclude that the test has been lost.

Really not good enough, if I had still been working, I would have needed the results to show to my employer, and the thought of a perhaps covid swab roaming around is just frightening. However, I've used a Lateral Flow test and I'm negative, which I was pretty sure I was anyway, So I,m going out tomorrow, I've been in for 10 days, well I did go into the garden, so Alistair is treating me to a lunch.Yeah!!

Thanks to everyone who commented on my CCC cards, and a warm welcome to Alison who has clicked my follow button, I hope you will continue to pop in when you can.

I have a Fairy House today;

From Johanna Basford's World of Flowers and coloured with Prismacolours, and a bubbles stencil in the background, with DI.

Well, that's me for now, take care of yourselves and see you soon,

Sunday 10 October 2021

Snowmen/Snow Families or Anything Goes for the CCC!

 Hello Everyone, I hope you are having a good weekend.

Autumn is really settling in now up here, my favourite season, the colours are just stunning and I'm always happier in winter clothing, so I've pulled out all the warm gear and put the summer togs away.

I've had plenty of time to do this is I was pinged on Wednesday by the Scottish Protect and Trace app. so I'm half way through the isolation period and have had my PCR test, though no result yet. I've been wracking my brain to think where I could have been in close contact with anyone for more than 15 minutes, I can only come up with my Aqua class. I feel absolutely fine, no symptoms, so hopefully the test will be negative. 

Alistair has been doing the shopping armed with a carefully written out list, Teallach was concerned that Alistair would come back with Chum rather than Felix lol.

Anyway, it's giving me time to catch up with chores, well both of us really, as although Alistair doesn't need to isolate, he decided not to go walking or sailing, just in case he compromised his friends.I was quite shocked to be pinged after having kept myself safe for so long.

Anyhoo, it's time for the Christmas Card Club to show off their latest cards and it's been yours' truly who has chosen the theme. Snowmen and or Snow Families, of course there's always Anything Goes as well.

Here is what I've made;

Everyone will recognise these LOTV digital prints, I've just added gems and sparkle.

Another LOTV image but this time coloured with Prismacolours, lots of sparkle and Glossy Accents on the little hearts. Last one;

Crafty Individuals this time and I've coloured it with Gel Pens of various makes, added gems and a few Christmas Floral die cuts in gold glitter paper. I have to say I enjoyed using the gel pens,

Well, that's my little lot, remember to look out for the other CCC girls makes, their cards are always fabulous.

Sorry I'm late in getting this posted, should have been up first thing this morning, but I was still making the cards, anyway better late than never.

Alistair is now back with the shopping, brilliant job done, everything on the list, and Teallach was happy as his favourite Felix Doubly Delicious Fish was purchased lol.

That's me for now, keep safe and hope I'll see you soon,

Monday 4 October 2021

Sleepy Fox!

 Hello Everyone, I hope your weekend was a good one and that you are well.

We are fairly settling into October up here, much colder, although today is sunny, and I should be out planting the rest of my bulbs, but after my aqua class I'm really tired. I've already had forty winks on the sofa lol. Must ge cracking on with the chores tomorrow.

Thank you for your kind words on my last post, they are much appreciated.

I have a Christine Karran page today,

I thought this picture was so cute I just had to buy the PDF on Christine's Etsy store. Coloured with Prismacolours with a bit of glitter on the moon.

I am a bit disappointed with the night sky, should have been darker, or perhaps I should have used a different medium, never mind I still like it.

Just a short post today, so I'll say cheerio for now, keep yourselves safe,