Sunday 28 November 2021

Home for the Holidays!

 Hello Everyone, I hope your weekend is going well whatever you're doing. Fairly quiet one for us, just catching up on bits and pieces. I've been trying to look up recipes for pickling beetroot, simply. There's loads of recipes with lots of ingredients, like juniper berries, various herbs, not my usual cupboard stock, so that's mission for today.

We have started getting an organic veg box delivered and the produce is wonderful, it's a pot-luck box, and of course what's in season, so you never know just what you're going to get. So I'm learning about now veggies for us and how to cook them, hence the beetroot. What a difference in taste compared to the supermarket bought stuff.

Anyway, I have a card today;

This is a fabulous image from Beccy's Place called Home for the Holidays digital sheet. , As it's already coloured I just added Glossy Accents, glitter and  enamelled dots. I just love these little gingerbread men.
Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my last post, I always appreciated you taking the time to pop in and leave your comment.
Well we had some snow last night, not much but very cold, and thankfully Inverness escaped the awful high winds, we seem to be sheltered because of the mountains, but some areas were really badly hit, with power loss for hours, so we are lucky here. I hope you were all okay and no damage done.
That's me for now, remember to keep yourself safe especially as there is now another Covid variant reached our shores, really very worrying, Cheerio for now,


Wednesday 24 November 2021

Girl with Roses!

 Hello to You All, I hope everyone is well, but for those who are not, here's a Hug.

Very cold today and the rain was like shards of ice, through sunshine too, odd weather, even the water at my aqua class wasn't all that warm, but then I had a lovely cosy afternoon knitting and watching the new Wheel of Time drama on Amazon Prime. I indulged as Alistair was away up a hill.

Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my Angel card for the CCC, I appreciate every comment and the time it takes to visit me.

I have a coloured page today,

This lovely images is from one of Grazia Salvo's books,

I've coloured her with Prismacolor pencils, and white Posca pen for highlights. I decided not to do a background as I thought she looked just lovely on her own.

Well this is just a quick post tonight, so I'll say cheerio and see you soon,

Saturday 20 November 2021

Fairies or Angels for the CCC!

 Hello Everyone from a very icy cold and wet Inverness. Hope you are having better weather where you are.

Here we are again showing our makes for the Christmas Card Club Challenge, and this one is a rather sad one as the theme was chosen by Shaz who sadly passed away at the beginning of the year. She has been very much missed by our little group. Shaz was wonderfully creative and always ready to answer crafty questions and give help. So we will be very much remembering Shaz with this theme of Fairies or Angels.

I've only managed one card this time, Fairies and angels I'm rather short of, anyhoo, this lovely image as a LOTV  one and I've water coloured it with Altenew metallic paints. The sentiment is from Little Claire, and the paper in the background is a Crafter Companion one, them I just added a few gems and a bow.  So this one is for you Shaz.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my last post, as ever I appreciate the,

I'm having trouble loading up posts from my reading list, I can get some but not all of them. So annoying, I noticed this yesterday and thought it was my laptop, but I'm seeing that some of you are experiencing the same problem. I've sent feedback to Blogger, but I don't expect an answer any time soon if at all. So, please don't think I have stopped commenting on your blogs, it's just that I can't at them moment. Blogger has been tinkered with so much over the last few years, it's so frustration, and it's not for the better.

Perhaps blogging is getting fazed out for other platforms, I don't do FB as I like to put wee stories of our lives ,and I think FB is too open and all and sod can see what you post. I only used it for the coloured pages I do on the artists page. Anyway, we'll see what happens.

That's me for now, hope you are having a good weekend, see you soon,

Sunday 14 November 2021

Floral Mandala!

 Hello Everyone, I hope you are having a good weekend and that your weather is good. We have a beautiful day here, very sunny and warm. Alistair was laughing at me for wearing sunglasses whilst I was cleaning the blinds, but the sun was so strong through the windows that my eyes were smarting, the glasses only helped a little, still I got that chore done, it's waited a long time lol.

Thank you for the lovely comments on my last post, I do appreciate each and every one of them.

I have a  coloured page this time around, 

This page is from a Jade Summer book called Intricate Flowers and I've used Staedtler Ergosoft pencils and added a few bits of glitter.
Here's the lovely book the page is from, and it was given to me for my birthday by my friend Mrs Duck, it's the first page I've coloured up, so I must get more done.
Well, that's all from me today, just a short post, so I'll say cheerio for now and see you later in the week, keep yourselves safe, still loads of covid out there,


Wednesday 10 November 2021

These Boots Were Made For Walking!

 Hello to You All, I hope all is good and that everyone had a lovely weekend.

We enjoyed our weekend and our meal out at the Turkey Restaurant, but what an awful night it was weather wise, freezing cold and battering rain. Since it had been such a long time that we had been out at night, I thought I would dress up a bit and looked out good trousers and a lovely blouse. What I ended going out dressed in was a heavy jumper warm trouser, gortex bots and my big rain jacket, and I was still cold, anyway that's by  the by, it was still a lovely night.

I have Alistair's birthday card tonight,

Using the boots stamp from the same Creative Stamping magazine as my previous cards, this time I heat embossed in WOW gold powder and coloured with DI and embossed boot prints in gold on to red card. Alistair loved it as he likes bright colours. I've certainly had mileage out of these stamps.

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my posts, they are always so appreciated.

That's me for now, take care everyone and see you soon,

Sunday 7 November 2021

Christmas Wreath or Anything Goes for the CCC!

Hello Blogging Friends and Visitors, I hope everyone is well. Here we are at another weekend, and another Christmas Card Club Challenge, the two weeks since our last one has flown by. 

This time Christine has chosen Christmas Wreaths, or if you can't manage that, there is always Anything Goes. A lovely theme Christine, here is what I've managed;

 This lovely card is made with die cuts from a book of die cut sheets from The Works and I've added a bit of sparkle, black card and LOTV kraft paper.

This card was made with some very old stash. Do you remember Anita products, well this was one of those die cute sheets, decoupaged up, a few gems and black card and glitter. The sentiment if from Creative Stamping magazine.

Card-io stamps are used on this card. I hadn't used Card-io stamps for ages, but after seeing the beautiful cards Marianne Fisher made using similar stamps I had a boost of inspiration, so thank you Marianne. I've added a few gems and glitter.

Thank you Christine for your challenge, I really enjoyed it.

Well, we've had some very heavy sleet showers today, and it was so dark, it was good to be indoors. I hope your weather is better where ever you are. I hope it all settles down before we go out tonight.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card, and birthday wishes for Alistair, he had a good birthday, enjoyed all the gifts, cards and sweeties. I'll post his card another day.

That's me for now, going to schedule this post for tomorrow for when the CCC goes live. Keep safe everyone and see you soon,


Wednesday 3 November 2021

Anniversary Card!

Hello Everyone, can you believe it's mid week already??? Anyhoo, I hope your week's going well for you. We are much colder up here and it's to be down to zero tonight, and there seems to be snow on the way for some Scottish areas over the next few days. Mind you we don't get the same amount of snow that we got when I was a child, which lasted for days and that was down in Central Scotland, goodness knows what it was like in the Highlands.

I've spent the afternoon making an Anniversary card for Alistair, we will be 26years married tomorrow.

I've used another stamp from Creative Stamping Magazine, the same set that the image for Derek's card came from. I wanted to keep the card quite simple, so only coloured the water with coloured pencils, black and silver card, and a sentiment from Inkylicious. I think this is such a lovely sentiment and so true.

We are going out for a lunch tomorrow to a lovely hotel that we like very much, so no cooking in the evening for me yeah!! Then on Friday it's Hubby's birthday, but not going out for that, but on Saturday we hare having a Turkish meal with a bunch of friends. We have a lovely Turkish restaurant here in Inverness, and it will be just lovely to do something like this after so long not going anywhere at night.  

Thank you for the lovely comments on my last post. Alistair gave Derek his card and socks today, but he didn't open them, well his birthday isn't till tomorrow.

So, that's me for now, time for a cuppa and an apple turnover and settle down for Shetland. Take care for yourselves and I hope to be back soon,