Monday, 23 May 2022


 Hello Everyone, I hope all is well with you. We have had a day of rain, and quit cool too, so it's been a day indoors, but there is always lots to do there.....if you go and look lol, so I just sat and coloured, the dusting can be done another day. Oh the joys of retirement!.

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments on my last post. I appreciate the time everyone takes to visit and comment.

I have a Cowgirl tonight,

This beautiful drawing is by Christine Karron and I bought the PDF from her Etsy shop. I printed on to Crafters Companion  Neenah Desert Storm card, not really a coloured pencil paper, but it's done not too badly, then coloured with Prismacolor pencils and a little bit of white Posca pen. I'm rather pleased with how she's turned out, especially the plaits. I absolutely love Christine's drawings, they take me a while to finish though.

My Friend Fiona begins her treatment tomorrow, so I'm hoping that it all goes smoothly for her. Sadly she is having to go through it on her own, her mum was going to be with her, but it's not allowed, I bit harsh I think, although one level I can understand it, but this is a time when Fi really needs support, everything else is so opened up, really wrong. 

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

Wednesday, 18 May 2022


 Hello Everyone, I hope all's well with  you and your week is going well.

We had a lovely day with Alistair's niece on Sunday when we scattered he Dad's ashes, it all went well, and it turned out to be quite a jolly day with the telling of stories of Jim and Alistair growing up. There were five of us including Karen's boyfriend and two of Jim's friends. It was a long day though, six hours of driving for us, so Alistair was whacked by the time we got home, but who would have thought that scattering ashes could have been so much fun.

Anyhoo, here tonight with a coloured page,

From Colouring Heaven colouring book Mermaid Special, I've used Pablo pencils and Castleart  pastel pencils, gel pen, Stickles and DI. There are so many lovely drawings in this book it's difficult to make a choice.

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

Well that's me for now, time for a cuppa and into the pjs, keep yourselves safe,

Sunday, 15 May 2022

Sentiment as Main Focus for CCC!

Hello All, another weekend, gosh they come around quickly and so does the two weekly Christmas Card Club Challenge, I can hardly believe that two weeks have gone already.

 Anyhow, I hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend. 

We are quiet today, but tomorrow, we are meeting Alistair's Niece Karen to scatter her Dad's ashes. It's happening beyond Glencoe so it's a long drive for us, but Jim requested this as it's a loch he used to fish at, it's Loch Ba. So up bright and early as I'll have to take a motion sickness tablet two hours before  we go, it's all  twisty, windy roads and I hate them. Of course poor Alistair has to do the driving. It is beautiful scenery though and I find Glencoe's scenery spectacular. 

So on to my card and this time around Elizabeth chose the theme and wants to see the sentiment as the cards focus,

Quite a simple card, I just inked up the background in various blue inks and splattered with silver paint. I found this sentiment die in a drawer, so I don't know which brand it is. Mounted it on to glitter card and added some silver dots. Cardi-io stamps on the envelope. I hope this will do Elizabeth, it's a lovely challenge and I did enjoy it, thank you.

Thank you for all the lovely comments you left on my last post, so very kind.

That's me for now, scheduling my post for tomorrow, Sunday for when the challenge goes live. Take card of yourselves and see you soon. 

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Christmas Gramophone and Colourful Socks!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying life.

Living quietly here, weather's not great, much too windy for me to get out walking, but certainly still enjoying my aqua classes, if only the water was warmer, in fact I would love it to be tropical lol.

Thank you all so much for you lovely comments on my last card, I do appreciate you time to visit and comment.

I have a coloured page tonight;

 This lovely images is from Johanna Basford's 2021 Diary and I've coloured it entirely with gel pens, all different brands. I never did manage to complete the pictures in the diary, maybe one day.

My latest socks, I had the yarn for the first pair for years, and I'm so glad I finally got around to kitting it up as I love the colours, It's Regia sock yarn.

I can't remember what yarn the blue pair is knitting in, but it's called Christmas yarn and it has a lovely silver thread through it. It's certainly still knitted sock weather up here.

That's me for tonight folks, keep yourselves well and see you soon,

Saturday, 7 May 2022

Winter Breeze!

 Hello from a very sunny Inverness, cool in the shade though, but at least I can have the heating off.

Another week over, or just about, hard to believe we are not far off mid year, scary or what.

I've got another Card-io card today,

I've used one of the new stencils, Round Tree and stamps from the Winter Breeze set. I've tried to put marking on the tree, but it's something I'll have to practice. 

Thank you for you lovely comments on my Masque.

Just a short post today, not much news from my way.

Enjoy your weekend and see you soon,

Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Masquerade Masque!

 Hello Everyone, hope you are well and your week's got off to a good start.

We are a bit up and down weather wise, still having to put the heating on for a wee while, hoping for the heatwave that's supposed to be coming.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my last post, as always I appreciate every one of them. 

I have a completed picture today;

From Midnight Masquerade, by Hanna Karlzon, it's the opposite page to the lovely lady I coloured a few weeks back. Coloured with Prismacolors, Posca pen and gel pens. Soft pastels for the background.

Just a quick post tonight, so I'll say cheerio for now and see you soon,

Sunday, 1 May 2022

Clean and Simple or Anything Goes for CCC!

 Hello Everybody, I hope you are enjoying your weekend. 

We had nothing planned, it's such a dreich day here that it's a day for indoors, although I did a bit of shopping this morning for food, I hate shopping at the best of times, but food just seems a waste of  time, and the prices are going up in leaps and bounds. It's even getting too expensive to shop in Aldi. I think we are away to hell in a basket. 

Anyway, here to show my card for the Christmas Card Club Challenge and this time it's or Gwen who has chosen the theme and it's Clean and Simple, or if you can't manage that, Anything goes;

As you can see I've used Card-io stamps again, the sets I've used are Beau Baskets, Winter Blooms, Elegant Baubles, Festive Fir Cones and Winter Wishes for the Sentiment. I have a brick stencil which I've used in the background, added gold Liquid Pearls to the centres of the poinsettias, and Glitter to the baubles. Added a pen frame and mounted on to some red card from SU.

I am really enjoying my Card-io stamps, but I'm needing practice in positioning them.

Thank you Gwen for a lovely challenge I did enjoy it.

That's me for now, scheduling this post for tomorrow for when the challenge goes live.

Cheerio for now,

Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Sunset Siesta!

 Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well and enjoying your day. 

We have a lovely sunny day, a a wee bit warm in the sun although, it's only 10 degrees. Good for a washing out though.

Fiona and I met up yesterday, and she was looking so much better than the last time I saw her. She will have the results of her scan today so I'm hoping she has good news, however she will have to have radiotherapy. Fi is still positive, I just think she is so brave. Anyway, over two decafe lattes and lemon muffins we put the world to rights lol.

So todays  card is one using some of my new Card-io stamps, and with inspiration from a card I found on Pinterest, sorry I can't remember the name of the lady who created it.

The stamp sets used are, Sunset Siesta, Textures, Tiny Trailers and Summer Serenity. I had a brick stencil so used that as a background, I've put Glossy Accents on the lantern and wine glasses. and Stickles on the butterflies, which aren't showing up all that well. Matted on the a wine coloured card from SU. Sentiment is from Penny Black.

This is for a friends' birthday who likes a glass or two of wine. I hope she likes it.

I've just had a text from Fiona to say the CT scan was clear, I'm sure she's so relieved, time she had some good news.

Thank you all so much for the visits and the lovely comments you leave, always appreciated.

Guess I'd better see about getting the dinner sorted, it's going to be a pot luck meal I think tonight.

Take care everyone and see you soon,


Sunday, 24 April 2022

Japanese Lady!

 Hello Everyone, I hope you are all doing well and enjoying your weekend and that you have better weather than we have, a dreich day here, drizzling rain and quite cold. It's going to be a staying in day for me. I've been working on a birthday card for a friend, but although I can see it in my head, it's not transposing on to card, do you ever get that?, I'll leave it alone for now and go back to it.

Today I Have a coloured page from a book that Damian and Moreen gave me last year,

 This lovely Japanese lady was coloured with Prismacolors and gel pens. It's  from a little colouring book bought in Tesco, and it is little, so good for taking away with you or for sitting watching TV in the evening, there are some lovely  illustrations in it. 

 A super wee book and great for beginners and not expensive.

I'm looking forward to meeting up with Fiona on Tuesday for a coffee and hearing how she is. She had a scan last week, which sounded horrible as it involved having  a dye put in to make the pictures clearer. We are keeping our fingers crossed that it will come back with good news.

I'm off to visit your blogs now to see what you've all been creating, so enjoy your Sunday and see you soon,

Wednesday, 20 April 2022

Cats or Dogs for the CCC!

 Hello Everyone, back at last and very late with my Christmas Card Club Challenge post. We were having a wooden floor laid and really in a burach clearing the living room and than all the cleaning up and shifting the furniture back, and you know what it's like, it ends up not just that room getting cleaned but the whole house. However, it's been so worth it as the floor looks really good, and should be easier to clean especially with having a hairy cat. Mind you, I'm still cleaning, dust takes so long to settle. And Teallach hates it, he's taken refuge upstairs since  Friday, totally ignores the new rug I bought for him, poor boy, he hates change.

Anyhoo, here I am at last with my cards for the CCC, better late than never. Sylvie chose the theme and it's Cats or Dogs, I managed one of each,

Now both of the images I've used are digital, but I can't for the life of me remember which company they are from. Coloured with Caran d'Ache Pablo pencils and a sentiment from a Creative Stamping magazine. Decided to use an embossing folder that I've had for ages, once again I can't remember from where, gems and Stickles and job done.

These doggies are colours with the same pencils, but used some Crafters Companion paper and glitter card in the background. Sentiment is from Clearly Besotted, gems and Stickles. I hope these will do Sylvie and apologies for being so late. It was  super challenge, so thank you so much.

Sorry too for now commenting, I'm afraid that when evening came around I was just too tired, but I'll get back on it soon.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my last card, our new neighbours loved it and have been busy settling in to their new house.

That's me for now, I hope everyone is well and keeping safe. Scotland is now in line with the rest of the UK with all covid restrictions now just guidance, piece of nonsense, as the virus is still raging in Scotland. My mask will be on for a long time yet.

Cheerio for now and see you soon.....I hope

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

A New Home!

 Hello Everyone, hoping all goes well with you and that your week's got off to a good start.

As we had a beautiful warm day, we took ourselves off to Nairn for a walk on the beach, had a coffee from our flask and a biscuit or two, it was just lovely, tell you what, we know how to live. 

I have a New Home card for you,

The little house is from Lavinia Stamps, I love this image and as I think it could be a fairy house I added a couple of fairies from Card-io's Enchanted Garden set and gave them toadstools from their Tiny Toadstools set. Imagination Crafts circle stencil with Versacolour. The house was was coloured with Castleart Pasteltint pencils, with a little Stickles and of course Stickles on the fairy wings. LOTV sentiment, some sequins and tiny gems.. Card from SU.

It's for our new neighbours who move in tomorrow.

Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my last post, you are all very kind.

A short post tonight, so I'll love you and leave you for now, keep yourselves safe and see you soon,

Saturday, 9 April 2022

Whale Rider!

 Hello Everyone, and I hope your Saturday is going well. 

I've been on the housework, had a wee walk and having been colouring for a couple of hours this afternoon, and thanking my lucky stars that I'm not Alistair who is helping a friend varnish his boat. It's been hailstones off and on all afternoon, huge stones too. That really good warm spell a week or so ago really lulled  us in to a false sense that Winter was pas. Oh well, not much we can do except wear the right clothes lol.

Here with a finished page,

Whale Rider from Colouring Heaven a monthly colouring magazine. The artist is Wheeshan Ong, and her art work is amazing. Anyhoo, I've coloured with Caran D'Ache  Pablo pencils, and Sakura Gelly Roll pen in Clear Star. Stickles Star Dust. I'm pretty pleased with how the picture turned out.

This is the book,


Thank to everyone who left a comment on my last post, I always appreciate everyone of them.

Enjoy your weekend, and keep yourselves safe, cheerio for now,

Thursday, 7 April 2022

All Set to Go!

 Hello All, I hope all is going well with you and that your week is going well.

Just a quick pop in tonight with a card I coloured up for my friend Fiona for our fantasy trip,

and here is the little book of postcards it's from. I used Black Widow pencils and some gel pens. Fi loved it.

Nothing new to tell you, keeping indoors as our weather has reverted to Winter, rain, sleet, hail, and snow, and last night super high winds, I just hate the wind, so destructive.

That's me for now, keep safe, covid is just as high, in Scotland anyway, see your soon,

Sunday, 3 April 2022

Embossing Folders for the CCC!

 Hello  logging Friends and Visitors, I hope your weekend is going well, hasn't it come around quickly!

Better day today, sunshine and a wee bit of warmth, even although it was only 6 degrees, at leased I got bedding out and dried.

So it's time again for the CCC ladies to show their creations, where did the last two weeks go, Zoe chose the theme this time around and it's Embossing Folders, here is what I made;

I've used an EF from Crafts too, and as I made a mess of the embossed side I turned it around and used the reverse side, works just as well. Card-io stamps from Star Gazing set, I really do love this set with the animals looking at the Star. Versacolour ink for the sky, Tombow watercolour pens for the leaves on the circle,  Star Dust Stickles, white Posca pen, tiny clear gems and. sentiment from Card-io. I stamped Card-io's poinsettia stamps on the envelope

No. 2 card 

I've had this EF for yonks and can't remember what make it is, I mounted onto a grape coloured card, added clear gems and Stickles Glisten and it's once again a Card-io sentiment, a little stag on the envelope.

Thank you so much Zoe for a fab challenge, I really enjoyed making these cards.

Remember to have a look at what the other CCC girls make, their creations are always fabulous.

Thank you so much for your comments on my last card.

That's me for now, keep yourselves safe,

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Sending Hugs!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and having a good week so far. I can hardly believe it's Wednesday already, the das are flying by.

Woke up to snow this morning. Teallach wanted out at 4.30am, but when I opened the door he wasn't keen to go out, a slight nudge over the step helped him make up his mind. It was soooooo cold too. However, it's mostly melted away, even the few showers we've had during the day.  Hope you had better weather.

I have a card today,

The floral image is by Altenew and coloured with Zig watercolour pens, they come with a die, so cut out the sprigs and mounted on to blue card. The sentiments are from the same stamp set, added a few gems. Stamped some Card-io stamps on the envelope.

The card was for Fiona, and she loved it.

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

Question; can anyone tell me what's happened to Hochanda, it doesn't seem to be coming up on my TV. It's been ages since I watched it, but I took a wee notion the other day to see what was on it, but couldn't find it.

That's me for now, so stay safe and see you soon,

Saturday, 26 March 2022

Floral Birthday Card!

 Hello Everyone, I hope you are enjoying your week end and that you have lovely weather. 

What a great week of weather we've had, it fairly lifts the spirits and makes you want to get on with chores you've been putting off for a while.........well some of them lol.

Alistair has taken to cycling this last week and is away this afternoon, a bit of peace and quiet for a couple of hours.

I have a Birthday card for a friend today;

I've been inspired by Marianne Fisher to get out my Card-io stamps, they've not been used all that much recently. Marianne is creating such beautiful cards with her Card-io stamps.

I've used Versacolour in and stamps from Dandelions at Dusk, Blown Away and Freesia and Violet sets. The sentiment is by Woodword, I've added some tiny gems and a few sequins. I even carried on the flowers on the envelope.

This is for a friend I used to work with whom unfortunately don't get see all that often, I hope she'll like it.

Just a wee update on my friend Fiona. She went through her surgery on Tuesday and he Hubby got in touch to say that everything seemed to go well and she was getting out the following day. Not wanting to tire her I thought I would wait a few days before I got in touch, I'm sure she will need plenty of rest.

So, just before I go, wanted to thank you for the lovely comments  that you leave, I really do appreciate them.

Enjoy your weekend and cheerio for now,

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

April Showers in My Spring Walk

 Good Evening Everyone, I hope you are all well and managing to keep free of the dreaded Covid.

We have had a gorgeous day here, sunshine and heat, in fact it's been a lovely few days, so I hope you are all having good weather where ever you are.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my CCC cards, as always you are very kind.

I have a coloured page tonight,

This page is from Rita Berman's Mein Fruhlings Spaziergang, and roughly translated is My Spring Walk.

Coloured with Castleart pencils, and I've used Stickles for some sparkle, on the clouds and raindrops and windows.

We are having at long last new neighbours, if you remember last year our neighbours Donny and Annette moved to sheltered housing, which was really sad as they had been next door for many years, well yesterday a very young couple came to have a look see at the house, gosh they did make us feel old. They will be renting and it's their first home together, everything went through today for them, so they brought mum and dad for a look. It will be lovely to have neighbours again, and they have the most adorable miniature Dachshund, I just love them. Anyway, they said they wouldn't be having wild parties, to which I replied that was a disappointment as we would love to go to a wild party lol. They seem a very pleasant couple and so very excited at the prospect of moving in.

Righty o, that's my news, I feel the need to get the pj's on so I'll love you and leave you and see you soon. Take care of yourselves,


Sunday, 20 March 2022

Sweet Treats for CCC!

 Hello Everyone, and welcome anyone who pops in for a visit.

I hope your weekend is going well and you have as lovely a day as we have here, sunshine all the way and 15 degrees, positively tropical! All the bedding washed, hung out, dried and ironed, nothing like outside fresh, sheets on the bed.

Anyhoo, it's time for the Christmas Card Club to show their creations and this time Margaret has chosen the theme of Sweet Treats, here is what I've managed.

A Sheena Douglass stamp I've had for ages, and plenty sweet treats here, with the hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes. Coloured with Copic markers, and glitter. I found a gingerbread man stencil so decided to use that for the background. Sentiment is one from a Creative Stamping magazine.

This card was inspired by one in a Creative Stamping magazine, I've used the cute boot image which came in the magazine and coloured it with Copic markers. various brands of paper for the background. Glittered up the boot with Glamour Dust, glitter. Sentiment from Creative Stamping. a few gems on the stars.

This little guy is from Papermania, bought a while ago, it's a little tag, coloured with sparkling gel pens. Found a EF that I thought would go with it and used it with red card, finished of with some ribbon and gems.

Thank you Margaret for a really enjoyable challenge, and the chance to use some old stash and things like stencils and EFs.

Thank you for  you visits and your lovely comments, I do appreciate them so much.

That's me for now, enjoy your weekend and keep safe,

Wednesday, 16 March 2022

A Night Time Sail!

 Hello to You All, I hope everyone is well and having a good day.

 Lots of Covid around in Scotland just now, probably all over the UK, I no longer watch the Covid news, in fact I no longer watch any news on mainstream channels. Our Aqua class was fairly depleted today  with so many down with the dreaded disease. Both Alistair and I have been lucky and not succumbed to it, but you never know.

Anyhoo, on to what I've brought t the party today,

This lovely Fairy and her gorgeous black swan are coloured with a selection of Black Widow pencils, Posca white pen and glitter on the wings. The page is for a monthly colouring magazine called Colouring Heaven.

Thank you so much for the lovely comments on Alejandro's card, and I had a lovely half hour of play with him when I went round to hand in is card and gifts. Gosh he's a clever wee guy, he counts up to ten, and beginning to read, so our books for him went down a treat. He had so many toys to show me, and I have to say I've lost the knack of playing with so many toys at the same time though lol.  He is very shy when we meet outside, but not in his home, strange that.

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

Saturday, 12 March 2022

Birthday Dragon!

Hello Everyone, hoping all is well with you and that you're enjoying your weekend. 

Had nothing much planned for today, but decided to go into town as I needed something from M&S, but didn't stop long.  The centre of Inverness depresses me now with so many shops closed and boarded up, tons of charity shops and gambling establishments though, really awful as all we have to depend on is tourism, and I can't think that the visitors would want to see those. We used to have lovely little independent shops, Okay rant over.

I've got a birthday card for our little guy who lives next door, Alejandro who is 2 years old,

 This cute dragon is one of LOTV's new digital images and I've coloured him with Castleart colour pencils. Dotted paper in background is also LOTV. Tattered Lace dies.

He is having a party today, and we've had fun watching all the very little ones arriving in their party best, and the odd dummy tit, and noted that is nearly all little girls, ah well, he is going to be a heartbreaker when he grows, you can really see his South American heritage now, one of his Grandmas is from Ecuador, he's the most gorgeous little guy.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my last post, always very kind.

Received my letter from the hospital with the results that I was waiting for, and nothing to worry about, phew!, however, as I thought the examination has not addressed the stomach problem, so I will have to mention that when I get the follow up phone call to find if the symptoms have gone. I never had any in the first how would I know! Anyway, it's good to know that there's nothing bad lurking about.

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