Friday 29 September 2023


 Hello to You All, I hope all's well with you and that you're looking forward to the weekend.  We have nothing planned except food shopping a chore and putting it all away is an even bigger one.

Anyway, time for another card, well a few really all going towards a gift for my friend Fiona. 

These three cards are using all Lavinia Stamps and sentiments. Elements Inks for background, then the square is embossed with Wow clear embossing powder'

These cards are using stamps from Card-io, Lavinia sentiments and the panels embossed as the above.

I made a box for them and will give her them next week when we meet for a coffee and a catch up. She is doing so well, in fact she looks marvellous and is even back at work, but just a couple of days a week. 

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

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

Tuesday 26 September 2023

Mooch and the Spider!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are doing okay and that life is treating you well. 

Lots of rain in our neck of the wood, and some days quite cold in the house, I've had to put some heating off, I was trying to keep it off until October, but needs must.

Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my last card, I appreciate each and every one of them.

Here's today's card; inspired by one of the Dell Bello Team Members, sorry can't remember who.

With an Elements Ink background I've then stamped lovely Mooch sitting on a pile of Spell Books with a broom leaning against them, looking at a Spider. No worries though because in Lavinia Land the animals don't fight, or eat each other, lol.  I've swirled white chalk around the cat and added glitter. Lavinia sticker sentiment. I am really pleased with how this turned out, hope you like it.

That's me for now, take of yourselves,

Wednesday 20 September 2023

Falling Leaves!

 Hello Everyone,  I hope you are well,  but sending hugs to those who are not so good. 

Well, it's almost time to look out the warmer clothes,  Autumn is really settling in up here in the North.  I even had to put some heating on the other day,  very grudgingly I have to say,  but it'd rained all day and I just couldn't get warm. 

Anyway,  here's my card for the Lavinia stamps creative challenge,  Falling Leaves,

I've stamped Honeysuckle Cottage a few times and added some little pixi houses to create a village. Tree of Courage and lots of leaves.  Added sparkle with Autumn colours. 

Thank you all for your lovely comment on my  post. 

Take care and see you soon, 

Sunday 17 September 2023

Red and Gold for the CCC!

 Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well, and enjoying this last bit of sunshine and warmth. We have had some really lovely days here in Inverness.

Christmas Card Club challenge once again, they come around so fast, and it's a card with Red and Gold colours on it.

I've used Lavinia Stamps Robin Sticker Stencil for this one, and the swirly stamp embossed in Gold powder. A stencilled background and some Gold Mica splatters to finish off. Matted on to gold card.

Of course you can always use the Anything Goes if you can't manage the theme. 

Thank you for the lovely comments on my journal page.

That's me for now,  take care of yourselves and see you later in the week,

Friday 8 September 2023

Let Your Dreams!

 Hello Everyone, are you melting yet? Boy what a heat!

I really welcomed the pool when at aqua Zumba this morning, so refreshing. I hope you are all keeping hydrated.

I've got another Journal Page today,

The sea has been made using water colour paints by Gansai  Tambi paints, and Elements Ink for the sky. The stamps are all from Creative Stamping magazine, from a few years ago, and the images have been coloured with various gel pens. First time I've used this stamp set, they are really lovely.

Well, Sweet Poppy Stencils are about to come on the craft programme, so I'm off to make a cuppa and settle down to watch.

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my last card, you are all so kind.

Take care and keep cool,

Sunday 3 September 2023

Trees for the CCC!

 Hello to You All, I hope your weekend is going well and life is treating you well.

We're having a bit of an Indian Summer just now, just as I was getting ready to pull out the winter cloths, oh well enjoy it while it lasts.

Another Christmas Club Challenge today and it's cards with Trees that's wanted of, Anything Goes.

Now I was inspired by Laura Wenn from Card-io stamps,  she creates the most wonderful cards and has them on You Tube.

Laura used a 7x7 card, but by mistake I pulled out an 8x8, way too big, I tend to only do smaller cards because of the postage. Anyways, I've used stamps from the following Card-io sets, Home for the Winter, Nice-icicles and Icicles and Holly Hid-Away.. The first two sets are from a Card-io new collection. Lots of different green inks and glitter. My large tree is a bit wonky, I think I need more practice  in using the branches.

Thank you so much for the lovely comment on Neptune, really appreciate them.

Apple pie making this afternoon, our tree is abundant with fruit this year, plums too. 

That's me for now, take care of yourselves,