Thursday 18 April 2024

Simple Christmas Cards!

 Hello Everyone,  oh, it's cold,  cold, cold here, rainy and miserable, Sun is trying to peek through though.

Anyway, how are you all?  I hope you are well and  your week is going well.

I've got a couple pf Christmas cards today,

A simple design using Inkylicious stamps, this is Winter Bough and I've added, Fluffy Stuff, and slats of Posca Pen, Momento Inks.

Same design but different stamps, this is Snow Shrub from Lavinia Stamps, Sentiment is a Lavinia one too. White gel pen and tiny crystal gems. Elements inks.

Easy to make and very effective I think.

Thanks to everyone who left comments on my last post, so appreciative of them.

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

Sunday 14 April 2024

Spring Melody!

 Hello Everyone, and welcome to m blog. I hope all's well with you and that you are enjoying the weekend.  Pretty chilly today, more snow on the hills too, but after getting the shopping done, I'm indoors now and hoping to get some crafty time this afternoon.

I have a coloured picture today,

This lovely Japanese lady is from Colouring Heaven magazine and I've coloured he with Prismacolors and gel pens.

There are some beautiful illustrations in this book, mind you some of them would take me ages to completeπŸ˜„

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

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

Wednesday 10 April 2024


 Hello Blogging Friends and Visitors,  I hope you are well and keeping warm. Yes the weather has taken a turn around and it's gotten much colder, not to mention the rain where lots of lovely Spring flowers are getting wrecked by it.

Anyhoo, I've got a little Fairy card today,

 This is the Moon Fairy sitting on the moon looking at all the twinkling  stars/ Background inked with Elements Ink, gel pens and white Posca pen, added some tiny gems . Sentiments, and stamps by Lavinia.

Thank you for you lovely comments on my last card, I do so appreciate you taking the time to visit and leave some kind words.

Take care and see you soon,


Thursday 4 April 2024

Guinevere and Friend!

 Hello Folks, I hope you are well.

 Isn't it colder that in January!, it certainly is up here. I was thinking of swapping the heavier duvet for a lighter one, but I think I'll hold off for a bit yet.

I'm popping in to show my latest card,

The lovely Guinevere is having a catch up with her little seahorse friend in one of her favourite places, in her bottle that she came across a while back, Now just why she likes to sit in a bottle, I just don't know, but them I'm not a mermaid πŸ˜€ Coloured with  Zig pens, gel pens and Elements Ink. Stamps from Lavinia.

Thank  you so much for your lovely comments on the Dinosaur card, Alistair was really chuffed by your comments as he was the Dinosaur artist πŸ˜ƒ.

That's all from me for now, have a lovely restful evening, and see you soon,


Saturday 30 March 2024

Dinosaur Birthday!

 Hello Friends and Visitors, hoping you are well and enjoying this Easter weekend. 

Seems ages since  last posted, but here I am with  a birthday card for our little friend  who lives next door, Alejandro, can't believe he's now 4 years old. I remember the day he was brought home from hospital and as it was during covid we couldn't go out to see him, so Eddie his dad held him up at the window for us to see. He's growing up into a fabulous clever little boy, Anyway, here's his card,

He is dinosaur mad, so Alistair drew this image, I couldn't find a dino stamp any where. Watercolours used to colour him, and a selection of  Lavinia foliage stamps.  He thought it was cool.

We're out for lunch tomorrow, thought we'd treat ourselves to a nice Easter lunch.

That's me for now, Happy Easter if you celebrate it, and  not, well have a lovely weekend anyway, take care of yourselves, 

Thursday 21 March 2024

A Friends' Gathering!

 Hello Blogging Friends and Visitors, how're you all doing, fine I hope and looking forward to the weekend. We are going to a concert on Saturday evening, by the Inverness Symphony Orchestra, it's their inaugural concert in this name as they were formally The Ness Symphonia. It's a lovely piece of music called The Land of the Mountain and the Flood, a Scottish composer, Hamish MacCunn, based on one of Sir Walter Scott's poems. So we are looking forward to that.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my last calendar page, I so much appreciate them. I'm back today with my April page,

   Once again I've used all Lavinia stamps and Elements Ink. Gel pens and Stickles for sparkle.

I do wish I was better at taking photos, anyway it is what it is. 

That's all from me for now, have a lovely weekend whatever you get up to and stay safe,

Saturday 16 March 2024

Bijou and the Moon!

 Hello Everyone, I hope you are all doing well, but big Hugs if you're not. Lots of bugs going around, so hopefully you are staying car of them.

Lovely sunny day here but a bit ld. I'm seeing that snow is forecast in the next few days The weather people on the TV is giving o mention of it, I'm seeing this on my feed page o the computer. I'm hoping it's wrong.

Thanking you all who left such lovely comments on my last card, I really do appreciate the time you take to visit my blog.


Here I have June's page in my Lavinia Stamps Calendar, and I used this lovely little owl stamp called Bijou and of course he's sitting on the new moon. All stamps used are by Lavinia and Elements Ink blended in the background. Posca pen, gel pens and little gems to give some twinkle in the sky.

That's me for now, take care of yourselves and enjoy your weekend,

Wednesday 6 March 2024

Peace and Hope!

 Hello to you all, and welcome to my blog, and I hope you are all keeping well and not experiencing too much of the snow. Our mountains have had some but not at ground level thankfully.

Thank you for the lovely comments on my last post, you are very kind and I always appreciate your comments.

I have a Christmas card today,

Well here we have Honeysuckle cottage all decorated for Christmas with some holly. All the stamps are from Lavinia Stamps as are the sentiment stickers. I've coloured with Altenew watercolours, gel and Posca pens and some Stickles for sparkle.

That's me for now folks,  have a good day and see you soon,

Thursday 29 February 2024


 Hello Everyone,  hoping you are well, and enjoying life.

Loads of rain for us over the last 24 hours, and high winds.  Apparently snow is forecast for sometime tomorrow. 

Unfortunately our heater is not playing ball, again,  so it's got  to be replaced.  It's belting out heat,  even when on standby.  Had the electrician out twice and it seems it would be just as expensive to get parts sent from Germany,  plus the wait,  so a new one was bought today.  However, getting a slot with the electrician will take over a week,  they're awfully busy 🀨. Just dreading the leccy bill now πŸ˜₯

Anyhoo, here's my latest journal page 

This is Jandlar from Lavinia Stamps,  with sea foliage and little shoals of fish Elements ink,  Wink of Stella and sticker sentiments. 

Thank you for your lovely comment on my last card. 

That's all from me for now,  take care 

Love and Hugs, Kate πŸ’–

Friday 23 February 2024

Faerie Magic!

Hello Everyone,  I hope you are all well and that life is being kind to you. 

I'm back here sooner than I thought I would be,  and this time with a card 

Here's Eden meeting her little friend Rory and showing him some  Faerie Magic, Rory is just too little yet to do magic, but he likes to watch, whilst Eden's dragon friend is flying home for the evening.  All products used are from Lavinia Stamps. 

That's me for now, thank you very much for your lovely comments on my previous post.  Take care of yourselves, 

Hugs Kate x x 

Wednesday 21 February 2024

Wrap up Well!

 Hello Friends and Visitors, I hope all's well with you, and that life is being kind. We are living quietly here, just waiting for Spring to arrive. The lovely little Spring flowers are up ad about but, being battered with wind and rain.

As usual just a quick post to show a coloured page done way last year,

This page was from Rita Berman's Winter Walk, and now I have no recollection of which pencils I would have used. I've put some stencil work in the background.

Well that's all  from me just now, take care of yourselves,

Thursday 15 February 2024

Valentine Card!

 Hello Folks, I hope you are well, and not having such a miserable day of rain that we are having, and it is so dark. One of these sorts of days that chill to the bone.

Anyway, just popping in with a quick post of a Valentine card, meant to do it yesterday, but didn't get round to it,

 Tilly and Tango here with a lovely rose and some lovely steampunk hearts, all from Lavinia Stamps. A little stencilling in the background, gel pen and gold Stickles. This was Alistair's card.

Thank you for the lovely comments on my previous post, always so kind with your comments.

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

Sunday 11 February 2024

Evening Sail!

 Hello there folks, been a while since I last posted, or indeed commented, sorry about that, so I hope all's well with you. I've not been feeling too well, nothing I can put my finger on or give a name to, but just not feeling tip top with everything being an effort, maybe an age thing, perhaps you know what I mean. Anyway, I'm here today with another calendar page from my Lavinia Stamps  calendar coloured up, here is  Evening Sail

Mr. and Mrs. Hare like to go for an evening sail when the weather is fine, they like a bit of time to themselves away form the family, so a nice leisurely sail along the river side to relax  is just the thing. A little fish who knows them pops up to say hi, and Bronwyn the owl is also coming to say hello.

I've used all Lavinia stamps and Elements and Versafine Clair inks. Lavinia sentiment stickers, gel pen and Stickles.

So another page done, only another six to go  πŸ˜„

I'm going to a cake and concert this afternoon at the Cathedral. with Musick Fyne. A group of musicians who specialise in  medieval music with like instruments, It's just lovely and very relaxing.

It's a much better day weather wise, so no battling through rain and wind, makes a change.

Anyway, that's me for now, hoping to get around to visit some you guys and see what you've been up to, take care,


Friday 2 February 2024

Visiting Friends!

 Hello Friends and Visitors, Are you all keeping well? I do hope so and that life is good for you.

Such a rollercoaster of weather we are having,  temps up, but awfully windy, lovely sunshine today. The Met office keeps saying we are due for snow and low temps soon. Hope not. I'm watching my little bulbs shooting through in my pots, and really surprised that the cold has not killed them off before now. I have one lone snowdrop out in the back garden.  Anyway, it is still early.

I have another coloured up page in my Lavinia calendar, now it's it November page, I was going to do the page for May, but somehow got side tracked  to November's page,

Here is Nia and Pippin visiting fairy friends and they have stopped for the night in a little forest clearing. Various Lavinia stamped used, with Elements ink, gel pen  silver foil and stickles. I'm really pleased with how it's turned out.

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

Well that's me for now, I hope you have some good plans for the weekend, take care and see you soon.

Friday 26 January 2024

First Christmas Card for 2024, Tinsel and Sparkle!

 Hello Friends and Visitors,  I hope you are well, but sending healing thoughts to those of you who are struggling just now.

A beautiful cold day here, bright sunshine, but dry and not too much wind. I hate the wind, always have, don't mind the rain so much and will still go for a walk, but wind keeps me indoors.

I've got my first Christmas card of 2024,

My card was inspired by Kathy Lake who is part of the Delbello Design Team.

Card-io stamps are the stamps of choice, from various sets, with a Lavinia Stamps sticker sentiment.

I used Element Inks with the salt technique, which I loved doing, it's so effective. I used lots of glitter for the sparkly snow. Mounted on to platinum card.

Thank you for the lovely comments on my previous card, that's all from me today, have a lovely restful weekend and I'll be back soon,

Monday 22 January 2024

With Sympathy!

 Hello Friends and Visitors, I hope you are well and enjoyed your weekend. Also hope you are not suffering any damage from the awful storm that's been happening over the weekend.  We had some high winds and battering rain yesterday, especially through the night, quite frightening.

On Saturday I was singing with a huge chorus in our cathedral, Messiah, around 300 voices and a large orchestra. It was an amazing day but so long, stared rehearsing at 9.30 until 5 o'clock and performance at 7 o'clock, add to that that the Cathedral was so cold it was an exhausting day. The Cathedral was packed for the performance with a very appreciative audience. The chorus was made up of different choirs, or singers who just wanted to sing. It was great to be part of it. Yesterday was a say of doing little and gargling my throat ☺ 

Thank you for you lovely comments on my last card, I'm here today with a Sympathy card for a  lady who was part of our Christmas Card Club who lost her lovely  Husband a few weeks ago, who had never really recovered for having Long Covid,

Just a very simple card using one of the new Lavinia stamps, stamped in Versafine Clair Morning Mist with a few splatters from Elements Ink.

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

Wednesday 17 January 2024

Butterfly and the Cat!

 Hello Friends and Visitors, I hope you are well and keeping warm and cosy in this freezing weather. We have a good layer of snow, which is causing poor Teallach an awful dilemma around going out for his business πŸ˜„

Sorry not to have been around in Blogland for a while, so I will have missed many of your posts, but I'll certainly be having a looks tonight.

I have a card made for my daughter-in-law's birthday tonight.

 I've used a rather old Sweet Poppy Stencil with lovely cat sitting on the window. Inked with Elements Ink and coloured with Kuretake Zig watercolour pens. Wink of Stella and silver foil. I also decorated the envelope with lovely Mooch from Lavinia Stamps. Moreen's birthday isn't till February, but I thought I would get ahead.

Thank yo so much for your lovely comments on my last card, as always your comments are so kind.

That's me for now, take care of yourselves, especially if you're out in the snow and ice, Cheerio till next time,

Sunday 7 January 2024


 Hello Friends and Visitors, I hope you are well and enjoying your weekend.

We've had a few lovely days here in Inverness, although cold the sun was shinning and no rain or wind. Great for walks. Need to get the extra pounds off from all the extra treat eating over the Festive Time. Not easy, but all the chocolates, mince pies, crisps and dips are all gone now.

Thank you for the lovely comments on my last post of my coloured picture, as always you are so kind.

I've a card tonight, made for my Son's birthday in a couple of weeks, he wouldn't be looking at my blog so safe to post it,

I've gone for a sepia colour pallet, and all the stamps are by Lavinia Stamps with the gorgeous Magnus as the main focus. I used Elements Inks and Posca pen in glitter yellow. Lavinia sticker sentiments and some pastel pencil in yellow for highlights. This design was inspired by the fabulous Jo Rice, Head DT with Lavinia Stamps.

That's me for now, enjoy your evening, take care,

Wednesday 3 January 2024

Christmas Clock!

 Happy New Year to you All, I hope it will be a really good one for everyone, filled with Happiness, Health and Contentment.

We had a very quiet Hogmanay, tried to sit up for the bells, then realised we were forcing ourselves to do so when we would rather be in bed reading our good books, so off we went to bed. Can't really be bothered with it all now, is that an age thing do you think! Anyway, if  any of you good folks managed to have celebrations I hope they were fabulous and yo enjoyed them.

I managed to get a bit of colouring done during the festive period,

This page is from Johanna's Christmas Colouring Book and I used Derwent Chromaflow and Derwent Drawing Pencils. Not pencils I use often but I have to say I enjoyed using them on this books paper. I also used gel pens and Star Dust Stickles. In the background I used a Lavinia Stamps Stencil, Leaf Trails in Elements Ink. I enjoyed colouring this page, it's  been ages since I've coloured up a page.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my last card, as always you  are so kind.

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