Sunday, 27 May 2018

Trees for CCC!

Hello to You All, I hope you are having a lovely weekend with lots of great things planned. Mind you if you are anything like me, pottering around at home is just as good.

Can you believe  a fortnight has passed since the last Christmas Card Club posts, passing all to quickly for my liking.

This time around our lovely Shaz would like to see Trees, indoor or outdoor ones. I've opted for outdoor;
All images and sentiment from Inkylicious and stamped with shades of Momento blue inks. Quite pleased with how this card turned out. I do like mono coloured cards.

Anyway, I hope you like it. It's never too late to join us us CCC girls and get ahead with your Christmas cards before the rush. Just get in touch and I will point you in the right direction.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my previous card.
Short and sweet today, I'm scheduling this for tomorrow Sunday when the challenge goes live. Please pop in and visit the other team members as they always have wonderful cards, see you soon,

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Belle Flower!

Hello Everyone, have you had a good day, I hope so and enjoyed some good weather.

My day began well as I was meeting my Choral Buddy Fiona for a coffee and a catch up this morning, and naughty pair that we are along with our coffee we had a lemon muffin. My first sweet thing in about four weeks, and it was divine, that will keep me going for a while.

Once back home and switching on my laptop, I found that the Windows updates that I left to run last night hadn't, so I began again. Then the blasted thing got stuck in a loop and kept telling me that it was restoring to previous system. I won't go into it you'd only be bored silly, but it took me about three hours to fix it out, and be able to get back into the system. Windows 10 keeps updating it's self and there seems to always be problems with it. Microsoft is always adding new things to the system and tweaking it, anyway here I am now able to post a new card;
This is a huge background stamp from Chocolate Baroque called Belle Flower and I've used watercolours to colour it up. I stamped it twice so that I could cut out some flowers and decoupage it. Background paper  is by Lesley who owns CB, sentiment is also CB, a few pearls and a dragonfly gem and that's the card complete.

Thank you for you lovely comments on my last card, I always appreciate your visits.
Just a short post tonight, my bed and book calls, so take care and see you soon,

Monday, 21 May 2018

Tower of Jolly Snowmen!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and enjoyed  d your weekend. We had glorious weather, but today the rain has been chucking it down and been so dull I needed o put lights on to see what I was doing, can hardly believe the change.

I had a lovely quiet weekend and Alistair walked 30 odd miles, he is mad, but thoroughly enjoyed his time out in the hills.

Thank you for your visits and lovely comments, I really do appreciate your time.
I've got a Snowman card today, well Snowmen really;
I just love this stamp from Woodware and I've coloured it with Zig Watercolour pens, added some Star Dust for a little sparkle and glossy stuff to the snowman's pipe. I've kept it clean and simple as I'm entering it into the

It's a short post today, off to have my dinner, mince, tattie and dumplings, good Scottish fare, you've you've got something tasty too,take care of yourselves and see you soon,

Thursday, 17 May 2018

You're in My Thoughts!

Hello Everyone, I hope your are well and enjoying the good weather, we have another gorgeous day here and Teallach and I have been taking advantage of it sitting in the garden.
Teallach has discovered a little Field Mouse living in a pile of large stones in our neighbour's garden and thankfully not caught it yet, but he is ever hopeful. The little thing came out yesterday, and my boy chased it around the stones, but the mouse disappeared back into the pile. I know it's what cats do, but he got a telling off, totally ignored me though.

Anyway, thanks for your visits and your lovely comments on my last cards. I'm afraid the photo was pants, and I should have photoed them individually or in sets, I'll know better next time.

I'm back today to share one of those cards as I had used a CB stamp ;
 I was particularly pleased with this card, and will post it on the CB FB page. I coloured the image with Zig Watercolour pens, and the paper is First Edition Noir et Chic .Butterfly die is one from Die'sire.

To finish off here is Teallach, sound asleep, no doubt dreaming of the mouse, I love the way he's resting his head on his paw,

 This is a new sleeping place he's taken up, perhaps the heat from the sun is inviting for him.

That's me for today, Alistair is taking me out for a bit of lunch, making up for him escaping to the hills for the next few days.

Take care of yourselves ,and see you soon,

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Use Your Paper for BBB!

Hello Everyone, back sooner than I expected, I trust you are well and hopefully enjoying the lovely warm day.

There is a new challenge blog in town called Back to Basics and Beyond,BBB. you can find it here and I've been invited to be part of the new Design Team. The Blog is aimed at helping new crafted learn technique, and perhaps refreshing seasoned crafters skills. There is lots of interesting techniques planned for the coming weeks, so why not pop in for a visit as see what it's all about.

Today sees the third challenge and called "Use your Paper", the paper in question is a 12x12  sheet of paper and to see how many card you can make with it. Here is what I've managed to create with the beautiful First Edition Noir et Chic paper;
The paper is a beautiful cream and black/grey design and the sheet I chose was double sided which let me have contrast to my designs. I've also used the paper to cut out the various dies I've used to embellish the cards, so I managed five cards in all as you can see..
One one card I used one of CB new stamps from the Lords and Ladies set and coloured it with watercolours to tone in with the colour theme.
I expected to be daunted with this challenge, but I found I enjoyed it as it let me revisit my beautiful papers, and the ideas kept flowing.

I hope you will join in the challenge, it's fun. Pleased have a visit with the other DT members and see what they have created.

Thank to everyone who has left comments on my last card.
Have a lovely day,

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Just for You!

Hello Everyone and welcome to my Blog, lovely to see you here. Hoping everyone is well, but for those of you who are not, sending out kind and healing thoughts.

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my CCC card, you are very kind.

Are you having good weather?? Yesterday was sweltering, just a wee bit too hot for me, but still lovely, today has been a bit overcast, but still warm, but it looks like the week has to be really good. 
In a bid to get away from "that wedding", Alistair has decided to take himself off up into the mountains for a couple of nights, quite forgetting that I would like to also get away from it,......not we are definitely not royalists, not even to see what the dress is like. I plan to get quite a bit of crafting and reading done. 

Anyway enough of all that, here is my card for today;
I bought this little set of stamps from Hobby Art, designed by Lisa and who's second name escapes me for now. She designed these particular stamps with sewing friends in mind. I think they are a pretty little set. Coloured with Prisma Colour Pencils and Sparkle Pens. I found an old Papermania paper pad on a sewing theme and used that in the background. I stamped on to Desert Storm card from CC. Just one for my box.

Our beautiful Mr. and Mrs. Swan are back at out uni campus and they have produced seven cygnets. Alistair was privileged to witness one of them hatching. He took these photos of them the other night;
Here's proud mum, looks like she is suggesting going into the water,
At this point mum was looking out into the pond and making a bit of a noise, then dawned on me she was calling for dad to help.
Here they all are  out for a paddle. The parent are so very protective.
Now this was interesting to watch, the parents were pulling up the reeds and smacking their feet on the bottom to loosen up the sand so that the cygnets could get the plants and whatever to eat, so clever.
Last one,
Here the cygnets are getting in amongst reeds.
It was just lovely watching these beautiful creatures with their little family, and we are so lucky to have them back for the third brood.  Hope you've not been bored.

Well that's me for now, hope to be back soon, take care of yourselves,

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Sentiment as Focus for CCC!

Hello Everyone, I hope you've had a lovely Saturday. We had wonderful sunshine and a bit of heat today, so I hope you had the same.
Well once again it's time for the Christmas Card Club ladies to show their creations, where did the last two weeks go...... the come around too quickly. Anyway, it's our lovely Carol who has chosen the theme this time an she would like to see a sentiment as the focus of the card. Here is mine;
I'm very fond of this lovely Crafty Individual stamp and use it every year. I've heat embossed with white powder on to Kraft card and then mated it on to an embossed piece of green card. The paper is an old Papermania one. The bells and star dies are from Dovecraft, a bow and little red gems completed the look.

I'm afraid I had only time to make one card Carol, but I did enjoy the challenge, so thank you for your choice.

This will be a scheduled post for tomorrow when the challenge goes live. If you have time please visit the other CCC ladies and see their lovely creations.

Thank you all for your continued visits and the lovely comments.  Enjoy your evening and see you soon,