Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Tiger Lily!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are fine and well, keeping warm if your weather has turned chilly, ours has, and had a good day.

All day I've thought it was Monday... loosing the plot I think. The days are going so fast I can't keep up.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my CCC cards, hope you got to see what my teammates created too.

I'm keeping this a short post tonight as I want to go and get a pan of soup on the go for tomorrow, I lead an exciting life!! So my card tonight ;
I was lucky enough to win a fabulous candy prize from Linda Simpson and it contained two Tonic dies, this is one of them Tiger lily Die.
I had no idea how to use it as there was so many pieces to it, and had to search for a You Tube tutorial to help, thankfully I found one.  This has another cutout which is very open which I will used at some point and I had coloured it all with Pixie Powders from CE, I used the flowers to ad to the solid shape and added dazzlers to them,  edged with DI, sequins and a dragonfly gem. 

Hope to get some time later to visit your blogs, but for now that's me, take care of yourselves,

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Two or More Papers for the CCC!

Hello Everyone, time yet again for the Christmas Card Club ladies to show their latest creations. Where on earth does the time go, it seems no time since I posted the last ones. 
This time it's the turn of Granmargaret to choose the theme and she would like to see two or more papers used.

Now I don't seem to use papers all that much although I've got loads of the stuff, so I was a wee bit daunted by the challenge, however I put my thinking cap on and here is what I came up with;
I've used different papers from First Editions Gilded Winter for this card and SB Poinsettia die, and Sue Wilson little flourishes.  Gold ribbon and some gems, lots of gold glitter and a First Editions die cut sentiment. 
Silent Night is the paper choice from First Editions for this card. TH die to give a bit of texture, various snowflake dies and the Joy sentiment is a First Edition die. Blue ribbon and a few gems. The paper has a lovely sparkly tree and there is a different paper behind the die panel and the snowflakes are another paper from the same pad.
Well, it was quite a challenge for me this time around, and as usual the photography is pants, but hey ho, I hope they will do. Thanks for making me think Margaret, a good challenge.

I hope everyone is well and enjoying their weekend, and thank you for your lovely comments on my previous card.

So visit the other CCC girls and see what they are creating, that's me for now, away to schedule this post for tomorrow, take care and see you soon,

Friday, 17 March 2017

Spring Meadow!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and having better weather than we are, it's been raining all day, is dark and chilly. Last night when Teallach was about to go out, I opened the door for him and it was snowing, much too wet to lie, but my boy was having none of it and refused to go out. How he manages I don't know, but he was fine till this morning when he made a dash in and then back in.

Unfortunately, we had to go into the town this morning, hate it, but once home got settled into my craft room and came up with this little card;
Difficult to photo because of the mirri card, Little Claire stamp and coloured with Derwent Ink intense Pencils.Background is DI and applied with Ink Dusters, Inkylicious little birds stamp, lots of sparkle. Matted on to card and edged with Amethyst Starlight Paint.

Just a short post today, but before I go, just want to say thanks so much to all of you lovely people who visit and leave such kind comments, much appreciated.

I hope your day has been a good one, and here's to a great weekend, take care,
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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Warm Wishes!

Hello to You All and I hope you've had a good day and are well.
Our weather today has been very blustery and with huge downpours at times, a day for staying in and crafting which I would have done if I didn't have my puppy minding duties.

Thank you all for your visits and you lovely comments on my last card and photos, really appreciated. 

Just a short post tonight showing a card made with one of Crafty Individuals new stamps;
This is as you can see is a lovely snowy scene and I've coloured the sky with Derwent Pastel Pencils and added loads of glitter.  I've used First Edition Gilded Winter paper and die cut it using a die from Tim Holtz, which behind I've used the same pencils as the sky to add some colour. Imagination Crafts Alchemy Wax in Gold around the edge of the paper and after adding the image to CE Foundation card in Graphite I added it to the paper. First Edition Sentiment die and some Just Pearls and Ta Da, finis.

Teallach and I have the house to ourselves tonight as hubby is away at his little music group, and I'm going to settle back and watch the last part of  The Replacement which has gripped me from the start, so hoping that the end isn't a damp squib as can sometimes be the case.

Have a good evening and see you soon,

Monday, 13 March 2017

Little Cards and Little Images!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well as we yet again head into another week, my they are going quickly, wish they would slow down a bit.
Was your weekend good?? We went to Ullapool for a Fair Trade event, Ullapool is a Fair Traid town. It was lovely weather although got a bit cold towards the end of the afternoons, but it was good enough to sit on the harbour and eat fish and chips, and no seagulls amazingly.

Thank you all for your visits and kind comments on my last cards, I really appreciate them and enjoy reading everyone.

I've got two little cards today;
This is a 31/2 inch square card, and I've used a Sheena Douglass EF and Alchemy was from IC. The floral stamps are all from Crafty Individuals, they came along with the stamps that I'd purchased as a wee thank you and they are fabulous. I coloured them with Tambi Gansi metallic paints. The sentiment is from CB, finished with Just Pearls.
Photo a little light, sorry about that. More of these little complementary stamps. This one came in a strip, I don't think you were meant to cut them, anyway I didn't, but coloured up the skies and the meadow with Faber-Castel Pastel pencils. Mated on to lilac card and silver mirri. I stamps on to the card base itself with another little stamp from the collection and finished with Just Pearls.

Here is where we were at the weekend;
Ullapool Harbour
We walked around the corner from the harbour and I took this view, some snowy mountains in the distance.
As it was quite warm we found a bench to sit and admire the view and enjoy the peace and quiet, and then the ferry came in from the Isles and caused some lovely waves. Alistair did see a seal playing in the water, but I missed him.  There we are another little bit of Bonnie Scotland.

Off now to see my puppies and see what destruction there's been today.
Keep well and see you soon,

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

A Highland Scene!

Good Morning from a very wet one minute, sunny the next Inverness. Boy when the rain starts it's coming down in lumps. No one in this house wants to go out in it, Teallach is snuggled up in his chair, Alistair is at his computer composing a new story and me... well I'm typing this post, after which I will be giving my nails a home manicure ready to go out this evening to our little craft group Christmas night out, a little late, but it it took until now for everyone to be able to agree a date. So looking forward to that and perhaps it will be all rained out.

Thank you all so much for you comments on my last card you are all very kind and for a new visitor,
Dortesjs, thank you so much for your visit and comment and I'll be visiting you shortly.
I'm pleased you enjoyed the photos and yes I consider myself indeed very fortunate living where I do and wouldn't swap it for all the tea in China. I always feel when the sun is shining Scotland is beautiful, but wild rain makes it dramatic, especially Glen Coe, if you ever get the chance to go through the Glen I'm sure you would agree.  We have so many wonderful places of beauty the length and breadth of these Islands, but not the greatest of weather and warmth. Anyway on to my card;
I fell in love with this Hobby Art stamp set, and although Highland cattle are all over, I thought this little scene looks like the Highlands of Scotland. Coloured with SN pencils and DI for the sky, I used an aperture card and set the scene behind it and framed it with a Tonic die and some lovely Thistles.
An XCut sentiment die and a few sequins
This is the inside. I love the image of this beautiful cow, and Hobby Art stamps are fabulous to work with. I've edged the card with coloured charcoal to give it a frame. I hope you like it.

I almost forgot my big news of the week.... on Monday 6th March I officially became an OAP, yep that's right I can now expect to collect my" huge" state pension that I've paid into along with millions of others for 42 working years. HUGE LOL!!  I was made redundant around 18 months ago but as I was well over 60 there was no way on earth I was doing any more labour, considered I'd done my bit and earned some peace from both mental and physical stress.  So I'm just delighted and count myself lucky that I am of a generation that still is able to stop work and get something back.

I hope you are all well, but if not will feel better soon, have a good day whatever you are doing and see you soon. Take care of yourselves,
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Monday, 6 March 2017

Spring Bird Tulip!

Good Morning to Everyone, and welcome to my blog. Here we are at the beginning of another week, where did the last one go?? Anyway, I do hope all is well with you, but if not here is a virtual Hug and I hope you will feel better soon.

Thank you all for your visits and comments on my last selection of cards, you are very kind in your comments and I love reading them.

I'm back with another Chocolate Baroque creation for the Colour challenge;
Stamps from Spring Bird Tulip, coloured with Derwent Inkintense Pencils and Derwent Metallic pencil in Gold. Background is a selection of DI and using Lesley's block technique, adding some small stamps to the background. I cut out the tulips and mounted on to black card and cut around that. Added a few Just Pearls in Gold, and a little sentiment. The base card is not a DL in width, it's smaller, but don't know what it's called, and it is in a soft green shade, a packet of these were given to my by my friend Dale.

Friday was a glorious sunny day, and to clear away the cobwebs from my journey to Glasgow I went out walking with  Damian and the Pups, and boy was I walked. We went to Dores, about eight miles outside Inverness on the banks of Loch Ness. It's a favourite walk for them and the get to run mad and paddle in the water. Perhaps some of you have been here, the views are stunning, can't really capture it on a camera,  but I thought you might like to see the beauty that is the Highlands.

Milo loves wood as you know and he found this huge branch which he was not going to let go.

That's all from me today, it's quite a good morning so I'm off out for a stroll, have a good day and I'll see you soon,
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