Sunday, 31 August 2014


Apologies that this card is similar to one entered into challenges last week, when I made the original card I also coloured this stamp, due to being very busy I don't have time to craft as much this week and this card fits several challenges.
 Hubby unfortunately had an altercation with a Highland cow on Thursday, he was going to help our neighbour trim them after the vet had sedated them. The sedation didn't knock them out and when the vet was administering a further dose of sedation one of them charged out of the enclosure knocking down the gate and fence, taking with it my husband and our neighbours son. Jim describes flying through the air then landing against a strainer post hitting his hip, arm and head. He also tore his back on the barbed wire fence, his jacket and t-shirt were ripped beyond repair but his cashmere jumper had only the tiniest hole in it, explain that to me. He also managed to hit his forehead on a beam after getting up .
His tetanus jabs weren't up to date and he reluctantly agreed to go to the local hospital to have one and be checked over.He's now really stiff and sore and has a beautiful array of bruises.

Stamp from Lili of the Valley
Paper from Nitwit Collections

Challenges snowflake stamp glitter sketch july 2012

Monday, 25 August 2014

Quick Christmas Cards

The Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge is for Quick and easy cards, I printed images from PC Crafter onto light weight card, die cut the top edge applied ribbon and then mounted onto my base card, 5 min tops.

Images from PC Crafter sadly now closed
Sentiment from TLC
Memory Box Die


Make a Silly Face

When I saw this little guy I just knew he was the right image for this sentiment from TLC. Put together there's no way you could feel downhearted.

Digi from QKR Stampede
Sentiment from TLC

Challenges April 2014 for the guys

Sunday, 24 August 2014

A Little Sparkle

Good morning from a sunny North east Scotland, we had a beautiful day of warm sunshine yesterday and it looks promising at the moment. Hubby came back from Aberdeen just before lunch time yesterday James will be home on Tuesday. They had a great night out celebrating James's 18th, none of them were under the weather James only had 1 cider nothing stronger. He and his brother are shopping for DVD's then heading to the cinema toady.

Stamp from Lili of the Valley
Gingham paper Nitwit Collections
Snowflake die I think Memory Box

Challenges 1 image 2 papers 3 embellishments ribbon snowflake gem

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Trick or Treat

Digi from QKR Stampede

My younger son is 18 tomorrow I don't know where the years have gone, it makes me feel old ( I was the wrong side of 40 when he was born ) and a little sad. He's not ready to fly the nest yet but this milestone makes it seem closer.
He and his dad are meeting his brother in Aberdeen to celebrate, they will both stay overnight, hubby will come home on Saturday and James next Tuesday. I hope they enjoy their boy's time they are very close.

Challenges 2012 things that go bump or Oct 2013 pumpkins

Saturday, 16 August 2014


A really C&S card for the mistletoe challenge at 52CCT

Sizzix mistletoe die
Sentiment from Letraset



We've had a busy week, my son had to go flat hunting after receiving notice that his landlord was putting the flat he rents up for sale, he has been there for 4 years and liked it. Shame he couldn't afford to buy it but at £150,000 for a 1 bed it was out of his reach.
We spent 2 days viewing flats after spending 2 days looking on line. I found it hard to believe that some flats weren't even cleaned for people viewing, The cost for some was astronomical, Aberdeen is probably the most expensive place to stay in Scotland but £700 per month for a place where the kitchen was 6ftx 4ft and there was no hanging space / wardrobe in the bedroom really was shocking. He did eventually find a place which he liked but it really stretched his budget rent and council tax are £ 850 a month, then bills on top of that, but it is spacious and only a 5 min walk to his work.

Wreath from Memory Box
Sentiment from Just-Rite stamps
Spellbinder Poinsettia Die
Sizzix embossing folder


Friday, 15 August 2014

Tender and Loving Thoughts

Digi from Wee stamps
Papers from Daisy Bucket Designs

I like to have a few cards that I can add a sentiment to, I think this one could be for an engagement or new home, and will add the appropriate sentiment when I send it.


Sweet Vintage

Image I think from the Graphics Fairy
Papers by Pion

School goes back on the 19th , hard to believe the holidays are almost over, it'll be nice to get back to some sort of routine. I try and do most of the housework between 7.30 and 9 am whilst hubby does his school bus runs, he HATES the sound of the hoover so I get that out of the way first. Then we have until 3pm to please ourselves.
 I love the touch of autumn colours in this card, it's probably my favourite time of the year the rich hues of colour in the foliage are so beautiful, the Boston Ivy in the garden is already starting to turn red and gold.


Sunday, 3 August 2014

Trees for Sale

At last the wood store is full we have enough logs to last 2-3 years, they have loads of time to dry out thoroughly, we still have about 8 tons of wood to cut, but have plenty of room to store it in the garden, but it will need covered for the winter months.

It has been another beautiful day not too hot in the sun, really just fine. One of James's friends arrived unexpectedly a few hours ago, James is tall at just over 6 ft. but this lad must be about 6 ft 6in I felt like a dwarf beside him. I hope they all keep in touch now that they have left school they are a great bunch.

Stamp from QKR Stampede
Sentiment from TLC


Saturday, 2 August 2014

52 CCT Challenge

  Apologies for the quality of the photo my poinsettia and banners are not as clear as I would like though the sentiment is ok, I wonder if it's the colour of my papers, the green is quite dark. Had to have another go at the border, this time I have used a contrasting colour underneath and I think it gives more definition.

Cuttlebug  Embossing Folders
 Die by Spellbinder
Sentiment from Just Rite


Friday, 1 August 2014

Merry Christmas

It's been another glorious day, not quite as warm thankfully, but the sun is shining after a dull day yesterday. I can hardly believe we are at the end of the 4th week of the school holidays.
 I need to organise a trip to Edinburgh and another to Renfrewshire to catch up with friends and relatives, it's also a good excuse for some retail therapy, I love shopping on my own though, I can take as long as I want, without holding anyone up or hurrying them along.
 Thanks to everyone for all the lovely comments I appreciate them greatly.

Stamp from Lili of the Valley
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Sentiment computer generated.