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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Little Birdies


Been having a quick and easy play with these little birdies!

Another Christmas Card

...using Stampin' Up! Hometown Greetings Edgelits dies. This time a DL card! Definitely not a card size I use very often!

This is a lovely die set to use. I think the effect of layering up the houses really works, and it's so easy.

A quiet Sunday


Spending Sunday afternoon in the craft room.  Why is it when you have the time to do something you end up procrastinating?  I'm trying my best not to!  It's been a lovely week.  We've all been on holiday so have spent the week in a bit of luxury at a cottage in the Angus Glens.  Gorgeous surroundings and perfect peace and quiet!

And no trip to the Glens would be complete without a toffee coo!

So far today I've been using up some scraps of paper and made this.  Nothing fancy.  Need to go in search of my mojo now..

Have a lovely Sunday!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Challenge Time!

Hello! Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

It's challenge time again at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!  This month I've been lucky to have a gorgeous image from Lemon Shortbread to play with - another one that is such good fun to colour!

The image is called Christmas Wreath Mouse

So why not pop on over to LPOCF and join us!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Better start thinking about Christmas!

Well, it's never too early! And with so many good friends and family to consider there are lots of cards to be made!   I always count myself so lucky at this time of year to have so many lovely people in my life.. and what better way to say how valued they are than to make a handmade Christmas card.
Here's my starter for ten!

This is just a selection of the 25 (or so) cards I've made so far.  I think that means I'm a third of the way there! 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

October already!


Well I can't believe we're at the end of the first week in October already!  Just about to come in to birthday time in our family, then Christmas, so now I really need to get my thinking cap on about what to get for people! Always a challenge!
And we have a new addition in the family to buy for (luckily I don't think she will be too fussy!)

This is Piper and she's nearly 15 weeks old.  She's so well behaved, she's settling in so well!  

I've been trying to cut back on the crafty spends (partly because I'm not doing a lot of crafting!) but needless to say, I'm not doing too well.  I had (had!) to have some new ink pads so I decided to get some of the little Hero Arts cubes..

They are lovely to work with - the colours are rich, they stamp perfectly, the only challenge I have is to find somewhere to keep them (too much stuff!)

Now I really need to get on and finish an anniversary card I'm in the process of making.

When I get this finished I can get on and play with my new toy - a complete set of the new Stampin' Blends from Stampin' Up! and the Climbing Orchid stamps and dies. 

Have a lovely weekend everyone! 


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Challenge Time!

Hello!  Another month just disappears! I've had little or no crafty time recently. Not complaining, just had a busy time of it!  And as a result I think my mojo has gone into hibernation!  I've not really even been in the mood to shop! (arrgh!) although, that's probably a good thing!  Need to concentrate on reducing  the content of the craft room - not add to it!

I should probably also start thinking about Christmas cards!

But I needed to think about my immediate priority and that was the next challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

As always we have fabby sponsors and amazing prizes to be won.

My image choice this time is from Polkadoodles (I love Polkadoodles!).. here it is!

Little bit of a change style-wise for me but I'm pleased with the end result! 

I hope you like it.  Please take the time to join our challenge


Saturday, September 16, 2017

A Little Wild

No, that's not me describing the weather today!

I've finally found some crafty time and been playing with "A Little Wild" from Stampin' Up!  Taken my inspiration for this card from the new catalogue..

It's a really simple but fun card to make.  A lovely little image to colour. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers.

Hope you have a lovely weekend! 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

It's Challenge Time!


It's challenge time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and we have some wonderful sponsors - Fabrika Fantasy and Peppercus Design.

I was lucky to choose an image from Peppercus Design and here's my card!

I had great fun colouring!

Why not pop on over to LPOCF and join in! There are prizes!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Happy Saturday!


I've been very busy today - tidying out the craft room.. So many things over the years that I just won't use now.  So I feel quite happy to make space. Not for new stuff (yet), I still have so much that I've not played with!

My head isn't quite in the crafty space just yet so I 've just tried one card - simple one layer stamping using two lovely sets from Stampin' Up!  Touches of Texture and Oh So Succulent.  Inks are Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Berry Twist.

Monday, July 24, 2017

What's been going on?


Only one post from me in over a month!  I've not been doing much crafting. Not because I don't want to but I've just not had the chance between work, holidays and getting out and about in what has (mostly) been quite good weather!  Hopefully now things will settle down a bit and crafting normality will be resumed!

Here are some holiday pics.  3700 nautical miles in 2 weeks around the Baltic (again!) in the lap of luxury.  It's always nice to get home though.. and see the cats!

Martini's - yum.. and yes, that is ice on the bar

Feta, tomato and watermelon with a balsamic dressing - amazing

Frogs legs - not for me...  "foodie" 12 year old had them!

Tivoli Gardens - Copenhagen - we love Copenhagen!


Midnight sail under the Oresund Bridge (connecting Denmark and Sweden) - not much clearance for a ship of our size - amazing to see!

"Spring" rolls.. get it??  An indulgent night in Qsine


Stockholm Theme Park - Grona Lund on the island of Djurgarden.  Might try the ABBA museum next time!

Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil


Lawn on the top deck

Lauluvaljak - home of the Estonian Song Festival. In 1988 the songs sung here led to the overthrow of Soviet rule. This is the statue of Gustav Ernesaks.  

Saint Petersburg - the newly built Krestovsky football stadium (it wasn't there last time we visited!)

Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood.  What an amazing sight with the blue sky - it was grey last time!



Peterhof Palace - the Russian Versailles


Just a small ice cream in Warnemunde 

Not a bad view

Martini bar - play time!

Goats cheese - amazing!

The giggling babies - the source of quite a few "big" wins!

Martini Flights

So, now that the holiday is over will things get back to normal?? 


More on this little lady in future posts!

It's nice to be back.. now, crafting.. where to start??

tracy brown-scott / blue daisy crafts