Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Last Posting before Christmas

This will probably be my last posting until after Christmas as things are getting busy preparing for the Yuletide event. I spent yesterday finally getting around to making that final clock for my young son's new home. I do hope they like it and the colours and style I have picked for them.

Our Ruby Wedding Anniversary is on the 27th and we are going up to stay at a posh hotel in Aberdeen for a long weekend. We plan having a meal with just the family to celebrate. I made this card for hubby and hope it is appropriate as my mind just went blank and men are always so hard to make cards for, but I am sure he will like it.

Take care to all my friends out there - have a wonderful Christmas and Best wishes for 2009.

Friday, 19 December 2008


To all my friends online especially the Imag-e-nation Forum here's wishing you a lovely Christmas
and a very healthy, and happy 2009!

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Finished, at Last!

At last I have caught up and finished my last Christmas card. What a relief, can now relax a bit and get back to more normal things. Here are some pictures of some of the last few........

Monday, 15 December 2008


It's getting closer every time I post, so not long now folks until Christmas. At least I am finally catching up and have only half a dozen cards to make plus an Anniversary and Birthday one and then I can relax.
I didn't go out this weekend as my knee as usual was playing up but spent time doing my cards. My youngest son and his wife came for a flying visit on Sunday so it was nice to catch up with them both.
Watched the exciting final of X Factor and thought Alexandria was a well deserved winner, also watched my favourite Strictly Come Dancing but was annoyed about the voting and roll over in the end. I think a lot of voters were very disgruntled about it but the final next Saturday should be exciting.
Here are a few more cards that I made [forgot to photo some of them before I posted them all].

Not the best of photos

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Christmas Tree

Been keeping busy since my last posting catching up with some more Christmas cards and finally got our new Christmas tree up and decorated but not much else yet.
Went to the craft meeting at the church and stayed for lunch which was lovely. This was the last meet until January but got a pleasant surprise as the Guild have invited to me their Christmas lunch on Friday. Something to look forward to and I will be picked up and dropped off by car so that is a bonus.
Still in a lot of pain with my knee but getting by with lots of painkillers. It's very cold again today and there was a shower or two but no snow, thank goodness.

Well better get back to the cards but here are a few I have done so far -

The next four are for my family and of course, had to be extra special...

Saturday, 6 December 2008


After a week in bed nursing this horrible cold & cough I ventured out today with OH's assistance to get my Christmas cards for Canada and abroad posted. I also bought 24 large stamps for more cards and 30 2nd class and was shocked to find the cost came to over £33 and that's without the cards, postage only! It's certainly getting pretty expensive, last year I paid £20 and thought that extortionate.
We had a lovely lunch at the local 'Bakehouse' - the first decent meal we've had all week as we haven't felt much like cooking. After doing some shopping and ordering our Christmas meat from the local butcher I was ready to give in and go home as the pain in my knee was as bad as ever. It seems that whatever I do to rest it as soon as I start walking up and down the hills here [nothing is on a level] off it goes again.
Hopefully I will manage to do some of the dreaded h****w**k tomorrow and try and catch up on some more Christmas cards. It would have been such a special day if my mum had still been alive, as we would have been celebrating her 95th birthday , unbelievable [ I still miss her so much].

Tuesday, 2 December 2008


Hello to all and welcome. After such a good week last week up until Thursday I am once again feeling awful! I was in so much pain with my knee on Thursday that I had to phone OH to come and pick me up and take me home [I was in Aberdeen for the day with my pal]. He was feeling pretty awful himself with a bad cold so we both ended up in bed by 4.30pm. Must be a first for us. OH has been nursing his cold all weekend and guess what -yes, he very generously passed it on to me. That's all I need, so once again in bed with nose, eyes and just about everything else running!! I so do not need this just now and am very disappointed that we missed our grand-daughters in their stage show at the Aberdeen Arts Centre but I heard that they were brilliant.
Oh well, back to bed with a hot drink and some cold remedies.
See you soon.........

PS It's also snowing hard and very cold, brrrrrr.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008


Three posts in one day, you are spoiled for choice. Got a lot to say today to make up for days of silence! This is just a short one to let you see a couple of cards I made over the weekend.
One is for a recently new friend who was so kind to me while I was ill, she will be 60 years old in December. It is funny really as I have so many friends who celebrate either a birthday or anniversary that month, including myself! I do hope she likes the card. [Sorry about picture - not the greatest]

The next one is another Christmas card - I really like the cardstock on this one and the robin just finishes it off.

Proximity Award

A big thank you to Cazz who has presented my blog with the...
not sure that I deserve it...
This award states that this blog invests and believes in proximity- nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers.

I find this very hard to do as I have many friends from the Imag-e-nation Forum online and other friends out there who have been there when I have been ill and depressed these last few months and been there to listen and advise too. This is supposed to be passed on but too many to mention individually so...
I think I will have to hand this award over to all of you who visit my blog and those who inspire me, cajole me, and send me hugs when I need them most - you know who you are.

Learning a new skill

Tuesday already, had a quiet weekend and stayed in because of the horrible snow! Didn't do much yesterday either but ventured out this morning to one of the local churches to meet some crafting ladies and have lunch with them. They turned out a really nice friendly bunch and one lady called Sheila is in the process of learning me to crochet. My mum did try years ago but I could never get the hang of it. Found my hands got quite painful after a while so not sure how much I will be able to do with my arthritis but will persevere. Going back next week anyway and she is going to get me to follow a pattern so that will be fun!

Saturday, 22 November 2008


It was freezing yesterday and lots of towns and cities around us had snow but not us. Well woke up this morning to a Winter wonderland with everything white. Some parts are beginning to melt in the sun but we are still getting quite heavy snow showers. Think I will stay in today and keep warm and get on with making some more cards so watch this space......

Meantime found this wonderful picture of a beech tree covered in snow -

Friday, 21 November 2008

Friday already!

Haven't had much time to craft these last few days had the doctor on Wednesday and now on an extra pill [over and above all the rest that I take]for my blood pressure. The doctor is not happy with it lately as it has been higher on each visit to the surgery. Started taking them today so will see how I get on.
Yesterday OH was off work as he had to go through some tests too as they are concerned for his blood sugar count. I do hope he does not have to go onto pills like me for diabetes as he has enough to cope with. It doesn't sound to bad as his blood sugars were 6.2 and that is good to me as I never seem to get below 7. something but of course I am no expert!
Off out this afternoon to a craft event at the local community centre with a friend, so that should be interesting. Will have to wrap up warmly as it is soooo cold today. Where-ever you are wrap up to and take care. Have a good weekend folks!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

More Cards

A few more Christmas cards that I have been working on - hope you like them.

2 Gatefold Cards

Haste ye back........

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Introducing Tia

Well I promised you a picture of Tia as soon as I had one so here it is. Tia is about 2 and a half years old, is grey and white in colour and is quite shy until she gets to know you.
As I mentioned earlier my son and his wife got her from the Cat Protection League. Cannot wait now to see her and Poppy, and get some more pictures - hopefully real soon.

Monday, 17 November 2008

At Last, some cards

Forgot to post these on Thursday but had a very productive day and made five cards in all, four Christmas ones. Hope you like them.

Haste ye back.........

Introducing Poppy

Another week nearer the end of the month and it has gone by so quickly. I had my grand-daughters staying on Friday and Saturday so it was a lovely change for me. Unknown to them their folks had a surprise for them on Sunday - a lovely Jack Russel puppy which the girls have christened Poppy! On top of that my other son and his wife, got themselves a lovely cat from the Cat Protection League which they have called Tia, so our family has expanded by two - can't wait to see the new editions. Here is a photo of Poppy that my son send us and as soon as I have one of Tia I will let you see it.

Isn't she gorgeous!

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Birthday Card

Well I made a start with a simple card for my B.I.Law's birthday. Mens cards can be so difficult to do so I used an image from my Greetings Card CD and then decoupaged the picture 3 times and added ribbon and a few embellishments. Hope he likes it.