Sunday, 14 November 2010

Krafty Karen has sent me a Kindness award. I am so humbled

THankyou Karen soooooo...... much for this wonderful award. I really don`t know what to say but thankyou very much for picking me. You are a truelly wonderful person.
Now, who do I pick for this award. This is a toughy!! I have such a lot of wonderful friends on CC forum and on blog land too and I really don`t know where to begin. This I`m afraid is going to have to go to 2 of my dearest friends here in Aberdeenshire both very talented craftersand both of whom are there when I need a friendly ear to listen to all my woes and also to all the wonder times we spend together and laughter we have each time we meet up. My award is going to Jane of Thistle cards blog. Fiona of Fiona J cards and so much more. Sorry I can`t give you a direct link for some reason my click cut and paste isn`t doing what it`s supposed to do and paste!!!
Now all i have to do now is tell you where this post originated and hop on over there myself and place the girls names on the list
This lovely award originated on Paulette`s blog Create with TLC. Sorry again it is coming up with error on page and won`t let me paste direct to her blog. All I have to do now is pop over and put my two names down for the award. Go on spread a little kindness today. There sure isn`t enough of it around these days xxxx
Thanks again Karen xxx

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

2 Post`s in One Evening. Oh I must be Sickening for Something!!!

Thought I`d share the card we made at card class the other night. We used Mo Mannings eskimo kisses I love this image. The candles were decorated using a paper mania stamp christmas ornaments and the other was using the November stamp from Little Claire.
What do you think everyone. Pleaase fel free to leave a comment. They are much appreciated. Thanks.

Shaker card

Was going to enter this one into the Sugar Nellie challenge over on PCP but i think Fiona has already set another challenge. We mad ethis one onour livecrafting event over on the Crafter`s Companion Forum. Really enjoyed it. I hope you like this card too.
Base card CC centura white pearl
Backing paper was from a selection that came with Simply Cards & papercraft magazine last year!!
Green card from CC
Santa stamp form Sugar nellie coloured with promarkers.
Flowersoft winter white used for the snow.
Acetate, bling,DST & foam tape from own stash
Sentiment from Hobby Art

Wednesday, 3 November 2010


Hi! was doing a bit of blog hopping and found a fab posting from Fiona at Fiona J Cards.

New over at Sugar Nellie, Karen has been teasing us with some new designs to be released soon.

What can I say I am absolutely speachless. How fab are these little girls!! Have a hop over to Sugar Nellie and have a look yourselves. Karen, another winner!! Well done, can`t wait to get my mits on this sticky sugary treat!!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

A card for twins

On Saturday 30th October my friends son and wife were blessed with the birth of twin daughters. Have never made a baby card for twins before but really enjoyed putting this one together. I hope you like it, And CONGRATULATIONS to Grant & Sarah on the birth of Lois Amber & Lexie Rose.

I have also been enjoying doing some more fine beadwork and finished this bracelet this afternoon

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Sorry I Haven`t been around!

At last Thursday class with Mhairi we had a play with fimo clay. We all did different things. With halloween coming up I thought I would try a little artistic lisence and make some halloween type charms. Though i say so myself I think they came out OK. Will have to get another two made so that i can give them to my grand daughters!!
My necklace/choker at made at our jewellery classes with mhairi down at the craft Hoose. I love this fine bead work and hope to try some more.

I used the princess stamp from Sugar Nellie and backing paper, imageof castle and letters from Crafter`s Companion Boy`s `n` Girls CD rom bling and card stock from own stash. Image coloured in using Promarkers

My apologies for not keeping my blog up to date. Time seems to have run away with me. I have been busy crafting though in between my 2 days at work too. Jane & i have had a few craft stalls theses past few weks with more comung up so stock has to be kept up on all sides cards and jewellery and candles of course. Fiona has also joined us on a few outings and so fsr we have done not too badly.

Hope you like the photos of a few of the things I have been making.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Thought I would enter this into a challenge.

Good morning everyone!!

Well I`m off to Montrose this morning with Fiona Adam, her eldest son is competing in a junior taikwondo competion. Before I left for the day I thought I would share this card I am entering into the Saturday Challenge over at The challenge is `Anything Goes` so hop on over and enter a card you have just done. Also I am entring this one into and it simply is a Christmas card.

This one was my first attempt at using the Letraset Aqua Markers. I just have the basic set so far but hope to add to this as I love them just as much as my promarkers and it gets me back to some watercolouring. The images I have used are From Jenny Mayes, Hobby Arts, some of the Winter Scene It set. Card from my card stock as is Ribbon. Quote from Scene it set of Christmas quotes. quicky6 glue pen and glamour dust were used to make it look frosty and wintry. Brrrrr....!!! DST also from stash. I hope you like my take on Jenny`s stamped images.

Thanks for taking the time to view my blog and please feel free to leave a comment. Linda

A quiet Day at the 1st Association Buchan Crafters at Banff.

Having a relax this evening after a manic week trying to get everything organised for todays craft fair. Thanks to Janes help, finishing off a few bits and pieces and bagging up of my crafty things, we managed to get all our gear ready for an early start at Banff.
Stayed with Jane last night so once everything was orgainsed for the off in the morning , we sat and had a chin wag and a lovely cup of well earned coffee before bed. All round, for all the crafters that were there today, it was a rather quiet one. Jane did very well and sold 4 of her jewellery pieces. Me, well sadly it was just one card but as we say swings and round-a-bouts. Lots were interested and thinking about chrissie presents and lots gave us very lovely comments on cards, jewellery & our candles but sadly not a lot of sales. Even out and about in Banff it was really quiet!! Anyhow, I really enjoyed my day and we both met some other lovely crafters whom we shall meet along at some of the other fairs set up this year.
Thought I`d share a few piccies of some of the other things I took along today. For all of you who have left such wonderful comments a sincere thank you
Linda xxxxx

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Images on Candles

Hi! everyone!

Well as promised I have eventually got round to posting a pic of the candle I did the ohter EARLY morning!! I ahve also made another one this morning in between more Christmas cards & a necklace PHEW!!!! Beds have also been stripped washing on and out on the line. Oh me I do feel worn out! Ha! Ha! Thankyou for having a look and also a big thankyou to all the lovely comments you so kindly leave on my blog

Linda xx

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Thought I`d give this Challenge a Whirl!!

Well the weekend is almost over again. Been really busy beavering away making christmas cards and some more jewellery. Had a browse over to see wht the challenge was on and decided to tie in one of my cards with the sketch for the challenge.
The recipe for this card
Stamped image Sugar Nellie Miss Claus, sentiment Snow Love Crafter`s Companion, Popcorn Bear Christmas stamp set; Inks Memento and Stazon Black: Promarkers to colour in image. Base card From crafters Companion, Background design paper & vellum Glitter Girls; bling from own stash. DST & Pinflair glue used as adhesive.
Will be back later to show case all my other efforts including a candle which I did at 3am this morning!! Don`t ask!! That`s another story!! LOL!!

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Ooooops!!!! This should have gone on the Last Posting??!!

I love this image and it comes from For this I simmply cobered my background using a piece of sponge and ink then stamped the image and sentiment with Stazon ink. To finish the effect I sprayed the image using the Dilver spray from

This lovely Santa image is from the range over at Might enter this one into Fiona`s challenge over at
The theme this week was to produce your own back ground no using designer papers. A very simple one My background was cut from one of my spellbinders using the cuttlebug. My background I stamped using a Hobby Arts stamp snowflakes with Stamping Up Bashful Blue ink pad. The stamped sentiment is also from Again I have edged it using a gold ink pen .
Right a million & one things to do. Washing and tumble drier are whizzing round as we speak ( it`s chucking it down here today in the NE Scotland) dishwashers been emptied and refilled. Ron is in the land of nod having been on night duty so of to get some more cards made.
Hope you enjoy having a look xxx

And now the work begins!!

These three cards are using images from I just adore Little D`Arcy. The other two images were this months club member stamps and there were a few other images along with these too. Well worth a hop over to have a browse and once a member you get 10% off all other buys too.

Jane & I have a few craft fairs and Saturday markets coming up for the run up to christmas so yesterday the hard work began in earnest and once this is posted I`m away to the craft room to get a few more done.

Friday, 10 September 2010

More bead creations

Hope you like these array of different bead creations

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

And here`s another Post!!

Just had a look over at Fi has been posting some amazing cards. Why not pop over and have a look. There is also a sneak look at what she has planned for us for the nest Sugar Nellie challenge over at
You could be in for a chance of winning 3 Sugar Nellie stamps There has been some rubber up for sale prices over at funky kits too well worth the look. Don`t miss out and over at the Karen has been teasing us with little snippets from the work of their latest designer to come on board the HOS. Think we`re going to be in for a real treat or should I say I KNOW SO!!! Thanks Karen and team for all your hard work. xx

.......And I`m on a Roll!!!

Having real problems downloading these pictures. It`s taken me ages!! Well back again and this time I am entering this one into the sugar bowl challenge with Lillians Sketch. For this chaleenge I have used the cheer leader stamp from sugar Nellie and coloured her in using my promarkers and firstly stamped with Memento tuxedo black ink. The numbers are from Jayne Nesterenko`s cute companions sets again stamped in memento ink and cloured with promarkers. to finish off I have covered the numbers in glossy accents. I added a bit of sparkle to the sugar nellie image using a glue pen and glitter dust. Card used was from my card stock from where i can`t rememberPink ribbon and pearls from own stash. The sentiment was cut from a sizzix die using the cttle bug to cut out. Thanks for having a look. PS!! Forgot to say this50th Birthday card is for my baby sis who`ll be 50 on the 26th of this month. Happy Birthday Glynis!!

A few weeks ago we did some beading with Mhairi at the Craft Hoose using seed beads jewellery thread and a jewellery needle. At first I just couldn`t get to grips with this technique unable to tie in threads & managing to cut the wrong side of the beads!! Ha! Ha! Of course they all fell off.
The blue one is called round and round we go. As you can ssee the contrast beads follow a spiral round the core ones. Cant remember what the other one was called but think both have come up nicely as neat little bracelets. Think I`ll be putting these in for sale at the craft fair Jane & I are doing in 2weeks in Banff. Right too much chatting not enough posting. Thanks again for stopping by

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Pink Pink Pink

Have posted these for you to see too. Not where I wanted them to go but hey ho!! they`re on. I`m not very good at this computer malarky!! LOL!!

Have just posted my entry for the SN Challenge over on Why not come over and join in. There is a sugar prize of 3 sugar nellie stamps of your choice. Love to see as many of you as possible and why not pop over and visit our lovely hostess Fiona`s Blog for more info. Thanks again Fi for running the challenge.
For my card I have used card from my card stock, SN cheerleader stamp, Promarkers for colouring, for stamping image and wording Memento black tuxedo ink pad, Stickles Icicles, Bling from stash, DST & Pinflair glue. Thanks for having a look xx

Friday, 3 September 2010

Loads of Candy up for grabs!!

WOW!! If your interseted at all I`ve just been over for a look on
Some fab candy up for grabs including Martha Stewart punch and Tom Holtz 12x12 distressed papers pad to name but a few. Hop over and have a look!

I`ve Started my Christmascards & this ones for some challenges!!

Hopefully this is the start of lots more cards to come on my blog. Sorry i`ve been a bit lax this wee while back!
For this card I have used the stamp Rainy Days from CC Swalk set. I think she is soo..... adorable!! I coloured her in using my promarkers, used diamond glaze on the puddle umbrella and raindrops to make it look like snow & coloured in the edges of the scalloped edges , done by using my spellbinders on the cuttlebug and on the sentiment ( hobby arts) using Stampin` up ink pad pretty in pinkBase card & silver backing card was from my stock & the patterned cards were printed from Cute Companions Winter Tales. Bling and Ribbon from my stash.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

My first ever award!!

I have been awarded my first ever blog award not once but TWICE!!! Yes twice!! Thankyou very much to and I feel very priviliged to be chosen by you both for this award
Why I started my blog?? Well I found all theses amazing blog sites and some wonderful challenges. There are lots of talented people out there and along the way a great way of meeting new people and forming friendships and I can share my ideas with lots of other likeminded people as well as picking up lots of tips from blogland. I hope this gives you some idea as to why I started my blog. Now to pick 10 blogs to hand on this award. this is the difficult bit!!

Friday, 6 August 2010

My youngest son has hit the 30!!! Oh My!!

Eain was 30 on Sunday the 1st August. so thought I`d show you the card I made for his birthday. He`s a keen fisher.

Another post for today

Myself, Jane & Fiona showing off our days work
Fiona & Jane posing at the end of a lovely days crafting

Thought I`d let you see what we all got up to at our Sugar Nellie day at the Staion Hotel in Ellon Sunday past 1st August. We all had a great time and hope there are many more of these days to come.

Craft Fair and recent cards and jewellery

Last week at ou jewellery class Mhairi taught us how to do wire work and to say I`m hooked is an understatement!! I just love it and hope to do a lot more

A few cards that i`ve made recently. The top two we did at Yvonne`s class at the Craft Hoose a couple of weeks ago and the bottom one is my wedding anniversary card to my husband Ron. 33years past the 9th of July!! Wouldn`t change a day of it.

This really is catch up time!!
A few week ago Jane & I did a craft fair at Peterhead. This is our stall all set up and ready to go