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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??

Sunday, July 16, 2017

It's challenge time again!

Hi!  Well, it's challenge time again over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and I've lucky to have the gorgeous image from one of our amazing sponsors - Sasayaki Glitter - she's called Lucy In The Garden!

So why not pop over and join in!?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

It's Challenge Time Again


Well all the lovely weather and the days are just flying in! It's challenge time again over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and we have two amazing sponsors and some fab prizes to be won!

I've been playing with this gorgeous image from Miss Daisy Stamps called Lulu!

Why not pop on over and join in!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge!


It's challenge time again over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and I was lucky enough to choose an image from one of my favourite stores - Bugaboo!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Some recent makes!


Well here we are and it's half way through the month!  Weather a bit cooler and some rain (which is good for the gardens!)
So far we've managed two BBQ's, which, for mid May in Scotland is pretty good going!

I've not had much crafty time recently (although I do seem to be managing to "crafty" shop!)

But here are a couple of recent makes.. die cutting rather than stamping!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Crafting With Friends!


Just a quick little note from me today to say that it's a Just For Fun challenge this fortnight over at Crafting With Friends!

Here's my little dragon card!

Why not pop on over and join us!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May already!

Hello!   Wow! We are in May already!  Holiday countdown is definitely on! 

I've been missing in action on the cardmaking front but I have been using my time wisely!  I'm in the process of creating boards on Pinterest with all my stamps and dies etc.  The reason?  Only so that I can see what I have in one place and hopefully take inspiration from it rather than continuing to shop for new stash!
It's no small task though!

I have been using some of my time to craft though. In the form of crochet. Nothing complex, just a big (BIG!) granny square!  It's so colourful and cozy. The wool is arran weight so it's really quick and easy to work with.  Here it is... get your sunglasses on!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Just a little bit...

...of playtime today! So some very quick makes..

tracy brown-scott / blue daisy crafts