Tuesday, 15 August 2017

A busy weekend

A quick card for my neighbour, another last minute make,
Nothing fancy, a pre-coloured image from LOTV, matted on to green card, MS punched leaves, wooden rabbit and bird dabbed with distress inks,

I have been jam making over the weekend
17 jars of apple and blackberry jam and a boiled fruit cake made on Saturday.
9 jars of mixed fruit, plums, raspberries and blackberries found in the freezer and then after tidying up and cleaning the cooker, some light reading out in the sunshine for an hour or to.
What better way to spend a weekend! lol...... (11 jars already found new homes )

Hugs Tilly x

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Happy Saturday... ..

Hope you had a good week, back with a quick card for my neighbours birthday which I forgot !!
DC papers spellbinders dies, coloured with PM's,  flowers and gems from stash.

After work on Thursday, I went to pick blackberries as the weather man said Friday would have rain...... I managed to get a good 8lbs, so after bowling this morning I set to work.

I now have a pint of  blackberry vodka fermenting for Christmas
I have 2 bottles and a small jar(no more small bottles left )
of blackberry cordial for drinks or over puddings

6 blackberry crumbles already in freezer, and jam cooling off ready to put in jars.
(blogger playing up Friday so could not post this) Today Saturday, after a little shopping, I shall get the jam done and then I have two more cards that need posting early next week.

A feel of Autumn in the air morning and evenings here, fire been on a couple of times this week, and not much sunshine to see us through winter !!

Thanks for your visit

Hugs Tilly x

Sunday, 6 August 2017

A Sunday hello

I have just returned home from 2 nights in Holywell in Wales, I stayed at St Winifrieds Guest house, ....please don't be put off by it being a Convent, any or NO faith welcome. At £35 per night bed and breakfast,  it was the best price for what I needed, I had a very warm welcome and a lovely en-suite room. White spotless bedding and towels..t.v.  and hospitality tray. Unlimited hot water and central heating.
The main part has been there for hundreds of years just above St Winifried's Well, it used to be a hospice for the poor and destitute.About 7 years ago it was transformed. A large lounge and dining area,
As a single traveller, I am asked to pay £70/£80 for accomodation in hotels,  that does not come close to this.!!!
anyway, on to my card, it is for my Grand-daughters birthday

Lidl papers, Image won from All Dressed Up, coloured with promarkers, cut with spellbinders ovals, flowers from ..........diamonds and sentiment from stash.

she loved the colours and sparkle, I hope you have a good week, although the rain has just started here

Hugs Tilly.x

Friday, 28 July 2017

Good morning....

Hello and challege day again at Crafty Catz, this week Jannette has chosen anything goes with a twist of'anything but a card'
We are sponsored by

I covered a small tin with papers, braid on top and bottom, spellbinders circle and scallops, picture coloured with PM's and glitter, I made this for my neighbour who has been in hospital and put in digestive biscuit's.

.I have also made this leather bag this week with some real leather which came into the charity shop. I lined it in cream silk and added a zip pocket inside.

I added a broach to the front as my large needle broke trying to sew on a button. (it is cream and a lovely shade of mink brown but looks more grey here )

I have had a lovely 4 days in sunny Blackpool, well, 2 were lol....a lovely guest house on the North Shore, I will certainly be back again... Home today and a birthday party lunch to attend at 12.30pm just love retirement !! hope you have had a good week

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 21 July 2017

Good morning

Hello again from Crafty Catz challenge, this week our Boss Carol, has chosen Party time as the theme.... any thing goes of course.....our sponsor gave us lots of lovely images to work with

VERY OLD papers from DC lol,,,,,images kindly given by sponsor, Inked with distress inks, PM's and peel off stars and hearts.

I have a busy day ahead, ironing, and makes tea for my neighbour who is now home from hospital. Later there is afternoon tea at 1pm at the U3A meeting, followed by a wedding in town at 3.30pm. back home and then this evening is the wedding reception!! and I am working Saturday morning.......I may need to just doss around on Sunday! I hope you have had a good week, we had a little rain here but not the thunder, feel soooo sorry for the folks flooded out.

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 14 July 2017

Good morning....

Nice to be back on Friday to our new challenge at Crafty Catz set by our lovely Nick and it is anything goes with a twist of ice cream colours. We are sponsored by

prize...4 images of winners choice

Thanks to our sponsor for the image coloured with PM's and chalk, (the umbrella is actually mint green not blue lol) papers from Poundland, cream card for backing, stitch dies from China,  candy dots and butterfly from stash.

Little miss muffet---------------anything goes

I love promarkers-------------anything goes

Paper shelter---------------punches or dies

Simon says----------------plaid

Digi Choosday-----------------anything goes

Some more sunshine this week to lift the spirits....it's been a busy week as I finished off sewing some bunting.... naturally, it will hang higher up, this was just to see  the length of it, Home made binding...

Thursday afternoon and it was off for afternoon tea at Manchester Town Hall with 6 friends, good value and a superb building. Free bus travel and we also went to St Anns church and the 'hidden gem' church close by. So much history on our doorstep.
Hope you had a good week

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 7 July 2017

Good morning....

Hello again from Crafty Catz, this week our challenge is set by our teamie Caz and it is anything goes with a twist of lace......
Our sponsor is


Image from our sponsor, coloured with PM's,edged with distress inks,  punch is MS, lace, sentiment and pearls from stash.


Crafting by designs-----------anything goes

Crafty sentiment---------------anything goes

Digi choosday--------------anything goes

A bit more time to craft-----------------anything goes

aussie digital artist blog-------------anything goes

Crafty hazelnuts patterned paper challenge----------------anything goes

It's been a nice week with some sunshine here, we did not get the forecast thunder storms. My rose tree which is more than 30 years old has had more flowers than ever this year, it must have read my mind about cutting it down lol....I shall have to re-think it now!
Nothing planned for this weekend but I'm sure it will still be busy!
Hugs Tilly x