Friday, 28 April 2017

Hello again

I am linking up with Annie,s Friday smiles where we share our happy bits of the week.
Well, I have been to Fort William for my birthday (a BIG one lol ) and stayed in a super cottage opposite Ben Nevis and with Loch Locky running at the bottom of the garden !!!wow, what views!
It is a salmon river and also they do get otters and seals, but although always on the lookout... I did not spot any...
I have never been still, so much to see, stunning scenery wherever you look....Bonnie Price Charlie looking for invaders

Beautiful town and ferry port of Malaig

The richness and fabulous stained glass windows of St Andrews Church in town
walks to waterfalls, the drive aroun Loch Leven was stunning....
 Only one castle this trip...a ruin, a trip to Port Augustas.... the Abbey I wanted to see has been turned into a private hotel....The boat trips to spot Nessie were £15.00... so seeing I DON'T do water/boats and the fact no-one has actually seen Nessie, did not make me part with my dosh lol !
A visit to Oban, a walk in the forest where Braveheart was made, walks along the Caledonian canal, A cream tea for my birthday........

The cards I recieved before coming away to open on the day. (the crochet was laid out beforehand at home so I needed to keep it in order lol
And Finally, Taking the gondola's and then climbing the last bit of Ben Nevis on my last day !!!!
icy cold up there at 4406 ft but I did it !!
An 8 hour drive each way from home, one I won,t do again but I loved every miniute !!!
Thank you for your visit
Tilly x

Good morning

Another Friday and another challenge... this week our teamie Jannette has set an anything goes challenge with a twist of ...no design papers
Our sponsor this week is

DIGITAL PAPERCRAFT
PRIZE 3 DIGI IMAGES FROM ETSY SHOP

White card with machine stitching, matted on to blue card.. Our daily bread stamp and sentiment done in green, lemon and red inks intermingled. ribbon from stash.

Challenges:
Aud sentiment challenge--------------use a stamp for sentiment

Little Miss Muffet challenge-----------anything goes

Lemon shortbread--------------anything goes



I hope you have had a good week, I have had a few days away in Scotland, long drive but worthwhile.

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 21 April 2017

Good morning

This week our challenge is set by the lovely Caz........and it is anything goes with the option of numbers. Our sponsor this week is
MELON HEADZ
blog..http://melonheadzillustrating.blogspot.co.uk/
PRIZE ....1 BUNDLE OF CHOICE FROM ETSY SHOP


The papers are K& Co and I distress inked the edges
I used an image kindly given by our sponsor and coloured with PM's and distress inks. all embellishments from stash (trying to use some long neglected stuff from stash! )

Challenges;


I am now getting my energy back after the hectic weekend (last post) but yesterday the gardeners began to flag my back yard after I got without the greenhouse, with a new table and chairs I should have a nice space to sit in the summer sunshine !!! if only......roll on warmer weather lol

Hugs  Tilly x




Good morning.....

I am here to join in with Annie,s Friday  smiles, I have had a very busy week what with working 3  mornings and then catering for a buffet for 10 on Sunday.
My grandson took his long time girl-friend to the Lakes and proposed to her! Luckly, she said yes.......so I was shopping, cooking and baking for two long days lol, then it all had to be transported to their house on Sunday afternoon.
As if that was not enough to do, I made them a card
Then I decided to make some bunting, I used fat quarters that I bought in Aldi a few months ago, lovely cotton and 5 fat quaters for only £3.99p look out for these offers next time around, well worth the money and nice to work with. I could not have had a longer word with time so short.....34 triangles, home made binding,letters cut on Cricut, drawn on to fabric, cut out and sewn on to bunting!!
I only finished sewing at 12.30pm then put together the trifles, cooked the salmon, boiled the eggs and got everything in the car by 2.15pm.
Here is Ryan and Amy and my bunting.....
Beginning to put the food out, I did not get around to more pictures when people began to arrive.
Lots of smiles for me this week.

Hugs Tilly x

Monday, 17 April 2017

Happy Easter....

I hope you have all enjoyed your Easter break, hopefully not too much chocolate lol...I have been extra busy this week. I was asked by my grandson last week if I would do some shopping and make a trifle as he was taking his girlfriend Amy to the Lakes for 3 days to propose to her!

Of course I agreed but then it went Manic, it ended up a full scale buffet for 10!!

 I worked Wednesday and Thursday morning, no shops open Friday that I needed, Saturday I worked until 1pm, went shopping, began cooking, 2 quiches, trifle, orange drizzle cake, cheese cake, fruit cake......tea for neighbour. Finished at 7.30pm and went to start making bunting....34 triangles need for Congratulations.....had to cut the letters on my cricut, draw round on fabric, cut out and sew the lot together, left it a 9.30pm knackered. Up at 7am, discovered I had not decorated inside of card,
after, I went back to bunting, finished at 12.30pm.... put together trifle, boiled eggs and new potatoes, salad, roasted a salmon in tinfoil,  put the whole lot in the car along with cooked ham, turkey, pasties and pies and transported it all to their house at 2pm....Just as well she said Yes !!!
(start of food prep, forgot the table later as people arrived.)

Everyone enjoyed it and I got home at 8pm and went straight to bed. This morning washing on line, baking tins put away and going to tidy up fabrics, thats me for the day!!

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 14 April 2017

Happy Easter to you all...

Good morning, here we are again at Crafty Catz and our challenge this week is chosen by our lovely and talented Aunty Sue...
it is anything goes with a twist of animals, you do not need to do the twist.we are sponsored by

Prize is 3 digital images 
Taking a big risk here as the question has not been asked until Good Friday, but I am almost sure it will be yes... and I do not think they follow my blog anyway (fingers crossed) plus they are in the Lakes for 3 days !!
8x8 base, pink matting, image kindly given by Crafty Sentiments, papers from the Basics collection, matted on to pink card. Sentiment PC generated, all hearts and flowers from stash!

Challenges;

Little Miss Muffet challenge------ anything goes

Inspiration Destination-------- anything goes

Lemon Shortbread--------------anything goes

Crafty Animal challenge----------anything goes with an animal

Sweet stampers-------------animals

Use your stuff--------------flowers

I have lots of shopping and cooking to do this weekend as well as working Saturday until 1pm. I am catering for a buffet at Ryan and Amy,s house on Sunday when they arrive home. I also want to sew some bunting to put above the table........ lets hope she does not say no lol !!!

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 7 April 2017

Good morning.......

It's Friday and here at Crafty Catz our challenge is set by the lovely Naomi, it is anything goes with a twist of Easter,
We have no sponsor this week but do have a surprize Prize!

I have used
Penny Black stamp coloured with PM's papers from an old DC pad matted on to blue card, peel-offs and net butterfly from stash
Challenges;
Creative moments,-----------anything goes with option of Easter

Lemon shortbread-----------anything goes

Come and get it challenge--------------------Easter

Crafting when we can-------------------animals

Animal friends challenge----------------Spring/Easter


It is our first bowling session back on the greens for summer, much more enjoyable than indoor bowling over winter. Later I am off for another blood test, Oh joy!! I hear we are in for a warm weekend with sunshine...... roll on summer!

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 31 March 2017

Good morning.....

Here we are again Friday, so it has to be our challenge day at Crafty Catz, this week it is set by the lovely Jac and she would likie to see your cards with aything goes with a twist of metal.
We are sponsored by




prize...4 images of winners choice


my papers are a sage green but not showing up well, image kindly given by Bugaboo and coloured with PM,s.... Die-namic corner and spellbinders flower and leaves, MS punch,  metal butterfly from stash also gems and cotton.

Challenges;

Little Miss Muffet------------anything goes

Creative moments------------anything goes

Inspiration destination--------------anything goes

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

The lighter nights have been wonderful this week, I am begining to feel better after the virus, but have not got round to crafting again, this weekend with luck! I am out to a birthday lunch today so I had better say hello to the hoover before I go.!

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 24 March 2017

Sunny Friday....

Good morning.... Christine here, still breathing but what a week/10days it has been!!! Anyway, on to the challenge for this week which is anything goes with a twist of buttons...our sponsor is
Star Sampz
The prize is 3 digital images from the store.
I have used papers from Aldi (love those roses) ,image kindly give by sponsor, coloured with PM,s....die is JS signature  butterflies, buttons and lace from stash, pink gem in hat as small blue gems on flowers.
Challenges:
Little Miss muffet---------------anything goes

Star stamps--------------------add pearls or gems

Southern girls, ------------use a die cut

Lemon shortbread challenge------------anything goes

Just recovering from a virus cough after 9 days, goodness !! did it bring me to my knees, but onwards and upwards, a little better each day along with the weather and this weekend we have more daylight!! spring is here at last. If I am well enough I am out for tea for Mothers day, hope you all have a good weekend

Hugs Tilly x