Sunday, 4 December 2016

Sunday Snippets - Winter Themed Thanks Card

Afternoon Everyone,

It's Sunday again! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend. I'm back to share a snippet card. 


The EM was looking for a card to say 'thank you' to a neighbour who has been very kind to him over the last year. A rummage through my box of cards revealed a sad lack of anything appropriate so I set to and made this very simple card.  

To make it I used the following:
  • a 4¼" x 5¾ white card base
  • a piece of white cardstock from the snippet box, stamped with Penny Black's 'berry red, snow white' stamp which, as luck would have it, was sitting out on my desk just waiting to be used, and the 'thanks' word stamp from Stampin' Up's 'So Happy for You' stamp set. I used black Archival Ink 
  • a scrap of black cardstock for matting and layering
  • black and white baker's twine long enough to wrap round the topper before adhering it to the front of the card base. I had to use dimensional tape for this as the baker's twine was too think to lie down flat. 
That was all I had to do and the EM was delighted - can you tell he's easy pleased? 

I'm off now to Pixie's Snippets Playground where Di might be found checking out the duck pond for ice. Not that she plans to don ice skates, not with her back!!!

Enjoy your Sunday evening and have a great week.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Friday Smiles

Morning Everyone,

Friday, again. time to look back on the last week, specifically at what made us smile, and share with the host of Friday Smiles, Annie at A Stitch In Time.

This week I celebrated my birthday and it was, for me, a momentous one. Not one with a zero at the end of it but my 69th. Help!!! That means I have one more year to enjoy before I enter the dreaded seventies. But then, have I really got one more year? Am I not now living my 70th year now? Doing the maths I think I must be!

At university, a lot of years ago, I read a series May Sarton's writings including her journal entitled At Seventy ... I think I need to read it again.  I can't recall if this quote is from At Seventy, if it isn't it ought to be,

In an earlier post I mentioned a trip to the Christmas Shop at Dalry.

There's something really magical about Christmas shops - the inside of this one was like a magical cavern. Here's me cosying up to a giant nutcracker - as you do!

Not the best lighting for a photo.

Finally, my lovely niece, Louise, got engaged this week - we're all delighted for her and her fiance, Kenny.


Kenny is, in his spare time, a boxing coach. I think this is a fun photo of  Arihanna wearing a pair of over large gloves. I hope she never has to throw a punch, or take one either :)

Hope your week has been as smiley as mine. If not, I hope the coming week will be a very happy one for you.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - WOYWW Week 391

Morning Afternoon Everyone ...

... and a very happy WOYWW to you all too. As you can see I started writing this post this morning but I was whisked away to visit the Christmas shop in North Ayrshire. That was followed with lunch out so I've only just got home.  And, because of all that gadding about, this is going to be my quickest and briefest desk post ever - Julia, our Head Desk Keeper will be pleased. Want to know more about WOYWW? Just pop along to The Stamping Ground where you find everything there is to know.

Okay, so here's the desk this afternoon.
A muddle, again. There's the album described in Monday's post and two photos printed out that might be included in the album. A pack of long doll making needles, for a teddy bear I'm crocheting, and a pack of black safety eyes. The box you can see to the right has festive themed embossing folders.

That's almost it today but it wouldn't be right, as a Scot, if I didn't mention this:



To all Scots, home and abroad, and everyone who has Scots links - whatever they are and however tenuous - I wish you a very happy St Andrew's Day.

Take care and have a very good week.