Ice on the river

Ther is only a few visible here, but the camera couldn't pick out the large ones in the middle of the river


He had landed beside the resident swans & to be honest I'd been watching them for a while before I noticed it was a goose so had to have a picture.
I've also added another of the castle which is just a few metres away from the swans, I think you can see the ice. it was also a very grey day so the light isn't too good.
Hope you all had a nice christmas, I went shopping today & got lots of Tildas half price, so plenty to keep me busy after the holidays, promised I wouldn't be crafting till then.
Take care
Ann x

This Goose Thinks He's a .......see above

I have yet another chest infection & we went for a walk along the beach to get a bit of fresh air & to see the ice floes on the river, we are at the mouth of the north sea, there was this lonely goose, I think he must have got lost & landed beside what he thought were his fellow geese, also what may have helped was the landlord of the pub which is right on the beach had put out trays of food for the birds, the beach was completly frozen.
have a look up top


Last Christmas Card

Finally, at least I hope so, done with christmas cards, roll on something springlike, we've had enough of the white stuff!!, Well all your dreams came true, unless there's a very quick thaw on the way.

I've used this cute Magnolia snowman, my first try with this, thanks to Janice.
He is coloured with promarkers & sakura pens.
Th DP is an odd piece of pearlescent one from last year,
Spellbinder snowflake cut from OOPS senior moment, what's it called, the clear stuff?covered in twinklets which isn't showing too well.
Gems & circle sentiment
Sparkly ribbon
It's a really sparkly card, shame non of it's showing.
Many thank for any comments, I love them all,
Ann x
This fits Allsorts Challenge

LOTV Challenge Sketch

Starting to get back into the flow a bit more after all the drama, still no credit cards , on the plus side I can't spend, on the other still need my trusty son as a bodyguard to get to the bank as I still need to get some shopping, but not too confident yet about carrying a bag or money, but have managed to go out walking on my own.

I've used my new LOTV stamp for this birthday card for my great niece.
LOTV Cupake girl
Papermania DP
Spellbinders dies
Pearlescent papers
I think the sentiment is PI
Ribbon & roses from craft box
Art Inst glitter

LOTV Challenge
I hope you are all surviving the snow, (we had another lot yesterday,) & staying cosy, my nephew's leaving do was cancelled as people from Aberdeen & Edinburgh couldn't make it, he's off to live in Canada, bet they're wondering what all the fuss is about.

Many thanks for visiting my little space,
Happy Monday Ann x


Christmas Recipe Card

This is for my niece who's been asking for a shortbread recipe since last christmas, so thought I'd combine it with her christmas card.

I have used Kitchen Tilda, coloured with promarkers
DP are Imaginesce & Anna Griffin
Ribbon is also Anna Griffin.
Spellbinders labels die.This fits two challenges, at least I hope so.
Just Magnolia
Allsorts challenge


Tilda Recipe card

I've managed a card at last.
Many thanks for all your best wishes, still trying to get my head sorted, plus side I'm not so sore, but emptionally a bit of a mess.
I've used Kitchen Tilda, inspiration from Magnolia Mag. I've coloured with promarkers.
DP are a mix of Basic Grey & Anna Griffin
Marianne Doily.
Many thanks for any comments, Take care Ann x


Cousins Birthday Card for 24th

This is for my cousin's birthday on christmas eve, which works out fine for the challenge as it's Christmas Birthdays at An Oldie but a Goodie challenge. This was also supposed to go into the LOTV challenge but I missed it, too busy clearing snow.

I've used my LOTV Fairy I got in the spring, coloured with promarkers, It's actually lilac but does look a a bit like pink, I do usually use pink, so different for me
DP have been around forever, no idea whose they are
MS border punch
Flowers, ribbon & brad from box
This my first time for this challenge, found it by accident.
Hope this fits the bill,
Many thanks for any comments, which are always appreciated.
Thanks for visiting Ann x


WOC Old Fashioned Christmas

Well another snowy night ,we have at least another 2ins,it's definately hit the 12ins now, looks like I won't be going far today, will have to do some tidying, my son'e complaing there's no room on the dining table, it's warmer in there than my craft room which is the coldest room in the house, plus the velux window is totally covered in snow so light not good.

The challenge at Wild Orchid Crafts is for a old fashioned style card, I hope I've managed a semblance of one, just noticed the ribbons cut a wee bit squint, but think I'll leave it, looks more natural.

I have used
LOTV All Wrapped Up, coloured with promarkers
Basic Grey DP
MS patp punch
WOC roses
Satin ribbon
White pearlescent card
old gold paper
Spellbinders die.
Colours I've used are, cardinal & berry red, pear & forrest green, blush & soft peach.
sakura black/grey souffle for boots.