Friday, 26 May 2017

Good morning

Friday again and here at Crafty Catz we have our new challenge set by our lovely Carol which is anything goes with a twist of hand made flowers,
We are sponsored this week by
Sasayaki Glitter


Pondland papers, Image kindly suplied by sponsor, coloured with PM's MS punch, flower is rose by spellbinders with brad centre, ribbon and sentiment from stash.


What a super week with lots of lovely sunshine....after all my hard work in the garden painting and gardening, I am making the most of my new garden chairs lol, I hope you have the time to enjoy it over the Bank holiday. Just made 3 lasange some shopping to do and then out with my book into the sunshine again!!
Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 19 May 2017

Good morning ...

Happy Friday, I hope you are all well, Here at Crafty Catz our new challenge is set by the lovely is anything goes with a twist of  more than two papers, our sponsor this week is


Image kindly given by sponsor, coloured with PM,sPapers are DC. Tree die and stitched circle from China, LOTV sentiment, flower and gems from stash.

Challenges ;

Aud sentiments---------anything goes with a sentiment

Crafty girls corner-------------add flowers

I love promarkers--------------girls birthday

Crafty addicts---------------add a sentiment

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

Bowling this morning and then I hope it stays dry so that I can paint more fences, half way round now but rain this week stopped progress, at least I got two lines of washing dry yesterday when I got in from work ! lol....I hope you have a good week

Hugs Tilly x

Good morning

I am here joining in with Annies smiles you can find them here, I have been finishing off my birthday celebrations with a girls lunch out last Friday when 10 of us met up at 12.30pm we had a lovely lunch, lots of laughter and finally went home at 4.30pm.... some the worse for wear! not me though as I was driving.
On Saturday, my Grandson Ryan and fiance Amy took me off for afternoon tea to Cloud 23 at the Hilton.(as the name tells you, it is on floor 23 lol ) at Manchester,
As we were a little early we called in at Rylands Library which is a wonderful building.The light takes the colour from the magnificent windows.
The reading rooms a still very much in use.

The original toilets which are still in use ( new ones also) I tried it out lol...
The views were wonderful over the city. Little people and matchbox cars
A hard decision selecting cocktails.....
We started with cocktails but they refused to buy me Champagne at £800 at bottle even though it was a birthday treat lol..
The food was delicious! all freshly made with as much tea/coffee as you wanted. (jam and clotted cream scones on bottom shelf )

We spent a lovely 2 hours there, helped along by the head waiter in a sharp suit and a really cute bottom (not that I noticed lol) !!

Off to bowling this morning and then more fence painting if it stays dry, Thanks for your visit

Tilly x

Friday, 12 May 2017

Good morning...

Happy Friday, we are here as usual with our Friday challenge set by our boss lady Carol, it is anything goes with a twist of using mirri card, of course you don't have to.
Our sponsor this week is
RICK ST DENNIS  Zibbit store only now


Rick St Dennis image, coloured with PM's, matted on to pink card and silver mirri ,MME  papers, flower and ribbon from stash.

Crafty girl creations--------------anything goes

Little Mis Muffet Challenge----------------anything goes

Craft Dee bowz--------------------anything goes with a hand made bow

Daisy chain challenge------------------anything goes

Crafty sentiment challenge-----------------bright colours

I have been very busy this week painting my 8x16' shed, 2 coats of paint on back concrete walls and yesterday I made a start on the first of 19 fence panels which needs 2 coats..... I need some dry weather, but for the next 4/5 days rain is forecast.... may finish just before winter !!
 Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 5 May 2017

Good morning...

This week our challenge at Crafty Catz is set by our lovely Nick, is anything goes with the option of using 5 of something....
We are sponsored this week by

prize...4 images of winners choice

I have used an image and sentiment kindly given by Bugaboo and coloured with PM's and distress ink. papers from a neglected DC pad 5 candy dots and 3D gloss.

Crafty Girs Creations------anything goes

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

Seize the Birthday---------------anything goes with topper

Inspriration Destination---------------anything goes with a twist of masculine

The crafty Addicts---------------------add a sentiment

A busy week, I have now got without my lawn (less work) and had the back flagged, now I need to get new pots and a new table and chairs and I am almost ready for the sunshine..... that will be after the shed and fences have been painted lol..... hope you had a good week
Hugs Tilly x

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 design papers
Our sponsor this week is


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.

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

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! )


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 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