Friday, 15 September 2017

Good morning.....

Hello again from Crafty Catz... this week the lovely Jac is our host and would like to see anything goes with the option  of  Halloween  we are sponsored this week by


image kindly given by sponsor, coloured with promarkers, DC papers, spellbinders dies, ghouls and gauze from stash, sentiment PC generated,

Aud sentiments-----------anything goes with a sentiment
Little Miss Muffet--------------------anything goes
Creative Moments---------------anything goes
A perfect time to craft-------------anything goes
Crafty Awesomenss-------------anything goes
What a wet and windy week !! I thought September was a mild and mellow month ?? not this year. It has gone much colder so the fire has been going on in the evening. I am finishing off some Christmas wreaths today to take to McMillan coffee day, they sold well last year, so another 4 will be going with me, as well as baby quilts and gift bags. I hope you have all had a good week. 
Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 8 September 2017

thank you

Good morning and here at Crafty Catz it is my turn to choose a theme of anything goes with a twist of  thank you. Of course, you do not need to do the twist. We would like to remind you that entries are limited to 3 per person to make it fair.
Welcome also to our 2nd DT Helen.
 We are sponsored by
Prize is 3 digital images 

Papers are DC matted on to lilac card and edges inked with distress victorian velvet. Image kindly given by  sponsor and coloured with PM's, MS leaf punch, resin flower, ribbon is lilac grosgrain but looks blue here. LOTV sentiment.


Aud Sentiment challenge-------anything goes with a sentiment

Day dreamer challenge-------------anything goes

Crafty Sentiment----------------anything goes

Digi Chooseday-----------------anything goes

Another busy week, more jam made and a lovely day out with a friend on Friday to Blackpool. Monday was another day out to visit another friend who has a caravan near Garstang, Blackpool.
What a wet week it has been although days out were fine. I think the sewing room wins here today for attention, lots to make before McMillan coffee day. Keep warm.

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 1 September 2017

Back from our holidays....

Good morning, here we are at Crafty Catz back from our holiday break, this week our challenge is set by our Carol.....and it is anything goes with a twist of 'Ladies day'
Our sponsor this week is
RICK ST DENNIS  Zibbit store only now 

Here is mine
Paper pad vintage lilac from Poundland. image kindly given by our sponsor and coloured with PM's, Spellbinders die cut, flowers, metal corner, gem and sentiment from stash.


Our summer break came at just the right time, I have been busy with extra shifts at work, picking blackberries, making jams and chutneys with plums and apples, a funeral, visiting a sick friend, washing curtains and having a little clear-out, besides everything else lol , I hope you have enjoyed the sunshine when we did get to see it, I have also had a 4 day break in Blackpool and 2 days in Holywell North Wales..... meeting myself coming back !!
Thanks for popping in

Hugs Tilly x

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 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