Friday, August 12, 2016

The Bounty Ship - Masculine birthday card


Hi everyone,

Well, it's been been ages since I made a card due to our family medical issues but thankfully, everything is looking very positive now and we can move forward - and I can start creating again as I am back to just caring for just one family member instead of two.  It was actually really hard to start cardmaking again and initially, I felt really frustrated - but I had a deadline as it was my husband's birthday yesterday so I persevered and this is what I came up with:


This is also my card for the following Challenges:

Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes 
Splitcoaststampers - Free for All Friday - F4A337 - Think Cool
Splitcoaststampers - Ways to Use It - WT588 - Make it Masculine 
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - August - Anything Goes

The main image is one of the first stamps I ever bought so probably dates to somewhere around 2008 and is the Bounty ship by Stamperoo (an Australian stamp company).  I haven't heard of Stamperoo for a really long time so I doubt you would be able to find it anywhere - however, you could substitute Stampin' Up's The Open Sea as there is an old ship in that set.

I stamped the ship using Ranger Archival Potting Soil ink onto Distress watercolour cardstock and didn't do any colouring other than the red flag at the top which was coloured with a Festive Berries Distress marker.  I used Ranger Distress inks for the sky:  Hickory Smoke, Pumice Stone and Stormy Sky - and Faded Jeans, Evergreen Bough, Iced Spruce and Stormy Sky for the sea.  I used a round ink-blending tool to add Antique Linen around the edges of the image panel to make it look older. 

Here is a close-up:

 
All the designer papers are by Kaisercraft from their Coastal Escape pad.  This is one of my favourite all-time releases as I love the colours and designs.  All the papers and cardstock have been edged with Antique Linen.

I used my Lifestyle Nesting Circle dies to diecut the porthole from the woodgrain designer paper then cut multiple portholes from scrap teal-coloured cardstock so I could layer them up to give the porthole some depth.  I glued them together with Tombow Mono Multi glue and once dry, poked holes with a paper piercer and added the antique copper brads. 

The side panel kraft cardstock was punched using a Fiskars Threading Water border punch which is one of my all-time favourite punches for masculine cards.  I added a score line using a Martha Stewart Scoring board then butted the anchor paper up against that line.  I added the Jute Ribbon, added Fray Stop to the cut edges to stop them from fraying, then popped the panel up on dimensionals.  I tied on the anchor charm using some string.

The sentiment is by WPlus9 - Basic Banners - and was stamped with my Misti using Versamark Watermark ink and heat-set using Copper embossing powder.  I diecut the sentiment using a Spellbinder Labels Trio die then popped the panel up on dimensionals. 

All the layers have been trimmed to 1/8" using my Perfect Layers Tools.

Once I finished the card front, I attached it to a white cardstock base. Finished size is 140mm x 140mm or around 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  It feels so good to be able to create again:  I missed it so much and I can't wait to share my next creation with you! 

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Stamperoo - The Bounty Ship - D1-700 (retired), Sentiment - WPlus9 - Basic Banners

Ink:  Distress - Antique Linen, Evergreen Bough, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Iced Spruce, Hickory Smoke, Pumice Stone, Ranger Archival Potting Soil, Versamark Watermark

Designer Paper:  Kaisercraft Coastal Escape 6" x 6" pad

Accessories:  #2 round paintbrush, Ranger round ink-blending tool, Couture Creations non-stick craft mat, dimensionals, doublesided tape, Tombow Mono Multi glue, antique copper brads (stash), Perfect Layers Tools, heat-gun, SU powder tool, Copper embossing powder (brand unknown), Ranger Festive Berries Distress marker, Misti, paper piercer, Big Shot, Martha Stewart scoring board, Jute ribbon - Franceville (KMart Australia), string (stash), anchor charm (stash), Cardstock - kraft, white, teal, Ranger Distress watercolour

Dies:  Lifestyle Nesting Circles, Spellbinder Labels Trio S3-147

Punches:  Fiskars Threading Water border



Sunday, May 22, 2016

Forever Friends Baby Girl card


Hi blogging friendsSmiley from Millan.Net

Seems like ages since I posted - well, it feels like it.  Currently I am caring for another family member as they recover from major surgery done late in April so I don't have much time to craft.  It's been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster ride since January with the shock of diagnosis so we are all feeling quite exhausted emotionally and physically.  Personally, it's also a bit of a juggle for me having 2 family members with medical issues/appointments and helping both of them - but I am very lucky to have great neighbours who can lend a hand when I need it - and just having someone to have a quick chat to about it all helps so muchThe great thing is that my loved one will make a complete recovery - it is really just time to heal from the surgery.

Today I am sharing a baby girl card that I made for my nephew and wife to welcome their first baby.  I made this card a while ago but couldn't share it here until I knew they had received it (they live in another State).


The main image is by Docrafts - Forever Friends and is from some years ago.  I don't know what it's called as it just has a number on the side.  From memory, I bought it from The Glitterpot in the UK when I used to buy more stamping stuff from overseas. 

I stamped the image onto Ranger Watercolour cardstock using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink and coloured it using Faber-Castell + Lyra watercolour pencils and a #2 round paintbrush.  I paper-pieced the nappy by stamping the image again onto a scrap of pink gingham designer paper.  I went around the edges with a black Copic multiliner to hide any white edges then glued that on top of the stamped image.  I added a little bit of shading around the edges of the nappy with a pink Tombow marker.  I inked up just the paw again and restamped, coloured it and cut it out then popped it up on a 1mm dimensional.

The sentiment is by Impression Obsession - Sentiments 1 WP16 clear set - which I bought years ago but is still readily available.  It's a fantastic set to have because you can mix and match tons of sentiments for any occasion.

I added a pink Kaisercraft enamel heart then added Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue to it as well as to the tag on the nappy.  Here is a close-up:


All the circles and scalloped circles were diecut using Lifestyle Nesting Circle/Scalloped Circle dies.  The lacy circle is a die by Nellie Snellen Multiframes Doily Flower MFD020 and the main panel is up on dimensionals.

The dry embossing was done with a Cuttlebug Jamara 5" x 7" embossing folder.  I trimmed the panel underneath the image to 1/8" using my Perfect Layers Tools.

I felt like I should add some more embellishments like flowers or rhinestones or ribbon or twine or ? but I had my usual "embellishment brain freeze" and thought that if I let the card sit on my desk overnight surrounded by all the pink embellies that I got out, the fog would clear and I would know what to add....but nope, I just couldn't think of what to add and gave up - and then spent over 30 minutes putting away all the stuff I got out...sigh.....

Things should settle down here at home by about mid-June so I hope to get back into the swing of cardmaking by then. 

In the meantime, if you want to look at cute pictures of my cat Ruby, click on the link to Instagram (which is on the left-hand side of my Blog).  I also love taking photos of sunrises/sunsets.
 
Thanks for stopping by! 

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Docrafts Forever Friends FFS 9061006 E © 2008 Hallmark wood-mount, Impression Obsession Sentiments 1 WP16 clear set

Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black 

Designer Paper:  Scrap of pink gingham (unknown maker)

Dies:  Lifestyle Nesting Circles + Nesting Scalloped Circles, Nellie Snellen Multiframes Doily Flower MFD020

Accessories:  Big Shot, Cuttlebug Jamara 5" x 7" embossing folder, Perfect Layers Tools, dimensionals, Faber-Castell + Lyra watercolour pencils, #2 round paintbrush, pink Tombow marker, Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue, Kaisercraft ink enamel heart, black Copic fine multiliner, Stampin' Up Fuse Fast adhesive, Cardstock: white, medium pink, light pink, Ranger watercolour

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Penny Black It's from You Wedding Anniversary card


Hi blogging friendsSmiley from Millan.Net

Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated our 27th Wedding Anniversary.  It is hard to believe we married in 1989; the time has gone so quickly!  My husband is a wonderful man - kind, caring, supportive and patient - I feel very blessed.Smiley from Millan.Net  
And this is the card that I made for him:


This is also my entry for the following Challenges:

Incy Wincy Designs - Colour me Wonderful - use your favourite colouring medium:  mine is watercolour pencils/Tombow pens.

Little Red Wagon - Challenge #336 - Celebrate - any occasion from birthday to Christmas - mine is a Wedding Anniversary of course!

In the Pink - Challenge #91 - Dies and/or Punches - and your card must be predominantly pink - I used Stitched Rectangle dies, tiny punched pink hearts and punched pink glitter hearts.

Splitcoaststampers - F4A312-Pretty In Pink - Make a card with PINK in it.  For extra points use glitter. 

Luckily, my husband loves cute and cuddly critters and he loves cats so I thought this Penny Black image "It's from you!" would be perfect for him - and well, you know how much I love Penny Black images!  I love the excited expression on the cat's face:  Margaret Sherry is so wonderful at capturing expressions on the images that she illustrates.

I stamped the image onto Ranger Distress watercolour cardstock using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink and coloured it with Tombow pens + Albrecht-Durer watercolour pencils using a round paintbrush.  I lightly chalked around the image using Kaisercraft blue chalk then added some subtle I-Kandee pearlescent pink chalk here and there (unfortunately not really evident on the photo).  Here is a close-up:


I decided that I would paper-piece the envelope plus the card that the cat is holding - including the hearts on the card so stamped those parts of the image onto some designer paper from the same pad that I used for the paper on the card base.  I cut them out then went around the edges using a black Copic fineliner pen to hide the white edges and glued them on using Tombow Mono Aqua glue.  I then re-stamped the paw that is holding the card, coloured it, cut it out, went around the edges with the black pen then popped it up on a dimensional.  You can see the dimension in this photo:


Because I can get away with a little bit of sparkle and glitter on my husband's cards, I used a Wink of Stella clear glitter brush to go over the paper-pieced card and envelope.  I love how it adds a bit of subtle sparkle (even if you can't really see it much in the photo).  

I used an EK Success Arrows border punch to punch some tiny hearts from the designer paper (they are the leftover punchies that look like tiny hearts) and glued them around the image then added some Stampin' Up Dazzling Details glitter glue using a tiny paintbrush.

I diecut both the image and the black cardstock using Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies.  These dies are a recent purchase and gosh, they cut so beautifully.  I have always been very impressed with Lawn Fawn dies - fantastic quality and cut in just one pass in my Big Shot.

All the designer papers are by Bo Bunny from their pad Love Letters.  The black cardstock base was trimmed to 1/8" using my Perfect Layers Tools.  I tied on the cream ribbon then punched three hearts from pink glitter cardstock using a Carl CP-8 heart duo punch (I used the largest heart from the punch) then popped them up on dimensionals on the bottom right-hand side of the card.  I didn't think I needed a sentiment on the front of the card and just added one inside.

Lastly, I added my card front to a white cardstock base.  I think you could use this card for Valentine's Day as well as an Anniversary or simply to say 'I love you'.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope to see you again soon!

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Stamps Penny Black It's from You! 2859J wood-mount

Ink Ranger Archival Jet Black

Designer paper:  Bo Bunny Love Letters 6" x 6" pad

Dies:  Lawn Fawn large and small Stitched Rectangles

Accessories Big Shot, Wink of Stella clear glitter brush, Kaisercraft blue chalk, I-Kandee pearlescent pink chalk, Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter glue, Tombow pens, Albrecht-Durer watercolour pencils, #2 round paintbrush, tiny round paintbrush, Tombow Mono Aqua glue, double-sided tape, dimensionals, scissors, Copic fine black multiliner, cream grosgrain ribbon, Perfect Layers Tools, Cardstock: black, white, dark pink glitter, Ranger Distress watercolour

Punches:  EK Success Arrow border, Carl CP-8 heart duo


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Penny Black Egg Painting Easter card


Hi everyoneSmiley from Millan.Net

Please excuse my lack of blogging since Christmas.  Life has been very busy with some major and very stressful issues including medical stuff to deal with - but the Easter break has afforded me a little bit of crafting time to make an Easter card for my daughter.  I started it yesterday afternoon (Easter Saturday) and finished it just before bedtime!  It felt soooo good to be creative again but I did feel a bit rusty with my colouring!  Now that it's school holidays here in Victoria, I hope to have some more crafty-time.

This is also my entry for the following Challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - March - Easter

Splitcoaststampers Free for All Friday Challenge - F4A318 - Bunny Hop - make a card with a bunny on it and it doesn't have to relate to Easter 

Splitcoastampers MIX164 - Celebate Spring
 
Fan-Tastic Tuesday where it's Hip to be Square Challenge #129 - Anything Goes with a twist of Cute Critters + your card must be square 

Little Red Wagon Challenge #334 - Happy Easter/Spring 


The adorable image is by Penny Black - Egg-Painting.  It was stamped onto Ranger Distress Watercolour cardstock using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink and coloured with a large mix of mediums:  Faber-Castell, Lyra, Derwent Inktense + Albrecht-Durer watercolour pencils, Tombow pens and Winsor and Newton watercolour paints + a round paintbrush.  I dry-brushed some white acrylic paint on the eggs to add some highlights plus I went over the lighter areas on the bunnies.  Once I had finished coloring the image, I used a Copic fine black multiliner to go over the areas where the outline was a little lost.

I added Stampin' Up Dazzling Details glitter glue to the bunnies' cheeks, wings on the bees plus the dots, flowers and stripes on the eggs.  The other parts of the eggs plus the daisy petals have been glittered with my Wink of Stella clear glitter brush (which never shows up in photos unfortunately).  Here is a close-up so you can see the detail:


I used an EK Success Arrows border punch to punch some tiny pink hearts (they are the leftover punchies which look like tiny hearts) and added them around the bunnies.  These also were glittered using Dazzling Details.

The main image was diecut using a Lifestyle (Quickutz) Nesting Card Template die.  The teal and pink cardstock layers were trimmed to 1/8" and 1/16" respectively using my Perfect Layers tools.  The designer paper is by Echo Park - Happy Easter:  so pretty, don't you think?

The sentiment is by Lawn Fawn from their newly released Chirpy Chirp Chirp setI initially stamped it using my MISTI on the image panel but then noticed there was a bracket ")" at the end of the word!  DOH!  But thankfully it was an easy-fix as I could put a sentiment panel over the top of my mistake and just mask off the bracket at the end when re-stamping.  PHEW!  I diecut the sentiment using a Spellbinders Labels Trio die, added Kaisercraft Soft Pink rhinestones then popped it up using dimensionals.

The teal organza ribbon was added in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made using my Bow Easy.  I added Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying.

I glued on some Teal Sparklets using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  These Sparklets were purchased from EBay a few years ago.

Lastly, I attached my card front to a white cardstock base.  

Thanks for stopping by!   

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Penny Black Egg-Painting 2303K wood-mount, Sentiment from Lawn Fawn Chirpy Chirp Chirp LF1046 clear set

Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black

Designer Paper:  Echo Park Happy Easter 12" x 12"

Dies:  Lifestyle (Quickutz) Nesting Card Templates DC0431, Spellbinder Labels Trio S3-147

Accessories:  Faber-Castell, Lyra, Derwent Inktense + Albrecht-Durer watercolour pencils, Winsor and Newton watercolours, Deco-Art white acrylic paint, round + flat paintbrushes, MISTI, Stampin' Up Dazzling Details glitter glue, Wink of Stella clear glitter brush, Kaisercraft Soft Pink SB701 rhinestones, light teal Sparklets, fabric glue, Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue, doublesided tape, dimensionals, Copic fine black multiliner, teal organza ribbon, Bow Easy, Fray Stop, Perfect Layers tools, Cardstock - light teal, pink, Paper Mill white base, Ranger Distress Watercolour

Punches:  EK Success Arrows border

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Christmas card No. 2 - Stampendous Candy Bear


Hi blogging friendsSmiley from Millan.Net

Whew, sure is hot here today - 42.7 deg C (that's just short of 109 deg F if you are imperial)!  Good for catching up on stuff indoors - like cleaning my Craft Room.  It never ceases to amaze me how much mess I can make just from making a few cards - although I am sure I am not alone, hee hee!   Today I am sharing another Christmas card which I made on Christmas Eve - and I gave this one to my daughter.

This is also my 2nd card for each of the following Challenges:

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - December - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Challenge Extra - December - Anything Goes


The image is by Stampendous and is retired but is just so adorable, don't you think?!  I stamped the image onto watercolour paper using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink and coloured it with Faber-Castell watercolour pencils using a #2 round paintbrush.

I added dots of white acrylic paint onto the bear's scarf using a very fine stylus as well and I painted a fine white line down the centre of the candy cane for a highlight using a Liner brush.   I lightly chalked around the image with Kaisercraft blue chalk and added snow using Stampendous Cotton White Fun Flock mixed with fine Crystalina glitter - which was also used to add fuzz to the hat.  Here is a close-up:


I popped the image panel up on 2mm dimensionals.

The green dry embossing is an embossing folder by Crafts Too - Christmas Holly Frame.  I layered the panel onto some red cardstock and trimmed the layers to 1/16" using my Perfect Layers Tools.  I added the red reindeer ribbon from my stash then attached the panel to a white cardstock base.

The sentiment is by Elzybells (sadly no longer in business but Penny Black has reissued some images over the past few years) - and was diecut using a Cuttlebug Tiny Tags die.  I added a tiny Couture Creations red rhinestone at each end of the sentiment panel.  I tied the tag on using Doodlebug Ladybug twine and added a dimensional to hold the tag firmly to the cardstock.  I added Fray Stop to the cut ends of the twine to stop it from fraying/unravelling.

Lastly, I adhered the glittery sparkly snowflake from my stash using Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky glue.

Thanks for stopping by.

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Stampendous Candy Bears E208 (retired), Sentiment: Elzybells Mini Messages - Christmas clear set 20-054  (retired)

Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black

Designer Paper:  None

Dies:  Cuttlebug Tiny Tags

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Crafts Too Christmas Holly Frame, Perfect Layers Tools, Doodlebug Ladybug twine, red/white reindeer ribbon (stash), Fray Stop, Couture Creations tiny red rhinestones, Stampendous Cotton White fun flock mixed with fine Crystalina glitter, Tombow Mono Aqua glue, Stampin' Up Fuse Fast adhesive, Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky glue, 2mm dimensionals, snowflake embellishment (stash), Jo Sonja white acrylic gouache, stylus, #2 round + liner paintbrush, Faber-Castell watercolour pencils, 140lb watercolour paper, Kaisercolour blue chalk, cardstock - red, green, white


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas card number 1 - Penny Black and bird


Hi blogging friendsSmiley from Millan.Net

As promised (if you managed to catch my last post), over the next week, I am sharing a couple of Christmas cards that I made at the last minute just before Christmas (as I had been unwell again since November) - and the card I am sharing today, I gave to my husband.   Luckily, he doesn't mind cute and sweet so that makes life very easy :-)  And I started it on the 23rd December and finished it on the afternoon of the 24th - inbetween doing a couple of other Christmas cards!

This is also my card for the following Challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - December - Christmas/Holidays
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - December - Anything Goes 
Craftyhazelnut's Challenge Extra - December - Anything Goes 


The card base is KW Doggett Knight white smooth cardstock and first of all, I worked out where I was going to stamp the image so I knew where to do the bottom dry embossing.  The snowflakes embossing is a border folder from an older Cuttlebug (Provocraft) set called Winter Borders.  This set is still readily available in Australia - not sure about the rest of the world as I rarely buy from overseas these days and therefore can no longer recommend any stores.  You can check out my favourite Australian suppliers at the tab just under my blog header.

I added a score line above and below the embossing using a Martha Stewart Mini Score board and trimmed off the excess cardstock at the bottom.  I punched a scrap of aqua glitter cardstock using an EK Success Scalloped Scallops border punch then attached it using Ranger Wonder tape.

The image is from a Penny Black clear set called 'Christmas Friends' and was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the image using Prismacolor + Derwent Coloursoft pencils, paper stumps and Odourless Mineral Spirits ie: using the Gamsol Magic aka Magic Coloured Pencil technique.  I actually messed up the colouring on the bird as I coloured him in red and orange and it looked awful against the coolness of the colours on the hedgehog - so I simply restamped and coloured it in the blue and green hues and cut it out, went around the edges with a black Copic multiliner and glued it over the red and orange bird.  Here is a close-up:


You can't even really tell unless you look super-hard can you?!  I went over all the images with a black Copic multiliner for any lines that needed darkening up and also the eyes which does make a big difference to how nice the final image looks.

I went over the scarf using a Wink of Stella clear glitter brush but you can't tell in the photo; it does add a soft sparkle that I can get away with on a guy's card (well, for my husband at least!).  I also added some blue chalk around the image and Cotton White Fun Flock mixed with fine Crystalina glitter on the bottom for snow.

The snowflakes were punched from aqua shimmer cardstock and a Martha Stewart Snow Flurry edge punch ie: they are the leftover punchies.  I added some tiny Couture Creations silver rhinestones to the centres.

For the top panel:  I punched some scrap white cardstock using my Martha Stewart Icicles edge punch then ran the panel through my Big Shot using the same snowflake border I used on the bottom.  I added a small strip of aqua glitter cardstock using Ranger Wonder Tape then attached the panel to my card using Stampin' Up Fuse Fast adhesive.   Lastly, I tied on some aqua organza ribbon from my stash and added some Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying.  I didn't add a sentiment 'cos I couldn't figure out where to put one and just put one on the inside!

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I'll be back soon with another one of my Christmas cards.

Jocelyn
 

Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Penny Black Christmas Friends clear set 30-084

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Designer Paper and Dies:  None

Accessories:  Big Shot, Cuttlebug Winter Borders set 37-1928, Prismacolor + Derwent Coloursoft pencils, paper stumps, Art Spectrum Odourless Mineral Spirits, Copic black fine multiliner, Wink of Stella clear glitter brush, Stampendous Cotton White Fun Flock mixed with fine Crystalina glitter (for snow), Kaisercraft blue chalk, Couture Creations tiny silver rhinestones, Ranger 1/4" Wonder tape, Tombow Mono Aqua adhesive, Stampin' Up Fuse Fast adhesive, Aqua organza ribbon (stash), Fray Stop, Martha Stewart Mini Score Board, Cardstock: KW Doggett Knight white smooth, aqua shimmer, aqua glitter

Punches:  Martha Stewart Icicles + Snow Flurry edge, EK Success Scalloped Scallops border

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Painted teddy bear ornament and a video of Ruby


Hi blogging friendsSmiley from Millan.Net

Please excuse my absence of blogging.  I became sick again during November (just when I thought I was almost back to being reasonably OK) so my cardmaking has been non-existent until just before Christmas.  I only made a couple of cards this year and will share them over the next week or so.

In the meantime, I thought I would share a teddy bear ornament that I painted for my brother and his family a while ago:


The original design is by Debbie Mitchell from one of her Cozy Cubby decorative painting books.  The craftwood cutout was sealed using Jo Sonja Clear Sealer then painted using Jo Sonja acrylic gouache.  I used a deer's foot brush to make the teddy bear's fur look fluffy and remainder of the design was painted using round, flat and liner brushes in various sizes.  The ornament is all one layer so I had to be careful to adding plenty of shading and highlighting to make the various elements look 3-dimensional.  The gold on the right foot is actually reflection from a candle which was lit close by.  The heart was splattered with gold paint which you can just see a little of on the RHS.  Once the painting had cured (around 2 weeks), the item was sealed using Jo Sonja waterbased varnish.  All I had to do then was add some gold cord for hanging up the ornament.

And just because I love my cat, I thought I would share a couple of pictures of Ruby enjoying the morning sun coming through our Dining Room window next to her scratching post:


And lastly, I wanted to share a video that I made of Ruby playing with her Catnip sausage which Santa gave to her last Christmas and that she still (surprisingly!) playing with.  If you want to see a larger picture, click through to the You-Tube link on the bottom RHS of the video.


For those of you who celebrate Christmas, I hope that this Christmas season will be everything that you would wish it to be - and may all your dreams come true in 2016.  Thank you for supporting my blog during 2015.

Jocelyn xx

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