Monday, 30 January 2012

Tis Me Again!

Twice in one day, whatever next?!

Been overdoing things in the garden again today. After all that hacking about and starting on the rockery the other day I gave it another go. I totally got shot of the rockery and have started dismantling the wall that held it all up too! Boy do I have a backache. . .! Here's a shot from one side:

And the other side. Where the spade is the rockery used to be. You can still see the shadow of it on the wall behind. Had to dig and hack out all of that down to below where the wall is, as I put loads of rubble in there for drainage. Wish I hadn't bothered with it now, but hey, that's the thing with gardening. Some things work and some don't!
Why not pay me a little visit on my Scottish Edible Garden Blog to find out more!

Shot Through the Heart. . .

. . .and you're to blame, you give love a bad name. . .

Hiya folks!

Sorry about that bitty song burst there, but that's what pops into my wee brain when I see this title!

It's Monday again, and time for a new theme at
Macabre Monday by Haunted Design House.
I used to blog these challenges on a 'Dark Side' blog, but have decided to dispose of that and have them all on here instead. Hope I don't scare you too much with them! LOL

So, our new theme this week is:

'Shot Through the Heart'

Requirements are to use at least ONE heart and have TWO holes. I used my newest image that was released into the Delicious Doodles Shop on Saturday,

I kept it nice and simple this week, basically through time restraints (too much to do in the garden!) I followed the sketch at Less is More, so hoping this fits in there with the rules. No layering this week!! Just the base card with the sentiment (Corpse Script) and blood splatter printed directly onto it, followed by the dp strip (by Funky Hand) and the image (coloured with the usual watercolour pencils).

I also popped a couple of holes in to represent gunshots (in the 'o' of bloody, and in the splatter).
Not sure if that works or not - whatever!

Challenges I am entering -

Corrosive Challenges - I (heart) You
Paper Sundaes - Valentines
Crafty Pad - Valentine Love (+ red)
Allsorts - One or more Hearts
Less is More - Sketch

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Hacked to Bits!

How ya doing folks?

Hope you have all had a busy weekend. Hubby and I spent some time in the garden. We started by taking a shed load of rubbish down to the skip. Then a couple of hours were spent at the local DIY stores. Picked up a few bargains at Homebase. A 200 litre waterbutt at £17.95 and stand for £5, plus a few bags of compost.

Got a few bits in B&Q too, along with my new best friend and tool of preference (for the moment) a lovely Mattock!! There I am in the pic below hacking the bejaysus out of the ground, LOL.

Anyroadup, I'm cream crackered now, so it's off to the bath for me!! TTFN!

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Emo Valentine Fairy

Hiya folks!

Just a quickie to let you know I have uploaded a new image into
just in time for Valentine's Day!

Here she is then, 'Emo Valentine Fairy':

Hope you have fun with this one peeps!!

Teri xx

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Venturing Out

Howdeedoodly folks?!

I actually braved the Scottish weather today and ventured into the garden to do a bit of tidying up at last. It was a tad milder than of late, bit windy too, but it's gotta be done! I'll suffer for it later though. Been feeling a bit rough round the edges, probably coming down with one of the kids' lurgies I expect!!

Started off by trimming the hedge as far up as I could reach with the snippers. 

So, all those twiggy bits are now in the recycling bin for collection tomorrow. Must try composting again.

Anyways, I set about marking out where the hubby will be having his observatory thingy.

Is that the place you want it hubster? If not, you can move them yourself, they were a bit heavy! You can't tell with this photo, but it looks HUGE! Just about two and a half by two and a half metres. All needs leveling off, but that's for another day when it's a bit warmer and less windy!

Next on the cards was a wee tidy up. Disposed of the remains of an old wooden tub that was rotten, and emptied out some other ones of their old compost. Here they are lined up ready for a clean, along with a few newer ones I bought the other week.

Whilst emptying one tub I found a load of carrots (Flyaway) that had survived the winter!! I completely forgot about planting those, and they seem to have done OK. A couple of them had the maggot and went in the bin, but all these are destined for the Haggis, Neaps and Tatties tonight!! YUM.

Happy Burns Night folks!!

New Releases at Delicious Doodles

Hiya folks!

As promised, the new Pirate themed images have been uploaded

In case you missed the preview here they are again, but with links added.

Can't wait to see what you make with these!!

Teri xx

Monday, 23 January 2012

Har-har me harties!

Only joking folks! LOL

That's the title of the new theme at Macabre Monday this week!

And I very nearly did. I was going to back out and not create anything this week, as I was at a complete loss what with having no maps in the house!! Until our Glo gave me a bucket load of inspiration! Thanks Glo!!!

And this is what I came up with, a Treasure Map, Pirate Polly and Skull + Crossbones2:

I made a simple background out of the skully image and put them all together with a few stashy bits to make this card:

A close-up of Pirate Polly. She was coloured with watercolour pencils, as was the map. I scanned her into the compy and printed twice for some fussy cut layering up.

There is already a skull and crossbones image in the Delicious Doodles Shop, but this one is more scarey! LOL. It and the other two images here will be available for purchase on Wednesday.

Catch ya later folks!!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Floral Frenzy

Now then folks,
you can never have enough flowers can you?

So why not stock up now with this offer!

I will stuff an A5 sized jiffy envelope with as many flowers as I can (without squashing them!) for a fiver, that £5! including the postage to anywhere in the UK. (an extra £1 for overseas)

All these in the photo, plus anything else I can reasonably stuff in the envelope!! Email me if you want them peeps!

I also have 'Baby' items in the post below this one, if you need to add to your Baby collection. . .

Thanks for looking!

Crafty Baby Stuff

Hiya folks!

Have had another little rummage through the unwanted crafty stuff, and have put together two little lots.
If anyone wants to purchase any or both of these the give me a shout!!

Each set is £5 inclusive of postage, anywhere in the UK. If you are anywhere other than the UK I will have to add a bit on top, probably £1 to cover the extra postal charges.



Cheers folks!!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

New Releases at Delicious Doodles

Hiya folks!

Happy Wednesday to ya! And it is a happy one too, hubby starts his new job today - yahoooo!!!

I have a couple of new images for you today in the Delicious Doodles Shop right now!!

First up, a cute image for spring or easter makes, here is

Can't wait to see what cuteness you guys make with this one! LOL

Next up, something not so cute, unless you are well into Goth stuff (like me)

Perfect for all those Gothic themed Weddings out there!! I made a sample card with this image for a DT piece at Macabre Monday, and here it is:

Have a great day folks!!
Teri xx

Monday, 16 January 2012

Hubby the Firestarter

Hiya folks!

Another quickie today. Thought I'd pop by and show a photie of hubby hard at work again.

This was him yesterday burning the old apple tree. Trouble is, he now has two job offers on the table, one of which is for him to start on Wednesday, plus an interview in the morning too. I'll have to get rid of the rest myself!! Hmmm. . .

Went shopping for seeds and stuff today, all these deets and musings are on my new blog,

Hope you can join me there

Sunday, 15 January 2012


Hiya folks!

After yesterday's post the hubby decided to get the loppers out on the old apple tree.
Take a look at my new garden blog for all the deets and thoughts.

Here's a quick snap of hubster in action:

Oooh, those muscles! LOL

Keep at it hun!! xxxx

Saturday, 14 January 2012

My Edible Garden Plans

Hiya folks!

Just a quickie. I have started up a new blog to document my plans, successes, failures, for my garden here in north east Scotland. 

Hubby wants to build a thingy for his telescope to sit on, and I have plans to have mostly edible stuff in the garden, so a huge ripping out session will have to take place, followed by a redesign, etc, etc.

So, if anybody is interested in following my efforts then why not pay me an ickle visit HERE !! LOL

Here is a quick photie of it as it stands this morning:

Dull and boring huh? Oh, do I have plans. . .!!

Have a great weekend my luvvlies!!
Teri xx

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

New Release at Delicious Doodles

Hiya folks!

Just a quickie post to let you all know about the New Release at

This lovely lady is 'Olyvia'

She is part of a winter themed set, Katarina and Lycaonia are the other two.

Hope you guys like her as much as the others!!

I am now attempting to do a spring themed girl, like these, but with bunnies!!
Fingers crossed it all goes OK for that one folks! LOL

On a separate note, I have some physical goodies for sale, in the post below if you are interested. More to be added as I sift through the mess that is my bedroom!! LOL

Hugs to all,
Teri xxx

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Need a little Help. . .

Shifting some of my crafty bits!! LOL

Seriously folks, my bedroom is a mess, and I need to sort it or the hubby will chuck it in the bin!!

First thing I came across this afternoon was a box of Valentine/Love stuff, so I have split it into three lots. If you are interested in any of them please shout me - first come, first served. (email- daftncraft at btinternet dot com)

I am going to have to add £1 to each item to cover postage and packaging, hope you don't mind folks.

First up then, this collection of hearts, plus a few rubber stamps. There are ten each of the heart shapes, which are padded, and ten of the bows. The 2pence piece is for scale.
Price= £5.

 Next up, two packs of 3d stickers, mostly birthday, but with some hearts.
Price= £1

 Then, a collection of red items, A5 cardstock, vellum, 2 sheets of 6x6" paper, small square cards and envelopes, a pack of stickers, a pack of Create & Craft embossed cards and envelopes, a skein of thread, and five each of some padded heart shapes. 2 pence for scale again.
Price= £5

Hope somebody will baggsie these! I have a ton of other stuff to sift through, and will be putting them up here as soon as I have sorted and photographed, so keep your eyes peeled!!

Cheers peeps!
Teri xx

Friday, 6 January 2012

All Things New

Hiya folks!

Brrr, 'tis a chilly start here today, but at least it is dry! Fed up with the grey, windy and damp stuff. Wish spring would hurry on in and warm us all up. I'm itching to get in the garden!!

Hubby has an interview today over in Dyce near Aberdeen. He has to take loads of paperwork with him, so it's looking pretty positive already! Everything crossed for you hubby!!

Today sees the first challenge of the new year over at the Delicious Doodles Challenge, and we start with 'All Things New' to get us going with something nice and easy!
Here is what I made this time:

I have used a few new things here.
First up, the image, which is a new one at the Delicious Doodles Shop: Katarina.
I only printed her out once for a change, and used my watercolour pencils for a bit of colour.

Next new thing was the backing paper, from a set of digi-papers by Raspberry Road, 'Winter Wonderland'. I followed this with some new stickles round the edge, some die-cut corner shapes and a couple of new ice-blue gems. Here is a close-up of the image, which was raised on foam pads:

I added some clear stickles onto her cloak, and a bit of the blue on her eyeshadow, just for some extra bling. Not too noticeable here, but there you go! LOL. The text was added before printing out the paper.

Righty then, off I trot to sort out another image I drew a few days ago. Got as far as scanning it in, and I don't like it!!! Hmmmm... Catch ya later peeps!!

Challenges I am entering -

Cute Card Thursday - What's New?
DYSU - Let it Snow
Pixie Dust - Mono
Fab 'n' Funky - Something New
Simon Says Stamp - Something New
Sir Stampalot - Monochrome
(not sure if mine will count as there is black from printing the image)

Monday, 2 January 2012

I'm NOT Goth!! (well, maybe just a bit)

Hiya folks!

OMG, I can't believe it's been a whole two months since I posted on my other blog!!
What a horrid couple of months they have been, glad to see the back of them!

Some good news - Macabre Monday is BACK!!

I set to work with new-found mojo on this creation:

My image is a new one in the Delicious Doodles Shop, aptly named 'I'm NOT Goth!!', coloured with the usual watercolour pencils, rescanned and then printed and layered up. For all the deets on how I made this, please nip across and see the not so mainstream blog!!

Teri xx

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Some New Images at Delicious Doodles

Hiya folks, and a

Happy New Year to one and all !!

Did you all enjoy your New Year bashes?? Not too many sore heads I hope? LOL
Mine is fine, didn't even feel a wee bit pee'd, even after three glasses of red and a big glass of Baileys!! Can't say the same for the hubster though! LOL.

Righty then, I promised some new images the other day, and they are now loaded into the 

I did managed to get one more completed, and here she is -

A pretty EMO girl, complete with piercings!

And a little reminder of the other two images that have also been loaded, 

I hope you like these new images!

Happy New Year folks!
May it bring everything you wish for!
Teri xx