Monday, 22 October 2012

Frosy Monday

Good Morning Everyone, thank you for all the great comments on my last blog and to Wendy for the helpful info regarding challenges.

Well it's quite a frosty morning with a bit of mist, but I think the sun is trying to shine through.  We're off again to visit friends in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, today.  Haven't see these friends in quite a while so it will be good to catch up.  Their home is also a Gallery as Peter is an artist and not only exhibits his own work but other artists too, with a mixture of mediums, photography, sculpture etc.  I just love to visit Jean and Peter and their wonderful Labradors, I think  there are four of them.
Their house is set in such wonderful scenery and Jean's garden is beautiful with a backdrop of lovely hills.  They also have three beautiful Icelandic ponies, and as I love horses, I'm just in my element.
I love Peter's work, he is such a talented artist and works with in many different styles, now I know nothing about art, I gauge it by "would I hang this on my wall", yes or no. Anyhow if you ever find yourself in this area the gallery is called "The Lost Gallery" and it's a couple of miles up a track but well worth while when you get there.  They  do have a website.

Anyway that's enough advertising, here is my latest creation
This card is for our friend Sean who celebrates his birthday next month, and how I wish I could take photos, I've just noticed the reflection of a painting on the opposite wall is on the mirriboard.

I have used Kanbans Gentleman's Journey card and mirriboard, topper, mounted on brown card.
Spellbinders snowflakes dies as I thought they looked a bit like cogs.
A wooden 60 coloured with promarker in chestnut and gems.

I'm quite pleased with it as I struggle with mens cards a bit.

Thats me off to get myself together and I will catch up sometime tomorrow when we are home.
Have a good day, Kate x


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Nice card Kate, love that image

jacqui x

Erika said...

Hi Kate I'm sure a good murder in the 50 shades books would only add to the story....I'm with you I love a good murder mystery too.
Love this mens card and the touches of steampunk!
Hugs Erika.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Kate,
A great mans card you have made a fantastic job.
Hope you had a great day
Happy Crafting


Marie-Louise said...

Great card Kate. Love the topper and I think everyone of us struggles with cards for males but this is perfect. Have a nice trip.

scottish crafter said...

Hi Kate, what a lovely card, very manly, they are so difficult to make cards for, unless they have a hobby you can home in to. Enjoy your visit they sound a great couple.

Wilma x x

Crafty Lark said...

Hello Kate, Love this card, it's the penny farthing theme, clever use of the dies. xx Flora

Karen said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Shona Hamill said...

Great card Kate, I know what you mean about sometimes struggling with men's cards!

Hope you have a good trip to Aberdeenshire.

Shona xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous, love your colours too hugs Pops x x x

pam said...

fabulous card Kate, glad you enjoyed your trip