Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Home bearing gifts

Good Evening All and thank you for all the comments left on my last blog, much appreciated.

Well, we had a lovely time at our friend's it was great to catch up with all their news and the "scandal" of the glen, not that I know who is doing the scandalizing, but Alistair does as he used to live in Corgaff, many years ago.  We were well fed and watered, which isn't easy for our hosts as I have diabetes and don't eat carbohydrates, and of course the Western world revolves around it. However, all our lovely friends try their utmost to make sure that they substitute other foods and that I don't starve, as if I would.

We were sent home today with a wonderful painting from Peter. Its a landscape painted in oils and its of part of the Kintail mountains. The colours are wonderful and it's title is Dawn over Kintail.  His mountain landscapes are fantastic and he gets my hubby to name them as Alistair is a climer/hillwalker and knows the mountains better than he does his own house. We will hang it tomorrow and I know just where it's going.
I also received a lovely gift from jean of Liz Earle skin care products.  I just love them as the products are made with wonderful natural ingredients.  So, it was a great couple of days.

My card this evening I made a couple of days ago here it is
 I was asked to make this for a friend to give to her hubby at Christmas and he loves areoplanes and has his own glider.  I wasn't too sure how this LOTV stamp fitted into a Christmas card  but did my best.
Coloured with promarkers, sentiments are LOTV, Papermanis Papers, papermania glitter card, gems and buttons from my stash.
So I hope Susan likes it.

I came home to two new Spellbinder dies and Joanna Sheen's Giordano Decoupage Sheets, so I'm looking forward to creating something with them.

Hope your day has been good,

Kate x


pam said...

hi Kate, beautiful card, love this image & your colouring is fab, great layout

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Very nice Kate, I think that anything goes at Christmas it just has to fit your bill

jacqui x

Shona Hamill said...

Hi Kate, love the card, the papers go so well with the image, very different for a Christmas card.

Glad you enjoyed your trip away.

Shona xx

Crafty Lark said...

Hello Kate, Gorgeous card and how great to do something so special for Christmas. xx Flora

Wendy Fraser said...

Gorgeous card, I do love LOTV images. Nice to see something different for Christmas. Enjoy your new goodies xx

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card. Glad you had a nice visit with your friends.

scottish crafter said...

Hi Kate, love the idea of the card for Christmas, like stepping out of the box. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and came away with goodies. Enjoy your painting and playing with your dies and paper.

Wilma x x

Iulia said...

Wonderful card, Kate! A bit unusual for Christmas but what's more important than what kids want...huh?:) Love the layout, beautiful card, so special!
Thanks again for joining us at Lili's Little Fairies!
Hugs, Iulia

Erika said...

I think you've got it spot on Kate, love this little LOTV image too cute.
Hugs Erika.