Friday, 25 January 2013

Rainy Days!

Hello Everyone and managing to get here a bit earlier this evening.  I hope all you folk who have loads of snow are managing to keep warm and safe, some areas look dreadful.  It stared to sleet here this afternoon but hasn't come to anything, although there is a good amount of snow on the mountains, but not going there.

Thank you to every one who left messages on my previous post, and a warm welcome to my new visitor Sue, lovely to have you on board.

Well yesterday I felt really old, it was my son's birthday and he was 42, where have all the years gone!.. I don't feel old in my head, although the old body is feeling it's age, but nevertheless I can hardly believe Damian is this age.  He loved his tortoise card and the fact that it got a mention at LC Challenge blog.
So in a couple of weeks it's my daughter-in-law Moreen's birthday and I will have to get my thinking cap on for her gift, got the card sorted, but I always struggle with the prezzie.

Alistair managed to book my birthday gift last week even although my birthday is not until June, and as this is one of those landmark birthdays, it's the big 60, he is taking me to Iceland.  I have always wanted to go there, so I am so excited about it, mind you at the moment cash is scarce, I've not enough for Iceland the shop never mind the country, so I will have to get saving, that means less buying of all the craft goodies.   Seriously though I am so looking forward to it and top of my list to do and see there are Whales and Icelandic knitting.  Alistair wants to go and look at the volcanoes.  I've an interest in the Viking Sagas too,so I want to read as many as possible before we go. Another bonus is that I don't have to buy a new summer wardrobe as my lovely, comfortable winter clothes will do and I wont feel out of place because I don't tan.

On to my card for today, it's not a new one, but new on here;
The image is from Paintshop Poppets CD, which I've cut out and decoupaged, the background papers and sentiment are also from the CD, the rest from my box of bits and pieces.  Just a simple little card really.

I'm off to pour myself a G&T and settledown to watch Corrie, I'm hooked by the Tyrone and Kirstie storyline just now, and I've missed the last couple of episodes and not managed to catch up on the Iplayer.

Have a good evening everyone and a great weekend whatever your doing,

Kate x


12 comments:

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card Kate love these little characters
jacqui x

Sue said...

Hi Kate this is adorable, we are having a heavy snowfall at the moment so me and hubby are definately hibernating!! What a fab holiday!!! I've been on a cruise around the fjords and I absolutely adored it. Well ad break over back to Corrie! and isnt Kirsty such a bad girl!! lOL hugssss hun xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card Kate. The image and the colours are gorgeous.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
fantastic card. Love the paint poppets they are so sweet. You have made a wonderful creation with them.
Sorry about the blog last night, I too had trouble the other day on Kelly's blog. It must be blogger playing up.
Have a wonderful crafty weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Wendy Fraser said...

Very pretty, enjoy your G&T! xx

pam said...

fabulous card Kate, love the image and your card design. pam

Crafty Lark said...

Great card, we now need the brollie and wellies as we have torrential rain, we had at least 6 inches of snow on the ground so goodness knows where all the water is going to go. I do love the paintbox poppets also and your blue is gorgeous. xx Flora

Hazel said...


Kate. I know what you mean about was it 42years ago that you gave birth to your son. Our oldest daughter is coming up to that age to and yet it doesn't seem that long. Just think it won't be that long till you are away on that fab holiday.
Your card is lovely and that image is great. Hazel

Rita said...

Love your card, its just so perfect in every way. Hope you are getting better weather to-day. Hugs Rita xx

Patricia said...

Good evening Kate, a beautiful card love the image.
I have that CD and some decoupage sheets and have never used them.
Oh! My! Word! What a fantastic holiday, lucky you. Never mind it won't be long till you are off on your adventure.
Still loads of snow here with no sign of is thawing so far.

Patricia. xx

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Kate, I am playing catch up tonight. Been very lazy, think it was the snow lasting so long. It is now raining so hopefully it will clear soon. I love your card and the Paint Poppets are adorable. Know what you mean with your son reaching the grand age of 42 my son would have been 48 in February boy time flies. WOW what a holiday to look forward to. I used to like the sun but now prefer cooler breaks.

Wilma x x x

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous I love it, hugs Pops x x x