Friday, 28 June 2013

A Butterfly, a Waterfall and a Hot Geyser!

Good Afternoon one and All, Friday again goodness it comes around fast doesn't it.

Thank you everyone for all the wonderful comments on my last card and photo, I really do appreciate your time and encouragement.

Have you ever had one of those days where you are busy but never seem to get anywhere? well that's the sort of day I've had and I don't know why really, but once I've done this it's a quiet evening with my knitting, Alistair will be out for a wee while so I'll also have control of the TV zapper.

I thought I would show you another couple of our holiday photos
This is Gullfoss waterfall and it is just such a powerfully magnificent force of nature.  The guide told us that it equalled Niagara Falls, never having been there I couldn't say, but we were certainly impressed.  You could view it on couple of levels, Alistair went down to the lower level for a closer look, for me it was a million steps too far to come back up.  The photo doesn't show the fabulous rainbow which was across it.

This is an other amazing force of nature, a hot Geyser, shooting up into the air every 7-10 minutes, and if you were near enough you got a good spraying of water,  This was the science bit of the holiday and Alistair was just beside himself with all of this.  When we got to the waterfall the guide pointed out two icecaps, which to me meant not that much, but my hubby was just floored by, the the size of them, the largest covering around a 1000 kilometres, looked like two postage stamps to me, but they were a distance away.  I'm not sure if there is a photo of them.. To think that when I said I wanted to go to Iceland, Alistair dismissed it as an interesting place,  little did he know!.

I've got a little card to show and it is very little as it's an acceptance card for another wedding;
Again the colours aren't showing true, it's a navy background.  Nicola's colour theme is navy and pink and on her invitation card she has a butterfly, in fact I think she made her invitations, so I've tried to keep the theme.
3x3 card blank
Co ordinations in blue
Little Claire Butterfly from Cherish, Hugs, Dream Set
SB Decorative Labels 22 inked with VersaMagic Night Sky
Gems and Glamour dust.

I'm rather pleased by how it's turned out, even although it's quite simple.

We are going out with my son and his partner tomorrow for lunch as we didn't get together for my birthday, so looking forward to that, I think we're going for an Indian meal.

Have a good weekend everyone, whatever your doing, I do hope we get some decent weather.
Bye for now, Hugs Kate x


MRS DUCK said...

Good evening Kate.
Every day seems to be one of those kind for me.
You are a tease. When you said there was a photo of a hot geyser, I thought it was another pic of Alastair in his kilt LOL !!!
Love your card; that butterfly is gorgeous.
Enjoy your custody of the remote control this evening.
Ang x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Great card Kate love your colours
jacqui x

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card Kate, and fantastic holiday pictures! Everyone seems to be going on holiday at the moment, I'm jealous because my holiday this year is in Decemeber so still have to wait ages!!

Tanya xx

Rita said...

More fantastic pictures Kate. A holiday you'll never forget. I love your butterfly card it looks so beautiful. Hugs Rita xxx

Hazel said...

Good evening Kate I hope you are feeling not to stressed after being back at work, I am glad we don't have just the one TV as I would never get the controller, just about going round the twist with the tennis being on, but I can at least go off to the bed room and watch something else.
Your pictures are great, and your card is lovely,the couple will be pleased when they see you have taken the time to make it and in their colours.

Have a good week end. Hazel xxxx

rachel said...

Oh I remember both of those places Kate - and they looked just like that - pristine and beautiful - I did geology at university so I'm with Alistair on the interesting-ness - does that word exist - of Iceland - its amazing! Love your card too - beautiful - enjoy your curry!!! Hugs rachel x

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful card and gorgeous photo's
Hugs Kate xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, those photos are stunning, lucky you to see such wonders. Gorgeous card too.

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! wonderful photos Kate, it looks like an amazing place to visit.
Your card is gorgeous, such a beautiful butterfly
I hope you have a good weekend and enjoy you belated birthday lunch tomorrow
Sue xx

pam said...

beautiful card Kate, love you butterfly and colours
wonderful photos looks an amazing place.

Shona Hamill said...

Stunning photos Kate, you'll have to get into scrapping! Fantastic card too, love that die! Enjoy your lunch out xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is just perfect, hugs Pops x

Diane said...

Stunning vacation pictures, your card design is fabulous. What a beautiful butterfly and love the bling.

Regards diane

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
lovely photos of your superb holiday.
Fabulous card. Love that butterfly and that die used.
There is a wonderful Indian place to eat in Inverness. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal there while on holiday. My Dad even spoke to them in their language as he was brought up in India, and lived there till they wanted the British peeps to leave. My mother used to walk around the Taj Mahal with my sisters in their pram. I was the only one to be born in the Uk. My great grandfather ran away from home in Scotland and joined the army and lived there.
Have a wonderful crafty weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sandy said...

Gorgeous pictures and wonderful card. You are so lucky to see these fantastic places!!

May said...

Gorgeous photo's , Love your card, The butterfly with it's bling is Beautiful... Happy Sunday!! Hugs May x x x