Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Some Vikings and some Beach Huts!

Good Afternoon Blogging Friends and what a miserable one it is here, really dull, rainy and not warm, I'm glad I'm in for the remainder of the day.  Hope the weather is better where you are.

Thank you all for your very kind comments on my last card or I should say,  first card for the CCAYR challenge blog. All very encouraging.  I'm also pleased that you are enjoying my holiday snaps, cos really they can bore the pants of other folk,  in times gone past I've had to endure endless photos  of Friends holidays and was loosing the will to live.  I remember many years ago being shown photos which contained the person sitting in a various nightclubs somewhere in Spain and each photo she looks more drunk than the one before.  No other scenes, just nightclubs holding all sorts of drinks.   I wondered if she was in fact a vampire and couldn't come out whilst the sun was shining. What a waste of a holiday I thought, but I suppose to each his own.
Now talking of holiday snaps, I have the last of mine from Iceland and these were taken at the Viking Village which is about 20miles outside Reykjavik, where there was a Viking festival, with all sorts of fun and stalls going on.  I snapped these two characters as I thought they looked so good;
Now it's the rather splendid chap in the centre of the picture that so impressed me, the long hair was all his own too, the Vikings were just about to go into battle.
This guy I think must have been the Viking Chief as he didn't fight in the battle, he just stood and looked superior, it was all good fun.
So that's the last of the photos worth a look at, thank goodness I hear you shout!!

Here is my card for today;

I thought I would try and do something which reminded me that there was once upon a time Summer.

Michael Powell stamp
Prismascolour pencils.....I've a way to go yet, Keep practising Kate
LOTV Cake and Candles Papers
MB Clouds and Big Splash Border
Kirsty Wiseman Sentiment
Button, Cord,Gems from stash
Glamour Dust for sparkle

Bye for now and thanks for looking, and if you like please leave a comment.

Kate x

21 comments:

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Nice card Kate and well coloured especially for a beginner to this medium lol
jacqui x

Rita said...

Fantastic pictures Kate. You'd never bore me with your photos of such a wonderful country. Great card Kate. I've never seen those stamps. Love the colours. Take Care. Hugs Rita xxx

Hazel said...


Your photos are great, looks like it was a fun day.
As for your card I love those little beach huts and you do feel that is what we should be seeing Sun, See and Sand. I think we can say good bye to what we knew as summer, we can look at your card and dream.

Hazel xxx

Marie-Louise said...

I love your card Kate. The stamp is marvellous and so is your colouring.

Great holiday photographs.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Lovely card Kate, I think we are in for some warmer weather at the weekend - fingers crossed! Susan x

Tanya said...

Fab card Kate, and great pictures! I'm the same, whenever I go on holidays I very rarely drink at all, why bother going abroad to go to a niteclub when you can do it at home - you're only going to have hazy memories of it anyway, such a waste...not that I drink much at home either, but was even saying it to my sis the other day, I prefer to have lots of activities planned for holidays, I don't leave any time to spare for a hangover!

Tagsxx

Patricia said...

Good evening Kate, Loving your card at least it looks like summer there. I love the style of the Michael Powell Stamps but have never bought any.

Love your photos that certainly looks like good fun there.

Looking out the window it could be November even got the heating on here.
Hugs

Patricia xx

Diane said...

Glad to see they were friendly Viking Kate, love the Splash border for your card and fun colors.

Regards diane

Sue - bearhouse said...

Your card is gorgeous Kate, I love the image and wonderful colours.
Fabulous photos too, thank you for sharing
Sue xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Kate. The image and design look fabulous.
Your photo's look great too.
Lorraine x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate. Lovely cheery card on what has been an overcast day. I have a beautiful framed Michael Powell cross stitch of Venice that my friend stitched for my birthday a few years ago....lovely stuff.
Ah, I remember the days of dancing and drinking all night, then back to the hotel for a shower and breakfast, then sleep all day on the beach so you looked like you had been creosoted by the end of the fortnight........Happy Days LOL !!!
Ang x

rachel said...

beautiful card Kate - love that border and the colours are fab - great photos too! Hugs Rachel x

pam said...

another beautiful card Kate, such a lovely card design and layout.

fabulous photos..
pam

May said...

Love those photos..Beautiful card Kate, I love Michael Powell stamps.. Beautiful design & colours...Love the little clouds... Hugs May x x x

Alison Scott said...

Great photos Kate. I have really enjoyed seeing them all.
I'm a bit of a sad sack who enjoys photos, though the niteclub ones don't do it for me.
Your card is lovely. Very bright and summery, if only it comes back eh.

Lori said...

What a fun card! Love the bright colors. Enjoyed your pictures, too!

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie this is absolutely gorgeous hugs Pops x

Sandy said...

What a wonderful fun card - I love the different colors on the little changing houses. The die cut adds so much!! I have also enjoyed looking at all your different photos - what a grand time you must have had!
Sandy

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
fabulous photos of the hols.
Now this card is very colourful and summery. just what we need to cheer us up ,with such a horrid summer. Great design as always. You have done a fabulous job with those pencils.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Wendy Fraser said...

Great pics! Fab card, love the coloured cord, super pencil colouring. xx

Anne said...

Can't imagine anyone getting bored looking at these pics Kate, they're fascinating!
I know what you mean though about some of them ...been there, done that!
Your card is lovely - so cheerful!
Anne x