Monday, 9 September 2013

Cosy and Warm!


Hello Everyone, not been here for a few days so I do hope you are all well.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments left on my last blog post, especially about Alistair's conker, ha ha,.but seriously, I am delighted you take the time to read my little stories of life here in the Currie household, and to encourage me with the crafting.

Now,  this is for Blogging Friend Sandy  who doesn't know what a conker is.  Well Sandy, it's a chestnut and when they fall from the trees, you try to get a large one thread it with some string and you have chestnut challenges where you try to crack or break your opponents chestnut by swinging your chestnut to hit the other one.  The chestnut is commonly known as a conker.  I have no idea where or how it all began, but when I was a wee girl at school this game was all the go in the Autumn.  If you couldn't find a conker to play with, there was always, skipping ropes, marbles or bouncing a ball of the side of a building whilst singing a rhyme.  Oh, those halcyon days!!. Oh and I almost forgot about peever, where you marked the ground with chalk in squares with numbers, but earthor stones in a boot polish tin and sifted it along the square and then hopped in them.  Who needed an Xbox then.  Who remembers these games?

Anyhow on to my card;
 A closer view
LOTV image
Promarker and Flexmarkers
SB Fluer de Lis Squares die
LOTV Classic Christmas Papers
Bazzil Card
Die'sire Holly Die
The Ribbon Girl Charm
Hobby Craft Tartan Ribbon
Dovecraft Gems
Border, corner and sentiment dies given by a crafty friend, don't know what they are
Glamour dust, silve and gold

I think this is such a sweet little image, the pets with their Christmas Stocking, reminds me of  putting up our pet's stockings as well as Damian's in years go by.

That's all from me today, have a good evening everyone.

I would like to enter my card into,   http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/cute-n-cuddly-critters.html

22 comments:

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,such a lovely image.xxx

Sue said...

This gorgeous Kate, such a delightful image. I love the papers and beautiful embellishments too.
Sue xx

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Kate - so cute and cuddly
Lorraine x

Patricia said...

Brilliant card Kate, beautifully coloured.
NOW!!! there are words that I am sure a lot of our English friends will be scratching their heads over!!!!!!............Peevers! Sifted! for instance.
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is sooo sweet, it's gorgeous. Marlene

Rita said...

Beautiful card Kate. Love that touch of tartan too. Hugs Rita xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
love this card. Great design as always. Fab image too.
Yes I rmeember those games to. We din't need computer games or anything like that to enjoy ourselves. I always marvelled at the hop scotch, marble pices we would use. They were obviosly broken up wahs stands from a gone by age, or frome cold slab out of a larder.
I always wanted one but never had one of my own.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Wilma Brown said...

Cute image Kate, I just adore LOTV, must get more cards done with their toppers I don't do stamps yet. Remember all the games especially peevers. My dad was always being pushed to empty his polish tin so we could have it to play. Shoes were polished in those days not a quick rub over with a sponge thingy. Those were the days, no computers, just fun.

Wilma x x x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Gorgeous fireside scene to warm the cockles.
Thought that peever sounded like hopscotch. Used to play marbles and something using football cards leant against a wall and you had to flick another card to knock them over. Five stones and Tig were favourites too. Did have the computer games but I preferred to be outside with my pals.
Happy days. . . . . . . .
Ang x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card, love the image. I used to lve playing two ball and jacks

Hazel said...


Kate, lovely card that fireside scene, you can just about feel the heat.
Oh you are so right about all the games we played, children today don't know how to play none electronic games.

Hazel xxx

pam said...

gorgeous card Kate, love this cut image and beautiful design.
pam

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Well not wanting to give my age away but I remember playing with wooden hoops and sticks lol! And also queuing up for Orange juice and cod liver oil at school - yuck! Gorgeous card today Kate the image is a real sweetie! Hugs Susan x

rachel said...

such a cute card Kate - and I remember some of those games - been talking to my mil about 'snobs' or 'jacks' too - can you remember that? I was always rubbish at it! lol xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Ooh, another lovely LOTV stamp, I love what you've done with it, and I just love Alastair's giant conker in the post below, it's brilliant. I used to love a good game of conkers as a girl! xx

Norma said...

Hi kate:) i hope you had a wonderful weekend!! Your card is gorgeous and the way you framed the image with the spellbinder die is beautiful!! Thank you for stopping by today, have a great evening!
Hugs,
Norma

downrightcrafty said...

how gorgeous great design love it
Hugs Kate xx

Marie-Louise said...

Great card Kate. Like other commenters I remember hop scotch where we just used one stone and how I loved playing ball up against the wall of the house. Children now miss out on so much. They don't really understand simple.

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is just adorable, stunning colours too hugs Pops x x

Sandy said...

Well thank you Kate - I guess I am the only one that did not know what a conker is. My grand kids play a similar game with their hard boiled Easter eggs. Each child holds an Easter egg in their hand and then they bump eggs. If your egg shell breaks, you are out of the game.
I know, this is not about Easter, this is about
Christmas and you have made a delightful Christmas card. What a cute image - your creation is so happy one just has to smile!
Sandy

Erika said...

Such a cute Christmas card especially the stamped image. I too remember conkers, used to soak them in vinegar and bake them to make them harder.....cheating?! Lol. It's all about the winning! ;)
Happy crafting, hugs Erika.

Kat W said...

What a lovely card and perfect for our 'Cute and Cuddly Critters' theme at Crafty Little Fairies - thanks for sharing with us!
Hugs, Kat x