Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Winter Tree!

Hello Blogging Friends, I hope all is well with you, but if not, I'd like to send out kind thoughts and hugs to you.

Thanks you all so much for your kind comments, it really makes all this blogging thing so worth while.  for anyone who finds themselves visiting my blog, please leave a comment because I would love to hear from you and in return I could visit you and see what you get up too.

I had a hell of a day yesterday with my Broadband, it kept going off, which meant I had to shut down the computer, wait for a bit then start all over again, this happened three times.  I changed to The Post office from BT, I was finding problems with them and they were hugely expensive, the PO was a much better deal, but some Chief Executive in his/her wisdom have decided to change their system and this has been happening over the last few days and it just seams to be chaos. 
Normally when phoning about something I can get right through, yesterday and today the phones were jammed and I had to wait for ages for someone to speak to, today I gave up in the end.
My email is all to pot and folders with fairly important info in them has not migrated across and it's all lost.  No I wouldn't normally have bothered, but my existing BT email accounts will be stopping mis month so I'm trying to get things I need to keep transferred across.  So much for all this technology, it's going to be the death of humankind.

That's my rant over, but so frustrating, so please forgive if I didn't get around to you blog yesterday, I've tried to catch up.

A few of you lovely people asked to see my lovely jewllery that hubby brought from his trip away last week, here it is,
Sorry about the photo, it wasn't great in the first place and I then tried to make it better, but anyway you can see how lovely the set is, it's an Ortak design from the Orkeny Isles.  I think he has such good taste and I just love it.

Now for my card,
The image is from The Paper Shelter, and when I saw this I just had to have it, it just really appeals to me and I love the tree having a scarf to keep him warn now that he's lost his leaves.
It's one of TPS's coloured images
Kraft card
Papermaina Snowflake Vellum
Xcut Leaf Die
LOTV Frosty Christmas Paper
Die'sire SentimentThe Ribbon Girl Charm
Hobby Craft Lacy Ribbon and Baubled trim
Papermania tiny bow
Gems from my box
Star Dust

That's me for tonight, see you soon
Hugs, Kate x


Rita said...

Wow Kate. That jewellery looks fabulous, I love the colours. Good Taste indeed. I love your take on this card and the humour it bestows. Hugs Rita xxxx

Patricia said...

Kate, this is one brilliant card, I love it. That tree with the scarf on really appeals to me.
Like the Jewels...very nice indeed.
Happy crafting

Patricia xxx

Wilma Brown said...

That is one lovely hubby with great taste, love the jewellery. Your card is gorgeous with that image and all the embellishments, very Christmassy. Hope you have your Broadband sorted out but sounds as it may take time.

Wilma x x x

Jenny L said...

H I Kate,
Firstly I am having trouble with my iMac so I'm on the I pad. so excuse me if I make any mistakes as you know what my eyes are like.
DH is trying to sort problem out at the mo. It won't go on. The Internet wirelessly.
Loving your card today. I too would have had ti have this image. Love it. Great design as always.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Your card is gorgeous Kate. I love that fun image and such a fabulous design with beautiful detailing too.
Your hubby certainly has very good taste, I love those shades of blue.
hugs Sue xx

pam said...

brilliant card Kate, love this image.
beautiful jewellery, love the colours.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
I think we will all be needing scarves by the end of the week lol!!!
I love the droplet beads across the top of the card, like icicles.
Well done Alastair. A beautiful set of jewellery.
Take care.
Ang x

Wendy Fraser said...

Ooh, your jewellery is gorgeous! Stunning card too, love the baubled trim and cute image xx

Sue said...

Your jewellery is stunning Kate! I love this card and that tree is sooo cute huggles hun Sue xxx

Jules said...

Hi Kate

Lucky you to receive such beautiful jewellery .. .. very special.

Great card too. The tree with a scarf made me smile!

Hope you are having a good week (apart from the broadband).

Love Jules xx

Hazel said...

Good morning Kate. Sorry I couldn't comment last night on your beautiful jewellery, (iPad playing up) as you know like you I love Sheila Fleet, but these Ortak pieces are stunning.
Another great card, love the tree with its scarf round it.

Hazel xxx

rachel said...

wow Kate your cad is stunning - what a fabulous image and I love the background and bling - and I love the jewellery too - wow - he does have good taste! Big Hugs Rachel xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kate. A lovely fun image and design.
Your jewellery looks beautiful - you are lucky!
Lorraine x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Kate and gorgeous jewellery.

Heather Rogers said...

I love your card Kate it is a super image and I love what look like pearl snow flakes!

But more than this I simply love the jewellery Alistair bought you it's absolutely exquisite you will have to wear them in November for us to see! :)

The colours go well with your card today.
Sorry you have had problems with your internet I do hope when they have upgraded their system you have a better service than BT! I think ISP's must be doing it all over as they did mine while I was away so mine is much faster now as it was poor in my wee village!

Have a lovely evening
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Amber Holder said...

The jewelry he brought you looks very pretty. I'm sure it is far more stunning in person, but at least we get an idea :) The trim you used on your card today is so much fun. What a great, special touch it adds.

Best crafty wishes!
Staying Crafty

Christine Harrop said...

I love the image of the tree wearing his winter scarf! And your jewellery is terrific Kate. Well done Alistair! Love from Christine xx

Pop's Cards said...

Stunning sweetie, stunning colours and design, huggles Pops x x x

downrightcrafty said...

great image had to look closely to figure it out but wow fab
Hugs Kate xx

Sandy said...

Your jewelery is beautiful - love the design and I bet in person it is even prettier!! Your card is so pretty and the image very cute - the tree is smiling in appreciation of the nice warm scarf he now wears. I am grinning ear to ear!!