Saturday, 12 October 2013

Another Icelandic Poppy!

Good Afternoon Blogging Friends, and I hope your weekend has got off to a great start, whatever you happen to be up to.

Our weather is wonderful, very cold in the morning but getting a bit warmer as the day goes on, but beautifully crisp and sunny.

I'm doing a bit of catching up around the house, easier when my good man is not around.  It's the annual Archaeology week here in Inverness and Alistair is away to a conference, I was going to go too, but it costs £15 now, last year it was free, and I've got to save my pennies for the NEC in November, so I have the day to myself.  We are going to the cinema tonight to see "Sunshine on Leith". We will have a bit to eat out before, so I'm looking forward to  that.

I used to live in Leith with my son Damian when he was little and i don't remember it as being particularly sunny, but there you go.  Leith is in Edinburgh.

My card for you today is one of my Icelandic Poppy thank you cards, you have seen them before, but I've not coloured this one but heat embossed it;
A wee bit blurred, sorry about that.
Poppy image from
Wow Embossing powders
Core'dination Navy Card
First Edition Neroli Paper
Xcut Circle & Scalloped die
Stamp-it Australia Sentiment 

Now the wee story behind this card is that last week one of my clients who hadn't been in the project since I stared back, arrived in and welcomed with a great big hug, was convinced that I'd left, so much better that the other othe client who thought I was "deed", he then rushed off, came back 20 mins later with a lovely birthday gift, he's been holding on to it since June.  Now as you can imagine, in my line of work we are not really supposed to take gifts, but he had OKed it with the manager since it was a very special birthday.  I was so touched by his thoughfulness, and even his card was one that had a kitten knitting on it, so he had really thought about me.  Now if your wondering what the gift was, well, it's a large bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin, he really did think about me, said he'd heard me mention a while back that it was a nice gin.  I am very fond of this young man and he is one of my card making pupils, always very enthusiastic about things, but life gets him down at times.  
Anyway, as everyone who gave me presents got a thank you card, I was delighted to make this one for him.

Thank you to everyone who left a comment about Santa Baby, I thought you might like it, I've just to put on my thinking cap for an anniversay one next which is in November.

Have a great day, and see you all soon.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a thoughtful person he is and what a lovely card, almost looks embroidered. Miserable weather here the since Thursday, good carfting weather x

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous card, so effective Kate. How lovely to have your gift held onto for this time, shows you are very appreciated. xx Flora

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Kate, I love this image and the way you have embossed it looks really effective. I bet you were so touched to receive such a thoughtful gift from your client.
I hope you enjoy the cinema tonight.
hugs Sue xx

Rita said...

Fabulous card Kate. And what a lovely young man to be so thougfhtful too. Enjoy your night out. Hugs Rita xxxx

Christine Harrop said...

A very thoughtful young man. I love the CAS aspect of this card Kate. Love from Christine xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Lucky you having Sun. Its been persisting down here. Wasn't too cold but have succumbed to the central heating as it felt damp.Next door neighbour is a plumber/heating engineer so always best to give the CH its first blast when he's at home lol!
Adore the card chuck and what a lovely story behind it.
Enjoy your film.
Ang x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kate. the poppy looks fabulous.
Hope you have a lovely evening and enjoy the film
Lorraine x

rachel said...

I do hope Leith was fun Kate - you do get about up there in Scotland!!!! Love your story behind the card too - what a beautiful card it is too - I'm sure you'll make the young man very pleased! Big Hugs rachel x

Patricia said...

Beautiful card Kate, it will be treasured by such a thoughtful young man.
Hope you enjoyed the Film. A much better way to spend the money they wanted for the conference this year.

Patricia xxx

pam said...

sure the young man will love this card Kate, so very thoughtful of him, with your birthday pressie.
hope you enjoy the film.

Marie-Louise said...

Such a lovely card Kate. Lucky lady getting a bottle of Bombay Sapphire.

May said...

Gorgeous card Kate... Love the embossing..A beautiful card for a very thoughtful young man...enjoy the gin.. ( not all at once mind) LOL...Hugs May x x x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Kate and so is the Santa Baby I've been so busy getting cards together and packing to send them off and all the other stuff I had to do I haven't had time to get round everyones blogs. Lots of huggles hun Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Hazel said...

Kate just think of the goodies you can buy with that £15 in Nov. That must have made your day that he thought about you. Love that poppy image.

Hazel xxx

downrightcrafty said...

this is such a delicate card love the colours
enjoy your day
Kate x

Amber Holder said...

Very nice! That is a gorgeous color of embossing powder :)

Best crafty wishes!
Staying Crafty

Jane said...

Ditto all the comments above Kate, beautiful embossing, so original. Waft some warmth down south would you... raining & cold down here...Brrrr xxx
PS...permission to share your card everywhere? xxxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a lovely card Kate! How thoughtful of him it just makes everything worthwhile when something nice like that happens! Susan x

Norma said...

WOW! the color is beautiful Kate!!

Erika said...

I love your embossed poppy in blue too, great idea.
What a great surprise getting a gift too, how kind.
Hope work is going well, hugs Erika.