Sunday, 6 October 2013

Holly Ribbon Chapel!

Hello Blogging Friends, I do hope you are all well and have enjoyed the weekend, which isn't quite over yet, but it is disappearing fast.
We have really quite good weather, and yesterday we took a drive up to Gairloch and popped into see our friends there, so we had a lovely afternoon.  Their B&B is right on the coast and overlooks the sea, it's spectacular and we were entertained by some windsurfers, except they were being moved along with kites and not a windsurfer board and sail,  looked fabulous when the wind lifted then up and away out of the water.  Alistair had that gleam in his eye that said I want to do that, I've warned him not to think about it.
A fairly quite day today, pottering about doing the housework and food shopping, I did manage to plant some winter pansies though, I just hope I don't kill them off, I'm not green fingered.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last post, it is very much appreciated.

I was wondering if anyone has heard of Feedspot?, I received an email yesterday, telling me about this new thing which is replacing google reader and saying that people are following me on it.  Now, I have never heard of it and I would think that the experienced bloggers would have mentioned it before now.  Also, it is one that you have to pay for, although the email told me that I would have a first year subscription free, but because I am very wary of these things I've not gone into it just in case.  Any thoughts on this folks?

Anyway, tonight's card;
Justinklined Stamp
Wow Embossing Powder in Silver
Black Core'dinations Card
Papermania paper
Red Glitter Card
Papermania Velvet Ribbon
Gems and Pearls from the Ribbon Girl

I decided to heat emboss this image, I think I'm getting better at it, and I quite like how it's turned out.
I really like this stamp set as it has all the lovely holly stamps, I've not used the large corner one this time, as this is a 5x7 card blank which I  seldom use, preferring 6x6 and wouldn't take the larger stamp.

I hope you enjoy the remainder of your Sunday, I'm off to get settled for Downton, and what a treat tonight Dame Kiri is singing in it.
See you soon


Patricia said...

Never heard of the blog thing! my opinion would be to ignore it. There was all the hype about the a Blogloving thing, it did not makes a blind bit of difference.

Loving your beautiful card, great image and wonderful design.
Have a great week

Patricia xxx

Rita said...

Beautiful card Kate. I got that e-mail too, but just deleted it. I'm quite happy with Bloglovin. Have a Good week. Hugs Rita xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Kate, I love the image and wonderful colours.

Sorry I cannot help you with regard to the Feedspot thing, sounds a bit strange if you have to pay for it after a year. Hopefully someone else will know a bit more about it.

hugs Sue

rachel said...

Hiya Kate - love your card - fabulous embossing - I got the same email from feedspot and chose to ignore it too! Hugs Rachel x

Marie-Louise said...

Love the card Kate. I also got the e-mail and just deleted it. She said that my blog was adding value to Feedspot so she should be paying us not the other way around.

Sue said...

Fab card Kate and sorry I got the email too and just deleted it had enough with bloglovin when that came out LOL and Downton was good but I felt so sorry for poor Anna :( huggles hun Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is beautiful Kate, I love how you embossed the image so pretty.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fabulous card Kate, love the embossing on the black its really striking! I got the e mail but just deleted it thought it was more of a spam thing. Downton was certainly thrilling! Susan x

hotpotato said...

Another Downton fan.......such a fab programme. Love your card, the embossing is stunning.

Teresa said...

Good morning Kate, fabulous Christmas card and yes another Downton fan here too, loved last nights can't wait for next weeks. :)
Hugs Teresa x

Sue said...

What a peaceful scene you have created here with your heat embossing, Kate. Love it on the black.


Lorraine said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Kate and fabulous embossing.
Lorraine x

Pop's Cards said...

Fabulous creation hugs Pops x

Erika said...

Still to catch up on Downton here...I believe I'll need tissues?!
Lovely embossed card, the red black and silver are a striking combination.
I haven't had any information about Feedspot either sorry.
Crafty hugs,


May said...

Beautiful card Kate, Gorgeous scene you have created...Never heard of this blog thingy???? I too enjoyed Downton ...Have a happy week... Hugs May x x x

Wendy Fraser said...

Stunning cards since my last visit Kate, love the heat embossing on this one. xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Beautiful image Kate and great embossing.
Not heard of this Feedspot thing. Sounds a bit dodgy.
Ang x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
super card, and great heat embossing. Looks very luxurious on the black card, and the red paper.
Never heard of this Feedspot thing either, sounds a bit of a con.
Love Downton Abbey too. wish the episodes were longer.
Have a wonderful day.
Lots of love. Jenny L.

downrightcrafty said...

love this card gorgeous heat embossing and a great image to stamp
Hugs Kate xx

Diane said...

Love the heat embossing Kate.

Hugs Diane

Norma said...

Hi Kate:) Glad to hear you had a great weekend:) Your card is beautiful. We were thinking around the same colors this weekend huh?? :) Thank you for much for stopping by and your sweet comment.

Amber Holder said...

I love the dramatic color combo! Feedspot sounds weird if it says you only get a year free. I use several other readers and none of them have ever talked about charging me.

Best crafty wishes!
Staying Crafty

Hazel said...

Just saw your comment on Ang blog red us being still in glasgow we r calm surprisingly but CanadaAffair bn great they saw 2 changing car hire an got us a hotel in calgary 4 2 ngt so at least that is sorted. Its just a lost day thats the worst bit