Monday, 20 January 2014

Vintage Car!

Hello Blogging Friends and Visitors, back once again, I think I'm getting longer and longer between my posts...... Anyway, I hope you are all well, and having some better weather where you are.
 Thank you all so much for your kind comments on my last card, I do appreciate you taking the time to come and visit.  I've been trying to catch up on your blogs, but sorry if I've miss some.  There has been some wonderful creations from all you talented crafters, it's been a pleasure touring around your blogs.

Alistair and I have been away for a few days visiting our friends Isabelle and Graeme in Gairloch, and what a lovely time we had.  The weather was great and of course the scenery is stunning.  We had some wonderful beach walks too, really blew away the cobwebs, and Isabelle fed us like kings.
It is so peaceful there, I even slept better, and not watching TV was a bonus, just sitting by the fabulous log fire knitting and reading, so relaxing.

I managed to finish Damian's birthday card, his birthday is on the 25th January;

 It was a wee bit difficult to photograph with all the gold. so sorry about that.
Tim Holtz Sissix Old Jalopy Die cut with Adorable Scorable Card
Kanban Papers
SB Snow flake die,(I thought it looked like a cog)
Marianne "Happy Birthday "die
Tattered Lace Alphabet Die
Gems from my box
Always a bit difficult to think up something for my lad, but he does like cars so hoping he will like this.

Just before I go I thought I would show you the Shoulder Shrug I made with the beautiful Alpaca yarn I bought at the Craft Fair last year. It's made by a yarn company from Scotland called Alpaca Loft and they have their own herd of alpacas called The Tartan Toories who are just gorgeous;
Isn't this the most wonderful blue, the photo just doesn't do it justice, it's almost a purpley blue.  The shawl pin I just love, my friend Fiona gave it to me for Christmas after asking her dad to make it.  He is the most talented wood turner.

So that's me for today and almost time to go and prepare the diner.
Keep well and see you soon


Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very beautiful shoulder shrug Kate, it will keep you warm and snug. The male card is super, I'm sure he'll love it!

Warm hugs

Sue said...

Sounds like you've had a great time Kate and the card is really fab and that shawl oh my what a stunning colour! Enjoy dinner huggles Sue xxx

Wilma Brown said...

Gorgeous card Kate, bet your son will love it. That shawl and pin are amazing, beautiful colour. Glad you time away blew the cobwebs away.

Wilma x x

Diane said...

Fabulous masculine card design, the gold color and car are perfect. Wow, your knitting is wonderful I bet it looks great when you are wearing it. The shawl pin adds just the right touch.

Hugs Diane

Rita said...

Fabulous card Kate. I'm sure your son will treasure it. Your shrug looks wonderful and will keep your shoulders warm no matter what time of year. The colour is so stunning . We both love the Gairloch and have visited many times over the years. Hugs Rita xxx

Patricia said...

Brilliant card Kate, love the colour and design.
Your shrug is great, stunning shade of blue. Oooooo!, just love the pin.
Glad you enjoyed your time away.

Patricia xx

Hazel said...

Kate, I am so glad you both had a good time while you were away. Love your shug the colour is gorgous. Damins card is great. Hazel xx

pam said...

brilliant card Kate, love my die "the old jalopy" come`s in useful for men cards.
glad you had a good break.

Sue said...

Your card is wonderful Kate, a fabulous design and I love the colours.
Such a gorgeous shrug, a beautiful design and a stunning shade of blue.
Take care
hugs Sue xx

Marie-Louise said...

Great card Kate. I love the old Jalopy. Beautiful shrug and pin. Even this colour of blue is gorgeous.

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate. Your card is gorgeous, I love the car die and background papers. So good to hear that you had a nice time away. All of the best. Anet

rachel said...

a fabulous card Kate and that shrug is stunning - what a fabulous colour - lovely xx

hotpotato said...

Your shoulder shrug looks lovely Kate. Hand knitting has come back big time just wish I could do it but I'm just the knit pearl type!

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, fabulous creation, hugs Pops x x x

Christine Harrop said...

Great card for a man Kate. Especially one who loves cars. Gorgeous shrug too. Hugs Christine xx

Dortesjs said...

great card and lovely shrug

Erika said...

Loving that shrug Kate, just my colours...super job.
Great man card too, love Tim's old car die, just perfect.
Happy crafting, hugs Erika.

Lorraine said...

A brilliant mans card Kate and a gorgeous shrug.
Lorraine x

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

That's a very cool and vintage card. Your shrug is pretty too with the pin.
Glad to hear you had a wonderful and relaxing trip.

Hazel said...

Kate. The flower is Heart Felt Creations Aster I just love it and doing it with tissue is lovely. Hazel x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Kate, apologies for not getting around sooner. I have been under the weather for the past fortnight so everything takes so much longer. Love your fab card I am sure he will love it. Your trip with your friends sounds wonderful very relaxing and I am sure it did you the world of good. Your shawl is lovely, very snug and warm! Susan x

Norma said...

Happy to hear you and Alistair had a fantastic time visiting family:) You had is fabulous and OMG! the color on the shrug is beautiful, I love it:) Thank you for always leaving such sweet comments.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
sounds like you had such a very relaxing time. I am very envious.
Love both your creations they are super. As you say the colour is fab.
You Sons Birthday is the same day as my daughter in laws.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Just catching up with the blogs before work again.
Super card for Damien and yes, those snowflakes look more like cogs.
Your shawl is absolutely gorgeous. I bet it keeps you so warm.
Have a great week.
Ang x

Sue said...

Great guy card, Kate. Sometimes we struggle with those, but this turned out wonderful, love all the gold.

The shawl is wonderful. The color is awesome, you talented girl you!
A unique pin too, what a gorgeous gift.


Amber Holder said...

The card looks great! I'm sure that the gold is way more stunning in person - but at least we can get the idea. Oh how I hate photographing shiny things *LOL*. The shrug is amazing, the color does look fantastic.

Best crafty wishes!
Staying Crafty