Friday, 25 April 2014

Not a Sewing Bee, More of a Sewing Mice!

Hello Crafty Friends and Visitors, I hope you are all well, but sending kind thoughts if your not.
It's a wee while since I've managed to post anything, I don't know where the time is going, but it's not in crafting that's for sure.  I've only one in the bank, so to speak and it's the one I will show today. I seemed to have slowed right down, and I don't know when I last entered a challenge.  I must get my thinking cap on though for making a leaving card for my friend and colleague Karen.

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my last card, I do appreciate the time it takes but for me it makes it all worth while.

After all our hard work it is the Choral Society's big concert tomorrow, and I am really looking forward to it as it's a wonderful piece of music we are singing, Mendelssohn's Elijah, and tomorrow at the dress rehearsal will be the first time of hearing it with the orchestra.  I normally buy the CD of the music we are learning, but this time around I didn't, I just trusted to learning without it.  We practise with the piano so having the full orchestra will be astounding.  It's a big sing though, I lost my voice at the last rehearsal when I stretched for a note completely off the stave, I just felt something go in my throat, I'll have to go easy tomorrow.

I'm on holiday now, my first since the beginning of the year and I'm looking forward to a rest and a bit of crafting, but other than that I've no hard and fast plans.
Here is my card;
This card is for my friend Dale's birthday, she doesn't look at my blog so it's safe to post it here.  She is a sewer hence the theme of the card.
House Mouse Stamp
Embossalicious and Papermania Embossing Folders
Core'dinations purple card
Papermania patchwork Paper
Sizzix Sewing dies
Flowers and ricrack from Hobby Crafts
Pearls from Hobby House
Buttons from my box
Star Dust
I hope she likes it.

Before I go, here are a couple of photos taken at our friend's croft last weekend.  They have a magnificient new turkey who was really strutting his stuff, and loads of new lambs from their Zwarblies flock, and once again got a cuddle with one, but what a strong wee beastie he was, took me all my time to hold him;

Hope you like the photos, I'll say cheerio for now and hope you all have a great weekend.
I would like to enter my card into;


Erika said...

That's one fine turkey Kate. Good luck with the concert tomorrow.
Great card, I could do with those wee mice to finish all my projects on the go just now. The embossing folder goes just perfect and I love the scissors and needle with thread, are those dies too?
I'm out of the curve just now!
Have a super weekend, sing your heart out tomorrow.

Hugs Erika. x

Patricia said...

Good evening Kate, what fantastic card, love it all.
Great pictures, so that was obviously NOT your Easter Turkey........!!!
Enjoy the concert look after the voice

Patricia xxx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kate and your photo's look fab
Hope the concert goes well
Lorraine x

Rita said...

Hi Kate. What a lovely card and the colours are so rich too. Hope your concert goes well and what an amazing piece of music too. Hugs Rita xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi again Kate
What a super card for a sewer. . . . .that doesn't look right? Are they spelt the same lol? The scissors look great.
Crikey, looks like you've got that lamb in a half Nelson hahaha! And is Mr Turkey pet or pot?
Looks like your weather has been better than ours.
Hope all goes well at the concert chuck.
Ang x

Hazel said...

Gosh Kate, your concert has come round quick, it doesn't seem like 5minutes ago you were telling us about it. Love your card for Dale, house mouse is so cute. I see by your photo you have let your hair grow a bit longer? Cute wee lamb and a very fine turkey. Enjoy your holiday, like you I haven't done much crafting. Hazel xx

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Kate. I love the cute image, pretty colours and fabulous detailing.
I hope all goes well with the concert, I bet you will sound amazing.
Enjoy your time off, I hope you get lots of rest.
Thank you for sharing your fabulous photos too.
hugs Sue xx

rachel said...

Hi Kate - your card is just fabulous! I love it and I'm sure your friend will too. The choir sounds like its going well - i bet the orchestra will make everyhting perfect too - enjoy it! Love your photographs too! Brilliant xx Hugs rachel xx

pam said...

hi Kate, love your card for your friend, cute image and fabulous embellishments.
hope all goes well with the concert..
fabulous photos.

Norma said...

Hi Kate:) Your friend will love your lovely card!! Enjoy the concert and fabulous photos, thank you for sharing them with us!!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Your card is "sew" perfect for your dear friend Dale. I just love the sewing theme and you sure had a bunch of fun things to use to fit the theme.

Doreen said...

This is just beautiful,lovely image and

May said...

Hi Kate, Gorgeous card for your friend she will treasure this I'm sure... Enjoy your break from work, I hope all goes well with the concert....Love the photos... Hugs May x x

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic card Kate. Good luck with your concert.

Lena Misquitta said...

Hello Kate, I wish you a nice holiday and by the time I write this your concert will be on. Good luck. I like your photos - the small lamb and that gorgeous turkey. Hugs

hotpotato said...

good luck tonight for your concert. Also hope you have a lovely relaxing week off work, it's a long time without a holiday. Love the card.
Wow that turkey is a beaut.

Sandy said...

Hey Kate - you look so cute holding that lamb. And happy too!
Your card is wonderful! What a wonderful composition with perfect embellishments to boot!
I wish I could be there to hear you all sing - I am sure it will be beautiful!!
Sandy xx

Sue said...

Hi Kate what a wonderful photo of you and that lamb!! and oh my your card is a stunner I love it. Good luck with the concert and take care of your throat! huggles Sue xxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Super photos Kate, seems to have been a lovely day. The card is absolutely gorgeous, a lovely image and all the matching detailing, I've spent a long time admiring it.

I'm sure the concert was beautiful, have a great holiday!

Warm hugs

Amber Holder said...

This is absolutely adorable! I really love the embossed buttons and the scissors :)

Best crafty wishes!
Staying Crafty

Crafty Lark said...

Hello Kate, Gorgeous card loving your design. Also fab photos. I found some House Mouse decoupage in my stash today so will be using some soon. I am using everything I can. xx Flora

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous, love your creation, huggles Pops x x x

Sue said...

Kate, love your house mouse card. looks like lot of stuff is popped up on it and that is the theme at the House mouse and Friends Monday Challenge until next Saturday the 3rd, you need to enter this delightful creation, so everyone can see it.

That Turkey is magnificent, have never seen such a gorgeous bird! And that little black lamb, so darn cute, thanks for sharing these pictures.


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Kate :-) the image is adorable and the details are fabulous !! LOVE this ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

vic said...

This is beautiful Kate I love the pretty purple card and the image is so sweet! Lovely pictures too :)
Vic x

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is gorgeous Kate, I love the cute image and all the pretty embellishments. You must enjoy your holiday, time to relax and put your feet up. Thank you for sharing the photos looks like you had a wonderful time. Hugs Anet

Sue said...

Kate, so glad you shared your card at the House mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, it is fabulous!


Lauren Hatwell said...

What a great card. I love the embossed buttons.

Fantastic photographs too.


Carol L said...

What a wonderful card you've created for your sewing friend! I love how you embellished this card with the purple embossed buttons, scissors and needle & thread! It's sure to please the recipient! Thanks for playing along with the House Mouse Pop-it-up challenge! Carol (GD)

Tom said...

Great card with so much details!
Thx for playing with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!