Friday, 13 June 2014

An Oldie For Friday!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and if not then I'm sending out hugs in the hope that you'll be feeling better soon.

As you know  we have been away for a few days, it was my birthday trip, yep, I'm a whole year older than when I last posted, and I had a lovely time.  Got to see the awesome Kelpies, the Falkirk Wheel and Stirling Castle, which I had never visited before, it was so interesting and thankfully it was good weather that day for wandering around unlike the Kelpie visit when the rain came down in torrents.
So I have a few photos to show you. 
 This is the Falkirk Wheel in the background with a miniature Kelpie
 As you can see these are the real deal, aren't they fantastic, apparently they are lit up at night and look even more impressive.
This is the Queen's Presence Chamber within the James V palace. I was very taken by the beautiful tapestries and on site within the castle there is a team of seven weavers who have made all the tapestries and you could go and see them working.  It's a project funded for the last 13 years and costing a few million pounds to complete seven and will be completed by October.  I found this really interesting and one of these very skilled weavers gave a talk about how they are made and where the design comes from.  Mine you the theme of the tapestries is not good as they are all about hunting and killing a Unicorn.
And so to my card, a Thomas Kincaid decoupage from Joanna Sheen.  It's all very basic, and the shape of the card doesn't go with the image, but it was one made a while ago.

I would like to thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card and for the kind birthday wishes.  I'm sorry I didn't get around to commenting on your blogs but, I have been looking at your beautiful makes, and seeing wonderful creations.  I decided to concentrate on being away instead of getting caught up on my tablet.  I will though get going again visiting your blogs.

It's the weekend again, comes around fast, so I hope that you all have a good one whatever you do.


Patricia said...

Good evening Kate,
Firstly I have to apologise for not wishing you Happy Birthday, too caught up with holidays I think.
Glad you have had good time, love the photos. John, Audrey and the boys have been to see the Kelpies and were well impressed. Something for John and I to do sometime soon.
Your card is good love the wonderful decoupage. Amazing how our creations have changed as time has gone on.
Have a great weekend

Patricia xxx

Hazel said...

Good evening Kate, like Patricia I am sorry I didn't wish you a Happy Birthday, I am glad you have enjoyed your birthday trip, the kelpies look amazing I think the girls and I will have a day out during the holidays and go and see them. Love your card too. Hazel xx

Marie-Louise said...

Love your photographs Kate. You seem to have had a great time. I really like the Thomas Kincaid toppers. I have the cd's and quite often resort to them.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fab pics, glad you have had fun and Happy Birthday xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Glad you had a wonderful birthday. I did think the Falkirk Wheel may be like the London Eye but apparently not lol!
Is a Kelpie a particular type of horse? Sorry, I'm not very up on matters equine.
We all started basic Kate, you should see some of my early efforts (and some of the recent ones lol!) but your decoupage is lovely.
Have a great weekend. Sadly, I'm working, sob!
Ang x

Janice Wallace said...

Glad you had a happy birthday. The Kelpies are facinating, We have been watching their progress, and it was amazing seeing them take shape, poking their heads above the trees. I think they are some of the best public art I have seen, and a fitting entrance to the canal. (Kelpies are ancient, mythological water horses in Scotland)
Janice W

Sue said...

I am pleased you had a good Birthday Kate and a fabulous time away.
Thank you for sharing your fabulous photos.
I hope you have a good weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Doreen said...

A beautiful scene here,such a lovely

rachel said...

wow - the kelpies look amazing - must go and see them. Your photos are fabulous - so glad you had a good trip and a good birthday! Great card too! Hugs rachel x

Sue said...

Fab photos Kate! must take a trip to see the Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel..I saw those wonderful tapestries too they are gorgeous..have a great weekend and glad you had a lovely time huggles Sue xx

hotpotato said...

Love your photos Kate, looks such a fab place to visit. Glad you had a lovely birthday too. xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Kate so pleased you had a wonderful time I hope you are feeling lovely and refreshed now! Wonderful pictures the tapestries look amazing its nice to see that people are still doing things like this even though the subject matter sounds horrendous!! Wonderful card today I love the shape and fabulous picture. Susan xx

Rita said...

Good Morning Kate. So sorry I missed your Birthday, but here are belated good wishes just for you. Sounds as if you had a super time visiting the Kelpies. I love TK as well and your card is stunning. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Diane said...

Morning Kate, wow love all the pictures. Happy birthday to you. What a fun time you must of had. You can never go wrong with a Thomas Kincaid design.

Hugs Diane

Lorraine said...

Glad you had a good birthday Kate. Your photo's and card look fabulous.
Lorraine x

pam said...

hi Kate, belated birthday wishes... glad you had a wonderful holiday. amazing photos..
beautiful card..

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, thank you for sharing the photo's and I am so glad to hear that you had a wonderful time away for your birthday. Your card is beautiful I love the beautiful scenery. Hugs Anet.

Erika said...

I hope you had a super birthday Kate, those kelpies look fabulous and are huge. Great selection of photographs and a love card too.
Hugs Erika. x

Sue said...

Happy belated birthday, Kate. Sounds like you had a nice trip. Fantastic picture, thanks for sharing. Love your card, it is strikingly beautiful, can't beat TK for beautiful scenes.


vic said...

Lovely photos Kate I'm so glad you had a nice birthday :) love that card it's gorgeous!!
Vic x

Sandy said...

Wonderful pictures of your Birthday trip - I have been to Stirling Castle. I never saw those beautiful sculptures though - magnificent!
Your card is very pretty Kate!
Sandy xx