Sunday, 22 February 2015

Winter Trees!

Good Afternoon Crafting and Blogging Friends, sorry to have been out of action over the last few day, but I've really not had any energy and I fear that this nasty bug is back again, not that I'd got rid of it, but I'm coughing worse and getting tired so easily.  I still have a few days till I am due back at work, but if the coughing keeps up I just might have to go the the doctor.  There is just one place you can't be when feeling awful and that is my particular kind of work which is draining at the best of times.

Anyway, enough of me, what about you, I hope you are feeling well and enjoying your weekend, getting up to something exciting or just quietly relaxing. I've been doing a lot of reading, it's the most relaxing thing for me at the moment and I've finished Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel's fabulous novels that are dramatised on TV at the moment.  Love them and feel quite sad that they've come to an end.

I'm being serenaded by the fiddle just now, thankfully the stamping isn't too bad.  Alistair and his friend went along to Eden Court Theatre last night to the Fiddler's Rally and really enjoyed it. First time for Alistair although he has played the fiddle since Moses left Partick.   He has obviously memorised some new tunes as I'm hearing tunes I've not heard before.

Sorry, I've not been around to comment on your creations, but I have scrolled through Blogger Dashboard and was able to see some wonderful work, I will try to get around and comment, but forgive if I don't manage you all.  Thank you all so much on your comments on my last card, I always do appreciate the time you give my wee blog.
I have a card today, it's taken me days to do, just wee bits at a time;
Using Winter Trees from CB and colours from the new Challenge 8;
Coloured with Watercolour Pencils, SB embossing Folder, blue and silver mirri card, Blue and lavender card and a Tattered Lace die for Sentiment. Pearls from my box.

That's me for now,  take care  and hope to see you soon.

I would like to enter this card into; 


Janice Wallace said...

Love the colours you have used here Kate, it's a beautiful wintry card.
Sorry you are not feeling well, this cold seems to be knocking the stuffing out of everyone.
Janice W

Christine Harrop said...

I'm so sorry you are still feeling so unwell Kate. I think it is more than a cold now. Take care of yourself! Love your tree stamp and the card looks great. Big hugs Christine xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sorry to hear you are still poorly but good that you managed to make this beautiful card. Stunning image and colours. Get better soon.

Rita said...

Sorry to hear your feeling I'll with this awful virus Kate. It really leaves you feeling like a wet rag. Your card scene is really stunning and the shading is so perfect. Love the colours. Take Care and don't neglect yourself. Hugs Rita xxx

meg said...

Beautiful card Kate great for the colour challenge, your sky line is fantastic. Hope you feel better soon.

Hazel said...

Oh. Kate, that's not good that you are not feeling good, I think you would be better to go to the doctors, a lot of folk have ended up with chest infections!!!
Another beautiful card, love that tree stsmp. Hazel x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Sorry to hear that you're unwell, I hope you'll feel better soon.

The card is simply stunning, I love it.

Love and hugs

Sue said...

These bugs that are going round are so nasty Kate I still have a cough after having the chest infection... your card is really lovely love all the colours and listening to the fiddle sounds lovely! huggles Sue xxx

Sue said...

Oh dear Kate, I am sorry to hear that you are still feeling unwell, I do hope that you start to feel better soon.
Your card is gorgeous, I love the design and such beautiful colours.
Take care, sending hugs Sue xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kate. Lovely image and colours.
Hope you feel better soon.
Lorraine x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Kate. Well done - quite an achievement when you are feeling so unwell. I did not watch the Wolf Hall programmes but from the little I have read of them you might like a series of books by C J Sansom and they are The Shardlake Series. There are six books and I am presently on No. 5. They are murder mysteries set in the reign of Henry VIII. I am really enjoying them. Hope you feel better soon.

Patricia said...

Good evening Kate, I am sorry I am so,late. I did send you a message but goodness knows wher it went.
Anyway sending you some more (((((hugs))))) so sorry you are still feeling so awful.
Brilliant card, those colours are wonderful and a great design.
Hope you feel a bit better tomorrow. Please do not be rushing a into work, it's not worth it. Take your time and get well.

Patricia xxx

Patricia said...

Gosh I really should have read that message through before I pressed the button.
Sorry about all the mistakes ...... I should have gone to SpecSavers!!!

Patricia xxx

Carol said...

Your card is stunning Kate, you've created a beautiful scene. Sorry to hear you're still unwell and hope you feel better soon. Carol x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
I do hope you are feeling a little better now.
sending big hugs your way to help.
Love your super card, and the colouring in is wonderful.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

pam said...

Sorry you are still feeling unwell Kate,
think you need a trip to the doctors, sure is a lot with this bug and they nearly all end up to see the doctor.
Fabulous card design, love those trees.
Hugs Pam x

rachel said...

stunning work Kate - I love this stamp - shamefully mine hasn't been inked up as yet - I'll get there!!! Hope the fiddle is still sounding wonderful - it sounds good to me! Big hugs Rachel xx

cotnob said...

Such a beautiful card Kate, a gorgeous image and lovely colours.
I hope you are soon feeling better, this bug that is around seems to take ages to actually go completely.

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous stamp and delightful colours love your card Kate xx....

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hotpotato said...

Ah Kate sorry to hear you're still not feeling any better, these bugs seem to go and come back again quickly. xx

hotpotato said...

Ah Kate sorry to hear you're still not feeling any better, these bugs seem to go and come back again quickly. xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card, I really like the lay out and the pretty ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Chocolate Baroque's colour challenge, Shirleyxx

Sue said...

First, Kate, take care of yourself, blogging is for fun, and it will wait for you to feel better. It's a nasty bug this year and hangs on especially the cough for so long. Draining to say the least.
I saw your card on facebook, and loved it. What a beautiful scene you created, such a beautiful card.


Susie Craft Happy! said...

Hi there!
Like the commenter before me...blogging is what we do for fun. I understand the time thing and it seems I can't get enough of my knitting. I stop one project and pick up the next. I've been doing some reading too and there is only so much time in the day. LOL!!!

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
You poor soul. I thought you'd be on the mend by now.
You need a rub down with an oily rag!
You've come up with a terrific card considering you're not well.
Keep warm and hydrated and rest.
Take care.
Ang x

Pop's Cards said...

I love this creation, just gorgeous hugs Pops x

judith@poppy cottage said...

Sorry to hear that you have been poorly, hope you are on the mend. Super card with great layering. Thanks for entering the Chocolate Baroque challenge, Judith xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I hope you are feeling somewhat better today Kate, that bug has caused so many people to be poorly recently. Thankfully I had it before Christmas so hopefully I am immune :/
I haven't been around much either but for a different reason, shouldn't complain but my order book is overflowing and I have a stall on Friday this week so I have been frantically trying to get ahead of myself.
I saw your lovely card on FB the other day, you have done a great job despite feeling ill. I love the layers and that stamp looks beautiful.
Well take care now,

Erika said...

Kate I hope you feel better soon, I seem to have gone down with the sniffles and cough too. Boo! Got to love this time of year for bugs.

Love your card, the trees are fab, great watercolouring.

Take care, hugs Erika. x

Asha said...

Stunning.... just stunning! You've captured the versatility of the January AYOS stamp with these colours. Well done, Kate!
hugs, Asha
p.s. Hope you are feeling better.

Karen Petitt said...

Another beautiful creation - love the stamps you've used and the colours are awesome too Karen x

MaryH said...

How did I miss this pretty Winter Trees card? Love the bare trees on this winter landscape, and the pretty mats of color. The bit of lace border looks like fallen snow too. Love the way you've used the challenge colors of this brilliant sunset to set the color scheme for your lovely card. TFS & Hugs