Sunday, 5 July 2015

Thank You!

Hello Everyone, and how are you all this fine Sunday, well I'm hoping, but if there is anyone out there in need of some kind thoughts and hugs, I'm thinking them to you.
We have thunder and rain now after having a lovely earlier part of the day, and we are congratulating ourselves for getting some gardening done before the rain came on.  Now I have a bit more time I am hoping to get into gardening, although I'm anything but green fingered, but I do love flowers and plants.  I bought some lavender plants this morning at our local Floral Hall, and a beautiful Fuchsia, so managed to get them potted up and then some weeding.  It's a start.

Thank you all so much for your kind comments on my last card, and about the photos, I have another couple of pics of the little bay we were at last week, but first here is my card;
This is one I had in my box, but Alistair need a thank you card for his friend's wife who looked after him and his friend Bill before and after their trip to Iceland.  It's an old card that I revamped, so some of you might have seen it before. I think it's a Crafty Individual stamp, and it's been heat embossed in black.

Now here are the photos of Mellon Udrigal, which means little hill of Udrigal and Udrigal is a Norse word for cleft or gully;

The mountains are part of the Torriden range, fabulous, and the sand here is silvery. The second photo looks up to the left of where I was sitting and the sky was getting darker and darker, then the thunder started and there was flashes of lightening, you can just see the outline of another mountain in the background. a wee while later I went for a paddle, and it was cold, but refreshing, feet felt so lovely and cool.

Anyway folks that's me for today,  having an early dinner so that  we can get over to see to the pets.
The phone never stopped yesterday with Damian phoning to see if they were OK, not heard from them today they must be more relaxed about leaving them.

See you soon and take care


Lucy Woods said...

Gorgeous I love the black and white so striking and pretty! And gorgeous photos!
Lucy x

dutchess said...

lovely monochrome card Kate...I do like that stamp!....fabulous photos.....we have thunder and lightning and the power keeps going off....just glad we managed to finish the roast pork before a long power cut.....xxxx

Hazel said...

More brilliant photos Kate, we are lucky with our beautiful surroundings. Love your thank you card, the White and black design is perfect. Hazel x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a lovely creation.
super stamped image, and I love how the flower looks like the stamped image.
Black and white cards are always so elegant I think.
Wonderful embossed background too.
Great photos as well.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kate, I love the image and elegant design.
Such beautiful photos, Mellon Udrigal looks lovely.
hugs Sue xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card, love the mono. Fab pics on the post below and this one too. Sounds like a lot of pets to look after

Patricia said...

Brilliant card Kate, love the Black & White. I keep forgetting do use that technique.
Your photos are absolutely fantastic. How lucky are we with our wonderful scenery.
Have a great week
Patricia xxx

MaryH said...

Lots of drama with the black & white colors paired as you've done them. The focal image looks very vintage to my eyes, and I'm loving that wonderful embossed background. So very pretty. Always enjoy the pictures you share with those mysterious names of the sites you visit. The mountains looked very brooding against that dark sky, and I imagine that water felt very icy. Hope the thunderstorm didn't spoil your lovely day. Now you have time to relax and enjoy more outings of this type, without having to think "Monday - back to the grind". Enjoy it! Hugs & TFS.

Marie-Louise said...

Super card Kate. Really lovely.

rachel said...

a gorgeous monochrome make Kate - really lovely..... love your photos too - brilliant! Hope the animals are still doing okay! Hugs rachel x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Fab card and super photos.
You are surrounded by some amazing scenery.
Tell Damian he cann look after his own pets and I'll go to the GP in his place next year lol!
Have a great week.
Ang x

pam said...

Beautiful black and white card design Kate, lovely stamp.
Beautiful scenery around you Kate, thank you for sharing your photos.
Hugs Pam

debby4000 said...

What a gorgeous, beautiful card.

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kate, a lovely monochrome design.
Wonderful photographs, the scenery certainly is beautiful.

Pop's Cards said...

I love black and white it always looks so elegant, gorgeous as always hugs Pops x

Erika said...

Hi Kate, it looks Navy and white to me, I love this colour combo, to classy. Or is it B & W?
The stamped image is lovely as is the embossed background.
Great photos too, the sky looks very atmospheric.

Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

Florence said...

Fabulous card Kate. Love this CI image in black and white. Wonderful photos tfs.
Hugs Flo x

Jacee said...

Fabulous design Kate
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A very striking card, I'm sure she'll love it, it's a gorgeous card. Lovely photos even of the weather didn't behave.

Have a wonderful week!

Love and hugs

Janice Wallace said...

Very striking. Monochrome looks great with this stamp.
Hope you are starting to enjoy your retirement, well, perhaps after your stint as zoo keeper.

meg said...

Beautiful monochromatic card Kate love all the layers

Asha said...

gorgeous card, Kate! LOVE the monochrome look. so classy!
hugs Asha

Diane said...

What a gorgeous card design Kate, thanks for sharing the pictures what a lovely place.

Hugs Diane

scrappymo! said...

Lovely card, KAte. The black and white is stunning.

Thanks for sharing the photos. I always enjoy photos of different areas...gets my travel fever

Sue said...

Gorgeous views and pictures. Love your black and white creation, so pretty.