Monday, 31 August 2015

Wedding Card in Lavender!

Hello Everyone, are you in Bank Holiday Spirit??  Just another day for me, even when I was working we didn't get them off at that point but they were all included in our annual leave.  However for those who are keeping the holiday I hope your are enjoying it.
I started it off with a visit to the surgery to get blood test done, hardly felt a thing, but I have to look away as I just can't stand to see the needle go in, now isn't that strange for someone who injects 4 times a day with insulin.  Anyway, the results will be back for my appointment with GP next week, so just have to wait and see what if anything shows up.

Thank you so much for the very kind comments on my last card and for all the tips and commiserations regarding the dies. As for taking them back, well I would if it were just the one or two, but I'm afraid I've bought all the booby ones as most don't cut well.  NO the only answer is to NOT BUY THEM.

So today's card :
Lavender Centura Pearl embossed with a Embossalisious Folder, Chains, Tattered Lace Mr & Mrs Die, WO Roses and other blooms, Ribbon and Pearls from my box.

We had a lovely walk yesterday through Culloden Woods, which is part of the Battlefield, a good few miles and I've a blister to show for it, but it was a lovely day with just a light warm breeze, and the Culloden Visitor Centre Cafe at the end of it.  We both just wanted water, which they had in a jug with ice, but I bought a slice of Gingerbread, £2.65........WHAT!! I asked the girl at the till, even she was embarrassed, but said she didn't make the prices, well of course you don't I said, whilst taking two pats of butter and glaring at her.  I did offer that one could make a whole Gingerbread for that price, never mind a slice. Now I know, I know, that you have to take into account, ingredients, energy costs for baking, cooks/chefs wages, etc, but £2.65.  Of course Culloden Battlefield is a tourist trap, they come in bus loads and are stranded there for an hour or so, with nothing much better to do than eat and drink, but It's not fair to rip off tourists either, especially as we depend on our tourist industry.
Alistair just laughed, but then it was my turn for the treat, and he didn't pay, just as well we both wanted water and not lattes.  Rant over.

Keep well everyone and see you soon,


aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful embossed card Kate gorgeous colours too.x

Zoe Tant said...

Pretty card Kate and lovely colours. Zx

Marlene Atkinson said...

A gorgeous embossed card, gorgeous purple colours. I have the Same problem with my Sue Wilson Dies, no matter what I do they just won't come out properly. Marlene

Christine Harrop said...

Oh, you did make me laugh over the cake! But I do agree with you Kate. When we visit NT properties and visit the tea rooms some of the costs are amazing! Captive audience!! Your card is so lovely and the colour is gorgeous. Hugs Christine xx

Sandy said...

Very pretty card Kate - sorry about your dies. I had a set that simply would not cut well. I finally threw them away. When I buy dies now it is usually Tim Holtz or Memory Box.
Honey I hate to tell you but the people at this place are there to make money not entertain guests!!
Yum - lots of butter on ginger bread -- I will eat butter on anything!
Sandy xx

Florence said...

Beautiful card Kate. I did have to smile about the cake. You should have taken more butter!! lol! Great post as always.
Hugs Flo x

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Ohhhh, such a lovely wedding card! The "Mr.and Mrs." die is awesome. I'll need to add that to my wish list. The happy couple will treasure your keepsake card. Have a wonderful week.

meg said...

Beautifully assembled card Kate love the layout and colours

dutchess said...

I love that die...must have missed that one Kate.....lovely in and me over the cake and my hubby says he doesn't want to purchase the premises...just a bit of cake...we paid £3.30 for 2 ginger biscuits at Costa...first and last time!....wet here today! xxxxx

Carol said...

A beautiful card Kate, so pretty. I'm with you on the cake front and gluten free ones are usually even more expensive! Carol x

Patricia said...

Oh! Kate that was funny. However that's the price, sometimes even more these day.
Love your really pretty card, great design.
Patricia xxx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, such pretty colours and elegant design.

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Kate, I love the elegant design and pretty colours.
Take care, sending hugs, Sue xx

pam said...

Beautiful card Kate, lovely floral arrangement and beautiful colours.
They will treasure this card.
You gave me a laugh to, ridiculous price`s when you eat at tourist places.
Hugs pam x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful embossed wedding card, lovely flowers too. It's been raining heavily for most of the day here and thoroughly miserable but I have been crafting and managed to finish a few orders so all is good. Hope your blister gets better soon.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Brilliant card. Big, bold and just the thing for a celebration card.
Jeepers, that's steep for the cake. ASDA had Jamaica Ginger cakes at 65p for a whole cake!
Get yourselves to Gregg's(if you have them in Scotland) £2.00 for a coffee(any sort) and a cake(any sort)
Have a great week.
Ang x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a beautiful card.
Great design, and colour.
wonderful flowers,and beautiful embossing too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Hazel said...

Kate, love your wedding card with that mr&mrs die. It's funny when Patricia and I met up with two others yesterday for a coffee the cakes were all £3.25 for a slices but right in the middle of all these was a good sized square of beautiful carrot cake enough to share between three! Cost £1.25 !! Now you can guess which cake was selling the most of? I could t work it out why the piece that was that big you could share was nearly a third less that the slices that was only enough for one. Hazel x

Erika said...

Kate I'm with you on the cake front too. I drive hubby mad when we go out telling him how much I could make for the same price.
A beautiful wedding card, love the background, the die Mr and Mrs and your floral arrangement.

Hope you've had a lovely Tuesday?
Hugs Erika. x

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, beautiful and elegant card. Hugs Anet x

Asha said...

So pretty! Delicate colours and that die....ooooh I must have!
hugs, Asha

SARN said...

That's a gorgeous card. Shame about the price of the cake . . . but I hope you enjoyed it! xxx

Sue said...

Your wedding card is gorgeous. Love it in orchid! Just beautiful.
As you know we live close to Niagara Falls. A hot dog in a roll at the
outdoor cafe in summer is $ 6.95, what family with kids can do that!!!!
Prices in these places are horrific, but there was a line of folks waiting
to get theirs!!!!!!!!!