Saturday, 10 October 2015

A Cup of Cheer!

Good Evening to You and I hope you are having a nice relaxing evening, unless of course you're out clubbing in which case I hope your are having a bouncing evening.  I'm way beyond clubbing now, in fact in my youth it was called going te the dancin.  I have mentioned to Alistair a number of times that it's a pity that there isn't somewhere for older people to go in the evening in Inverness for dancing.  I just love the old films where you see people having a twirl around the floor and having a cocktail or two and a live band playing. Those Golden Years long gone, even before my time, but wouldn't it be grand to have it back.

Well if you are a Shakespeare fan I would highly recommend Macbeth, a bit gory and dark, but beautifully filmed. Now I don't know Michael Fasebender from Adam, but I reckon he did a good job as the Thain of Cawder. At least his Scottish accent was fine, unlike Mel Gibbson's in Braveheart.
The Scottish scenery was fabulous, especially the scenes shot in Skye of the Quiraing. 

Had a busy day house wise today, got loads of chores done, Alistair was away at a thing to do with archaeology as it's the Highland Archaeology week, he goes every year, but he thought it wasn't worth the £15 this year, pleased I decided not to go, some of the speakers were a tad boring and he dosed off.

Anyway, here is a Christmas card;
I bought a selection of Sheena Douglass stamps last year and never got around to using them, this is one of them. They are wonderful to colour and I've used SN Pens to do that. I have loads of Hunkydory embossed card, bought yonks ago, so I thought this navy and gold one would go well as a background. A bit of glitter and that was that. I could just go a lovely hot choc.
Sorry that the photo is a bit blurred, hope your eyes can take it.

Alistair has just brought in a coffee and a little gingerbread man, so I will say good night and thank you for your lovely comments on my Oldie,


Sandy said...

Oh Wow Kate - this is one delicious looking Christmas card -- Yep it is yummy alright!
I am very much of a home body - not a goer at all. Alistair is on the go a lot!
sandy xx

Barb said...

Evening Kate, what a lovely Christmas card. It does look fun to colour in. That is a lovely stamp. I have Christmas stamps bought several years ago that have never been inked and I still buy more every year.

Interesting reading what you said about the dances we used to have. We've just watched Strictly. My hubby & I met at 15 and used to go to dancing classes and to the town hall every Saturday with the glitter ball etc. We took up dancing again some years ago and hired our village hall a couple of mornings a week. It has a sprung floor and we used to take our music and we really enjoyed it. Unfortunately because of my arthritis we had to give it up a bout three years ago.

Have a lovely weekend. Barbxx

Doreen said...

Love the fab image,this is just

pam said...

Beautiful Christmas card Kate, love this image and fabulous olouring.
Pam x

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Awww, all the symbols of Christmas. I'm beginning to feel it in the air. Love your sweet card Kate.

Christine Harrop said...

You are making me want a hot chocolate now Kate! Lovely Christmas card though. I know what you mean about seeing them dance on the old films. I love to watch Strictly too. I'd love to be able to do a lovely waltz or foxtrot. Ah well, you can dream eh?

Hugs Christine xx

MaryH said...

Delightful to visit with you this afternoon. Loved hearing that Fassbender was good in MacBeth. He also played Rochester in one of the Jane Eyre movies, and was good (at least I thought so). Loved hearing your recollections about going dancing back in the day (I have 2 left feet, so was never really very good at it, altho when we were teens, we'd stroll around the floor trying to do the dance of the day). I love to watch ballroom dancing, and always thought it'd be fun to take lessons. DH said he wasn't interested, and I wasn't brave enough to go on my own! Your card is so pretty...glad you are using some SDouglass NBUS items. Made such a lovely look against the embossed gold too. The coffee & gingerbread sound yummy, especially if it is a chilly night. TFS & have a wonderful Sunday. Expect we will be riding north! Hugs

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kate, I love the image and fabulous colours.
Hugs Sue xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a very lovely stamp Kate and makes a great focal piece for your card. I have lots of unused Christmas stamps too, I keep trying to get to them but then something else crops up. Hope you enjoy your Sunday.

Carol said...

Great Christmas card Kate....just catching up after a few busy days. Carol x

Asha said...

Delicious! Both - your card and the gingerbread man. Who doesn't like a sweet treat before bed, Oh yummmm!
hugs, Asha

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and inspiring creation. These colours are really lovely.xx
 {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

meg said...

What a coincidence Kate a gingerbread man and gingerbread in your stamp, great colouring, the colours in the gingerbread especially are life like, I found that the most difficult bit when I made my card with this stamp. Hoping to see Macbeth later this week thought the preview looked excellent and now you have recommended it it's a must enjoy your Sunday Megx

dutchess said...

Lovely card Kate...I know what you mean I bought that stamp too and have never got round to using it....must have a go....not feeling inspired at the moment too many lovely sunny days to go out with my camera...enjoy your weekend xxxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

He he I gad to smile that he dosed off rather than dozed, just imagine Alistair with a big bottle of medicine! Quiet night in for us, you are right about dances, no clubbing for us. Gorgeous card, what a fab image. Have a lovely day x

Rita said...

Hello dear Kate. Love your take on the card. Like you I bought the full set last year to and forgot all about them, you see out of sight ,out of mind. I loved the Dancing when I was young, but Andrew never enjoyed it and felt it was just a waste of energy. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Wendy Fraser said...

Wow, this is fab, one stamp I've always meant to get, you've done a great job with it xxx

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Kate, lovely image and colours
Lorraine x

rachel said...

wonderful - I love this make Kate - and all that talk of dancing - did strictly bring it on I wonder?? I do hope you are enjoying watching that!!! Big hugs rachel x

downrightcrafty said...

a gorgeous card love the image
hugs Kate xx

Pop's Cards said...

I love this card sweetie looks yummy hugs Pops x

Erika said...

That sentiment goes great with the image Kate, love it. The background also creates a lovely festive feel with the gold on navy.
Glad you enjoyed the film, it sounds good.

Hope you enjoyed your gingerbread man....I need to practise them for Christmas.

Hugs Erika. x

Sue said...

Love this image, looks like it would be fun to color and what a lovely job you did with that!!! The gold embossed background is lovely too.


Diane said...

What a wonderful yummy image Kate with the embossed gold background.

Hugs Diane

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Kate, a lovely festive image and great embossed background.

Erika said...

Kate thanks for your comment about the white poppies, I will see how I get on first with my red orders then I will try some white ones too if I get the time.

Hugs Erika. x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a wonderful Christmas card.
That stamped image is so perfectly coloured, and what a wonderful stamp to own.
It's funny because I looked at the image, and thought of Gingerbread, and then you mentioned it at the end.
Wonderful and luxurious backing card too.
Hope you enjoyed the Gingerbread, and now I am hungry after all the mention of the fore said food.
Can't you tell I love my food, especially sweet treats.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.