Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Christmas Tidings!

Hello Everyone, back again. It's certainly a day for crafting, drizzly rain, dull and a wee bit chilly.
I hope it's better where you are. We were going to go for a run today, but as the weather isn't so good and Alistair spent so long trying to repair the shower switch, we decided against it. The switch is fixed, but it took a lot of blue air to do it, it was actually  a five minute job, but the part bought was not made well, workmanship is poor nowadays.

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments on my CCC card, you are very kind.

I've got another Christmas card today, I make more of these than any other these days, but they are my favourite card to make, here it is;
A stamp by Chocolate Baroque from The Gift of Christmas set, coloured with Watercolours,  The background script is a stamp by Imagination Crafts, heat embossed in Silver and CE Gilding Polish around the edges. Sue Wilson Poinsettia die, glitter and a few Just Pearls.

I said I would post some holiday snaps, 
Unfortunately we missed the Flower parade by a day, but there was still plenty of gorgeous blooms to see, this display was in the main street in Funchal.
This is one of the mountain ranges which encompasses The Nun's Valley.
This is a glass platform that looked down t the bottom of the mountain, difficult to see properly, but we were some height I can tell you,
one last one for today,
These gorgeous Bird of Paradise flowers were in the park just along from our hotel, I've only ever seen them in very posh florists, I think they are absolutely gorgeous.

I found it difficult to take scenic photos, I would have needed a better camera to get the shots I wanted, and as you all know I'm pants at photography, however I hope you enjoy these one and I'll post more at  a later time.

Well, that's me for now, I hope you are having a good day whatever you're doing,
I would like to enter my card into https://scrapsoflifebyscrappymo.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/may-rudolph-days-challenge.html


Sue said...

Lovely card Kate sorry I'm late getting around to comment again! Fabulous photo's and looks like you had a wonderful time:) Braver than men taking them through the glass I'm so scared of heights lol take care lots of huggles Sue xxx

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous photos and I agree with Sue on the glass photo. Very different scenery with the mountain photo and the 'in town' photo and yes very exotic and beautiful flowers. Another Christmas Card for the collection x

Cara said...

Beautiful Christmas card, if they're what you enjoy making then go for it and have fun I say! Not seen that stamp before but it's lovely and wonderfully coloured. Thanks for sharing your holiday photos, totally jealous!

Barb said...

Your card is lovely Kate and the colouring looks very pretty. Glad you had a lovely time on holiday. Thanks for sharing your photos. Barbxx

Dortesjs said...

gorgeous holiday photos, can see you saw a lot of interesting stuff. also your x-mas card is lovely ;O)

Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgeous holiday photos, a gorgeous Christmas card. Marlene

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Kate and lovely holiday photos too
Lorraine x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Your card is very lovely and beautifully created.
That stamped image is so lovely and you have coloured it wonderfully.
Your photos of your holiday are brilliant.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kate, such a lovely image and beautiful colouring.
Super photographs, it looks like you had fabulous weather.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Rita said...

Another fabulous card Kate, beautifully coloured too I may add. Love your holiday pictures, those Flowers are gorgeous. Weather here is quite unsettled again. Hugs Rita xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely image for your Christmas card Kate, haven't seen this one before.
Thanks for sharing your lovely holiday pics, they're great, hope to see more soon.

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful card, Kate. That gilding wax looks lovely on the edges of the background.
The image is so detailed...that must have been a lot of work to colour!

Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

meg said...

A beautifully coloured image, I haven't seen the image before and love it. Great pics Kate

aussie aNNie said...

Your holiday pics are delightful and I just adore your card.xx [aNNie]

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
Happy Rudolf Days again.
Just popped by to Thank You for joining the Rudolf Challenge with this ogrgeous card.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

Pat said...

What a pretty card using the CB stamp and the script in the background works beautifully, and a gorgeous die cut poinsettia to embellish it too. Glad you had a great holiday in Madeira Kate and it looks great in the photos. It is somewhere we have often talked about going so maybe one day. Thank you for joining in with the May Rudolph Days Challenge. x

pam said...

Lovely Christmas card Kate, wonderful holiday photos, looks a fabulous place.
Hugs Pam x

Diane said...

Fabulous photos Kate your holiday must of been wonderful. Love the card design.

Hugs Diane

rachel said...

great card Kate and lovely pics - I especially loved seeing the bird of paradise flowers one at the end - I was amazed when I first saw them over there - I had forgotten that memory so thankyou!!! Big hugs rachel x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Your Christmas cards are always a joy.
Beautiful pics from Madeira. You wouldn't get Mr D on that glass panel at that height lol!
When you say you and Alistair were going to go for a "run" ?????
Ang x

Sandy said...

Love your Christmas Card Kate but that is nothing new is it. I am very fond of the image!
Enjoy your pictures Sugar and look forward to more.
Sandy xx

Patricia said...

Brilliant card Kate wonderful pictures bringing back memories.
Have a great weekend.
Maybe Ang sees you and Alistair out "jogging" rather than a run in the car!!😀😀
Patricia xxx