Friday, 1 September 2017

Follow That Star!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and getting ready to enjoy another weekend.
What a lovely day we've had up here, really warm and sunny, in fact just too hot to sit outside at one point, brilliant though for getting the towels out and dried.

It's going to be a busy weekend for us as we are preparing to go away for a few days next week, and I'm pretty excited as we are going to Coventry to visit Mrs Duck, otherwise known as Ang. Now if that wasn't exciting enough,  Christine Harrop will be travelling up or over.....no idea of the geography of where Oxford is in relation to Coventry, to meet up with us and have a lunch,  and just to top it all John Next Door, Mr Lockwood will be there too.  John I've never met, but a few years I met up with Ang and Christine when I was down at the Birmingham craft show and a lovely friendship started.
I had been hoping to get down to meet Ang again last year, but time ran away and didn't make it, but I was determined to get there this year,and it's just lovely that Alistair wanted to go with me, and of course Mr Duck will be there too, so Alistair won't feel out of it with all the crafty folk.  Ang and her hubby have some sightseeing planned for us.  A long journey from Inverness though and we will be off at crack of dawn, going by train, which is exciting too.  Train journeys always seem adventurous.

Anyway, I have managed a card;
I've used another Sheena Douglass EF on black  Centura Card and sanded it back, the sentiment is a Woodware one which I've been dying to use as I think it's brilliant.  I've added glitter just to accentuate parts of the scene.  
The end result was not what was planned, but I wasted so much time, ink and paper I had to rethink.  I had been watching Sheena on Hochanda using this folder and it was all wonderfully coloured, I just couldn't remember how she did it, so this is what I ended up with. 

Just before I go, want to thank you for your fabulous comments on my last card, you are all so kind. I'll be back on Sunday with my CCC  cards, till then take care and enjoy the weekend,

24 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Seems that you will have a lovely meeting and journey, have a good travel!
This is a so different card, and the sentiment is just brilliant and fun! Love how the sparkling pops out from the black.

Marlene Atkinson said...

A wonderful card and a beautiful sentiment. Marlene

cotnob said...

A super card Kate, a fabulous embossed image and great sentiment.
I hope you have a wonderful trip - it sounds like lots of fun.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kate
Enjoy your trip
Lorraine x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Don't know what Sheena did but your looks fab. That sentiment is hilarious. Another craft chum managed to get a stamp with "Ho bloody Ho" on. If you can't laugh at Christmas, when can you lol?
We Ducks are very excited about next week.....now I remember why, lol!
Ang x

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi Kate such an unusual Christmas card, love the effect you have achieved by sanding the embossed image. Have a wonderful, fun filled trip.
Big hugs Jennifer xx.

Christine Harrop said...

This brought a smile to my face Kate. And there will soon be more - looking forward to seeing you very soon! Hugs Christine xx

pam said...

Wonderful card Kate, hope you have a lovely time with your friends.
Pam x

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Kate. Enjoy your visit, wish I could join you all. Xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Sure turned out wonderful. Enjoy time with Ang and Christine and all.xx [aNNie]

Flo Langley said...

Beautiful card Kate. It may not have been planned but it is a super effect. I am so excited for you. Have a wonderful time and lots of fun with your friends. It's great that Alistair will be with you.
Hugs Flo xx

meg said...

Hope you both enjoy your break Kate, lots to see in the Coventry area, great card, love the folder and your sentiment

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card Kate, love the highlights and wonderful design.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful and elegant card :) Have a great weekend, Shirleyxx

Cara said...

I love how your card turned out and the mix between traditional and humorous is brilliant! Sounds like you're going to have a fabulous trip, hope the trains are running to time and that there's no buses pretending to be trains on your route x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very wonderful card and such a super design.
Love the glitz bits as I am a glitzy girl.
Enjoy your visit to Ang and Christine.
Hope that long journey doesn't tire you too much.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a great sentiment, loving the black

rachel said...

I love your card Kate - its fabulous. I hope you have a wonderful time next week too! How lovely that you're all going to meet up. Sounds brilliant! Big hugs Rachel x

Mac Mable said...

Have a really fun time away. Loving the look of this black card, so classy and such a fun sentiment x

Anne said...

What a striking card Kate, love the black for a change

How exciting! you'll have a lovely time, I've caught up with crafty friends this Summer too and it's been fab

Anne x

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Christmas card Kate, love the pretty scene. Hugs Anet x

scrappymo! said...

Great card, KAte. I love the sentiment too!

Your trip sounds like fun. I hope you have a wonderful time!

Sue said...

When I clicked on the photo and it enlarged, I could see the scene and it is beautiful. AND I love the sentiment, so darn true........

Hugs
Sue

Barb said...

A lovely card Kate and what a super sentiment. I'm catching up so glad to hear you had such a good time. Hugs, Barbxx