Monday, 2 October 2017

The Night Before Christmas!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and ready for a new week. I have to say that Autumn is well and truly here up in the Highlands of Scotland, it's pretty cold and we've had lots of ran and blustery winds.
 Alistair has just left to go on one of his traditional canoing trips... he and is chums are mad.
He was looking out his really good sleeping bag, it's one that cost him a fortune and apparently he could sleep on the top of Everest in it....not that I'm intending to allow that to happen. 
Anyway, off he went with  all his gear and a great big container of Chilli con Carne that I made for them all, there are four of them, as happy as a sandboy. Peace perfect peace for a couple of days.

Thank you all so much for your kind comments on my CCC cards, and a warm Hello to Bridgit who popped in from Duchess's blog, I hope you will come back and thanks for your visit.

Here is my card for today;
I've used a variety of stamps here, the lovely cat and dog sitting in front of the tree is from the Gift stamps set from Chocolate Baroque and I've been wanting to use it for ages. The lovely fireside is a freebie from a crafting magazine, the sentiment and snowflakes are also CB and the little baubles are from Card-io.  The little Christmas stocking is a Signature die which I've paper pieced.
Coloured with Oxides, watercolour pens, Gel pens. A real mixed media piece. I found some lovely paper in my stash and matted black card on to it. Gems and sparkle to finish off.
This little creation may  well be Damian and Moreen's Christmas card, because of the animals but we'll see.  I hope you like it, I had fun making it. It is much more vivid in colour in real time, somehow the colour has been washed out a bit with photographing it, sorry.

I'm out at choir practise tonight, my goodness this piece we are doing for the concert is a tricky one, quite a challenging piece for everyone, but it's coming along and it will all come together for the concert in November.

So, take care everyone, and cheerio until next time,

I would like to enter my card into: http://craftstamper.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/take-it-make-it-challenge-october.html

30 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

Fabulous card Kate and I love all the stamps you have used. Hearing you talk about Alistair and his antics reminded me of John's escapades to the Alps etc. He obviously had very similar equipment. My mind just had to shut down when he talked about camping on glaciers etc close to the top of mountains in order to get off to an extremely early start. It's a wonder I'm not grey - and you too!! Having said that, like you I did enjoy having some time to myself!! Enjoy it! Hugs Christine xx

Dortesjs said...

Very sweet christmas card..great with gems and sparkle, love the animals that sits beside and enjoy the tree ;O)

cotnob said...

A super card Kate, such a lovely fireside scene.
Enjoy your peaceful few days.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Kate. Love the scene you've created
Lorraine x

Rita said...

Love your card Kate. Are you receiving my emails, I just wondered if they got to you ok. Hugs Rita xxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh this is delightful, such a cosy scene

scrAPpamondo said...

There are a lot of lovely details in your card!! Fab mix of stamps and diecuts and a really peaceful feel!! I too would be in front of that fireplace :)
Hugs

Sue said...

Awww, Kate, what a delightful Christmas scene you have created. Animals in front of the tree is wonderful. Enjoy your free time while hubs is away.

Hugs
Sue

aussie aNNie said...

How glorious is this card Kate, love this kind with the animals included...hugs.xx [aNNie]

Valerija said...

Kate,this is so precious. Great background for this image.
Valerija xx

Maria Illsley said...

A great card I love the cat and dog xx

Mac Mable said...

Adorable scene and lots of gorgeous stamps. Unique and creative x Enjoy the peace and the choir practice x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

There's something very comforting about this card Kate and I think it has a great sense of peace about it. The colours that you've used are so warm and just perfect for this lovey Christmas scene. It's a lovely card. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

May said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Kate... the images are so beautiful and the colours just perfect... I love hearing of Alistair's trips... I wonder if the sleeping bag past the test... Take care, May x

pam said...

Gorgeous scene you have created Kate, love the colours.
Pam x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Such a beautiful, cosy, festive scene Kate. I bought this magazine and haven't used the set yet either, thanks for the inspiration.
Lorraine

MaryH said...

Just a delightful cozy Christmas scene with all the fun elements you've tucked in to create this peaceful look. Had fun reading how you assembled all the ingredients to create such a pretty card. Hope Alistair stays just as cozy - what a sense of adventure he must have. I'd be with you...staying in the house where the warm is concentrated. Your Highlands were awesome to see. I'm missing my CCC buds. Maybe I can make it back before the year ends! TFS & Hugs

Cara said...

I love this cosy Christmas scene, perfect stamping to create it x

Jennifer Johnston said...

A really heart warming Christmas scene Kate, love it. Loving the dog and cat too, so much to see, really festive.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

rachel said...

Gorgeous card Kate - they do look very snuggly in front of that fire! I hope Alistair is home now - the weather is awful! Hugs rachel x

Mia said...

Great card, Kate. You created a beautiful scene. I love your stamps and the pretty colours you chose. Kisses, my friend.

downrightcrafty said...

what a lovely little scene so sweet
hugs Kate xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Fab fireside scene.
Alastair is hardier than me to go camping in this weather.
Enjoy your roof, bed and central heating lol!
Ang x

Zoe Tant said...

Gorgeous card Kate. Such a fab scene with super colouring and texture with the stockings hanging on the fire. xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, love the warm cosy feel to the scene which brings back childhood memories.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Flo Langley said...

Its all go in your house Kate. Hope the choir practice went well and Alistair enjoyed his Canoeing trip. Mind you I would take up canoeing for some of your chilli con carne! :) Gorgeous card. Lovely warm and cozy feeling to it. Full of Christmas magic.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Flo x

debby4000 said...

Oh what an adorable Christmas card.
luv
Debby

Ella said...

Nice hobby! I do not have enough patience for that!
Very beautiful card!
Hugs from Holland!

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Christmas card Kate, love how the cat and dog are waiting for their presents :). Hugs Anet x

Barb said...

A very special card Kate. I love the Christmas scene you've created. I really like the way you brought all the stamps and dies together to make this card. It looks a lot of fun. Barbxx