Friday, 13 April 2018

Hedgehog Hugs!

Hello Everyone from a very wet and dull Inverness. I hope you have better weather where you are. Yesterday was glorious warmth and sunshine, what happened? Well it's a day at home for me today.

Thanking all who left lovely comments on my last card and about my health issues, all very much appreciated.  I will be having my telephone appointment on Monday afternoon, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's only going to about the BG being high and what I'm going to do about it, rather than anything sinister, which I would guess would be an appointment at the surgery with a face to face with the GP rather than a phone appointment. Time will tell.

I have another Spring card to share;

This little Hedgehog is from a Hobbyart stamp set called Hedgehog, and he is coloured with Zig Watercolour pens, which I have to say are fabulous. There are lots of little images in the stamp set which you can see in the picture.
I've also used some of the floral images from Hobbyart's Nature Walk around the aperture of the front of the card, again coloured with the watercolour pens and some Sparkle pen. I've also used Sakura pens on the berries.  I felt the lovely images didn't require anything additional by way of embellishments. I love the sentiment too.

Not much to tell you on this post, getting ready for another weekend, and our only plan is going to see RSC Macbeth at Eden Court theatre on Sunday. Alistair tried to get tickets for the live performance that gets streamed in, but all tickets gone, so it's the encore showing we are going to.
Christopher Ecclestone and Niamh Cusack are in it and I would imagine that they will be playing the title roles, so really looking forward to that.
When we were visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Duck last year and they took us to Stratford upon Avon we were disappointed that the plays didn't meet our schedule, so it's great that we can see it away up here in the North.

I hope you have some lovely plans for the weekend.....mind you even doing nothing can be a brilliant plan, so take care of yourselves and see you on Sunday for the next CCC post,
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27 comments:

Jannet said...

A beautiful card Kate, I love how you have framed the aperture with the flowers very pretty. Enjoy your weekend sounds like you will have a wonderful time !

Valerija said...

Very pretty card, sweet image and coloured superbly.
Valerija xx

Jo said...

Dull, damp & dreary here too......so I'm taking up residence in the craft room for the rest of the day! Love your card, a sweet image with a lovely sentiment and the stamped flowers look so pretty. Enjoy your weekend! x

Marlene Atkinson said...

Love it, the hedgehog is so sweet and the design is gorgeous. Marlene

dutchess said...

Such a sweet image Kate and your card is lovely....I am doing nothing this weekend as I am recovering from this horrid sickness bug doing the rounds....well I may manage a visit to my craft room as I have a card to finish off....but no promises ...enjoy yours and your screening...sounds lots of fun xxxxx

meg said...

Beautiful cheery spring daffodils, and a hedgehog awakened by the warmer weather, love it, pity the dreich days don't make us feel any warmer, so disappointing after the glorious day yesterday, enjoy your weekend. Meg xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is beautiful, love the hedgehog. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Mac Mable said...

What an adorable card with such a cute image. Enjoy RSC Macbeth and fingers crossed for Monday x

Christine Harrop said...

Hi Kate, I love the image of the hedgehog and how the pretty spring daffodils frame the aperture. I'm very fed up with all this rain now! And I don't like the mist and fog either. Hope your telephone appointment goes well. As you say, I'm sure he would have called you in to the surgery if it was worse news that you were expecting. John has just had his routine blood tests for diabetes. He doesn't have it, but because of his pancreatic condition he has to have regular checks to catch it early if it happens. Take care. Hugs Christine xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely card, so sweet! Love the cute hedgehog with the pile of pots and the flowers look so pretty! Great water colouring!

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Kate, an adorable image and beautiful floral frame. I hope your telephone appointment goes well and that you enjoy your trip to the theatre.
I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kate, love the cute hedgehog.
I hope your appointment on Monday goes well
Lorraine x

Anne said...

A beautiful card Kate, I love how you’ve used the aperture and framed it with the flowers.
Enjoy your weekend and the theatre, 2 very good actors
Anne x

Ink Art Designs said...

Oh I looove hedgehogs! This is a gorgeous card and the flowers is a lovely addition.
Thank you so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Dot x
Ink Art Designs

Zoe Tant said...

Cute card Kate and just right for our challenge at MAWTT. Thanks for joining us. Zoe x

aussie aNNie said...

awww how cute is this hedgehog love this card Kate, sweet.x 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Wendy L said...

So beautiful Kate. Love the sweet image, thanks for joining us at MAWTT xxxx

downrightcrafty said...

what a lovely creation, just love it
hugs Kate xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card love it. Enjoy your weekend

Jules said...

Hi Kate

A gorgeous aperture card .. .. a beautifully decorated outside and such a sweet inside. I love the sentiment too.

I hope your telephone appointment goes well on Monday. I shall be thinking of you.

Love Jules xx

Diane Louise J said...


Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely project with Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog; it fits perfectly with our ‘Springtime’ challenge theme. Hope you can join us again very soon.
Diane Louise (DT member) xx

MaryH said...

Hedgies are always delightful & fun, and I love the way you've framed the aperture with the wreath of pretty flowers. So happy for you that you had a lovely evening out, and hope that you got to enjoy some relaxation on your rainy home day. I think the 'home days' are best of all if you can stay warm and cozy, have a good book, cup of tea, and just do whatever makes you happy. TFS & Hugs (PS...great Zig coloring too)

Christine Harrop said...

Hi Kate, I'm back wearing my DT to say thanks for sharing your super card with us at MAWTT. Hugs Chrisitne xx

rachel said...

gorgeous card Kate - love the idea of 'hedgehugs'! Hope the phonecall goes ok tomorrow! Big hugs rachel x

Sue said...

Aww Kate, your little Hedgehog is delightful, and the design of your card is such fun. Love the border around the circle cutout too, makes it an extra fun card.

Hugs
Sue

Mrs.B said...

A lovely card and I do love Hedgehogs.
Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges,
Avril x

Mrs Duck said...

Hi Kate
Catching up yet again lol!!!
I love making aperture cards as they add a bit of interest and yours is no exception. Lovely stamps and colouring but Im not sure that I would fancy giving a hedgehog a hug lol!!!
Hope you enjoyed The Scottish Play. One of my favourites.
Still using my Shakespeare Duck lip balm lol!!!
Ang x