Thursday, 18 April 2013

Gorjuss and the Bear!

Well Hello to You All, and I hope today finds you well.  We have a horrible dreach day here in Inverness and I think the temp may have dropped a bit as I'm feeling a wee bit cold, hope where ever you are the weather is better.
Thank you everyone for the lovely comments on my cushion cover, I love reading them, and also welcome to my latest followers, it's great to know that you take the time to visit, that goes for all you very talented people.

I have had to come off work, hit a blip with stress and things became a little too much, a long time in the coming I have to say, so the doctor  was completely understanding and agreed I needed time out.  But, she warned to continue doing nice things, so I certainly plan more card making.  I'm awfully tired though and now that I know that for a spell I don't have to drag myself into work, it's almost as if I have permission to collapse.  I'm sure those who have maybe been there will know what I mean.  Anyway, just as soon as I feel a bit better, I will use the time to recharge my batteries in order to plan my strategy for returning to work.

Anyway enough of this,  I am looking forward to going through to Elgin tomorrow and going to find the couple of craft shops there.  I can't believe Alistair has agreed to this, it's brilliant, although, I think the lunch out a a famous fish and chip restaurant, can't remember it's name, is a motivator, whatever, I'm delighted.

I've made a Christmas card today, it will be the first of many as I have booked a table to do a craft fair in November, it's in Nairn, and a friend who also knits will share it with me.  Never having done a fair before I have no idea how many cards I will need, but if I start now I just maybe have plenty.  This is more to have experience of taking part in craft fairs, even although I might not sell anything, I think It will be good fun.
Susan who will be doing the knitting goes like lightning with her needles, so she will manage to make loads of lovely things.
Here is my card;
As you can see it's Gorjuss, coloured with Promarkers. XCut dies and MB Fabulous Phlox die, which I've inked with Tumbled Glass Distressed inks.  Embossing folder, I think it might be Papermania, Sentiment is LOTV and paper is Nitwits also from LOTV. Dark blue card from my box of bits, The Ribbon Girl ribbon and pearls.  Star Dust to finish.
I would like to enter this card into

I'm rather pleased with how it's turned out, hope you like it.
That's me for today, I've a few blogs to visit so I'm off for a tour around them.
Hugs Kate x 


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Kate lovely layout and colour
Hope you're feeling better soon
jacqui xx

Rita said...

Good Evening Kate. I'm sorry to hear you are feeling a bit low at the moment, you are doing the right thing in taking time out before it gets out of hand. Your card is really stunning and the colours look perfect. Craft Fairs are fun, Especially at Christmas time, but just remember to do some plainer cards too and then you can vary your prices.Its over 5 years since I did any, but here in Ayrshire there are lots to choose from. Take it Easy my friend. Hugs Rita xx

Hazel said...

Kate, glad you are starting to take some down time, and doing things for yourself. Your card is stunning, love the colours.
Enjoy your day out with Alistair, I can just taste those fish and chips.
See you on Saturday.


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Kate your Christmas card is adorable I am loving all the glitter! So sorry to hear you are a bit down in the doldrums so to speak! Hope you are feeling better soon, some down time and crafting are just what the doctor ordered! Hugs Susan x

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,love the fab image and gorgeous

Sue said...

Your card is beautiful Kate. I love the sweet image and such gorgeous detailing.
So sorry to hear that you have been suffering from stress. Hopefully the time out will do you a world of good and you get the chance to do things that you enjoy.
take care
hugs Sue xx

Alison Scott said...

That is a beautiful card. Very pretty.
I am very pleased you are having a rest, you have been occasionally sounding a bit stressed and it is a very good thing that you know when to say enough. You must look after you before others. If you don't take care of you, then you can't take care of others.
Enjoy your day out to Elgin and your fish tea.
I can't wait till the first warm evening here, we always go for a fish supper at the seaside. It tastes better there, I don't know why ;-)

Shona Hamill said...

This is a fab Christmas card Kate and will be great for the Craft Fair. Sorry to hear you're feeling a bit frazzled at the moment. Just do whatever makes you feel good!!! I hope you don't mind but I'm going to send you a PM on the Docrafts site about your cushion cover - I'm not sure if I can do it through the blog. Shona xx

pam said...

beautiful card Kate, love this cute image and fabulous design.
hope you pick up soon, take care pam

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fab card, such a cute image. Take care if yiurself, sounds like you need some time off. Make sure you have a variety of cards for your fair, not just Christmas ones.

Wendy Fraser said...

Just gorjuss! I have that stamp too, must dig it out for a play. Enjoy Elgin, especially the craft shop and lunch at the Ashvale. xx

Debbie said...

Beautiful Christmas card


Marie-Louise said...

It's a really lovely card Kate. Hope you feel better soon.

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Lovely card. I really like the flower with the soft touch of blue.

Unknown said...

Hi Kate, you need time out and recharge your batteries. I too, suffered work related stress and just cracked one day because I did not want to admit that everything was getting on top of me. Take care and relax with your lovely hubby and craft lots. Enjoy your fish and chips. Sorry not to be with Hazel and Patricia tomorrow but you all have a great meet up.

Wilma x x x

Unknown said...

Sorry forgot to say that i just love your card.

Wilma x x

Queenie Jeannie said...

I hope you feel better soon!! Sometimes a body just needs some R&R!! Lovely card, so beautifully colored and laid out! Fish & chips!!! OH MY!! England makes the best - enjoy! And crafting shops too....blissssss!

Patricia said...

Ooooo!!! Fish and Chips Mmmmmmm!!!enjoy, I can almost smell them!!!

Great card your colouring is brilliant, love the layout.
See you tomorrow, really looking forward to meeting you.

Patricia xxx

downrightcrafty said...

what a beautiful card and not a drop of red or green to be seen, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Erika said...

Beautiful card Kate. Sorry to hear about you not feeling great, I think some medicinal crafting is in order!
Take care, hugs Erika.

Unknown said...

I just LOVE this image! It's precious. The softness of the blue inking against the white is beautiful.