Friday, 19 April 2013

Wishing You Sunshine!

Hello Everyone, hoping all is well with you and that the day has been kind to you.
Thank you all so much for your kind words of empathy, it does encourage me.  It isn't nice feeling stressed, especially when you've got to give in to it, and I do feel guilty having to come off work and leaving my colleagues struggling, but I just knew I couldn't go on and the last thing I wanted was to go completely down the tubes.  As I have to continue to work thanks to the government moving the goal posts, I do want my last few years to be constructive and enjoyable, It's ironic that I work in the mental health field.  Anyway enough of that.

Welcome to my latest followers too, great to have you visit me and thrilled that you want to do so.

We had a lovely day in Elgin, the weather was sunny with just a little bite to the breeze, and we eventually found the craft shop.  Oh such goodies!! Alistair remained in the car and I thought great he won't see what I'm buying, but I must have taken too long cos in he comes, however I continued to wander around and he soon got fed up and went out again to the car.  Didn't buy lots, but I wanted to get some Sugar Nellie stamps.  The shop had quite different things to the craft shops here in Inverness.  loved it.  I really want to get through to The Papeterie, but I think that is somewhere nearer Aberdeen, and for another day, maybe with out hubby.
Then we walked in to the centre of Elgin to the music shop for something called a "frog", which is on the end of a fiddle bow.  Not lucky, shop didn't have any and would cost £27 if it was ordered.  You can buy a new bow for half that price.  Now I'm not sure why this piece is required as his the bow he plays with seems fine, but what do I know, he was a bit disappointed he couldn't get one.  He soon cheered up at the Ashvale fish and chip restaurant where we had a fantastic lunch. Needless to say my blood sugar is through the roof, but it was a day for treats.

Back home now and Alistair is away for a cycle to work of his meal, I don't do exercises, it's against my religion, so I thought I would catch up on your blogs, and what lovely creations there are, such talented people out there.
 I have a card to share today;
Isn't he just so cute, one of Mo Manning's latest stamps and it's called Sunshine, I've coloured with Promarkers, LOTV sentiment, Papers are First Edition New Leaf, The Ribbon Girl Lace, Xcut dies and MB dies.  Kraft card base with Centura Pearl card , gems and Star Dust.
The colours are a bit more vivid, doesn't show here too well.
I would like to enter this into;
Just before I go, I have to tell you that there is another treat in store tomorrow, Patricia(SummerhouseCrafts), and her sister Hazel and their friend Elaine are coming to Inverness tomorrow and we are meeting up, I'm really excited and looking forward to eventually having them here.  The weather rained off play the last time it was arranged. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.
That's me for today, Have a great weekend, whatever your doing,
Hugs Kate x


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card Kate, great image and colours
have a great day tomorrow
jacqui x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the fab image and

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
superb card. Love everything about it. I do love Mo's images they are so easy to colour.
You sound like you had a lovely day.
I hope you enjoy meeting Patricia, Hazel, and Elaine.
I forgot to mention when your elbow gets better never carry heavy bags or anything heavy with your arms straight always try and carry them with your arms bent if you can understand my description.
Have a wonderful crafty weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Margrit said...

what a lovely card - the colours and sentiment you have chosen are fab

Patricia said...

Kate, I LOVE this. A beautiful image fantastically coloured.
The layout is great.
Really looking forward to meeting you tomorrow.
If we get a beautiful day like today the journey up will be wonderful

Patricia. XXX

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Kate. I love the image, fabulous colouring and such gorgeous details.
I am glad that you had a good day. You are sure to enjoy tomorrow too meeting up with some lovely ladies.
hugs Sue xx

Hazel said...

Kate, another beautiful card. Your colouring is fabulous and I just love this image.

Glad you had a good day and Alistair let you have time in the craft shop. He might get that piece for his bow from Stringers in Edinburgh, I think they would send it to him they have been very helpful in the past . Hazel

Unknown said...

Love your card Kate, I would have loved to have met up with you, Hazel and Patricia but my sister got in first and I could not let her down. Have a wonderful day, hope to meet up with you later.

Wilma x x x

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic card Kate. Enjoy your day tomorrow.

Rita said...

Hello Kate, What a fabulous card, the image is so adorable and you have coloured it in perfectly. Glad you had a nice day in Elgin and got yourself some new goodies to play with. Hope you all have a lovely day to-morrow and enjoy each others company. Hugs Rita xx

pam said...

fabulous card Kate, love this image coloured beautifully and a fab layout
enjoy your day out tomorrow

Shona Hamill said...

Fantastic card Kate, sounds like you had a good day out in Elgin, I was only there on Saturday and I want to go again!!! Hope you enjoy your day tomorrow too x

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Beautiful card Kate. I especially love the flower. I had a good chuckle when I read exercise is against your religion because I sometimes say that too. LOL. Have a wonderful and crafty weekend.

sue w. said...

Hi Kate, what a cute image and just love the colours you have used. Loving the corner die too.
Sounds like you had a fab day, fish and chips too, yum!!
Enjoy tomorrow.
Hugs Sue W.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Kate what a fabulous card I love it! Sounds like you had a wonderful day, regarding the bow your husband wanted its maybe a bit like us saying we need more than one die!! Have a wonderful day today I am so envious! Hugs Susan x

Queenie Jeannie said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day out!! But you didn't show us your goodies! *hint* Quite a lovely card you have there - you do just great work. I have that corner die you used, but I'm not sure if I've used it yet.....hmmm...

Enjoy your weekend!

Wendy Fraser said...

Stunning card, think I might "need" those cloud dies! Glad you had a good time in Elgin, haven't been through for ages xx

Jenny said...

Lovely card, love the embellishments Jen xx

debby4000 said...

Soooooo cute and gorgeous too.

Erika said...

I do love Mo's digi images, and this one is too cute, great colour combo and just perfect for April. Hope you had a super time at the craft shop with Kate plus fish and chips at Ashvale, nomm, the best.
Take care, hugs Erika.

Teresa said...

Beautiful card and I love the image. xxx

May said...

Gorgeous card, Love the image & wonderful colours... I hope you get back on track soon take care & look after you for a change!! Hugs May x x x

Alison Scott said...

Cute card, I love the gems as raindrops.
Glad you enjoyed your shopping day. Shame Alistair didn't get what he wanted.
I'm with you about exercise - I always say I work hard for my shape - round is a shape!

Unknown said...

I just love those clouds and rhinestone rain :)

Anja said...

Absolutely great card! Aren't Mo's new images the cutest? This little guy was also my assigned image for the release. Love that you didn't only the clouds but also rain!
Thanks for joining us at MO's Digital Pencil!

Hugs, Anja