Friday, 10 May 2013

Baby Girl!

Hello to you All, I hope you are all well and have some great plans for the weekend. I can hardly believe that it's another weekend so around so quickly.

This morning started so sunny and warm, but it's all gone now and turned a bit cold with rain, what strange weather we have.  When I checked the forecast on my Tablet this morning, Reykjavik was warmer than Invermess by 5degrees.  Now you might wonder why I'm tracking the weather in Reykjavik well, that is were we are going  in June and I just want to know what sort of clothes to take with me.

Thank you all for the encouraging comments on my last card, love that you take the time to visit my blog.

I had a lovely lunch with my friend yesterday, and put the world to rights, well not the world, just my work.  It was good to talk over  with her some of my thinking about coping mechanisms for returning to work.

So it's all about food these days as Alistair and I are invited to friends for dinner tonight. This will be such a treat as Ian is a fantastic cook,  he is actually a Master Baker(try saying that with a few drinks in you) and produces marvellous meals and pudding.  Looking forward to the evening.  All this eating out though does blow my eating plan to help control my diabetes, and it takes a few days for all the carbs to leave my system, but I try to get back on track as quickly as possible.  Friends do try to make meals that don't have many carbs, but our Western eating culture doesn't allow for this, and that is why I have to be quite ruthless when eating at home.

We are having Erika (Snappycrafts), here in Inverness tomorrow demonstrating in Howden's, so there is another highlight for the weekend.  She is so talented and her creations are just wonderful with Spellbinder Dies.

My goodies arrived from Crafter's Companion today, this was from Winter Wonderland Challenge here's what I bought;

The sentiments with the stamp set are wonderful and I am already planning my cards, and I found it difficult to choose from all the lovely embossing folders, but finally settle on this floral one.  Looking forward to playing with them.
Now for today's card;
The stamps are from a set by Michele Marsden which I bought in the Hobbycraft sale for only £3 and there's 13 stamps, thought it was awfully good value, coloured with Pro/Flex Markers. Papers  from Forever Friends Kraft Notes, Adorable Scorable card, Xcut die, Xcut border punch, MB Fabulous Phlox.
The Ribbon Girl for Lace and The Hobby House for pearls, Glamour Dust for added sparkle.
I'm not too sure if I have overdone the stamped images, this is one of the reasons I don't do many 8x8 cards, too much space to fill.  I will look forward to your comments.

Wishing you all a great weekend, see you soon,
Kate x


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Gorgeous Kate love your card great detailing
jacqui x

Rita said...

Beautiful card Kate. My goodness, you will tired with all this eating and gallivanting. Just enjoy your Week-end. I'm hoping to have a knitting weekend if I don't get distracted. Hugs Rita xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Enjoy your meal out, sounds lovely. Gorgeous baby card and so glad you got some goodies with your voucher. Hope you will play along this week x

Crafty Lark said...

A great baby card, love the sparkle. Enjoy your goodies and the meal. xx Flora

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Kate. I love the image and all your detailing is so pretty.
Have fun with you new goodies and I hope you have a fabulous weekend
hugs Sue

Hazel said...

Kate I can see you are going to have some fun with these goodies.

Another great card.


Unknown said...

Lovely card Kate andwhatva lot of goodies. You will have more to play with, have you had a look on LOTV Blog? Congrats.

Wilma x x x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Kate and all those lovely goodies to play with too, hope you have a wonderful night out huggles hun Sue xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Great card Kate. I try to do only 6x6 cards anymore as like you I find the 8x8 too hard to fill.

pam said...

beautiful baby card Kate, I do a lot of 6x6 cards, you have some lovely goodies to play with

rachel said...

great card Kate and I love the goodies you got from your win - well done you - interesting what you say about diabetes and carbs - my dad is diabetic and has to inject insulin - but goes through terrible phases with eating - but he never gives up carbs - or does low carbs for that matter. Perhaps I need to talk to him - altho' it wouldn't do me any good!!!! Have a great weekend xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Lovely card, love the carriage pram. Enjoy all your new goodies, I have that embossing folder and I love it, it's so versatile. Enjoy Erica's demo tomorrow, I won't manage as Andy has to go to a kid's shinty tournament, I'll just have to stay home and play in my craft room xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Kate, Beautiful baby card, Love the designs & Fabulous stamps... Hugs May x x x

Patricia said...

Great card Kate, love that baby carriage image.
I have that folder and love using it.
Enjoy playing with all your goodies and the demos in the craft shop.
Have a great weekend

Patricia. xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie this is just gorgeous hugs Pops x x x

Alison Scott said...

Beautiful card. Have fun playing with your new goodies.
Have a good time tonight, take care.

Anne said...

What a lovely card, so much going on but all works really well. Hope you enjoyed your meal out ...and Reykjavik, how exciting!
Anne x

Teresa said...

Good morning Kate, beautiful card, so pretty and I love your new goodies too, those sentiment stamps look fabulous. Hope you have a lovely Sunday, hugs Teresa xx