Monday, 10 March 2014

For Granny on Mother's Day!

Hello Everyone and welcome to my blog, I hope you will like what you see here.  Thank you one and all for the lovely comments on my last card and your kind wishes for Alistair and I to feel better, they must have worked because we do, not 100% but well enough for me to go back to work tomorrow and Alistair to think of a hill walk later in the week.

I've been getting on with some ironing this afternoon, and I like doing it if there is something to watch on the TV, I found The Thornbirds, do any of you remember it?  I can't remember when it was first on the telly, but I do remember thinking Richard Chamberlain was every girl's dream, I must have been fairly youngish.  I think I've tuned into the last episode and he is a Cardinal and an old man , but still good looking, but if you remember the story, and now in my mature cynicism, his character was a selfish, ambitious and abusive man, and at the end deserved what crushed him.  I remember not missing and episode and I even read the novel, today I've enjoyed ripping it apart.  Still it got me through the bundle of ironing.

We have a a lovely weekend weather wise, feels quite Spring like although still cold, but the sun is shining and it lifts the spirits.  I'm looking  forward to getting the heating turned down a bit, I just paid the electric bill and I grudged it, the cost of heating is horrendous, I really feel for those who find it difficult to meet the cost of heating their homes, thankfully we can, but you never know what life has for you around the corner.  Nevertheless Spring is almost here, and here is my card with some Spring flowers;
I've used LC image, Club Stamp from last month
Prismacolour pencils
XCut dies
SB Corner die from Frosty Forms
Sorry can't remember the paper used
Hobby Craft Lace and Ribbon
Core'dination card in orange
Dovecraft Doily
Pearls and Butterfly from Stash
Sentiment from PC
Stickles and a few gems.

This was a commissioned card, so I hope Granny likes it.

I've got Choral practise tonight, but I don't know if my throat will stand up to the singing, but I'd better go as I missed last week with being away, I'll just have to do a lot of miming.
Take care everyone and see you soon.


Christine Harrop said...

Very pretty card Kate. I read the Thornbirds before seeing the series.'We were on holiday in France and I couldn't put it down! John got very fed up with me because I had my head in the book all the time. I adored Richard Chamberlain from the DR Kildare days Lol! But you are so right; looking back with the advantage of age you see so much more don't you? Glad you're feeling better. Hugs Christine xx

Rita said...

Beautiful card Kate. I read the book first too. I loved the series and like you I thought he was a dream boy. I loved Dr Kildare too. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs Rita xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I read the book and watched it too, many moons ago. Your card is so cheery and lovely to see a LC image x

Patricia said...

Good evening Kate, love the card, I am sure Granny will as well.
I loved Chamberlain from Dr Kildare, read Thornbirds, watched the series and yes! with age realise what a stinker he was.

Patricia xxx

vicki said...

This is gorgeous Kate what a pretty watering can :) love the doily too!!
Vic x

Marlene Atkinson said...

Hi Kate, Gorgeous card I'm sure Granny will love it. Marlene

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Kate. I love the image, beautiful Springtime colours and pretty detailing.
I am pleased that you are both feeling much better now.
hugs Sue xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
so glad your hubby is feeling better, and your on the mend too.
Love your super and bright flowered card. Fab designing as usual.
Snap I went to my singing practice this afternoon, and now they want me to do a slo of Doris Day's song It's Magic, as I was the only one who knew the song. I shall have to learn to keep my mouth quiet in future. lol.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kate. The image and colours look fabulous
Lorraine x

pam said...

beautiful card Kate, bet Granny loved it.. you took me back a while, watched those series, never missed.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
My throats not up to much either as I'm down wit the lurgy too. Ooh you did conjour up memories of Maggie and Ralph de Bricassart (excuse any spelling issue) Haven't spotted that on our TV menu. Have read the book too, which was fab.
Sorry, I digress, I'm sure Granny will be more than happy with her delightful, cheery card.
Hope you managed a note or two.
Ang x

rachel said...

great card Kate - glad you're feeling better - I remember the thorn birds - but don't remember the bits you mentioned! I think I was very young when it was on! Big Hugs rachel xx

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Awww, I do hope you're both feeling much better real soon. Get lots of rest and drink plenty of water. Your card is really sweet. I think the watering can is cool. Take good care. Big Hugs.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Kate so pleased you are both feeling better now. Your card is fab really pretty and love the yellow. I remember the Thorn Birds just googled it and it was 1983 gosh where has that time gone!! Hugs Susan xx

hotpotato said...

Ironing is my pet hate, it's the least thing Iike about housework. Love your card Kate, granny should love it too.

Sue said...

Hi Kate glad your both feeling a lot better. I too remember the Thornbirds lol used to think Richard Chamberlain was a right hunk LOL fabulous card and hope you enjoy your singing if you can..huggles Sue xx

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card Kate. Like everyone else I thought Richard Chamberlain was gorgeous - couldn't wait for Dr. Kildare every week.

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, so glad to hear that you feeling better. Beautiful card, I love the image and all the pretty detail. Cute butterfly. Please take care of yourself. Anet

Norma said...

Hello Kate:) So glad to hear you guys are feeling better. Your card is lovely! TFS

May said...

Hi Kate, Love the card...I'm sure Granny will too... I too was in love with R Chamberlain... I have not seen this in over 30 odd years...yikes!! Have a good week... Hugs May x x x

Erika said...

I watched that show too, R Chamberlain definitely had "it" whatever it is. LOL. Great Spring card, super colour combo, to match the weather we've had the last couple of days.
Happy crafting, hugs Erika.

Diane said...

Hi Kate glad your both feeling better. Love the beautiful spring design with the fabulous paper. I loved the Thornbirds, also.

Hugs Diane

Sue said...

Hi Kate, Oh a touch of Spring, we need that so badly here. Love the pop of orange on your card, really stands out. Pretty doily tucked in there too.
Enjoy your day. (I remember the Thornbirds, didn't miss one week of it on TV and read the book also.)


Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie this is simply stunning, huggles Pops x x x

Sandy said...

Ahhh - The Thornbirds. Who didn't fall in love with Richard Chamberlain. I met in in 1965 and he radiates - such a beautiful smile.
You are absolutely right, you can never tell what is around the corner.
Your card is so pretty - I do love that watering can!
sandy xx