Friday, 14 March 2014

Venice Carnival!

Hello Crafting Friends and Visitors, I hope you are well and looking forward to heading into the weekend, I'm working tomorrow, but then off until next Thursday, this part-time working is sooooo good.

I would like to thank everyone who commented on my last card, I love reading what you have to say, and a special thanks to Susan who Googled to find out when the Thornbirds was on TV.  Now I thought it was in the 70s, but it was in the 80s.  Crikey, it was a long time ago anyway.

Not much happening here in the Currie household, we have been enjoying the Spring like weather, Alistair and a couple of his chums took themselves into the Cairngorms midweek, had the most marvellous day, up to their ears with snow, but loved every minute of it.

I had the most fantastic spa treatment yesterday, I'm still very chilled out.  Alistair gave me a voucher for this treatment at The Kingsmill Spa, and that's me just getting around to making the appointment, but it was worth the wait, 90 minutes of sheer bliss.  The treatment is called Tranquillity, and it's all massage with the most gorgeous of essential oils, I was wrapped  in cling film  to help my body absorb the wonderful lotions, I also had a face and head massage.  I just closed my eyes and enjoyed the experience, where the soothing music, scented candles and dimmed lightening transported me to a peaceful meadow.  I came back feeling and smelling wonderful.  I'd forgotten how useful meditation actually is, I must get into it again.  Sadly, I couldn't afford anything like this on any kind of regular basis, such a lucky lady to be given this gift, naturally Alistair got a great big hug when I got home.

So on to my card;
TPS Venice Carnival digi image
SB Floral Ovals
SB Delicate Aster die
First Edition Noir et Chic Papers
Core'dinations Card in Black
Hobby craft Ribbon
Papermania Feathers and Black Gems
Dove Craft Cream Flower
Glamour Dust in Gold
Liquid Pearls in Gold

I made this card to enter into the TPS DT Call, I tried once before without luck, but maybe this time.

I'm off to have a visit around your blogs to see your lovely creations, so I will love you and leave you and hope your weekend is a really good one..... whatever you've planned.


Erika said...

Hi Kate. I like the sound of your spa treatments......sheer luxury!
Great card, love your color combo and the striking oval die behind the of my favourites.
Have a good day at work tomorrow......we shall both be beavering away!

Hugs Erika.

Hazel said...

Lucky you getting pampered sounds great. Love your card. Don't over work tomorrow. Hazel,xx

Sue said...

WOW! This is wonderful Kate. I love the image, fabulous colouring and gorgeous detailing too. It's a fabulous entry for the DT call, I wish you good luck with it.
Your Spa treatment sounded lovely and just what you needed. I hope work goes okay tomorrow and then you enjoy your few days off.
Hugs Sue xx

Sue said...

Love your card Kate and good luck with the DT call! Your spa day sounds absolutely wonderful huggles Sue xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card Kate. Glad you enjoyed the Spa - makes a lovely treat.

rachel said...

wonderful card \Hazel - really fabulous - great colours - good luck with the \DT call. Love the sound of your spa day - wonderful xx

pam said...

stunning card Kate, love this beautifully colored image ,gorgeous embellishments.
good luck with the DT call.
glad you enjoyed your spa treatment.

Sue said...

Wonderful image and love what you did with it. Background papers are gorgeous along with all the details and embellishments. Good luck with the design team call, hope you get it.
Your SPA 90 minutes sounds decadent, I am so jealous! Good for you and that Alistar knows the way to a ladies heart for sure.


Gerrie's kaarten said...

Hallo Kate
Wat een prachtige kaart. De kleuren combinatie prachtig
Groetjes Gerrie

Christine Harrop said...

So glad you enjoyed your pamper session - you deserved it! Lovely card too. This is a lovely card and great image. Hugs Christine xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Kste what a fabulous card such a pretty TPS I,age and I love the flower. Good luck with the call I didn't get in first time so pleased I tried again as its a smashing team. Your spa treatment sounds lovely, have a good weekend I'm on the train at the moment! Hugs Susan xx

Doreen said...

Gorgeous,love the fab image and great

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a lovely card, and a fab image. Great designing as always.
Love your flowers and the great paper used.
Sounds like you had a wonderful spa treatment, not so sure of the cling film wrap though. lol.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Patricia said...

Hi, Kate what a fantastic treat, lucky you.
Love your card, great image wonderfully coloured and super design
Have a great weekend

Patricia xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, I love this creation, looks fabulous, hugs Pops x x x

Sandy said...

How lucky you are Kate! I have never had a spa treatment. Your treatment sounded lovely.
Your card is lovely too - the sweet image looks as if she too has had a spa treatment. Gorgeous flowers.
sandy xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
If I hinted at spa vouchers to Mr D, I would probably get them for Spar instead!
Nesta paid for one for me as a treat the day before I got married, as I needed to de-stress(she's a good egg) and I wanted to move in.
Anyhoo, fab card chuck. One of my favourite paper pads so a winner in my book.
Good luck with the DT call.
Ang x

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is gorgeous Kate, I love the cute image and pretty embellishments. Good luck on your DT call entry.