Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Game Anyone?!

Good Afternoon Everyone I hope you are all well, but if not I hope you feel better soon.

Well I finally got my PVG form finished, although I swore and fussed beacuse I had to do it, I just hate form filling, especially when having to fish around to find all the ID they want, Now the Manager has just to sign off to verify I am who I say I am. 

I have a day to myself, Alistair and chums are away to the mountains and as they decided to go down to Annoch Mor, near Fort William and going by bus, they won't be home until around 9 o'clock this evening.  It's good to get a day to myself, however I've been editing Alistair's latest Story, and enjoying it.  This latest story, I say stoy but they are really memories and this one is about his mum and dad and it's really meant for his children Kyra and Lewis.

I wasn't married to Alistair when his parents were alive, but I've always thought I would like them and wished I had met them, but they were long gone before I was on the scene, and sadly Kyra and Lewis were far too young to remember them.  I've learned little bits about them from both Alistair and his brother  Jim over the years, but reading Alistair's account of his parent's lives was really very poignant.  They were hard working folk who knew tragedy, with the loss of their first child at the age of 3yrs., but had the comfort of Alistair and Jim.  His dad had a great sense of humour and was a  modern man as he did  house work to help his wife, not much heard of back then.  I't very clear from Alistair's story that he and his brother were very much cherished, and encouraged to live life to the full, I hope his children enjoy learning about their Grandparents.

I've got a card for you, one I made a while ago;
This was a decoupage kit, and I made a similar one with chess pieces, but as you can see this is showing a variety of games. I'm afraid I can't remember the make of it.
I think the background card is from Kanban
Buttons and twine from my stash
Glossy Accents

It makes a great male card.  Well that's all from me today, I hope your day is going well. I'm back to work tomorrow, but I will try to keep up with your blogs.

Thank you all so much for all the lovely comments on my last card.


Crafty Lark said...

I'm pretty rubbish at games Kate but I do like your card, great use of stash and love the embellishment. Hugs Flora (your slightly taller pal, lol).

May said...

Fabulous male card Kate...Love all the embellishments...their is something for everyone...Alistair's story of hie early years sounds wonderful...I'm sure the children will appreciate every word....Hugs May x x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

How lovely that he is writing like this. Fab card too, so colourful

Christine Harrop said...

Great card Kate, ideal for a male card I would think. Like Flora I'm pretty rubbish at games too. How lovely that Alistair is writing down his memoirs for his children. Hope you are well. Hugs Christine xx

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Kate, and what a lovely thing for Alistair to do for his children.
Lorraine x

Patricia said...

Good evening Kate, loving your card. Covers lots of games and is an "across the board" mans card.
Alistair's story sounds good, a great thing to have for his children.
Hope he has had a good day on the hills. If he got the weather we have had today it will have been a great day.
Don't work too hard ........

Patricia xxx

Wilma Brown said...

Love the card Kate, I can identify a few games there. I used to love cribbage, can see the board there. When we were young and no TV on the scene, we used to sit at night and listen to my mum and dad recalling their hard times growing up. We learned a lot just listening to them and we were often enthralled with their stories of hardship and lack of the finer things in life but they had fun times too.

Wilma x x

Sue said...

Hello Kate.
I was really touched to hear about Alistair's parents. It sounds like he has fond memories of them and how lovely for him to write it all down for his children to read and cherish.
Your card is fabulous, a great decoupaged image and I love your detailing.
I hope you are having a good evening.
hugs Sue xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Kate what a great card love all the game elements on it. It's wonderful to write all these memories down to remember. I was with my 92 year old Aunt yesterday and she was reminiscing about early days and its fascinating to listen to. Susan x

rachel said...

Hi Kate - I hope you've had a good day - glad the forms are out of the way! Love you card - great selection of games there making it suitable for many! Big Hugs rachel xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Brilliant card Kate, the Glossy Accents really bring it to life. xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Such a marvellous card Kate. A very good idea of Alistair's to write down his memories. Now that my parents are both gone there are so many questions I wish I had asked.

pam said...

lovely to read your post today Kate, lovely memories for the family to read.
great male card, with those decoupaged games.

Rita said...

.Beautiful card Kate and I do remember most of the games, we had no television back then, but we had lots of books and games. How lovely that Alisdair is putting his memoirs to paper. My Grandchildren used to ask me to tell them stories of the olden days, made me laugh at the time though. Hope the men get home safely. Hugs Rita xxx

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

That's a very nice and fun card Kate. Reminds me of Las Vegas where a lot of people go to gamble. Not me though, I'd much rather eat and shop. I enjoyed reading about Alistair's family. Bet they were very, very nice people. Have a wonderful rest-of-the-week.

Diane said...

Wonderful design Kate, gosh love all the different items you have used.

Hugs Diane

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Hallo Kate
Een prachtige mannen kaart
Groetjes Gerrie

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie, this is amazing, huggles Pops x x x

hotpotato said...

Love your card Kate. I'm off to Ally Pally in London tomorrow........papercraft heaven! I've saved up my pennies, well pounds so hope to buy lots of goodies. Enjoy your day off today.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Wow, what a fab card for the fellas. Sorry I missed it earlier in the week.
Mr D, sadly, never got to meet my parents. I really think he and my Dad would've got on famously. My Mum went through some tough times growing up during the Japanese occupation in Malaysia so it always made me appreciate what I had as a kid. Hope Alastair's children treasure his memories.
Ang x

Sandy said...

Now this is one fun card!
Writing down one's history is quite a challenge and you are so good to edit what Alistair is writing.
Sandy xx

Sue said...

Kate, this is a perfect guys card, has just about every game piece on it.
Kate, I do family genealogy and it is important that people write memories down and keep family histories, good for Alastair, they will appreciate it someday.


Erika said...

What a super card Kate, I missed this one earlier. Quite often get asked for playing cards too....great compilation of gaming bits.
Happy crafting, hugs Erika.