Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Keep Climbing!

Good Afternoon Everyone, I hope you are all well, but I know that there are some of my crafting friends a having difficult times at the moment, or their loved ones are, so I'm sending out positive thoughts and Big Hugs that you'll soon be well again.

Thank you for the lovely comments on my Anniversary card for Alistair, and your good wishes. We enjoyed a lovely meal last night, stuffed full as usual, no room for dessert though.

Today is Alistair's 69th Birthday,  but as he is fit and well he certainly doesn't seem that age, well not physically,  sometimes I think I'm dealing with an adolescent, ha ha!

Anyway, here is is birthday card;
I had seen the mountain image on a card that Christine of Christine's Cards and Crafts, and I thought just perfect, I couldn't get it here, so Christine kindly sent to the US for it. It's from Our Daily Bread range of stamps, The sentiments are from the same set, which is called Keep Climbing.
The climbing gear is from Just Inklined another great find.
The sky is coloured with a blend of DT inks and there is Wink of Stella in Clear on the mountains and Glossy Accents on the helmet, and coloured with SN.
I'm awfully pleased with how it's turned out, and Alistair is delighted. He is also delighted with the new music stand that I gave him, and Damian and Moreen will be over later to see him, so all in all he is having a lovely day.

I'm getting myself together for my trip to Birmingham tomorrow, really getting excited now at meeting up with everyone, and going to see all the wondrous crafting goodies at the NEC. It's an early rise to get down to Perth to meet up with Patricia and Hazel, who then drives us to Edinburgh for our flight.  Going to be a long day though, but I'll get a second wind. We will then meet up with Ang' aka Mrs. Duck and Christine whom I've mentioned above and have a lovely meal and a right old laugh and chat. The time will go too quickly but it will be great fun.
I'd love to think I'd meet some of you at the NEC too, so if you recognise me Please say hello.

Before I go here is the set of stamps I won from Sue Wilson the other week;
Summer Flowers... I just love them such beautiful designs and sentiments.

I'll say cheerio for now and see you in a few days, keep well and happy crafting




Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

OMGosh Kate, this is sooooo beautiful. What a gorgeous card.

Marlene Atkinson said...

Wow a stunning card Kate, great layout. Marlene

Marie-Louise said...

Kate this card is stunning. I love how you have done the sky - fantastic. A very Happy Birthday to Alistair and enjoy your trip to the NEC.

Patricia said...

Oh! WOW!! Kate your card is absolutely AMAZING I love it and not surprised Alisatr is delighted with it. It will be treasured forever.
Bit of excitement here as well, really looking forward to meeting up tomorrow. All set for the fun and laughter.

Patricia xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous, I love your colour choice, hugs Pops x x x

Christine Harrop said...

This is just fabulous Kate! I really love what you have done with this set of stamps. I really love them. Like the addition of the climbing gear too. Really looking forward to tomorrow evening! Hugs Christine xx

Carol said...

Wow Kate this is fabulous, just love your inking. Have a great trip tomorrow, don't spend too much lol. It's several years since I've been to the Nec think I'll have to rectify that next year. Carol x

meg said...

Phenomenal card Kate love the stamp the background and the embellishments, hope
Alistair enjoyed his birthday, enjoy your trip, hugs Meg

meg said...

Phenomenal card Kate love the stamp the background and the embellishments, hope
Alistair enjoyed his birthday, enjoy your trip, hugs Meg

Hazel said...

Kate, a fantastic card for Alistair just perfect with the climbing theme. Yes I am getting excited to bag half packed. Great set of stamps from Sue. Hazel xx

Rita said...

Fabulous card Kate. I hope you all have a super time in the next few days. Hugs Rita xxx

Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning Kate. I love the images and the background colours look amazing.
Happy Birthday wishes to Alistair, I'm not surprised he was thrilled with his card.
I hope you have a fantastic time with your lovely crafty friends. It's strange but I feel as if I know you all even though we have never met. I just wish I lived nearer! Anyway, have fun.
hugs Sue xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Kate, you are going to be a busy girl...Have a wonderful fun time at the NEC...dont forget your camera for lots of pics..enjoy... Hugs may x x

pam said...

Wow amazing card Kate, fantastic background and love the stamp.
have a wonderful time at NEC..

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a fabulous card for Alistair Kate. Love the background its amazing! Have a wonderful time, Susan x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
beautiful card, and very lovely stamped image too.
Love the fab design of this.
Great winnings from Sue, I had sentiment stamps, in my win.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

rachel said...

brilliant make Kate - glad you had a good meal and a good birthday to Alistair too xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, congratulations on Alistair's Birthday. Wow you made a beautiful Birthday card for Alistair. I love the image and the way you coloured the sky. Well done. Also congratulations on your beautiful stamp set you win, you deserve it. Hugs Anet x

Erika said...

A beautiful card, just perfect for a climber, great sentiment too.
Have a fabulous time down in Birmingham, I'm sure you guys will.
Looking forwards to hearing all about it. x

Hugs Erika.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Finally, I can get in to comment!
What a fabulous card. The ray of light effect is super and the stamp is lovely.
Didn't we have a laugh last night! Its such a pity we live so far apart as it would be nice to have such fun more than once per year lol!
Hope you have all had a good day at the show today and safe travels home tomorrow.
Ang x

downrightcrafty said...

stunning use of the colours and a gorgeous card
hugs Kate xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Stunning card Kate, the background is brilliant, Have a wonderful time at the NEC.


Sandy said...

Wonderful card for Alistair! I want you to know I just turned 70 and my husband Art, just turned to 72!!
Sandy xx