Saturday, 15 November 2014

MacIntosh Beauty!

Hello Everyone and welcome to my blog, I hope you are all having a good Saturday and keeping well.  We have fog and it's feeling damp and cold, another day for staying indoors, I had to go out earlier but I'm sure in now.

I could do with new living room curtains and the best time to buy things for the home is when hubby isn't here, you know what I mean ladies, anyway, we have a Dunelm here in Inverness so I thought I would go there. A super variety of curtains, and finally settled on a pair only to get confused by the size I needed.  The more I thought about it the more I could remember what size the ones I have are. So I gave up and now if I can find Alistair's measuring tape, I'll note the correct size and go again tomorrow, Alistair isn't back till tomorrow evening.

He has been down visiting his brother who is not managing to clean his house just as well as he used to, so Alistair to the rescue, Jim is the older brother and is not as fit as Alistair.  However Jim has a young daughter, who could help a bit, but he won't ask as he feels she is working hard and doesn't need his problems.  She has her own flat but lives fairly near he dad. Alistair thought it better I didn't go down with him as I would have shaken them all up a bit too much, but it's what's needed. Anyway enough of our family dilemmas.
I'm here today with a card I've made for the Chocolate Baroque Challenge using this colour pallet;

The images are from the Macintosh Beauty set which I thing are gorgeous. I've matted and layered with Tattered Lace Lilac Paper and a free download from CB which has all the colours of the challenge.
Coloured with SN and Wink of Stella, doesn't show up though.
SB Rose die and a Marianne Flourish Die
Purple Pearls from Hobby House.

That's me for today, unfortunately I won't have a card for the CCC tomorrow as the theme is origami/teabag, neither of which I can do, so sorry about that Karen.

Enjoy your weekend and keep well everyone,
I would like to enter my card into 


Rita said...

Love your card Kate. The colours are indeed beautiful. Funnily I was just thinking will I put up my heavy curtains today ,or leave it till next week. So I have changed 2 beds instead. I know what you mean by the CCC as I was like you, but after looking on You Tube I found it was fairly easy. Hugs Rita xx

meg said...

Love your card Kate, the colours are really beautiful together, your colouring is perfect as are the finishing touches, take care, Meg

Hazel said...

A gorgeous card Kate . Love the colours. Oh I think I am lucky where buying things for the house is about as I just plant the thought into Charlie's mind and he comes round ok, I just don't tell him the cost. Oh I could just see you shaking them all. His daughter should see that her dad isn't doing things, or is that just me. Just can't get my head round crafting at the moment. So just having a break. Hope those bloods are down a bit. Hazel x

Christine Harrop said...

I love anthing to do with MacIntosh so this is a winner for me. Funnily enough I am going into Dunelm tomorrow to order ........... new curtains for my lounge! I chose the fabric and headers I want but forgot to take the measurements so that is why I am having to do a second journey. At least it will all be looking nice for Christmas. Hugs Christine xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
When I saw your title, I thought you had bought a new raincoat lol!
Lovely card and image. Your colouring is superb. Her hair just glows. Wish I had the patience to do it.
Perhaps Alastair could have a chat with his niece. Sometimes things aren't always black and white or if not, at least it may spur her into action.
I'm the tightwad in this house lol! Mr D is "if you want it, have it" lol!
Hope you manage to get back from Dunelm under the radar lol!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Kate. Lovely image and colours.
Good luck with your curtains
Lorraine x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kate, such a pretty image and beautiful colouring.
I hope you manage to get your curtains tomorrow.
hugs Sue xx

Carol said...

Very pretty Kate, the colours are beautiful. Happier shopping tomorrow. Carol x

Pop's Cards said...

So super sweet, hugs Pops x

rachel said...

super gorgeous card Kate - I adore this image too and your card is wonderful. Big hugs to you and i hope you get your curtains started soon! Hugs rachel xx

MaryH said...

Delightful colors & image in a very pretty card. Love that it is a 'long' card too, and the pretty rose trim in the corner. Good luck with your curtains. That's a chore I dread..we have window blinds with just cornice toppers. Hope the rescue effort goes well. I think all families have to deal with this kind of thing. It's never easy. Good that your DH can go lend a hand & you have some 'me' time. TFS & Happy wkend.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I hope you are feeling better now Kate, love your card, a super image and beautiful colours.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very beautiful card, and such a very lovley image.
All together a very fab card.
Good luck finding the measuring tape, and purchasing your new curtains.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Kate.

pam said...

hi Kate, love your beautiful image, you have coloured her lovely, beautiful card design.
hope you remember your measurements this time.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such a pretty card, great colours. Hope Alastair managed to help his brother x

Unknown said...

Lovely card Kate, haven't seen these Macintosh images before. Sorry you have the fog today, wrong side of the country. It was sunny here in Fort William.
Janice W

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card kate, looks fabulous in that design....the colours sure look good together...I hope your BSL levels are fine
♥ aNNie xx
The Journey is the Start

hotpotato said...

Ha ha, aren't us ladies sneaky when it comes to buying something new! A friend and myself have the habit of taking off the price tickets before getting home! No good getting older if you don't get wiser too.....LOL
Love your card Kate. x

Patricia said...

Brilliant card Kate, love the image, colours and your fantastic design.
Just ordered material and linings to make curtains for my Patio Doors and kitchen Pelmets. Don't know when they will be made but the makings will be there.
Oh! Don't you just want to shake some folk?? Hope it all goes well with the clean up.

Patricia xxx

Sue said...

Love this card Kate fab colours..We needed a door curtain so after asking Paul to measure it for me..I went out and bought a really nice one only to get home put it up and it wasn't wide enough!!! wasn't wide enough and it was so much longer that was needed I could have made a skirt out of it hahahahaha so needless to say I have to go back...lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxx

Erika said...

Loving the Mackintosh feel to your card today Kate, great colour combination.
I too am a big fan of Dunelm, always have to visit when over your way.
As for families, we all have them and all the problems that come with them. We just live so far away it is frustrating sometimes as it is difficult to help out.

Have a lovely week, hugs Erika. x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful design and colouring of the MacIntosh Lady (I agree they are beautiful stamps). She looks gorgeous in the challenge colours. Thanks for joining us in the Chocolate Baroque Challenge, Shirleyxx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Fab card design Kate, and lovely to see the free download in use too. Great finishing touches, the flower and leafy flourish look lovely. Thanks for entering the Chocolate Baroque challenge, Judith xx

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful card Kate, I love the cute image and your colouring. Hugs Anet x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card Kate. The Mack lady is so beautiful. Lovely to see you joining in the CB challenge again this month. Thank you for playing along.
Florence x