Wednesday, 19 November 2014


Good Afternoon Crafty Friends, hoping all is well with you, but here's a HUG for you if you're not so well.

Thank you all for the very kind comments on my last card, and some new faces too, so Hello to you, I am so pleased you popped in and I will return the visit.  Welcome to Cotnob, Pauline who is my latest follower, I hope you will return often and like what you see. Lovely to see, Shirl, Lucy and Janice.
Janice I've tried to visit you but you are on the Google Circle thingy and I'm not sure how that works.

It is really quite dark now and it's only the back of 3pm. I'm going to be forced to put the lamp on to type the remainder of this post.

I've had some really lovely days off work, but back tomorrow on a late shift and then off again for a few days.  Saturday sees another Choral Concert and As I was working on that day I had to request some Annual Leave. We are doing Bach's Christmas Oratorio, quite a hefty piece of music, but a lovely one. I think it will be well received. 
Anyhow this is a short post today as I'm catching up with some cleaning.

Had another play with one of my new dies;

I've used one of the new Celtic Dies from Lavinnia Stamps, of course it had a cat on it so had to buy, it's called Timeless. It is so easy to cut out too. I've used Wink of Stella on the Bluebells, and various DI on front of the card, Acetate on the back of the image and a few off the little Bluebells for decoration. One of the Scenic papers from Lavinnia as an insert.
I was going to use my creative Expression gilding was on the flowers but each of them seemed to have dried out, hardly been used either, I was rather annoyed, I tried to soften them up with my heat gun, but didn't work, anybody got any ideas !

That's me for now, thanks for visiting and keep well,


vic said...

Oohhhhh this is pretty Kate what a lovely card and die :) I hope you enjoy your days off work after today
Vic x

Patricia said...

Good evening Kate,
I love what you have one with your beautiful Die.
Everything about is stunning.
I might be wrong but it sticks in my mind someone mentioning a few drops of "blending solution" in your dried up waxes. That was after I had dumped mine because they had dried up. Worth a try anyway.
Hope the concert goes well.

Patricia xxx

Sue said...

Oh Kate love your card! it's really lovely and have a great time at the concert huggles Sue xxx

Hazel said...

Kate, your card is beautiful, great use of that new die. We have had the lights on since 2 pm so dark and miserable here. Don't work to hard. Hazel x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very superb card.
That die looks amazing, and you have created such a very lovely card with it.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Unknown said...

Hi Kate,
I hate when it is dark as early too...could I hibernate please?
My gilding wax has also dried out, but I put some nail varnish remover in them, mushed it around and whilst not as good as it was, at least it's now useable.
Am I the Janice you were trying to see, or is it another one? There are a few of us. If me, then sorry, but I don't have a blog, just visit others like you.
Janice W

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie, I just love this creation, gorgeous work, hugs Pops x x x

Carol said...

A beautiful card Kate, some of those dies are on my wish list! Love your inking. Carol x

pam said...

hi Kate, beautiful card, love the design..
Mine also are new and dried up..I have bought the special lotion for gilding wax, made by cosmic soften it, as yet not tried it..

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Kate. I love the die.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
What a fab die. Of course you had to get the cat lol!
Lovely card you have made from it too. I think we must be due more pics of Teallach!
I think there is some sort of solution from CE to soften the wax. Not sure I'd like the smell of nail varnish remover. Makes my eyes water. John is at CE tomorrow. I will ask him to find out for you.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kate, such a beautiful die cut cat and your design is wonderful.
I hope the concert goes well on Saturday.
hugs Sue xx

Sandy said...

Beautiful Kate! It looks like a stained glass window.
Oh how I wish I could be there to hear your concert!!
Sandy xx

aussie aNNie said...

Super cute design and fabulous use of that gorgeous die Kate, keep them coming...xx

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Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

So beautiful Kate! You did an awesome job.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi KaTE WHat a lovely card, love the cat die I'm a sucker for cat things too. You are so lucky to be able to sing, I love singing but unfortunately would make a drowning cat sound good!! Good luck for your concert, sounds divine! Susan x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love this beautiful card Kate, a great silhouette die and beautiful background behind the cut out. Just gorgeous.

Erika said...

Sorry Kate no idea about the gilding, haven't used that. Lovely card mind. The cat die looks lovely and great back drop.

Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

Christine Harrop said...

Gorgeous card Kate and a really lovely die. The scenescape looks really fabulous as the insert. Hugs Christine xx

Diane said...

Greetings Kate, gosh here in the Northwest once daylight savings time arrives it is dark so soon. What a very clever design, the die cut cat image is so fun.

Hugs Diane

Norma said...

Hello Kate,
I'm sorry I've been missing from your blog lately, it's been crazy busy for me with little time to visit my bloggie friends and craft:) Ok, WOW! this is so beautiful and I love it.

Have a wonderful weekend!

meg said...

Love the card Kate the cat die is wonderful and the inside stunning, have a wonderful weekend

meg said...

Love the card Kate the cat die is wonderful and the inside stunning, have a wonderful weekend

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is gorgeous, huggles ♥ Pops x x x

Sue said...

Beautiful dies and love the cat!


Anet's Crafting said...

Your card is beautiful Kate, I love the pretty die and the inside is just as pretty. Hugs Anet x