Thursday, 1 January 2015

60th Birthday for Cecilia!

Good Evening Friends, and  Happy New Year to each and every one of you.  I hope that 2015 will be a year of  Health, Happiness, Peace and Prosperity for you.  I't been a difficult year for some, I hope that life improves for you.

I've had a little rest from commenting, but I have still been looking at the marvellous projects that's been appearing on my reading list, and loving them.

We had a lovely Christmas with Damian and Moreen and all the Grandpets, plenty of lovely food and terrific prezzies.  New Year was brought in with our friends Ken and Jan at their home, it was a lovely gentle easing into 2015. Alistair is a wee bit under the weather though, just a little too much whisky.
I am however glad it's all over and to be heading back in to normality, whatever that may be.

I was asked to make a special 60th birthday card and with a cat somewhere, here is what I came up with;
I've used the beautiful Lavinia Celtic die and shadowed it with another cut in black to add a shadow, you can just about see it.
Tattered Lace Numbers and Letters.
MB Fabulous Phlox cut in Vellum and coloured with SN
Ribbon from Hobby Craft
Dark Purple and shimmerd Lilac card. Silver Mirri
Gems and Pearls from my box.

My friend who made the card request loved it and felt sure his friend would too.

I hope you all had a fantastic Festive Season and are now ready and waiting for whatever the new year holds.
Thank you for visiting and commenting, and for all the gorgeous Christmas cards, paper ones and ecards both that I've received, you are all very kind.
See you again soon,


MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Had a sharp intake of breath when I saw the title of your post as that was my dear late Mum's name.
She too loved cats and this card is just my cuppa in my favourite colour and with a furry friend.
Oh dear, poor Alastair. Never again . . .til next year eh?
Have a great 2015.
Ang x

Shona Hamill said...

Beautiful card Kate, I love the die. Wishing you all the best for 2015. Shona xx

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Kate, Happy new year to a lovely blogging buddy...
Wonderful creation here fabulous design and gorgeous colour
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Patricia said...

Good morning Kate,,
I just LOVE your stunning card.
The beautiful,Die Cut, the colours and your fantastic design, brilliant, absolutely wonderful.
Oh! dear poor Alistair .... the last time ... well! till next time!!
We have J,A & the boys for dinner today, then back to normality ....... like you ... Whatever that is??
Shocking weather here today glad i am not going out in it.
Have a good day

Patricia xxx

Janice Wallace said...

Happy New Year, Kate.
Wow, I live everything about this card. It is so lovely to receive a personalized card, regardless of your age.
Janice W

Carol said...

A beautiful card Kate. Wishing you a very Happy New Year. Carol x

Sue said...

Wishing you a Happy and healthy New Year Kate.
Your card is stunning, I LOVe the die you have used and the colours are so beautiful.
Thank you for being such a lovely crafty friend, I really appreciate your kind comments
hugs Sue xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a lovely die you have used on this gorgeous card. Love the ribbon and flowers too.
Happy New Year to you both.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
Happy New Year to you and your hubby.
Such a very pretty card this is.
Love that super die and your very fab design.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

pam said...

Happy New Year Kate,
love your beautiful card design, fabulous colours and die cuts.

Erika said...

That cat die is just perfect for a feline fan, great colour too.
Good to hear you've had fun over the festive season....back to the grind now!

Hugs Erika. x

Sue said...

Hi Kate ..Happy New Year to you and Alistair and I wish you health and happiness for 2015. Gorgeous card and lovely colour huggles Sue xxx

meg said...

Beautiful card Kate love the colours you chose, all the beat for 2015 to you and your family, if hubby was a wee bit under the weather as least it was due to our national drink, cheers

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas, poor Alistair though. The card is very pretty with the fabulous Lavinia die cut, Happy New Year sweetie.

Warm hugs

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Kate, such beautiful colours and wonderful die cut centre piece.
Wishing you a wonderful 2015.

MaryH said...

Happy New Year to you Kate, and I hope Alistair is all recovered by now. So glad that you both had a lovely holiday season, and I agree, I'm rather relieved it is over for another year. Fun when it is anticipated, but also fun to get back to 'normality' too. Your kitty card is so pretty. Love the way you've shadowed that die as you did. I can never get that done so well as you've done here...and using the vellum for the flowers worked so well against that soft color. A very special card for a special milestone birthday. What a youngster!!! TFS & Hugs.

Sue said...

What a wonderful birthday card. Loving that die and all your pretty details. Colors are nice too. I am sure it was a hit with the recipient.


Lucy Woods said...

What a gorgeous die and beautiful card! Love the colour and pretty ribbon and flowers!
Lucy x