Sunday, 22 March 2015

In Our Thoughts!

Good Evening all my Crafty Friends and I hope your have been enjoying your Sunday.
Thank you all for your lovely comments on my previous card, and I'd like to welcome Dawn who is my latest follower, I hope you come back often Dawn and like what I do. It's just fab to have new followers and Dawn made me up to 90 Followers which is just great, so thanks to you!

We had something of a dull day with threatened rain, but still managed a walk. We decided to go out and have a breakfast at one of our local garden centres, Howdens, which just happens to have a craft shop, so to work up an appetite we walked there, about three miles, through some farm land and let the wind blow the cobwebs away.  It's quite a nice walk, at least there were horses to see and some lovely black faced sheep, even caught a Red Kite and a Buzzard. We used to have some gorgeous places to walk but the amount of building that's going on is amazing and eating up all the green land, however, I know people need home to live in, but I do wish they would employ architects that have some inspiration and not just fire up houses that look like boxes.
We had a nice breakfast then walked back home, around six miles, my legs were a bit sore, but pleased we went out and it didn't rain.

Well our Solar Eclipse was a damp squib, cloud was pretty heavy, but I did feel it as it got cold, dark and very windy. Alistair had no luck at the observatory either, but he did end up being on the 6 o'clock BBC Scotland  News.  A News Team were there and interviewing somebody important, when the camera swung round and there was my DH, talking very animatedly to someone, without the least idea that he was within the shot. He says he's expecting to be recognised now when out and about, lol!!

Anyway, I have one of those cards that we don't like having to make, I had quite a spate of them a few month ago;
Really just a simple card, with an image from a CD and just added ribbon, pearls and a little bit of sparkle.  I don't like to add too much for sympathy cards.

I've a few days off work, then back for three days then that is me finished for our holiday, this time next week we will be settling ourselves on board the Magellan and sailing up to Norway, or is it over to Norway, my geography was never up to much.

So that is me for tonight folks, enjoy the rest of your evening and see you soon, take care out there,


Marlene Atkinson said...

A gorgeous card,very simple and to the point, I know I don't like making these sort of cards. Hope you have a lovely holiday and hope to catch up with you when you get back. Marlene

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Kate, the image is so beautiful and your delicate design is perfect.
Enjoy you time off.
hugs Sue xx

Christine Harrop said...

As you say, it's one of those cards we don't want to make but have to unfortunately. The image is lovely. Hugs Christine xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Although they are not the most pleasant cards to make you have created a lovely one here Kate. It is difficult to know quite what to add to them for this solemn occasion.
I hope you both have a lovely holiday soon - look forward to some pictures when you return.

Carol said...

A very serene card Kate, the image is beautiful. Carol x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A beautiful and thoughtful card Kate. I bet you are getting excited about your trip! Susan x

Rita said...

Beautiful sympathy card Kate, not something I lime to make either. Sounds as if you both had a nice day out with lots to see on route. Hugs Rita xxx

rachel said...

evening Kate - your card is gorgeous - simple and sympathetic. Just what is needed. Glad you enjoyed your walk and your tale of Alistair's TV appearance made me chuckle! Big hugs Rachel xx

Sue said...

Such a lovely delicate card Kate the image is so sweet. We are just so glad to be home lots of huggles Sue xx

Marie-Louise said...

I love your sympathy card Kate. I made one recently lso which I have not had a chance to post on my blog but like you I kept it very simple. Eclipse here was spoiled by thick cloud but like with you it got very cold and dark.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely creation, added goodies are also gorgeous.xx

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Pop's Cards said...

Stunning creation sweetie, hugs Pops x

Erika said...

A perfect sympathy card Kate, lilies all the way here too for that occasion.
Eclipse not great with us either, too cloudy. I bet seeing hubby on TV made you smile.
It sounds like you had a lovely walk too.

Hugs Erika. x

Patricia said...

Great card Kate, I love the beautiful simplicity.
Well that was some walk you took yourselves on.
Enjoy your day off.
Patricia xxx

Jacee said...

Very nice design Kate, so well done.
hugs jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
you have done wonderfully for a card we all dread making.
Love the fab design of this.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cotnob said...

This is such an elegant card Kate, perfect for a sad occasion.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is so beautiful Kate, have a lovely trip to Norway sweetie, hope the sea won't be rough on you.

Love and hugs

pam said...

Beautiful sympathy card Kate, peaceful image and design.

Sue said...

Lovely sympathy card, Kate, yes, sometimes hard to make. Your trip sounds fabulous! Take care.


Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, your card is gorgeous. I agree with this type of cards I find hard to make. Hugs Anet x

meg said...

Your card is lovely Kate, just perfect for a Sympathy card,they are so hard to get just right, you have managed it perfectly

Sandy said...

Stunning sympathy card Kate.
Congratulations on a fantastic walk!!
Sandy xx

Diane said...

Greetings Kate, wonderful Sympathy card design. Sounds like you had a lovely walk and relaxing weekend.

Hugs Diane

scrappymo! said...

I find these cards hard to make too. Sadly, I have depleted my ready supply so need to make some up to have on hand.

Your walk sounds great. You saw a lot of wildlife...must have been fabulous.
I am limited in my mobility. I use walking poles to help maintain my posture when walking. That gives me about a 10 minute stretch and then I have to sit...just for a minute or two...then can walk 10 minutes again.

The poles are a drag but I can only manage about a 1/4 block without them!

MaryH said...

How fun to be married to a 'celebrity'. I hope it doesn't make life too aggravating now for the 2 of you to take your nice walks and be bothered for autographs! Love your card, even though it's for a sad occasion. It suits perfectly what you needed it for, and is so pretty. Sadly, gave up on W.Hall...about 2/3 through. Just could NOT get with the author's style of prose, so hope the tv series will be better for me, as I really do enjoy the subject matter. Big Hugs & TFS

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Sorry playing catch up as Blogger being naughty.
A lovely card and just the right amount of embellishment for the occasion.
Hope your weather has improved.
Best wishes.
Ang x