Thursday, 7 May 2015

Musical Fanfare!

Good Morning Everyone, I hope the day has started well for you and continues throughout the day.
It started with sunshine but, now the clouds have come across and it's become quite cold, I think the rain is not far away.

We went down to Edinburgh yesterday to visit a friend who has just had her hip replaced, it was a long way and a long day, but it was good to see her and whilst we were there another friend of Alistair's turned up and they hadn't seen each other in about twenty years.   I didn't get the chance to shop, I needed some Liz Earle skincare, as the opportunity arose to get an earlier bus back home, thee difference between 8:45 and 10:45, so it would have been daft no to get back home earlier.

I have another card today using CB stamps;
From the Musical Fanfare set and coloured with SN Aqua Pens, the music score in the background is also in the set and I've DIed it a little, Sentiment from one I had in my box. SB Dies, Embossialicious EF, rickrack and flowers from my box Liquid Pearls and Glossy Accents on the violin. I was a wee bit heavy handed with it.  Alistair thought I had made the violin too dark, I think he could be right.
Anyhow, I think this is a beautiful set of stamps and really lovely to colour up.

Well we have just had hailstones, Teallach wasn't amused as he was out in the garden and as I had closed the door he couldn't get back in, I've had an real row from him, he's now sitting on his cushion with his back turned to me, guess I'm in the doghouse.

Off to work today, this is the start of my three days on, it's getting more and more difficult to motivated myself to go in, I know 23rd June is not far away, but I just want to be done and to get on with the next bit of my life.

I hope I can find something for tomorrow's "Oldie for Friday", so hopefully see you soon.

Thank you for visiting and leaving your lovely comments,


Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very super card.
Love your fab stamped image,and wonderful design.
Oh that was a really long day for you, all that traveling.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Doreen said...

Just beautiful,gorgeous image and

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sounds like a turung but lovely day. Gorgeous card, great image and colours

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous designed creation, very classy.xx

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Janice Wallace said...

Lovely card, Kate. This would be great for my Mum in Law, a music lover. She has just given up singing with the choir in Bathgate that she has been with for well over 50 years, and is missing it.
Guess you'll just need to drag yourself to work. Not for long though. Take care

meg said...

Great card Kate, love the finishing touches, yes a long way to go for a day I've done it a few times , always exhausted when I get back.

rachel said...

a beautiful make Kate - that stamp is gorgeous and the embossing looks fab - its quite nice here and has been for the whole morning - been out digging over the garden! Going in my attic now! Hugs Rachel xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely card using that fab stamp Kate and pretty embossing in the back. I'm keeping an eye on my washing right now as it was lovely first thing but is coming over very dark now.
Take care,

Patricia said...

Brilliant card Kate, love the musical theme.
It's sunny here at the moment but Blooming Freezing. Someone told me it was MAY if I had not had a callender I certainly would not have believed them.
Patricia xxx

Hazel said...

Oh Kate I just love what you have done with this card. Now I think your violin looks fine to me, and seeing how you get coloured ones ie blue, purple etc, I think it wouldn't matter if it is a bit dark.
Glad you had a lovely day, I take it was Dale who has had the hip replacement? Oh I agree an earlier bus was more senisable! As it is a long trip. Just keep thinking of the 23 rd it will be here before you know it. Hazel x

Lucy Woods said...

Fab card Kate! Love the image and matching musical paper!
Lucy x

Jacee said...

Very pretty design Kate
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, very pretty.


Sandy said...

Hey Kate - before I tell you how smashing your card is, I want you to know that I adore Edinburgh. Although I have not had a hip replacement, I have broken both of my hips!! What in the world is Liz Earle skin care? Must be mighty good!
Wonderful card Sugar!!
Sandy xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kat, I love the image and your detailing is fabulous.
hugs Sue xx

cotnob said...

A pretty card Kate, lovely die cut details and fabulous image.
It sounds like you had a nice day, even if it was a little tiring.

Christine Harrop said...

This is a super card Kate and I really love it. We have had a mixed bag of weather today too. Lovely first thing but then over came the black clouds and it absolutely came down in torrents. Pretty cold too! I think the weather didn't get the message that it is spring!!!!! Hugs Christine xx

pam said...

Fabulous music themed card Kate, lovely stamp you have used, beautiful colours and embossed background.
hugs Pam x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Love the thought of the cat putting you in the doghouse lol!
Terrific card for a musical bod. Love the Glossy Accents on the violin.
Ah yes, Liz Earle, the secret of your fabulous youthful glow. . . . . .anyone who has met you will know how amazing your skin is.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Erika said...

Oh this would be a great stamp for my father in law. He is violin mad.
A beautiful card Kate. Hope work was ok?

Hugs Erika. x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is simply stunning <3 :0))

Sue said...

Kate, what a beautiful card! Love the colors, the violin and the embossing.