Friday, 3 July 2015

"Oldie for Friday" and Teallach's Mountain!

Good Morning Everyone, Hoping you are all well and enjoying this fabulous spell of Summer weather.  Isn't it hot though, no sooner out of the shower and dripping again, and I'm afraid I don't glow like a lady, I sweat like a navvy.
Alistair and the boys had a marvellous time in Iceland, and good weather too, full of tales of adventure and it was lovely to spend time with his Godson, who is just 21 and his friend.  Always in company of the "old boys", so he just loved being in the company of the youngsters.  However it is all catching up with him, took to his bed for three hours yesterday, mind you the heat was fierce, but he is almost 70, although the fittest man I know, there come a time when it's best to have a lie down.

I will have a busy few days from now as I am looking after my Grand Pets.  That's 4 cats, 4 large tortoises, 1 small tortoise, a grass snake, a Gecko, and a Skink, and of course my favourite girl Molly the dog.  Damian and Moreen have hired a motor home and are going to see the British Grand Prix( oh Ang I know you'd want to be there too).  They were to take Molly, this was the reason for the motor home, but the weather is just too hot and she is a very old girl and doesn't manage the heat.

So just as well that they live only a few minutes away so it's no great problem. I have a whole list of what to do for them, all more complicated than looking after little humans, but that is their little .family. Anyway the motor home is fabulous and has given Alistair a few ideas for trips away for ourselves.

So on to my "Oldie";
Another of my favourite Christmas stamps from Papermainia. again this is a large stamp and I think it was coloured with Promarkers. I've had this stamp a few years now, amongst my stash from my first Christmas of card making.

Why not join in the fun and share your earlier creations, doesn't have to be just cards, just something handmade.  It's fun to look back and see how you've improved/progressed.
All started by Erika of Snappy Crafts and you can find her here.

Thank you all so much for your lovely, kind comments on my last card, I do appreciate them and know it all takes time, and let's face it when the weather is so good we all need to take advantage of that.  I have been trying to catch up with my visits to your blogs, but it's been a bit busy here with one thing and another, but I am slowly getting there, I have not abandoned you.

Just to end here I thought you might like to see the Mountian that our lovely fur boy is named after. We went away for the day Wedenday, sweltering heat, to Mellon Udrigal, must find out what that means, beautiful little cove up in the West Coast, but we had to pass An Teallach to get there;

Impressive or what, An Teallach means The Forge. Well over 3.000 ft so it's a munro, not climbed by me, although I've done a few back in the day, but a favourite cilmb of Hubby's.

Off to get some breakfast now, I'm finding I'm keeping the same getting up hours that I did when working, but I'm getting heaps of things done.
Take care everyone, enjoy the sun, but make sure you've got the sun factor on.



Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a beautiful Oldie for Friday.
Love that fab stamped image, and your fab designing of your card.
So glad your hubby got back safely.
ooooooooo! what a lot of pets to look after.
I don't like the sound of the snake, I couldn't be even tempted to mind that.
My Granddaughter and her hubby are off to that GP too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a mighty fine stamp Kate and with your design makes a beautiful card.
Glad to hear that you are getting plenty of jobs done, it's a great feeling. The temperature is a little cooler here today which I much prefer and I have managed a few chores too. In my craft room now for a spot of card making.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful Kate and fabulous photos.xx

Erika said...

Hi Kate and thanks for joining me in sharing an oldie today. I love your card, the candles are super, very Christmassie.
It sounds as if you have your work cut out on the animal front, sounds like a wee zoo going on!
Glad to hear hubby is back from his travels in one piece.
That munro looks lovely although I have to admit I wouldn't like to climb it.

Have a super weekend, hugs Erika. x

Diane said...

Love the design Kate, and thanks for sharing the wonderful adventures of Alistair and the boys. What lovely pictures and fun time they had.

Hugs diane

MaryH said...

A lovely old fashioned Christmas card, just the sort to make you realize what this holiday really means. It's very pretty and don't you find some of the older stamps, still just make the prettiest cards? So glad you are adjusting to your new life style - and keeping busy. Glad that Mr. had a grand time away, and is sensible to take some needed rest. Also happy that you folks are getting some nice warm weather, but I bet you are just not used to this heat! We're enjoying a little cooler weather, but we know that July & August will be brutally hot months in our area. TFS the lovely pictures of the mountains. Always enjoy hearing the names of these intriguing places that you get to visit. Have fun with your babysitting tasks. TFS & Hugs

MaryH said...

PS..forgot to say I'm with Jenny on the They would have to send _that_ elsewhere! :-) I don't even look at pictures of these creatures - not if I can avoid it. {shivers}

cotnob said...

A lovely traditional Christmas card Kate. I do love to visit your blog there is always so much to see and read. I'm so pleased that Alistair had a marvellous time away, I hope he has recovered now. It sounds like you are keeping yourself busy especially with all of those pets to look after.
Have a lovely weekend.

Patricia said...

Brilliant card Kate, love the Candle Image so beautifully coloured and great design.
Oooo!!! Your going to be busy, busy, looking after all those animals, good luck with them all.
Down here in Perthshire we did not get the intense heat you guys got. We have had it warmer today though.
Have a great weekend
Patricia xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous Christmas card-lovely.


Sandy said...

A stunning card and beautiful pictures. Sounds like you are going to be living in a zoo!
Sandy xx

pam said...

Beautiful oldie Kate, love this image and colours.
You are going to be busy, looking after those animals! You wouldn't get me near a snake..
Pam x

rachel said...

gorgeous card Kate - and I hope you go on well with all those animals to look after - big hugs Rachel x

Carol said...

A gorgeous oldie Kate, that's a useful stamp. Gary appears to have enjoyed Iceland too although I won't see him until we get home in a fortnight! Enjoy your menagerie. Carol x

Sue said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the candle stamp and your coloring of it.
Gorgeous pictures! Sounds like your going to be a zookeeper for the next few days, hee hee!


Pop's Cards said...

Your card is perfect sweetie and I love the photos it looks so peacful and relaxing hugs Pops x

downrightcrafty said...

this is gorgeous love the candles
Hugs Kate xx

Sue said...

Fab oldie Kate like you have your handsfull LOL bit like me at moment with Woody..great pics too! lots of huggles Sue xxx

scrappymo! said...

Great oldie...but you maountain photos stole the show. An Teallach is impressive!

meg said...

Wonderful card Kate,I find that large stamps can be difficult but you always manage them beautifully, the gold glitterwas the perfect finishing touch.

Planetsusie said...

Love your 'Oldie' card Kate - it looks so pretty and the stamp is beautiful. I now have an image in my head of the 'navvy' thing although I am much the same myself! Having grand-pets sounds a brilliant idea and I am totally envious! Take care and give Teallach a big hug from me.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Sue said...

Hi Kate, love the black and white card. Crafty Individuals stamps are new to me, and I am loving them. Great pictures, so beautiful.


Sarn said...

Great pictures of the mountains and a fabulous "oldie" card. xxx