Monday, 19 October 2015

Mountain Winter Scene and Cosy Socks!

Hello Everyone, hoping today sees you tip top, but if not, I'm sending out caring thoughts for a speedy recovery.

Thanks to everyone who left such lovely comments about my CCC wreath cards, you are very kind.
I've caught the Card-io bug after having watched Wendy on Create and Craft, she makes it so easy looking.  I spent ages at their stand the last time I was at the Birmingham show, I love their little stamps and I always think the designs are stunning in the black and white.
Here is another Card-io card;
I've used a combination of stamps here from two of the Christmas sets, and added a splash of colour for the lamplight and they sky. Lots of glitter and frost.  I have to say I'm awfully chuffed with this one. Hope you like it.
Now for my new socks
There is a sparkle thread running through the yarn which is from Laughing Yaffle, they are so toasty.

I'm going to have a tour through your lovely blogs and then off to pack my case, we are off to London tomorrow at stupid o'clock to see our friend Peter's art exhibition, I'm really excited about it, the exhibition I mean, I don't like London at all I'm afraid, since being called a Scottish B.......d many years ago by a taxi driver because he didn't like that I gave him a Scottish pound note, and when He refused it, I responded with the fact that he either accepted it or didn't get paid, after all it was legal tender.  Not a nice man and no ambassador for England's capital city.

Take care everyone and I'll see you when I return


dutchess said...

That is fabulous Kate.....I went to a craft fair yesterday to see cardio after watching the same programme on C&C....sadly they were not there....must say they give impressive the glitter
Enjoy your trip...I don't like London either and I used to live and work there...far too busy for me these days...xxxx

Barb said...

I love how you've used the cardio stamps Kate. Your card is beautiful. Those socks look lovely.

Have a great time at the Art Exhibition and I hope you don't come across any more nasty taxi drivers. What a horrid man. Barbxx

Christine Harrop said...

Super card made with your Cardio stamps Kate. I really dislike going to London. In fact I can't remember the last time I went - and I only live about 70 miles away! I prefer my quiet little backwater now. Hugs Christine xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

this is gorgeous Kate, I must admit I do not like Londoners either, they think they are above everyone else in the country. Marlene

Doreen said...

Love the fab

cotnob said...

A wonderful card Kate, you have created a beautiful winter scene. Your socks look fabulous, love the sparkle.
I hope you enjoy your trip and don't encounter any rude taxi drivers this time.

Sue said...

This card is stunning Kate!!! I absolutely love it and your socks are gorgeous!!! hope you enjoy London..I'm not keen on it at all because they don't seem as friendly as us northerners lol and everyone is always in a rush..lots of huggles Sue xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a superb card.
Ilove your winter scene made with those fab stamps.
Wonderful designing.
Wonderful glittery socks, and so cosy looking.
I do hope your journey south is a pleasant one, and you get a better taxi driver this time.
I found Scottish people to be very nice and friendly when I have been there so I am appaled at your treatment last time here.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Patricia said...

Kate I remember you buying those wonderful stamps.
You have made a fantastic card using them, I absolutely LOVE it.
Your socks are brilliant as well. They will keep your tootsies nice a cosy.
Have a wonderful time, I am sure you'll be fine in London this time.
Enjoy the exhibition.
Patricia xxx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kate.
Have a lovely time in London
Lorraine x

Hazel said...

Good evening Kate. What a fantastic card I just love it. As for your socks they look so cozy! Have a lovely time in London and e joy the exhibition. Hazel x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Catching up after my weekend away. Love your wreaths and absolutely love this one, great little scene. Have alovely time away x

Sue said...

Your card is stunning Kate and I love the socks!
I hope you have a fabulous time in London.
hugs Sue xx

pam said...

Wonderful scene you have created Kate, beautiful stamps, I have a few but never seem to get time to use them.
Your socks sure look cosy!.
Have a great time in London.
Pam x

rachel said...

gorgeous card Kate and wonderful toastie socks - i hope you have thm in your case - I also hope you don't have such a horrid experience whilst in London this time - honestly - what a loon! Hugs rachel xx

Lucy Woods said...

This is absolutely stunning! And love your toasty sockies :-)
Have a great time in London!
Lucy x

Carol said...

Fabulous stamping Kate, it's a wonderful card....and those socks look just the job for winter. Enjoy your trip. Carol x

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, this is just stunning. Well done. Love it. Have a wonderful trip to London and enjoy every moment. Hugs Anet x

Sue said...

Awesome card, Kate! Love the frosty snow and little village. The yellow form the sky and street lamp looks so good. Have a great time at your friends show. Love the sock, wish I knew how to knit, but then when would I have time.


aussie aNNie said...

Lovely colours used Kate, magnificent scene and gorgeous creation today..♥

 {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a fabulous card Kate, love the scene you have created, very picturesque. Beautiful socks too.

Erika said...

Kate you've made a cracking job with that card you should be chuffed it looks great. Love the added snow and colour too.
As for your socks I wish I could do that, the added sparkle looks wonderful and I bet they're really toasty to wear, you are clever.
Enjoy your trip to London, hope you get a better taxi driver this year. I used the underground when I went on my own...very scary!
I hope your friends art exhibition goes well.

Hugs Erika. x

meg said...

Stunning card Kate love all the glitter a great snowy scene, smashing socks too.

Mrs A. said...

I would be right chuffed with myself too if I had made this stunning card. I keep telling myself I will treat myself to some cardio stamps so if they are going to be at the NEC this yesar I will be making a bee line for them. hugs Mrs A. p.s. your socks look lovely and cosy.

Diane said...

Fantastic design and sparkly goodness Kate.

Hugs Diane

Jacee said...

Fabulous Kate, love the scene
Hugs Jacee
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Asha said...

Of course you need sparkly socks... tis the season to be sparkly! LOVE the card in all its snowy glory! I bet you need those socks to stay warm!
hugs, Asha

Sandy said...

I just can't seem to be able to keep up with you Kate! Your card reminds me of a Grandma Moses painting!
I want you to come over here right now and visit -- I want to learn how to knit - knit one pearl two?
What a horrid taxi driver!!!!!
Sandy xx