Friday, 23 October 2015

Take it Easy Friday Oldie!

Good Afternoon Everyone, and I hope all is well with you and that you have great plans for the weekend, yes that's another almost upon us.

Thank you all so much for your very kind comments on my last card, I appreciate every one of them.

We had a hectic time in London, but I have to say that everyone we asked help of couldn't have been more helpful, a better experience from years ago.
We didn't get all the things done that Alistair planned, but we enjoyed the exhibition and meeting up with friends and I got to  meet David Starkey(the historian that presents all those programmes about the Tudors) and Philip Mould who present an art programme with Fiona Bruce, he is very suave and more handsome in real life.
However, we arrived back late last night and are whacked, so it's an easy day today.

It's time for another Friday Oldie;
A little card made with a Little Claire stamp and coloured with Promarkers.
Friday Oldie was started by Erika of Snappy Crafts and it's all about sharing a handmade project that you've made earlier on in your crafting career. It's just for fun so why don't you join in and share an Oldie.

I've a couple of photos to show you now of why we were in London;
The front cover of Peter's catalogue of his paintings,
And the Artist himself. This is an amazing portrait of Peter, It's a huge picture and it's called Dressing Up for Mam and Dad. All the photographs inside the coat are ones Peter found when his dad died the other year and they are all when  from when he was in the war and was writing back and forth to Peter's mum.  I know you can't get a feel for it here, but to see it for real bring up such a swell of emotion that I get goosebumps.
The Exhibition was making a statement about what is taken for art nowadays, the art work will not be every ones cup of tea, but, it's hitting out at the contemporary art establishment and the nonsense that wins the Turner prize.

I've scrolling through your blogs and seeing some fabulous makes, but I hope you will forgive me for not commenting this time around, I think when you miss so many days it's too hard to catch up.

Take care everyone and see you soon,


Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
so glad you enjoyed your visit South.
I'm not surprised your wacked.
What a great Oldie today.
Great design, and wonderful papers used.
Very cute image as well.
Have a lovely restful weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Diane said...

Sounds like you both had a fabulous time and how wonderful to meet David Starkey. Love the adorable colored image and wonderful post Kate.

Hugs Diane

meg said...

You both seemed to have a fantastic time in London lovely to meet TV personalities and find them more handsome in real life. The catalogue cover looks intriguing it must have been exciting to find all those photos.

Love your Friday oldie Kate especially the sentiment hope you managed to do that today.

The house is really cosy with the woodburners on we have 2 one in the sitting room and another just beside my craft area at the other end of the hall.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Glad you had a good time, fab cute card too

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Kate.
Glad you had a good time in London
Lorraine x

Carol said...

Glad you enjoyed your time away Kate. Love your oldie, it's so cute. Enjoy your weekend. Carol x

Marlene Atkinson said...

I'm glad you had a better experience in London than the last time you were there. Gorgeous card, love that dog. Marlene

Patricia said...

Hi Kate,
So glad the the trip went much better than you thought it would.
The exhibition sounds amazing and very interesting.
Love your card and I remember it. Was good back then and still is.
Have a great weekend
Patricia xxx

Lucy Woods said...

Glad you had a lovely time! Gorgeous card I really like little Claire stamps!
Lucy x

Jane said...

Fascinating story, fabulous card!

Jane said...

Fascinating story, fabulous card!

aussie aNNie said...

Sweet card Kath and lovely to read you enjoyed your time.xx
{The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Barb said...

Afternoon Kate, It sounds as if you had a wonderful time in London. It's always good to meet up with friends and the exhibition sounds very exciting. I'm so glad your experience was better than your previous visit.

You "oldie" is very sweet. What a dear little dog image. Barbxx

cotnob said...

A super card Kate, such a sweet image and lovely design.
I'm so pleased that you had a good trip.

Asha said...

Fascinating story, Kate! WOW! Your card reminds me of my Peanut and her antics! Too cute!
hugs, Asha

Erika said...

Hi Kate, I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to London this time, the exhibition sounds very interesting.
Thanks for joining me in sharing an oldie this weekend, I was also away Friday and Saturday and cropping all day today. Just got near a computer to catch up.
I love your image on your card, it's very cute, nice sentiment too.

Hugs Erika. x

Sue said...

Love you mix of papers and layers with the little pup that we call wiener dogs here in the US.

Glad you had such a fine time on your trip.