Thursday, 11 February 2016

A Parliament of Owls!

Hello Everyone, hope you are all fit and well and enjoying your day.

We've had snow overnight, now that was a wee bit of a shock, it's mostly all away now though and it's turned out a lovely day.  We went of a walk around Culloden Battlefield, and because it's higher up than we are there was quite a bit of the white stuff, but the sun was shining so it was very pleasant and we were wrapped up warmly.

Alistair has a good visit with Jim his brother, and returned last night. He was also meeting up with his oldest pal from school days and some other friends from his former climbing days as they are all going to Greece for a climbing holiday in a few months time. He was remarking that they, the friends, are all quite old...... meaning that he is not. Funny how one thinks they are still not as old as their contemporaries, even although they are.  Bless him!.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last card, I love reading them and appreciate each and every one.

I have card made using a Chocolate Baroque stamp which was their November AYOS stamp;
Now I thought that the collective noun for owls was College, my reasoning for this is that owls are deemed as  wise, but the noun is  Parliament,  isn't that odd cos in my opinion there aren't many wise individuals in Parliament.

Anyway, it's a fabulous stamp and I've coloured it with SN Alcohol pens and added sparkle with the new glitter pen.
Lesley from CB created the background paper and I've matted and layered on to brown and green card. Centura Pearl light gold card embossed with a SB EF. Foliage dies are also from SB. CB Sentiment from the Macintosh set of sentiments.

It's quite Autumnal looking, but I have to admit to these being some of my favourite colours.

Well that's my share for today, off now to have a colouring session with my new CB Floral stamps which are gorgeous, and my wonderful Kuretaki watercolour paints which I just love, so I will see you soon. Enjoy your day,


Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hi thought I would pop in while I was on the computer, so much easier. Love your owls, I forgot that a group is called a Parliament. :)

No snow here, yet, but very cold and plenty of hail.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Your walk sounds lovely. Your remark about a parliament did make me smile, fab owls, fab card x

Barb said...

Your parliament of owls card is super Kate. There's lots of interest in your lovely card. Your remarks made me smile too.

I'm with Alistair and that made me smile too. I just have a nasty shock every time I look in a mirror because I've never moved on from 36 in my head! You walk sounds lovely. It reminded me of our holiday in Tenerife when we went on a trip to Mount Tiede. There was snow all around and we were standing in the sunshine. It was quite magical. Barbxx

meg said...

Love the owls Kate one of my favourite birds, and they are beautifully coloured to tone in with your papers and card. Snow here this morning as well, looks like we are to have more over the next 24-36 hours take care hugs Megxx

Erika said...

Oh Kate you made me laugh reading this, I am all the way with you regarding a college of owls. A parliament of owls must have been decided by someone with a great sense of humour. That's the last place you'd find a wise owl!
That said U love your owls with their added sparkle.

I am still reading the Outlander series, about book 8 now, far, far away from Culloden but it still makes me instantly think of your visit today. I wish I'd know the author visited Inverness I would have made the trip over.

Enjoy the rest of your evening, hugs Erika. x

rachel said...

a gorgeous stamp Kate and a fabulous make - I agree about the parliament of owls - doesn't seem right!!! Maybe it was once upon a time? Hugs rachel x

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is gorgeous Kate. I agree with you there isn't anyone wise in Parliament. Marlene

pam said...

Hi Kate, fabulous card make, love these owls!, had to laugh reading your post..
Pam x

MaryH said...

It's awesome that you were able to visit a place I've only read about. I can imagine the feelings that this site must bring about. Loved your cute card with the wonderful owls. Looks very textured, and the forest green of the branches added some pretty color over the other papers. Glad that A. had a good visit, and is back home so you all can enjoy some rambles in the good weather. TFS

Patricia said...

Good morning Kate, I started to comment last night and was interupted by Elaine coming!!!
She was asking for you, hopes you and Alistair are well, so do I of course.
I LOVE your beautiful card those Owls are just wonderful. Great colours and design.
Have a great weekend
Patricia xxx

aussie aNNie said...

You know how to put a cheery up for the owl stamp and wonderful designs... ..enjoy your weekend.xx

Zoe Tant said...

Aw what a sweet card Kate. Love the owls. Sounds like life is busy in your family. Keep warm and hope the snow now stays away. Hugs Zx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very fab card.
I love your Parliament of owls, and your fab design.
Now you are not wrong about there being no one wise in Parliament, and I do quite agree with you.
Seems like a bunch of fools more like.
Have a lovely weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mrs A. said...

I don't look in the mirror. It lies to me every time I do!! I did remember that was he name for a group of owls. Some of the other nmes for groups of animals are quite odd ones as well. I love the colours on this card and your Parliament of Owls are perfect. Now if they could just pass a law to ban winter it would be great!! Hugs Mrs A.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the colours on this owl card Kate, very warm looking, much better than outside. Your walk sounds lovely and look forward to seeing what you create with your watercolours next.

cotnob said...

A wonderful card Kate, your owls look fabulous and I love your colours.
I did have to smile at your comment about Parliament - I have to agree with you!

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
A Parliament of owls makes a wonderful change to a Parliament of #@%& lol!
Who doesn't love a cute owl or several. Great card Kate and lovely to catch up today.
Take care.
Ang x

Diane said...

Your walk sounds fabulous Kate, the owls are just adorable.

Hugs Diane

Sandy said...

You come with a funny post! That is a real "hoot" about Alistair thinking his buddies are old.
Now that is odd that a group of owls are called "a parliament"? And I find it quite humorous that you now have a parliament of owls!! That is a 'HOOT"!
Hopefully you are not angry with me anymore -- I do not carry anger long - I find it hurts me more than the person I am angry at.
Great card!!
sandy xx

Rita said...

What a wonderful card Kate. Love those owls and I did ponder about buying the stamp, but stamps of the month instead. My wish list keep growing and growing. Will be in touch soon. Hugs Rita xxx

downrightcrafty said...

this is just beautiful I love it
hugs Kate xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

You made great use of the lovely owl image Kate, the earthy colours fits the image so well. Have a lovely weekend!

Love and hugs

Christine Harrop said...

Loved your comment on parliament and I'm inclined to agree with you!! Super card and sorry I'm so late in dropping by. Hugs Christine xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Kate, you card is beautiful. Love the pretty layout and background embossing. Hugs Anet x

Sue said...

Awesome owl stamp and card! Another thing about visiting you Kate, I always learn something new!! Have a great day.