Monday, 29 February 2016

Steampunk Balloon!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well and having a good day.

We have lost our sunshine, boo hoo, and as cold as ever with a biting wind, but it's still a day and one just wraps up warmly.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card, they are much appreciated and I read every one of them.

It's just a fairly quick post today as it's choral rehearsal night so I have to have the dinner made, eaten and out the door before 7pm, so here is my offering for today;

This is a card made for one of our friends who has just found out he has the big C. However, word is that it isn't spreading and well may be able to treat it. We are all quite shocked by his news and obviously thinking about him.
Now I have no idea why I chose this fabulous Papermainia Steampunk Balloon image other than I do love Steampunk images and I thought it would do for a male card. 
Prismacolour pencils , WOS, balloon backing paper, can't remember by whom and  Papermainia Mirror embellishment.

We will go over and see him soon, after he has some treatment and if he is up to it.

We went for a fab walk on Sunday and I took a some photos from a viewpoint of Ben Wyvis our nearest Munro,

Glorious Scenery as you can see, looking out over the trees in Culbin Forest, over the Moray Firth to the Ben, and middle photo is looking up North towards Golspie and Tain.

I know some of my Blogging Friends like to see our Scottish scenery when we are out and about, but if your're not interested please forgive.

Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment, I hope you continue to like what I make and blether on about. Take care and see you soon,


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card, love the image, hope your friend will be ok. Lovely photos and never apologise for showing them, it is your blog after all. Enjoy your evening x

Sue said...

I am sure your friend will love the card, so colorful and bright. Shame about your friend, so much cancer, seems like you hear of someone you know so often. Hope the treatments do the trick for him and he makes a full recovery. Thanks for taking me along on your walk, absolutely beautiful scenery, loved looking at them.


Patricia said...

Great card Kate, I am not normally into Steampunk but I really like this.
Absolutely fantastic photographs, we are so lucky with our surroundings.
Patricia xxx

Hazel said...

Kate, sorry about your friends news, but positive thoughts only. Your card will be appreciated. Love that balloon.
Oh Kate thise photis are wonderful, it was a beautiful day and yes it's turned back to rain, cold and miserable here too.
Hazel X

Barb said...

It's a lovely card for your friend Kate. I'm sure he will appreciate it and I do hope all goes well for him.

Your photos are beautiful. How lucky we are to live in peaceful surroundings. Enjoy your evening. Thank you for your earlier visit. Barbxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely gesture and great support for a friend which will give him courage for his upcoming treatment. I do hope all goes well for him. Your image and card are lovely.
Great pictures too, love seeing them.

pam said...

Lovely card for your friend Kate, hope all goes well for him.
Pam x

Karen Petitt said...

I love your card Kate - I love hot air balloons and especially ones that are Steampunk too! Gorgeous card huni, beautifully coloured and your photographs are stunning. I hope your friend gets over the nasty 'C' word soon Karen xx

Rita said...

Hello Kate. You know sometimes its nicety something different. I really like this card and think it's suitable for your friend. Sorry to hear about him and it really is a terrible disease. I'm sure he will appreciate the card and just to know you are thinking of him. Looking forward to meeting upon Friday. Hugs Rita xxx

Lucy Woods said...

Aww how sad but what a wonderful card you made for them!
Lucy x

dutchess said...

Perfect card for your's such a great image....he will appreciate that you are there supporting him.xxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Your friend will adore this card Kate, it's the scene..xx

Sandy said...

Are you kidding me? I always love it when you can post some photos. It's like having my own travel journal. Sorry your friend as to go through this trauma and hopefully everything will be okay. You are a sweetheart to make him such a lovely card.
sandy xx

meg said...

Wonderful card Kate so nice of you to give your friend so much support.

Erika said...

Loving your steampunk balloon Kate, beautifully coloured. I do hope your friend will manage to get treatment and make a full recovery, there is so much that can be done today if they get the big C early enough. x

Loving your photos too, a lovely wintery scene.
Looking at the forecast tonight it looks like we'll be battening down the hatches again tomorrow with more snow coming. Yippee, if only it can wait till after tea when I don't need to go back outside again. What's the chance?

Stay warm, hugs Erika. x

cotnob said...

A super card Kate, a lovely bright baloon and perfect papers.
Fabulous photographs, the scenery is beautiful.

vic said...

Hi Kate oh I'm so sorry to hear about your friend I hope his treatments goes well and will be thinking of you, I'm sure he will love your steampunk ballon card I think it's super and sure to put a smile on his face! Such pretty photos too! Have a lovely week
Vic xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Oh dear, sorry to hear of your friends diagnosis but at least the prognosis seems positive.
What a lovely way to let him know that you're thinking of him, which will cheer him, I'm sure.
Glad you explained it was a mirror in the corner as I was trying to work out what it was lol!
Gorgeous views from your day out.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Norma said...

Hello sweet friend,
I'm sorry to hear about your friends diagnosis and I hope his treatments also go well. This is a great card to tell him that you are thinking about him. Beautiful views:)

Diane said...

Sorry to hear about your friend Kate, I am sure your wonderful card will cheer him up. Love the pictures of Scotland, it is like being there.

Hugs Diane

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a fab card, and a very lovely design too.
You have aced with those pencils again.
So sorry to hear of your friends illness.
I do hope the treatment works for him.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Kate, and your photo's look great too. You have some beautiful scenery.
We have a lot of history in York but it's very flat!
Lorraine x