Sunday, 6 March 2016

CCC For Someone Special!

Hello Everyone, are you having a good day? I do hope so.  Once again two weeks have gone by like lightning , where oh where do the weeks go???

Anyway, time again for the Christmas Card Club Ladies to show their lovely creations and this time around it's our Zoe who has picked the theme of For Someone Special..

Well, I hope that Zoe won't mind but this is a card I made for last Christmas and didn't share, and it certainly did go to someone special, my friend Dale's grandson Kerr.
I did want to play along, but it's just a wee bit early for me to get my head around special cards for my family, so I have cheated a wee bit.

It's another of Sheena Douglass stamps, I just love colouring them, and for that I've used SN pens and mounted onto an embossed background.

I'm going to schedule this post for tomorrow when the challenge goes live. I hope you will visit the other Club Members as they will have beautiful makes.

Rather tired today and trying to take things easy.  I travelled down to Glasgow yesterday to the Hobby Craft  Show at the SECC and it was a very longgggggg day, but enjoyable nevertheless.

As I'm want to do these days I made a balls up of dates as I had planned to go to the fair on the Friday on our way back from holiday in Dumfries and Galloway, Alistair was quite happy to cross country to give me a few hours there before we headed back to Inverness. I was going to meet up with Rita for a wee while. Well, when Rita said that she was looking forward to Friday, I thought wait a minute..... she is talking about this Friday (yesterday), we are coming back from our hold next Friday. So then I got in a panic that I'd booked our holiday on the wrong dates, but that was OK. Wanting very much to go to the show and meet u with Rita whom I'd never met before, I had to hurriedly book the bus and get myself down there.  I did think about an overnight stay, but decided just to do it all on the one day.   However, I made it and it was just lovely to meet up with Rita and her friend Jan even although it was a fleeting visit, and I still managed to buy some goodies, although not what I had in mind.  I'd never been to the Glasgow show before, having cut my teeth on the Birmingham NEC a couple of years ago, and I was amazed at how small our one here is in Glasgow in comparison to the NEC one.  It was still a good day though.

So Monday we are away for a wee break, not sure what kind of weather we will have, so we will pack for all seasons as you have to do in Scotland.

Tomorrow is Mother's Day, I do hope you have a lovely one, if you're a mum that is, and for those of us who no long have their Mum, I hope that we can all have some lovely memories.

Have a great weekend, and see you after I'm back,



Christine Harrop said...

Super card Kate and I love the wellies! Still needed here because it is still snowing. I'm glad you enjoyed the show even though it was all such a mad dash and obviously a very tiring day! We have misssed you at the NEC though!! HUgs Christine xx

Patricia said...

Brilliant card Kate, stunning colouring, love it.
So glad you managed to meet up with Rita and Jan.
Hazel and I had a great day with Rita some time ago, she is lovely.
Have not met Jan, maybe soon we hope.
SECC is so small compared with what NEC was, isn't it?? Glad you got some goodies though.
My life is kinda on hold at the moment till we get John sorted out!!!
Have a great holiday
Patricia xxx

dutchess said...

Love that stamp Kate....makes such a great focal point.....lovely card xxxx

Florence said...

Super card Kate. Love the wellies. OMG I missed mothers day!! Better get onto MP!!! Great that you managed to meet up with your friends.
You are a busy bee dashing around.
Take care,
Hugs Flo xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Glad you had a lovely trip Kate, it is a full day travelling and shopping all in one. Hope you are resting and taking it easy today.
Love your card, the stamp is perfect for the weather we are having at the moment and you have coloured it beautifully too.

scrappymo! said...

How lovely to meet up with Rita! You must have had lots of fun, although it sounds that it was a very busy day!

Your card is lovely. That is a fabulous image. I love the look of the kids shoes beside the front of the sled. Great image!

Rita said...

Good Morning Kate. My scheduled post did not happen, so I only noticed a wee while ago. Wonderful card and Sheenas stamps are great for making Christmas cards. I have this set too as it was Sheena that got me started in stamping. Wasn't it great to see each other in Glasgow, time was special for Jan and I, but we will see you in the summer. Have a lovely time away with Alistair. Hugs Rita xx

Hazel said...

Kate, what a fantastic card, I just love it. So pleased you managed a met up with Rita and her friend. New Glasgow is a disappointment compared with Birmingham. Hazel X

Barb said...

A super card Kate. What a fun image. I'm glad you managed to get to the show and meet up with your friend. Barbxx

meg said...

Wonderful card Kate, love the winter scene

MaryH said...

It's a lovely card, Kate, and so splendidly represents what a young person would love about the season. Enjoyed reading the back story too, and so pleased you got to meet our sweet Rita. Sounds like an exciting trip altogether, and I had to chuckle at your adventures. Sounds like something I would do too! But all came right in the end, and I hope you did get some nice goodies. Enjoy your upcoming trip, and TFS - Hugs

Sandy said...

Rubber boots and snow go together like ice and cream. Love the sled peeking out -
sandy xx

Diane said...

Fabulous stamped image Kate and card design.

Hugs Diane

Mrs A. said...

That's a super card with the wellie images and nice to know it did go to a special person. I think that might be why I struggled with
this theme as I realy had to think hard on who they would be going to so early on in the year.Enjoy your hols. Hugs Mrs A.

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Kate.
Glad you enjoyed your day out
Lorraine x

pam said...

Fabulous Christmas card Kate,
Glad you manage to meet up with your friends.
Have a wonderful break.
Pam x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Kate and how nice to meet up with Rita! Hope you have a wonderful break take care huggles Sue xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card. Glad you got to the show and had fun. Enjoy your break we have snow this morning

Zoe Tant said...

I don't mind at all Kate as it's gorgeous. Love all the wellies and hope you send it this year to someone special. Zx

Erika said...

Aye the Glasgow show is much smaller than Birmingham but nearer. Good to meet up with fella crafters though, definately the best bit.
A super Christmas card Kate, I love the image and the fact that is not the norm for a seasonal card, the wellies are fab. Love it.

Hugs Erika. x

Anne said...

Love this card Kate - that image is great. I hope you are having a nice break
Anne x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Love your wellies. Certainly need them here today.
Your colouring is fantastic. I can never get the shading right.
Its been all go for you the last few days chuck but at least it all turned out well.
Hope you're enjoying your break and as Christine said, we did miss you last November.
Ang x

Lena Misquitta said...

Hello Kate ! I hope you and your husband have been keeping well. I've been away from blogs for a whole year. I love your winter card. Such bright colours. And I love the picture of the cat by the fire ! So cosy, yes. Lena

Asha said...

Oh what a sweet card, Kate. The wellies are adorable in the snow. Great scene.
x Asha

Carol said...

Great card Kate, love the stamp. Glad you enjoyed the show, wish I could have got this year but no way I could have done it. Hope you enjoyed your break. Sorry I'm so late commenting, don't know where the last fortnight has gone!! Carol x