Monday, 23 May 2016

Excitement and an Elegant Birthday!

Hello Everyone, I hope you've had a great day whatever you've been doing. It's been a lovely warm sunny day here, Alistair was away coast steering today, the first time this year, and had a brilliant time. I got on with bits and pieces around the house and went to get my eyes checked, new glasses needed I'm afraid. I find it difficult to do close up work now, so new specs for that.

I saw this funny little photo and it's just how I feel about tomorrow;
Now I don't have a sister, it's just the little girl's face and obvious excitement that I love, but I am feeling excited as I am travelling down to a demo by Sheena Douglass. I've been invited by Patricia and Hazel, of Summerhouse crafts and Basket of Joy fame.
Sheena is demonstrating at Hazel's local craft store, not sure where that is but I'm up and on the 6:50 am bus to get to Perth where Patricia will pick me up. 
Now Sheena Douglass is one of my stamping heroines, I love her work so I am looking forward to the day.  I have to say thanks to the lovely Jules as she has this photo on her blog page and I pinched a copy!!

I have a card I made for my friend Dale to give to her daughter for a landmark birthday at the weekend  just past, some of you know Amanda of Heffalumps and Flutterbies;
I thought this wonderful Stamping Bella Uptown Girls image was just perfect for a very elegant and beautiful woman. I always thought that Audrey Hepburn was the epitome of elegance I also made a box;
All the papers were from Making Cards Magazine a while back, and I thought they were just the ticket as I was looking for something sort of French.  Word back was that Amanda loved it.

Well that's me for now, off to get organised for my early start, enjoy your evening, oh and thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card, kind as ever,

Iwould like to enter my card in to the following challenge;


cotnob said...

A fabulous card and matching box Kate, a gorgeous image and great design.
I hope you have a wonderful day, I'm sure you will.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

That is a fun photo. Have a fab fun time, love Sheena, she always makes me laugh. Beautiful card love the image

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card and box, love the stamp- she looks fab
Have a fabulous day tomorrow
Lorraine x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Kate, both your card and box are absolutely gorgeous. I hope that you have a wonderful day tomorrow. I always find Sheena totally inspiring and I can't wait to read all about it. Crafty hugs, Sandra :) X

Flo Langley said...

Gorgeous card and box. Have a wonderful time!!! How lucky are you.
Hugs Flo xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
It would be a look of terror for me if my sister was visiting lol!
A gorgeous card and box for Amanda. Very classy and Hepburnesque (she was a stunner wasn't she)
How exciting does your day sound for tomorrow. Early start but something to look forward to.
I like to watch Sheena but you know I don't do messy lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

rachel said...

wow - I love that image - I do have a sister and might have to pinch it!!!! Love your cards Kate and I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow! I am sure you will! Hugs rachel x

pam said...

Beautiful card and box Kate, what a brilliant image..
Love the "How I Feel" image brilliant expression on her face.
Have a wonderful time with Sheila Douglass..
Pam x

Sue said...

Beautiful card and box, I am sure she loved them. Love stamping bella.
Your day sounds like such fun,can't wait to hear all the details. Enjoy, Katge.


Valerija said...

Lovely card and box.
Have a wonderful time today!
Valerija xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Kate,
Oh! just looked at the clock and you will be heading for the bus.
Your card if fantastic, I just LOVE the elegant image.
Your colours and design are brilliant.
The expression on that little girls face says it all.
I will be waiting for you in Perth.
Patricia xxx

brenda said...

I can see why you liked the photo Kate, it can't help but make you smile - don't have a sister ether or brother, always wanted one of those.

A day with Sheena will be brilliant, she is always so inspirational to watch, enjoy. Great card as well, very elegant.

B x

brenda said...

Back again Kate. totally forgot to thank you for joining in our 7th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Wendy L said...

This is fab, great design. Thanks for joining u¡in at Allsorts too.

Sounds like you will be having a great day. xxx

meg said...

Hope you have a wonderful day Kate, lovely elegant card just how you want to feel at this milestone birthday, I had my 40th many moons ago and will never forget it, it was 4 days before my younger son was born and I was like a beached whale, he weighed in at 9lb 10 oz I was hardly elegant. Glad she loved her card

Jules said...

Hi Kate

Enjoy your exciting day . .. how wonderful to be spending time with Sheena! She is so inspirational.

Pleased you like the little picture. My Sister sent it to me. I have printed it out and have it pinned near me in my little craft pod as well. My Sister has it as the picture on her phone LOL!!

Loving the box card.. .. I'm not surprised that Amanda loved it. It is beautiful.

Can't wait to hear how today goes.

Love Jules xx

dutchess said...

Great card and box for a special birthday.....hope you had a great time with Sheena her envious....enjoy! Xxxxx

Linda Simpson said...

I love this photograph too! Gorgeous card and beautiful box. I hope you have a fabulous day with Sheena, she is one of my hero's too. Love her work and been fortunate to do a couple of her workshops.
Linda xxx

Christine Harrop said...

Hope you are having a great day Kate. Your card is great. Audrey Hepburn was a real beuaty wasn't she? Hugs Chrisitne xx

Sandy said...

Where do I start!!!! The picture of the little girl is fabulous! Is to day the day or was it yesterday when you venture out to see Sheena Douglass - I would be excited too. Take pictures and tell us all about it!
As I have told you a thousand times, I love the way you talk - cast steering. Do you mean boating? He sure is one active man!
Very sophisticated card - well done! I used to be that skinny but not anymore!!!! I think it is so nice when people make box for their card. Really snazzy!
Sandy xx

Erika said...

I love the face on that little girl's face too Kate.
A lovely card too, perfect for a lady of a certain age! Very classy.
Have a super trip with Patricia and Hazel, send them my love and don't forget to take lots of photos to share with us later. Oh and enjoy your craft spending too, it's the best!

Hugs Erika. x

Sue said...

Fabulous card Kate and I hope you have a wonderful time watching Sheena I love watching her on tv she is great! lots of huggles Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful. Lovely creation and gorgeous colours xxx{aNNie}

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A super image and card for this milestone birthday Kate, love the colour scheme and design you have created. I hope you had a fab day yesterday, as I'm a little late commenting you should have already been to your demo. Hope you and Alistair are well.

Jennifer Johnston said...

What a super card Kate, love the image and the
layout, I'm not surprised Amanda liked it. I
too loved Audrey Heppburn, she was so beautiful.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving
me a lovely comment.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Craftnut said...

Thanks for helping to celebrate our birthday at Allsorts Tracyx

Anet's Crafting said...

Wow Kate your card is beautiful. Love the pretty designer paper it goes perfectly with the beautiful image. Well done. Hugs Anet x

Cara said...

A very elegant card and matching box. Lucky you getting to see Sheena, although I don't envy you the early start! Cara x