Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Quilts and Friends!

Hello Everyone, and I do hope all is well with you.
Thank you to all who visited and left comments on my poinsettias cards, I am so pleased you liked them. I was on a bit of a roll wasn't I.

Yesterday was my lovely friend Dale's birthday and I always try to find something that reflects her hobbies and interests. I'm lucky really as she is the most wonderful sewer/quilter, and the most talented florist, can't go wrong there.  So here is the card I made;
This lovely Woodware stamp jumped into my hand the other week and I thought just perfect for Dale's card. I had actually made a floral one for her, but changed my mind when I saw this.
Coloured with SN pens and the papers are patchwork from a Papermainia pad, it's a teddy bear one, can't remember the name.

I thought I would also show some photos of the my hero on one of his play away days;

Now I photographed photos so they are not the best, I couldn't be phaffed with all the scanning in on the computer.  
I think the first two are on Ben Nevis and the last one is on top of one of the Torridon mountains.

As you know who pop in often to visit, he is away in Greece just now climbing, and having a great time. One of "the boys" posted a photo of him climbing on a cliff in Klymnos, and it frightened the
 bejeesus  out of me, completely sheer cliff face, just amazing what a 70 year old can do with an artificial hip.

I hope I've not bored you too much, I'm off now for a mooch around your blogs,  see you soon,
Take care


Hazel said...

Kate, Dale will love her card, the sentiment is perfect. Love everything about it. The photos are wonderful, I can imagine your face when you saw that photo of Alistair on that climb, glad he is enjoying himself. Hazel X

Marlene Atkinson said...

I love this card Kate, gorgeous verse and colours. Marlene

Unknown said...

Aww so pretty! Love the sparkly hearts!
Lucy x

Sue said...

Love your card Kate I have that paper pad it's the Forever Friends one and there are some lovely papers in it aren't there? Oh my Alistair is really brave I hate heights lol fantastic photo's and if Paul was able to do it I would be scared too!!! lots of huggles Sue xx

Jo said...

That's a beautiful card Kate, a fab stamp & lovely words. You have a very brave hubby.....and his hobby makes for a fantastic photograph.
hugs Jo x

Wendy L said...

Crikey he is fitter than my bloke now!!!!
Gorgeous card for your friend. xxxx

Linda Simpson said...

I am sure Dale loved her card and I love the design. Thank you for visiting my blog, Ombre is the graduation of one colour, dark, medium and light. I hope that helps.
Linda xxx

Cara said...

Love the card, I'm sure your friend will be delighted with it. Glad to hear that your Hubby is redefining the word "retired". Cara x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kate, the quilted background is lovely and such a brilliant sentiment.
Wow! I'm not surprised you were frightened, such an amazing achievement - you wouldn't get me up there in a million years!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kate, fab design and sentiment
Lorraine x

rachel said...

lovely make Kate - and wow - those pictures are amazing - fabulous!!!

pam said...

Beautiful card, bet she loved it Kate.
Wow amazing photos, must be very fit your Alistair.
Pam x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
A wonderful card with a touching sentiment. Dale will be thrilled.
The pad that your paper is from is Forever Friends Kraft Notes........used to sell it when I was at The Range and I have some of the adhesive paper fabric sheets.
My goodness, that's some action man! Hope the Milk Tray arrived in one piece lol!
I'm jealous of him being in Kalymnos......a beautiful island.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Anet's Crafting said...

Hallo Kate, wow your card is just beautiful. Love the pretty designer paper and lace. Your friend is going to love her card. Thank you for showing us the photos. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs Anet x

Sue said...

Perfect card for your quilting friend. The sentiment is lovely as well.
Don't you just love when a card comes together, for someone special.

Oh my, when you said he went climbing, I had no idea it was this kind of climbing, bless him, as a person who doesn't like heights, it makes me dizzy just looking at the pics, ha ha. Good for him, although I am sure you worry.


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

A wonderful choice of card for quilter Kate, great choice and lovely use of colours etc. An amazing 70 y.o effort must admit I am not one for heights.
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

meg said...

Lovely combination of sentiment and paper Kate hope your friend liked her card. Alistair certainly likes to keep active but I can see why you were worried can't stand heights so this is definitely not for me.

Sarn said...

Absolutely BRILLIANT card Kate. Love it. xxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Lovely photos of your hubby Kate, he's a real action man. I'm glad to hear that he's having a great time at Kalymnos.

The card is so pretty, I'm sure she'll love it.

Love and hugs

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Wow wow wow - goodness - great photos of your hubby. I am sure you will hear all about it when he is home...

Love the card too

crafty hugs Pen x

Flo Langley said...

Wow! I can see why you call Alistair your hero. What an inspiration. Feel completely embarrassed now at my own couch potatoe lifestyle. Super photos. Beautiful card Kate. Perfect for a quilter.
Hugs Flo xx
P.S. Off to shout hubby to come look at the photos :)

Valerija said...

A gorgeous card Kate.
I can not bellieve, your hubby is really a hero. Great job!
Have a lovely day!
Hugs, Valerija

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable card, love the sentiment and sweet colours just love it.xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful card and such a great sentiment too.
Those photo's of hubby climbing are amazing - hope I'm able to so that at 70!

Sandy said...

You certainly made a good choice with your card - beautifully made and I am sure your friend will love it.
I am a little confused as to who took the photographs on your post. Wow - Alistair sure is brave!!
Sandy xx

Diane said...

What a lovely card design Kate, I am sure your friend will love it. Amazing pictures, Alistair is sure having a wonderful time outdoors.

Hugs Diane

Christine Harrop said...

John is very envious!!!!!!1 Anyway a great card for Dale which she will love. It's always good when they have an interest which youcan use as the basis for teh card. Hugs Christine xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a brilliant card for your friend, and so perfect for someone that quilts.
Love your fab wonderful colours also.
I bet she was so pleased with it.
My your hubby must be remarkably fit to do all that at his age.
Isn't it just lovely to know they have their own interests even if it must frighten you at times.
My Hubby is a radio ham, and loves to mend old clocks.
He hates to be sitting doing nothing.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jennifer Johnston said...

Such a great card for your quilting friend, I'm sure she loved it. I do like the sentiment. Wow! your Hubby must be a very fit man lol! fabulous photos, we love the area around Torridon. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment Kate.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Carol said...

Your card is gorgeous Kate, Dale will love it. Gosh Alistair is obviously a very fit 70 year old...good for him, hope he's enjoying Greece. Carol x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kate fabulous card....
Those pictures of Allistar are amazing... How brave he is doing that with his new hip... I would have been so worried while he was away... Well done to him...
Hugs Sylvie x

MaryH said...

Since I love quilts, I adore this pretty card, and perfect for your sewer friend's birthday. Liked the pattern effect of the background & the sentiment is wonderful. Also enjoyed the pictures you've shared. No WAY would I want to attempt this - at ANY age! Kudos to Alistair for being so brave & active (and yes, it would scare me to death to see it as well!)Glad he is having a good time, and keeping safe! Your photos looked great to me. TFS & Hugs

Erika said...

Kate, it's official your husband is bonkers, don't mean it really. He obviously enjoys the thrill of the climb. Great photographs. If I was you I wouldn't want to know if it was a scary climb.

Love your card, just perfect for a quilter. The sentiment is just perfect and great quilting effect in the background with your paper piecing.

Hugs Erika. x