Friday, 10 June 2016

Going to the Land of Nod, Friday Oldie!

Good Afternoon Everyone, hoping you are all well and gearing up for  a good weekend whatever your plans are.

It's Friday and so time for another Friday Oldie, joining Erika in sharing a creation from a time gone by and you can find Erika here.  
You can share anything handmade doesn't have to be a card, since this little fun bit of blogging began, we've seen, knitting, sewing, paining, ceramics, all sorts of beautiful handmade creations

This is my little offering, an image I think from Mo Manning which I just love and it reminds me of a lovely Fairy Tale book I had as a little girl with the story of Winking, Blinking and Nod, which my Dad would read to me at bed time.  It was one of these lovely thick books with beautiful illustrations, I don't know whatever became of it, my memory hasn't retained that piece of information, sadly.

Coloured with Promarkers, as that was all I had at this time. Just looking at this I'm of a mind that my colouring has improved.  I've still got the card in my box as I've never had a little one to give it too, I must have made it for a challenge.

There are quiet a few of us joining Erika now, so why not join in with us and share an Oldie, it's just for fun.

I've been a wee bit absent for a couple of days, not getting to your blogs, but the reason was that we were down in Edinburgh to see this;
This exhibition is fabulous and well worth a visit, if you are anywhere near Edinburgh. An amazing culture and a period in time that I find fascinating.  The artifacts that have been found over the centuries are truly amazing. A very interesting exhibition, and we had a lovely time in our capital city.

So I am way behind in my visits around Blogland which I hope to rectify over the weekend.

It's my birthday on Sunday, eeeeeek 63! well it's only a number after all, we are with Damian and Moreen going out for a Birthday dinner to a little local Indian eatery, so looking forward to that, and as I bought my birthday pezzy at the museum, I know I've got a lovely one, I bought a Celtic brooch, (love brooches) and handed over to Alistair to keep until Sunday. He was delighted as it saves him looking for something.

Thank you all for the lovely comments left on my last post, love to receive them and appreciate each and everyone.

So off now to link up with Erik's blog and then a visit to your blogs and maybe a bit of crafting. It's very dull here today, so an inside day in the craft room is just perfect.

Till next time, take care of yourselves,


Erika said...

Hi Kate, happy birthday 🎂 for Sunday. Your trip looked interesting to Edinburgh.
A lovely oldie, I remember winky, blinky and nod. A super story. Love your colour combo.
Thanks for joining me sharing an oldie today.
Have a super birthday weekend.

Hugs Erika. X

P.S. The crochet heads look a reasonable size, life like, so to speak. The wee mouse is cute.

Sandy said...

63!!! You are still a kid! Oh Kate - one of my favorite cities in the world is Edinburgh - Such a beautiful and interesting city. I am pea green with envy.
Your card is adorable and I really love the image. Mo Manning certainly knows how to capture the essence of what she is drawing.
Sandy xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is so cute. Glad you had a lovely visit. On Sunday you will have caught uo to me! I am sure I will be wishing you Happy Birthday but in case I don't have a lovely day

Jo said...

Hello Kate, love your card......took me on a lovely little trip down memory lane! Sounds like you had a lovely trip to Edinburgh! Wishing you a wonderful birthday.......enjoy your Birthday dinner!
hugs Jo x

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Sweet, sweet card Kate. Love that fun image.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Kate, It sounds like you had a wonderful trip, I love all things Celtic. I wish you a very happy birthday for Sunday and I hope you have a wonderful day with your Husband and friends. You're absolutely right in what you say about it only being a number, life for living, not for worrying about how old we are as nothing stops the clock. I think I was more stressed at turning thirty than I was when I turned fifty but that's wisdom for you! Take care Kate and have a lovely weekend. Crafty hugs, Sandra :) X

Tanya said...

Lovely card Kate, I love that image :) So nostalgic <3 Also, have a very happy birthday! Enjoy your weekend :)

Tanya xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous oldie share Kate, such a sweet image and great design.
Happy Birthday for Sunday, I hope you have a wonderful day.

Cara said...

This is a beautiful card, love that image. That exhibition looks wonderful. Happy Birthday for Sunday, have a fabulous day. Cara x

MaryH said...

I remember this nursery rhyme too (Carly Simon even has an old song about it, Winken, Blinken & Nod- very catchy. When you hear it, can't dismiss it from your brain!) Lovely card, so sweet. Yay for you on enjoying this fab exhibit. Bet it was just so interesting to see. Wish I could! Happy early birthday, you're just a baby! (and a retired baby too, even better!!!! LOL). Enjoy your day. TFS & Hugs

Patricia said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday Kate.
Glad you enjoyed your trip away and bought something nice for your Birthday as well.
Love your card, beautiful colouring as well, I used to love that story as well.
Patricia xxx

pam said...

Happy birthday for Sunday Kate, hope you have a wonderful day.
Beautiful card, lovely image and colouring.
Pam x

aussie aNNie said...

Think I need to pack our bags and do some travelling since dad passed away hibernation in our winter set in....but you are an inspiration you young chick, 63, just a year younger than me...
Fabulous card Kate as always I admire what you make and it's always a pleasure to visit...Beautiful design to wake up to this morning, love these colours and added beauties....enjoy your weekend.xx {aNNie}

brenda said...

A super image and card, sorry it's a bit short and sweet have tries to offer a bit of an apology on my blog Kate. And happy Birthday for Sunday - us June girls are the best.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

B x

meg said...

Many happy returns for Sunday Kate, keep living life to the full age is only a number after all. I would have done the same and bought something I really liked to give to hubby to give back to me for my birthday.
Love your card fairy tales were wonderful bed time reading

Pamellia Johnson said...

Great card Kate, it's so fun to look back at the old stuff!! Sending you wishes for the best birthday ever!! Hope you have a day filled with love, laughter and lots of new crafting supplies! tee hee. hugs :)

Diane said...

Happy Birthday Kate and what a darling card design. Wow what a fabulous time you must be having in Edinburgh.

Hugs diane

Valerija said...

Lovely card with a fun image.
Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs Valerija

Jennifer Johnston said...

Good evening Kate, loving this cute card. The image reminds me of my childhood, I adored listening to and reading fairy stories and this design brings all those magical memories pouring back. So glad you enjoyed your day out in Edinburgh. Have a wonderful day tomorrow and I wish you a very happy birthday Kate.
Love and Hugs Jennifer xx.

Marie-Louise said...

Great card Kate. Love the image. A very Happy Birthday to you for Sunday. I hope you have a wonderful day with your family.

Linda Simpson said...

Love the card Kate. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog while ai am away, they are very much appreciated.
Linda xxx

Sue said...

Hi Kate happy birthday for Sunday!!! hope you have a fabulous day..Love this card it's so cute lots of huggles Sue xxx

Sue said...

I am late for commenting, but just in time for your birthday, Happy Birthday, Kate, and many more happy healthy birthdays to come.

Fun image and card. I love a card or image that brings up a childhood memory.
Your trip sounds so interesting.

Take care and enjoy your day.


MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Catching up again. Such a cute image and super background.
Hope you had fun on Sunday. Don't they look relieved, bless em, when they don't have to go present shopping lol!
Ang x