Saturday, 16 July 2016

Wedding Day!

Hello to Everyone and welcome to my bit of Blogland on this Saturday afternoon.
I hope you are well and enjoying your weekend.
It's been a quiet day for us today as we were away yesterday to visit our friend who is recovering from cancer, I mentioned him a little while ago. He is now finished with his very intensive treatment and goes for a scan in a couple of weeks to see if it is all gone. We thought he was looking well considering what he had gone through and is back painting, he is a fabulous artist.  We had a lovely visit, but oh my the weather was dreadful, chucking it down. It was a full day out, so today is an easy one.

I have a wedding card that our friend Dougie asked me to make for his Granddaughter who is getting married soon. She won't look at my blog so feel I can show it. Along with the card I made a box for it and a gift bag to put them into. I angst over this project and had quite a few attempts that went in the bin, but finally got it all together;

Sorry once again for the photos.  I used  a beautiful LOTV image, lots of WO flowers. Starlight paints on background, had to mix to get the eau di nil shade, various dies, lace and pearls.

Thankfully Dougie loved it, and had asked me to make on for his daughter who is getting married in 2018, so lots of time to angst about that one.  I think I've gotten out of the way of making commissioned cards, just doing designs to suit myself, I got myself into a tizzy about this one because it was such a special occasion and for a dear friend.

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my last card and for liking my photos, I've got a couple of photos of Peter and Jean's gorgeous Icelandic pony, that happened to be down in the lower field yesterday,

She is such a sweetie, 30 years old, but now way does she look that. She was born in that field and lived with her mum and aunt all her live, they have sadly gone now, but she has the geese who come into her field to keep her company.

Whilst I was out taking the photo, I noticed what looked like a couple of large birds flying above, dashing to the car to get the binoculars I discovered that one was a Golden Eagle, I think the other was a buzzard, but oh my to see an Eagle in the wild, just put the icing on the cake so to speak.
Unfortunately, all I had was my phone to take pictures and by the time I was trying to capture a shot both birds had moved too high.  That is the fist time I've seen one that's not been in a zoo. They others were amused at my excitement as living where they live  Golden Eagles are fairly common sights, and of course with Alistair climbing mountains he see them too.  It's the simple things in life that make it so special and wild life does it for me.

So Folks, that's me for now, you all take care and see you soon,


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a beautiful wedding card and I love the box too. The colours look very fresh and you've arranged the flowers beautifully. I know exactly what you mean about making commissioned cards, I can make cards all day but when I'm asked to make one for a special occasion, I usually get a total block and I'm always worried that they won't be what was wanted in the first place. It's always a great relief to hand the cards over! No such problem here as your card is wonderful. Thank you Kate for your visits and for leaving such lovely comments on my blog which I really appreciate. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Crafty hugs, Sandra X X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow everything is so beautiful, now onder he loved it, I would. We had lovely weather yesterday, hot and a bit sticky today.

Marie-Louise said...

Absolutely gorgeous set Kate. The colour is so beautiful.

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous gift set Kate, love the image and gorgeous colour combination.
Linda xxx

Christine Harrop said...

This is gorgeous Kate. The colours are lovely and all those embellishments are just beautiful. No wonder it was well received. I am in the process of making a few wedding cards myself becasue my niece is getting married in a couple of weeks. Hugs Christine xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Wow, wow, wow and bloomin WOW!!! What a beautiful set. The floral embellishments are stunning and it all just looks so professional.
Glad to here Peter is doing well and having looked at his website, his paintings are, indeed, amazing so its good that he's back with a brush in his hand.
Lovely pony too. She looks very content.
Best wishes.
Ang x

cotnob said...

These are gorgeous Kate, such a fabulous matching set. Pretty colours and beautifully embellished - I'm sure your friend was thrilled with them.

Sandy said...

Seeing Eagles in the wild is exciting. We do have Eagles here although I have not seen one yet.
Your wedding card is beautiful and how clever of you to make a box to go with it.
Sandy xx

rachel said...

wonderful - I adore this Kate - and wow - I remember seeing a golden eagle many years ago on the isle of Harris - it was a sight for sore eyes i can tell you! Hugs rachel x

Barb said...

Hi Kate, What an absolutely beautiful wedding set and the colour is gorgeous. Who wouldn't be delighted - such lovely work.

That is a lovely photo of the pony. She certainly doesn't look like an older lady and how lucky you were to see a golden eagle. That really is special.

I'm pleased to hear that your friend has come through his treatment so well and do hope that the results of the scan are totally positive. Barbxx

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous cards Kate.. Love the colours
Hugs Sylvie x

Valerija said...

Wonderful set Kate. Love all the details and lovely colors.
Valerija xx

Flo Langley said...

Beautiful cards Kate. Lovely photos. It is the little things is life that are precious. I saw 8 Vultures last week. Never seen them here before. They made my day. Hope the scan goes well. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed.
Hugs Flo xx

meg said...

Wonderful combination of image papers and the colours of the beautiful bouquet of flowers embellishment a beautiful card Kate the design of the gift box marries so well with the card and gift bag they are sure to love them

aussie aNNie said...

BEAUTIFUL designed card, who wouldn't love this, it's just so classy and gorgeous...xx

Lorraine said...

What a gorgeous set, love the images and colours
Lorraine x

pam said...

Stunning wedding set you have created Kate, gorgeous colours and beautiful details, no wonder he was pleased.
Lucky you seeing those amazing birds.
Pam x

Jennifer Johnston said...

Such a beautiful wedding card and box and what a lovely idea to make a bag to put them in. I feel sure this will be treasured, a wonderful keepsake. So pleased to hear your friend is doing so well and he continues to improve. Love your photo too. Have a great week Kate.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Unknown said...

These are stunning!! My favourite colour too!
Lucy x

Pop's Cards said...

This is just adorable, hugs Pops x

Pamellia said...

Beautiful wedding set Kate, wow!! Love the soft palette, so perfectly romantic! So sorry to hear about your friend, sending wishes for a full recovery. I just loved your story about the pony. I do hope she's not too lonely without her family now, that would make me so sad. I can't believe you saw an eagle, that's so incredible!! I've only ever seen them at the zoo, lucky you!! sending hugs :)

Hazel said...

Kate, yet again you have made a gorgeous card and box. I love LOTV images , they just work so well. Yes 2018 gives you a bit of time!
That pony is so sweet, and you are right she doesn't look her age, well looked after and loved. I cam imagine your excitement I was like that in Canada seeing the Eagles. Take care Hazel X

MaryH said...

You worked hard on this pretty card, and it truly does show. Love the focal design with the scallop mats enclosing the happy couple, and the floral bouquet was lush & splendid. How lovely to make a matching box to present this specially designed card, and great that you have a little while to plan & execute the next design (shows your requestor was quite pleased indeed!). Enjoyed the pictures of the gorgeous pony and the green pasture where she lives. I'm so glad she has geese to keep her company. And simple things in life are often best, so yay for you at seeing this magnificent eagle. I'll have to google Golden Eagle to see if it is anything like our American Bald Eagle. TFS & Happy week ahead. Hugs

Sue said...

What a stunning wedding card, I have that stamp and it is such a pretty one. Your presentation box and bag are equally elegant. Your friend is going to be delighted to get such a love set for his Granddaughter. Wonder, love everything about them.


ps love the horse, so pretty.

Cara said...

Pleased to hear that your friend is doing ok. I will keep him in my thoughts. Stunning wedding card and accessories, just perfect. Cara x

Erika said...

Kate you've done a super job with your wedding card, I love the image, colour combo and the floral arrangement. I'm sure your friends Granddaughter will love it.
The horse looks beautiful too. We quite often see big birds up here I just wish I knew one from the other although I don't think we get Golden Eagles, usually Buzzards or Kestrels, so my Dad says when he visits.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, hugs Erika. x

Peanut said...

oh wow!!! Beautiful wedding cards, Kate! The pony is quit a looker for a lass her age. :)
x Asha

Anet's Crafting said...

Your card is just beautiful Kate, love the pretty frame around the image and embellishments. Hugs Anet x