Friday, 9 September 2016

First Day at School for Friday Oldie!

Good Morning to Everyone, are you all well, I do hope so.
Well am I all mixed up with the days or what???  Upon wakening up this morning it seemed like ages to fix on what day this is, is that age, not working, being away, more than likely a combination of all.

Thank you for your lovely comments yesterday and interest in our holiday, I have a few more pictures for you at the end of the post.

Now this is Friday Oldie day where we share something handmade at an earlier stage in our crafting journey. This little bit of fun was started by  Erika of Snappy Crafts and there are quite a few of us playing along, so why not join in, it can be anything not just cards as long as it's hand made.
Now this is most certainly an early card, I don't think I had a die cutting machine and used my trimmer to give a scalloped edge to the paper. It's a Sarah Kaye image and coloured with Promarkers, colouring is very basic, I've improved somewhat.....I hope.  It's a sweet little image and I don't think I've used it since.

Now for the holiday snaps, with Rachel and Mary in mind;
This is taken from the little ferry going over to Bressay, it was the most beautiful hot sunny day and a lovely sail, it only took seven minutes.  So, Rachel, I would maybe seen some of your work in the Heritage Centre. I am pleased it brought back lovely memories for you.  Lots of interesting history to the small island.
Alistair took this photo when he went south and I did the shops. This is Sumburgh Head and it's famous lighthouse, built by Robert Stevenson, grandfather of Robert Louis Stevenson, of Treasure Island fame. Shetland's oldest lighthouse and a listed building.  There is a nature reserve there, and my goodness look at that coastline, I think Alistair was eyeing it up for coast steering.

Inside the lighthouse there is a little cafe. Mary you mentioned that you enjoyed the Shetland drama on TV, as I do, so this is the lighthouse that is used in some of the stories, however it is not a hotel, although there is accommodation around it.  Has anyone else watched the Shetland stories, I love Douglas Henshal, but he is totally different to his character in the book 

Hope your still with me I know it's a long post, but that's me finished now.

I hope you enjoy your day and have some nice plans for the weekend. Don't know yet if we will do anything much, holidays are tiring so maybe just chill.
Take care of yourselves


aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous photos Kate so interesting to view. Beautiful creation love the colours too...xx  {aNNie}

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very sweet oldie today.
Very appropriate as the children have just started school.
I love the Shetland series, and I thought that was were your phots are of even before I read your post.
Have a super weekemd.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

meg said...

Sweet oldie Kate nice to see a Sarah Kaye image haven't seen one in a while. Lovely photos

Sandy said...

Wonderful card Kate and I love that image.
I enjoyed your pictures - I want more!! Gosh, wouldn't have been nice to enjoy a little something in the lighthouse cafe. Dream on Sandy!!
sandy xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Kate, what a fabulous card to give a little one on their first day at school. Your holiday photographs are wonderful and I'm pleased to hear that you've had a good break. Enjoy your weekend, Sandra x

Mac Mable said...

I did so enjoy reading your blog post yesterday and today about your holiday. I am quite envious about your travels and will hopefully get up further North soon x Mind you maybe won't fly!!! Such a cute card today, brings back memories for you x Thank you so much for leaving such kind comments on my blog, really appreciate it. Isn't it like the start of Autumn today? Hope you catch up with yourselves this weekend. Thanks for sharing the photos too x

Erika said...

Hi Kate, thanks for joining me today sharing an oldie. A lovely oldie too, such a sweet image, beautifully framed.
I love all your photographs, it looks like you had super weather too. I remember the lighthouse from the series Shetland, love it.

Have a super weekend, hugs Erika. x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
What a sweet card. There was a time before die cutting lol?
Beautiful photos. The coastline looks so dramatic.
Enjoy your weekend chilling.
Ang x

cotnob said...

A pretty oldie share Kate, such a sweet image.
Great photographs, it looks like you were really lucky with the weather.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A super little card for your Oldie share today and ';m so glad you shared some of your holiday photo's, it's always lovely to see them.

Jennifer Johnston said...

Such a sweet image Kate, I love it. I have a few Sarah Kaye stamps, they are so....cute. Loving your photographs. Hope you have a peaceful, relaxing weekend.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Barb said...

I'm afraid I missed the series but your photos are wonderful Kate. We were talking only the other day about visiting some of the islands for a holiday.

Your card is a really pretty oldie and I love the image. What a sweetie she is. Barbxx

rachel said...

aw kate - I'm back there ... love this to bits! looks like you had a cracking day when you went over! It was a real 'small village' feel when I was there - I remember going in to the post office and the lady knew exactly who I was!!! Lovely!!! Big hugs and have a fab weekend! hugs rachel x

Valerija said...

Wow, this is amazing card. Love the cute image.
Valerija xx

Florence said...

Darling card Kate. Wonderful photos. I am always so jealous when I see where you have been. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Hugs Flo xx

Marie-Louise said...

Such a lovely card Kate and great photos.

Sue said...

OMG she is such a sweetie. My daughter teaches Kindergarten and they look so little. A beautiful card, Kate.

Love the pictures of the sea. We have a lot of water around us, but rivers and lakes only. Keep the pics coming love to see things we will never see otherwise.