Wednesday, 23 November 2016

A Pot of Poinsettias and Rehersal Photos!

Good Morning to Everyone, has your Blogger Dashboard changed? Mine has and blogger is back to the robot thingy. I was all over the place looking for the icon for new post, well obviously I found it but I wish blogger wouldn't tinker with blogger.

Anyway, I hope you are all well, and keeping dry and cosy. You folks down there in Englandshire are having awful weather, we in the Highlands are doing OK, very cold but sunny today.
Needless to say my Adventurer is off to the hills, he's so pleased to have his chum Derek back who has been away in China for the last 3 months, so they are off out to play.

A big Hello and Welcome to Shaz who is my new Follower and also now one of our CCC members, I hope you will manage to pop in when you can Shaz and thanks for clicking the follow button.

Thanks also to all who commented on my last project, busy now looking for small doggie treats to put into the drawers.
Thanks to for your good wishes for our concert, it went brilliantly, the soloists were wonderful and we were wonderfuller lol. The audience seemed to receive the music well, although Alistair admitted to dozing off in the first part, but some of the pieces are very repetitive, especially the amens, 8 pages of amens is really too much for anyone regardless of how well sung. He loved the second half where the music was a bit lighter and the soloists sang their own music and the Bass was superb with the famous aria from the Marriage of Figaro.
Here are a couple of photos from our rehearsal;
 The soloists rehearsing, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor and the fabulous Bass
And then there's us... I'm the one with my arm leaning on the back of the chair. I was amazed that I was actually in the photo, I never am, but getting the back of me is quite something.
Unfortunately, we are not allowed to record the music, not that I would know how do do that and get the video on here anyway, and I'm not sure if there are photos yet of the actual performance. Thanks once again for your interest.

Righto, on to my card;I was
 I was quite pleased with how this turned out, it's my take on a sample in Creative Stamping Magazine using the free stamps. I made it for a friend who is having a bit of a struggle just now with her health. She has received it and pleased to say she liked it.  The blooms are embossed with Wow powder and painted with Starlight Paints, Papers are various bits from pads I've had for ages.

Well the sun is streaming in the window and showing up that they are needing cleaned, Teallach makes such a mess of them. He is loving this weather, out most of the day and staying in at night, but I do have to get up for him about 5 o'clock as he comes up to let me know that he needs to go out.

That's me for now, so take care and keep cosy and see you soon,


brenda said...

Indeed it has Kate and I hate it with a passion. With several blogs to organise for the challenges as well as my own it's going to make life very difficult and at the moment I could throw everything to the wind. And that's without the robotic commenting rubbish.

OK rant over, great photo's of the concert and what a beautiful floral creation.

B x

Florence said...

Beautiful card Kate. Thanks for sharing the photos. Its always lovely reading your posts and the photoees give the mental images. Just like having a chat over a cuppa. Pleased to hear everything went ok at the concert.
Take care, Hugs Flo x

meg said...

A beautiful card Kate I'm sure it cheered your friend up to know you were thinking of them.Love the traditional colours in the paper and your blooms. Really pleased your concert was a success

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful poinsettias and photos. Have a great day xx

Sue said...

Love the red poinsettias. I am sure she loved this card, who wouldn't, nicely done. Glad your concert went well lots of hours of practice to pull it off.


dutchess said...

Lovely to see the photos of the concert....glad it all went for blogger have you lost update...I have and now every time I go in to edit it reverts to draft and creates a new post...honestly why do they keep messing about!....rant over
Loving your lovely card the colours and shape....xxxxx

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card and love the poinsettias. Thanks for sharing photographs of the concert and so happy it went well.
Linda xxx

Marlene Atkinson said...

Why can't blogger leave things alone, I can't find my list of blogs I follower. They have made it really hard to find anything. Your card is gorgeous, I love how you made it into a plant pot. Marlene

Sandy said...

Look how long your hair is! I will be playing the CD you sent me again real soon. Christmas is almost upon us!
Alistair was probably exhausted from hiking in the cold - I know I would be. He must be so robust!!!!
Sandy xx

Wendy L said...

Wonderful pics Kate and a delightful card for your friend, xxx

Sandy said...

So wrapped up in thinking about your concert, I forgot to tell you how pretty your basket of Poinsettias are!!!
Sandy xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kate, your pot of Poinsettias is beautiful.
I'm so pleased to hear that your concert was brilliant and well received - it makes all of your hard work worth while.

Jennifer Johnston said...

Lovely to see your photos Kate, so pleased all went well. Your card is lovely, I'm sure your friend frlt much better after receiving it.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Jennifer Johnston said...

Sorry Kate meant to say 'felt' much better lol! slip of the finger!
Hugs Jennifer xx.

rachel said...

what a beautiful make Kate - I love what you have done - I too have been struck by blogger changes - I can't seem to get to my dashboard so can only reply to comments left by people - what a nightmare - I just don't understand it! Rachel x

Diane said...

Beautiful card Kate, your papers and flowers are wonderful. I still don't know why new comments do not show up on my blog but I guess the new blog features are to help us. Ha Ha.

Hugs Diane

MaryH said...

Yes, my blogger is acting up again. I wish Blogger would just leave things alone! Am loving this beautiful card of poinsettias. What an excellent effort you've made on this, as it looks just like a lovely pot of lovely poinsettias. Nice shaped card and love the checks & stripes in the traditional colors. Gosh, Alistair is quite the adventurer! So happy that your concert went well & that is an impressive auditorium too. Glad you're having some sunshine! TFS &Hugs

Lucy Woods said...

This is beautiful and very creative!
Lucy x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
yes isn't blogger a great pain now.
I nearly posted my post on the MAWTT post instead of mine.
So glad the concert went well.
Lovely photos.
Your card is gorgeous and those poinsettias are very vibrant.
Wonderful take on the design in the mag.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

aussie aNNie said...

Very sweet card Kate, well made, love that flower popping out and your colours are gorgeous. Great pics you have shared.Have a lovely weekend.xx {aNNie}

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh your friend must have loved this, what an amazing card!! I love the unique design, how fun and festive. The poinsettia bouquet on the top is just fantastic!

Blogger really drives me crazy with it's updates. Every time I log in, I find something is different. I'm a creature of habit and hate change very much, especially since most of the time, it's not better, just different!! lol. hugs :)

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Well, as the lucky recipient of this beautiful card, I can say, I more than like it ........ I adore it! It is still on my dresser twinkling away. Thank you.
8 pages of amens eh? That's a lot of praising lol! I see that you have grown your Winter coat to keep your neck warm lol!
Ang x

MRS DUCK said...

And as for Blogger, just as you get used to it after they meddled last time, they go and meddle again. Drives me nuts!
Ang x

Erika said...

I do love the theatre at Inverness it is so much bigger and airier than the older theatres like in Aberdeen and Edinburgh. I hope you enjoyed the evening?

Loving your pot of poinsettias, just perfect for the season. I'm sure your friend will love it.

Hugs Erika. x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely card, glad it went well. I am not linking the changes and have left a feedback form or two

Anet van Zyl said...

Hi Kate, your shape card is just beautiful. Love all the pretty details. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs Anet x