Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Sparkling Mistletoe

Good Evening Everyone I hope it's been a good day for you whatever you've been doing. Hoping all is well with you too.

Thanks so much for your continued visits and all the lovely comments that you leave, always very much appreciated.

Have you been watching Planet Earth 11? What an amazing  programme, the filming of the animals and scenery is awesome.  Alistair was watching it on Sunday night and I was kind of in and out of it, not fully concentrated as I was trying to multi-task, so when Damian said he'd recorded it, I thought I would sit and relax with Milo this afternoon and watch it. My goodness I thought I was there, Damian's new TV is a cracker, it's all sorts of things ours isn't, curved too. It brought the colours and the picture so that you felt you were were the camera was taking you. The fight between the Golden Eagles was incredible and the Ibex on the sheer cliff face took my breath away. The photography is fantastic and the shots of the Himalayas were wonderful.  Well worth the tutorial from my son when the TV arrived on how to operate it as it's light years ahead of ours. Well worth watching on Sunday nights.

Milo was awfully good today, but he has been getting into more trouble with his chewing, so I've suggested that the consult an animal behaviourist. Now a couple of years ago we had lovely neighbours and the lady happened to be one of those, she now has her own business and lives locally. Shanta and Iain  have two gorgeous Akita dogs and the younger one has autism and she has trained him incredibly well and he is a very well behaved dog. So, Damian had agreed to get in touch with her to see if she can help, so fingers crossed.

So on to my card and one for  the Flower challenge;
I've use a CB stamp, Mistletoe, this was one of the AYOS range the other year.
I've embossed it in Red WOW Embossing Powder and coloured the leaves with SN Aqua Pens, then used Glitter pen over them. Matted on to SB Adorning Squares, some old Papermaina paper and some green card. Die'Sire greeting dies.

A simple creation really, anyway I would like to enter it in to;

Our rehearsal went very well last night, I'm confident that it will be a super concert;
and here is what we are performing.

So that's me for another night, time for a wee bit of knitting, I've started sock for Damian and I'm trying for the first time using circular needle instead of four needles, meant to be faster, well I hope so or my lad won't get them in time for Christmas, i suppose it's all what you're used to, but I'll persevere a bit longer.

Take care and see you soon,


Marlene Atkinson said...

I love your card Kate the way you have put it together, gorgeous colours. Marlene

Jennifer Johnston said...

A gorgeous card Kate, love the colours and the design.
Hugs Jennifer xx

rachel said...

gorgeous card Kate and your concert sounds amazing - and did I read that correctly - dogs with autism? I didn't know about that one. Maybe I read you wrong! Hugs rachel x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Kate, lovely post. I'm hooked on Planet Earth too. My heart was in my mouth when I watched the ibex being chased by the fox ... I was sure they'd lose their footing but they didn't. Brilliant photography. I hope that the animal behaviourist can help with Milo. I did a double-take when I saw that about a dog with autism, though goodness knows why. If humans can be autistic then why not animals. Your card is stunning - I love the combination of colours and your gorgeous mistletoe topper. Good luck for Saturday - the concert is certain to be a great success. Elizabeth xx

brenda said...

Morning Kate, it's a very stylish looking card and red embossing powder, now I'm sure I have some but somehow always go the black and clear route, must try harder.

B x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautoful card good luck with the knitting

Florence said...

Gorgeous card Kate. Those programs are amazing. Hope Milo's chewing antics can be sorted out. Good luck with the knitting. Pleased to hear the rehearsal went well. It all looks very exciting. Enjoy the concert.
Hugs Flo x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful imagery and a lovely design Kate, another fab card for your box.

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a beautiful card! I love the traditional colour palette, and the scalloped border is super fun!! I have tried watching the Planet Earth series before, unfortunately there's just too much animal on animal carnage, and it gives me nightmares. A part of the natural order of things, I know, but I wish we could all just be vegetarians. lol

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card created with the beautiful CB stamp. One on my wish list :) Take care, Shirleyxx

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, love the beautiful papers and layout. Wonderful mistletoe too!
Linda xxx

dutchess said...

Wow kate....what a fabulous stamp and you were inspired stamping in red it's sensational!.....xxxx

Erika said...

A beautiful card Kate, loving your layering and colour combo.
Good to hear Milo has been behaving too.
As for Planet Earth 2 even the dog has been enjoying it although my favourite bit so far was the snakes in series one. How many? I'm glad I don't live there.

Take care, hugs Erika. x

pam said...

Beautiful card Kate, love the layering and colours.
hope they get help for Milo..
Pam x

cotnob said...

A stunning card Kate, a fabulous stamp and lovely design.
I'm so pleased that your rehearsal went well, I hope you enjoy the performance.

aussie aNNie said...

Love this gorgeous work here, the colours and added goodies are just perfect... Hope your day is good.xx {aNNie}

MaryH said...

I never knew dogs could be autistic! This lady must work miracles, and sounds just the ticket to get Milo out of his bad puppy habits. Wish you could post a little .wav file of what this music sounds like...it just looks as though it would be beautiful! Good for you at enjoying this program on a nifty new tv. The curved ones are all the rage right now. Loved your layers of pink and pretty flowers too. The slender green mat behind the white & pink shades & shapes brings out the colors amazingly. It all looks just splendid on the scalloped base. TFS & have a good rest of the week. (the fires are not that far away from us, and the wind brings the smoke down to us. Heard on the news last night, that another fire has started in the SCarolina county next to where we are).

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Wow, fab card and a lovely shade of red (I like a proper full on red lol!)
Never heard of autism in animals but makes sense as humans can have it.
The training is worth a go before Damian thinks about having all Milo's teeth removed lol!
Ang x

Asha said...

Simply gorgeous, Kate. I must use that stamp more...
x Asha

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very super card and such a wonderful design.
Great stamps used, and wonderful colours too.
Yes you are right that program was awesome wasn't it.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cheryl said...

This is one really beautiful card hun the design colours and detail just love it hugs cheryl xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful card Kate, lovely stamp of the mistletoe too, and well, your coming performance sounds most impresssive. Enjoy it all.. I hope :)
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Sue said...

Oh, Kate, your card is gorgeous. Love the red and the scalloped card base.
Beautiful details.


Aileen Ryan said...

This is such a beautiful card, I love the layers and design. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge.Aileen DT.

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Christmas card Kate, love the pretty layout. Anet x