Monday 14 November 2016

Sparkly Tree!

Good Morning to Everyone, start of another week and I hope you are well, I know some of you are struggling just now so sending kind thoughts that you'll get through your difficulties whatever they may be and feel better soon.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my CCC card, I have to say it was a theme I enjoyed doing.

Been up early today to go to the eye clinic at the hospital to check on the diabetic damage caused to my eyes, and pleased to report that what doctor is seeing now is an improvement and that they are discharging me and I will go back to having the back of my eyes photographed at the diabetic retinal screening as before. Now I'm not sure what was happening as my sight wasn't affected, and I very rarely have to change my prescription for glasses, but they saw something that worried them. Mind you my diabetes on the whole is pretty well controlled, that always helps, it goes a bit awry sometimes but I can get back on track. So now I just have blurry, nippy eyes from the drops that numb them so that they can take the pressure reading......???? and and the drops that dilate them. All a pain in the neck, but nevertheless, thank goodness we have this on the NHS, or many people would be in deep trouble with their sight, so I don't complain, well only about the very early appointment.

I have a card today that I'm entering into the CB Colour Challenge;
I've concentrated more on the blues and greens of the colour swatch, attempting to create an Aurora Borealis sky and used stamps from Sparkling Tree set and Christmas Cheer set for the sentiment.
Embossed with WOW Glitter and coloured with Momento inks and Ink Dusters
A selection of coloured gems and lots of glitter.

Off to see Milo today, been over a week since I kept him company so I'm looking forward to that, then in the evening I'm at Choral practise and it's the last one before our concert in Eden Court Theatre next Saturday.  I'm pretty confident about singing this program as I've sung most of the pieces before, except for the Humming Chorus from Madam Butterfly, but I am an expert in miming and have to with this piece as as some notes are off the page for me being a 2nd soprano.

Lovely day here, temperature is up somewhat and the sun is shining. I'm off to do a bit of ironing, see you soon, take care of yourselves
I would like to enter my card into:


brenda said...

Another real beauty Kate and love the colours. Got my retinal screening this week as well.

B x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Good news about your eyes. Fab card lovely colours, enjoy your evening

dutchess said...

Lovely card Kate....the colours are stunning....good news about the eyes,I am greatful for the NHS too.....
It's a dull damp day here today and so guess where I am...yep craft room.....playing....enjoy playing with Milo.....xxxxx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Glad to hear everything is good with your eyes Kate, take care on the health front. A lovely card, and the sky is fab, great effect. Thanks so much for your entry into the Chocolate Baroque Challenge, Judith xx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Dear Kate, so glad to hear that your eyes are ok. Such a worry. Did not realise ones eyes could be affected. I remember the Optician saying to me 2 years before I was diagnosed that I have a Thyroid problem. Dr said I did not but 2 years later YES I have to that Thyroxin. Just goes to show how great it is to have our eyes tested. (although I am use to that having worn glasses all my life)

Oh and before I go... what a great card JUST LOVE IT


Rita said...

What a Beautiful card Kate, it really is so elegant and classy too. Enjoy your time with Milo and I see your concert is nearly here too. Imagine us both being singers in the same choir in our younger days, it really is a small world. Good Luck with the concert. Hugs Rita xxx

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous I do love this tree. I take my dad for his diabetic screening too and is so early, I have to be up earlier than him as I have to go and pick him up. LOL!
Linda xxx

Marlene Atkinson said...

I am so glad everything is alright with your eyes. Gorgeous card Kate, gorgeous colours and I love the Tree. Marlene

Wendy L said...

Lovely card Kate. You should post a video on your blog of your choir, sounds interesting, Madame Butterfly !!!!

Flo Langley said...

Beautiful card Kate. Love the background colours. I can never do the Aurora Borealis. Tried many times but it all ends up brown!! lol! Your doctors seem to be on the ball checking everything. Enjoy your choral practice.
Hugs Flo x

Christine Harrop said...

Super card Kate. Glad things are looking up with your eyes(that pun was not intended, honestly!!!). Such a relief for you. Take care Hugs Christine xx

MaryH said...

So good to hear the eye news and that no damage has happened. Diabetics have to be so very careful with this kind of thing. We get those drops and it takes me 24 hrs to get back to normal! You have succeeded marvelously on the borealis sky behind this sparkling tree. It's just a gorgeous card, and I love the 'ornaments'! Enjoy the rest of your day. TFS & Hugs

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very super card, and beautifully inked also.
Love the wonderful colours and super design.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Erika said...

I was looking at your card before I read your post thinking that just looks like an Aurora Borealis sky, love it, the colours are just perfect. The tree is fab with all it's sparkly gems too.
Good to hear your eyes are good and good luck with the concert at the weekend.

Don't do too much ironing!

Hugs Erika. x

Darnell said...

Your bejeweled ghostly tree is sensational against that Aurora Borealis sky, Kate!! Beautiful! I'm glad to hear that your eyes are going to be fine! What a relief, even though the prep for the exam itself is uncomfortable! Take care!! Hugs, Darnell

pam said...

Such a beautiful card Kate, gorgeous background and stamping for this wonderful tree.
Glad your eyes are ok.
Hugs Pam x

rachel said...

absolutely beautiful - so glad your eyes are ok Kate. Big hugs rachel x

Unknown said...

Ooh what a fabulous Christmas card! Absolutely gorgeous!
Lucy x

Sue said...

Beautiful inked background for your card, Kate.
I am sure Milo loved seeing you also.


aussie aNNie said...

Love this colour combo and your fabulous designing.xx{aNNie}

Rainey's Craft Room said...

The sky looks beautiful Kate, you have blended the colours so well. I love the glittery tree too and this makes a beautiful Christmas card.
Hope your choral practice went well and good luck for next Saturday too.

Jane said...

It's a 'Wow!' from me today. This is beautiful!!!! X

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Kate, your night sky is beautiful and I love your pretty sparkling tree.
I'm so pleased to hear that your eyes have improved enough for you to be discharged back to the screening clinic.

Sandy said...

Glad to know that your eyes are okay --- now how is everything with Milo!
I wish I could be at your concert.

Your card is lovely Kate -- you manage to keep up which is something that I can not do.
Sandy xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous sparkly tree Kate, love the design
Lorraine x

annewaller said...

Stunning card Kate and great colouring. I might do something similar for some of my Christmas cards this year. Thanks for the inspiration. Good luck with the Chocolate Baroque Challenge x.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
I'm going bonkers as I thought I'd commented but obviously got distracted.
Your card is truly beautiful. The background has captured the AB wonderfully and the tree is fab.
So glad all is good with your eyes. Hope the practise went well.
Ang x

Peanut said...

Gorgeous!!! These colours work well for Christmas too.
x Asha

Anet's Crafting said...

Wow this is just beautiful Kate. Well done. Anet x