Friday, 25 November 2016

Twas the Night for Friday Oldie!

Hello Everyone, hoping all is well with you and that you've been having a good day.
Another cold, bitter really, but sunny. I didn't wrap up enough when I went into town, so I didn't waste anytime, business done and back home.

Thank you for your kind comments on my last card and the photographs. It's always appreciated as I know everyone has a bus life.

I was delighted to be a Top Three Winner in the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge, I don't do many challenges but always try to make a card for this one. Thought I would just boast a bit lol😊

I had the most sleepless night last night, I kept wakening up from 12.30, so by 4.30 I decided to get up and try and finish one of the socks I'm knitting for Damian.  Teallach was sound asleep on his cushion when I went downstairs and decided that he was staying on his cushion so just ignored me.
Anyway got the sock finished, but what a phaff as I was struggling to understand the pattern. It's the first time I've made socks on a circular needle, I always use 4 needles and trying to do the decreasing  was really awkward, I had to eventually return to the 4 needles. In the circular needle's favour, I thought it made a a neater leg.  However, one sock done and another started, so he should have them for Christmas, at least that's the plan.

I'm scheduling this post for tomorrow joining Erika of Snappy Crafts in a Friday Oldie share, and you can find Erika here.

This is just a fun thing where we share something handmade from an earlier time in our crafting journey. It can be anything not just a card. there are quire a few of us joining Erika now and it's interesting to see how our crafting styles have changed, here is what I've found to share;
Well you can tell I'm an animal lover, I just think this image is adorable. It's all from a CD and I've added some embellishments. Can't for the life of me remember what CD it is. 

So that's me for now, it will be an early night and hopefully a decent sleep. Take care of yourselves,


meg said...

A beautiful scenic card Kate love that the cats/kittens are watching Father Christmas's sleigh, not as cold here today and lovely and dry.

brenda said...

As always a super card Kate and really like that lovely focal image.

B x

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely card Kate.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Such a beautiful card Kate and the image is just adorable. Lots of lovely colour in there too. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Florence said...

Lovely card Kate. Fab colours with the purple ribbon and the little ginger kittens. Good luck with the next sock.
Hugs Flo xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card and image, I also love animals. We've always been 'owned' by cats, and I dream of adopting a dog (it's not my husband's dream). Have a super weekend, Shirley xx ps.. congrats on being selected in the top 3 at CB, your card is beautiful :)

Wendy L said...

Cute and magical Kate, xxx

Linda Simpson said...

I love this Kate with the cute kitties. I would say that our two cats Tiggy and Fluffy certainly rule the roost here. Enjoy your weekend.
Linda xxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Seems a lot of us have bad nights sleep, thankfully mine is occasional. I am sound asleep then half an hour later wide awake, sleep again And then awake and so it goes on. Hope you sleep better tonight. Gorgeous colours on this sweet card

Erika said...

Hi Kate, I love your Christmas card, the cute cats waiting and the great sentiment. Just perfect. Congratulations on getting top three in the chocolate Baroque colour challenge.
I had sleep like you last night too. Maybe there is something in the air? I'm hoping for a better night tonight as work was mental today.

Have a super weekend and thanks for joining me sharing an oldie today, hugs Erika. x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
snap I was the same last night and most of this week too.
I have also been waking up about 4.30 am and can't get back to sleep so I get up and craft or blog.
By 9.00 am I am ready to sleep again, but it's not always convienent to go back to sleep.
I too could not get on with circular needles and would defintley prefer 4 needles.

Your Oldie today is so sweet with the image of the animals watching out of the window.
Have a very lovely weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kate, lovely image
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, such a sweet image.
I hope you manage a better nights sleep tonight.
Have a lovely weekend.

Sandy said...

Such a cute card and I do love cats. I was just thinking, I could send you my picture and I could be a Friday Oldie! (my attempt at being funny) Congratulations on your win!
Well at least you put your sleepless night to good use. It would seem that knitting would help put you back to sleep but if your brain got busy I guess not!
Sandy xx

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous card, the image is totally adorable.
Sue xx

pam said...

Beautiful oldie card you have shared today Kate,
Bet your glad you have finished the sock..
Hugs Pam x

aussie aNNie said...

This is oh so adorable Kate, I too love animals and this is the cutest, love the kitty peeking around the frame...cute..thanks for healing hugs, feeling a tad better. Hopefully you too get a better night's {aNNie}

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Funny isn't it Kate when we go back to our earlier cards or works, well done on using a CD I've yet to do that!!
Hope your weather isn't too cold brrr!!!
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Lucy Woods said...

Aww so cute! What a gorgeous image and card!
Lucy x

Sue said...

LOVE your card with the kitties watching Santa go by, I hope he came back and left them something, hee hee! What wonderful colors, really nice card.


MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Silly me, read this the other day and then didn't comment, doh!
Kitty cats always a winner for me so love it.
I had troll knitting with 2 needles never mind 4 lol!
Ang x