Monday, 28 November 2016

Wintry Globe!

Hello Crafting Friends and Visitors, start of another week, I hope everyone had a good weekend, we had a quiet one. 
Is everyone well, hope that you are but sending kind thoughts to those who are struggling a bit just now.

Well, I'm getting ready to go down and visit with my dear friend Dale tomorrow, really looking forward to it, just going myself, Alistair is staying to look after Teallach, actually he felt he couldn't face another long bus journey after our trip to Glasgow. Dale and Stewart are off to New Zealand in a couple of weeks to spend a few months with their son and family, so I felt I wanted to see her, especially also as he sister has just died and she s awfully sad as you can imagine.

Getting the house prepared, making sure there is food for both my boys has taken time. As Alistair doesn't know how to work the washing machine I've had to catch up with the washing too. I don't do meals, he is capable of cooking thank goodness. I just hope he get on OK minding Teallach, he isn't finely tuned to him as I am.

Milo too is going to have to do without me , I think Damian is going to work a bit more from home. But get this, our chewing boy has been to a doggy nursery. They have found somewhere locally that you can take your dog where he has loads of company of humans as well as other dogs. They took him along at the weekend and Milo was assessed to see if he got along well with other dogs and he was fine. Lots of space to play inside with loads of toys, activity things and a big yard outside for them to play. climb n objects and goodness knows what else. Milo loved it, got along fine with the dogs who were there and came back home whacked. I've never heard the like of it, but if it helps well and good. obviously it costs, didn't ask how much, but it must be cheaper than having to replace furniture and carpets. So I think he will be going there sometimes. Whatever next??

So for my share today I've decorated up one of the fabulous Imagination Crafts MDF Globes I bought whilst at the Glasgow show;

When I saw the globes, there are a few of them, on Hochanda a few months ago I thought I just have to get some, so I did. I wanted to make one for Damian and Moreen and this is it. I've not used all of the elements that come with this set, but I've made a wintry background scene with DI and used an IC tree stencil, Inkylicious sun/moon stencil, Creative Expressions glitter.  The Deer are part of the globe and the have been painted with Starlights and Sparkle Medium, The frame of the globe has been painted with Silver Starlight and Diamond Sparkle Medium just where the deer are standing to give the impression of snow. I've made snowflakes using various makes of dies and added sequins to the sky.  I also added little lights, again seeing this done by Lisa on the show. It all took a wee bit of time to make but I think it is worth it and hope that Damian and Moreen will like it, hope you do too.
I have one to make for myself, but that all depends how I get on with the Christmas knitting.

That's me done for today, I might not be able to get around to visit whilst I'm away so forgive my lack of commenting. 
Thank you for all the lovely comments on my CCC cards, you are all so kind. but for now,


Wendy L said...

This looks stunning Kate. Enjoy your visit. xxxx

Christine Harrop said...

Oh wow! That background is just fabulous!!! A really stunning globe. Enjoy the time with your friend. Hugs Christine xx

Erika said...

Well I never, a doggy nursery, that sounds fab. I must admit we put Holly to a minder whilst we were on holiday and she has a fabulous time being walked and entertained and other dogs for company. I'm sure she sulked when she came home.
I love your Christmas Globe, it is beautifully decorated and looks great lit too. I haven't seen these before. A lovely gift idea.

Hope you enjoy your time away with your friend.

Hugs Erika. x

meg said...

This is stunning Kate, it's beautiful without the lights but when lit wow!!

Mac Mable said...

Such a good read on your blog today and the 'chewy one' x What a beautiful project you've made, very original and just fabulous! x

MaryH said...

Such an interesting post, and a gorgeous project. Your globe with the deer & trees is SO pretty! Good job on that. Enjoyed reading about Milo-s nursery school (we had friends whose Irish Setter was picked up in a doggie van, taken to Doggy Daycare, and returned home after a few hours. He needed to be 'out with his friends'. We had a good laugh over that. This couple lived in Malibu California, if that's a clue!) Our DD's greyhounds will go for 'play dates' with other greyhounds. Who knew? Some children don't get that kind of loving devotion! Enjoy your visit with your friend. Take care, TFS such a lovely work.

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Kate, such a fabulous winter scene.
Have a lovely time visiting your friend.

rachel said...

this is amazing Kate - I adore the results both in daylight and the dark - so very clever. So glad your friends are still going to New Zealand - having to postpone has been a big decision - but I think the right one for us!!! Big hugs rachel x

pam said...

Gorgeous globes Kate, fabulous decoration and colours. looks amazing with the lights.
Just what Milo needs by the sound of it.
Safe journey and enjoy your outing.
Hugs Pam x

Rita said...

How beautiful Kate. Love the lights as it it really pops. Not made a start on mine yet. Been on a mission to finish Carolyn's jumper. Enjoy your time with Dale and I'll catch up soon. Hugs Rita xxx

brenda said...

Just beautiful Kate and something so very different as well.

Have a good trip to see your friend.

B x

Florence said...

Gorgeous globe Kate. Have a lovely time with your friend Dale.
Hugs Flo x

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous Kate, love the globe with the lights. I hope you enjoy your time with Dale. It sure has been a very cold day here.
Linda xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Well that was some read today. I have never heard of a dog nursery either. As for hubby not knowing how the washing machine works, you do surprise me they are so easy nowadays, you need to teach him. Your make is gorgeous, especially lit up, how clever you are. Enjoy your trip x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous globe Kate, it looks fab
Lorraine x

Jennifer Johnston said...

This is lovely Kate, with or without the lights. They are such fun to decorate. Great to hear of Milo's nursery experience, love it! Hope you enjoy your break.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

aussie aNNie said...

Wowzer Kate. Cool creative card, loving the image and colours...xx {aNNie}

Sandy said...

Your globe is gorgeous and I can understand why you wanted to do one. I know you had a good visit with Dale - Funny story about Milo but well worth the price if does not tear up the house when all are gone!
From the sounds of your post - you are probably still with Dale.
Sandy xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very gorgeous creation.
I love all the wonderful sparkle and your super design of this.
I think they are going to be so pleased with it.
My word they ahve some things for animals now it's just like having children and their places they go to.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh Kate, this is just beautiful!! I love the shape, how wonderful for Christmas, and the scene you built inside is so serene and peaceful. Looks like a place I would go for sure! Just when I thought I had seen all the bits, you turned it on at night and I melted!! Sorry I've been so scarce, November has been a bit challenging, but I think your amazing project has just added a bit of bounce to my day and jump started my holiday spirit again. sending hugs :)

Sue said...

Kate, your globe is awesome! Have not seen anything like it here. Wonderful scene too with the winter and deer. Go enjoy your visit with your dear friend and don't worry about the commenting, everyone will be here when you get back and blogging is supposed to be for fun!!!


Mrs A. said...

That's a superb globe. Really like how it lights up at night. The scene is very appropriate right now. Have fun on your trip away. Hugs Mrs A.

Karen P said...

When I saw snow globe as your post I had to come take a closer look. Kate this is seriously gorgeous! I am jealous of those that are going to get it and if they don't like it you should tell them off because it's gorgeous! I will be spending pennies to get myself some blank ones when I can, clever lady xx

Diane said...

What a fabulous background Kate and love the glitter and holiday scene. They have doggy day care here in the states and they are really popular.

Hugs Diane

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Brilliant background Kate, it lights up beautifully, it must be stunning in the night.

Enjoy your trip sweetie!

Love and hugs

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Sorry, don't know how I've missed this except to say getting the reading list on Blogger can be a pain at times.
Anyhoo, this is a real Wow! piece. It's beautiful. Did it come with the lights? A lovely make.
Ang x