Saturday, 14 January 2017

Warm Wishes!

Hello to you all from a cold and snowy Inverness.  Winter at last!
I hope everyone is well and enjoying your weekend.  I'm on my own with Teallach as hubby has gone down to Glasgow for a few days to visit his brother.  The Puss and I do love a wee break on our own, and because of the weather I've been pretty much indoors with him.

My laptop is in the hospital so doing this post on my tablet, so fingers crossed it's going to be okay,  so I'm keeping this  short.

Now I make no apologies for a  Christmas card as they are my favourite type of card. 
This was a new die I bought before Christmas but didn't get around to using it, it's by Sweet Dixie.  Although the bird is sitting on holly, I guess you could cut around it and the bird could be used at any time of the year.  Anyhow I've made him robin and coloured him with the wonderful Starlight  paints from  Imagination Crafts.  
I had the embossing folder in my stash for ages but don't know where from.  Sentiment die from First Editions and a bit of Creative Expression red  gilding Polish. 
Imagination Crafts Just Pearl's, and some red pearls for holly berries.

Thank you all for visiting me and leaving those lovely comments on my last card and about Rowan too, she is doing really well and getting along fine with Milo.

Take care everyone and see you soon, 
Hugs Kate x 😉


Elizabeth said...

Hi Kate, lovely card - that's a very nice die and I do like your embossing folder too. Not that you can tell from my output last year but Christmas cards are my favourites to make too. Enjoy your weekend alone with Teallach. Stay warm and safe. Elizabeth xx

Christine Harrop said...

Like you Kate Christmas cards are my favourite makes so I'm very happy to see your offerings, and this one is lovely. We have a pair of robins who built their nest in our wood stack right outside the back door! They didn't seem to mind our comings and goings so I'm hopeful they will do the same this year. Enjoy your "me time"!! Hugs Christine xx

Sandy said...

Wonderful card Kate and such a sweet bird.
Enjoy your time on your own - I know I do!
sandy xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, such a gorgeous robin and lovely embossed background - so pretty.
I hope you enjoy your little break on your own.

Valerija said...

Wonderful card Kate. Love the cute robin.
Valerija xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

That's a beautiful die and you have created a fabulous Christmas card with it. Loving the shimmery colours of those starlight paints too.
Hope the weather improves for you soon.

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Kate, love the background and wonderful Robin with his lovely shimmer.
Linda xxx

meg said...

the starlight paints really make your robin shimmerKate he's beautiful, great card, snow here as well so a day by the fireside.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
That's one shiny robin which looks fab on this lovely card.
Hope you and T Boy enjoy your weekend of peace and quiet.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Mac Mable said...

Beautifully coloured with the starlight paints. Love the textured embossing folder too. Keep the Christmas cards coming and enjoy your crafty time whilst your DH is away x

Wendy L said...

Sweet card Kate. I am so looking forward to OH going away for afew days in April. !!!!!

Barb said...

This really is a lovey card Kate. It looks lovely coloured in with Starlights too. I'm sure you'll get lots of use from your lovely bird. Barbxx

Cara said...

Just stunning. Starlights give such a fab effect. Hope you're keeping well, Cara x

pam said...

Fabulous Christmas card Kate, love the look of those Starlight paint, something I do not have, sure add a sparkle to your bird. gorgeous embossed background. enjoy your time on your own.
Hugs Pam x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful Kate, lovely card and like the bit of distressing around your embossing, gorgeous colours on your bird.
Nothing like a sick computer, hope you get it back soon.xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful Christmas card, I love the bird. No apologies need for Christmas cards, I love making them too. I usually start in about June or July and keep making after I've mailed out. So I have lots ready ... already... :) Cheers xx

Rita said...

Fabulous card Kate. Excellent colouring too. Hugs Rita xxxx

Florence said...

Fabulous card Kate. Love the robin.
Hugs Flo x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely die, fab card

Jennifer Johnston said...

A beautiful Christmas card you have created Kate. The robin coloured with the Imagination Craft's Starlight paints looks amazing. Love the addition of the Just Pearls, I don't have any of those, must get some. Hope your order arrives soon. Stay snug and warm during this cold spell. Our snow has gone after the temperature rose and we had rain.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Diane said...

Wonderful card Kate and what a beautiful bird.

Hugs diane

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a gorgeous card and such a reat design.
Love that wonderful die cut of the bird, and your gorgeous colouring with the starlight paints.
i do hope you managed to stay warm in this wintery weather.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sue said...

No apologies needed, Icould do Christmas 385 days a year! Beautiful die of the bird and loving the background. Enjoy your quiet time....


MaryH said...

Christmas cards are probably my fav to make too, Kate. Of course I LOVE this darling bird, and how beautifully you've colored him, the detailed brush stroke feathers created such dimension. Also like the great touch with the berries too! The background embossing is lovely, and perfect for this sweet birdie. Enjoy your "me" time, and stay cozy & warm. Hugs & TFS

Donna Heber said...

Beautiful bird image Kate! So pretty.

Pen Sunshinepen said...

What a lovely card and it is always great to see a Robin. Here we always look for a Robin on Christmas Day, a sign of good luck.

Thanks for your visits to my blog. Love hearing from you.

Crafty hugs x

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a lovely winter card! I adore all things birdie, especially for a winter themed card, and your birdie is so amazing! I love that pattern in the background and all of the shimmer is just stunning! Have a wonderful day Kate!

aussie aNNie said...

Kate back again to thank you for your lovely comment. No, I was not the first one to enter, second. Our weather was a tad pleasant today so it was a nice crafting day instead of the intense heat wave, other wise the copic markers dry out while colouring, thanks again.xx{aNNie}