Thursday, 23 February 2017

April Showers!

Hello Everyone, I hope all is well with you today and you've not been hit with the snow as we have. Seems like some areas are really bad. Where we are in Inverness, the rain has washed it all away, but I'm not sure if there is more to follow.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my previous card, your kind comments mean a lot and are very much appreciated.

I've been looking through my Little Claire stamps once again and have chosen another Club Set to colour up;

I think these images are just lovely and I've coloured them with Faber-Castell pastel Pencils, and papers are from LOTV, a few gems some glitter and that was me done. They are just for my box for when I need to send a wee note.

I'm appalled at how many of the LC stamp sets I have that have never been used, I really must try and use more of them and they are all so lovely.

I was delighted to be picked in the top 3 in the Chocolate Baroque colour challenge for last month with my tulips card. It's the only challenge I really do regularly, and it's great to be picked by the DT.

I'm counting the days till I go down to Glasgow for the Craft Show  and will meet up with two for my CCC team mates Rita and Carol. I've met Rita a couple of times and had a great blether and found that we shared more in common than just making card. Carol, I've never met so I'm so looking forward to that. I've still to make a list of what I'm looking to buy and of what I already have, but I will be heading for the Imagination Crafts stall for sure. The superb Mr. John Lockwood will also be demonstrating and will pop along and see him too. This is all happening next Thursday and I will be up at silly o'clock in the morning to get the first bus out of Inverness, a long day and I'm doing the trip in the one day, so I'll be whacked on the Friday, but worth it.

Just before I go I thought that I'd show my latest socks,
Knitted up with  Opal Little Prince yarn, they are gorgeous and bright, and the pattern knitted up looking like Fair Isle, and believe me cosy socks are still needed up here.

Have a lovely evening and see you soon,


Barb said...

Two lovely cards Kate. I particularly like the second. The ducks are so cute and I love the sentiment. It sounds as if you're going to have a great time next Thursday. It will be lovely to meet up with your friend again and another for the first time. I love your socks. They look so nice and cosy. I treated myself to two new pairs of slippers yesterday! Barbxx

Lorraine said...

Two lovely cards Kate and I love the bright coloured socks.
Lorraine x

Mac Mable said...

Great socks, so cosy and yes we still need them up here. Cute cards today and great to have in...just in case x Congratulations on the shout out too and yes it's great to be picked by the DT x

meg said...

Two great cards Kate, perfect for the weather today, enjoy your trip to Glasgow.

cotnob said...

Super cards Kath, very appropriate for the weather today - our wall has been blown over, it was a good job our neighbours car wasn't parked in their drive.
Your socks are fabulous, I could really do with some like that - I wish I could knit more than simple things.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

rachel said...

Beautiful cards Kate - the images are lovely! And very well done on the top three - thats fabulous! As for those socks - I adore them - so very pretty! Big hugs rachel x

pam said...

Super socks Kate, lovely colours.. could have made use of these today!, what with the terrible rain and wind! cold.
Pam x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very cute cards and fab socks, lovely colours. I can't wear wool though. Had a fab evening meeting Elly Griffiths, pic on FB.

Rita said...

Beautiful card as always Kate. The socks look amazing . Counting the days now till the show and enjoy a catch-up with Carol too. I went to Troon today and the sea was wild, it was really bitter cold too, even my eyeballs were freezing, that's how they felt anyway. Wrap up warm and have a good restful week in readiness for Thursday. Hugs Rita xxxx

aussie aNNie said...

What lovely sweet cards Kate, made me smile. Your sox look snug and warm.xx{aNNie}

Pen Sunshinepen said...

HI Kate, super cute cards, just love all those images. Those socks are to die for .... are they made with natural wool? It is a shame I can not wear wool makes my skin bad. But putting that aside I think your socks are just great.
Hope you have survived Storm Doris....

Thank you for popping over to visit me.

Pen x

Linda Simpson said...

These are beautiful Kate, loving the socks.
Linda xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
2 wonderful cards, and and beautiful stamped images.
Your designs are really fab and your colouring is great.
My I love those wonderful and super socks and their gorgeous colour.
So glad your snow has gone.
Enjoy your trip to the Glsgow craft show.
It will be well worth getting exhausted for.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Congratulations on your Choccy B triumph. Well deserved.
Terrific cards, especially the ducks (I'm biased lol!) and the socks look fantastic. I love my Kate specials.
Best wishes.
Ang x

MaryH said...

Congratulations on being picked Top Three (easy to see why however). I love both these cards, and how well they fit with the weather you've been describing of late. Cute layouts that really show off the images, and I like the placement on each of the cards. Those ducks in willies cracked me up. Enjoy the you will find lots of goodies. Great coloring these images, too, BTW! TFS & Hugs

MaryH said...

Oops, forgot to say how much I like those rainbow socks. They look very cosy and stylish! Hugs

Diane said...

Two lovely cards Kate and what wonderful colors on your knitted socks.

Hugs Diane

Flo Langley said...

Two lovely cards Kate. Super socks.
Hugs Flo x

Sue said...

Really fun cards, Kate. Love the stamps and ducks with boots made me laugh!
Have a great time at the show, ours doesn't happen until August, but always look forward to it. LOVE the socks, what a talent you have and the colors are wonderful. Enjoy the rest of the week.


Sandy said...

Okay - where do I start!! Your socks are gorgeous - fantastic!!!
And I love both of your card - the colors, your coloring, the layout. What is not to love I ask!!!
Sandy xx

Anne said...

2 very different cards - I love both colourways but the brights jumped out at me!
How lovely that you get to meet up with crafty friends - your toes will be cosy in your lovely new socks (I never did get the hang of knitting!)

Anne x