Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello To You All, I hope you are well, but if not, sending out healing and positive thoughts for a speedy recovery.
Happy Valentine's Day, did you get a card landing on the mat this morning? Do you remember when as a youngster the excitement or dread around the 14th of February?  Excitement when you knew you were popular and that you'd receive some cards....at least one, and dread that it would be some kind of miracle if you did receive one, but more than likely not and that you'd have to decide whether you lied or owned up to not getting a single one.  Oh life could be cruel in those days.  I was always in the dread group, but I did own up, dismissing it all as nonsense and don't believe in it at all......yeah right!
Of course now I never need to worry as Alistair always remembers, and he has bought some beautiful ones over the years we have been together.  Anyway today I'm showing what I made for him;
I decided to make a canvas instead of a card this year, I painted on black gesso and then stamped CB hearts from the Swirly Pets set and heat embossed with red WOW powder. The large Love sentiment is also from CB. I had the wooden heart in my stash so painted that up with Imagination Crafts Red Starlight paint and stamped a lovely little sentiment from Creative Stamping magazine and embossed in black powder. added a few little sequins and a bit of black ribbon. I'm pleased to say he loved it.

I had a day off from Milo and Rowan, so we went for a drive to Beauly on the Black Isle and had a lovely lunch at the Priory Hotel, and even had entertainment as there were some folks from two rest homes booked in for lunch and they had engaged a singer/player  who sang Country and Western songs. It just all added to a lovely day.

That's me for now Folks, have a lovely evening, and see you soon,


Mac Mable said...

What an added bonus to having entertainment on your trip out x What a lovely idea to make a canvas instead of a card. Gorgeous colours, gorgeous shine and a lovely layout x Happy Valentine's Day x I was in the dread group too x

http://cheryl-cherylscreativeatcscards.blogspot.co.uk/ said...

Gorgeous hun super idea to make a canvas hugs cheryl xxx

Barb said...

Your canvas is really beautiful Kate and what a good idea to make a lovely gift instead of a card.

How lucky you were to be able to enjoy live music with your meal. I love country and western music. It makes me want to dance!

I was also one of the young girls who never had a valentine card and I also owned up. Then when I was 15 I met my hubby and have had ONE card every year since! Barbxx

meg said...

A wonderful keepsake for Alistair Kate, sounds as though you had a great day out too.

cotnob said...

A fabulous canvas Kate, it looks lovely and sparkly.
It sounds like you had a lovely day out - how nice.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

dutchess said...

Great idea to do a canvas Kate...it's really stunning.....glad you got out for lunch we went out and walked a snowdrop trail at Burton Agnes it was beautiful and sunny but bitterly cold...needed the hot soup after...xxxxx

Jennifer Johnston said...

Love this canvas Kate, something different for valentine's Day. I'm sure Alistair appreciated all the work and thought you put into it. Love the sparkle too. So pleased you enjoyed your meal out.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

pam said...

Fabulous canvas for valentines Kate, great idea and will be a lovely keepsake.
Glad you had a wonderful outing.
Pam x

MaryH said...

I do remember the school day valentines, and we always made some in class too. I still love the retro look on some of the stamps that make a card for Valentine's Day. And I love this canvas that you made for your Hero. The pretty pink hearts look right at home on the striations in the black gesso, which makes it totally perfect for a Macho Guy like yours! TFS & Happy V. Day.

aussie aNNie said...

Your creation is gorgeous Kate, love this one. Sounds like you guys had a fabulous day out, music, food, good company what else could you want...hugs to you .xx ♥{aNNie}

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a gorgeous make, love it. As for your day out that sounds lovely

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous canvas Kate, I love all the wonderful detail and wonderful heart.
Linda xxx

Sandy said...

Glad you had such a lovely day - I love going out to lunch and then I don't cook dinner that night!
What a wonderful idea to make a Valentine canvas for Alistair -- so pretty too!
Sandy xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Well this is truly a work of art and hopefully will take pride of place on your wall.
In was in the sad group who used to get one from my Mum and Dad until I discovered boys lol!
Did you order some Choccy B stamps today?
Ang x

Sue said...

Hi Kate, your canvas is so nice, I'm sure that Alistair loved and appreciated your making it for him. Valentines Day was a big deal when we were youngsters. We all brought a shoe box to school and decorated it in art class. Then each child brought everyone in the class a valentine and placed them in each individual box, which had a slit in the top for them. Then on Valentines Day, we opened all the valentines, so much fun.


Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful canvas for Valentines day, the sparkle is awesome. Take good care, Shirleyxx

rachel said...

beautiful Kate - saw this on FB earlier - lovely xx