Thursday, 6 April 2017

In the Garden!

Hello there Folks and how are you all today?? well I hope and having a good day so far. 
We have a mixture of sunshine and dull, but really quite cold, just when you think Spring has sprung it gets cold again.

Our washing machine packed in on Monday and I felt like having a wake for it as it was an old friend of 18years, with never a days worry. So as I could never be without a washing machine off we went to see what we could buy and I decided that I wanted another Bosch as mine had been so faithful, but what kind of price would they be now I wondered.  However, one chosen and it was so sad seeing the old one being taken away this morning, yes I do get too attached to "things", Alistair is just sad at having to pay for it. Anyway, the new one is up and running, well washing really, after having had a warm welcome in the hope that it will be with us for just as long.  I bet your all thinking "gosh doesn't she lead an exciting life", maybe not, " my goodness she's sad, get a life" LOL

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last project, and for taking the time to visit.

I have a card to share today;
I just love Card-io stamps and I treated myself to a few new sets the other month. I had been so disappointed that they weren't at the Glasgow show this year.
Background made with DI and Card-io images, I just love the tortoises and the snail, there is even a wee worm on the wheel of the barrow, oh and catch the spiders dangling from their webs  The sentiment is also Card-io. Lots of sparkle to finish off. Just one of those cards you send Just Because.

That's me for today, taking things easy as yesterday was one of those days you wish you'd never started, you know the kind, I'm sure you've all had them, so I'll say cheerio for now and see you soon,


Dortesjs said...

sorry to hear about your washing machine, hope you get a new faithful one ;O)
Very lovely card you made, i dont know Card IO stamps but they look awsome ;O)

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Kate, simply lovely..
Your washing machine has done well to last so long. We had one for a year and it packed in but we were lucky we took out extra warranty so it was replaced with a new one...

Take care and have a lovely day.xx ♥[aNNie]

Pen Sunshinepen said...

What a wonderful card, I too love Cardio stamps. You have a good few years with your washing machine, hope your new one will be just as good.

Beautiful day here today so hope to get out in the garden later.

Thanks for your visits


Valerija said...

A lovely card with amazing background.
valerija xx

Wendy L said...

Pretty card Kate.
We had to replace our washer last year, then the fridge, then the freezer and finally Johns laptop, phew, fingers crossed no more!!!!

Linda Simpson said...

This is beautiful Kate, love the scene you have created and wonderful sentiment.
Linda xxx

MaryH said...

That was excellent service from your old washing machine. Nowadays, they certainly don't last that long (at least in the USA, for the most part!) Love your garden silhouette, and that is a fantastic looking background. Just the thing to cheer up a windy, and chilly day. Hugs (and I expect most of us lead just the same kind of exciting life as you described!)

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very wonderful card and such a great scene you have created.
Super designing as usual.
I did have a laugh at you saying about Alitair not being happy to have to fork out for a new washing machine.
I keep hoping mine is going to break down as I have had it for nearly 10 years, and I hate it as it has a door on the front and I have to put a tea towel over the top to stop crumbs that go into the rubber inside, and you can't get them out once they are in there.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Cara said...

This is fabulous, love all the little details tucked away on it. Cara x

rachel said...

Great pretty make kate. Not seen these stamps from card io. Hoping they'll be at port sunlight this year. Funny about your washing machine. Hope your new one is good for you. I had a new one about a year ago. Its a miele and touchwood has been good up to now!!! Bug hugs rachel xx

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Kate, you have created a lovely scene.
Wow! Your washing machine did well, mine usually only last a couple of years - my latest is a Bosch so hopefully it will last a it longer!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Sue said...

Oh you beat me Kate mine lasted 13 years and I was sad to see it go just hoping this one lasts as long lol! Such a pretty card I love all the colours the way I have those days every day so don't worry about it :))))) huggles Sue xxxxxx

pam said...

Beautiful card Kate, lovely scene you have created.
Hope you get as good a service from your new washer.
Pam x

Unknown said...

Aww what a gorgeous gardeny card! Love the whole pretty scene you've created!
Lucy x

meg said...

Beautiful card Kate, the stamping looks really effective against the soft background colours,fingers crossed the new washing machine is as good as the last one.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
You have worked wonders with the Card-io stamps. I love these little stamps and you've created a lovely scene.
Our dishwasher is about 14 years old and I've treated it to new basket wheels but it needs a new door seal too. Just hoping that keeps it chugging along for a few more years.
Ang x

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hope your new machine serves you as well and as long as your old one did. It is always sad to see an old friend go but also nice to see a nice new machine too! Love this pretty card Kate, a lovely little scene you have created, reminds me of our gardening days and yes we have lots of snails too lol!!! no tortoises but a few hedgehogs lol! Have a happy, peaceful Sunday.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Dortesjs said...

Hello, just to let you know i put on a translation button on my blog now ;O))

Sue said...

What a lovely garden scene you have created, Kate. I noticed the tortoise and the snail right away! Really nice background too.


Barb said...

A lovely card Kate. I've not seen these stamps before. I love the tortoise. Your washing machine certainly gave you good service. My hubby feels the same when he gets rid of a car. Barbxx

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful card Kate, love the scene you created. Hugs Anet x