Sunday, 28 May 2017

Mistletoe and Wine for CCC!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and enjoying your weekend. Has your weather broken as ours has? From glorious sunshine and heat to rain and cloudy and a drop in temp, oh well the gardens needed the rain.

I've been away on holiday in Madeira, and loved every bit of it, what a wonderful island, I would highly recommend a holiday there if you ever get the chance.  Been back a week but, it's taken ages to get back into some sort of stride, and Alistair was way again the day after on a sail down Loch Ness and guiding two chaps from Ireland walking the Great Glen Way. His brother Jim had been in hospital whilst we were out the country with an awful sounding virus, so I have hardly had time to turn around. Hopefully things will calm down a bit now.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post which was a CCC one too.
So here we are once again and this time it was our lovely Rita's choice of theme and she wanted Mistletoe and Wine.  Well, I really didn't know what to do, you really set a challenge Rita, and to be honest, I felt nothing like creating any kind of card, my creative juices seem to have been mislaid whilst on holiday. I raked amongst my stamps and here is what I've come up with;
Is Mistletoe and Wine a song?? Anyway it's a CB stamp and the wine glass is a Honey Doo stamp set I bought last year, the bunches of grapes are also in the set, I've used the fabulous TH die in the corner and some Papermania paper in the background. Sentiment made on the computer, added loads of sparkle and Just Pearls. Oh and all coloured with SN Colourblend pencils.

I hope you like it Rita, I don't like to miss a challenge if I can help it, but I felt I was perhaps this might have been the one, glad it wasn't. Thanks Rita for the challenge.

I do have photos from our holiday, but that will be another post, I'll just finish with this photo of Teallach looking so relaxed cos his people are home.

Have a lovely Bank Holiday, take care,


Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous card for our theme this time Kate, I'm running late too after my holiday and blog break, getting back in to some sort of routine is proving difficult and the heat hasn't helped this week either, very tiring.

Rita said...

Kate, you're card for this challenge looks amazing. I nearly used the Honey doo set as well and changed my mind. This really does make me want to sing this wonderful song by Cliff Richard. Beautiful card and amazing colours too. Glad you both enjoyed your holiday. Hugs Rita xxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Really nice card Kate, love the gorgeous colours. xx

dutchess said...

That's lovely Kate....I love the wine colour as well as all your great stamps and such a fun design...glad you had a wonderful holiday,always hard to get going back at home when your mind is still enjoying the holiday....
Enjoy the rest of the weekend xxxx

Marlene Atkinson said...

Love this card Kate, gorgeous colours. Have a great bank holiday. Marlene

scrappymo! said...

My goodness, kate. You have had a busy time!
Hope life settles in your routine soon. I do know that feeling of wanting to regain it, when you have been away.

Your card is fabulous! I love how you worked in all the elements of the theme. I cheated and added my wine glasses to the inside. Hope to get that inside photo posted tonight.

The grape clusters are perfect with that bit of colour from the diamond stamp.
Such a beautiful card.

Christine Harrop said...

Fabulous card Kate. You have caught the theme perfectly for Rita's challenge. Glad you enjoyed Madeira. We have been twice because we liked it so much. Take care! Hugs Christine xx PS I'm running late and have only just made my card so it won't be up until tomorrow.

Florence said...

Gorgeous card Kate. Lovely interpretation of the challenge. I now have Cliff singing in my head...trying to get rid of the images of him swaying though! lol! Nice song. Pleased to hear you both had a great holiday. Never been but heard from many that it is a lovely place. Looking forward to seeing the photos. Sending healing hugs to Jim and wishing him a speedy recovery. Nice to have you back!
Take care,
Flo xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Kate, love the design and wonderful mistletoe. It sounds like you have hit the ground running from your holiday and I hope things calm down soon for you.
Linda xxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I love the card that you've made Kate and you've done an excellent interpretation of the theme. Great layout, stamping and colouring. Pleased to hear that you had a good holiday. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

meg said...

Beautiful card Kate, love the mistletoe,

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Kate, gorgeous card. Yes, it is a song, sung by Cliff Richard if my memory serves me well. Which is never guaranteed! I have that Honeydoo set, I didn't think of that when I was struggling to find something for the theme. Rita really challenged us with this one! Hugs, Shaz XX

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
so glad you had a good holiday.
Your card is wonderful and such a very lovely design.
Love the mistletoe and the super wine glass with the grapes inside.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Kate, I think you've nailed the theme - a fabulous colour combination and great sentiment.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Cara said...

Looks like you found your mojo with this card, it looks great. Glad you had a good holiday, my parents went there a few years ago and loved it too. Looks like Puddy was pleased to have you back x

Sandy said...

What a theme - could not be better "wine and mistletoe!" Wonderful card Kate -- I am really looking forward to see your vacation pictues!!
sandy xx

rachel said...

what a gorgeous and clever card Kate - really pretty and well thought out! Well done you. Glad you had a good holiday - I am looking forward to seeing your pics! Teallach looks very pleased to see you back! Bless! Hugs rachel x

pam said...

Gorgeous card for your theme Kate, you have made a perfect card.
Glad you had a wonderful holiday, sounds like you`ll need another.
take care.
Hugs Pam x

Carol said...

Great take on the theme Kate...I thought I was going to miss too but managed the mistletoe part! I love Madeira too although it's a few years since we were last there. Carol x

Anne said...

Glad you had a lovely holiday Kate, we've never been to Madeira but my Mum and Dad enjoyed it very much. The weather changed here too and the garden got a nice watering but then it was lovely again today despite a bad forecast.
Great card and a perfect take on the theme, haha yes Mistletoe and Wine is a song (quite a bad one really but a bit of a classic by Cliff Richard!!)

Anne xx

Valerija said...


Wendy L said...

Grand Job and I think I would struggle with this theme too, xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

It is a song by Sir Cliff, hard challenge though, well done. Look forward to hol pics x

Mac Mable said...

You are really hard on yourself as I think thus is a gorgeous card with lots to look at, lots of elements and great colours.....what's not to like? Looking forward to seeing the photos of Madeira in due course and glad you had such a lovely time away x

Sue said...

Kate, you always seem to find just the right elements for this challenge, no matter what it is. Lovely card. Background, wine glass, amazing. Glad you had such a good time away, can't wait to see your pics, always enjoy seeing them.

ps Your boy is beautiful (I think he knows it too)

Lorraine said...

A fabulous Christmas card Kate, lovely colours and design
Lorraine x

Jennifer Johnston said...

This is lovely Kate, the stamps you have used, are just perfect
for the challenge Rita gave you. Love the colours too. Pleased you both enjoyed your holiday in Madeira The weather has broken here too! Dull and cloudy but not very much rain for the gardens, not enough to wet the surface!
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Mrs A. said...

This is great . The stamps you have found are just perfect. I love the colours . Hugs Mrs A.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Good to have you back after your lovely holiday.
Your card fits your theme just perfectly.
Yes, mistletoe and wine is a bloomin Stiff Richard song (no, that isn't a misspelling lol!) and its now an earworm I can't get rid of!
T Boy is just the cutest bundle of fluff.
Ang x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Kate,
Great card, love what you have done on it.
Glad you had a good holiday and enjoyed Maderia it is so beautiful there.
Mr T certainly looks well settled, one happy cat!!
Have a good day.
Patricia xxx