Tuesday, 2 May 2017

The Not So Ugly Bug Ball!

Hello Everyone, did you all enjoy the Bank Holiday?? I hope so and that your weather was as good as ours here in the North of Scotland.  Today is lovely too and seems like the week is to be good. 

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my Christmas cards, it is very kind of you.
Getting a fair old amount in the Christmas box now and it does really make all the difference when December arrives. If anyone wants to join us just get in touch and I can steer you in the right direction.

Well the Great Adventurer arrived back yesterday having had a marvellous time and all sunburned, so the rain dances didn't work.  What was hilarious though was that Alistair and his friend Jack, as they came through the door both asked how the concert went, before any hellos or Honey I'm home was uttered.  I think, there was some discussion in the tepee about my annoyance and  that it would be a good thing when arriving home to make sure it was the first thing that was asked. I could hardly keep a straight face. Men they really haven't a clue. I think Jack was roped into it in case Alistair forgot, lol.

Anyway, the concert was brilliant, all went well and the hard work of the months paid off. The soloists were marvellous, especially the Soprano who's voice was so clear and boy could she reach the high notes. Here is a couple of photos taken at the rehearsal in the afternoon;
A small selection of the first and second Sopranos, I'm just behind the lady with the white hair,
This is the full choir, orchestra and soloists sitting in front. We are a very big choir, around 140 now, when I joined away back in 2004 there were only 80.

So that's us done and dusted until we resume in August, so we have a lovely long break.

Here is my card and it's one I just loved putting together;
I just love these little bug stamps from Card-io, aren't they just so cute. The tortoises decided to have a Bug Ball and invited all their friends, even the birds which was a risky thing to do, but I guess they all got along.  The stamps are a mixture of Card-io, Inkylious, and freebies from Creative Magazines, I think they all work together.  Versa colour inks for the background and a bit of sparkle.

a wee bit more close up.  I hope you like it, it's not for anyone or any particular occasion, it just tickled me to make it.

That's me for now, have s great day and I'll see you soon,


Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Kate, love the cute scene you have created.
Linda xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Have you gone short with your hair?
Looks like a fabulous ensemble (the choir, not your hair ....... well of course your hair looks fabulous too, but you know what I mean!).
Men are so transparent and naive to think we don't realise lol!
Anyhoo, you have now given me an earworm with that song now after seeing this delightful card ....... 🎵"Come on lets crawl......" 🎶

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Really love your beautiful card. Perfect for Spring. So sorry I haven't been blog hopping much lately. Been extremely busy with our son's upcoming wedding and other activities. Have a wonderful day Kate and thank you so much for all of your sweet comment you leave on my blog.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

There's a lot of stamping going on here with lots of interesting things to look at. I love the colours that you've used too. The choir looks amazing and I bet it sounds even better. I must be lovely to be part of something like that. Take care Kate and enjoy the rest of your week. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Zoe Tant said...

Lovely cards and looks like a super concert. Zx

meg said...

Fantastic card Kate, Love the background I have tried to create one several times but am never happy with the result must keep trying though, love all the elements at the bug ball. Meg xx

Valerija said...

Gorgeous card. I love the scene you have created.
Valerija xx

dutchess said...

Great fun card Kate all those bugs....
Looks like you had a great concert as well....success all round! Xxxx

Cara said...

Men! I love all the cute bugs and beasties on your card, just adorable. Cara x

cotnob said...

A super card Kate, such a lovely scene.
I'm so pleased to hear that your concert went well and that Alistair is home safe and sound - if a little sheepish!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
so glad your concert was a success.
Love this wonderful card and your wonderful scene you have created.
The colours are so very pretty.
Your rain dance may have not worked for your hubby, but it sure did work for me.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jennifer Johnston said...

Sounds like your concert was very successful Kate, not to mention, enjoyable for all concerned. The members certainly have multiplied! I just love your pretty, fun card, so fresh and your little bugs are just so cute, I shall never look at our garden in the same way again lol! imagining all the little bugs having a ball on our lawn lol! Glad Alistair is home safe and sound. Take care my lovely friend.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

pam said...

Glad your concert went well Kate, fabulous photos.
What a brilliant outdoor scene you created on this fabulous card Kate.
Pam x

Rita said...

Fabulous pictures Kate. I have just fallen in love with this card. Every picture tells a story and boy are these little bugs having a ball. Love everything about it. Hugs Rita xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So glad the concert went well. Fab card love all the little creatures

aussie aNNie said...

Great pics Kate, interesting. Loving your fabulous card and those creatures are just adorable.xx ♥[aNNie]

Lucy Woods said...

The choir looks fab! What a great thing to be part of!
Love your card too! What a sweet fun design!
Lucy x

downrightcrafty said...

what a lovely card
hugs Kate xxx

Mac Mable said...

So glad the concert well went and well done x Such a cute card with lots to look at and yes it looks like you had fun creating the scene on your adorable card x

Pamellia Johnson said...

One of my favourite kind of cards are the ones I make just for me. With nobody or no occasion in particular in mind, just using what I fancy. This card really turned out fantastic Kate! I just love all the wonderful animals getting along together! You've created a lovely spring day in a field I would really like to visit!! Beautiful creation!! hugs :)

Sandy said...

I see you, I see you!!!! I wish I could attend one of your concerts! So you know a few rain dances. We really need rain here in Northern Florida.
It looks like you had fun putting this card together - nice job!
Sandy xx

Sue said...

Look at all the critters you managed into this delightful scene. Very unique and creative, Kate.


Florence said...

Adorable card Kate. Fabulous scene. Love those caterpillars! :) Pleased to hear the concert went well. TFS the photo.
Hugs Flo xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Kate your card is just gorgeous, love you sky background and all the pretty detail. Hugs Anet x