Saturday, 17 June 2017

Keep Climbing!

Hello to You All, I hope you are having  a good weekend with some good weather. We are a bit overcast, but it's warm, in fact it feels like it could be a bit thundery and there are dark clouds which herald rain.
I decided to treat Hubby to a nice lunch out and friends recommended Tiso, the outdoor shop as they had a lovely cafe, so that's what we did and it was lovely, and it gave Alistair an opportunity to look at bikes. He's decided he needs a new one, and right enough, the one he uses just for going short cycles was out of the dump years ago,and since then he has fitted new wheels, tyres, brakes, and I don't know what all else. So I certainly don't grudge him a new one. He is astounded at the price of them now, around £600 and upwards into the £1000s. Most of them come with disc brakes which for Alistair means that if they break he won't be able to mend it himself, so it seems these latest bikes cost a lot to maintain. However, my only input is that he never spends money on himself so just go for it if you want.  He could still be in a quandary this time next year, he takes his time in making up his mind.

Anyway, I want to thank you all on the lovely comments on my last cards, I always appreciated them and the time you take to visit me.

Here is what I have for you today;
Card made for Alistair's friend who like him is a climber, but unfortunately he is badly in need of a hip replacement but is terrified of the op, so Alistair wanted a wee card to give him a bit of encouragement.
Stamp by Our Daily Bread, the sentiment also, it's from a religious set of stamps with various  quotes from the bible, but this is a fab stamp for Willie. Kept a simple black and white colour theme. I hope it does the trick for him. They have been friends from school days and share their love of climbing from that earlier time when they decided there must be something better out there than the back courts of the Glasgow tenements and street corners, and they have climbed all over the world together.

The postie has just been and delivered some Oxide Inks, away to have a play with them now.
Enjoy your weekend and see you soon,


Marlene Atkinson said...

A beautiful card, hope your friend has his operation soon. Marlene

dutchess said...

What a fabulous stamp Kate and so dramatic in the black and white....perfect for your friend....I know how afraid my Mum was of her op but she never looked back after having it and got her life back so gentle persuasion to get him to go for it.....
Fabulous weather here hot and sunny and the washing all dried enjoy the rest of the weekend xxxxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is a lovely card Kate and I'm sure that Alistair's friend will really appreciate it. The weather's been glorious here today and it's been so nice to take time out to relax in the garden. Lucky you getting some Distress Oxides, they're definitely on my crafty wish list. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sounds like a lovely lunch, he should treat himself to a new bike I think. What angreat image, fab card

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very beautiful card and such a lovely design.
Love that wonderful stamped image.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cotnob said...

A super card Kate, a fabulous image and sentiment - it sounds perfect for Alistair's friend.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Cara said...

I was going to say that this was a perfect card to give him a push in the right direction, but that sounds like I'm pushing him off the mountain! Fab card, enjoy your play with your new inks, looking froward to hearing your thoughts on them x

Patricia said...

Brilliant card Kate, Willlie will love it.
Bikes are an awful price these days, I am not surprised Alistair is still thinking!!
Our Thomas who has grown so much recently needs a new one for here at our house.
Have a great weekend
Patricia xxx

Dortesjs said...

ohh i love black and white, great stamp and very nice card all together ;O))

rachel said...

great card and I like the sound of your delivery Kate - oh you will have fun! Sounds like Alistair has a hard task ahead of him choosing a bike! Good luck! Hugs rachel x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Beautiful CAS card. Just right and needs no more.
Sounds like he'll need the op if he wants to keep climbing, bless him.
Eeek, that's some price for a bike. I'd gently nudge him to the new hobby of roller skating or skate boarding lol!!!
Best wishes.
Ang x

pam said...

Beautiful CAS card Kate, love the stamp and sentiment.
Pam x

meg said...

A fabulous card for Alistair's friend Kate, the scene is dramatic in the black and white with a perfect sentiment. Love it

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card for hubby's mate Kate, hope he has the op soon and feels like climbing again.Enjoy your Oxides they are fun to use. Raining cats n dogs here for over a week so looks like another few indoor days for me..xx [aNNie]

Mac Mable said...

Firstly I have a husband who takes a long while to make his mind up too so I do understand xxx What a perfect card today and what a shame Alistair's friend has to have a hip replacement, he's going to love this card x What wonderful memories they must have x

Sue said...

A beautiful scene, Kate, and quite stark on the white card, lets that scene be the only thing you need to see!!! Lovely card, hope it does the trick for Alistair's friend. Men aren't as impulsive as women when it comes to buying something....he'll know when he finds just what he is looking for.


Jennifer Johnston said...

This is a fabulous card Kate, love the stamp and the sentiment, so appropriate for your Hubby's friend. I'm sure they could write a book about their escapades over all those years of climbing together.

Enjoy your new Oxides, looking forward to seeing what you do with them. Have a good week and many thanks for stopping by my blog, much appreciated.
Love & Hugs Jennifer xx.

Barb said...

Your card has a lovely image Kate and a good strong sentiment. I'm sure Alistair,s friend will appreciate it. A replacement hip changed my MILS life for the better. I hope Alistair decides to get his new bike and you enjoy playing with your new oxides. I bet you love them. I know I do. Barbxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

That's such a fabulous stamp Kate. It looks very striking in black and white and will certainly give Alistair's friend a reminder of what he is missing. My mum had her op a year ago and has been marvelous ever since. She is like a new woman at 86!
A little cooler here today thank goodness, I hope you had a lovely play with your oxides, looking forward to seeing your creations.

Diane said...

What a fabulous stamp Kate and gorgeous design.

Hugs Diane

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card and image. Thank you for your visits to my blog while I am away.
Linda xxx

Florence said...

Super card Kate. The design looks fabulous in black and white.
Hope Alistair's friend is able to have his op soon. I did smile when I read your post. Erm...terrified of ops. Like mountain climbing doesn't look scary!!! These action men, what are they like.
We have always mended everything and it is difficult when you have lived like that to then go and treat yourself to something new especially when everything is so expensive.
Hugs Flo xx

Tiso said...

Thanks for the wee mention ! If you're visiting us in store or heading out for adventure, share your photos and stories with #MyTiso!