Tuesday, 17 October 2017


Yes Hello Everyone, I hope all is well with you and you've not been caught up within storm Ophelia. Just awful that there have been deaths in Ireland.  We were supposed to be hit last night, through the night, but up here it was really only heavy rain, we were very lucky. I think though that the weather is still to be stormy till the weekend.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my CCC cards, you are very kind and I appreciate then all and the time it takes to visit and comment.

I have a little Hello card today;
A simple card but I think it's very effective, I started off stamping the Big Bold Leafy Background stamp from CB and heat embossed in white, then coloured with Oxides, I believe this is called the resist technique. Added a sentiment die from Xcut and a few sequins. I think this style would be good for batch making.

Now for another pair of socks;
This was lovely yarn to work with, Arne and Carlos and I loved the way the pattern of the yarn takes shape. They were for Mr. Duck when we went to Coventry, and as I had never met him, I had no way of knowing his size, but all was well, fitted and liked.

Alistair is out at his music group tonight, quiet night for me and puss and for some reason, it really will be quiet as I plan to sit and read...no TV, so I will get myself comfy, get a coffee and settle down.

That's all for now, enjoy your evening too and see you soon,


Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the colours you have used Kate and beautiful resist stamping. Those socks look very cozy and warm, just right for the weather we are sure to have soon. Enjoy your evening.

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Kate, lovely colours and super embossed leafy background.
Fabulous socks, they look so warm and cosy.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

pam said...

Beautiful card Kate, love your background colours.
Those socks look perfect.
Hugs Pam x

rachel said...

Gorgeous card Kate - that background stamp is very useful. It looks brilliant here. Glad you didn't suffer in the storm - neither did we really - more wind here than anything! Loving those socks too - you are so clever Kate! Hugs rachel x

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable card, so sweet and love the simple design! Beautiful and warm socks, you are so talented! :)

Mac Mable said...

What a great effect on your beautiful card and love the colours you've used. Great socks too...Enjoy your quiet night x The storm caused us a sleepless night but no damage x

aussie aNNie said...

FABULOUS Kate, love the gorgeous colours. I am glad you are ok with the storm too....xxx [aNNie]

MaryH said...

Such a pretty blended look with the DOX colors you've chosen...I love the embossed pattern and the dimensional sentiment. Very CAS, bright and just beautiful. Wonderful warm looking sox too, bet they feel so comfy on the feet of a cold night. So glad to hear you didn't get any really bad stuff from the storm. TFS & Hugs. HOpe you enjoyed your coffee & quiet!

Valerija said...

Soooo beautiful card Kate, I just love the colours. Great socks too, they looking so warm...I just love warm socks.
Valerija xx

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

I like the colours you have used a great card and the socks look really cosy xx

dutchess said...

What a great card Kate the colours are fabulous against the white embossing....and another pair of super socks....I hope you had a lovely evening ...I sat and read a book from start to finish yesterday it was wonderful...tucked up on the sofa with lots of coffee and chocolate...a perfect day xxxx

Linda Simpson said...

This is a beautiful card Kate, love the colours. I also love the socks too.
Linda xxx

Sandy said...

Wonderful colors and you have done such a nice job.
As always, your knitting is fantastic,
I too like to have quiet nights and I keep a book going all the time.
Hopefully, storm season is behind us here on our little island. So many storms around the world. Fires have been raging in California. So many people were killed and scores more have been left homeless.

I enjoy your posts Kate.
Sandy xx

Diane said...

Wow Kate what gorgeous colors and fun design. The socks are delightful.

Hugs Diane

Flo Langley said...

Stunning card Kate. Mr. Ducks socks look lovely and cozy warm. Pleased to hear you managed to escape most of the storm.
Hugs Flo x

Mia said...

Great card, Kate. I love the beautiful background. And the socks are amazing! I love the yarn! Kisses, my friend.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Well, we really are terrific lucky ones at The Pond as I have this beautiful card on the shelf and Mr D is going to have to have the socks surgically removed as he's always in them lol! You're a talented lassie.
Enjoyed the catch up yesterday.
Ang x

Mrs A. said...

Lovely colours for your background. I am still resisting buying those oxides but my resolve is weakening every time I see another blogger use them!! socks for Mr Duck look most cosy. How long does it take you to knit one pair? Hugs Mrs A.

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi Kate, I love the resist technique and your card looks amazing with the white leaves and the gorgeous background colours. Pleased Mr. Duck liked his socks. Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Jenifer xx.

Anne said...

This is beautiful Kate, the background deserves to be the star of the show!
Have a lovely weekend my friend
Anne x

Cara said...

Love that combination of colours on your beautiful card. Bet Mr Duck loved his socks x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card, I did see it on Facebook, I love the colours. Very effective with the white embossing of the bold background from CB. The sock looks awesome. I'm afraid if I started into knitting and crochet I would run out of space for all the yarn I would collect :) However I usually have an embroidery project on the go... it takes me forever as I tend to go to inky stuff first :) Take care, Shirleyxx

Sue said...

Lovely background, and the white embossing is perfect on it. Makes such a pretty card, Kate. Socks are awesome....you are so talented! My Grandma used to make us mittens for Christmas every year, they were the best and warmest. I did crochet, but never got the hang of knitting, sadly.


Anet's Crafting said...

Your card is beautiful Kate, love the soft colour combination you achieved as background. Well done. Hugs Anet x