Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Thank you and some Christmas Photos!

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year to You All. Are you all over the Festivities and looking forward to what 2018 has in store for you.

I know for some of you that there are ongoing health issues, so I'm sending you kind thoughts and hugs, that you'll enjoy good health soon.

We had a lovely Christmas with Damian, Moreen and the Pets. However, Moreen was suffering with a bad cold and I had succumbed to another bout of virus, so we didn't stay as long as we usually do. Damian cooked a fabulous Christmas dinner and I have to say my lentil soup was to die for. We exchanged lovely gifts and Rowan and Milo were beside themselves with excitement, here they are with their new scarves;
I didn't think they would wear them, but they did all afternoon and even went out with them at night, money well spent for the cuteness.

Anyway, It's not all about pets, here is a little card to say thank you for a Christmas gift;
Image is by Crafty Individuals 425,it's one of their latest creations. Stamped with a multi-coloured Versacolour ink and red gel pen for the holly berries and silver gel pen for the mistletoe berries. Sentiment is from CB McIntosh sentiment set of stamps. Added a few sequins and that's that.

We had a very quiet Hogmanay, in fact I went to bed early as I'm just not shrugging off this cold, but I am enjoying my book by Ken Follett, A Colum of Fire, it's the third book in the Kingsbridge series and I've been gripped since the start of reading them.  Not one ounce of alcohol has passed my lips, boring or what, I remember back in the day I could party for Scotland, not now, appreciate my comfort too much.

I'll finish off now, but just before that I would like to thank you all for the lovely comments of my last card, and indeed for you visits throughout the last year, I read and appreciated it all.

Here to end my post are a couple photos from Christmas Day

that's Poppy on the back of the Sofa, 
Milo and Alistair, I think he was fighting off Milo's licking. 
Take care Everyone and see you soon


meg said...

lovely to see your Christmas pictures Kate, stunning card the shades of green are beautiful. Meg xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Happy New Year! How cute are your pets! :)
Lovely thank you card, simple and elegant!! Love that green!

rachel said...

Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas Kate and the dog scarves look fabulous!!! I adore your card - really beautiful - love that image!!! Big hugs Rachel xx

pam said...

Happy New Year Kate, my how like my late dog is you Milo, lovely photos.
Beautiful card.
Hugs Pam x

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Kate, a lovely image and colours.
Fabulous photographs, the dogs look super in their new scarves.
Sorry to hear that you have been poorly, I hope you are soon fighting fit.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Jennifer Johnston said...

A very pretty Thank you card Kate, a lovely image.
Loving seeing your Christmas photos. How cute are
Rowan and Milo ! Love their Christmas scarves.
Hope you feel better soon Kate, not a nice virus.
Take care of yourself.
Big Hugs Jennifer xx.

dutchess said...

Thank you Kate for my lovely card and a happy new year to you both....I am afraid I was in bed at 10 in warm pjs,a hot water bottle and a dose of night nurse...
Still feeling better now and ready for 2018...let’s hope it a peaceful,crafty one!
Hugs Xxxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautifully stamped image and thank you card Kate. Glad you had a lovely Christmas and New Year but hope that you feel better soon, too many bugs going around I'm afraid. I had all good intentions of starting off the new year with plenty of blogging and a house de-clutter but succumbed to some bugs of my own :(

Sally H said...

Happy New Year, Kate! Fabulous photos (the Dogs scarves are gorgeous!) The Card is an absolute stunner! Gorgeous shades of green and beautifully stamped. It is one of the stamps that will probably be throwing itself into my online basket very soon! I too was nobbled by the cold bug between boxing day and 30th December, but was well enough to cook for new years eve's 5 guests, thank goodness. All the best for the coming year and I hope you feel much better soon xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Hi Kate. Such a beautiful card! Just wanted to say Happy New Year!! Looks like you had a wonderful holiday! Thank you so much for all of your support and inspiration in 2017. May 2018 be a year of crafting, friendship and good health!! sending hugs :)

Linda Simpson said...

Happy New Year Kate, I hope that it is a wonderful year for you and your family! A gorgeous card, loving the scarves and Poppy looks like my Tiggy who I sadly lost last year.
Linda xxx

Sue said...

A beautiful card, Kate. Loving the scarves for the "kids" too. Too bad you weren't feeling your best, but there is so much flu going around here now.
Take it easy and keep warm. Happy New Year Kate.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hope you are fully recovered now. Sounds like a lovely time. Fab card too x

Anne said...

Happy new year to you Kate, hope you’re feeling better now. Thankfully we were illness free this year but for the first time I can ever remember I wasn’t up to see in the new year. I like your lovely card, nice to see green being used it’s my favourite colour.
Anne xx
PS. Love the dog scarves!!

Mac Mable said...

Great image on your pretty card and loving the tones of green. Thank you for sharing your photos and memories and I too am shaking off a virus and it's taking it's time!

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
Happy New Year to you Alistair.
Yes isn't that cold bug a nasty one.
So glad you had a nice Christmas Day with your family.
Love this wonderful thank you card.
Your stamped design is brilliantly created and the colours are so lovely.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Cara said...

Your thank you card is gorgeous in those shades of green and the dogs look fabulous in their scarves! I hope you're feeling 100% again now x

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!
Happy new year to you and your family with joy and happiness!
I hope you’re feeling much better now!
Such a lovely card!Like the image and the colors too!
And your doggies are so cute!
Take care!Hugs!

Anet van Zyl said...

My husband and I just want to wish you and Alistair a very Happy New Year Kate! Awww Rowan and Milo look so cute with their scarves. Beautiful card, love the green and white combination. Hugs Anet x

Darnell said...

Your card is so fresh and beautiful, Kate, but you know that Rowan and Milo stole the show!! (I'm really partial to black labs!) I'm sorry that you were ill over the holidays and I hope you have been able to completely shake that cold by now!! Happy New Year!! Hugs, Darnell

Sue said...

Gorgeous photo's Kate and love the card all my best wishes for 2018 huggles Sue xx

Mia said...

Beautiful photos, Kate. And what a great card! Happy New Year, my friend.

Flo Langley said...

Lovely card Kate. Pleased to hear you had a lovely Christmas. What great photos. I need to borrow Milo's and Rowan's scarves. It snowed here yesterday and it is sooooo cold today. More snow to come!! :)
Hugs Flo xx

Valerija said...

Wonderful photos. Happy 2018.

Karen said...

Hi Kate,
I have really enjoyed looking through your latest makes and was drooling over the beautiful box you created for your friend Fiona. It's stunning and I'm sure will be treasured for many years.
I really miss my dog Eddy but we're planning on getting some kittens this year so that will be something soft and purring for both of us to cuddle, it's amazing how much animals become part of your life and how important they soon become too. For me and Steve we didn't have children and that's made our pets more important too lol!

I love the scarves you got for the beautiful Poppy and Milo and I'm not surprised they happily wore them, out Eddy used to love wearing some of the tee shirts we purchased for him, he always looked so dapper and funny in them but he loved them.

I wanted to pop over to thank you sweet lady for all the lovely comments you have left me this year and to apologise for my lack of visits, I will try to be a better blogger this year. So happy that you loved some of the cards you did because they've been my favourite projects too. Love this card you created, the colours and stamping are perfect Karen xx

Pat said...

I'm just catching up Kate and love the pretty CI stamp so prettily coloured for your 'thank you' card, and thanks for showing us a bit of your Christmas. I hope new year was equally as good! x

Barb said...

I'm so sorry to have been a bad blogger recently Kate. What a start to the year we've had and I'm still trying to catch up visiting. First I think your card is lovely. Green is my favourite colour. I really enjoyed looking at your photos and the doggies look adorable in their Christmas scarves. I hope you and Moreen are feeling better now. Barbxx