Sunday, 18 February 2018

Deer of Friends for CCC!

Hello Everyone, I hope your weekend is going well and you are enjoying yourselves.
We've had a bitter cold day, but with sun shining. We went to Aviemore to have a walk around Loch An Eilein, it's a beautiful place and we braved the cold to sit at the head of the Loch to have a coffee and a biscuit. Lots of history to it as there is a castle in the middle of the Loch which was once the stronghold of the Wolf of Badennoch, a really badddd man around the time of Robert the Bruce, anyway there was no sign of him today.

So, it's time once again for the CCC ladies to show off their creations. We are a small group of ladies wanting to get ahead of the Christmas card rush and so we make them throughout the year, each taking turns in choosing a theme and this time it is our lovely Zoe who has chosen Deer or Friends, here is my offering,
I decided to create my card with the lovely Card-io stamps and I've used stamps from various sets and a sentiment from JND. My take on the theme is the deer with their woodland friends, Hope this will do Zoe.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my Bird of Joy card, I appreciate all your visits and comments.
Well you'll never guess, the concert I was going to last night was cancelled, the Conductor has been taking ill, so Sean phoned me late afternoon to let me know, we were both disappointed, but that's life, and I was thankful that he got in touch before I'd put my face on lol. So that was that , the theatre will reimburse the ticket money.  However, it must have been awful for the orchestra as they would have been up here in Inverness from perhaps the night before, as they would have had to rehearse, obviously their was no stand in Conductor, pity.

This is a scheduled post for tomorrow..Sunday.
That's me for now, enjoy the remainder of your weekend,


aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous stamping and a wonderful result Kate. Sorry your concert got cancelled but better late than never, especially if you already had your 'face' on, all for nothing...have a nice Sunday.x[aNNie' blog]

dutchess said...

This is beautiful Kate loving all your stamping...a fabulous card.Sorry your concert was cancelled but glad you got to know before you set out....enjoy the rest of the weekend xxxx

Valerija said...

A lovely little winter scene, its a beautiful card.
Valerija xx

meg said...

love the CAS style Kate, and flat for posting too. Sorry your concert was cancelled, did you have a fish supper with Alistair?

scrappymo! said...

Your lovely woodland scene card is beautiful! The deer and animals look so realistic. You have created such a beautiful scene here.

I shall google the Bad Fellow and read up about where you had your biscuit and tea.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautifully stamped design as always Kate using these lovely Card-io stamps. Such versatility to create your own design with these and perfect for this challenge.

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!
Beautiful card and with a lovely Winter scean!
Love the deers stamps!
Sorry your concert was cancelled .
I’m sure you had a wonderful walk to Loch!
I place I would love to visit!
Enjoy your day!Hugs!

Zoe Tant said...

It more than does it's gorgeous. I love the wreath frame very pretty. So sorry to hear about your concert!

Hugs Zoe x

Lorraine said...

I love the scene you've created for this card.
Lorraine x

Sandy said...

Well did you go out for a fish dinner with Alistair? Sorry about the concert.
Your Christmas card is lovely - I especial like the way you framed the deer in.
sandy xx

Wendy L said...

Your day sounds lovely Kate even if it was cold, card is lovely too, xxxx

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is a truly a beautiful scene, I love the way you have put the wreath around the Deer. Hubby is out of hospital he was sent home on Friday afternoon with antibiotics and tammiflu tablets, now I have got the flu, so we are both in the same boat as they say. Marlene

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Kate, a beautiful scene you have created with the reindeer. Love the design.
Linda xxx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Kate, that is lovely. I had intended to use Cardio stamps, then got carried away with glitter & die cuts, lol. Hugs, Shaz XX

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Kate, beautifully stamped. We had a beautiful day yesterday too, today has been pretty miserable though. Carol x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sorry the concert was cancelled, hope you had a fish supper instead. You know this is just my sort of card, love Cardio stamps

scrAPpamondo said...

Fab CAS, love the scene you have created!

rachel said...

Beautiful card Kate - love those stamps! A shame about the concert - hopefully it will be rescheduled! Hugs rachel x

Mrs A. said...

What a great shame the concert was cancelled but at least you hadn't started your journey. your card using the Cardio stamps is delightful.
The weather is set to get colder here down South over the next few days but I did manage to get out and do a bit of clearing up in the garden over the weekend. Hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

Always enjoy hearing of your adventures around the area, and hurray for you, enjoying a gorgeous historic view while sipping hot coffee in the cold winds! That takes hearty stock to do such! Loved your wreathed scene of the wonderful winter deer. A lovely design and I like the soft coloring enclosed in the wreath, with the darker silhouettes. Sorry to hear the concert got TFS & Hugs

pam said...

Beautiful stamping on this card Kate, you created a wonderful scene,
Shame your concert was cancelled, least you got to know before you set of.
Hugs Pam x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, you have created a wonderful scene with your stamps.
Such a shame that the concert was cancelled.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kate
Fabulous card... love those Stamps stunning card...
Hugs a Sylvie xx

Maria Illsley said...

A beautiful Christmas card I love card-io stamps xx

Barb said...

Some lovely stamping on your beautiful card Kate. How disappointing for everyone that the concert was cancelled. Barbxx

Christine Harrop said...

I'm so sorry you missed the concert Kate. It sounds as if it would have been wonderful. Love your cardio card - sounds like a heart attack... lol! Must look out my cardio stamps at some stage becasue this really is lovely. Hugs Christine xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very gorgeous card and I love that scene you have created in the wreath it's gorgeous.
Such very stuper work as laways.
So sorry that concert was cancelled.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jennifer Johnston said...

Oh!! I do love this Christmas card Kate. I
adore deer and this is just so beautiful.
Lovely design and gorgeous images. I can
almost feel the chill of the Winter scene.
Have a good week Kate.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Mia said...

I am sorry for your concert. I LOVE your beautiful card, Kate. Kisses, my friend.

Diane said...

Gorgeous winter scene design Kate. Your walk sounds like a lot of fun.

Hugs Diane

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Jules said...

Hi Kate

A really beautiful Christmas card . . . I love it!

Shame your concert was cancelled. I hope the conductor is OK.

Hope your weather has improved a little too. Ours is a real mixed bag at the moment and seems to change multiple times - even during the course of a single day.

Love Jules xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a beautiful card Kate! I love the wreath of twigs of the pops of red in the berries. The deer are magical, and I didn't overlook those darling bunnies hanging around in the background!! Love how you did the sun, very lovely!! Have a great week. hugs :)

Cara said...

What a shame about the concert. Your card is stunning and I love the cheeky bunnies that sneaked in x

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Christmas card Kate, love the wreath stamp around the Reindeer. Hugs Anet x

Sue said...

Oh Kate, I love this card. Such a pretty little scene, so calming.....just lovely.


MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
What a wonderful scene you have created. Love Card-io stamps.
That's a shame about your concert. I hope that Alistair shared his fish supper with you.
Ang x