Friday, 23 February 2018

Two Playful Kitties!

Hello All, I hope you are well and have had a good day.
Can you believe it's the beginning of another weekend!! Time slow down please!!

We have had some gorgeous weather over the last few days, bright sunny days, albeit very cold and it was a day for getting out for a walk this morning. We went up Ord Hill which is a hill with an old Pictish fort at the top of it. Dating from 83-84 AD and built in defence against General Agricola who was the Roman governor, in the Battle of Mons Graupius.  Obviously the Romans won the battle. Anyway, it was a lovely walk and the views over the Moray Firth are stupendous, and not too taxing for yours truly and as usual we stopped half way round to have a coffee and a biscuit.

Anyway, here is my card for today;
I received these two lovely kitten stamps from my lovely friend Mr.s Duck and I thought they were perfect to send to her on the occasion of  her adoption of two little kitties, who apparently are hooligans. The stamps are by Creative Expressions and I've used watercolours, the grasses around them are by CB and the sentiment is from JND.

I've been rather busy over the last few days so a quiet weekend is called for. We went to the cinema on Wednesday morning..... Senior Citizens morning, got in for a fiver, brilliant, anyhow the film was Journey's End, a really powerful film that had originally been a book and play back in the 1920s . The action all takes place during WW1 in one of the British trenches. Well worth going to see, sad thing is the powers that be have never learnt from awfulness of that war.
The book was one that I had to read and interpret for Higher English back in the day, and after all these years, my views have not changed.

Here are the views from our walk, we really do live in a beautiful part of the world.

That's me for now,  enjoy your weekend whatever you are doing, and thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my previous card, take care of yourselves,


rachel said...

Evening Kate! Sounds like you;ve had a gorgeous day and your pics are beautiful. Not heard of that film! I love your kitten card - and how nice to use it to send a card back to where the stamp came from! Big huggles rachel x

cotnob said...

A super card Kate, you have created a fun scene with your cute kitten stamps.
Fabulous photographs, it looks like a beautiful summer day!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely and fun card and cute kittens! Fabulous places in your photos!

Jennifer Johnston said...

Wow! Kate those views are just fantastic and such gorgeous
blue skies! you definitely live in a beautiful area.
We love Scotland, particularly the west coast. Love your
cute kittens card, such a lovely idea to send this to the lady
who gave you those sweet stamps. Have a
great weekend. Love & Hugs Jennifer xx.

Karen Knott said...

Fab card Kate, love the kittens and the little scene you have created. Your photos are gorgeous too, what a beautiful view :)
Hugs Kaz xx

aussie aNNie said...

awww what a cute stamp, they certainly look precious on your card. Lovely views too.x💖 [aNNie' blog]

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!
What a gorgeous and cheerful card you create!!
And the image with the kittens is so cute!!!
Gorgeous pictures from your walk!
Great view and beautiful blue skies!
I’m dreaming to visit Scotland !Hope soon!!
Wishing you a lovely day and a happy weekend!xxx

brenda said...

As always, a great creation and fun Kitties and some beautiful Nature photos, thank you.

Have a good weekend.

B x

meg said...

the kittens on your card look like hooligans too Kate, beautiful colouring and card, fantastic pics too.

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a beautiful card! I'm so in love with those kitty cats, how darling! WOW, I can't believe that is where you live, I am so completely jealous!! So gorgeous and peaceful looking! We've had mild weather too, but I find it just a tease since we don't really get spring here until May. hugs :)

Wendy L said...

Super card Kate, perfect for Ang and her kittens, xxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Your card makes me smile Kate. Those little kittens really do look like they're getting into mischief and I'm sure that your friend will be thrilled with it. Lovely photos and yes, you do live in a beautiful part of the world, stunning views. It was my birthday back in January and we went to the cinema to see 'The Greatest Showman' which was a fabulous film. The cinema is very expensive these days but it was well worth it. Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Linda Simpson said...

I love your card today Kate, reminds me of my 2 cats playing the our garden. A lovely sunny day here but boy is it cold. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Linda xxx

Sue said...

Hi Kate sounds like you had a fab day and love your card and photo's huggles Sue xx

Cara said...

I thunk your card is just as adorable as Mrs Duck's two kittens! Wonderful photos, I must get up to Scotland again soon x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very cute card. It looks lovely where you live but I don’t envy you the cold weather. I would love to visit that part of Scotland some time.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Well, this fabulous card is sitting on our fact, its probably the only thing that they haven't chewed or scratched lol!!!
Its a brilliant card and very much appreciated.
Ang x

Sue said...

Sweet kitten stamps! Love the scene you have created with them, so darn cute. Love the pictures you posted so beautiful. I did my DNA because I do genealogy, and I have a wee bit of Scottish in me. You really do live in a beautiful part of the world.


MaryH said...

Always enjoyed sharing in your scenic adventures (vicariously!) and thanks for adding the gorgeous pictures. Sounds like a fascinating place to visit knowing the ancient history of the spot. I'm not familiar with the movie you mentioned, but I usually enjoy that time period for movie settings. Your card is delightful and what a perfect card to celebrate a new adoption...and shows your recipient how much you appreciated her kindness of the image gift. Wonderful work with the watercolors and the grasses look extremely well executed! TFS & Hugs

Diane said...

Your walk sounds heavenly Kate and what pretty pictures. What super cute little kitties and card design.

Hugs Diane

Valerija said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love the fun and cute image.
Valerija xx

Zoe Tant said...

Lovely card Kate for a a kind deed. Cinema sounds fun too. I hope you are ok in the weather now after the sunny days with all the snow forecast keep warm. Hugs Zoe x

Anne said...

What a beautiful view Kate, well worth the hike up there
Love this card, perfect for your friend getting her naughty kitties!
I must look out that book, find the subject very interesting

Anne x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
yes you do live in a wonderful and very pretty part of the world.
I can vouch for that and the people who live there are so nice and friendly too.
Would love to come back at sometime but sadly I think that is never going to happen now we both can't drive.

Your card is wonderful and what a super design too.
Love the stamped kitties and the lovely background you have created.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mrs A. said...

They do look rather playful and I love your colouring of them. Hope you don't get to much of the snow that we are expecting in the coming days. Hugs Mrs A.

Pat said...

These CE cats are so cute Kate and loved the way you have watercoloured them, and glad you have had an enjoyable week with your trip to the cinema and love the beautiful photos of your walk. It shows that even when it is cold you can have an enjoy a bit of hiking, and if you didn't know you would think it was a hot summer's day and the scenery is absolutely gorgeous. x

Mac Mable said...

Still playing catch after my short trip away to visit friends. You sure do live in a beautiful part of the world. Cute card and what a lovely gift from your friend x