Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Up,Up and Away!

Hello there Folks, are you well today? I certainly hope so, but sending kind thoughts just in case your'e not.

More snow for us this early morning, but much has melted away as the day 's gone on. I do believe that this Winter has been much colder than last one and with more snow, but Spring is around the corner.....we hope.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my last post and for liking my card. I so appreciate  the time you take to visit and leave some encouraging words.

Now tomorrow as you all know is Valentine's Day, and I remember well when I was a school girl absolutely hating it as I never, ever received any cards, so as you can imagine on that morning it was rather difficult to admit that the postman hadn't left any, whilst a few of the girls received at least one card, and one in particular got loads, dashed if I can remember her name, although I can still see her...I wonder what became of her!

Anyway, I might not have had a Valentine all those years ago, but I certainly have a fabulous one now and here is the card I've made for him;
I've used Card-io Stamps for Alistair's card, the sentiment comes along with the images, and a little Valentine stamp from John Next Door and a heart gem finished it off.
Now why hot air balloons you might ask.. well Alistair pointed out an image in a magazine of the balloons one day and said why didn't I make cards  with them, Something about them must have taken his fancy, so I knew that I had this stamp set just waiting to be used. 
There's another reason too, there are just sometimes I wish he was up up and away, like now when he's fiddling ans stamping his feet to the beat, does my head in lol, but only sometimes. I'm sure he'll like it.

Last night when I reached home after Choral practice, I noticed something hanging from the front door handle, strange I thought, here is what it turned out t be;
A little bag with a tube of Love Hearts and a wee card, and this is what it says;
"In this world people rush everywhere,
And sometimes, it's hard to see the care,
So now a secret visit to share,
A bit of love, from the gift we bear,So please enjoy this little gift,
I hope it gives your heart a lift".
From 3rd Cradlehall Guides
Now isn't that just so lovely, I was really quite touched by this gesture. We have a few little girls in the street, but I don't know if any of them are in the Guides, in fact when I think of it they may be too young, but whoever left it I made our evening.  

So, that's me for today, I've got an evening to myself as Alistair is out at his music group so I can catch up with some of the TV I've missed.

Have a lovely day, keep cosy and well and I'll see you soon,


Mac Mable said...

See...you where waiting all these years for your one true Valentine...Such a personal card and so perfect Kate x What a lovely surprise with the poem and the sweets, I bet it made your day x

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, love the poem and wonderful card.
Linda xxx

Karen Knott said...

I love Alistair's card Kate, fab stamps and your sky is gorgeous I'm sure he will be thrilled with it :)
What a sweet gesture from the brownies too
Hugs Kaz xx

Barb said...

What a lovely surprise to come home to last night Kate. That's a lovely card you have made for Alistair. I'm sure he'll be delighted when he sees it particularly after his comment to you earlier. Have a lovely day tomorrow with your Valentine. Barbxx

Valerija said...

Ohhh how sweet surprise. I love the colours and those adorable stamps on your wonderful card.
Valerija xx

rachel said...

I love your card Kate and I know Alistair will! I bought myself a dozen red roses from Morrisons today - Shaun always sent them to me - I think I've been a cheapskate though as I only paid a fiver!!!! Nevermind! Its the thought that counts and I'll be thinking of him!!! Big Huggles Rachel xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous scenic card Kate.
What a lovely surprise hanging on your door handle. How thoughtful.
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

A super card Kate such a fabulous little scene - I'm sure Alistair will love his card.
Such a lovely gift, a wonderful idea.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

scrAPpamondo said...

Such amazing card!! You have created a so lovely scene!!
What a lovely surprise you founded! There are still sweet people in the world! :)

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
that 's a brilliant card and those stamps used are so super.
Love the wonderful scene and cute bird on the fence or wall.
Your clouds look amazing.
wasn't that so nice of somebody.
There are such lovely people about.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card love Cardio and you have done a great job, bet he will love it.

pam said...

Beautiful make for Alistair Kate, what a lovely gift to receive on your home coming.
Hugs Pam x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great card Kate love the ballooon too, I’ve a Die needing using too y’know!
Isn’t that the sweetest gift left on your door what a real pick me up.. love comes in many ways.. it’s the little things that matter.
Crafty hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Mia said...

Beautiful card, Kate. And I love the poem. Happy Valentine's Day, my friend.

Maria Illsley said...

A beautiful card. I do enjoy using card-io stamps. And what a wonderful Valentine's card xx

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card for your love one Kate and what a lovely poem found on your door, Have a lovely Valentine's day.xx [aNNie]


DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!!
Very beautiful card and a lovely theme with the air balloons!
And such a beautiful gift you received!
Happy Valentines Day!!
Enjoy your day!!

Dortesjs said...

truu eee Valentines dont come often - Happy Valentines day. a very beautiful card this ;O))

meg said...

Beautiful card Kate Alistair will surely love it, how exciting to find a gift on your door handle, are you going to share them with Alistair?

Jo said...

Lovely card Kate, bet Alistair was thrilled with it! What a lovely surprise to come home to! x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card and such a sweet gesture..I was the same I never got any cards Kate so one year my Dad sent me one and kept it a secret for years lol huggles Sue xx

Mrs A. said...

What a lovely unusual card for Alistair. I bet he loved it immensely.
I never got any cards either at school. Hugs Mrs A.

Jennifer Johnston said...

Love the card you have made for Alistair, I'm sure he loved it. How lovely to receive that special present, what a lovely thought. Happy Valentine's Day Kate.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Craftyhugs said...

The card is just gorgeous and he will be a very happy man indeed when he receives it. I hope you had a lovely Valentine's day and that little gift you was given is just so lovely and sweet. Little things like that means the world. Have a lovely day xc

Karen D. said...

really fun card....
Such a lovely gesture, we need a lot more of that in the world today.
xx Karen

Sue said...

Perfect card for your sweetie. Love the scene you created with the air balloons. What a fabulous little surprise on your door, and a sweet gesture.
I loved Valentines Day when I was a youngster. We decorated a large box with a mail slot in it. Then, everyone brought a Valentine for each class member and put it in the box. On Valentines Day, we each got to take turns delivering the cards from the box from each of our classmates, that way no one got left behind. Decorating the box was the most fun with lacy hearts and such.


Cara said...

Gorgeous card and I loved both your reasons behind it! What a sweet gesture from the guides, isn't it lovely when some unexpected kindness comes our way x

Sandy said...

You are so funny Kate - there are a lot of us who wish are husbands are up an away at certain times - you funny lady!
What a grand idea the had for Valentines day - might be a neat thing to do for neighbors!
Sandy xx

downrightcrafty said...

oh this is gorgeous
Hugs Kate xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Valentine's card Kate. Love the cloudy background you created. Hugs Anet x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
And there was me thinking that MTM had come over all romantic lol!!!
What a lovely gesture by the Guides,
I'm sure that MTM loved his thoughtful card. I used to go to photograph balloon displays around Englandshire but it was always early starts as lift off used to be at dawn.....all good fun.
Ang x