Saturday, 10 March 2018

Seaside Scene!

Hello to You All, I hope you are well and having a good weekend. Teallach and yours truly are having a bit of peace and quiet as Alistair is away with a friend to Glencoe......camping. Mad as a box of frogs I think. Still Alistair has his most excellently warm sleeping bag and Ken has the tee pee and they have a box fire, a bottle of the Amber Nectar so they should be okay.  I did notice Alistair has his ice axe with him which concerns me a bit that he will be ice climbing, but there wouldn't be any stopping him, so I don't mention it.  I do however, trust his judgment about what conditions are safe and what aren't.

So, having the home to myself, I've been catching up on Call the Midwife, and boy am I wrung out, I watched two episodes back to back, ended up with a pile of soggy tissues beside me.  What marvellous stories which never fail to bring up strong emotion, that's why I prefer to watch on my own. Do any of you watch the series? I think the writers have covered just about every heartbreaking and joyous issues that there is.

I'd like to welcome a new follower Jannet, who is the March GDT for Crafty Individuals, and you can find her blog here if you have time do pop in and see the most wonderful creations she makes.

A big thank you to everyone who visits and who leaves comments too.

I have a card made with Chocolate Baroque stamps today;
From the Seaside Scenes stamp set and coloured with watercolour paints, I decided to keep a simple colour pallet using shades of yellow and grey. I've used Pixie Powders to make a background and all matted on to black card.  It's going to my BiL Jim for his birthday later this month.

It's been a dull, smirry rainy day, so going to be dark a wee bit earlier, I have to say I'm glad I'm indoors. So I will  love you and leave you, and hope you have a lovely evening, take care and see you soon,


scrAPpamondo said...

Such lovely scene, so peaceful and sweet! Great colouring on the beautiful CB stamp!
Happy birthday to your brother!

Christine Harrop said...

Great card for your BIL Kate. That sun is a very welcome sight ... lol! Oh my goodness I cried so much at Call The Midwife!!! I watch on my own too but that's because John is interested. The writer, Heidi, is absolutely wonderful. Roll on the next series. I might just have got back to normal by then! I do wish the series were longer though. I know how you feel when Alastair goes off like this. I used to be just the same - except whenever John went off to Scotland or to the Alps I had no doubts that he would be ice climbing. He just loved it!!!Hugs Christine xx

meg said...

miserable day here too Kate, was all set for a day in Inverness when I remembered we had a parcel being delivered, never mind we'll make it another day. Love the setting sun, cheered me up seeing it, a beautiful card Meg xx

MaryH said...

I watch Midwife, and some of them are tearjerkers. I'm finding that I prefer the earlier series to the later ones, though. Guess I got more invested in the characters. I especially liked the nurse played by Miranda Hart. Oh my, Alistair is quite the adventurer (not being one myself - at all! I'm impressed). Don't think I'd want to camp out in the cold - definitely not do ice climbing. The cool tones of the gray & yellow on this pretty lighthouse seaside scene are very soothing. Makes me think of a misty day at the shore. Terrific watercolor work too. TFS & enjoy your Me time.

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!
What a gorgeous card!
Love the seaside scene and the beautiful lighthouse! Preety soft colors too! Wishing you a relaxing evening! Hugs!

pam said...

Wonderful scene you have created on this beautiful card Kate, love the colours and wonderful sentiment.
Pam x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A beautiful card Kate and I like how you’ve kept your colours simple as it looks really effective. Enjoy your peaceful time and the rest of your weekend. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kate, such a wonderful scene and beautiful water-colouring.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous scenic card Kate.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Mac Mable said...

Enjoyed reading your post Kate. Enjoy your time, catching up etc. No I have never watched the programme. Such a beautiful sentiment on your serene and gorgeous card x

Jannet said...

A beautiful scene Kate, I love your water colouring. It makes me think of sunnier days to come - hopefully! Xx

aussie aNNie said...

Serenity shows on this card Kate, love the beautiful stamp and your colour pallet is gorgeous..we are in Autumn here but it's still swimming weather, at least for the next week or so.xx [aNNie]

Valerija said...

Kate, this is so beautiful. Love the scene you have created.
Valerija xx

Jo said...

A beautiful scene you've created Kate, and such lovely words too x

Linda Simpson said...

A beautiful seaside scenic card Kate, love the background too. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Linda xxx

rachel said...

Hope you're enjoying your peace this weekend Kate - your card is beautiful....I adore this stamp from chocolate baroque - it makes such a fabulous scene. Your card is wonderful. I never have watched call the midwife - my mum loves it but I never seem to have much time for telly! Big hugs Kate xx

Jennifer Johnston said...

A beutiful card with a lovely coastal scene Kate and I just love the fresh, delicate colours you have used. I love the sentiment too, fits the scene perfectly. Hope you've enjoyed your peaceful weekend.
Hugs xx.

Diane said...

Such lovely stamped scene and wow your watercolor is fabulous.

Hugs Diane

Mia said...

Lovely scene, Kate. I love your card. The simplicity of colours is absolutely great for a masculine card. Kisses, my friend.

Sue said...

What a fabulous scene you created Kate. Love the colors you chose, and the way you off set the image.


Rainey's Craft Room said...

I'm on catch-up again! Lovely card, the beautiful stamp is perfect for those tricky male cards and I love your colour scheme too.

Anne said...

Wonderful card Kate, I love the scene and the delicate colours

Alistair is absolutely as mad as a bag of frogs! I can't believe anyone would want to camp in this weather but each to their own, I've never been an adventurous type lol!! I hope he's back home safe and sound now

Anne x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sorry bit behind with visiting. This is a wonderful scene. We love call the midwife but oh my how sad has it been

Gibby Frogett said...

Beautiful card and imagery - I'm down on the Essex coast so always love a nice seaside theme.
Wondering if all your snow has gone up there - heard talk of more coming this weekend so looks like Spring on hold maybe for a while longer.
Gill x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Marvellous card and beautifully coloured.
You do make beautifully Choccy B cards.
Hope Alistair enjoyed his trip and the "amber nectar"
Best wishes.
Ang x

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful masculine card Kate, love the pretty colour combination. Hugs Anet x