Sunday, 25 March 2018

T'is the Season!

Hello Everyone and I trust you are well and enjoying your weekend. 

It seems no time at all since we were preparing for our break away, which was just lovely and peaceful, and the weather was kind to us too.  I took all sorts of play things with me, knitting, coloured pencils and colouring book, and my kindle. I didn't get the pencils out of the box, and only a few rows of knitting done, but my goodness, I got through two books, and a lot of nodding off in front of the big log fire. 

We travelled back late on Friday night, totally exhausted, I find travelling always so tiring, and I wasn't even driving, but I had to get right into getting my music and clothes sorted for Saturday as the Choral were leading a Scratch Messiah at one of the local churches.  It was also  our Coffee Morning, always a good turn out with fantastic home baking, then later in the afternoon we had a rehearsal for the performance in the evening. It was a long, long day as I was away from 10 in the morning and didn't get home  home till 10.30 at night.  However it was a brilliant evening and we were joined by various other choirs from around Inverness, and even as far a field as Buckie and Kingussie.  It's such a marvellous piece of music to sing and we had four young soloists, all in their early twenties and my goodness what voices they had, and they are only at the beginning of their singing careers. So it was a right buzz of an evening, but guess what? today I'm totally knackered, so it's a quiet day here in the Currie household.

My card today is one I made a few weeks ago but will do nicely for the Rudolph Challenge;
CI-369 is the image from Crafty Individuals, which I've coloured  with SN Aqua Pens. I found a little die cut in my box of bits and matted the coloured image on to it. I embossed my base card with a snowflake folder and the sentiment is from Inkylicious, finished off with a few sequins.

I would like to enter my card into

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last card, and sorry to have had to let go visiting you all while I was away, but I'm sure you all created some wonderful cards and projects. I used to try to catch up with days of comments, but I find it's too much to do now, but I'll be by later to see your current posts.

Here is what I was doing yesterday;
That's me for now, I'm away to see if I can find my lost hour, I need it back. Take care everyone and I'll see you soon,


Valerija said...

Stuning card Kate, love all the great details.

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!
Glad you enjoyed your trip!
Lovely card and wonderful details!
Enjoy your evening and your new week!xxx

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Kate, lovely design
Lorraine x

pam said...

Fabulous card Kate, lovely details.
Pam x

Barb said...

What a beautiful vintage Christmas card this is Kate. It sounds as if you've been very busy having fun! Hugs, Barbxx

cotnob said...

A super card Kate, such a great image.
I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your break and had a fabulous day yesterday.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Sally H said...

A beautiful card, Kate, and so pleased you had a good time. There is nothing better than curling up with a good book. I'm hoping to do a bit of that once I break up on Thursday.
I also enjoy a bit of the Messiah too. It is a while since I've joined in one all the way through, and not sure I'd be able to sing all of teh soprano line these days like I used to.
Hope you have had a lovely day at home. We have been entertaining Steve's old work mates, but it was a very laid back and friendly affair and they all enjoyed my homemade pizza. Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog. Much appreciated xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your singing travel, well done! Even if it was been fatiguing, I'm sure that you have had a lot of amazing times to memories!
Lovely card, so feminine and with a fab vintage feel!

Jannet said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Kate, glad to hear you had a nice relaxing break away. Your afternoon and evening of music sounds wonderful too. Xx

Karen Knott said...

Wonderful card Kate, love the embossed detail. So glad you had a lovely break away and a tiring but enjoyable day yesterday :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Kate, you deserve a rest after all that, xxx

meg said...

Fabulous layout and image Kate, you'll need a holiday now after your break and busy Saturday

Sue said...

Glad your trip away was relaxing, good to get away now and then from our regular routines.

Your card is so pretty, love the stamp.


Linda Simpson said...

Sounds like you had a good trip away. I love reading while I am away it is the only time I am sure not to craft. Love your beautiful card too.
Linda xxx

Diane said...

Wow Kate you are so busy and your trip sounded wonderful. Super fun card design Hugs Diane

Lori said...

What a beautiful card and sounds like you had a wonderful trip!

rachel said...

This is a beautiful card Kate - really lovely. Sounds like you've had a really busy time - hope you get chance to relax! Big hugs rachel x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sounds like a lovely break away and then full on after that. Hope you are more rested now. Gorgeous card

Mac Mable said...

Great trip away and sounded so relaxing with the reading etc. Great post about the choir etc...Thanks for sharing. Gorgeous card x

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi Kate, so pleased you had a relaxing time on your trip away. I love your pretty card, lovely image and a great layout.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

MaryH said...

Enjoying your kindle books by a roaring fire, sounds like a heavenly weekend to me! Loved hearing about all your socializing when you returned home, so no wonder you were a bit tired out. Love this vintage looking card you've created with the subtle background embossing and that fun die shape. Extending the sparkle of the red jewel ornament hanging from the snowflake added a nice textural detail too, as did the pretty little red sequins! TFS & Happy Easter.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
your break sounds wonderful.
Happy Rudolf Days.
What a very wonderful card and I love the snowflake embossed card and the wonderful post card image os so lovely.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Smashing card. I love the jaunty angle of the top layer and the little jewel.
Glad you had a relaxing break. Sounds like you could do with another one now lol!!!
Great to catch up today. Hope you enjoyed the cheese and beetroot.
Ang x

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Christmas card Kate, love the pretty layout. Hugs Anet x