Sunday, 22 July 2018

Carol Singers for the CCC!

Hello Everyone, good to be back after being away to our friends and the Edinburgh Jazz Festival where we had a fab time, I have to say and a great old catch up with Dale and Stewart. But, it is good to be home again no matter how well treated, and I always miss Teallach.

How are you all doing?, I hope you are all well and still enjoying the lovely Summer weather.
 We've had quite a bit of rain, and duller days, but still warm, except for last night where we could have done with some warmth whilst at our friend's birthday/retirement party. He had organised a BBQ, and a gazebo to sit in, but there was quite a chilly breeze blowing which sent the wood smoke from the fire everywhere. Hence a new pile of washing this morning. Anyhow, it was a good night, and the first time I've heard Alistair and Dougie playing their instruments together and they were fabulous. Doug plays whistles, and mouth organ and is super at accompanying Alistair's fiddle. I only hear Alistair practicing and not hearing the music right through and I was stunned at his rendering of The Achocan  Farewell, it was amazing, and everyone stopped talking to listen.  very proud wifie!!

Now, here we are again with cards for the Christmas Card Club and it's Margaret or Duchess who has chosen the theme this time around and she would like to see Carol Singers or Choirs, here is what I've come up with;
I love these little guys from a Debbie Moore CD called Snowbodies. I've had this CD for a good many years and wasn't one that I got rid of, I did most of my others as it's not the kind of card making I like to do. These elements were ones I had already printed out and had kept in a drawer, so came in very handy and I've just added some Star Dust for a bit of sparkle.. It's quite a small card, C6 or something like that, but all the bits fitted on perfectly. Hope you like it.

Well, that's me for today, but just want to thank everyone who left lovely comments on my last post, and also to mention that although I wasn't commenting whilst I was away, I did see beautiful creations from you on my reading list.
Have a lovely Sunday whatever you're doing and hope to see you soon,


meg said...

Smashing card Kate, love the singing snowmen and the papers you chose, you could enter the challenge at CD Sunday I would love to see it there

Rita said...

Good Morning Kate. Glad to hear you enjoyed your time in Edinburgh with your friends. East , West hame's best as the saying goes. Love your Snowmen Carol singers, they certainly make a fabulous card. Enjoy your Weekend. Hugs Rita xxx

dutchess said...

Great fun images Kate...not a cd I have seen before....glad you enjoyed your jazz festival and had fun ...still no rain here but at least a bit cooler xxxx

brenda said...

Thye are such fun Snowpeople Kate. Sounds like you had a good time in Edinburgh and we woulsd love some of that rain down here, everythig is dying off after 42 days without.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Oh is this cute or not, lovely snowmen and such an adorable card.. have a lovely weekend what's left of

Christine Harrop said...

This image of your singing snowmen is so much fun Kate. Glad you enjoyed the jazz festival and your friend's barbecue- wind not withstanding! Hugs Christine xx

scrAPpamondo said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the jazz festival and congrats to your hubby for his talent! I didn't hear him, but by your stunned words I'm sure that he plays his instrument very well! :D ...At your home Music is the queen, uh? :D
Lovely carol singer snowmen on your card, a beautiful just ready for Christmas!
Happy Sunday!

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely Christmas card, love the two adorable images.

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Kate, I do love these snowmen.
Linda xxx

Lisa said...

This is so absolutely adorable!! Those snowmen are so sweet!! I love the music paper, too!! What a fun card!! I'm glad you had a wonderful time away!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
so glad you had a good time.
Your card is so lovely and those images are very sweet.
Love all the glitz and the musical paper .
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mac Mable said...

So glad all went well on your trip to Edinburgh, but as you say always good to come home. No wonder you are a proud wifey x. Yes it's been raining here too but still warm by day. Great use of the CD for your fabulous card x.

cotnob said...

A super card Kate, fun singing snowmen and great design.
I'm so pleased that you enjoyed trip to Edinburgh.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Anne said...

Great card Kate, love the snowmen and perfect for the theme
Sounds like you've been having a fun time, it's still warm here with another nice week forecast. We've been helping my daughter move house so a few cooler days would have been nice... but I'm not complaining!
Anne x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love these fun snowmen too, they're fab! A super card for our theme this time.

MaryH said...

These Snowie carolers are just so darned cute! The expressions are priceless and love the way you've used 2 different looks on the layout. Just so delightful. Your visit & the bbq & music sound like such a fun evening. Bet you got chill bumps listening to the lovely music too. Glad you had a relaxing time away. TFS & Hugs

Valerija said...

I like images and your card is fabulous.
Valerija xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is adorable, what a cute card, love it. Hope that its nice and cosy again for you. Warm here but its very dull today, Hazelx

Flo Langley said...

Pleased to hear you had a great time at the festival. It is nice to get back home though isn't it. Wish I could have heard Doug and Alistair playing. No wonder you are a proud wifie. Hope someone recorded it.
Have a lovely creative week Kate.
Hugs Flo x

Flo Langley said...

Sorry, super Christmas cards. I forgot to say because I enjoyed reading your post so much. Flo x

rachel said...

This is super duper kate. Love your card. Sounds like a wonderful time you've been having too xxx

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi there Kate, what a fabulous card, just love those fun snowmen carol singers! so cute. Love the expressions on their faces.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Sue said...

I love thise guys, and I love the card you made with the images, so cute!


Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful Christmas card Kate, love the cute snowman images. Hugs Anet x

Mrs A. said...

I just love these jolly snowmen singers. Perfect for Margarets theme. I have cd's too that
I can't throw out but then never think too check through them to use the ages. Too much stuff too short on time!!! Sigh. Hugs Mrs A.