Saturday, 11 August 2018

Stags and Tartan for Christmas!

Hello Everyone, hope you are having a grand weekend, doing whatever makes you happy.
I'm not doing all that much, a bit of housework here and there, then a wee sit down with my kindle, then up to do something else.

I've been busy off and on in my craft room and trying to get ahead with the cards I need for CCC and the BBB challenge, I like to be ahead. I will have to make a Sympathy card as one of our neighbours died this morning.
 He had been ill with cancer for a while, and it's finally got him. It was a strange thing to see the Funereal car taking him away, with a young woman walking in front of the car. It was really quite sad. We are a street, well a cul de sac really, where nearly everyone is young, with small children, so it's been a very long time since someone died. The children out playing on the street were mesmerised by the car going by.  Anyway, he is out of pain now.

Thank you all so much for your visits and your lovely comments on my last card.

I made this one with one of our male friends in mind, and I thought the stags would be just fine for him. I've used a stamps by Crafts Too, that John Lockwood had on his Hochanda show, the tags and sentiment are his own dies. Mrs. Duck gifted me the fabulous tartan card, which I though goes so well with the stag theme, finished off with enameled dots.

I would like to enter the card into 

That's me for now, so I'll say cheerio for now and see you soon, take care and have a good weekend,


Jennifer Johnston said...

A lovely masculine Christmas card Kate. Loving the
tartan background. Hope you are enjoying your
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the pretty papers and the stags!! It's fabulous!! I'm so sorry about your neighbor. Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super, what a great card, love the scottish theme to it. Sorry to hear of your neighbours death. Cancer is such a huge part of everyday living now. Everyone seems to be affceted some way, Love Hazelx

meg said...

love the tartan background Kate,perfect with the stags heads and banners, a truly Scottish make

Christine Harrop said...

Lovely card Kate, and ideal for use as a male card. I'm sorry to hear of the death of your neighbour. Cancer is certainly no respecter of persons. When John's mum die it was a young woman who acted as funeral director. She was the "and Daughter" part of the family business. Seemed very strange at the time. We are having some more rain this evening, for which we are very grateful. Not being on mains water makes us vulnerable but the cost of trying for that is just so incredibly high and not a simple task! Ah well, we've survived this long, and John has put plans in place to harvest a lot more rainwater than we already do. Take care. Hugs Christine xx

Mac Mable said...

So sorry to hear about the funeral and death of your neighbour x. What a classy and striking masculine card and the stag is so majestic x.

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful masculine card, with a great design! Love the pretty papers and the lovely stags!

Wendy L said...

Lovely card Kate.
John was asking me about tartan ribbon so maybe Ang has gifted him sone card too!!!!

aussie aNNie said...

Housework? What's that Kate?
Love this male card and definitely very male.xxxx

brenda said...

A great masculine Christmas creation Kate, many thanks for joining in with our 'Boy's to Men' theme at Allsorts challenge.

Sorry to read about your neighbour, it's always a reality check and women seem to be quite normal in what used to be a male dominated occupation, the furneral director at my friends son's funeral last week was a lady.

B x

Margarets designer cards said...

A real Scottish card, love the tartan and stags, great Christmas card

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous, love the tartan and wonderful stag!
Linda xxx

Mrs A. said...

You can't beat a stags head (or two) and tartan for making a great card. Love this tartan. Hugs Mrs A.

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Kate, great design and colours
Lorraine x

Wendy L said...

Thanks for entering your lovely card into Allsorts challenge, xxxx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kate, elegant stags and your tartan papers are perfect.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Anne said...

Great male inspiration Kate I love the use of the tartan.
I passed the crematorium every morning on my way to work for years and saw the poor relatives going in for the 9.30 funeral, very sad.
Anne x

rachel said...

A lovely card Kate - great combination of stamps and tartan - brilliant!!! Sorry to hear about your neighbour...glad he's out of pain though. Big huggles! Rachel xx

pam said...

Wonderful Christmas card Kate, love the stag.
Pam x

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card. Sorry to hear about your neighbour.

Pat said...

I just love tartan on Christmas cards and the stags are just right for a masculine card Kate, and especially applicable in your part of the world. We have always wanted to see something of the rut in October/November but it hasn't happened yet. We know there are plenty of deer but they are very elusive and we have never heard any stags roaring...still maybe one day. x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Sorry to hear about your neighbour. I can remember when I was young (well, younger I should say) that our cul de sac would have a whip round for flowers and curtains would be closed but times change.
Anyhoo, what a splendid card Mrs C. When I saw the tartan card, I knew where it needed to be sent lol!!!
Good luck in the challenge.
Ang x

Sue said...

Love the deer and the tartan together! Lovely Christmas card. Need to get going on mine and make them mailable! Postage is so high now it is an expensive venture to send card, but I love to do it.


Karen D. said...

great looking card, you can never go wrong with using a plaid for Christmas.
xx Karen