Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Merry Christmas for The Rudolph Day Challenge!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and you are enjoying your day.

I've had a lovely few days, just doing my own thing, but Alistair is now back having had a great time despite the gale like weather. I had vision of them chasing a blown away tent yesterday The weather  has been pretty awful. I'm hoping that it will improve for next week as we are going away for a few days break, but just in case it's no good, I've book myself a Hot Stone treatment and a Manicure... we are going to a hotel that has a spa.  Never had the Hot Stone treatment before but certainly looking forward to it, it's meant to be amazing, so I've heard.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my last card and I'm glad I could raise a chuckle with the telling of the tale A Night at the Opera. I have sadly lost touch with this friend, but  I have fond memories of the many brilliant times we spent together.

I've a little card today that I'm going to enter into The Rudolph Challenge over at ScrappyMo's



A rather simple card, but one that would be god for a guy. The die is from the Works and it cuts out a dream, I cut two and made a shadow. Mounted it onto red card and them some fab tartan card the my friend Mrs. D sent me, she also gave me a selection of buttons too, one of which I've used to embellish here. Some baker's twine and a gem, as I say simple.

The night's are fairly drawing in, 7 o'clock and it's already quite dark, I hate drawing the curtains whilst there is still a smidgen of light out there, but it looks like they will be drawn soon. Teallach loves sitting on the window sill and I forget he's there when the curtains are closed and sometimes when I'm passing he'll whack me from behind them and gives me a fright, especially if I'm passing with a coffee, he's a menace at times.

I've got a walk date tomorrow with Moreen and the Pups, I've not seen them for a few weeks so I'm looking forward to that. Moreen goes for longggg walks, so I'd better be prepared.

So, that's me for now, enjoy your evening and I'll see you soon,

26 comments:

Jo said...

Simply beautiful Kate & as you say it would be perfect for a guy. I do like that die.....might have to treat myself to that one. Have a lovely evening x

brenda said...

The nights are indeed drawins in Kate, we have to get the horses away by seven othersie it almost pitch. Lovely Rudolph card with the hint of tartan. Enjoy your break, sounds like it will be lovely.

B x

MaryH said...

Love the shadow effect on your antlered Merry. This turned out to be such a delightful & fun card, and I love the plaid & buttons! Enjoy the hot stone treatment - I had that on my legs while getting a pedicure. Felt lovely (but alas, the lady got them too hot or something, and I had a burn spot that I didn't notice til next day). Still felt so nice though.Enjoy and it's starting to draw in twilight here much earlier. I miss the long drawn out summer twilights. Take care and stay cozy. Enjoy your walkies. TFS & Hugs

Marlene Atkinson said...

Simply beautiful CAS card. Hope you have a great time and the weather is fine. Marlene

dutchess said...

That’s a great card Kate...very masculine and loving The tartan.....we have just had two beautiful sunny days and all the washing has got dry but I have spent it in bed with a chest infection...
Enjoy your walk xxxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful design and colours! Love the string with the button, such lovely detail!

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely die and the colours here, perfect for Christmas or any occasion really.xx

Birgit said...

I love this card which would be great for a man. Love the antlers and the shading. I haven’t had a hot stone massage but I bet it will feel great. It sounds like you deserve it and good for you!

Wendy L said...

The card works a treat, very effective.
I love having the house to myself, total bliss. Xxx

DIMI said...

Good morning dear Kate!
The weather is awful here too...windy and stormy!
Love your Rudolph card,the background and the button details!
You are so creative! I hope you’ll enjoy your brake! Have fun!
Wishing you a lovely day!xxx
Dimi...

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card.

meg said...

Beautiful CAS card Kate, love the diecuts and papers, enjoy your walk, hope it isn't raining

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A great die cut Kate, this works perfectly for a guy card.
Lorraine

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous CAS Christmas card and do so like that die cut x. Glad Alistair is home safe and sound. Enjoy your mini break away and the hot stones sounds wonderful....the hotel sounds nice too...Is it in Scotland? Enjoy yourselves x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a great die, looks fab with a shadow too. They do cut very well, those dies. Hope the weather is good for your break sounds lovely.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

The plaid pairs nicely with the deer image. Very nice card!

Anne said...

Lovely card Kate, it doesn't need anything else and I like how you've used the die buy cutting it twice
Enjoy your break, the hot stone treatment sounds intriguing!
Anne x

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful CAS card Kate, love the plaid papers too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Mrs A. said...

Night are drawing in here too. Getting cold of an evening as well. Lovely card with the pretty tartan. Hugs Mrs A.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love this card, its super. Nice and simple to make a batch up with. Its so dark early now. I dont like it either. Love having light till much later, Hazelxx

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Kate, a lovely die and great papers.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

scrappymo! said...

This looks great! Loving the tartan background and that stag die is amazing. I did not see that one at the works in Inverness. I bought just about every one that they had! That is a great store for good priced dies.

Thanks for taking part in the September Rudolph Days Challenge.

Jennifer Johnston said...

A perfect card for a man and I love the tartan background. Enjoy your break and treatment. Pleased Alistair arrived home safe and sound.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Sue said...

What a great die, love it and I like that you kept the card simple so the die catches you eye right away. You're right Kate, it would be a great guy card.

Hugs
Sue

Anet's Crafting said...

Your Christmas card is beautiful Kate, love the pretty designer paper. Hugs Anet x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
I couldn't resist that card when I saw it....thought of you straight away.
Simple is sometimes the way to go when you have such a focal point. The die is lovely.
I bought a holly one from The Works but haven't used it yet.
What a minx T Boy is. Molly likes sprawling on the kitchen window ledge in the Sun as its South facing.
Ang x