Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Autumn Treasures!

Hello Everyone, hoping you are all well and enjoying this fine Indian Summer day. It's glorious here, warm too. Alistair was away up in the mountains this morning as the weather indicated it was going to be good.  4 O'clock he got up, I don't know where his energy comes from, still he was back by lunch time having climbed what he wanted. What did I do....housework of course. There is something about the sunshine that makes me want to clean. 

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my last card, I do appreciate each of them.

Card for today;
A little easel card, something I don't make often too much measuring for me, and even with a ruler I never get things right. Anyway, I've used lovey papers from Sara Davis Autumn pad, the papers are gorgeous, and the card is from SU. The leaves are a selection of SB and Crafter's Companion dies.
The stamps are all from Creative Stamping a couple of issues ago, issue 60 a truly lovely stamp set and inks up well. I added a few sequins and the odd bit of WoS for some sparkle.

Well what a fabulous choral rehearsal we had on Monday night, Pat MacMahon, who apart from being an international singing teacher is one of our Honorary Patrons, putting us through our singing paces so to speak.  We all felt as if  we had a singing work out, paying attention to our diction, shaping and loads of other things, even the way we stand in order to convey certain emotions on particular words. Our main musical work for our Winter concert is The Armed Man, amazing work, it's a piece I love doing, and it was felt that our session with this inspirational teacher worked magic, the trick will be in remembering it all come the concert, although I did make note on my score, hopefully everyone else did too. It's marvellous that she takes the time to spend doing this with us when she has now retired and we appreciate it so much, a well loved and respected lady she is.

That's me for now, I'm hoping to get a couple of hours in my craft room later, so take care everyone and see you soon,

23 comments:

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful Autumn card, love your squirrel

Flo Langley said...

Beautiful card Kate. Love squirrels. They disappeared all summer but are just coming out again in the mornings in the garden. 4 a.m.!!! Oh my word. I always feel such a lazy bones when I read about Alistair. Good for him. Its fantastic! It sounds like you had a fabulous time at the rehearsal. How wonderful for you all.
Ooodles of hugs, Flo xx
P.S. Lovely post as always.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love that sweet image and papers,

Mi bitácora artesanal said...

Me encanta la ardilla, imprescindible en el otoño.
Buen trabajo.
Besos y feliz fin de semana!!!

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!
You made a very beautiful Autumn card!
Love the squirrel with the acorns image and the Autumn leaves!
Here it was windy but sunny! Wishing you a lovely evening!xxx
Dimi...

Jo said...

Beautiful....love that squirrel....and I do love an easel card! x

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Super cute card! I love the sweet squirrel image.

pam said...

Beautiful card Kate..love easel cards and your cute squirrel.
Pam x

Mac Mable said...

Sounds a great night at your choral practice x. Yes the weather was glorious today and I know what you mean when the sun comes out it can show up the dust! Such an adorable card. The papers are wonderful and so is the image and those pretty die cut and stamped leaves x.

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card this is!! The squirrel is so adorable!! I love the design!! So beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

aussie aNNie said...

Just gorgeous and that squirrel is super divine.cxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely easel Kate, that squirrel is so cute and love the beautiful papers!The leaves are just perfect to make he card stand open!
Hugs

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card.

meg said...

Beautiful squirrel and autumnal card, the colours are glorious

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning autumnal card Kate, I love the squirrel and colours.
Hugs
Linda xxx

brenda said...

I though I had commented already but the most bizarre thing, it posted on my own blog, no idea how that happened so rather belatedly what a super squirrel card Kate.

B x

Diane said...

What a wonderful Autumn easel card design Kate. Your weather is certainly better than mine is, we are having fog and rain.

Hugs Diane

rachel said...

A super card Kate - I think your easel has worked very well. Sounds like a fabulous singing session - thats wonderful! Take care! Hugs rachel x

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi Kate, a gorgeous Autumnal card. Love the squirrel image, just like the red squirrels in our garden, so sweet. Like you I don't make easel cards very often for the same reason lol! The background papers are just perfect for the image and the die-cut leaves just add that final touch.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, such a sweet image and lovely rich papers.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Mrs A. said...

What a beauty this easel card is . Worth all the preparation needed to make it. I have a squirrel stamp that I coloured up yrs ago and have never finished it. Must try and find it. Hugs Mrs A.

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Kate, re the ATC I am not into it to be honest, just made the one for a challenge mainly to myself. Apparently you don't send them as a card you swap with others who a re mad about ATC....this of which I honestly say I am not.xx

scrappymo! said...

Great fall card, Kate. Loving that sentiment. It is perfect with this lovely fall card.