Monday, 11 February 2019

Sending Loving Thoughts!

Hello Everyone, here we are at the start of another week, I hope you are well and enjoyed your weekend. Don't they come and go so quickly????

Beautiful sunny day here but low, low temperatures, with quite a wind chill. Sadly, two Scottish climbers fell and were killed last week, two well known guys in the climbing community, and one of whom Alistair knew. They were very experienced, but something just went wrong. I guess that's nature, the men will be a sad loss, one was from Inverness too. Alistair laughs when I tell him to be careful, that even the most experienced of folk can get caught out, but that's what mountain climbers do, no stopping them, and I do know that they do take care, but sometimes, nature takes over.

Anyway, thank you for the lovely comments on my last card, and I'm happy o say that Moreen loved it. Welcome to my latest follower too, so pleased you decided the click the button, and I hope you pop in often.

Here's my latest card, made for Jim, just a wee bit of encouragement as he starts his chemo on Wednesday,
I used a MFT stencil with Oxide inks and a little sparkle pen . The sentiment is from Chocolate Baroque. Sequins only because I splodge a bit of ink.. A simple wee card really.

Well that's me for now, a bit of ironing before teatime, then out to choral practice. Take care of yourselves and see you soon,


Diane said...

I am sure Jim will love his card Kate, it is a lovely ray of sunshine to keep his spirts up during treatment.

Hugs Diane

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

A very nice encouragement card!

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful, love the rays of sunshine and sentiment.
Linda xxx

brenda said...

It looks like a perfect card Kate offerig just the right glow of sunshine needed.

B x

dutchess said...

This will surely cheer Jim up...a real sunshine card’s cold here as well,I have spent most of the day crafting and making fish pie for our evening meal.....oh and a teeny bit of Hochanda watching sizzix.....enjoy that ironing xxxx

Christine Harrop said...

Jim will really appreciate this gorgeous card Kate. When I was doing encouragement cards for John he absolutely loved receiving them and they always gave him a boost. It was very sad to hear about the deaths of the two Scottish climbers. John knew one of them too. Both very experienced in their field but sadly it is a sport which takes no prisoners. When John came back from the Alps or Scotland it was always such a huge relief to me. Take care. Hugs Christine xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

That would cheer anyone up, what a lovely idea and great sentiment

Marlene Atkinson said...

I'm sure Jim will love it, I hope he won't be to ill afterwards. A fantastic card love the Sun image. Marlene

meg said...

Gorgeous cheery rays of sunshine and a smashing sentiment Kate, hope all goes well on Wednesday

rachel said...

Gorgeous and thoughtful card Kate. Big hugs rachel xx

Mia said...

Simple but beautiful card, Kate, and I really love it.
As for the nature, men are helpless in front of its power.
Hugs, my friend.

cotnob said...

A super card Kate, lovely words.
I hope everything goes well for Jim.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Sheryl said...

Hi Kate what a beautiful card and i wish all the best for Jim xx

Mac Mable said...

Yes I heard the incredible sad news about the climbers and I did wonder if you knew them. Such a sunny and uplifting card for Jim and sincerely hope all goes well x.

Mrs A. said...

I'm sure that your card will brighten Jim's day fior Ihim. Cold and damp here. The temperature really plummets down at night time. Hugs Mrs A.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful encouragement card for Jim, Kate. I hope all goes well for him. How sad about the climbers. Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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aussie aNNie said...

Ray of sunshine going your way too, lovely stencil.xx

scrAPpamondo said...

How sunny and sweet card, great use of your stencil! Jim surely will appreciate the encouragement! Fingers crossed for him!

pam said...

Perfect card for Jim Kate, sure hell appreciate one you made for him.
Hugs Pam x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful card of encouragement for Jim, sure to cheer him up and what a lovely gesture.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
such an awe inspiring card to give him some cheer.
This is design is brilliant and so cheerful.
Love that wonderful sentiment.
I do hope all goes well with the Chemo and it helps to make him better.
Wishing Jim all the best and healing best wishes.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

debby4000 said...

Lovely sunshine card Kate.

Jules said...

Hi Kate

A lovely card of encouragement.

From past blog posts Jim comes across as a very "matter of fact" person and is likely to take everything in his stride .. .. I hope that all goes as well as it can for him and that his positive attitude helps.

I shall be thinking of him today - and everyone who is worrying about him!

Love Jules xx

Margarets designer cards said...

Fabulous card, love your design

Flo Langley said...

Beautiful card Kate. Perfect for Jim.
Hugs Flo xx

Sue said...

Lovely card, Kate and the sentiment is perfect for your BIL as he begins is Chemo. Prayers to your family during this stressful time.


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Kate.. lovely card.. really a ray of sunshine.. praying all goes well for your Jim and a prayer also for thise climbers families.. such a sad loss.
Sending prayer hugs
Shaz in Oz.XX

Pat said...

I'm glad your DIL loved her card Kate, and the glittery texture paste looks beautiful. I thought I would mention that and talk about this card for Alistair's brother which with the sun's rays and the great sentiment is just perfect to wish him luck for his chemo. I hope that it isn't as bad as he fears, and it means a better outcome so I wish him well. It was awful to hear about the climbers and it is obvious that climbing gets in the blood. I like you cannot imagine doing something like that this time of year, well, not having an adventurous nature I cannot imagine doing this sort of thing at x