Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Say Cheese!

Hello Crafting Friends, I do hope all is well with you and that your day has been a good one.

I met up with my lovely friend Fiona today for a catch up and a coffee, and had a lovely couple of hours in Costa with her.  She was telling me that she is going to do a sponsored climb in the summer and the proceeds will be going to The Gurkas in Nepal. Her Dad was an officer in the Gurka regiment back in the day so there are strong links to them, and they had a rotten deal from the government after the war, many didn't get pensions after fighting for Britain, just par of the course as to the awful treatment of war veterans . Anyhoo, I'm so impressed by Fiona as she is going to climb Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain and.....she's never climbed a mountain in her life.  So she is in training, and Alistair will be  giving a helping hand and may even go up with her, me well, I'll be there when she comes down. She has collected loads of dosh already, and it's all official  and the Gurka people have sent her a tee shirt to wear and made her sponsor forms. Her lovely Dad died last year, and this is to commemorate his passing. He would be so proud of her.  I mentioned to her that she could get in touch with the lovely Joanna Lumely as she is very involved with the Gurka peoples, I'm sure she would be interested.

So, that was my day. But here I am with another card for Hazel's Festive Challenge,
https://www.fezziwigsfestivefrolics.com/2020/02/fezziwig-saysoh-christmas-tree.html
More cats and another Little Claire image, the trees I've free handed  with watercolours. In fact the whole of the colouring is watercoloured. loads of sparkle on the snowy parts and shimmer pen in the wee characters.  I heat embossed through a snow stencil with Wow powder for the background card
Sentiment is form a Tonic Studio set. The cats look as if they are posing for their photo.

Thank you all so much for your continued visits and lovely comments, much appreciated.

That's me for now , enjoy your evening and hope to see you soon,

25 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

What a darling, glittery, snowy wonderland for your sweet, winter-loving kitties, Kate! It's a fabulous card! hugs, de

Mrs A. said...

I am well impressed with your freehand trees. They look very professional. Impressed your friend too doing her climb and agree she should get in touch with Joanna . Hugs Mrs A.

Crafting Queen said...

I wish your friend all the best in her fun raising climb. Love your card, your kitties are very cute. Love your colouring and the trees. x

meg said...

Gorgeous kitty card love their hats, scarves and smiling faces

Valerija said...

Sweet image and card. Love the sparkling snow too.
Valerija xx

aussie aNNie said...

This card is super gorgeous and impressed with your tree drawing, clever lady.xx

Jules said...

Hi Kate

A really lovely card and your freehand trees are amazing .. .. mine would never look as good as that!!! In fact mine probably wouldn't even look like trees LOL!!!

I wish your friend well with her climb. Sounds like you had a lovely catch-up.

Love Jules xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely fun image on this one Kate, loving the cute cats and their festive hats.
Lorraine

Karen Dunbrook said...

super sweet card mf....
Bravo to your friend for taking on such an ambitious adventure.
xx Karen

Jennifer Johnston said...

I just love this threesome lol! all dressed up
and nowhere to go! looking very smart lol. They
really cheered me up on this dull day Kate. Hope
you are well. Wishing your friend well for her
fund raising climb. Take care.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is super, what a pretty sparkly card, I love the kitties with their festive hats on!! Sooo sweet. Your tress are fantastic!!! WOW that's a great thing for your Friend to do in memory of her Dad. Wishing her all the best for it. Thanks for joining in with me over on Fezziwigs Festive Frolics this fortnight, Love Hazel xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Your friend is very brave, well done to her. Fab fun card

Linda Simpson said...

Love this card Kate, the image just makes me smile. Hope you have a wonderful evening.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Well, I can’t get enough of pets and shiny Christmas cards! This one is fun!

Daffodil Cards said...

YOur card is just fabulous, I love the sparkly snow and those cute cats.
As for your friend, well done her, that takes courage and dedication. Good Luck to her.
Faith x

cotnob said...

A super card Kate, such a sweet scene.
It sounds like you had a lovely time with your friend - I wish her the best of luck for her climb.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Zoe Tant said...

Cute card Kate. Wow your friend Fiona is taking on a big challenge, but what a great cause and I wish her well. Hope all well with you all Zoe x

Rita said...

What a lovely card Kate and as always your colouring looks so perfect. I love the story that your friend Fiona is doing for her beloved Dad. That will be a big physical effort for het too. I'm sure with Alistairs help she will do it. Lots of Hugs to you All. Rita xxx

Mac Mable said...

What a wonderful time you had with your friend and what a brave and fabulous thing she is doing x. Adorable Christmas card and loving the free hand trees and those cute cats x.

Margarets designer cards said...

Fabulous christmas card love the image

Pop's Cards said...

I love this sure made me smile, I tried a few times to get photos of our cats with hats on but they didn't like it this stamp would be perfect for us, a really super cute card, hugs Pops x

brenda said...

Sorry to be such a delayed visitor, not really sure where my time has gone the last few days, great card anyhow.

B x

Sue said...

Kate, what a super fun image, and I agree they do look like they are posing! Well they are wearing those fashionable hats after all. Fun card.

Hugs
Sue

Pat said...

What cute and fun cats with that beautiful snowy scene, and your trees are just perfect, and love the stencilled snow too. How wonderful that your friend is do the climb up Ben Nevis in aid of the Gurkas, such a worthwhile cause and hope with all the training she will do it! x

Christine Harrop said...

What a great image on your fabulous card Kate. I'm so sorry for my extrely late appearance here! Hugs Christine x