Saturday, 14 November 2020

O Christmas Tree!

Hello to You All from a very dark and dismal Inverness, the lights have been on since around 2PM, and it hasn't hasn't enticed either of us over the door.  How is it where you are?

We have however managed to get bits and pieces done around the house, and Alistair has put together a new nest of tables, thankfully they were easy enough to do, and I'm pretty pleased with them, I love getting new things for the house, and we are needing to replace quite a few things, but Teallach stops me from doing that as he is such a scratcher and he's ruined curtains, a footstool, just about every carpet in the house has been scratched at it's corners, I tear my hair out with him, and I've spent a fortune on anti-scratch products. I wouldn't be without him though, you have a pet, you don't have a show house.

Anyhoo, I've got a card today using a stamp from a new company to me...Daisy Mae, and this is awfully cute;

This is quite a large stamp and I've coloured it up with a mixture of Copic Markers and SN, gel pens, and lots of different coloured Stickles for sparkle. I coloured round the edges with DI. Matted onto, midnight blue card and them silver mirror card and added clear gems . The sentiments are all from the same set.

Thank you for all the lovely comments left about my last card, I do appreciate the time you all take to visit and leave them/

Well, that's me for today, I hope you are all well and coping with whatever lockdown you are in. Our First Minister tells us that that there is beginning to be a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, and I'm sure she is right, after all Scotland is through to the European Cup in 21 years, there's a shift of occupant in the White House, Cummings is gone, and the vaccine is coming along quite fast, there is definitely a  light although just a pinprick, so keep yourselves safe and see you soon,



Valerija said...

Fabulous image. Love your tree.

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous! I love the snowmen tree.
Linda xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oooh lits of lovely snowmen, fab card. Dull and wet here today. We did venture out this morning just to collect a takeaway drink and afternoon tea which we shall soon be enjoying (the afternoon tea, not the drink!) and then to a farm shop for eggs and potatoes. Yes things are looking up, thank goodness Trump lost and hope of a vaccine is brilliant news. Stay safe.

meg said...

A fabulous beautifully coloured stamped image Kate,a beautiful CAS card,A dreich day here,have spent it in front of the Woodbridge reading

Daffodil Cards said...

I Love your card Kate, what a wonderful stamp, great background also. Yep! we have had the lights on since about the same time, rain and wind making it awful down here in Wales :)
Keep safe
Faith x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
it has been damp and dismal here off and on today.
Very dark this morning brightening up about lunchtime and dark again by 4pm and also raining.

I love your wonderful card and that stamped tree is gorgeous.
What a very unusual tree but so wonderful and lovely.
I love all the snowmen and the pressies.
Your colour of it is fantastic too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Diane said...

Greetings Kate, what an image group of festive snow people. It is getting dark here around 4:00 PM. It wouldn't be too bad but then in the Pacific Northwest it stays cloudy with very little to no sun most days.

Hugs Diane

Donna Ellis said...

Ohhh, Kate! What a sweet snowman tree! Daisy Mae really made a delightful snowman-and-all-things-Christmasy collage tree, didn't she? Your coloring looks fabulous! I hope that Scotland is indeed pulling out of COVID's clutches. Here in Florida, we are on a fast rise. There is now proof that well over 10% and probably closer to 20% of those who recover from COVID in the US end up being "long haulers". That's what happened to me during the pandemic of 1957. Some symptoms never went away. I'm sad that so many other people will be suffering for a long time. It seems so un-cautious to me the way people (here) won't wear masks. One friend who is 77 actually told me she felt "stupid" being the only one wearing a mask at a recent family event. I reminded her she is NOT stupid. Then it turned out two of the teens from that family event tested positive, and other family members did later. Not sure why I told you all that - but hope it was not TMI (too much info). Best Wishes to you, my dear blogging friend! hugs, de

cotnob said...

A super card Kate, such a fun stamp - such a bright and cheerful card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

aussie aNNie said...

This is absolutely beautiful, the colours and wonderful design.... just love this.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a fabulous stamp and you’ve coloured it perfectly x

Mac Mable said...

Wild weather here this weekend too x. Your card is full of fun and love the colouring and the faces on those adorable snowmen x. Yes there is a glimmer of light x.

Jackie T said...

Hi Kate this is a fantastic Christmas card. I do love that stamp. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

What a great image and you've coloured it beautifully x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeously fun stamp and CAS card design Kate, so cheery to look at on these dull miserable days, I much prefer a cold, dry, crisp day.

Margarets designer cards said...

Fabulous christmas card, love the image,

Well we are in lockdown here in Somerset, we actually had our first conversation with a friend who we meet in the garden center on Friday, apart from my hubby thats the first conversation with anyone for over a week. It was nice to see her and we were not expecting to see anyone.
Yesterday it was dark all day which meant the lights were on all day, it felt like night not a day, today the sun is shinning but for how long is anyone's guess as rain is forecasted

brenda said...

It's been just the same here in the Fens all weekend Kate, the sun did put in a brief appearance before it threw it down again.

Your Christmas car is so bright and cheerful and will surely bring a smile to the recipients face.

B x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ahhh this is super, what a great card, I love Daisy Mae stamps they are so cute. I always find that by November things start to look up!! What could be more of a miracle that getting into the football!!!! Hazel xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is gorgeous Kate, I agree with you there is a little light at the end of the tunnel. It was time Cummings left the Westminster Government, he should have gone in May. I tis looking good for the Vaccine. A new President for America, I am so pleased Trump has gone. Scotland did well to be in the finals of Euro 2021. Marlene

Viv said...

Loving this fun card of yours Kate! yes very grey here too, can't wait for Spring now! we go for a walk in the forest nearby every day if we included lol! stay safe and yes can't wait for a vaccine too. So sorry I am late commenting again, running the FC and being on RVD team too really takes so much of my time these days alas! ;) Viv xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Such a cute card!

Lorraine said...

A fabulous stamp, love your colouring Kate
Lorraine x

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Kate and a lovely stamp.
Rico is a licker, licks his bed and sofa constantly, xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

such a totally adorable and so fun card mf
xx Karen

JD/ Jill said...

This is a lovely Christmas card. I can see that there is a LOT ov coloring done there! Great job!

Jules said...

Hi Kate

What a fabulous card all those snowmen make .. .. great colouring too!

Love the finished look.

Weather has been very dark and dull here too for quite a few days now. Not good. I hate crafting with an electric light on .. .. much prefer bright natural light.

Take care and stay safe

Love Jules xx

Sue said...

I love the snowmen what a darling stamp, Kate. Your colorwork is beautiful and the card design is too.

We are looking forward here too. Can't wait to get the idiot out of the White House. The incoming President is a good man, but has a lot to clean up. But along with a vaccine, this is all good news to us.


Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi Kate, loving this fun Christmas card. What
a great image! and you have coloured it beautifully.
Take care and stay safe Kate.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Pat said...

This is a sweet image Kate and I love your beautifully coloured snowmen and the gold mirri card frames them perfectly. I know what you mean about grey days and having the light on a lot of the time. We only have a patio door for light and the further end of the room away from it has the light on most of the day in the winter. I just can't wait for the nights to start getting lighter. It usually becomes noticeable once we get to the middle of January down here. x