Monday, 15 March 2010

Boats and dancing

Happy Monday people! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and a belated Happy Mother's Day to all you mummies for yesterday!

I had a fabulous time at the end of last week feeding two of my favourite hobbies (other than stamping of course!) - photography and dance. On Thursday I started a two day landscape course based in Whitstable, North Kent. Such a picturesque seaside town. On Friday we were based at the White Cliffs of Dover and, of course, it poured with rain but we couldn't complain as we were there the same day that Christine Bleakley was water ski-ing the channel - bbbrrr! Just looking at the water made me shiver!

I was with a group of lovely people, had a fun few days and learned a lot from the tutors and the rest of the group. I took A LOT (!) of pictures but will only bore you with a few :)

Early Saturday morning I left North Kent and drove across London to Olympia for Move It 2010 - a buzzing three day dance exhibition. They ran an amazing selection of classes every day in every dance style possible - I took Ballet, Argentine Tango, Sequence Dance and a double Salsa class, at the end of which my feet were killing me!

In between classes I watched some of the AMAZING showcase dances on the main stage, including Matthew Cutler from Strictly and one of the most beautiful: Sarah Lamb, The Royal Ballet's prima ballerina performing The Dying Swan. Isn't she stunning!

Enough of my babble.... onto a card! Yesterday's Stamp With Us challenge was to make a male card so I immediately reached for the Cheers To You set. Can't go wrong with a few pint glasses for a fella can you?!


Stamps - Cheers to You
Ink - Memento Black
Card - Whisper White/More Mustard/Close to Cocoa
Other - Copic Sketch Markers/Circle Nestabilities

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT team's cards over at the Stamp With Us blog.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs Kate xx


Sarah-Jane said...

Stunning photos Kate, is there any end to your talent? lol! great beach huts, they would look fab on canvas :0) and great mans card too, love cheers to you, for men espesh
Hope you are well,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

Aimes said...

OK hun, if I ever officially buy a house I demand one of those prints blown up on a canvas for my house-warming gift ;D What fab pics, I love 'em!
Also loving your card too of course (conquering those awkward masculine ones I see!)
Catch up soon!

Sam said...

I love your Kent pictures Kate....they are really, really beautiful.

TFS :-)

Lol said...

Your photo's are just beautiful, I love taking seaside shots especially when there's not many people about!

Hugs Lol xxx

Sandy said...

Hi Kate,
Not only are you a very talented card maker, but also a very talented photographer! This is the place I come when I’ve had enough of cute cards, filled to the brim with flowers and other embellishments. I love your clean and simplistic style (which I don’t seem to be able to achieve myself:-)). I’ve just been nominated for my very first Blog Award, which I’d now like to pass on to you. Keep up the great work! Sandy x

Sara said...

Stunning photography Kate and I love the tall skinny card for the fellas.

Sara xx

NĂºria said...

beautiful photos and gorgeous car!!!
I like the jars of beer, great!!