Thursday, 25 April 2013

Venice Carnival!

Good Afternoon to you all, and hoping that you are well today.
Thank you very much for all the lovely comments on my last post , not only about my card but about my friend Dale.
I would also like to give a very warm welcome to my latest follower and say thanks for deciding to visit me, I hope you like what I create.

It's been a mixture of weather today and I've been nowhere, Alistair has been painting the fence but has had to stop off and on because of rain, for me it's been a pottering around the house sort of day.  I finally managed to finish today's card though, I have been working on it for three days off and on.

I have also been trying to make SB flowers.  I bought a new die, Bauble Blossoms One and couldn't work out how it was make, had an eureka moment and thought You Tube and sure enough there was a video.  So I watched it and took note, returned to my table and proceeded to copy what I'd watched, and guess what, my flower turned out to be pants!.  had another go, no luck with this one either, so gave up, and decided on a WO flower for the time being.  Me thinks a good deal of practise is required.

I then decided that I should really try and learn how to knit toe up socks as I had bought a book of toe up patterns a couple of years ago and it's just been gathering dust.  So off to You Tube again, found some videos, and started watching, tried to cast on along with demo got in a fankle, six times I might add, then decided I do OK with how I do socks at the moment.  Maybe just now isn't the right time to be learning new things, the old brain is just not functioning.  I'll have another go at some other time.

On to my card;
This is one of the lovely digi images from The Paper Shelter called Venice Carnival, the background paper is also from the same set, but as I am needing ink in my printer has not coloured up well.  Image coloured with Promarkers, image matted on to Hunkydory Adorable Scorable card, MS punched border, LOTV sentiment, WO flowers, ribbon from my box, gold and burgundy gems also from my box.

I really loved this image the moment I saw it as it reminds me of another thing for the bucket list.... to be in Venice during carnival time.  I would need to win the lottery for that though.
So that's me for today, better get going with the dinner now.
Have a great evening whatever you do, me... well I might just have another go at casting on for toe up.
Be back soon, Kate x

20 comments:

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image.xxx

Hazel said...


Oh dear Kate, you haven't been very successful with all these new things you have been trying out. I think you are right it's not the right time and maybe try only one at a time. I am the same trying to do so many things at the same time, it just doesn't work. Sorry I thought I had left a comment on your blog yesterday but no, any way I am so pleased for Dale, she must be very relieved. And I think that hadn't helped you with your sleep. Here's hoping you sleep better now.


Hazel xxx

Hazel said...


What am I like, both yesterday and today's cards are lovely.

Hazel

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Kate. Whatva lovely image beautifully coloured. All in all a gorgeous card. Maye better to wait till the time is better to get into new things, when you retire if tt is not far away, hope I m not being too cheeky in saying the 'R' word. Although since retiring I don't where the time goes, when I work I seemed to have tome on my hands, not now.

Wilma x x x

Wendy Fraser said...

What a gorgeous image, haven't seen that one before. Feel free to pop over to mine with your die sometime, they're easy when you know how lol! xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
you do make me laugh with your way with words. Sounds like you have had a failure day, which I get quite often. Nothing seems to right on such days.
Now I bought some flower dies at the NEC in March and had a similar problem, and I also looked it up on u tube. Still haven't made one yet.lol.
I have joined a singing group, and found u tube very informative for song tunes I didn't know.
Now at long last to your wonderful card. It's very lovely and that image is coloured fabulously.
Lovey design too.
Have a wonderful crafty evening, hope tomorrow is more sucessful for your flower making.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Your card is gorgeous Kate. The image really is wonderful and you have coloured her beautifully. I love the papers and details too.
hugs Sue xx

Sue said...

Cards are wonderful Kate :) I found the flowers fiddly too but I eventually got the hang of them and havent used the dies since LOL huggles hun Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is gorgeous Kate love your image and layout
jacqui xx

Shona Hamill said...

Fantastic card Kate, the image is great. Good luck with your socks! x

Staying Crafty said...

Gorgeous image! I love the way you tied your bow :)

Debbie said...

Love the card and love your story about your flower and you tube... have turned to that many a time for tutorials..lol but haven't had anything turn into pants...lol.. but can't wait to see your socks.. have yet to knit one of those let alone a pair...

Hugs
Debbie

Norma said...

Hi Kate:0 found you through Amber and looked around your blog and you sure have some beautiful projects!! I'm now a new bloggie friend and I hope you will stop by and say hello:) Gorgeous card. Have a fantastic evening!!
Hugs,
Norma

Marie-Louise said...

Great card Kate. Love the image.

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Hi Kate,
I am very much enjoying my visit on your blog. Oh dear, how did the flowers turn to pants? :-) Perhaps taking a little break will help and your next try will be a lovely success. I'll keep my fingers crossed. See ya in blogland.

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Oh duh, I forgot to tell you that I love this card. Your coloring is fabulous and I really like the scalloped edges. Toodles.

Jules said...

Hi Kate

I am so pleased you found my blog because I have now found yours .. .. you have some gorgeous creations on view.

Lots of lovely layers on this make and I love how you have coloured your image.

Hope you have had a good week.

Love Jules xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Love your card Kate! I do love this image from PS its adorable! You tube is great for tutorials it has everything! Have a good weekend! Hugs Susan x

Pop's Cards said...

Simply Stunning sweetie!! Hugs Pops x

Nikki Binder said...

So pretty! I love your coloring and the card itself is amazing! TFS
Happy crafting, Nikki