Sunday, 9 June 2013

Icelandic Poppy in Blue!

Hello Everyone and I hope you are having a great Sunday, and indeed weekend.
I've been busy getting packed, checking that all the documentation is in order and whatnot.  As we usually go on holiday with a holiday company where everything is done for you, this time it's under our own steam, so I'm having to make sure we have everything just right.
However packing is all done, just the last minute things and I think I've got everything I need, even to woolie hat and gloves, well we are hoping to go on the ocean to spot whales, recon it will be really cold there.

Thank you all so much who visited and left comments on my last card, I love reading them and delighted that you take time out of your busy days to visit.

I was amazed that the artist who drew the poppy image, Jane of
left a lovely comment and wanted my permission to show the card on her design blog and Facebook.  Well I was so chuffed, because if you visit Jane's blog you will see some really beautiful cards, I'm just delighted.

I have another poppy card today;
A little bit different, but I'm really pleased by it and it's for a friend who loves blue.
Coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment from Stamp-It Austrailia, Sentiment Swirls
Card cut with Xcut Scalloped Die
Papermania Blueberry Pie paper
Tumble Glass DI
Gems and Glamour Dust.
And that's it, I hope you like it.

Before I go I want to tell you about a friend who has just had her first book published by Amazon for Kindle, it's title is Cafe Paradise and it sounds a great holiday read, and if you go to her website,  you will be able to read a synopsis of the story.  It's romantic comedy, and I've downloaded mine and looking forward to starting it.  It's a bit of a change for me as like crime novels, but it sounds great and it takes place in a city I love York.

I will taking my Tablet with me so hopfully I will be able to keep up with your blogs, and I will see you when I get home.

Crafty Hugs,  Kate xx


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kate, I had one of my cards published on her site too :) she has some lovely images to colour. Hope you have a fabulous holiday huggles hun Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Kate. Well done on being published.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Hi Kate. I am pleased that Jane popped over to leave you a comment, I knew she would love your card. This one is stunning too. I love the way you have coloured the poppy and wonderful shape.
hugs Sue xx

rachel said...

thats wonderful news about your feedback from the artist Kate - how lovely for you and so well deserved. Glad your packing is progressing - hope you have a wonderful time - Love todays card - a real stunner! Hugs Rachel x

Rita said...

How lovely of Jane to leave a comment Kate. Your cards really are beautiful and this one today is stunning, I love the blue hues and the lovely dies finish it off perfectly. Enjoy your Holiday and log your visits too. Hugs Rita xxx

Hazel said...

Kate, well done for getting your card published, also I noticed you won on Sue Wilson's blog this morning. Today's card is stunning, love the shape and the colour.
Glad you are on top of the packing, now please just chill and enjoy you holiday.

Hazel xxx

Patricia said...

Congrats on getting your card published its a great feeling.
I just love what you have do e with the poppy on today's card. The colouring is wonderful.
Have a fantastic holiday, I really hope you manage to see the whales.
Must go have a look at that book you mentioned. Apart from Dalyan"my wee corner of paradise" York is my next favourite place to visit.
Huggles for,your holidays

Patricia xxx

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Kate, congrats on winning with Sue Wilson, she is such a generous person with her prizes and time. Love the Icelandic poppy today, gorgeous in blue. Your colouring is so beautiful, no wonder the artist wants to display your work.

Have a wonderful holiday, hubby says take plenty of money, you will need it. Hey ho what is money for if not for spending. Enjoy.

Wilma x x x

Wendy Fraser said...

It looks beautiful in blue too. Have a wonder holiday xx

Alison Scott said...

A beautiful card. Lovely colours.
Well done on winning Sue Wilson comment game.
When hubby and I planned own hols I always photocopied every item of documentation ie insurance, payments, hotel confirmations, flight confirmations etc. One copy in my bag, one in the carry on bag and emailed all to myself so I could print off again if required.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
another superb Poppy card. I bet she shows this one on facebook too.
Love the round design, and superb colouring in.
I am getting very restless as everyone is off ob their hols or returning.
Can't see me off for a while as my GC has broken down and lovely hubby has just bought me the electric embosser.
Have a wonderful crafty rest of the weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sandy said...

Pretty blue color and pretty card!!!

pam said...

another beautiful card Kate, love the blue poppy and fabulous layout.
congrats on your win
have a fabulous holiday

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie...

This is gorgeous...

Huggles Pops x x x

Crafty Lark said...

Beautiful Kate, hope you are having a great time. xx Flora

May said...

Stunning card, Love the colours, image, shape, design, O my word I could go on & on...Love it... enjoy your hols... Hugs May x x x

Kim Dellow said...

So pretty Kate. Kim

Erika said...

Wow love your card Kate, I used to have poppies that colour in my garden, don't know where they've gone? Fab colour combo.
Hugs Erika.

Jane said...

OMG! Love this one even more!!!!! Def' going to publish this one too...too beautiful to keep to
Hope you're enjoying your holiday. I am always spellbound when I watch whales on TV....I can only imagine what it must be like to see them in real life. Jealous? Moi? Yep! :-)

rosie said...

gorgeous card. love the colours x fab layout