Sunday, 2 June 2013

White on Black!

Hi to you all, hoping you have had a good Sunday and that the weather was nice and sunny and warm of course.
We've had a very quiet day here, I didn't feel too well so just took things easy, Alistair got stuck into the dandelions and hedge, what we should really do is get Damian's tortoises over and they could have a feast, apparently they can't get enough of them.

Thank you all so much for visiting me and commenting on my floral card, I just love reading what you have to say.  Many thanks too for all your kind words and advice offered, it is so much appreciated.
I can expect a letter from the area manager this week detailing what was discussed and depending what it's in it I think another visit to CAB might be in order.  Unfortunately, I'm not in a union.  Poor Alistair has had his head done in by me over the last few days, I try not to talk about it too much to him as he just shouts through frustration because being a man he just wants to fix things and he can't.  It is a lonely place to be in though. Anyway enough of this.

I have a card for you, made this one the other week when I was attempting to do the heat embossing thing;
Black base card with Xcut border punch
SB Flora Embossing Folder
Crafty Individuals stamp
Ranger Perfect Medium, Papermania clear embossing Powder
Black Soot, Distressed Ink
MB, Fabulous Phlox Die
black ribbon fromThe Ribbon Girl
CC Spray and Sparkle on flower

That's all folks, enjoy what remains of the weekend.
Kate x

I would like to enter this card into;


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Kate great embossing and I really like your embossed background
jacqui xx

Rita said...

Stunning card Kate. I have that stamp too. But as yet I have not used it. There is always something classy and elegant about a black and white card. Hopefully you get things sorted out quickly Kate. I went through something similar, but was in Unison and they took it out of my hand. Enjoy your Evening. Hugs Rita xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A stunning card Kate, I always think black and white looks really classy! I hope things improve for you, perhaps when you receive the letter it may be a bit kinder! Shame I don't live closer you could come round for a cuppa and a chinwag!! Susan x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Kate. I love the image and the embossed background looks wonderful.
take care
hugs Sue xx

Doreen said...

Love the image and fab

rachel said...

this is just beautiful Kate - hang in there sweetie - big hugs xx

pam said...

beautiful card Kate, love the black and white.
thinking of you, you must be so stressed out.
take care pam

Alison Scott said...

Lovely card.
Hope the letter is a good one for you. Don't let them force you into anything.

Marie-Louise said...

Brilliant card Kate. Love the stamp and the black and white theme.

Sorry things are so bad for you - I do hope they improve soon.

Patricia said...

Beautiful card love everything about it and that embossing in the background is wonderful.
In my heart I feel it is a bit somber for you and is reflecting how you are feeling.
Wish I was nearer cause you need a cuddle
Hang in there hopefully see you very soon

Patricia xx

Jules said...

Hi Kate

A lovely monochrome project .. .. love the image very much.

Sorry things are such a mess for you at the moment. Your holiday is going to do you the world of good!

Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

Love Jules xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is gorgeous, hugs Pops x

May said...

Beautiful card Kate, Love Black & White it's so elegant...I am so sorry Kate you are feeling so low... I wished I too lived closer for you to have a cuppa with me...The letter will be kinder I expect as you will have proof on paper so they will carefully choose their words...Hang in there++ and both of you Enjoy your holiday together... Hugs May x x x

sparklingblackrose said...

What a beautiful card Kate! I just popped by to thank you for hopping with us and to tell you im aware there have been issues with a couple of blogs on the hop so dont worry your entry still counts! Hope to see you enter a non card creation soon :-) Elaine xxx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous texture and mono love it
Hugs Kate xx

Sandy said...

Your make is so elegant and beautiful - wonderful!!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Kate. Fab design and colour scheme.
Lorraine x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
love this card. super heat embossing. There is just something so great about a black and white card. I always thing they look so elegant. My hubby is a little old fashioned and thinks black and white should be for sympathy cards. Fabulous design as always. Love the flower.
Here's hoping your feeling better now.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Erika said...

Hi Kate, hope you manage to get things sorted at work, it doesn't sound good just now. Hugs.
Thanks for the birthday wishes, loving your card especially the embossed background and the flower. Take care, Erika. x

rosie said...

hello Kate. fab card. love the monochrome style. gorgeous layout. beautiful flowers x
thanks for your kind comments on my blog x

Diane said...

Wonderful card Kate, I just love black and white designs. They always look so elegant.

Regards diane