Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Daylily Beth!

Good Afternoon Everyone, I hope everyone is well and if your not, well sending out Hugs and good wishes to you.
A HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! to Wilma (Scottish Crafter), hope you are having a wonderful day Wilma.

Heavy rain off and on today and I got caught in it and was absolutely soaked, thankfully I had my brolly, but no jacket and holie shoes, so I squelched around M&S.

My new SB Rose Creation die arrived this morning, and I've been playing with it.  It's a wonderful die, but it will take quite a bit of practise before I'm anywhere near as good as Patricia (Summerhouse Crafts) who makes the most glorious rose creations.

I also tuned into C&C and watched a demo from Chloe's Stamps and was bowled over by this young woman's gorgeous cards. Some of you may have watched it, but what inspiration it's given me, her cards were all wonderfully sparkly and full of snowflakes, using WOW Embossing Powder. So I just had to have it.  Not from C&C though as the P&P is too expensive.

Thank you for all the kind comments on my last card, it takes a lot of time to get around the blogs so I do appreciate it.  I've been enjoying visiting all of you and it's great to have the time at the moment, might be a different story when back at work. It's so inspiring though as there is a wealth of talent out there.

My card for today is one made with a beautiful floral digi from,  http://janeysdigidesigns.blogspot.co.uk/

Daylily Beth Digi Stamp
Prismacolour Pencils
Xcut Leaf Die
Xcut Butterfly Punch
Adorable Scorable Swirls and plain card
Papermania Sparkly Vellum for butterflies
The Ribbon Girl for Dazzler, gems and Pearls
Ribbons and Lace from my box
Liquid Pearls

I know self praise is no praise at all, but I'm mightily pleased with my colouring here.  This was made with a challenge in mind, but I missed the dated and now I can't even remember which one it was.

I hope you like it.  Off to see to my dinner, my dear hubby dined out with a friend at lunch time, I wasn't invited, it was a boy thing, but they did themselves well it was an Indian meal.

Have a good evening all and see you soon,
Hugs Kate x


Erika said...

I was just going to say I love your colouring on these flowers Kate...great minds think alike.
I hope you had something nice from M and S?!
Hugs Erika.

Crafty Lark said...

Waw, this is a gorgeous card Kate, love the colours and do like that die you have used for a shape. Fab textures too. xx Flora

Doreen said...

Beautiful,lovely image and colours.xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
fabulous card. I love your colouring in of the image so perfect.
Great design as usual.
Snap was out to lunch today my self and poor hubby had to stay at home. Yours in reverse, so to speak.
Have a wonderful crafty evening.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card Kate great colouring of your flowers
jacqui x

rachel said...

this is fab Kate - I know what you mean about Chloe's cards - they're often very simple but that sparkle makes them look a million dollars! Hugs Rachel x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Kate. Love the leaf shape. Great digi and marvellous colouring.

Hazel said...

Great card and beautiful colouring as usual, Kate.

Not good getting soaked, nothing worse if you have shoes that have open bits, I hate when I get wet feet, when out in rain.

Hazel xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Its stayed beautiful here in Blackpool today Kate! Fabulous card I love the image and your ribbon and bow are the perfect finishing touches! Susan x

Heather Rogers said...

Wow!! That is gorgeous Kate. So pretty I so live this colour. In fact I have an iris scheduled in a few days time. Have a good evening

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Christine Harrop said...

My favourite colour Kate, and your lily is coloured so beautifully! This weather is really strange isn't it? Glorious sunshine one minute, tipping down with rain the next! How very British! Lol! Love and hugs from Christine xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
I too was going to praise your colouring. . . . .it looks printed. . . Gorgeous!
Thanks for the info on your dear Cuillan. I lost my beautiful Sam 7 years ago when she was 15 (She had been with me since she was 8wks old)
and I still can't face having another as it broke our hearts when she died. My friend did a stunning cross stitch of her so I may pop it on my blog at some point.
Have a good evening chuck. x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Kate. You have coloured Jane's digi really beautifully. I love the layout and pretty detailing too.
Sue xx

pam said...

gorgeous image and lovely colouring Kate, love your layout

Diane said...

Wow, Kate that is a breathtaking flower image, and of course your fabulous coloring and die cuts.

Regards diane

Sandy said...

Good afternoon to you Kate or is it night now. Your card is beautiful. You are so productive and I love to read your posts even if I don't know what all the words mean!

Patricia said...

Good Morning Kate,
Oh! Wow! Oh! Wow! your colouring of that flower is stunning and a great layout to show it off.
I have only seen Chloe on the telly once ages ago. I loved watching her make here simple images come to life. Not being a stamper I was not tempted. Once I get going with my pencils that might just change.
I am waiting till I have loads of "free" time so I can lock myself away and experiment with my new pencils.
Remember the secret with the Rose Petals is to "mash" them well before assembling.
You can look back my Tutorial in November last year. I really must try again to get it on my "Sidebar" I did try but the first attempt failed.
Have a great Day

Patricia xxx

downrightcrafty said...

this is gorgeous love the colours and the image
Hugs Kate xx

Wendy Fraser said...

What fabulous cards while I've been away Kate. No wonder you're pleased with the colouring on this, it's sensational. Hope to see you at the demo on Saturday, we'll be there from lunch time onwards. xx

Jane said...

How did I miss this cracker??!!
I 'ditto' everybody elses comments above...your colouring is stunning. xxxx