Thursday, 25 July 2013


Good Afternoon Blogging Friends, hoping everyone is well, and sending Hugs to those of you who are not.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on yesterdays card, and especially for taking the time to visit me as everyone is busy and it can take a while to get round all the blogs that you follow.
I also want to thank Heather of Heather's Happenings for providing me with a website where I can by some of that lovely card from Creative Expressions.

Well finally we had thunder and rain, and how it rained, it was stoating off the ground, I had put a wee washing out early, but the rain came on so quickly and heavy that I didn't get out to get it, oh well rain water makes the fabrics soft.

We had a dreadfully sleepless night last night, the heat was incredible, and as we have a velux window in the ceiling I can't leave it open too far as all the creatures of the night come in, and I freak at moths and fluttery things, I have a fan that I use but it makes such a loud noise that eventually it has to go off. Lets hope tonight will be cooler.

I was thinking I didn't have any news to tell you but, I've just remembered that I won the Lilies Little Fairies Challenge today, and I'm so delighted because they are one of   my tow most favourite stamp ranges, in fact I've been spending money on some of their new Christmas ones launched today, so looking forward to them popping through the letterbox.

On to my card of today, and It's something a little different for me I've been giving the embossing a go again;

I wasted so much card trying to use the embossing powder on this image, there must be a knack to doing it, anyway, considering this I'm quite pleased with the end result, even although it's far from perfect.

Crafty Individuals Stamp
Cosmic Shimmer Malachite Fire, Embossing Powder which is a wonderful greeny colour
Core'Dinations Card, It's  a sort of petrol blue/green to match the embossing powder and embossed and die cut with;
Embossalicious Flower Frenzy Embossing Folder.
Tonic Gothic Border Die set, treated myself to this the other day and I think it is gorgeous
Sentiment cut from the same set and from Stamp it Australia
Dazzler from The Ribbon Girl
Gems and lacy ribbon from my box

I hope you like it.

Well, I've just heard on the news that it's the full moon which is the cause of poor sleep, apparently, scientific evidence to back it up and it all goes back to when we celebrated the moon's cycles in primative days.  So there you go, it's all the moon's fault.

Have a good evening, hopefully a good sleep and see you all soon
Hugs Kate xx


Christine Harrop said...

This is gorgeous Kate! The green card and green embossing powder are fabulous! And the stamp is great.
Like you I hate moths etc (we have even had a bat in the bedroom which really freaked me out!!!!!) getting in the room so I bought some black net from the local fabric shop and put it up at the windows. Result!! Nice and cool and no unwelcome visitors! Initially I just pinned it to the window frame but then John made a wooden frame to which he tacked the netting and it fits into the window space and I can lift in and out. Not quite as good as the screens when you are in hot countries, but not a bad alternative!

Christine xx

Hazel said...

Oh Kate not good that you can't get sleep because its to hot, I have got to say we sleep with the window open winter and summer,and don't seem to get bothered with moths etc. at work they get bats flying round so they have to watch having windows open. But worse than that is that they had a wasp nest right above Beth's window, all been dealt with today thank goodness.

Now as for your card, you are being hard on yourself again, you have made a beautiful card, and the embossing looks good to me. I am so busy at work getting everything ready for them going off to the cottage for two weeks I haven't got time to do anything, and thankfully no orders.
Hope you sleep better tonight.

Hazel xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Your card is lovely Kate great colour and stamp
jacqui x

Heather Rogers said...

A beautiful card Kate I love the colour and the way you have constructed it. Congratulations on the challenge. Well done!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

rachel said...

Amazing card kate. It looks brilliant and congrats on the win. Fabulous x

Shona Hamill said...

What a fantastic card Kate, I love the colour and the stamp you've used. I find some of the embossing powders easier to work with than others, I have a gold one that never seems to look right no matter what I do but all the rest are fine! I'm not a big fan of thunder storms but we needed that wee one today to clear the air and things are much cooler now so hopefully we will sleep well tonight (moon permitting!) xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Your card is fab. I love that border die. Im excited that my Vegas Spellbinders are on their way from C&C. My only tip with embossing is I always wipe talc over the card before I stamp it then the embossing powder only sticks where it should. I know you can use an anti static bag but talc does the same job and its something I always have about.
I do agree with Shona though, some powders emboss better than others.
Sleep well. x

Crafty Lark said...

Great card Kate, gosh I think my ink would dry too quickly for me to emboss at the moment and goodness it may be too warm to use a heatgun. Congrats on your win and enjoy your new stamps. xx Flora

Doreen said...

Beautiful,lovely image and

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Kate, such a fabulous design and I love the colours.
I was so pleased to see that you were a winner at Lili's Little Fairies Challenge.
Sue xx

pam said...

beautiful card Kate, love that image and fabulous embossing

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

OMGosh Kate, sooooo beautiful. Love the intricate cuts on the die.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Kate a gorgeous card your new die looks stunning! Congratulations on your win! Susan xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card and well done on your "win".


MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
I have replied to your question about linking on my blog, under your comment. x

Teresa said...

Oh Kate this is beautiful, gorgeous colour and stamp. I hope you are well, thanks for visiting my blog.
hugs Teresa xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie this is absolutely gorgeous :0)I love the colours too biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Kate,
Great card, I am just loving those terrific flowers.
Great Dir, have look at the Tonic ones but have not bought any .... YET!!!
We sleep with the windows open, we do get wee flying things in but they are nothing to the Spiders that come even when the windows are closed....!!!
Hope you get a better sleep tonight

Patricia xxx

Patricia said...

OMG!! just checked that comment Kate, sorry about all the mistakes .... really should have read it before I pressed "send"

Patricia xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
beautiful card. Love that embossing powder, and the Tonic die.
Fabulous colour card used.
Have a wonderful crafty evening.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sandy said...

Very pretty Kate!