Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Body and Movement!

Hello my Crafty Friends and anyone else who happens to visit, I hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying some good Springlike weather.  It's been rather nice here today and I got a whirligig of towels out, I'm turning into my mother, my main concern is getting the washing out and dry, and commenting on weather.

Thank you all for commenting on my gift box, it's very kind of you and I appreciate and welcome them, the encouragement is great.

Alistair has been a good boy over the last few days and has managed all the chores I asked him to do, and with out much of a to do from him, so he is getting out to play tomorrow with a hillwalk with his friend.  I feel we managed to make quite an inroad with a bit of maintenance, and I only had to ask twice, usually it gets to the stage of nagging over a number of weeks, anyhow I'm pleased and Alistair is basking in my praise, funny how you've got to that, yet all the things I do go unnoticed, do you know what I mean ladies?

I've got a card for you today, hope you like it;
I've been wanting to use this stamp for a couple of weeks, it's an Indigo-Blue set free with a magazine, and the whole set is fab
Stamped with Versafine Ink and onto card cut with an Xcut die
First Editions Sea Breeze Paper
Gold Shimmer Card
Black Card
Evergreen Bough DI ink
Gold lace from Hobby Craft
Creative Expressions Gems
I felt that the image should make the statement, and didn't need any more embellishments.
The image reminded me of when I had really long hair and when I went to the hair stylist, she would flick my hair out like this and say what great body and movement there was in it.....she would say that now though.

That's me for now, I'm having a rest from the cooking today, my lovely hubby is on the case, he's recreating the first meal he ever made me, sausage, cauliflower and cheese sauce, and potatoes, there was a weightwatchers pudding, boy what can turn a girl's head, but we're not having the pudding tonight. Sill it's lovely to have your dinner made for you.

Bye for now


Wendy Fraser said...

Fabulous card, I haven't played with my stamp yet, I hope I make something as nice as you have with it! xx

rachel said...

this looks wonderful Kate - I have to play with my mums set as I missed out - got the lavinia one though ad thats waiting to get inked up!!! Big hugs to you! Rachel xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Kate a really stunning card.Love the image and the addition of the gems looks good. Great inking around it! Susan xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is gorgeous Kate. I love the image. Marlene

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card Kate, that stamp is fabulous ... I have it too but still haven't found time to play with it. How nice, too, to have all the little jobs ticked off the to-do list and have your dinner made for you ... how lucky are you :) Elizabeth xx

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Kate. Fantastic stamp. Lucky lady - chores done and dinner - wish I knew your secret.

vic said...

Gorgeous card Kate love the stamp :) I'm glad hubby is cooking for you make sure you put your feet up :)
Vic x

Crafty Lark said...

Great stamping Kate, love your border also. I do love stamping but need relaxing space to play. Enjoy your pampering. Flora xx

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Kate. I love the image and wonderful colours.
I hope you enjoyed your dinner!
hugs Sue xx

Christine Harrop said...

I saw this and wondered whether to buy the magazine. Seeing what a fabulous job you have made of this card Kate I think the answer should have been yes. Gorgeous. Hugs Christine xx

pam said...

beautiful card you have created with the stamp Kate, not played with mine yet either..

Doreen said...

Beautiful,gorgeous image and design.xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous colour combo with that fab stamp. Hope you enjoyed your meal x

Hazel said...

Kate, you have created a beautiful card with you stamp and your colouring. Hazel xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Kate, a STUNNING card I love how you have used the stamp.
Would there be enough food for an extra guest??? Enjoy
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Patricia said...

Me again!!
Just realised I have missed out on that great sounding meal!! That's a right bummer!!

Patricia xxx

Erika said...

Hi Kate, love your card, the image of the lady is lovely, wish I had hair like that!
Have a great Wednesday, hugs Erika.

Norma said...

WOW! that stamp is beautiful and I love the nice border layer and that touch if that tiny flower:) Beautiful card!!

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Sorry I'm late.
Gorgeous image and card. Just the right amount of embellishment.
I too am obsessed with trying to get the washing out and watching the forecast. I too have a hubby that thinks he's Muttley and deserving of a medal for doing something once, that I do every day. . . . .ya gotta love em eh?
Take care.
Ang x

Sue said...

Oh Kate, you have gone all Artsy with this one, and I love it. The image is striking and the sponging is beautiful. Men, can't live with them, can't live without them. They just don't think the same as we do! It is exhausting and frustrating......I hear ya girlfriend!

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is beautiful Kate, I love the image and the way you sponged around it. It is stunning. I laughed about your comment about thinking like your Mother, I was just thinking this the other day. I never thought this will happen, but it does.