Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Happy Birthday in Purples!

Good Afternoon to You All and a very warm welcome to all my new followers, thank you for joining my little blog, I hope you will come often and like what you see.

A big thanks to all who commented on my last card, always appreciated.

Well I have had some lovely days off work, and going back tomorrow for three days. I feel rested, and had some time for crafting.  I'm getting no knitting done these days though, I keep looking at it and thinking I must get on with it, but I don't.  I'm in the middle of making a cushion cover, so it's not that it's difficult.

No footy today, so Alistair is getting on with the gardening, and today isn't as hot as yesterday so it's more comfortable to work.  I'm trying not to feel guilty for not helping him, but as much as I love a garden I don't like the work, but he's wired into his IPod so quite happy.

Anyway here is my card for today;
I treated myself to the Tattered Lace mag and used the free die which I think is just lovely.  It's an expensive mag, but I thought the die was worth it.
Promarkers coloured it
Kanban Shaped card blank
Embossed with Embossialicious Folder
Crafter's Companion Vintage Paper cut with Xcut scalloped die
LOTV Sentiment, cut with Marianne die
Purple ribbon from my box
Star Dust and Liquid Pears, Gem from my box

I hope you like it, I think it's turned out not too badly
That's me folks, hope your week is going well.
I Would like to enter my card into


Patricia said...

A really pretty card Kate, I love the little scene you have created.
I am with you as far as gardening goes. I do the inside of the house John does outside ..... well most of it anyway.
Cooler and some rain here today

Patricia xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the die

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
And what a glorious little garden you have created on your pretty card. Love it!
I do inside and out at chateau canard. . . . . . Mr Duck just does the lawn and hedges outside and empties the bins. . . . . . . .its a hard life if you don't weaken eh lol!
Been gardening today and just sat down with a sarnie and cup of tea in the sunshine.
Enjoy today if you're back at the chalk face tomorrow.
Best wishes.
Ang x

scrappymo! said...

I used to do the gardening with a little help from the Mr.
Now we are retired, he does it all with a wee bit of help from me!
I still do like to sit and relax in a nice garden though!!!

Your card is beautiful! I will have to Chaco out those magazines as I heard that they sell them at a shop near me.
Beautiful card.

Christine Harrop said...

John does the heavy outdoor stuff - I do the planting, weeding etc. Works fine for me .. lol! He's pretty useless inside but very good at DIY, repairs, car maintenance etc. So a pretty fair division of labour I would say. Lovely card Kate. The flowery die cut looks great. Hugs Christine xx

Sue said...

Such a beautifully designed card Kate. I love the pretty die cut and gorgeous colours you have used. The embossed background sets it off so nicely.
hugs Sue xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love gardening, did some this morning. Your card is gorgeous, that embossed background is so pretty and the image is lovely in purple

Marlene Atkinson said...

A beautifully designed card Kate,love the embossing and the colours. Marlene

Diane said...

Hello Kate, gosh what a stunning design, the colors are wonderful.

Hugs diane

Hazel said...

Kate I am with you where gardening is concerned. Loving your card with that little garden scene. Hazel xx

rachel said...

a beautiful make using the free die Kate - really lovely - gorgeous colours! Hugs rachel x

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card Kate.

pam said...

hi Kate, wonderful card you have created.. beautiful die, I also buy these magazines ..only for the die`s, as you say expensive, but the dies are worth it.. I did`nt bother with this one as the die is a lot like some I have already..

Wendy Fraser said...

Gorgeous card Kate, great use of your new dies, and such pretty colours too. Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, your shape card is beautiful, I love the beautiful die and the frame around it. Pretty embossing as background. Hugs Anet x

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Wow, you got that awesome die with a magazine? I must look into that. Well, you surely created a lovely card. Have a wonderful and crafty day Kate. Oh, and I agree with you on the gardening. LOL

Jules said...

Great card Kate.

Loving the touches of purple.

Hope work goes down well today after your days off.

Love Jules xx

Erika said...

Hi Kate, cute dies and very pretty card. Enjoy making your cushion.
Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

Susie Craft Happy! said...

So beautiful Kate! Had to pull away from knitting my blanket to come tell you about this fabulous card!! Pretty!


May said...

Beautiful Card Kate, I adore the image & lovely colors... the design is fabulous...I have some knitting I keep looking at too...there is not enough hours in the day to get everything done!!! Hugs May x x

downrightcrafty said...

this is gorgeous hun
hugs Kate xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Kate what a gorgeous card. Love the embossing and pretty die cuts. Hope you have good days at work hugs Susan x

lalkygirl said...

what a fab card Kate ,love the pretty purples and great card shape Thanks for joining us at the I ♥ ProMarkers challenge and good luck in the challenges
Tracey x

Norma said...

Beautiful card kate and the embossing is just lovely!