Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Mermaid Dreams!

Good Evening All, I hope it's been a good day for you whatever you've been doing.  
I've not been doing much, I stood in the doorway of the spare bedroom and couldn't think where to start with the sorting out, so I turned about, made a coffee and picked up my Kindle, and tried not to feel guilty, as Scarlett O'Hara says.."tomorrow is another day"!

Thank you all so much for the lovely remarked on my previous card, and the good wishes for my diabetic check up.  Not so bad as I thought it would be, my HbA1c which is a blood test which take in BG for the last three months was up a bit, but there was no surprise there. I will have to try and cut way down on carbs, but not easy on our Western diet, but I managed before, so hoping I can do it again.

Not great weather today, rain off and on, so it was a day for crafting,

I bought a few digital images from AuroraWings, and this is the first I've coloured. I love Mermaids and this image especially.  I've coloured her with a mixture of SN Aqua Pens, Copic and Prismacolour Pencils. I also used small stamps from CB Mermaid Queen Stamp set, DI for the background blended with the new Creative Expression's Smoothies,(need a bit of practise),
CC Sentiment, Hobby House Pearls, Glamour Dust and Liquid Pearls
I stayed away from ribbons and bows as I wanted the image to be the focal point.
I'm quite pleased at the outcome, I think.

Alistair is watching the footy, and I'm wondering if I should do any more card making, I've been asked to make a wedding card, but I'm struggling with getting a design worked out, but I've still time. I sometimes find that my approach to making commissioned cards is a bit like when I was studying and had to get an essay produced, lots of mental activity going on, but nothing being put down on paper.....till the last day, and then the pressure.  No, I've decided to read instead.. 

So I will leave you now, and hope that everyone is well, but if not I wish you a speedy recovery.
Thanks for popping in and see you soon,


Rita said...

Fabulous Mermaid card Kate. I used to sit on the rocks in Islay waiting to see some mermaids, sadly none appeared. At least your health news was not too bad and I'm sure you will get back on track. Anne Redfern and David have arrived safely after their journey. Hugs Rita xxx

Rita said...

Fabulous Mermaid card Kate. I used to sit on the rocks in Islay waiting to see some mermaids, sadly none appeared. At least your health news was not too bad and I'm sure you will get back on track. Anne Redfern and David have arrived safely after their journey. Hugs Rita xxx

Marlene Atkinson said...

A gorgeous Mermaid Card, I love the colours. I am pleased things went ok today. Marlene

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kate, I love the image and beautiful colouring.
I am pleased your appointment went okay.
hugs Sue xx

Shona Hamill said...

Fantastic card Kate, love the colours and the glittery moon. Glad your result wasn't as bad as you thought. I have a work colleague who gets these tests too. Never ceases to amaze me how much they can tell from one blood test. We must meet up for that cuppa soon, it's difficult now I'm back at work full time I'm not seeing anyone! Hugs, Shona xx

rachel said...

absolutely beautiful card Kate - that image is so unusual and so very pretty - you've coloured it so well too! Glad your check up wasn't as bad as you feared! Big hugs rachel x

pam said...

Beautiful card Kate, love your coloring of this beautiful image and perfect layout.
Glad things were not to bad..
Hugs Pam x

Hazel said...

A beautiful mermaid image Kate. Glad your blood test wasn't as bad as you thought, yes you will have to be very careful for a few weeks, but very difficult too. Hazel x

Sue said...

Kate, I love Mermaids too! Your card is so pretty, love the colors. Take care of yourself. Thanks for your comment on my Mother's Day picture with my daughter, Heidi, love that girl!


Doreen said...

This is beautiful,love the gorgeous image.xxx

meg said...

Your sentiment is fantastic with that beautifully coloured image Kate, love the glitter

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card & such great colouring.


Sandy said...

Really wonderful coloring on your card Kate - she is stunning!
Glad your check up was better than you thought it would be.
My thoughts on procrastination - it will get done sooner or later and as we only have one life enjoy it all you can!!
Sandy xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
wonderful creation.
Love that mermaid, and your super colouring.
Fab design as always.
Enjoy your hols, and yes tomorrow is another day, so don't worry.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jacee said...

Gorgeous card Kate, lovely image and great colours.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Erika said...

Kate I can sometimes overthink commissioned cards too, good luck with your Wedding one.
You have a beautiful mermaid card there, love the sparkle of the moon.

It's very difficult to cut out the carbs, I've tried it now and again, but they're all the good things in life.
Good luck with that. x

Happy crafting, hugs Erika.

Pop's Cards said...

I just love this sweetie hugs Pops x

MaryH said...

I like your philosophy of "tomorrow is another day". I think we must be kindred spirits, as I've adopted that same mantra (and unfortunately I think it's become a bad habit for me!) But you work & DO need some time to relax and do just as you please. Good for you at doing just that. Love the soft blues of your pretty mermaid card. The shape worked wonderful with the image, and your coloring was lovely. I really liked all the waving sea grasses that framed the little mermaid. Well done, and good for you, crafting on a rainy day. Me, I would probably have taken a little snooze after reading my kindle! Hugs & TFS

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, such a pretty image and fabulous design.
I'm so pleased that your check up was not as bad as you thought - good luck with the carbs, it must be difficult.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
And as Boyzone said, tomorrow never comes lol!
Super card and your colouring is terrific.
Glad your bloods weren't as bad as you thought but would be a difficult diet without carbs.
Take care.
Ang x

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty. I love mermaid cards...I am workingon some right now too!

Yours is such a pretty image and love your colouring!

Carol said...

A beautiful card Kate. Carol x