Monday, 13 July 2015

Lavinia Fairy!

Hello My Friends and Visitors of course, and welcome to my Blog, it's lovely to have you pop in and have a look and maybe leave a comment or two.  I do thoroughly appreciate each and every comment and the encouragement that you offer.

I hope that you are all well and enjoyed your weekend. It wasn't wonderful weather here but at least it wasn't too wet. On Saturday we went to Strathdon to visit friends, that took up most of the day but it was a very pleasant visit.  We got the information we wanted to enable us to go to London in October to see our friend's Art Exhibition.  He has been working for the last two years for this show and his work is fantastic and it was amazing to be to be able to see his work before anyone important does.
It will attract much attention as Philip Mould (he's on telly  with Fiona Bruce) at the moment and David Starkey the historian is doing the forward on Peter's book about the paintings.  Anyway, we might not manage to the opening night, as the great and the good have to be there and the gallery can only admit a certain amount, but we will view when it's quieter.  Alistair also wants to take me to The Globe Theatre, so it's all something to look forward to.

My card share today;
 Using a Lavinia stamp set, which came free last year with a magazine I've stamped on to one of Lavinia panels, the fairly, flowers, sentiment and stardust are all part of the set. Added lots of sparkle to the fairy's wings and the fairy dust.
The background is using another stamp by Lavinia stamped in Versafine ink.
I didn't think there was anything else needed, tell you what though, the fairy wasn't half difficult to cut out, anyway I hope you like her.

I finally got through the ironing this morning as it was taking over the spare bed, and the fact that I had kept on adding to it didn't help.

Well it's raining now, wet rain the kind that seeps through and really wets you, I had thought about a wee walk, but maybe rethink that and have a read insead. I've finished my friend's book and loved every bit of it and now can't wait for the final one in the trilogy, but that will be a year or so away I imagine.  I think I'll look for a murder now.
I hope your day is good where you are, and I'll see you soon. oh, and thanks for your kind words about my tree card.
I would like to enter into http://laviniastamps.com/blog/lavinia-stamps-challenge-7/

30 comments:

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is gorgeous Kate, I have that stamp but haven't inked it up yet. Will do at some point. Marlene

aussie aNNie said...

A darling card Kate, love this image used...
way past midnight, my bed time so will chat another day...
xx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Patricia said...

Good evening Kate,,
Love your card, the Fairy is beautiful.
I got those stamps ... where they are now is another story.
Same style rain here and it is cool as well.
Enjoy the rest of the evening
Patricia xxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image and lovely design.xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Love the blended colours on your background. Makes your lovely card very atmospheric.
We've had that drizzly stuff today that soaks you through in seconds. Jumper and slippers on this evening.
Sounds like an exciting trip in October.
Have a great evening.
Ang x

Hazel said...

Beautiful, kate,love your blend of colours. Oh your trip to see your friends art work will be a lovely. Hazel x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous pretty card. Sounds like a fab trip you have planned. Did make me smile when you said you would look for a murder, good job I knew you meant a book x

Sue said...

She is beautiful. Love the beautiful colors too. Sounds like a fantastic trip.

Hugs
Sue

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kate, the image is so beautiful and I love the wonderful colours.
hugs Sue xx

Christine Harrop said...

Super card Kate and lovely background. . I have the stamps and last year at Stoneleigh I bought some of the panels - never used !!!! Why do we do this? I bet there are thousands of pounds worth of crafting stash in peoples drawers and cupboards which have not seen the light of day since taken home. All these "must have" purchases!! Hugs Christine xx

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous card Kate and I've just looked at the rest of your fab creations too! sorry I've been missing for a bit but hubby is home now so fingers crossed it stays that way! I have lots of ironing too can I send it up??? LOL lots of huggles Sue xxx

pam said...

Beautiful card Kate, lovely image. love those background colours..
Hugs Pam x

rachel said...

a beautiful make Kate - really lovely stamping. Its been raining here all day - a soggy run for me this morning - I hope tomorrows isn't so wet! Hugs rachel x

Karen Petitt said...

One of the important stamp sets that I missed last year was the Lavinia ones and I adore their stamps too. This is gorgeous Kate, sounds like you have a fab weekend in London planned to. Lovely colours, awesome stamping Karen x

MaryH said...

Wow! Lots of glisten & sparkle on this little shadow fairy's wings. Such a beautiful card, and lucky you, a freebie Lavinia stamp! Sorry to hear about the wet weather..wish I could send you some of our hot sunshine (well it was 100F today, you prob'ly wouldn't want that much of it!). Sounds as though you have some exciting & glamorous adventures coming in the future. What fun...and now you won't have to fret about late nights and early mornings at a job! See????Glad you got the ironing caught up. Perhaps think about retiring the iron too? We did! (you wear it wrinkled or you don't go to whatever. Oh well, weddings & funerals, and if we can, we avoid both of those occasions. Hmm. but sometimes one can't. So the iron comes out of retirement...reluctantly! :-) TFS & Hugs

meg said...

Beautiful work cutting out your fairy Kate, love the fading colours in the background and the added sparkle, weather mixed here too.

Hellen Pearce said...

Hi Kate, love your design with the stamps here and I know what you mean about the cutting out - it can take forever! But it looks really effective so well worth doing. Thank you for joining in the Lavinia Challenge this month and good luck in the draw. Hellen (DT)

Melissa Latchem said...

such a lovely design and beautiful colours. Many thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, I love this stamp you have made the back so magical, now I am going to need a fairy stamp :0) I had got in to a good habit of bringing the washing in and ironing after tea each night, but I have 3 days worth now so not looking forwards to it, I love ironing but my back is sore, if I could sit to do it I wouldn't mind, but these kids I am sure they take the clean clothes I put on their beds and stick them back in the wash, they wear heaps so I hear never ending story each time I put a wash on, lol hugs Pops x

Zoe said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful design with us at Lavinia Stamps Challenge, I love the colours and layout, good luck, Zoe DT xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love this fairy stamp and also have it in my stash, it's quite a good size too. You have created a lovely card with it. Sounds like you have a lovely trip planned in the future, hope all goes well.
Lorraine

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Kate, your silhouette image looks fabulous against the beautiful background.
Pauline
x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a wonderful creation.
Love that fab stamped image and what you have created with it.
Beautiful work.
oh the joys of being a stay at home lady of leisure. lol
You have just reminded me I have bedding to iron.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Erika said...

Hi Kate your friends art exhibition sounds really interesting it would be fab to go to opening night, you better take some pictures for us!
A super fairy card, love the black silhouette against the coloured background, very pretty.
Still ironing here, just been doing a couple of hours each day in the hope that one day I might just get to the bottom!

Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

SARN said...

Lovely looking fairy card. Xxx

SARN said...

Lovely looking fairy card. Xxx

Marianne Lait said...

Such a pretty card..... I just love the rainbow coloured background..... Good Luck in the Lavinia Challenge and thank you for entering..... Marianne DT xxx

Marianne Lait said...

Such a pretty card..... I just love the rainbow coloured background..... Good Luck in the Lavinia Challenge and thank you for entering..... Marianne DT xxx

Asha said...

Oh the ironing....it's been staring at me menacingly since February. I will not be bullied into submission... and so the impasse continues....LOL. This card is fab...I love Lavinia stamps. They're so magical, so special and you've done that little fairy proud. Great job, Kate.
hugs, Asha

Pauline Butcher said...

Such a beautiful card, the wings are gorgeous, I love it, thank you for joining us in the Lavinia Challenge, and good luck. Hugs, Pauline DT member xxx