Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Floral Delights!

Hello Everyone, I hope all is well with you, but if not sending you kind thoughts that you will feel better soon.

Well we have snow again, not lying in lower areas though, thankfully, and it's turning to sleet now, it's been a stay at home day for me.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last card, I do appreciate the time it takes to visit and we are all busy, even if you're doing nothing as the song goes.

I have a little Chocolate Baroque card today,

I've used one of the CB latest stamps called Floral Delight and coloured it with Gansi Tambi water colours from Kuretaki, which are the most fabulous paints. There is a bit of SN Sparkle Pen on the image too. The words are part of the stamp, I've added a few sequins. The beautiful background papers are CB too designed by Lesley.

The base card is embossed with one of John Next Door's EF.. Confetti, then cut an aperture to make a window and I added a little DI to the embossed part, added a few gems and that's that.
I have to say that the new stamps from Chocolate Baroque are really lovely, especially if you like colouring in, and you can purchase them here.

Alistair had some sad news the other day, a friend of one of his friends and that he knew, died on Lochnagar, which is a mountain. He had been missing for a couple of days and although he had managed to get a couple of phone messages to Mountain Rescue, the weather was so bad that they couldn't find him, there was three rescue teams out but were beaten back and had to give up until the weather calmed down. John was only in his 60s and an experienced climber and well equipped, but he had diabetes, so that may well have been a contributing factor. Nevertheless, it's a sad loss and our friend has known him from the age of 14  so it's hitting him hard, and Alistair had shared a few climbs with him. It just goes to show that even the experienced can get caught out.

So, that's me for today, tomorrow we are going to see 3 Bill Boards in the cinema, it's supposed to be very good.

Have a good evening and see you soon,









34 comments:

Kim @ Him, Him Me said...

So very sorry to hear the news of your husbands friend's death. Such a tragic loss to all those that knew him.

Your card is lovely. I might have to take a look at CB, but with my CC locked firmly away.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh what sad news. Gorgeous card love that flower. Enjoy the film

Wendy L said...

Beautiful card Patricia. So sorry on the death of a friend of a friend, very tragic. Xxx

Sandy said...

Your coloring looks so very good and I love the colors. Pretty card!

So sorry about the death of a fellow mountain climber. Sad story for sure.
Sandy xx

Dortesjs said...

beautiful card, very lovely ;O)

Lorraine said...

I'm sorry to read your sad news.

A gorgeous card, love the design and pretty flower
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, such a pretty stamp and fabulous background.
I'm so sorry to hear your sad news, so tragic.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Jennifer Johnston said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of a fellow mountaineering friend, so sad. I love this beautiful card Kate. A beautiful image and a lovely design, I just love everything about it. Stay snug and warm. We have a thin layer of snow here. Log fire up the chimney lol!!
Hugs Jennifer xx.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful stunning card Kate, most beautiful stamp and colours. I too love the CB stamps but keep forgetting I have them....xx [aNNie]

scrAPpamondo said...

Sorry for your husband's friend...
Very sweet card with a fab colouring!

MaryH said...

Very sorry to learn of the loss of an adventuring friend. Always a shock to lose a good pal, and yes, nature can be so unforgiving. I love your card, what a lovely spring image, and your gansai w/c is gorgeous. I like the swirls under the flowers, didn't know if that was part of the beautiful stamp or your own creativity at play. I really like the embossing on the frame around the aperture, and what a stunner you've created with the new set. TFS & Hugs. Stay warm and cozy while the snow hangs around.

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!
I’m so sorry for your husband,s friend..
Your card is very beautiful with lovely image and design!
Have a happy February! xxxx
Dimi...

Valerija said...

Wow... what a wonderful and cute card Kate, I love it.
Valerija xx

Jane said...

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meg said...

Beautiful card Kate, heard about this tragic death on the news and wondered if you knew him. Enjoy your movie.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
such a very beautiful card and that stamped image is gorgeous and coloured perfectly too.
So sorry to hear of Alistair's friend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jules said...

Hi Kate

Oh that poor man ... ... how awful! That will have been such a shock for his family and friends too.

Loving your card. The embossed frame is gorgeous! Love it!

Enjoy your cinema trip!

Love Jules xx

Mac Mable said...

What sad news...So sorry for you both xxx We heard about it in the news and now it's brought it much closer to home. Such a beautiful card Kate and that stamp is fabulous and beautifully coloured. The background paper sets it off wonderfully and loving the aperture idea. Fabulous card, thank you for sharing this beauty with us x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!! Love how you created a window, and the embossing pattern is so beautiful around the frame. The image is stunning, and that background is completely magical!!

So sorry to hear about your loss. We lost a friend in a scuba diving accident while on vacation last year. Similar situation with rescue teams just arriving too late because of bad conditions. It's a hard pill to swallow. I'm sending my wishes to you and to his family. hugs :)

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Kate, love this stamp. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss.
Hugs
Linda xxx

pam said...

Beautiful card Kate, love the stamp and wonderful colours.
Sorry to hear you sad news, such a shock for all.
Hugs Pam x

Diane said...

Absolutely gorgeous design Kate, the colored image is just so pretty. So sorry to hear about Alistair's friend.

Hugs Diane

Anne said...

Beautiful card Kate, love your design
Very sad news about Alistair’s friend, that must have been an awful shock
Enjoy your weekend
Anne x

Dortesjs said...

great post, have a great weekend

downrightcrafty said...

such a beautiful image and a lovely card
hugs Kate x

Cara said...

Beautiful card, love the embossed frame. How tragic to hear about Alistair's friend, it must have come as a great shock. We know how potentially dangerous nature can be, but we don't expect to take someone like that. Hugs to you both and I hope the film lifts your spirits xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Kate and such awfully sad news..we have had sleet today as I was driving home from Newcastle..I hate driving in bad weather LOL huggles Sue xx

Rita said...

So sorry to hear about Alistairs friend Kate. These winter deaths are terrible and as an experienced mountaineer he would be trying to keep himself safe. Your cards are so special Kate and the colouring is just beautiful. Hope you're both well. Hugs Rita xxx


Pat said...

A very pretty card using one of the new CB stamps Kate and love the embossing on the front of the card and the background paper is so bright and pretty. Congratulations too on being a GD over at Crafty Individuals. x

rachel said...

A really beautiful card Kate - I adore this. So very sorry to hear about Alistair's friend - sounds awful! Super big hugs my lovely! Rachel xx

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Sue said...

I love these fanciful flowers. Beautiful background for them too. Such sad news of the gentleman lost on the mountain.

HUgs
Sue

Barb said...

I am so sorry to read the news about the death of your husband's friend Kate. What a tragedy that he wasn't able to be found in time.

Your card is very pretty. What pretty flowers they are. Barbxx

Karen said...

Another beautiful card Kate. I am having to sit on my fingers rights now as there are so many lovely new stamps but I've purchased some other supplies as I really needed those, but you are sorely tempting me with these beautiful CB stamps. Sorry to hear about your friend hun, it's a very young age for someone these days and I'm not surprised it's hit your hubby hard. Keep well sweet lady xx