Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Tall Tree!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and enjoying your evening. 

We have had rain, sleet and snow all day, nothing lying thankfully, but it's been a dreach  sort of day. I've not been over the door, not even to the dust bin. I had a lie in this morning....well that's not really quite correct, I had been up a 5 o'clock letting Teallach out, but had been awake from just after 1 o'clock this morning and couldn't get back to sleep. I finally dropped off about 7 and slept an hour when Teallach rattled the letterbox wanting back in. so once he was fed and played with, I went back to bed in the hope that I would get another couple of hours shut eye.  No such luck, but at least I was resting and enjoying my book. It's been a bit of a lazy day, but feel exhausted now. An early night is out of the question as Teallach would just come and get me to give him is supper and let him out, yes even although Alistair is there, the cat just by passes him. I've made a rod for my own back with this wee rascal, he's lying curled up on his chair looking as if butter wouldn't melt.

Anyway enough of my sleepless tales, thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my last post, I do appreciate your visits.  Here is my card for today;
This tree image and verse is from Chocolate Baroque, Tall Trees stamp set, the little flowers in the bottom  corner are also CB, Teen Whiny Meadow Flowers, The bird are from Inkylicious. and an inky background, using several brands of ink, matted on to black card.

Alistair had just made a cuppa, so I'll away now and settle down to watch Shetland with it. Take care everyone and see you soon,

30 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

What a fantastic card Kate. The scene you have created is great and I love the sentiment. Hope you have a better night. Hugs Christine xx

brenda said...

Lovely work with your C B stamps n the pretty babkgroun Kate. Been enjoying Shetland but it's recording tonight as it's live footie. Hope you get some rest tonight.

B x

Jennifer Johnston said...

Wow! I just love this card Kate !!! The background colours are
stunning and the images are so beautiful and having matted it onto black card just makes the stunning images 'pop.' Hope you have a better night's sleep tonight.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

scrAPpamondo said...

Such fabulous scene you have created! Love how the image pops out from the inked background!
Have a better night, with sweet dreams!

Marlene Atkinson said...

I love this Kate, the background colours are stunning, gorgeous images. Marlene

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card the scene you've created is wonderful and I love the background :) Take care and sleep well :) x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful stamp Kate, I have taken my tree stamp kindly won in your candy out of the draw to use too, so great minds think alike. Love the beautiful background.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

MaryH said...

Oh dear on the daily weather and your missing sleep. Hope you shall do better tonight. Your kitty has you trained extremely well. I'd never heard the 'rod for my back' expression before. Lovely card, on that beautiful background. It is perfect for the wonderful tree imagery and that verse is just awesome. We should all keep that in mind. Hope your weather is better tomorrow too. Maybe these storms Europe and the USA are having just at the moment will be winter's last gasp. TFS &Hugs

dutchess said...

A beautiful card Kate...love your background perfect for that stunning stamp.....at last our snow has gone and we can get out again....not that I have wanted to today we have had rain all day as well....so I have been crafting and like you reading a good book...nothing like a lazy day and a book....hope you slept well xxxxx

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!
Such a gorgeous card you create!!
Love the image and the background!
Wishing you a lovely day!xxx
Dimi...

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a stunning card Kate and it’s right up my street, as they say. The background colours and your blending of them is absolutely amazing. If I were Lesley Wharton, I’d be snapping you up for the CB Design Team! I really love silhouette stamping and this is, without a doubt, one of my favourite cards, I love it. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

meg said...

Beautiful selection of background colours, they merge beautifully, it could be dawn or dusk, lovely stamp and sentiment, love this card Kate

Jane said...

Now that is one beautiful card!!!

Valerija said...

Wonderful card. Love your pretty background and great sentiment.
Valerija xx

rachel said...

Absolutely stunning Kate - what a fabulous card! Glad you enjoyed the shows and thankyou so much for your kind words! Big hugs rachel x

Karen Knott said...

Stunning card Kate, love the stamps and your gorgeous inked background :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Kate.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Anne said...

Your card is beautiful Kate, very elegant and a lovely mix and match of different stamps.
I think you sometimes feel more tired when you've had a lazy day and not done much, does you good occasionally :o)

Anne x

Mac Mable said...

What a great stamp and such a delicate card. Had fun reading about you and Teallach x

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Kate, you have created a super background for your fabulous image - such a lovely verse.
I hope you managed to had a better nights sleep last night.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

sue w. said...

Hi Kate, wow, this is so serene and lovely. The background colours are super. Just love everything about it.
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I'ts been lovely visiting everyone again.
Hugs Sue W.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Stunning card!! Wow, I'm completely hypnotized by the serene scene you have created here. The soft blended background and the magical tree, I can almost here the birds and feel the breeze! LOVE LOVE LOVE this! hugs :)

scrappymo! said...

This is a beautiful crd, Kate. Loving the arty, inky background (just perfect for this scene) and the pretty stamps and words!

I am thinking that you must have a new series of Shetland to watch as we have not had any new ones for quite some time. We watch mostly British shows and loved Shetland when it was on here.

Jannet said...

A really beautiful and elegant card, I love the inky background! The sentiment is just so beautiful too. Take care, hugs xx

Mrs A. said...

Constant rain here today so haven't ventured out at all. I love your pretty background on your card and thought I recognised those birds.
Hugs Mrs A.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a lovely stamp that is and beautiful verse too. I love how you create your serene backgrounds and although I've tried mine just don't turn out like this. A gorgeous card. Sorry I haven't commented much of late, I'm finding it very hard to find time for the computer lately.
Lorraine

Barb said...

A beautiful card Kate. I really like your lovely blended a k ground. A lovely card with a great verse. Barbxx

Sue said...

It's another wonderful scene, and even lovelier sentiment. Gorgeous Kate.

Hugs
Sue

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
What a beautiful background, scene and sentiment.
A beautiful card for me to start catching up with.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Anet van Zyl said...

Just love your beautiful card Kate. Pretty sentiment and you created a beautiful background. Hugs Anet x