Thursday, 30 May 2013


Hello Blogging Friends and I hope today finds you well, and sending HUGS to those of you who might not be too good.
Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card.

Not too bad a day here, but nothing like it was on Saturday, it's such a pity we can't manage to have a week of continuously good weather, at least up here in the Highlands it would seem we can't.
However, the weather in Reykjavik is a total washout over the next week, and today it's windchill factor is 3 degrees, but it's obviously waiting for me to be there before it warms up and stops raining.
I'm getting quite excited and have started to mark the days off on the calender, and my hubby is so relieved as he though with everything going on with health/work that I wouldn't be in a good place to enjoy this long awaited holiday.
I've been trawling  the Internet to find out if there are any knitting workshops going on whilst I'm there, and would you believe it, there's not, seems I'm just missing them, not to worry though there are plenty of wonderful yarn shops to visit. I'm also hoping we can go on a sail to see whales, and of course Alistair wants to go see a volcano, rather him than me.  There is a lot of activity volcano wise and the big one is expected to go off again soon the experts say, so I sometimes wonder if we are off our heads wanting to go there, but hey ho, can't live life on maybe.

So to my card of today;
Sorry, I think the photo is a bit fuzzy. This was one of the first stamps I bought when I began to make cards and I've never used it before now.
Kanban "Foxtrot" set of stamps, main image, background panel and sentiment.
Kanban Vintage Tapestry Papers
Black Magic Core'dinations card
Marianne Flowe die (yes I did it, I actually made these, so chuffed)
Ribbons from and large gem from The Ribbon Girl
Papermania Holograph Embossing Powder on sentiment and panel, (not turned out all that well)
Glamour Dust
All on a fancy shaped Hunkydory base card.

Hope you like it, it's a fairly big stamp for me, hence the larger card, which I'm not keen on but will have to use them up.
Take care everyone and see you soon,
Kate x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Kate.

Rita said...

Hi Kate, your card has definately got the WOW factor, that's for sure. I love the colour of her dress, it really make this card pop. Hopefully the weather will be good for your holiday. Hugs Rita xx

Diane said...

Gorgeous colored image with the lovely shimmer on the dress with the fun flowers and ribbon on your card design.

Regards diane

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is gorgeous Kate and I love your colouring
jacqui x

May said...

Gorgeous card, Love that image....Beautiful colours & sparkle..So glad to hear you are looking forward to your break away... relax & enjoy each day to the full....wool shopping... yummy!! Hugs May x x x

rosie said...

gorgeous. love the colours x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous stamp and gorgeous colours. Love the card x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Oh wow Kate that has to be the nicest stamp I have seen in a long time - I love it! A fabulous card love the stunning colourway and all the glitter! We go on holiday a week on Sunday to Texas and it is 33 there!! Your holiday sounds fabulous but not sure about the temperature I think somewhere halfway between 33 and 3 would be quite pleasant!! Have a nice evening, hugs Susan xx PS Good luck tomorrow xx

Alison Scott said...

Beautiful colours on this card. Lovely image too.
I see you are getting optimistic again, hoping for nice weather in Iceland! Do they get nice weather in Iceland?
I bet you really are counting the days.

Doreen said...

Fabulous details and

downrightcrafty said...

love this stamp and the colours such a gorgeous card
Hugs Kate xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Girly and glam and just perfect for lots of Glamour Dust, well done with the flowers too, they look brilliant. Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

Hazel said...

Kate another fabulous card from you today, just love the colours, oh dear not good weather wise for your holiday, but Kate there will be so much to see and do you won't notice if its a little cold. You have 10 days before you go and weather can change.


pam said...

such a beautiful card Kate, love this image and all your embellishments

rachel said...

Hi there Kate - your card is gorgeous and your trip to Iceland sounds fabulous - I've only been there once - I was a teacher on a school trip - we stayed in the youth hostel is rekjavik - I'll never forget the northern lights - I've seen them a few times in scotland (I lived in the central belt for a while) but these were amazing - like nothing on earth! Hope you're lucky too although I bet you get some great shows being further north anyway!
Hugs rachel xx

Sue said...

This is stunning Kate. I really love that image and you have coloured it so beautifully. Your detailing is gorgeous too.
I hope that the weather in Reykjavik improves a bit before you go, I am sure you will have a wonderful time.
hugs Sue xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Kate, that image is stunning. The design and colours are simply gorgeous. Maybe the weather in Iceland will improve before you go, there will be so much to see that you won't feel the cold.

Wilma x x x

Queenie Jeannie said...

Oh wow!!! That one is a stunner!! I have a couple of stamps like this too and you've reminded me to give them a try soon. So many stamps, so little time, right??

I hope you have a lovely trip!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Ohhh, check out that fancy dress. Love it!!! Great details and embellies too.

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous huggles Pops x x x

Erika said...

Kate I love this elegant card and just my colours.
Have a super weekend, hugs Erika.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
superb card. I love that stamp, she is so elegant.
Super design as always, and may I say your flowers are soooooooo superb.
Hope you enjoy your holiday when it comes around, it sounds amazing.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Kate. the image looks fabulous and I love all the pretty details.
Lorraine x

Cards By MI said...

A classy looking card in a wonderful colourcombo. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter.
Love n hugs

Eileen said...

A fabulous image. Great colour choices and beautifully embellished.
Thanks for joining in with The Paper Shelter challenge this week and good luck
Eileen x

Lorraine said...

It's super. Great colours. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

hotpotato said...

What a lovely card.