Sunday, 13 April 2014


Good Afternoon Crafty Friends and Visitors, I trust you are all well, but for those who are a bit under the weather I'm sending out kind thoughts that you recover quickly.

Well half an hour ago there was a curtain of darkness over us up here, I had to go and put the light on to see what I was doing, then the wet stuff just poured down, now the sunshine is spliting the sky, and the worst of it all is that I have a whirrlygig of washing out.  It can stay out for now!

Thank you all so much for the kind comments on my last card, I do appreciate them and the time commenting can take up, everyone is busy these days.
I have a few days off now and I'm always ready for them, I'm hoping to manage to do a little crafting, I feel I've almost ground to a halt with the card making, even on my days off there always seems to be something else I have to do.  

I haven't much news, haven't been doing anything exciting, unlike my adventurous hubby, who always seems to be on the go, if he's not actally away somewhere, he's certainly planning something or other.  I'm more of the indoor type, I like nothing better than, my crafting, knitting and reading, and I'm getting through some amount of books just now, all too easy with a kindle.  The fact that you don't have to go out and physically buy a book, but click a few times and one arrives downloaded on to your device makes me forget that I'm actually spending money, although it's all done out there in cyberspace, and it all mounts up.
I been devouring 14th and 15th century historical novels, I'm normally a crime novel person, but I fell into the Wars of the Roses and I'm now facinated by all the machinations of the main players to take and keep the throne of England.  What awful brutal times, especially for women.
 Anyway, here is today's card;
I bought this digi stamp last year and I think it's one of Mo's
Prismacolour Pencils
SB Floral Ovals Die
Freebie Papers
Core'dination Pink card
Hobby Craft Pearl Hearts
Other Pearls from my box
Daffodil from Highland Hospice
Sizzix die leaves

Just one for my box, have not used a sentiment as yet, wait and see what occasion it might be needed it for.
That's all from me today, take care all, and enjoy your Sunday,



Hazel said...

Kate, this cards reminds me of a post you put up last year of you feeding a lamb. This image is so sweet and I love your layout. No matter what you are doing enjoy doing it, you work hard and a bit of me time doesn't do any harm. I have been very lazy this past week and have enjoyed it. Hazel xx

Christine Harrop said...

Lovely fresh sunny card Kate. The little lamb and the daffs are really sweet. Do what you can when you can - but mostly just enjoy your time off! Hugs Christine xx

Sue said...

What a lovely image Kate:) We stopped to see some baby lambs in the fields near us yesterday I love the way the jump around lol. It's nice to just relax and chill every now and then enjoy your days off lots of huggles Sue xx

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Kate. The image and spring colours look gorgeous
Lorraine x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Kate, the image is so sweet and the detailing is just perfect.

Warm hugs

Sue said...

Such a beautiful Springtime card Kate. I love the cute image and your detailing is gorgeous.
Enjoy your time off.
hugs Sue xx

Patricia said...

Good evening Kate, I love that sweet image, your papers and great design.
Enjoy your time off, as you say there is always something crops up when you want time to play!!
The boys have taken up a lot of my time. Robert has taking a great liking to stamping and colouring. His colouring is better than mine.
Might get up to see you once John and I come home from our break in a few weeks time.

Patricia xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
This beautiful cheery card just sings Spring and would make a terrific Easter card.
Hate it if the washing gets soaked as I just have to wash it again. Got mine dried in glorious sunshine today, thankfully.
Have a great week.
Ang x

Pop's Cards said...

Simply Stunning Sweetie, hugs Pops x x x x

pam said...

hi Kate, love this beautifully colored image, pretty papers and design.

rachel said...

awwww - what a cute image and a beautiful card! Love the yellow - so springlike - I hope you have a wonderful few days off - enjoy! Big hugs rachel x

vic said...

This is gorgeous Kate you coloured the image in lovely so pretty! I'm the same with my kindle always reading ;) I thought I wouldn't like it at first but I prefer to read that than an actual book now, hope you enjoy your days off

Vic x

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is gorgeous Kate,it was lovely to catch up with you on Monday. Marlene

Sandy said...

So sweet Kate - Mo Manning does make wonderful images.
I am an avid reader to - Have read all about Henry VIII and his children - who took the throne when, where and how. I have also read about Mary Queen of the Scots. I too have a book about The War of Roses on my Kindle which I will get to -- I just finished reading one of the best books - THE BOOK THIEF. One of my favorite books is A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN by Betty Smith.
Back to your card - It really is pretty and I love the color yellow!
Sandy xx

Erika said...

Kate what a beautiful spring style card. Enjoy your time crafting.

Hugs Erika. X

Sue said...

Awww, Kate what a lovely little Mary and her lamb. Sweet card, hope you have someone special to give it to for Easter. Colored up beautifully and papers and embellishments to match, so darn cute.


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Kate what a cute card love that sweet image.Really pretty paper and love the daffodil! Alistair sounds like Dave he always has to be doing something physical whereas I am a homebird too! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog they mean a lot! Hugs Susan xx

Norma said...

Hi Kate:) OMG! she is so darling and way a perfect way to embellish the card with some beautiful Daffodils:) Have a great week.

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is adorable Kate. I love the cute image and the pretty daffodil. Enjoy reading your historical novels.