Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Sring Butterflies!

Good Morning to You All, and how are you today?  We have a lovely warm sunny day here, I hope you have too wherever you are.

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments on the star card, most appreciated and I love reading them.

I treated myself to a set of Spectrum Aqua pens, and I think I will need a bit of a practise with them, but here is a card that I made using them;
This is the new stamp from CB for their A Year of Stamping, and it is so lovely to colour.
I decided to use a selection of greens and yellows to give it a Spring look.  I used the Spectrum Aqua pens to colour the image and to make the background. Sentiment is also from CB-- and I had stamped it before I realised that I was using butterflies and not flowers, however maybe you can have a bouquet of butterflies too, anything is possible in the crafting world.
Butterfly die from Crafty Individuals and some black ribbon. Black Gems from Papermania, and Butterfly Trails Glitter from Hunkydory.

I thought you might like to see a photo of us on board before the rot set in.  Taken by the ships photographer, a bit expensive, but worth it as we don't have many of us both together and this one is rather nice;
taken at the Gala Night with our glad rags on.

That's me for now, enjoy your day and I'll see you soon,
I would like to enter my card into;


Rainey's Craft Room said...

I saw this gorgeous card on FB yesterday, it's just beautiful with those lovely butterflies and the colours you have used.
A lovely picture of you both too, looks as if you were having a great time, such a shame that it ended the way it did though.

Marlene Atkinson said...

Just gorgeous Kate, gorgeous Butterflies and colours. Marlene

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and a fab design.xxx

Christine Harrop said...

Lovely card Kate, and a super picture of the two of you. Hope you are both totally well now. Hugs Christine xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
oh what a very fab card.
Love the super colours, and design of this.
Your colouring looks fine to me.
Wonderful picture of you both, such a pity the holiday was ruined, by ill health.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Patricia said...

Colouring looks great from where I am sitting, well done you. You are a colourist and it shows, I need lots, and lots of practice.
Your card is stunning, love the beautiful shades of "spring" and the pretty butterflies.
Brilliant photograph both looking really good.
Patricia xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card & lovely photo.


Carol said...

A beautiful card Kate, the colours are gorgeous. Lovely photo too. Carol x

Hazel said...

Skate if I could colour half as good as you I would be very happy! A brilliant card. Your photo is lovely you are both looking very well, noticed your wearing your pendant?

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Kate. Fantastic photograph of both of you.

pam said...

Beautiful card Kate, lovely colors and butterflies..
Fantastic photo of you both, lovely keepsake.
Hugs Pam

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
You really should enter this over at House of Cards (butterfly challenge) as its fabulous.
A bouquet of butterflies sounds good to me and your card is stunning.
Lovely snap of you and Mr C. Good job the photographer didn't snap you a couple of days later.
Best wishes.
Ang x

rachel said...

a stunning card Kate and I adore that photo of you both - I suspect its not a trip you'll forget in a hurry though! Big Hugs rachel x

Unknown said...

What a lovely card. Wish I could colour like that. Do you have something shimmery in the butterflies?
The holiday pic looks great. At least we know you had one good night.Pity the rest didn't match.

Erika said...

Kate, a lovely card, who doesn't like butterflies? Great colour combo too.
You both look as if you are having a super time in your photograph, very smart, always nice to have a reminder of your holiday. x

Hope you are both feeling a bit better today too.

Hugs Erika. x

aussie aNNie said...

Kate what a gorgeous photo lovely couple my friend....and love your butterfly card.xxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, such pretty butterflies and colours.
Wow! A wonderful photograph of you both, you look fabulous.

Sandy said...

What a wonderful picture Kate - you all make a beautiful couple!!
You did a lovely job with your new aqua pens.
Sandy xx

MaryH said...

So enjoyed seeing the 2 of you all dressed up and enjoying your cruise. Hope both of you are feeling so much improved by now. Also enjoyed your beautiful card, and looks to me like you have the knack of your new aqua SN down very nicely. I'm seeing many videos using these new w/c markers. The color combo is wonderful, as are your skill with the markers! Absolutely love the dimension of the butterfly too. Hugs & TFS

Jacee said...

Fabulous card Kate, what a super colour!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Pop's Cards said...

This is absolutely gorgeous sweetie :0) hugs Pops x

Diane said...

Just gorgeous Kate and what a cute picture of both of you.

Hugs diane

vic said...

Oohh this is beautiful Kate love the butterflies! What a gorgeous photo too! I'm glad you treated yourself to some pens too good for you
Huge hugs
Vic xx

meg said...

Love the beautiful Spring colours Kate, fantastic colouring too, your die cut butterfly is a wonderful match for your card. Lovely photograph of you both

Mynn xx said...

Such a beautiful card! LOVE all those butterflies, the fun sentiment, and the gorgeous colors! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

downrightcrafty said...

such a beautiful card love the butterflies and the fresh feel with the colours
hugs Kate xx

Darnell said...

Taken before the rot set in! Oh, you are too much, Kate! The photo of the two of you is very nice! You both look like you are having the best time!! And I think your card is fantastic!! Enjoy the weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Dana Joy said...

Gorgeous card. You did a great job with the Aqua markers. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards.

scrappymo! said...

Very pretty card, Kate!
Your photo is beautiful. You both look so happy and relaxed!!!

Anet's Crafting said...

Wow, your card is gorgeous Kate, love the yellow and green combination. Fabulous colouring Kate. Beautiful photo of you and Alistair, looks like you had a wonderful time. Hugs Anet x

Barbara Rankin said...

Beautifully executed, Kate! Love your colors. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards. Hugs, Barbara