Sunday, 19 April 2015

The Big 40!

Hello Blogging Friends, I hope you are well and having a great weekend. I hope you have sunshine wherever you are, we are a bit dull and cool and I just keeping an eye out for rain as I've got the bedding out.

Thanks to everyone who left comments on my last card and especially to Janice as I can't return the visit and to Marie, who I tried to visit, but nothing showed up on my screen, anyway ladies you are both welcome here anytime.  I just love reading the comments and once again thanks for all the good wishes regarding our unwellness. We are still not 100%, will we ever be I wonder.  both of us are still coughing and feeling breathless, I think I feel better than DH though, it's been a long haul, and I wish I could add a battery to give me more energy.
However I'm finding a bit more oomph to craft and I have a card today that is for one of my clients  who has turned the Big 40;

Now I can't take credit for the design, that comes from the Crafter's Companion Demonstrator Claire at yesterday's demo at one of our local craft shops. When I say her sample I thought it was just what I was looking for for this card.
It's a Disire Create a card die, the star design is just perfect, Centura Pearl card, SB embossing folder
CC free sentiment that comes with their latest magazine, Papermania Black gems, and a number peel off.
I needed something that would do a male, I think this fits the bill.

I haven't been to a demo in absolutely ages so I enjoyed what was on offer, especially when Claire demonstrated the new Aqua pens which I've treated myself to, so I'll be trying to colour with those.

Enjoy your Sunday, it's a quite on from now on, we went a nice woodland walk and a spot of lunch, which is great as it means I don't have to cook tonight as a sandwich will do.
Take care All,


Hazel said...

Kate, this is perfect for a male or female, the Disire dies make a card without much more embellishments needed. I love that make of dies, having used two different ones on Gillian and Alice's invitations. They cut lovely too. Hazel x

Pop's Cards said...

This is just gorgeous sweetie, big happy hugs love Pops x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

It's a fabulous card Kate, so sorry to hear that the trip to Norway was so awful health wise, hope you both will feel much better soon.

Love and hugs

hotpotato said...

Wow I love your card it's so simple but stunning. Glad to hear you are both slowly feeling better, here's to feeling 100%. x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
this a a very beautiful card.
I love the design, and colours.
So glad your feeling a little better, and manged to get out to see the demo.
We are not so lucky in my neck of the woods, as nobody famous comes here, and now our craft shop has closed,so all craft goodies have to be bought on the internet, but there are just some things you need to be able to see.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful card for a 40 year old, very stylish and could be used for both male and female I think. A great die to have in your armoury Kate.

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card today, perfect for the occasion.


Patricia said...

Brilliant card Kate, perfect for male or female depending on colour used.
Patricia xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Kate. Glad you are feeling a little better.

pam said...

Perfect card for male or female Kate, love this wonderful card.
Glad you are feeling a little better, hope Alistair picks up soon.
Hugs Pam

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Kate, perfect for a male or female. I can't wait to see what you colour with your Aqua pens.

rachel said...

this is beautiful - I love it - nice card creator die - will be looking into that one xx

Unknown said...

Ooh what a fab card! Such a great classy bold design!
Lucy x

Unknown said...

Hi Kate, This is a lovely card. I have never bought any of these dies but they do look good. Some day perhaps.
Don't worry about not being able to visit my non existent blog. I am happy to visit yours. But if you are ever in Fort William, perhaps Alistair is climbing here, then come and visit me for real. email me at Just don't look for a craft shop here, there are none.
Glad you are feeling better now

Erika said...

Hi Kate, I love your card and that die cut is just perfect for so many different occasions, I think you'll be getting lots of use out of that.
Sorry to hear you are both still under the weather, hopefully the sunshine might brighten your mood. I hope you are feeling much better soon, big hugs

Erika. x

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,lovely details and

aussie aNNie said...

Superb creation Kate, brilliant colours and love this but oh to be 40 again would be super...xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Sue said...

Love these dies that make an entire card! Yours turned out wonderful, and I am positive that your recipient is going to love it.

Good that you got out for a walk. I love demo days, lost of great ideas, but then you always want to buy everything you see.....


Sue said...

This is fab Kate I hope you and hubby recover fully soon lots of huggles Sue xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Sorry to hear that you're both still under the weather. You need a holiday. . . . . . .on dry land this time.
What a great die, especially for batch making.
Has made a superb card.
Look forward to seeing the colouring with your new pens.
Ang x

Marlene Atkinson said...

A stunning card Kate, looks like you had a lovely holiday. Marlene