Tuesday, 21 July 2015

A little Bird!

Hello Blogging Friends and Visitors, back home now after a lovely few days away at our friends Dale and Stewart.  The Jazz Festival in Edinburgh was fab and we all had a great time. We were looked after so well too, not even allowed to wash as dish. Dale and I caught up with all the gos, and Alistair and Stewart never stopped talking.  They had both been away in New Zealand for over three months so there was much to hear about.

Anyway, I'm afraid that keeping up with your blogs was impossible, I did try to do it on my tablet, but the minute I took it out, Alistair said you can't have your head in that all night. However scrolling through I did see fabulous creations, but I will be hopefully back to normal tomorrow.
Thank you all so much for commenting on my crafty gifts, and pleased to say that Dale loved hers, Amanda was on holiday, so she will see hers when she returns.

I'm keeping this post short tonight, but here is a little card I made a few weeks ago;
I thought this was a lovely wee stamp by Papermania, I coloured it up with Prisma pencils and cut it outwith SB Floral Ovals. Rose Garden paper from First Edition, Pink Card, lace and WO Roses, a little bit of sparkle.
Sorry that the photo is a little pale, the colours are much brighter in the flesh, so to speak.
I hope that you are all well, but wishing anyone who isn't a speedy recovery for better health.

Off to have some playtime with Teallach, he's missed us and is a little huffy. Be back soon, take care everyone, cheerio for now,


Rainey's Craft Room said...

It's lovely to hear that you had a great time catching up with friends. Poor Teallach, they really do make you pay for your absence don't they?
A lovely card and yes a very pretty image, you have created such a beautiful card with it.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
so glad you had a good time with your friends in Edinbrugh.
Wonderful creation, and what a great stamp to have in ones collection.
Your colouring of that image is ace, and your have designed the card perfectly.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Patricia said...

Hello Kate, glad you had a great time.
Nothing better than being with good friends and enjoying yourself.
Love, love, love, your beautiful card.
A lovely bird image, beautifully coloured, and a great design.
Patricia xxx

Doreen said...

Love the fab image,a great design,this is gorgeous.xxx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Kate, such a beautiful image and pretty papers.
I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your break, it sounds like you had a fabulous time with your friends.

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Kate, I love the image and beautiful colouring.
I am pleased you had a nice time visiting your friends.
Hugs Sue xx

Christine Harrop said...

Beautiful card Kate. The bird stamp is gorgeous. Glad you ha d such a good time. Hugs Christine xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

Hi Kate, glad you had a great time away, Hobbes is the same when we go away, he tries to ignore us when we get back. Your card is gorgeous, gorgeous bird image and beautifully coloured. Marlene

pam said...

Gorgeous card Kate, beautiful colouring on this bird image.
Glad you had a wonderful break.
Hugs Pam x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Glad you had fun. Cats do miss you I remember ours did. So lovely to be greeted by them though. Very sweet and pretty card love it

MaryH said...

So glad that you had a good outing at the festival and time with good friends. Love this little bird, and your coloring of his sweet self is so very pretty. The shading is soft, but yet the colors shine out.Splendid shading on the roses also. You're great with these pencils. Perfect perched on this lovely S/B oval...it always makes everything more beautiful - and on this card...just perfect. The leaf design paper worked so well with the bird image, and the lacy border & tiny roses - marvelous. Liked that you even used the same tiny shape for your sentiment. TFS & Hugs

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card Kate, lovely the gorgeous image...your lace and beautiful placed roses. Don't worry about commenting my friend just pop in now and again...I also have candy if you are interested.xx
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Hazel said...

Kate, so glad to hear you all had a great time, it's so good to catch up with friends. Teallach will have missed you so much. He was just letting you know how displeased he was, Beautiful card and as always brilliantly coloured. Hazel xx

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Gorgeous card Kate. Makes me feel like it's Spring. Have a wonderful and crafty day.

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Gorgeous card Kate. Makes me feel like it's Spring. Have a wonderful and crafty day.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous and beautiful card.

meg said...

Love the colouring on the bird stamp Kate it's so realistic wonderful card, glad you enjoyed your trip.

Janice Wallace said...

Fantastic card, Kate. Your colouring is superb.
Jazz festival is lots of fun. I miss not being in Edinburgh each summer.

Pop's Cards said...

Aww what a super gorgeous image, I love your card today has a vintage feel to it hugs Pops x

Jacee said...

Very pretty sweet card Kate, love the image of the lovely bird, gorgeous work!
Sounds like you had a great time, always nice to catch up with friends.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Florence said...

Pleased to hear you had a lovely time with your friends Kate. The Jazz festival sounds like a great event. Super card. Sooo pretty. Have fun with Teallach. Hugs Flo x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Kate. Glad you enjoyed your break with your friends. Sorry I have missed some of your work but I have not had time to blog as my husband had another stroke.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Sorry I'm behind but lots been going on lol!
Beautifully coloured birdie. (Keep it away from T Boy lol! ) and its a lovely stamp.
All goes to make a very pretty card.
Glad you had a lovely break. See, retirement isn't working out too bad lol!
Ang x

Asha said...

Glad to hear you had a fab time away and now you're safely back in the craft room! This is a lovely card, Kate...there's a vintage vibe about the bird that i love.
hugs, Asha

Sandy said...

Beautifully colored Kate - really gorgeous. We have moved and have been out of town and I find it all but impossible to catch up!!!
Sandy xx

Anne said...

Sounds like you had a great time in Edinburgh catching up with your friends. I'm sure Teallach has been spoiled since you got back!
I can see this would be a very useful image and you have made a lovely card with it.
Anne x

Erika said...

Good to hear you enjoyed your jazz festival in Edinburgh. A great city.

Love your card, I think the papers you have chosen go so well with the wee birdie image.

Hugs Erika. x

Sue said...

It's good to get away with friends and just relax and catch up isn't it!!! What a beautiful card, love that image, colored it up recently and love it.
You did an amazing job on the coloring, love it.


scrappymo! said...

Sounds like a great time at the Jazz festival!
Your bird image is coloured so nicely. I never seem to get the right colours for birds...should remember to take out the birding book i bought and actually look them up beforehand...

Very pretty card, KAte!