Saturday, 26 September 2015

In Greys and yellows!

Hello there, I hope you are all tip top this fine Saturday morning. It's a bit dull here but, other than that it's not too bad.

Having a lazy morning today, I've decided any housework can take a back seat. I'm still thinking I've got to rush and get absolutely everything done in my two days off, which included, housework, shopping, rest time to recover from a week at work and do something meaningful and fun, and perhaps meet a friend.  How was it all achieved??. I am so glad I don't have to do that any more, and feel privileged that I don't, cos many people have to keep working until they drop.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my last card, you are all very kind.

Here is my share today;
I've use the gorgeous Butterfly Dress Stamp and Floral Images from Chocolate Baroque and you can find them here,  I just love this image and it is wonderful to colour. I will be entering it into the latest colour challenge and here is the colour pallet;
I found these brilliant colours to work with and didn't have as much trouble matching them as I usually do.  DI inks used to colour and image matted on to a shimmery grey card, I've also used a beautiful paper from Lesley at CB, the shades are just perfect, although you don't see much of it.
Wink of Stella used on the centre of the flowers on the borders and Cosmic Shimmer Glitter on the dress and butterflies.
Black Pearls. Didn't think it needed any ribbon and bows.

That's me for today, now going for a journey through your blogs to see your super creations and then out for a bit of lunch. Enjoy your day and see you soon.

I would like to enter my card into;


Marlene Atkinson said...

Just gorgeous, love the colours and design. Hope you have a great weekend Kate. Marlene

Flo Langley said...

I was smiling whilst reading your post Kate. You know I used to get so much more done when I worked. Now I just think where has the time gone and pat myself on the back if I get a couple of jobs out the way!!!!
Absolutely gorgeous card. (with my other hat on, thank you for playing along with the CB challenge)
Have a lovely relaxing weekend.
Big Hugs Flo x

Julie Smith said...

Lovely card Kate. Your stamp choice is one of my favourites. I know Flo has already said it, but once again, thanks for entering the CB challenge and good luck X

MaryH said...

So glad to hear you are adjusting to retirement (and learning how to leave something 'for tomorrow'!) Your image is so beautifully unusual...and the WoS shows great if the picture is enlarged. Love the coloring, and the way you've added just the perfect paper to complement this gorgeous image. Also liked the S/B shapes the way you've done them, and the sponging on the focal image looks great - leaving a bit of white around the image certainly creates a glow. TFS & Have a wonderful wkend. Hugs

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very beautiful card.
I love that fab stamped image, and the colour scheme too.
A great design as well.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Kate, gorgeous image and colour scheme.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

pam said...

Wonderful card Kate, lovely image and details on this card.
Hugs Pam x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Love the colours that you have used and the design and stamp is fab.
I have to say, I don't get as much done working part time rather than when I worked full time lol!
Good luck in your challenge chuck.
Ang x

rachel said...

absolutely stunning kate - still adore this stamp - glad you're enjoying your 'retirement' - hugs and smiles rachel xx

aussie aNNie said...

What's housework Kate? Mine is to get into my craftroom and create...the rest does not exist...
LOVE your gorgeous card and the colours are exquisite...beautiful...have a good weekend.xx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous image and lovely

meg said...

Stunning card Kate these colours are wonderful together

annewaller said...

Really love this Kate. So clever and gorgeous in the greys and yellow Challenge colours. Just stunning! Good luck with the Challenge x.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is so beautiful!!!

Love and hugs

Sandy said...

Wonderful card Kate - I wonder how heavy this dress would be to wear!!
I never get all my work done, spend way too much time on the computer and say "oh well, there is always tomorrow"!
Sandy xx

Erika said...

Hi Kate, what a lovely colour combo and great image too. I love how the flowers and butterflies are integrated into the dress.

Hugs Erika. x

judith@poppy cottage said...

Hi Kate, lovely use of the challenge colours to create your card. The Wink of Stella looks fab on the dress, abd the black pearls are the perfect finishing touch. Thanks so much for your entry into the Chocolate Baroque challenge, Judith xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, such a pretty image and lovely subtle colours.

Sue said...

I do love this color combo, and that image is gorgeous. Very pretty card, Kate.


Marie-Louise said...

Kate this is stunning.

Peanut said...

So so pretty. Those colours work for non Halloween projects. And you've chosen one of my fave stamps.
hugs, Asha