Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Be Happy!

Good Afternoon Everyone and I do hope that you are all well.

It was a gorgeous day here, sunshine but quite cold, now the rain is on, which means that my whirligig of towels will be far from dry. Mind you if that's all I have to concerned myself with, I'm pretty lucky.

Enjoying a few days of piece and quiet as Alistair is way to Glasgow to visit his brother, Teallach also enjoys the piece and quiet. Alistair is always on the go.

So I have a card to share and I have to thank Pauline of  http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/f1.html  for her lovely design, I hope you don't mind that I borrowed your lovely inspiration.

I've used a card base that I've since Moses was a boy, and I think it's from Hunky Dory, beautiful Kanban paper, Centura Pearl card embossed with one of the new Sara Davis Embossing folders.
Dragonfly from the free stamps from the new Crafters Companion magazine, the sentiment is also in the stamp set. Coloured with SN Alcohol Pens and sparkled with their new Glitter pen in Crystal.

I made this card for a former client, who has managed to get her life back on track and is leaving Inverness to go back with her hubby, I am so delighted for her and how hard she has worked to cope with her mental health issues. She was a stalwart at my little craft group whilst I was still working, and she even joined the Choral Society. At one time my colleagues and I feared for her life, so it is just wonderful that she is now in such a better place.  I will miss her though.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last card, I do hope you will like this one.
Enjoy your evening and see you soon, take care of yourselves,


Florence said...

Beautiful! xx

Rita said...

What. Gorgeous card Kate. It is so lovely when someone returns to good health after suffering the traumas that mental health can bring. Are you coming to Glasgoe next monthtotheSECC. Hugs Rita xxxx

dutchess said...

I love this Kate...the tryptic design looks fab with your paper and layering.....your friend will love it....and treasure it .....xxxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a wonderful card Kate, gorgeous papers and pretty design. How lovely to hear that she's is much better and that she's going back to her hubby.

Love and hugs

Patricia said...

Oh! Wow! Kate that's a stunningly beautiful card.
Love, love, love, it.
Patricia xxx

MaryH said...

What a super way to show off these lovely flowers. The trio of rectangles with the design look so beautiful. Adding in the dragonfly just enhanced the whole design. I may CAS you, because this is a really neat layout. Isn't it great the way bloggers inspire each other? Enjoy your 'me time'. Hope you're all over the bug by now. TFS

Barb said...

A very beautiful card Kate. The butterfly looks just perfect as a focal point. I'm sure the lady you've made it for will be love it. It's so good to hear good news like that. I do hope she will have a long and happy life back with her hubby. Barbxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a lovely card and a lovely ending to a sad story of a life disrupted by mental health issues. So glad she has recovered and can return to her life with her family.

scrappymo! said...

This is so very pretty, KAte. Love the feminine look to this pretty card!

pam said...

Beautiful card and layout Kate, lovely to here good news about someone.
Pam x

cotnob said...

Your card is beautiful Kate, such gorgeous flowers, I'm so please I managed to inspire you with one of my designs.
Enjoy your peace and quite while it lasts.

rachel said...

this is beautiful Kate - I love the dragonfly - gorgeous work! Hugs rachel xx

Shona Hamill said...

Gorgeous card Kate and a lovely story - I do love a happy ending, I'm sure she will appreciate your card and all you did for her. Shona xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

Just gorgeous. Marlene

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, your card is beautiful and elegant. Love the pretty layout and designer paper. Hugs Anet x

meg said...

Wonderful card Kate, and what a lovely thought. I hope you enjoy your few days of peace and quiet. Thanks for your kind words

Sandy said...

It is a stunning card Kate -- I am happy that Alistair is well now and able to visit his brother. It is usually quieter when hubby is away. I wonder why ..... Here in the states - Art has to travel quite a distance to visit his family -- all across the US - so of course I worry. That is not fun!
Enjoy the quiet Sugar .....
Sandy xx

Erika said...

Good to hear your friend is feeling better but a shame you miss her too. A beautiful card, love the papers and the lovely dragonfly. I'm sure she'll love it.
Enjoy the peace and quiet too, more time to craft!

Hugs Erika. x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very beautiful card, and such a great design.
I am sure that the lady concerned will be so pleased she inspired you to make this as it's very lovely.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
What a beautiful card to wish the lady well. Very elegant and lovely papers.
You are a kind and caring soul.
Enjoy your custody of the remote control lol!
Ang x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and classy card....love the gorgeous colours too.xx

Sue said...

Lovely. Love the colors and design, and I am sure your friend loved it too. What nice way to say I will miss you.


Asha said...

Beautiful card, Kate and I am sure your friend will love it. She sounds like a trooper... mental health issues not easy to overcome.
x Asha