Monday, 21 March 2016

Gone Fishing!

Hello Everyone, I hope all is well with you today and that you all had a good weekend.

Thanks to every one how visited and left kind comments on my last card, and a warm welcome to Sally my latest Follower, thanks you so much for deciding  to click the Follow button.

Just to let you know folks Sally has brilliant tutorial on You Tube for using the fabulous Brush Dusters from Inkylicious, and they are also on her blog here.

I didn't do all that much over the weekend, I wasn't feeling to bright, I think I've got a bit of a cold, and certainly little energy.
Having come back from doing the food shop yesterday I had a pounding headache and wanted to quarrel with the world, I dropped things whilst putting the food away, tripped and fell, cut my finger, and just a bout took poor Alistair's head of his shoulders when he asked if I was OK.
It wasn't until I was taking my blood sugar reading prior to lunch that I was able to account for my terrible mood, my reading was in the 2s, which is actually hypo territory, but the scary thing was that I didn't interpret  the symptoms, even more scary would have been if I'd been driving.

Type 2 Diabetes is really a complicated condition, even being normally well controlled can sometimes go awry , anyway a quick blast of something sweet, a shot of insulin brought me back to what I should be, but left me tired all day.  I still have no idea why this happened as I'd eaten just what I normally do for breakfast, just must have been a blip somewhere in my system.  Anyway, enough of that and on to my card;

I treated myself to some Inkylicious stamps whilst at the SECC in Glasgow and as my BIL loves fishing I thought I would buy this stamp with him in mind, so here is his card.  The card comprises of two stamp sets both fishing themed so I've used elements of both.
Background inked with DIs, and the Happy Birthday sentiment is from CB Macintosh sentiments set.
I think he will like it. I'll get it posted tomorrow for him.

I've got Choral rehearsal tonight and I will have to push myself to get out to it as I really want to just sit in and keep cosy, it's not been a great day weather wise,  but the concert is only a month away with a rehearsal night missed because of Easter so I'd better shape up.

Take care of yourselves and see you soon,


Flo Langley said...

Stunning card Kate. Rug up warm for the rehearsal.
Hugs Flo xx

rachel said...

A really beautiful cad kate. Such a gorgeous scene. Love the colours. Hope you enjoy rehearsals tonight x

Christine Harrop said...

Glad you got sorted out Kate. You take care of yourself girl!!! Great malecard. I love Inkylicious stamps too. Hugs Christine xx

meg said...

Stunning card Kate your background is absolutely wonderful and the stamped images perfect. Love the layout. Hope you feel better today.

Cara said...

Beautiful card, love the sky. Take care of yourself, infections can affect blood sugar, so be extra gentle to yourself. I hope you can enjoy the rehearsal tonight. Hugs, Cara x

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Evening lovely card really like it. Sorry u were not yourself. Glad you are feeling better now.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Barb said...

I hope the rehearsal goes well tonight. How worrying for you that this could happen without you realising.

I visited Sally's blog and she does lovely work with those dusters. I still can't master them. I love your card Kate. I'm sure your BIL will love it. Good idea to buy those lovely stamps. I'm sure they'll be very useful Barbxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Kate, this card is absolutely stunning and I love the colours that you've used. Inkylicious are the favourite of all my stamps and I just love to see how people use them in different ways. Thank you for becoming a follower on my blog. I did try to follow you straight back through blogger but I couldn't find your blog address. I've just found you now through Pinterest and I'm very happy to become your latest follower :) X

Hazel said...

Kate, just seen your card over at Pinterest and loved it. These stamps are great, and what a wonderful card for a fisherman.
Not good about your sugar levels, it must have been a bip, as I know you are careful. Just keep and eye on it please. Hazel X

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very super card, and wonderfully created too.
Great stamping and inking.
ooooooooooo! that doesn't sound good.
I remember our keyboard player having to arrive at least an hour late for rehearsal as his blood sugar was the same as yours, and he takes insulin too.
He had been very active that morning doing gardening so I think that was the reason.
As you say not very nice when you have been driving as well.
So glad all is okay now.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Unknown said...

This is so gorgeous! The inked background is perfect! Aww hope you feel a little brighter soon!
Lucy x

Sue said...

Kate, wonderful scene you have created on this card. Your BIL will love it! Colors are so pretty too. Sorry you had such a scary incident with your diabetes, and hope you didn't hurt anything in the fall. Take care.


Marlene Atkinson said...

So glad you managed to sort it out, a bit scary, Your card is absolutely stunning, I love the colours and images. Marlene

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, you have created a wonderful scene - your inked background is perfect.

pam said...

Stunning birthday card Kate, love the colours and fabulous stamping.
Very scary for you, hope you are well now and enjoyed your outing.
Hugs Pam x

scrappymo! said...

This is such a lovely fishing scene. I love the fishing stamp you used!

Thanks for the link to the inking tutorial. I shall check it out when all the house is not asleep as they are at the moment!

Sorry about your day DH has Type 2 diabetes as well and I find that his numbers plunge when he has had extra a day of golf. So I pack a mini chocolate bar and drink in his golf bag...just in case.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Glad you discovered what was wrong, take care if yourself, hope you feel better today. Great card, love Inkylicious and the colours are fab

Rita said...

My goodness Kate, what a fabulous scenic card. Your shading is amazing. Like you I love my ink dusters too. Enjoy your day. Hugs Rita xxxx

aussie aNNie said...

 Beautiful and perfect card with those gorgeous features....xx

Erika said...

Oh Kate I hope you are feeling better now?
I love your new stamps, the fishing theme is perfect and I love the background against the black of the stamps. The sentiment is just perfect too.

Take care of yourself and watch those BS levels.

Hugs Erika. x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Hope you are feeling better today Kate. A gorgeous card, lovely stamping and inking, your landscape scene looks perfect for your fishing loving brother-in-law.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Gorgeous card. That background is superb!
Gosh, that was a worry with your "turn". You take care now missy!
Chat soon.
Ang x

downrightcrafty said...

oh I love this, think my hubby would too
hugs Kate x

Sarn said...

Hi Kate

What a beautiful serene card and such wonderful inking with your duster brushes too.

Glad you now feel back to your normal self following your blip.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Hugs, Sarn xx

Diane said...

Greetings Kate, wow love the background colors and wonderful card design.

Hugs Diane

Anne said...

Hope you're feeling better Kate. Your card is wonderful - my Brother is a fisherman and I've done all the cute images to death - this is perfect!

Anne x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Kate your card is so beautiful and so glad nothing more serious than a quarrel and a cut happened. Hypoglycemia is so dangerous!!
Dr Sonia

Jules said...

Hi Kate

I hope you are feeling much, much better now.

Loving your card very much .. .. really impressive background work. I bet your BIL will love it equally!

Have a lovely Easter break.

Love Jules xx

Karen said...

This is beautiful Kate! I have heard of this company and their ink dusters and as I love creating scenes I will look into them again lol! I hope he loved this, it's gorgeous and a really good piece of art and work, hope you are well now huni Karen xx