Thursday, 24 March 2016

Harlequin Bouquet!

Hello Crafting Friends, I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying your day.

Thank you all so much for your kind and concerned comments on my last post, especially about my diabetic blip, all Okay now, thankfully, and your comments are always appreciated about my cards and I'm so pleased by your response on the Inkylicious card as I was really pleased with it myself. I love making my own backgrounds, but I've got a lot to learn, and sometimes I can't get the colours as vivid as I would like them, but you've got to start somewhere.  It does mean however that my stack of paper pads are redundant at the moment, and when I look at them I can see a small fortune.

I'd like to welcome Sandma as another new Followers, another Inkylicious fan who I've drawn inspiration from and you can find her blog here, lots of fabulous creations to see on it.
A new commenter too Dr. Sonia, thanks for visiting me and I will be popping in to see you soon.

So, here I am with today's card and it's made using one of the latest floral stamps by Chocolate Baroque and you can find them here, this one is called Harlequin Bouquet and it's been coloured with a selection of Promarkers. The little bird image is from the Pretty Birdcage set of stamps. The background is a mask by Tando Creative also bought from CB and inked with DI.A pretty ribbon and a few sequins and job done.

This card has gone to my Choral Buddie Fiona as she starts a new job. I'd forgotten to put the sentiment on it before I took the photo. She has received it and pleased to say loves it.

A dull day today and now raining, I do hope we get some good weather for the Easter holidays especially as the children are off school.  We have no plans but. Alistair is hinting about taking me for a curry on Saturday, I love them, but they don't really love me and as I love Korma dishes which are full of cream and other naughty ingredients........well,  you can imagine.

Anyway, that's me for now, take care everyone and see you soon,
I would like to entre my card into the


Flo Langley said...

Oooo! This is so pretty Kate. Love the main image stamp you have used. Fab soft stamping of the bird. Have a lovely wonderful Easter and enjoy the curry if you go out.
Hugs Flo xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is such a pretty card love the colours. I couldn't be without my papers though others backgrounds like yours always look so good

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hi lovely card great background I too like making backgrounds

Have a great evening Crafty hugs Pen x

rachel said...

a beautiful card Kate and so glad to hear you're okay! big huggles Rachel xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A super card Kate, love the stencilling and pretty floral centre piece.

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, a fabulous background and pretty colours.
Have a lovely Easter.

Barb said...

A really pretty card Kate. I love your background and the little bird and swirls look lovely. What a beautiful stamp that is. Wishing you and Alistair a very Happy Easter. Barbxx

Cara said...

I love the way you've created the background to go with the main image, which is a beautiful stamp in itself. Your background adds great interest without distracting from the image, a tricky balance to get. No wonder your friend was thrilled with it. I hope the Easter weather perks up for you and that you enjoy your meal out, we can't be good all the time, said the woman with a half eaten toasted hot cross bun with lots of butter next to her! Cara x

dutchess said...

Lovely card Kate...that's a fabulous stamp and I love your background....I have trouble getting inky but usually like the results I just need more practice...dull and damp here today...bit like me! Xxxxxx

pam said...

Gorgeous card Kate, love this beautiful stamp and colours, fabulous background no wonder your friend loved it.
Pam x

Anet's Crafting said...

Hallo Kate, your card is just gorgeous. Love your beautiful background you created and the pretty image. Have a wonderful Easter Weekend. Hugs Anet x

Patricia said...

Stunning card Kate, love the background and the all over fantastic design.
Your colouring is amazing.
Patricia xxx

meg said...

Fantastic choice of colours Kate, the background complements the main image beautifully I love the little bird in the bottom left corner.
Enjoy the weekend hope you are treated to a curry.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful as always, the colours and design are all gorgeous.xx

Rita said...

Good Morning Kate. Love the pretty colours of your card and the stamp is gorgeous. Enjoy your Easter. Hugs Rita xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Beautiful work, Kate, and I am with you on learning things to make and colour a background with...have popped over from Sandma's blog, and have joined your blog and it's now 100! Well done :)
God bless you and yours this Easter time,
Shaz in Oz.x

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Erika said...

Finger problems today. A lovely card Kate, I like all the different elements and the colour combo.
Shame you can't get healthy kormas out like you can make at home. Still they never taste as good.

Enjoy your Easter weekend, hugs Erika. X

Sandy said...

Have I missed a post - I must have because I did not know of your diabetic blip. Hope all straightened out. Can you cheat once in a while? Sounds like luncheon plans on Easter are delicious. I hope you can cheat just a little?
Stunning card Sugar!
sandy xx

Sandy said...

I could not seem to go back and leave a comment. Loved your fishing card.
Maybe you forgot to take your blood sugar. When you did, the reading was mighty high. Being educated as a registered nurse, having to do shots of insulin tells me something. Are you still walking? Sorry about your fall - I fall a lot and you should see my arms. Looks like the war of roses!
sandy xx

Zoe Tant said...

Happy Easter Kate. Lovely card and I see you are preparing already for our next club challenge with gorgeous stencilling. Zx

Peanut said...

Gorgeous... and perfect for CB's colour challenge. Have a Blessed Easter, Kate.
x Asha

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wow, the vivid colours are gorgeous Kate, it's a very pretty card.

Love and hugs

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Wow, this is fantastic. Your colouring is superb.
You do wonders with your Choccy B stamps.
I hope Mrs Currie got her curry ( sorry, couldn't resist lol!)
Ang x

judith@poppy cottage said...

A super card Kate, lovely and fresh, using our challenge colours. That swirl is a favourite of mine, such a great stamp. Hope you enjoyed your curry, I'm a Korma fan too ;) Thanks for your entry into the Chocolate Baroque Challenge, Judith xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely card.
Gr, Elly

Unknown said...

Lovely card Kate, great combination of stamps and stencil

Julie Smith said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better Kate. Your card is beautifully coloured and goes very well with your background. Thanks for joining in with the Chocolate Baroque Challenge and good luck x

Magda said...

Beautiful Kate, I like the stencil behind the stamp. xx Magda