Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Tropical Nectar!

Hello to Everyone, I hope tonight finds you all well and enjoying your evening.  Did you have sunshine today?  We had a sort of harr, which lasted all day and it was colder than the last few days, but that's our Scottish weather for you.

Thank you all for all your lovely comments on my last card and holiday photos.  I've enjoyed being back in my own wee hoose, even although it's lovely to have a break away, I think I'm really a home bird at heart.  Teallach has been really clingy. Donnie our neighbour  who looks after him whilst we are away says that our wee cat really misses us and it's plaint to see when we return, he hardly let me out of his sight.

So on to my card;
A Sheena Douglass Stamp and coloured with kuretake watercolours (love them), and my background was made using part of an Imagination Crafts stencil and DIs. Lots of WOS for a bit of sparkle.
Sorry the photo is not all that sharp, I'm getting  worse at the photography not better.
I hope you like it.

We are off to visit our friend who has been told he has cancer tomorrow as he begins is treatment next week and it's pretty heavy duty stuff.  Because of the type of cancer, of the tongue, he has been asked if he wants to take part in a treatment trial, and as the alternative is not good he feels he has nothing to loose. He is sounding very upbeat though as there is an excellent curative rate with this treatment. It's not here yet in the UK, he did say which countries have it, but I've forgotten them. We are so hoping that it cures him, he is such a special guy.

Well, that's me for now, busy today getting my card ready for the CCC at the weekend, the weeks come around so quickly, so take care everyone and see you soon,


cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, such a gorgeous image and lovely bright colours.
I hope your friend's treatment is successful.

Barb said...

Your card is a beauty Kate and the colours are lovely. I really like the background you've made.

I'm like you, a bit of a home bird. I hope your visit with your friend goes well tomorrow. It must be very difficult for you all. It's good that he has been offered a place in the trials. I do hope the treatment works for him. Barbxx

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, wow this is just beautiful. Love your colouring and the background you created. Well done. Hugs Anet x

scrappymo! said...

Best wishes for your friend to have a successful treatment regime.

Your card is so vivid and lovely. Perfect for Spring.

Hazel said...

Kate another gorgeous card from you today, also my dash board didn't show the one you posted on Sunday. Then again it's been playing up for a while now, often not letting me open up blogs. Your hotel looked lovely, the kind of place you can just switch off and chill out.
Sorry to hear about your friend! That's not a good place to have cancer. They gave come a long way with it and positive thoughts are needed, that he will come out of it ok.
That road trip home is beautiful in good weather. You are right not a trip to rush on, yet folk think that's the only way to drive. Alistair was right just to drive safely. Hazel x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful image and colours. Wishing your friend all the best

dutchess said...

Lovely fresh colours Kate and the stamp images are lovely..
..nice to go away but even nicer to get home......we are heading off for a few days today down to Bournmouth for my uncles 95 birthday....lets hope the weather holds....xxxxx

Asha said...

Gorgeous card, Kate. The colours are so vibrant and fresh. Can't wait to see you rock the new colours over the CB Challenge. :)
x Asha

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant this image and the creation looks awesome... {aNNie}

meg said...

A beautiful card Kate, the humming bird and flower are beautifully coloured and I love the background, wonderful sentiment too. Overcast here today, though not as cold as yesterday. I hope your friend is keeping well at present and that the treatment trial is a success, I have nursed a few people with oral cancers and they all said the most difficult thing was being unable to take food or fluids orally.

Erika said...

Oh Kate I hope this new treatment works for your friend. One of a pals friend has the same problem, I'd never heard of it before.

A super card the colours are beautiful both in the flower and the bird. The soft background is great too, it really makes the bird and flower pop off the page.

My wee dog is the same as your cat, I get such a welcome when coming home no matter how long I have been.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Hugs Erika. x

downrightcrafty said...

so pretty love the image and those colours
hugs Kate xx

Florence said...

Beautiful card Kate. Lovely coloring and stenciling. Sending healing hugs to your friend. Hope all goes well with the treatment.
Take care, Flo xx

rachel said...

so very pretty Kate - what a wonderful card - gorgeous colours too - fabulous! Big hugs rachel x

pam said...

Beautiful card Kate, love the image and gorgeous colours.
Hope all goes well with your friends treatment.
Hugs Pam x

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Kate, love the image and bright colours
Lorraine x

Christine Harrop said...

So very pretty Kate. A gorgeous image and your colouring is fabulous! Sorry I'm late catching this;I was at the NEC yesterday having a catch-up with Ang. We missed you, but hopefully we can do something later in the year. It would be nice if there was a really good one halfway for us to meet up. Ah well .....

Sorry to hear of your friends problems. Hope teh treatment is successful. Hugs Chrisitne xx

Sandy said...

Pretty card Kate - I always love reading your posts. You use such unusual words to my ear! Now what is a "harr"?
Sandy xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Playing catch up again. This is absolutely stunning. The image and your colouring are breathtaking. Sorry to hear about your friend but hope that all goes well with his treatment. Poor T Boy. He was probably missing his cuddles, bless him.
Ang x