Sunday, 24 April 2016

For You!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all having a relaxing Sunday and the weather is good for you.  we had sunshine earlier and it was warm, but it's getting a bit chilly now.

Thanks you all very much on the lovely comments you left on Friday's post, and I knew you would all like Milo, what's not to like.
I've been over to see him this afternoon to have a wee play with him, he is great fun, and he has a fabulous new toy.... a toilet roll inner. I think he likes it best out of all his toys as he can carry it around.  He is settling into his new home really well, and the other pets are getting used to him, so no major crisis there.  As Moreen and Damian are back to work tomorrow,  will be popping in to keep him company, oh....loads of cuddles.

The concert was fabulous, a few dodgy moments at the rehearsal in the afternoon, but was all smoothed out for the performance.  Great audience appreciation and an encore, can't remember when that last happened, but the Gospel Spirituals are always brilliant, and this collection arranged by John Rutter was fabulous, finishing with "When the Saints go Marching In", we had the audience going with us.  You can't stand still whilst singing these songs, and for a formal choir, we were told to let our hair down. Great night, whacked today, so it's been a lazy day for me.

Now to my card;
This is a Carfter's Companion stamp from one of their magazines, heat embossed in clear powder and coloured with watercolours and gel pens. Background coloured with Momento Inks  The butterfly gems were not in the plan but I dropped my brown inkpad on to it, left a couple of wee marks, a quick doctor job. Mounted on to black card.

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting me and  hope to see you soon,


Christine Harrop said...

Good save with the butterflies Kate. The times I have done something similar! The flower stamp is lovely and really glitters. Hope you are well. Hugs Christine xx

Barb said...

I'm glad the concert went so well. It sounds as if everyone had a wonderful evening. Lucky you going to dog sit Milo tomorrow. I had to laugh about his favourite toy. When our Maggy was a pup her favourite was a small empty water bottle. Aren't they funny. Like little children playing with the wrapping paper.

Your card is lovely Kate. I really like the colouring. Butterflies are so useful for covering up, aren't they. I think we've all done that at some time. Barbxx

meg said...

So pleased your concert went well Kate you put in a lot of I'm sure hard work in preparation. Lovely floral stamp and beautiful colouring, little mishaps are sent to try us but you've covered it up beautifully

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kate, love the pretty flower
Glad your concert went well
Lorraine x

Jo said...

Sounds like your concert was fabulous guess what song is playing in my head lol! A lovely card too, the black frames it perfectly.Enjoy your Milo cuddles!
hugs Jo x

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Glad you had good time kate and card is lovely like this stamp. Great use of a few butterflies.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

So glad the concert went well and a great night was had by all it seems. Lovely stamped image, wouldn't have known about your boo-boo if you hadn't told us, those butterflies did the trick though.

Erika said...

Good to hear the concert went well Kate, bet you are tired today. We were out last night after a full on day at work, then crafting all day today, too.
A beautiful CAS card, love the flower.

Enjoy your Milo cuddles tomorrow, I bet he'll be full of fun.

Hugs Erika. x

rachel said...

lovely card Kate - and so glad the singing went well - big hugs rachel x

Patricia said...

Good evening Kate, glad the concert went well, knew it would ... you were in it.
Your card is amazing, I absolutely love what you have done on it.
Patricia xxx

pam said...

Beautiful card and stamping Kate.
Glad your concert went well.. hope you had a day of rest today.
Pam x

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is very pretty Kate, love the colour. Marlene

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Well that's a pretty stamp, great card and that's exactly what butterflies were invented for lol!
Glad all went well with the concert and that you're getting lots of cuddles with Milo...........careful T Boy doesn't get jealous lol!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Anet van Zyl said...

Hi Kate, your card is just beautiful. Love the embossed flower and butterflies. Hugs Anet x

Diane said...

What a beautiful design Kate.

Hugs Diane

Valerija said...

This is absolutely stunning!

brenda said...

Today's card is is beautiful and pleased the concert well well.

B x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sounds like a great concert. Beautiful card

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Hazel said...

Kate, so glad your concert went off very well. It makes all that hard work worth it. Your card is brilliant as usually. Oh I am so in awe of you getting Milo cuddles. By the way Vicks vapour rub great at stopping chewing on things they shouldn't chew! Our labs loves small Coke bottles to play with. Have fun. Xxx

Sue said...

WE have all done that! Great way to save the card! Lovely flower.


aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful stunning creation, fabulous colours and gorgeous design...xx

Cara said...

Glad it's not just me that has butterfingers! With or without the gems it is still a beautiful card. Enjoy your cuddles! Cara x

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful, one of my favourite stamps too.
Linda xxxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a brilliant card, and a very lovely design.
It sparkles wonderfully in the photo.
Great idea the butterflies to save the day or the card.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Kate, fabulous embossing and beautiful colours.
I'm so pleased that the concert went well.

Mrs A. said...

Very pretty. I love the blue and those butterflies look like they were just meant to be there all along. Hugs Mrs A.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Kate and so glad the concert went well. It's really cold here today and we've had a flutter of snow..hope it gets a bit warmer for our week away LOL huggles Sue xxx

Pop's Cards said...

such a gorgeous creation sweetie hugs Pops x

Jennifer Johnston said...

A beautiful card Kate, love the flower, so pretty. Sometimes little mistakes can turn out to be happy mistakes lol! This has happened to me, more times than I care to remember! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. So pleased your concert was a success. Have a good week Kate.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Sally H said...

Your concert sounds great, Kate! Your card is so beautiful. Well places butterflies birds and leaves are so handy aren't they ;)

Jules said...

Hi Kate

Love the colour of your embossing very much - great technique.

Ooops .. about the inkpad. I bet we have all done that - and more than once!! LOL!!

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

MaryH said...

Caught a glimpse of this lovely flower when I was checking your newest post, so scrolled down for a closer look. Of course your watercolor looks just wonderful! Also like the sponging at the outer corners, as it creates quite a glow in the center, to draw the eyes inward. Beautiful work, Kate! TFS

Sandy said...

I had not realized I had gotten this far behind - I am always so far behind!! Lovely card and I am so glad to know that the concert went well. Thanks to you, I have heard your group sing and you all are very talented!!!!!
Sandy xx