Thursday, 7 April 2016

Thinking of You!

Good Evening to Everyone, and I do hope all is well with you and that you've enjoyed your day.
Thank you to everyone who visited and left comments on my last post, you are very kind, and Welcome to my new Followers too, I hope you will visit often and leave a comment, to let me know that you have popped in. Just as soon as I have time I will be over to have a look at your blogs.

I had a lovely day yesterday as I had a visit from Hazel of A basket of Joy and her sister Patricia, Summerhouse Crafts.  It's been such a long time since we have managed to meet up so there was lots to talk about, it was also a lovely day, and it was nice to sit in one of our hotels by the River Ness to have a bit of lunch.  Tell you what it was good they came yesterday, cos the weather today has been downpours off and on.

I have another Inkylicious card for you today;
Sea view stamp from Inkylicious and background inked with a selection of Momento inks.
This was for our friend who began his cancer treatment on Monday.

I've been busy putting inserts in the cards I've made recently, when I first started making cards I didn't do this and then had to hurry and put one in when giving the card away. It's  a part of the process I just don't like doing, isn't that strange.

That is me for today, off now to make a cuppa, least I can do as Alistair made a lovely dinner with salmon.

Have a good evening and see you all soon,


Patricia said...

Brilliant card Kate, love the beautiful scene.
Had a wonderful day with you yesterday, loved meeting up again.
We have been lucky with the weather here to today, similar to yesterday thank goodness.
Patricia xxx

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Kate, such a wonderful scene.
It sounds like you had a lovely day with your friends, how nice for you all to catch up with each other.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
another brilliant card, and so superbly created.
Love the very fab scene you have created.
Wonderful that you were able to meet up with Patricia, and Hazel.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous scenic card Kate, love it
Lorraine x

Jennifer Johnston said...

I do like this card Kate, such a beautiful calm
scene. I'm sure your friend really appreciates
this lovely card, what a lovely thought.
Thanks for your nice comment on my blog, you're
very kind. Hope you've had a good day.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love this scene, brilliant card. I am with you, inserts and then into cello bags and pricing for selling is my least fave part, would rather be making the cards

Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgeous card Kate. Gorgeous design. Sorry I haven't got back to you, if it is still ok can me meet tomorrow at 12 at Dobbies

rachel said...

Salmon sounds good kate and i know where you're coming from with the inserts. Great card xx

Barb said...

What a lovely card Kate with a beautiful peaceful scene. I'm sure your friend will appreciate your love and kind thoughts.

It sounds as if you had a good time catching up with your friends yesterday. Glad you had good weather too. Enjoy the rest of your evening. Barbxx

pam said...

Beautiful scene card for a man Kate, do hope things goes well for your friend.
Glad you had a good outing.
Pam x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Kate and so nice to hear of your lovely day out with Hazel and Patricia and hmmmm salmon so yummy! lots of huggles Sue xx

Lucy Woods said...

Stunning scene I love the Coloured background! Perfect thinking of you card
Lucy x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Kate a great new stamp of the sea that one is .. haven't seen it before and beautifully used!
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Valerija said...

Such a beautiful card!
Love the scene you made!
Have a lovely weekend.
Valerija xx

Regina said...

What a fabulous scene! Gorgeous card, absolutely perfect!

Jane said...

Great card Kate!!! Xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a beautiful scene and the perfect card to give for this occasion. Your inked background and clouds look fantastic with this stamp.

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie I love this, the colours are so nice too, hugs Pops x x x

Cara said...

Such a peaceful scene you've created there. I hope your friend is coping with his treatment, I shall keep him on my thoughts. Glad that you were able to have a crafty catch up (that sounds so wrong!) Hope the weather perks up for the weekend. Cara x

Sandy said...

Wonderful card Kate - as you know, I live a block from the ocean! How lovely that you got to spend time with friends. As you know, I love Scotland and would dearly love to go back. What fun having lunch by the River Ness. I loved the Oatmeal that our Bed and Breakfast served us everyday and there was always a tin of Oak Cakes on the table - yum!!!!
Sandy xx

Erika said...

Hi Kate I hope you, Patricia and Hazel had a lovely day. They don't seem to have been about as much online lately.

I love your masculine card, perfect too for our neck of the woods. The background is beautifully atmospheric.

We had another good day out in Inverness again today, all tired now.

Have a super weekend, hugs Erika.

P.S. I can't believe I wasn't already a follower, have rectified it. x

MaryH said...

So very pretty & a wonderful masculine card to cheer up your friend. Best wishes to him for a good recovery, and hopefully not a lot of bad side effects. I don't put inserts in until I'm ready to use the card, and sometimes that gets to be a problem, if I have to do a lot of this effort in a hurry (like Christmas!). Happy wkend, and TFS

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Kate, you are just rocking these Inkylicious stamps! This is lovely and your colouring is just perfect, love the clouds too. I'm sure that your friend will really appreciate such a wonderful card and thoughtful gesture. I wish him all the very best through this difficult time :)X

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A very beautiful card, so serene and calming. I hope his treatment goes well.


MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Wow again. Your Inkylicious cards have been a delight to see as your scenes are terrific.
You are really doing these lovely stamps justice.
How lovely that you managed to meet with the girls. The last NEC trip seems a long time ago now.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card Kate, love this scenic card very much.
Linda xxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Kate, thank you for the very kind comment that you've just left. You can always build up colour with the Ink Dusters by letting the ink dry and then building up the colour gradually. It also makes a vast difference depending on what base card you use. The silk art card does hold the colour much better than matt card but it is more expensive so I tend to just use it when I'm making special cards. When I want a more intense colour, I then use make up sponges rolled into a ball or use finger ink daubers. These little daubers give a lovely depth of colour and are really useful for adding colour around the finished card too. Your cards are absolutely wonderful Kate and I think that your use of ink is spot on. If there's anything else I can help you with, then please just let me know and I'll do my best. Take care and enjoy your evening. Crafty hugs, Sandra X X

meg said...

Stunning card Kate love the soft colours and the tranquillity of the scene, i hope your friend doesn't find his treatment too gruelling. It's been a while since I had afternoon tea overlooking the River Ness perhaps a trip is in order, also to see where my grandfather was brought up his father was engineer lock keeper on the canal and the last time I visited the cottage had been undergoing an upgrade which sadly seemed to have ground to a halt

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely card Kate.

Sue said...

Beautiful scene, Kate. Very peaceful. Know your friend will appreciate you are thinking of him.


Asha said...

Oh what a beautiful scene, Kate. And that stamp is just stunning.
hugs Asha