Monday, 30 May 2016


Good Evening Folks, I hope you have had a good day, for some it's been a holiday, so I hope you enjoyed it and had good weather.
Do you remember me saying on my last post that the sun was out and it was really hot, well by lunch time it heavens opened, couldn't believe it. I watched a huge big black cloud making it's way over the roof tops and thought that I'd better get the washing in, just in time I might add.  Today, it's been much cooler and dull.  One would think that it isn't too much to ask to have at least a week of consistently good weather.

Anyway, thank you so much for your lovely comments on my CCC creations.

Here is my card for today;
Using the gorgeous Fritillary stamp from Chocolate Baroque, I coloured it with SN pens and cut it out with a SB die that I won on Sue Wilson's blog, can't remember the name of it, but I know all you lovely ladies who use these dies will know.  Inked the edges with DI. Background is a lovely Kanban card with rainbow shades that I've had for ages, then on to black card. Finishing off with Lilac Liquid Pearls.

As I don't really make cards for people since I stopped work, I need to look for reasons to make them now, but I was aware that I never have cards for myself when I need to say Thank You , Get Well and the like, so I've made a few of notelet  size cards for that sort of occasion, and this is one of them.

I also want to enter it into:

CB always put together wonderful colour swatches and this one I think is beautiful.

A wee update on our swan family, happy to say all eight cygnets are alive and well and we also have a new family of Eider Ducks with six ducklings, hope to get som photos soon.

That is me for tonight, a bit of knitting before bed I think, take care everyone and see you soon,


cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, such a pretty stamp and lovely colours.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is lovely, great colours. We have had dull and cool weather most of the lady few days

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A superb card Kate. The flower is framed beautifully by that pretty die cut and I really like the delicate rainbow background. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

Jennifer Johnston said...

Oh! I do love this card Kate, my favourite colours lol! such gentle, delicate colours. The image is just beautiful. Hope you had a lovely weekend. Thanks for leaving me such a lovely comment on my blog, much appreciated.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Valerija said...

Amazing colours on background. Very pretty card!
Good night.
Valerija xx

pam said...

Beautiful card Kate, gorgeous colours and image.
Pam x

meg said...

Love the soft hues and shades in the background, beautiful frame for the lovely coloured flower

brenda said...

Those clouds arrived here as well yesterday Kate and show no signs of moving on still, as you say some sunny consistency would be so nice. Your Fritillary looks beautiful in those deep colours ans in the pretty frame.

B x

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Kate and look forward to the wildlife pics, xxx

judith@poppy cottage said...

A super card Kate, lovely colouring, and that beautiful die sets the image off perfectly. The rainbow paper makes a beautiful background. Notelet sized cards are so handy. I have been going down that route lately as well, and I am gaining a useful pile of them.
Thanks for your entry into the Chocolate Baroque Challenge, Judith xx

aussie aNNie said...

Great card Kate, Beautiful colours and  {aNNie}

Barb said...

What a beautiful stamped image and it looks lovely on that pretty die cut. Well done on your win. The rainbow paper makes a perfect background. You reminded me I have some hidden away somewhere in my stash. Barbxx

Pamellia said...

Wow, this is beautiful Kate! I love the blended colours in the background, perfect like a rainbow! Beautiful flower image, so vibrant against the white!! How about we make an exchange? I will send you some of our heat and you can send me some of your rain...I would love a couple of rainy days around here! hugs :)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A very pretty card Kate, love the stamp.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card KAte, lovely stamp and pretty colours
Lorraine x

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Kate, love the pretty stamp and the die cut frame showcases the stamp beautifully.
Linda xxx

Diane said...

Stunning colors and card design Kate.

Hugs Diane

Sandy said...

So pretty with a gorgeous color!
sandy xx

Zoe said...

What a beautiful design Kate, looks so pretty on the die cut background xx Zoe xx

Flo Langley said...

Beautiful card Kate. That's a pretty die you have used. Hope the weather has improved. Great news about the swan family. Look forward to seeing the photos of the duck family. I wonder if they are the Duckworths!! Lol!
Hugs Flo x

Cara said...

A beautiful card, so delicate. Cara x

Erika said...

It's always good to have some back up stock, you can never have enough.
I love the flower and the toned background on this card, great die too.
Very warm here again today, should be outside!

Hugs Erika. x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
What a stunning card. Just my colours.
The die is a Sue Wilson one from the "Emma" set.
Us Ducks get everywhere lol!
Ang x

Sue said...

Those are Gorgeous colors and such a pretty flower, Kate. Wonderful.


Magda said...

I like your card, Kate, it is so elegant !!
Thank you to enter in the challenge.
Magda DT member

Anet's Crafting said...

Your card is beautiful Kate, love the pretty frame and background. Hugs Anet x

Peanut said...

WOWZER! You rocked these colours Kate! Amazing job, my friend. Thank you for joining Chocolate Baroque’s 23rd Colour Challenge.
x Asha

annewaller said...

Stunning card Kate. Great stamping and colouring and it looks wonderful on that lovely die cut frame. Good luck with the Chocolate Baroque Challenge, Anne xxx.

Claire said...

Hi Kate and wow what a beautiful delicate card. That's one of my favourite stamps. Thanks for joining us at Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge
Claire xx