Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Poppies For You!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and are having a nicer day than we are in Inverness, it's been chucking it down all day, through the night too, I know cos I was awake most of it.  However, it's just weather, things could be much worse when you think of  some of the awful days some people waken up to, especially those hit with war and disasters.

I met up with my friend Karen whom I used to work with and it was lovely to catch up with all her news, I've not seen her since last year, so it was non stop talking.

Damian was working from home so I wasn't needed for Milo, who is getting a big boy now at 11 weeks and going out for walks with his new red leash, he thinks he's quite the thing.

Alistair is away in the hills, can't keep a good Action Man down.

Here is my care for sharing today;
 I wanted just a little wee card,and this image from Little Claire was just perfect, coloured with SN pens, background inked up with Memento inks on Inkylicious Satin Card. SB frame, and a little butterfly gem.

Do you remember the Swan family nesting in the lake at our uni campus, well we have been keeping an eye on them, and here is what we saw the other day;
 Mum and eight babies, they must have been born, or I sould say hatched the day before
 and here is dad joining them.  The Cob has been so protective of the mother swan, always by her side right throughout the nesting time. I hope all the little ones survive, there are loads of nasty seagulls around this area.

That is all from me just now, except to say thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card, you are all very kind and I do appreciate your visits,

Take care of yourselves


brenda said...

It's Poppies Kate, what more can I say other thank love them and they tick all the boxes for me.

Lovely photos of the swans and quite a little family they have hatched, we have Moorhens in the top pond but their usual brood is about four at most, but still lovely to watch.

B x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous poppies Kate, so pretty
Lorraine x

Christine Harrop said...

Very pretty pooy card Kate. Lovely to see the swan family en masse. Reminds me of when we were on holiday on the Norfolk Broads a few years ago. We were moored for the evening when a swan swam right past us and mum was carrying all teh little ones on her back and sheltering them under her wings. Such a lovely sight. I' must see if I can find the photo. Hugs Christine xx

meg said...

Beautiful poppies Kate love the shades of red you chose for them they look so vibrant. Great photo of the swans and cygnets they are adorable, take care Meg

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Pretty card, love the swan pics. Shame about your weather but nice to have a meet up.

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Evening Kate lovely, love the poppies and the swans. X

cotnob said...

A pretty card Kate, such a lovely background.
Fabulous photographs, I hope they all survive.

Patricia said...

Cooooo!! Eeeee!! Kate I am connected once again.
What a stunning card, love, love, love it.
Your picture is also stunning, nature is so wonderful.
Will e-mail you re:- next week.
Patricia xxx

rachel said...

such lovely poppies Kate - a gorgeous card - and a great big awww - love the swan pictures - adorable xx Big hugs rachel xx

pam said...

Gorgeous card Kate, love poppies, beautiful colouring.
Your photos are lovely of he swans and family.
Been raining all day here and cold as well..
Pam x

Zoe Tant said...

Lovely to hear all your news Kate. Milo sounds cute. Like the card as I love poppies. Zx

Valerija said...

Wonderful card and such a cute Swans.
Valerija xx

Jennifer Johnston said...

Such a pretty card Kate, I adore poppies and your card is lovely. Your photos of the swans are just so lovely, how nice to follow this little family. Many thanks for stopping by my blog, really appreciate your visits.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Kate, oh the weather! It's been chucking it down here all night and day too but the garden needed it so I'm not too unhappy. Your poppy card is lovely - anything with poppies is a winner with me. Love the photos of the the swans and their cygnets. Hope they all survive those those thugs, the gulls. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Super card and love the inked background.
Awwww, the swan family look wonderful and the babies sooooo cute.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Lucy Woods said...

Aww bubba swans so cute!
Really fabulous card! Those poppies really stand out!
Lucy x

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Gorgeous card Kate. Love the pretty flowers. Awwww, and those darling little duckies are so adorable.

Sue said...

I love poppies, and Kate, you have colored yours up to perfection. What a beautiful card you made with the image too. Oh my, the swans have a big family, I too hope they survive. We walk along the river here, and there are a lot of ducks and geese, and the mean seagulls swoop down and take the fish right out of their mouths! And the restaurants along the river are impossible to sit outside and eat, they will come down and take food right off the table. Ugh........


Wendy L said...

Your card is adorable Kate, so beautifu. Lovely pics of swans too.

I have Birthday Candy if you are interested. xxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Kate, I'm a great fan of Poppies and your card is so wonderfully bright and cheerful. I love the picture of the Swans too. Crafty hugs, Sandra :) x

Erika said...

Love the swan photos Kate, wow eight babies, so cute.

A lovely poppy card too, I love the bright vibrant red you have used for them and the soft shades for the background. They work so well together.

Hugs Erika. x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful card, your poppies look just amazing!! I must say, I am just in love with those little darling swan babies!! What a wonderful sight to behold! Got any photos of young Milo, would love to see him too. hugs :)

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card Kate, I love the poppies. Thank you for sharing the photographs of the swan with her signets, so cute.
Linda xxx

Cara said...

Beautiful poppy card. My Aunt loves poppies, so seeing them always reminds me of her. Might need to invest in that stamp! Cara x

Florence said...

I nearly asked the other day "how are the swans is there any news". Soooo cute. TFS the photos Kate. Gorgeous poppy card.
Hugs Flo xx

Sandy said...

Your card is very pretty - I especially love the colors in the background.
Now I don't think I have seen anything any sweeter than those baby swans. They are just so fluffy and sweet! Keep us posted like you do with Milo!
Sandy xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Kate, your card is just beautiful. The background you created goes perfectly with the pretty image. Beautiful frame die. Hugs Anet x