Monday, 6 June 2016

McIntosh Beauty! Colour Challenge 23!

Good Morning to Everyone,
I hope it's bright and sunny where you are. We have a beautiful morning and hubby is off for a night out on the Cairngorms. He discovered two mountains that he can't remember climbing so he is off to do that. A few years ago he had his celebration party for completing all the Munro so, so he's vexed that he might have had the party fraudulently, lol.

I've got another card made with CB stamps and the colours for the Challenge:
I've used stamps from the  McIntosh Beauty set and coloured with Pirsmacolour pencils, first embossing with black Wow EP. 
Background is made with DIs and splashes of water and second generation stamping with the single McIntosh rose, ribbon and gems.

We had a day out yesterday to Portmahomack which is a bit more North of Inverness to the East.  It's a lovely little village which at one  time would have had a fishing industry. There is a beautiful beach where we sat and read for a wee while after having a lovely lunch. 
It's on the Pictish Trail and has loads of archaeology sites, well worth a visit if you are ever in the area. Took a couple of photos;

We have some outstanding beaches up in the highlands and Islands and if only the weather could be guaranteed it would make for  wonderful holidays.
This one shot on a rare moment Alistair wasn't snoozing.
Just before I go, I'd like to thank everyone for their lovely comments on my last post, I do appreciate the time you take to visit.
Until next time,


brenda said...

Morning Kate and yes we have the same sunny morning, in fact I am going to slope away for an hour to enjoy it for a little while.

Love the McIntosh rose and the contrast of lilac and aqua is beautiful.

B x

meg said...

Love anything inspired by McIntosh great card in lovely colours, looks like a beautiful and quiet spot Kate, lovely here today

Lucy Woods said...

So gorgeous! Love the colours!
What a beautiful place you went to too! Hope you had a lovely weekend!
Lucy x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
It's a gorgeous day here with washing bobbing around in the sunshine.
Beautiful card Kate. The colours are just my thing.
You have some beauty on your doorstep too.
Just tell Alastair to have another's all good lol!
Ang x

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is gorgeous Kate, love all the colours. I agree with you if we had decent weather we wouldn't have to go away for holidays. Marlene

Sandy said...

Beautiful card - such lovely colors.
I really loved your pictures - would love to be able to visit that village.
sandy xx

rachel said...

Absolutely fabulous card kate and i love those looks stunning. Hugs rachel xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kate, the stamp looks fabulous and I love the colours
Lorraine x

Valerija said...

Wonderful card. Love the colors.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
we too have had beautiful weather today.
To think on Saturday it was like a winters day, and we have had quite a few of those last week for the half term.
Lovely card and what a wonderful stamped image.
Your day out looks fab, and that beach is amazing.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Erika said...

Kate we have lovely beaches and we've had the weather to go with it today. Yippee. And I was at work, boo!
A lovely card, love your McIntosh image, such a lovely colour combo too.
Your pictures of Portmahomack are lovely, not been there, yet. I shall be adding it to my wish list.
Enjoy the rest of your evening, hugs Erika. x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A pretty colour combo and lovely stamping Kate, the weather here has been lovely over the past few days, long may it last.

Jennifer Johnston said...

Good evening Kate, Loving the colour combination on this card. The McIntosh Rose image is fabulous, love it. My goodness Kate, you do have a very active Hubby lol!! I don't think there is anything in the rule books that says Alistair cannot have another celebration !! Gracious me, he has certainly earned it lol! Portmahomack looks like a really beautiful place, right up our street Kate. We usually visit the west coast, Plockton, Applecross, Torridon Lochinver, etc., We just love the peace and tranquility of the mountains and Lochs, just nothing to beat it !
Hugs Jennifer xx

MaryH said...

Some wonderful pencil coloring on this pretty rose. Like the colors you've selected....and your 2nd generation stamping on the background was an inspired design idea to compliment your pretty CB rose. Liked the design layout and the other goodies you've added to make it your own special design. Enjoyed the sunshine glad you had nice weather to enjoy this lovely outing and relaxation on a gorgeous beach. Nice picture of Action Man too. Good to see him In-active(and not in danger)!!! TFS &HUgs

pam said...

Gorgeous card Kate, fabulous image and colours.
Fantastic photos, the place looks beautiful and that beach wow.
Pam x

aussie aNNie said...

Fab photos and nice to see the man awake is it....they tend to shut eye where ever they them...
beautiful card Kate, your colours are just gorgeous.xx

Zoe said...

Lovely card Kate, the layout is super and the subtle rose design on the background is really effective, thank you for joining In Chocolate Baroque colour challenge, good luck, Zoe DT member xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

A beautiful card Kate, these stamps are amongst my favourites from CB. Love the soft background, and the second generation stamping is fab. A lovely design altogether with the vibrant main panel. Fab photos of your trip out. Thanks for your entry into the Chocolate Baroque challenge, Judith xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So beautiful, love the colours. That beach looks wonderful

Cara said...

Beautiful card, love the photos, glad to see that you got some sun too. Cara x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, such a pretty image and gorgeous colours.
Fabulous photographs, it looks like you had a wonderful day.

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Kate. Such beautiful colours. Love the photographs - there really are some superb little places in Scotland.

Florence said...

Beautiful card Kate. Great photos. TFS. Such a pretty village. You do live in a wonderful part of the world. Super photo of Alistair.
Hugs Flo xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is simply stunning :0)

Hugs Pops x x x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful card Kate, those colours are so completely dreamy! Love the flower image, so pretty! I can't believe your man climbs mountains, holy moses! On our week off, hubby and I went to the falls which was a 3.5km walk up the side of the 'mountain' and I will never do it again!! By the time we got there, all I wanted to do was go home and have a nap! I'll take flat trails any day of the week thank you!! lol. Hope he has fun, Your photos are beautiful. hugs :)

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate. Wow your card is just beautiful, love the embossing and your colouring. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs Anet x

Asha said...

Super holiday snaps.... and then you spoil us even more with that stunning card. Your choice of stamps is perfect for the colours.
x Asha

Asha said...

PS: Thank you for joining Chocolate Baroque’s 23rd Colour Challenge. :)
x Asha

Sue said...

Kate, what beautiful colors to work with and you did such a wonderful job with the image and colors together. Beautiful card.

Love the pictures of the beach. Thanks for sharing.


scrappymo! said...

These colours look so pretty and girly! So many friends have these as their fave colours , so I have been making a bit more ourple and mauves than in the past. Yours looks so pretty.

I sure enjoyed your photos...especially Allistair! Good for him for staying awake for the camera!

Anne Waller said...

Another lovely card. Great stamping and colouring and love the layout - showcases the stamp beautifully. Good luck with the Chocolate Baroque Challenge, Anne xxx.