Monday, 11 July 2016

Canoeing in the Twilight!

Hello Everyone, beginning of another week, and guess what it's raining, for a change lol!
I hope you are all well, but if not I here's hoping that you will feel better soon.

Well what a weekend for sport.....our own Andy winning Wimbledon, Portugal winning the European Cup, an amazing mountain race for the Tour de France cyclists in massive hailstones, Lewis Hamilton winning a Silverstone, I was just beside myself with all the excitement!!!!! But sarcasm apart, it was good that Andy made us proud once again, as Iceland and Wales,  were out of the footy tournament, and of course Scotland didn't even get invited cos they're pants, it didn't really matter who won, don't do F1, sorry Ang, however I was wowed at the cycling, the stamina and endurance of these men is amazing and the size of the hailstones, well I've never seen anything like it and to be cycling up a mountain that is twice the height of Ben Nevis which is 4,500 ft. they are heroes in my book. Perhaps we will have a calmer household now, with just the TdeF still going on.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my snowmen cards, I have to say that without a doubt I love making Christmas cards, and if they include snowmen so much the better.

Something a bit different today, it's a card made for our friend Ken who will be the big 60 soon and he is one of the "the boys" that Alistair goes away with canoeing, well he is the  main man as he has the tepee where they hold their evening soirees, arguing about politics, sharing the bevvy, playing their instruments and singing.....oh to be a fly on the wall, well maybe not,
Stampscapes images and a mixture of inks for the sky and water, I've scribbled some Sakura sparkle pen over the water to give a bit of a shimmer.  The chap who does the videos for these stamps uses glossy card, all I had was photo glossy card, and I don't think my inks blended as well as they should have, so maybe not the right kind of glossy.
However, it's my first attempt and I'm quite pleased, with the result.  This brand of stamps are fabulous for male cards, especially if it's images for the outdoor man.

Milo has his mum and dad at home this week as they are on holiday, so I have a break. I'm hoping they get into the behaviour training for him, he just about pulls you off your feet when out for a walk, he is getting so big and strong.

So off now to have a tour around your blogs and see what wonderful creations you've got today,
take care everyone and see you soon,
I would like to enter my card into;


Linda Simpson said...

This is wonderful Kate, love the sky and beautiful stamp.
Linda xxx

Christine Harrop said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous card Kate! I do envy people who can do backgrounds. Mine all end up rubbish! Ah well, persevere is a good watch word. Your friend will be delighte with this. I was pleased that Andy won Wimbledon and pleased that Hamilton won at Silverstone. However, I was ecstatic at the Tour De France!!!!! I am a cycling fanatic so was out of my seat a lot!!!! And we have had a fantastic first week with five stage wins! Can't wait for the rest of the tour! John is always much happier when they are in the mountains. He gets bored with riding on the flat, although there ie ususally a hill or two in there somewhere. Hugs Christine xx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Wow what a wonderful card Kate, just love the colours and how you have put the picture together.

crafty hugs Pen x

Karen P said...

Kate this is so beautiful!!!!!!!! Love the stamps, love, love, love the colours - clever stick I love the whole thing and am now yearning for some of those stamps, lol! Karen x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Not a sporty fan myself so a rather crafty weekend for me!
Lovely male card Kate, such a beautiful background you have created here with your blends of inks and stamping, I'm sure it will be well received.

Sue said...

A beautiful scene you have created here, Kate. Love the colors and the beautiful sky. Love scene stamping.


Rita said...

Hello Kate. Love your card, like you they are some of my favourite stamps. I love his videos too and they alone are very informative. I,m sure this card will be loved. I have been in my craft room this morning and that is the first for months apart from my speedy quick CCC ones. I did find it quite therapeutic too. Speak to you soon my friend. Hugs Rita xxx

rachel said...

Oh you do make me chuckle kate! So glad andy won! I adore your card. It reminds me i have some of these stamps not used that i need to play with ... don't hold your breath though xxx

Anonymous said...

Stunning Card Kate.
Hugs Flo x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous scenic card Kate, and love the colour scheme.
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Kate, beautiful colours and fabulous scene - your blending looks fine to me.

cheryl said...

Oh I was shouting at TV for Andy so so chuffed he won then we go win doubles too amazing then lewis oh my, great weekend. Now for your card its brilliant love the background. Its so effective love it hugs cheryl xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Kate this card is fantastic.

Jennifer Johnston said...

A fabulous card Kate, such a great scene you have created and I'm sure your friend will just love it. Great colours too. Many thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment, much appreciated.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

pam said...

Fantastic scene card you have created Kate! love the colours, hell love this card.

I swear by the Halty for dogs.. we used them on all our dogs! in no time they stop pulling and they are so gently for the dogs, as they go around the head and nose, like for a horse..all the genital pressure on there nose bridge..

Valerija said...

Wow, this is just wonderful. Love your amazing scene.
Valerija xx

meg said...

Beautiful tranquil scene Kate love the colours and your blending is fantastic will need to ask for a tutorial from you. Great to see Andy win at Wimbeldon again, hope he does well at the Games as well.

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant card, excellent colours and colouring. and guess what, it's raining in Australia too ...xx x  {aNNie}

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely display for our current challenge, lovely colours and thanks for sharing...
[aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

Wendy L said...

Perfect image for your friends birthday, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very super card.
I love all your wonderful inking of this, and your very fab design.
Just right for a masculine card, and someone that loves outdoor pursuits.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Erika said...

Kate you did make me laugh about the sporting comments. I think you and I both think the same on that point.
A super card, love the inky colours and the black stamping really pops. I'm sure Ken will love it for his big 60 birthday.

When are we getting our summer?
Boo, hiss, still it means I don't feel guilty if I pop into my craft room for a wee while.
Every cloud!

Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

Pop's Cards said...

This is such a pretty creation, hugs Pops x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous card Kate. You have really put those Stampscapes stamps to good use here and created a dreamy vision! Love your blend of colours too! hugs :)

Cara said...

This is a fabulous card, love those jewel colour tones. Cara x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is gorgeous

Asha said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Kate. You've really captured the mood.
x Asha

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Wowwwwwwwww. What a magnificent card. The background, the stamps, the scene.....everything! So atmospheric.
A great sporting weekend for Brits, although I'm not a fan of Lewis Hamilton.
Are you sure you're not just lusting after men in lycra lol?
Ang x

Helene E said...

Popping by to admire your creation and to thank you for participating in this week's challenge at Allsorts.

Anet van Zyl said...

Wow this is just gorgeous Kate, love the colour combination. Well done. Hugs Anet x