Saturday, 2 July 2016

Those Who Bring Sunshine!

Hello to Everyone, I hope you are well and enjoying your evening.
Lots of heavy showers up here so just the perfect weather for getting a bit of crafting done.

Thank you all for visiting me and leaving those lovely comments, I do appreciate them and the time you take to pop in.
I did enjoy my mac and cheese last night, so that will keep me going for quite a while.

Well just for a change there's footy on tonight, would you believe it! But Alistair has been warned that the channel is being changed at 9 o'clock, and I don't care what's on as long as it's not football. Now some of you might think I'm being harsh, but we have had the start of the Tour de  France and the flipping tennis which really is like paint drying in my opinion.  The TV is saturated with sport GrrrrÅ•!

Anyway  I have been trying to get a sunburst stencil for some time, I know Sheena Douglass did one, but have tried so many places, even  Amazon and eBay, without luck, however,  I bought one of the Sue Wilson's new Christmas dies called Sunray.
Now you know I don't get along with SB dies, but thankfully this one cut out well.
I coloured it with various sunshine coloured inks and then rubbed on some Alchemy Wax, from Imagination Crafts.  Inked up a sky background and stamped some little Inkylicious birds  in between the rays,reminding  me of Icarus.
Sentiment is also by Inkylicious, and that's that.

I'm thinking I'll go and get into my pj's and dressing gown  getting ready to watch something that's not football, take care of yourselves and see you soon,


Christine Harrop said...

Oh I do know what you mean about sport overload - and you missed out cricket!!! Mind you, as a keen cyclist I do love the Tour de France, but just the highlights. I watch no other sport whatsoever!! Your card is great Kate. I have bought this die and thougth it would be a good one for Christmas cards. Take care. Hugs Christine xx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Kate. Yes I agree the sport has been a bit much.

Valerija said...

Lovely card. I like thiny birds.
Valerija xx

scrappymo! said...

Had a wee giggle about the sports. My daughter, son in law and the grandkids drove up to visit us at the lake, for the Canada Day long weekend.
Yesterday my son in law wastched sports all day and evening. She was fairly ticked off as they drove 5 hours to get here, and the kids wanted to go boating and tubing.
He wanted to see the soccer (footy in UK) poor fellow. I could see her point but he had done the driving and was too tired to do more. We called a truce at the end of the main games and played Aggravation as a family afterwards. The kids were thrilled!

Your card is lovely! That sunburst is fab and I really love the glistening wax finish.

brenda said...

What an effective card with your new sunburst stencil Kate, always a fan of sunrays in any format.

Hope you got to see some 'proper' TV, have to admit I am a bit of a sports freak although went off the fottie a bit after our last performance.

B x

Patricia said...

Brilliant card Kate, very effective.
Hope you managed to find anything "non sport" worth watching.
I was in the kitchen crafting and could find nothing on the Telly in there.
Have a great Sunday
Patricia xxx

meg said...

Love the sunburst Kate it's a beautiful colour the tiny birds are great in the spaces in the die cut. Agree far to much sport on at present I am lucky though and have a television in one of the spare bedrooms ( elder son's old room) it plays DVD's as well so if there's nothing I fancy on TV I can watch a DVD watching the Hobbit trilogy at the moment.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Thankfully hubby doesn't like sport either so we have been enjoying recorded programmes and box sets. Fabulous card, really striking

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Well your play with your new die has created a beautiful card.
I told Mr D he could watch the footie from 9pm last night.......just my luck it went into extra time and penalties!
Ang x

aussie aNNie said...

Kate your post made me laugh, hubby is a sport freak and loves to watch everything. Hence why I have my own TV in my craft room then he can watch what he!!
Love your card it's just stunning...some dies are hard to use but I recently found out while at a class that the plastic shopping bags cut to fit the die works wonders. Paper, plastic then the die...I did try it and wow...try that next time...hugs from a chilly  {aNNie}

Linda Simpson said...

Love your card Kate! I am lucky that hubby isn't a sports fan so we have been watching a few of our videos. Today we have sun, which is a nice change to all the rain we have had.
Linda xxx

Erika said...

Kate if it isn't football it's motor racing, yawn. I've been crocheting instead! Should really be ironing.
I love your sunburst card and the little birds. The metallic colour on the sunburst is stunning.
Good to hear you enjoyed your meal out, hope you didn't suffer too much?

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, hugs Erika. x

Jo said...

Oh Kate that's beautiful! Love the wax & the little birds and the lovely words too. I know what you mean about sport on tv......there's always something on & with 5 sons I don't stand a chance.....thank goodness for my craft room!
hugs Jo x

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Kate, such a fabulous design and lovely sentiment.

cheryl said...

I love football and tennis opps sorry hun but we are all different don't like cycling or cricket though. anyway back to your creation its simply stunning hun looks like a ray of sunshine adore the birds and sentiment too hugs cheryl xx

Jennifer Johnston said...

A beautiful card Kate, I love the way you have stamped the sweet little birds in between the rays. The colours are very pretty and the Alchemy wax adds that extra special little touch. I have to agree with you, the sport has been overdone recently I think, great if you like sport lol! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Love & Hugs Jennifer xx.

rachel said...

this looks wonderful Kate and just the thing in this showery weather! hugs rachel x

pam said...

Beautiful card Kate, love the SW sun ray die, looks really effective.
Hope you had some me time on your telly.
Pam x

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Kate....
We don't have a TV... But can listen the Footy on the Radio... and can Craft as well...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Hazel said...

Kate I love what you have done with your new die, very effective. I am just fed up with everything on the TV at the minute. Rubbish on every channel. Hazel X

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful card Kate. I love the little birds in between the sun rays! This die seems to work great. I'm with you regarding SB, not a fan, they never work for me. sending hugs for the long weekend :)

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very super card.
I love your fab waxing colour technique done to this great die cut, and the lovely birds, and inking in the background.
That sentiment is just perfect for the design also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pop's Cards said...

Such a gorgeous make sweetie hugs Pops x

Cara said...

So clever the way you've filled in between the Rays. Cara x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a super die and your card design works beautifully. I love the tiny birds flying between the rays too.
I totally agree with you on the sport front - not everyone is interested in it and to have your favourite regular programmes changed around and cancelled because of it is so annoying.

Diane said...

What a lovely sunburst design and colors Kate.

Hugs Diane

Sue said...

And that is why I have a small tv in my craft room!

Love your sun ray die and what you did with it. Lovely card. Colors are lovely, Kate. Thanks for the July 4th good wishes. Not so good for our dog, everyone in the neighborhood had fire crackers and she was just beside herself and they went on forever.


Asha said...

Oh my word!!! Stunning. And ... send those rays over here please. It's been cloudy all day! Fab card, Kate.
x Asha