Monday, 8 August 2016

Chocolate Orange!

Hello Everyone, and how are you all today?? I do hope all is well with you.
Rather cold here today, but good and windy to get towels dry, I'm getting like my mum now, the weather only affects whether I put washing out or not, sad or what!

I hope everyone had a good weekend, we had a quiet one, a nice curry lunch on Saturday, which meant I didn't need to cook in the evening, then a lovely crafting day on Sunday, and here we are at the start of another week.

My Action Man is away for a couple of days with our friend Ken to Skye and the Fairy Pools, apparently it's a beautiful spot. I've asked him to bring me a Fairy back, well you never know. The car was packed high with all the boy's toys, wet suits, ropes helmets , musical instruments, tepee, goodness knows what else. I hope the weather is good for them.

Anyhow, my card today is an entry for the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge;
I've used one of the new stamps. Tangled Birch and you can find it on the website here.
These are the colours for the challenge;
As you can see it's CHOCOLATE. There are all sorts of chocolate and flavours and I've gone for Chocolate Orange. Using Gansi Tambi Watercolour paints from Kuretaki. I've outlined part of the trees and the sun with Pebeo Foil.  Brown and Orange card with a SB embossing folder. Leaf dies from CC.  Once again the photo isn't showing up the colours all that well.

Now just before I go thanks to all who left such kind comments on my CCC cards, you are all very kind.

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See you soon


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous chocolatey card

rachel said...

beautiful card Kate - and those chocloately colours are fabulous! Have a good few days without Alistair! Big hugs rachel x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely card for the theme Kate, you have really captured those colours in your beautiful trees and scene.

Valerija said...

Very beautiful card!
Valerija xx

dutchess said...

Soft gentle colours that really compliment your image...just lovely....shame you didn't get the chocs to eat to inspire you....that would work for me!.....great to get a crafty Sunday that was me yesterday making anniversary cards xxxxxx

brenda said...

Always enjoy seeing a tree or two Kate so this one ticks all the right boxes for me. I do hope that fairy arrives for you, we have several hiding out up by the pond !!

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Amazing creation and those colours are perfect.xx {aNNie}

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Kate. Love the image and the colours.

Pamellia said...

Beautiful card Kate. I love the chocolatey colours, how scrumptious! Great idea to go woodsie, this palette works so well with the trees and foliage. Have fun while your action man is away. hugs :)

Linda Simpson said...

ooh yummy, love chocolate orange. A gorgeous card.
Linda xxx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Hi Kate a super card in chocolate orange colours. The foiling is perfect for this theme too. Thanks so much for your entry into the Chocolate |Baroque Anniversary challenge, Judith xx

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Kate and I love those chocolatey colours
Lorraine x

MaryH said...

Love this tree image, and it's really special when the photo is enlarged so that you can see the details in the bark. I like that background texture behind the trees too, and the Gansai w/c looks terrific. Liked the border treatment with the trees too, and yes, this does indeed, make me feel like having one of the orange centers chocolates! It's just so pretty, Kate. (brr...on the Mr. being out if it's cold. Hope he returns with a sweet fairy who likes to do housework. If he does, I'd like one too!) Hugs & TFS

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Kate, such an elegant design and gorgeous colours.

Cara said...

Looks good enough to eat! Cara X PS hope you get a fairy present!

pam said...

Wonderful card Kate, love the beautiful theme of this card and gorgeous colours you have used.
Hope Alistair has a good trip.
Hugs Pam x

Jules said...

Hi Kate

Loving your card very much. You have captured the inspiration colours perfectly!

I had to smile about your washing/weather theory. I think I must have come out of the same mould as you! LOL!!

Hope you are having a good week and you get your fairy!

Love Jules xx

Erika said...

What's not to love about a chocolate card?!
What a super colour combo to have.
Your trees look fab and I love the leafy base too. I don't know about you but it will be autumn before we know it and I'm still wondering when summer is coming?
Enjoy your peace and quiet whilst hubby is away, maybe some more quality craft time?

Hugs Erika. x

Sue said...

Loving the colors and that stamp is gorgeous and so is what you did with it.


MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Simply gorgeous. Looks great in your favourite Autumnal shades.
Hope Alastair had a good trip with the boys and you enjoyed having custody of the remote control.
Ang x

Sue said...

Sounds like your hubby is off on a fab adventure Kate! Your card is absolutely fabulous love the colours huggles Sue xx

Peanut said...

Whata fabby card. Kate. You've transformed the tangled birch into something utterly delish! Those trees look so yummy I could eat them!
x Asha said...

oh this is one glorious card hun so love the colours,and love how,the trees are entwined to create a beautiful card love hugs Cherylx

Diane said...

What beautiful color combination and card design Kate.

Hugs Diane

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very super card, and wonderfully created may I add.
Love the fab inking, and the wonderful tree stamps as they look so awesome in your super design.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Anne said...

Gorgeous autumny card Kate, you've interpreted those colours perfectly.
Anne x

Jennifer Johnston said...

Such a pretty scene you have created Kate. The colours used are so different and look lovely. Hope the weather is ok for your Hubby and his friend, the weather forecast looks very wet! well I suppose he does have his wet suit with him lol! Have a wonderful weekend Kate.
Love & Hugs Jennifer xx.

Barb said...

Oh I love this card Kate. It really looks very stylish. Barbxx

Julie Smith said...

Beautiful choclate colours, complimented brilliantly with the foil. Thanks so much for entering the Chocolate Baroque Challenge and good luck xx

Zoe said...

Super card Kate, thank you for joining in Chocolate Baroque colour challenge, good luck, Zoe DT member xx

annewaller said...

Lovely entry for the Chocolate Baroque Anniversary Challenge - good luck x.

Anet's Crafting said...

Wow Kate this is just stunning. Love your beautiful card. Well done. Hugs Anet x