Thursday, 25 August 2016

Seashore Images!

Good Morning Everyone, and already it's shaping up to be another scorcher. I hope you are well and having good weather too.

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my Biker card, I do appreciate them and the time you all spend visiting me as we are all busy. I constantly wonder how I ever managed to go to work, especially when I was full time and do all the other things life demands and still find time to do the nice things in life. I do know I was running on empty most of the time in the latter years. However one of the great things about retirement, for me anyway, is that I no longer feel guilty about being busy doing nothing, that's taken me a wee while to learn how to do.  I've had to learn how to go more slowly too, I'm lucky I can do that now.  

Anyway, I've go my third 60th card, and this is for a friend's brother, whom we don't know all that well, so it was just a case of choosing something I thought a man would like, her it is;
Seashore Images from Chocolate Baroque, a truly lovely set of stamps, and this time I've used Starlight Paints as watercolours, they are from Imagination Crafts.  The birds are from Inkylicious. I've mounted the stamped image on to card painted with black Starlights then on to a background using a stencil from MFT, it's a sun ray and coloured with Sparkle Medium. Centura Pearl card in Gold.
It does look so much brighter in real life, I don't know what I do to wash out the colour when I photograph my cards.  Anyhow, Alistair said he would love it, so hopefully Eddie will too.

Nothing much on the cards today no  pun intended....  over to see to Milo later in the afternoon, a wee walk and some play, he gives me such a welcome, such a darling.

Trying to get clothes washed and ironed for going off for a few days holiday next week, Shetland Isles, really looking forward to it, always wanted to go and also hoping to get to Fair Isle. Of course it's the knitting that's the pull for me, no mountains for Alistair though, but he plans to hire a bike and go round the Island.

So that's me for today, have a good one yourself and see you soon,


MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
A really smashing card. The scene is lovely and beautifully coloured. I'm sure Eddie will more than love it.
Not long to your hols now. Look forward to seeing all the photos so make sure you take plenty. Wonder if they'll have an interesting museum like the one in Iceland lol! 😉
Ang x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful scene card.

Wendy L said...

Your card is beautiful Kate. Enjoy your break, sounds wonderful and relaxing, xxx

meg said...

Your background sets of the scene to perfection Kate it's a beautiful tranquil seascape

brenda said...

What a very pretty card today Kare, both the colouring and design are lovely.

B x

Mrs A. said...

Hi there, Norm here. I did enjoy my job of polishing the car. The Doc was very pleased with my efforts though he did keep finding spots
I had missed. Hugs Norm.

Linda Simpson said...

Another gorgeous scenic card Kate, love the sparkle background.
Linda xxx

Erika said...

Enjoy the Shetlands, another place on my bucket list too. I'd be packing for all weathers! You never know what you'll get.

A super beach scene today, love all the elements to it. Perfect for our part of the world. I'm sure the recipient will love it.

I seem to be busy on my days off pottering but don't have much to show for it either.

Hugs Erika. x

Sandy said...

Pretty card Kate --
Be sure and take pictures of your "get away" I love seeing the different places especially when it is pictures that a friend is taking. And have some good food pictures too!! I am a real food nut!
Sandy xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kate. I love the scene you've created and fab colours
Lorraine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is beautiful, love nautical images

Mac Mable said...

Such an eye catching card. Love how you've used the starlights. I have just got into them and love them. I hadn't realised you can use them for so many things. The gel sparkle medium looks fabulous too against the black and through the stencil. Have a great trip to The Shetland Isles...Haven't been there's on the to do list. I understand about not feeling guilty when I am doing nothing, it took me awhile too to accept that too x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kate, such a super seaside scene.
Have a lovely break next week.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Perfect male image, I love nautical/beach scenes.
Enjoy your break away.

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this, love the stamp as well.Beautiful colours and lovely creations.
Have a lovely weekend...
♥ {aNNie}

Asha said...

Beautiful card, Kate. Love that CB stamp too.
x Asha

Anet van Zyl said...

Your masculine card is beautiful Kate, love the background. You must enjoy your holiday. Hugs Anet x