Saturday, 11 February 2017

Water Irises!

Hello Everyone and I hope you are having a good weekend. We have snow, started through the wee small hours, I know cos I was awake... not much sleep going on these days, and then to crown it all I heard Teallach being sick, funny Alistair hears not a thing!!!  Poor Puss is a bit quiet this morning, a horrid huge furball, but he should be fine as the day goes on.

I'm being really lazy as I'm still in my PJ's, but you know what I don't care, not planning to go out until much later, I'll make an effort then.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and feedback about my Kingfisher card, and especially to Marianne and Karen who gave specific thoughts on it, duly noted and tucked into my remember "this " folder. I will never feel offended by constructive comments, It's how I learn. Having said that I was a bit miffed at my hubby's comment, as it wasn't the one expected and I hate the word "nice", a word I try not to use.  He'll now be frightened to make any comment at all, lol.

So, I've another CB image for today's card;
It's the Water Iris, and I wanted to keep it very simple and just show colour, but once again it looks washed out in the photo.
I used DI for the background after having stamped and masked the image, and then coloured it with SN Colour pencils, a little white pen along the leaves to give a bit of definition. Sentiment is one of Lesley's own from the new stamps, it's a small script but reads"Today is your day to Dazzle and Sparkle". Imagination Crafts Just Pearls and framed with  Derwent Blue Charcoal Pencil and mounted onto CE dark blue card.
Just a card for my box, and talking about cards, Moreen loved the box of cards I gave her for her birthday, so pleased by that.

Before I sign off here is a photo of my lovely Teallach being all comfy on MY Chair, and especially for you Mrs. Duck;

Oooh it's getting dark again, more snow I fear, have a lovely day and take care of yourselves and see you soon,


Valerija said...

Beautiful card. Love the background.
Valerija xx

Wendy L said...

Your card looks lovely kate. as does your cat, xxxx

Sandy said...

Sorry about not getting enough sleep - I have a very hard time on days when I do not get enough sleep the night before.
Believe you me, I will try very hard not to use the word "nice"!!!!
I love the color combination you have used behind this image and the image sure is pretty!!! I know what you mean when the picture does not actually show the beauty of a card. Love, love, love the background and I think it is perfect for your image.
Sandy xx

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card and love the image. What a gorgeous cat you have, ours always pinch our seats too.
Linda xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
What a nice card........ only teasing, its a terrific card and you are showing your new stamps marvellously. Always a joy to see a snap of T Boy. Poor thing being sick. Mind you, if we had to lick furry bottoms we'd probably have a fur ball or two. On that note, have a lovely evening lol!
Ang x

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Kate, a fabulous background and lovely Water Iris stamp.
My husband always sleeps through everything as well!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Karen said...

Oh lordy Kate you just made me snort lol! I know exactly what you mean with the word 'nice' because I hate it too lol! I love this one, such beautiful colours and wonderful stamping too.
I just checked back and yes it's definitely a perspective issue as myself and Marianne picked up. Have fun sweet lady xx

Barb said...

A really beautiful background Kte and I do like that lovely iris stamp. Barbxx

Unknown said...

This is so pretty and effective! Fab background!
Lucy x

pam said...

Beautiful stamp for your image Kate, love the delicate colours and wonderful background.
Bitterly cold here too, we had snow but has`nt settled.
Hugs Pam x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Kate, love anything with flowers. Thanks so much for your comment on my scene card, it was my first so it made me feel more confident. xx{aNNie}

meg said...

you may feel the colours look washed out Kate but it is obvious that they are vivid tones, would love to see it in real life.Stunning work.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Oh my your cat is GORGEOUS! I'm cat lover (well dogs too) as well. your card is beautiful, fabulous background. Take good care, Shirleyxx

MaryH said...

This lovely card is such a breath of welcome spring. The softness of the background is lovely and sets off these pretty flowers to perfection. Our iris (old ones dug up from an Aunt's garden many years ago) have put out new greenery. A bit early for blossoms, but it was good to see the green blades poking up. Great work on this one, Kate, and don't be too hard on Mr. TFS & enjoy your relaxed day. Hugs

rachel said...

stunning card Kate - I do love these irises - they look perfect on your card! Bless Teallach - naughty furballs! Big hugs Rachel x

Diane said...

Love the background colors and the lovely flowers Kate.

Hugs diane

Jennifer Johnston said...

Love this very pretty water iris stamp Kate and the colours you have used for the background are just perfect. Stay warm Kate, we have snow too
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Anet's Crafting said...

Hallo Kate, your card is beautiful. Just love your background you created. Hugs Anet x

Flo Langley said...

Beautiful card Kate. The iris look so lovely on the coloured background.
Stay warm.
Hugs Flo x

Mac Mable said...

Glad Moreen lioved her cards, they where really lovely. Delicate card with pretty colours and yes know what you mean about the actual card/colours in front of you and then the photo on line. I struggle x Thanks for sharing x

Sue said...

Awww lovely card Kate and doesn't he look so cosy laid there lol xx huggles Sue xxxxxx

Sue said...

Love the background and pretty flower on your card, Kate. Your boy looks quite happy to lay low in the warmth of your chair. He's a good looking kitty.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautoful colour combo and as for puss, he is gorgeous and looks very comfy

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ohh Kate, Teallach is really one gorgeous puss.
I love the mauve tones and purple irises are special, lovey card.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

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