Monday, 13 March 2017

Little Cards and Little Images!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well as we yet again head into another week, my they are going quickly, wish they would slow down a bit.
Was your weekend good?? We went to Ullapool for a Fair Trade event, Ullapool is a Fair Traid town. It was lovely weather although got a bit cold towards the end of the afternoons, but it was good enough to sit on the harbour and eat fish and chips, and no seagulls amazingly.

Thank you all for your visits and kind comments on my last cards, I really appreciate them and enjoy reading everyone.

I've got two little cards today;
This is a 31/2 inch square card, and I've used a Sheena Douglass EF and Alchemy was from IC. The floral stamps are all from Crafty Individuals, they came along with the stamps that I'd purchased as a wee thank you and they are fabulous. I coloured them with Tambi Gansi metallic paints. The sentiment is from CB, finished with Just Pearls.
Photo a little light, sorry about that. More of these little complementary stamps. This one came in a strip, I don't think you were meant to cut them, anyway I didn't, but coloured up the skies and the meadow with Faber-Castel Pastel pencils. Mated on to lilac card and silver mirri. I stamps on to the card base itself with another little stamp from the collection and finished with Just Pearls.

Here is where we were at the weekend;
Ullapool Harbour
We walked around the corner from the harbour and I took this view, some snowy mountains in the distance.
As it was quite warm we found a bench to sit and admire the view and enjoy the peace and quiet, and then the ferry came in from the Isles and caused some lovely waves. Alistair did see a seal playing in the water, but I missed him.  There we are another little bit of Bonnie Scotland.

Off now to see my puppies and see what destruction there's been today.
Keep well and see you soon,


Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgeous cards Kate, lovely blue sky at Ullapool looks like you had a good time at the weekend. I've had a bit of a set back again, twisted my knee and couldn't straighten it, I rang the Arthoplasty nurse today, she said I have to rest for a couple of days and see how it goes. Back to 1 crutch. Marlene

Linda Simpson said...

Two beautiful cards Kate, love the designs.
Linda xxx

Rita said...

What beautiful cards Kate. I love the embossed background and the the alchemy wax has just made it so luxurious. The stamps are so pretty and Thank You cards are always needed at some time or another. Love Ullapool. The fish and chips are amazing too. Glad you both enjoyed your outing. Hugs Rita xxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two lovely cards today. Those photos are lovely, have never been to Scotland, must remedy that, it looks so gorgeous

cheryl said...

Oh gosh these are fab hun wonderful photos too love cheryl xxx

meg said...

two stunning cards Kate the alchemy wax is beautiful but the second card is my favourite the trees are amazing, Ullapool looks dry and sunny, I've been several times but it was always raining.

Barb said...

Two really lovey cards Kate. Lovely photos from your visit. We spent a wonderful day in Ullapool some years ago when we were camping in Scotland. Barbxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous pair of cards Kate and lovely photo's too, the weather looks gorgeous.

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Kate, a beautiful background on the first one.
Great photographs, beautiful scenery - the blue sky makes it look like a summer day.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Jennifer Johnston said...

Lovely cards Kate. The embossed background on the first card looks fabulous covered with Imagination's Alchemy wax. The stamped images are beautiful too. Looks like you had fabulous weather on your trip out to Ullapool, gorgeous scenery, have been there once many years ago.
Have a good week.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi again Kate, sorry, forgot to mention, I have answered your question on my blog. Thanks so much for commenting.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Wendy L said...

Lovely cards Kate. We are having rain here today but last week it got upto 32 degrees!!!!

Lucy Woods said...

Stunning photos! What a gorgeous day it was and 2 really lovely cards! Fab designs!
Lucy x

pam said...

Two beautiful cards Kate..
Wonderful photos again, looks an amazing place to be.
Hugs Pam x

Mac Mable said...

Bonnie Scotland it truly is. What a beautiful day you had x Such pretty cards and love the mini size and those complementary stamps.

MaryH said...

Thanks for sharing the scenes of this marvelous scenic area, and your fish & chips sound yummy! Love your cards, and what a fab thank you to be included in your purchase. You've made excellent use too. I like that bold embossing and the gold gilding made the dimension pop. Also love the way you've used the tiny images on the elongated lavender card too. So pretty on all of've been very creative & crafty. Glad you had a lovely weekend too. TFS

scrappymo! said...

Great little cards!
But your photos stole the show. The snowy mountains looked great in the distance and loved the harbour ones. That is a big ferry coming in!

Jane said...

Nothing beats fish n chips by the sea and floral cards xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous photos Kate, looks lovely. Lovely card too with your gorgeous colours.xx ♥[aNNie]

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful cards and photographs. Thanks for your words of understanding, obviously you are an animal lover too :) Take care, Shirleyxx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Smashing cards and great colouring.
Beautiful scenery and you can't beat fish and chips by the seaside. They somehow seem to taste better.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Kate, love your two wee cards, they're both very beautifully made. Love the small stamps and love my Gansai metallic too but forget to use them as I should! bad me...
Gorgeous views of your place up there :D
Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Florence said...

Beautiful cards Kate. Wonderful photos TFS.
Hugs Flo x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Annie, my gosh you are off you mark with the new challenge, with this gorgeous creation, wonderful stamping and colours, good luck wit the challenge, Kate x

Sue said...

Love your little cards, Kate. The one with the three different tree scenes is very unique and I love it.

Pictures are awesome, that is quite a ferry! If I lived close to a harbor like that I would be sitting down there by the water whenever possible. We lived in California on the ocean for a year when my husband was in the Military, and we used to walk the beach and harbor seals would come right up out of the water onto the beach. Thanks for sharing your pictures, Kate, Scotland has such wonderful scenery.


Anet van Zyl said...

Wow just love your cards Kate. The metallic embossed background is so pretty. Hugs Anet x