Sunday, 9 April 2017


Hello to You All, hoping you are well and enjoying the weekend, but if your not so well, sending kind thoughts that will feel better soon.

Yesterday was a cracker here with sun and heat so we took ourselves to Lossiemouth for the afternoon, it was so busy, but lovely to see so many folk taking advantage of the good weather. We had a walk on the beach whilst eating our ice cream, and watched the brave folk who went in for a paddle.  After that we went into Elgin for a food shop..must needs and then finished off with a fish tea, then home.  Boy were we tired, enjoying yourself is tiring work, but someone has to do it. To be fair though my overload of carbohydrates was to blame for most of my tiredness.
Today, is overcast and pretty cold. It's amazing how the weather can change from day to day.
I have no photos as not only did I forget the camera, but forgot my phone, felt naked without it, so not photos.

My washing machine is getting plenty use as I've pulled out my summer clothes and washed them as we are off to Madeira in May, and the down side is that I'm looking at a pile of ironing, but I'm delighted with my new machine.  We are looking forward to our holiday, a place we have never been before and we've chosen the time to be there for the Flower Festival.  It's been while since we had a sunshine holiday, going more to Scandinavian countries

So my card today is another little Chocolate Baroque creation;
Crocuses from the Songbird-Crocus stamp set and coloured with Derwent Inkintens Pencils matted on to some silver miri card and the background is coloured with the same pencils scribbled on the base card, just a simple little card, I love the image so much I didn't want to add anything else.
It's my second card for the colour challenge and although I've used the colour pallet, I've made the colours much softer, here is the colour challenge swatch;
Thank you all so much for your comments on my previous card, very much appreciated.
Before I go here are a couple of Best Pals;
Butter wouldn't melt in their mouths. Damian must have snapped this while they were having some downtime from digging holes and chewing wood. 

That's all for now, enjoy your Sunday and see you soon,
I would like to enter my card into;


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A beautiful card Kate with lovely Spring colours. I'm pleased to hear that you like your new washing machine. I got a new one earlier in the year as my old one had given up the ghost and I love it, far more efficient than the last one, I just hope it lasts as long! Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Christine Harrop said...

Such a pretty image Kate. Lovely card. We have had glorious weather yesterday and again today but tomorrow is due for a down turn. How lovely to be thinking of holidays. Take care. Hugs Christine xx

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card Kate, love crocus'. It has been another glorious day here today too.
Linda xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card lovely colours. Sounds like a lovely day yesterday, even better weather here today. Your holiday sounds fabulous, never been there. Looking forward to Line of Duty tonight x

meg said...

Beautiful card Kate love the scribbled background the colours look so soft, the crocus is a great focal point. Love the photo of the dogs, we were in Elgin yesterday as well stopped at Fochabers ice cream shop on the way home fantastic range of flavours.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Gorgeous card. Your crocuses are coloured beautifully.
We have had a lovely couple of days but temps are set to halve tomorrow. Only in the UK eh?
You'll have to take that book on holiday with you if you've only got as far as page 32 lol!
Cute dawgies.
Ang x

Cara said...

Glad you managed to make good use of the beautiful weather. Your card is stunning in its simplicity. Hope the weather is as good on your hols. Cara x

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hi there, sounds like you had a lovely time. Glad your washing machine is working well. Was beautiful weather here yesterday so very very hot but not so much today. Love the photo of your wee pups :) Thank you for your visits to my blog xxx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, your crocuses are so pretty and your simple background is perfect.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Lorraine said...

A very pretty card Kate, love the crocus and soft colours
Lorraine x

Unknown said...

Ooh I love the sketchy background! Gorgeous card!
Lucy x

pam said...

Stunning card Kate, love this beautiful image.
Glad you enjoyed your outing, we have had a really hot day to-day, but getting cooler tomorrow.
Fab photo of the pals.
Pam x

Sandy said...

As you know Kate - I love reading your posts. Seems like there is always something for me to say 'WHAAT" - now what is "Fish Tea"? Where I am from that does not sound too good!!!! Of course when you go to a place called Lossiemouth (sounds like lousy mouth to me) one should expect fish tea. Now I know you meant "swim" when you said "paddle" but I loved it all the same! I am so sorry you did not have your camera.
Glad you like your new washing machine - I have a big ironing to do too!
You better take you camera when you go to Madeira.
Your card is really stunning and I loved what you did to the background!
Sandy xx

Sue said...

The soft colors on your card are lovely. Can't wait for flowers to start to peek out of the ground. Your trip sounded so nice, the sun makes us feel so much better doesn't it! Pups are adorable.


aussie aNNie said...

Best Pals are gorgeous Kate and your card, wow, it's beautiful.xx ♥[aNNie]

Valerija said...

Your card is really beautiful. Love the spring flowers.
Valerija xx

rachel said...

Lovely post today kate. I love your card. Beautiful colours. You will enjoy madeira. Shaun and i went there for our honeymoon and we had a fabulous time. The levada walks are great. Big hugs rachel x

Jennifer Johnston said...

Your card is so pretty Kate, I love the delicate background.
Beautiful colours and image.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Barb said...

It sounds like the perfect day to me Kate. I love the seaside, ice cream and fish and chips. Made Iraq is on our list of places to go too. Your card is a beauty. A very pretty spring image and I really like the way you did the background. Another for my list of new things to try. Barbxx

judith@poppy cottage said...

A lovely card Kate, and a super CAS design. Thanks so much for another fab entry into the Chocolate Baroque challenge, Judith xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Well what a beautiful card, the image is so delicately coloured and looks perfect against that background.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
wonderful card and that stamped image is so very pretty.
Love the colouring also.
Sounds wonderful your holiday, and your day out sound great too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Anet's Crafting said...

Your card is just beautiful Kate. Hugs Anet x

Claire said...

Hi Kate, gorgeous card, love it! Beautiful pupsters too! Thanks so much for joining us at Chocolate Baroque Challenge this time
Claire xx

MaryH said...

Your day trips always sound like such great fun...glad you had a nice day out with some lovely food too. Wonderful pencil work on your crocus card...adore the way you've done the background to show off your great coloring skills on the flowers. Delightful puppies looking very relaxed and content as well. Enjoy your upcoming trip....personally, I'd take clothes that were drip dry. We retired our iron when we did! Good to hear the new washing machine is getting a workout...TFS & Hugs

annewaller said...

Another gorgeous card. Love the colouring. Good luck with the Chocolate Baroque Challenge x.