Sunday, 23 April 2017


Hello to You All, I hope you are all well, but sending kind thoughts to those who are struggling just now, hopefully you will feel better soon.

Having a quiet Sunday, keeping an eye out for rain as I've got a load of towels out in the hope the wind will blow them dry.  Isn't life exciting!!  

I have more Poppies for you today, but this time in card form,
Using one of Imagination Crafts Stencils I coloured with Sparkle Medium and then just layered up with red, graphite black and white card. I felt the Sparkle Medium was enough so didn't embellish the card.
A simple card to look at, however, I used different colours of the Sparkle Medium and had such a job applying it to the little bits of stems. The Imagination Crafts Girls make it all looks so easy when they do it. As I've used IC glossy black card there is a bit of a shine so it's not photoed  too well.

A short post today, I want to get back to my book, I'm reading a Val McDermid just now and it's a real page turner, so I'm away to make a coffee and put my feet up, much deserved after ironing the clothes Alistair is taking on holiday, can't even face my pile yet, that's for another day.

Before I sign off, just want to say thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card, always appreciated, but love to read them, so I hope you keep them coming.

Have a lovely day and see you soon,  take care of yourselves,



Mac Mable said...

Such a great effect with the sparkle medium and yes the girls do make it look easy and so do you x Such a pretty card x Enjoy your book and yes I think they are forecasting rain.

cheryl said...

Gosh this is delightful hun great effect hope you enjoy your book sweetie love cheryl xxx

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, the sparkle medium on the poppies really make them "pop". Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Linda xxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Your Poppies look stunning Kate against the black background, so dramatic. I've had a really good wash day with lots of sunshine and a lovely breeze. It's so satisfying when you can wash, dry and get things put away in the same day. I know, I need to get a life but it's the small things that make you happy :). Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hi there, love those poppies, they are my favorite flower, always have been. Great work, love to contrast of colours.

Been over to see my Grandson today so not got around to my blog.

I love reading - while the adverts are on the TV amazing how many books I can read in those "free minutes"


Sandy said...

Beautiful card! I read every night before going to sleep. My Kindle is one of my most prized possessions. I can read at night without another light on in the room so if I read later than Art does, my reading does not bother him.
Sandy xx

Florence said...

Beautiful card Kate. The poppies and dragonflies look stunning. Enjoy your book.
Hugs Flo x

Valerija said...

This is so gorgeous! The flowers look amazing!
Valerija xx

Rita said...

Hi Kate. Your poppy card looks Amazing. The black background is lovely and shows of those beautiful poppies perfectly. I have been ironing too, but I'm going to spend my evening knitting. Hugs Rita xxxx

rachel said...

such beautiful poppies Kate - really lovely make! Its been a glorious day here and me and my girls have been to Penrith to buy a tent! Hoping to have some adventures in it this summer! Big hugs rachel x

dutchess said...

So vibrant Kate ...really stunning I just love imaginations my starlights yesterday and dying to have a play.....just been watching the weather forecast and I hope your towels got dry cos it looks like really cold weather on the way ....stay warm xxxxxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A very pretty and striking colour combination Kate, I love that stencil with the butterflies too. A gorgeous card and perfect for posting.

Lucy Woods said...

Aww super gorgeous! I love poppies and this is so bold and beautiful!
Lucy x

pam said...

These are gorgeous Poppies Kate, what a beautiful stencil and colours.
Hope you got your washing dry, we had a beautiful warm day today.
Hugs Pam x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, your poppies look fabulous, great texture.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very gorgeous card, and those poppies look wonderful.
Such a very super design too.
I must invest in some of that sparkle medium as your work always looks os fab.
Enjoy your book.
Just finished one of my piles of ironing tomorrow I will tackle the sheets.
Too much to do all at once.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Wendy L said...

Love this Kate, it jumped out at me. I love Val McDermid books too, xxx

SARN said...

What a lovely and very striking card Kate.

Hope you got your towels dried as planned!

Enjoy your book.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lorraine said...

A very pretty card Kate, love those poppies
Lorraine x

meg said...

Wonderful sparkle from the poppies, looks stunning against the black background, hope you had a quiet evening and enjoyed your book.

Diane said...

Just stunning Kate, wow the bold red and glitter are awesome.

Hugs Diane

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is fabulous

aussie aNNie said...

Dear Kate, this is just beautiful Over here in Australia it is ANZAC day in memory of those who fought in WW1 and WW11, so a beautiful post to
Thanks for taking time to comment while I was away on my scheduled posts. Greatly appreciated.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, Kate. Those poppies on the black are just striking!


MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Sorry I'm behind again. Your poppies are delightful. Such a super splash of colour. You're a dab hand with those sparkle pastes.
I don't mind ironing especially if its to go on holiday......Ah, holidays....I remember them lol!
Ang x

Cara said...

This is just beautiful. The fiddling about with the colours was totally worth it! Cara x