Tuesday, 13 June 2017


Hello Everyone, I hope you've a a good day whatever you've been doing. 

Thank you all so much for the lovely birthday wishes, and I did have a lovely day, a quiet one but nothing wrong with that. In the afternoon I was with Milo and Rowan who gave me beautiful yellow roses... now how did they know that yellow is my favourite colour. Anyway, it's all over , but at least I can sit and admire the beautiful cards received from family and friends. A former work colleague phoned that I last saw about a year ago, and we had a lovely long chat, I was so surprised that she had remembered my birthday as I can't remember hers. 

Thanks also for the many lovely comments on my last card, you are all so kind.

I have a card to share tonight,
One of my new stamps from Crafty Individuals called Discovery, stamped in Nautical Blue from Momento Inks. background paper is also from Crafty Individuals, all beautiful nautical images.
The seagull is from CB and the ship's wheel and anchor are freebies from Creative Stamping Magazine. It's all stamped in blue with Silver Sakura pen for a but of sparkle. The sentiment is CB.

Just a card for my box, you never know  when you'll need a male card, having said that I wouldn't be put out to receive a nautical themed card, I love sailing ships and have been lucky to be one the real Discovery, Captain Scott's ship for going to the Antarctic... or is it the Arctic ... I never remember. Many years ago I go to go on the Victory, for those who might not know it was Admiral Nelson's Flag ship, now that was an amazing visit, and we were taken around by sailors dressed in the clothes of the day, very interesting.

So, that's all for the time being, keep well everyone and see you soon,


rachel said...

so glad you had a lovely birthday Kate - its lovely to have time to enjoy it! I love your card for tonight too - a beautiful stamp and that paper is fabulous too! Big hugs rachel x

pam said...

Glad you had a lovely birthday Kate, fantastic card, love this stamp and great backing design.
Hugs Pam x

Dortesjs said...

ohh very fine card Kate ;O))

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a super card Kate. I love nautical cards too and the stamping and papers on this one is lovely.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

P. S. thanks for the offer to stamp some images for me, I have a couple of the coloured toppers left to use for now but will be in touch when I do, thanks again.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Kate, belated birthday wishes - sorry I missed the big day. I like my birthdays to be quiet these days. I think the days of big celebrations are behind me and I prefer a night in with my DH instead. Your card is lovely - perfect for a male card but, like you, I wouldn't mind receiving a card with a nautical theme too. We are hoping to see the two ships that are in Dundee next week when we are on holiday. Take care, Elizabeth xx

Rita said...

Glad you enjoyed your day Kate. I'm sure Milo and Rowan enjoyed your company too. Love your card, such a perfect stamp for male or female birthdays. Lots of Hugs Rita xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely stamp Kate, the blue and nautical theme is perfect.xx

meg said...

Beautiful card Kate, love the papers and embellishments, they look great with the fantastic image, pleased you had a good day on your birthday

Florence said...

Hi Kate. Wonderful card. The papers and the embellishments compliment the Discovery image perfectly. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your birthday. It's great to have friend that even if you haven't seen them for a long time you can chat away as if you saw them last week. Milo and Rowan obviously know you better than you think ;)
Hugs Flo xx

Mac Mable said...

Glad your birthday went well and you enjoyed it...who wouldn't with those gorgeous roses? Love nautical themed cards and yes I would love to receive it too. The ship stamp is fabulous and loving your layout x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Kate, Happy Be-lated Birthday. Your card is beautiful, fabulous background :) Thanks for your kind words at my blog, I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

Cara said...

Happy belated birthday! Love your card today, the stamp looks fab with that background x

Lorraine said...

A brilliant card Kate, fab image and layout.

And a very happy 'belated birthday'. I'm glad to hear you had a lovely day
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

A super card Kate, such a fabulous image and great background.
I have been on the Victory - I couldn't believe how small it was, I don't think I would have wanted to be a sailor in those days!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi Kate, loving this card. A fabulous stamp and you have teamed it up beautifully with the background paper. Nice to see an image stamped in blue for a change. I too have been on Nelson's Flag ship many, many years ago, we took our son's and I was surprised to see how cramped the sleeping quarters were !
Hugs Jennifer xx.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Now, did you have a look around HMS Victory before or after Nelson went to Trafalgar lol?
Lovely nautical card. I shall have to remember you're a bit of a salty sea dog.
Folk shout "a vast behind" at me so I must be too lol!
Ang x

scrappymo! said...

This card is so beautiful, Kate. i love the sea theme which you have carried through with your embellishments! The ship stamped in blue is so lovely and the DP is perfect for this card.

Patricia said...

Good morning Kate,
A brilliant card, that is a fantastic stamp for a "man card" or even a woman card.
I have a female friend who would love to receive a card like that.
Happy very Belated Birthday Wishes, glad you had a lovely day.
Patricia xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Glad you had a good Birthday. I love nautical cards and this is a fab image

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very brilliant card and your design is super.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jules said...

Hi Kate

Very belated birthday wishes to you .. .. I hope you had a really lovely day!

Great card. I love that nautical image very much!

Love Jules xx

May said...

Hi Kate, Your card is Beautiful as always... Glad you had a lovely Birthday... Thank you for your comment I totally agree with you on the pension age being raised... I am so angry with the government too at changing the goalposts.. I bet they get their huge pensions on time... Having a wee rant... Have a happy weekend ahead x x x May

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is a wonderful masculine card and the image works so well with the backing paper. I love the seagul too. Hugs, Sandra x

Sue said...

Kate, love the ship and your nautical touches on your card. Background paper is perfect too. I love anything about the sea too.


Barb said...

Belated Birthday wishes Kate. Glad to hear you enjoyed your special day. I love your card and what a gorgeous stamp that is. The background paper is lovely too. Barbxx