Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Lotus Flower!

Hello Everyone and how are You All today? I hope everyone is well, but sending kind thoughts to those of you who are not too good, and hopefully you will feel better soon.

Well our weather really did what it said it was going to do today, thunderstorms and down pouring rain. I was over with the pups and they were quite alarmed by the rumbling thunder, and the battering downpour, we were huddled up on the sofa together, now the sun is out, typical summer weather.
I hope you have had better weather wherever you are.

Thank you all so much for all the lovely comments on my last card, I appreciate everyone of them.

I've a card today that I made some time ago but never got around to posting it;
An Indigo Blue stamp and coloured with Inkintense Pencils from Derwent, a little shading over the background with DI. I think the Hello is a freebie and I've added Just Pearls in Copper.
Just a wee simple card, but quite effective.

That's me for now, off to get the Chilli made, a favourite of Alistair's, so I'll say cheerio for now and see you soon,


Rainey's Craft Room said...

That's a beautiful stamp Kate and you have chosen such lovely colours to accentuate it.

meg said...

Beautiful stamp and card Kate, love the colours, not too bad here today some rain but no thunder.

Cara said...

Beautiful card, reminds me of henna patterns. Still waiting for the weather to break here, may have to stick my head in the fridge!

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very beautiful card, and that stamped image is so super and gorgeous.
Beautifully coloured also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Wendy L said...

Wonderful card Mate, a bit zentangle xxxx

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi there Kate, I do like this image and the colours you
have chosen are just perfect for the design. Beautifully
coloured. Love the addition of the Just Pearls - the icing
on the cake. We had a quick heavy shower here today and
so....very warm! hope it cools down a little tomorrow, at
least we have managed to get all the outside jobs done before
the rain arrives lol! Enjoy the rest of your week.
Love & Hugs Jennifer xx.

Sue said...

Really gorgeous stamp Kate and lovely bright colours! We had terrible downpours early afternoon but no thunder and lightning thank goodness..hope Alistair enjoyed his Chilli huggles Sue xx

cotnob said...

A stunning card Kate, such a beautiful stamp and lovely colours.
It's still really hot down south, thunderstorms forecast for tomorrow and hopefully a little cooler.
Pauline -
Crafting with Cotnob

pam said...

Wonderful card Kate, beautiful colouring on this image.
We keep getting a few rain spots, think it`s waiting for us to go to bed to really start, it is still so hot outside 10.00pm ..
Hugs Pam x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Gorgeous colouring Kate, it's a lovely card. I've got Inktense pencils on my crafty wish list, they look amazing and I love how you've used them here. We could really do with some rain as it's really humid at the moment. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgeous colouring Kare, gorgeous image and colours. Didn't hear the thunder today thank goodness, I'm not very fond of thunder and lighting. Marlene

aussie aNNie said...

This is just beautiful Kate, the stamp is stunning and the Inktense pencils are blended beautifully. Lovely.xx [aNNie]

Dortesjs said...

its never to late, and it is a great card and beautiful coloured.

brenda said...

What a very striking creation Kate, perfectly coloured and the subtle embellishing really draws the eye.

We have been promised storms today, it doesn't stress the Labs but Poppy the terrier will be hiding under my desk as usual I have no doubt.

B x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow love these colours, gorgeous card. Thanks for heads up on Outlander, have already noted it to record. I read the first few books years ago and loved them but then felt they were a bit samey. I think we will enjoy the Tv series though. I read a lot of the Poldark books many many years ago and saw the original TV series. This one is fabulous, shame you aren't into it, the scenery is fabulous, love Cornwall, and as for Ross, say no more.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous stamp and lovely bright colours. Fab card.
Lorraine x

rachel said...

This is beautiful Kate - its not a stamp I have seen before - lovely! Great colours and colouring too! Big hugs rachel x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Very pretty card and beautiful image. Your colouring is fantasic, I love my Inktense pencils :) xx

Mac Mable said...

Such a fabulous stamp and you've coloured it in beautifully x Yes typical Scottish weather here too x

May said...

WOW Kate what a beautiful stamp and coloured so beautifully... We had a wee bit of rain and thunder yesterday but luckily it only lasted 5 minutes... today warm but windy... Have a great weekend ahead... May

Flo Langley said...

Awww! Stunning card Kate. Lovely colour combo. Hope you enjoyed your Chilli. Yum!!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Flo xx

Barb said...

A beautiful card Kate. The stamp is lovely and it's one of my favourite colour combinations. I hope you both enjoyed your chilli. It's one of my hubby's favourite meals too. Barbxx

Patricia said...

Great card Kate might be simple but it is extremely effective.
Patricia xxx

Mrs A. said...

This is gorgeous Kate. I love the colours you have used here. Those gems are just the finishing touch needed too. Hugs Mrs A.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Can't believe I nearly missed this. Wow! It looks like one of those exotic Indian flowers and the colouring is stunning.
You certainly know how to handle a pencil Mrs C.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Pat said...

How colourful and pretty Kate and the Inktense pencils are perfect for this having nice strong colours. I love the DI blended in the background too. x

Anne said...

This is lovely, what a beautiful stamp
...chilli, yum our favourite too!

Anne x

Sandy said...

Oh I love this - love the color and the design!
sandy xx