Monday, 31 July 2017

Autumn Sunset and a Little Candy!

Hello to Everyone, I hope you are all well and have had a good weekend. Gosh they go so fast, I feel so lucky that really everyday can be a weekend for me now that I've retired.
I remember lying in bed on a Sunday night worrying about going back to work on the Monday, horrible times, glad to be out of them.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments  on my last card, you are so very kind.

We had a lovely drive out to Dornoch yesterday and the weather held, which was good as there was two weddings at the Dornoch Cathedral, which is a beautiful little church and very popular for weddings..... well it was where Madonna got married to Guy Richie a number of years ago, although that has gone by the way now.  We had a a lovely spot of lunch and a walk on the beach. Quiet day today, the usual food shopping, which I hate but even more hate putting it all away when we get it home.

Here is my card;
Sorry about the photo, didn't matter which way I turned it, I still got this sort of flash on it.
I've used another of John Next Door stamps sets and this one is the Autumn Flowers.
I inked up some Silk Art Card with Oxides using the Ink Dusters then make some hills with the Inkylicious mountains and hills stencil. I then stamped the flower images with Black Archival Ink. To finish off added a few drops of  Liquid Pearls.
Loved using these stamps and of course I used my favourite colours. Quite pleased with the result. I'll not bother with a sentiment until needed. I also thin this could do for a male card too. John's stamps are so very versatile and stand alone or with other stamps that you might have in your stash. Super for creating scenes too.

Now I did say that I would have a little give a way as I had reached to grand number of 120 Followers. Always amazes me that people like what I do and want to visit, so as a wee thank you, here is what I have put together;
I will post world wide as I have some lovely Followers in far off Lands. So, if you would like these bits and pieces all you have to do is leave a comment on this post, you don't need to put it on your side bar, and my random machine..... the lovely Alistair will pick a number out of  his hat next Sunday. That gives everyone a week to visit and leave a comment.
But pleased be a Follower, that is the only stipulation to win the candy.

I was looking through my Follower list and couldn't help wondering where some folk have gone to. I have quite a few who seem to have dropped of the blogging scene altogether, not seen for years really, I do hope they are well. Of course there are many reasons why people come and go, and life moves on for people in one way or another, nevertheless, it's lovely that I have many of you still with me from my beginnings in Blogland and and so many new people, and everyone so very talented.

That's me for now, so take care everyone and see you soon,



meg said...

You created the most beautiful background with the Oxides Kate, it provided the perfect setting for the beautiful stamp, a fantastic card, love the candy you have on offer too.

Wendy L said...

Beautiful card Kate, I am loving Johns new stamps!!!!, Yet to get my hands on some.

Great candy too, xxxx
Have you commented on mine on Facebook, ends today.
Wendy's Crafty craft page. xxx

Valerija said...

Congratulations on 120 Followers Kate! I'm pleased, I'm one of them!
You have created fantastic card using beautiful colours and stamps.
Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful candy. I just love that snowmans stamp.
Hugs, Valerija xx

aussie aNNie said...

Kate now why wouldn't one love to visit you. You have the most interesting posts, beautiful cards, the most lovely comments you give to others and stories of you random number picker, Alistair, so here I am once again to say what a glorious card and the 'glare' looks like it is meant to be there.

Thanks for the chance in the candy as I am sure your lovely followers will also agree...we love your work.
xx [aNNie]

Cara said...

Wow, this is a stunning card, such a tranquil scene you've created. I agree it would be great fir a man's card too x

Marlene Atkinson said...

Wow Kate I love this it is gorgeous. I'm free Wednesday morning if that's ok with you about 10.30. Marlene

Sue said...

Wonderful colors and love the stamps of the flowers. Sounds like a nice weekend. Sweet candy, love the snowmen!! Kate, I am with you about the grocery shopping and having to put it away. They are introducing buying on line and having it delivered to your home......tempting,except having someone else pick out fresh veggies and fruits doesn't appeal to me. Have a nice week.


Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Kate, I love these stamps too! I know exactly what you mean about followers of my blog who I haven't seen for years either. Such a lovely thing to do and loving the beautiful blog candy.
Linda xxx

Marlene Atkinson said...

Dobbies if that's ok. Marlene

Mac Mable said...

What a lovely blog post. Enjoyed reading about your day out too x Such a gorgeous card and love those silhouette stamps. Beautiful colours with the oxides and the dusters....will be trying that idea x Yes I hate putting shopping away too x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very wonderful card and the design is so lovely.
Beautiful inking and stamping.
A very beautiful scene.
John's stamps are very useful ones to own .
Thank you so much for the chance to win your candy.
So glad the weather hed up for you to get out.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Barb said...

Your card is lovely Kate. I do like the colours you have used and John's stamps look super on that background. I think your card would suit many occasions and would certainly work well for a male. Barbxx

Dortesjs said...

waue wonderful card, and thanks for the chance to win. i love to participate

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card and I love hearing about your outings. I schedule my posts so don't add as much personal detail as I could sometimes. There are a lot ofnpeople who have given up blogging over recent years, several nonlonger making cards, such a shame as I really miss their beautiful work. Thanks for the chance to win x

Mrs A. said...

Your candy looks lovely. Don't know what blogger is playing at nowadays. I was following you right from CCC days. Have re followed but now it put me in incognito white no clue as to who I am. Really frustrating . This is a really pretty card. And gorgeous colours. Hugs
Mrs A.

rachel said...

gorgeous stamping again Kate - never heard of John next door! Is that really his name???? Gorgeous stamps though so I will have to look it up! Big hugs to you! And congrats on your followers too! Big hugs rachel x

cotnob said...

A stunning card Kate, such a beautiful background and lovely silhouette scene.
Your candy looks lovely, very generous of you to celebrate having 120 followers - I see you have 121 now!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Flo Langley said...

Gorgeous card Kate. Perfect for male or female. Sounds like you had a perfect trip out. Shopping is exhausting!! By the time you pick things up and pop them in your trolley (navigating other shoppers as you go), then take them out again to put on counter, then put the back in your trolley, take them out of the trolley and put them in your car, take them out of your car and into the house and then put them away. It's like a session at the gym!!! The worst is, you get home and there is nothing to eat!! ha ha. Lovely post. Congratulations on your followers.
Hugs Flo xx

aussie aNNie said...

I have birthday candy please enter if you wish to do so...xx

Sue said...

This card is so lovely Kate:)) and congratulations on your followers! lots of huggles Sue xx

Jennifer Johnston said...

I love this card, you have created a gorgeous background for your beautiful images. You do make me smile Kate, your random number picker - Alistair lol! Congratulations on your 120 followers.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely background and silouette, it's a great scene!
Thanks for the chance in your candy

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I love silhouette stamps and these look really beautiful against your lovely background. Congratulations on your followers, I love visiting your blog as it always feels like I'm visiting a friend. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Super card. Looks like sunrise over a corn field. You're doing fab things with John's stamps.
Ang x

Pat said...

These silhouette flowers look beautiful against that pretty oxide background Kate and the outline hills give it scale and love the black layer which echoes the black silhouettes. A wonderful scene. x

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a beautiful card! Your sunset background is gorgeous and I just love the silhouetted flowers! Photographing shiny or shimmery is so difficult, but we can still see the beauty, that's all that counts.

I know what you mean about followers disappearing. I've checked in on some folk who haven't posted in months or a year without any notice. Like you, I hope everyone is ok. sending hugs :)