Friday, 14 July 2017


Hello Everyone, I hope all is good with you, it is Friday after all and almost the weekend.
I know that some of you are struggling a bit just now, so sending out kind and healing thoughts to you and I hope that life gets easier for you soon.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card and the commiserations regarding my needle.. well it's not turned up and I've had to order another set and was hoping they would arrive before we go off to our friends in Livingston which we are about to do after lunch time.  I wanted to take this particular knitting project with me in the hope that I would get the socks finished whilst away.

We are off to the Edinburgh Jazz Festival and so looking forward to not only that but visiting with Dale and Stewart as we haven't seen them in such a long while so there will be loads to catch up with.

My card today is a beautiful Freesia image drawn by Jane from Tidy Gardens, unfortunately Jane no longer has these digital images, I am lucky enough to have a few of them.

I've used one of the new Crafters Companion 3D embossing folders and and coloured it a bit with DI. The blooms themselves are coloured with SN Colourblend pencils and some Sparkle Pen. A wee bit matting and layering and job done.

Now as we will be away, I will be sporadic with my commenting,  but I will try and get to visit when I can.

Have a lovely weekend whatever you're doing and see you when I get back,
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Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Kate. That is a lovely image of the freesia. What a shame about your needle. It will turn up as soon as the new ones arrive ;) Have a fabulous time at the Jazz Festival and with your friends.
Take care, Flo xx

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Kate, lovely card my friend. Great to have a few of these images sad how the good ones leave the craft world.
Have a great time at the festival and take care.xx
Have a lovely weekend.♥

Mac Mable said...

Sorry the needle didn't turn up! What a pretty digi freesia image and so beautifully coloured. Enjoy your visit to Livingston and the Jazz festival in Edinburgh x.

Karen D. said...

Lovely card mf...great colours for summertime. Hope you have a wonderful time away!
xx Karen

Valerija said...

Gorgeous card Kate, love the colours.
Hugs, Valerija

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Kate. xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous card Kate! I love the yellow and orange palette, it's such a bright and cheery combo! The flowers are just lovely with the shimmery petals and the stitched frames! Beautiful!! Wow, you didn't find your needle after all. You know that 2 days after your new needles arrive, you'll find it tucked under a cushion somewhere. That's Murphy's law for you!! Sending wishes for a happy weekend my friend! hugs :)

Sandy said...

Such a pretty card with wonderful colors. Yellow is such a bright and happy color and I love red with yellow.
Oh how I wish I could join you in Edinburgh - but it is much to far away - I love the UK!!
sandy xx

Hazel said...

Great card Kate. Oh dear not good to loose a needle at least it's big enough to be noticed not like a sewing one. Enjoy your festival and meeting with your friends. I don't know about you but the weeks just disappear.
Hazel xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning Kate, I adore freesias, they were in my bridal bouquet.
Linda xxxx

meg said...

Have a smashing time away Kate, love the colouring on the delicate flowers, beautiful card suitable for almost any occasion.

Dortesjs said...

lovely card for any occasion I agree.. do have a great week end

TaeEun said...

Your coloring on the freesia flowers is beautiful! Love the pretty layout and subtle coloring on the dry embossed background! Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge!

pam said...

Beautiful card Kate, love the colours you have used to colour your freesia, great embossed background.
Pam x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, gorgeous flowers and fabulous embossed background.
Have a wonderful time at the Jazz Festival, it will be wonderful to catch up with your friends.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Jane said... of my digis!!! Sigh..... Lovely card...sniff....wish I could find more time to do them again. Never say never xx

Jane said... of my digis!!! Sigh..... Lovely card...sniff....wish I could find more time to do them again. Never say never xx

Cara said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful colouring. I'm sure that now you've ordered a new set the offending needle will turn up the day after they arrive! Enjoy your break, sounds like you'll have a fab time x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Whatever a lovely image and you've coloured it beautifully.
Hope you're enjoying the jazz festival.
Ang x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Pretty card. Have a lovely weekend away

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely card Kate, the image is so pretty. I hope you have a lovely time away relaxing and enjoying yourselves.

Mia said...

I love your fressias, Kate. Beautiful design and lovely colours. It's a gorgeous card!

Pat said...

The 3D embossing in the background goes beautifully with your prettily coloured freesias Kate and the red oval frame stands out so well against the pretty yellow in the background. I hope you have a great time at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival. x

Sue said...

Beautiful flowers coloring, and design. A lovely card for sure. Enjoy your time away and visit with friends.


Jennifer Johnston said...

A lovely card Kate, gorgeous colours and beautifully coloured too. Great design and beautiful image. Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful Freesia and card. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

Planetsusie said...

Oooh this is pretty Kate - I have a few of her images myself but have been very naughty and haven't used them yet - ooops! Love freesias and would say they are my favourite flower tbh. The colouring you've done is beautiful and I can almost smell them (if I shut my eyes and use my imagination through the ether - lol). Super card! Before I go I hope you had a lovely time in Livingston and have your needle now! :o)

Big hugs to you and a purr from Biscuit to Teallach Sue Pxxx

Barb said...

Such a pretty card Kate. Fressias were my dear Mum's favourite flowers! So sorry your needle didn't turn up. You know you'll find it when the new one's arrive! Have a lovely time with your friends. Hugs, Barbxx

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful and elegant card Kate. Love the pretty background you created with the embossing folder and the colour combination. Hugs Anet x