Friday, 8 September 2017

Butterfly Frame!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well, but sending out kind thoughts to those who are struggling a bit just now, hopefully things will get better for you soon.
Especially thinking about the folks hit by these awful  storms , it must be so devastating, can't even begin to imagine what they are going through, I count my blessings each day that I live in a country that doesn't have these extreme weather systems, nature at it's worst.

Anyway, we are back from our little trip away to Coventry to visit Mr. and Mrs. Duck, and we had a real good time, we were treated like royalty, they couldn't do enough for us, what a lovely couple they are. Alistair felt quite at home with them and found plenty to chat to Mr. D about. I've a few photos which I will show later in the post, for now though here is a little something to view,
Another of my frames, this time stamped with a Crafty Individuals  meadow flower stamp and decorated with butterflies, and a dragonfly,  the large butterfly is cut from some pretty material and the other bugs from beautiful paper designed by Lesley from CB a while back. 
Of course the frame needed a box and it's been decorated with  Oxides and floral stamps by John Next Door,  can't remember what the butterfly is, might be XCUT, but it's painted with Starlights, all finished with some gems. 
This was for Ang and thankfully she loved it. 

It was lovely to meet up with Chirstine Harrop and John Lockwood and we all had a lovely lunch together,
Here we are having a good old tuck in.
We were taken to Stratford so a visit to the Royal Shakespeare Company was a must, unfortunately the times of the plays didn't fit in with our time there.
Final one honest...
The lovely Mrs. D and me outside Shakespeare's house, Alistair took it a bit far away, more about the house than us I think.

It was a lovely trip even although it took two 8 hour days to get there and back, but the travelling was fine, and I learnt something new, apparently you can't flush your goldfish down the train toilet... the voice informed me of this when I had to pay a visit to the loo, now of course this was on Virgin trains, maybe there is a different policy on others. I like to learn something new every day.

It was so lovely to meet up with Christine again, it had been a few years ago and of course I'd never met John before, I enjoyed blethering with him and he's such a pleasant guy.

We are glad to be back home though, having such a good time is tiring, and of course I missed Teallach.

Thank you all for leaving lovely comments on my last cards, I do appreciate every comment, and I will be catching up with you all soon.
Till next time take care,


cotnob said...

Your butterfly frame is beautiful Kate, so pretty and your co-ordinating box is fabulous.
Great photographs, I'm so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time in Coventry.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Dortesjs said...

beautiful butterfly frame. happy you had a great time ;O)

Flo Langley said...

Beautiful project Kate and the box makes it extra special. You look like you all had a super time. Great photos TFS. You two are very photogenic. Lots of lovely memories to keep I bet. I did giggle when I read about the gold fish!!! Whatever next hey! Have a lovely restful weekend.
Hugs Flo xx

rachel said...

your frame and box is beautiful Kate - and it sounds like you both had a great visit down south. Its good to get away and enjoy yourself! Welldone you! Hugs rachel x

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely frame and box,with a fabulous choice of colors! Love the butterflies and the dragonfly cut by patterned papers!
It seems that you have had a lovely time with your hubby and friends!

aussie aNNie said...

Oh I am so excited to see faces to lovely ladies I 'talk' to on nice to be able to all meet up and get to know one another. I picked you all out easily enough, Christine the most was easy to pick...gorgeous ladies.

Kate, love your butterfly design, it's brilliant.

sent you something off last week....

hugs.xx [aNNie]

brenda said...

A super creation Kate and great use of the stamps and colour palette. Looks like a wonderful meet up and nice to see a few familiar names. Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

meg said...

Beautiful frame and box, love the colours the lilac and green look wonderful together. Lovely photographs of your visit south.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely creation, so pretty. Looks like a fun visit, love Stratford

Christine Harrop said...

This is absolutely beautiful Kate, no wonder Ang loved it. Mind you, it's not as nice as mine! We had a great day and as I said on Ang's post I think I am still stuffed full from that amazing food! Great meeting up with you again and also meeting Alistair. Hugs Christine xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Your Butterfly frame is gorgeous, lots of wonderful CB images :) We are very worried about my 89 year Dad and step mom who live in South Florida and right in the path of Hurricane Irma, part of the reason why I haven't been sleeping well recently. They were not evacuated as they are not close enough to the coast. Take good care, Shirleyxx

Mia said...

What a great creation, Kate! I love your butterfly frame and box! Kisses, my friend.

Anne said...

Two lovely makes Kate, I love the embroidery hoop it's a bit different.
Looks like you had a great time, my Daughter worked near Stratford upon Avon for a while so we had a couple of visits and it's a beautiful place. I thought we had a long drive from Yorkshire but it's a long way for you - glad it was worth it.
Enjoy your weekend
Anne x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very stunning creation and box.
I love your super design, and that butterfly is gorgeous.
Brilliant colours also.
Your photos look really great, and I am so glad your had a lovely time.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

May said...

Gorgeous butterfly frame, the colours and design is Beautiful... the box is perfect...Loved all the photos you all clearly had a wonderful time... May

Lorraine said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous trip - great photos.
Your frame is so pretty
Lorraine x

pam said...

Beautiful butterfly project kate.
Lovely photo`s you have shared..glad you had a lovely time.
Hugs Pam x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
The frame is beautiful and don't believe a word of what Nursey Harrop says, mine is better lol!
We had a wonderful time with you lovely folk and only wished we lived closer together so we could laugh and listen to Alistair's hilarious stories more regularly lol!
Thank you for your other gifts too especially the gift of your friendship.
Best wishes.
Ang x

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dutchess said...

A lovely butterfly creation Kate....sounds like you had a great time ....and thank you for your recommendation of Alex Grey I am thoroughly enjoying the first in the series and my hubby has a list for searching for the rest at the car

Mac Mable said...

Sounds like and looks like you had a fabulous trip away x Such a pretty gift you made and then the box too...fabulous x

Sue said...

Beautiful card, Kate, and what a lovely box and presentation it makes for the card. Love the colors too.
Great pictures of your trip, thanks for sharing them.


Darnell said...

Kate, your beautiful frame work of art and fabulous decorated box are just amazing! Thank you for sharing the photos of your visit to the Doodahs! Great to see Ang in the photos and how lovely that you got to see Christine, too, and meet John!! BTW, thank you for the random tip about the train loo rules - and there was me planning to bring dead Goldie for my next trip over there. Best flush her here then, despite what I promised me grandmother! Phew! Hugs, Darnell

Cara said...

Your frame is just stunning, no wonder Ang loved it! Sounds like you had a fabulous trip. Thanks for the heads up about goldfish!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two beautiful pieces of art Kate and I love the colours, purple is one of my favourites. Your trip sounds amazing and it's lovely to read how much you enjoyed yourself. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Barb said...

What a beautiful frame and box Kate. Lovely photos too. It sounds as if you all had a wonderful time together. Barbxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful pieces Kate! I just love butterfly art and you have created two gorgeous butterfly pieces, wow! Love the soft purples with the blues and greens, so summery! The glittery butterfly with the gemstone body is blooming gorgeous, love love love!! How fun that you got to meet Mrs D, she is such a wonderful lady! Looks like you had a great trip!! Sending hugs and hoping all is well :)

Anet van Zyl said...

Just beautiful Kate, love all the pretty detail. Hugs Anet x