Friday, 16 February 2018

Bird of Joy!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all tickity boo and looking forward to the weekend, which in my opinion has come around all too quickly. 
Thank you all so much for the kind comments on my last card and yes indeed Alistair loved it, and the  Thorntons Coffee Creams that went along with it, then we went out for a lovely lunch at the Priory Hotel in Beauly, lovely food and then sat in the lounge on some very comfy chairs to have our coffee and had a good read, talk about old fogies, but a most enjoyable day.

I have a card today using Chocolate Baroque stamps,
Another of the latest stamps sets and this one is called Bird of Joy, it's such a lovely image to colour, which I've done with Windsor and Newton water colours. The words are part of the stamp, but you could stamp them on their own if wanted.  I added some Sparkle Pen and a doodle border, finishing off with some sequins.

Well I'm of the the theatre tonight the hear the BBC Scottish National Orchestral, playing Elgar and Walton, including Elgar's Cello Concerto.  I've been invited by our friend Sean, who normally attends these concerts with a friend and this time she can't go, so I've been lucky to be invited to stand in. We are also going to a pre concert talk about the pieces that will be played.
What's Alistair doing..... going for a fish supper to treat himself, and quite right too.
So, that's a lovely way to start my weekend.

That's me for now, I'll be back at the weekend with the latest CCC card, so till then take care of yourselves and have a lovely weekend whatever you have planned,



Christine Harrop said...

I'm envious Kate. I love Elgar! I hope you have a good experience. I love your card. The image and sentiment are great. Hugs Christine xx

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!
Your card is very beautiful!
Love the bird image and all the design!
Hope you have a great time at the concert!
Wishing you a lovely weekend!xxxx

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Kate, I do love this stamp too. Gorgeous colours too. Have a great weekend.
Linda xxx

Sandy said...

What a lovely post Sugar - you know here in the Southern United States, Sugar is a term of endearment!
I guess that I am all tickity boo - you know how I love reading your posts.
Alistair's birthday lunch sounded wonderful - I just wish you had posted what you all had with pictures. I love that kind of thing. Would have loved to have tea in the lounge with a good book. I also love to read!
By the way, your night at the theater sounded grand but so did Alstair's fish supper!!!! You have the best fish in Scotland and so is your oatmeal - so good yum! And I love the tinned oatcakes.
Your card is smashing with wonderful coloring!!!
sandy xx

Sandy said...

I don't know why I thought you all went out to lunch for Alistair's birthday - it was Valentine's day!!!!!!!
Sandy xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time on Alastair's birthday. Your card is wonderful gorgeous colours. Marlene

Sue said...

Oh have a fantastic time Kate sounds wonderful!! and your card is lovely huggles Sue xx

meg said...

Enjoy your evening Kate, I'm sure Alistair will enjoy his fish supper, love the Spring colours you used on this beautiful image, a fantastic card. Meg xx

scrAPpamondo said...

You shown so well this new CB stamp, great card!
Lovely to hear that you enjoyed your valentine time! :)

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very brilliant card and such a super stamped image too.
Your colouring is excellent and so vibrant.
So glad you had a good Valentine's Day sounded wonderful.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

pam said...

Wonderful card Kate, love the image and beautiful colours.
Hope you enjoy your outing, that hotel sounds nice.
Pam c

Lorraine said...

A lovely card Kate, gorgeous bright colours.
Have a lovely time at the concert tonight
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, a fabulous stamp and lovely bright colours.
I hope you have a lovely evening.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Karen said...

Kate this is stunning stamping and colouring huni - I had to come see it closer after it popped up on my reading list. Just gorgeous work, enjoy yourself tonight too xx

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi Kate, hope you enjoyed the concert. I love this card, such a lovely image and so beautifully painted. Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a super stamp, I love the bright colours you have chosen for him too.

Mrs A. said...

Lovely bright and happy card. The colours are so vibrant. Love that magnificent bird. Hugs Mrs A.

Anne said...

What a fantastic card Kate, I love how you’ve used that beautiful stamp
Enjoy the theatre, what a lovely treat!
Anne x

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely stamp and beautiful colours. Enjoy your concert Kate it sure sounds interesting...hugs.x [aNNie]

brenda said...

A super card and design using the lovely CB image Kate. Thorntons coffee creams used to be my absolute fav (you see I'm a bad diabetic) until they stopped doing them in dark chocolate, so sad they discontinued them.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Jo said...

Oh my, coffee creams & fish supper.....two of my favourite things! Love your card, the bird is beautiful x

Valerija said...

A stunning card Kate, I love your bird and you've coloured it fantastic.
Valerija xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is beautoful, such a lovely stamp. Hope you enjoyed the concert

Zoe Tant said...

What a super card Kate with so many lovely bright cheerful colours. Hope the night out was as good as it sounds it should have been. Zoe x

rachel said...

A beautiful card - love this stamp! Hope your concert went well...and alistair enjoyed his fish and chips!!! Hugs rachel x

Cara said...

Fantastic card, that stamp is lovely and your colouring is perfect x

Barb said...

What a beautiful stamp. Your card is gorgeous Kate. Lovely colouring and I like your doodled border very much. Barbxx

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful CAS card Kate, love your water colouring. Hugs Anet x

Sue said...

Beautiful colors and what a lovely stamp. Background is fun too.


MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Gorgeous card. You are a dab hand with painting and colouring.
Hope you enjoyed your concert and Alistair, his fish supper.
Your Valentines Day sounds lovely.
Ang x