Wednesday, 28 March 2018

A Spring Bouquet!

Hello Everyone, how are your all today? well I hope and enjoying the longer light of the days. I'm loving my neighbours garden where the beautiful Spring flowers are blooming. Neither Alistair not I are much in the way of gardeners, so I love seeing what springs up next door, and our new neighbours garden too, and I've noticed tulips coming up there. Over the years we've lived here I've spent a fortune buying bulbs and plants, just to see them wither and die, best left to those who know, I think.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my last card.
Our friend Dougie got home form hospital yesterday, and phoned to say he needed a bit of support with his medication. His eyes have been badly affected by this type of Arthritis and he has very little sight and until the infection form his surgery is cleared up, the eye medication he was on has had to stop. So I spent the a few hours this afternoon sorting it out for him and making sure he knows when to take them, and my goodness what an amount he has been prescribed. my heart went out to him, and he is being as upbeat as he can be and not complaining at all.  This getting old just sucks, but you just have to get on with it. Thank you for all your good wishes for him.

So I have a lovely Spring card today;
All of the stamps used are from Creative Stamping Magazine, and I've used  watercolour Pens and some sparkle pen. My background is made with Oxides and then a feather image stamped over it. I have a couple of lovely border EFs from CC so thought I would used this lovely one. A little bow and some sequins  finished off the main panel. The sentiment also from the same set is stamped on to a die from The Works.
Over the last few years I've been buying Creative Stamping Magazine and seem never to get round to using the stamps, which are   really lovely, so I've decided that I'm going to remedy that.

That's me for now, enjoy your evening and keep well,
I would like to enter my card 


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Bless you for sorting out your friend’s medication. At least your card has pretty flowers even if your garden doesn’t. A lovely card x

Christine Harrop said...

Lovely spring card Kate. I was sorry to see the last of the snowdrops but it's lovely to see the daffodils. I'm glad your friend is home now and that you were able to sort his medication for him. John's dad used to say "This growing old is not all it's cracked up to be you know" and my friend would answer "But it beats the alternative". There's no answer to that ... lol! Hugs Christine xx

pam said...

Beautiful card Kate, sure cheers me up, glad when we get warmer weather.
Hugs Pam x

Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty background and love the colours of the oxides and the delicate feather stamping on top. Thank you for the update on Dougie x Yes here's to Spring too and the pretty Spring flowers...enjoy your neighbours x

scrAPpamondo said...

Glad to hear that your friend got home, even if he has yet some health issues . Lovely green card, beautiful coloring and your background looks so pretty!

Jannet said...

Glad to hear Dougie is back home, I hope he continues to improve, and can return to taking his eye drops. You have created a really beautiful Spring card. I hope you enjoy the long Easter weekend. Xx

dutchess said...

You have made a really pretty spring card’s a lovely stamp...and your sparkle pens give a super finish....let’s hope the Weather continues to improve our garden is beginning to look spring like with bulbs out....enjoy the easter weekend xxx

DIMI said...

Hello Kate!
Such a beautiful card and lovely background!
Happy Easter to you and your family!

Wendy L said...

Very pretty Kate. We all do the same, buy mags and then never use the freebies, xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Your friend Dolgie would have been ever so greatful for help with meds, one can also get a bit stressed have a heart of gold.
Beautiful floral card very pretty.xx💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

meg said...

Beautiful floral card love the colours you used for the flowers, so many spring flowers look delicate, yet are really hardy. Hope your friend starts to feel better soon.

Jo said...

Lovely image Kate.....and a beautiful background too. Bet your friend is so thankful for your wishes to him x

Linda Simpson said...

I love this Kate, a real spring like feel to these beautiful flowers.
Linda xxx

rachel said...

well done you for looking after your friend! I think its frigtening how much medication people seem to be on - I dread reaching that stage! I love your card - so pretty and spring like! Have a really happy easter! Hugs rachel x

Valerija said...

Beautiful card Kate, I love the gorgeous background. You did a great job colouring the wonderful image too. Lovely!
Valerija xx

Sandy said...

Such a beautiful card Kate!
Sandy xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, such a pretty stamp and super background.
I do hope your friend is OK and is soon much better.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a beautiful card Kate and the colours are just perfect for Spring. The image is a beauty too. Wishing you a very Happy Easter x x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
firstly I am so glad all is well with your friend.
He sounds like a star with all that meds to take.
Love this wonderful spring card it is so pretty that bunch of flowers and your lovely design.
Your background is brill too and the colouring of those fllowers looks amazing.
I subscribe to that mag and yes they do give some wonderful stamps as freebies.
I promised myself to use more stamps on my work this year and so far I am keeping to that.
Happy Easter
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Diane said...

Beautiful spring card design Kate, glad your friend Dougie is home from the hospital.

Hugs diane

Jennifer Johnston said...

Just love this very pretty Spring like card Kate. I too like the Creative Stamping magazine, their free stamp sets are brilliant. I'm so pleased to hear Dugie is back home, as the saying goes - 'there's no place like home' lol I do hope he continues to improve and I think he will be most grateful for your kindness. Have a Very Happy Easter Kate.
Love Jennifer xx.

MaryH said...

The background is just beautiful and at first I thought it was made with alcohol inks. It's fantastic, Kate. Love the freshness of the pretty spring bouquet too. Just the thing to brighten a cold day. So glad to hear your friend is home, and I can feel for him with all the meds and limited vision. My 2 brothers deal with the same thing. As the actress Bette Davis said "Old age is not for sissies". But the alternative is not that great either. It's kind of you to help out, and good for Doug if he can stay upbeat through it. A sense of humor helps one get through, but truthfully, sometimes things just get you down for a bit. Lucky him to have caring friends to lend a hand, and a shoulder where needed. TFS & Hugs

Sue said...

I am playing catchup with my commenting. Love your Spring flowers, ours tried to peek from the earth, but then they got snowed on! Love the sentiment too.
Very pretty, Kate.


Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful and elegant card Kate, love the water colouring background you created. Hugs Anet x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
What a pretty card and your background looks fab.
I'm sure that Dougie will feel better for knowing that he has you and Alistair looking out for him.
Ang x