Friday, 16 March 2018

Blue Poppy Plaque!

Hello Everyone, can you believe it's Friday again!! Where has this week gone to?
I hope you are well and keeping warm from these high and bitter cold winds that the country is having just now. Thankfully no snow yet.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments left on my last post, I do appreciate your time as we are all busy these days.

Do you remember me telling you about our friend Dougie going through quite a big op on his spine a week or two ago, well the surgery went according to plan and Dougie was doing well and got home after five days, however last night he phoned us to see if Alistair could drive him to Aberdeen to see his consultant as he has developed an infection which is just not healing. He's been suffering for the last week and his GP has now sent him back to hospital. As he had to get there as early as he could, Alistair picked him up very early this morning and away they went. I'm still waiting to hear from Alistair as to what is happening. An infection like this is quite worrying.  Being positive, all will be well though.

Here is my make for today:
I've used Chocolate Baroque stamps onto a wooden plague which I painted in black gesso. The poppy image was heat embossed in white and then painted with Starlight Paints. The little butterflies are heat embossed with clear EP, some sequins and it's finished.
This is for a friend's birthday instead of a card.

Do you have any plans for the weekend? We are going to a concert tomorrow night to hear Musick Fyne, who play with old style instruments and it's choral music.  
We've been to quite a few of their concerts as some of my Choral colleagues sing in it and our Conductor Gordon plays the Harpsichord.  The piece they are playing is beautiful, so looking forward to that.
On Sunday, Milo and Rowan have invited me to go for a walk with them and Damian. I'm not needed now for puppy minding as Damian has a new job and can't get home at lunch time to take them out, so they go with him to work, Milo is too big and strong for me to take out. Anyway, they love it and get to go  a long walk in Damian's lunch hour. However, I miss my time with them.

So that's all from me for now, I hope you all have a good weekend and that the weather is good, take care and see you soon,
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meg said...

Hi Kate, stunning plaque, the blue stands boldly against the black and the white embossing adds a dramatic feel, I hope your friend recovers quickly from his infection.

scrAPpamondo said...

Fingers crossed for your friend!
Your card looks amazing, the black background makes the light blue pop out!!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Another beautiful card Kate and. I really like the blue and white against the black background. Wishing you a happy weekend. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Marlene Atkinson said...

Another beautiful card, love the colours. Hope your friend is ok. Marlene

cotnob said...

I beautiful plaque Kate, the pale blue poppies look fabulous against the black background.
I hope your friend is OK and makes a speedy recovery.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I hope your friend is ok. The plaque is so beautiful, your friend will love it. Enjoy your concert

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!
Another gorgeous card!Love the blue poppies and the preety butterflies!
Hope your friend will recover from that infection.
Enjoy your weekend!xxx

rachel said...

Wow Kate - this is super stunning - the beautiful poppy really pops out of the black background - really gorgeous. Hope you hear soon about your friend and that he is good! Enjoy your concert tomorrow! Big hugs Rachel xx

Barb said...

I hope all goes well with Dougie Kate. Alistair is a really good friend. I love your plaque and the colours are very striking. Enjoy your concert. Our friend Pete who comes for Christmas, plays several old instruments. Barbxx

pam said...

Hope all goes well for your dear friend Kate.
Beautiful work, love this gorgeous image and colours.
Hugs Pam x

Rita said...

Sorry to hear you News Kate. Hope that all goes well for Dougie and that Alistair gets home safely too. I just love your poppy hanging it really is striking against the black. I'm sure your friend will love it too. Pleased to hear that Damian has found a nice job and that Milo can go with him to work, company for him as well. Lots of Hugs my Friend. Rita xxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Sincerely hope all goes well for your friend Kate, good friends are hard to find. Lovely poppy colours too and a fabulous make. Enjoy your concert.x 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

MaryH said...

Best wishes for your friend's recovery from this infection. These can be so scary, and good for you to keep positive for him. Good thing he has Alistair to give a hand when needed as well. Loved what you did on the wooden placque. Would never think to gesso over wood, then stamp and emboss. The blue against that black really pops and your painting is lovely. What a pretty piece to be able to display or gift. Your musical evening sounds divine and I think this kind of thing must be more prevalent in Europe. If we have such around here (aside from the churches at Christmas and Easter) I don't hear about it. Being musical yourself, you are certain to enjoy and have a grand time. TFS & stay warm. Hugs

Karen Knott said...

Beautiful plaque Kate, love the blue poppies against the pretty :)
Hope your friend soon recovers, I know from when I landed in hospital last yr with my ovarian infection it was pretty scary at the time but if my care is anything to go by they act very quickly to bring down any high temp etc so hospital is definitely the best place to be.
Hope you have a great weekend,
Hugs Kaz xx

Jane said...

Gorjuss!!! X

Valerija said...

This is so sweet! Hope all goes well for your friend.
Valerija xx

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Gorgeous plaque and the flowers look stunning stamped on this black background, they shine so beautifully!! Your friend surely will love it and treasure it always.
Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play along again soon.

Anne said...

Beautiful card Kate, love the white and blue on the black background it's a bit different and very striking
Really sorry to hear about Dougie, I'm sure it's just a precaution but he's in the best place if it needs treating quickly.
Enjoy your concert, a quiet weekend for us as snow is forecast again tonight
Anne x

Linda Simpson said...

Your card is stunning! Love the blue and white on the black background. Sending healing hugs to your friend and hope they get well soon.
Linda xxx

Cara said...

A stunning plaque, so pretty. I'm hope Dougie is okay - sending lots of healing and get well soon vibes for him and bless Alistair for taking him. Hugs to all (I've disinfected them, honest) x

Dortesjs said...

Fingers cross here to... my best wishes ;O))

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous plaque Kate, the blue poppies look so pretty.
Lorraine x

Mrs A. said...

your plaque is beautiful and sure to be a hit with your friend. I hope your friend Dougie will be ok after this latest setback. Hugs Mrs A.

Mac Mable said...

What a creative make and such a fabulous effect. Hope you enjoyed your concert and sending thoughts and hugs to Dougie x

Sue said...

What a lovely gift your wooden plaque will make. Love your color choice for the flowers too. Your friend is going to love this.


MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Fantastic plaque. Your mixed media pieces are fab.
Hope that all goes well for Dougie. Back surgery can be very bad at the best of times.
Ang x

Anet van Zyl said...

Your plaque is just beautiful Kate, love the pretty sentiment. Hugs Anet x