Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Glorious Spring!

Glorious Spring! Well I think not going by our weather today. Woke up to Snow, than hail and smirry rain, but it is the school holidays so what's new.
Anyway, Hello to You All, and I hope you are well and that your weather is better than ours.  Did you all have a lovely Easter.... whatever you were doing?  It was all Lindt for us with chocolate bunnies and a orange egg. Very scrumptious, but for me only a little at a time.

We had a lovely lunch with my cousins Peggy and Alastair and Peggy's son Steven. My Alistair had asked me would I recognise them, well I would Peggy anywhere as she is he mother's double. We were amazed at how much time had past since we last met up.  We then jumped into our little Micra,,, which is actually a Tardis and took them up to Culloden Battlefield, where they had expressed a wish to visit if they had the time. Bitter cold, good job we were all wrapped up warmly. It was lovely to see them again and not at a sad occasion this time.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my CCC cards. It was a very popular theme as it turned and the ladies came up with fabulous cards and a bunch of different animals, so thank you CCC Ladies.

I've got a very colourful card today;
I've used one of the newer stamps from Hobby Art, A Walk with Nature and you can find it here bought when Jenny Mayes brought them to Hochanda the other week. It's all water coloured and  stamped on to water colour paper and cut with a SB die. The background is made with Oxides and brushed on with Inkylicious brushes, then one of the small stamps from the set stamped around the edges. Matted on to black card with Sparkle pen and sequins to finish.  Now, I'm so annoyed as there is a lovely sentiment  that comes with the stamps set which I peeled off and put on my desk and turned to look for something else, turned back and it had gone.....hunted all round for it and had to finally give up, so this is a CB sentiment from their Glorious Spring set of stamps,which I've embossed in White.  Do things like that happen to you?

I'm off to have my bloods taken for my Diabetic review later this afternoon. I dislike this part of the process than going back in two weeks to hear the results. I don't seem to let my blood go easily, but needs must.

Off to have some homemade lentil soup now, it's that kind of day, take care of yourselves and see you soon,


scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous colorful and so sweet card!! Love the colors you used and that cute bunny!
Congrats on your won at Chocolate Baroque! :)
Hugs and good wishes for your blood health

meg said...

Glorious Spring colours Kate, the only bright spot in a snowy overcast morning.Beautiful stamp and colouring, a fantastic make

Valerija said...

Too cute Kate! Adorable image...love the background!
Valerija xx

Christine Harrop said...

Lovely card Kate. I'm glad you had a good time with your cousins. These days whenever I see mine it is at sad times. You reminded me of the last time John and I were at Culloden - the wind was blowing a gale and it was flipping cold. Mind you, it was summer in Scotland ... .lol!

Wendy L said...

Card is gorgeous Kate. Your post reminds me of why I love here, walking the dog with just a t shirt and pants on today, xxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Gorgeous card Kate. Lots of lovely stamping and you’ve coloured it beautifully. Hope the blood test went okay. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Sandy said...

Do hope everything goes well with your blood tests Kate. And yes, I seem to loose things all the time. My craft room really need cleaning out and up!!!!!!
Your card is really gorgeous - Love that little bunny and all the Spring colors.
It sure does sound like soup weather to me!
Sandy xx

Zoe Tant said...

Oh this is so so pretty Kate and definitely brightening this dreary day. Zoe x

Marlene Atkinson said...

Absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous colours. Marlene

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is beautiful, such lovely colours. We have had a much better day and warmer here too, yeaterday it poured all day

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, such a fabulous image and lovely background - so pretty.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous spring card, lovely colours and design
Lorraine x

Jules said...

Hi Kate

What a gorgeous card .. .. just perfect for spring! (Although we have had hail, thunder and lightening with lots of rain today!!! .. .. not my idea of Spring LOL!!)

A great background and beautiful colouring of that intricate image

Many thanks for your lovely comments about my Mum. Things are improving nicely thank you .. .. we still have a way to go but do appear to have turned a nice big corner!! Yay!!

Hope you enjoyed Easter.

Love Jules xx

Anne said...

Sounds like you had a good weekend Kate despite the weather, I love your cheerful Spring card
Our Easter went a bit pear shaped because of the weather so it was pretty quiet, but it was nice to relax
Hope your test results were as hoped

Anne x

Jannet said...

A beautiful Spring Card Kate, wonderful watercolouring! I hope they get your blood ok. They always have trouble getting mine, and often threaten to cut my head off to get some lol

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

This is a stunning card I watched the demos of these on Hochanda they look lovely. Good luck with your blood tests xx

Jo said...

Such a lovely image Kate & I love how you've stamped around the edge of the background. Hope the blood test went ok. x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is beautiful Kate, So full of colour and a fabulous image too.

Karen Dunbrook said...

such a pretty card Kate...love how you added the colours to the bkg., adds great interest.
I am still waiting for Spring to arrive here in Ontario Canada. Right now its blowing like crazy and snowing ugh...
xx Karen

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous spring card Kate, it is not a nice spring day here it is bucketing down. The rain is pouncing of the pavements. Congratulations too on your win over at Chocolate Baroque too!
Linda xxx

rachel said...

This is absolutely beautiful Kate - I adore this stamp! Gorgeous colours and yes I am guilty of not replacing stamps where they belong!!!! Big hugs rachel x

Jennifer Johnston said...

H Kate, I just love your card!!! so pretty and love all the colours you have used and such a pretty image - love it !!
Hugs Jennifer xx.

aussie aNNie said...

This is one beautiful card, love the bright colour and the stamp is lovely.xx💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Sue said...

Kate, I am loving the background you made with the oxides, so pretty. Yes, everytime I turn around I can't find something I just had in my hand!!! I attribute it to too much stuff!!!! Your sweet bunny in the flowers stamp is beautiful and looks fabulous in the circle.
We have very similar weather to you it seems. Both my daughter and son-in-law are teachers and off for Easter Vaca and the weather has been terrible. I thought we were done with snow, but not yet! Keep warm.


Anet's Crafting said...

Your card is just beautiful Kate, love your water colouring and the pretty frame die. Hugs Anet x

Barb said...

This is a beautiful card Kate. Very pretty image and I love your oxide background. Barbxx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Beautiful card, full of the joys of Spring, even if the weather isn't.
Had lentils, but in a tarka dal. Yum!
Ang x

Marlene Atkinson said...

A gorgeous Spring card, beautiful colours and I love the Rabbit. Marlene