Friday, 20 April 2018

Star of Bethlehem!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are well and having a good day. Have you all been enjoying the run of lovely sunny warmth that we have been having? It's a bit dull now although it was really lovely early this morning and I had a sit out in the garden with my book and breakfast.

Anyway, it's almost the weekend, they come around far too quickly don't they, I hope you have something good planned. I have the Choral concert on Sunday, and I am so looking forward to the performance, as it's a fabulous piece by Handel... Alexander's Feast and just a little bit different from the usual Handel. it will be interesting to see how it's received by the audience.

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my last card, always appreciated and eagerly read.

My card today is made for the Flower Challenge;
The challenged asked for shaped cards so I've used this lovely SB die to make a circular card. The lovely floral image is Star of Bethlehem from Hobby  Art and coloured with Zig watercolour pens, sparkle and white pens. I splashed some gold watercolours from   Gansi Tambi watercolours over the finished piece.

Well my goodness, the heavens have opened,it's chucking it down outside, so pleased I brought the washing in.

Here's a photo of our concert flyer;

That's all from me just now, have a super weekend, 

I would like to enter my card into;


Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a gorgeous card and such a beautiful sahpe too.
Love that wonderful flower stamed image and your colouring is perfect as well.
We are having another glorious day again.
Sorry to hear you are having rain this afternoon.
Enjoy your ocncert it sounds wonderful.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Kate, love the shape of the card too. We have sunshine here today and hopefully tomorrow too.
Linda xxx

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!
What a fabulous card !!
Love the shape and the lace details!
The image with the daffodils are so beautiful!
Wishing you a lovely weekend!Enjoy the concert!xxx

Mac Mable said...

Such a beautiful card, love the shape and those flowers are beautiful. The round die cuts are so pretty and very striking in the white and navy x Enjoy Sunday and good luck x Yes we had a little sunshine today and how wonderful to see it and enjoy it x

Marlene Atkinson said...

Such a gorgeous card, the stamped Flowers are stunning, gorgeous shape. We went to collect Matthew from Nairn, left the washing out, when we got back it was wetter than it was when I put it out. Marlene

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely shaped card Kate!! Love so much the dies you used and that bunch of flowers is so beautifully coloured!
Best wishes for your Choral concert, it will be surely amazing!

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, such a pretty image and lovely, lacy die cuts.
I hope the Choral concert goes well and you enjoy yourself.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

pam said...

Beautiful card Kate, love the shape and beautiful image.
Shame your weather has altered. been glorious here for three days.
Enjoy your weekend.
hugs Pam x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a pretty stamp and lovely card shape too. Been gorgeous here again today.

Karen Knott said...

Beautiful card, love the pretty circle edging.
Enjoy your concert on Sunday,
Hugs Kaz xx

meg said...

What a beauty Kate, love the oval dies and the beautifully coloured image, why not enter the first challenge at

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and lovely flower stamp Kate, oh also love this shape...xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Jannet said...

I love your circular card Kate, and the Star of Bethlehem is perfectly beautiful and wonderfully coloured xx

Mia said...

What a beautiful circular card, Kate. I love the floral image and the gold watercolours. Have fun in the concert, my friend. Kisses.

Viv said...

This is such a beautiful card Kate! great shape and lacey edging, I love your pretty flowers too.Thank you so much for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

Jane Willis said...

We have lovely sunshine here in Hampshire although it was stormy in the night.
Your card is beautiful, I love all the die cut layers. Thank you for sharing in our very first challenge at Back to Basics.

Crafting Queen said...

Really beautiful card.

Valerija said...

Kate, you made a wonderful card. Love the flowers.
Valerija xx

Sue said...

Your flowers are lovely Kate. And on the pretty edged circle card they look extra special.


Darnell said...

What a beautiful spring bouquet on your shaped card, Kate! I love that border! I hope you have a great sunny week!! Hugs, Darnell

Jennifer Johnston said...

Loving the shape of this card Kate and such a pretty image and beautifully coloured may I add! Hope you enjoyed your concert on Sunday. We have had rain too, hope the sun comes back soon, it just makes such a difference to how we all feel.
Love & hugs Jennifer xx.

Anne said...

Beautiful card Kate, I love circles and don't make them nearly enough
Hope you enjoyed the concert
Anne x

MaryH said...

Kate, you always have such fascinating things going on in your life! The concert sounds so lovely! And your beautiful card is just breath-taking. I didn't know there was a flower by this name (my favorite quilt pattern is the Star of Bethlehem though!) Your water coloring is wonderful and I'm admiring your gold spatters (I get blobs most time). The circle shape is perfect to show off this floral arrangement
and the lacy mats draw the eye into enjoy the flowers. Well done! TFS & Hugs

Cazro said...

A beautiful card, loving the flowers and colouring. Thanks for playing along in our 1st challenge. Good luck with the DT application at Back to Basics and Beyond. Caz

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous card!! So many wonderful layers of fancy die cut shapes, how beautiful! Love the alternating white and dark, such a lovely contrast. Your flower image is beautiful, really makes me miss the flower gardens that used to adorn the lake here. Hope all is well, sending hugs :)

rachel said...

wow - how have I missed this beauty! Gorgeous card - actually just ordered these stamps! They look fabulous! Hugs rachel x

scrappymo! said...

What a lovely, professional flyer for your choir. Wish I had been there to hear you! I am coming to Britain this summer and will get a cruise around England, Scotland and Ireland with a quick stop in Paris. We have a land day in Glasgow and Edinburgh but that is all. Next trip over, I want to get a hire car and see more of Scotland. Have only been once before and that was 50 years ago!

Your card is really pretty. Loving the beautiful flowers and delicate colouring. The circular card design looks great!

Having a wee catch up on your blog as my hands are finally starting to improve!

Mrs Duck said...

Hi Kate
Gorgeous card and beautifully coloured as usual.
One day, I shall hear you sing!!!
Ang x