Thursday, 24 May 2018

Belle Flower!

Hello Everyone, have you had a good day, I hope so and enjoyed some good weather.

My day began well as I was meeting my Choral Buddy Fiona for a coffee and a catch up this morning, and naughty pair that we are along with our coffee we had a lemon muffin. My first sweet thing in about four weeks, and it was divine, that will keep me going for a while.

Once back home and switching on my laptop, I found that the Windows updates that I left to run last night hadn't, so I began again. Then the blasted thing got stuck in a loop and kept telling me that it was restoring to previous system. I won't go into it you'd only be bored silly, but it took me about three hours to fix it out, and be able to get back into the system. Windows 10 keeps updating it's self and there seems to always be problems with it. Microsoft is always adding new things to the system and tweaking it, anyway here I am now able to post a new card;
This is a huge background stamp from Chocolate Baroque called Belle Flower and I've used watercolours to colour it up. I stamped it twice so that I could cut out some flowers and decoupage it. Background paper  is by Lesley who owns CB, sentiment is also CB, a few pearls and a dragonfly gem and that's the card complete.

Thank you for you lovely comments on my last card, I always appreciate your visits.
Just a short post tonight, my bed and book calls, so take care and see you soon,


scrAPpamondo said...

Sorry for your computer problems! Your card is so pretty and sweet with those flowers and the decoupage! Lovely colors!

dutchess said...

Such a pretty card Kate...that’s a lovely stamp and doing that extra layer with the flowers really gives it dimension....
It’s been glorious here this past week and my craft room has been abandoned...I have spent the week in the garden just pottering about and tidying up...bliss....enjoy the weekend xxx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Kate. Xxx

I wish Microsoft would leave well alone, xx

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!
What a gorgeous card! Love the floral background and your decoupage 3D flowers!
I’m using my smartphone and my iPad so no more problems with my computer!
Wishing you a lovely day and a happy weekend!xxx

meg said...

Beautiful summer theme Kate.Love the stamp and your decoupage, so glad I avoided upgrading to Windows 10.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I know a fe people have problems with Windows 10 but mine seems to update with no problem, touch wood, this is gorgeous, love the addition of the extra layers

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous and love the additional layers of flowers. Have a great weekend
Linda xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
I know what you mean about windows up dates.
My hubby has a atheary that if it's not broke don't fix it otherwise things go wrong so we tried turning off up dates only to be told that on windows 10 you can't stop up dates.
I have lots of issues when it up dates.
I know that windows lets it's cutomers sort out system problems and majority of us think it's something we have done not their system failings.
My hubby uses linux and there is no cost to that and it's safer and never crashes, but most and nearly all our craft things are done on windows especially CDs.
Right rant and rave over. LOL.

Your card is very beautiful and that stamp is sure a biggy and really gorgeous.
Your colouring is excellent and I love how you have decoupaged the flowers.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cotnob said...

Your card is beautiful Kate, such a pretty stamp and your decoupaged flowers finish it perfectly.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Jennifer Johnston said...

A beautiful summery card Kate, makes me feel happy just seeing it lol! Love the way you have decoupaged some of the flowers. Have a wonderful holiday weekend my friend and thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog, really appreciate them.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Mac Mable said...

Yes glorious weather today and now I have aching muscles to show for it....playing catch up with the weeding etc. The lemon muffin sounds fabulous...a treat now and then is good. Yes I feel your pain with windows and updating itself etc.... Such a pretty large stamp on your beautiful card. Gorgeous colours and love the decoupage work on it and the cute dragonfly gem x

pam said...

Beautiful card Kate, love the gorgeous background.
Pam x

rachel said...

such a pretty card Kate - really love those 3d flowers too - brilliant! Hugs rachel x

Jannet said...

Such a beautiful card, I love the decoupage flowers. wishing you and yours a lovely long weekend Kate xx

Valerija said...

Beautiful card, love the flowers and the great sentiment.
Valerija xx

Dortesjs said...

long time since I have visited your blog and what a lot you have done, super nice cards and great stories you tell me about your everyday life

aussie aNNie said...

A computer issue is as bad as a health issue Kate, hope it has now been sorted out. I just LOVE your bright and cheery card...hugs.xx[aussie aNNie blog]

Margarets designer cards said...

I have iPad problems it's so frustrating hubby thinking of buying me a new one.
Anyway great stamp and lovely card.
Hope your problems with your computer sorts themselves out

Christine Harrop said...

Glad you enjoyed your muffin Kate. That same day I was extremely naughty!! We had a special WI Group Tea and our speaker was from the Tea Company. We then had a wonderful afternoon cream tea with sandwiches, scones and cream and cake. Naughty but nice! Anyway - back to the business in hand ie your card! What a fabulous stamp which you have coloured beautifully. The colours are great. Hugs Christine xx

Sue said...

What a gorgeous stamp! Love how you popped up some of the flowers, and the bright colors are awesome.


Pat said...

This is a beautiful CB Background stamp but makes a great card just on its own with all the pretty colour you have given it Kate, and the dimension with the added flowers too, and the perfect sentiment to finish, especially with that delightful dragonfly embellishment. x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Fabulous colouring of that lovely stamp. I thought it was a paper pad!
M&S used to do a gorgeous lemon have me salivating now lol!!!
Ang x

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is just beautiful Kate, love the flowers that stand out. Hugs Anet x