Sunday, 6 May 2018

Blue Moon!

Hello Everyone and Happy Sunday, at least I hope it is for you.  Theses weekends are coming and going so quickly aren't they.

We are good here. I thought that Teallach and I would have a quiet weekend as Alistair and the "Boys" were off on their adventures again. They were going into the Torridon  Mountains for the holiday weekend and left with all their toys on Friday afternoon. Both Teallach and yours truly crossed paws and  fingers that the weather wood be good. Received a phone call last night from beloved hubby to say they were coming home as there was a hurricane blowing and the the guy ropes on the tepee were ripped off and the game was a bogey, and if that wasn't bad enough, the rain stared to come down in chunks....apparently. So I do not believe in the power of crossed fingers any more.

Anyway, enough of that, here is my card share today,
Now, something I don't do nowadays is use a crafting CD, but as I wanted to enter a challenge, I found this in my cupboard. I also discovered why I don't do CD crafting as it took ages to find what I wanted to use, had to go through every file on the CD, then I had trouble getting from the  p to the printer, kept telling me it was offline, it wasn't, then the amount of ink it uses is amazing and I'll have to buy more coloured ink now. It's not for me really, but I'm quite pleased with how this has turned out.
The name of the CD is Kimono by Crafters Companion, there are some gorgeous images on it. I used a Chinese Lantern die from Die'sire and a few gems and sequins.

Thank you everyone who visited and left comments on my last card, it's really appreciated.
So that's me for now, I hope you are having a lovely Holiday weekend, mine is scuppered due to the weather, and now I've to listen to the fiddle playing and thumping as my Darling practices, poor Teallach is under the table.
I would like to enter my card into;


meg said...

Hi Kate, thanks for entering into this weeks challenge at Back to Basics, especially since you had so many problems printing your image, well worth it though, a beautiful card with the perfect embellishments

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!
Your Blue moon card is so beautiful!
Love the background and the Chinese Lantern!
Glad to solved the problem trying to print it!
Wishing you a lovely new week!xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Fabulous and so magical! Love this card!!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kate, love the image
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Kate, well worth all of our time and effort.
You could also enter your card in to the CD Sunday Challenge -
Such a shame that Alistair's plans (and your's and Teallach's) were ruined by the weather.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Wendy L said...

It does look gorgeous Kate.

rachel said...

Wow - what a tale Kate - imagine the weather being so bad - so sorry! Its glorious here! CD crafting always had that effect on me - as did using digi images for the same printer issue reasons!!! I will only use proper stamps now!!! Big hugs Rachel.... sorry - your card is lovely...good for you for persisting!!!!

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful card and well worth the trouble it took to make. Shame about the weather. Typical bank holiday . Hugs Mrs A.

Karen Knott said...

Beautiful card Kate, what a shame your peaceful weekend was spoiled a little ! I know what you mean about printing from CDs, I only use my printer really for printing digi stamps not papers as it drinks the ink up and they are so expensive too.
Have a lovely bank holiday Monday,
Hugs Kaz xx

Sue said...

Hi Kate, it i a beautiful image and your card is lovely. I always have trouble printing them too.


brenda said...

I echo your sentiments when it some to CD crafting Kate, takes me so long I've usually forgotten what I planned by the time I find it. But very much like your lady in the moon, a very serene image.

B x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A beautiful card Kate. I used to use CDs in my crafting, especially the Joanna Sheen ones but my printer broke about two years ago and I didn’t get another one. I do miss it though when it comes to personalising cards. Wishing you a happy and sunny day x

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Kate, love the beautiful image and gorgeous. I know exactly what you mean about CD crafting too. I used to do a fair bit of it in the beginning until I discovered stamping. :) Enjoy your day.
Linda xxx

Valerija said...

Gorgeous image and card.
Valerija xx

Karen D. said...

so stylish and pretty Kate.
Have a good week.
xx Karen

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi beautiful card, I do a lot Crafting with CDs we have all been there thinking about which image to match a challenge or whatever.
I echo Pauline's words it would be worth entering it this week.

Mac Mable said...

Sorry about the 'Boys' trip Kate and sorry about the fiddle playing...LOL x Yes I don't do CD crafting but the image you eventually found and printed is absolutely wonderful. Love the addition of the die cut lantern on your beautiful card x

pam said...

Wonderful card using a cd Kate, got far to many myself! trouble is never get to use them.
Pam x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
What a lovely image. I lasted about 2 cards into CD crafting and, as you say, I was not thrilled with the ink usage.
Sorry your weekend was disrupted. It's been a glorious few days here.
You'll have to buy you and T Boy some ear plugs or Alistair a soundproofed shed lol!
Ang x

Jennifer Johnston said...

A beautiful, unusual image Kate. Such a pretty
card. I used to use Joanna Sheen CD's, some beautiful images
but as you say, they do use a lot of ink !
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Kate hope your enjoying the gorgeous weather huggles Sue xx

Jannet said...

Beautiful card Kate ! Our printer won’t print onto card at all only onto very thin copy paper ! Hope you are enjoying the better weather xx

Mia said...

Ι am sorry for the bad weather, Kate.
Your card is amazing. I love the image and the lantern. Kisses, my friend.

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning so serene.xx[aussie aNNie blog]

Anne said...

Alistair certainly is the adventurer Kate, sorry to hear his trip didn't go to plan but better to be safe at home!
I have a few CDs and rarely use them, there are probably lots of images on them that I've forgotten about - this is a beautiful one, lovely card
Anne x

scrappymo! said...

I do think it was well worth the time and the agro as this card is so pretty.
I have a confession...I own 5 CD's now and have never used one! I want to but am not quite sure how! Three were a gift from Sue Tossell and when I go to England this summer, she will show me how to use them! Yay!

Marlene Atkinson said...

A very stylish and pretty. Marlene

Cazro said...

A gorgeous card. So pleased you shared with us at Back to Basics and Beyond. We would love for you to visit us again. Caz DT.

Pat said...

I haven't used any of my CD's for years, and not really much good if I wanted to as I now have a Mac and they don't work properly on that anyway. I love this pretty image and the background goes beautifully. The lantern die is a great embellishment too. Sorry Hubby had to come home early from his weekend due to bad conditions. I know what you mean, sometimes it's nice to have the place to oneself to do whatever you like without x

Darnell said...

If nothing else, we have to keep our senses of humor, don't we, Kate?! And you certainly have yours intact! I love your card and really loved your post writing about the weekend!! Thank you for the chuckles! Lots of hugs, Darnell