Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Just for You!

Hello Everyone and welcome to my Blog, lovely to see you here. Hoping everyone is well, but for those of you who are not, sending out kind and healing thoughts.

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my CCC card, you are very kind.

Are you having good weather?? Yesterday was sweltering, just a wee bit too hot for me, but still lovely, today has been a bit overcast, but still warm, but it looks like the week has to be really good. 
In a bid to get away from "that wedding", Alistair has decided to take himself off up into the mountains for a couple of nights, quite forgetting that I would like to also get away from it,......not we are definitely not royalists, not even to see what the dress is like. I plan to get quite a bit of crafting and reading done. 

Anyway enough of all that, here is my card for today;
I bought this little set of stamps from Hobby Art, designed by Lisa and who's second name escapes me for now. She designed these particular stamps with sewing friends in mind. I think they are a pretty little set. Coloured with Prisma Colour Pencils and Sparkle Pens. I found an old Papermania paper pad on a sewing theme and used that in the background. I stamped on to Desert Storm card from CC. Just one for my box.

Our beautiful Mr. and Mrs. Swan are back at out uni campus and they have produced seven cygnets. Alistair was privileged to witness one of them hatching. He took these photos of them the other night;
Here's proud mum, looks like she is suggesting going into the water,
At this point mum was looking out into the pond and making a bit of a noise, then dawned on me she was calling for dad to help.
Here they all are  out for a paddle. The parent are so very protective.
Now this was interesting to watch, the parents were pulling up the reeds and smacking their feet on the bottom to loosen up the sand so that the cygnets could get the plants and whatever to eat, so clever.
Last one,
Here the cygnets are getting in amongst reeds.
It was just lovely watching these beautiful creatures with their little family, and we are so lucky to have them back for the third brood.  Hope you've not been bored.

Well that's me for now, hope to be back soon, take care of yourselves,


DIMI said...

Good morning dear Kate!!
Your card is absolutely beautiful!!
Love the beautiful details with the ribbon,the buttons and the preety image!
Stunning pictures of the Swans and the cute cygnets!!
Here the weather is almost Summer...+28c!
Wishing you a lovely day and a happy week ahead!xxx

Maria Illsley said...

Hi Kate I love the cygnats they are so cute. A great card too. I hope to get back in my craft room soon. I've been so busy recently and have been spending my nights crocheting xx

Wendy L said...

Never get bored looking at wildlife pics KAte, so gorgeous.

Lovely card too, xxx

meg said...

love the bright summer colours Kate, you could enter the hint of summer challenge at http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/, it's a beautiful card and would fit the challenge perfectly. Love the photos of the swans and cygnets, lucky you to have seen them.

Flo Langley said...

Such a pretty card Kate. Full of fun and summer. Fabulous photos of the swans. How precious. Take care, Hugs Flo xx

Linda Simpson said...

Morning Kate, a beautiful card, love the beautiful image and design. Thanks for sharing the photographs of the swans with their signets. How adorable.
Linda xxx

Marlene Atkinson said...

Your card is a beautiful summery colours the staps are beautiful to. Marlene

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Many congratulations Kate on joining the new DT. I think it's a great idea for a new blog as there are always people starting to craft for the first time as it can be a little daunting, I remember it well. Love the cards that you've made and it and it's great when the creative juices start flowing isn't it :) I don't have too much free time just now but I entered the first challenge and I certainly be joining you at a later date. So pleased for you. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

cotnob said...

A lovely, bright and cheerful card Kate, a super image.
Fabulous photographs of the swan family, we have two families on our local lakes - it's lovely to see them.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful card Kate, the pretty stripe designer paper goes perfectly with your beautiful coloured image. Hugs Anet x

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful photos of he swans and their adorable cygnets. Loving the colours on your card, which is ever so pretty x

rachel said...

Great card kate - I have been using this set today with Jo Rice! They are lovely stamps! Big hugs rachel x

Pat said...

A great sewing related card Kate, and you have coloured the image beautifully. The ribbon embellishment and buttons are just perfect. I love the photos of the swans and cygnets and they make great parents and stay very loyal to one another, pairing for life I believe. Such beautiful birds! x

Sue said...

What a fun bright card. The little potted flower is cute, and the orange bow and buttons look great.

How beautiful are these swans. Thanks so much for sharing the photos of the little family out for a swim.


MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Super card and lovely design.
Now, you know you were only miffed because your invitation went astray in the post lol!!!
Ang x