Thursday, 9 August 2018

Friends Make the Good Times Better!

Hello Everyone, I do hope all is well with you and that your day has been good.  I've been doing a bit of crafting and and sorting out of my CB stamps. I have been keeping my new and uninked stamps on my desk so that I would be reminded to use them, well it doesn't quite work that way with me, so the pile was getting bigger and bigger.  So I've mounted then all and got them suitably stored.

For a couple of weeks now I've been watching You Tube videos made by a lovely lady called Gaynor Boyce, who is a Stamping Up demonstrator.  I have been loving watching her create cards, and I have one or two SU sets, and felt I wanted a bit of inspiration, and this lady has offered loads.  She also puts up a weekly sketch, not something I do all that often but I decided to follow Gaynor's one for last week, here is my card,
I made a background by stamping leaf images from the Rooted in Nature stamp set and the sentiment is from the Waterfront set.  I had some First Edition papers that coordinated with the colours I'd used so they were used for the four panels. I added baker's twine and some sequins. I was quite pleased with the finished card, especially as it was a much smaller card than I usually make.  But do you know I am really pants at measuring, even with a ruler, and I had to do a bit of measuring with this card. Gaynor has a FB page where you can post the cards.

Well, we are getting quite a bit cooler up here, it is feeling much fresher in the mornings, well I guess Autumn is just around the corner.

Thank you all for the lovely comment on my beautifully Japanese lady, you are very kind and I appreciated all you comments, that's me for now, enjoy your evening and see you soon,


meg said...

love this Kate, you chose beautiful colours to stamp with and gorgeous papers for the panels, much cooler here too.

cotnob said...

A super card Kate, such a lovely sentiment. I watch lots of YouTube videos, I love to watch other people create.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely card, your background is so beautiful and matches perfectly with the dp panels, and the string is a pretty detail to catch the eyes on the sentiment!
Here today is cloudy and raining... The stunning hot luckily has finally gone... but I hope there will be still some Summer time to enjoy my vacations :D

Mac Mable said...

Great stamping and such a fabulous leaf stamp set. Loving the colours you've used and a great layout x.

aussie aNNie said...

Kate. Beautiful card, gorgeous papers and love your style.xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, love the design and stamps.
Linda xxx

Flo Langley said...

Gorgeous card Kate. Love the design. Had a few problems reading your blog today. It kept going onto another site. Seems to works ok now. Sent you an email. Hugs Flo xx

Lisa said...

This is so artistic and gorgeous, Kate!! I love the stamped leaf background!! The colors and design are so beautiful!! And what a pretty sentiment!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Diane said...

Wonderful stamped image and coloring Kate. For some reason all yesterday I could not reach your blog, it keep saying domain for sale. Oh well.

Hugs Diane

Sue said...

Pretty card, and the layout is wonderful. I love watching youtube videos for inspiration.


Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful card,love the design and colours.
I hope autumn is not coming yet, we have a strong wind and we have had some rain today, yay first real rain for weeks and weeks, it’s just a bit cooler here, hopefully the summer will come back.

Zoe Tant Stampin' Up! UK Demo Lincolnshire said...

I love this Kate with the eclectic mix of stamps. It works really well. So pleased you like your new Rooted in Nature stamps. Hugs Zoe x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What lovely colours, great layout too, very pretty card. So glad it is cooler now and we have had some rain at last

Anne said...

That's absolutely lovely Kate and a bit different for you. I often look on You Tube there is some amazing inspiration
Anne x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
I thought that this was playing cards at first glance lol!!! Should have gone to Specsavers!!!
Lovely card and lovely colours.
Ang x