Monday, 6 August 2018

Toadstools!

Hello Everyone, how are you all doing today. The start of another week....aren't just going in so quickly.  We had a lovely day afternoon yesterday after we did the food shopping...something I hate and putting it all away I hate even more, anyway, I through together a packed lunch, well BLT sandwiches and a crumpet and jam and drove out to Ardisier , a little village about 7 miles from Inverness and on the coast. We sat out and had our food and watched the seabirds, it was just lovely, then we had a wee walk along the seafront and through the village. The clouds were scudding by with a threat of rain, but it held off. It blew the cobwebs away.
What about you, did you have a good weekend?

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my fun cards for the CCC, I always appreciate them.

My card today is made with my new favourite Woodware stamp;
I just love this wonderful toadstool image which has been coloured with Zig watercolour pens and Oxides for the background. Matted on to black card and then a sheet of hessian from CC, and to finish off the matting a piece of card from The Works.
My little Gnome is from Apple blossom and it's a stamp and die set, the little toadstools are from the same make as is the sentiment. The gorgeous buttons were gifted to me by my friend Mrs. Duck, and they couldn't have blended in better with the colours. WOS to give a bit of shimmer.
I'm awfully pleased with it, especially as I don't really do cute.

Anyway, I'm going to enter it into http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/august-chall
enge.html
Thanks for your visit and I'll see you soon, take care,

27 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Toadily awesome. Love this stamp which will be going straight on my must buy list. Love the cute gnome too. Hugs Mrs A.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ohh hes so cute, what a fabby wee gnome, I love him. Hazelx

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous and love the little gnome.
Hugs
Linda xxx

meg said...

beautiful colouring and card Kate, love the paper/hessian and your embellishments

dutchess said...

This is so cute I love it Kate...what a fabulous stamp and how well it goes with your gnome....perfect xxxx

Jannet said...

A gorgeous toadstool Stamp, it looks so magical and fun beautifully coloured. It sounds like you had a lovely walk by the sea, I hope you enjoy many more in this hot summer we are having xx

Dortesjs said...

Hello, long time since but summer and all you know..like your card. sweet gnome you have got. do have a great summer august.
xx dorte

cotnob said...

A super card Kate, fabulous toadstools and the hessian is the perfect background - a great design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Mac Mable said...

Cute it is and what a wonderful job you did. Loving that toadstool stamp and the buttons just finish off your fabulous card so very beautifully. Great colouring and great layout. Sounds like you had a great day out and glad the rain stayed away x.

Jennifer Johnston said...

I adore this toadstool stamp Kate and the way you have coloured them. Love the design of this card too and the use of the hessian and buttons and the gnome is so sweet. Love everything about it.
Love & Hugs Jennifer xx,

Dora said...

Beautiful card.
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

rachel said...

sounds like an idyllic trip yesterday Kate - and I love your card - gorgeous! Hugs Rachel x

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the pretty toadstools and the way you've colored them!! The little gnome is so cute!! What a fun card!! I love it!! And your trip to Ardisier sounds so wonderful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

aussie aNNie said...

What a lovely card and love these kind of stamps too. Beautiful card.xx

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card Kate. I like the cute little gnome. It sounds like you had a lovely walk. Enjoy your week. Xx

brenda said...

There is always something quite magical about toadstools Kate and your card is a real beauty with the Gnome as well and the hessian which all adds to the rustic outrdoor feel. Thanks so much for sharing a favourite stamp with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card. Sounds like a great day out.

scrAPpamondo said...

How cute card! Love these toadstool and the cute gnome!

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful card, I love your stamp too and the colours with the gnome

pam said...

Beautiful card Kate, love the stamps you have used.
Pam x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

How cute is that wee gnome and everything goes so well together. Sounds like a lovely day out. Raining here now thank goodness, been over 30 again today but should be about 23 from now on.

Valerija said...

What a little cutie...fab colouring and details...love the colours.
Valerija xx

Marlies said...

A beautiful card Kate. Lovely colours and the adorable little gnome is a perfect add. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Such a lovely image and the cute gnome tops it off beautifully. A gorgeous card.
Lorraine

Flo Langley said...

Sounds like you had a perfect day Kate....except for the shopping. I'm not keen on that either! ;) Love your card. Anything with gnomes on is a winner in my book.
Hugs Flo xx

Sue said...

The mushrooms and gnome are wonderful! What a fun card and love how you colored it up.

Hugs
Sue

Pat said...

What sweet toadstools Kate and the cute gnome goes perfectly and love the hessian which looks great in the background. Glad you had a good afternoon by the sea too. We quite often go out for a walk to a small seaside town near us which has a good length of promenade so just right to stretch your legs and get a bit of a blow. x