Tuesday, 26 February 2019

New Home!

Hello Everyone, hope all is well with you and that life is good.  Sorry not to have been around and commenting just lately, but we have been down in Glasgow helping Alistair's brother and niece to move home....all so bad timing but hey ho that's life. So we were very busy for a few days and have come back home absolutely whacked and with colds, however, Jim and Karen are moved in to a lovely flat with a lift, making it much easier for Jim and with the most wonderful view as they are seven floors up; for the Scots amongst you.... the view goes all the way to the Campsie Hills. Mind you so good to be back home again.

Here is the card I made for Jim and Karen;
This is a lovely digital image from Lavinia  Stamps, and coloured with my new Copic Markers. Background paper is from Crafty Individuals. The sentiment is also from Lavinia.  What a job I had trying to resize these stamps as they came in PDF form, and I just couldn't crop them, so just had to print them out in the large size they arrived in, making for a large card. I installed a photo editor to help, but couldn't make head or tail of it. I just usually use the one that comes with the computer, but PDF things don't work in it, however, I think this is okay.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last card, all comments are appreciated.
I'm hoping to get around to commenting on your lovely projects soon, but please forgive if I miss you. It's a lot to catch up on.

Off to the surgery to have blood taken for my diabetic review, I absolutely hate it, having said that I expect everyone does, but needs must, I just hope the nurse can find a vein easily, I always feel like a pin cushion.

Have a lovely day and I'll see you soon,


Flo Langley said...

Gosh! You have been busy. So pleased to hear that Jim and Karen are now in there new home. Such a beautiful card for the occasion. What a great image. I do like there stamps. Lovely and whimsical. Hope you can sort out the sizing to your liking. Good luck with the review. Hope you both are feeling better soon and that the colds don't stay too long.
Sending healing hugs, Flo xx

Christine Harrop said...

Great new home card Kate. It has been quite a time for you all. No wonder you came down with colds. I'm pleased things are looking up a little for your brother in law and that they got moved okay. Another stressful period! Hugs Christine xx

dutchess said...

That’s a lovely image Kate and your colouring too...I love my copics I am getting rid of everything else as they dry up or stop working as I just love them....We have fabulous weather here again today and I am even tempted into the garden to do a bit of tying up..my crafty mojo isn’t working today....take care xxx

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the image!! You colored it so beautifully!! What a fun card!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is so gorgeous, the image is gorgeous as is the colours and design. Hope your cold gets better soon. Marlene

Mia said...

Hi Kate, I hope everything will be OK with your blood tests.
Your card is gorgeous. Lovely image and great paper. Perfect for the occasion for a new home.
As for the pdf, here is what I do: Go to google and type "convert pdf to jpg". Then you upload your pdf and you get extract the pages (separately). Download them. So, you have jpg images and you can crop them or resize them. If you need more help, send me an email to craftartista@gmail.com to explain more things to you.
Hugs, sweetie.

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous new home card, loving the background and image.
Linda xxx

Wendy L said...

Your card looks wonderful Kate, very contemporary. Xxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a fab card love the colours. Sorry to hear you both have colds. I still haven’t got rid of my cough after my virus and cold, two months now! Thanks for all your lovely comments x

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Kate, I love the quirky image, it is perfect for a new home card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

meg said...

A topper of a card for Karen and Jim, I'm sure the great views will cheer him up, the sentiment is in a smashing font, , hope your review goes well and that they managed your bloods first time.

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous card, so whimsical! Great colouring! I too love Lavinia stamps, but I have never bought one of the digi!
If you use Acrobat Reader to open the pdf, you can take a screenshot of the image tracing a rectangle with the camera button (or going to menu, tab change/take a shot) and then you can paste the snapshot in any other program you need, as the photo editor or MS Word... and resize it. Hope it could help the next time

vintagerose said...

Hi Kate wow beautiful card i love the quirkiness of the house,hope you are ok ,hope your day is a good one my friend xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a fabulous New Home card, I love Lavinia images and this looks great in shades of lilac. Hope you both feel better soon too.
Rainey’s Craft Room

Mia said...

Hi Kate,
I especially love the following links (for convert pdf to jpg):
1) https://pdf2jpg.net/
2) https://www.ilovepdf.com/pdf_to_jpg
3) https://pdftoimage.com/
4) https://smallpdf.com/pdf-to-jpg
Hope it helps.
Hugs, sweetie,
PS: If you need anything else, just email me and let me know.

Sue said...

Kate, I love your card. Have been hooked on Lavinia Stamps of late and didn't know they made digi's, must take a look. The colors you chose and the cared are such fun and just lovely. I am sure they appreciated it and loved it too.


aussie aNNie said...

Stunning Lavinia image, perfect and gorgeous card...xx

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

I love the image you have picked. And the background paper is lush. You have been busy I hope you both feel better soon. Good luck with the bloods xx

Jules said...

Hi Kate

Sounds like you have been super busy doing the house removals .. .. I hope they will be happy in their new home .. .. and that you have now got your energy back.

Your card is gorgeous and I love the sentiment very much.

Hope your cold has now gone and the trip to the vampire was a successful one!

Love Jules xx

Margarets designer cards said...

Wow love the image and brilliant colours, fabulous new hiome card

Anne said...

You've certainly been busy Kate, looking after everyone else except yourself I imagine! This is a perfect new home card, I love Lavinia and didn't know they did digis, I think the large sentiments look fine on here

Anne x

Birgit said...

You are very busy so no wonder you got sick. I love the colours you used and this cute home that I wish I had up in a tree somewhere. This is so sweet and they will love the card

wannabcre8tive said...

This is a cute card. I just love the Lavina stamps. I like the purple colors. Great job and so creative.

Pat said...

Oh, how cute Kate, and just great for a new home card, and you have coloured it beautifully with your Copics and the colours are perfect with the CI paper too. I found this on line so will send it but have noticed that Mia has suggested you convert it to a jpg. Now I am not particularly savvy with these things but you may be able to follow this and get it to work:

Click Choose File and select file from your local device or simply drag-and-drop it into the box. You will see a preview of the PDF file once it is uploaded. Drag the rectangle to adjust the selected area you want to crop then click the button Crop PDF. Then you can download your cropped PDF file.

I hope this helps. x

Pat said...

Sorry, I forgot to say I hope your cold is better soon. I have had some funny throaty cough and associated cataah, not really a cold but definitely not much fun, so know how you feel. I think coughs and colds are the name of the game at the moment unfortunately..lol. x

MiamiKel said...

How beautiful! The colors are just sensational and just a sweet little new home and FAB coloring! I hope you are doing better - your blog sure is a pick me up, so whimsical and fun! xx

rachel said...

A stunning card Kate - just love this xx

Mac Mable said...

Now I am concerned as I definitely didn't get his post....I shall investigate.
Hope the bloods went well and it must be so tiresome for you but as you say necessary x
The digi image on your gorgeous card is so striking, with such pretty colours.
Glad the move went well for Jim and Karen and it helps because of the lift too x....Hope you have recovered?