Monday, 8 July 2019

A Bouquet of Birthday Wishes!

Hello Everyone, another week begins and didn't the last one fly past so quickly. I hope you are well and enjoyed your weekend.
We have a lovely warm sunny day today, it makes a change as the last week has really been not July sort of weather, infact I've had some heating on and wearing a cardie I've felt so cold....blood must be thinning with age.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my last cards and the well wishes to feel better. I do thankfully, but it's this awfully digestive system that's been ongoing for years now, that we'er not getting to the bottom of...pardon the pun.  I've changes diets, cut out particular foods, nothing seems to help, or it does for a wee while, then it starts all over again, I find it's stressful and leaves me exhausted too. Medical mystery that's me. Anyway, I'm okay today so far.

I have a card today to enter into; https://caswatercolour.blogspot.com/2019/07/cas-watercolour-july-challenge.html
The challenge theme is a tribute to a lovely blogging friend, Darnell, who has just celebrated her birthday, so although the card won't actually go to her she will see it on the CAS Watercolour blog.
I've used a lovely stamp from Creative Stamping Magazine and coloured with Altenew Watercolour Paints after first creating a watercolour wash with lots of pastel colours. The little bow stamp is by SU and the sentiment is another freebie from the same magazine, to finish I've added three tiny gems.

I would also like to enter the card into; https://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-flower-challenge-34-pretty-pastels.html


http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/07/july-earth-laughs-in-flowers.html

That's me for now folks, off to see what I can have for lunch, not all that hungry, but I've to eat something to work with the insulin, perhaps some soup, so enjoy your day and see you soon,

38 comments:

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

A very pretty bouquet and extra nice with the lovely watercoloring!

brenda said...

Pretty card Kate, it has all the elements of a warm summers day.

B x (sitting here in a cardie)

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Kate, love the way you have coloured the background, xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hi Kate what a pretty card. Sorry to hear you haven’t been well and hope you soon feel better. I started suffering with acid reflux and now take a daily tablet which really helps. I also stopped drinking coffee and after years of not drinking tea now drink tea and herbal teas which really seem to suit me.

Flo Langley said...

Pleased you are feeling a bit better Kate. Such a pretty card. Love the colours in the background and those little pink flowers are exquisite. Happy Birthday to Darnell!!! Take care, Hugs Flo xx

Jo said...

Such a lovely image & the watercolour wash is just perfect for it. Sorry you're not feeling so well, hope things improve for you soon. Have you tried peppermint tea? x

cotnob said...

This is pretty Kate, a lovely background and beautiful flowers.
I'm so pleased to hear that you are feeling a little better - have you tried Probiotics, I use Bio-Kult and find it really helps.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely water coloured CAS card, a great tribute to Darnell!!! It's very sweet!
I didn't know of that dedicated challenge, I'm not good with CAS, but perhaps I can try :)
Hope that you feel better soon!!!
Hugs

Mrs A. said...

Pretty colour combination and a lovely bouquet. Glad to hear your feeeling better. It has been sunny here today so breakfast and lunch in the garden. Just had high tea too but clouded over abut now. Hugs Mrs A.

rachel said...

Wonderful image Kate - and I love the watercolour background too! Gorgeous! Hugs rachel xx

Mac Mable said...

Glad you are feeling better today x.
Such a pretty card with wonderful water colouring and such a beautiful stamped bouquet of flowers for Darnell x.

Anne said...

The weeks certainly do fly by quickly Kate, I'm pleased to hear you're feeling a bit better
This is so pretty, I love the watercolour backgound
Anne x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kate, love the pretty flowers and the water coloured background looks fab.
Lorraine x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kate, love the pretty flowers and the water coloured background looks fab.
Lorraine x

Daffodil Cards said...

What a lovely tribute card for Darnell, so pretty Kate.
I hope you get your system working properly again soon, nothing worse is there?
Faith x

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the pretty flowers and the colors of the background!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Mia said...

Your watercolour card is PERFECT, Kate. And I am sure than Darnell will love it seeing it on the challenge. Hugs, my dear friend.

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

A lovely watercolour background and the stamp is very pretty. So glad to here things have settled down. Have a great week xx

meg said...

beautiful Spring bouquet Kate, the splash of colour behind it looks wonderful, hope the tummy improves

Tanza Erlambang said...

love the flowers of your beautiful card.

have a wonderful summer

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Kate, sorry to hear you have been unwell, take care. Your card is gorgeous, love the bouquet and watercolour background.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Valerija said...

A beautiful card Kate! Love the bouquet and background colours!
Valerija xx

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful card

aussie aNNie said...

A really stunning water coloured card Kate, so pretty..xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow! Kate this is so beautifully delicate and gorgeous. A superb watercolour piece of art.
Lorraine

Darnell said...

Thank you for the beautiful birthday bouquet, Kate! It is really lovely from the sweet bow, to the perfectly colored flowers, all the way down to the sweep of pretty pastel watercolors in the background! I'm sorry to hear that you are still struggling. I know how exhausting just not knowing what it is can be on the mind and body. You get so you don't even care if it's bad news, you just want to know what it IS! I am praying that you won't have to wait too much longer for the penny to drop so you can get the relief and answers you need. Lots of love and hugs, Darnell

Lynne K said...

A gorgeous floral design, Kate, perfect for our flower challenge at Stamping Sensations. Love the soft background. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Lynne

Bonnie said...

What beautiful flowers in your bouquet, Kate! Love the fun colors and I know Darnell will love it too! Thanks so much for helping us celebrate Darnell's birthday at CAS Watercolour!

Sue said...

Your flowers are lovely and the whole card is beautiful Kate.

Hugs
Sue

Susan said...

A lovely bouquet and great watercoloring! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

Loll said...

Beautifully watercolour bouquet of flowers to honour Darnell on her birthday. The flowers are so pretty and the bow keeps them all together nicely. :) Great splashes of colour in your background. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Marcia Hill said...

Such a pretty bouquet Kate and so beautifully water colored too! Loving your soft background colors also, and I just know Darnell is loving this card too! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

Jennifer Johnston said...

A lovely card Kate, a beautiful image and so
beautifully coloured. Enjoy your weekend.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

brenda said...

Very belatedly popping back to thank you for sharing your pretty floral creation with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Karen Dunbrook said...

beautiful.
x Karen

Pat said...

A beautiful bouquet of flowers so bright and pretty Kate and perfect for the challenge and for our lovely Darnell too. x

TaeEun said...

This is a lovely bouquet of flowers in a pretty pastel background! Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x