Saturday, 13 July 2019

All the Flowers!

Hello Everyone, here we are at another weekend, weeks are going by so quickly. I hope your weekend is going well and that your weather is behaving itself.

We are off to the Edinburgh Jazz Festival next week and we are staying with friends Dale and Stewart. It's been a year since we've last seen them, in fact the last Jazz Festival, so we will have much to catch up on. I hope the weather is good, Edinburgh is totally miserable when it's raining especially if there's an East wind at the same time.

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my last post, always so kind and I do appreciate every comment you leave.

I have another card for a challenge;
 https://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-flower-challenge-34-pretty-pastels.html

All stamps from the wonderful Card-io Stamps and colours from Versacolour inks. I've added some glitter and a wobbly frame and backed on to pink card.

Now those of you who have been following for a while might remember that when I visit Dale I like to take a wee something hand made to give her, here's what I've come up with this time,

A little trinket box, I'm sure she'll find something to put into it. The little box comes from The Works and cost only £2, I've painted it with two shades of Starlight paint and used some of Imagination Crafts gorgeous Rice Paper and as Dale loves poppies, I had a sheet hiding away in my stash.
I little bit of lace and some gems to finish it off.  I'm awfully lucky with my friend as she loves everything I make for her, she even frames the cards I make for her birthdays and hangs them in her sewing room, isn't that just lovely.

Well it's Tour de France time again, yes hours and hours of watching these guys peddling like made all over the French countryside, mind you some of it is quite beautiful and as they have started going over the mountains that's spectacular. Thankfully, Alistair no longer sit ans watches wearing his cycling gear, I remember one he even had his helmet on. I suppose it the equivalent of a footy fan wearing his team colours, lol.  Thank goodness he doesn't wear his wet suit and accessories when watching the Blue Planet.
  Anyway, the deal is, I don't complain about the Tour as long as I get to watch Downtown Abbey, which has started again and I've never seen the first series. His Socialist principles are upset by all that privileged nobility and the kowtowing servants. Me, well I just love the wonderful costumes and the equally wonderful Maggie Smith as the Dowager Duchess.

Rightio, that's me for now, so I'll say cheerio and see you when I get back, take care of yourselves,


27 comments:

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Kate, love the trinket box you have decorated. Xxx

dutchess said...

Such a prettycard Kate and I love your trinket box....have a great time at the jazz festival...then back to Downton...I have just got the box set and now the tennis has finished it’s my treat to myself...an episode every day....xxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a pretty card love the sentiment. Gorgeous pressie for your friend. Have a wonderful time, would love to visit Edinburgh. Have the box set of Downton and loved it must watch it all again sometime.

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, wow! Your card is a delight! Love so much the wreath of flowers and leaves with those sweet colours!! And the trinket box you made for your friend is so beautiful!! Great work, she surely will be amazed!!
Have a lovely time at the jazz festival with your friends!!
Hugs!

Lisa said...

So gorgeous!! I love the beautiful design!! The trinket box is fabulous!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

MiamiKel said...

Beautiful card and present for your friend, Kate. I have always wanted to see Edinburgh! Maybe one day :)

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous trinket box Kate, wow what a pleasant and lovely gift...your card is super beautiful.x

meg said...

the pastel shades you used are beautiful Kate, a gorgeous wreath card and sentiment , the poppy box is stunning hope you have a great time in Edinburgh, have just booked megabus to go there to see the Samhuinn Fire Festival

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

such a pretty card! Love the peg stamps and the pretty colors. Your trinket box looks great too. Hope you have good weather for your trip!

Linda Simpson said...

This is stunning and loving the box too. The floral stamp is beautiful.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card and love the box. Have a great day. x

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! Kate, your card is stunning a beautiful design too. As for your box, beautifully done and would grace anyones room, it's so beautiful, your friend is a lucky lady.
Faith x
PS, I didn't see the wellie until you said about it, showed hubby he and I laughed as well, perhaps it's me who should have gone to Specsavers LOL

Mac Mable said...

What a wonderful post ...I so enjoyed reading it Kate and had quite a chuckle at the end x.
Such a pretty card and what a fabulous job you've done with the wreath and the card-io stamps....absolutely beautiful x.
Have a wonderful time at the festival and hope the weather is kind to you? We love popping across as the atmosphere is great but don't know if we'll get there this year x.
Dale is going to love the trinket box you made and what a thoughtful, unique and fabulous gift x.

brenda said...

Super creations as always Kate, apols for absence but not at my best at moment.

B x

Sheryl said...

Hi Kate wow such a pretty card and the box is beautiful your friend will love it,you are very clever my friend ,well done xx

Lori said...

Love your card! What a gorgeous wreath. Your friend will love the trinket box - it is beautiful!

pam said...

Gorgeous card and Box Kate, both beautiful decorated.
Pam x

Jennifer Johnston said...

Loving your card Kate, so pretty and your trinket box for
your friend Dale is beautiful. Love the colour of the box,
which makes the gorgeous poppies 'pop.' I'm sure she will
just love it. It is so nice when friends appreciate the
time, love and thought you have put into making it, isn't it?
Have a wonderful time when you see your friend again.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Darnell said...

Oh, Kate your floral wreath is stunning in these summery rainbow colors! I love the framing! And what a wonderful trinket box you created for your friend, Dale! It's so sweet and so thoughtful using her beloved poppies. She will treasure this and I'm sure it, too, will have a place of honor in her sewing room ... if not right out in the front parlor!

I loved the visual you painted for us of Alistair all geared up when watching the telly, lol! And I like the compromise you both have made. How wonderful that DA is making a comeback. I think Maggie Smith was brilliant as the Dowager I only wished she could have been featured more often! Enjoy and enjoy the Jazz Festival! Hugs, Darnell

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Such a pretty card Kate and the box is gorgeous! I'm with you on Downton Abbey, I really enjoyed it x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, a lovely sentiment and such a pretty design.
I hope you had a fabulous time at the Jaz Festival and meeting up with your friends, the trinket box that you decorated for Dale is fabulous, I'm sure she will treasure it.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Karen Dunbrook said...

beautiful card Kate and what a sweet trinket box, well done mf.
x Karen

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card and design Kate, thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge'. Loving your pretty trinket box too, awesome ;) Viv xx

Valerija said...

Lovely card, so pretty wreath...
and I just love your gorgeous box too.
Valerija xx

Sue said...

Your flower card is lovely, such soft pretty colors. Love the little trinket box you made it is beautiful, I am sure she is going to love it. Enjoy your visit with dear friends and hte festival too. Nice to get away for a short time.

My husband used to sit forward in his chair when he was watching an intense hockey game, and his feet would go back and forth like he was skating. He didn't even know he was doing it (until I pointed it out laughing my head off) he was so into the game!!

Hugs
Sue

Mrs A. said...

Your card is lovely. Now why does the Edwardian lady with her garden spring to mind! . What a gorgeous trinket box you made for your friend. Bet she will love it to bits. I bought one of those boxes too but mine is still in its raw state. So much to make so little time in which to do it. Hugs Mrs A.

Pat said...

What a fabulous wreath of flowers Kate and using some of the beautiful little stamps from Card-io which always work so well for something like this, and what a super gift for your friend. I had to laugh at your comments about Alistair's passion for the Tour de France. My hubby does like watching the downhill skiing, but thankfully he doesn't own skiing gear so that won't be happening here...lol. x