Friday, 26 July 2019

Hello Sunshine!

Gosh wall to wall sunshine for the UK, are you all surviving it?? Hello Everyone, I hope all is well with you and that you are managing to keep cool. Last night at 9 o'clock it was still 27 degrees, for goodness sake we live in the far North of Scotland, it shouldn't happen, lol.

Anyway, we are trying to keep cool and poor Teallach keeps looking for shady spots to lie in. I gave in this morning and finally did an ironing that's been sitting on the table for a week cos it's been, too hot to tackle, I just a glass of cold water beside me as I ironed.

As I'm typing this the Tour is on the TV and it's a mountain stage, so the scenery is amazing and there's little patches of snow on the peaks...just looking is making me feel cooler. It's 32 degrees in the valley where the cyclists are cycling, how do they manage???

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my CCC card, you are always so kind in your comments.

So I had cool, snowy cards for my last post, this one has going to the other end of the season spectrum with sunshine;
All Honeydoo products on this card. I coloured with Windsor and Newton watercolours and splattered with Gansi Tambi red gold paint. I love this new stencil from Honeydoo, and inked through with Oxides in Antique Linen, Fossilized Amber, and some sort of green that was on the brush....a happy accident and I rather like the effect of the three shades.  
It's a lovely image to colour, and I love sunflowers, such a cheery flower. I treated myself to a bunch the other day.

That's me for now, it's time to rummage and find something for lunch, not all that hungry though, but have to have something for the insulin to work on, so I'll say cheerio for now, take care and keep cool,

25 comments:

dutchess said...

Beautiful sunflowers Kate...loving that stencil background....
Keeping cool has been a real challenge and not much housework has been getting done...lots of washing though all the airing cupboard all freshened up...and the winter wraps....a much cooler overcast day here today still pretty warm mind you....a lazy afternoon ahead I think xxxxx

Sheryl said...

Hi Kate what a lovely card they are my oldest daughters favourite flower hope you are staying cool my friend,we are the opposite it's freezing cold here xx

Jo said...

Oh Kate, that's beautiful......I do love a sunflowers, I used to take them to my Dad & they brought such a smile to his face....thanks for the memory. Your card is gorgeous, the inky colours just perfect & i love the splatters! So, so hot & we're in the midst of a power cut so now the fans aren't working....roll on Winter! Have a lovely weekend x

Wendy L said...

Hi Kate, I think um is getting hotter weather than us.

Gorgeous card and coloured beautifully, xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, fabulous!! Love the blended colours of the stencilled background and the gorgeous sunflowers!!
Also here the hot is terrific... and I have seen the Alaska on fire at the Tv.... :((( Climate challenges are stunning and very bad for all the World

Linda Simpson said...

Yes it was a very hot day yesterday, so hot that I didn't get any crafting done. Today is a lot cooler and a lovely breeze in the craft room. A gorgeous card, love the flowers, they make me smile.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Flo Langley said...

Gorgeous card Kate. Beautifully coloured. Pleased you are having sunshine up in Scotland. Awww! poor Teallach! It is difficult for animals and birds to keep cool as well. I ran around yesterday making sure there was lots of water in the garden for the birds. I was thanked this morning. A wren and her babies came to visit me whilst I was having my coffee. They stayed for quite a while. Oh, they are so cute and tiny. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Flo xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is stunning, what a lovely card, I love sunflowers and have loads planted in the garden. I had to do some ironing today as well. I have put it off all week!!! Seems to be a bit cooler here this afternoon!! Thank Goodness!!! Enjoy the weekend, Hazel xx

meg said...

A beautiful background and stamped image Kate, the colours in both are wonderful

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card. Keep cool.

Daffodil Cards said...

We've been sitting under an umbrella with no housework or anything else done, Great to be retired isn't it? LOL
I LOVE your card sunflowers are such happy flowers and yours are beautifully coloured I like the green too, a Beautiful card Kate.
Faith x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is so pretty, love the sunflowers. Hating this hot weather, thank goodness it is more comfortable tonight.

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Kate, a fabulous stencilled background and beautiful sunflowers.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful sunflowers Kate, lovely background and gorgeous colouring...stunning make. Have a lovely weekend and try and stay cool.xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very beautiful card.
I love the beautiful stneciled background.
Those Sunflowers really pop of the page and they are coloured beautifully too.
Yesterday morning when I got up it was 29 deg on my fornt room still.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A beautiful card Kate and I don't know what it is but there's something about sunflowers that makes me happy. Perhaps is their vibrant colour and the way that they turn towards the sun. It was still 31 degrees in our house on Thursday evening and I have to say that the cooler weather and all day rain has been very welcome today. Many thanks for your visit and kind words x

rachel said...

Wonderful card Kate - glad you got some sunshine too - hope you didn't todays rain!!! Big hugs rachel xx

Mrs A. said...

I love your fabulous sunflowers. It has been a lot cooler here today. I need to tackle the ironing tomorrow but will set the ironing board up in the garden and plug into the shed socket. Hugs Mrs A.

Margarets designer cards said...

Fabulous sunflowers, lovely card
Yes we are hot and still hot, here in somerset. not much rain just a few showers here and there although Tuesday looks wet, my garden is crying out for rain, and hubby is fed up with watering, he’s only doing pots, tomatoes and runner beans so what he does not do is looking very very dried up. Hope you have cooler temps and that was not all the summer we are going to get.

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Kate!! The flowers are beautiful!! I love the colors and design of the background, too!! It's so pretty!! Stay cool!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Mac Mable said...

Such a sunny and happy card. The background colours and blending through the stencil looks fabulous x

Darnell said...

A beautiful sunflower card, Kate! From the background blending with that cool stencil to the excellent coloring on your sunflowers to the schplatters, this is fantastic!! I can't believe you ironed in the heat, you are a trouper! I hope you've cooled off a bit, but still have a lovely sunny summer!! Hugs, Darnell

Anne said...

A beautiful card Kate, I love sunflowers.
I look forward to summer but last week was too hot for me, I think I moaned the whole week, I'm getting old!
I've enjoyed watching the cycling too, like to see the beautiful scenery
Enjoy your week
Anne x

Sally H said...

Totally gorgeous! I love it x

Pat said...

So so pretty Kate, and I love the background with the stencilling in those quite soft colours which goes absolutely perfectly with the sunflower image which is really beautifully coloured, and love the bit of spattering too. x