Saturday, 7 September 2019

Whale Hello There !

Hello Everyone and I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. Don't they come around so quickly!!

I've been missing in action again this last week as I've had my lovely friend Rita visiting, some of you might know her from Blogland and she is also on the CCC team.  It's been a brilliant few days, and Alistair has been a star driving us lots of places with wonderful views. Yesterday, we went to Cawder Castle, Macbeth wasn't there. Rita just loved all the history of it and the lovely gardens. Now this is just up the road from us, but I'd never been inside the castle. Anyway, visit over and Rita now home.

This is a Pink Ink stamp set, I love this whale and it didn't need much colouring as I had stamped it on to a background coloured with Pixi Powders, then just highlighted some of the whale with watercolour. All the other images come in the set as does the sentiment. The background paper is from the Works, a huge 12x12 pad for £3 and the papers are all seaworld colours and designs. A few gems to finish.

Here we are on the drawbridge at the castle,

Here we are in Ullapool tucking into fish and chips, and Alistair was too much concentrating on his fish supper to look at the camera. I have to say I was perishing sitting  there and the the food went cold too quickly, but it's the only way to eat it....outdoors lol.

Thank you so much for all the lovely comment on my last cards, most appreciated.

Off now to catch up with your posts, enjoy the rest of your evening and see you soon,


pam said...

Fabulous card Kate, love the photos of you all, those Fish & Chips look yummy.
Pam x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Glad you all had a lovely time and a catch-up with Rita.
That's a gorgeous stamp, I've been looking at buying some from this company, they are so pretty.

Mrs A. said...

Glad to see and hear you had fun with Rita. Love this Whale card. Those pads firm The Works are such good value . Hugs Mrs A.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

That’s a pretty watercolor of an underwater scene! Perfect way to use that image! It sounds like you had quite a nice visit!

Lisa said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time with your friend!! The pictures are so beautiful and the fish and chips look yummy!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous whale and lovely photos Kate, the fish n chips look really delish and a nice place obviously to have

Valerija said...

Such a lovely image and project. Love your photos too.
Have a great day.
Valerija xx

meg said...

Beautiful card Late the colours are gorgeous love the whale

brenda said...

It is so nice to meet blogging friends and pleased you had a good time with Rita, I met Anesha (Crafting Queen) yesterday and it was lovely to finally meet in person at her local Church fete day. Absolutely love your underwater scene, such depth of colour and the frame really draws the eye.

B x

Rita said...

Well Kate, I had the best time with you both. We really did have fun and Alistair was the Star on all our trips. I have came home with so many great memories of my time far up north in the highlands of Scotland. I also saw this fantastic card and I can tell you is so realistic in real life so to speak. Missing Kate's beautiful boy called Teallach who made friends with me in his own time. Back down to earth now and washing is done and outside to dry. Have a Good Week my friend. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Kate. Rita looks well and glad she had a good visit, xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Awwww.... How amazing card!!! Love that stamp set and the way you coloured the whole scene!! The background papers is just perfect to compliment it!! Pinned! :)
Seems that you have had a fabulous time, loved seeing the photos!
Have a lovely Sunday!

Anne said...

How nice that you had a crafty visitor, shame Rita didn't see Macbeth though!!
Fabulous card, I adore all the Pink Ink images
Enjoy your week lovely Kate, they certainly do go too quickly
Anne x

Daffodil Cards said...

How lovely to get together and have an enjoyable time with kindred spirits. That fish looks huge! I suppose as big as the whale on your card LOL. A wonderful background and stamps Kate a Beautiful card.
Faith x

Mia said...

Two beautiful ladies! I am so glad you had such a great time with Rita.
And I perfectly understand Alistair, as my husband loves fishing too! Your card is fabulous, Kate. Hugs, my friend.

Sue said...

I love this card and the images and papers are so nice. The framing is perfect too. Awesome pictures, I do genealogy and I have some Scottish roots. The scenery is magnificent in your photos. Thanks for sharing them.


Pop's Cards said...

Fabulous creation I love the background too, your photos looks like you had an amazing time, hugs Pops x

Mac Mable said...

You sure look like you have a wonderful time with Rita... x Fabulous card with such a pretty background and the whale stamp is beautiful x.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous sea themed card.
It looks like you had a great time with your friend - fab photos
Lorraine x

vintagerose said...

Hi Kate what a beautiful card and how lovely that your friend came to visit you,great pics my friend xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, fabulous papers and super whale - it looks like you had great fun with Rita, lovely photographs.
I'm playing catch up at the moment, I have been on holiday for a week and have been having a major sort out in my craft room.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Karen said...

This is gorgeous Kate and I'm not surprised you love that stamp - it's lovely. I haven't purchased any Pink Ink sets yet, lol, there's always a yet wheree stamps are concerned! I must check out The Works online too, as those papers look lovely and lush in one of my favourite colours too.

With reference to Simon Says Stamp stamps I've been lucky enough to win Challenges a couple of times and that's when I've been able to purchase their stamps because I've just had to pay P&P. A year or two ago they had some gorgeous sets that I fell in love with so hubby treated me to those but I don't purchase often from them because of the postage costs and the fact that Royal Mail can sometimes add VAT to an imported order.

A friend of mine was on their DT for a while and she sold some of her sets and I was able to purchase them second hand. There is a selling group that I belong to on Facebook that sometimes has used Simon Says Stamp sets in that people in the UK are selling. Let me know if you want to know the group name as I know there are a few Simon Says sets for sale in the group at the moment.

Looks like you had a lovely time with Rita and I bet it was well cold too xx

Pat said...

The Pink Ink Design stamps are so huge and these whales are beautiful and love the Pixi Powder background too Kate. The extra bit of colouring on the whale is just perfect, and the paper is so pretty and very good value for money from The Works. Glad you had a great time with your friend Rita and love the photos. Ullapool looks beautiful but I know what you mean about food going cold too quickly and those very small wooden forks don't make for quick eating. I usually end up using my x