Friday, 11 June 2021

A Summer Garden!

 Hello Everyone, Friday already, I feel as if this week has flown by. I hope you are well and looking forward to the weekend, do you have any plans?  Hopefully you'll enjoy them whatever they are. I think it's to be  really hot weather too.

Well, I'll be a year older tomorrow eek.... 68 years young, Alistair thought I was 66, if only lol. No plans, just a chillin day. 

Anyway, here is another coloured page;

I just love this page and wanted to colour it up the minute I saw it. It,s from Rita Berman's Summer Walk book and I've used Black Widow pencils, however they didn't suit the papers so added a few Steadler Ergosoft pencils too, which were marginally better. Matching pencils to paper is so important for the end result, I'm finding all these things out as I'm getting into colouring with coloured pencils. Here is the lovely book this page is from,

This is little picture is the first page of the book, I think it's a lovely little image.

Just before I sign off, I want to thank you for the lovely comments you left on my New Home card, as always your words are very kind..

Oh no Alistair has found the football on the telly Grrrr!!!

Take care of yourselves,


Flo Langley said...

Have a truly wonderful day tomorrow Kate. Sending ooodles of birthday hugs. Beautiful page. Hugs Flo xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Welcome to the 68 club. Happy Birthday for tomorrow. I love this page and your colouring is lovely. Luckily we both hate footie

meg said...

Many Happy Returns for tomorrow Kate,hope you have a wonderful day, a beautifully coloured page,love the garden scene

brenda said...

So I figure today it's your Birthday Kate, wishing you a lovely day and looks like the sun will shine, as Marianne said, welcome to the club of us certain age ladies. It's mine in a couple of weeks!

Today's colouring page is beautiful as always.

B x

Jackie T said...

Hi Kate your colouring is just amazing. I do find colouring very relaxing. Have a good weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Rainey's Craft Room said...

It is a gorgeous scene and your colouring has brought it to life beautifully. I love the pink roses along the top, very pretty.
Happy Birthday for tomorrow too.

cotnob said...

A lovely colouring page Kate, I bet you had great fun colouring it, you did a fabulous job.
I will be steering well clear of the TV for the next few weeks, my eldest is coming home for the weekend to watch the football with his Dad, I will retire to my craft room.
Have a lovely Birthday.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

That's so pretty. I love the colours too x

Sue said...

Have a wonderful birthday Kate!! and your page is lovely lots of hugs Sue xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Happy Birthday, Kate! Hope you have had a lovely day!
Your page is just delicious!! I can see why you absolutely wanted colour it! Amazing colouring with your pencils!

Wendy L said...

Happy birthday wishing you a lovely day Kate, xx

Mac Mable said...

What a beautiful coloured page and I hope you had a wonderful birthday and enjoyed yourself? x. Enjoying the football my end x.

Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous colouring Kate, you have so much patience. I hope you had a great birthday weekend. At 68 your just a baby hahahaha.
Happy Belated Birthday.
Faith x

pam said...

Have a wonderful birthday Kate.
Gorgeous colouring
Pam x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful, love the gorgeous images and your colouring. Isn't it great to relax and just colour. xx

Sally H said...

Hope you had a wonderful Birthday Kate! Your colouring is wonderful!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Happy belated birthday Kate. I've had a busy week and I'm only just catching up on my commenting. Your colouring is lovely and you've even managed to get some shading into the tiny roses, it must have taken you ages. The weather here has been glorious but I think we're in for some storms tomorrow. The sunshine doesn't seem to last long, so I guess we'll just have to make our own. Take care of yourself x

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi Kate, hope you enjoyed your birthday. I love this
pretty, cheerful coloured page, so summery. Love the
colours you have chosen too. Hope you are both well.
Look after yourselves.
Love Jennifer xx.

Birgit said...

I hope your birthday was very nice and just the way you want it. I love the coloured page. You blend the colours so nicely.

Valerija said...

Happy belated birthday Kate.
Your coloured image is amazing and I love the little picture in the book too.
Valerija xx

R's Rue said...


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful page and your colouring is lovely. Very wet here today, tomorrow should be nice but not hot thank goodness. More rain in Sunday. Happy Birthday

Viv said...

Hope you had a lovely birthday Kate! same day as our daughter and our granddaughter's is the day after on the 12th too. All Gemini's eh ;) Loving your beautiful page, coloured so well too. I take books like that with me when we go away(not for a while because of Covid though), very relaxing aren't they ;) Viv xx

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

A belted Happy Birthday Kate.. I hope Alistair spoilt you xx

Jules said...

Hi Kate

I hope you had a lovely birthday .. .. even though you had nothing planned.

Sadly I am a bit late to your party as things have been quite busy here. All down to weddings going pear shaped and my "happy" couples turning into "unhappy" couples. Looks like my retirement from wedding work is delayed until the summer of 2023!

Love your colouring page very much. I can almost smell those beautiful flowers.

I am beginning to feel that you will end up as the expert on what pencils we should all be working with.

As I write this England are playing Scotland. Nil, nil at the moment!

Have a good weekend. I think this one is going to be a wet one for us.

Love Jules xx

wannabcre8tive said...

A beautifully colored page. I can see why you were anxious to color it. Happy Birthday, I hope it was a great day.

R's Rue said...

I love and your colored page and have a wonderful and beautiful birthday today.

Karen Dunbrook said...

Belated Happy Birthday mf. I'm not far behind you...where do the years go?
Lovely many wonderful details to see.
xx Karen

Sue said...

This a such a fun scene, warm and cozy too. Love the cat on the chair too. Beautifully colored up.


Pat said...

Sorry it's been so long since I last visited Kate and see that it was your birthday..mind you you've probably forgotten all about it as it was so long, but I hope you had a good day. I love your colouring of these two images from the Rita Berman book, so pretty, and you are right that choosing the right pencils to suit the paper is key. x