Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Wonderful Day

Morning folks.... do you ever have one of those days when it feels like all is well with the world....well yesterday was such a day....had a leisurely drive out to Simply Create in Alford soaking up the spectacular scenery we have in rural Aberdeenshire helped along by the fact that the sun definitely had his hat on.  It was lovely to relax and have a crafty chat with Jacqui over a cup of coffee and a ginormous slab of delicious shortbread but all good things must come to an end and too soon it's time to head home....with a bag of delicious goodies to play with from the oh so generous but ever so naughty Jacqui.  Once I got home I couldn't shake off the lazy mode feeling and to be honest I wasn't putting up much of a fight....deposited my bum on a seat in the garden with The Budster snoozing under the table and spent some time just chilling out. And did I finish my Hero Arts goodies card....you bet I did and there is no way it is ending up in the "NOT SURE" box.....I fell in love with this gorgeous Hydrangea stamp the minute I saw it......



Background created with Hero Arts..Dots and Flowers embossed with White Detail powder
inked over with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad....Dusty Concord
Side Panel created with Hero Arts Stripes Pattern inked with Peeled Paint
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Image: Hero Arts...Hydrangea coloured with Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint
Sentiment: Hero Arts...Thinking of You
Chipboard Butterfly....Craftybitz
Pearls: Hobbyhouse
Ribbon: American Crafts

and a little bit of crafty cheating.....the stem on this image stops short of the last set of leaves but I wanted to tie my ribbon around it.....so restamped the image and cut out the stem section cutting off the leaves and added it on to make the stem longer.....can you see the join.....say NO...unless you want me to have a hissy fit.
And would you believe it doesn't fit in with any of my favourite challenges this week.....so it was just a card made for fun.....but I guarantee you might be seeing rather a lot of this gorgeous image.
Today is Brodie's school sports day....fingers crossed that the weather holds up and no doubt there will be some fun photo opportunities.   Will catch up with you all tomorrow for Sneaky Peek Friday.
Hugs Kath xxx
Edited to add: sadly yesterday turned into a very dark day....and my heart goes out to the families and friends of all those innocent people killed in Whitehaven....brings you right back down to earth with a bump.

16 comments:

Debs said...

Beautiful card, so much work has gone into it and no I can't see the join. Have a good time at the sports day. Go Brodie!!!

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Anesha said...

Beautiful card Kath. Love the colours and the background is wonderful. It's a really terrible thing that happened yesterday, all those poor people. Hope you and Buddy enjoy the nice weather today. Hugs Anesha

Suzanne said...

This is a fab card, Kath
Hugs
Suzanne x

ginny c said...

lovely card kath, hope you have a lovely day at brodies sports day

maddy hill said...

beautiful Kath , and i love the way you added the stem ! you cant see it at all !
Hope the little chappie did well on sports day !
love and hugs
maddy x

butlersabroad said...

Just beautiful Kath, love your colours, and no, I can't see a join either!

Brenda

Lynda said...

Oh my goodness Kath what an absolutely beautiful card - love the dots and flowers background.

Love Lynda xxx

Barb said...

I knew once you got your hands on this stamp, you'd do wonderful things with it!! So beautiful, Kath! I would never have noticed the join if you hadn't mentioned it! Gorgeous card!! :)

judith said...

This is my favorite card I've seen with the hydranga stamp,Kath.
I love how you did the background with the dots and flowers stamp and the stripe panel on the side You are so blessed with your talent.
My prayers go out for the people in Whitehaven and all who are touched by this. Hugs and love.

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Kath. Love that image. There was an enormous, beautiful hydrangea in the garden of the house where I was brought up and it looked amazing.

I think Brodie got a great day for his sports. I can remember sometimes my kids' sports days getting cancelled and rearranged and ending up being the first day it was reasonable weather. I can also remember standing there absolutely chittering it was so cold!!

It is dreadful for these poor families in Whitehaven, can't imagine how they feel.

Kat xx

Macpurp said...

sounds like you had a lovely day out. Beautiful image! And what join? he he.
I hope Brodie had a great sports day.

The poor people in Whitehaven, my heart goes out to them.

love teen x

Rosietoes said...

Another beautiful card Kath. I love your use of the background stamps - very inspiring.
Edna x

Merlie said...

Beautiful card, Kath!! Thanks for the comment, it sure is nice to know that you check the entries at PBSC and take time out of your busy day to give us some luvin'

Hugs!
Merlie

Alex said...

Wonderful card Kath! The flower is gorgeous!
Hugs, Alex

Terrie B x said...

such a beautiful stamp Kath:)x

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