Sunday, 30 March 2014

Fabulous Florets

Happy Mothers' Day!!
Have you had a wonderful day?
Well I have!  I started off with a lie in!
After all the activities of the last two days, it has been nice to relax a little.
Simon and Kerry came with the kids - and instead of me cooking for them, Simon cooked for them!  They brought me my Mothers' Day cards - I always get one from Ellie, Lucas and Lexie
even though I am their Nannan - I am quite flattered that they want to send one to me.
Barry then went down to Simon's to help with some work that needed doing in Simon and Kerry's Kitchen - leaving me and Lexie to have "Girly time together" as Lexie calls it.
Lexie decorated a plain bag with stamping, to hold her knitting  (I started teaching her
to knit the other day!) and Kerry amazed Simon by remembering how to knit.
Lexie was impressed that her mum knew how to knit!
Anyhow after that she made a start on her Easter cards.
Later on we went up to the Cemetery, for me to take my mum some flowers for Mothers' Day.
Came home, Barry made tea for Lexie and me, then Kerry came to take Lexie home.
What a wonderful day!
Here's a card that I made and showed Lexie how to make - hope you like it.

Do you recall me making a diamond shape template out of acetate after my first attempt with a paper one?  Well this is the one that I have used (made by punching with the triangle punch, then turning upside-down and punching again to create the diamond.)
I stippled each diamond separately with different shades of blue ink -
Night of Navy, Pacific Point and Tempting turquoise.
Then over stamped with the flower and foliage stamp from Fabulous Florets.
A tiny greeting finishes this off nicely I think.
Matted first of all onto Pacific Point card stock, then White, 
then layered onto a Black base card and voila.
I am really pleased with this and would like to enter it into
the Fantasy Stampers Challenge #7 Silhouettes


  1. Sounds like you've had wonderful Mother's day! :) Love the detail on your card, the stippled effect is fab! Really like the flower & foliage stamp :)

  2. Gorgeous card Katie - love the variegated diamonds xxx

  3. Sounds like you had a lovely day Kate! Fab card, great idea to make a diamond stencil with triangles! Love the blue shading, very elegant card. Xx

  4. I am happy to hear that you have had a lovely day. I have too. A beautiful card, love the design.
    Linda xxx

  5. It sounds like you've had a delightful day Kate and you've made a gorgeous card. Your diamond template is fabulous and I love the effect of the stippling x

  6. Beautiful card. Glad you had such a wonderful day!

  7. Totally gorgeous Kate, I love the way you did the background with the triangles. Cheers, Holley

  8. This looks very effective Kate, lovely design. Sounds like you had a fab mothers day xxx

  9. It sounds as if you had a thoroughly lovely day, Kate.....and crafting with your granddaughter too.....not wishing my life away, but can't wait until Eva is old enough to come into my craft room as do 'stuff'. ;-) I love this card, I think these type are some of your very best xx

  10. It looks brilliantl Kate, love the design and effect. Glad you had a nice mothers day xxx

  11. Stunning Kate. Love the colour and the fabulous floral detail. Sounds like a perfect Mother's Day.

  12. Your grandkids sound adorable. It's lovely that they wanted to give you a Mother's Day card.
    This is great. Lovely colours with a dramatic look to the blue/black shapes.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx

  13. What a great weekend you had, how fab, great card, loving the blues, great idea using the punch to create your own stencil xx Zoe xx

  14. Happy (late) Mother's Day to you, sweet Kate :) You are a beautiful woman, inside and out. And the card is simply lovely. Love and hugs to you!

  15. Beautiful Kate, love the colour.

    gr karin

  16. What a stunning effect, Kate - I love the diamond background, perfect for your silhouette stamp. It's great to see you at Fantasy Stampers - thanx for sharing with us this time and good luck, hun.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  17. this is beautiful Kate as always
    thank you for joining in the challenge at fantasy stampers
    Debbi x


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