Monday, 1 February 2010

A Lovely Time

Hey guys.  I'm under strict orders from my chiropractor to rest for the remainder of the day but I've just got to update my blog first!  (You know how it is!!)

Lisa- you are an absolute genius!!  Yesterday Mum and I (finally) went shopping to Tunbridge Wells and it was just what I needed!  I had a thoroughly nice time - just having a change of scenery was great!  Although all the bargains had been snapped up from the January sales, I still had a really nice time and came home with my purse rather a lot lighter!!  The best thing though was that going around the shops things kept jumping out at me and I now feel quite inspired and am in a much more positive frame of mind, so here's hoping I won't be struggling so much in the next few days with my card making!!

The trouble with feeling so inspired was that my mind was really buzzing last night and consequently it took me ages to get to sleep as I just couldn't switch off!  This morning though I woke up to find that the landscape had been dusted with icing sugar!  We had had a very light sprinkling of snow last night on top of the frost and it really did look as if someone had taken a very big sieve and dusted our little corner of the world with sugar!  It wasn't enough to cover the ground entirely so it didn't cause any upset around here.

The card that I've loaded up today is another one that I did last summer.  The main stamp and the faint background stamp are both by Penny Black and the black fine flourish is from my Fancy Flourishes stamp sheet. The sentiment is a little pre-printed die-cut from Craftwork Cards from one of their Oh My Words collection. These are great time savers and they do a huge variety of different words in both this oval shape and in circles too.  The main image was coloured using water based markers.  Here's hoping you like it!!!


lisa said...

Well, that's the first time I've been called a genius, Kay but I'm so glad you enjoyed your shopping and you are now feeling inspired again.
I think it's got something to do with the Spring not being too far away, although your sprinkle of snow sounds very pretty. We have had glorious sunshine for about 4 days now and I've actually got out into the garden which has been wonderful.
Your card is beautiful. That stamp is gorgeous and I love how you've layered everything up. I need to take lessons from you, I struggle with this aspect of card making so much.
Happy Crafting.


chris said...

Ho Kay this is so lovely bright and fresh makes you think of nice things to come (lets hope so) have a comfy day if you can love chris xx

Littleminx said...

Hi Kay

Fabulous card & hope your back is better soon
Sara xx

Sally H said...

Stunning card Kay! I'm glad to hear a bit of shopping did the trick! Happy creating x

Pauline said...

Hi Kay,

Sorry to hear about the bad back - not nice :-(. But glad to hear that you had a great time shopping with your Mum and are not inspired :-). We had a springling of snow on Friday night and thankfully that is all there was!

I love the card. The colour combo is great and to echo Lisa you use layers so effectively.

Have you bought any Bazzill Swatch books yet?

Hugs, Pauline x

Lynne K said...

Like it very much, Kay, such pretty colours and a lovely design.

Kay Carley said...

Thanks very much everyone. So glad you liked this one - it has such a nice fresh feel that certainly puts you in mind of Spring.

Glad you liked the layering too - I sometimes struggle with this aspect to so I know what you mean!!

Pauline - I can proudly say 'yes' to your question! I bought them just before Christmas!