Thursday, 13 September 2012

Morning readers

Hi there,

What a lovely day we had yesterday, our great friends (Liz and Graeme) collected us and we headed off to the Mill at Rode where we were spoilt for choice from the menu and eventually ended up settling from the "specials" menu. I had a beautiful ham, mushroom and spinach tart served warm with new potatoes, coleslaw and salad accompanied by home made fresh bread and dips - mmmmm And as for the dessert!!! Here are a couple of pix to share with you
White chocolate baked cheesecake - yummmmm
Lemon tart
The Mill at Rode
The Gang!!!
And now ...... for some crafting!! I couldn't wait to try out my new stash (acquired whilst shopping with Debs recently) .....
Materials used:
  • 14½ cm square, scallop edged 300 gsm white card and matching envelope
  • Black card panel (for matting)
  • White card panel distressed with pumice stone and weathered wood and edged with Ranger Archival jet black
  • All images are by Hero Arts, smallest foliage inked using Brilliance pearlescent lavender, medium foliage inked using Memento London fog and large foliage inked using Versafine onyx black (I tried it using Ranger Archival jet black but it came out really patchy so I had to start again, from scratch, with the Versafine pad - grrrrrrr!)
The set used above
Hope you like it, I had planned on entering this in the LIM current challenge over on the Simply Less Is More blog - right up to the moment I realised that challenge #84 is a ONE LAYER CARD!!! So that'll be a no then!! Ooopsie - don't you hate it when that happens? No matter, I still like the card and think it would be suitable for a number of occasions hence there being no sentiment, at this time! It was also a bit of a challenge by Debs to come up with something on Wednesday ......... might try this again (as a one layer card) and possibly in another colour too - maybe ......... PURPLE!!!!

So, this is me - having another go at a ONE LAYER CARD featuring foliage then!!

Materials used:
  • 14½ cm square, 300 gsm, scallop edged card and matching envelope
  • Post its to mask
  • Distress inks: wild honey, spiced marmalade, rusty hinge
  • Hero Arts FOLIAGE set (see above) inked sml-Memento tangelo, m-Memento rhubarb stalk Lg-Versafine black onyx
Ah yes, now that IS a One Layer Card so I'm off to enter that over on the Simply Less Is More blog. Strangely enough - it ISN'T PURPLE - maybe next time!

Right - I'm off to get another coffee - got e-mailed this image which I'm going to share ...... it's so very ME!!!!

Happy Thursday - got a good day planned although I do need to nip out to the post office and to get some milk but a fellow crafter is stopping by tomorrow - the lovely Wynneth (complete with hubby) are calling in on their way through - we've got sausage sandwiches for a late lunch accompanied by hot beverages and plenty of chat before they resume their trip. Looking forward to seeing them and hope the traffic is going to be kind to them too - safe journey both.


Debs M said...

ooh love both of these, should have got that stamp set too!!

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cheryl said...

oh you made me feel really hungry now Hun oh they look good,as for your cards love those,stamps really effective,layouts too,clean simple and gorgeous hugs Cherylxxxxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Well you've got two great cards there Kathy. Looks like you realised your faux pas just in the nick of time.

Lunch sounds absolutely scrummy. That lemon tart is making my mouth water. Yum!

Great image. You are right. It IS so YOU! Lx

scrappyjacky said...

Lovely cards,Kathy....and what a great sounding lunch.
Enjoy tomorrow.

Brenda Brown said...

Love your cards and the photo of the mill.
Seems you are having a very good week.
hugs {brenda} xox

TAM said...

Fabulous cards as always.
Drooling over the look of that Lemon Tart yummmmmmy

Anonymous said...

Great post, I admire the writing style :) A little off topic here but what theme are you using? Looks pretty cool.

kingstonmama said...

That branch image is one of my favorites. I love the way you've used it. It looks especially beautiful in black over that gorgeous orange inked area. So pretty. Ann

Mandi said...

This is absolutely fabulous Kathy!
Love that background, then the silhouette is SO striking
Love it!

Thanks very much
"Less is More"

Inkyfingers said...

Gorgeous cards Kathy but my eye kept going back to the desert pictures that had me drooling!

Rosmarie said...

One layer or not one layer, I like both! ...but it is true, I have a weakness for the one layer...


Craftyrose said...

ooh never been to this place Kathy and didn't know it existed! Dessert looks yummy! Oh and yes that piccie is most definitely you!! xx

Darnell said...

A great post, Kathy. I couldv'e sworn I'd commented. Popping back to say well-deserved congratulations on the shout-out from LIM for your fab one-layer card!!!

Carole said...

Just found your blog from Debs blog! Lovin' what you make too! C x