Sunday, 17 May 2015

Bikinis and cocktails

Hello lovely people,

I have had a delightful a weekend and it has flown by as usual.

I had a lovely catch up with friends and very much enjoyed seeing their new house and pilfering plants, specifically some very pretty aquilegias, from their new garden!

I also got several hours of gardening done and had two lovely walks in semi-sunshine :-)

Ok, onto the crafty stuff...

I really have nothing against yellow but it's not a colour I would usually choose for my cards, however I thought it was perfect with this image to create a sunny feel.

I had lots of pretty flowers and lace out to go on this card and really couldn't get them arranged to my liking so decided it just didn't need any of them and left it all CAS instead.

In the end I did add a couple of pearls to 2 corners of the flowered layer...and forgot to re-take the'll have to use your!

My new word die was the perfect match though!

I bought this stamp about 3 months ago with a special friend in of course I didn't want to use it before her birthday...which was today!

It was lovely to finally ink it up!

Card recipe;
Image: Uptown girl Sandy and her sombrero
DP: Nyhavn - Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Dies: Birthday words - Paper Smooches

Copic colours;
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04 & R20
Hair: E50/53/55
Hat: YR30/Y21/Y23/YR23
Bikini / flip flops: R81/83/85 & B91/95/97
Bag: R81/83/85 & YR30/Y21/Y23
Drink: R0000/000/81
Sunglasses: T6/8/10 & B97
Sand: YR30/31/E50/51/53

Now, roll on summer so we can all lounge around in bikinis with a cocktail in hand...I wish!

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Challenges I am entering;
1.  Without words (pink, yellow, blue)
2.  Sweet Stampin' (CAS)


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow fab colouring and I love the cas style, works perfectly. I love aqualiegas, have lots in my front garden such pretty colours

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kat, stunning colouring and I love the papers too. Your CAS design is perfect.
hugs Sue xx

Sarah said...

Your friend will be thrilled to receive this gorgeous card Kat. You have done an amazing job!! You will be able to enjoy your " Granny bonnets" for years to come as they seed themselves year after year xx

Ali said...

Love this x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kat
Fabulous card... Love the image.. Beautifully coloured... Love those long slim legs
Hugs Sylvie xx

Jennifer Bradley said...

Hi Kat, fabulous card, love the image and great colouring. Your friend will love it. Hugs Jennifer xx

CornishKat said...

Fab card Kat, your colouring is great and I love the papers with it.
Katrina x

debby4000 said...

Adorable, gorgeous card and love the pretty colours.

Squirrel x said...

Oh my, Kat, she is a stunner, fabulous colourwork hunny, as always, and she is perfect for the WW challenge, thanks so much for joining us. Hugs xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Wow Kat that is fabulous! Your lemon Maja papers are perfect for this card and your colouring is flawless on this image. Love it! I'm sure it looks fab with the pearls, but seriously, it's gorgeous as is. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Sweet Stampin' Crew for our 'CAS' challenge. We're so glad you did. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

Carole said...

Oh to have her figure! great colouring your friend loves her card.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I'm sure your friend was thrilled with this card, it is gorgeous Kat. Superb colouring of that image and wonderful CAS design too.

Marilyn said...

Fab card Kat and your friend is going to love it. I've always liked this image and think your colouring and layout are brilliant. Pretty papers too. This card stands alone... you don't need a single embellishment, I think it's gorgeous just the way it is.

Christine L said...

Loving that fabbie Uptown Girl with her extra large sunhat and her cocktail on the beach... I think I have to add it to my shopping list! And the card shape combined with all your wonderful colouring and Kat-style stitching make it ultra perfect! Hopefully that'll be me on the beach next week... well, ok, just the big hat and shades - no other likeness!

We must be in sync again - I used yellow yesterday too!

Big hugs
Christine x

Deborah said...

Gorgeous card which has been beautifully coloured. I'm sure your friend loved it.
Deborah A

Deborah said...

Gorgeous card which has been beautifully coloured. I'm sure your friend loved it.
Deborah A

Annette said...

She's lovely Kat. Gorgeous image and colouring.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kat. Love the image and fab cas design.
Lorraine x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Kat - stunning image coloured to perfection and I love the CAS design.
Sounds like you've had a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx

Chrissy said...

Wowser!!..she is a stunner Kat and beautifully the papers and stitched panels..gorgeous.


Judith said...

Oh I do love this girlie Kat and she's just perfect in CAS style - love her huge hat and perfect tan!! - off on my hollies this week so this could be me
rofl!! hugs Judith x

Jennifer said...

Truly fabulous, Kat...lovely design, and as always absolutely perfect colouring!!! Bet your friend loved it.

Jennifer. x

Nancy said...

Hey! How did you get a picture of my in my bikini??? haha I WISH my legs were that long!
It's a fantastic card, Kat! Love your colouring and your wonderful layering! :o)

Sue said...

Kat, This is an absolutely gorgeous card. Your colouring is divine and I just adore your beautiful CAS design. I soooo love Bella's and now there's another one I 'need'! Just wish we had the weather and I had the figure for it!!!
love from

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is so gorgeous, hugs Pops x

thecraftycavalier said...

Oh my, if only I looked like that in a bikini!!!!! Just beautiful. Love this shape and the image and your colouring are stunning. Enjoy the bank holiday weekend. Hugs, Jayne x

Lucy Woods said...

Fabulous! Love the shape and papers!
Oh to be her aye!! Beautiful colouring!
Lucy x

Sanja Grdinić said...

These are a perfect pair! Can't wait for them to become my reality. Soon...
Amazing card, Kat, as usual. :)

Gail said...

I love the image and your coloring is truly magnificent. She's got one heck of a beautiful tan! I'm jealous! This card is great and it inspires me to ink some of these stamps I've never used. Love this card! Hugs, Gail

Little K Smith said...

A fabulous card Kat, I love the shape and a beautifully coloured image too :)

Samantha said...

Oh shes a cracker! love her! xx

The Little Stamper said...

I love this card Kat and you have done a fabulous job with the yellows. I love it when you find an image with a particular friend or relative in mind, but it is so hard to keep in under wraps until after the big event isn't it!

Sharon x