Saturday, 19 November 2011

Hi there and welcome to Saturday

Morning,

Yesterday saw us heading off to a pals in the early afternoon, for the I.T. department (my hubby) to look in to her phone and internet problem!! Took a while but, by the time we left, all of her phone sockets worked and so did her internet. Me? I enjoyed the trip, the tea and a mince pie too!!! Yes, it's rapidly approaching THAT time of year.

Here we are at Saturday again - challenge day for me! There's a new challenge over on the Simply Less Is More blog and this week's CAS project is: SILHOUETTES!! Hmmmmmm - took some thinking about and some subterfuge as it meant sneaking behind the couch to my proper craft area - which I'm still not supposed to do!. Anyway, here's mine and I hope you will feel my sneaking about was worthwhile ....



Materials used:
  • 5" square 300gsm scalloped white card and envelope
  • Penny Black bauble image inked in Ranger Archival jet black
  • Woodware sentiment inked in Memento tuxedo black
  • Quickie glue pen and glamour dust to highlight the ribbon
  • Crystal stickles used to just add extra bling elsewhere

And over on the Craft Mad and Loving It groups the new challenge (set by Karen) this week is to make a Christmas card depicting a Christmas song or Carol! YIKES - might have to think about that one! You MIGHT catch me being cheeky and calling my LIM entry "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas"!!!!

Tomorrow sees us getting together with the surrogate family over dinner and we'll have our annual Secret Santa draw too. Great, that'll be another two presents we can get crossed off of our rapidly shrinking list of presents to get. I have a lovely pile of goodies growing - all I need now is to muster the enthusiasm to WRAP them all! Of course, I NORMALLY do this on the dining room table but that's currently in use as a temporary craft room - oops. Best I get on with this rehab so I can move my craft stuff back to its normal home and start preparations for Christmas ...... otherwise the tree will be going up and there won't be any presents wrapped to put underneath! How are you lot doing with your Christmas shopping? Do you buy the lot and then sit and have a wrapfest or do you wrap as you buy?


Don't know what your plans for the day might be but I hope you will have a good one


43 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous card Kathy, love the shimmery bow.
Enjoy your day tomorrow and your meal. Glad you have Christmas underway, don't know what I even have to get yet!!.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Fiona Platzer said...

A beautiful card Kathy, the christmas baubles image is just gorgeous.
Fiona

Louise said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous x

Kimberley said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card - well done.

jackid said...

Hi Kathy this is beautiful so simple but very very effective love it have a great weekend
Jacki xx

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Kathy, so glad you sneaked behind the sofa - we'll not tell, honest! Hope you are recovering well. Carol x

Viv said...

Oooh lovely card :O)Viv xx

Loli said...

Hola Kathy, stunning stamp Kathy, fantastic CAS card!, perfect for christmas time.
A hug from Palma

Debs M said...

fabby stamp!

i wrap all in one go with crimble tunes on and ideally red or mulled wine :)

Sue said...

Beautiful card, what a fabulous stamp. Sue.x

nicky said...

Lovely xmas card .
Nicky

Suzilou said...

Oh WOW this is beautiful, gorgoeus stamp :)

Mandi said...

OH Kathy, this is a cracker
Love that image
FAB card
Thanks so much
mandi LIM

Vicky Hayes said...

The bauble image looks fabulous in silhouette Kathy. I have a pile of prezzies needing to be wrapped too and would love to wrap as I go but can't seem to!

Sandra said...

This is a stunner, love the bow details too.

Cath Wilson said...

Beautiful - love that image and this is a perfect C card for ease of creating x

~ Ali ~ said...

Fantastic card Kathy, love it

Ali x

Debgem said...

I like your Christmas card - the baubles are just lovely!

Netty said...

Loving your stamped card, x

Suzi B said...

fabulous bauble stamp.. lovely card!
Suzi B :D

Lynne said...

Smashing card Kathy.
Lynne xxx

Suze Bain said...

a gorgeous stamp and a beautiful card. xx

Chrissie said...

This is super Kathy, what a terrific image!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Marrigje said...

WOW beautiful!

StampnMichelle said...

The card is fabulous. Very elegant and beautiful

Margaret said...

Fabulous card Kathy. By the way to answer your question on my blog - all my stamps, supplies etc are from Stampin'Up!as a demonstrator I really only use their products.
Margaret x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kathy
Fabby card ...super image ...
Hugs sylvie
xxxx

Maria said...

Hi Kathy. This is a beautiful image, and it looks gorgeous in black & white with some sparkle! I leave Xmas shopping to the last minute then have have a wrapathon! I've only just started my Xmas cards - one thing at a time, lol. Maria x

Von said...

Love your stamp and bet it looks even stunning in real life :)

My name is Wynneth said...

I absolutely adore this card kathy, it's just so perfect in every way. That is a very special image and all beautifully placed.
luv
wynneth
x

Rosemary said...

beautiful christmas card!!

Susan said...

Lovely card, Kathy! I can't believe you have your shopping even started at this point! Our family decided that this year we will only give handmade/homemade gifts. With a family as large as mine this will certainly save us tons of money! Good luck with the gift wrapping!

laurie said...

Super card!

Linby said...

A beautiful card - very CAS.
Linbyx

Gillian said...

What a great image, lovely card

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card Kathy
Beryl x

Annette said...

Your sneaking about was definitely worthwhile Kathy. This is so beautiful. A great silhouette image.

Aileen said...

Super baubles. x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Totally worth it Kathy. It's a super CAS card. Love that image. xxx

Valerie said...

Fabulous card Kathy love the stamp and all the glitter:)
Val x

Sandy said...

It's gorgeous Kathy, simple and elegant,
Sandy
You can view my card here

Sharon D said...

A truly lovely cration. This has to be one of the best challenges so far at Less Is More. Many styles with stunning results by everyone.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card Kathy, love that image xx