Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Bella's Christmas!

Hello Everyone, boy isn't it a scorcher today, just too hot to be doing all that much, I hope you are all having such nice weather as we are here in Inverness.

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments, I know it takes you time and I do appreciate it.

My poor hubby is just off to the doctor just now as he feels as if his gout is starting up again.  It's been a few years since his last bout, so we were hoping that he wouldn't be plagued by it again. He was in agony the last time, so hopefully he can nip it in the bud before it becomes too painful.   We could never understand why someone with a healthy lifestyle should end up having gout, but it is a form of arthritis and he does have that.  When he was diagnosed, I went on the search for what would help and discovered that there is a lot of certain types of food that should be avoided, some of which Alistair eat, but never in great quantities. So hopefully the GP will give him something, though Alistair hates taking medication in any time.

I have a Christmas card today;
I've used a Hunkydory base card, and turned it into an easel shape.
It's a Bella stamp from Wild Rose Studio stamped onto an Xcut shape
Lilac Core'dinations card
Bella Christmas Paper
Sentiment, Papermania
Xcut Stars dies
Ribbon and gems from my box of tricks
Star Dust for Sparkle

It might be a little cooler now, so I think I will spend the next half hour or so  in the garden with a book and a coffee.  Enjoy the sunshine
Hugs Kate x

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;




Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card Kate such a sweet image nice colours
jacqui x

Hazel said...

Love your card Kate. Yes it's been to hot here too. I sat I doors sewing name tags on the girls clothes,
Hope Alistair gets something for his pain, he will have to cut out all the food etc that effects him. It's the only way to go plus he might benefit from taking some supplements too.

Hazel xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
fab card. Love the design and items used in this.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Kate
Yet another cute card! Very sweet! Yes a scorcher here too!
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card,love the fab design and colours.xxx

rachel said...

what a fabulous easel card Kate - love the way you've used the papers at the bottom too. Hope the doctor was able to help alisdair x

Rita said...

Good Evening Kate. Its been a fabulous day and last night we sat outside till after 10 o'clock it was so warm. A very striking card, with beautiful colours. Hopefully poor Alistair gets something to help. Hugs Rita xx

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Kate.

Patricia said...

Good evening Kate a really pretty card.
Great image and pretty papers

Patricia xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a gorgeous card Kate. I love the cute image and beautiful detailing.
Sorry to hear that your hubby is not feeling so good, I hope the doctor can give him something to help.
hugs Sue xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate. Such a cute card and my favourite colours.
Poor Alastair. My cousin gets gout and has to avoid prawns, which are his favourite. x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Kate. I love the sweet image and fab easel layout.
Lorraine x

pam said...

fabulous card Kate, love that image and design.
hope Alastair is ok

Norma said...

Beautiful card and I love the whole scene just beautiful!!! I'm sorry to hear about your husband's gout. I'm reading this Juicing book and they mention that Herbal teas such as Celery Seed and Dandelion leaf are really good for dissolving Uric Acid. Others great herbs would be Fennel Seeds, ginger, garlic, licorice, parsley and turmeric.

Here is a Celery Juice Recipe from my book:
2 stalks of celery
2 carrots
1/2 Fresh Fennel Bulb
1/2 TSP ground cumin
Option: you can add one clove of garlic
this recipe come from The Juicing Bible and has great recipes:)

I hope he feels better and try's some of these herbs as teas.

Have a fantastic day and thank you for visiting on always taking the time to comment:)


Dawn said...

Gout doesn't sound like much fun at all - I hope your hubby is feeling better.

Your card is gorgeous. A really sweet image and pretty papers and colours. Thanks so much for joining in at Christmas at Sweet Stampin.

Hugs, Dawn

downrightcrafty said...

great christmas easel and thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx
ps do share this with us on the Wild Rose Studio facebook page :)

sue w. said...

Hi Kate, gorgeous card, just love the image and the papers are lovely.
Hope they manage to give your hubby something before it gets like last time hun, my Grandad used to say his was ruled by the weather!
Too hot in work for me working with dryers etc if only I'd loose a few pounds with it ha ha.
Hugs Sue W.

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and so cute too.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fabulous card Kate, love the image and the whole design! Good luck to Alistair! Susan x

Amber Holder said...

I love your sweet elephant card! It looks very magical. I do hope your husband will be well soon. It is certainly no fun to be ill.

Best crafty wishes!
Staying Crafty

Heather said...

This is beautiful! Love your adorable Bella image and those fun papers you chose. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Erika said...

Hi Kate, I hope hubby is ok? Enjoy your book and no not Christmas, LOL. I shall be joining you shortly!
Hugs Erika.

Jules said...

Hi Kate

A fabby Christmas card.

You have been posting some great projects and photographs.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card. Love the embellishments
Thank you for joining the Winter Wonderland Easel challenge and good luck x Susan x

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie this is just gorgeous, loving the colours, hugs Pops xxx

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous easel card, such an adorable image and fabulous design.
Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.

downrightcrafty said...

have shared it on facebook for you and thank you
Hugs Kate xx