Thursday, 17 October 2013

Christmas Stocking!

Hello Everyone and hoping you are well and have had a good day.

It's been really quite a good day here, considering it started off with rain, but brightened up later, I hope the weather has been good wherever you are.

Not a working day for me so Alistair took me out for lunch, our lovely Indian restaurant,  but suffering for it now, nevertheless, it was a lovely meal and no need for me to cook tonight.  I shouldn't really eat Indian food, but I love it but it's so rich and of course the blood sugar is through the roof.  Back on track tomorrow.

I've been trying to catch up with some knitting today as Alistair has decided he would like to give his son some knitted socks for Christmas.  No pressure there then, and normally it wouldn't be but, I'm finding I can't knit for long periods now, the tennis elbow is still troubling me and also my fingers are painful with arthritis, but hopefully I'll get them finished.

Thanks to everyone who visited and left messages on my last post, I do appreciate the time you take to pop in, and I love reading them. So keep them coming.

My card tonight
It's a little one again, but not quite as little, 5x5 this time
The stocking stamp and Sentiment stamp is from the freebies from Creative Stamping Magazine, I really love their set of stamps and it's also a great mag.
Creative Expressions Gilding Wax in Golden Lilac,( not put on all that evenly, something to be practised)
Core'dinations Purple Card
Silver Glitter Card
Papermania Gems and Silver Domes
Star Dust

I'm back at work tomorrow afternoon and it is the first time that there will be three of us on, so that takes the strain off a bit.
So, take care of yourselves and happy crafting.
I would like to enter my card into;
Christmas in October


rachel said...

fabulous card Kate - love that stocking stamp - its combining your two loves - perfect! Hope the arms hold up to more knitting - sounds painful! Big Hugs and thanks for all your visits - you're a star x

Sue said...

What a lovely card Kate, I haven't tried gilding wax yet but I need some for a project I'm thinking about doing lol love that stamp, I can remember my mother making my brothers socks :) take care hugs Sue xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Kate, I love the image and beautiful colours.
I bet people love to receive your hand knitted socks as gift, so special.
Take care
hugs Sue xx

Diane said...

What a fun embossed background, color and stocking. Have fun knitting the socks.

Hugs Diane

Kelly Lloyd said...

Beautiful card Kate and great embossing
Thanks for sharing with us at crafty little fairies
Hugs Kelly

Hazel said...

Love your back ground and stamp, don't over do the knitting and set your arm off again. Hazel xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is gorgeous Kate. Marlene

pam said...

beautiful Christmas card Kate, love the gilding on your embossed background.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Love your card Kate the embossing folder is fabulous! Hope work goes well for you too, Susan x

Patricia said...

Good morning Kate,
Great card, I love that background, I have a similar folder still sealed in the to get it out to use.
I was struggling with these gilding waxes, after a tip from "buttons" of using a brush I am finding it much better. I was using my fingers before.
Go easy on the knitting, now this "damp" conditions have settled in it fairly play havok with the Arthritic joints.
Hope it goes ok this pm.

Patricia xxx

Christine Harrop said...

Hi Kate, I love your card. Did you knit the stocking yourself? Lol! It looks great against the embossed background. This damp weather certainly plays havoc with arthritic-y joints. Have a good day. Hugs Christine xx

Erika said...

Hi Kate, snap I was naughty last night and had an Indian too. Gurgling tummy all evening but I did enjoy it.
Love the embossed background to this card and the colour combo...fab sparkle too.
Crafty hugs Erika.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I think the lilac looks fab and great embossing, cute stocking too. With my DT hat on thanks forplaying at CLF

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is beautiful Kate, I love the embossing and stocking. I must say Kate your card with the beautiful green Christmas tree keeps on coming up in my memory, such a beautiful card.

Sandy said...

Such a sweet Christmas card Kate. Love the non-traditional colors for Christmas. I sure wish we had an Indian restaurant around here! I made a lovely curry soup the other day but it took me all morning to make it!!!

May said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Kate, Love that background & pretty stocking...Glad you both enjoyed your curry lunch...Hugs May x x x

downrightcrafty said...

love that panel embossing looks great and a super card
Hugs Kate xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Sorry Im behind. Super card and love the colours.
Hope work went well today.
Ang x

Anne said...

Smashing Christmas card Kate, love that embossed background.
Anne x