Wednesday, 2 October 2013

T'was the Night Before Christmas!

Hello Everyone, I hope all is well with you and have had a good day.
Our weather here has cracked and it is really miserable, rain, cold and very dull, and word is it's to get worse towards the end of the week.  We have had a good run of marvellous weather, so can't complain.  I am much more comfortable in colder temps, I can always warm up, being hot stuff, I find it difficult to cool down.

Thanks you all so much for the lovely comments on my last card, you are very kind, and I look forward to reading them.

I'm back at work tomorrow, for half a day, my mind is in overdrive thinking about it, but we'll see how it goes. Our Area Manager will be there to ease the entry back over the door and do risk assessments and things.  I'm quite glad of that.

So on to today's card;
This image is from a lovely CD I bought last year called Magical Christmas Moments from Cupcake Crafting and all the images are of the cutest of animals. The background paper is also from the CD
I've added Blue and Black Core'dination Card
Silver Glitter Card
Hobby Craft Lace and Ribbon
Die'sire Sentimentals Sentiment
Tree Punch
Pearls and Gems from my box of tricks
Star Dust to finish off

I have a fair amount of CDs and hardly ever use them, you know the kind of thing, see them on Create and Craft with a super duper demonstrator and have to have them, and by the time they pop through your letterbox, can't remember the fab cards that have been made.  The ink in my printer is also another consideration as it's Dell and pretty expensive.

I am wondering if any of you marvellous crafters out there can tell me where I can buy a stamp with "to the both of you" or "to the both of you at Christmas".  I have a papermania one but it's too large. I have searched around but not come up with anything.  Some of you might just have seen something on your travels.

That's me for today, have a good evening,


Christine Harrop said...

Well this is just lovely Kate. I love all those cats looking out of the window at Santa - but there's always one!! Good luck tomorrow but don't over think it or you'll get worked up. It's only a half day and will be gone before you think about it! Lots of love and plenty of hugs from Christine xx

Patricia said...

Good evening Kate, another brilliant card. What a great image those cats are just fantastic.
If you don't get a stamp you could print lots of the same greetings on the computer. Either cut them out using scissors or a Die.
Good luck for tomorrow will be thinking about you, at least it is only a half day.

Patricia xxx

Sue said...

Fab card Kate I'm the same have lots of CD's and forget to use them! Take a deep breath tomorrow and take it easy I'm sure you have 'butterflies' at going back good luck hun and will be thinking of you huggles Sue xxxxx

Crafty Lark said...

Love this card Kate, have to make a cat one for my Sil so great inspiration. Just a quick pop in to say best wihes for tomorrow and sending you lots of hugs. xx Flora

Lorraine said...

A fabulous Christmas card Kate. The image and design look fabulous.
Lorraine x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Gorgeous puddy tats. Lovely image. Good suggestion from Patricia. By printing, you can have the sentiment in whatever colour or font you like. If you want to heat emboss it, you can go over it with a Versamark pen and bingo. You can get extra fonts off tinterweb too.
You will be fine tomorrow chuck. Once you get there, the nerves will ease. Deep breaths and remember, we all wish you well!
Take care.
Ang x

Hazel said...

Kate this is a fantastic card just love those cats watching Santa, now just don't get worked up about going back tomorrow, go in do what you can manage and leave. I will be thinking about you.

Hazel xxx

May said...

Gorgeous card Kate...Love the little cats so sweet....I will be thinking of you tomorrow...lots of love... Hugs May x x x

May said...

Gorgeous card Kate...Love the little cats so sweet....I will be thinking of you tomorrow...lots of love... Hugs May x x x

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Kate, the image is adorable and I love your detailing.
Good luck for tomorrow, I hope it goes okay
hugs Sue xx

rachel said...

a wonderful card Kate - such a cute image - hope all goes well tomorrow - I'll be sending you positive vibes! Hugs xx

Norma said...

Oh Kate this is such a beautiful card and OMG! the image of the kitties are priceless. I hope you 1/2 a day at work went well for you. Have a wonderful evening and thank you again for always taking the time to visit and comment on my blog:)
Big Hugs,

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fab card Kate a real cute image! I must say I try to not buy things anymore from Cand C or QVC as I am the same once I get them I never know what to do with them. Thinking of you today and hope it all goes well! Susan xx

Pop's Cards said...

This is just gorgeous sweetie, huggles Pops x x x

hotpotato said...

hope all goes well for your return to work.

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card Kate.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
super card and image. Don't they look sooooooo! sweet all lined up on that window sill. Fab design as always.
Well I expect you have been to work today,so I hope it all went okay for you. I do hope your not feeling to exhausted now, as the worry of a return after a long period off can do that to you.
Have a wonderful crafty evening.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Nicecrane Designs said...

Such cute kittnes, love the bright colors and how fun is this card.

pam said...

fabulous card Kate. hope it went well at work for you today.

Diane said...

Super cute Kate, the images are so cute, love all the cats.

Hugs Diane

Erika said...

Hi Kate I tend to print my sentiments direct to card when I want something personalised. You can always mat and layer them if you can't put direct to card.
Loving the cats sat watching Santa.
Hope all went well at work today. x
Have a good weekend, hugs Erika.

Sue said...

Oh Kate, love the kitties waiting for Santa, such a fun, darling holiday card....lucky recipient!


Sandy said...

Such a happy wonderful card Kate - I love Santa Claus and I love cats and you have them both!!