Sunday, 8 December 2013

Snowmen Melt My Heart!

Hello Everyone, followers and visitors alike and I hope you are enjoying your weekend.
We are have a very dark and rainy day here in Inverness, but it's not so cold.

Thank you to everyone who visited and left kind comments on my last card, all comments are very much appreciated, especially at this busy time of the year.

I've just completed my first full,  full-time week at work, and by the time Friday came I didn't know what way was up.  We had been particularly busy, the run up to Christmas is always a difficult time for our clients and they can be very demanding of your time.  Many of them sink into a depression as they have no one around and of course Christmas is supposedly a happy family time, but not for many people I'm afraid.  Anyway we do what we can at the project, but thankfully there are lighter moments too.  Thankfully, though I am off on holiday next week.  Not doing much, going to Edinburgh on Tuesday with Alistair to have a look at the Christmas markets in Princess Street Gardens, so I'm looking forward to that.

I don't do Christmas stress, well, I do enough of that for other things, so giving myself a break, but in reality, I don't really have all that much to do for it, the biggest part is writing the cards; and talking of cards here is today's offering;
Robyn's Fetish Word Image, heat embossed with Wow Silver embossing powder
LOTV Sentiment.
Freebie Paper
Nitwits Snowman
Core'dination card
The Ribbon Girl Snowflake Charm
Hobby Craft Ribbon
Card Candy
Hobby House Pearls 
Star Dust and star gem

My photography is pants these days so sorry about that.

Alistair is on the dinner tonight so I'm off to put my feet up and maybe a cat nap. Take care everyone and see you soon'



Sue said...

Hi Kate, what a wonderful card I have missed going round everyones blogs, I don't enjoy the stress of Christmas either its far too commercial and I feel so sorry for those that can't afford the luxury of it. But it will be a quiet one for me and hubby and of course Ollie this year. Hope you have a fab time in Edinburgh lots of huggles Sue xxxx

Rita said...

Good Evening Kate. I was in Edinburgh yesterday and it looks beautiful. You will certainly enjoy the market and see the squirrels in Princes St gardens. Your card is lovely and I think if your tired sometimes things get out of perspective a bit. I dearly hope you both enjoy some R & R for a few days at least. Hugs Rita xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Kate a fabulous card and I love the sentiment! Edinburgh will be so pretty I really envy you, we always used to go up for the FRinge but haven't for a few years now - I really miss it! Susan x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kate. Fab image and sentiment. Enjoy Edinburgh.
Lorraine x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,great image and

Wendy Fraser said...

Wonderful cards since my last visit Kate, sorry I haven't been around much, I've been crazy busy with Christmas stuff. xxx

Patricia said...

Great card Kate, love that sentiment.
Boys were telling that the market in Edinburgh was! so! Busy last weekend but it was very good.
Have a great day in Edinburgh

Patricia xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Know what you mean chuck. All that hullaballo and frustration for one day, where the true meaning isn't always remembered.
Have a lovely week off and love the card matey.
Ang x

pam said...

lovely card Kate, beautiful image and design.

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Kate. I love the sentiment and beautiful detailing.
I am pleased that you have a weeks holiday to help you recover from your busy week at work.
hugs Sue xx

rachel said...

Hi Kate - so glad to hear you managed a week at work - but even happier to hear you've got next week off - enjoy it Kate! Lovely card - what a wonderful sentiment xx

Hazel said...

Enjoy your time in Edinburgh, love Christmas markets. Great card Kate, love the sentiment. Hazel x

Erika said...

What a time to go back full time in the run up to Christmas....if I remember rightly it gets manic at this time.
Enjoy your break to Edinburgh next week, would love to visit the market too, haven't been for years.
Great card, love the added sparkle......
Take care, hugs Erika.

Sue said...

Kate, I LOVE snowmen, so your card is just delightful to me. Love the circle sentiment and your paper and color choices too. Hope you get to rest up while your off, but during the holidays, that's hard to do.


hotpotato said...

lovely card. Enjoy your week off work and chill out. The Christmas market sounds lovely.

Diane said...

Very fun card Kate, enjoy your fun filled week and shopping.

Hugs Diane

May said...

Gorgeous card Kate....Great sentiment....Enjoy every moment of your week off...Have fun at the market...Hugs May x x x

Norma said...

Lovely card Kate and I love the sentiment, very cute:) Have a great evening.

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is just beautiful, hugs Pops x x x

Sandy said...

I do know what you mean Kate - Christmas is a time of bitter sweet for me. So many people in need and I think of all the children that want Santa to visit.
It sounds like you will have a very nice holiday in Edinburgh - I do love that city and wish my husband and I could join you for dinner one night!
Your Christmas card is delightful and snowmen melt my heart too!
Happy HO(lidays!!!

Teresa said...

Oh that's sweet Kate, what a lovely sentiment, beautiful card.
Hugs Teresa xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate.
fab card. enjoy your outing.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.