Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Christmas Card and Calender in One!

Hello from a very wet and windy Inverness, oh it's been a miserable October day here, pleased I didn't have to be on a boat today.

Are you all doing well?  I hope so, but just in case there are some of you who are not, especially loved one, sending out kind and positive thoughts that you will be well soon.

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my card for the CCC, it was a great challenge and what gorgeous cards were created, so thanks for that Rita.

I had a lovely meet up with Hazel, Baskets of Joy, yesterday, lots of chats and laughs.  Time goes so quickly though and Hazel had to leave again for her bus home, but it won't be long until we go to the NEC craft fair in Birmingham with Hazel's sister Patricia of Summerhouse Crafts, and then the icing on the cake is meeting up with Mrs. Duck, Ang and Christine of Christine's Cards and Crafts, we all met up last year and had a meal and a great hoolie.  It would be fantastic if more of our crafting blog friends could join us too.

Up date on Teallach, he is such a fabulous cat, and we enjoy having him more each day, he is settling in well and curious about everything.  He still isn't outside yet although he has been sitting on the doorstep and sniffing the air, he will go when he is ready though.

I am having a craft group at work on Saturday and I was trying to think what to make, when I noticed whilst in our local Hobby Crafts store a lovely little card/calender make on display.  It had been made by one of the store assistants, here is my take on it;
It's an easel card and the calender folds down too.
Papermania Papers, Ribbon and gems
SB Snowflake Dies
MB Frosty corner die
Calender from the Works
Glamour Dust in Crystal

I'll use mine as a sample and prep the ingredients for my crafty group.

Well I've just noticed there is footy on, that's a bummer, I think I'll go and do some colouring.

I'll say cheerio for now and see you soon, enjoy your evening,



Patricia said...

Good evening Kate,
What a super idea, love it and so will your group.
Glad you had a good meet up with Hazel.
Now Kate, you will definitely have to get a Telly in another room. John watching the football, I am cosy in the kitchen watching what I want. Really should be crafting BUT!! I think my mojo stayed behind in Florida.
Looking forward to meeting up for our trip down to Birmingham.

Patricia xxx

Shona Hamill said...

Hi Kate,

Lovely calendar and a fab idea for the group to make. I'm loving those Bellissima papers just now. Hope the wind isn't so strong tonight I think I was awake longer than I was asleep last night! So envious of everyone going to the SECC and Birmingham, I definitely need to get my act together and plan for next year and start a fund for my spending money!!!

Shona xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is gorgeous and a great idea making it into a calender. Marlene

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kate, such a fabulous design. I love the papers and gorgeous detailing.
I am pleased you had a good time meeting up with Hazel.
hugs Sue xx

Marie-Louise said...

Great idea Kate. Very useful too. Weather dreadful here also - had a huge fire lit today and it was really cozy.

pam said...

hi Kate, brilliant idea an easel card calender..love the papers and die cuts.

Carol said...

A super idea Kate, I'm sure the group will enjoy the results. Carol x

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, your Christmas Easel card is beautiful. I love the pretty paper and snowflakes. Hugs Anet x

MaryH said...

So happy you got to enjoy some fun time with Hazel. You folks are lucky to be able to join each other for this NEC that I read about (now you will have to explain hoolie...This American Yank doesn't know what that is!). Sounds like a lot of fun though. Love your calendar easel card. Wish I could be there to craft with you. It's so pretty and will be useful too! TFS & hope your nasty weather brightens up tomorrow. Would send you some lovely bright sunshine if I could. Hugs

Rita said...

Hello from a stormy West Coast. I watched the Mod on Alba last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Released some great memories for me. Love your calendar/card Kate and I'm sure everyone will love making it too. Hugs Rita xxx

Norma said...

Hi Kate:) How fun to have a craft meet up on Saturday and this easel calendar card is such a fun and useful project to make with the group. Have fun and thank you for sharing!!!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Kate what a lovely idea and you have done it so well. I am sure the group will love making them. It has been so windy down here in the Northwest, I almost got blown over yesterday whilst putting petrol in my car!! Susan x

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card,love the design.xxx

downrightcrafty said...

absolutely gorgeous
hugs Kate xx

aussie aNNie said...

So gorgeous, love this creation and the most gorgeous image and colours...
My blog candy ends soon..
aNNie xx
The Journey is the Start

Jacee said...

Great calender Kate, I love the colour and the snowflake.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sandy said...

Hey Kate! That is a wonderful project for your craft group. How much work do you have to do to get ready.
What did you say you wear going to have with your friends at the craft fair - a "hoolie". Well that does sound fun - sure wish I n could be there too!

Diane said...

What a super fun idea Kate, your craft meet up sounds awesome. That is a great group of women.

Hugs Diane

Sue said...

What a clever idea, and love the colors you chose too. Snowflakes are perfect for January!!!! Won't be long.


meg said...

Hi Kate love the card/calender it's a lovely lasting gift for it's recipient. Weather has been awful today looks a bit better though.Having a terrible time trying to leave comments hope Mr. Blogger is behaving now.

Pop's Cards said...

This is beautiful sweetie, hugs Pops x x x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
trying to play catch up yet again on my comments.
This is a very lovely calender easel card.
What a really fab idea.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Still catching up with commenting, love this little calendar so useful and decorative. I'm sure everyone at your craft meet will enjoy making theirs.
I'm going to the NEC again this year, on the Thursday, hubby is kindly taking me and being the bag carrier as always.

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Now that's genius! Love the card calendar!!


vic said...

Oohhhhh this will be so much fun to make its gorgeous Kate!!
Vic x

Erika said...

Sounds as if you had a good meet up Kate. Love your calendar......I'm posting one tomorrow too, great minds think alike!
Hugs Erika. x

rachel said...

this is such a great idea Kate - love it - Big hugs to you and thanks for your support xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, just quickly drop by to say you must have a wonderful weekend. Hugs Anet x

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, just quickly drop by to say you must have a wonderful weekend. Hugs Anet x

Queenie Jeannie said...

Beautiful AND handy!!! Great job!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Finally able to comment on this one, blogger wouldn't let me when I last tried. Love the colour of this beautiful calendar x