Monday, 22 December 2014

The Snowman for Fiona!

Good Evening Crafty Friends, I hope you are well and not getting too stressed as the Big Day gets nearer.  I've still got to do one or two things but mostly I'm there, and if I'm not too bad.

Thank you all for your kind comments on my last card, I do appreciate them.

We had our Christmas meal for the clients today organised by me and one of the clients, in years go by we cooked in the project for some 30 odd folk, a huge dinner with all the trimmings, I made the
Christmas cake and homemade sweets for every one, but it's too much for us now so it's easier to go out.  people seemed to enjoy it so that's the main thing.

Now my makes for today are for my friend Fiona, who is my choir buddy, who is mad about The Snowman---, well who isn't !
Using Card-io stamps and the free Snowman and Snowdog die from Inspirations Magazine, lots of Star Dust'
Using an image from Inspirations Magazine I made her a candle, Xcut Border punch and some lovely snowflake ribbon from Hobby Craft. First successful candle I've managed to do.
And a gift bag to put them in, paper, topper and sentiment from CC, Tonic Snowflake punch.
Sorry there are so many photos, but I thought I would show them altogether.
Now this little lot was my plan B, I bought a cross stitch bookmark of the Snowman, and I couldn't see the holes in the Aida to be able to sew it, I couldn't believe it as I don't need glasses for closeup work, disappointing, but you know what they say about old age!.

That's all from me tonight, hope to be back soon, take care everyone,


Hazel said...

Good evening Kate, glad you had a lovely meal, now just enjoy your time off. Your card. Candle and gift bag for Fiona are beautiful, she will love her gift. Hazel xx

Doreen said...

Beautiful creations....Wishing you a happy

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous card, beautiful candle and wonderful gift bag. I love The Snowman too.
hugs Sue xx

Marie-Louise said...

Such a beautiful gift Kate. Well done on the candle - it came out very well.

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Hi Kate. Gosh, you sure created a beautiful scene. I can almost feel the winter chill. Your candle is absolutely fabulous. And what a pretty bag you decorated. Fiona will cherish them for sure. Merry Christmas.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
I must be the only person in the UK that hasn't seen the Snowman lol!
Love the scene you have created with the Card-io stamps. They are a favourite of mine. As for the candle, its marvellous.
Hope you have a restful break with Alastair and Teallach. Hopefully, he won't be playing with his baubles in the middle of the night. . . . . . and that goes for Teallach too, lol!
Ang x

Sue said...

Beautiful Kate wonderful gifts huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxx

Sue said...

I too love the snowman, but like you said Kate, who doesn't. What a beautiful card, candle and bag you made, your friend is going to be delighted!


Patricia said...

Good morning Kate,
Lucky Fiona, I know she will be over the moon with her wonderful gift and card.
Never even attempted doing a candle .. really must give it a go.
Glad you and your friends had a nice lunch.
Now it's time for you, Alistair and the (boss) to enjoy each other's company and have a wonderful Christmas.

Patricia xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Oh Kate this is gorgeous what a beautiful set! Your friend will be delighted I'm sure. Have a wonderful Christmas hugs Susan x

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful Christmas card and matching Candle Kate, I love the cute Snowman image. Wishing you and your family Merry Christmas and all of the best for the New Year. Anet x

aussie aNNie said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Kate. Lovely looking creations here and beautiful designs.xx
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Rainey's Craft Room said...

Glad you enjoyed your meal Kate and I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas.
Your friend is sure to love these Snowman presents, the candle looks fabulous, I must try that technique. I love the way you have coordinated the whole gift so beautifully.

cotnob said...

Such a wonderful card and gift Kate, your friend will love them.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Carol said...

A gorgeous gift set Kate and sure to be well received. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Carol x

Diane said...

Greetings Kate, what a fun card design, and clever way to decorate a candle. Love the gift bag.

Best of the holidays.


meg said...

Lovely snowman card and gifts Kate. best wishes for the festive season and 2015, love Meg

Norma said...

Hi Kate, Beautiful projects!! I wanted to stop by and Wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Thank you for all the blog love in 2014.
Big Hugs,