Sunday, 14 December 2014

T'was the Night Before Christmas for The Christmas Club!

Hello Blogging Friends, are you having a good week so far? I certainly hope you are managing to keep warm, especially if your temperature is like ours, it's positively Baltic, I'm really glad I make woolie socks I can tell you.

Slowly but surely we are managing to get through the Christmas card writing, Alistair did the writing on the inside and I the envelopes. I had a couple of letters to write to go with two of the cards, so that takes a bit of time too, but they are all posted, so now it's just the special cards to do and they are all really hand delivered.

I've spent the better part of the day trying to get my photo editor working, kept telling me I needed Adobe Flash, well I have that, but still no go, so I uninstalled it and reinstalled it, still won't work. I've visited various support sites, cleaned up my PC and through a wobbly, still no go. so I'm stumped. However, in the great scheme of things that don't work, it hardly amounts to much, but still awfully frustrating.  I'll have to find some other way of editing my photos.

So to my card for the Friendly Christmas Card Club, which is the final one for this year and the theme has been chosen by GrandMargaret and it's to use Non Trad Colours;
Using another image from Magical Moments CD, I thought this was such a lovely image and the main colour being blue, isn't really festive colours. Matted on to black card and then on to paper from the same design set.  Sentiment a magazine freebie. Lots of Star Dust on the snow, but doesn't show up.

The photo would have been better if I could have got on to Picmonkey, but he ho.

As I'm writing up this post on Saturday night, I will schedule it for tomorrow when you can see what the other club members create.

I'm off now to make a cuppa and have a walnut whip, naughty old me I know, but it is the weekend, so a little treat is OK.

Just to finish- thank you everyone who left such lovely comments on my last card, I really do appreciate them, especially as everyone is so busy in the run up to Christmas.

Cheerio and see you soon,


Rita said...

Good Morning Kate. Very windy here in the west. Sorry to hear about your photo programme. I use Picassa 3 and have used a Good few years now and it is free, give it a try and see what you think. Love your card, it reminds of my early childhood on Islay. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kate, such a beautiful image and I love the sentiment.
I hope you have a good Sunday.
hugs Sue xx

meg said...

A beautiful card Kate with a traditional feel to it. You can imagine the stillness and peace. I keep saying I'm not buying more craft stuff but the images you have used from this CD make it very tempting. Am going to try and make it to your Carolthon, it will make a great start to the festivities.

Hazel said...

Now Kate, was that walnut whip??? Love your card, it looks like Jack and Moss at work looking at the sheep in next field to the horses. I know how your feeling ref. photos I had that problem with picass. Have you tried signing yourself out of your Google account then resigning in? That's how I solved mine. Take care when out. Hazel x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card Kate, great image used and loving the gorgeous colour combos here.x
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Patricia said...

Brilliant card, love the image and design.
Used a similar image for the boys card they have 2 collies.
Hope you enjoyed the "walnut whip" have not had one of those for a long time. Nibbling on the ends of the "tablet" that I have been bagging.
Enjoy what's left of the weekend

Patricia xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous card and beautiful wintry scene Kate. I use PicMonkey for editing my photos, it's free too, maybe you could give it a try?

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Kate, love the wonderful wintry scene. Carol x

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Totally in love with you beautiful card Kate. Fabulous scene! Have a wonderful week.

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card....Kate... Love the Scene....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

hotpotato said...

Hope you enjoyed your walnut whip, I used to love them years ago but that's when they were twice the size they are now!

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
You can see the sparkles on the snow, just like a frosty night.
Wonderful image.
Walnut Whip? Bit sickly for me but hope you enjoyed yours.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Karen said...

A fabulous scene Kate! Lovely use of colours and it fits Margaret's theme so well! Keep yourself warm Karen x

MaryH said...

Kate, I think this Adobe flash is upsetting quite a few of us. Some of my videos at sites won't play. I've done the uninstall, reinstall, and it works some places, others - not. Your non-traditional colors card is lovely. What a sweet image of these animals waiting & watching for the special Event. It made a wonderful Christmas card. Stay warm. Merry Christmas & TFS. Hugs too

Anet's Crafting said...

Hallo Kate, your Christmas card is gorgeous. I love the two dogs watching the herd of sheep so cute. Have a wonderful week. Hugs Anet x

Mrs A. said...

This is a fabulous scene to go with the sentiment. Hugs Mrs A.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Kate this is a gorgeous card. I must admit I was really taken with this image its one of the nicest I have ever seen and love your added glitter! Susan xx

JD/ Jill said...

Cute image made a sweet Christmas card!

pam said...

Hi Kate, gorgeous crad design, love the beautiful image..

Kate I use Photoscape free download.
plenty on tuts to help.. really easy to use.. never had any trouble with it..

pam x

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Kate. In weather like this I wish I could knit. For editing photos I use photoscape. I like it as it is easy to use.

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Kate, such a beautiful image and perfect sentiment. It's so frustrating when you can't get things to work isn't it.

scrappymo! said...

What a Wonderful image! You have made it into a beautiful card.

Crafty |Christmas hugs...wish I knew about the computer problem but I am hopeless with my own!

Erika said...

Hi Kate, you ain't kidding it's baltic out there, it was even colder in the fridge at work today too.
Loving your scene on your card, my ex was a farmer so I have fond memories, chasing the sheep!

Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a beautiful image Kate, I can see the star dust, it's fabby. We've had this winters first snow, so wool socks are a must.

Warm hugs

rachel said...

hiya Kate - just wanted to pop on and say thanks for this lovely card that popped through the door today Kate - its beautiful - love it to bits xx

Sue said...

Oh my what a lovely card. Love the scene, it is beautiful.