Saturday, 14 February 2015

Snowy Trees for The Christmas Card Club!

Hello to You All, I hope everyone is fit and well and having a super weekend.  It's been a lovely day here, although cold it was dry, if a bit misty.

Thank you all very much for visiting me and leaving your lovely comments, especially Janice Wallace who doesn't have a blog, so I can't return the visit, so I do appreciate you popping in Janice.
Welcome too the my two latest followers, Kristie and Pawscreatively, I'm so pleased to have you here and I hope you will come back and see me soon.  I will be popping in to see you just as son as I can.

This has to be a quick post Friends, as guess what, yes, I've got the cold.  I managed to get through the day at work as it's my last day before a few days off, in fact though my colleague Michelle was struggling with the cold too, we were like a pair of book ends, fortunately the group dynamics were such that it was an easy pleasant day.

So for our Christmas Card Club Challenge this time around the theme is Snowy Trees and was our lovely Mary's choice, here is my offering;
I took inspiration from a Christmas Card out friend Dougie sent us, and the minute I saw it I thought that's the one I want to make as batch cards for next year. So this is my first attempt and I'm rather pleased with it.
Inkylicious Bare Trees Stamp set. DI for background, Memento Ink in Grey Flannel and London Fog for trees.
Sentiment from LC, Dovecraft Crystal Sparkle, Krylon pen in Silver and SN to make leaves on tree, Gems from my box. 
The snow and fir trees are part of my photo editing program and not the card.

Thank you Mary for the challenge, I enjoyed taking part.

We have had a lovely Valentine's Day, when I came home Alistair has set the table, resplendent with a vase of beautiful lillies, and candle lit in an big green Appetise bottle. I had to smile at the effort, especially as we are not short of beautiful candlesticks.  Anyway, we had a gorgeous Indian meal and both feeling stuffed. Alistair is sitting beside me as I type this, sound asleep. Changed Valentine's celebration to nineteen years ago, oh well, one has memories!

Well, I will say good night, I'm fairly wilting, and hope you had a lovely VD, if you celebrate it, and I fab Saturday.



Patricia said...

What a super card Kate, great idea for batch Christmas Cards.
Lucky you getting a nice romantic meal all organised for you. OK Alistair is maybe sleeping now BUT he has been busy all day preparing AND after all he has been poorly recently......!!

Patricia xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Kate. At least Alistair made an effort. My husband does not do Valentines so it was just the usual evening after he had watched 2 rugby matches and I cooked!

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Kate, such pretty, sparkly trees.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A fabulous and sparkly Christmas card Kate. I hope the dreaded cold does not affect you too badly but a good nights rest might see a better day tomorrow.
Take care.

pam said...

Beautiful Christmas card Kate,
Glad you enjoyed your meal.
sorry you have the bug now.
Take care Pam.

rachel said...

this is gorgeous Kate - A brilliant make - so glad you and Alistair had a good Valentines day - I treated myself to a couple of Chas jacobs prints from Shaun! Big hugs rachel xx

Rita said...

Stunning card Kate, those trees look great. At least you got a lovely treat for Valentine's Day. We were never that romantic. Still, I dream. Hugs Rita xxx

Hazel said...

Brilluant card, I can see why you want to use it for this years cards.

Well weren't you a lucky lady getting a lovely meal, flowers and candles. And as an extra he gave you his cold.

A day in bed tomorrow maybe with lots of hot drinks.

Hazel x

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Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fabulous Christmas card Kate, love the sparkle. I suppose it was inevitable you got the cold but hope it doesn't lay you too low. Hugs Susan x

Zoe Tant said...

Lovely card Kate. Love the sparkle. So sorry you've got the cold. I'm hoping I'm nearing the end of mine so hope you are better soon too! Zx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card.

dutchess said...

Hi Kate...loving this a great snowy scene.....
Rich made me a fabulous card based on some victorian images he found on the internet...we are lucky with our men!....xxxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous Kate, love this most beautiful

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Christine Harrop said...

Oh Kate I just love those trees - they remind me of those fibre optic Christmas trees you see. Fabulous! Hugs Christine xx

Mrs A. said...

I love all the sparkle. Fabulous card and so good an idea for batch making. hugs Mrs A.

Sandy said...

Sorry about your cold Kate. Get well wishes coming your way. Stunning work!!
I am in the mist of moving so will be in and out. I better not get sick, I deep every drop of energy I can muster!!
Sandy xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kate...
Fabulous card....
Hugs Sylvie xx

MaryH said...

Bummer on that cold business! Poor you, after all the TLC nursing duties you've had, now I hope you get the same kind of TLC right back - to get you well! Your card is lovely. The twinkle of that glitter on the bare branches of those trees, just really sparkles right off the card. Like those snowy icycles that are dripping off the bottom edge as well. Take care, and TFS. Hugs

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous glittery trees.
Hope you feel better soon.
Lorraine x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
a very lovely card, and beautifully created trees with all that sparkle.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Carol said...

A gorgeous card Kate, love all the sparkle and bling. Hope you feel much better soon. Carol x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
I did wonder how you did the snow an tree effect lol!
Love your glamorous trees.
How did I guess there would be Indian on your menu of romance lol?
Hope you're not laid up too long with the germs.
Take care.
Ang x

Asha said...

This is sooo very pretty, Kate! Love the sparkle! :)
hugs, Asha

Janice Wallace said...

Thanks for the mention, Kate. I love to look around my favourite blogs while I relax, but sorry I don't have my own. I think I am doing well when I find some crafting time, but can't fit in anything else. Perhaps in a couple of years when I can hopefully stop working. (hard when you are self employed)
Valentine's day was good. 3 couples together at one house for the weekend. Good food, some wine and lots of laughs, oh, and a red rose for each lady.
How's the cold? I always reckon that men get flu, kids get the cold and women just get on with it. Same for you?
Take care
Janice W

Pop's Cards said...

Stunning creation, love the colours too, hugs Pops x x x

Stamping With Bibiana said...

lovely card! 1st time visiting here,
congrats on a well done project
hello from california,

Sue said...

Hi Kate, love your sparkly trees. Another beautiful Christmas card.
Hope you are feeling better, and glad you have some time off to rest up and feel better. Keep warm and cozy. Your Valentine sounds like a gem!


Erika said...

I love your sparkly trees too, great idea. Glad to hear you had a great VD, me too, I was fairly shattered too, work was manic!

Hugs Erika. x

meg said...

A beautiful card Kate , love the sparkle

Karen Petitt said...

It's a really beautiful card Kate - I love what you have created. I've only kept a couple of shop bought ones that we received because I wanted to try similar and it's always been fun to create my own twist on it. Sounds like you had a lovely time hun, I hope the cold goes soon Karen xx

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty. I love your colours and the pretty treed scene.
Sounds like Alistair made your Valentines Day so special. What a guy...he's a keeper I'd say!

hotpotato said...

Hi Kate, hope you are now feeling better, seems to be so much illness about. xx