Sunday, 21 June 2015

Pink and White for Christmas Card Club!

Hello One and All and I hope it's a good weekend for you and that you are feeling tip top. Here is a hug though if your not.

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my "Oldie" card, it's fun to look back at what you've done.

My card today is for the Christmas Card Club and the theme was chosen by our Karen which is pink and white, with accents of black, gold and silver.  Well i have to say I struggled a bit with this one as I'm not a pink girl really, however here is what I came up with;
I'm sure I've seen pink poinsettias so I thought I would use my SB dies cutting Centura Pearl card in pale pink and white. Gold for the leaves and I guess the silver is in the glitter.  The swirl is from a Sizzix die set, Embossialicilous Embossing Folder, Bazzil pink card a bit of black card and some Gold Liquid Pearls.  Not a bad effort in the end.  So thank you Karen for the challenge.

Well, it's just me and Teallach for the week and Alistair is away on a walking holiday with some chums to Iceland, the country that is not the shop.  I'm poor, sick jealous as I would loved to have gone back, but it is a boys holiday and they will be camping, not my idea of fun.  They are hoping to walk around the big volcano that erupted a couple of years back and is set to go any time again, so I made sure I knew where all his money is, lol.  I am sure they will have a fab time. When we went to pick his friend Bill up this morning, his partner Sheela said Bill hadn't slept all nigh he was so excited. Alistair too, he was up before dawn, packing, unpacking , repacking, this had all be done yesterday too.  Anyway I got them off safely to the train to Morcombe where they are meeting up with the rest of the "boys" and then flying out tomorrow.  Oh bliss!!!

I've only 18 hours to do next week and that is me finished with my job, we will all be so pleased as the closing down has been a shambles, and no thought to how the staff were having to cope with clearing out the building, anyway nearly all over. Managers!!!

I'll love you and leave you, and hope to get around to see what you've been doing, Blogger is acting up again not letting me on to some of your pages, but I keep trying.

Enjoy your weekend,


meg said...

Hope you enjoy your week Kate I love some time on my own to potter and please myself, it will be a relief I'm sure to finally finish at work, clearing up is such a chore. Love the Poinsettia card, the pink and white is beautiful together and your flowers have wonderful depth to them. Take care Hugs Meg

Patricia said...

Well Kate, have a great week .... I know you will miss Alistair but you will enjoy your "me" time.
Now who says you can't have Poinsettias any colours you want???
Your Pink Poinsettias are brilliant, love the design.
Have good day
Patricia x

Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Have a lovely week on your own and hope your last week at work isn't too hard, I know it has been a stressful time. Gorgeous card, I have had pink poinsettias and they are lovely, just like the ones on your card x

Christine Harrop said...

A great card Kate, and it certainly meets the brief. I'm sure Alistair will have a great time with his buddies and you will also enjoy some time to yourself. I used to love it when John went off climbing so that I could have some "me" time and do just what I wanted. But I loved it when he arrived home safely too! Hugs Christine xx

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Kate, I love the pink poinsettias, the design is so beautiful.
I hope you have a good week and that you last few days at work are okay.
hugs Sue xx

Lucy Woods said...

Stunning! Love the embossed background!
Lucy x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a brill creation for the Christmas Card Club.
Love your fab pink poinsettias.
Sounds horrible all the packing up of you job.
One good thing though more crafting time. lol.
Hope you hubby enjoys his boys holiday back to Iceland.
I know it won't be too lonely for you as you have your cat, and crafting to keep you busy.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

downrightcrafty said...

oh I love this card the colours just wonderful and that embossing folder is perfect
hugs Kate x

Rita said...

Fabulous card Kate. Love your poinsettias. I'm sure. The week will fly in for you and Teallach, so make the most of it. Hugs Rita xxx

Hazel said...

Kate, a wonderful c card, love your embossing and poinsettia flowers design. Oh enjoy your me time, just thinking of yourself and teallach, he won't mind you crafting at all. Hazel xx

dutchess said...

loving the pink poinsettia's Kate...and yes they do come in pink I always bought pink when I had my flat they went with my decor......lovely card. Enjoy your last week, think of it as stepping forward! xxxxxxx

aussie aNNie said...

An absolute stunning Christmas card...lovely colours too Kate.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Mrs A. said...

I love that embossing background. Wow to your beautiful poinsettia. Looks great in the two tone and what a nice idea to do the leaves in the gold. Just perfect for Karen's brief. Think I ended up a way bit of mark with mine! hugs Mrs A.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful card Kate, the poinsettias look lovely. Enjoy your week on your own, it will go quickly no doubt and best of luck for your last week at work too.

Sue said...

Wonderful colors, Kate, that's what I love about challenges!
Your card turned out lovely, the poinsettia looks beautiful.
A week alone to do what you want and not have to cook!!!!! Hang
in there for the finish of your work, sad ending.


Diane said...

Hope your weekend is fabulous Kate, Alistair's trip sounds exciting. Gorgeous embossed background with your lovely flowers.

Hugs Diane

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card-looks perfect to me. Enjoy your week -lots of crafting time.


Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A wonderful Christmas card, Kate, it's so beautiful. Hope you'll have a great week, even though the closing down hasn't been easy.

Love and hugs

rachel said...

your card is absolutely brilliant - I love your poinsettias. I do hope that work goes well this week - only 18 more hours must be a good feeling! I'm sure Alistair will have a great time - lucky him! Big hugs Kate rachel xx

Karen Petitt said...

Not bad attempt you say - it's gorgeous Kate! Love it, the extra colour is just perfect and makes the poinsettias pop even more. Yep the pink and red poinsettias do get seen a lot in blogland and I use them a bit myself. Hope next week isn't so stressful for you, I have to say you can keep the idea of camping around a volcano no way would I ever do that or want to do that. Nice hotel with a spa for me! Have a good week Karen x

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card... Kate... Love the Ponsettias...
Hugs Sylvie xx

scrappymo! said...

Hope Alistair has a fab holiday...sounds like a great boys vacation!

I would be hunkered down in my craft room if DHG were going wait...he is! Mine is going up to the lake 5 days earlier than me, so I plan a few days next week having some crafty fun! I will then drive up with my daughter and the kiddies as they always come to th lake for her birthday.

Camping to me has to have all the comforts of home! teehee

Your card is so pretty. The EF is really lovely and your poinsettias look wonderful

Typical about your managers not planning well...good thing you all are there still to settle things up!

pam said...

Hi Kate, wonderful card you created with pink poinsettias, sure a florist told me they come in all colours!..beautiful layout.

Enjoy your me time and don't get too stressed with work.
Hugs pam x

MaryH said...

I struggled a bit with the pink as well, Kate but it was a good challenge to take us out of our comfort zone, yes? This one turned out beautifully, and I love your poinsettias, the way you've combined the colors - the flowers are so lush. Grinned at the camping idea of camping is a nice motel/hotel with all the amenities, and hopefully a nice craft store nearby. Good luck with the final hours in your job. Remember there is still many things awaiting you in your look forward to the next step. TFS & Hugs

Sandy said...

Hey Kate!! In a way, you are on vacation too! If you took me to the best craft shop in the world, I really should not buy a thing! I have too much stuff already!!
Your card is stunning! Love the pink!!
Sandy xx

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Kate, you've done a wonderful job. Gary is over doing the fjords at the moment then moving to Lake Myvatn...I wonder if they'll all cross paths this week. Carol x

Zoe Tant said...

gorgeous flowers Kate on a super card. Zx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Tell me about Blogger. Its taken me this time to get on to comment on here and to sort my own blog, boo hiss!
And don't talk to me about managers. Mine forgot to tell payroll I was back at work after my poxing and I haven't been paid this month!!!

Ok, soapbox kicked away now and rant over.

Your card is smashing. Love the poinsettias, pretty in pink.
Couldn't you have gone to Iceland as well and stayed in a nice posh hotel whilst Bear Grylls and the boys did their camping lol?
Hoped the rest of your clear up goes ok chuck.
Ang x

Erika said...

Will it not be cold camping in Iceland? Brrr!
I'm sure the "boys holiday" will be fun but you'll be able to have just as much fun crafting.
A super Christmas card, my favourite poinsettia dies and a great embossed background.
Enjoy the peace and quiet, can I visit?! It's a madhouse here!

Hugs Erika. x

Anet van Zyl said...

Your Christmas card is beautiful and elegant Kate, love the pretty background embossing and your poinsettias. Hugs Anet x

Asha said...

What an elegant card, Kate. That colour combo is so sophisticated an you've embellished it beautifully.
hugs Asha