Tuesday, 8 December 2015

12 Days of Christmas!

Hello to you all, and I hope you are all safe and well and coping with these dreadful floods that are happening around the UK. Cumbria is in a bad way, and it's just heartbreaking for all those folks who have had their homes ruined, can't even imagine what that would be like.

We had torrential rain on Saturday, so the craft fair was a washout, honestly if you didn't need to go out, well you just wouldn't.  It was such a shame as Dale and Stewart put some real work into all the organisation of it.

Our journey down to Livingston wasn't too bad except for the rain, and it was so dark, it felt as if we were travelling through the night, however, for me it was a chance to spend some time with Dale and Amanda.  We had a super few days, and laughed our way through it.

Thanks to everyone who commented on my last card, you are all very kind.  I've been trying to catch up with commenting and I think I've managed to get around most of your blogs, but forgive if I've missed you out.

Here is my card for today;
I've used a wonderful stamp set created by John Lockwood of Creative Expressions, and I've stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with WOW EP.  The sentiment is also by John.  It took me ages to do the embossing as sometimes my embossing just didn't look right, but I eventually got there. 

Sorry that the photo isn't too good, I think I was trying to take it in too much of a hurry.

That's me for now, enjoy your evening and see you soon,


Hazel said...

Oh Kate, not good the craft fair was a wash out! Mine if Friday evening wasn much better due to the awful,weather. Your card is gorgeous those stamps look good. Yes we are lucky and the flood waters weren't here, Perth got away with not much damage but Tammy was checking the river levels, thankfully the defences held. Xxx

Patricia said...

Great card Kate, love the way have designed it and the colours you have used.
Patricia xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous Kate, love how you used different colors of embossing powder, so very pretty.


Marlene Atkinson said...

Your card is gorgeous Kate, sorry about the Craft Fair being a wash out. Hopefully the weather will change. Marlene

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kate:) It's so sad to watch telly and see these poor people that have been devastated by these floods. Take care and stay warm and safe huggles Sue xxx

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Kate, lovely design and colours
Lorraine x

Carol said...

Such a shame about the craft fair Kate...I didn't cross the doorstep on Saturday! Love your card, what wonderful stamps. You should enter it in the Eclectic Ellapu challenge this month of 12 Days of Christmas. Carol x

Christine Harrop said...

Super card Kate. Pity about the craft show but as you say if you didn't need to go out in such filthy weather than why would you/ And those poor Cumbrian folk - particularly as it's the second time in about 10 years. Heart breaking! Hugs Christine xx

pam said...

Beautiful Christmas card Kate, lot of work you have done on this card.
Shame about the fair, my heart goes out to the people affected by the floods.
Hugs Pam x

rachel said...

gorgeous card Kate and I'm so sorry that your fair was a wash out - it really is a shame! Things here are getting better although many people are still without power - its been a very difficult time but one that I hope will help us all reflect on what is important xx

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card and images and the colours are gorgeous.
 { aNNie}

meg said...

Great card Kate, these seem like lovely stamps, love that you used different colours of embossing powders such a shame the weather was so bad

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sorry to hear your fair was a washout. Great colours and fab embossing

cotnob said...

Such a shame that the weather spoilt the craft fair, so disappointing.
Your card is fabulous, brilliant embossing and gorgeous colours.

Erika said...

Kate sorry to hear your craft fair was a wash out. Some you win some you lose. Sometimes it's the company that is the best part.
A lovely card, those stamps are great, bet you get lots of use out of them.

Hugs Erika. X

Barb said...

Your card looks wonderful Kate. Great embossing and selection of colours. Sorry to hear the craft fair didn't go as planned. Glad you enjoyed a good couple of days away though. Barbxx

Diane said...

Great card design Kate, love the individual pictures in each box. Gosh your rains sound like what we have been having lately.

Hugs Diane

Anet's Crafting said...

Hallo Kate, your card is just gorgeous. Love all the embossing. Well done. Hugs Anet x

Peanut said...

Gorgeous card, Kate. LOVE the gold embossing. We've have decent weather... sort of. Lots of fog and frost but most dry- ish! It's winter... can't expect too much, can we?! Hope the weekend will be better.
hugs Asha

Flutterbies and Heffalumps said...

I really love this card Cathy, and yes, despite the weather, we did have a great weekend. Amanda x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Sorry, I appear to have missed this one.
Brilliant use of Johns stamps. All that sparkle is amazing.
Shame about the craft show but at least you got home safetly in that terrible weather.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Sandy said...

On the 12 days of Christmas my true love gave to me - a beautiful Christmas card and a glorious CD. Thank you so much Kate and a very Merry Christmas to you!!
Sandy xx