Sunday, 7 February 2016

A Cosy Christmas for CCC!

Hello Crafting Buddies, how are you today? I hope well and enjoying your weekend.

We have had quite a nice day weather wise, so I meant getting around the town not being buffeted by wind and soaked with rain.

Alistair is feeling a bit better and thanks you all for the good wishes, I'm still snuffling a bit but otherwise I would say I'm over it.

I meant to mention to you that I am managing the non dairy really quite well, avoiding yeast is much more difficult as it is in just about everything.  However, I keep going and finding a difference in my system, I've also lost just over a stone in weight, which is a bonus, which in turn has meant that I have reduced my intake of insulin. So it's all good news, and having the challenge of finding alternatives for dairy is really very interesting and so is the researching of recipes.  Alistair, is also eating what I am, although he still eats dairy, and he has lost weight too, not that he was big, but he is pleased with himself.

So, enough of all that, I'm sharing my card for the CCC and it's our lovely Rachel's choice this time round and it's to make a card with texture, here is my effort;
I've used this beautiful Sheena Douglass stamp and coloured it white SN Pens and added Fluffy Stuff to the snow, it puffs up when heated but not showing up well in the photo. An embossed folder in the background, I thins it's Sara Davis for Crafters Companion.  Sorry it's not a good photo.

I'm scheduling this for tomorrow when the post goes live, so do visit all the other CCC members and see their fabulous creations.
Thanks to everyone who commented on my oldie yesterday. I do appreciated all of your kind words.

Enjoy the rest of your evening and the weekend, see you soon.


aussie aNNie said...

Stunning Christmas card Kate, love the fluffy snow and the image, beautiful.xx

Rita said...

Beautiful card Kate. I have no computer till Tuesday, so I will be late this time around. Enjoy your day. Hugs Rita xxxx

Zoe Tant said...

Very cosy, pretty card Kate with lots of of texture. Glad to hear you are getting into a routine and what a bonus to loose weight too. Keep up the good work . Zx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

that's a beautiful stamped scene Kate and your embossing shows up really well,. Glad you are finding your new eating plan is working too.

dutchess said...

that fluffy stuff is fabulous Kate...makes your beautiful stamped and coloured image really look snowy .....great card xxxx

Barb said...

A very lovely card Kate. I really like the way you've used the fluffy stuff. It's a great effect.

So glad to hear that Alistair is feeling a little better and that's great news about your eating regime. Losing all that weight is a bonus too. Well done You. Barbxx

downrightcrafty said...

such a beautiful card
hugs Kate xx

meg said...

Your colouring is stunning Kate the fluffy stuff adds dimension and finishes it off beautifully

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Glad to hear things are improving on the wellness front and the weight loss is fabulous. Such a gorgeous card today, love it

Patricia said...

Great card Kate love the image and how you have coloured it.
Glad your both feeling better. Weather here is horrendous, blowing a gale and bucketing rain.
Think I will go bury my head in some Crafting.
Patricia xxx

Sandy said...

So glad to hear your good news Kate -- I am going to have to read back a bit and see what your new diet is. The most exciting news is that you do not have to take as much insulin - now that's a good thing.

I would like to know what this building is - at first I though it was a church and then I decided no because there was no steeple - I do believe that it is an Anglican church because of the red doors. Whatever it is - I love it. Wouldn't it be wonderful to spend Christmas in your scene!
Sandy xx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hiya, glad you are feeling somewhat better. Love the card beautiful

Crafty hugs Pen x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kate
Fabulous card.... Love the embossing ... Always makes a stunning card...
Hugs Sylvie xx

MaryH said...

Good for you on the diet challenge. My DH has similar problems, and he's not done as well as you with the dairy or the gluten products. But he tries. Kudoes to you for keeping the discipline required. Love this pretty winter cottage, and the fluffy snow & pretty embossing really met the texture challenge just perfectly. Glad you are both feeling lots better. TFS

Diane said...

A very lovely card Kate, fabulous dimensional snow and overall design.

Hugs diane

rachel said...

this is wonderful - I adore the scene and the beautiful embossing - great card Kate! Hugs Rachel x

pam said...

Gorgeous winter scene Kate love Sheena`s stamps.
Glad you are coping with your food, do not think I could give up dairy foods..
Great news about your insulin..
Pam x

Mrs A. said...

I love your snowy scene with the fluffy snow. It shows up really well,. I have a pot of fake snow somewhere. Didn't think to try that for texture. Hugs Mrs A.

scrappymo! said...

This is a beautiful scene! Loving the textured snow. It is perfect with this image. Looks great on the embossed snowflakes background of the vard.

Erika said...

Morning Kate, good to hear you are on the mend and well done on the weight loss. I need to get back on the waggon again after Christmas but I don't have the incentive at all just now, I don't think the weather helps.

A lovely Christmas card, love the added snow and the sky line looks really effective.
Enjoy your Monday, hugs Erika. x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
oh my word that was a big weight loss.
So glad all is well and you can lower your insulin intake that and the weight loss must be making you feel so much better.
Not sure if I could cope without dairy though even though I don't eat a great deal of it.
So glad you and hubby are on the mend.

Super card for your Christmas club.
That stamped image is coloured perfectly, and what a great design too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Darnell said...

Your Christmas card is, indeed, very cozy, Kate! You did an excellent job with texture! I'm pleased to hear that you and Alistair are feeling better and adjusting to the new routine! Maybe I should try no dairy/no yeast because my stones just keep piling on!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Sue said...

A gorgeous scene and wonderful Christmas card. Love how you colored it up, just beautiful.


cotnob said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Kate, such a lovely country scene and beautifully coloured.
Well done on the weight loss, reducing your insulin has to be good.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Wow, what a marvellous texture fest. A beautiful snowy scene.
Well done you with coping with your new diet.It would be difficult for me to give up my Marmite and butter sandwiches and 3 pints of John Smiths for breakfast lol!
Ang x

Anet's Crafting said...

Kate, your card is just beautiful, love the snow effect you added. All of the best with the search for non dairy recipes. Sounds like a big chance in diet, but that you have it all under control. Hugs Anet x