Thursday, 8 December 2016

Walking in the Air!

Good Afternoon, or rather Early Evening, whatever, hello to You All.
I've been trying to get around to doing this post for days now and the time is just running away, I expect you're all much the same.

I've been slowly getting to grips with the Christmas shopping, and I think I've got on top of it, not that there was much to get, we are a very small family, and some gifts will be gift cards. 
Christmas cards require writing, although I did manage to get the abroad ones posted the other day, so hopefully I'll get around to writing them over the weekend.

I've bought Alistair a hat, I found a gent's hatter on-line and ordered a black Fedora, and just by sheer luck it arrived this morning and he was away for a walk. There was no disguising the huge box with the the company name on it and the word hats. So, I've got it wrapped up and stashed it away. I hope he likes it, but there are so many different styles of Fedora, but it can go back if it's not suitable.

So on to my card which is for my Choir Buddy Fiona who adors the Snowman, well who doesn't! I try to make a different one every year for her and so far I've managed.  I bought a Snowman kit a few years ago from Crafters Companion and I've still some left. I've made a bowed from from CC snow acetate, and cut snowflakes from Sara Davis to cover the stuck on bit of the acetate, and made a border to put the acetate under from one of the cards. The photo is not good, poor light to blame, it does really look better in real life. 

Really only one Christmas card left to make and that is for Alistair and I don't know yet what I'll do, I'll manage something at the last minute I expect.

Thank you all so much for the kind comments on my last post, you are all so encouraging.
Off now to make the mac and cheese for dinner, not made this in yonks, a real treat for me as it's dairy and carbs, so tummy beware, but hey ho once in a while and one has to live.
Cheerio for now and see you soon,


Lucy Woods said...

Aww this is so sweet! And who doesn't love the snowman?!! Gorgeous card!
Lucy x

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Kate, I do love this snowman.
Linda xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
such a very wonderful card and a super design also.
Just love the Snowman images.
Great with acetate jacket too.
How did you know what size hat to buy as that would be aperfect pressy for my hubby as he love those hats, but when we have tried ones on in shops they never seem to fit him or they don't have the right size.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kate, I love the scene with the snowman - a fab design
Lorraine x

Erika said...

A lovely snowman card but why am I thinking Iron Bru....only Scottish folk will know, it ain't Christmas up here till we've seen this chap.
Loving the acetate front too.
Hubby's pressie sounds fab, I'm sure he'll love it.

Hugs Erika. x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kate, a lovely winter scene and fabulous design.
I always find making cards for loved ones so difficult, especially hubby so I always leave his until last.

pam said...

Fantastic card Kate, love the design.
Pam x

brenda said...

Sounds like you've had a busy week Kate but pleased you found time to share your lovely Snowman card with us.

B x

meg said...

Great layout for your snowman Kate, love all the sparkle and snowflakes, hope hubby loves his hat, my elder son is a hat lover too, he's got quite a few now.

Florence said...

Beautiful card Kate. Love how you used the acetate. Great job on the photo. Talking of photos, I hope you share one of Alistair in his new Fedora.
Hugs Flo x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card and very creative with the acetate (which would be difficult to photograph). I think most cards look better in real life :) Take care xx

Sandy said...

Lovely card! I have seen this video several times so beautiful and the music is wonderful!!
sandy xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
I know you love your snowmen too. Love the tryptich effect on this super card.
Have managed to post my abroad cards (the words arm and leg spring to mind 💰💰💰) and just sorting the UK postal ones.
I've done most of the food shop too whilst I was having a good day so it's just the fresh nearer the day to get.
Alastair's hat sounds very distinguished.
Best wishes.
Ang x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card Kate and gorgeous colours..xx{aNNie}

Sue said...

I also adore THE Snowman, holds a very dear memory of a Christmas spent with a little boy who was the son of dear friends, who passed away at 17 from cancer. We had the most glorious New York snowy Christmas with them when he was about 6 and saw the Snowman Movie. So your card evokes a very good memory for me, don't you just love that when a card can do that for someone!!