Monday, November 22

With Love At Christmas

A little card for someone made with one of my bargain £2.99 Penny Black stamps from Hobbycraft and a Wild Rose Studio greeting.
I've used the sketch from the Kathy's Waffle monthly sketch file and the November theme from Penny Black at Allsorts - 'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.' I've also included it in the 'We three...' theme at the Daring Card Makers this week for my 3 gems.
The papers are from Websters and the scalloped mat I received in a swap, I think. The little cracked glass effect heart was left over from some makes earlier in the year.
The headache's better, but I can still feel it just below the surface waiting to burst out again, if that makes any sense. My migraines are always brought on by strange lighting. I have to carry sunglasses with me at all times. My sister will attest to this as we have wasted ages searching the house for a pair before a day out! I haven't had a migraine for a couple of years, so it took me quite by surprise. I'd sat in a coffee morning with a light bulb flashing for about an hour on Saturday morning and then in the evening I was so engrossed by the final episode of 'Pillars Of The Earth' that I hadn't noticed that the reading lamp next to me had been left on. I think a combination of the 2 in one day probably did me in. Wasn't going to miss the end of 'Pillars' though, SMO and I have been glued to that series. I think the Ken Follett book will have to added to my Christmas list.
** Kate **


Violets Corner said...

Wonderful card Kate! The image is so cute and the papers are gorgeous.

Hope you'll soon feel better and that the migraines will keep away.

Thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts.


brenda said...

Hi Kate

My, that really was a bargain stamp, you donlt often see OB ones sold at that price.

And you have made a stunngin card with it, I love the lush colours of your DP.

Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

martina's kaartjes said...

lovely little cat !
greetings, martina

nnalorac said...

Fabby card Kate, love your DPs and what a bargain with your PB stamp, must of been chuffed with that buy! Carolxx

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card kate - glad you feel better today .
Lisa ;)

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Daring Carmakers with your lovely work!

Greetings, Saskia :)
(guest desinger)

Kathy said...

This is really sweet Kate - thanks Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers' challenge this week and for using this month's Sketch File too

Jules said...

Hi Kate

Wow!! What a bargain. There were quite a few on offer at the Hobbycraft store near me but I never saw this one .. .. .. it would have been in my basket straight-away as I love any image that carries a heart (as you will see from my blog LOL!!!).

I love how you have used your image .. .. not an obvious Christmas image but it works so well as one!! Well done.

Gorgeous papers too.

Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

Love Jules xx

Mervi said...

Great bargain and you can use this as Valentine stamp too!
Beautiful card and lovely colours,
it's so sweet!
Thanks For sharing this with us
at Penny Black @ Allsorts and
good luck;-))m

Ellie said...

How very cute!! Love that image, gorgeous sketch and the papers are beautiful. The frame put the image on looks amazing!
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at penny black @ all sorts, good luck and hope to see you at our december challenge.

Zoechaos said...

Know just how feel about Pillers it was absorbing, and I've been know to sit watching TV with one of my heads not moving but not giving in if the program was worth it LOL

Love your card pink and green one of my favourite combinations smashing for our theme. Thank you for sharing with us at Pennyblack@Allsorts xx Zoe

Lynda said...

Fabulous card and what a bargain that stamp was!! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers and Kathy's Waffle Sketch.

Lynda xxx

Shirley said...

What a gorgeous card Kate. I love the image and you have coloured it beautifully. I love those cute little hearts and the gems finish it off beautifully.
Thank you so much for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and we hope you will join us next time.