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Thursday, 4 November 2010

Another Christmas Card!

Today is pretty miserable here after a few nice sunny days. But it's my day off and I don't need to go anywhere so I can craft. After the broadband fiasco last Friday evening (thank you BT!!) I want to be sure I've got my DT cards safely made and posted in plenty of time. Talking of broadband fiascos was anyone else affected yesterday? I read in the paper this morning it was the same problem as last Friday. Very reassuring....not! I was at work in the Post Office and suddenly nothing worked. The helpline was inaccessible. A reboot didn't help. Eventually got through to the helpline but of course it was a bad line and I could hardly hear...fantastic!! After the usual questions I asked if it was an internet problem as I had heard that a customer had no internet access. So he asked if I was phoning from Scotland and said there was a problem but BT were trying to fix it and the only thing I could do was to try to log in every so often. I think the problem occurred about 12 noon or just before and I could log in about 1.20. Luckily after first thing on Wednesday morning we are pretty quiet and I only had to turn a few customers away. Any other day I could have done my weekly balance but yesterday I had to go and get my hair cut at 1.30 so I just had time to do as much as possible and go back later. Grrrr..... Just shows you though that it might not be ideal for a business like the Post Office to be totally reliant on a broadband connection. I think some back-up would be a good idea.

Anyway here's the card I made when my friend came over yesterday afternoon. I thought I'd get a decent photo this morning but the weather is so miserable my photo isn't that good. I think it's also squint but I'm not in the mood for taking more photos. I took a cold on Tuesday. It's not that bad, I've had worse colds but I wouldn't need much encouragement to have a sore head lol! Having a cold is hardly a surprise, we sat in a bus with 51 other people for hours on Sunday going to the SECC and then spent several hours there with hundreds more. My friend said yesterday that she had a sore throat and expected her cold to develop!

I used :-
Image :- LOTV cute squares - no colouring needed!
Sentiment and Card Candy :- Craftwork Cards.
Background :- Cuttlebug embossing folders, Snowflakes and Swiss Dots.
Ribbon from stash.
Promarkers to colour card candy and edge sentiment.
Glue pen and glitter and Sakura clear glitter gel pen for image.
Faux stitching with Precision Pen.

I love these cute squares. My friend bought some at the LOTV stand at the SECC but I already had some so I bought a couple of stamps.

I'm going to enter these challenges :-
Fussy and Fancy :- Winter Wonderland.
ABC Christmas :- Winter Wonderland - option white. Don't think my card is white enough for the option!

I'm off to have some lunch now and then get on with some crafting.

Thanks for looking


  1. Great card Kat, love the image and embossing - they're handy those LOTV squares aren't they? I must use some more of mine :o) Lisa x

  2. gorgeous card kat and yes we had a broadband fiasco yesterday too...only off for 15 minutes and yes the SECC is a great place to pick up all those nasty germs along with a heap of stash...hugs kath xxx

  3. What a beautiful, soft card, thank you so much for sharing with us at OSAAT - good luck

    stitchy xoxox

  4. Gorgeous card Kat, love the pearly embossing x

    Jenny x

  5. Hi Kat,
    Just got home from the NEC, got all the new LOTV images and the circle sentiments, they are gorgeous, can't wait to play. I don't know why but Magnolia didnt have a stand, I read they would be there so don't know the reason they didn't turn up this time...

    Really love your card, that image is so sweet, love the layout and colors....

    I met Brenda at the show, she was with her Hubby too, we had a good old chinwag, she's lovely, I hope I get the chance to meet her again.

    Sorry to hear about your broadband hastle, I agree, they aught to have some sort of back up.....

    Catch up again soon

  6. sorry you are feeling under the weather Kat and hope you feel better soon - keep snug and warm and sip hot toddies! Your card is gorgeous - I have that image in a stamp if you ever fancy colouring in the image! beautiful embossing and embellishments. thanks for joining in with us on the ABC Christmas blog.
    hugs, annie x

  7. Beautiful card. Hope you feel better soon.

  8. Gorgeous card, Kat! Fantastic image, great embossing and layout and I really like the touches of blue! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas and good luck! Hugs Delphine xx PS: Hope you feel better soon. Take care.

  9. Beautiful card Kat,the image looks lovely....must take a look at these,perfect for a quick card when there's not time to colour.
    Hope you had a good day at SECC,i'm off to the NEC tomorrow.

    Hope you feel better soon.

    Take care
    San x

  10. gorgeous! Love all the pearlised card! It looks so luxurious and the embossing is stunning! fabulous card! Hugs Juls

  11. Hope your on the mend soon and no internet is a right pest.

  12. Beautiful card, the pearlized finish on the paper is gorgeous. Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas. Hugs and feel better soon, Carissa

  13. Oh Kat wonderful cute card. Hope the cold gets better soon.

  14. Really cute card just love the soft pastel colours you have used!
    Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week! Good Luck! hugs Shell xx

  15. Ah, this is so cute, love the embossed backing and the LOTV inmage. Bought some to, their colouring so much better than mine! Hope the cold clears soon. Carol.x

  16. Kat, this is beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this christmas challenge. Good Luck!

  17. Gorgeous Christmas card love the image and the blue and white colour. Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week.
    Carol Ann xx

  18. Lovely card! love this image too! really cute, as the white is optional it does not matter you have used blue! it suits your image perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge, Samantha :0)


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