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Saturday, 22 December 2012

Totally Gorjuss 163 - Easy Does It.

Good morning everyone, are you all getting excited about Christmas? I can hardly believe it's only three days away. And I work in a post office too! 

This week at Totally Gorjussour challenge is "Easy Does It." Now what could be simpler. We are sponsored by Craftwork Cards this week and I'm sure I don't need to tell you what they sell and what good quality all their products are. Last week I made a someone special card for my granddaughter and this week I've made a card for my husband. I've used a favourite colour combo and some stamps I love.

I used :-
Images and sentiment :- Hero Arts.
Snowflakes :- Martha Stewart punch.
Embossing :- Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.
Stepper card :- Craftwork Cards.
Hero Arts Winter Moon was stamped in Memento London Fog then Many Branches Tree was stamped on top in Versamark and embossed in silver. The embossed panels were all edged with Memento LadyBug.

Quite simple really but it seemed to take me ages to make it.

I'm entering the following challenges :-

Stamping Sensations :- Tree-mendous.
Simon Says Stamp :- Merry Christmas.
Creative Inspirations :- Anything Goes.
Paperplay :- Out with the old, in with the new. The two Hero Arts stamps are new.

I have a feeling I'm not going to be around much for the next week! I'm working today and of course Monday and so far I have no food preparation done. The cake is made but still to marzipan and ice. I also have to make gluten free sponge so Mhairi can have Tiramisu and I've bought gluten free digestives so she can have my famous Rocky Road traybake too. I need to make meringues, pavlova, mince pies and shorbread. Not to mention organise the main course. I think we're having roast beef on Christmas Day and steak pie on Boxing Day when everyone's here. So who's going to do a bit of hoovering and dusting I wonder. Well I do have a candidate in mind. Someone who has two weeks off whereas I have two days each week. Not fair is it?

Anyway I'll do my best to keep up with my DT work as well as a bit of visiting.

Thanks for looking and have a lovely weekend whatever you're doing.


  1. Beautiful card. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a great 2013. xx Flora

  2. fab step card, love the combo
    thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
    have a great christmas

  3. Beautiful card, love the shape. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations and Happy Christmas.

  4. Gorgeous card Kat, love the shape, oooo those trees, I want! LOL!!! So many things I would like but not producing much with what I have already. Hope you have a lovely Christmas with your family. Thanks for dropping by throughout the year, have loved your company. Carolxx

  5. Hi Kate I used to work in the PO...not fun at Christmas.com. Mmmm I need an extra day baking and sorting too but we'll get there or it just won't get done. Sometimes there is too much pressure to have the perfect Christmas when we should just chill out and enjoy it. If I haven't got or done by tomorrow...tough! Loving this card, the Christmas tree in the centre is beautiful.
    Have a great Christmas, hugs Erika.

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  7. Beautiful card Kat...Sending best wishes for you and your family for the happiest Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year...Thank you also for all your lovely comments...
    Mandy x

  8. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. What a beautiful card! A really lovely design. The tree scene and snowflakes are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations, and hope you'll join us again in 2013.


  10. Hi Kat,

    As you can tell I'm all behind my blogging, been feeding 14 day for a week now and feels like I've fed the nation, but it's made from lovely Christmas.

    I love your stepper this card in the elegant Christmas tree in the middle.

    Thanks so much sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

    Wishing you a Happy New Year.

    B x

  11. beautiful, thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month and good luck!



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