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Sunday, 14 August 2011

Penny Black Christmas.

Hi everyone, hope you've all had a good weekend. I was at a crop yesterday and managed to make 2 whole cards. I'm not usually so productive at a crop. I usually still have finishing touches to do but not yesterday! And this is me just getting round to posting.

I used :-
Image :- Penny Black.
Sentiment & Card Candi :- Craftwork Cards.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Glamour Dust, Nesties, Cuttlebug embossing folders, Martha Stewart snowflake punch,
raffia ribbon from stash.

I'm entering the following challenges :-
One Stitch at a Time :- Anything Goes.
Penny Black at Allsorts :- Free and Easy.

I got involved with doing something else this afternoon. We've been doing a lot of fundraising at our church recently for repairs. We've had wet rot, dry rot, needed new windows and now there is scaffolding up at one of the corner towers. We've had the usual fundraisers - quiz, sales tables, marmalade sales, just the usual things and more to come. Someone found lots of old communion tokens and thought people might like to buy some. They range in age from 1700 to 1844. I've never even seen a communion token before as since I joined the church only cards were given to members by their elders and now not even that. Not sure if this happened anywhere else or if it is just a Scottish thing or even if it was just the Church of Scotland or other Presbyterian denominations too. A friend who is an experienced cardmaker was asked to round up some other cardmakers and organise some suitable packaging for the tokens so we could sell them to anyone who was interested. Unfortunately my friend suffers from M.E. and is often too tired to do very much. She's made a couple of samples up so I have these plus the materials need to make about 40 cards. Card has been printed with a picture of our church and paper with inserts telling a bit about the tokens. So I have been sidetracked this afternoon trying to sort out some of the bits so I can make a card. I need to ask another friend to borrow a couple of her nesties as it would be easier with two sets. Doesn't make sense just now but when I get a card made I'll let you see and all should become clear!!

I'm off to schedule another post now and do my ironing. What an exciting life I lead lol!

Thanks for looking and I'll catch up with you all later.


  1. gorgeous card kat...love the texture...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday and good luck with the communion card job...hugs kath xxx

  2. This is such a lovely card! Cute image, and I love the white background!

    Wishing you all the best for your Church fundraising. It's a constant worry, isn't it? The communion tokens sound fascinating - I assume each member who wanted to partake would put a token in a container so the Minister knew how many wafers to bless? What a lovely memento the tokens will be, I hope they're very popular!

    luv, Mags x

  3. this is just gorgeous hun love that image,good luck with the communion card hun hugs cherylxxx

  4. Gorgeous card Kat...and good luck with the fundraising too hun....!

    hugs Vicky xx

  5. Gorgeous card Kat, love the Lilac, don't think I've ever made a lilac Christmas card. Good luck with the card, look forward to seeing what u come up with. Carolxx

  6. Awww how cute this is, love the white embossed background xxx Thank you also for joining us at OSAAT. Hugs xxx

  7. Hi Kat

    Have to say I've never heard of communion tokens down here and I was quite active in our church and fundraising for some years, so wonder if they are a Scottish thing.

    Such a cute card and love the white areas, I always find that so scary.

    Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and good luck.

    B x

  8. Oh this is just the cutest thing :o) The touches of purple are just right and that snowflake is just beautiful. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Hugs

    Nikki DT

  9. Hei Kat,
    so glorious and cute card!

    Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts, good luck and welcome again;-))m

  10. now what a couple of numpties we are...I commented on your card thinking you were entering PBS...oops but I have linked it anyway because it qualifies for touchy feely...and also the one above...did you forget to link it...hugs kath xxx

  11. It is so nice to see a xmas card made with non-traditional colours. This is a pretty cute card and I love that you have matched all your colours to compliment each other.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black at Allsorts and we hope you will join us again next month.
    Good luck in the draw.


  12. This is gorgeous Kat, love the textures...good luck with the communion cards, sounds like a lovely idea.

    Many thanks for playing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts.


  13. Gorgeous card Kat - love the sparkles!
    Thanks for joining us at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  14. A brilliant card hun, thanks for playing at PBSC! xxx

  15. Great card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

    Hugs Wenda


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