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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Penny Black 179 - Red & Embossing.

Hi everyone I've been missing blogging this week. I haven't been online since Friday night until this morning.

We went to visit our daughter and family on Saturday. I made about 34 fairy cakes for the party bags and Poppy's birthday cake. Catriona decorated them all. The cake was a cat's face, the nearest Poppy's going to get to having a cat lol! Catriona loves cats but her husband doesn't, so no cat for them. We also went to see the Christmas lights being switched on in Crieff and got completely soaked.

Poppy's birthday was not enjoyed by the birthday girl as much as it might have been as she had an upset tummy. We think she might have picked up a bug from her cousins! She was a bit better when we left on Monday morning but was having to miss nursery.

So between one thing and another I didn't get much done! I did spend about 2 hours making the Martha Stewart advent calendar for Poppy and Oliver. Excuse the dodgy photo as it was taken on top of the spare bed where the little house is hidden till the 1st. I don't think it's as squint as it looks.

Tonight is the first chance I've had to craft so I couldn't resist making a card using this lovely Penny Black image of my favourite snowman. Isn't he cute?

I used :-
Image :- Penny Black.
Sentiment and Card Candi :- Craftwork Cards.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Sizzix and Cuttlebug embossing folders.
Glamour dust, ribbon & Sakura clear glitter gel pen.

I'd like to enter the following challenges :-
Penny Black :- Christmas, red and embossing.
Craft Your Days Away :- Buttons or Bows.
Charisma Cardz :- Snowflakes.
Creative Card Crew :-Monochromatic.
One Stitch at a Time :- Seeing Red.
Dream Valley :- Sparkle.

I think I'll go and finish off my Tesco order now. After the fiasco last week I've more or less done it and I've just got a couple of things to add. The one thing I am pleased about is getting my Christmas cake made this morning. I haven't made one for years but I seem to have volunteered to make one this year. I dug out my favourite recipe from my Rayburn cookbook. I don't have a Rayburn in this house but I always say if I win lots of money on the Lottery I'll buy a Rayburn or an Aga. I'll try to do some catching up tomorrow. I'm sure I'll have plenty of DT catching up to do and I'm hoping to get this weeks card made too.

Thanks for looking and sorry for being a bad blogger recently. I'm hoping that my internet connection is a lot better now. After being on the phone a couple of times last week about it it should be!


  1. loving the gorgeous advent house kat...glad you enjoyed your birthday party weekend and hope the birthday girl is feeling better now...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday with your adorable snowy card...big hugs kath xxx

  2. Love your red and white embossed card Kat, such a cute snowman. Not getting much card making or blogging done either and doesn't look like it;s happening soon! Poor wee thing, knew how she was feeling. Hope she's feeling a lot better now. Carolxx

  3. fabulous creations!!! Love the touch of gingham ribbon on the 2nd card! Hugs Juls

  4. That snowman is really cute, lovely card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  5. A gorgeous creation.Love the red and white colour combo it's very striking. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  6. What a gorgeous card! I love the simple colour-scheme, it looks great!

    I hope the birthday girl is feeling better - it's so upsetting being ill on your birthday, poor lamb!

    Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges!

    love MagsB x

  7. Gorgeous card - the red and white colours are stunning :) Cute image too!

    Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,



  8. Love your advent calendar, and your card is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

  9. Wow, what a great pretty card!! A very cute motiv and I love the embossed papers.

    Thanks for joining our "SNOWFLAKE" challenge at Charisma Cardz :)
    Hugs, Nina.

  10. Hi,

    Lovely red and white card. Simple and clean style as I like. Nice snowman and fabulous snowflakes ! Bravo !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenges this week.

    Hugs from France.

  11. Cute little house! And I love this card too, it's so sparkly! Thanks for joining us on the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

    Love Beth xx

  12. Both the house and the Penny Black image card are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at CYDA and good luck.


  13. woohoo, you made the advent house, how cool
    loving your PB card, such a cute snowman

  14. Great cute card kat - aadorable snowman. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
    Pauline x
    PS your card would also be eligible for this week's I {heart} Promarkers Challenge :-)
    pauline x

  15. Oh what a wonderful creation for Poppy and Oliver - I bet they love their special advent calendar! Love your card too, such a cute snowman and fab gingham :o) Lisa x

  16. Beautiful card Kat.....I love the striking red/white colour combo and the gingham bow is fab :)
    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday x

    Jenny xx

  17. Gorgeous card for our challenge, loving all the embossed texture and your advent calendar looks wonderful.

    Many thanks for joining in with our Seeing Red challenge over at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)


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