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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Simple Poinsettia Card.

Hi everyone. Well so much with catching up yesterday evening! My broadband connection was really acting up. I had to do my Tesco order but it was really difficult. Then it was ok-ish for a while and I was nearly finished when it wouldn't work at all! Just when I was ready to finish and pay. I tried for a while but no use. I decided to have one last try but still no use. Sometimes the broadband was recognised but I couldn't get online and others there was no trace of it. Eventually I thought I might be able to finish the order on my phone. I went online on my HTC  phone and there was my order. Still couldn't finish as I'd lost my time slot. When I chose a time slot I was able to complete the order. Not sure what happened though as 3 or 4 items disappeared and I got 3 items that I didn't order. Luckily the ones I didn't order won't go to waste and I can live without the ones that didn't come or get them somewhere else!!

Today I still didn't have internet access so my friend and I couldn't check up on our fav blogs. After tea I decided to phone my broadband helpline. I'm with the Post Office so I can get through really quickly and easily thank goodness. So I took my laptop through beside the router and phoned them. I had chosen the option I wanted and was waiting for someone to answer when I realised the internet light on the router was lit up for the first time since yesterday. So I hastily put down the phone! Well I'd have felt a right idiot phoning about no internet access if it had come back on. Not sure if it was a fault at the local exchange or further afield but I'm just glad to see it on again.

So here's the card I was going to post last night. This one was also inspired by Aud, thanks Aud!

 I used :-
Poinsettia :- Marianne die.
Cuttlebug embossing folder.
Sentiment & card candi :- Craftwork Cards.
Ribbon and Glamour Dust.

I'd like to enter the following challenges :-
One Stitch at a Time :- Christmas.
Pollycraft :- Anything Goes.
Totally Papercrafts :- Glitter It.

Now I've got internet access again I'm off to catch up with my DT commenting and try to make a start on my DT card for Totally Gorjuss. I'm hopelessly behind with visiting my favourite blogs so all I can do is apologise girls and start again tomorrow. I'm hoping that my trainee at the post office can work on her own tomorrow and I can have my day off again. I really need some me time lol!

BTW Carol was wondering what I'd bought at the SECC! Somehow I didn't seem to have a lot for what I'd spent as it more or less all got into one bag.  I bought some new clear sets of Christmas Penny Blacks and Hobby Art sentiments, Distress Ink re-inkers, sticky backed pearls, double sided and extra sticky tape, TH tissue wrap, Memory Box and Marianne dies, memento dewdrop inks, LOTV stamps, a ball of wool to knit a fancy scarf and a jewelley kit to make a bracelet. I've already had to rewind the whole ball of wool as Max found it and had it all over the floor plus some of my other new stash. He can't seem to leave anything alone!!

Thanks for looking and I hope I still have internet access tomorrow so I can do some visiting.


  1. Fab card, love the simplicity of it!

  2. Beaqutiful card Kat, the poinsettia looks lovely against the white background. What did we do before computers and internet! Probably didn't get so stressed out due think? Carolxx

  3. oh this is beautiful hun just love that poinsettie,looks really gorgeous against the white background hugs cherylxx

  4. Lovely card Kat looks good with the poinsetta they are so christmassy, thanks for mentioning me on your blog. Hope your computer behaves today. Audx

  5. Beautiful elegant pointsettia card, thank you for sharing it with us a OSAAT this week, Good luck. Hugs


  6. Lovely Christmas card Kat! Glad to hear your internet is back up and working!

    Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes challenge at Pollycraft this week!


  7. I think poinsettias are so elegant they make a card in themselves, as with this one.

    Your little fellow is not the only one with a wayward side, we've just returned from purcahsing yet more new dog beds, the fifth change since Daisy arrived. Not only does she pull her own to bits, she does the same to evetyone elses as well........and they let her, so no hope.

    B x

  8. Gorgeous card Kat. Fab design - love that flower... I think I've ordered that one, if it's the same one, looks lovely :o) Lisa x

  9. Stunning card sweetie! I love the simple layout with the fab wee bold flower! Was debating whether to get a die like this, defo will now hee!
    Wow, even if your stash just fitted in one bag it was still a good haul! Wish I went now heee
    Hugs M xxx

  10. Hi Kat,
    well it took a while to catch up but I think I have. just been reading through you posts, sorry to hear your Internet is being a pain and sorry about your arm, not surprised you hurt it with your two strapping doggies...
    I am the worlds worse blogger lately I know!!!

    gosh you have made loads lately, I hardly ever make anything other than my DT card, we only have to do one a fortnight now and still I am always late...lol

    DH brought me an IPad so I might be able to blog a little more now I can take it upstairs with me, James had to show me loads about how to use it but I think I am getting the knack, it's a little weird typing on the screen though....


  11. Don't know what I pressed but I couldn't finish what I was writing, was going to say...

    Anyway, hope you and yours are all well Hun


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