Thursday, 22 October 2009

Christmas Medallion

Evening folks! I hope everyone is having a good week so far. Tonight I made one of my favourite warming suppers - 'Thai Inspired Noodle Soup' - it's from my favourite cookery writer, Nigel Slater. I love his style of writing, and his passion for simplicity in cooking. Thai cookery is also one of my very favourite styles - I've added a link to the recipe. It's very simple and absolutely delicious - if you try it let me know if you like it!!

My parents have just got back from a holiday in Barcelona, bringing me the yummiest chocolates which I'm currently munching on. You know when you just can't resist another... and another?!!

When I first looked at the new Stampin Up catalogue the two products I immediately fell in love with were the big Medallion background stamp and the new thick stripey ribbon so I put them together with one of my other favourite supplies, Kraft card, to make this:

I think the medallion looks great embossed with white on the kraft, and how heavenly is that ribbon?!!! But do you think it works as a Christmas card? I'd love to know what you think!

Now where are those chocolates? ;)

Thanks for visiting!

Kate x

Stamps - Medallion
Ink - Versamark/Chocolate Chip
Card - Kraft/Chocolate Chip/Very Vanilla
Other - White Embossing Powder/Wide Striped Ribbon/Crafter's Tool Kit
/Adhesive Pearl


Emma said...

Oooh double yum - yes it so works as a Christms card - it reminds of chocolate and snow.

Speaking of chockie - I hope you enjoy yours :D

Emma x

Moni said...

Hello Kate!

Is this a beautiful card !!!

I love it.


Jo said...

Hiya Kate, we keep missing each other...

This is a beautiful card, I too love that medallion and teamed with Kraft and that scrummy ribbon, it reminds me of choccie - delicious!

Take care,


Aimes said...

Oh I like this as a Christmas card - kinda different but that medallion embossed reminds me of a beautiful snowflake! The ribbon reminds me of all the choccies I scoff over the holidays so yup, this is a Christmassy card in my book!
Soup sounds scrummy! Chris has been compared to Nigel Slater - though unfortunately not for his cooking ability, just his obsessive nature!
Have a fabby choccy Friday!

AK Stamper said...

Hey Kate, Very nice job on the card.....I haven't gotten that set of stamps yet.


Alice Wertz said...

this is so pretty! very elegant!

Tina said...

This card is adorable, Kate, love it. :)

Hugs, Tina

Saxo Stamper said...

Morning Lovely.

What a smashing card. Enjoy those chocs.

I am off to Jo's open afternoon today for a well earned bit of home made cake (Sue her Mum in law has done the cooking and she is a friend of mine and her cake is DIVINE).

Have a great weekend Kate.
PS I am an Auntie again, Phoebe arrived on 21st to my brother and his family.

k x

Sarah-Jane said...

Oooh, yes deffo, it's scrummy! I love this stamp too, although I was undecided 'till I got my inky fingers on it,
Hugs S.J. xx

Jane said...

I love this new stamp and the colours you've chosen look great together

isla said...

I'm new to this blogging business Kate, so hope I'm leaving my comment in the right way! I just wanted to say how much I LOVE the white medallion on kraft card for a Christmas card - just so simple and elegant. For me this is always a winning combination.

I am really enjoying your blog and admire your talent.

Best wishes

My Little Space said...

Absolutely stunning Kate and it works brilliantly as a Christmas card!


Lol said...

Love your simple classic style of card making, this is a beautiful card.

Hugs Lol xx

Vicki said...

Oooow Kate it's delish, I am quickly falling in love with this stamp!

Vicki x

Leigh said...

Kate, your card is truly lovely.

Sue McGettigan said...

I hope that's my Christmas card :) It's gorgeous.

Enjoy the choccies, love to Mum and Dad!

Melli said...

This is a beautiful card!
Love it ...

Hugs Melli

Bekka said...

Absolutely totally stunning - love it!

Sara said...

I love non-traditional xmas cards so this gets my vote for certain. Love the monochrome look and really shows off that ribbon. Scrummy.

Sara xx

Simone said...

Adorable! The image is great, it seems that it is a snowflake.

GEMMA said...

I'm just catching up on a bit of blog reading - I love that wide striped ribbon too, it was my first thing on the list! I'm pleased to say my order has arrived today, can't wait to get home from work to stroke it! Haha! Your card is lovely, works really well on the Kraft. Gem x

jinty said...

Wow. great combination!