Monday, 2 November 2009

Catching up..

Happy Monday everyone! I've just got back from a wonderful weekend in London staying with my best buddy - I had hoped to get online while I was away but it didn't work out and actually it was quite refreshing to be computer free for a few days! But I'm back with lots of things to share over the next few days :)

Did anyone do anything fun for Hallowe'en? We went out for dinner on Saturday and were possibly the only 'humans' out on the town! But I did carve a cute pumpkin which attracted lots of trick-or-treaters, isn't he cute!


I didn't make many Hallowe'en cards (although I think they're one of the most fun types of card to make!) but here are a few I made for my lovely buddy Steph's kids to accompany some scary chocolates - I love those glittered black alpha stickers but was cursing Steph for giving Jasmine such a long name lol! I squeezed them all on in the end though!:




Recipe:
Stamps - Witches Hat (Amuse)
Ink - Brilliance
Card - Basic Black/Pumpkin Pie/Amuse notecard
Other - Scallop Edge punch/White gel pen/Circle Nestabilities/Alphabet Thickers (American Crafts)


So yesterday saw a new challenge over at Stamp With Us and this time round it was a Christmas theme. I'm in mass-production gear now so every time I make a Christmas card I make four - after all it's the design that takes the time and once that's sussed, knocking out a few more doesn't take much time or effort :)

Here's my DT entry:


Recipe:
Stamps - Scandinavian Season
Ink - Night of Navy
Card - Night of Navy/Bashful Blue/Very Vanilla
Other - Silver cord/Fiskars border punch/Cuttlebug embossing folder


And multiplied by four:


Thanks for stopping by - once I've unpacked and got a bit more sorted out I'll be having a long blog hop later... can't wait to see what everyone's been up to!

Love Kate xx

8 comments:

Emma said...

Welcome home me darling ;D glad you had a fab break, hope you did lots of shopping :D

What a sweet and thoughful gesture for Steph's little one's - super cute cards :D

Your Christmas ones are so elegant too - hope I'm on your list ;D

Have a fab day,

Emma xx

Julie said...

Hi Kate,
I love your pumpkin he is really cute and the Hallowen cards are just Fab.
The colour combo on your Christmas cards is lovely - I'm not brave enough to step put of my traditional colour comfort zone!
Thanks for sharing and Take Care - Ju xx

My Little Space said...

Your pumpkin looks fab Kate! You're so good mass producing I really wish I could get organised and do that.

Absolutely beautiful cards.

Mandy
x

Aimes said...

Yay! Welcome home hun! Your pumpkin is just the cutest! How d'ya get him looking so adorable? LOL!
Aww what a fab idea to send Steph's kiddies a card and a treat - thank goodness she didn't call Jasmine an even lengthier name or you'd need a longer card ;D
Gotta get off my bum with Xmas, you keep reminding me with these fab cards!
Love,
Aimes
x

Sue McGettigan said...

Such a pretty card, I like the theory of 4s, it works well! Glad you had fun at the Big Smoke.

AK Stamper said...

Hey Kate,
Glad the you got to take a few days off and have fun.

Cute cards that you've done up!

Shell~Alaska
SBS26

AuroraDawn said...

Hope you had a good little holiday Kate, Bet Stephs kids loved their cards.

Love those Christmas cards ...

There's a blog award for you on my blog but please don't feel pressured to post it!

Katiejane said...

Kate these cards are so lovely, I bet Steph, Jasmine and Owen loved them. Your colours are perfect and those alphas adorable. Katie xx