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!:

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:

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


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.


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!

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!


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