Thursday, 19 November 2009

Fabulous Friends

When I started my blog and joined In Love With Stamping I could never begin to imagine that I would make such close friends - I doubted if anyone would ever even read my blog! But more than a year later I can't imagine life without two of my most cherished friends - Steph and Aimes; I met them through stamping but our friendship runs so much deeper.

I was having a hard time of things last week (hence no appetite for blogging) and these fabulous girls were there for me - listening to me, giving me a much-needed shoulder and cheering me up. Thank you girls, love you!

Speaking of fabulous friends, I also wanted to say a big hello to Emma - it was so great to chat on Sunday and can't wait to meet up hun!

I'm glad to say that I've my mojo has come back and I'm back on my Christmas card kick - another one using my favourite Medallion stamp from Stampin Up. I embossed the medallion with white e.p and dotted burgundy Stickles around the medallion - nice and sparkly IRL ;)

Recipe: Stamps - Medallion/Seasonal Wishes
Ink - Versamark/Bravo Burgundy

Card - Very Vanilla/Kraft/Bravo Burgundy
Other - Bravo Burgundy ribbon/burgundy Stickles/pearl/white embossing powder

Here's a bunch of cards I made for the challenge we set on A Passion for Papertrey on Monday, it's all about the bling!

A close up:

All card details, as well as details of the challenge are on A Passion for Papertrey.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Kate x


~ Ali ~ said...

Simply stunning creations as always Kate. Hope you are feeling better now.

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful elegant cards!!

Need More Time to Craft said...

Oh Hun, so sorry you where having a bad time last week. SO pleased your mojo is back. It's awful when is takes a holiday isn't it. Your card is beautiful. I love that Medallion stamp, the colours make the card look so elegant. love it.
Carole x

Emma said...

The pleasure is all mine Kate :D As ever yor pristine elegance oozes sophistication and creativity :D

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Beautiful cards.

Vickie said...

Kate! Your cards are always so elegant!!

I hope things are going better.

AuroraDawn said...

So sorry to hear you feeling so down Kate, glad to hear you are on the mend :O)

Gorgeous card Kate, I love that stamp, and what you have created with it!


Vicki said...

Oh Kate, glad you're feeling better and your cards are simple stunning and always are.....can you tell I'm!

Big hugs
Vicki x

Alex said...

Hi Kate,

Missed you blogging recently, so glad to hear you're back, feeling a whole lot better and have plenty of mojo :)

Beautiful card using that gorgeous background stamp.

Have a good weekend.

Alex x

Susan Raihala said...

Gorgeous cards! Glad you got your mojo back!

Aimes said...

Ahhh, I love you too hun! (and Steph of course!) Though I'm not sure Chris appreciates you introducing me to Twilight, and my bank manager appreciates you both introducing me to PTI LOL!
So glad the Mojo's alive and kicking! You make that medallion so elegant and pretty!
Love your PTI creation too of course!
Counting down the days until we don't need a phone to chat for hours LOL!
Love ya!

My Little Space said...

Kate, it's great to have you back! Sorry to hear you've had a tough time of late and hope you are feeling much better in yourself now. It always amazes me how many wonderful people are out there in blogland. Crafters are most deffinitely the most caring creatures I have ever met!!

Your cards are absolutely stunning and I thoroughly enjoy visiting regularly to see your wonderful creations, so glad you've got your mojo back!!

Take care

AK Stamper said...

Hey Kate,
Sorry that you've been down in the dumps lately.......glad that you've gotten your mojo back.

The cards are very elegant, I still haven't gotten the Medallion Stamp yet may have to rethink that tho, I've been seeing some wonderful cards using it.

Hugs Shell~Alaska

Sara said...

So sorry you've been feeling down hun. I thought that as it was quiet your side that you were perhaps on holiday, how wrong could I be. Love to see that your mojo is back. I especially love the medallion card, very much your usual elegant style. If you ever need another shoulder then I'm here too.

Sara xx

Bekka said...

I am sorry things have not been good for you and want to send a big hug

I'm glad you have been able to share these with us they are fab.

Stunning cards - I am totally in love with the medallion stamp and it may just be your fault!

I also love the PTI image and dont know how I am going to resist it (or even if I am going to!)

Laura W. said...


Kristin said...

OMG, that Medallion with the burgandy ribbon- WOW! Love it and no wonder Nancy loved it to on her iPICKS!!

SnappyStamper said...

Holy cow, these are both awesome, but I just love the medallion card... so gorgeous! ~Arielle