Saturday, 9 January 2010

Whiff of Joy meets copics Birthday Card

Hello again,


Well I am sorry to say that there has been no further update on the inches and our team started on Friday to move a little from their homes.  Although I love the snow, when it hangs on this long it does get extremely frustrating.


On the way to work on Wednesday, if Tracey at Running with Scissors opened at 8am in the morning.  I could have quite easily left my car in the que of traffic and nipped over and done some retail therapy.  I sat outside her shop for 20 minutes without even moving.  (ohhhhhhhhhhhh the pangs).  

Ce la Vie.

I made two new year's resolutions which really go hand in hand.  I gave up smoking (9 days so far) and my reward for this is that each Friday evening I can order or place an order for the value of two packets of smokes - well £10.00.  So last night.............................



.................. I did do some on line shopping.  Joey will know what I ordered.  Thank you Joey, I am now in love with some adorable little critters....... the rest of you will have to wait till the postman delivers them so I can show them off.  Matt my husband and Mike my son, think they are pretty special also.


A little while back however still in 2010, I created a card to meet some challenges.  I was not that keen on the card and neither was Matt.  Well I got up this morning to view the next round of Saturday challenges and there was my name.  I had won via the random thing a me jig on The Penny Black Challenge, a £10 voucher from Claire at Valentines.  So on my reconing......................... I can order some more stamps or something and I am still not breaking my resolutions................... 

I am sure you will all think I am right on that one.

Well before I bore you all, I made this card to assist me in the many birthdays through out the year.  It is a tri way challenge card and I really like this one.  It is being entered into















Here is the card




  Red card from the Hobby House, aqua floral paper free with a magazine at some point.  Flowers made from same card and paper however the red large flower was stamped with black stazone with another previously free stamp which I believe is a papermania one.  The pearls, spacers and flower soft (sweet pea) etc from Hobby House as were the punches to make the flower and the leaf spray. Ribbon from stash.



Here are the close up of the floral bits






Here is the close up of the copics, again on the newer paper I bought and still not keen on it and I still prefer my old card but will persevere a bit longer.






Remember I mentioned about one of my xmas presents, the DIY brooch.  I got it out today to consider it for tomorrow. 


Saw this







and this






and might iron instead............................

Have a lovely evening and thanks for taking the time to check out my creations and view my other work.  Thanks for your previous lovely comments


Chow for now


Hugs Kate xx




12 comments:

sam21ski said...

Lovely card Kate xxx

ARTful Wings said...

Well done Kate on 9 days without a ciggie - honestly you've done really well and it does get better and just think of all the crafty things you can treat yourself to. Well done on the win too and this card is a beaut - hope to see you soon xx

Sharon said...

Gorgeous card Kate, I love the colour shades you chose. Thanks for joining in our TS challenge.

Heather said...

Beautiful card Kate!! Thanks for joining us this week!!

DT Heather

Sue Abbott said...

Kate, so proud on the stopping smoking. This is the one challenge that is so important to in, I know you can do it!!!!! Cards lovely, as per usual and well done on your win!!!! x

Vicky said...

Such a pretty card Kate! Thanks for joining us this week at WOJ challenge.
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Shelley said...

What a pretty card! Oh and I love your flowers too. hugs Sheley

Giò said...

Lovely card. Beautiful papers and coloring too!!! Thanks for joining us at WOJ challenge this week!!!

Hugs
Giò

joey said...

Hiya Kate,

sorry I havent had a proper chance to catch up with you lately things have been mega busy!

Firstly a massive congrats on kicking the ciggies, you will do yourself proud :O) stick with it, I gave up through morning sickness it will be 7 months this thursday coming and although a times its been hard I am so pleased I have stuck with it!!! and those new stamps and crafty bits every friday will make it worth it too :O)

The brooch you made in the baove post is stunning!

Joeyxxx

Sarah A said...

Lovely card, those are colours I would not think to put together but they look perfect!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Sarah x

Mina said...

fabulous card Kate, gorgeous colouring and oh no hope you didnt do the ironing instead lol...thank you for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge
Mina xxx

pixiecrafts©2006 said...

Stunning card, I've never thought of doing a layout like that so might have to experiment a little ;) May I say WELL DONE on stopping smoking too I have tried and failed a few times but I won't give up trying lol and also congrats on your(surprise)win :)x
Take care and look forward to more beautiful designs from you xx

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