Friday, December 18, 2009

The "News"

Oooer Missus! We have snow - and quite a lot of it too.
At the moment it's beautifully sunny out there so it's all looking very pretty. I've taken some photos from the back windows, but the sun is on the front at the moment - I may venture out there eventually but maybe not! I went as far as the bord feeding station to brush the snow off the various feeders and put some water out - which has probably turned to ice by now. Had to wear Hubby's big boots hahaha, as I don't really have snow-suitable footwear!
Anyway, here's how it's looking at the bottom of the garden just now:
Today sees the last dare of the year for The Daring Cardmakers - we're taking a couple of weeks off setting dares so that means you have absolutely ages to join in with the one that Sue is setting today. This is the perfect dare for this time of year, it's called New Beginnings and Sue is asking for cards celebrating all sorts of "New". It could be New Year, New Home, New Baby, New Job or anything else you can think of.

I wasn't sure what to do until we received a Christmas card early this week with a little note inside to say that my firend's daughter - who was our "little" bridesmaid at our wedding 16 years ago had her first baby at the beginning of this month.

Lovely news and what luck for me!

A very simple card - but I did manage to use lots of gadgetry!
MS corner punch fro one of the "Round the Page" sets
Zutter Round-it-All on the darker pink square
Spellbinders scalloped circle
Cuttlebug Tiny Hearts embossing folder ( it doesn't show up, but it's there)
Cropodile for ribbon holes
Craft Robo to cut the pram and name

You see - I really do need ALL of those things I can't resist buying!

The pram template is one of my own - for some reason I forgot to add a handle to the template so I had to cut that by hand!

Please pop over to the Daring Cardmakers BLOG to see the fab cards the girls have made this week, and if you get a minute during the next couple of hectic weeks, we'd love you to join in and share your New themed cards with us.
We'll be back on the 8th of January with our first dare of 2010 so you've loads of time to join in with Sue's dare before then.

That doesn't mean I won't be posting on my blog over the holidays though - I've got a few things ready to share and as I don't think the study will be needed as an extra bedroom this year I can still wallow in my crafty mess when I get the chance!
With a bit of luck I'll even get a chance to do some catching up on what all my blog pals have been up to lately...


Lynda said...

A very well timed birth lol - Fab card Kathy and am sure your bridesmaid will love it!

Love Lynda xxx

Karen said...

WOW your garden looks awesome Kathy!!!! You are sooo lucky!!!

Awe what lovely news to it made you feel old tho eh? haha Gorgeous card XXX

Wipso said...

Fab photo Kathy. Nothing at all here but there is time yet. I love snow as long as I don't have to go out in it. Congrats on the birth of the new baby. What a lovely time of year for a new baby.
A x

lisa said...

Gorgeous snowy photo Kathy, everything looks so pretty doesn't it. We've had a coupe of inches but the suns out now.
Your baby card is great. A special present for Christmas-Congrats.
Enjoy your weekend


Lythan said...

That card is so sweet and the photo of the garden is amazing!

SueH said...

What great timing Kathy….a baby to order, so to speak!

I love the little pram template, even if it doesn’t have a handle and Oh, all those toys to play with.
I hope you still have room for all the new ones that Santa might fetch but if you haven’t I can help you out with storage!


Janice said...

Lovely snow picture Kathy. I recognise that pram - one of your faves. I have a New Year card to make, will see if I get time this weekend.

Caroline said...

Lovely card Kathy and just look at that snow! Nothing here at all - gorgeously blue skies at the mo! Cold though, bbbbrrr....x

Allison said...

lovely card and snow Kathy

have a wonderful Christmas
Hugs AllisonX