Tuesday, November 08, 2016


Hi there

We're back home after a quick visit to the Isle of Man to attend a family funeral.  It's a sad fact that the only time families manage to get together these days is for things like this.  Seems as bit of a shame that more coupled don't take the plunge and get married - weddings are a much nicer way to see everyone than funerals, aren't they?

As we were there for a couple of days we rang OH's old school friend to see if he was actually on the island while we were there.  He is part of the filming team for loads of motor-sport events which means we usually don't get to see him as he's off filming in some far flung corner of the world or other.  We were lucky this time, he'd just come back from filming the Grand Prix in Mexico, and was heading off yesterday (Monday) for the next one in Brazil.  It sounds an exciting life, exhausting.
It was just so good to catch up with him at last - and finally get to see the wonderful barn conversion he and his missus have been working on for the past few years.  They have a view of the sea. and there's a bit of an old Victorian folly attached to the house - seriously cool!

I'll stop waffling now and get back to the crafting - this time another card for The Sketch File's November LO

Ruby Red Glitter card for the lower rectangle and the narrow strip
Overlaid piece is cut in the same Smooth White as the card blank
Baubles in a mixture of different gold card pieces, with a couple of snowflake accents in the red glitter card
Gold Twine for the strings and the bows
Joy - Memory Box
Baubles - Memory Box, Spellbinders

Snowflakes - from a plate by Cheery Lynn

The Sketch File - November LO

That's it for this time, save to say it would be great to see you joining in with us and using the sketch this month

Thank you for looking


Karin van eijk said...

this is gorgeous Kathy

gr karin

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a gorgeous Christmas card. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Cathy Clowes said...

A fabulous Festive creation Kathy. The gold and red are stunning. Cathy x

Jan Ltc said...

I love this gorgeous card xx Jan

Katie Lamb said...

This is stunning. Sorry to hear of your loss.

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

this card is just stunning, love all the specialty papers

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous Kathy, love the beautiful design.
Linda xxx

Avril Watson said...

Kathy this is gorgeous, so elegant, hugs xxx