Monday, November 01, 2010

November Starts Here

The problem with November is that suddenly I realise that the next month along will be December....and that I'm nowhere near being ready for the thing which happens near the end of that month.
Should I carry on trying to block it out as much as possible or should I start to panic already?
I have been plodding on with the Cword cards though - but I'm not nearly productive enough yet - there always seems to be something else to grab my attention.
Anyway, both my cards today are Christmas ones though I only get to keep one of them as the other went to Anice for Saturday's Funky Hand TV show.  Did you see it?  If you did you did better than me as for some reason the machine failed to record it.  I sat down yesterday afternoon to watch and....nothing.  I was a tad cross. 
I hear the sunset wordbook and the springing flower elephant card both popped up again and my lovely friend Kath says she saw my cards too.  I hope the sales were good for Anice, those CDs and the downloads too are such good products.
I didn't have time to blog this card on Saturday as we had to set off early for a lovely family get -together. I was afraid I wouldn't make it as I'd been feeling so bad, but I was determined to go - I was absolutely exhausted at the end of the day but it was worth it.
So here's the 4th and final card I made for the show;
 The tree twirls around on in the aperture on a gold thread.  The background design was printed directly onto the card, this and the other papers used here are from the Merry Berry set on the Colour Me Happy CD.
Today the latest layout idea on The Sketch File blog has gone up. along with some lovely cards from the DT.  We have a new Team member to introduce this month - so please pop over and see who it is and see the new sketch.  
We're hoping you'll join in and use the LO in whatever crafting you do, then link back to us.
This is my card for this month's sketch:
I've used 
6x6 papers from Websters Pages Holiday Collection Combo Pack
gold glitter card, Spellbinders baubles, metallic green brads, dark red narrow ribbon 
and some gold crochet thread.

 Thank you for visiting, I hope you'll come back soon


Debs said...

Fab cards Kathy
Love the bird image and the baubles.
Take care
Debs xx

Karen said...

I saw them too!!! This Cword card is really pretty...I do love that tree whichever way you use it Kathy! Great new sketch too honey xxx

Lynda said...

You won't listen to me when I say it makes sense to do Cword cards throughout the year lol. I still don't have enough though so I must have been slacking this year! Two totally contrasting cards but two little beauties.

Love Lynda xxx

Mandi said...

Oh im with you I cant bring myself to make them early
Big shout to you having started...I havent!

Love both cards but particularly the tree one

mandi xx

Angelnorth said...

Fab stuff, love the twirly-twiddly Christmas tree and your sketch card looks very elegant!

lisa said...

Mmmm I know what you mean about that thing happening at the end of December, where has this year gone!!!!!
Your cards are gorgeous. I love them both. I really must get on with mine.
Hugs Lisax

Traceyr said...

Love that first card Kathy very festive looking - that red is so vibrant!


Enfys said...

Super cards Kathy, love the FH one, and that bird is to die for. Is something happening at the end of next month then............?!!!!
big hugs
En xx

Dolly said...

Fabulous cards Kathy. I really must crack on with my cword cards, I'm going for simples this year!

Saskia said...

Beautiful work, so elegant!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Gez said...

Very crisp & classy cards Kathy. BEAUTIFUL.xx