Friday 30 November 2012

Cosy and Warm

Good Morning all - hope you are fine and warm wherever you are! Here we are at Friday again I hope you have some nice things planned for the weekend.  I am off to the gym this morning then taking my 90 year old Aunt out for lunch then DH and I will be going to the pub for our tea.  Tomorrow we are going out for dinner with my sister and her partner and I think my DH's daughter, husband and children are coming over for Sunday dinner on Sunday so quite a bit planned!

I have made another Christmas card (no surprise there then) and as the colder weather has arrived I thought we all needed to wrap up and keep cosy and warm so:

what better way than with a nice pair of warm mittens!!  The rubber stamp is by Unity I get a stamp every week from them which comes with a sentiment although I have not used the one that came with it.  I have coloured it with Copics and it has been cut and matted using SB dies.  The papers are October Afternoon from the "Holiday Style" pad.  The ribbon is Martha Stewart I got on holiday.  I coloured some card candy to match.  The sentiment is by Hero Arts and has been stamped on a SB label die and then cut.  The snowflakes are SB and MS.  I am quite annoyed because I bought the MS punch and stamp snowflake on holiday and I think I have thrown away the instuctions and I can't for the life of me figure out how to work it!! I think I will have to look on You Tube or MS site.  I have followed the sketch over on Sketch Saturday again, for those of you who have never used a sketch you should try them it makes everything a whole lot easier I think!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Bingo I have used the line Happy, die cuts and snow (I have 3 snowflakes, hope that counts)
Crafts and Me - Ribbon or Trim
The Paper Shelter - Christmas is Coming

Well I hope you all have a fab weekend whatever you are doing.  I will be back tomorrow with my card for Card Makin' Mamas challenge, til then take care xx


Suzie's Card Den said...

Gorgeous card Susan, love the bright colours makes me warm just looking at it. Wow you do seem busy - but what a great weekend you have ahead of you
Suzie xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Its lovely - I cant seem to get in the swing and start my Christmas cards yet (made loads of tags last year though so if I need to I will just mount them onto cards! its probably that safety net that not pushing me to not get started!) - I admire how many you are doing though. Think I might have the MS punch if its the snowflake one? I can check if I have the instructions somewhere if you need.

Lisa Carroll said...

Wonderful card! Your coloring is just gorgeous! :) Thanks for playing along in the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xo

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Susan I love the mittens and the layout and colours are very warming. Have a great weekend sounds like a good one. Caroline xxx

nnalorac said...

Love your cosy warm colours and lovely mitts Susan. Gorgeous card. Sounds like a lovely weekend, have fun.Carolxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous, I love the image and the layout is

chrissy xx said...

JUst GOrgeous! FABulous colours Susan and two cute images..
It sounds as though you are going to have two very nice days ...but Sunday will take that all away will be busy...xx
Have a great weekend x

Sue said...

WOW! This is gorgeous Susan. I love the image and the warm colours are so beautiful.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend
hugs Sue

Eileen said...

What a busy life you lead Susan, but sounds as if it is fun.
Love your bright festive colours here. The ribbon goes so well with the papers. Great snowflakes
Eileen x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the colours & the papers are fab!

Have a great weekend
Hugs Shell xx

Jen Nelson said...

just love this colour combo

thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week

jen xx

Anonymous said...

Hiya Suzie,
lovely card, came across it on my blog list, it really stood out to me, I love this!!!!!

Unknown said...

With these low temperatures mittens are exactly what you need! Your card is so lovely Susan, such pretty papers and cute image! Hugs, Ira xox

Susan said...

Totally stunning, Susan. Love the image and oh what gorgeous warm colours you have used.
Hugs Susan x

coops said...

so gorgeous susan.i love the fab image and your design is stunning :D

xx coops xx

Sandy said...

I love all the patterns with these mittens - perfect!!! Just the thought of mittens makes me feel warm and cozy. Bah humbug, we are still having warm days - will winter ever come!?!

Glenda Atkins said...

Love those mittens and the fabulous papers and design, beautiful card!
Hope all is well with you, lots of hugs

Craftychris said...

Those mittens looks for cosy and the the colour scheme of this card is gorgeous! I hope your weekend was fun, it sounds like you had a lot to pack in! xx

coops said...

oops me again.
thanks for joining us this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

xx coops xx

TC said...

3 snowflakes counts as a good fall to me lol!
Love this card, it's very refreshing, and I love the warm vintage feel.
Thanks for joining us this week at Aud Sentiments, hopefully see you again on Thursday for our next Challenge.
Hugs TC x

cotnob said...

What a fab Christmas card Susan, I love the image and your great papers.