Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Magic of Christmas

Morning folks....winter has well and truly returned to this neck of the woods and it looks like we will be having a White Christmas which is magical if you are all snuggly warm indoors and don't have to travel. The countdown to Christmas has started....less than a week to the big day and I bet I am not the only one in major panic mode.   Do I run myself ragged cooking up a Christmas Feast to find that the invited feasters are unable to dig themselves out to get here for Christmas and Boxing Day Dinners and I am forced to gorge myself for the whole of Christmas and New Year just so it doesn't go to waste....or do I just go with the flow....make lots of home-made soup and if they do turn up whip up a round or two of sandwiches....if only I had a crystal ball.
I've been busy giving The Cubbyhole a bit of a Christmas Tidy and came across a whole lot of bauble images from my favourite Christmas Hero Arts Stamp Set..."The Magic of Christmas"...all stamped and embossed with white detail powder....probably done for a demo day and never used but I couldn't let them go to waste....they were perfect for making some last minute quickie cards...

Hero Arts...CL462...The Magic of Christmas
Sentiment....CL459...Merry Christmas Tree
Snowflake...CL464..Sending Holiday Cheer
a little bling....a sprinkling of Glamour Dust and a touch of TH Distress Ink Pumice Stone all made in a twinkling of the eye....but I had loads left so decided to make some cute decorations for the idea I got from Jennifer HERE for instructions

Catch up with you all tomorrow with my executive decision on the Christmas Cook Fest....and hey I could kiss my postie.
Hugs Kath xxx


Dragonlady said...

Hi Kath

What beautiful last minute cards. They are stunning.

Hugs Ali x

martina's kaartjes said...

wow, this is very pretty crafting ! great job,
greetings, martina

Lesley said...

I always stop by your blog but very rarely leave a comment - as I know you get loads. But these are simply stunning - your are a very talented crafter - best wishes Lesley x

Sue said...

Hi Kath
wow gorgeous card, very classy loooking, luv the tree dec, im spose to be on a plane on wens morn not looking good at the mo!
Merry Christmas & Happy Healthy New Year, sue,x

weewiccababe said...

gorgeous cards Kath and that bauble for the tree is so pretty
I'm considering hibernating

Julie said...

Gorgeous cards, so very elegant.

Sarah A said...

Such elegant cards Kath.

You could always cook your dinner and send your missing guests a food parcel. LOL. Failing that your, hubby and Buddy will be clucking sick of Turkey by the New Year

Sarah x

Chris said...

hiya Kath :D

oh your cards are always so beautiful me lovely and I just LOVE the tree bauble...really pretty.

Tis' freezin here but I think you have got it worse than most up there... hope it hasn't stopped you doing you Crimbo shopping.

Chris xx

Barb said...

Your cards are so pretty, Kath and that stamp makes such a beautiful ornament for the tree! Merry Christmas to you!

Kat said...

Gorgeous last minute cards Kath and great idea for decorations. I've still got 4 special and 4 small cards to make and wonder if I should make a couple of "just in case" cards! I've got hardly any cards in post and in fact haven't seen my postie since Wednesday. Hubby got stuck in the snow not far from house today so no Sunday paper - and it must be bad cos he never gets stuck even if he has to dig himself out more than once he never gives up! Not optimistic about getting to Catriona's for Christmas now! To crown it all we are very low on heating oil, been waiting for weeks now so most radiators on frost setting.

Bet I'll get to work tomorrow. Road probably get cleared before I need to go to work.

Kat xx

Jacee said...

Lovely cards Kath and what super ornaments, so pretty.

Wrightboysmum said...

If it me I'd vote for the soup option but my mum is doing lunch and is across the road from me lol. Love the cards and decorations and I'm another pumice stone convert. Take care. I'm sick of the snow.

Christine B. said...

Hi Kath, beautiful last minute cards.Take care and keep warm. Hugs x ChrisB

Serendipity Stamping said...

I am so glad you ran across those baubles as you managed to make some very elegant cards amd ornaments from them. Love it. Have a Merry Christmas and I am sure any and all plans will come together for you.

Anne said...

Love the elegant simplicity of these cards Kath.
A good foot of snow out here again !!!
Anne xxx

Dawn said...

Hiya Kath
Och I'm sick of this bloomin' snow, I'm going stir crazy, can't get the car out, people are getting stuck left right and centre. There was no bus to work on Friday so had to walk in to town to the surgery here!! The air was crystal blue I can tell ya!!! and the expletives were freezing in the frosty air!! It took me almost 40 minutes to walk there!! and I was nothing more than a walking snowman- Grrr!

Anyway enough already! Love your last minute makes really classy looking.
Hope your cooking dilemma is resolved soon..

Hugs to you and the furry one


Carol D said...

Lovely cards Kath love all the sparkle.
I've got the same dilemma here too not sure if my son and his family will get down from N. Wales
The snow here is the worst I have seen in 20yrs. Trouble is the southeners don't cope too well in the snow, they didn't even get the gritters out last night.
Hugs Carol x

Anne said...

Love the black & white combo of these cards (so elegant) and can totally agree on the last week of panick before Christmas! Your red ornament is beautiful as well!


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