Sunday, 4 January 2015

Going round in circles

Hello lovely people,

Happy New Year!  Are you a New Years resolution person?

I am most definitely not but towards the end of last year I started trying to get round to things that need doing in a more timely manner.

I'm the kind of person who thinks 'oh, I can do that tomorrow', except for craft things which must be done immediately of course!  And that is why my house is never clean, I always have an enormous pile of ironing, the garden is untidy and there is a very long list of DIY type jobs that need doing.

So, this is most definitely NOT a New Years Resolution because I don't do those ;-) but I do have a motto for the year which is 'Get It Done' - no more procrastination for me :-)

Now, there is a card after all that waffle and I did warn you I wasn't finished with sharing my Christmas cards so here is another one although this one is a little bit different.

I have no idea what you call this style but it is just 3 die cut circles linked by brads so the top and bottom circle fold over/under the main image circle.  A photo of it folded wouldn't have gone amiss here but I didn't take one so you'll have to use your imagination!

I love this Tilda and have a feeling she may feature quite heavily in my Christmas cards for next year!  I can't believe I haven't coloured her in pink yet!

Card recipe;
Image: Christmas candle Tilda - Magnolia stamps
Stamps round edge of image: summer swirl - Magnolia stamps
DP: A gift for you - Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Bells: jingle bells silver 10mm - The Ribbon Girl
Dies: small snowflake set - Impression Obsession

Copic colours;
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04 & R20
Hair: E21/25/29
Coat: W0/1/2/3
Boots: W5/6/7/8
Hat / glove: R27/46/39/89 & W00/1/2/3
Candle: YR30/31 & Y21/23/38 & YG93/95/97 & R46/39
Ground: W00/0/1/2/3/4

Good luck to anyone who is making New Years resolutions, especially if it involves not buying too much crafty stash - I'm NEVER gonna make that one as it wouldn't even last a week!  I've already bought new stuff this year - lol!

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Challenges I am entering;
1.  Midweek Magnolias (anything goes)
2.  Marvellous Magnolia (anything goes Christmas)
3.  Simply Magnolia (anything goes)
4.  Cute Card Thursday (anything goes)
5.  Papertake Weekly (pick a fave - to die for)


  1. Whatever style/fold it is it's gorgeous!! xx

  2. Love this one, and I'm a procrastinator too. Fab hanger Kat.

  3. This is gorgeous Kat, such a fabulous design and adorable image coloured so beautifully.
    hugs Sue xx

  4. This is gorgeous Kat. Love the design and you've coloured Tilda beautifully.
    Lorraine x

  5. Awesome card! such a fab idea, and executed beautifully! :-)

    And hello, I am the grand high empress of procrastination. How do you do? :-) x

  6. Fabby design Kat and of course your colouring is always spot on!

  7. Happy New Year Kat! What a gorgeous card and I really love the Tilda! Good luck with your get it done in a timely manner!! Susan x

  8. Oooh it sounds like I'd be 'right at home' (Yorkshire saying!) in your house... and what's the other saying when it comes to untidy houses? 'Those that matter don't care, and those that care, don't matter!' I LOVE that saying!! lol!

    This creation/card is fabulous... and perfect to display as a decoration!! Loving that little Tilda and I'll keep my eye out for her in your cards to come! Stunning colouring too... as always!

    No resolutions here apart from the usual.... lose weight/exercise more/eat less! Well, that is, when we get to the end of the chocolates in the house!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

  9. Loving this little miss, and the foldy up circles are such fun! Is it me or are Tilda's eyes getting bigger the older she gets? I seem to remember the earliest ones had tiny wee dots. Good luck with the motto hun, after a day on multi seed crackers and greek yoghurt (not together) one of my resolutions may not last the evening!! Hugs xx

  10. This is so gorgeous! I don't think I've ever seen this style before - it looks fab! So beautifully coloured and embellished.

  11. Stunning creation Kat,your colouring is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Simply Magnolia, good luck and Happy New Year!
    Hugs Nicola xxx


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