Saturday, 9 January 2010

Oh The Weather Outside Is Frightful....

......but the fire is so delightful..................well the log burner is anyway!!  Finally after weeks of me whining that we didn't have much snow in our part of the UK we have finally got a few inches with more forecast for today!!  It really does look quite pretty here now.  The downside though is that we are snowed in!!  We live down a small unadopted road and as you turn into our road there is a very, VERY steep bit which is now covered in both snow and ice.  Infact I have been having great fun watching our neighbours trying to get up our road in their vehicle - they have now given up as it just can't be done!!  They even went as far as to clear the road (as best as they could) of snow but there is such a thick layer of ice underneath that they still couldn't get out.  So I have got absolutely no intention of making an idiot of myself and trying to negotiate the slippery road and am staying firmly indoors and keeping warm round our log burner.  Talking of the log burner it is such a god send when the weather is like this as it really does keep us toasty and allows us to turn the central heating right down therefore saving a few pennies!

Anyway me thinks that you haven't stopped by to hear all about our snow and I'm guessing that you are hoping to maybe see a card???

So not being one to disappoint here is one I made earlier!!  Quite a bit earlier actually as this card I made back in the summer months of last year.  This is another Ketto stamp by Stamping Bella called Kenya. Click here to see the full range of these stamps.  As I've already mentioned The Craft Barn stock these stamps in the UK but just don't have them on their website so if you like any of them just give the Barn a ring and they will soon sort you out!  The background stamp that you can see on both the lilac panels is one of my favourite stamps by Penny Black and the wording stamp I believe came from a Hero Arts clear stamp set. The black swirl in the bottom right corner of the card is one of my Fancy Flourish stamps that can also be purchased from The Craft Barn.

Talking about The Craft Barn reminds me...............they have recently moved their blog from Wordpress to Blogger.  To celebrate this move they are offering up £10 worth of vouchers to 3 lucky people!!  If you want to find out more about this simply head on over to to find out how to be in with a chance of winning.

Well I'm off now to go and sit round my log burner before braving my craft room as there is no heating in there!!  I have to keep nipping back to the sitting room to thaw out every so often!!  Hope you are all keeping warm!! (By the way you would probably laugh if you could see me at the moment as I have got two long-sleeved tops on with a long short-sleeve thick jumper on over the top of them. Then on my bottom half I have got on long socks, which finish above my knees, with black skinny leg jeans over those and long black boots over my jeans!  And this is just for indoors!!!! LOL!!)


Pauline said...

Hi Kay,

Lovely card. You do love your lilac! However teamed with the black it has an edge to it, to go with the image.

We live on an unadopted road too. Either end the roads are clear, but our road is like an ice rink where the snow is compacted. Went out in the car for the first time since Tuesday and took it very slowly. Had to top the milk, bread etc. Tesco was mental. Every check out was manned and still there were queues in every aisle. It was worse than at Christmas. I had to wait over 50 mins!

It's been so cold in the Cotswolds this past week. I'm determined not to put the boiler on full blas though.

Stay warm and toasty!

Hugs, Pauline x

Merry said...

A beautiful card. Wonderful embellishments.

Kay Carley said...

Hi Pauline and Merry - glad you liked the card.

The snow has now melted sufficiently for us to get out of the house but it is still about 10 inches in places so you have to be a bit careful!!

No log burner today as the chimney sweep is supposed to be coming!!

Kay xx