Tuesday, 13 October 2015

T stands for Time is running out!!

I am joining Elizabeth for T Stands for Tuesday and I also have a another very quick card to show you!
I found out about the ABC Christmas Challenge a little too late for it to make a big difference to my Christmas card collection this year (I'll definitely be looking out for it next year!!)and this is only the second chance I've had to enter. With only around two hours to go here is my entry
I only realised that the challenge closed today just after I had eaten my lunch. The challenge is to include 'Transport' - I don't have many stamps that include any method of transport - apart from a couple of Santa and sleigh silhouettes, but I do have this one, from one of the very first sets I ever bought and this particular stamp had never been inked until today.
I used some corrugated card torn and overlaid onto some patterned paper from my scrap box. I added some PA snowflake fresco paint onto the card. The sentiment was stamped onto part of an old envelope. I added some stickles to make some snow but it doesn't show up much here! 
Of course I also have my coffee, and today you can see I am celebrating with a dark chocolate flower. My blood sugar levels have dropped so much that I have had my medication reduced - as from this evening! It is not by a lot and will need reviewing but today I am happy!!! 

The chocolates are from one of my favourite places to visit  when we are at the caravan(although not too often)- there is a chocolate shop in Orton that has a lovely cafe. We love to visit the Farmers Markets that are held in Orton every 2nd Saturday of the month.

We missed last weeks as we had an invitation to an exhibition at Farfield mill - a really inspiring event!

On Friday we visited Sizergh Castle where the colours are glorious!

Thanks for looking, Chris   


froebelsternchen Susi said...

Lovely christmas card Chris and congrats on the blood sugar level! Tha colors are glorious indeed! Thank you for sharing this wonderful autumn trees!
Happy T-DAY!

Valerie-Jael said...

Your card is really nice, and I love the photos with their wonderful, autumnal colours. Glad to hear about the lower sugar values, good for you, and enjoy your coffee with a little treat here and there! Hugs, Valerie

Viktoria Berg said...

I am delighted to hear about your bloodsugar levels going down! And the autumn colours in your photos are wonderful. We have very little colour in northern Sweden this year, probably because of the high temperatures this fall. Normally, we should be expecting snow any day, but I think not this year. Happy T Day!

Linda Kunsman said...

Oh my-those lush colors of autumn by the castle truly are glorious!! Great news to have your med reduced and blood sugar levels drop. Personally I can't go there yet(Christmas cards) but yours is a really lovely one. Yes, those darn Stickles ARE difficult to get to show in photos. That is a beautiful coffee mug there. Happy T day!

Crafty She said...

Lovely card Chris and what fabulous photos. I'm so glad your blood sugar has come down. Take care dear lady. xxxxx

catherine said...

Great card Chris and love the use of the corrugated card.
Lovely autumnal colours in your pics
x catherine

Denise Price said...

Oh wow, those a great photos! What gorgeous autumn colors!!!

Congratulations on having your medicine reduced. That's wonderful news.

Your card is very pretty, and I especially like the texture added by the corrugated cardboard and the Stickles. Happy T Day!

Helen said...

Wonderful card - love all the kraft!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

PS - so pleased you found us!

Lisca Meijer said...

That is good news that your bloodsugar levels have gone down! Well done! You deserve your choc flower.
The card is beautiful. Did you enter it on time?
Thanks for sharing those beautiful photos!
Have a good week,

Divers and Sundry said...

Improving blood sugar is worth celebrating! I love the colors in that garden. That landscaping is beautiful. Happy T Tuesday :)

Ariel said...

I think you definitely deserve to celebrate your low blood sugar levels with some chocolate. Love your tea mug. The Christmas card looks great
Happy Tuesday

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Wow! Just look at those beautiful colors! I would enjoy visiting there and would find it hard to leave! So happy for you that your blood sugar levels have gone down!

Dianne said...

Your card turned out beautifully, especially on such short notice! thanks for showing the gorgeous fall foliage too! happy T day!

Dianne said...

Your card turned out beautifully, especially on such short notice! thanks for showing the gorgeous fall foliage too! happy T day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I enjoyed the Christmas card and it's more than I've made. Isn't it ironic how a specific challenge has us looking for a specific product or (in your case) stamp? Using it for the first time always has some significance. I'm on a quest, as you know, to bring back my decorative scissors, some of which have never been used.

Your photos of the area are beautiful and show autumn has arrived in your area. Not so here, where the weather is still HOT.

So glad to read about the lower blood sugar. I think that all started in France, too. So nice you can have a bit of chocolate with your coffee. Thanks for sharing your coffee, chocolate, lovely photos of the area, and your card with us for T this Tuesday. Sorry I am so late visiting. I didn't think I'd be THIS late, though.

Rita said...

Pretty card! Must have felt good to ink up that lovely stamp finally, too! :)
Wow! The colors are fabulous there. Happy T-Day!

chrissie said...

Beautiful card and amazing photographs

Love Chrissie xx

Helen said...

Great card, and love the photographs! (the chocolate looks nice too!)

johanna said...

oh my, Christmas almost ahead;) beautiful Card and the autumn Colors are wonderful. take care about your health!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh what a fabulous post, full of gorgeous pictures. Take care Zo xx

Carol said...

Late getting around here but it was worth the visit ♥ Your photos are stunning ♥♥♥

Krisha said...

Glorious colors!! and great photography!
Belated T-day wishes and thanks for the lovely comment you left me :)

Meggymay said...

A super post Chris, love your Christmas card and the Kraft card base adds to the vintage look. Fabulous photos as well.
Yvonne xx

butterfly said...

Cutting it fine, but I'm glad you made it. I love the snowy white against the kraft, and the stamp is very sweet - happy it got some inking! What stunning photos of the foliage - thank you for sharing those - made my heart happy.
Alison xx

~*~Patty S said...

Great way to celebrate your good test results.
Chocolate is one of my weaknesses and dark chocolate is good for your!
That's my story and I am sticking to it.
You're putting me in the holiday mood with your lovely foliage photos and your nice Christmas card.
Time keeps moving at warp speed it seems.
Happy T Day even if it is Thursday