Baby, it’s cold outside!

It flippin is as well! This card is for the challenge this week at Charisma Cards which is Hugs and Cuddles. I know we should be embracing the coming of Spring right now and none of us really wants to be feeling any colder than we already do, but this is the only stamp I have that fits the brief so I made a (sort of) christmas card! I actually bought this stamp because it made me think of the “toasty sessions” me and my then boyfriend (now hubby of nearly 14 years!!!) used to have at university up in Dundee. We shared a big old rickety house with 7 other people, had no heating other than a cruddy fan heater, windows with gaps around them that a small rodent could fit through (and probably did – shudder), carpets that could hardly be described as “wall-to-wall” and intermittent hot water!! Imagine the Young Ones and you probably get the picture (not the Cliff version by the way!). Anyhoo, sometimes me and Chris would just dive under the duvet and snuggle up just to get warm – nothing saucy, we still had our 7 layers of clothes on, but it was kinda romantic and we called them our “toasty sessions”. Dundee is a VERY cold place in the winter so we had to keep warm somehow – lol.
This is the first shaped card I’ve made with my nesties and I really enjoyed the different look I got. I have seen a few other people do this and have loved their cards so it was about time I gave it a try.

Right, it’s back to school tomorrow and I still have to iron the uniforms, make up 4 lunch boxes, wash and refill the PE bags and watch last weeks America’s Next Top Model!! Looks like I’ll be up late again!!!


  1. Gorgeous card, love the image and the circle card looks lovely. Colours are brill too. Thanks for playing along with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  2. Gorgeous card, love the image and the shaped card looks fab. Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma.
    Lyndsey xx

  3. Gorgeous card Caryn, love the pretty image and your beautiful colouring. Hugs Nikki x

  4. This is gorgeous caryn,love this image sooo sweet.love the story behind it oh to be young again lol!hugs amanda xx

  5. FAbulous card Caryn, I love the shape and the cutie image. Boy that house didn’t sound much fun, no wonder you and your now hubby need lots of ‘toastie sessions’!!!
    Thanks for joining our Charisma challenge.
    Joanne x

  6. aww, what a cute card 🙂 That’s one you can cross of your christmas list 🙂
    Lovely story too ha ha , ‘The Young Ones’ conjours lots of yucky images ha ha brrrr

  7. Wow, this is the cutest image I have seen for this challenge! Thanks for joining in with the Charisma Cardz Challenge – good luck!
    Leanne :o)

  8. This is adorable! Your coloring is so awesome and the image is so cute.

    Thanks for sharing, doll.


  9. Oh this is so adorable, love the sweet image. Your coluring is amazing.

  10. Awww…isn’t it lovely to reminise about the good old days…. how lovely that you & hubby were university sweethearts 🙂
    My kiddies are real waterbabies too, would never mess with your Karate clan though lol
    Such a cute card – that image is adoreable & coloured to perfection xxx

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