Sunday, 4 January 2015

Clean & Simple, with Red, Green and White for the CCC!

Hello  to You All and hope you are well and enjoying your weekend.
Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card, and for the sympathy shown to my hubby, a bit more than he got from me.  He is still not that good. Thankfully it doesn't happen all that often, silly man just can manage alcohol.

A bright and very cold day here, but the rain kept away. We have been lucky so far in that there has been no snow at this level, just on the hills, but it feels like there should be.

It's time once again for the friendly ladies from the Christmas Card Club to show this year's cards and we begin with Carol's choice which is Clean and Simple in Red, Green and White.  So here is mine;
This is very simple for me, I up cycled the tree from a very old Christmas card and found a piece of ribbon that's been around for ages, added pearls and a little star gem.

Well that is the first Christmas card of 2015 made, and I hear some of you groan thinking they are well and truly behind you for at least 9months, but it is a really good idea to get started, and this is what the CCC is all about and not being caught out and having to rush at the last moment. It's a fun way to get the cards made, maybe you would like to join us.

Off to make a cuppa, enjoy the rest of your evening and see you soon,
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/favourite-colour-combo.html 
http://kitandclowder.ning.com/january-challenge

31 comments:

Rita said...

Good Morning Kate. What a lovely card, so fresh and clean looking too. Nice morning here in Ayrshire today, so I'm off to Ayr with Julie my grand-daughter to get a few things. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Doreen said...

Love the image and fab colours,this is gorgeous.xxx

dutchess said...

Hi Rita ....lovely card and a bit of recyling into the bargin, its so great to get started again....hopeyouhave a lovely sunday its really frosty and sunny here in York xxxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Kate, hope this finds you in good health and a lovely good year ahead.Fabulous creation, love these colours too....Have a good week coming up.xx
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Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kate, I love the tree and beautiful ribbon.
hugs Sue xx

vic said...

Gorgeous card Kate I love the recycled tree, good for you getting started on your 2015 Christmas cards
Hugs
Vic x

meg said...

Hi Kate I love C&S, the colours in your card are really clean and fresh as well as christmassy, like you I fully intend to make Christmas cards throughout the year saves a last minute rush. Hope Alistair has recovered hugs Megxx

cotnob said...

A fabulous CAS card Kate, a lovely up cycled tree and your ribbon matches perfectly.
Pauline
x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Hi Rita, hope your shopping trip went well. Love the CAS card, very clean looking and a great piece of ribbon.
Lorraine

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Kate,
Great card, love the simplicity.
Nice and sunny here but Man! Oh! Man! It's freezing.
Just waiting for John brining my cuppa,
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi kate
Fabulous take on the Challenge....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Mrs A. said...

Brilliaant idea to use up that ribbon. It fits the theme perfectly. Hugs Mrs A. (ValeryAnne).

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous cas card Kate.
Wishing you a happy healthy and crafty 2015
Lorraine x

Hazel said...

Good evening Kate, what a gorgeous card with that simple stunning tree. Also I am loving that ribbon. Don't get to stressed about work please. Hazel x

MaryH said...

Kate, Love the way you've upcycled this pretty tree with that delightful ribbon. Love the clean lines of the design too. It's made a wonderful card for your 2015 stash. Glad you have bright with the cold. We're still in the dismal gloomies. Hope your Sunday is a perfect day. TFS & Hugs.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
a great card for the challenge given you by the CC club.
I think you have filled all the required elements here.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Kate and perfect for my challenge. great upcycling and I love your ribbon. Hope hubby has recovered..although he wouldn't have had any sympathy from me neither! Luckily I married a tee-totaller. Carol x

pam said...

Gorgeous card Kate, looks really elegant and classy..
Pam

Marlene Atkinson said...

A gorgeous card. See you tomorrow at 11am. Marlene

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card.

Mynn xx said...

Kate, this is beautiful! I LOVE the CAS feel and the wonderful use of traditional colors! This is awesome! HUGS and have a great week! :) Mynn xx

PS: I've started a new holiday card making challenge and I'd love for you to come play along! We've got blog candy up! It's called CASE-ing Christmas--hope you join me there soon! HUGS! :)

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is simply stunning, I love the colours too, hugs Pops x

Erika said...

I can't believe that's you making your first card for 2015. I've still got a list of NY cards to make for those I didn't manage to get Christmas cards out in time for. Gulp!
Love the CAS style of this card and the colour combo. This colour green is much more vibrant that the usual Christmas green, I like!
Enjoy your Monday, hugs Erika. x

hotpotato said...

Happy New Year Kate. Love your card, my aim is to make Christmas cards during the year, I have some in progress!

Karen Petitt said...

Hi Kate, I really like that! Wonderful use of colour and the upcycling is fabulous - have not sorted out our shop bought ones yet but I will see what I can recycle from them soon xx

Sue said...

Hi Kate, it is a simply wonderful card. And it is a good idea, just wish I could stay true to doing it all year!

Hugs
Sue

Norma said...

Hi Kate:)
Happy New Year to you and I hope you are off to a great New Year!!
Hugs,
Norma

Christine Harrop said...

Happy New Year Kate! Wow, that ribbon is gorgeous and so apt for the current challenge!Your card is gorgeous. I'm very late this time I'm afraid but finally got mine done and posted. Hugs Christine xx

Hazel said...

Thanks, Kate, for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR Januaryr challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too. x

Lorraine said...

Just popping back to say thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Winter Wonderland.
Lorraine x

scrappymo! said...

Great take on our brief this fortnight!

Looks striking and love that ribbon on this one!

Sorry it has taken me so long to get over to visit. I am getting a bit overwhelmed with moving...