Sunday, 1 November 2015

A Partridge in a Pear Tree for the Christmas Card Club!

Hello Everyone, how has your day been? good I hope. I've been busy at the crafting table, sometimes you just get on a roll so I took advantage of it and got a few cards made.

It's time once again for another card for the Christmas Card Club and this time the choice was from our lovely Mary who wants to see our Christmas Birds. Now Mary herself loves Cardinals, which I think I'm right in saying that they are not seen in the UK, but are certainly found in Mary's neck of the woods in the USA.  I had made a card with a Robin which was a previous choice, so I thought what else can I do, then I remembered that I bought a set of stamps designed by John Lockwood of Creative Expressions  all about Partridges, here's my card;
I heat embossed all the stamps with WOW Gold Powder, the stamps that are not solid I painted with Metallic Watercolour Paints, the Christmas Palette, matted and layered with red/black and gold card.
I am rather pleased with how it's turned out, hope you like it.

I'm going to schedule this post for tomorrow, hopefully it will work.

Thank you to everyone who commented on my Oldie, as usual you are very kind.

Heading off to visit you now, enjoy your evening,

25 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

Oh I love this dramatic black and gold with just that pop of red! Gorgeous card Kate. Hope things are well with you.

Christine Harrop said...

Oops! Pressed the button before signing off. Sorry. Hugs Christine xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very dramatic card today, enjoy your Sunday

Erika said...

The gold embossing really pops on the black background Kate, another great Christmas card.
Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

dutchess said...

Wow that it so lovely and dramatic....the black and gold is superb with this stamp....fabulous Kate......enjoy your weekend xxxxxx

meg said...

Stunning card Kate love the gold and black it's wonderful, have a great Sunday

Rita said...

Wow Kate. What a classy card. It looks so stunning. Need to look into those stamps. Have a lovely day. Hugs Rita xxx

Florence said...

Gorgeous card Kate. The colors really suit the images. Fab design. Enjoy your day.
Hugs Flo x

Mrs A. said...

Beautifully embossed. Love your take on the theme to use a Partridge. Never thought of that. Sadly though I have all the gear I don't do much heat embossing. Well strike that out on reflection I don't do any at all. A New Years resolution if ever there was one!!
Hugs Mrs A.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the black and gold Kate, very striking. It turned out fabulously too using these beautiful partridge stamps. Enjoy your Sunday.
Lorraine

Sandy said...

Beautifully made Kate! This could be good for several themes. Birds, trees, fruit, Christmas Songs, Royal colors!
Sandy xx

Sue said...

Love the black and gold Kate it's so elegant! fabulous card huggles Sue xx

rachel said...

this is a stunner Kate and a really lovely interpretation of the theme - brilliant!!! Big hugs rachel xx

Asha said...

WOW! Dramatic, striking, stunning and super elegant. You've have aced this challenge, Kate.
hugs Asha

MaryH said...

I have SO enjoyed seeing all the group's 'Christmas birds' (we had Crazy Birds, robins, penguins, and NOW a lovely gold Partridge!). Each has just been delightful. This fella looks most elegant in his gold glory against that deep rich black, with the red mat. It's very Christmas-y and so beautiful. Thanks for interpreting the theme in such a gorgeous look. I LOVE it! (well, I loved 'em all!). Have a good week, and TFS - hugs too.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kate, love the image and the black and gold colour scheme.
Lorraine x

Carol said...

Love this Kate, gorgeous image and the colours are so opulent. Carol x

pam said...

Beautiful stamping and embossing Kate, love your colour choice, Gold, black, red looks so classy.
Hugs
Pam x

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Kate... Stunning look using Black
Hugs Sylvie xx
Thanks for your kind words x

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous Brilliant creation full of classy colour .xx{The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

cotnob said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Kate, such a beautiful embossed image and lovely rich colours.
Pauline
x

Sue said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Loving the gold and black, so elegant. Wonderful Christmas card, Kate.

Hugs
Sue

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Well, this is definitely Wow! Fantastic use of John's great stamps, especially using the paints too.
Brilliant!
Have a great weekend.
Ang x


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John Lockwood said...

Absolutely stunning Kate. I love the interpretation of my stamps! John x

Granmargaret said...

This is lovely.