Sunday, 3 April 2016

Embossing or a Stencil for the Christmas Card Club!

Hello Everyone,  my goodness two weeks have passed already and it's time for the Christmas Card Club to show their cards once again.
This time it's our Carol who has chosen the theme and she would like to see us using embossing folders and/or stencils.  I've chosen to go with stencils and I've made two, I don't usually have two card, but I was on a roll and had bought these stencils when I was at the Glasgow SECC last month;
Stencil from Imagination Crafts, Christmas Baubles and coloured with Starlights paint, now unfortunately the colours don't show up well, but on the baubles I've used Antique Pink and Menthol, and Silver for all the stars and ribbon. The sentiment was one I had in my box.
Another Imagination Crafts stencil, Robins, and this time I've used Sparkle Medium in Ruby Gold and Gold Shine and Imagination Black Card.
I've kept the matting and layering to the minimum as  I felt the lovely stencils and colours just did the trick.

I hope you will manage to see what the other team members make, bound to be great creations from them.

Cheerio for now,

31 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

What a fabulous job youhave done with your stencilled cards Kate. I like both, but maybe # 1 would be my favourite, although those cheeky robins are super too. Hugs Christine xx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning Kate, Have a lovely Sunday. Have put the pic on my page for you about your blog candy. Now back to your cards.... lovely. The robins made me chuckle.

Crafty hugs Pen x

dutchess said...

I love both of them Kate ...the first is so classy and the second great fun!....xxx

Cara said...

Two beautiful cards, just lovely. The starlights paint is so fun to work with, the sparkle is amazing isn't it. Cara x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two lovely cards Kate and I especially like the second one. The little Robins stand out beautifully against the black background and aren't they sweet! I've been stenciling too this weekend and having lots of fun with it. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday xx

Zoe Tant said...

Love these Kate, although the first is my favourite. So elegant and simple, but striking. Zx

meg said...

Two beautiful stencil cards Kate the black background makes the stencil stand out so well

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and amazing creations Kate with fabulous colour combo used...love this...xx
 {aNNie}

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Great use of the stencils Kate, the first card is simply wonderful in it's elegance. The second card is so cute with the singing birds with hats.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Marlene Atkinson said...

2 gorgeous cards Kate, gorgeous colours. Do you fancy meeting up sometime this week, just let me know which day is best for you. email address mvatkinson01@outlook.com. Marlene

rachel said...

Gorgeous ... i love this kate. Great stencilling x

Barb said...

Hi Kate, your two stencilled cards look gorgeous. I was watching Imagination Crafts on the television last evening and another recorded to watch. They do have some lovely products. I particularly like your bauble stencil. Barbxx

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Kate, the first one is really elegant and those little Robbins are so sweet.
Pauline
x

pam said...

Two wonderful Christmas cards Kate, love these stencil design..
Pam x

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi there Kate, loving your cards. I just adore the Christmas robins stencil, it's so cute. So pleased you are enjoying using the Imagination Craft's products, they are great! Thanks for your kind words you have left on my blog and thanks for following me. I am now following your blog too. Have a good week.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

MaryH said...

Oh well done, on each card. Especially loved the tiny birds best. So glad you were able to enjoy the craft show and find some useful goodies for your stash. Two pretty cards and I bet you had such fun playing with the stencils. Looking forward to seeing more of this in future. TFS & Happy wk ahead.

Florence said...

Two fab card Kate. Lovely effect with the stencils.
Have a great week.
Flo xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what wonderful cards for your Christmas Club.
Love your fab designs of these.
They are both so very different, and good use of the imagination crafts items.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Erika said...

Kate great minds think alike I've been back playing with my stencils and glitter this weekend. Two fab Christmas cards.

Hugs Erika. x

Diane said...

Wow Kate two really lovely stencil designs and colors.

Hugs Diane

Mrs A. said...

Both of them are fab. I like the content on the first sand the stark colourway on the second. Hugs Mrs A.

Sue said...

Love both of these cards Kate! they are gorgeous huggles Sue xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

These are super cute Kate, love them both. The sparkle medium looks fabulous.
Lorraine

Sue said...

Kate, both lovely cards made with stencils. I need to revisit this process more,I have a drawer full of stencils that have not seen the light of day in years.

Hugs
Sue

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous cards Kate.... Love your mittens to ... Stunning
Hugs Sylvie x

Sandy said...

I am not ignoring you!!!! I am so far behind .. Mary suggested I just delete everything and send out a big apology - I am really overwhelmed at this point.
I do need to visit all the girls in the Christmas Card Club though - I have tried stenciling and to be honest I do not understand why your stenciling is so fantastic and my tries are so horrid. Really Kate - your cards are lovely and your stenciling fantastic!
sandy xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Your Christmas card is just beautiful Kate, love the pretty stencils and the glitter effect you created. Hugs Anet x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Two wonderful cards Kate. Well done.:)
Thanks for popping over again. I just lost my long comment and not well today so,will be brief. Here is a really great blog in case you don't know of Sally's blog here is the link, she does great inkylicious brush video as and great cards.
http://sal-utations.blogspot.com.au/
Hugs,Shaz in Oz.x

Granmargaret said...

Both cards are lovely.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Don't know if its Blogger or me (probably me) but this is my 3rd attempt to comment on these fab cards.
Beautiful stencil work and the robins are fantastic.
Let's see if I can comment on your other creations now lol!
Ang x

Carol said...

Two fabulous cards Kate, the first is so elegant and second one so cute...great use of your stencils.
Thank you so much too for the card which arrived yesterday, so lovely of you. I'm feeling almost human again so hopefully will get back on track soon. Carol x