Sunday, 24 July 2016

Traditional Colours for the Christmas Card Club!

Hello to Everyone, hoping you are all tip top, but if not I hope you will be feeling much better soon.

This is just a really quick post this time around to show my cards for the CCC, yest that's a fortnight gone once again.  Christine is the the hostess this time and she wanted cards with traditional festive colours, so here is what I've come up with;
Snowmen once again, but in more trad colours.  I keep stamping snowmen on Kraft card forgetting that  Karaft card would give them brown faces, so this is why I've coloured these little guys with white pencil.  The card is CC Desert Storm which is their version of Kraft card, and the fabulous snowmen image is from Woodware, had to order it from Ebay. I'd seen quite a few cards made with it, but had difficulty finding where to buy it, but I perservered.  Derwent Coloursoft pencils for colouring. Tartan paper and Gold Centura Pearl on a DL blank card, lots of Star Dust.

LOTV image for this one and coloured with Gansi Tambie Watercolours, Gold Centura Pearl, papers are some I had in my box, gems and a Papermaina Sentiment, a touch of glitter.It's not as washed out in real life.

Thank you Christine for this challenge, I had fun putting these cards together.

I am scheduling this post as we will be off down to our friends Dale and Stewart for the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, really looking forward to that.

Take care everyone and I will catch up when home,





37 comments:

Wendy L said...

Kate, they look lovely, I do still like to see traditional colours for Christmas cards, xxx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

morning Kate, lovely cards and that tree is just fantastic. Been busy in the garden yesterday and making jam (in doors :) ) Have a great sunday x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hope you are having a great time. Two fab cards, did make me smile about stamping snowmen onto kraft and giving them brown faces x

dutchess said...


two lovely traditional coloured card....the snowman one is such fun...made me smile....hope you are enjoying the jazz festival we are the york fringe tonight to see "the Ronnie Scott's all stars"....xxxxx

Rita said...

Good Morning Kate. Love those cute little Snowmen and the Topiary tree as well. Two wonderful cards. No doubt both of you are enjoying the Jazz festival and spending some quality time with your friends. Hugs Rita xxxx

meg said...

Hope you are enjoying the Jazz Festival Kate and with catching up with your friends. Two lovely cards love the tartan in the snowman one and the colouring in the topiary

Christine Harrop said...

I love your snowman tower Kate and teh tartan back ground. I also like the topiary tree card. Enjoy the jazz festival! Hugs Christine xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two fabulously festive cards Kate, love the snowmen, I have this stamp and it's a really big one too.
Hope you have a great time at the Jazz Festival.
Lorraine

Valerija said...

Gorgeous card Kate. I love them both.
Valerija xx

Granmargaret said...

lovely cards

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two lovely cards Kate. The snowmen are so cute, looking like they're stacked on top each other, they have such sweet faces. I really like the traditional look of your second card too. I think it's good to have a variety of different cards to suit the different people in our lives. I'm just getting a post ready for Rudolph day tomorrow and I can't believe how quickly the months are flying by! Take care of yourself and enjoy the rest of your day. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Marie-Louise said...

Two fantastic cards Kate. Have a wonderful time at the Jazz festival.

Linda Simpson said...

Enjoy the jazz festival, I am sure you will. Two gorgeous cards.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Cara said...

Two lovely cards, those snowmen are so fun! Hope you have a fab time at the festival. Cara x

MaryH said...

The white faces of the stacked snowmen turned out beautifully using the kraft. You've done a superb job of changing the background color. WTGo. Also love #2 with the beautiful topiary image. Enjoy all that Jazz too. TFS & Have a good Sunday. Hugs

Sandy said...

I have always preferred traditional colors at Christmas. And those happy snowmen? Now is ask you - who would not love to have this card!
Sandy xx

cotnob said...

Two fabulous Christmas cards Kate, such a fun snowman image and lovely traditional colours.
I hope you are having a wonderful time in Edinburgh.
Pauline
x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
You and your snowmen Kate lol!
Brown faced snowmen are ok as a bit of mud may have got mixed in with the snow......but never touch yellow snow lol!
Both cards are smashing and perfect for the challenge.
Hope you enjoy your jazz break.
Ang x

Carol said...

Two gorgeous cards Kate, love the stack of snowmen. Enjoy the festival. Carol x

rachel said...

beautiful work - two gorgeous cards Kate - fabulous! Hugs rachel x

Mrs A. said...

I love those happy snowmen. What a jolly card they make. The LOTV images make up such super cards too. Can't understand why they disbanded them. hugs Mrs A.

pam said...

Two wonderful Christmas cards in traditional colours Kate!

Pam x

Marlene Atkinson said...

Hope you are having a great time. Two gorgeous cards. Marlene

Gibmiss said...

Stunning cards... Kate...?love those snowmen
Hugs Sylvie x

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, your cards is just beautiful. Love how you stamped the snowmen on kraft cardstock. Hugs Anet x

scrappymo! said...

Both of your cards are so pretty, Kate. I love the tartan of the first...perfect for your cards, methinks! The snowmen are so fun and cheery on that card.

The second is so pretty. That is a beautiful image and looks great on your background!

Zoe Tant said...

Gorgeous cards Kate. Loving the jolly snowmen and the tree is very pretty. Hope all well with you. Zx

Pop's Cards said...

These are both super cute sweetie, what do you think to the watercolurs? I was thinking of trying some but not sure x

aussie aNNie said...

Two fab cards Kate, love those snowmen...xx

Sue said...

I absolutely love the snowmen, so darn cute! They look great on kraft paper too. And the beautiful second card with the topiary is awesome two, I love a two-fer. Both cards are so nice, Kate.

Hugs
Sue

Asha said...

Gorgeous cards, Kate. Your colouring skill are awesome, my friend.
x Asha

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh boy, jazz festival, that sounds amazing!! We went to check out the local rib festival last weekend and the line ups were so long that we ended up leaving. Hope you have a wonderful time!! your cards are just wonderful, I so love snowmen for the holidays! hugs :)

Erika said...

Hi Kate I hope you are having a great time at the Jazz festival in Edinburgh?
Two lovely Christmas cards, love the snowmen and tartan and the shape of the card.
The tree is very pretty two and perfect for the season.

I do hope you're not getting the rain down there that we are having at home?

Hugs Erika. x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
sorry I am late with my commenting.
Trying as usual to catch up.
2 Wonderful designed cards.
I really love the first with the wonderful array of snowmen's heads.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jennifer Johnston said...

Two beautiful cards Kate. I adore the snowmen, great fun and such cute little faces. The tree card is also lovely, so beautifully coloured. Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Barb said...

These are two beautiful cards Kate. The tree image is very pretty and the snowmen look great on kraft card. The pencil worked so well on their faces. I love this stamp and it's on my wish list too. Barbxx

Diane said...

Greetings Kate, gosh what adorable snowmen and holiday topiary card design.

Hugs Diane