Sunday, 27 November 2016

Trees and Mixed Media for the Christmas Card Club!

Well Hello Everyone, here we are again to share our makes from the Christmas Card Club, a very fast fortnight. Since then of course Blogger has made changes to it's dashboard system, real pain in the ass. Now I thought I was doing well with it, not liking it, but I thought I'd managed to suss it out, until I looked for the CCC button on my dashboard which would take me on to that page.....gone....eek!!  Now I am understanding what the girls who are on blog DT are talking about.

Fortunately, I got help from Christine and Margaret both from the CCC, just how they managed to know what to do is a mystery to me, so a BIG THANK YOU for your help.

So this time around it's Mary's turn to choose a theme and she would like to see Trees and mixed media, here is what I've come up with;
The colours are much brighter in real life, and I've completely forgotten whose stamps I've used, sorry, the branches are freebies from Creative Stamping mag.
Next;
Imagination Crafts Art stamps and Starlight Paints, and finally;
Chocolate Baroque large Trees stamp which was one of their AYOS stamps the other year, lots of sparkle, inked up sky with Memento and Ink Dusters and a few sequins.
I hope these do Mary, I enjoyed the challenge, and I do love trees.

Thank you all so much for your comments on my Oldie yesterday, you are all so kind and encouraging.
Scheduling this post for going live tomorrow, so till the next time take care and I hope you all have a smashing weekend,




31 comments:

Wendy L said...

They all look lovely kate. Touch wood, I,m ok with the changes but I know some folks are having a terrible time, xxx

brenda said...

A real feast for the eyes today Kate, the first ticks all the boxes for me as love scenes, the focal setting on the second is very striking and adore the colours on the third.

As for blogger, well don't get me started, just one word for it really 'nightmare'.

B x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I am finding the new reading list really annoying and juddery, grrrrrrr. Lovely tree designs today x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Gorgeous cards Kate, and again, all completely different. I really like the arty one in the middle but to by honest, I love them all. Have a lovely Sunday. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

meg said...

Wonderful selection of cards Kate, I can't pick a favourite, they all give me the feel of a frosty winters morning

Sally H said...

A gorgeous selection of cards, Kate and all so beautiful! You can't beat a tree, not that I am addicted or anything ;) I am having a quiet chuckle here as you have some tree stamps that I don't own! As for Blogger, I am well and truly fed up with them. It took me so long to post yesterday, particularly including links. I think that fact we were given no warning was so bad. All the not on the top of the dashboard said was that they were making them Https addresses, not that they were remodelling completely. Big hugs x

Florence said...

What a treat Kate! 3 stunners. Can't choose between them. Love them all.
Have a great week.
Hugs Flo x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautifully created cards Kate, you rocked these... loving that colour combo.cxx {aNNie}

Marlene Atkinson said...

I am still having difficulty working the new blogger. Gorgeous cards Kate. Marlene

Rita said...

Fabulous cards Kate. Like you I cannot find my CCC blog anywhere, so I am quite annoyed as well. I get quite stressed out when I lose stuff from my blog. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful cards, I especially like the bottom one with the CB trees. I often admire that image, it's on the wish list. Take good care, Shirleyxx

dutchess said...

You have been a busy bee again and three lovely cards for the stash...my fav is the last one ....ethereal....glad the instructions helped, any other glitches give me an e mail and we can get through it together.....just back from the garden centre after clearing out all my pots everywhere looked so bleak I had to go and buy some pansies to brighten things up again.....enjoy the rest of the weekend xxxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Three gorgeous cards Kate, all different and all fabulous, you really have been busy. I'll be joining in a little late this time I'm afraid.
Lorraine

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what very wonderful creations for your CC.
The designs are wonderful and very lovely.
They are all so very different and super in their own way.
I just sussed out a bit more about the new Dashboard today and am finding it a little easier.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous Kate, I do love trees and the wonderful backgrounds to each one are fabulous.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Zoe Tant said...

Some gorgeous cards here Kate. I like them all and like you it took me a while to find the right buttons on the new blogger layout. Glad you managed it and shared these super cards. Zx

MaryH said...

Kate, such an awesome trio of cards, with different mixed media techniques in each. I particularly love the background on #2's wonderful style. I love each one of these pretty cards, and you did a fantastic job with the challenge. TFS & Hugs

Lucy Woods said...

Oh these are gorgeous! What beautiful scenes!
Lucy x

Jennifer Johnston said...

Three beautiful cards Kate, I love them all but if I had to choose one it would be the last one, my eyes are just drawn to it, love it. Hope you have enjoyed your weekend and the weather is not too cold where you are.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

rachel said...

these are all beautiful Kate - I love them all. So glad you got to understand how the blogger is working now ... such a pain isn't it? Hugs rachel x

pam said...

Gorgeous cards Kate, beautiful scenes and colours.
Pam x

Mrs A. said...

All these cards are fab. You've created some lovely scenes here and I like your colour combinations. Been chasing my tail here all day just trying to get some decent photos. Hugs Mrs A.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards.

Sandy said...

Boy - you are creating up a storm and it's all wonderful. I had to laugh when you said "pain in the ass" - a lady after my own heart!
I have always said my computer hates me!
sandy xx

Christine Harrop said...

I had a real problem with commenting yesterday Kate. I visited all the CCC posts and other posts too, leaving comments on them all - and I think only two were accepted. I even left more than one but still nothing so I have no idea what happened. I was beginning to think the horrible new-style Blogger had locked me out totally!! Anyway today seems better! Take care. Hugs Christine xx

Erika said...

Three lovely wintery scenes, loving all your trees.
Perfect cards for the season.
I haven't had much problems with blogger it just seems like a few things have moved around a bit.

Hugs Erika. x

Pamellia Johnson said...

What an amazing collection Kate. I love all the different ways you have incorporated nature into your scenes, I just love the winter trees and lovely wildlife! Beautiful palettes and eye catching designs! hugs until next time :)

Sue said...

Love all your tree cards, Kate. Each so different and all very pretty.

Hugs
Sue

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
A brilliant trio. Beautiful backgrounds and stamping.
The tree stamps are fab.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Karen P said...

Beautiful stamp art! Love trees and love your cards too xx

Carol said...

These are super mixed media cards Kate. And I'm with you about Blogger...why fix something that aint broken! Carol x