Sunday, 19 March 2017

Two or More Papers for the CCC!


Hello Everyone, time yet again for the Christmas Card Club ladies to show their latest creations. Where on earth does the time go, it seems no time since I posted the last ones. 
This time it's the turn of Granmargaret to choose the theme and she would like to see two or more papers used.

Now I don't seem to use papers all that much although I've got loads of the stuff, so I was a wee bit daunted by the challenge, however I put my thinking cap on and here is what I came up with;
I've used different papers from First Editions Gilded Winter for this card and SB Poinsettia die, and Sue Wilson little flourishes.  Gold ribbon and some gems, lots of gold glitter and a First Editions die cut sentiment. 
Silent Night is the paper choice from First Editions for this card. TH die to give a bit of texture, various snowflake dies and the Joy sentiment is a First Edition die. Blue ribbon and a few gems. The paper has a lovely sparkly tree and there is a different paper behind the die panel and the snowflakes are another paper from the same pad.
Well, it was quite a challenge for me this time around, and as usual the photography is pants, but hey ho, I hope they will do. Thanks for making me think Margaret, a good challenge.

I hope everyone is well and enjoying their weekend, and thank you for your lovely comments on my previous card.

So visit the other CCC girls and see what they are creating, that's me for now, away to schedule this post for tomorrow, take care and see you soon,



36 comments:

Wendy L said...

They are both gorgeous Kate, very stylish, xxx

Florence said...

Beautiful cards Kate. Love the hints of gold on the first one. A touch of luxury. Fabulous use of the die on the second to create the texture.
Hugs Flo x

Rita said...

Good Morning Kate. Beautiful cards as always. Love them both and the way you have used the papers. Perfect cards for this challenge. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxxx

meg said...

two great cards Kate,love the colours in both, your layout in the first works so well with the papers design and the blue gives the impression of ice in the second

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous use of papers, lovely card

Valerija said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards. Well done Kate!
Valerija xx

Christine Harrop said...

# 2 is my favourite of the two, although they are both pretty close. I just love the Silent Night paper pad and will be sad when mine is used up. Hugs Christine xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

These are gorgeous Kate. I love the icy papers and your pretty snowflakes on the second one. It is lovely to see a DL card too, we tend to forget that shape I think and they make very lovely tall card to design on. Yours is stunning with the gold edged poinsettias.
Lorraine

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Beautiful cards Kate, so pretty Love those papers u have used. Have a great day x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Kate, love the papers and the fab dies.
Lorraine x

aussie aNNie said...

Two stunners here Kate, love the second one.xx ♥[aNNie]

dutchess said...

Love them both Kate....both stunners,love that image in the second card ethereal......I love a DL card ...hope you are enjoying the weekend xxxxx

Barb said...

They're two absolutely gorgeous cards Kate. The papers are lovely and the colours are so pretty. I particularly like the icy look of the second card and background texture. Barbxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
2 wonderful cards and their designs are really fab.
You have created such wonderful designs also.
Love the poinsettia, and the corner of the 2nd.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous Kate, love the poinsettias and beautiful snowflakes.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Mac Mable said...

Both cards are stunning...so elegant and the details are gorgeous x

Sandy said...

Your cards are delightful Kate!!
We just returned from a whirl wind trip to Spain and Portugal and yes I came home with a vicious head cold. Probably from the flight over. I am exhausted today!!
Sandy xx

MaryH said...

Ah, both have such elegance. I think you've met the challenge brilliantly with these design. Also loving the touch of 'mixed media' you've got in each and they just both sparkle with the gold and icy blue. Well done, Kate! TFS & Hugs

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kate
Love your card... the 1st Edition paper pad is my favourite I bought four pads...
Hugs Sylvie xx

cotnob said...

Two beautiful cards Kate, gorgeous papers and lovely designs - the first one is so elegant and the second really pretty.
Crafting with Cotnob
x

rachel said...

these are both beautiful - I love them. I think you rocked this challenge! Hugs rachel x

pam said...

Two fabulous Christmas cards Kate, love number two, I have those gorgeous papers.
Pam x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards

Darnell said...

I wish my thinking cap was a good as yours, Kate! I think mine might be getting a little old and bedraggled! Your cards are sensational!! Hugs, Darnell

Zoe Tant said...

Lovely unusual designs Kate. I like the texture that the papers create and your use of glitter to lift it all. Super. x

Mrs A. said...

Two beautiful cards. You have come up trumps with these. I love the delicate colours and the flowers are superb. Hugs Mrs A.

Planetsusie said...

How weird Kate - I've never noticed that you don't use many dp's - you do make some fabulous backing papers yourself though - so that's probably why. Sorry I've got me waffling hat on! These two creations are both wonderful and you have certainly given me ideas with the second one - ie that corner! Lots of big hugs to you and a mwah to Teallach of course.

Sue Pxxx

Carol said...

these are gorgeous papers Kate and you've put them to good use...love your designs. Carol x

Jennifer Johnston said...

I love both of these cards Kate, so pretty. Beautiful papers and I love the T.H. die cut on the second card with the beautiful blue paper behind it.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Sue said...

Two absolutely stunning cards, Kate, seems like once you got into the theme you ran wildly with it. Sometimes we just need that nudge, right! Gorgeous papers and sparkle.

Hugs
Sue

scrappymo! said...

These are both so pretty. I like the soft pastel colours and the muted feel of the shades of colour. So delicate and lovely!
Sorry that I have not been making and entering my cards. Still in a sad place after the funeral...will be back soon...

Shaz Brooks said...

Lovely cards, I love using the TH die like that, it gives so many possibilities. Gorgeous selection of papers you've chosen. Hugs, Shaz XxXo

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Another 2 fabulous, festive beauties. Always love First Edition pads.
Ang x

Anet van Zyl said...

Kate, your Christmas cards are beautiful and elegant. Love all the pretty detail. Hugs Anet x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, these are just gorgeous Kate! I think glitter is my all time favourite accent for holiday cards, and I adore the way your cards have glittery touches! The gold is so elegant with those beautiful snowflakes and the blue is wonderfully frosty. Stunning! :)

Anne said...

They are both lovely Kate, some nice little touches. A paper challenge would be right up my street I love using them!

Anne x