Sunday, 20 August 2017

True Meaning of Christmas for CCC!

Hello Everyone, I do hope you are all well and having a good weekend.
A quiet one at home again for us, but I've been busy pottering around and helping Alistair with some computer stuff and the apple crumble, so we will have that after the Chilli tonight.
Well it's rained off and on all day here and heavy showers at that. hope it's better where you are.

Can hardly believe that it's time for another CCC challenge, where do the weeks go???
This time it's been Christine's choice and theme is the True Meaning of Christmas.  Now as I'm not a follower of any religion, my cards reflect what I believe should be strived for every day of the week throughout the year and not just Christmas Day, here they are;
A bit difficult to photograph because of the white, SW dove die and Crafters Companion 3D EF, sparkle and a few gems,
Imagination Crafts Stencil and Gold Sparkle Medium and a couple of little embellishments to finish. 
This card was made from little bits and pieces I had lying around. The background is painted with Imagination Crafts Starlight Paints, SE Peace on Earth die cut out with card coloured with Pixie Powders and some gems. The card was an after thought, but looking at it I perhaps should have dismissed the thought LOL.
So there you are another three for the box.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if our world leaders followed  these principles instead of wealth, greed, racism etc. I would include religious leaders in this too, regardless of creed. You can only do your own little bit though.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my last card, I do appreciate your visits.

Scheduling this post for tomorrow when the challenge goes live, and if you can please visit the other CCC ladies as they always show fabulous cards.  Take care and see you soon





38 comments:

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Beautiful cards Kate. I love the embossing folder that you've used on the top one and the die cut sentiment on the bottom one. Christmas will be here before we know it won't it. Enjoy your day, crafty hugs, Sandra x

meg said...

Beautiful cards Kate. the sentiment on each one reflects the true meaning of Christmas.

Rita said...

Well my dear Kate, you have excelled yourself once again with this stunning array of Cards. Love them all and glad I don't have to pick a favourite. You will be well prepared for Christmas this year. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxxx

Wendy L said...

Lovely cards Kate, love the 1st one with that deep embossing folder, xxx

dutchess said...

3 lovely cards Kate...perfect for the challenge.....Christmas seems to be coming faster each year....good job we are ahead with our cards xxxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous selection of cards Kate for our challenge this week. Each one so different but the sentiments say it all.
Lorraine

scrAPpamondo said...

Your cards are all so pretty, and especially love the first one!
I agree with you...Peace is a magical word, sadly very neglected by people... :(

brenda said...

Three lovely cards Kate, the gold and black is very effective but it's the white one that really jumps out at my, so stylish.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

To me these are the perfect meaning of Christmas and each and every day, Kate. Lovely cards.
How'd you find embossing that 3D folder? I have only used mine once as I had problems getting it through any embosser. My e-bosser nearly died on me trying to put it through that.xx
[aNNie]

Marlene Atkinson said...

3 lovely cards showing the true meaning of Christmas. Marlene

roth phallyka said...

the sentiment on each one reflects the true meaning of Christmas.


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Cara said...

Wow, three stunning cards. I particularly love the first one, so delicate. I'm jealous of the apple crumble though!

Mac Mable said...

Beautiful cards and such beautiful sentiments...if only x

Christine Harrop said...

Three beautiful cards which are perfect for the challenge Kate. peace on earth is something which we should strive for every day, not just at Christmas. Hugs Christine xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
3 brilliant cards and all so different and lovely.
My fave tue the white on white, but they are all so very lovely.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Linda Simpson said...

Love each of these cards with their different designs incorporating Peace!
Hugs
Linda xxxx

rachel said...

Beautiful cards Kate - I love your sentiments - I too don't follow any religion but my girls are both quite religious - they went to a church school in the village and its stemmed from there. So I do take them to church and love the sense of community that brings with it! Big Hugs rachel x

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Kate, such a wonderful variety of designs, your Christmas card box must be getting nice and full.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

pam said...

Beautiful cards you have made Kate, love that folder! so useful..
Hugs Pam x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What lovely cards.

aussie aNNie said...

Kate thanks for the Embossing info...it worked with just one plate.xx [aNNie]

Zoe Tant said...

Super trio of cards for our challenge Kate. Love them all xx

Mrs A. said...

My sentiments exactly Kate. Youv'e made a lovely trio of cards here. We had terrific storms on Saturday night here. Spectacular to watch though. Hugs Mrs A.

Dortesjs said...

beautiful and very sweet cards love them all

Mia said...

Love your three great cards, Annie. The first one is my favourite. White on white, it is so elegant! Have a great week, my friend.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous christmas cards Kate. The embossing on the top one is fabulous. I agree these are words to live by each day and not just at Christmas. I'm going to look you up on Facebook next... cheers xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

HI Kate, I just sent you a friend request on FB :) xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Kate, I've tried again to send a friend request... I know it's you as you are in the CB FB group and I see your posts there and links to your blog here... xx

Jennifer Johnston said...

Beautiful cards Kate, each one very different from the other. I love the first one in particular. I have this same embossing folder and love the 3D effect it gives and of course I also like the Imagination Craft's panel stencil. Have a good week Kate.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Sue said...

LOVE the crafters companion die, just got mine in the mail had not used it yet. They are gorgeous though. Your after thought card is lovely. Love the gold on the black and the inside sentiment pop up. Have a great rest of the week.

Hugs
Sue

Sandy said...

Hey Kate - I totally agree with you about religion although I was born (and still am) a Christian. I do believe that God has many ways of calling his children home. Your card is perfect for anyone at any time!
sandy xx

Melina said...

I love your cards, and your sentiment about how they express what you feel should be present every day of the year, not just Christmas.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Super set of cards.
Sadly, there are some @$#€heads in this world so I fear Peace won't happen anytime soon.
Best wishes.
Ang x

PS...... will try and give you a ring tomorrow.x

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Kate and I have just made a rhubarb crumble LOL I have a patch in my garden and it grows there along with my herb box. We have had really bad weather yesterday but today is a lot brighter thank goodness. I love those 3D embossing folders I bought the winter village one and it's so nice..lots of huggles Sue xxx

scrappymo! said...

This is such a lovely post, KAte. Your feelings on what we should strive for match mine. I do have religious beliefs but they are well flavoured with the virtues you mentioned that we all need to strive towards.
Your cards are lovely and capture the words in your post!.

Sally H said...

Three gorgeous cards, Kate! I am glad you didn't lose the last one! I really like it! I totally agree with your thoughts on what we should strive for, and I'd love for Truth to be a main focus for our world leaders and politicians too!

Carol said...

Three beautiful cards Kate, love the sentiments. Carol x

Karen D. said...

gorgeous card mf...love the purity of the white but I hear you about getting a picture of it, something I struggle with also.
xx Karen