Sunday, 1 October 2017

Make it Round for the Christmas Card Club!

Hello Everyone, another fortnight has passed, can you believe it!  and it,s also the beginning of October, the year is flying by.

Anyhow, here we are again with our cards for the CCC, a little band of crafters getting ahead of the game to save a rush in making our Christmas cards in time for the big day.

It's a fortnightly challenge and we all get a chance to pick a theme, this time around it's our lovely Valery's choice and it's Make it Round, here is what I've come up with;
First up is a little round number using stamps by Card-io, I've used images from various stamp sets. It's a little unclear but, that's geese flying off in the sky....no doubt heading for warmer climbs
I also used CE double sided adhesive and glitter. The round shape was cut out with SB Decorative Circles, very pretty, but not the easiest to cut out.

And because of this my second card is a square with a round on it,
I hope this will do Valery, the round die is from Tonic and as you can see, I've cut a white one to stamp on and another in gold card.  This disappointed young chap is from LOTV and he is a digi image. I think his expression says it all. A bit of a mixed media for colouring, but he is mostly coloured with Prisma Colour Pencils, I've used Faber Castell alcohol inks for his skin, SN Sparkle Pens for the wrapping paper. I found this backing paper in my stash and rather liked it, I love this CB sentiment and thought it went well with the image, finished off with some gems.
This will be Kerr's Christmas card as I think the boy looks just like him now, and he just might be disappointed by a Christmas jumper LOL!

Just before I sign off, thank you for the lovely comments on my last card, and for your continued visits, I do appreciate it so much.
Till next time,



30 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Two fabulously different cards, round and gorgeous.xx [aNNie]

Christine Harrop said...

Two great cards Kate. I love the disappointed expression on the teen's face - or is it actually disgust? The circle on with all its stamps is super. Hugs Christine xx

Valerija said...

I just love glitter and sparkle on your card and a great image. Beautiful second card too.
Valerija xx

dutchess said...

Two great cards Kate....love the sparkle on the first one....xxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fab cards, love the scene, bought some of the new Card-io stamps, longing to use them.

Sally H said...

two totally gorgeous creations, Kate! I especially love the first one!

Rita said...

Fabulous cards Kate. Love them both. I truly forget about my Cardio stamps, must look them out and have a play. Enjoy your Day. It's cloudy and wet here on the west. Hugs Rita xxxx

Jenny L said...

Hi kate,
what wonderfil cards and they are both brilliantly created.
Love the glittery scene on the first, and your colouring of that super image on the second is brilliant.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two fabulous cards Kate, I love the glittery one but equally so the poor disgruntled teen one, I'm sure this is typical of many a Christmas morning, those teens are so difficult to buy for :)
Lorraine

Linda Simpson said...

These are fabulous Kate, loving the designs on both of these cards.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Zoe Tant said...

Love your cards Kate. So different and yet perfect in every way for our challenge. Christmas jumpers are so much fun each year so that one will be very popular I'm sure. Zx

Dortesjs said...

great cards specially love the first snowie one ;O) - I love the beginning of October its my birthday this month ;O)))in the end that is..then the weather is mostly indoor scrap weather to..

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely Christmas card,beautiful stamps and love the circle with that border and all the sparkling!
The second one is fun and colorful, just perfect for a boy!

rachel said...

Two wonderful cards Kate - love the sparkle on the first one and the image is perfect on the second! Big huggles Rachel x

cotnob said...

Two fabulous cards Kate, a beautiful winter scene and super image on the second one - he doesn't look very happy with his Christmas jumper does he!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Lorraine said...

Two fabulous card Kate. Oliver looks great!
Lorraine x

Mac Mable said...

What a lovely effect on your first card with the glitter, so pretty. Fun second card and hope he likes his jumper lol xxx?

Birgit said...

I came over from the beautiful Dutchess and love both your round cards. The first one is so peaceful looking and love the glitter. I could see the geese flying too! The second one made me laugh out loud... I love the saying with this image of the poor guy with the Christmas sweater.

Sue said...

Two stunning cards Kate! huggles Sue xx

Gibmiss said...

Stunning card Kate... love the cardio images... they are fabulous...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Sue said...

What a fun card, Kate. Image is a delight.

Hugs
Sue

Anne said...

Two lovely cards Kate, very different, I couldn't choose a favourite!

Anne x

scrappymo! said...

Two great cards. They are both lovely but the second one steals the show! I laughed and laughed. Great image on that one...and two great cards.

Cara said...

Two fabulous cards. I never think to make shaped cards! I love the second one particularly, his expression is fab!

Mrs A. said...

Both of your cards are great for my theme of make it round. It was fun seeing how everyone interpreted my idea and you've all come up with something different. Sorry for taking so long to comment. Life just sometimes has a knack of taking over unexpectedly. Hugs Mrs A.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
A great duo and you can really see the sparkle o the first.
It could be worse than a jumper.....could be socks or Handkies lol!
Ang x

Flo Langley said...

Fabulous card Kate. Love them both. Lovely scene on the first and such a great character on the second. I did giggle when I read the end of your post. It reminded me of the brigit jones film. I have the giggles now. So I'm off for a cuppa.
Take care, Hugs Flo xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Christmas cards Kate, love the glitter background on the round shape card. Hugs Anet x

Barb said...

Two super Christmas cards Kate. I love round cards and love the scene on you first card. The glitter on top looks lovely. I bought these Cardio stamps at Ally Pally recently and have yet to use them. Barbxx

Carol said...

Two super cards Kate, love all the sparkle on the first. Carol x