Sunday, 15 October 2017

Non Traditional Colours for the CCC!

Hello There Crafty Friends and Visitors, I hope you are well today and enjoying the weekend.
Well we are half way through the month, can you believe it! where is the time going?  I feel I just want to press a button to bring it to a stop.

It's also time once again for the Christmas Card Club to share their lovely creations and this time it's Carol who has done the choosing of the theme and she would like to see cards with non traditional colours, so here we go;
Blue, grey and pink for this one with Inkylicious tress and some sequins, sentiment is from CB, finishing with lots of sparkle.
A pretty tree made from CB Snowflake stamps, with a CB sentiment heat embossed in the middle of it. I've used Hero Arts Ink pad in Ombre Autumn and plenty of gems.
Snowflake embossing folder, tree and snowflakes which have been heat embossed with white powder are from JND and can be purchased from Mrs. Duck here. 
I used black Centural Pearl card and sanded it back, then added some pearl sequins. The sentiment is from CB and heat embossed also. Ribbon and a dazzler and job done.
Do you think I've got a thing about trees?? Carol, I enjoyed this challenge, and I think it could be said that my colours are more winter than Christmas, thanks for the challenge.

It was a lovely morning here so we decided to go for a walk around the Culloden Battlefield, very busy it was too, still lots of tourists visiting, mind you Outlander is contributing to that. The visitor centre has lots of items for sale inspired by the drama, I've resisted . Alistair treated us to a pot of tea for two and fruit scones, which were really poor, I didn't ask how much it cost, but I bet he didn't get much change from a tenner.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card, I do appreciate them all. 

That's me for now, do please visit the other members of the CCC as there will be plenty of lovely creations , off to schedule this for the challenge going live tomorrow,





35 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

Three absolutely fabulous cards Kate. I love them all. John and I visited about three years and thoroughly enjoyed it. Mind you, it was very cold and windy but we couldn't not walk round the battle field after going round the centre. Take care. Hugs Christine xx

Dortesjs said...

awsome, love the sequins and all ;O)) do have a great Sunday ;O)

Rita said...

Good Morning Kate. Love your cards, both very beautiful too. I'm glad I don't have to choose a favourite Kate. Looking forward to seeing you next month. Enjoy your Sunday. Hugs Rita xxxx

dutchess said...

Three lovely cards Kate and all so different ....have to say the first is my favourite....just stunning .We visited the Culloden site on our visit in February and was thrilled that we got snow....a good excuse to go to the visitor centre to warm up and eat those wonderful custard cakes...no idea what they are called like a double biscuit with custard cream ...it’s really warm here this weekend and I am having a treat and going to the dome T Doncaster to the whichcraft craft fair....not to buy...no not me.......no laughing now xxxx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hi there Kate, sorry not been around for awhile. Been busy doing my sewing and getting my craft room sorted! New room for all my "stuff"

Anyway back to your cards, just stunning, love the designs. In a way cant wait to see if we get snow this year down here in Devon. There is something about snow that makes one slow down and appreciate the day.

Have a good weekend

Love Pen x

aussie aNNie said...

Three stunners Kate, the first one looks really cold and frosty and windy, love it.xx [aNNie]

Wendy L said...

A lovely selection of cards Kate, the first one is beautiful, a real frosty scene, xxx

Valerija said...

Wonderful cards. Love the background on the first one.
Valerija xx

Mac Mable said...

Wow Kate...loving all three with the non traditional colours. Love the effect you have created on the first one, all mysterious and wonderful. What a fabulous stamp on your second card and love the colours you have used. The rubbing back of the embossing folder on your third card has worked beautifully on this very classy card. Gorgeous selection of cards and gorgeous Wintry and Christmas colours x Sorry about the poor scones....that would have upset my day as I love a good scone x I did succumb to Outlander and bought a Fraser scarf...love it! Thank you once again for introducing me to the series...Loved series one (although gruesome and dark in parts) and now looking forward to series two in the new year. Have you seen the next series???

brenda said...

A totally delightful collection Kate, each one so different but lovely and the non traditional colours work very well.

Have a good Sunday.

B x

Anne said...

Lovely selection of cards Kate.
I love how the first one has the effect that the trees ae disappearing onto the misty morning.

Anne x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely set of cards Kate, all very different and all very beautiful. Perfect for our challenge and more to add to your Christmas pile :)
Lorraine

Zoe Tant said...

Gorgeous trio of cards Kate. Love your colour choices on all of them. Zx

Linda Simpson said...

These are fabulous! Love the contemporary colours and designs.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Flo Langley said...

Three gorgeous card Kate. Love the colours on each. The first one reminds me of a magical woodland from a fairy tale. Shame about the scones but pleased you had a nice walkabout.
Take care, Flo xx

Mrs A. said...

Three fab cards. My favourite is the first card though with the sequin tree. Looks so classy with only the one decorated. Shame your scone wasn't up to scratch. Perhaps you can tempt Alistair into the kitchen to make up a batch for you!.
Hugs Mrs A.

scrAPpamondo said...

All your cards are so pretty! Love especially the first one, so sweet and delicate!

Lorraine said...

Three fabulous cards Kate. The trees look gorgeous and I love the sparkle
Lorraine x

Jennifer Johnston said...

Three beautiful cards Kate, all different, apart from the theme being trees lol! My favourite has to be the first one, I love the delicate colours on the background and the lovely sentiment. Hope you've had a good weekend.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Kate, three fabulous designs, they are all so different - I especially like the first one, a brilliant design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

pam said...

Three wonderful cards Kate, you have been busy!..brilliant makes.
Hugs Pam x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kate
You have been busy... all fabulous colours... glad you have had nice weather... we went on a picnic in Spain today...
hugs Sylvie xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
A terrific trio. Love how you have done the tree on the middle one.
You don't mind spending a bit more if it's tasty. Didn't you get a voucher lol?
Ang x

Mia said...

Wow, Kate! Sooo beautiful Christmas cards with alternative colours! Especially the second one, with the snowflakes and the gemstones, is my favourite! Kisses, my friend.

Sandy said...

You are really on a roll with your beautiful Christmas cards. I love the your use of sequins - beautifully designed and made Kate.
Sandy xx

debby4000 said...

Beautiful Christmas cards.
luv
Debby

MaryH said...

WOW! You've outdone yourself on 3 cards for the CCC. Absolutely love how you've created the wintery (and Christmas!) look on #1. The silver on the trees is so shivery, with the jeweled snowflakes hanging on those trees. Definitely a sparkly look on #2's pretty Christmas tree, and I liked your non-traditional color on #3 too. The dark colors made the embossing on the Christmas tree stand out beautifully! Lucky you to be able to walk around Culloden...I will just have to imagine this. At least you had some hot tea to warm you up after. Take care, have a great week. TFS

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a great and varied selection. Watched the last Outlander on Saturday, well I couldn’t bear to watch some of it, poor Jamie. Can’t wait to see series two now.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
I knew you would make more than one card.
I bet your Christmas cards are up to date for sure.
They are all brilliantly created and such clever crafting too.
Wonderful stamping on the second to make that gorgeous tree.
Beautiful embossing on the last one, and the first one is so pretty also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

rachel said...

three really fabulous cards Kate - really gorgeous designs and great non-traditional colours. Well done you. I am about to do some Outlander catching up right now - I have about three episodes to watch - I have loved it all! Thankyou! Hugs rachel x

Carol said...

What a fabulous trio of cards Kate, the first two are so pretty but I love the third one. Glad you enjoyed the challenge. Carol x

Sue said...

Oh my Kate, what very lovely Christmas cards all. Love the gentle scene of the first card, and the sentiment is so nice too. Your sparkly Christmas tree is gorgeous, and the black and white card is beautiful also. You have been a busy girl, but as time flies, nice to have Christmas cards ready when needed.

hugs
Sue

Pat said...

Three beautiful tree inspired Christmas cards Kate and I love the non traditional colours. They are all so pretty but I think my favourite is the last in black and white. x

Cara said...

Wow. Wow and Wow! Love them all, so pretty x

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Christmas cards Kate, love all the pretty techniques you used on the different cards. Hugs Anet x