Sunday, 10 December 2017

Christmas Gifts for the CCC!

Hello from Winter Wonderland, yes we have a great deal of snow, but at the moment sunshine too, it's all lovely if you don't have to go out in it. We travelled back from Glasgow last night by bus and the further North we got the worse the roads, however we had a good driver and he go all home safely.

We had a lovely time in Glasgow, and I had a great meet up with our lovely Rita. The Italian restaurant we had our lunch was super, great food, and we spent ages chatting, we also got a we bit of shopping done too.

Now it's Rita who chosen our challenge for the CCC this time, it's our last one for this year and, she would like to see Christmas Gifts on our cards.  So without further ado here are mine;
First up is this love LOTV image coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils and Snow Glitter. First Edition Papers and Die'sire  tree dies, next;
Here we have a lovely Chocolate Baroque image from the Gift at Christmas stamp set with a water coloured background. I used Sakura gel pens to colour in the ribbon and bows on the image. Sentiment is from Inkylicious and background papers is from Crafty Individuals and Starlight paint in Silver around the edge of the image card.
Thank you Rita for this challenge I really enjoyed creating these  cards.

So a quiet day at home for me, but we are going out to a concert in the Cathedral tonight, I hope they've got the heating on, it's not the most comfortable place anyway, but it can be Baltic.

This is a scheduled post, so hope it goes live when it's supposed to. Please try and visit the other CCC ladies to see what they have created.

Thank you all so much for all the lovely comments on my last card, I really appreciated it.
Keep cosy and see you soon,




30 comments:

Rita said...

Good Morning Kate. I was so relieved when you let me know you got home safely. One of the best days I had in a while and it was lovely to have time away from my wifely duties and enjoy some great conversation. What beautiful cards you have you have created for the last challenge of 2018. Both are very beautiful and I'm just glad I don't have to choose between them, Enjoy your concert at the Cathedral tonight. Hugs Rita xxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Two sweet cards Kate, love how your inktense pencils turned out on the image, well made and sweet.xx[aNNie]🎄

meg said...

Two smashing cards Kate, glad you enjoyed your trip to Glasgow and made it home safely

Dortesjs said...

Lovely cards here and below - Merry Christmas and a good Sunday to you

Jo said...

Lovely cards Kate.....sounds like you had a fabulous trip, glad you got home safe x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fab cards especially the gorgeous Santa. Dark and raining here but snow on its way

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your trip Kate. Your card are fabulous and I especially like the first one with that super sweet image and superb colouring. Take care and stay warm, crafty hugs, Sandra x

dutchess said...

Two lovely cards ....love that LOTV I image .....take care stay warm ...no snow here yet xxxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two gorgeous cards Kate, so glad you returned from your trip safely and in time before the weather worsened. We just have sleet here, very dark and overcast at the moment.
Lorraine

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!
Your Christmas cards are adorable!
Love the beautiful images and the lovely colors !
Here it’s sunny but very cold today!
Glad you enjoyed your trip!
Have a lovely week!
Dimi...

Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous Kate, love the images and wonderful designs. We have had snow but not sticking as of yet.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Karen Knott said...

Both gorgeous cards :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Mrs A. said...

Two very different cards depicting presents and both a perfect choice for this last challenge of the year. We have had snow today too but so far it hasn't settled. Hope you enjoy/ed the concert. Hugs Mrs A.

Marlene Atkinson said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards, enjoy your concert at the Cathedral, hope it is warm for you. Marlene

pam said...

Glad you are home safe and sound Kate, two wonderful cards you have shared.
Hugs Pam x

MaryH said...

Kate, 2 wonderful cards. I love that cute image with the sweet Santa on his reindeer steed, and all the gifts. Great snowfall effect and the gold mat sets off this scene so nicely. Love the background DP with the addition of the dimensional gold trees. And #2 with the fab w/b background, and the silver trimmings, just spot on for this challenge as well. Love the way you've done the w/coloring like the aurora borealis effect. So happy you & Rita had a grand time and you got back home safely. Enjoy your music tonight, and hope the cathedral will be warm. TFS & Hugs

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Kate, I especially like your super Santa image.
I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your trip to Glasgow and that you managed to get back home safely.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Jennifer Johnston said...

Two lovely Christmas cards Kate. They are both very different but
I think my favourite is the Santa card, just love that image. Having
said that, I also like the Chocolate Baroque image too lol! can't make my mind up lol! Stay safe and warm Kate.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

scrAPpamondo said...

Two lovely cards! The Santa's is colored so well and love the golden sparkling trees! Fab water coloring in the second one, love the sweet tones!

Maria Illsley said...

Two great cards your colouring is lovely, enjoy your evening xx

Cara said...

Two gorgeous cards, I hope you didn't freeze at the cathedral and that you're keeping warm and well in this chilly weather x

Diane said...

Two wonderful card designs Kate, glad you got home safe and are staying warm inside.

Hugs Diane

Barb said...

Hi Kate, It sounds as if you had a great time in Glasgow. They are two super cards. I really like the background on your second card and the reindeer's expression on the first is adorable. Barbxx

Anne said...

Two lovely but very different cards Kate
Glad you got home safely in the snow, we didn't get any here

Anne x

Christine Harrop said...

Such beautiful cards Kate. So pleased you had a good time with Rita and that you had a safe journey. We have been totally snowed in since the heavy snow started on Saturday evening. We are going to make a start to try to dig ourselves out in a little while - well John is out there already but I need to gird my loins!!!Hugs Christine xx

Mac Mable said...

Sorry to take a wee while to comment but trying hard to catch up...busy time of year, for us all x Glad the trip to Glasgow went well x Both of your cards are gorgeous and perfect for the gift theme x

Sue said...

Love both cards, Kate. Of course Santa and his reindeer is so darling with the presents, and the tower of beautifully wrapped gifts with the awesome background is beautiful too. We have snow now too, first that has stayed and expecting more everyday this week. Keep warm.

Hugs
Sue

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful cards. The black and gold one is so elegant and that Santa image is adorable! The second card has a wonderful non-traditional colour palette, so frosty and serene! I love winter and lots of snow, but it sure does make driving difficult and dangerous. Glad you made it safely. Enjoy your concert! hugs :)

Anet van Zyl said...

Your Christmas cards are beautiful Kate, love the different colour combinations. Hugs Anet x

rachel said...

Hello there - gorgeous cards - really lovely and do you know - I didn't even thik of doing a card with presents on - What a silly billy I am!!! Hugs rachel x