Sunday, 7 January 2018

Elves, Pixies, Gnomes for the CCC!

Hello Everyone and welcome to the first Challenge from the Christmas Card Club of this New Year of 2018.....Whee, where did last year go to! Wasn't it a quick one!

I hope you all had a super New Year, but for those who are ill or struggling in one way or another, let's hope you will feel better soon and that this year will be kind to you.

So here we are, us ladies that want to get ahead in the Christmas card making so that there is less stress towards the Big Day.  It's a great way to keep on top of the card making and if you would like to join us just get in contact with me or any other the other ladies and we'll tell you how.

We each choose around two themes throughout the year, and it's a fortnightly challenge, so not too much to do. This year there is also the option to choose to do Anything Goes, so that you don't miss out on making a card. It was found that this was sometimes happening if there wasn't anything in our stash to make the theme.

Our Challenge was chosen by Margaret (Duchess) and she would like to see, Elves, Pixies, Gnomes.....Well my card is as close to that as I had, but maybe it's an Anything Goes;
It's an Angel really and it's an old stamp from LOTV, coloured with Derwent Procolour Pencils and some SN Shimmer Pen.
A little bit of watercolour and a few sequins. Sentiment is also LOTV.  The lovely paper in the background is from Crafty Individuals.

I usually make more than one card, but I've restrained myself this time as I made far too many last year, actually I really don't have to make any this year at all, but they are by far my favourite cards to make.  I'm also determined to make them flat for posting, what a cost I was in postage at Christmas.

So that's me, but I would just like to thank you for your lovely comment on my last card and photographs, you are all very kind. Take care and see you soon,

39 comments:

Flo Langley said...

Hi Kate. Happy New Year!!! The little angel is adorable. Super design. Lovely colouring it matches perfectly with the CI background papers.
Hugs Flo xx

Christine Harrop said...

Lovely image Kate - such a cute wee angel. Like you my aim is to make as many flat cards as possible because postage is just so expensive otherwise. Take care. Hugs Christne xx

dutchess said...

A great card Kate and such a lovely LOTV image ...beautiful.....and a good idea to make more of the flat cards...hope the weather is being kind it’s a really cold frosty start to our day with lovely sunshine...xxxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful image Kate, lovely background papers and colours. It was just the opposite for me last year, I didn't make enough! I'm determined not to get caught out again so trying to make multiple cards all year.
Lorraine

Rita said...

Happy New Year Kate. Love your little angel card and the fabulous colours you have used to create it. Here's to a bright and exciting 2018. Hugs Rita xxxx

meg said...

Wonderful card Kate,the soft colours suit the image perfectly.

Cara said...

This is such a sweet image and makes a beautiful card. Making flat cards sounds like a good plan, postage is so expensive now. No idea how many Christmas cards I need to make this year, I still have about 15 lili of the valley nativity images that I stamped and coloured about 6 years ago and haven't got round to making them into cards! Maybe this year is their lucky Christmas!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful card Kate! I love the colours in the blended and how you blended them together with the wispy snowflake flurries. The image is just darling, such a wonderful image for a holiday card. sending hugs :)

Planetsusie said...

Christmas cards are my favourite makes as well Kate! I haven't seen this LOTV image before but, as you say, it's an old stamp so I must have missed it lol! Beautifully coloured and I love that unusual background paper. Hugs to you and Biscuit says thanks for his hug and of course we're sending one right back to Teallach. Have a brilliant 2018. Sue Pxxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Such cute angel from LOTV! Lovely design with that beautiful dp and that shape!

Mac Mable said...

Pretty image and pretty colouring on your beautiful card x

Jennifer Johnston said...

A very sweet Christmas card Kate. Love the background colours and the main image is just so cute and beautifully coloured, fits in with the beautiful background colours perfectly. Hope it's not too cold where you are Kate.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!
Such a lovely card and what a sweet image!
The little angel is adorable!
Great work!
Have a lovely new week!
Dimi...

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Kate, love the beautiful image. It is a cold but sunny day here for a change.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Kate, this is such a sweet little image and you've coloured it beautifully. I thought I recognised the lovely CI papers too in the background. Stay warm and happy. Crafty hugs, Sandra x


Anne said...

Awww Kate it's a treat to see this cute image being used. It was never that popular and I always thought it was lovely - your card made me smile today!

Anne x

Mrs A. said...

He looks like he could be quite a naughty Angel the way he is eyeing that bauble up and down!!. A perfect card. Hugs Mrs A.

brenda said...

Having been a really bad blogger the last month or so having a quick catch up and of course the Christmas photo of Rowan and Milo is a big hit with me being a 'doggy' girl. Also very much like that card with the hues of green, oh to see those colours popping up in the garden.

And your Angel card is a delight.

A rather belated Happy New Year Kate.

B x

MaryH said...

Kate, that postage is awful, isn't it? I always try to keep my card flat, but then it doesn't always end up thusly! I love your take on the challenge. Angels are sort of pixies, right? And I love the look of this sweet card. Your pencil coloring is wonderfully done, and I like the way you've created the 'glow' around the focal image. Pretty background paper, and the scallops are a perfect framing for this adorable scene. TFS & Hugs

Lorraine said...

Love the cute LOTV angel, a gorgeous Christmas card.
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Kate, such a pretty image and lovely colouring - your little bit of watercolour really enhances the image.
Wishing you a very happy New Year.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

rachel said...

Gorgeous make Kate - can't believe you actually don't need to make any this year - wow - you are amazing! Glad you're still joining us though!!! Big hugs rachel x

Carol said...

Happy New Year Kate and thank you so much for the Christmas card you sent me. Apologies for not being around the last two months, hoping to do better this year.
A gorgeous card, I do love the background paper you've used. Carol x

Sally H said...

A gorgeous Christmas card, Kate! Hope you are well and had a lovely new year. I am back to work tomorrow, and I was just getting used to being a domestic goddess, lol

scrappymo! said...

This is such a sweet image and card. i agree about the postage. I mailed a couple of thick ones to England and almost had to take out a mortgage!

We had a huge increase in postal rates a couple of years ago. It makes such a difference to keep them fairly flat. I can use two layers of then dimensionals or one layer and a t3eensy diamond.

No more medium sized diamonds unless they are hand delivered.

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card Kate.
A happy New year to you and its never to early to start making your Christmas cards for this year xx

Karen said...

Stunning stamping and colouring Kate and to me pixies and angels are along the same lines so I am sure the lovely Margaret won't mind. I was so happy I kept most of my cards flat because of the cost, the mail charges are ridiculous even for flatter cards these days Karen xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very wonderful card and your image is so sweet and lovely.
You have coloured it perfectly too.
Love the background paper also.
Do hope you are feeling better now.
Love and germ free hugs. Jenny L.

Sue said...

Hello Kate, and Happy New Year. I love your little Angel, putting a lovely ribbon on that beautiful ornament. Postage seems to be outrageous everywhere, which has caused a lot of folks from not sending cards, shame....

Hugs
Sue

Valerija said...

It's a beautifully designed card. I love it!
Valerija xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kate
Fabulous card... so cute
Happy new year
Hugs Sylvie xx

Karen D. said...

such a precious card Kate....
Happy New Year mf.
xx Karen

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Kate and love your design huggles Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful design and project. Thanks for your comments while I was absent.. Have a good start to the New Year.xx[aNNie]

Diane said...

Wonderful coloring and what a sweet design Kate.

Hugs Diane

Mia said...

Such a beautiful card, Kate. Happy New Year, my friend.

Pat said...

What a pretty Christmas card to start the year with Kate and that CI paper looks wonderful in the background. x

Barb said...

It's a lovely card Kate. What a pretty stamp and your colouring looks great. I don't use my pencils nearly enough. Barbxx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Remember me lol? Finally doing a catch up.
Smashing card and the paper is lovely. You do Christmas so well so keep making em.
Best wishes.
Ang x