Sunday, 4 February 2018

Angel or Fairies for the CCC

Hello from a very dull and wet Inverness. I hope wherever you are your weather is better.

It's time once again for our little Christmas Card Club to show our creations. It's a fortnightly challenge just to get ahead with the making of the Christmas Cards and therefore avoid panic in December.  We each choose a couple of themes and if you can't meet that then it's anything goes.
We would love you to join us, and if you feel you would like to, just get in touch with any of the team, names on my side bar and we will tell you how.

So, this challenge seems to have come around very quickly, and it's been GranMargaret who chas chosen Angel or Fairies, here's what I've come up with;
Forgive the photography, it's so dull outside the light is hopeless. This is a Sue Wilson Angel die, a real b---er to cut out so it doesn't really see the light of day all that often. I cut two  of the images out in glitter paper to form a shadow. the dove, star and hear are all part of the same set.
The sentiment die is one from First Edition and cuts beautifully. Background is made with DI and then splattered with Silver Starlight paint to look like stars. I'm pleased with the overall card, just not the photo, so I hope it does Margaret.

Thank you all for the comments on my past post, especially about John's death, a sad time.
Scheduling this for tomorrow when the challenge goes live. 
Have a good weekend and take care,

33 comments:

scrappymo! said...

This is a pretty angel Christmas card, KAte. I love that die. It is spectacular. I feel that way about most Sue Wilson dies...they all call out to me.

Your night sky scene looks wonderful and I like the idea to shadow the die with the second vut.

Valerija said...

This is so beautiful! Just wonderful die.
Valerija xx

dutchess said...

A beautiful card Kate...love that SW die....I have the same trouble but solved it with using a metal shim to cut on to ...perfect every time now....it’s really cold here today after rain all day yesterday...not that I have been out as I am in bed with this winter vomiting bug caught from my 6yr old great niece...they love to share!....hugs xxxx

meg said...

It's a beautiful elegant die Kate, pity it doesn't cut easily, wonderful card

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card Kate, I have a die like or similar to this but never use it as it is so big...looking lovely this card.x [aNNie]

Rita said...

Beautiful card Kate. Believe it or not I was aiming to do two cards for this challenge and die cut the SW die and the Sara Davies one. She is so beautiful and the way you have used her has made your card look so special. Amazing creation. Sun is shining here today, but still rather cold. Hugs Rita xxx

brenda said...

Just popping in to look at your pretty creation and see what I'v missed and thank you for your kind visits, slowly trying to ease back into the swing of things.

B x

Mia said...

Wow! What a beauty! I love your fantastic card, Kate. Kisses, my friend.

Sue said...

Lovely card Kate and great die huggles Sue xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kate
Stunning card... love that Die....
Hope you are well...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Kate, love the die.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Anne said...

What a beautiful card Kate. Such a shame the die doesn't cut well, Sue Wilson's are generally very good. Keep using it, they usually get better :)
Anne x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

It is a gorgeous die but I hate dies that are hard to cut. I use a metal shim with my Bigshot for those and just bought a Sizzix brush tool to take all the bits out which works well. Lovely card x

DIMI said...

Gorgeous card Kate !
Lovely die too!
You are so talented!
Have a happy new week!
Dimi...

Christine Harrop said...

Some dies are dreadful aren't they? I have a beautiful Tonic die but like this one it rarely gets an outing because it is so difficult to cut out. Having said that I have just got the Gemini so I might try with that. The angel makes a really lovely card Kate with so much impact. Worth the effort. Hugs Christine xx

MaryH said...

This is simply one of SW's most beautiful designs, and I can believe it was difficult to die cut. Love the night sky background behind all the shimmer white, and what an elegant card resulted. Well done on your use of this die (I'm trying to remember if I have this one. I love the SW, but don't use them as often as I should. A lot of the SW dies are just too large for the size of card I usually make). You did a fab job on creating the background with the DI and creating the stars. TFS & Hugs.

rachel said...

A beautiful angel Kate - I too have problems with cutting that die - its a bit of a piggywiggle! Sending you big hugs! Rachel xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a gorgeous die Kate and I love your ethereal background. Your Angel looks like she's floating in heaven, such a gorgeous card and your colours are perfect....I'll send you my address a little nearer Christmas for this one ;) Wishing you a happy and colourful week, hopefully a little warmer too! Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very stunning card and your background inking is excellently created.
Love how that paint has made it look like the stars.
That Angel is gorgeous too.
Yes very wet and cold down here in the South of the country too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sandy said...

Your Angel is gorgeous Kate - love your card. Why is it that so many dies are all but impossible to use. I have gotten rid of several just because they were so frustrating.
Sandy xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Oh I love this1 That die is so gorgeous. It always seems to be the ones we love that die cut so poorly, doesn't it? I have a SB Aster die that does exactly the same. It makes a gorgeous flower, but is an absolute nightmare to cut, so usually gets passed over. Hugs, Shaz Xx

Jennifer Johnston said...

A beautiful and elegant card Kate. Love your background with the Starlight paint, looks very effective. Stay warm and snug Kate. Thanks for your visits to my blog, much appreciate it.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is stunning Kate, your beautiful inked sky really is the perfect backdrop for this wonderful angel die, even if she doesn't cut easily :)
Lorraine

cotnob said...

A pretty card Kate, such a beautiful Angel and lovely background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Mrs A. said...

A very elegant die cut and the backing is perfect for it. Sad news about your hubby's climbing friend. Hugs Mrs A.

pam said...

Beautiful card Kate, hate having issues with cutting dies, I started using a laminate sheet for mine, just sandwich the die and card in the pocket..worked for me..But since I bought a Gemini machine..boy glad I did!! no more trouble with any dies.
Hugs Pam x

scrAPpamondo said...

Very beautiful card, so elegant with that diecut and purple!

Diane said...

Fabulous die cut Kate and what a lovly card design it made.

Hugs Diane

Mac Mable said...

Stunning background to show off that ever so pretty die cut angel...so glad you persevered with it. Beautiful card x

Sue said...

Kate, the Angel die is gorgeous, and so is your beautiful card. Love the background and special touches.

Hugs
Sue

Cara said...

This is just beautiful and your galaxy background is stunning. Hugs x

Barb said...

It really is a beautiful die Kate so well done cutting out glitter card to put behind. It's a gorgeous card and I love the background colour too. Barbxx

Carol said...

This is beautiful Kate, such an elegant die...even if it was a b****r to cut out! Sorry to hear of Alistair's friend...I remember seeing it on the news. Carol x