Sunday, 1 April 2018

Animals at Christmas for CCC!

Well Hello there Everyone, I hope you are well and enjoying your Easter holiday, and not feeling too cold. We are very cold up here and there has been more snow on the mountains which is where it can stay as far as I'm concerned.

Would you believe a fortnight has passed since our last Christmas Card Club post, time just flies by so quickly doesn't it. Anyway, this time around it was my choice for the challenge and I've chosen Animals at Christmas. I reckoned there would be lots of scope for all the girls, cos you can really have any animals at Christmas, even a tortoise, so I'm looking forward to seeing what my teamies come up with. Here are my cards;

Both images are from Animals at Christmas CD, and although I've told myself not to make too  many cards, I just couldn't resist these two toppers, they are so cute, and most of my favourite animals too.  The sentiments are both from Chocolate Baroque, and I've just added sparkle and gems. I have to say I love the first image, the expression on the little pig's face is brilliant, and all the animals are so excited at seeing the baby in his cradle, Whoever drew these animals have done an amazing job.

My two cousins are in Inverness this weekend to see St. Mirren playing Caley Thistle. Now I've not seen either of them for around twelve years when we went down to Paisley for Alastair's wedding, and sadly his wife died a few years ago. Anyway, we are off to meet up with them tomorrow. It's just a Christmas card communication, so it will be lovely to see, Alastair, Peggy and her son Steven tomorrow. 

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my previous card, I do appreciate each and every one of them.

Have a lovely Easter Day, whatever your plans are and see you soon,

33 comments:

meg said...

Hi Kate I agree that animal cards are perfect for Christmas, both of these have adorable images that don't need much else, beautiful cards.

Dortesjs said...

love your cards - Happy Easter for you and your family

Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgeous Christmas Cards, Happy Easter. Marlene

Rita said...

Beautiful cards Kate. Like you I chose Dogs as opposed to reindeer etc. Both your cards are wonderful and will be much appreciated at Christmas. Sun is shining again today so hopefully it lasts. Thank you for choosing such a lovely theme. Enjoy your time with the relatives too. Hugs Rita xxx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous image, so cute, xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable animals, it's a so sweet Christmas card!!
Have a fab Easter day with your family!

Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous Kate, love the sweet images. Wishing you a Happy Easter.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kate
Two stunning cards... love all the animals ... so cute
Thanks for the Challenge
Hugs Sylvie x

Flo Langley said...

Two gorgeous cards Kate. I love donkeys. (Had to look up the correct spelling!) They are both fabulous toppers. Have a great time meeting up with your family. Take care and keep warm. Hugs, Flo xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful cards Kate using these adorable images. Thanks for a fabulous challenge theme this week.
Lorraine

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Kate, this was a lovely theme, thank you! Made me use a few stamps that have never seen ink, and some stamped stuff from years ago too! Love your cards, so sweet. Have a great week, hugs, Shaz XxX

rachel said...

Happy Easter Kate! Hope you've had a good day! Loved your theme! Your cards are beautiful too - love them! Hope you have a great time with your relatives tomorrow! Hugs rachel xx

scrappymo! said...

Oh Kate! These are so adorable. 'Love them both but think I have the last one as a fave. at our last house, we used to have two donkeys living at the farm round the corner. The grandkids loved to walk down there and pet them. They were very placid and the farmer did not mind...thank goodness. If we drove by, Al always had to stop the truck and just let them watch them for a few minutes.

Both images are darling and you really got the Animals at Christmas Theme perfectly. You chose such a great theme!

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely gorgeous images and yes the faces are adorable. I can see why you had to use these images....Enjoy catching up with family and hope it's not too cold and as you say...lets keep the snow up on the mountains. Cold with us today too x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovng the donkeys in both pics, fab cards. Hope you had a good day x

Valerija said...

Wonderful cards! And those animals are too cute!
Valerija xx

Mrs A. said...

Two adorable scenes. Perfect for your choice of theme this week. I really enjoyed coming up with some different style cards. Hugs Mrs A.

Carol said...

Two cute cards Kate, thanks for a great theme...I enjoyed making mine. Happy Easter, hope you're having a good weekend. Carol x

cotnob said...

Two beautiful cards Kate, gorgeous images - I especially like the second one, such a wonderful winter scene.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Mia said...

Both gorgeous cards, Kate!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

Darnell said...

I agree with you, Kate, the artist did an amazing job with those animal faces! Actually both toppers are darling and you've done a great job of showcasing them! I hope your visit was as if no time had passed at all! Hugs, Darnell

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful cards, love the animal pictures.xx💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Christine Harrop said...

Two really super cards Kate. The images are fabulous. Thanks for a great challenge and sorry I was late . My post is up now. Hugs Christine xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
Happy Easter.
Oh I love these wonderful cards they are so brilliant and the images are so super too and very cute and gorgeous.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

brenda said...

Just popped over to thank you for your visits and apologise for being such a bad blogger, due to go into hospital next week when I hope they can sort this kidney once and for all and then I can get back to proper blog activity.

B x

MaryH said...

Love both these cute animal toppers (and I liked the Piggy face too!). You've carded the images up very nicely with the die cutting and the pretty DP that you've used in the backgrounds. It was a fun challenge, and hope you had a wonderful visit with your relatives. TFS & have a great week.

pam said...

Two gorgeous cards Kate, love your beautiful images.
Pam x

dutchess said...

Hi Kate just back from our holiday in Wales...lots of snow and no internet in the cottage so sorry I am late commenting...just love these cards...lovely images...hope you had a good weekend xxx

Sandy said...

Love those animals kKatew!
sandy xx

Zoe Tant said...

Aw what a cute bunch of lovely animals. With these to share it's easy to see why you picked this fun challenge. Keep safe and warm hugs Zoe x

Sue said...

Oh my, Kate, I love both of these cards. Sweet animals in the first one all have such darling expressions. The Donkeys are precious too. Lucky recipients who get these lovely cards.

Hugs
Sue

Anet van Zyl said...

Awww your Christmas cards are just so beautiful and adorable. Love the cute dogs. Hugs Anet x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Awwww Cute toppers and all the animals on the first seem to be smiling.
Hope you had a lovely catch up with your cousins.
Ang x