Sunday, 29 May 2016

A Christmas Carol for CCC!

Good Morning Everyone, I hope all is well with you and that you have the marvellous sunshine that we have up here in Inverness.  It's boiling, I sat outside to have a coffee and had to come back indoors, even Teallach who loves lying in the sun has sought out cooler corners.

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments about my Oldie card.

Time for another Card for the Christmas Card Club and this time the choice was from Rita who wants to see cards made with Christmas Carols in mind. I've made two, here is my first one;
Well of course the carol is in the sentiment which is one of Sue Wilson's, and amazing I got it to cut, I think the embossing folder is from SB. I made this one last year, hope I've not shown it, I don't think so, very simple one really.

Now for my second card I've taken a bit of artistic licence so to speak;
Not a Christmas carol, but from a Christmas Carol and one of Dicken's most famous characters, the redeemable Mr. Scrooge.  I think this is a Mo Manning image, had it for ages and made a card for Alistair with this a few years ago. Coloured with Derwent Colour pencils, and used paper from an old Making Cards magazine, which went perfectly with my colours.
I had this card in mind for friends who don't celebrate Christmas as such and I always look for a humorous one for them, I think this will fit the bill.

I've been taking my photos with my new tablet and I think this is why I have a far away image, must try and fix that one, but If you click to magnify you should see it better.

The other team members are on my sidebar, so do visit them and see the fabulous cards they make, and if you fancy getting ahead with your festive cards, do get in touch and I will point you in the direction of how you can join us.

That's all for me today, enjoy your Sunday whatever you're doing and see you soon,


Christine Harrop said...

Two very different cards but both fabulous in there own way. The traditional one is gorgeous but the second one made me smile. Maybe you need to change the sentiment to "Bah Humbug" ... lol! Hugs Christine xx

Mrs A. said...

2 perfect cards for the challenge. My second card is a bit tongue in cheek. Hope the weather is nice for bank holiday Monday. Hugs Mrs A.

Rita said...

Good Afternoon Kate. Two perfect cards for the challenge. Love them both, but Silent Night is my favourite. Thank you for taking part in my challenge. We too have been enjoying the sunshine, it makes a nice change from the unsettled weather we've had. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxxx

dutchess said...

Lovely cards Kate...I love that Sue Wilson die....makes a great card, and your second card really made me smile!
Hope the weather up there holds as we are heading up to Tain to see Aunty on's cool here even put some heating on today!
Enjoy the rest of the long weekend xxxx

Barb said...

Two super cards Kate. I have that embossing folder and use it a lot. I love the die you've used. The second card did make me smile. It's a lovely image and sounds perfect for your friends.

A few years ago I went on a turkey and tinsel trip with a friend. When we set off all the other coaches were decorated and playing Christmas music and the drivers wearing Santa hats. Our miserable driver spent the three days saying baa humbug and moaning about Christmas and during trips out just played Wagner. Now I've nothing again Wagner but on a Christmas trip I expected something more jolly. We had the last laugh when we got home. He stood there to help all us "old girls" off the coach but he didn't get a penny in tips for his trouble. Your card reminded me of my trip away with Dear Daphne who passed away in 2012. Barbxx

Valerija said...

Two awesome cards. Love the embossing folder you have used. Great job on both cards.
Valerija xx

Linda Simpson said...

These are brilliant Kate, loving the second card!
Linda xxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two wonderful cards Kate. I really like the gold die cut against the dark blue background, it has a very elegant feel. I just love the image on the second one and you've coloured it beautifully. . Totally different and I think it's just the perfect masculine Christmas card. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

MaryH said...

Both cards are a great take on the challenge theme! The beloved carol on #1 is a wonderful way to show off the song title, against that gleaming blue embossing too. Cute idea with Mr. Dickens' Carol story as well. Good luck with the new tablet. Wouldn't have a clue as to how to use it. Good luck with the learning. TFS & Hugs

Sue said...

Two fabulous cards Kate I love the scrooge one lol I loved that book the first time I read it at school :) It's been raining and miserable here all day could you send some sunshine down here please??? lots of huggles Sue xxx

Jules said...

Hi Kate

Two brilliant cards .. .. the second one really made me smile.

Thank you so much for sharing your special memory on my blog. You painted such a lovely picture.

My Mum used to knit clothes for our dolls too .. .. and covers for the toy cots and prams. That was until she had taught us how to knit .. .. then we did our own LOL!!

Hope you are having a good bank holiday weekend.

Love Jules xx

rachel said...

two brilliant makes for this theme Kate - I love that scrooge image - such a good idea for none celebrators out there! Lol! Big hugs and enjoy that sunshine x

Jo said...

Two fabulous makes the stunning navy one! You put me to shame as I've not made one Christmas card yet this year......eeeek!
hugs Jo x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Oh these are gorgeous Kate, the Silent Night one is very elegant and I love the deep blue background and your Scrooge themed one would be perfect for my husband who doesn't like Christmas at all, bah humbug!

pam said...

Two fabulous Christmas cards Kate, brilliant image on your second card.
We did`nt get any sun till late afternoon, was quite hot then.
Pam x

Darnell said...

Well done on your "Christmas carol" Ccs, Kate! The first one is beautiful, but you know my fave is going to be Scrooge! What a fun one! And I love the play on words of that!! Hugs, Darnell

scrappymo! said...

Two wonderful cards. Such a different look for each and yet still so lovely. The first is my fave mainly cuz I love that Sue Wilson die. It looks stunning on that cobalt blue EF card.

The second is so fun and has a great image!

meg said...

Love the silent night card Kate the blue colour you used could be the night sky and it's a great die cut. Scrooge is one of my all time favourite films I have been give every version ever made on CD by my eldest sonand this card would be perfect for both of us

Erika said...

Hi Kate, I love your scrooge card, I remember enjoying the one you made earlier for your hubby. My other half is just the same!
Your silent night card is beautiful too, love the silver against the dark blue background.
Boy it was hot over the weekend wasn't it?
We are so not used to it up here. Got to make the most of it 'cause we don't know how long it will last. :)

Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
2 super cards for your Christmas club.
Such a gorgeous colour blue for the first, and wonderful colouring of your second.
Yes we had some lovely days here in the south, but today it's like winters day cold ,and windy.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cotnob said...

Super cards Kate, the first one is so elegant - gorgeous blue.

Sandy said...

I love both of your cards Kate - The Silent Night is really quite stunning!
sandy xx

Cara said...

Brilliant take on a Christmas carol! Two fab cards. Cara x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Gosh, sorry I didn't realise I was so far behind with my comments.
Two brilliant cards for the festive season and perfect for the carol theme.
Ang x

Zoe Tant said...

Super cards Kate. Love your take on Christmas carol with the second. Made me smile. Sorry so late commenting. Zx

Sue said...

Gorgeous silent night and fun Mr. Scrooge. Love the paper on the background too.


Anet's Crafting said...

Your Christmas cards are beautiful Kate, love the blue and gold combination. Hugs Anet x

Carol said...

Two great takes on the challenge Kate. Sorry I'm so late commenting...will meet myself coming back soon! Carol x