Sunday, 8 January 2017

Anything Goes for the Christmas Card Club!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well and not suffering with a cold as I am, yes it was bound to happen, Alistair shared his cold with me, and I'm feeling miserable, so you will be pleased to hear that this will be a short post. 
Thank you for your lovely comments on my last card, and to say hello to Pat who has left a lovely first comment.

Would you believe it's time for us CCC gals to show our new Christmas sorry!!! I know, I know, most of you will be saying what the ......heck, Christmas has just gone. However, we are a little band of crafters who want to get ahead with the Christmas card making and not have to panic at the last minute, so every two weeks one of us chooses a theme and we all try to come up with something.  It's a good way to make sure you have at least 24 cards... is my maths correct!

So, this is the first Challenge of the year and chosen by our stalwart coordinator Margaret, or Duchess as she is known in Blogland, and it's an easy one, Anything Goes;
 My first card uses a gorgeous snowflake stencil and Diamond Sparkle Medium from Imagination Crafts, the black card is also from them, and my cute little snow fella is a die given to me by my friend Mrs. Duck, which incidentally came along with bags of spices and a recipe for Aloo Gobi, which I am going to attempt when I feel better.
Now this little number is all made with freebies from a magazine the name of which escapes me for the moment, but there is an igloo embossing folder and a few little cute critters.  I decided on the penguins having a snowball fight. I've tried to make a Northern Lights sky with DI and I've made a background with Pixi Powders from Creative Expressions..... I need a bit of practise with them.

Please have a look at what the other ladies make, there are always wonderful cards from them, and if anyone would like to join us, please get in touch with either me or one of the other CCC Ladies and get ahead with it, we would love to see some new folk join us.

Hope you are having a fab weekend.. me well I'm doping up with the old paracetamol and a box of tissues, see you all soon,


brenda said...

Nothing wrong with getting ahead Kate and two real beauties to kick start your 2017 collection.

B x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh Kate you poor thing. Hope you feel better soon. Two pretty cards, I bought that maga just for the free gift, love the penguins x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Oh dear, I hoped you might be feeling a bit better by now. Rest and some hot Ribena (no added sugar) to top up your Vit C dear friend.
Love your cards. I knew that little snowfella would have a good home with you lol! Hope he didn't smell too much like curry as he was up close and personal with those spices.
Your Northern Lights Pixie Powder background looks great with your penguins too.
Take care chuck.
Ang x

Rita said...

Hi Kate, sorry to hear you have the cold, but it didn't stop you making a card. They are both amazing to say the least. I'm going to try and make my first card of this new year today as I've had a terrible time with the virus over the Festive Season. Hugs Rita xxx

Christine Harrop said...

Sorry you are unwell Kate. get better soon!! Love your two cards. I bought the magazine too but haven't actually used it yet. Looks like I need to have a go! Take care. Hugs Christine xx

Wendy L said...

Lovely cards Kate, love the penguin one, so cute, xxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous cards, you'll be well prepared for next Christmas sweetie :)

Hope you'll feel better soon Kate, the Aloo Gobi might make the trick. I'll ask hubby if he can get us an Indian take out tonight...I'm also down with a cold, everyone seems to have caught it. Some hot spices would be warming :)

Love and hugs

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Kate, I saw that igloo folder free with a magazine, I'm now annoyed I didn't pick it up! Looks great. Love the Imagination stencils, bought some last year and used a few at Christmas. Lovely cards, both of them.Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz xx

dutchess said...

Happy new year Kate so sorry you are not well.....we have had the same thing for the last 3 weeks and only just beginning to feel any better.....
Love the cards and sterling effort when you don't feel the cute penguins....
Take care xxxxxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful cards, it's never too soon to get started on Christmas cards, I worked on some in December (after I mailed out my cards), so working ahead as well. However in January I'm not feeling like making Christmas cards... but probably by summer I will be :) Take care, xx

Linda Simpson said...

Get well soon Kate, nothing worse than our men folk sharing their colds. Two gorgeous Christmas cards.
Linda xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Aww Kate, I hope you feel much better soon.
Two lovely cards though, I bought that magazine and created a similar card for one of my daughters for this Christmas, they're so cute.

Zoe Tant said...

Feel better soon Lovely. thank you for sharing your cards even when you are under the weather. They are both fab and I particularly like the penguins and their igloo. Happy New Year hugs Zx

rachel said...

wonderful card Kate - I love it! So sorry to hear you have succumbed to the cold. Here's hoping its not too bad! Hugs rachel x

scrappymo! said...

Two great cards. t\hey are both lovely but my fave is the second one with that cute and fun look. 'the penguins beside the igloo are so cute and that igloo embossing folder is fabulous!

Valerija said...

Wonderful cards. Penguins are so cute!
Valerija xx

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Kate, lovely sparkly snowflakes and cute penguins.
Sorry to hear that you are feeling poorly, I hope you feel better soon.

pam said...

I hope you feel better soon Kate.
Fabulous card designs love both you have made.
Pam x

Jules said...

Hi Kate

I hope that you feel much better soon.

Well done on getting started on your Christmas cards. I am determined to make them early this year because things were just far too busy for me for Christmas just gone.

You have made a brilliant start. Love those cute little penguins.

Love Jules xx

Mrs A. said...

I tried to get that freebie igloo but couldn't find the magazine in the shops anywhere so a bit of green envy going on here. Lol. Both your cards and look fab. Now I do have some Imagination Crafts sparkle medium so I'm slightly mollified! Hugs Mrs A.

Lucy Woods said...

Both fabulous! I love that igloo!!
Lucy x

meg said...

Hope you are feeling better Kate, love your cards,

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kate
Sorry to hear you are under the weather... allfine at this end except no internet SIo I am writing this at my lolcal hotel.. my other half was lost last night without it... I made a couple of cards... your two are fantastic.. thanks for my Xmas card...
Hugs Sylvie xx

aussie aNNie said...

Don't you love it when our loved one share their cold....hope you start to feel better soon. Love your cards Kate, and I do love that embossing folder, well done with the freebie. I only buy mags now that offer the freebies. Your Northern LIghts looks awesome and I have been hearing about these Pixi Powders, are they similar to brusho's.... get well Kate and chat soon..hugs..xx{aNNie}

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
Happy New Year to you and Alistair.
So sorry you have the dreaded cold mine was horrible before Christmas and it took ages to shift.
I had such bad temps with it too.
Love these wonderful cards and the sparkle medium one is fantastic.
I certainly need that after watching TV yesterday.
Your second card is also very lovely and I really like the igloo and the penguins.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sue said...

I love making Christmas cards any time of the year! Yours are wonderful. Love them both. Hope you are feeling better soon, Kate, some things you just don't want your hubby to share and a cold is one of them!!


MaryH said...

Sorry to be a day late in commenting, but at least I'm finally having a moment to visit. Oh dear, I'm so sorry you are feeling poorly. Having a bad cold, when the weather is cold as well, is just the pitts! Hard to get the body to feel warm. Your freebie card is just so adorable, and I'm fascinated with the free stuff in the UK magazines. You've used these items splendidly to create such a cute card. Also love that dramatic dark card with the sparkling stencil work too. Hope you will feel much better real soon. TFS & Happy New Year.

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hope you're feeling better soon Kate, Hubby and I have both had this cold too! it has taken 3 weeks to go and I hope it doesn't come back lol! I love your cards Kate, I think the Imagination snowflake stencil is very pretty, especially when used with their Sparkle Medium. Your penguin card is just so sweet, love the igloo too. Take care of yourself and keep snug and warm.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Carol said...

Hope you feeling better now Kate, luckily we seem to have avoided the worst of the bugs so far. Love your cards...I too bought that magazine just for the freebies! Carol x