Sunday, 14 May 2017

Two Christmas Carols for CCC!

Hello Everyone, hoping you are all well when this post goes live as I will be enjoying myself on holiday. I am scheduling this post so hope it all goes according to plan.

Time once again for the Christmas Card Club ladies to share their lovely cards and this time Christine has chosen  cards based on a Christmas Carol as the theme. Here are mine;
My first card used a lovely image from Little Claire and I think you can guess what Carol it is, yes it's Away in a Manger, coloured with Faber-Castle Pastel pencils. the background is CE Black Graphite card embossed with a musical score from SB and CE Gilding Polish. Memory box star above the cradle.
Number two card is yet again a stamp from Little Claire and it's I Saw Three Ships. I've stamped behind the round aperture in the card base and coloured with DI and Derwent Inkintense Pencils. Added some birds from Inkylicious and on the front added this lovely die from Memory Box, lots of sparkle too.

I enjoyed this Challenge Christine as I got to find a stamp that I hadn't used before which was the first one, I hope I've done your Challenge proud.

Pleased visit the other ladies and see what they have made, there is always wonderful cards to see.

Take care of yourselves and see you all soon, 


meg said...

Two great cards Kate, especially love the three ships the colours are gorgeous.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two fab cards especillay love the ships. Hope you are having a lovely time

Valerija said...

Fabulous cards. Love them both.
Valerija xx

Rita said...

Hello Dear Kate. Fabulous cards, I think I need to spend some cash and invest in some stamps. Both cards are Stunning. Trust you're both enjoying your holiday. Speak Soon. Hugs Rita xxx

dutchess said...

Hi Kate hope you are enjoying your holiday...and the weather is kind!......loving your cards,the embossing on the first and looks fabulous and the stamped image on the second is really unusual...I love it! Xxxx

Mrs A. said...

To great Carols chosen here and lovely cards made to portray them. Hugs Mrs A.

Cara said...

Two beautiful cards. Love the wave die cut on the second one. Hope you have a lovely relaxing holiday. Cara x

Christine Harrop said...

Two great cards Kate. I love all the added embellishments. I have the first digi and never used it - bad girl! Hope you are having a super holiday! Hugs Christine xx

aussie aNNie said...

Two fabulous makes Kate, love them both. Must admit the ships are just gorgeous...hope you are well.xx

Linda Simpson said...

These are beautiful Kate, I hope you have had a wonderful weekend.
Linda xxx

Anne said...

Two wonderful makes Kate, I especially like the second one with the aperture and the effect of the waves
I've been making some Christmas cards for a magazine, it feels a bit odd when it's so sunny outside!

Anne xx

Anne said...

PS. I hope you're having a wonderful holiday :o)

Anne xx

Mac Mable said...

Technology is a wonderful thing...Hope you are enjoying your holiday? Gorgeous cards and such a fun theme with the Christmas Carols x

cotnob said...

Two super Christmas cards Kate, I especially like the second one - a fabulous design.
I hope you are enjoying your holiday.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Carol said...

Two super cards Kate, love your layouts. Hope you're enjoying Madeira. Carol x

rachel said...

two great cards Kate - I nearly did the 3 ships! Love that stamp! Hope you're having a wonderful time in Madeira - sure you will be! Hugs rachel x

pam said...

Two wonderful cards Kate, lovely stamps and scenes you have created.
Hope you have a fabulous holiday.
Hugs Pam x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Hope you're enjoying your hols.
Two fab cards but I particularly love the way you've done the waves on the ship one.
Enjoy the sunshine and reading.
Ang x

Florence said...

Hope you are having fun on your hols Kate and Alistair. Beautiful cards Kate.
Safe travels.
Flo xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Kate, lovely cards, great take on the theme. It's nice when you get to use a stamp for the first time, I agree. Hugs, Shaz Xx

Sandy said...

Great cards - my favorite is the second one - I do have good taste don't I Kate!!!! I do hope you will take lots of pictures and post them!!
Sandy xx

Sue said...

Two wonderful cards, love the music score background and the memory box star on the second. Both are beautiful. Hope you enjoy your time away, can't wit to hear ALL ABOUT IT.


Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Kate, thanks for stopping by at my blog, I hope you are enjoying your holiday. Beautiful cards using lovely dies. Yes you are right live hands us lots of ups and downs, but we are doing well. Take good care, Shirleyxx

Jennifer Johnston said...

Two lovely cards Kate, I just love that Memory Box die, I
have this one too, makes great good waves on the sea.
Hope you enjoyed your holiday, back to everyday life noe lol!
Hope you've had a great weekend.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely to see you are back Kate and look forward to your next creation.xx [aNNie]

Pamellia Johnson said...

These are beautiful Kate! Love the embossed music notes on the first one, very textured and eye catching! The second card is so amazing. I love how you built the scene and then placed it behind a window on the front. And those glittery waves, love love love!!! I do hope you enjoyed your holiday. It's a long weekend for us here, so we are heading out to Niagara Falls, hope the weather cooperates for us. It's been a bit wet lately. lol

Patricia said...

Kate, your cards are brilliant, love them both.
I like the effect on the Music Embossing Folder.
Hope you had a great holiday, where were you off too??
Thank you for coming back to visit my Blog.
I had a long break, nice to see so many faithful followers back.
Patricia xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Hi Kate, sorry to be so late visiting your blog too I have just returned from holiday also and doing a bit of catching up.
Two great cards fitting the theme beautifully and choosing two lovely Christmas carols/songs. Away in a Manger has always been a favourite of mine and your sweet card depicts this beautifully.

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, your Christmas cards are beautiful. Love the scene you created on the second card. Hugs Anet x

Diane said...

Two great card designs Kate, and happy holiday to you.

Hugs diane

Jules said...

Hi Kate

Two great Christmas cards.

I need to seriously pull my finger out in this department. Hardly any in my Christmas stock box!! Eeekkk!!

Have a good holiday (if you are still away). I am so late commenting on this post that you may even be home again!

Have a good bank holiday weekend when it arrives too.

Love Jules xx

Barb said...

Two lovely cards Kate. I especially like the Three Ships. I hope you're enjoying your holiday. Barbxx

Dortesjs said...

Two very lovely cards Kate and the one blove with the Bird cage is very sweet to