Sunday, 21 July 2019

Trees for CCC!

Hello One and All, how are you all today? Good I hope and enjoying the weekend.

We got back from our visit to Dale and Stewart and the Jazz Festival, last night, needless to say it's going to be a quiet Sunday. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the music was good, and had a really good catch up with all their news, however, it's good to be home.

A quick two weeks have passed by as it's time for the Christmas Card Club to show their latest creations and it's our lovely Christine that's our hostess and she has chosen Trees, one of my favourite sorts of images to make a card with and in fact I've made three and here they are;


Up first is an Inkylicous   image, Bare Trees, and  and it's been embossed in Wow Clear powder. The sentiment is also Inkylicious. A watercoloured background with  Altenew paints and lots of sparkle.

  
Another Inkylicious stamp, Winter Snow Pine, lots of sparkle on the trees and some grey watercolour to give shadows and an Inkylicious greeting. Mounted on to black and silver glitter card.

Final card and again Inkylicious, A Winters Tale stamp set. Now for some reason this is a pants photo, but I've started with a watercolour wash to make a wintry sky background and pretty much followed the the way the images are set out on the front of the packet of stamps and lots of glitter. I found a tree embossing folder and decided that I would use that as the background.

That's it Christine, it was a brilliant challenge as I love trees, so thank you.

I've not done any commenting while I was away, and if I was to try and catch up I'd be sitting for hours, so forgive me if I miss this last week. But thank you all for the lovely comments on my last card and the trinket box, and I'm pleased to say that Dale loved it, makes it all worth while.

Thankfully it's a fine day here so, I'm hoping all the washing will get dry. I could have sworn that I cleared the wash basket before we went away, so where this volume of washing has come from is a mystery. 

Don't forget to comment on the other team member's card as they are always fabulous creations.

That's me for now, have a lovely Sunday and see you soon,



31 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

Oh Kate you have really done the theme proud!! Three terrific cards. I couldn't choose favourite because I love them all. Glad you had a good time when you were away. Hugs Christine

Zoe Tant said...

Fab cards Kate and I love the backgrounds you have created for all these lovely trees. Happy Sunday xx Zoe x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Kate, glad you had such a good time away - it all sounds like fun but back to reality and that pile of washing. Your cards are lovely. The backgrounds on cards 1 & 2 are beautiful and I love the glitter too. Talking of pants photo - just take at look at my second card for this week - now, that's pants! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

dutchess said...

Three cards Kate...my fav is the second one...what a fabulous stamp....but they are all gorgeous...glad you had a good break away ...but as you say it’s always lovely to come home despite the washing xxxx

meg said...

Three very different but beautiful cards Kate, impossible to pick a favourite,love them all

Sally H said...

Three gorgeous cards using some of my favourite tree stamps, Kate! I love them all. Good to hear you have had a good time. we are going to be staying somewhere without wifi this time so will have to see how I cope lol.

Linda Simpson said...

These are fabulous Kate, love the different styles of trees and backgrounds.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgeous cards Kate, gorgeous images and colours. Hope you are keeping well. Marlene

brenda said...

Three real beauties Kate, the hint of pink and added snow on the first is a great touch, the monochromatic one is very striking and the misty hues of teal and lilac on the third really lovely.

B x

Flo Langley said...

The Jazz festival sounds exciting and a lot of fun. These are all beautiful Kate. Doesn't the shadow on the trees on the second make all the difference. Love the sparkly magic on the first one. Hope the washing drys or is that dries...brains gone but you know what I mean. Lovely post as always Kate. Hugs Flo xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ahhh these are all lovely, what great cards, Hope alls well, Hazel xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely tree cards, with different looks but all impressive!
Glad you have enjoyed the Jazz Festival!
Hugs

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Welcome back, three very lovely cards, all very elegant and stylish

rachel said...

Wonderful - I love these - especially that last one Kate - its so atmospheric - love it! Hugs rachel xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Good to hear you had a great time while away. Your cards are absolutely Gorgeous Kate, very elegant with lots of sparkle makes a Christmas card.
Faith x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
well these are 3 gorgeous designs and such beautiful stamping to.
Ilove your beautiful scenes your have created especially the last one that looks like the northern lights.
Sounds like you had a super time.
Yes the downside of going away is the washing when you come home.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sheryl said...

Hi Katie glad you had a lovely time away,love your cards,hope you have a lovely day my friend xx

Lisa said...

They're all so gorgeous!! I love the tree designs on each one!! They look so beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

aussie aNNie said...

So beautiful Kate, love these tree cards. Yes it's cold here but mostly in the morning then the sun comes out and it's warm, I even got all hot a sweaty walking today...now evening, it's coolish...hugs.x

gwen70 said...

3 stunning cards love them all. I love trees too, gorgeous backgrounds xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Three seems to be the magic number this time around Kate, I think many of us managed three cards this time. Perhaps it's just the fact that panic has set in knowing that we will be starting August soon - where has this first half of the year gone?! Anyhow, a fabulous set of three they are too, I love the different stamps and techniques you have used in them.
Lorraine

Jennifer Johnston said...

So pleased you enjoyed the jazz festival Kate. All three of your cards are lovely. I love the cold wintry scene you have created and the sparkle on your first card. The second is so striking, just love it and the third, the background colours are so pretty. Have a good week Kate.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Mrs A. said...

Two loads of washing here today which is now drying nicely in the garden. Also the dentist earlier where they recommended that I switch to an electric toothbrush whilst my shoulder is so painful. I got into the chair ok but then the assistant had to help me back out of it as
I have no leverage at the moment. Oh the joys of getting old. I think not.
Anyways your cards are all gorgeous and
I do like incurious stamps for their detailing. Glad you enjoyed your time away. Hugs Mrs A.

Pat said...

So pleased you had a lovely time with your friends and enjoyed the Jazz Festival Kate and also that your friend loved her gift. I love trees too though funnily enough I don't have many stamps with them on, must rectify that, and your cards are all beautiful. I particularly love the second as this sort of Christmas scene is what I love and these Inkylicious stamps work well on all three cards. I really must start to make some Christmas cards as I have not been able to find the time lately what with my other commitments. x

Sue said...

Three beautiful TREE cards and all so different and each lovely. I love the glittery goodness on them and being that it is hard to capture on the camera at times, these really showed how pretty they are.

Glad you had a good get away, and I know what you mean about the laundry!!!!

Hugs
Sue

Mac Mable said...

What great tree stamps and what fabulous cards. They are all so pretty but the first one is extra special with all the sparkle and the pretty sky x Glad your visit went well and you enjoyed the jazz festival x Good luck with the washing and ironing! x.

Margarets designer cards said...

Three beautiful cards love your tree designs

cotnob said...

A fabulous collection of Christmas cards Kate, I especially like the first one - lovely colours and super snowy background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

pam said...

Wow Kate gorgeous cards you created.
Pam x

Karen Dunbrook said...

such beautiful cards mf.
x Karen

MiamiKel said...

Kate, your holiday cards are just lovely! I can't believe it will be here before we know it! It's still HOT here and hard to think of the holidays - but soon, in a blink!