Sunday, 4 August 2019

Non Traditional Colours for CCC!

Hello to You All, I hope your weekend is going well. They come around so quickly don't they!. In fact I can hardly believe it's August, I would like to slow it down a bit....time I mean.

So, it's time again for the Christmas Card Club to show their creations, and the theme this time has been chosen by our lovely Sylvie and as you can see from the post's title it's Non Traditional Colours.
Now I'm guessing that traditional colours are red and green, gold and silver, so I've tried to stay away those colours, in the kind of shades that are used on Christmas cards, anyway here's what I've come up with;
Sorry but this was difficult to photo. These little Gnomes are Scandinavian ones and called Tomtes, I think they are so cute, and I decided to put them on black card. They are new from Chocolate Baroque. The stamp has three Gnomes, but I decided to make six of them and coloured them with Gansi Tambi and Colrio Metallic Water colour paints after having embossed them in Wow Silver EP. The sentiment is from Creative Stamping magazine, and I've finished off with a few crystal gems.




Next up is another Tomte Gnome, a larger one this time and he is coloured with Prismacolour pencils and I've created a wee forest scene around him using various pine tree stamps from a few different brands. Now, I know that his house isn't Scandinavian, but I didn't have one, but I thought this one would do, it's from a set by Apple Blossom and I decoupaged the roof, The North Pole sign is also from the Apple Blossom set. Distressed Inks to make the sky and Stampendous Chunky Snow EP. Finished off with a ton of glitter and Star Dust. I'm rather pleased with how this one turned out.

Finally, this gorgeous stamp from CB, another new one called Festive Garden, Windsor and Newton Water colours for this one, Gel Pens and Distressed Ink. The little robin had been decoupaged as I made a mess of the original one and didn't want to start the whole thing all over again, so had a light bulb moment, stamped him out again and stuck him on. A butterfly or gems just wouldn't have covered the awful looking robin, even Alistair turned up his face when I showed him.  Lots of sparkle too.
I hope they will do Sylvie, I love the challenge so thank you, and I got to use these lovely new CB stamps that I bought with the birthday voucher that my lovely friend Rita gave me, so thank you Rita too.

Well it's sweltering here today, there is thankfully a wee breeze, I hope the weather is good where you are.

We are off to a jazz concert tonight, being held in the Cathedral here in Inverness,, really looking forward to it and we'll have our tea out, even better .....no cooking for me tonight.
Scheduling this post for tomorrow for when the CCC goes live.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card, I do appreciate your time. Welcome to June who is my latest Follower, it's lovely to see you here and I will be popping over to see you, I hope you will pop in here again.

That's me for now, enjoy the rest of your Saturday,


38 comments:

Sheryl said...

Hi Kate wow these cards are so cute ,clever designs,well done my friend xx

Flo Langley said...

Oh Wow! These are all fabulous Kate. Loving the gnomes. Not seen that stamp before. Stunning effect on the black card. Adore the second card. I want to live there. The third one is so beautiful. The epitome of Christmas with all of the different elements. Have fun at the Jazz concert. I bet it will be amazing in the Cathedral. What a treat to have tea out.
Hugs Flo xx

dutchess said...

3 gorgeous cards Kate and loving your scene building on the second one...no wonder you were pleased it fabulous....they are great images all of them ...hope you enjoyed the concert,we are scheduled thunderstorms later today so trying to get my washing dry early...xxx

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

So pretty! Love these very much! They are all so different, and all wonderful in their own way.

Crafting Queen said...

Three lovely cards.

meg said...

three beauties Kate, the white embossing and colouring looks great against the black in the first card, the northern lights effect in the second is wonderful and I love the colours in the third.

Zoe Tant said...

What a great set of cards Kate. I love those gnomes and seems like purple has been a popular choice for the colour many of us have chosen. Perhaps we'll start a new trend. Hugs Zoe x

Flo Langley said...

After seeing your wonderful makes Kate, just ordered the gnomes. Obviously blaming you entirely!! lol! Early Christmas present. Hugs Flo xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Fabulous cards Kate and I adore the second one. Those little gnomes are so cute. Great stamping and colours x

gwen70 said...

Such wonderful cards, adore the little gnomes. CB do such lovely stamps

Birgit said...

Love the gnomes!...you’ve got gnomes! I like the black background. The gnome in the forest is cute and the background is excellent. I love the sparkly card and the whole thing is sweet...the little birdie is perfect.

Daffodil Cards said...

How funny, I have been looking at my gnome stamps this week, still not used them though LOL. This is a fabulous set of cards Kate, how wonderful to think of the black card and lovely colours on it. Your second has a beautiufl scene and Tomte! Your third has wonderful colour combo and your robin is just perfect ;)
Hope you enjoyed your jazz concert.
Faith x

Linda Simpson said...

These are all gorgeous Kate, love the gnomes. I will start my Christmas cards after my holiday in September.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Mrs A. said...

Your little Tomtes are way too cute and I just have to have some for myself. Your last card with the Robin looks super with no clue that you made any errors on it. Hugs Mrs A.

Anne said...

These are fab Kate, I adore those Tomtes - another set to go on my (ever growing!) list! I like to use non-traditional Christmas colours for a change. The weekend just flew by as they always do, enjoy your concert tonight

Anne xx

Lisa said...

They're all so gorgeous!! I love the sweet gnomes!! All of the designs are fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Mac Mable said...

The none traditional coloured Christmas cards are fabulous and those gnomes are wonderful......stunning scene making on the second one x. What a beautiful third Christmas card and great save with the robin x. Hope you have enjoyed your evening out ? x.

rachel said...

Awesome makes Kate - these are wonderful! I just love the Tomtes and you have used them beautifully - I especially love the sky on the middle one - stunning! Hugs rachel xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kate Stunning cards... love the gnomes....
Enjoy your Jazz concert....
Hugs Sylvie xx
Here's hoping I can send my comment xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Three lovely cards, the gorgeous stamp from CB look great with your beautiful non traditional colours!
Have a lovely night to the Jazz concert!!

Pat said...

I am so pleased you are enjoying using the Tomte gnomes and that wonderful large Festive Garden stamp. The two different cards made with the cute gnomes are so different and the first looks great on the dark card with the silver embossing and the metallic painted look, and then that fantastic background you have made on the second, and the falling snow using the chunky snow is so realistic and the northern lights look to the sky is another idea which has worked beautifully..love his little toadstool house. Lastly the Festive Garden has wonderful strong colours and the decoupaged robin works well too. x

aussie aNNie said...

These three cards are so nicely embossed, coloured and designed... the last one is just gorgeous Kate, full of so much Christmas goodies.xx

Wendy L said...

Wow, I love the gnomes on black card, they look great, they all look gorgeous Kate.
Xxxx

Rita said...

Good Morning Kate. Your cards for Sylvies challenge are all absolutely beautiful. Love those little Tomtes. Not long now till we meet up and have fun. Hugs Rita xxxx

cotnob said...

Super cards Kate, they are all fabulous but I especially like the cute gnomes.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Christine Harrop said...

Three fabulous cards Kate. The cute tomtes make great cards and the tree is terrific. All great. My visitors have gone now and it is so quiet but it meant I could get on with my cards last night so my post is now up on the blog. Hope you enjoyed your jazz concert - and your meal out! Always a bonus (as my sister would have said) if you don't have to cook it yourself. Hugs Christine xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow! You've been so busy creating these three gorgeous cards Kate. I love those gnomes too and they look so great on black card too. A super theme and you've made a super set of cards to add to your stash.
Lorraine

Marlene Atkinson said...

Hi Kate, hope you are keeping well, your cards are gorgeous, gorgeous images. Marlene

Karen Dunbrook said...

beautiful cards mf...I need to get me some gnomes.
x Karen

Margarets designer cards said...

Three brilliant Christmas cards, certainly unusual in colouring but it worked as Christmas cards

Marianne's Craftroom said...

These are lovely, very different and certainly non traditional. I hope you enjoyed the concert

MiamiKel said...

Oh Kate, these are absolutely marvelous! I actually did know they were called Tomte gnomes as my son did a project on them one year! I LOVE your first card with the gorgeous colors and the blacklight look - just super! You are so creative ♥ Xx

Viv said...

Such gorgeous Xmas cards here Kate!I love the gnomes, in fact we have a lovely one all in shades of grey we bought last year...I liked it so much it's still sitting on a shelf in our lounge ;) Viv xx

Sue said...

Three wonderful cards, all lovely. My favorite is the Gnome with the snowy scene in the middle, but the six gnomes (his friends no doubt) is a fun card, and your beautiful Robin scene is beautiful. I envy those who make all their cards for Christmas giving, wish I was more disciplined about that!

Hugs
Sue

Jennifer Johnston said...

Three lovely Christmas cards Kate but my
favourite just has to be the second card.
The gnome is just so cute and the scene
you've created is great. The colours
give a hint of a cold drab winter's day.
Enjoy your weekend.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Darnell said...

Your Christmas cards are so delightful, Kate! I love gnomes! Your sextuplet of gnomes in non-trad colors is splendid on black, your Tomte Gnome is so beautiful colored with pencils and set in a schparkly winter scene, and your little robin looks divine among all the Christmas elements on your third design! The colors are amazing! Hugs, Darnell

MRS DUCK said...

Love your little men Kate. Remind me of Michael Bentine's Potty Time if you can remember maybe watching that with Damian lol?x

Sally H said...

Wow, wow, wow! All totally beautiful! I love the colours!