Sunday, 1 September 2019

Snowmen for the CCC!

Hello from a very wet Inverness, a bit cold too. Are we in for an early Autumn?? 
Anyway, I do hope all is well with you and are having a good Saturday. We were going to go into town this morning but it was really too wet and miserable, so decided to stay put at home and scrape through the food cupboards to come up with something for tonight's dinner. Mac and cheese, so we won't starve,lol.

It's time again for the Christmas Card Club ladies to show their creations.....where has the last two weeks gone! Our lovely Mrs A also known as Valery Anne is our hostess and she has chosen Snowmen or Snowman. It's bound to be a favourite with everyone, I know it is with me, here's what I've come up with;
Not a great photo as it's so dull outside, but you will recognise Card-io stamps, and I've put a ton of glitter but it's not showing and I've lightly inked the background, that's not showing either.
Next;
Here is Archie and Pals from Hobby Art stamps, he is so sweet,as are his pals. Coloured with Copic and chunky EP for snow. A few gems and an old paper from a paper pad that seems to no longe have a name.
And another,
More Hobby Art stamps, this time this wonderful snowman is from the Winter Wishes stamp set. I've stamped him on water colour card with embossing ink and used Wow powder in Icicle blue, and added colour with Zig watercolour pens. Kraft card in the background heat embossed with Wow powder and snowflakes. I've glossed his nose and added some gems.

I hope these will do Valery, a most enjoyable challenge so thank you so much.

I'm scheduling this post for tomorrow for when the CCC challenge goes live. Please take a look at the cards the other girls make, they are always fab.  I used to have all their names on my side bar without realising that if you clicked on them you got nowhere, and I've not learned how to do that yet, somethings beat me lol. 

That's me for now, take care and thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my last car, see you soon,
  

33 comments:

meg said...

three beauties Kate, though I don't want to see any snow yet, the snowman in the second card is really naughty juggling with these poor penguins, miserable here yesterday too, where did all the rain come from?

Rainey's Craft Room said...

All three cards are fabulous Kate but I especially love the juggling snowman, what a wonderful stamp it is.
Lorraine

Rita said...

Good Morning Kate. Well you certainly have been busy during all this rainfall. Love all three cards and as always the colouring is amazing. Still working on mine. Hope the weather picks up for next week. Only 2 more sleeps to go. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

brenda said...

What a happy collection of cards Kate, I think everyone loves a snowman and they really do bring a smile to your face. I think you may well be right about an early Autumn as there are signs of change here as well.

B x

Christine Harrop said...

Well Kate , maybe my resolution is good because I can definitely see the shading in the background and quite a bit of glitter too. It's funny how different computers/monitors show different things. I'm using a desk top PC with a very large screen so it could be that. Anyway it looks great and i love how he is almost celebrating. The second one is amusing but the penguins seem very happy. It's funny that you and Rachel have used the same snowman (card#3)because it is not exactly a common one. Three super cards. Hugs Christine xx

dutchess said...

Three great snowmen cards Kate...just have to love the juggling one...that really gave me a smile.....
It’s a glorious sunny day here today but we are now cool and breezy....just in time for us going away on holiday...perfect....xxx

Linda Simpson said...

These are all fabulous, loving the different styles and designs of your cards and the snowmen.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Mia said...

Wonderful selection of cards, Kate! These snowmen are really funny! Kisses, my friend. I am back from vacation.

Lisa said...

They're all so gorgeous!! I love the sweet snowmen on all three!! Beautiful cards!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Karen said...

Three very beautiful cards Kate, love the images you have used, and if anyone doesn't adore snowmen then I think there's something wrong with that person lol! Thank you lovely lady for all the beautiful comments you have left me the last couple of weeks, they are much more appreciated than you know. Hoping to catch up a little from now on xx

Donna Ellis said...

Sometimes it is fun scraping through the cupboards and using up food from the pantry, isn't it? Kate, I love your snowmen cards! Each one is so sweet, and beautifully colored! Enjoy your mac and cheese! hugs, de

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I think you are right about an early Autumn Kate. Hubby and I went for a long walk last week and we were crunching our way through the leaves on the ground. We also noticed how the colour of the trees was starting to change and that they weren't so green any more. There's a definite nip in the air on a morning now too. I do love Autumn though with it's wonderful colours. Talking of wonderful, I should really get on to your cards..... Absolute beauties, each and every one of them. snowmen cards always seem to make me smile and these are no exception. Great cards Kate. Take care and stay warm x

Mrs A. said...

Indeed you have done me proud with these super cards. I am going to have to get that hero arts snowman that several of you have used. He is so quirky. Hugs Mrs A.

Daffodil Cards said...

What joyful happy cards you made on a miserable day KAte, Love them, great snowmen characters.
.Faith x

Anne said...

Fabulous cards Kate, Archie is one of my favourite snowmen stamps ever
Mac and cheese... yum!

Anne x

Valerija said...

Stunning cards Kate, wonderful images.
Valerija xx

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Kate, three super snowmen - I especially like the middle one, such a fun image.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Mac Mable said...

Adorable cards and particularly love Archie and his super cute friends x. Yes mixed weather down our way today and we too stayed in....hope you enjoyed the Mac and cheese ? x.

Sally H said...

I am loving all of your jolly snowmen, Kate! They are wonderful x

Dortesjs said...

early Autumn? well maybe, denmark is wet now..wonderful cards love the snowman from winter wishes but maybe its to soon for him in denmark lol lol lol

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kate
Stunning cards...fabulous snowmen...
Hugs Sylvie xx

aussie aNNie said...

These are just gorgeous, love the second card in particular it is so sweet..great post Kate.xx

Jules said...

Hi Kate

What a lovely fun collection of snowmen! Love them!

Hope your weather improved. I don't know about you but I am not ready to say goodbye to summer just yet.

Sorry for being a stranger. Life has been rather hectic at my end .. .. but I am starting to catch up.

Love Jules xx

Cristina said...

Querida Kate, tus tarjetas son preciosas, muy dulces y divertidas, definitivamente todos amamos a los muñecos de nieve, nos hace sacar el niño o la niña que llevamos dentro, y siempre nos deja una sonrisa en la boca!
Me gusta mucho el fondo que creaste para cada una de ellas... los arbolitos, los copos de nieve y el brillo... son unos trabajos fantásticos!
Un abrazo muy fuerte y muchas gracias por tus cariñosos comentarios!

Darnell said...

I adore your Snowmen Threefer, Kate! Each one is as adorable as the one before! I love the drifts you created in the first one with your light inking and I can use my imagination for all the schparkle! Your juggling fellah is one I haven't seen before; it makes me smile from ear-to-ear! I love the snowy texture. And your goofy last guy is just a hoot! He better stop looking down his carrot nose or his eyes will stick that way! I hope you get some last summer sunshine soon!! Hugs, Darnell

Sue said...

Three very different and wonderful snowmen (I love snowmen)! Cards are such fun, Kate.

Hugs
Sue

Pat said...

Three very different snowmen but each so cute Kate. I think my favourite is the second where he is juggling the sweet little penguins...no penguins were injured in the making of this card I hope..lol. Hope you enjoyed your Mac and Cheese dinner. x

pam said...

Wonderful images on these fabulous cards Kate.
Pam x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi Kate, I am so glad you found me again, I did close my blog when my daughter had her surgery I thought it would be better to concentrate on her and getting her back on her feet again, but to everyone surprise they didn't need to take all her bowel away and she has been fitted with a stoma bag, she is actually waiting on more surgery to change it for a loop ileostomy to a plain one so it only has one end, she struggled for a few weeks but got on with it and she has even gone on to work for the police, its changed her life, I then decided that I needed to be creative again but my old blog had gone and I couldn't have the name back, so I have had to start again, I have not been posting very much but everything has fell back in to place now, I am lucky to be back on both The Paper Shelter and Lili of the Valley design teams, so life after 2 years is back to normal...

I couldn't remember everyone who I followed by blog name so I am so pleased you came to see me now I can follow you everyday...

I just love the snowmen cards they are so cute, I especially love the one juggling the penguins :0)

Big hugs Pops x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hi Kate playing catchup, you know how I love snowmen so loving all your cards. I have the top two, the one juggling the penguins is super cute

Jennifer Johnston said...

Three fabulous snowmen cards Kate. Love them all
but my favourite is the snowman juggling with those
really cute penguins, they do seem to be having fun!
I can see the subtly inked sky and snowdrifts on your
first card Kate, a lovely winter scene...another cute
snowman. Love the embossed snow on the third card. I
have to say, they did make me smile lol! Have a good
weekend.
Love & Hugs Jennifer xx.

Anet's Crafting said...

Hallo Kate, your Christmas cards are beautiful. Love the glitter effect you added. Hugs Anet.

Viv said...

Gorgeous Xmas cards Kate, not started any of mine yet lol. So sorry I am late commenting too ;) Viv xx