Sunday, 19 January 2020

The Holly and the Ivy for the CCC!

Hello Everyone, and I do hope you are well but sending kind and healing thoughts to you if your not.

Well a fortnight has past and it's time for another Christmas Card Challenge and this time it's Elizabeth who has chosen out theme and it's The Holly and the Ivy.So here's what I've come up with;

I've used a stamp from a lovely but oldish Justinklined stamp, and coloured with Prisma coloured pencils and WOS, with glossy accents on the berries.
The verse is a Woodware stamp and the background is from a Sheena Douglass set stamped in Versacolour. a few gems and  that was that one done.
As you can see I've used the same Woodware stamp, but this time I've inked up the whole stamp, backed it with some red card and added a holly stamp embossed in Wow green EP and coloured the berries with sparkly gel pen. The holly stamp is from the Sheena Douglass set. This beautiful paper is from SU. Again I've added some gems.
I enjoyed the challenge Elizabeth, so thank you and I got to use some stamps that have been a bit neglected.

Short and sweet today, but thank you for the lovely comments on my last card.
Take care of yourselves and hope to see you soon,

38 comments:

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Kate, love the card. Amused as that old song was running through my head all week whilst I was coming up with a design for this challenge!Love how different they look from each other. Hugs, Shaz X

meg said...

A wonderful verse which is a great focal point in both cards, the holly sprays and background are so beautiful

Christine Harrop said...

Two super cards for Elizabeth's challenge Kate. I do like the Woodware sentiment stamp. It looks very different on each card. Hope things are well with you. Hugs Christine xx

Mrs A. said...

Two perfect cards for the theme Elizabeth set. I was busy making cards for the wrong week so had to quickly come up with something last night. Using the wording of the song is a nice finishing touch. Hugs Mrs A.

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful card with the holly and ivy corner and beautiful sentiment

dutchess said...

Two lovely cards Kate....love the way you have used the stamps in the background and then made fabulous statement pieces to colour and cut out....that’s a great verse....perfect for the challenge xxxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Great use of your stamps, Kate!! Two different designs but both very effective and sweet!
Love so much also the diecut holly, it pops so well!

brenda said...

Two lovely Christmas cards Kate and I am very drawn to the first with the lovely Holly and with that sentiment would fit in perfectly at this weeks Allsorts challenge.

B x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two fabulous cards for our theme this time Kate. I love the bright red berries on the first card, they really pop against the stamped background.
Lorraine

Pat said...

Two really pretty looks Kate and love the added holly and the sentiment which you prettied up on the second and love the leafy background too. Sorry not to have visited lately but was
away for a week early in the new year and am still playing catch up, but will try and pop back to look at what beauties I have missed. x

Marlene Atkinson said...

Hi Kate, this is a beautiful card, beautiful design. Marlene

Rita said...

Hello Kate. Two absolutely beautiful cards to add to your collection. The song itself is one of my favourites and it's been in my mind all week. Hope you are well and hopefully I'll see you soon. Hugs Rita xxx

Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous Kate, love the verses and wonderful designs. Those stamps are wonderful :)
Hugs
Linda xxx

Elizabeth said...

Two lovely cards, Kate. I was thinking of that verse when I chose the theme but, of course, I don't have that lovely stamp which is just perfect. Hugs, xx

Mac Mable said...

Beautiful cards, both of them Kate and the theme is fabulous x.

gwen70 said...

Beautiful cards, love the verse x

Daffodil Cards said...

Such Beautiful cards Kate, love the verse as centre stage. Love it All.
Faith x

rachel said...

Lovely cards Kate - I especially love the first one - a real beauty! Thanks for your kind words! Hugs rachel x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two great cards

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kate
Stunning cards... great verse
Hugs Sylvie x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kate
Gorgeous card...
Hugs Sylvie xx

MiamiKel said...

Oh Kate, these are both just amazing! I love them both and the detail of the holly gives your card wonderful dimension! I am smiling at seeing Christmas cards and really think we should see them year round! You have such a beautiful way of making cards - love seeing them! Hugs! xx

aussie aNNie said...

Nice to use our neglected stamps Kate, these are just beautiful cards.x

cotnob said...

Two fabulous cards Kate, a lovely verse and pretty holly.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Valerija said...

Two beautiful cards, I love the colours and the super sentiment.
Valerija xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

really lovely cards Kate, I like the unique sentiment too.
xx Karen

Birgit said...

I love these cards..so elegant and beautiful

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Kate! Your "twofer" card designs are especially wonderful with that delightfully happy sentiment! I completely appreciate the popped up holly on your first card - it is LOVELY! and the background makes it even more striking! Adding the holly to your second "ivy" card is pure genius with that sentiment! Beautifully done! hugs, de

Sue said...

Love the subtle green holly leaf background on your first card, and the beautiful holly and berries with that awesome old world feel sentiment. Gorgeous card, Kate. Your second card is equally as beautiful and the red around the sentiment really makes it stand out.

Hugs
Sue

Cristina said...

Hola Kate! Qué combinación tan bonita de sellos, creaste un diseño lleno de encanto! Me gusta el efecto de la cartulina roja detrás, no le falta detalle a tu tarjeta, es preciosa!!
Un beso

Hazel (Didos) said...

I love these cards, Im now singing the Holly and the Ivy!! Hope alls well, Hazelx

pam said...

Two fabulous cards Kate.
Pam x

Wendy L said...

Very beautiful Kate, xxx

Darnell said...

I swoon over holly, Kate, so both your cards are gorgeous to me! I love the verse and how you've showcased it on your designs, but that swag of holly on your first one takes my breath away! And I love the faint holly background, too, with the wee berry bling!! Hugs, Darnell

Jules said...

Hi Kate

Two wonderful cards!

I love all the holly detail on the first one and the gorgeous backing paper on the second.

Your stamps might get a bit more use now you have brought them to the top of the pile again. That is often what happens here LOL!!

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Viv said...

Two fabulous cards here Kate!love the pretty holly & berries on the 1st and the lovely paper and sentiment on the 2nd too ;) Viv xx

Pop's Cards said...

These are both so beautiful, hugs Pops x

Mia said...

Fabulous Christmas cards, Kate!!! And I love the sentiment!!! Kisses!!!