Sunday, 13 September 2020

Sentiment as Focus!

 Hello Everyone, I hope you are all fine and enjoying the weekend. 

It's time once again for the Christmas Card Club to show off their creations and it's my lovely friend Rita who has chosen the theme of Sentiment as Focus, here's what I've come up with;

This is a Chloe stamp which I've coloured with Prismacolour pencils and embossed with Copper WOW powder. I've just noticed I've not coloured a bit of the last Ho, silly me, rushing to get it done.
This lovely die is from the Works, cuts out beautifully, mounted onto blue card them First Edition Silent Night paper and a few gems.

Another The Works die, cuts beautifully, I cut it in gold and red and them attempted to shadow them.....not all that great, but hey ho, matted on to black card and added some gem.

All very simple so I hope they will do Rita, a lovely challenge, so thank you for the theme.

Having said that, the challenge for me these days is in making a card at all, I leave them till the last minute then rush, and then of course make mistakes.

Anyway, that's another few for the box. 

Thank you for your continued visits and comments I do appreciate your time.

Pouring rain today, so it's an indoor day, getting a few chores done and a bit of colouring and knitting.

Enjoy your day whatever you are doing, keep yourselves safe, and don't forget to have a look at what the other CCC girls make, 



33 comments:

dutchess said...

3 lovely cards for the challenge Kate...
A glorious sunny day here today with a fair breeze so the washing is spinning round outside...take care xxx

Zoe Tant said...

Beautiful trio Kate. Great selection of sentiment and die uses. Hope the sun reaches you soon. Hugs Zoe x

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Kate! So good hearing from you. I always enjoy your comments, so thank you for visiting my blog. LOVE these darling CAS Christmas cards! How clever to use different traditional colors on each one, and to use words so creatively. I've never heard of THE WORKS, so am going to look them up. Great additions to your Christmas stash! Thanks for sharing these beauties for some much needed inspiration on my end. hugs, de

meg said...

three beauties Kate, love the die cuts you used on the 2nd and 3rd card, you don't need anything else with them, Dreich here but dry

Linda Simpson said...

These are all fabulous Kate, love them all. Have a wonderful week.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Rita said...

Three very beautiful cards Kate. As always your colouring is spectacular. Stay safe my Friend. Hugs Rita xxxx

Mrs A. said...

I hadn't noticed the last Ho wasn't completed. These are three fab cards for Rita's theme. Brilliant weather here today so have been out in garden just pottering about. The bad jets she pits are coming to an find now and will need replanting for the Autumn. Hugs Mrs A

Flo Langley said...

Hi Kate, Isn't that such a great challenge theme. The sentiments make wonderful cards and yours are really beauties. Inspiring as always. Hugs Flo xx

Christine Harrop said...

Three fabulous cards Kate and the bold sentiments are great. Hope you are both doing okay. We've had some sunshine today which makes everything seem much better. Take care. Hugs Christine xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Three very beautiful and bold sentiment designs Kate, a super selection for Rita's theme.
Lorraine

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kate
Your cards are all gorgeous .....
Hugs Sylvie xx
Hope you are well x

Anet's Crafting said...

Hallo Kate, your Christmas cards are beautiful. Love it. Hugs Anet

aussie aNNie said...

These are fabulous Kate, lovely simple cards and who would have known about the last HO, it's still beautiful. xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

We haven’t had rain for a while now. Gorgeous day yesterday, in for a hot couple of days unfortunately then back to normal temps. Your cards are lovely. Great use of sentiments.

Pop's Cards said...

I love that the focal point is the sentiment on these, so different but very effective, I am the same leave it until last minute and rush and mess it up, I think its the time we are in at the moment, hugs Pops x

Jackie T said...

Hi your Christmas cards are gorgeous. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

cotnob said...

Three fabulous cards Kate, super sentiments, I really can't choose a favourite.
It's really hot here, we had to walk the dogs early!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Jannet said...

I love your Christmas sentiments being the focus of your cards, sometimes we forget that words mean so much. Stay safe xx

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Kate, lovely selection of cards.I do like to have a browse in The Works, they always have some smashing crafting stuff. I think the 'shadow' worked really well. Snap on the leaving things till the last minute, lol. I forgot to add ribbon to mine for that exact reason. Hugs, Shaz X

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah these are all super makes I love the sentiment being the focus. Hope alls well, have a good week, Hazelxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Kate and thank you for your recent comment. In answer to your question, The Butterfly Tree is the full, complete stamp. I bought it a short while ago while it was on a special offer as a single stamp for £5 but it was part of a multiple stamp sheet too. I've just had a look through the CB shop and can't find it either, so I've left a message with the owner Lesley and I'll get back to you again once I have an answer from her. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Me again Kate. She says that if you would like it as a single stamp, then you would need to ring her at the shop as it's no longer available from the online shop. If you want to take a look at the stamp sheet, then it's called 'Essence Of Nature.' Hope this information helps Kate. It is such a beautiful stamp and I couldn't resist buying it as a single stamp. It's perfect for thinking of you or sympathy cards without being too over the top. You don't need to publish this comment, I just wanted to let you know. Enjoy the rest of your day and I hope it's a sunny one xx

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi there Kate, three fabulous cards. Clean, simple and very
effective. All three cards fit the challenge perfectly. Not
sure I could decide which of the three I like best, as they are
all lovely lol! Have a good week.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Mac Mable said...

Your three sentiments cards look fabulous Kate and didn't notice the missing colouring on your first card. All three have wonderful design layouts too x.

pam said...

Fantastic cards Kate.
Hugs Pam x

MiamiKel said...

Oh Kate, 3 beauties here! I love the classic looks to them and how christmasy they are with such bold happy greetings. These would be so pretty for the holidays to decorate the home! I love indoor days as long as I can craft,
:) Hugs!

Viv said...

Such a beautiful selection of cards here Kate, loving them all. So sorry I am so late leaving comments, my time isn't my own lately ;) Viv xx

Diane said...

Three wonderful card designs Kate. We are having so many fires and smoke right now on the West Coast I am hoping for rain.

Hugs Diane

Valerija said...

Fabulous cards. Love them all.
Valerija xx

Jules said...

Hi Kate

What a great set of Christmas cards. You have some beautiful word dies and have used them perfectly.

I have picked up a few dies from The Works and they all cut really well.

Hope your weather has improved.

Love Jules xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

What a great selection of stylish cards x

rachel said...

wow these are brilliant Kate - lovely selection! Hugs rachel x

scrAPpamondo said...

Three lovely cards with beautiful dies! I have the die you used in the second one, thanks for remind it, I have to use it more!
Hugs