Sunday, 22 November 2020

Deer for the CCC!

 Hello Everyone, how are you all doing?? The weekend again, another quick week gone by in a flash. I hope whatever you're plans you are enjoying it.

Our weather is a bit wild, rain one minute, sunshine the next, so it's a day indoors, Alistair has the rugby so that's  him sorted.

Anyhoo, it's time for the Christmas Card Club Challenge's penultimate card share, and this time it's our Gwen who is the hostess and she would like to see Deer, or, if that's not possible then Anything Goes will do.

Here are my cards;


I'm not really sure what brand this die is, it could be a Sissix one and I've cut it out with chestnut coloured glitter card. I used a snowflake EF and inked it up in Northern Light sort of shades. . The papers is from SU, all on Kraft card and sequins to finish.


Another deer die this time I think it's one I bought at The Works, cut out in white and kraft card as a shadow. An EF in the background and some little gold gems.


I've been treating myself to some Carnation Craft dies, and this wonderful deer comes from the Magnes and Maya die set, but I've only used Magnes for this card. The trees, flowers and holly are all from Carnation Crafts too, except they aren't die cut, but fussy cut. This company make Vignettes of the dies which you can download, saves all the colouring, and these were quite easy to cut out. I've placed them all on a silver oval with paper from a CC download of snowflakes and the background paper is from SU. I've dotted a few clear gems her and there, and the sentiment dies are from Diesire. As you can see it's my Christmas card to Alistair.

Well Gwen, I loved this challenge so thank you so much. I'm not sure why I've used dies for this challenge as next challenge is to use dies, but hey ho, I had fun.

Alistair has the rugby on, it's Ireland and England,  and I thought what a shame that the players were all lined up for the National Anthems, and usually when there are fans in the stadium and the Irish fans would be belting out their Anthem, have to say I would be too as it's one that I love, the French National Anthem is another, the players could hardly be heard, no atmosphere. I guess I've never thought about the part that fans play at these  sport games. One forgets the toll that Covid  has on every aspect of society.

I will be scheduling this post for tomorrow for when the CCC goes live.

That's me for now, thank you for your continued kind comments  on my cards, it's much appreciated.

Take card of yourselves, keep safe and see you soon,


 

36 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

Three absolutely fabulous cards Kate. John is a rugby fan too so we are having rugby matches on TV too. Being from the north west John is more a fan of Rugby League but he still loves Rugby Union too.(Mind you he is very old fashioned - thinks rugby is a man's game not for women...lol!) Take care. Hugs Christine xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Kate your cards are gorgeous. You have some lovely dies. Have a good day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

meg said...

Three beautiful cards Kate, deer are such beautiful creatures, hope you have a great weekend.

gwen70 said...

Stunning cards Kate, glad you enjoyed the challenge xx

brenda said...

Three beauties Kate, the Deer on the third is so elegant but it's the middle white one that really jumps out at me, it's so difficult to carry off wow but you have done it superbly.

B x

Rita said...

Good Morning Kate. Well what a fantastic array of cards. Love them all but the One for Alistair is my favourite too. Our weather has been much like yours and the days are so short now too. Soon be Christmas so at least we don’t need to worry about cards. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Zoe Tant said...

Lovely varied selection of deers here Kate. I think my favourite is the second as I love how you've shadowed with the kraft card. All gorgeous. Hope Alistair enjoyed the rugby. I agree it is sad how all these events have changed. Hopefully not to long now for a bit of life as we knew it. Keep safe Zoe x

Crafting Queen said...

Three beautiful cards.

Gibmiss said...

Stunning cards Kate ... love them ....sunny gorgeous day here in Gib .."
Hugs Sylvie xx

dutchess said...

Three lovely cards Kate...I am so glad you are enjoying the carnation crafts stuff They are a joy to play with.....I have been watching the ATP tennis tournament this week and the final is tonight ...lots of crowd participation on our sofa....take care xxxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

These are all so different and so beautiful in their own right Kate. Alistair will be so pleased with his card, it's gorgeous and a perfect image for a male Christmas card I think. No sport here, hubby isn't in to any kind of ball sport, mainly car/motorbike racing so as the sun is shining and it's fairly dry here he's doing a bit of leaf clearing in the garden.
Take care and enjoy your Sunday.
Lorraine

Jules said...

Hi Kate

Fabulous deer cards .. .. .. I feel they always look so good on Christmas cards.

Love how you have created the second one. Very clever!

Hope your hubby is enjoying the rugby .. .. my Mum is glued to the snooker at the moment. It is the final today so she will be disappointed when it is finished tomorrow.

Love Jules xx

Margarets designer cards said...

Three beautiful cards, I love the last one that deer is wonderful.

Linda Simpson said...

Three fabulous cards Kate, I love the beautiful deers.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Mia said...

Three beautiful cards, Kate. I really love the deer dies and your gorgeous design. Great inspiration for Christmas cards, my friend. Kisses!

Dortesjs said...

It's a LONG time since I've been making cards and playing with paper. Book writing has just taken up so much of my time.
but now I have started a little coloring again -
I do love your art very much and is still following you on your blog

Elizabeth said...

Hi Kate, you sound reasonably upbeat despite the circumstances but I can only agree with you regarding the rugby - fans are the breath of life for the game, in football too. My grandson is an ardent fan who also works for a firm that provides the security at the games so he is missing out doubly at this time. We'll survive, but at what cost.

Your cards are all beautiful. I like all the dies you've used. I particularly like the shadow you've created in the second card - it's inspired!

Hugs, xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very lovely cards and all of them are so gorgeous and wonderfully created.
My fave is the white and kraft one though it looks very stunning in those choive of card stock.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous majestic deers in all three of your fabulous cards Faith. The second one with the kraft shadow looks extra special and what a very special card for Alistair with card number three...a real stunner x.
When the Welsh rugby team is playing I belt out the national anthem and when it is a home match it is glorious....x

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! Kate, what a wonderful selection of reindeer cards and all so different, you are clever! All very creative also. Looks like you had fun. I agree about the Rugby, I just loved all the singing, especially in Cardiff! although the Welsh side are letting us all down at the moment!
Keep safe, warm and dry :)
Faith x

rachel said...

Stunning cards Kate - really very beautiful - especially love that bottom one - wow! Hugs rachel xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely cards, the middle one is my fave, very elegant

Flo Langley said...

Hi Kate, These are all stunning. Love them all especially the last one. Beautifully created. Sending hugs, stay safe, Flo xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Three fabulous cards, the deers used are all beautiful and particularly love the one in the middle, such elegant white on white look with that kraft shadow!!
Hugs!

Mrs A. said...

super selection of deer cards. My favourite has to be the white on craft card. running late today as I managed to get a food shop delivery. hugs Mrs A.

Valerija said...

WOW Kate, these are all stunning.
Valerija xx

aussie aNNie said...

Sheer delight to see these gorgeous cards, love the dies too. xx

JD/ Jill said...

You've created three beautiful Christmas cards!

Darnell said...

A trio of really stunning stag cards, Kate! Great use of texture and pp and bling! I have a number of deer dies, too. I think they make the best elegant or masculine Christmas cards! Yes, Covid has taken a lot of the fun out of 2020, but there's hope on the horizon that we will soon be able to bring back a lot of our long-standing norms. It's hard to continue to be patient, but the alternative is, ahem, rather permanently no fun! Keep safe and well! Hugs, Darnell

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I love your trio of wonderful deer Christmas cards. White a collection you have of supplies! I like them all, I really do like a nice variety too!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Wow, these are all super elegant Kate x

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Kate, a lovely die cut scene and fabulous die cut deer. A beautiful scene and gorgeous deer on your final card, the splashes of colour really finish it nicely.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Sally H said...

Three Gorgeous christmas cards Kate! All beautiful. Hope Alistair enjoyed his rugby as much as you enjoyed your crafting x

MiamiKel said...

Hi Kate! I am a bit behind in my blogging and have missed your posts! But happy to see this one as your deer cards are gorgeous! I love the differences in each - and one of my favorite animals to make on cards - right after doggies :) I hope you are all well as I know Europe is on the rise again with Covid - stay safe and lots of hugs! xx

Jennifer Johnston said...

Three fabulous Christmas cards Kate, love them all
but I love the effect you have created on the
white card with the kraft card as a shadow! - very
effective. Have a good weekend when it comes.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Sue said...

All of your cards are wonderful. Deer are such beautiful creatures and your cards have captured just that!

Hugs
Sue