Sunday, 22 January 2017

North Star or Stars for the CCC!

Good Morning to Everyone, hoping all is well with you and that your weekend is going well, mine is a quiet one and pleased enough with that. 

I'm still without my laptop, it's had to cleared of everything and then data put back on. A major Windows 10 updated needed installing, which for some reason was being prevented,all a mystery to me I'm afraid, but I should have the machine back tomorrow. 
Now this means that I can't link up to the CCC blog with this weeks  challenge, but at least I can post on here.

So,this time around its Maureen who has chosen the theme and it's to be Stars and the North Star if you can, here's what I've managed;

The first card is made with one of the wonderful Imagination Crafts stencils and painted with Starlights. 
The Peace sentiment is from a First Editions die. 
Second card uses a Sue Wilson dies and again coloured with Starlights, mounted on to a lovely EF from Sara  Davis,which has been brushed over with  Creative Expressions Gilding Polish in red, the sentiment is the negative of the one on the first card.

Hopefully I've managed to meet the challenge Maureen, I enjoyed doing them, as it made me use a couple of DL base cards. So thank you Maureen. 

Thanks too for your visits and lovely comments, I do appreciate every one of them.
Please have a look at what the other CCC ladies create,they are always marvellous. 
Have a lovely Sunday and see you soon. 
Hugs Kate x  😉

32 comments:

Valerija said...

Fabulous cards. Love them both.
Valerija xx

Christine Harrop said...

Hi Kate. You have produced two super cards today. I keep eyeing the Sue Wilson die - I'm sure I'll succomb eventually! Hugs Christine xx

meg said...

both are beautiful Kate, unable to choose a favourite the sky has been really clear the last 3 or 4 nights and the north star really bright here, hope you have a good week

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two fabulous cards Kate, both different but both equally as lovely. A lot of beautiful new dies have been used in the making of our cards for this challenge which I don't have and now I feel the need to expand my stash! Not good for the piggy bank, lol.
Lorraine

aussie aNNie said...

Two beauties here Kate, that is one beautiful die on the second card,.xx{aNNie}

Rita said...

Hi Kate. Two stunning cards. Love both of them. Hugs Rita xxxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful cards, I love the SW die cuts :) Cheers xx

Florence said...

Super cards Kate. Great take on the theme.
Hugs Flo x

Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous cards Katie, love the designs and wonderful stars.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Sandy said...

Wonderful Christmas Cards Kate! Hopefully you will have you Laptop back soon and all will be well!
Sandy xx

dutchess said...

Love them both Kate....the die cuts are magic on both of them you obviously had great fun creating .....hope the laptop is ready soon,you only realise how much when they are broken! I bought myself a new iPhone this week so I have been having great fun getting to know it....enjoy the rest of the weekend xxxxx

Diane said...

Both designs are beautiful Kate, hope your laptop is back soon.

Hugs Diane

Jenny L said...


Hi Kate,
2 wonderful and very lovely cards.
It's nice to see DL cards for a change, and I must try and make more of those.
I really like your designs, and the wonderful colours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cotnob said...

Two beautiful cards Kate, they are both fabulous but I especially like the second one - so elegant.
Pauline
x

rachel said...

these are both beautiful Kate - will try and link up for you xx

pam said...

Two beautiful cards Kate, love both cannot choose a favorite ..
Pam x

scrappymo! said...

These are both really beautiful cards, kat. The first has a peaceful look to it! The shimmer is so lovely.

The second is my fave as I now want to rush out and get that Sue Wilson die!!!
It is gorgeous. You have used a lovely design and I just have to ask...what is a DL card?

Lucy Woods said...

Two fabulous starry cards! Both gorgeous!
Lucy x

MaryH said...

Good luck with your repaired computer...always a bit scary when repairs must be done, and hopefully no lost data. Both of these are lovely. Your stenciling on #1 is perfection, and I love the traditional colors & happy festive design. Love your idea of the dry embossed panel, and overlay of the wonderful SW die shape. Very classy and I think you met Maureen's stars challenge just excellently! Good for you with 2 cards!!! Hugs & TFS

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hi hope you had a good weekend. Love your cards today. Strange how we rely on our computers nowadays. Not so long that we did not have the internet.

Love the 2nd card the most.

Thanks for popping over to see me. x

Mrs A. said...

Your North Star cards are gorgeous. I love the shape. I should think of using it more myself. The oblong really lends itself here. Hugs Mrs A.

Gibmiss said...

Two Fabulous card Kate...i forgot i have that Star Stencil....
hugs Sylvie xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Two gorgeous cards Kate, hope the 'puter will be up and working soon again.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Carol said...

These are fabulous Kate, love the die on the 2nd one. I have discovered a few DL cards which need used up too. Carol x

Pat said...

These Imagination Craft Starlight paints seem to be very versatile and you have made a wonderful job of stencilling with them on the first and than colouring a die cut with them on the second Kate. What a great idea to use the positive and negative of the die cut sentiment too. Two beautiful cards. x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, these are beautiful Kate! I love the fun colours and the glittery elements on the first one, but I think the second has stolen the spotlight for me. The gold is just so elegant and I love the flourish in the background! Two wonderful star creations!

Computer problems, I'm familiar! Just before Christmas, both of our computers crashed, within a couple of days of each other. What a nightmare! I feel very lucky that I keep back up drives of all of my photographs and important stuff, or that would have been a disaster! Hope you get it all sorted soon, I know how lost I felt without mine! hugs :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hi Kate, hope your laptop is back soon. I use my iPad for commenting but can't posts photos to my blog from it. Well done as you post from ti. Your cards are lovely

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Kate, I love the cards! Imagination make such gorgeous stencils, don't they? And the Starlights are amazing. Sue Wilson makes such intricate dies, and you've really done it justice. Hugs, Shaz XxX

Barb said...

Two really beautiful cards Kate. I really can't choose a favourite but that really is a lovely stencil. Sorry to hear you've still not got your laptop back. Barbxx

Sue said...

Wonderful and creative Christmas cards, Kate. Love them both.

Hugs
Sue

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Gosh, I am behind. Two fabulous cards but particularly drawn to the vibrancy of the first.
Technology eh?
Ang x

Karen P said...

These are fabulous Kate, love the rich colours you have used. Gilding paste and Starlights are on my wish list too lol! Stunning cards, whoever gets them is very lucky xx