Sunday, 2 April 2017

Christmas Flowers for CCC!

My Goodness another weekend already, where did the last one go!!! Another new month to boot, time is fleeing in.
Hello to You All, and I hope your weekend is going well. We have a mixture of weather here, but did manage to get a whirly of towels out and dried this morning before the juice started, or I should say Alistair did, he is awfully good at the hanging out and bringing in bless him., mind you I was making fruit scones, so going out to bring in the washing took his mind of the scones for a few minutes, he loves them and was off with one straight from the oven, they won't last long I'm thinking.

Thank you very much for your kind comments on my last card, I really appreciate the time you take to visit me.

I've got my cards for the Christmas Card Club and this time Carol is our hostess and has chosen Christmas Flowers which is right up my street as I love floral cards, here's what I've come up with;
Well Poinsettias had to be here didn't they and this image is by Papermania a few years ago, coloured with Derwent Inkintense Pencils, after heat embossing with WOW powder and cut out. SB Decorative Circles and CE Antique Gold card. Paper is also Papermania but can't remember with pad, but again it was a few years ago. The beautiful leaves and flourishes are SB too, given to me by my lovely fried Mrs. Duck, they come along with a rose, but that's for another day. First Edition Sentiment die and some gems.
This lovely Christmas Rose image is from the same stamp collection, coloured with Derwent Coloursoft Pencils and cut our. Paper is from the same pad as the first card, and the other layers were given by a friend ages ago and I've now found a use for them. a little sticky on sentiment , gems and a bow and lots of sparkle on the centre of the flowers.
Imagination Crafts beautiful flower stencil and Sparkle Medium for this card, sentiment is from IC too and just added a little bow. CE Graphite card and a red card I had in my stash, I didn't think anything else was needed.

I hope I've done Carol's challenge justice, it was a pleasure to do.

The Christmas Card Club is a bunch of us girls wanting to get ahead of our cards for Christmas, and we each take a turn in choosing the theme which is every two weeks.. and boy do they go in fast. It all makes things a little less hectic in the run up to the Big Day, so If you want to join us, just let me know , or any of my team mates and we will tell you how.  I'm scheduling this for tomorrow when the challenge goes live, so make sure you have a look at what the other girls make, always such wonderful cards, till then,




28 comments:

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Three glorious cards Kate, you have been so busy of late making multiple cards for the challenge, well done you. The poinsettia seems to be a favourite with the group this time and yours are both gorgeous, I love to see your makes using the sparkle medium.
Lorraine

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous cards you are getting well ahead.

Rita said...

Good Morning Kate. What beautiful Christmas Flowers. Love all three, but the beauty of that Poinsettia stands out for me. Enjoy your Weekend and I'd love your Fruit Scone recipe. Hugs Rita xxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Kate these are really beautiful. Love them all, couldn't pick one at all.xx ♥[aNNie]

Wendy L said...

Lovely cards Kate, I love the red and white one, xxxx

Christine Harrop said...

Three really terrific cards Kate and all so gloriously different! The poinsettia in #1 really stands out for me though. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Hugs Christine xx

Zoe Tant said...

3 lovely cards Kate and all so different and with so many different techniques and textures. Gorgeous! Zx

Linda Simpson said...

These are fabulous Kate. It has been a busy weekend here with lots of crafting done today and even managed to record a couple of videos too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

MaryH said...

I should certainly say so that you did the theme justice. Three beautiful cards, each one so different from the other in your designs & colors. Great work on the pencil & embossing of #1, love that wonderful red & the background paper, perfect. Also liked the Christmas roses, how pretty. And admiring the embossed poinsettias on #3....the sparkle is eye-catching! Well done & your scones sound yummy! TFS & Hgus

Sandy said...

Darn - I lost my comment! As usual, your Christmas cards are wonderful and your fruit scones sound delicious. Alistair knows what to do if he wants those scones to keep coming!!!!
sandy xx

Valerija said...

Stunning cards, as always!
Valerija xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
A beautiful festive ensemble. I particularly love the one with the sparkle medium. Think I should have been a Magpie rather than a Duck ........ talking of which, I hope the "lovely "fried" Mrs Duck" isn't a reference to my recent procedure lol!
Ang x

pam said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards Kate, love them all!! flowers..colours..
Pam x

rachel said...

These are all beautiful kate. Love them to pieces. Hugs rachel xx

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness, KAte! You got so many finished for our theme.
They are all lovely. The one you coloured iwt the derwent pencils looks so nicely done.
And that last one sure sparkles!

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Kate, all gorgeous cards, really love what you did with the Imagination Crafts stencil, I may have to try that! Hugs, Shaz Xx

dutchess said...

Three lovely cards Kate...just adore the last one!....sorry to be. Late commenting but I have had to dash up to Scotland as Aunty has had a fall......xxxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
beautiful cards and such super designs too.
They are all so very different and wonderfully created.
I must get your recipe for fruit scones as I have never made those successfully.
I can do plain or cheese ones though.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wow, you've been busy Kate, gorgeous cards for Christmas. The fruit scones sounds yummy!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kate
Three stunning cards...lovely selection ...
hugs Sylvie xx

Jennifer Johnston said...

Fabulous three cards Kate, all different. Love the Sparkle Medium card but then I'm slightly biased lol! love all Imagination Craft's products!! I can smell those delicious scones from here lol! I'm sure they didn't last long lol! they don't in our house!!
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Mrs A. said...

Three absolutely stunning cards but my favourite is the middle one. I just love the colours you have on it. I' don't suppose there are any scones left by any chance!! hugs Mrs A.

Sue said...

Hi Kate, looks like you were busy. Love the flower Christmas cards. Pretty Poinsettia, always a favorite of mine. Other two cards are equally as pretty.

Hugs
Sue

meg said...

Beautiful selection of Christmas florals Kate

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Kate, what a great collection of Christmas cards! I love the focal poinsettia on that first one, and the soft white flowers on the second one are just lovely. The show stopper for me today is the third card. That high contrast of red and black against the white is just so festive and elegant! Poinsettias and glitter, two of my favourite holiday things!! LOVE!! Hope you are having lovely spring weather. sending hugs :)

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Kate, they are all beautiful but I especially like the last one - such a striking design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Barb said...

Three gorgeous cards Kate and they're all very different. My favourite is the third. The red sparkle is really striking. Barbxx

Carol said...

You definitely did the challenge justice Kate...a trio of beautiful cards, all so pretty. Sorry to be so late commenting this time. Carol x