Sunday, 11 December 2016

Snowy Scene for the Christmas Card Club!

Good Morning to You!! I hope all is well and that you are enjoying the weekend. I'm sure like me yo well have lots to get done with the run up to Christmas.

Well it's time once again for the CCC ladies to share their cards for the final time this year.....boy has it gone in fast, and this time it's our lovely Rita who has chosen the theme...Snowy Scene, here is what I've come up with;

Two lovely images from Micheal Powell, bought a few years back when Papermania brought out a range with his art work....Shame about my photography.
I made these a while back and now can't remember what I used to colour them and they are now off in the post. 

I bought whilst at the Birmingham craft show the other year two cross stitch bookmarks with Micheal Powell's art work, in fact the man himself sold them to me and he was drawing at his stall, I was entranced watching him at work, he wasn't holding a workshop or anything, just sketching away whilst he stood there.  It must be marvellous to have such a talent being able to just pick up your pencil and start drawing.

I have enjoyed all the challenges set by the CCC ladies this year, and thank you Rita for this one. It fairly fills up the card box and I've not had a rush to get the cards made, in fact I've still got a few left.
However, a note to self....next year keep them completely flat!! I thought I was doing well with having no bows and bulky decoupage, but even gems can keep the cards from fitting through that ridiculous small slot. 

Not much on the cards today..pardon the pun, just some food shopping, ordinary food that is, can't face the battle of Christmas food shopping yet. So it will be a quiet day.
We were busy yesterday helping to load up a container which is now on it's way to Syria with clothes, shoes and all manner of things that the Refugees need. Alistair and I have been involved with Highland Support Refugees for a wee while now and  it was good to see this huge container driving off with the boxes of clothes for children, which I've mainly put together along with other volunteers. Originally it was bound for Lebanon, but something has gone wrong there and now on to Syria, where very brave Aid Workers, and thank goodness for them, will distribute what we have sent, and that's 919 boxes. 

Thank you all for the comments left  about my previous card, most appreciated.
Enjoy your Sunday whatever you plan to do and see you soon,

I would like to enter the first card into;
fashionablestampingchallenges.com/2016/12/11/challenge-118-anything-goes/#comment-10582

34 comments:

meg said...

two lovely cards Kate they have an old fashioned feel to them (the kind I like best) love the way you used the colours. Hope you have a quiet day, sounds as though you need it after the hard work yesterday.

Rita said...

Good Morning Kate. Love your cards for this challenge, my first thought was they would make a beautiful framed picture. Love the colouring, something I am not very good at. Enjoy your Day and Thank you once again for your friendship throughout the year. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Christine Harrop said...

Two terrific cards Kate. You reminded me that I, too, bought a couple of his stamps a couple of years ago. Maybe I need to look them out. I don't have too much left to do - although you always seem to find that something is missing or not done fairly late on don't you? HAve a good day. Hugs Christine xx

brenda said...

Micheal Powell images are rather lovely aren't they Kate and you have made who super cards with them, he first in particular is a glorious winter scene with the hints of pink, there again the blue DL very much appeals.

B x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I love both of these cards Kate. The artwork is stunning and I really like how you've coloured them with the subtle pastel tones on the first and shades of blue on the second. I've really enjoyed seeing your various Christmas cards throughout the year and I love how they've all been so different too. Wishing you a lovely week. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Shirley Chillman said...

Two beautiful scenic makes Kate, off to check out your other makes.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Well done on filling the boxes to Syria Kate, they will come to good use.

Gorgeous cards with lovely Michael Powell scenes, the tone to tone colouring is so beautiful, enjoy the weekend.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Shirley Chillman said...

With my other hat on Kate such wonderful pieces of artwork.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Lucy Woods said...

Aww these are so beautiful and Christmassy!
Lucy x

Mac Mable said...

The art work is amazing and love the both cards, very different, love them X well done too on your fabulous efforts with the boxes and the refugee help, so very good of you both x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful cards and scenes ! Happy sunday xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Kate, lovely cards, I remember those stamps being released, but I never got any. Lovely job you've done with them. Have a lovely Christmas, Hugs, Shaz xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two lovely cards Kate, this artist has some lovely images in the craft world. I love the first one with the pink, grey and purple tones in it.
Lorraine

Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous scenic cards Kate, love them.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Sandy said...

Wonderful Christmas cards Kate! I do love the Michael Powell scenes. I wish I could find more of his stamps. I think I have 2 but only one winter scene.
Bless you - what a wonderful group you must have to be sending the packages to refugees in Syria. We support two children.s hospitals, one for children born with deformities and the other for children with cancer. We also support the humane society here.
I don't know the difference between regular food shopping and Christmas food shopping. Unless you fix a very special meal like we do with either a turkey are some kind of roast.
Merry Christmas to you and Alistair!
Sandy Claus xx

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous cards Kate... I will be late with my card... just got back from the uk...
so not spun round yet...
Hugs Sylvie xx

scrappymo! said...

Two very lovely card, Kate. The artist is very talented and you were have been quite lucky to see him sketching at that sale!

So heartwarming to hear of the work you and the others have done for the refugees.

Mrs A. said...

Tow marvellous cards. I love his style of drawing. I have a couple of these stamps. Seaside ones I think but that is not a reason to not use them. I'm sure they could be adapted for snow instead of sand!! Must go and fish them(sorry for the pun) out whilst the iron is hot so to speak.
Love the scenes you have created here and the colours. very contemporary. Have a lovely Christmas and New year. hugs Mrs A.

Hmm. It's gone very quite downstairs. Not a good sign when you have 2 pesky elves loose in the house.!!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards Kate, love the snowy scenes.
Lorraine x

dutchess said...

Kate these are two super cards I think that Michael Powel is a great artist and has a modern quirky look I just love the way you have used the stamps....all going to plan here,cards posted,decorations up,all presents bought just the wrapping to do....no cooking for me this year as we are going to my niece for Christmas dinner.....bliss....
Xxxx

MaryH said...

Very frosty and definitely fit the Snow Scene challenge. I'm not familiar with this artist, but I like the 2 scenes you've shared on your lovely cards. I agree - it must be such a miracle to have a gift like this artist has. Lucky you to watch him at work! Agree also on the club helping me to have a good supply of Christmas cards that needed inserts - so aside from the friendship of the members, it's great to build that stash. Pleased to hear the refugee supplies are on the way to those in need. God Bless, and Merry Christmas. TFS & Hugs

Anne said...

919 boxes is amazing and I'm sure they will be very much appreciated in Syria by those in need, what a fantastic achievement.
These images are perfect for the theme, I'm not familiar with that artist either so must have a look, how lovely that you got to watch him work

Anne x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hello again Kate, I've just popped back again to say thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, Sandra x

rachel said...

wonderful cards Kate. I am so impressed with the charity work. Well done to all of your team! Hugs rachel x

Carol said...

Two fabulous snowy scenes Kate, love the images. Well done on the charity front too. Carol x

aussie aNNie said...

BEAUTIFUL Kate, just stunning. Great work volunteers do. The children will be thrilled, especially clothing. We all try to donate generously.xx{aNNie}

danisart said...

beautiful winter cards!! Feel the christmas season!!! Thanks for sharing at FSC!!!!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wonderful cards Kate. Those images are just perfect for the theme, love the serene feel to the palettes you used. What an amazing charity to be involved with, bravo to you! have a great day :)

cotnob said...

Two beautiful cards Kate, lovely winter scenes.
It must have been very rewarding to see your container start on it's long journey.
Pauline
x

Diane said...

Two really wonderful cards Kate, sounds like you have been busy with your charity.

Hugs Diane

Sue said...

Kate, two wonderful scenes for Christmas cards. Love them both.

Hugs
Sue

Florence said...

Beautiful cards Kate. Well done to you both and the refugee charity Team.
Hugs Flo x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Two wonderful cards. I have a Michael Powell cross stitch a friend made for me of Venice, in a frame.
Glad your container is on its way. You have both done something wonderful helping others less fortunate.
Ang x

Erika said...

Loving both your snowy scene cards, wish I could draw like that too.
As for the Refugee collecting, well done to you both, such a great cause to work for. I'm sure everything you send will be much needed. That's some amount of boxes.

Have a super weekend, hugs Erika. x