Coffee & Card November

Another week, another Coffee and Card session in my local Costa. I love these sessions, such fun!
We finally started on Christmas as I always like to kick November off with some thankful themed cards first.
As always, since it's a 'drop-in', the cards are achievable by beginners too.
Both cards have the same layout.
The first is using the Wise Men From Afar stamp set. I really love the way this card came out and, in fact, only one lady opted for the alternative card as their first choice!

The base card is night of navy with a layer of sahara sand on top. The inks are in those colours too. Ribbon is retired, the whole thing is lifted by a silver glimmer card star, die cut with the Starlight Thinlits Dies.

The alternative card focuses (heavily!) on snowflakes.

Base card in pool party with a crumb cake layer on top, inks in matching colours. The scallop punch and ribbon are retired....but I've learned not to get rid of my punches when they retire they just come in so handy!
Stamp set for both the snowflakes and sentiment is called..... Snowflake Sentiments!
I've another Coffee & Card session this week so I best go making some samples!