Sunday, 27 July 2014

Christmas Card Club #16 - Trees

Hi Crafters,
The weeks soon roll by and it's time for our friendly Christmas Card Club challenge. This time it is Sylvie's turn to choose a theme and she chose ' Trees ' somewhere on your card. Now I thought about making a CAS card this time as I like a challenge :) however it started off as CAS and ended up as slightly more involved. Each time I looked at it I felt I needed to add a bit more of something, anyhow this is how it turned out...


The stamped trees are from an old Papermania stamp set together with the sentiment. I used DI for the land and sky and added some shabby white Frantage to give the impression of snow. The organza ribbon, button and charm are from my stash.
Challenges:
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - It's A Jolly Holiday
Crafty Catz - #241 Anything Goes
Completely Christmas - #22 Anything Goes
Sister Act - #67 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - #44 Anything Goes
CHNC Extra - July Anything Goes
 
Well that's another little Christmas card to pop in my box, it's got quite a few in it now. Pop over to the rest of the CCC ladies (page tab at the top of my blog) and check out what they have come up with this week and get some ideas and inspiration for your own Christmas cards - it's only 150 days away !!!
Thanks for dropping in and saying Hi,....enjoy your Sunday whatever you are up to.
 
Bye for now,
 
Lorraine

31 comments:

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lorraine
This is fabulous ... Love the Frantage.... That reminds me i have some....
Enjoy your Sunday
Hugs Sylvie xxx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous Christmas card still looks CAS to me love the layout and aperture and beautiful frantage-still not mastered using this yet mine still looks like a spillage!
Carol x

Rita said...

Beautiful card Lorraine. The trees look fantastic and the gorgeous ribbon just finishes it off. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

dutchess said...

great card Lorraine...I know what you mean I have never managed a CAS card yet!.....love the frantage itsso realistic! xxxxx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. thank you for entering it into the Creative Fingers challenge.

Planetsusie said...

This is beautiful Lorraine - I love those colours and you have reminded me about Frantage, I always forget to use it. Not sure whether you remember what sort of card that is but if you do, I would love to know.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Christine Harrop said...

Well it's fairly CAS Lorraine - I guess it all depends on just how "fussy and fancy" your usual cards are. Regardless I think it is gorgeous! Hugs Christine xx

Gina Knott said...

This is such an elegant card - I love it!! Love the stamp, colour palette and frantage.
Hugs
Gina x

cuilliesocks said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, love everything you've done with it, the frantage looks fab, Kate x

Sue said...

Fab card Lorraine! love the frantage ..really lovely..huggles Sue xx

scrappymo! said...

This is so lovely. The frantage is perfect for this. I have some and must give it a try!
The trees are so pretty on that DI background you have created. Wonderful card!

Asha said...

Just so lovely , Lorraine. Fab colours and image. Simple and nostalgic.
hugs, Asha

Karen Petitt said...

Oh dear I really do not need any more embossing powder or UTEE, even if it is Frantage! I love it, l.o.v.e. it - the texture on the card is beautiful and I love the ribbon and how you have placed it - will try to remember that lol! Really beautiful card Lorraine. Have a lovely week Karen x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Lorraine.The trees look fab and I love the design.
Lorraine x

Hazel said...

Perfectly delightful card for Sylvie's challenge for CCC and thanks for sharing for Completely Christmas 22 and CHNC challenge extra for July - hope to see you there again soon. x

Carol said...

A beautiful card Lorraine, very elegant. Carol x

Mrs A. said...

Perfect little stunner. Gorgeous colourway. I kept adding layers to my card as I felt it lacked something. Hugs mrs a.

MaryH said...

The frontage really did look like snow on the tree scape. So very pretty too. Loved the circle aperture with this snowy tree scene, and the way you've done the ribbon design as well. Delightful addition of the charm and your layers certainly added a lot of sparkling beauty to this marvelous card. TFS & Hugs

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, love the tree scene with frantage in the circle and the way you kept the rest of the card quite simple.
luv
Debby

Lizzie said...

Gorgeous card.Hugs xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Through the Craft Room Door.
Hugs
Cathy DT member
xxxxx

Susangail Powell said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Love your card!

coops said...

so gorgeous lorraine.the frantage is fab and i love your stylish design :D

xx coops xx

Wishcraft said...

My Christmas card total still stands at 2 lol! Love your super stylish design, the trees and frantage look fab :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Lisa :) said...

so cute love the bows and tree charm!

Sue Bridesmith said...

Gorgeous design love it...thank you for sharing it with us over at the Completely Christmas Challenge Challenge....
Hugs
Suzy B ( Owner )
Xx

carol said...

Hello...Beautiful creation, thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Helene Siermans said...

Great work with the image and the frantage! Love the window idea too.

Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Catz Challenge blog. Good luck!
Nick

rachel said...

this is wonderful Lorraine - I love it! Hugs Rachel x

Teresa said...

Beautiful card, love the frantage - thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers, good luck and hope to see you again x

Elizabeth Hart said...

I LOVE the look you created with these tess - awesome!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers challenge, elizabeth (DT)