Sunday, 26 April 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenge #9 - Stars

Hi Crafters,
Hope you are all having a great weekend.
Thank you to all my visitors here recently for the lovely comments left, I really do appreciate you popping in and saying Hi!
 
So on to why I am here today...  ...two weeks have whizzed by again and it is time for another Christmas card challenge with my bunch of crafty friends. This time it was Valerie's turn to choose a theme and here is my card for the 'Stars' theme.
 
Recipe
Embossed Cardstock - Limetree Crafts
Merry Christmas Die - Joycrafts
Mirri card
X-Cut Star Die
Silver Christmas paper - Anita's Classic Christmas Papers
Bows - Scribble & Scrap Store (now closed)
 
Gosh, white and silver cards are very difficult to photograph, the glare from the mirri card was a tricky one to overcome but this is the best I could do.
It was quite a simple card really, just matting and layering the beautiful star embossed card on to the mirri and cutting out the stars and sentiment die in mirri also. Then I cut the same size stars from the silver Christmas papers and scored them at each point so I could fold and make them dimensional. Then I adhered them to the mirri stars. A piece of silver cord and a bow to finish.
 
Challenges I'd like to enter:
ABC Christmas Challenge - H is for Happy Holiday
Brown Sugar - #143 ATG
Sister Act - #103 ATG
 
Well that's another one for the box, it's filling up quickly and I'm confident that I will have enough Christmas cards made now to alleviate the frantic making session I had a couple of years ago when December crept up and bit me before I knew it. If you want to join in with our friendly challenge each fortnight just get in touch with Margaret who will tell you the ropes.
I hope you enjoy your Sunday, I am going to a Christening today so I will be round to comment later in the day.
Bye for now,
 
Lorraine
 

29 comments:

coldwaters2 said...

This is very beautifully designed Lorraine very classy love the embossed background and those awesome silver stars, excellent creation.
hugs
lorraine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the stars, they are very effective against the embossed background

Gibmiss said...

Morning Lorraine
Stunning card... Love those Stars....
Hugs Sylvie x

Rita said...

Beautiful card Lorainne. Love those pretty stars. Have a good day. Hugs Rita xxxxxx

Marlies said...

A beautiful, elegant Christmas card. I like the way you made the starts, they look great! hugs, Marlies

Pamellia Johnson said...

Amazing Lorraine!! Loving those 3d stars!! Your background pattern is so perfect and the metallic adds such a wonderful festive flair! Perfect for a holiday card! hugs :)

Mrs A. said...

Love how you have made the stars 3d. That really is a great idea. Silver mirror card looks fab and I love the classic look of your design. Thankyou for joining in my theme. Hugs Mrs A.

dutchess said...

wonderful 3 d stars Lorraine...a real classy card xxxxx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card.

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous folded starts. This is a stunning card...love the silver foil and the beautiful shimmer!

Inkyfingers said...

What an elegant looking card Lorraine! I love those dimensional stars and the embossed background adds a lot of texture>

Karen Petitt said...

Wow, wow, wow! Lorraine that is one stunning card. Love your stars - they are so dimensional! This is perfect for the challenge too.
On another note I haven't forgotten you hun - I have an envelope ready to post the next time one of us goes out, I've just not been up to getting out of the house much and after the last trip for a hospital appointment we had to come straight back home as I was in too much pain - so I will get them to you soon Karen x

cuilliesocks said...

Brilliant card Lorraine, love your design with the stars and all the silver is gorgeous, hugs Kate x

Carol S. said...

Fabulous card Lorraine. Love the stars and the design is stunning. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Carol S. said...

Fabulous card Lorraine. Love the stars and the design is stunning. Hugs, Carol S.xx

MaryH said...

Lorraine, this is so pretty, with the stars embossing, the silver stars and the total design of this Stars Challenge theme. I had to smile at your 'it's just a simple card' comment. Mine was a very simple one as well, but I had so much trouble, and finally just said "it is what it is!". I am loving this one! TFS & Hugs

Kat W said...

A very elegant design - love the white and silver combo and the 3D stars are fab :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous Christmas card.
luv
Debby

rachel said...

this is brilliant Lorraine -the 3D stars look fabulous - excellent! Hugs rachel x

Jacee said...

How lovely Lorraine, a great design, I'm lovin' those stars!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Gina Knott said...

Wow Lorraine, this is beautiful! I love the stars!!! and the colour palette is gorgeous!
Hugs
Gina xx

Erika said...

Hope you enjoyed the Christening.
Love your Christmas card, white and silver is such a super colour combo. Great stars and bows too.

Hugs Erika. x

Bettina L. said...

Love the embossed design with the silver stars. Thanks for sharing at ABC Christmas Challenge this round. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx

Gea said...

This is a nice card . Thank you fot joining BSC

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR April challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for April - I'd love to see it there too. x

Carol said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine, so elegant. Carol x

Margaret said...

Love the white and silver theme such an elegant card. Thanks for joining in at CHN Christmas extra this month.
Hugs
Margaret M

Christine Harrop said...

Such gorgeous stars and I love the silver and white theme! Great card Lorraine. Christine xx

Zoe Tant said...

ooh very crisp. simple and sparkly just how stars should be. Love it! Zx