Saturday, 11 June 2016

Christmas Card Club Challenge - #12 Star of Wonder or Anything Goes

Hi Crafters,

Today is the twelfth challenge of our Christmas Card Club so each of the members should have at least twelve cards set aside for Christmas this year! A great start to alleviate the panic nearer the big day.
I have chosen to go with the Anything Goes option for today's card, thanks Zoe for a great theme this time.


Recipe
Die - Christmas Scene Mini Background  - Sue Wilson
Sentiment Die - Creative Essentials
Snowflake Embossing Folder
Pebeo Silver Gilding Wax

In real life this gilding wax has a beautiful sheen to it but alas not in my photos.
A simple card to put together once the dies have been cut but one that could easily be given a different look just by changing the colour scheme.
This die happened to fall in to my basket while 'browsing' through Ebay, ahem. I thought it would be very useful as the inner rectangle could be replaced by an image or verse and this could easily be a winter Birthday card or similar as it's only the circular centre die cut that depicts Christmas.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
CHNC Challenge - June Challenge
CHNC Every Saturday - #285 Silver
Crafty Cardmakers - #165 Monochrome

Thank you for visiting today, if you get a chance to visit the other ladies on the team (list in top bar of header) you will be greeted with some fabulous creations to help with your festive inspiration and ideas, however I am posting a day early so their posts will be tomorrow but well worth waiting for.

See you tomorrow,

Lorraine 
xXx

37 comments:

meg said...

I haven't seen this die before and it looks so versatile though I love what you have done with it beautiful card

brenda said...

So pretty Lorraine, great design in the monochrome colours, apols it's short and sweet, offered a few words by way of apology on my blog.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

B x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh Lorraine, this is incredible!! I've never seen a Christmas card like this before, so unique and completely amazing!! LOVE the gunmetal tones, it's vintage London and ritzy runway at the same time!! LOVE IT!! hugs :)

Tracy said...

So beautiful and classy. Hugs!

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful, festive card Lorraine loving the dies you have used it looks so special
hugs
lorraine x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely Wow! What a wonderful card Lorraine, amazing die, it creates a fantastic scene, love everything about it, Kate x

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous cardLorraine... Gorgeous as always...
Hugs Sylvie
From a boiling hot Spain. Xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Lorraine, such an elegant die and beautiful design.
Pauline
x

Sarah said...

A really striking card Lorraine xx

Lucy Woods said...

This is gorgeous and so bold and effective!
Lucy x

Diane said...

WOW Lorraine, love it !!

hugs Diane xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine, love the dies
Lorraine x

Kat W said...

Wow, this is so striking with the monochrome and elegant die cut layers. I can see how versatile that die would be...can't wait to see what else you do with it!
Big hugs, Kat xx

Donna said...

Your card is amazing Lorraine, the die scene is awesom, not seen this one before! Well done for making such an early start on your cards...I'll probably start mine the week before Christmas like I always do lol! :) Donna ♥ x

Lisa Andersson said...

Sneaky little dies, they do it to me as well, LOL. Lovely design with lovely dies. It´s a really beautiful Christmas card, Lorraine.

Carol S. said...

Brilliant card and love those dies. Great design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

rachel said...

Beautiful card lorraine. Really very lovely and i think the die will be versatile x

Kim x said...

What a fabulous Monochrome card. Great die set.
Thank you for entering my challenge at CCM.
Hugs Kimx

Jane Willis said...

That looks a really useful die set, I'm sure you'll use it in many, many different ways, but the stunning simplicity of this card is absolutely perfect for it, it has real wow factor! Thanks for sharing at Sparkles Christmas
Jane

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant card, love the look the gliding wax leaves and loving the die too.xx{aNNie}

scrappymo! said...

Love this beautiful card, I have this die as well but have not opened the package yet!
After seeing your card, I am inspired to rip that package open and get cracking on my card too!

Gina Knott said...

Fabulous card! I love the monotone colours and beautiful dies! I have just used gilding waxes for the first time and they are gorgeous!
Hugs
Gina xx

Christine Harrop said...

A beautiful card using a gorgeous die. I love it Lorraine. Hugs Christine xx

Rita said...

What a stunning card Lorraine. Love it lots. Hugs Rita xxx

Sally Dodger said...

A stunning Monochromatic Christmas card. I love how you have arranged your gorgoeus dies and the Gilding Wax adds a lovley shimmer. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. Sally.x.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful dies and love the landscape scene along the bottom
Carol x

Sandy said...

Fantastic card - so intricate - You have created quite a scene!!
sandy xx

Joan said...

A beautiful card,love the dies and the mono colour scheme

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas this month

Joan

dutchess said...

Love it Lorraine..one of my favourite sue Wilson dies....we are just in from our christening...so tired sorry to be late commenting xxxxx

MaryH said...

I love Sue Wilson dies, so of course I'm entranced with this gorgeous card. I can just imagine the gleam of your gilding over the cardstock. This is such a cute scene, and those dies sure made this card come to life! Good for you at finding on eBay. I've had to force myself to avoid the SW...I have NO sales resistance. TFS & Hugs.

Rebecca said...

What a great Christmas card. This scene is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Bec

Mrs A. said...

What a fantastic die and gorgeous card youv've created using it too. Love your choice of colours. Hugs Mrs A.

Erika said...

What a lovely Christmas card Lorraine, a super die. Not seen that one before.
I love the CAS classy lines letting the die do all the work.

Hugs Erika. x

Zoe Tant said...

Wow what an effective combo of products and I love the monotone scheme that really makes all the images the focal point. Love it. Zx

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Sandra H said...

This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "To use TWO DIE'S" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Carol said...

What a gorgeous die Lorraine and as you say it has other possibilities too. Makes a very elegant card. Carol x
PS Sorry I'm so late commenting!