Sunday, 8 January 2017

Christmas Card Club Challenge #1 for 2017 - Anything Goes

Hi Crafters,

We are starting the rounds again this year at our friendly Christmas Card Club with the first challenge for 2017.

Our host, Margaret has given us an easy one to begin with...

ANYTHING GOES


I'm making an early start on some of my family cards so this is what I have created.


Recipe
Wreath Die - Tutti Designs
Fir Trees - Lea'bilities Dies
Stitched Ovals - Crealies Dies
Stamped Sentiment - Creative Expressions

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Creations - #332 ATG
Brown Sugar - #232 ATG
Fussy & Fancy - #179 Winter
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - #72 Lots of Glitter
CHNC on Saturday - #315 ATG Christmas
CHNC Challenge Extra Jan Challenge
ABC Christmas Challenge - A and B are for...Challenge
A - ATG or B - Bow


The rest of our group will be posting cards today too so to take a peek at them please follow the links in the tab above.
If you'd like to get a head start on your Christmas cards this year then why not join in with us? Send Margaret a message above and join our group - we don't bite :)

Happy Sunday

Lorraine 
xXx

33 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card Lorraine, beautiful embossing folder. I keep meaning to tell you I love your photo you look lovely.xx{aNNie}

brenda said...

Very stylish and elegant Lorraine and always good to get the 2017 stock building early.

B x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very elegant card

Christine Harrop said...

A really lovely card Lorraine. The wreath die is great. Hugs Christine xx

Rita said...

Hi Lorraine, what a gorgeous card. Love the wreath and the fresh look of your card. Hugs Rita xxxx

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful festive card Lorraine I love both the wreath and trees also the lovely embossed background that sparkly bow just adds to the festive delight of this creation
hugs
lorraine x

dutchess said...

Love it Lorraine...how clever you are with your designs and colours.....what a super way of making a wreath.Hope all is well and you are enjoying the weekend xxxx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Lorraine, Thats lovely. I have bought myself a couple of wreath dies in sales this year, so will be remembering this card, when I come to use them! Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz xx

Marlies said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Lorraine. An elegant design and a lovely embossed background too. Beautiful! hugs, Marlies

Zoe Tant said...

Super card Lorraine. Love the traditional colours with the white back ground. Happy New Year hugs Zx

rachel said...

beautiful traditional card Lorraine - and I adore the diecuts - wonderful make! Hugs rachel x

Gina Knott said...

Such a lovely card Lorraine! I love the wreath and sweet little pine trees and the colours are gorgeous.
Hugs
Gina xx

scrappymo! said...

This really is such an elegant card. i love all the dies...the wreath especially!
Beautiful design, Lorraine.

cotnob said...

A beautiful Christmas card Lorraine, a fabulous design and lovely traditional colours.
Pauline
x

Sarah said...

A super card Lorraine, love the texture and the traditional colours xx

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully designed card Lorraine, very traditional look, the dies are wonderful, great choice for the first challenge, Kate x

Mrs A. said...

Gosh this is stunning. I love the two colours for the wreath and the texture is just great. Hugs Mrs A.

Lucy Woods said...

This is lovely! I love wreaths!
Lucy x

meg said...

Love the traditional colours and theme but most of all the texture and sparkle

Hazel said...

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

Gibmiss said...

Stunning card... Lorraine...
hope you are feeling better
Hugs Sylvie xx

Kat W said...

You couldn't start much earlier than this! I can say that I won't be making any Christmas cards for quite a while yet, not least because there are so many birthdays and other events in the first 3-4 months of the year!
Your design is really beautiful and I love the texture on this card from the embossing and die cut foliage...oooh, and the pretty sparkle looks fab too :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
Happy New Year.
what a very lovely Christmas card.
I love your wonderful design, and the gorgeous wreath and embossing.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

MaryH said...

Sorry to be a day late in commenting, but at least I'm finally having a moment to visit. Lovely wreath, and I like the way you have used the 2 greens to layer this pretty die. (it's one I have, and it looks pretty done in gold too, but I didn't think to use a double layer. That makes it look so much fuller). It's a gorgeous card, and TFS. Happy New Year, and Hugs.

MaryH said...

Oops, forgot to say, I like your new photo too!

Marie B. said...

Your card is beautiful, Lorraine! I love the simple color scheme, and that wreath die is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at CHNC Extra! :)

~Marie B -DT

Sandra H said...

This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Lots of Glitter" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful embossing and love the wreath-great profile pic too
carol x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful card Lorraine! I love all the layers in your wreath, and that glittery red bow is so fun and festive! A fabulous holiday creation! :)

Lisa Andersson said...

It's beautiful, Lorraine! love the wreaths and the bow. Very elegant.
Hugs, Lisa

Barbara Bruder said...

Your card is very pretty. Love the wreath and the trees.Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara {Crafty Creations Challenges}

Sybrina K said...

Rainey, This is so pretty! I just love that sweet wreath and sparkle-y bow. Thanks so much for playing along with our glitter challenge at Sparkles Christmas. :)

Carol said...

A beautiful traditional card Lorraine, love the design and the gorgeous dies you've used. Carol x