Sunday, 18 May 2014

Christmas Card Club Challenge # 11

Hi Crafters,
Well those two weeks went quickly again, I seem to be on catch up all the time lately so this card was hastily created yesterday I'm afraid. I know the date is coming up and's here and I'm not prepared. Anyway challenge #11 was set by Zoe and her theme was to use - ' A button, 3 brads, ribbon and one other accessory'.  For some reason I found this quite challenging, but hey, that's the point I hear you all saying, so here's my card...

Card recipe
Little Holly Berry stamp - Winter Faerie Poppets-Crafters Companion
Papers -Magazine Freebies
Wooden Button
Organza Ribbon
3 Brads
A Bell
Kraft cardstock
Diamond Stickles for wings
Linen Thread Stitching - Stampin 'Up
I went with a vintage Christmas theme this time and thought this sweet little Holly Faerie worked well. I also tried a new thing for me...stitching. I don't own a sewing machine so I thought I would dip my toe in the water with a few hand sewn stitches around the image, I think it turned out ok, I'm quite pleased. All the papers and cardstock were edged in Vintage Photo Distress Ink and the little bell I have had in my stash for ages.
I'd like to enter this in to the following challenges:
Completely Christmas - Challenge #12 Mid Month Sketch
Winter Wonderland - Holly and /or Ivy
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes #18
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers - No Sentiment
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes + An Embellishment (Bell)
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes
CHNC Extra - Anything Goes Christmas
CHNC Christmas Challenge - Festive Flowers and/or Foliage
Don't forget to check out the other ladies blogs in the challenge too, links in the tab at the top of my blog, for some amazing inspiration for your Christmas cards. It is only 220 days to Christmas you know, he, he.
Enjoy your Sunday and I will be round later for some commenting.


Rita said...

Fabulous card Lorraine. I found it a bit challenging too. Hugs Rita xxx

Christine Harrop said...

I'm another who struggled a wee bit with this challenge but I go there in the end. I love your vintage card Lorraine and the image is lovely. Hugs Christine xx

Planetsusie said...

Definitely struggled at first but after a bit of fun it came together for me! This is beautiful Lorraine, your papers are gorgeous, as is the image.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

scrappymo! said...

Love it! The image is wonderful and your stitching turned out fabulous. Well done!
I think you aced the brief. It has been so fun to check out each card today and yours is no exception!


Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful card Lorraine, absolutely stunning! The hand stitching is perfect and adds another texture. Hope you are having a lovely day Karen x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lorraine
Fabulous card... Stunning image..... Love the stitching.... Gorgeous
Hugs Sylvie xxx

dutchess said...

oh Lorraine how clever...lovely image...great card layout and all the brads and ribbon well everything there...and that stiching perfect! xxx

Lotta said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along in our challenge this week, for passion for ProMarkers. hugs Lotta

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

What a lovely vintage style card. The image is lovely and I like the bell detail. Lovely touch x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh WOW Lorraine this is absolutely beautiful and it has a wonderful vintage look to it which I love so much, the image, papers and embellishments look perfect.
lorraine x

Gina Knott said...

What a beautiful Christmas card! I love the way you have coloured her - she pops right out at you! Fab design too!
Gina x

Mary J said...

That is so gorgeous, Lorraine! I love the papers and details!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous. I love the image and beautiful colours.
Thank you for taking part in a Passion for Promarkers Challenge this week.
Sue xx

rachel said...

super card Lorraine - wonderful image and great layout - fab xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so adorable and beautiful image too

brenda said...

Gorgeous card and lovely image, it's one I have from many years ago and totally timeless.

Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Mrs A. said...

Fantastic card and I just love your stitching idea. I couldn't come up with anything much for this challenge. Everyone has made such lovely cards . Hugs Mrs a.

Sue Bridesmith said...

What a lovely take on our theme over at Completely Christmas, thank you so much for joining in with the fun, we would love you to come back again next week for another fun challenge...
Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas

Shari said...

Beautifully colored and designed card! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper and good luck in the challenge!

Wishcraft said...

Fab layout and details, a lovely card... I really struggle with recipe challenges, my brain just doesn't work that way! Hugs, Lisa x

Asha said...

Such a sweet little fairy and you've coloured her so well. LOVE the vintage vibe ... and those gorgeous papers.
hugs, Asha

downrightcrafty said...

wow this is gorgeous
hugs Kate xx

Sue said...

Stunning card Lorraine sorry I'm late playing catch up here but I've been enjoying the weather LOL huggles Sue xxx

Whisper said...

Aaah what a delightful image and a fabby vintage layout too, and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month and good luck, Luv Sam x

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card for Zoe's CCC challenge - love that image - and how wonderful that you used the sketch for this week's Completely Christmas challenge. Thanks also for entering this for all of my Craftyhazelnut challenges x

coops said...

so stunning lorraine.the image is gorgeous and i love your design and fab papers ;D

xx coops xx

Leanne said...

First of all, great blog! Love it, so cool. This image you colored is so pretty, wonderful colors, love the ribbon/bow and the sewing nicely done. Great added touch with the bell. Thanks for playing our challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

Leanne DT@OCS

Lynsey said...

Hi, this is a beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for joining in with the Winter Wonderland Challenge this week!
Hugs Lynsey x

Lexie said...

Fabulous Christmas it! Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck. xx

Sandy said...

A beautiful card, lovely take on our sketch.Fabulous image and gorgeous colouring!
Thanks for sharing with us at Completely Christmas Challenge blog this week.

JenniferD said...

Ooooha Christmas Card already! Must start myself! Love your Layering!Sewing looks Fad and the Perfect Image!

Carol said...

A wonderful vintage card Lorraine, love the image....a great take on the recipe. Carol x

Tracy said...

I love your choice of image, beautiful details and the design too, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge.

Helen x

Zoe Tant said...

THanks for joining my challenge. Fabulous card with lovely layers and combinations of colour and design. Hope all good with you and sorry I'm late.Zx