Tuesday 3 June 2014

Christmas Card Club Challenge #12 ~ Nativity

Hi Crafters,
Hope you are well and getting plenty of crafting done.
Life has been a bit hectic here for the past fortnight and so my post for the Christmas Card Club is a couple of days late. Our challenge was set by Sue J. and was a great theme - Nativity - however, having searched through my stash of stamps and digi's I could not find anything to fit the bill, I have Christmas trees, Santa's, Snowmen, Snowflakes and all manner of Christmas goodies but not ...a Nativity scene. Then after seeing some of the great inspirational cards from the other members of our group I had a light bulb moment and remembered the extensive range of cut files that they have at the Silhouette Cameo store. I tend to overlook my Cameo and it's versatility. The fact is that it sits at the back of my table and tends to be partially covered in all manner of things as I rummage through boxes and drawers looking for things that I know I have somewhere but can't quite remember exactly where. ( Am I the only one who does this?....please say I'm not). It also has to be pulled forward from the wall to allow room for the cutting mat to freely go back and forth so this means clearing a space for that too. I'm in desperate need of a re-org in my craftroom I think and it is well overdue. Over the years I have collected quite a lot of crafty goodies and my room is bursting at the seams so I think it's time so ask Hubby for some more shelves.
Sorry, waffle over and on to the card....

The scene was cut from black cardstock and 3D on top of a night sky scene made using Distress Inks. I added some tiny gems for stars. The words were also cut using my Cameo and the glitter snowflakes are a mix of Marianne Designs  and Cheery Lynn dies.

I'm entering in to the following challenges:
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - No Red or Green
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes #233
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes #14
CHNC Challenge Extra - Anything Goes Christmas
Thanks for stopping by today, as always the links to the other members blogs are in the page tab at the top of my blog, go and see what they have been up to.
See you soon,


Rita said...

Beautiful card Lorraine. Hugs Rita xxx

Vicky said...

WOW........sweetie this is incredibly beautiful. Its so gorgeous, I absolutely love the effect.

Thank you so so much sweetie for your donation on behalf of my Race For Life, its something so very close to my heart & really means so much when I have lovely blogging friends like you to support me. So from the very bottom of my heart I thank you hun, you are a total gem mmwah!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Christine Harrop said...

A beautiful card Lorraine! You are certainly not alone in knowing something is there but ...... I sometimes make a start to clear things but then I never ever find things again - so now I just leave well alone. Lol! Hugs Christine xx

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card - beautiful response to Sue'a nativity challenge for CCC - and thanks for sharing for Completely Christmas and CHNC challenge extra for June x

Wishcraft said...

Love the scene you've used Lorraine, this is lovely... and yes, my craft room is exactly the same! Hugs, Lisa x

Crafty Judith said...

Fabulous Christmas card hun and ty for sharing with us at Completely Christmas - good luck Judith DT x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine - glad you remembered your Silhouette. And yes, we are all the same! My ScanNCut sits in exactly the same position as yours - covered with other stuff, and needs to be brought forward to let the cutting mats travel freely!

Karen x

Gina's Cards said...

This is a totally wonderful Christmas Card Lorraine. I love the way you have place the gems for the stars.
Gina x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is such a stunner. So striking it really jumps off of the card. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Cathy GDT Member

tilly said...

an adorable scene, love this very pretty card, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz

D- said...

Your card is beautiful. Thanks for playing along at Through the Craft Room Door.
Crafty hugs,
TTCRD Guest Designer

debby4000 said...

Lovely Christmas card

rachel said...

a gorgeous card Lorraine - love the silhouette - beautiful! Hugs rachel x

Annie said...

stunning with the black against that fabulous night sky!
hugs, annie x

Unknown said...

What a wonderful card you have created for our 'anything goes' challenge at Crafty Catz! Thank you so much for joining and I do apologise for my belated comment.
Anna xxx

coops said...

so stunning lorraine.your nativity scene is fabulous :D

xx coops xx

Mary J said...

Really gorgeous, Lorraine! I love how you did the background!

Ella's Design said...

Fab Christmas card, Lorraine! I love the striking contrast between the inked background and silhouette image - a great CAS Xmas card! Hugs, Lisa x

downrightcrafty said...

what a fabulous image and a great card
hugs Kate xx