Saturday 1 November 2014

Christmas Card Club Challenge # 23 - SNOWMEN

Hi Crafters,
Another fortnight has past and we are meeting up at our friendly Christmas Card Club again for another festive challenge and this time the host is ME! I am posting this a day early as my 613 Avenue Create DT post coincides and I don't like to mix DT posts on the same day.  I have chosen 'Snowmen' for our theme and I hope the ladies on our team enjoyed playing along.  I think snowmen are quite popular among us so hopefully it wasn't too difficult to find a stamp or digital image to use.
Here is my contribution to the group...

I decided to use this gorgeous freebie image that was on the Sugar Nellie Facebook page recently and colour with a vintage style but also make it a shaker card. You may just be able to see the tiny snowflakes in the bottom of the shaker.

Sugar Nellie Image - My Friend Flakey
Papers - Dovecraft Krafty Christmas 6x6 pad
SB Grand Circle Dies
Cheery Lynn  and Joy Snowflake die
Wild Rose Studio Snowflake Corner Die
Distress Inks - Brushed Corduroy & Evergreen Bough
Sentiment - Computer generated
Glamour Dust
Scribble & Scrap - #30 Anything Goes
Crafty Card Makers and More - #126 Cut It Out
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers - #271 Add Some Sparkle
Diva's By Design - Anything Goes
The Sugar Bowl - #118 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - #253 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - #118 Anything Goes
Sister Act - #81 Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Nov. Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge - Christmas Cards
CHNC Christmas Every Saturday - #201 Sparkle
CHNC Christmas Challenge Extra - Nov. Anything Goes
CHNC Patterned Paper - November Challenge
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #53 Anything Goes + Layers
Hope you can find the time to visit the other ladies tomorrow playing along with this theme, their cards are gorgeous and you can find their links in the tab at the top of my blog.
See you all soon,


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image and

Rita said...

Good Morning Lorraine. What a stunning Snowman card. Love the image and the perfect colouring. Have a Good Weekend. Hugs Rita xxx

Linda Levoir said...

Such a beautiful shaker card, Sugar Nellie images are always sweet and you've coloured this one perfectly. Love those little snowflakes in the shaker and the card has a really pleasing design. Beautifully finished and perfectly balanced, love it :) xx

Sue said...

This is a gorgeous shaker card Lorraine. I love the sweet image, beautiful colours and wonderful detailing.
Sue xx

Crafting Andy said...

Love this card. Everything about it is amazing. Hugz.Andrea.x

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, such a beautiful colour combo and design. Great challenge, I love snowmen. Carol x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Lorraine what a beautiful card, I love your colours, and how on earth id you do the sentiment in a curve, it's brilliant.
It's a lovely challenge, I love snowmen so thank you, hugs Kate x

Carol S. said...

Love the image and the card is gorgeous. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Hazel said...

What a darling card, Lorraine, and loving theme for our CCC challenge. Thanks for sharing this for all of my Craftyhazelnut challenges and also Suzy Bee's, Hazel, DTs x

Juls said...

This is fabulous, love how you have framed the image, thanks for sharing with us in the sugar bowl :-) xx

Zoe Tant said...

Fun challenge Lorraine and I love your card. Like the depth you've created and the pretty image and colours. Zx

Sue said...

Fab challenge Lorraine!!! even though mine was a bit rushed:( yours is gorgeous and I will make a better one when I feel up to it huggles Sue xx

Anonymous said...

I love this so gorgeous and love the colour combo too hugs me xx

Eileen said...

A really great image, beautifully coloured and gorgeous design and layout. That snowflake is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining in with our 'Add Some Sparkle' challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week, and good luck
Eileen x

Camille Short said...


Mrs A. said...

What a fab snowman shaker card. Thanks or such a fun them this challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

dutchess said...

Great card Lorraine...just loved this challenge....all the different images its a treat xxxxx

Jacee said...

Beautiful card Lorraine, love the colour and the image is lovely, great snowflake too.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Gina's Cards said...

Love this shaker card Lorraine! The colour combo and your colouring is fab and I love the little snowflakes.
Gina x

Karen Petitt said...

Really enjoyed the challenge Lorraine and I dug out a really old die that I have not used in ages so it was good for me!
Beautiful card, love the image which you have coloured beautifully, and the colours and details are just stunning! A truly beautiful Christmas card Karen x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love this image and your colours are fab, one of my fave snowflakes too. Thanks for playing at the Sugar Bowl too x

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness...I am drooling over this beauty. I love the look of shaker cards...yours is fabulous. I too like the curved sentiment. so perfect for this card design!!

This is a wonderful card, Lorraine.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lorraine
Stunning card... Love the image.....
Thanks for great Challenge
Hugs Sylvie xxxx
Some great cards on your blog

Brenda said...

Wow, Lorraine, this is gorgeous! I love everything about it.

Janette said...

Gorgeous card, just so sweet...
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

Planetsusie said...

Hi Lorraine - what a corker of a challenge! I loved it and thanks to Rita's challenge last time I won some digis including a wonderful snowman image with my reindeer card! This freebie image is brilliant and I love the vintage style you have given to your creation. Great card.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Julie said...

Wow, Lorraine - this is just stunning! Awesome colouring and love the design! Thanks for joining us at A Passion for Promarkers this week, Juliexx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word this is so cute and totally delightful, I adore that image and what gorgeous embellishments and design work, I love it
lorraine x

rachel said...

awww what a fabulous snowman and such a fabulous card - love it!! Big Hugs Rachel xx

Marie Bingaman said...

I love your color combo! :)

MaryH said...

Lorraine, I nearly missed your pretty card as well. When I was going down the list Sunday afternoon, some members had not posted at that time. (or else I just overlooked something!). Wow, this is a superlative freebie image. Love the look and the fact that you made it into such a stunning shaker card. Love the colors, the sparkling snowflake and that swirling die at the base of the image. Thanks for a great challenge theme too. Hugs


Great creation! Colors, coloring, layout, details...everything is wonderful!
Thanks for playing at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge.
Good luck.

Leanne said...

Elegant gorgeous, the sparkle and the snowman friend image is awesome. Nice touch with the snowflakes too. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at One Crazy Stamper.

Leanne DT
One Crazy Stamper

Lozzy said...

What a beautiful card, really pretty..Thank you for joining us at Bearly-Mine and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

Sally Dodger said...

A beautiful card. Your image is gorgeous, coloured perfectly and makes a fantastic shaker card. Your colour scheme is really pretty and the dies complement your image fabulously. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Sally D.x.

Unknown said...

I love this snowman thanks for joining us at brown sugar and good luck in the draw
Hugs Tonnie DT

Unknown said...

Just popping by to thank you for joining in our challenge over at Scribble and Scrap. Good Luck!

Jill Scribble and Scrap DT

Dorothy said...

Adorable card...thanks so much for joining the challenge at Bearly Mine Challenges!

Helen said...

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

Helen x