Sunday, 7 June 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenge #12 - Christmas Scene

Hi Crafters,
It was Kate's turn to choose a theme for our friendly challenge this time and she has given us 'Christmas Scenes'.
I had a Papermania decoupage sheet with this beautiful Christmas Night Scene and thought this would fit perfectly in to the theme.
It had three layers to complete the picture but I feel as though I have cheated as it was die-cut too so just a case of popping it out and layering it up. I'm so used to taking hours to make one card by colouring the image and picking out papers, finding a sketch or design to follow and then putting it all together that this was done in a flash. However the fact that I need to make as many Christmas cards as I can to stock my stall and give out to family and friends means that these sheets are a Godsend.
But then I felt guilty so I made another card, lol...
Not a traditional Christmas Scene but a lovely wintry scene at that.
I used a Dreamweaver Stencil to apply embossing paste on to some thick cardstock and before it dried I sprinkled black glitter over it, this created the background trees. I then layered another tree-scape die-cut on top which I think is a Taylored Expressions die (I bought ten from Ebay and I can't quite remember). The deer and single die-cut tree in the front are both Memory Box dies and they were layered up too showing the deer coming out from behind the trees. A quick dusting of glamour dust on the branches for the snow.
The banner was cut using a Spellbinder die and the sentiment is from a Papermania set. A little silver metal snowflake and organza bow to finish.
A side view shows the dimension:
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Creations - #290 All Creatures Great and Small (2nd card)
Craft Dee Bowz - ATG - include a handmade bow (2nd card)
CHNC Extra - June Challenge ATG (2nd card)
CHNC Every Saturday - #232 Use some BLUE (1st card)
We are almost half way through the year so I hope you have made a start on your Christmas cards ladies :)
If you would like some inspiration from the group then pop over to their blogs using the list in the tab in the header.
Happy Sunday everyone!


brenda said...

I looked at that lovely blue winters scene and thought how pretty Lorraine, then I scrolled down and saw the deer in the trees and adore that one.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lorraine
Wowee two stunning cards... They look amazing... Love them both
Have a nice day,... Gorgeous in Gib....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Rita said...

Wow Lorraine, I have never seen such a beautiful card cut from dies. Truly amazing. Hugs Rita xxxx

Sue said...

WOW! These are stunning Lorraine.
The decoupaged scene is so beautiful and the scene created with the trees and deer is wonderful. The sparkle in the background looks so effective.
Sue xx

Jo said...

Oh wow, you've been busy! Gorgeous makes Lorraine....I really must get cracking on Christmas cards....gonna be here before we know it.
hugs Jo x
ps - ATC's are all ready to go, will pop them in post first thing tomorrow

Jac Desordre said...

what great cards, love the deer peeping through the woods, thats so clever x

Granmargaret said...

Both lovely cards, but I like the first one the best.

Pamellia Johnson said...

These are both beautiful cards Lorraine. It's so true, the card kits are great when you have a bulk amount to get done, but I admit I am always more drawn to cards that are made from scratch. Your gorgeous deer scene is absolutely breathtaking!! I love how you layered the trees behind and in front of the deer, it really makes the scene come to life!! hugs :)

dutchess said...

lovely cards the icy blue....and just adore the second

Zoe Tant said...

Gosh you really went for it! Love both your cards and I'm a sucker for a deer! I like the depth in the village scene as it really draws you in. Great cards Lorraine. Zx

cuilliesocks said...

WOW,WOW, Lorraine, these are wonderful, I love them both. the first one is so beauriful, I love the scene and the amazing decoupage, and the deer scene is brilliant. Thanks for making such perfect cards for the challenge, hugs Kate x

Mrs A. said...

Love both of your scenes. Each different but totally fit the theme. Perfect. Hugs ValeryAnne( Mrs A. )

Christine Harrop said...

Two great cards Lorraine. Both great but I love the night time icy blue one. Christine

cotnob said...

Brilliant Christmas cards Lorraine, a wonderful winter scene and great dimension on both.

Gina Knott said...

What fabulous Christmas cards! Love them both, but my favourite is the night time scene! Love all the layers and great dimension!
Gina xx

Marlies said...

Both of your Christmas cards look great!! I realy like the dimension, a fantastic effect! hugs, Marlies

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Lorraine these are both so very beautiful the top one is stunning the scene looks so wonderfully festive it is somewhere I would love to spend Christmas, the second one is magnificent, superb tree effect and amazing deer, I love them both.
lorraine x

Carol said...

Two stunning cards Lorraine, love the gorgeous scene of the first and your fabulous layering on the second. Carol x

Carol S. said...

Brilliant cards. Love the deer in the trees. You could enter our challenge at Winter Wonderland, as the theme is A Touch of Gold Or Silver. Link on my blog. Hugs, Carol s.xx

Barbara Bruder said...

Oh my, what beautiful cards. Love both of them. Gorgeous scenes.

scrappymo! said...

Two beautiful, stunning cards! The decoupaged card is should not feel guilty! People love decoupaged cards and yours is so very pretty.

The deer in the trees is stunning!

debby4000 said...

Such a fabulous Christmas cards.

Lorraine said...

I'm just having a catch up and see I've missed some gorgeous cards over the last few days.
I love the two beautiful scenic Christmas cards Lorraine. They look brilliant
Lorraine x

Erika said...

Got your email thanks Lorraine, will be responding to it later, must get jobs done first. Boo! I would love to swap some embellishments with you, I have lots of different ones here so will send you my details via email. x
Love both your cards, die cuts are great when you have so many Christmas cards to make; a great scene in your first card. I know what you mean though, but it's good to cheat now and again!
I love your snowy scene on your second card and the deer through the woods, very Christmassie.
I am the one who is really busy at work in the run up to Christmas so should really be very organised and make now. What would Christmas be without the sheer mad panic of card making two weeks before! (Or even giving up and buying! Wash out my mouth!)

Happy crafting and well done getting your Christmas cards started, I'm very envious!

Hugs Erika. x

Hazel said...

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

Jacee said...

Wow Lorraine these are gorgeous designs, stunning!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Ella's Design said...

Hi, Lorraine! What fab cards!(though I can't even contemplate Christmas at this time of year!) Especially love the deer in the trees card - clever!
Thank you so much for your kind words, it means a lot - I think I have just been feeling a bit down in the dumps and need to give myself a short, sharp kick up the jacksie! Hugs, Lisa x

MaryH said...

#1 is just gorgeous, and I could see the ice hanging on the branches. The cool blue just added to that wintery, Christmas scene. And #2 is a technique I've wanted to try for years, with the epaste & glitter, and I have that very Dreamweaver stencil, bought when I saw the technique demo'd on a trip. And the Birches & buck are indeed Taylored Expressions die. (Wanna ask how I know this?). You've used all these products to make 2 very splendid & beautiful cards. Well done, Miss Lorraine! TFS & Hugs

Kat W said...

Both of these cards have such gorgeous dimension and texture, and I really love the wintery scenes - so Christmassy :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Eulanda said...

WOW I love these!! Just gorgeous!

Lisbeth van den heuvel said...

great card thanks for joining us at CHCC2
hugs Lisbeth

Linda said...

Awesome scenes, LOVE the dimension! :) xx