Sunday, 26 July 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenge #15 - Let It Snow

Hi Crafters,
It's been a busy week here in Rainey's Craft Room, lots of orders coming in, cards going out, DT work and a couple of GDT spots that I was kindly asked to do in August so I am trying to get ahead for those. The housework has taken a back seat I'm afraid so I will have to knuckle down tomorrow and catch up with that too.
On to today...
 It's our fortnightly Christmas Card Club and Christine has chosen the theme of 'Let It Snow'. Now I have long admired the lovely little Penny Black stamp 'Snowy' but I haven't been able to get my hands on him anywhere - until now...
Stamp - Penny Black - Snowy
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - LOTV Winter Wishes
Glitter Cardstock
Marianne Designs Snowflake Trio Die
Spellbinders Classic Oval and Lacy Oval Die
LOTV Christmas Wishes Sentiment Wavy Stamp
Brad from Stash

...a side view to show the dimension.
I stamped 'Snowy' with brown Memento ink and he looks so different in brown than black, don't you think? I matched my colours to the papers as best as I could and followed a sketch that I found on Pinterest.
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Eureka Stamps - #150 Christmas in July
Cardz 4 Guyz - #80 Christmas in July
Papertake Weekly - Build It Up
Deep Ocean Challenge - #108 Christmas in July
Penny Black & More - ATG with a Sentiment
Noor Designs - #8 Something Old, Something New
(Old - LOTV Paper Pad, New - 'Snowy' Stamp)
CHNC Extra - July - Christmas
Rudolph Days Challenge - Christmas ATG
We are more than half way through the year now so I am glad that my Christmas card stash is building up nicely. The rest of the team have some great inspiration for you on their blogs today so go and give them a look and get in to the Christmas groove and start making yours too. The links are in the tab at the top of my blog.
Well that's all from me, I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.
See you again soon,


brenda said...

A lovey card today Lorraine and in one of my fav colour palettes, many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge.

Have a good Sunday.

B x

Christine Harrop said...

I just love your snowman Lorraine!! He's adorable! Everything marries in so well. A great card! Hugs Christine xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love him too and I love blue and brown, great layout, fab card

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lorraine
Fabulous card... Love the image and Papers ... Does look good in Brown....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Sue said...

So gorgeous Lorraine. One of my favourite snowmen and your have coloured him so beautifully. I love the papers and fabulous layout too.
Sue xx

Margaret said...

One of my favorite PB Christmas stamps. Love the colours you have used and your layout is fab. Thanks for sharing at CHN Christmas extra for July.
Margaret M

Sue said...

This is a lovely Christmas card Lorraine - I have a rising sense of panic now as my Christmas card total for this year stands at 2. Your gorgeous card is just the inspiration I need to get going!

Jane Willis said...

What a gorgeous card - I love the slightly unusual colour scheme and the fab image, and everything works so well together. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz

Deb Bradley said...

Fabulous, love your colour combos on this Debbs xx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card.

Diane said...

Oh wow Lorraine, just gorgeous !! Love the chocolate brown and blue together and such an adorable snowman !!

hugs Diane xx

Shirley said...

Such a lovely colour combination and design Lorraine.
Beautiful precise work.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us at Penny Black and More this month.
Good luck in our prize draw and we hope you will join us again soon.


Rita said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine. The colours look stunning. Sadly I am not able to take part in this one. Hugs Rita xxx

SARN said...

Great layout and the blue and brown colours really work together.

Happy Rudolph Day!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Donna said...

Super cute card Lorraine, the combination of colours are one of my all time fav's but one I haven't used often enough recently...might have to rectify that! Thank you for the inspiration. Hope you can get ahead on all your DT work and card orders :) Donna ♥ x

dutchess said...

Wow I am just loving your colour combination those background papers and the browns...perfect...I need that wavy stamp!...I just got this image too.....great

crafty said...

Gorgeous snowman card. Thank you for joining in the Eureka Stamps challenge. Mary

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine, such a jolly Snowman and fabulous colour combination - your design is fabulous with lots of lovely layers and dimension.

cuilliesocks said...

Oh he is just gorgeous lorraine, wonderful card, love your colours and design, just perfect for the challenge, hugs Kate x

Cazro said...

I love it! Just my kind of card, I adore the colour combo, your different layers and the image is just perfect. So pleased you shared with us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my this is a little beauty Lorraine I do so love the colour combo you have used and what a cutie image he is adorable, the papers, sentiment and embellishments look awesome I love it.
lorraine x

sally said...

That's one happy looking snowman- don't think he'd enjoy being where I am at the moment somehow...he'd soon be a puddle!


Dawn Lancaster said...

Love your cute little snowman card!
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work with us in the Christmas In July challenge at Eureka Stamps this week!
Good Luck

MaryH said...

This is one of my fav Snowman images, and he's so easy & such fun to color up. Like the blues & browns you've dressed him up in too. Just made him look more cuddly. Lovely layers, so much dimension, and all the wonderful snowflakes embellishing his sweet little self. TFS & Happy Sunday

Jacee said...

Wonderful Lorraine, great papers, such nice colours, fab little snowman too!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lorraine said...

Snowy looks fabulous, this is one PB stamp I haven't got....must put him on my wish list!!A gorgeous card and lovely colours too.
Lorraine x

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful colours on this wonderful card! The image is so adorable...congrats on finding this stamp...well done you!

Your design looks wonderful and I am also loving that wavy sentiment!

Zoe Tant said...

Loving the colour combo and that sweet little chap. Great layout too! I might have to have a play and copy if that's ok.

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, I love your snowman and can see why you've hankered after him. Fabulous layout too. Carol x

Kathleen said...

I must admit that my favourite images for Christmas cards are Snowmen and this is one of my favourites
Fabulous choice of colours and a great layout.

Kath x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card Lorraine, sounds like you are a busy bee and good on you, selling your{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Erika said...

Oh Lorraine you are so good with your Christmas cards, the festive season will be so much more fun with all your cards done and dusted.
I love the combo of brown and pale blue, it works so well. A very cute snowman too.

Happy houseworking today, boo!
Me too.

Hugs Erika. x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Lorraine! I adore your little snowman and the blues and browns are just wonderful for a holiday card! Amazing layering and The banner is a great sentiment display piece! hugs :)

rachel said...

my fave colour combo Lorraine - this is brilliant! Love that little snowy and brilliant layering - love it! Hugs rachel x

Tracy said...

I can see why you wanted him so badly. He's a cutie. Fantastic layout and the brown and blue look really good together. Lots of fun!!! Hugs!

Gina Knott said...

Love this, and he is so cute! The brown and blue look really good together! Great layout too!
Gina xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW your layering is so beautiful and love he cutie snowman
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, he is a very cute snowman. I love the scrummy papers and details.

Donna x

coops said...

love this lorraine.fantastic layers and colour combo and i love your details and jolly snowman :D

xx coops xx

Helen said...

Love this - great colours and mix of papers.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz

Helen x

Mrs A. said...

He is gorgeous. I was wondering what was different about him. It certainly changes the look by being stamped in the brown. A much softer effect. hugs Mrs A.

Kat W said...

I really love this colour combo, especially for Christmas cards and stamping the image in brown definitely gives a different look but one that looks great here :-)

I adore snowmen too so of course, love the super cute Snowy...I'm glad you finally tracked him down!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Rebecca Gillard said...

A beautiful Christmas card. Such a sweet snowman and I love your choice of colours. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

Karen Petitt said...

So very cute and wonderfully coloured too! I admire your colouring skills Lorraine and this is a beautiful card Karen x