Wednesday 30 September 2015

Oh Christmas Tree

Hi Crafters,

...long time - no see... I've had computer issues for the past week and it's been in to the repairers, firstly for an upgrade on the memory, which took longer than they thought, and then to sort out some conflict issues with certain security programs I had loaded on there.  All in all I have been so lost without my computer and only able to comment via my phone, I didn't realise just how much I relied on my little technical friend. 
Now though, all is good and she is up and running like a dream so I can start to post some cards that I have been making and just in time too. Today is the last day of the challenge at The 12 Months of Christmas and I have two cards to enter in to the draw so that hopefully I will be eligible for the free digital papers. I've had these made for some time but have been unable to upload my blog until today.
So here is one of them and the other is in a separate post...

Image - Our Daily Bread Stamp - Christmas Tree Collage
Distress Inks
Papers - Decosse Dynamite Doodles - Familiar Refrain
Stampin' Up Pleated Ribbon Trim
LOTV - Christmas Circle Sentiment and Christmas Wishes Set 75

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Fab 'n' Funky - #275 Anything Christmas
Aud Sentiments - #141 Let's Get Started on Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Traditional Christmas
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Festive Decor
The 12 Months of Christmas - #9 ATG / Oh Christmas Tree
Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick (Distress Inks)

I've been keeping an eye on what you've all been doing and I've tried to keep busy too creating some Christmas cards and orders for the months ahead. I've also made some Christmas tags which I will share another day.

See you all soon,



Sue said...

Lorraine, these are beautiful. I love the more traditional Christmas 'look' and these cards are really wonderful.

Gina's Cards said...

Such a gorgeous Christmas card, I love the papers! I am really into the traditional colours at the moment.
Gina xx

brenda said...

So beautifully traditional Lorraine and that ribbon across the bottom looks so pretty. Hope you are now on the up with your computer problems.

B x

dutchess said...

I love this stamp Lorraine.....and your backing paper is just perfect....glad you are back up and running....xxxx

Jacee said...

Fabulous traditional design Lorraine, love it!
So glad you have your computer sorted out, it's awful when they are poorly, it's like missing a really good friend.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, such lovely rich colours.
I'm glad you got your computer fixed.

pinky said...

I hate when I can't get on my computer Lorraine, drives me insane yet I should enjoy the peace lol. I am loving your card. I have that stamp so your inspiration is just what I need.

rachel said...

beautiful card Lorraine - love the greens. Hugs rachel x

cuilliesocks said...

This is one gorgeous card Lorraine, love the traditional look and your layout is fab, Kate x

Carol S. said...

Fab card and love the image. Real Christmas. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Lorraine, love the trees and traditional colours
Lorraine x

Karen said...

Lorraine, this is gorgeous! What a beautiful image... it is truly breathtaking. I love the sentiment and the gorgeous pleated trim, too. Gorgeous creation! I'm sorry you had so many computer problems and am thankful they are resolved. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

debby4000 said...

Fabulous Christmas card.

Ella's Design said...

Hi, Lorraine! Glad your PC is now back up and running - I'm lucky that I have in-house technical support in the form of my wonderful hubby! Our house is often full of other people's PCs and laptops or phones that neeed fixing or to be honest, anything electrical!
Love your pretty stamped Christmas card with it's traditional colours and glossy baubles. The pleated red trim is a nice change to 'normal' ribbon and the overall card has a charming, vintage feel. Hugs, Lisa x

meg said...

Beautiful card Lorraine love the traditional design and colours your card looks really rich

Rachel said...

A beautiful, traditional card.
Thank you for sharing with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month, Wedgie xxx

Ginny said...

this is fab, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Erika said...

Wow Lorraine, I love this Christmas card, a great traditional style, the tree is fabulous.

Hugs Erika. x

Julie Odil said...

This is a beautiful card, and it definitely fits our "Oh Christmas Tree" theme at the 12 Months of Christmas link up. Thanks for joining us! Julie, DT

Suze said...

This is gorgeous - great image and great colour scheme. Thank you for joining in the challenge at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

Lisa J said...

This is so beautiful, what a lovely stamp! Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Aud Sentiments Challenge

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.

Helen x