Wednesday, 6 January 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - A is for Anything Christmas

Hi Crafters,

Thanks for all your kind words both here and on Facebook regarding my computer issues recently. It meant getting a new PC in the end which should arrive soon, then the fun begins getting used to a new system and loading all my files that I managed to retrieve. Wish me luck :/

Well a new year and a new challenge at the ABC Christmas  blog.
We start our year off again with the letter A and a nice easy challenge for you of 'Anything Christmas'.
I'm using this sweet image from our sponsor Sami Stamps called Curious Gift.

Image - Curious Gift - Sami Stamps
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Sakura Glitter Pen
Crafters Companion Sentiment Die
Britannia Die Holly Sprig
Lea'bilities Die Holly Leaf
Papers - Me To You - Happy Jolly Christmas Pad
& Country Companions Winter Wishes Pad
Red Gems

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Friends Challenge - #22 Use Something New (Image)
Allsorts Challenge - #344 What's New (Image)
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Something New (Image)
Come & Get It - Something New (Image)

Check out the blog for some great inspiration from the Design Team ladies if you're a bit stuck for ideas, then come and join in the fun of making Christmas cards all year round with us. It's great to have a stash of cards all ready for sending out come the Big Day, which by the way is only 353 days away, lol. :)

See you soon,



Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a cute card, love it. Good luck with the new computer

dutchess said...

So lovely and colourful Lorraine....wish you luck with your new computer a few frustrating days with mine too.....xxxx

Anonymous said...

Love your card, love the way you coloured it it's amazing how different we can make it look,
Love the way you did the text too! really pops!
thanksf or being a Great teamie too! xx

meg said...

Love your cats Lorraine, the image is beautifully coloured

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine, love the image and fab design
Lorraine x

Mummylade said...

What a wonderful image! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts with it and good luck.

Bunny said...

Hey, Rainey. This is such a cute image and a great card that you colored. Love the embellishments and paper, too Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Gibmiss said...

Cute image Lorainne... Fabby Xmas card....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Wendy L said...

Fab card for our challenge, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

Donna said...

Fab, festive card Lorraine, love the kittens sorting through the paper...the look exhausted lol! Hope the new computer arrives soon and you can most of your saved files back...every crafters nightmare to lose anything Donna ♥ x

Leanne said...

Great coloring and the image is super cute, love the dies you used as well. Awesome job. Thanks for playing our challenge at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends!

Leanne DT/LPCF

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous card, Lorraine. I love the image and your colouring and colours are great. Luv, Wilma

Jacee said...

Oh I love this, the kitty's are great, can't go wrong for me with pussycats and these are adorable.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Lorraine, love your cute card, the image is f
fabulous, great colours too.Good luck with the new computer, I've been struggling to get my printer to work now I've downloaded windows 10, there is always something, kate x

Barb said...

What a lovely cat card Lorraine. The image is so pretty and love your colouring too. Good luck with all the techi stuff! Barbxx

Sue said...

Lorraine, this is a lovely card. You have coloured that sweet image beautifully and your card design is really gorgeous - super die cut sentiment.

chrissy xx said...

Sounds like a nightmare having issue with your computer. Fingers crossed on getting everything up and running when your new one arrives.
Your cards FABulous! I LOve these colours. Such a pretty design and GORgeous dies too.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Hi Lorraine!! Thank you for creating with Sami Stamps images. I love your card! If you haven't already joined us at FB Sami Stamps group, i would love to invite you to come and share your card with us! Here is our FB link:

Bonnie- Sami Stamps DT co-ordinator

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Lorraine, such a cute image. I hope all goes well with the new computer.

Adventures in Paperland said...

Love this card Lorraine, the cats are adorable. Happy New Year!

Helen said...

Fabulous card - love the die cut holly!

Carol said...

So cute Lorraine, love the papers. Good luck with the new PC. Carol x

Erika said...

Good luck with the new computer Lorraine. I've been having a bit of fun here too. Gotta love technology! Not.

Another super card, the image of the kittens is very cute and I love the holly background and dies.

Hugs Erika.

Gina's Cards said...

Oh this card is so cute! The image is fab, it made me smile. Great papers and design too!
Wishing you lots of luck with your new PC.
Gina xx

Kat W said...

Hmmmm, not sure I am ready for any more Christmas just yet! Those cats are adorable though and the image made me giggle :-)
A lovely design and those die cuts are really pretty especially with the sparkly gem berries.
Big hugs, Kat xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
what a super card and a fab image too.
Great design as well.
Good luck with your new computer, as I was tearing my hair out when I changed from a Mac pc to windows.
Still I am quite happy with the windows 7 now.
I know it's an older system, but my computer is older too as the newer 64 bit ones won't run my craft CDs.
So when it stops completely I will just have to abandon them all together.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh I love this fabulous festive card Lorraine that image is ACE so are the lovely paper and card design
lorraine x

crafty-stamper said...

I just love the cute image and fabulous colouring-good luck with the new computer
Carol x

MaryH said...

Love the different graphic shapes that make up this cute design, and the lovely holly pattern of the dp. The focal image is just so cute, these worn-out kitties have just had too much fun opening all these prezzies. Also liked the texture of the holly & sentiment very much. TFS & Hugs (good luck with the new pc....always fun to move files from old to new & see what is there. I always manage to lose something).

Tracy said...

Hee hee those kitties are too cute. So sorry about the computer. Mine is still hiccuping pretty bad so I'm going to be in the same boat with you soon. Your die cut sentiment is awesome! Hugs!

Diane Louise J said...

Thanks for sharing your card with Crafty Friends 'Use Something New' Challenge... your card is lovely... happy new year and good luck in the challenge, Diane Louise (DT) xx

Unknown said...

Such a cute creation,love the image and layout.

Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Friends for our something new challenge.

Hope to see you again soon.

Tracey DT

Planetsusie said...

Hi there Lorraine - I love cards with cats on them! This is such a cute image and I think the colouring is great, lovely layout as well. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Something New) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT.

Rae Ann said...

Love the die cut sentiment and the papers you chose for this card.

Thank you for joining us at Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.