Saturday, 23 January 2016

Christmas Card Club Challenge #2 Sleigh

Hi Crafters,

It's time for our friendly Christmas Card Club to meet again and our theme which was chosen by Maureen is 'Sleigh'.

I have used this fabulous image from Bugaboo Stamps featuring jolly old Santa and his sleigh in a snow globe.

Image - Snow Globe - Santa's Sled - Bugaboo Stamps
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - Me To You - Happy, Jolly Christmas
Kraft Card
Sizzix Word Die
Marianne Designs & Impression Obsession Snowflake Dies
MFT Stitched Square Dies
Crafters Companion Christmas Embossing Folder
Glamour Dust

I've seen lots of crafty folk recently making these types of backgrounds with patches of coordinating papers so I thought I would give that a go. I like how it turned out, especially using the MFT stitched square dies, which took all the work out of cutting and measuring. I embossed the panel behind Santa with a CC Christmas Words embossing folder but then covered most of it up with the snow globe, never mind. Lastly, I cut out the word 'believe' from my new set of Sizzix dies, loving these as there are so many combinations using the words included in it, and adhered it and the snowflakes to balance out the card.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Time - #9 Make It Sparkle
The Ribbon Girl - January Any Image Challenge
Incy Wincy Designs - Tic Tac Toe (Embossing, Red, Die Cut)
I Love Promarkers - #300 Use Something New  
( New Image & New Word Die)
Creative Moments - #85 ATG/Let It Snow
Aud Sentiments - #147 ATG
Creative Fingers - #101 ATG

I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend, I think it's meant to be dry here for the next few days thank goodness.
I'll be back tomorrow with my Design Team inspiration for 613 Avenue Create, see you then.



brenda said...

As always a lovely card Lorraine and warm Christmas colours.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

meg said...

Fantastic fun image, love the papers you've used with it great Christmas card

Donna said...

Fab festive card Lorraine, these colours are amazing together and one of my fav combinations that I don't use often enough. Brilliant colouring and I love the design too! :) Donna ♥ x

Elaine Stark said...

A brilliant card Lorraine, Love the mix of papers and the snowglobe. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Lorraine, love the image and fab snowflake die
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Pamellia Johnson said...

I love that I get to come and visit you and get a little dose of festive cheer all year round. This is fabulous Lorraine. Love that image, and the panels in the background create such a fun card! hugs :)

Barb said...

What a great image Lorraine and I love your patchwork background papers. Barbxx

coops said...

So gorgeous Lorraine.I love the fun image and stunning colour combo and papers ;D

xx coops xx

Christine Harrop said...

A great card Lorraine. Love the image and papers. Hugs Christine xx

Kleido said...

Wonderful card... lovely and funny image. Love the colours, too.

Thanks for playing along with our Crafty Time Challenge for January and good luck!

Doris *DT*

DT Crafty Time
DT Die Sketchtanten
Kleido’s BastelStüble

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lorainne
Fabulous card... Love that snow globe....
Hugs Sylvie x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Lorraine, love your card and just perfect for the challenge.
Fabulous image and I love the patchwork of papers too, Kate x

Erika said...

Hi Lorraine, going great guns by starting your Christmas cards again. I love the papers you have used and the Santa globe.

Hugs Erika. x

chrissy xx said...

What a sweetie this image is..
I LOve your colouring and such a design Lorraine..

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Lorraine, a fun Santa Snow Globe and lovely Christmas papers.

Lucy Woods said...

What a beautiful bold design and fab image!
Lucy x

rachel said...

gorgeous fun make Lorraine - what a great image! Hugs Rachel x

Sandy said...

Snow globes are always so much fun -- I do like the background you made with the die cut papers. I will have to remember that! And YES Lorraine, I DO believe!
sandy xx

Tracy said...

Wonderful layout! I love the four panel design and that cutie patootie Santa. Well, I finally bit the bullet and set up my new computer tower. Boy oh boy is Windows 10 totally Greek to me. Managed to get my blogging stuff back to normal but I've yet to load programs and files. Whew! Fun! LOL

dutchess said...

fabulous card Lorraine the panels....and that great image....I want those word dies they are fab but I am on a no spend two months so I will have to be good!....xxxxx

Rita said...

Wonderful card Lorraine as always. Hugs Rita xxxx

Marie B. said...

I love the layout, the papers, and the image you used on this card! Wonderful! I'm really glad you decided to share it with us at CHNC Extra! :)

~Marie B -DT

Zoe Tant said...

Fun card Lorraine. Love the layout with a cute sleigh and Santa. Zx

scrappymo! said...

This card is so lovely. I really like the design and your cute, fun image.

I think I own the Sizzix word dies you used. I have not opened them yet, but it looks familiar. Looks like the perfect sized sentiment words to get lots of use from us both!

Gina Knott said...

Such a lovely card and I love the patchwork design too. Great image and so beautifully coloured.
Gina xx

Gina Knott said...

Hi Lorraine, just popping back in with my DT hat on! I still love seeing Christmas cards and this is no exception - it's just beautiful. Thank you for joining us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us next time.
Gina xx

MaryH said...

Such a cute Santa, bright & cheery just like a Special Ole Elf should be. Love the way you've done the corner squares with the pretty dp, a wonderful patchwork effect - and love the die cut sentiment. Well done, and TFS. Hugs

crafty-stamper said...

Great Christmas card and love the layout and globe image
Carol x

Elizabeth S said...

Fantastic card, thank you for joining us over on the ILP challenge this week.

Mrs A. said...

Such a fab snow globe and what a great idea to do the patchwork squares behind it for the background. They all coordinate perfectly. Hugs Mrs A.

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful card. Great colours and design. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week. Judy DT

Kat W said...

A fabulous design with a lovely colour combo and cute image. The patchwork DP background looks great especially with the stitched effect dies; what a fab idea :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Linda Levoir said...

Such a fun bright card. You're away ahead with your Christmas makes already!. I will probably suck at it again and be in a mad rush near the end lol, but at least I DO have one Christmas/Winter make in the bag already (it won't last :P ) :) xx

Susan Renshaw said...

Love this design!
Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra! Hope you will join in again in February!
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