Saturday, 20 February 2016

Christmas Card Club Challenge #4 - Icicles

Hi Crafters,

I'm posting my CCC card a day early as I have another DT card due tomorrow. 
Kate is our hostess this time and has chosen the theme of 'icicles'.

Memory Box Die - Cute Cottage & Frosted Roof and Ledges
Sizzix Striplet Die - Stacked Words - Christmas
Paper Smooches Stitched Dies 
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean
Perfect Pearls Shimmer Mist
Crafts Too Embossing Folder
Black Brad
Glitter Card

I made my own sky background for this card. I used water colour paper and my distress inks and swooshed the wet paper through the inks on my craft mat, dried it a little with my heat gun and then sprayed the Perfect Pearls Shimmer spray, which is very shimmery in real life but a little shy here.
Dried the paper again, embossed the snow using the embossing folder, then ran a white ink pad carefully over the raised bumps and used clear embossing powder to further highlight them.
The cottage and words were cut from textured core'dinations cardstock and I sanded the cottage after running that though a wood-grain embossing folder. This card has lots of texture and lots of  shimmer too, hope you like it.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

That Craft Place - ATG
Creative Moments - #87 ATG / Wet / Dry Embossing
Crafty Catz - #312 CAS, No DP
Brown Sugar - #186 ATG
Creative Fingers - #103 ATG
Country View Challenge - Make your own background
Crafty Girlz - #12 ATG
The 12 MoC Link Up - #14 ATG / Winter Wonderland
CHNC Christmas Challenge - February Challenge

I have quite a few Christmas cards made already this year and am feeling rather pleased about that, looking forward to a 'no rush' approach to Christmas this year.

Enjoy your weekend and see you tomorrow,



Christine Harrop said...

Super card and I love your background sky. The blue makes it feel very icy. Hugs Christine xx

brenda said...

You have made a pretty little scene Lorraine, I think with different colours would work well for a new home card as well.

Hope your weekend is a good one.

B x

meg said...

love your background Lorraine the shades of blue really give the impression of an icy day, lovely Christmas card

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful card Lorraine! I love how you layered the text so it looks like it has a shadow, very cool!! The embossing background is fabulous, looks just like a snowy day! hugs :)

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Lorraine, you have created a lovely winter scene with lots of fabulous texture.

Claudia Rogier said...

Adorable card. Nice colours. Thanks for joining us at BSC.

DT Brown Sugar Challenge

Gina Knott said...

What a lovely Christmas card and you have done a great job of the background it looks fabulous!
Gina xx

coldwaters2 said...

Fantastic, festive card Lorraine the die cuts, the glitter and card design is ACE
lorraine x

Erika said...

Lorraine, your winter sky looks lovely as does the wee house covered in snow.
It's making me feel cold!

Hope you are having a super weekend, hugs Erika. x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine, love the scene you've created and fab icy colours
Lorraine x

cass said...

Pretty Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our "Anything Goes " challenge.

Carol S. said...

A lovely winter scene and a gorgeous card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Tracy said...

This card is just loaded with texture. Makes you want to run your fingers over all those snowflakes and icicles. Great card Lorraine! Hugs!

dutchess said...

love it Lorraine your background is fabulous and there is so much texture and shine in your card really wintery....what a fab die cut ....perfect xxxxx

Rita said...

Fabulous card Lorraine. Love those pretty icicles. Hugs Rita xxx

chrissy xx said...

Brrr! Definetely a cold card Lorraine..LOve the little scene you've created..

Sandy said...

Icicles, icicles, we all love icicles! Icicles make me think of cold and your card is definitely cold. Love the texture on the house too. Wonderful cold icicle card and just in time for Christmas too!
sandy xx

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful card Lorraine and just perfect for the challenge, I love the image and the fabulous dies, great design too, wonderful colouring for your background too, Kate x

MaryH said...

Oh Wow, did you ever nail this challenge so perfectly! Enjoyed reading how you've created all these wonderful elements, and it's such a beautiful card for the icicle challenge. Love the snow hills, the 'dotted snow' and the house....oh my...does it ever have the icicles. Great work! TFS & Hugs

Kat W said...

Brrrrrrr....feeling chilly looking at this - lol! All the texture and shimmer you added to your design looks fabulous and that shadow effect on the text really makes it pop...such a great idea :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

rachel said...

this works brilliantly Lorraine - clever lady!!! Big huggles rachel x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous Christmas card great dies and love the embossing and all the sparkle
Carol x

Mrs A. said...

Loving your incredible background. It looks super. Love your icicled house too. fits Katre's challenge perfectly. Hugs Mrs A.
p.s Have re followed you. I really don't understand what blogger is playing at with all our follower lists. I can't access my readers list at the moment either from my ipad.

Zoe Tant said...

super card Lorraine. Love the modern look! Zx

Linda Levoir said...

Fantastic card, you must end up with a huge box of Christmas cards by the time it rolls around, wish I was that organised! :) xx

Julie said...

I like the blues in this card and the different textures. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazel Nuts Extra Challenge
Julie T

Helen Haines said...

Great use of die cuts and lovely colours. Thank you for joining us at The 12months of Christmas Linkup. Helen DT

crafty-stamper said...

Hi just popping back to say--Thank you for Joining us at Crafty Girlz
Carol DT x

rachel said...

hiya Lorraine - just popping back to say thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges this month and good luck. Hugs rachel x

Anonymous said...

Ohhh love this so cute! :)

Carol said...

Fabulous wintery card Lorraine, love the icicles. Carol x