Saturday, 23 July 2016

Christmas Card Club Challenge #15 - Use Traditional Colours

Hi Crafters,

Thanks for joining me today.
 I have another Christmas card to share with you, I'm getting quite a pile of them now ready for the festive season.

Our theme this time was chosen by Christine and we are to use 'Traditional Colours'.

Image - Pre-coloured Topper - Hobby House
Papers - Merry Berry (freebies)
MFT Stitched Circle Die
Joy Crafts Circle Star Die 6002/2042
Britannia Merry Christmas Die
Lea'bilities Holly Leaf Die

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Deep Ocean - #133 Christmas in July
Creative Moments - #98 ATG
Cute Card Thursday - #435 In The Round
Aud Sentiments - #160 ATG + Sentiment
Winter Wonderland - Use Dies and or Punches
Fussy and Fancy - #168 Christmas in July
Crafty Friends - #36 Use Your Dies

I'm at a craft fair today so there will be no commenting from me I'm afraid until tomorrow. I will be back then to share my DT card for 613 Avenue Create.

Take care,



dutchess said...

Fabulous card Lorraine lovely strong reds and green with that hint of gold behind that sweet image...and loving that holly die cut!
Hope the craft fair goes well and isn't too's still baking hot here xxxxxx

Christine Harrop said...

Super card Lorraine and perfect for the theme. Hope you have a good day today. Christine xx

Christine Harrop said...

Hello again. Wearing my DT hat I just wanted to say thanks for joining us at Winer Wonderland. Good luck Lorraine. Hugs Christine xx

Kat W said...

Every time I think I prefer non-traditional colours for Christmas cards I see gorgeous designs like this one and start to waver...especially with the pops of gold accent, which are lovely and make it feel so luxurious.
I wish I was as far ahead with my Christmas card making! Maybe I should invest in some toppers like the one you have used because it's so adorable and would definitely speed up the card-making process!
Big hugs, Kat xx

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulously Traditional Christmas designed card, love those papers and colours.xx {aNNie}

Pamellia said...

Oh, I just love red and green for Christmas, so traditional and festive! Love your elf image, and your colouring is amazing as always! hugs :)

Erika said...

I hope the craft fair goes well?
Another lovely Christmas card, you really must have quite a stash now? Only jealous, always
The topper is beautiful and great traditional Christmas colour combo.

Hugs Erika. x

meg said...

Lovely to see the traditional colours with that hint of gold Lorraine great papers and image the die cut holly with pearls a lovely finishing touch.

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Lorraine, such a cute image and lovely papers - it's nice to see the traditional colours.

Marie Bingaman said...

This is beautiful! I love what you've done to compliment the pre-colored topper. Thanks for sharing this with us at CCAYR! Have fun at the craft fair! :)

~Marie B -DT

Lisa Andersson said...

Your colouring is stunning and the card is gorgeous.
Hugs, Lisa

coops said...

So gorgeous Lorraine.I love the adorable image and your design and papers are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

Wow this is so gorgeously Christmassy!! What fabulous colours and design! Love the papers and holly!
Lucy x

Carol S. said...

Hope you had a good day at the craft fair. Gorgeous card and love the sweet image. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Billie A said...

I know I am getting a lot of Christmas cards done also. July is the month for sure.. Thank goodness so we aren't scrambling come November.. LOL.. Your card is beautiful. the image is darling and the papers and layout is awesome. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.
Billie A
Aud Sentiments
Creative with Stamps
Catch the bug
Inspiration Destination

Rita said...

Good Morning Lorraine. What a fabulous card, so much to see on this one and the colours are very seasonal too. Love it. Hugs Rita xxxx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. I love the image.

MaryH said...

Simply delightful interpretation of the Traditional colors challenge. Love the holly paper, that darling image (of course I spotted the bird right away!) and the layout is so pretty. TFS & Happy Sunday.

Sandy said...

So very festive and I have to admit - I love traditional Christmas colors.
sandy xx

rachel said...

gorgeous use of traditional colours - really cute card Lorraine - and thanks so much for your support! Hugs rachel xx

Carol said...

What a gorgeous image Lorraine, so cute! Love your card. Hope the craft fair went well. Carol x

Eulanda said...

So cute!! I think making xmas cards is my favorite kind to make. Good idea to start early too!!! Hugs!

Linda Levoir said...

Fabulous Christmas card, so rich and vibrant and of course you know I love anything with a Sylvia Zet image :) xx

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card... Lorraine... Love those toppers... Stunning..
Hugs Sylvie xx

Mrs A. said...

This is one little sweetie. Fabulous use of the traditional colour spectrum. Hugs Mrs A.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous Christmas card love the cute image and traditional colours
carol x

Tracy said...

This just screams Christmas. Adorable image and wonderful die cut accents.

scrappymo! said...

This is so lovely...I can see that you found the perfect DP combinations!

These papers, design and image are all fab! That is a great image.

Zoe Tant said...

Ah what a sweetie. Love the detail on this Lorraine. The touches of gold work so well and your paper choice is perfect for our challenge. Zx

Furrbster said...

This is definitely very traditional, with a generous touch of cuteness thrown in too!

Thank you for sharing over at Creative Moments,

Hugz Tinz DT

Marlene Atkinson said...

A beautiful Christmas card with traditional colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland Challenge. Marlene DT

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous colours Lorraine, lovely image and such a super layout, Kate x

Gina's Cards said...

I just love this card! The colours are gorgeous and I love the topper and beautiful design.
Gina xx

Cindy said...

Such a sweet image. Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR.

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our challenge with your lovely project. Great use of Dies for our challenge theme. Good luck and hope you can join us again for our next challenge.
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Pamela said...

Beautiful card, love that cute image. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Cards All Year Round.

Pam x

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful festive card Lorraine the image is a pure delight, the papers, colours and card design are top notch and I love it
lorraine x

Tracey T said...

What a gorgeous card - your colouring is amazing. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey x

Julie said...

Beautiful card. Love the traditional colors. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments. We are currently having a DT call and would love for you to join our team. Please check out the challenge blog for directions on how to apply.
Julie t

Judith said...

Such a lovely card - so colourful - thank you for playing along at winter wonderland this week hugs Judith x