Saturday, 6 August 2016

Christmas Card Club Challenge #16 - Baubles

Hi Crafters,

Now here on my blog it's going to be like waiting for a bus over the next few days - ie.
Nothing for ages and then three all at once!

I've been a little slack with posting and commenting of late. I've been creating cards but just haven't had enough time to get here and show them. However I have three posts coming up over the weekend, two DT's and a GDT so come back again for a bumper day on Sunday.

Right, now the reason I am here today -  it's been two weeks since our CCC challenge and so it's time once again to create a Christmas card using the theme chosen by Margaret, which is...


I've gone for one big bauble

Spellbinders Vintage Bauble Die
Sue Wilson Stamp - Vintage Night Bauble
Crealies Stitches Oval Dies
Cottage Cutz Stitched Rectangle Dies
John Lockwood Stamp - 12 Days of Christmas Sentiments
Crafters Companion Embossing Folder - Reindeer Forest
Snowy Acetate - Anna Marie Designs
Red Glitter Embossing Powder

I have created this card using snowy acetate in the aperture so my bauble looks as if it is hanging.
I stamped and cut out the bauble twice and placed it on the inside, lining it up with the bauble on the front to cover the glue.
The insert was stamped in Memento London Fog using some small snowflakes stamps so they can be seen through the acetate from the front. Then I stamped a Merry Christmas greeting and embossed it in red glitter EP which is covered up by the bauble when the card is closed.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - #77 Show us some Sparkle (red glitter embossing powder)
Fab 'n' Funky - # 315 Christmas
Winter Wonderland - An Embossed Background
Noor Design - #21 Christmas in August
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - ATG
CHNC Challenge - Aug ATG Christmas
CHNC Every Saturday - #293 ATG Christmas

As this card is a day early I hope you can pop back tomorrow to link up with the other ladies on the team for their creations ( list in the CCC tab at the top of my blog) and to check out my other posts.

Bye for now



dutchess said...

Stunning Lorraine the red and white contrast...the lovely embossing detail and that fabulous stamp and die...a real keeper xxxxxx

meg said...

So much detail in the stamp and texture in the card Lorraine, it's beautiful.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Really beautiful love it

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine, love the bauble and red an white colour scheme.
Lorraine x

Lilibet said...

Lovely card - the detail in the bauble is fantastic! (Mine never turn out like that !! ) red and white is such a classic - a fab card as always from you xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Lorraine! Love the red and white palette, so lovely for Christmas! Your dangling ornament is AWESOME, what a genius idea!! It looks so real with the metallic cap and the snowy acetate...LOVE!! hugs :)

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine, red and white Christmas cards always look so elegant.

Marie said...

Stunning card, lovely design and colours. Really lovely! Thanks for joining us over at the Winter Wonderland.
Love n hugs

Gina Knott said...

OMG Lorraine this is simply beautiful! The colours and bauble are gorgeous, I just love everything about it!
Gina xx

Neva Zver said...

This is a beautiful creation with great details. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge Neva

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning Lorraine, beautifully styled card, lovely embossing and coloured bauble, perfect for the challenge, Kate x

coops said...

So stunning Lorraine.The bauble is fabulous and I love the embossing ;D

xx coops xx

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous bauble and love the design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Chris said...

An elegant and beautiful card, love the red/white combo and the different textures. Thanks for joining us at CaSS this month.

Sandy said...

So gorgeous! I love red and white Christmas cards and your is absolutely divine!!
sandy xx said...

Gorgeous card Lorainne. Love the snowy look. Very appealing too. Hugs Rita xxxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lorainne
Fabulous bauble card... Stunning
Hugs Sylvie xx
Enjoy your sunday

Kat W said...

A beautiful card and lots of lovely touches on here, like the stamped snowflakes peeking through the aperture and the acetate to make the bauble look like it's hanging...really clever and looks so good :-)
This colour combo is really stylish and together with the embossing it makes this card feel really Scandinavian in style...which I like!
Big hugs, Kat xx

Lisa Andersson said...

Wow, this is stunning!!! So elegant and beautifully done.
Hugs, Lisa

MaryH said...

Love the bold & beautiful design on the fantastic ornament. Showcased so perfectly in the aperture with the wonderful embossing design. The red & white are such lovely colors, and this card is a big WOW! It's just gorgeous, Lorraine. TFS

Carol said...

Lorraine this is absolutely gorgeous. Love the die and stamp along with the fab embossing. Carol x

Marie B. said...

Beautiful color combo, and very elegant card altogether! Thanks for sharing with us at CHNC Extra! :)

~Marie B -DT

Mrs A. said...

This is very clever . I love how you have created this card.looks gorgeous in red. Hugs Mrs A.


Gorgeous card Lorraine thank you for joining us over on
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge
Dianne xx

Christine Harrop said...

Absolutely fabulous card Lorraine! The bauble is beautiful and the use of the acetate is great. Hugs Christine xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Christmas card I love the embossing and the beautiful bauble "hanging" in the aperture
Carol x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Kristina said...

Love the card and the use of just the red and white. thanks for joining us over at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge Blog

Erika said...

A stunning Christmas card, great bauble. You have been busy and all of your cards are top notch!

Hugs Erika. x

Anonymous said...

WOW fabulous card and design hunny hugs me xx

Linda Levoir said...

Red and white almost always look striking and this is no exception, love the addition of the acetate also. Fab card and wonderful design :) xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

So stunning gorgeous image.Thank you for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland Challenge. Marlene DT