Saturday 3 September 2016

Christmas Card Club Challenge #18 - A Winter Scene

Hi Crafters,

I'm here a little later than expected today, I was hoping to get this posted this morning but you know how it is - the best laid plans and all that...

Anyway,  this is my card for our fortnightly Christmas Challenge which was set by Rachel this time.

A Winter Scene

I've used another Craft Creations decoupage sheet but instead of a clean and simple design which I've been creating of late I thought I'd go all out on this one.

 It's an easel card too

...and hopefully you can see some the lovely sparkle in this photo. I've used glamour dust and glass glitter with my 3D Schnee from Anna Marie Designs.

Decoupage Image - Craft Creations Sheet
Dies - Spellbinders Grand Scallop Circles, Crealies Large Circles, Magnolia Snowy Forest, Spellbinders Poinsettia, Joy Craft Merry Christmas.
Papers - Winter Wishes by Nitwit/LOTV
Sentiment Stamp - Freebie from Quick Cards Magazine
Christmas Tree Snowflake Ornament (cut in half)
Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Glamour Dust
Glass Glitter

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Friends - #39 Use Lots of Glitter
Noor Designs - #22 Flowers & Lace
CHNC Every Saturday - #297 ATG / Vintage
CHNC Christmas Challenge Extra - Sept. ATG Christmas
Addicted To Stamping - #130 Not A Square (Sentiment Stamp)
Holly Jolly Christmas - #79 Non Traditional Colours
Creative Inspirations - #256 Christmas in August
Aud Sentiments - #163 ATG + Sentiment

I'm a day early with this card as I have another DT post for tomorrow but do pop over to my fellow teamies blogs to see their creations tomorrow - a list of their blogs can be found in the tab at the top of my blog.

We had a lovely start to the day here but we've just had heavy rain. I know the gardens could do with it but fingers crossed that it stays fine and settled for a few weeks longer.

See you tomorrow,



Christine Harrop said...

THis is a great card Lorraine and really fits teh brief! I love all the embellishments you have added and it definitely sparlkes!! Christine xx

rachel said...

wonderful - love this Lorraine! Big hugs Rachel x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, love the scenic topper and the brilliant design. Love it.
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

Oh my Word... this is fantastic Lorraine...beautiful!! xx

NGCARDS said...

A fantastic festive creation! I love the image! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this fortnight! xxx

meg said...

What a wonderful scene and layout beautiful card

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine, such a fabulous scene and beautiful design.

Wishcraft said...

A lovely scene and love all your gorgeous sparkly details! Fab card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Carol S. said...

This card is a Wow card Lorraine! The details and sparkle is amazing. Then to be an easel card as well....that is the Wow!! We had rain too this afternoon, over here at the coast. Garden certainly needed it and hoping it will be dry tomorrow. We are going to the Sincerely Yours Craft Fair in Thetford. Hugs, Carol S.xx

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous easel card and love the vintage Christmassy image-it must be vintage because we have not had any snow here for a few Winters lol-love all the texture and sparkle
carol x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lorraine
This is fabulous... A really beautiful card... A stunning scene...
Hugs Sylvie X

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Oh my what an amazing Christmas Easel. You have done a magical job with this creation, I love it. Great work. I am certain the recipient of this gorgeous Easel will be over the moon and take special place on the mantle piece at Christmas time.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Crafty Friends Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Annette DT

Unknown said...

Oh this is a stunner Lorraine! Love all the gorgeous details!
Lucy x

brenda said...

A glorious Christmas card Lorraine, it has a really frosty wintery feel.

B x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lorraine, you are getting another WOW from me as this is another incredibly beautiful creation, the image, snow effects, card shape and embellishments make this card full of festive delight
lorraine x

Marlies said...

A gorgeous Christmas easel card!! A very nice design and I love all the sparkle!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. hugs, Marlies

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous card love all the dimensions and embellishments .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
Aud Sentiments
My Blog As I do Rodos

scrappymo! said...

This is such a stunning card. Loving this easel fold and the fabulous design. All those embellishments and lovely glitter make your card sparkle.

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly this week for our "Non-Traditional Colours" challenge. Hope to see you again. Good luck.
Lynn, Holly Jolly DT

Rita said...

What a gorgeous card Lorraine. Really pretty and glittery too. Hugs Rita xxxx

Danoesja said...

Hi Rainey
Your christmas easel card is gorgeous, i love all the snow on it.....i also want a white christmas;-)
Thanks for joining us at ATSC.
Greetings, Danoesja

Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
I nearly missed this gorgeous and super designed card.
I love everything you have created on this wonderful creation.
The sparkle is fantastic.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

dutchess said...

Fabulous sparkly and sumptuous....all those fabulous die cuts and that great image.....xxxx

Veerle said...

very beautiful Easel card Lorraine. Thank you very much for joining our challenge. Veerle DT - Addicted To Stamps

Mrs A. said...

Oh my goodness. go to the top of the class with this card. It is fabulous. Love all the embellishments and the easel shape. Hugs Mrs A.

Karen said...

Lorraine, your crafty gift is a joy to behold... what a gorgeous card, filled with supreme beauty and wintry delight. Stunning design, my friend. This is a gift in and of itself. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

Gina's Cards said...

Wowzer, what a beautiful Christmas card! I would love to live there! The snow looks fabulous and I love the shadow effect on the sentiment.
Gina xx

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Diane Louise J said...

Hello Lorraine… Thanks for joining our ‘Glitter’ challenge with your lovely sparkly Christmas card… we would love to see you join us again next time. Good luck!
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Erika said...

Hi Lorraine, what a lovely festive card, just perfect for the occasion. Great added sparkle too.
Hope you had a good weekend, hugs Erika. x

Lisa Andersson said...

Absolutely stunning! I want this, lol. The design is gorgeous.
Hugs, Lisa

MaryH said...

Oh wow, you certainly did go all out - and it's just gorgeous. Love the snow glitter on this lovely scene, the card shape, the dimension, the shadow outline behind the glitter of the sentiment...just absolutely a stunning card - that really met the challenge of a winter scene. Well done! TFS & Hugs

CraftyNatalie said...

Another lovely Christmas creation. Thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this fortnight. Hope to see you for the next challenge.
Craftynatalie - DT

cuilliesocks said...

WOW Lorraine what a gorgeous card and I love the easel design. Beautiful "times gone by" image and wonderful glistening snow, it's just perfect for the challenge.
Trying to catch up after my holiday, Kate x

Linda Levoir said...

A stunning Christmas card Lorraine, there's so much to see I love the glittery die cuts and the shadowing behind the words and it's an easel card too. Just so much work in this one and all of it gorgeous :) xx

Vicky said...

WOW....this is a beauty, love the shape & the colour & the scene & definitely the it all!!!!
Thank you for joining us over at Noor Design UK, good luck hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card, I love all the gorgeous wintery details :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog, good luck in the draw and hope to see you again soon :)

DT Tanya xx

SewPaperPaint said...

WOW!!! This is amazing and so inspiring! I love the neutral palette and gorgeous shape and layering. Hugs, Autumn

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra. Hope to see you again for our October challenge!

Helen x

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Christmas scene and love the design.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Noor Design UK.
Hugs Sharon. x