Wednesday, 9 November 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - W is for Wishes

Hi Crafters,

We're almost at the end of the alphabet with our challenge at ABC Christmas.
Today it is the turn of the letter 'W' for Wishes.
Christmas Wishes of course.

Stamped Background - Inky Doodles
Coloured with Promarkers and then Glossy Accents added
Sentiment Stamp - Christmas Peace
Antique Linen & Evergreen Bough Distress Ink for edges

This was a quick and simple card but I hope you'll agree, quite bold and effective.
It is a little smaller than I would normally make being only A6 in size.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
I Love Promarkers - #321  Distress those Edges
Not Just Cards - #37 ATG
Penny Black & More - November - ATG Christmas
Delicious Doodles - #18 Christmas, Non-Traditional
Stamping Sensations - Christmas Greetings
CHNC Every Saturday - #306 Vintage/ATG Christmas
CHNC Challenge Extra - November Challenge

Our sponsor this week is

The lucky winner will win this gorgeous die called Winter Bouquet

I'm sure you can come up with some fabulous entries for this challenge, looking forward to seeing them all.



Christine Harrop said...

The sentiment on your card is great and a fabulous focal point. Hugs Chrisitne xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Rainey, yes the dies are from E-Bay. I just put 'cutting dies from China' in the search bar, and you will see loads. I've bought quite a few now, often for literally pennies, and they have all cut with no difficulty. Actually, thats not strictly true, I bought one 6" square Snowflake background die that I've had to shim a lot to get the middle to cut, BUT, it's a large intricate die, and I've had to shim much more expensive intricate dies in the past. I think it actually says more about uneven pressure from the machine than the die, to be honest, as I always find the centre of my BS Pro cuts less well than the outer edges.
Lovely Christmas card, the sentiment makes a great focal point, andwould work on many different backgrounds. Hugs, Shaz xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a wonderful holiday card Lorraine. I love the focal sentiment and the candy background is too sweet!! get it? lol.

Viv's Visuals said...

A terrific sentiment stamp - the glossy accents on the sweeties was a great idea too! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

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

Fabulous card . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny DT forI ♥promarkers My Blog As I do Rodos

Barb said...

I love this card Lorraine. These stamps make a lovely background and I love the sentiment. It makes a lovely topper. Barbxx I recently had my Inky Doodle stamps out too. Barbxx

Sarah said...

This is fantastic Lorraine, love the sentiment and your hand made background xx

Brenda said...

I love this card, Lorraine and couldn't appreciate the sentiment more! It's simple, sweet and yes, quite effective.

Gina Knott said...

Such a wonderful card! I love the papers and the gorgeous sentiment.
Gina xx

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Lorraine, a lovely sentiment and fabulous stamped background.

Erika said...

I agree very bold and effective Lorraine. I love the sentiment font, it really pops off the card and the sweetie background is cute.

Hugs Erika. x

S. Thomas said...

A very pretty card, simple and yet elegant, perfect for the Holidays!

Carol S. said...

Great card and love the design and colours. Hugs, Carol S.xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the bold focal point sentiment. Nice to see an Inky Doodles stamp.
Miss Sarah a lot.

Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
what a very lovely card and such a great sentiment too.
Love your paper used and the lovelt image of the sentiment.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cuilliesocks said...

Oh just fabulous Lorraine, I love the sentiment stamp, what a brilliant font, and such lovely paper in the background, Kate x

Kat W said...

Now that is a fab Christmas card design because it may have been quick and simple to make but it looks sooooo effective and luxurious because of the little details like the Glossy Accents, sparkly edge to the sentiment and the sweet ribbon. That sentiment is lovely too...that's what Christmas is all about I think :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Hazel said...

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

Ellibelle said...

What a nice design, love the large sentiment and how you framed it!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Penny Black and More!

Tracy said...

Love the little candy stamped background. It goes so well with the pretty sentiment. Sweet card Lorraine. Hugs!

Shirley said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine. Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny Black and More this month


Linda Levoir said...

What a sweet card, love the background stamp and the addition of the thin ribbon is the perfect touch! :) xx

crafty-stamper said...

Great focal sentiment and love the sweetie backing paper
Carol x

linda said...

yes, bold and effective and beautiful! i love the large sentiment and all the gorgeous colours! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more!

Sue Hickey said...

Lovey card thank you for joiing us at Delicious Doodles challenge hugs Sue xx

Dora said...

Beautiful text. So pretty that is the focal on your card. Beautiful done.
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

Sue said...

Hi Lorraine, I love this card, the script sentiment looks gorgeous and the paper suits it perfectly.
Thank you so much for your visors to my blog and your lovely comments. I have had a mad couple of months and am really behind with everything. Thank you for keeping up with me!

Avril Watson said...

Fantastic card, Lorraine, thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles this month, best of luck xxx

Sharon said...

Love this card with the sentiment as the focus! Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles!