Sunday, 30 April 2017

Christmas Card Club Challenge #9 - Nativity

Hi Crafters,

Well tomorrow is May 1st! This year is hurtling by at break neck speed and Christmas will be upon us before we know it. I'm so glad that I am part of this friendly Christmas card club where we make cards all year round otherwise I would never be ready for the Big Day :)
I have a bit of catching up to do so I've made two!

This week our theme is


Nativity Scene Die - Apple Blossom Dies
Background created with Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire
Splattered White Paint
Silver Glitter Card


Challenges I'd like to enter:
Fab n Funky - #348 Christmas
Double D Challenge - Silhouettes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #413 Inspired by a Book (The Bible)
Winter Wonderland - Add Some Sparkle or Bling
Crafty Catz - #368 ATG / CAS + No DP
Rudolph Day Challenge - April ATG Christmas
CHNC Every Saturday - #331 ATG Christmas opt - Include a Star or Two


Do pop over to the other ladies blogs (list in tab) for more inspiration for your Christmas cards or join in with us if you wish, either email me or get in touch with Margaret who runs our little group.

See you soon,



Rita said...

Beautiful cards Lorraine. Love this die. Hugs Rita xx

meg said...

Your background looks stunning Lorraine, beautiful die and card

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning cards, love the nativity scenes .xx ♥[aNNie]

dutchess said...

Hi Lorraine...two stunning cards those backgrounds are perfect to show off that lovely die cut...fabulous xxxx

Linda Levoir said...

These are both beautiful. I really need to start thinking about Christmas cards, I just don't seem to have the mojo for it at the moment. But you're right, the year is rushing by at a fast pace and if I'm not careful it'll be December and I'll be nowhere near ready lol! xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Lorraine, these are beautiful. Love the black on blue. I think this die will go on my list to try and find, I have realised I have nothing with a nativity theme! Hugs, Shaz Xx

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful cards Lorraine, I love the black on blue, it's a wonderful die, and the splashed whit to make the stars is a super idea, Kate x

Marlies said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards Lorraine. Very elegant and a lovely colour combination. hugs, Marlies

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful cards, Lorraine. Your design is so lovely for these beautiful nativity scenes.

I am sorry that I am still not creating. Mostly posting cards on hand except the one I made for Rudolph Days. I will return soon, I hope.

Now, back to my official RD hat...Thanks for taking part in the April Rudolph Days Challenge

Mrs A. said...

I love the beautiful backgrounds you have created for these cards. They look super with the silhouettes. Hugs ValeryAnne

cotnob said...

Super cards Lorraine, a lovely nativity scene.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Darlene said...

Yes the year is flying by! Come holiday time I will wish I had been smart like you and joined a Christmas card club vs going crazy trying to get them all done at the last minute! LOL These are beautiful ... great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Silhouettes’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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rachel said...

a great die - I love this lorraine - very effective! Hugs rachel x

Liz said...

Stunning cards. What a beautiful die cut, perfect against the gorgeous background. Thanks for joining in the Rudolph Days challenge this month. Good luck!
Liz - Guest Designer xx

linda said...

beautiful! the silhouette image is very striking against the fabulous background! thank you so much for playing along with the rudolph days challenge!

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Sarah said...

Someone has definitely pushed Fast Forward!! These are lovely cards Lorraine, super backgrounds xx

Carol said...

These are stunning Lorraine, your backgrounds looks fabulous. Carol x

Tracy said...

Your inking is amazing. It makes the perfect background for this tender silhouette. Hugs!

Dr Sonia S V said...

So pretty... the nativity scene you have created looks so serene and beautiful
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Christine Harrop said...

Beautiful silhouette die Lorraine. I have a very similar digi stamp but just love this die. Great cards. Hugs Christine xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful cards and love the silhouette scene
Carol x

Zoe Tant said...

Fab silhouette cards Lorraine. I like the CAS approach. Zx

mixamatoasties said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love it.

Thanks for sharing at FabNFunky.


Lisa Andersson said...

They are wonderful! those backgrounds are super awesome, absolutely love them and the silhouettes too.
Hugs, Lisa