Monday 29 May 2017

Christmas Card Club Challenge #11 - Mistletoe & Wine

Hi Crafters,

It's lovely to be back here blogging again after a short blogging break and holiday.
I have been keeping an eye on most of your creations and will be visiting again soon.

I am a day late - good start! - with my Christmas card for our friendly fortnightly challenge but hopefully Rita will forgive me :o)

Rita's theme was MISTLETOE & WINE which made me scratch my head a little as I didn't have anything remotely suitable for this so I thought. However, after a look through my digital stash I found two images from DigiStamp Boutique which I merged together to create my card. I added the lovely music paper as a nod to the song too.

DigiStamp Boutique Images - Fancy a Tipple & Sketchy Holly & Mistletoe
Coloured with my Promarkers
Papers - Dovecraft 'Glad Tidings' & 'Twelve Days of Christmas'
Sentiment - Creative Expressions '12 Days of Christmas Sentiments'
Gold Edged Ribbon
Pearls for mistletoe berries


Challenges I'd like to enter:
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image Challenge
Glitter n Sparkle - #241 ATG
Crafty Creations - #342 ATG
Aud Sentiments - #180 ATG + Sentiment
CHNC Every Saturday - #335 ATG Christmas opt. Use some Gold
CHNC Extra May Challenge - ATG Christmas
DigiStamp Boutique - May Challenge
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - May Challenge
Rudolph Day Challenge - May Challenge


Thank you for visiting me today even though I've been missing for a while, I really appreciate the support and encouragement each of you give to me in your comments and feedback. The crafting community are such a friendly bunch and I find great enjoyment in being part of it.
Bye for now,



cuilliesocks said...

Hi Lorraine, hope you had a lovely holiday, and yes it's difficult to get back in to harness again. Anyway your card is gorgeous, and just perfect for the challenge, lovely the image and all the trailing mistletoe, it's definately was a challenging challenge, Kate x

dutchess said...

Perfect Lorraine....those digits are the way you have merged then to create your design.....xxxxx

Christine Harrop said...

Wow this is terrific! You have done a perfect job for Rita's challenge. I can't believe that I have the holly and mistletoe image and didn't even think of it!!! The other one is great too! Glad you enjoyed your break away. Christine xx

aussie aNNie said...

Cheers to you and welcome back, great card.xx [aNNie]

Sarah said...

Nice to see you Lorraine and I hope you have recharged your batteries!! This is a fabulous card and the merged images look are a clever thing!! Perfect colouring too xx

Rita said...

What a fabulous card for the challenge Lorraine. Love how you have brought it all together. I know that like myself You don't like missing any challenges. Thank you for a beautiful card. Hugs Rita xxxx

scrappymo! said...

Hope you had a great holiday. Good way to recharge your creativity!
Looks like that worked for you as this card is beautiful!
I love the image, of course, but also love the music background and the lovely tartan.

Elaine Stark said...

Stunning colouring. A beautiful combnation of colours and papers.Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Tracy said...

Fantastic merging of those images. You nailed the challenge and created a cheerful classy card. Hugs!

Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
so glad you had a good holiday.
It's such a task trying to get back into the swing of things after a holiday.
Your card is so gorgeous and very pretty.
I love your wonderful design and your work is excellently created.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lorraine said...

Love your card Lorraine, your colouring on that wine bottle looks fabulous.
Lorraine x

Darnell said...

Lorraine, this is breathtaking! I love the pearls on the mistletoe and how balanced your design is!! Hugs, Darnell

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Lorraine, a great idea to merge two images - lovely colours and great design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lorraine
Fabulous the layout...
nice to have you back...
love Sylvie xx

Gina's Cards said...

WOW such a beautiful card and so perfect for the theme. Love the addition of the pearls. I hope you had a fabulous holiday.
Gina xx

crafty-stamper said...

Hope you enjoyed your break and love the card great idea merging the images although I wouldn't know how to even start lol,great papers and the pearls look brilliant as berries
Carol x

Kathleen said...

A truly brilliant creation, fabulous images that you have combined and a really lovely background.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Well you certainly bagged this challenge. Your card is fabulous. I don't have a clue how to merge images so full of admiration here . Hugs Mrs A.

Pat said...

What a great job of merging the two digis Lorraine and love the pretty green tartan with the music paper and the beautiful green gold edged ribbon. Thank you for joining in with the May Rudolph Days Challenge. x

Aileen said...

Wonderful Card, love your colouring and the merging of the two images.

Barb said...

It's an absolutely beautiful card Lorraine and perfect for your challenge. The pearls look lovely as mistletoe berries. Barbxx

meg said...

Fabulous design and colouring Lorraine, love the papers too

Marie Bingaman said...

You certainly pulled together a lovely card after you finished scratching your head! LOL! I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing this with us at CHNC Extra! :)

~Marie B -DT

Linda Levoir said...

Awesome job merging these images together to fit the theme. You must have a lot of Christmas cards made now, I'm so behind on this but I did order some new Christmas stamps to help kick start my Christmas card making mojo, which is currently non-existent lol! xx

Hazel said...

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

Sandy said...

Your Christmas card is stunning and boy does that glass of wine look good!
Sandy xx

Carol said...

Brilliant job Lorraine, this works perfectly for the theme. Carol x

Lisa Andersson said...

This looks so beautiful and it's perfect for the theme. Love your choice of papers both the green and the music paper is just perfect for this.
Hugs, Lisa