Sunday 7 January 2018

Christmas Card Club Challenge #1 - Gnomes, Pixies or Elves

Hi Crafters,

Well the first week of the new year is underway and we are back in the swing of our fortnightly challenge at our friendly Christmas Card Club. This first challenge has been set by Margaret our leader and she would like to see...

Gnomes, Pixies or Elves

Now this year I am determined to make multiple cards for each theme - we'll see how that pans out in the coming months :) -  in an attempt to create an even larger stash of Christmas cards come the end of the year as I found that I still didn't have enough made by Christmas last year :/
So, here are my offerings....

Image - Hobby House Topper
Paper - Berry Merry Pad by Jennifer Ellory
Winter Fun Border Die - Precious Marieke
Sentiment Label - Upcycled Christmas card
Ribbons from Stash
Glitter embossing powder

Challenge I'd like to enter:
CHNC Every Saturday - #367 ATG + Upcycle or use something old
(Sentiment label is from an old Christmas card.

Then I took myself out of my comfort zone and made a very CAS card...

Image - Stocking Elf - Mo's digital Pencil
Coloured with Promarkers
Apple Blossom Embossing Folder
Crafters Companion glitter Card
Scraps of Ribbon

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Something New ( new digital image & embossing folder)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Something New (new digital image & embossing folder)
Cute Card Thursday - #511 ATG
Allsorts Challenge - #449 Something New (new digital image & embossing folder)
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Mythical Creatures

Please visit the other ladies in the group for some gorgeous Christmas card inspiration, you can find links to their blogs in the tab at the top of this page.

Thanks again for popping in today,



Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two very cute cards, well done

Christine Harrop said...

Two super cards Lorraine and both of them showing really cute images. Hugs Christine xx

Zoe Tant said...

Fun cards Lorraine. I like them both but the peeping one is just too cute!! I like the folded ribbons for added details on that too. Hope you achieve your goal. Hugs and Happy New Year Zoe x

Liz said...

Two gorgeous cards. My favourite is the second one, I love the adorable image and the white, embossed panel makes a lovely background. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
Liz - DT xx

dutchess said...

Oh I love them both Lorraine...they are fabulous,loving the embossing folder on the second card really makes the image pop....great cards xxxx

Rita said...

Happy New Year Lorraine. Two wonderful cards. The colours are great and certainly will brighten a Christmas for someone. Hugs Rita xxx

meg said...

Two beauties Lorraine, the elf peeping out of his stocking is a perfect CAS card.

Marlies said...

Two gorgeous cards Lorraine. Both in lovely Christmas colours, adorable images and both beautiful designed. I like the idea of the little coloured ribbontags on the second! hugs, Marlies

Sarah said...

These are lovely Lorraine and I am impressed that you did two, a really good idea. I love the little ribbon tabs, such an unusual touch xx

cuilliesocks said...

Well done Lorraine on getting two cards made and what beauties they are too. Really cute images and fabulous designs, I really like the CAS one, Kate x

Mrs A. said...

Two very adorable cards using images I haven't seen before. They are both sooooo cute. Hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

Both are fab. Love the colorful and cuteness of #1 - and although you've got some nice layers, it's not too much...just right! That's a darling image. Great work on your CAS too, as the white embossed background shows off that adorable elf peeking out of his stocking! Well done! TFS & Hugs. Happy New Year as well.

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Lorraine, a brilliant start to your Christmas stash
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Lorraine, sweet images and fabulous designs - I especially like the CAS one.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

rachel said...

These are both brilliant Lorraine but especially love the second one! I need to get a wriggle on and make sure I make multiples next time!!! Hugs rachel xx

Kathleen said...

Two super cards, especially like the first one. Cute images and lovely designs.
Thank you for joining our 'Something New' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath x

Anne said...

These are both lovely, I think the CAS one is gorgeous with the embossed background.

It's a great idea to do extras when you make your cards, it's thinking up the design and layout that takes most of the time so I might just try that!

Anne x

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful but love the second one with the little stocking elf
Carol x

Carol said...

Happy New Year Lorraine. Apologies for not being around the last two months, hoping to do better this year.
Two cute cards to start off your stash, both lovely designs. Carol x

scrappymo! said...

These are both fabulous! The CAS card has such a sweet image and a beautiful EF.
The first card is so you...I just love it! Great image and trims!

Kath Stewart said...

super cute card Lorraine, that elf is adorable, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

brenda said...

A really super creation for our 'Something New' theme at Allsorts this week, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
2 wonderfully created cards and such wonderful designs.
They are both equally brilliant and you colouring of that 2nd image is super.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Virginia L. said...

Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Something New” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lorraine
Stunning cards... really cute images
Hugs Sylvie xx

Mervi said...

Beautiful and cute cards.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Tracy said...

Great cards for your stash. Lots of vibrant color on both of these. The ribbon treatment on the second card is cute.

flossbite said...

Super cute! Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty HazelNuts Christmas Challenge. Good luck!

Barb said...

Two lovely cards Lorraine and both with very cute images. Good recycling too. My favourite is the second. Barbxx