Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Christmas ATC Swap

 Hi Crafters,

I hope you have enjoyed the Christmas period as safely as you can. It was a quiet one for us and didn't feel much like Christmas at all but now with 2021 looming and a higher rate of infection than in the first wave we must all continue to do our part in keeping this dreadful disease at bay.

I have been spending time tidying and organising my craft room - it had turned into a disaster zone after the busy lead up to Christmas with all my card making but now I am pleased to say that I can see the worktops and all the draws and shelves are arranged neatly. It feels so much calmer and easier to create when I can find what I need without having to rummage for it :)

I'd like to share a set of Christmas ATC's that I had made for the Christmas swap at Charmed Cards & Crafts. I used my Distress Oxide inks to create the background, then adhered die cut snowflakes cut from glitter card. The candle, poinsettia and holly dies are all cut from 'smooshed' distress oxide backgrounds using Marianne Design dies which I have heat embossed to create some texture and detail. The sentiment stamp is from a Penny Black set called 'Carolling Penguins' which I have heat embossed with gold EP and then cut into sections to fit the ATC. I added Art Glitter and glitter gems to the centres of the poinsettia.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Celebrate

Make My Monday - #138 Create Your Own Background in an Inky Way

Double D Challenge - Poinsettia

Little Red Wagon - #581 Merry Christmas

Crimbo Crackers -#222 ATG

CHNC Every Saturday - #522 ATG Christmas

Country View Challenge - Anything Christmas

It was very cold here this morning but it has brightened up now and I'm feeling quite industrious so I'm off to get started on some Thank You cards and Birthday cards for early January. I'm hoping to pop round some of your blogs later too, see you then.




Darlene said...

OMG ... these are just gorgeous Lorraine!! Well done! Happy New Year! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Poinsettia’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Sarah said...

Wow, Lorraine, these are gorgeous and I bet the recipients were delighted xx

Liz said...

A fabulous set of ATCs, Lorraine. xx

meg said...

Your ATC's are gorgeous Lorraine,love the vintage/traditional feel to them

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous ATC cards Lorraine. I haven't made any of these for years!! They were great fun at The Craft Barn, where I was a Tutor. I made a board for customers to swap there ATC for one on the board. Hugs, Carol S.xxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful designed project using the description of our mood board.
Many thanks for entering your gorgeous card into our challenge of POINSETTIA.", at Double D challenges…
Good luck in the draw and hope to see you here again.

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aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful post and I hope your loved ones had a lovely Christmas. xx

Kate said...

Your ATCs are gorgeous! The glittery gold touches are just perfect!

Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

Small Bits of Paper

brenda said...

A lovely display of work as always and thank you for your inspiration this year.

Stay safe and well and let's all pray for a much better 2021.

B x

Lorraine said...

These are gorgeous Lorraine, love the sparkle.
Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy 2021
Lorraine x

Evelyn Walter said...

Beautiful ATCs, Lorraine! So very elegant!
Thank you so much for joining in with our December challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a very happy new year! Evelyn xx

Judy Woodland said...

This is just beautiful!! LOVE all the heat embossing and glitter. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
Judy~ DD DT
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cotnob said...

Super ATCs Lorraine, lovely Poinsettias and candles.
Wishing you a Happy New Year.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob