12 Oct 2011

Hi all today I have a Christmas card to show that I made for the following challenges:

I have based the colour of my card on the inspirational photo from Anyone For Anya's challenge, I found Kathy's Waffle Sketch File Challenge while visiting blog friends, I really liked the look of the sketch (above) and thought I would try it out.  I am determined to get as many Christmas cards done as possible from now on so I found some Christmas themed Challenge blogs, also while visiting.
For my card I have used an image from TGF called Toby Santa, some of you will probably remember this little cutie from a few weeks back.  The colour theme was a little challenging for me as I have never done a grey coloured image before, I have been so impressed and inspired by what I have seen that I really wanted to try it out, I am quite pleased with the effect. 
I used my Scalloped Nestie Circles both for the image and the stamped LOTV sentiment, I also used a rounded corner punch and my SU word punch for the top three strips.  The paper is from the V&A Linen Christmas pad, the large black strips I have glittered with Silver Mica fine glitter, I did this by using double sided tape, I added clear rhinestone gems to the top 3 strips.  I found a Holly stamp which I used on some of the bp scraps, cut them out and added Fairy Dust Glitter for the berries, I also added some to Toby's hat and beard.
I hope that you like my card and thank you so much for visiting me, I will be seeing you later today hugs to all.


Beryl K said...

Am loving this one Lorraine, great image
Beryl x

Nannieflash said...

Wow fabulous card Lorraine love your image and your paper and colouring. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

mckinkle said...

Hello Lorraine,

Oh this is such a gorgeous christmas card! Well done you on getting a head start on them!

Thank You for playing along this month with our new sketch at Kathys Waffle Sketch File! You sure rocked the sketch with this gorgeous card!

Keryn x

marsha said...

How cute Lorraine, love how you worked the design!

Rebekah said...

Just fab Lorraine this image is too cute! Hugs Rebekah xx

Rita said...

What a cute card Lorraine. It really is stunning. Hugs Rita xx

downrightcrafty said...

this is one gorgeous sparkly creation and love the color choice, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.
hugs Kate xx
good luck in my candy draw :)

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Lorraine.

Hugs Riet.xx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous sweet card Lorraine...you can also enter the new Whimsy Stamps Challenges with this card!
xxx Margreet

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is one beautiful card just love the cute image and your detail is fantastic hugs cherylxxx

Lorraine said...

wow this is stunning i just love the stamp you used and the papers and colouring is all beautiful too xx

Davi said...

A beautiful card Lorraine. Love the sketch you used and the black is a wonderful contrast to the pretty soft dp and really shows off the sweet image perfectly :)

Linda said...

I really love this layout and what you did with it . Adorable card.

Joanie said...

Love the monochromatic design. Fab card. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes, Joanie

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous Lorraine,love the papers colouring and the gorgeous image.xxx

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww gorgeous card, super cute image, fab colouring, great papers & design, sue,x

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the colour scheme and the glitter is great.
Nikki x

Janine said...

what a sweet card

thanks forplaying with the anyone for anya challenge this week

janine dt afa

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous hun.....

thanks for joining us at tpc...and good luck...!

big hugs Vicky xx

coops said...

gorgeous card lorraine.i love the adorable image and your colouring and design are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Kathleen said...

Fab card, cute image, great papers and good layout. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes
Hugs Kat xx

Cindy Haffner said...

FABULOUS job on the sketch!!~

Curlybear said...

This is one gorgeous card I love the image and you have coloured it perfectly,
thank you so much for joining us at The Secret crafter Anything Goes with sparkle,

Have a lovely day
Hugs Bridget

Livert said...

Cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter.
Hugs Liv.

Tracey Manderson said...

This is great Lorraine. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter, and good luck with the Challenge

Helen said...

Awww...such a cute card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Cat said...

What a sweet card! Looks great in monochromatic tones!

Linda said...

Another absolutely brill card, Lorraine. I love the backing paper. It looks so christmassy :-)

Ann said...

Thanks for your fabulous entry - so sorry to be so late commmenting but Max and I are meeting up this weekend and as you can imagine one of us is busy packing and the other knee deep in cleaning duties to make sure all is spick and span for the visit.
So excited. Have a great weekend and hope you'll have chance to join in our new challenge which started yesterday - it's all about FOOD.
The Bah! Humbug! Duo
Ann and Max xxx

Shirley said...

A brilliant take on the sketch Lorraine and a very pretty card.


Julie said...

Great card! I love the scalloped borders!

Lisa said...

Aw, such a sweet card. Thanks so much for joining us at The Stamp Man.

Kathy said...

Thanks for playing along with The Sketch File for October. You have made absolutely perfect use of the sketch - I'm hoping this sketch will help me out with my Cword-making list too!

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