24 Mar 2013

Christmas cards

Hi all, I have a couple of cards that I have made for the Christmas Card Club, the first one should have been posted a couple of weeks ago but as I am not feeling my usual self I am way behind.
Snowballs was the theme chosen by Sue, I used a copyright free image from the web and added Cosmic Shimmer Silver Glue, the star holographic card is ages old I have added some pearls, twine and sentiment.
My second card is based on the theme 'Use Kraft Card' this was chosen by Clare.  I have used Papermania 6x6 Kraft card base which I embossed with a SU snowflake stamp the embossing powder is called Peanut, this is the first time I have used wet embossing for a very long time.  The image is Marci a La La Land Digi image, I have coloured her with promarkers, the sentiment came with the image.  I used some copper coloured glitter card and two Marianne die cut trees in SU Kraft card then added Tulip Blue Pearls in a bottle. 
I want to apologise for not being around in blogland for some time but things are just not going right for me at the moment, crafting has become quite difficult for me.  I want to thank my lovely loyal supporters for visiting and leaving me comments they really help so much.
I have noticed that a lot of people are joining Bloglovin, I have the badge at the top of my blog if you feel that I am worthy of following, I have transferred all the blogs that I follow over to Bloglovin so I think that I am still with you, I am afraid I do not quite understand it all.
I will be posting again tomorrow with a selection of Easter cards that my mum asked me to make, once again I am a bit behind making them but she was pleased with what I came up with, so until then have a great weekend.


Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous cards Lorraine, they are very inspiring!


Dora said...

Aww so cute both your cards Lorraine, love the twine on the first one and both images are so cute :) Wishing you a lovely Sunday xxx

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Hey Lovely Lorraine!

Love the beautiful silvery penguin, looks so chilly and snowy!

and love the lala girl, beautifully coloured! The blue and beige looks so pretty!

Carol said...

Great to see you again Lorraine and hope things get better for you soon. Two fabulous cards perfect for the challenges. Carol x

Debs M said...

2 great cards, loving that penguin x

Rita said...

Good Morning Lorraine, Beautiful cards. I have been a follower of yours for a very long time now and for you to even think you are not worthy really does upset me. Please keep making your wonderful cards as you are such a great asset to us all and to challenges in general. Hope things get better for you soon. Hugs Rita xx

Christine Harrop said...

Two fabulous cards! Sorry things aren't going so well Lorraine. I hope things pick up soon! Christine xx

Gibmiss said...

This is gorgeous... Love it and the snowball one ....
Hugs Sylvie
Hope you are feeling better....

cotnob said...

These are lovely Christmas cards Lorraine, the blue looks so nice with the Kraft on the second one and I love the holographic card stock on the first one.
I'm sorry to hear that you are still finding things a little difficult - this horrible cold and miserable weather doesn't help, we need some warm sunshine to lift our spirits a little.
I have transferred all of the blogs that I am following over to Bloglovin so will keep in touch with you.
Take care.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Your cards are gorgeous Lorraine. I love the images and beautiful detailing you have added.
Take care of yourself, I do hope that you start to feel better really soon.
Hugs Sue xx

Sue said...

These cards are fab hun...sorry to hear your not feeling too good I think life sometimes has a way of knocking you down huge hugs to you and keep safe and warm hun Sue J xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Stamping in Pink said...

Hi Lorraine, both of these are gorgeous hun. It's lovely to see you posting with the CCC.
I've already moved all the blogs that I was following onto Blog Lovin so will check to make sure you are there!
I'm so sorry you are struggling with crafting and blogging and am wondering if you are still grieving hun, it's normal, so stop being so hard on yourself. If you ever need to talk hun my email details are at CCC. Big hugs Karen x

Claire said...

Two fab Christmas cards Lorraine. Hugs, Claire x

Debs said...

Two fabulous cards Lorraine - adorable images and great LO's.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Lau W said...

2 lovely cards !! Love the embossing ! and love all glitter too !
Send you hugs and kisses my friend !

Danni said...

These are both so cute! Sometimes we all need a crafty break--don't be so hard on yourself!! hugs!

Michaela said...

These cards are gorgeous, Lorraine. Love them both!!! I hope things get a bit easier for you.
Michaela xx

Chrissy said...

Two fabulous cards Lorraine, love the little penguin and his snowballs, and cute little Marci, fabulous colouring, love the embossed background..clicking to bloglovin NOW!!!


Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards.

Hugs Riet.xx

karen said...

Lorraine, the crafting will come back when you are feelin brighter, take your time and get yourself right!! Your cards as always are beautiful, love love love Marci, she is one of my favs! lots of hugs and give that little Jesse a tickle tummy from me, hugs, Karenxx

Lorraine said...

Two fabulous cards Lorraine. The little penguin on the top card is so cute and I love the image and colours on the second.
Lorraine x

dutchess said...

Hi Lorraine your cards are just great...they made me smile..and your Kraft card is super... and I just love them both...well done girl..doing good hugs Margaret

Jac said...

2 super cards Lorraine, love that silver star holographic card on the first one, and the 'peanut' embossing powder looks divine and sounds yummy! Look forward to seeing your Easter cards tomorrow, take care xx

Crafty Kitten said...

Oooh Lorraine these are just beautiful hunni. So worth waiting for. Just take your time sweetie and everything will get easier with time. I'm not saying you will forget but the pain will get easier to cope with - promise!! You know where I am sweetie!!
big hugs

Hazel said...

Sorry that you've been having such a difficult time - hope things improve for you soon. Lovely to see you crafting again with such lovely cards for the CCC challenges (I was also behind on the previous challenge - sometimes life just gets in the way) x

MagsB said...

What gorgeous Christmas cards, hun! The penguins are adorable, and little Marci is so cute, too! Fab colouring - as usual lol!

I've joined Bloglovin' too, I think I have transferred everyone, I'll check you're there, too! Brb

Yep, no probs, you're there! Good! x

love Mags B x

Doreen said...

Beautiful cards Lorraine,love them both.xxx

scrappymo! said...

Two wonderful cards! You have been busy. Love them both...I smiled when you mentioned that you had not wet embossed for a long time...me either...funny how we use different trends at different times.

That little penquin with the snowballs was the perfect image for that theme. The card turned out adorable!

The kraft with the wet embossed snowflakes is just wonderful...you did a great job on the lovely image and the I really like the gorgeous blue colour you chose, with the kraft.

Hope time brings you to a better place...I will be happy to hear when you are feeling stronger and I think everyone understands when someone is feeling overwhelmed. i think you should create and blog when you feel able and don't worry about getting round to visit till you feel you are ready and able to tackle that...
Take care and crafty hugs to you!

Lia said...

great card lorraine I love the colors and great stamp.
Hope all is well with you and your family
hugs Lia

coops said...

both so gorgeous lorraine.i love the sweet penguin and your stunning girly is really pretty.
heres lots of hugs for you and i hope you start to feel better soon ((((((((hugs)))))))))).

xx coops xx

Merry said...

Tis great to see you Lorraine. Best thing of blogland is that you can pop in and out and everyone is still here.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Two really awesome cards sweetie. I have already transferred you over to follow on bloglovin so hopefully we will still match up.


Zoë said...

Both gorgeous Lorraine. Love you cute fella and his snowballs. Hope all well with you. Zx

sue w. said...

Hi Lorraine, these are wonderful hun. Love the details.
Love the pic of your lovely mum and Jess.
Hope you are keeping well.
Hugs Sue W.

Clare said...

Wow Lorraine both cards are so stunning darlin. Glad you enjoyed my Kraft theme. So glad that you are back to cardmaking and bloggin hun you are so missed when you are not around. Big hugs Clare xxxx

scrappymo! said...

Sorry, I managed to miss comnenting on these Christmas CArd Club cards...they are both lovely!
The snowball one is a cutie and love the silver paper you used...but the little girl with kraft is fabulous...Love her kraft and blue colour scheme!!!


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