5 Dec 2015


Hi all, today I have a festive card to share with you and enter some challenges.  It is something that I have not done before and unsure whether I like it or not.  A little while back I bought some cards from Anne Marie that are a new shape a 12" x 6" they are very big so there is a lot to fill.  I recorded the programme from C&C to watch how Anne Marie created her card and this is my take on the design.
I used gold vellum topped with Kanban spotty card that I tore around the edges then distressed with TH vintage photo ink I then added some stickle glitter for some sparkle, I used a circle die cut in white topped with a gold vellum butterfly circle die by Joy Designs, then the 'fun' started, I added a die cut sentiment, I used my spell binder scalloped circles on some gold crepe paper which I then crinkled for the flowers, I added some white frosted berries for their centres, I also added some green frosted berries, white glass cones, green and white carnations, natural fibres, die cut twigs, holly berry, wooden snowflake, bark heart, bark star, silver die cut branch, wooden reindeer, gold bow, a wooden bauble that I attached with twine and distressed then adhered a scalloped die cut crepe paper circle to which I stamped a sentiment, I cut out a Squirrel from some Hunkydory card used some silicone glue to stick him to a cocktail stick, finally I went over everything with white sparkle stickles.

I am not sure that I am pleased with the design but I must admit it does have presence, lol.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
I have not been around these last few days but have finally caught up with everyone who has left me a comment on my previous posts I hope to get some more visiting done a little later.  I have been inundated with requests for Christmas cards and still have a few special ones of my own to make so I am feeling a little pressured as a lot of us are at the moment.
I do thank you so much for taking time out to visit me especially at such a busy time of year.
lorraine x


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Lorraine,love all the flowers.xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! Lorraine, this is just spectacular, wow!!! I am loving this style from you, so right up my alley! What a wonderful and glorious arrangement of flowers and twigs and berries, you should totally enter this into our challenge this month at Anything But Cute! It's a perfect fit for our "You've Got Happy Mail" theme!! hugs :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Lorraine, I am so sorry hun. I totally forgot to change the end date year to 2016, so the linky wouldn't work!! It's there now. Again, I apologize for that!! big hugs and thanks for letting us know about the big oops!

Judy Corner said...

Oh my Goodness! Loraine this is brilliant! And that is a lot of space to fill! Judy x

KraftyKoolKat said...

I saw that programme Lorraine, your version looks awesome sweetie. Every bit as good as Anna Marie's in fact better. Shhh don't tell her I said.


Michelle said...

You should be pleased with the Design Lorraine as it is beautiful and a wonderful different take on a Christmas card - Michelle x

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning!! The flowers and design are gorgeous!! I love the layers!! You did a fabulous job with this!! It's spectacular!! Wow!! Have a great weekend :)

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Chrissy said...

WOW!!..look at you Lorraine..this is outstanding and GORgeous..You must have had fun doing this beauty too..love every detail.


Pat said...

Really beautiful card Lorraine, so many gorgeous embellishments and put together so well.

Pat xx

Veerle said...

A whole load of beautiful embellishments to look at Lorraine.
It's indeed a big card. Hugs, Veerle xx

Chris said...

Fabulous mixed media card! So many lovely details, it'll certainly stand out from the crowd. Bet you had fun making this one Lorraine.

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, like you say, a little different for you but you've done a fabulous job. Lots of lovely details and great design - it is a large space to fill.
I hope you are OK.

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine...as you say a big space to fill but you've done it beautifully. Carol x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Goodness that's a large space to fill but you have decorated it beautifully. There is such a lot of detail and pretty elements on this card. I love Anna Marie's designs too and have recently bought some of the pearl strings, dried flowers and patterned cardstock and hope to have a play with those soon. Wish I had taped her show, it's so much better watching someone create rather than trying to remember what they did. Hope you are feeling better now. Take care,

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is very different for you Lorraine I love all the wonderful detail
Kevin xx

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! That IS a large card, Lorraine, and every square inch is gorgeous! Beautiful design, and lovely fantasy garden! Hope your weekend is extra special, hugs, de

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous everything on this wonderful designed creation. x
 { aNNie}

brenda said...

A stunning creation Lorraine, love everything about it.

B x

Donna Mosley said...

Wow! this is a stunning creation Lorraine, love it!

Donna x

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, what a fab creation Lorraine! I'd be scared stiff of tackling a card that big!

Sara Barker said...

Lorraine, I'm so happy you were able to link up to Anything but Cute with this gem! Wow! What a treasure trove of delight on this card! I have to say that's a lot of card to decorate, and what fun it must have been to put this together! Thank you for joining our You've Got Happy Mail challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Jacee said...

Gosh you've put some work into this Lorraine, it's fabulous!
Hugs Jacee
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Tina Goodwin said...

GORGEOUS!!! A real piece of art.

Team Clark said...

I cannot believe this card is that big - how cool! And filled to the brim with goodness - totally amazing! Really, really love this! TFS!

Pink Unicorn said...

Lovely card! Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, “Anything Goes”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, CGE DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Jane Willis said...

Absolutely stunning! I'm so glad you decided to join in our challenge at Sparkles Christmas - I hope now you've got a taste for entering challenges we'll be seeing you again soon

Redanne said...

Oh wow Lorraine, that really is a lot of space to fill but you have done it beautifully, your card is wonderful! I love Anna Marie's work and products too, she is such an inspiration - clearly to you too!

Thanks so much for sharing this in our 'You've Got Happy Mail' challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne DT x

*Vicki* said...

Oh i just LOVE this Lorraine!! The style is gorgeous with all of your amazing details! Good for you on getting outside your comfort zone to try something new!! I just love it and thanks for sharing! HUGS

Cec said...

What a gorgeous creation. I love the floral spray taking centre stage - it is so lush and full. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous creation:)
Thank you so very kindly for joining our challenge at Anything But Cute!

Samra DT
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