15 Jan 2012

I'm In the Club

The Christmas Card Club that is, lol, I joined some fabulous ladies who have the same idea that I chose for my New Years Resolution and that is to make Christmas cards all year round.  I was so happy that I joined as it gives me that little bit extra incentive and encouragement, if you would like to visit the other ladies their links are in my side bar.
The theme chosen for this particular card is Think Thin, to make a Christmas card that is thin enough to pass through the 5mm limit set by the Post Office, so it will not cost extra if you want to post the card to a family member or friend.  
I decided to use my Nordic stamp set, I told you that I would be using these a lot, lol.
I used the colour combo of Black, White and Red, the white card is Linen effect, I have used Versafine and Momento ink pads, I used the double Reindeer stamp and sentiment that I cut out with a nestie die cut, I punched two holes to thread some thin red ribbon through then adhered it to the card. I did add some small red and black gems but they are only titchy.
I have taken a picture of the side view to show you that this card is definitely thin. 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
I hope that you like my card and maybe be inspired to make your Christmas cards all year round, I really do not want to end up buying Christmas cards again, lol.
Hugs to all see you in a bit.


Unknown said...

Awww this is gorgeous Lorraine, love your Nordic stamp set... he he but I think I already told you, I love it yes.. so different. Didn't know about this limit at the post office, I wonder if we have it here too !!

pinky said...

Oh wow Lorraine its gorgeous. It reminds me of my knitting machine patterns I used to do years ago. So traditionally warming for Christmas. I might need to get a set of those stamps now though:) Hugs

Debs M said...

great card, good luck with getting your Crimble cards done x

mckinkle said...

Hello Lorraine,

WOW well youve sure started your NY's resolution with a punch as this is just stunning!

I love the Nordic theme, it was everywhere this year wasnt it and I so loved seeing it so I for one cant wait to see your future makes too!

Have a super week,
Keryn x

Unknown said...

You had me worried there Lorraine hehe, a gorgeous card the centre stamp looks like cross stitch, just beautiful.
Chris x

Doreen said...

Oooh this is gorgeous Lorraine,I love the images,colours and fabulous design.xxx

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, love those stamps. Carol x

Daniele said...

such a lovely design, like you I'm determined to make more Christmas cards this year, sound like a good challenge just not very good at flat one as I alaways seem to have to have 75p stamps

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie gorgeous crimbo card love the pattern & the image is lush. I really struggle with thin cards lol.
I did a little better this year tho lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine beautiful papers and image. luv gina xx

Unknown said...

This is lovely, you are getting good use of that set aren't you..lol. It reminded me of cross stitch. Great card hon x

Junie said...

WOW the designs in your card are STUNNING !!! love the colours you have used !!! those Nordic stamps are amazing I think !!

Brenda Brown said...

Love your stamps and design Lorraine - a great card and boy are you organised.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Unknown said...

Fabulous card Lorraine hun. Love the colours you've used. I want to join, I want to join!!
BTW congrats on your win over at Totally Tilda, very well deserved.
Dawn xx

Clare said...

So so loving this Nordic look Lorraine. Loving that cross stitch style and those colours are perfect. So glad that you have joined us girls at the Christmas Card Club. Big hugs Clare xxx

Darlene said...

Fabulous creation ... good luck with your New Year resolution! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Let It Snow’ challenge and please come back again soon!

one of the 'Sistahs'

Unknown said...

Hi Lorraine, love the stamps used and layout is fab. Thanks for joining us this month at LIIU, hugz Suzanne x

dutchess said...

Hello Lorraine so glad you have joined us and you have done a stunner for your first challenge it's beautiful....hugs Margaret

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lorraine, you really are making gorgeous cards with those stamps they are so unusual but they look stunning. hugs Shirleyx

Hazel said...

This is just right for Keryn's challenge to think thin - love how you showed a side view as well - beautiful card x

Crystal said...

OOOOOO So lovin that paper Lorraine, what a FANTASTIC Christmas card...BEAUTIFUL!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Lorraine, what a lovely card you have made. You are certainly going to have a good stash of Chistmas cards come December. Have you seen this:


Congratulations!! Best wishes, Kym xxx

marsha said...

Greetings dear friend, thank you for all the sweet comments and prayers. Congrats on the new club, I love this theme! You are always so creative and have such eye candy to share!
Hugs and blessings,

Gibmiss said...

Fabby card. .....
Love it
Hugs Sylvie xx

Claire said...

Welcome aboard and a fab first card - love it. Hugs, Claire x

Kelly Schelske said...

Beautiful card Lorraine!!

Céline said...

really stunning card!
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
céline dt member

Dawnll said...

Such a wonderful design sweetie.
Love the idea of making cards all year, I have a few done but REALLY need to keep at it.
Thanks for sharing.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Lorraine.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sally said...

Hi Lorraine, glad you joined our little club. Sorry I haven't really visited your bog yet :(
Great card, just gorgeous stamps.
Definitely fits the challenge perfectly.
Hugs Sally xxx

coops said...

so stunning lorraine.the image is wonderful and i love your stylish design and colours :D

xx coops xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
a gorgeous card. luv all the detail, i should join in so im not in a panic this year, sue,x

Sally H said...

That is gorgeous, Lorraine! I too have invested in those stamps. They look great in red and black!

Unknown said...

Awww this is gorgeous Lorraine, so sweet and I love your Nordic stamp set too, really different!

Such a great ideas with the Christmas Card Club, I might get making too.

Big hugs JO xxx

Anne said...

Very unusual card Lorraine, love it! Hugs x

Lorraine said...

That's fabulous Lorraine. Great stamps, they really do look like cross stitch.

Heidi said...

So nice. Thank you for playing along with the ABC Christmas challenge.

Cindy Haffner said...

Just GORGEOUS Lorraine!!~

Linda said...

It may be thin but it sure is beautiful! I love the colors and the images. Great card and great idea to make them thin.
Thank you for the sweet comments on my card.

Jules said...

Hi Lorraine

Oh gosh I thought we were all going to be getting our knitting pins out for a minute there LOL!!

This is a gorgeous Christmas card!!

Loving the look of those stamps.

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful and beautiful card Lorraine

Stef H said...

oh lorraine! this is gorgeous! what a beautiful image and the colors really make it pop!

so glad you stopped by as i was just thinking of you and would have been here today anyway.... great minds ya think?

all is good with me - real good. hope you are good too.

hugs :)

Berry said...

Well done you Lorraine wish I could be that organised but don't really want to look at another xmas card for a while lol! Hugs Rebekah xx

Anonymous said...

SO glad your in the club! tehhehhee!! WE LOVE Christmas cards all year! and Its great to see you at ABC Christmas challenge this time, LOVE Your card and great idea about thinking thin!! wonder if that would work on my belly too?

see you soon! hugs Samantha :0)

PS you can enter as many times as you like we have no limit!!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so lovely sweetie and proves that you do not have to make it high with embellies to make it lovely. Well done.


Tracey said...

Fabulous card Lorraine, I love the black, white & red :)
I'm hoping to be organised this year (you never know your luck lol).

downrightcrafty said...

oh this is like one of those pillows that has been hand stitched just fabulous
Hugs Kate xx

Inger Harding said...

Wowwww what a lovely christmas card Lorraine!!!
Love the nordic look! :)

♥ Hugs, Inger

Shelby said...

Aren't you little Miss Organized!!! I think I'm a bit jealous:)! Anyhoo your card is of course gorgeous as they all are, and I love the red, black and white theme...looks great


Mynn xx said...

What an amazing card! This is stunning! Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT! :)

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

beautiful looks just like stitching. janex

Jacqueline said...

lovely card - thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

Mandy said...

Beautiful Lorraine,I love your stamps,reminds me of the fair isle knitting my Mum & Auntie use to do...Gorgeous work....
Mandy x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

so beautiful card….. love the combo and cute image......


TannyP said...

HAHAHA! That was an idea that I had, too...I was last minute going crazy at Christmas. Gorgeous card and I love that it isn't an extra postage fee! Thanks for playing along with our Let It Snow Challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Deborah Frings said...

One of my very favourite WMS sets - I absolutely love your card - looks fabulous in black, red and white!

Cor* said...

Papers are scrummy! Christmas Cards already, whodda thunk....I'll be last minute again Im sure! Thanks for joining us at LIIU this month!

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