11 Jan 2012

Two for The Price Of One

Hi all today I have two cards to show you that I have been working on.  My New Years resolution was to make Christmas cards all year to ensure I had enough to send out to both family and friends, I am determined to keep that resolution, lol.
I have made two cards featuring two of my H&S stamps plus my brand new Nordic stamps from Waltzing mouse Stamps.  I love the Nordic style and while visiting my blogging friends found just what I wanted and decided to treat myself.
I stamped the images with Momento Black Tuxedo ink then coloured with Copics, instead of papers I used my Nordic set of stamps for the background, I actually dug out my Versamark ink pads that I have had for years and used them for the colours.
I love these stamps so much that you may be seeing a lot of my Christmas cards featuring this style.
My first picture show the two cards together.
On my red and green card I added some gems and ribbon. 
My second card I added no embellishments at all. 
I would like to enter my cards into the following challenges:
I hope that you have enjoyed your visit and like my cards, have a lovely day see you later, hugs to all.


Lorraine said...

hi huni what a good idea i think i need to make cards all year for crimbo too lol i just love these two cards the backgrounds are stunning xx

Carol said...

Two gorgeous cards Lorraine, love the backgrounds. Carol x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous Lorraine..love your Nordic background stamping!!
xxx Margreet

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful cards Lorraine love the colours and your gorgeous designs, they look terrific.Keep up with your Christmas cards and good for you.
Hugs Linda

BA said...

both cards are wonderful
thanks for joining us at SAM
xoxo BA

Dazie said...

Its a great idea to get organised for Christmas! I think I might well do the same as I never feel in the mood to make chrimbo cards near the festive season.

They are both gorgeous by the way!

Clare said...

Woe two lovely cards Lorraine. I love that you have stamped your background instead of using paper's. I too love the nordic look. Well done lovely. Big hugs Clare xxx

Valchen said...

Wow, your cards are so sweet, I love them both, you coloured the images wonderfully! Your decision to start making cards for the next Christmas is a great idea! Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog this week!

Debs M said...

2 gorgeous cards, love the backgrounds, well done on getting started on your Christmas cards x

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the Nordic Stamps - very Christmassy.
Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x

Lia said...

wonderful card my dear lorraine I love both of the cards and beautiful colored
hugs Lia

Deb said...

both gorgeous cards Lorraine, love the NOrdic design!
Many thanks for joining in our first Cute Card Thursday Challenge of 2012!
happy crafting, Debxx

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Lorraine two gorgeous cards love those papers and your colouring as always is just stunning. hugs Shirleyxx

CraftyC said...

I love both of your cards Lorraine, beautiful. Thanks for taking part in the CES & Dream Valley Challenges

Sassy Scrapper said...

Both cards are totally amazing!!! I love the images.
Hugs Bonnie

Donna said...

Gorgeous cards hun, such a beautiful design and added detail! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at CES this week...good luck :) Donna ♥ x

Junie said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!! just LOVE LOVE LOVE both of your cards !!! I adore H&S stamps and own a few myself !!! have a good day !!!!

The Wired Angel said...

Hello sweet friend.. greetings from across the Pond.

Your cards are darling and I love your New Year's resolution... great idea. Be well! Hugs, Peggy x

Denise and Louise said...

These are gorgeous. Love those Nordic stamps - they really make great backgrounds.
Denise xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hithere, just love both cards and am a big fan of WM. the stamping is perfect and your colours are beautiful. Great layouts and beautifully designed. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

The Nordic stamps suit the main images so well. Great start on your Christmas cards.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Lorraine, two gorgeous cards. I too love the H&S images but haven't got any yet. Good idea to continue making Christmas cards. I've made some for the Craft for Life Marie Curie Appeal. Hope everyone is keeping OK. Take care, Kym xxx

Anne said...

Two beauties hun. Your Christmas box will be full to bursting by December! Hugs x

Daniele said...

loving both of them, very scandanvian....

Dawn said...

Those backgrounds are wonderful, very effective & dont need a lot of embellies either.Great cards hon & well done on making Xmas cards too x

Dora said...

These are gorgeous Lorraine, love the colours and your new Nordic stamps that you used for the background are just gorgeous.. you reminded me of a paper shopping bag with that pattern which I've been meaning to recycle. :)

pinky said...

They are so sweet Lorraine, love the nordic look!!

Rebekah said...

Gosh this is adorable Lorraine they are all so lovely I just adore hanglars Hugs Rebekah xx

Rebekah said...

Gosh this is adorable Lorraine they are all so lovely I just adore hanglars Hugs Rebekah xx

Crystal said...

These are totally ADORABLE, LOVE both of these, darling Lorraine!

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine
Beryl x

Sally said...

Two great cards Lorraine. Love the way you have done the background and fab colouring.
Hugs Sally xxx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous cards sweetie loving the cute hanglar images & the backgrounds look fab.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Maria Matter said...

so beautiful Lorraine! really love the papers you used!!
hope 2o12 is being good to you hun!
hugs & blessings

Anonymous said...

oh wow! these are so perfect and beautiful, I just love the stichery type background papers, too fun and the lovely vintage look and feel of the images works well with it, so lovely!!!

Kelly Schelske said...

These are both fabulous!!!

NancyD said...


With or without embellishments your cards are inspiring. Love the images but especially your fabulous coloring. NancyD

Mandy said...

These are both gorgeous Lorraine,I love H&S stamps putting them with your background stamps are so perfect...Beautiful work...
Mandy x

Nicola said...

Awe Lorraine your cards are gorgeous sweetie, love the images and the backgrounds are awesome.
Nicola -x-

Lynne in NI said...

Ohh these are gorgeous Lorraine ... I love your Nordic style. Enjoy your new goodies!

coops said...

stunning cards lorraine.i love how you have created your own backgrounds and fantastic colouring and images ;D

xx coops xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Two fantastic cards sweetie.


Doreen said...

Two stunning cards Lorraine,great backgrounds.xxx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

This is just gorgeous .........


Davi said...

Oh Lorraine those little H&S images are sooo darling and they made darling cards :)

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Hi Lorraine
happy new year. gorgeous cards,having a good nose. I'm back with a new blog. janex

Anne said...

Hi Lorraine those backgrounds are lovely, these stamps are stunning aren't they! Certainly glad I bought mine, I love them

Wishcraft said...

Oh they're lovely Lorraine! Super cute images and I LOVE the stamped backgrounds :o) Lisa x

Delphine said...

Gorgeous cards, Lorraine! I love your images and the Nordic design is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

Linda said...

Oh my goodness these are darling! I love both images and the way you colored them.

debby4000 said...

Wonderful cute cards.

Liza said...

A gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining in with our something new challenge this week at CCC.

Liza x

Benzi said...

Darling little angels and I really like the Nordic stamp. The snow around your little angels is very nice. Thanks for joining Tuesday Throwdown this week with your wonderful creations.

Mary Lou said...

Hi Lorraine~~Hope your New Year is going well :) Your cards are WONDERFUL!!!! Love the H&S stamps but... hun the nordic style~~oh so pretty!!! First time I saw these :) Happiness to you

fionalawlor said...

Awww these cards are just adorable! You have coloured the Hanglar stamps so beautifully :)
Thanks for joining us for our No Flowers challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.
Fiona x

Tamara Morton said...

Thank you for joining us at Anything goes this time with your gorgeous creation..

juelmarie said...

These cards are simply marvelous!!

Thanks for playing at Craft Creations Challenge

Crafty Hugs,
Juelmarie DT

Susie Little said...

Such a cute card! Thank you for playing at Crafty Cardmakers! xx

Kathleen said...

Stunning card, love those nordic stamps! What a fab idea to use them to make your backing papers
Thanks for joining us at Dream valley
Kat xx

sandra's crafty corner said...

yikes hun those are truly stunning,thanks for playing along at creative craft challenges in our resolutions challenge, good luck in the draw,
hugs sandra Dt

Melly said...

Aww this is fab!
Utterly gorjuss wee creation!

Thanks for joining in the fun at Dream Valley Challenges
Hugs Melly xxx

Christa said...

Lovely blue card ! Thanks for joining us at ATSC. Christa.

Beverley said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the nordic stamps. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. Bev x

Kiki said...

I love both of your cards! Fantastic colouring and great paper choice!

Thanks so much for joining us at SAM this time.

Hugs, Kiki


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