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7 Nov 2021

CHRISTMAS TIME

 Good morning all, today I have two DT cards to share with you and enter into some challenges.
My first DT card is for
The theme is 
CHRISTMAS
There are some lovely prizes to be won just pop over to the Challenge Blog as I am unable to upload them for some reason.
 For my card I have used a stamp From Woodware they are a big favourite of mine as the quality of their stamps is top notch.
I used a 6" x 6" scalloped card base, I cut the front off at an angle, the papers are actually card stock, I used a frame die for the backing of the stamp which is quite big and comes with the sentiment, I coloured the image with markers then cut it out and adhered it 3d style with silicone glue. I also added a small due cut bow.


I would like to enter this card into th following challenges:

My second DT card is for the new challenge at
the theme is
CHRISTMAS 
I have used a digital image from my files it is many years old and I believe I got it from Cuddly Buddly
I coloured the image with markers the papers are from my stash, I added a red mirri card bauble and a couple of gold punched snowflakes.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


I do hope that you will come join us at both
WE LOVE STAMPING
&
DRAGONFLY DREAMS
we would love to see you I can also recommend visiting the other DT as their work is outstanding as always 

I want to thank you all for your comments on my previous post I really appreciate you all taking time out to visit and the comments I received showed me that I am not alone in the struggle with the current situation with the medical profession.  
I have thought so much about how I can try to get things changed but unfortunately I don't think there is anything I can do except badger the Doctors for an improved service for both my brother and my dearest mum.
Since the episode last week I am feeling quite low I think that I had forgotten how vulnerable my mum is, I have buried my head in the sand thinking that she is going to be with me forever, I know that sometimes I live in a fantasy world, but with my constant fight with depression it is a world much more loving and peaceful than the real one. 
Hugs to all, stay safe I will see you all soon, I am off to mums to cook the Sunday lunch, we are having Chicken today something that my Jess will enjoy, lol.
hugs
Lolo xx

36 comments:

brenda said...

Your WLS card is so very bright and seasonal, the Holly coloured beautifully against the bold red bow. Your second card is also very sweet.

Keep you chin up Lorraine, it's tough caring for our elderly parents, I did the same with my dear Dad. I still miss him dearly but also look on the happy times and know he continues to be my crafty inspiration as he taught me to love all things Nature especially animals and flowers.

Thanks for sharing the lovely card with us at Stamping Sensations. Have a lovely Sunday lunch and I can visualise Jess patiently waiting for those scraps that might accidentally fall off the table.

B x

Zoechaos said...

That is a fantastic piece of fussy cutting well done. The card is perfect as a Christmas Card with all the holly motif's and rich greens and reds. Your second card is special as well love all the layering and textures. xoxo

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Lorraine, the first one is such an elegant traditional card and the second has such a cute image. Enjoy your Sunday lunch.

Pat xx

Vee Cassidy said...

Really beautiful work as always. Hugs. Vee xx

Pauline C said...

2 gorgeous Christmas cards Lorraine .. both beautifully coloured and put together. I well remember the worry of having a frail elderly parent (in my case they were a 4 hour round trip away) .. the stress is enormous Take care xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards Lorraine. Lovely images and both coloured so beautifully. I adore the little bunny family with their presents.
Lorraine

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Lorraine love both your cards how talented you are, depression is never easy to deal with but please don’t bottle things up reach out and talk if you can. Always here for you. Alison x

SarahR said...

Hi Lorraine, your image is super cute, coloured so prettily, and I love the mirri card bauble. Makes it look properly Christmassy with the shine / reflection of the card.

Am very sorry to hear about the troubles you've had with your GP surgery, am afraid I don't have anything that I can add. Thankfully we have very little need of them for my family and I hope it stays that way. I think although individually medics, on the whole, are wonderful people the system has been so under invested in that it's now impacting on people's lives and without more money being spent, carefully on things that are needed not wasted on new systems to replace those that don't need replacing, it's going to be chaos in the years coming.

I do hope your mum feels better soon and you all have a wonderful lunch.

Best wishes,
Sarah

Ellibelle said...

Both are so beautiful, Lorraine! Love the scalloped edges on the cards. I have a few cuddly buddly images as well but sadly not used in a long while as I've not been using too many digis (my printer ink just likes to smear now unless I wait forever for them to dry so it's become a hassle!) But they are so cute and maybe I need to print some off to have on hand!

Vicky Hayes said...

Two gorgeous cards Lorraine! I especially like the first with that beautiful holly stamp - you've coloured it perfectly and I love the black background you gave it which makes it really pop.

I'm so sorry to hear that you're having such a terrible time getting proper help for your brother and your mum. No you are definitely not alone and sometimes I wonder what has happened to basic human decency. Sending hugs to you. Vicky x

Margreet said...

2 different cards, but both are beautiful, Lorraine.
Hope all goes better with you and your mum and brother and that all enjoyed your chicken.
Stay safe!
xxx Margreet

KraftyKoolKat said...

Two really gorgeous creations Lorraine. Yes I agree the medical profession and services are at an all time low, especially for the elderly.

I keep trying to find time to craft for myself but November and December are a very busy time in the Salvation Army, we go round so many nursing homes singing, we also have a list of deprived families every year for food parcels and toys for the children to make up and give out. The food parcels have been a big thing all through Covid. Keeps us busy!

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Bernadet said...

Both lovely cards Lorraine.

Chrissy said...

Two amazing Christmas cards Lorraine, one as gorgeous as the other with beautiful colouring and I love your designs and images..Just wish you could get a descent carer sososme of the load would be taken away for all of you..hope your chicken was yummy and Jess got her share too..lol..

Luv CHRISSYxx

crafty-stamper said...

Both gorgeous card Lorraine,love the large Holly stamp and cute image on the 2nd card
Carol x

Chris said...

Two beautiful cards Lorraine, the holly stamp on the first one is a stunner- beautifully coloured too. the second has an adorable image- also beautifully coloured, lovely festive design with the shiny embossed bauble.
xx

Mervi said...

They are both so lovely and fabulous Christmas cards;-))m

HilaryJane said...

Two excellent Christmas cards today. I particularly like the first one with all that lovely holly and the added interest you have created with the cut off card front. Very clever. I do hope things become more positive for you soon and rest assured that your cards always bring a smile. I hope that the process of making them brings you joy too xx

Stampsnob. said...

All are lovely The diagonal cut on the first one is super nice.........Lis

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Such fabulous design for WLS challenge, very original and impressive! Love all the details and that holly just pop out!!
For DD you have created another interesting design with the cute bunnies and that big metallic embossed bauble!
Well done!
I'm in the same situation about medicians and Mum... and I dream a better world as you say.
Hugs, love and peace on your way

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are very beautiful Lorraine
Gr Karin

Linby said...

This is a stunning card, the holly looks like it could be picked right off the card. Your second card has such a sweet image and with a lovely background. The DP with the red bauble looks wonderful.
Thanks also for sharing with us at We Love Stamping challenge.
Take care, hugs Lynn x

Tracy said...

You've created two gorgeous festive creations
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Chrissy said...

Adorable cute image and coloured beautifully..
Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Lee said...

Hi,the first card is absolutely Amazing,in every way.So creative.I LOVE it.Your second card is just so adorable loving the image,and the layout.I do hope you are coping Lorraine,it is so hard I know,but please keep on making you amazing creations.Hugs xx

Farida Rone said...

Lovely creations!
Yhanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge.
Hugs!
Farida

Farida Rone said...

Lovely creations!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge.
Hugs!
Farida

Doris Klein said...

What lovely works and cute image!

Thanks for playing along with our Critter Crazy Challenge and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
Doris
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Tracey T said...

Two fabulous creations, Lorraine with great use of red in both. I love the holly image, it really evokes a traditional Christmas. Thank you for playing along at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey x

Crafting Queen said...

Such a beautiful card, love the oclouring of your image. Hope that things will improve for you. thanks for joining 613 avenue Create. Anesha

N-Eva said...

What a beautiful card!!! Love the adorable image you used!! Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky challenge.Neva

cotnob said...

Two beautiful cards Lorraine, lovely holly and the Cuddly Buddly image is so cute.
I hope things improve with the Doctors and that you had a lovely Sunday lunch with your Mum and Brother.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Fiona said...

two fab cards, I do love the holly ...it really pops out and the second one is just too cute.

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin.

Fi
x

SarahR said...

Hi Lorraine, am back again to carry on admiring your cards, but mostly putting my Sweet Stampin' DT hat on to say thanks for joining in with us over at Sweet Stampin' this fortnight. Always lovely to see you there.

Sarah
Sweet Stampin' DT

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for joining the Critter Crazy challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

Squdge said...

I love both, but the 2nd is my fave.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Keep crafting!
Lj xx
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