Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Totally Papercrafts ,,,,,, Non Traditional Christmas .

Good Morning all :-) Hope you're all looking forward to a relaxing weekend ,, tho I suspect with Christmas fast approaching preparations will be well underway !!! :-/

To help you along you can get on with some Christmas cards and join in with a few challenges ,,, lots of scope to combine at the moment !!

The challenge for the next week on the Totallly Papercrafts Challenge is ,,,

UNTRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS ,,,,No Reds or Greens ,, nice and easy :-)

We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp so a fab $10 spree on offer for one lucky entrant and she will pay shipping costs too :-)

I recently bought this lovely Hero Arts Snowy Night cling stamp ,, thinking it would be good for quick and easy cards ,,, which it COULD be am sure ,,, this one took me AGES though !! lol :-) I made the paper for the background and the image by brayering a Big and Juicy ink pad, not sure which one but it goes from dark blue to light pink and applied the ink to plain white card, for the background I then stamped a PB script stamp in black ink. The snowy night was stamped using the same black ink . I sprayed it with Silver Glimmer Mist and added Star Dust Stickles for extra sparkle, it does look lovely and shimmery IRL. I added some spotty organza ribbon and some glittered punched stars to finish. the sentiment is from a Hero Arts sentiment set.

Challenges :

Bah Humbug ,,,,, Feeling the Blues ,,, I did tree's in honour of Ann seeing as it is the last challenge of the year :-)

Crafty Sentiments ,,,,,,,, Christmas (+ a sentiment)
PaperPlay ,,,,,,,,Stars
Stamp Insanity ,,,,,, Challenge Yourself ,, something new ,,, brayering
Creative Cottage ,,,, Untraditional Christmas
Creative Belli ,,,,,, R embellishments ,,,, Ribbon
Scrap Creations ,,,,, Blue and White/Silver
Cards for Men ,,,,,, Masculine + Christmas
Incy Wincy ,,,,,, Blue and White
Pollycraft ,,,,, Blue
Craft Your Days Away ,,,,, Christmas Trees
Wild Orchid Crafts ,,,,,,, Blue Christmas

The DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration, so please pop over to the TPC Challenge blog to see them :-)


Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Absolutely stunning, Lols. Well worth the time it took. The snow looks really beautiful.
Caroline xxx

Ann said...

yeah trees!!! Thanks Lorraine - gorgeous card. Well worth the extra time spent.
Ann xxx

Rainmac said...

Lols, your card is absolutely stunning, I love everything about it. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge xxx

Pat said...

Lovely card Lorraine, great trees. Thanks for sharing in our final challenge this year at Bah Humbug.

Pat xx

Irene said...

Hello Lorraine

What a fantastic card - I love it.
Your trees are perfect all shimmering and sparkly. The snowy sky is awesome, and Wow I just love those stars.

Thank you so much for joining us in our last challange of this year.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful!! Love the trees and glitter!! HUGS

Suzie McFloozy said...

Gorgeous card - love the sparkle x
Thanks for joining in with us at the creative cottage challenge blog this week x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Lorraine.

Hugs Riet.x

Dora said...

Wow this is so beautiful and elegant Lorraine, love all the glitter xxx

joey said...

Hiya Hun

You have made the night sky look stunning, gorgeous card.
I didnt get a lay in this morn, but was so tired this evening I had a little sleep dunno whats wrong with me lol


Anonymous said...

Wow lorriane love the way you dis this one, really different! Brilliant, Samantha :0)

Max said...

This card is simply stunning Lorraine ... beautiful stamp and lots of sparkle.
Ann can have her pick of trees in this one LOL! You are naughty teasing her though ... *giggle* ...
Hope you will continue to do so next year ROFLOL!
Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Peggy said...

I love the trees and the stary night theme. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Patricia St Martin said...

love your card. Those trees are stunning. We are happy to have you play with us at Cards for men. Good luck on the challenge. Hope to see you again. Happy Crafting. Hugs, Patricia.

joy said...

Pretty card - love the shading of blue! Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

Sarah A said...

Stunning card, looks like it was a lot of work but it was sooo worth it!

Thanks for joining us this week over on Incy Wincy.

Sarah x

Beth said...

Wow - this is BEAUTIFUL! What an incredibly perfect use of stickles and Glimmer Mist! Really fabulous!! :) Thoroughly *thankful* that you chose to Challenge Yourself and share your work with us at StampInsanity!! (:

Maria Matter said...

wowza Lols this is really beautiful!
I'm so glad you came to play with us @ Creative Belli!

Alison said...

What a great Christmas card! I love the monochrome colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men this challenge.
Hugs, Alison x

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful Lols... simply gorgeous and thanks for sharing with us this week over at Crafty Sentiments Christmas Challenge! Jo xxxx

rosalien said...

Fantastic card Lorraine! Thanks for joining SISC.