Wednesday, April 13, 2011

ABC Christmas ,,,,, Hotspot Challenge

Hi again,,, I am running REALLY late today so I will have to make this a short post !!

This week on the ABC Christmas Challenge Dorte is our hostess with the mostest and had done a fabulous tutorial on the ‘Hotspot’ technique. So that is our theme

Make a Card/ Creation using this technique , don't forget it MUST be a Christmas card to be eligible for a prize too :-) We are also looking for a Guest Designer to join us too so please have a look on the Challeneg blog for more details :-)

We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp so a fab $15 voucher to the store for one lucky entrant :-)

For my card I used this very cute Foot Loose and Fancy Free HM stamp,,, not much colouring on this one !!! I only used a couple of Red Copics and a skin tone ! I inked the edges with Forrest Moss Distress Ink and distressed the edges using a Tim Holtz Paper Distresser The papers are from Papermania, and I added a ribbon a TH Poinsettia with a glitter brad in the centre and then added a few gems to finish.


A Spoonful of Sugar ,,,,, All Creatures Great and Small

My Time To Craft ,,,,,, Spots/Dots ( there is spotty paper and a 'hotspot' :-))

Simon Says Stamp and Show ,,,,,, Distressing

Craftyhazelnuts Christmas ,,,,, Circles


Cheryl said...

oh love this hun,that image is,brill great colurs too hugs cheryl xxx

Jacee said...

How lovely Lorraine, very nice indeed!
Hugs Jacee

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, love this design, so sweet. hugs Donna x

Hazel said...

Delightful card - love the HM image and the way you've chosen to spotlight the baubles. Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 15 - hope to see you again soon. x

Pooh Bear said...

Fab creation as always Lols love it

Ali x

tilly said...

love the simple colouring on this, a super card

pinky said...

I love this Lorraine, something I have never tried before. brilliant idea.

Kimmi said...

Hi Lorraine

Love the image and having just that splash of colour is fab.


Kimmi x

Sue said...

Hi hun
this is stunning im luvin seeing these card, luv the hotspot, im gona have to have a go at that, beautiful papers & embelies, sue,x

Delphine said...

Your card is gorgeous, Lorraine! The image is fantastic and the spotlight area just perfect with the hand reaching out for the baubles...Gorgeous papers and layout, I love it all! Lots of hugs Delphine xx

Vicky said...

I love it hun...and such a cute image too..

hugs Vicky xx

carol said...

lovely card,thanks for playing along with C.R.A.F.T. this week x carol

Helen said...

I love this card Lols...such a great image for the 'Hotspot' technique!
Helen x

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Lols, I love the sweet image and the reds in the hot spot look fab
hugs Mandy xx

Fluffles said...

Lovely card - great layout, Jx

Dora said...

This is gorgeous, never tried this technique before, looks fabulous xx

xxxtglxxx said...

I love the look of this hotspot technique Lorraine :) Im really wanting to give this a go - it looks amazing.

Loving the subtle colours on this mixed with the super-bright christmas red - its brilliant.

Great image too :)



Lacey Stephens said...

This is such a fun card, hun! I love your take on the Hot Spot challenge and how you highlighted the baubles instead of the mice! This was a fun challenge!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

How adorable - love the colors and cute use of the spotlight technique. Lovely distressing too. So happy you to have you joining in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

email: said...

Hi Lorraine!! I hope you are doing well!! Love the card! The distressed edges of the paper give it such a cozy feel! : )

Thanks so much for sharing your work!!


Anonymous said...

Fab fun card hunny sorry I could not get here to say so sooner! love the image and also the part you hot spotted! hugs Samantha :0)

America said...

WHAT A GORGEOUS CARD> Love the uncolored image with the focal point. FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!