Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge ,, C for Clean and Simple

Good Morning all :-)

Its time for a new theme on the ABC Christmas Challenge. This time it is Helen's time to choose the theme ,,

CLEAN AND SIMPLE + Helen's fab sketch to use :-)

We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp so a fab spree to her store for one lucky entrant !! :-)

I must admit I did struggle a bit with this ,,, but then I went looking for inspiration on Mandi, aka Enchanted Occasions blog . Mandi is fabulous at the CAS look and I CASED this card, thanks Mandi :-) I love this card ,,, so quick and easy to make ,, I intend to make loads of these ready for next Christmas !! :-) The blue card is from SU ( bought from Mandi) and I used some hammered white card and plain white card which was embossed with a Swiss Dots folder. The snowflake is a Spellbinders Snowflake Wonder die cut and I used a Martha Stewart Icicle border punch too. The Noel stamp is from Hero Arts and I stamped it with blue Brilliance ink. For the sparkle I used Crystal ultrafine glitter on the snowflake and stickles everywhere else ,, finished with the ribbon and a few gems :-)

And here is Helen's Fab sketch !! :-)

Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)

Happy Crafting :-)


Anonymous said...

Lorraine you struggle??? Scratching my head! This is Beautiful! I loveeeeee it! hugs Samantha :0)

Hope your having a fun time at CHA.... Can't wait to see all the pictures! :0)

Heidi said...

I love this card, especially the finishing touches like the snow/icicles along the bottom edge, so cool! Hugs Heidi x

Annie said...

a beautiful elegant card and love the sparkle!
hugs, annie x

Jacee said...

Beautiful Lorraine, very clean and crisp, an elegant card.
Hugs Jacee

Anonymous said...

Lorraine, it's such a stunning CAS...adore all of the sparkle!! Beautiful job sweetie!!HUGS

Crystal said...

Totally GORGEOUS!!!

Dorte said...

Beautiful and elegant card Lorraine. Hope you are having a great time.
hugs Dorte

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous Lorraine :o)

hugs Vicky xx

Helen said...

Beautiful card Lols - really elegant!
Helen x

Delphine said...

Wow... Such a gorgeous card, Lols! So stylish! I love it, love it, love it! I love the colours and all the sparkle, and the snowflake is awesome! Hugs Delphine xx

Kat said...

Stunning card Lols. Love the white and blue. And I've really fallen for that icicle punch!

Kat xx

Daisychain said...

Simply stunning! Love the colour and sparkles. Hugs Christine x

Fragolinchen said...

A wonderful "icy" card!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine. I know what you mean I find it hard to make a crisp clean but nice card. You have done it so well.