Wednesday, July 11, 2012

‘N’ for Not a Card

Can you believe we are already up to ‘N’ !! this year is whizzing by eh !!

This time on the ABC Christmas Challenge it is Wilmas turn to choose ,,,,

‘N for Not a Card ! :-)

We have 2 fabulous sponsors this time

the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp will be giving a $20 voucher to one lucky entrant


and the lovely Gerda from The Stamp Fairy will be giving a fab $10 gift certificate too Smile


I have been keeping my Silhouette Cameo busy and made this Cracker using one of their downloads :-)

I cut it out of plain white Neenah, I stamped snowflakes using versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I then coloured with Festive Berries Distress Ink from the Winter Seasonal set and sprayed with Studio Calico Shine ,,, so pretty and shimmery IRL :-) The label was printed and cut out on the Silhouette too and I added some red hemptique twine, white swiss dots ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and added 2 prima roses, sprayed with a R27 copic marker, and added a few gems to finish.

Thanks for looking, the DT have made some gorgeous creations so please hop on over to the challenge blog to see them :-)

Challenges :

Crafty Sentiments ,,, Christmas In July

Creative Craft ,,, Pink and Black

Flourishes ,,, Use a sentiment as the main focus

Hooked on Crafts ,, Christmas in July

Lollipop Crafts,,,,, Christmas in July

The Crazy Challenge ,,,, Christmas in July

The Pink Elephant ,.. Christmas in July

The Squirrel and the Fox ,,,, Christmas in July

Annabelle Stamps ,,, Snowflakes

Bloggers,,, Sentiment as focal image

Fussy and Fancy ,,, Fancy folds

Hotshot Crafts ,, Distress Inks

Our Craft Lounge ,,,, Die Cuts

Moving Along with the Times ,,, Sentiment Only


Anonymous said...

I so love this Lorraine! lucky girl having a cameo for play with!! your Christmas creations are gonna be awesome! hugs me xx

Whisper said...

Superb and what a great cracker, Luv Sam x

Anne said...

Clever clogs!!! This is smashing Lols, well done
Anne x

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Lorraine. So pretty and very different. Thank you for joining in at Creative Craft Challenges and good luck.
Sandra GD.

Dorte said...

Super great cracker, wonder what's inside??
Beautiful with all the glittery stuff and pretty ribbon.
hugs Dorte

Sue said...

Hi hun
a gorgeous cracker gift box, clever sod, lovely embelies, sue,xx

Sonia said...

Hi Lols
Thanks for joining in at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck!~
-Sony DT Member

Pam said...

great cracker thanks for having xmas in july with us at the crazy challenge. Hugs Pam x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Lols this is brilliant what a cracker (Hee hee). I love the colour you made the paper its so sparkly.Thanks for playing on MAWTT this fortnight, Love Hazelxo

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Lols this is brilliant what a cracker (Hee hee). I love the colour you made the paper its so sparkly.Thanks for playing on MAWTT this fortnight, Love Hazelxo

Zw@@n said...

Hi Lorraine, great cracker. Love it what you did with the paper. It is great fun to play the Silhouette! I have one too.
Love, Wilma

Annette said...

Wow, this is just stunning. Love the speckled paper too.

Riet said...

So gorgeous Lorraine.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...

Sooo clever and the added sparkle, ribbons and flowers are perfect!
Thanks for sharing with us this week at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Bettina L. said...

This is really gorgeous Lorraine. Love your cracker and how you've embellished it. Great sparkle as well. Hugs Bettina xx

Andrea said...

Love it! Perfect for the Christmas table!
TFS with us this week :)

Unknown said...

This is it. Joined your blog as a new annie

Carissa said...

Love this, I am hoping to make my own crackers this year. This may be my inspiration.
Hugs, Carissa

Nicola said...

What a beautifully decorated Christmas cracker Lorraine!
Thanks for entering our Fancy Fold challenge for Fussy and Fancy this fortnight and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Basement Stamper said...

fabulous cracker box, thanks for joining us at blogger's challenge this week.

Joey said...

So well made hunny, love the shimmer. Joey x

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful cracker box - love the colors! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Danni said...

Wonderful cracker! Thank you for playing along with The Pink Elephant Challenge!

Patti J said...

How clever! Great way to showcase a beautiful sentiment. Thanks for participating in the Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

Mau xx said...

Hazel has said it all Lorraine ....twice
Brilliant!! thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT
Hugs Mau xx

Heather said...

Oh wow, how amazing is that cracker! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week :)

Crafty Tazzy said...

Brilliant!! Thank you so much for joining in with The Creative Craft Challenge. Annette xxx (DT CCC)