Wednesday, 26 October 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge 'V' for Vertical

Hi Crafters,

It's been a lovely couple of days here in my part of Norfolk, bright, dry, a little chilly but beautiful. The Autumn leaves are turning and the squirrels in my back garden are gathering and burying nuts for the winter, it's a lovely sight.
So with that I'm here to share a Christmas card! Ha, ha!
Well you know we have to keep ahead of the game if we are to have enough made before the big day :)

Our challenge this week is 'V' for Vertical

So we'd like to see your vertical projects and cards for Christmas, take a peek at the creations from the rest of the Design Team HERE for some inspiration if you are stuck.

I have created a DL card, a very clean and simple DL card for my usual style. I had a bit of trouble leaving all that white space but managed to walk away eventually.


Recipe
Crafters Companion Nordic Christmas Embossing Folder
Clearly Besotted Sentiment Stamp
Cottage Cutz Bells Die
Britannia Holly Die
Stampin' Up Ribbon
Twine
Gems

Challenges I'd like to enter:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #386 Christmas
Crafty Catz - #343 ATG /Embossing
Rudolph Day Challenge - ATG - Christmas
CHNC Every Saturday - #304 Use a Sentiment

Come along and join in with us, our sponsor this week is 



who are offering 3 images of the winners choice.

Well that's it from me today.
Happy Hump Day!
It's a downward ride to the weekend!

Lorraine 
xXx

37 comments:

Myrna Hare said...

Lovely card Lorraine

meg said...

A really elegant card I love the white space and minimal embellishments

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous verticle card and love the embossing folder you used.x

Christine Harrop said...

A really lovely CAS card Lorraine. Haven't made a DL card for so long. I seem to favour 6" square or 5" x 7" these days. It makes a nice change. Hugs Christine xx

dutchess said...

I know what you mean Lorraine stepping away from the card....you have the perfect balance with the embossing and the embellishments and the elegant shape of the DL card....xxxxx

brenda said...

A pretty creation as always, apols for the tardy blogging on my part but slow going at this end.

B x

Barb said...

It really is a beautiful card Lorraine. I love the little bells and that lovely embossing folder is the perfect background. Barbxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I can't remember the last time I made a DL card, this one is gorgeous. I love the embossing folder you've used and the wonderful tiny bells.

Sue xx

hollyberry said...

Think this is a really elegant card and it is nice to see a DL card for a change. Nicola x

Linda Levoir said...

I have to admit to being quite a fan of the long skinny cards, although I never seem to make them myself anymore I do love to see them. This one is fab and that embossing works so well here :) xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Loraine, what a beautiful card, lovely CAS design, and I love the bells die, Kate x

Gina Knott said...

Such a wonderful card Lorraine, the embossing looks amazing and I love the accent of red and green. The bells look fab too.
Hugs
Gina xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine :-) the whole design is so stylish and fabulous! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Jac Curran said...

This is beautiful, so elegant, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine, very classy
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

This is lovely Lorraine...very classy!! xx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Very beautiful card, very inspiring. I love the background and a beautiful embossed ribbon, which gives an amazing contrast.
Hugs,
BożenA

MaryH said...

Lorraine, this is just classic & beautiful. Love the vertical-ness with the pretty embossing and adding the ribbon border was the perfect touch to show off the embossing. Gorgeous card. One more for the stash. TFS & Hugs

Dot said...

Beautiful and elegant vertical card, Lorraine, lovely embossing folder,
hugs Dorte

Carol S. said...

Now that is CAS!! Brilliant card and love the embossed background. Hugs, Carol S.xx

cotnob said...

This is such an elegant Christmas card Lorraine, a beautiful embossed background and great design.
Pauline
x

Helen said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine - love the background embossing!
Helen x

coldwaters2 said...

Superb classy elegant CAS style festive creation Lorraine it looks a very expensive card I love it
hugs
lorraine x

Joan said...

Wow! What a fabulous card, love the simplicity, the lovely die cut bells and the sentiment tag, just lovely

crafty-stamper said...

Very elegant card and beautiful embossing great CAS result -I would have had trouble walking away and leaving all that white lol
Carol x

Mrs A. said...

This is stunning. Love your embossed white space. Hugs Mrs A.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW the embossed background is super gorgeous
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph day Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Erika said...

A lovely vertical card Lorraine, love the embossed background and then the wee touch of colour.

Hugs Erika. x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Simple yet elegant. Love the traditional colours and the embossing patterns is just lovely. happy weekend :)

Heidi Stamps said...

Such a classy card! Lovely!

pinky said...

Beautiful cas card Lorraine. You have reminded me about new Christmas embossing folders I haven't used yet!

Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
what a very brilliant card and such avery lovely desugn too.
super embossing as well.
I too have to sit on my hands to create a CAs card as I just love embellishments.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lisa S. said...

Love the embossed background on this elegant card Lorraine. It's fabulous!

Donna said...

Stunning CAS design Lorraine, perfect for when you have so many Christmas cards to make...the silver bells look fantastic on the mirri card! :) Donna ♥ x

Kuni said...

This is wonderful.
Hugs
Kuni
PS my new challenge blog start on the 10th november and i hope to see you.
http://sweetstamperschallenge.blogspot.de

Tracy said...

Love the crisp clean look and the elongated style. Classy!

Donna said...

Awesome embossing and a great pop of color. Sorry I am so late for commenting but thanks for playing along with the Rudolph Days challenge.