Monday, 22 April 2013

Lizzie's choice - Vintage Christmas

Now I know that I already posted a vintage Christmas card this month...but I was practising! Practicing for Lizzie's Vintage Christmas card theme for this fortnight's Christmas Card Club.
We each take turns choosing a theme. By the end of the year I will have a good supply of cards finished...I plan to address them in July and then again in early November! I am looking forward to a Christmas without that frantic feeling of trying to get the cards finished in time to post.

Here is my vintage card...I had fun doing this one. The image is another canvas one from 2006! Best part is I still have 3 canvas images left.


I chose a 5x7 card base this time. The image was so tall that it really needed the larger base. It would have been lovely on a 8x8 square but I do not have any of those:(   Now that would have been a fun size to embellish!   I kept it fairly simple as I wanted the image to dominate the page. Just a Memory box die and an Impression Obsession snowflake die. I did not pop anything forward this time. I am trying to make a few cards that will fit through the slot at the post office...this one has a button (from one of my husbands old shirts) and some diamond bling so I did not want to risk raising it any further. Fingers crossed!

Card recipe as follows:
Card base and envelope - from my stash; Michaels white 5x7
Design paper - from my stash;  MME Lost and Found Christmas Boughs Paper (brocade paper) snippet
                      -  MME Lost and Found Christmas Holly Paper (red and cream glittered stripe) snippet
                      -  Doodlebug Designs Flowerbox, brown woodgrain paper
Card Stock - kraft from my stash (snippet)
Dies - Memory Box; Frosty Border
        - Impression Obsession snowflake
Button - from my stash (the brown, beige, ivory etc buttons in my "Neutral" button jar are from old clothes
Twine - from my stash (a really small snippet as I could not locate my larger piece)
Bling - from my stash; Dollarama red diamonds (snippet)
Ink - Colourbox Chestnut roan (on edges of kraft cardstock)
Image - from my stash...Crafty Secrets Canvas image 2006 (snippet)

 I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Sister Act - Anything goes
3. CHNC Extra - Anything Christmas
4. Marks Finest Papers Christmas Card Challenge - anything Christmas
5.  Christmas at Sweet Stamping  - Kraft
6. 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Father Christmas
7. Christmas Stamping all Year Long - Celebrating Snow
8. Joanna Sheen Challenge - Recycle (button from husbands old shirt)
9. Jingle Belles - Recycled

46 comments:

Lizzie said...

Ooh it's beautiful! Just love that image!

dutchess said...

perfect vintage card!...just adore that image....and the overall effect is a perfect balance....hugs

Jennifer Grissom said...

Oh wow! Lovely! Thanks for playing at S.A.C.C.

Christine Harrop said...

Well this is gorgeous ! I really do love vintage Santa's. Far superior to the cheery chubby modern Santa. ( I know have said this already today so it must be true!!) You have added just enough embellishments to make it look good. I know what you mean about trying to make some "flatter" cards this year - I'm going to do the same. Love from Christine xx

brenda said...

Now he is a 'real' Santa Maureen, I love him and all your embellishing compliments him so well.

B x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous Christmas card, I love your vintage image and the rustic feel along with your fabulous die cut details.
Pauline
x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Maureen huggles hun Sue xxxxxxxxxxxx hope your well xxxx

Redanne said...

That image is so beautiful on your very stunning card. I love the frosty border die and it looks wonderful on this card. Great size of card too. Hugs, Anne x

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Great card!
And I love your do it early philosophy! :)

Carol said...

A fabulous vintage card Maureen, love the image and you've embellished it perfectly. Carol x

Gillian R said...

Lovely card, very elegant

Irene said...

A stunning Christmas card. The image is one of my favourie Vintage images. The snowflake embellishments are gorgeous.
luv
irene
xxxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

beautiful vintage Christmas card Mo, I love this santa and the snowflake die cuts.
Kevin xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wonderful Christmas card just what I would call a traditional image I love it! Susan x

Tracy said...

Another stunning Vintage card.
I love these images on the canvas, such a treasure to whomever receives them.

Di said...

A perfect vintage Christmas card Maureen. Beautiful image and I do so love all the extra elements - right down to the little button. A great snippets make.

Your little prize should be posted today or tomorrow - so pleased that you're pleased (grin, which makes us both pleased).

Hugs, Di xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Maureen
Stunning card... Soooo vintagey.... Beautiful....
Hugs Sylvie xxxx

linda said...

ooh, i love it! a beautiful vintage card and it also suits the recycle theme at the jingle belles challenge. :)
linda

Faye said...

Wow, wow,wow, this vintage card is gorgeous. Thanks for playing at CASS. X

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card, Maureen - perfect vintage Santa for Lizzie's CCC challenge - thanks too for entering my CHNC challenge extra for April - hope to see you again soon. x

mixamatoasties said...

Absolutely stunning. I love this.

Thanks for sharing at CaSS this month.

Susan x

Sandy said...

What a beautiful Santa - gorgeous Christmas card!
sandy

Mynnette said...

Utterly gorgeous! LOVE the beautiful vintage image and fabulous elements! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Pia S said...

WOW! This vintage Christmas card looks absolutely stunning! Fabulous layout and choice of papers and colors. Love it!

SmilynStef said...

Absolutely gorgeous vintage design ... love the layers and die cut details ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Heather said...

This is gorgeous!!! I can't "do" vintage at all, but YOU can!! Love your papers and the soft color and that snowflake die with the button!!! Stunning. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Patricia H said...

The deep red accents really pop against the shades of cream and tan. Fantastic job! Thanks so much for sharing your card in this week's challenge at 52{C}CT! :)

Tracey T said...

A lovely classic Christmas card. Love the canvas effect. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey x

lauren bergold said...

holy moly you are so totally ON A ROLL with the amazing and lovely vintage style recycled cards! what a blast to see you so super-inspired and inspiring!!! totally totally LOVE THIS ONE, as well! ♥♥♥

totally unrelated ps: it turns out my dollar store is NOT called dollarama, afterall, tho i've been (embarrassingly, i guess, lol!) calling it that for years. it's called dollar tree. i do hope it's not insulted and going to start charging me $1.25 or something... that'd be bad... :) :) :)

fabiola jaques said...

thanks to play with us at CSAYL this week, your card is so charming and chic, love that vintage feeling, hope to see you soon, biz

Jenny said...

Deine Vintage Karte ist wunderschön geworden. Gefällt mir total gut.
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei CSAYL. Liebe Grüße Jenny

Ruth M said...

A perfect vintage Santa image and you repurposed him into a beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon!
Ruth x

Julie E said...

What a lovely card. You may be "practicing" vintage, but I think you nailed it! Thanks for joining us at CSAYL!!!

Glenda Atkins said...

So beautiful,gorgeous soft colours, I love your canvas image and fabulous design, especially like the die cuts you used!
hugs
Glenda

Juls said...

Fab use of snippits!! Love the texture!! hugs Juls

coldwaters2 said...

Awesome vintage card Mo, that is the perfect image, the colours and design look ACE.
hugs
lorraine x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Beautiful vintage Christmas card xxx

Deborah Frings said...

I do like the neutral tones on your card which match the vintage image perfectly. Love the touch of red in the ribbon and bling! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Louise van Vuren said...

This is a gorgeously vintage card. The image is amazing and, as you wanted, dominates the card. But, he is beautifully complimented byyou die cut flourishes. Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT

Louise xx

May said...

Stunning vintage Christmas card... Love it!! Beautiful image! Hugs May x x x

Asha said...

WOW! Stunning vintage creation! LOVE it! Keep practising! LOL
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

sarahstone said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the browns with the red, and your Father Christmas is so charming! Thanks for joining in at 52{C}CT this week!

Sassy Raggedy said...

My Goodness this is stunning. Such a wonderful Christmas Card. You did such a great job with it. joann sassy raggedy

Zoë said...

Hi I'm sorry I'm late, but glad I got here in the end as your card is a stunner. I can't quite believe how many different things we've all come up with for this theme. Zx

Donna Gibson said...

What a beautiful card! I love that you're working on Christmas cards all year long! Thanks for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie!

Hettie said...

Loooooove this one! Very my kinda thing gal!
Want that die cut now! Hand the die over and you won't get hurt. Or shall I just buy my own?
Hugs
xx