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:

  1. Ooh it's beautiful! Just love that image!

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

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

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  4. 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

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

    B x

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

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

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  8. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  15. 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

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

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

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

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  19. 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

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  20. Absolutely stunning. I love this.

    Thanks for sharing at CaSS this month.

    Susan x

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  21. What a beautiful Santa - gorgeous Christmas card!
    sandy

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

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

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

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  25. 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.

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  26. 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! :)

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

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  28. 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... :) :) :)

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  29. 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

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

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  31. 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

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

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

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

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

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  36. 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!

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  37. 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

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

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

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  40. 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!

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

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  42. 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

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  43. 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!

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  44. 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

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