Friday, December 14, 2012

Vintage Christmas.

My back is holding up and so is the Internet at the moment so I'm good to go.
Nearly finished all of my 'C' cards for his year. Here is the one that I have made for my Mum &  Dad. I wanted to send them a vintage/old style type card as I felt Dad would enjoy that the most. 

I have used red card stock for the base and then a Kaiser Craft Christmas paper which came free with a magazine. I adhered this to cardboard and distressed the edges for an old look. The picture is from an old card (found in a drawer at FIL's house) and the rest from my stash. I have kept the red rose flat  (die cut using Fancy Blossoms by Memory Box) as this needs to be posted. I used just a sprinkling of metalic gold embossing powder on the picture and rose before gently wafting my heat gun over to set. The edges of the card have been rubbed with Inka Gold.

Close up showing the rose detail and embossing.

entering into the following challenges:
Dream Valley: Christmas.
Cupcake Crafts: Merry Christmas.
The Crazy Challenge: Christmas Time.
LEJ Designs: Sentimental.
Anything Goes: Traditional Christmas colours.
Divas By Design: Use some Red.
Fab 'N' Funky: A Vintage Christmas.
Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes with sentiment relevant to the holidays.
Charisma Cardz: Christmas Makes.
Crafty Mess: Vintage Christmas.


  1. A beautiful vintage card which I am sure they will love.

  2. Hi Mr A good is hear the internet is working can be a real pain when it goes down and you have nearly completed your Christmas cards that's also a great feeling too! you have nailed it for your parents with this vintage card its stunning fabulous image and layout truly lovely have a great weekend permitting! xx

  3. Super Duper card Mrs A.
    Hope you and the Doc have a lovely Festive time.

  4. This is gorgeous...fab image and

  5. Oh yes,That would be wonderful.Thank you so much.I think I might still have your e-mail address from a swap,let Me check.Denise

  6. I'm not sure about your e-mail but here's mine.....

  7. Its lovely. I love how you find all these challenges to enter cards into too - I havent entered a challenge for so long maybe I should make a new years resolution? my mojo has seriously gone awol again (not even sewing at the moment!) so I am wondering if challenges might be the way to go!

  8. Awww...This is so sweet and adorable! Love the soft vintage touch! Hope all is well with you! Have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs and sunshine!

  9. Gorgeous vintage card. The skating girls looks so pretty and I love the red flower. You may yet inspire me to have a go.
    Ali x

  10. Your card is so lovely Valery Anne ! The image is beautiful and I love the flower ! Have a great week-end Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  11. Beautiful card Mrs A and perfect with the vintage image, that's one thing I miss about shop bought cards lol! Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

  12. Beautiful card, with a gorgeous image and great design. Thanks for sharing in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week and good luck.

    Pat xx

  13. A wonderful card with a great Victorian image, thanks for joining in the lejdesigns Challenge

  14. The vintage picture is really sweet, it really captures the season.
    Best wishes

    Jan x

  15. Perfect vintage card Mrs A, love the Christmas colours.

    Hope your back is better, bad backs are no fun and very difficult to live with!

    Have a good Sunday xx

  16. Lovely vintage christmas card. Thank you for playing at Aud Sentiments and good luck with the DT call.

    Hugs Ali x

  17. love your vintage look traditional card your Mum and Dad will love it thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs
    Carol DT x

  18. Gorgeous vintage card for Christmas!


  19. Your vintage card is lovely. I am thankful I have completed my card mailing. I like to hand write every card and envelope...the old fashioned way so I can connect with the recipient. Holiday Bliss...

  20. Very lovely, I like this vintage style. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  21. This is gorgeous Mrs A. Love the image.
    I am going to have to make a note sometime soon of all the challenges you use and have a go!!
    Keep your eyes peeled. I have a lickle announcement coming up on my blog which I know you wont want to miss!! After tomorrow! That is all I am going to say!

  22. Absolutely wonderful!

    I hope your holiday is relaxing and fun!

  23. I am sure your parents will love this card. Such happy images of those kids skating.

  24. Good to hear your back is holding up, like the idea of the heated seat in the car, perhaps your should sleep there! It's good to back in the Playground wif me pals, I had fun with the donkey today but Sarn said we couldn't race it as there's only the one, so the race is now Le Mans style to see who can get to him first! We'll count you out though! Lovely card for your parents, nice and vintagey, hope we get some snow soon!


  25. Lovely vintage card.
    Thanks for joining us at Aud sentiments this fortnight.
    Hugs TC x

  26. Gorgeous vintage Christmas card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  27. So sweet, love those vintage images of Christmas x

  28. Such an adorable image of the girls, typically vintage,I love it.
    Thank you for joining us at Craftymess.

    Sandie x


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