Sunday, April 12, 2015

Vintage Christmas

OurInternet continues to be just
as troublesome with no rhyme, reason 
 or pattern that it follows. Downtime can be 
different times each day so makes using it 
very difficult.  If one of us sees the router change 
from flashing orange to solid green we drop 
whatever we are doing and get on line ASAP! 
So if your reading  this we had the green light!!! 

Time once again  for the ladies in the 
 Christmas Card   Club to show our
latest  challenge cards  which was set by the lovely Rachel.
# 8 Vintage. 
I had this recycled card in my Christmas stash of reusables
just waiting for the right opportunity to come along. 

Base card is matted with red card  then gold pearlescent card. 
I trimmed the picture down and mated to more of he red card 
Which in turn was adhered to the front of the card. 
I used my Spellbinders  ' Marveloys Squares ' Die to cut
The 4 corners which I attached on top of the reused card 
To make it look like a photo  in an album. 
Tartan Washi  tape and gold ric rac along with gold snowflakes
completed the side panel.
Sentiment was an outline sticker 
By Daisy & Dadeline from my stash.

Entering into the following challenges:
Clear It Out Challenge # Anything goes. 
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Inspiration Destination # 28 Anything goes.
Completely Christmas # 58 Anything goes/ Add a touch of gold. 
Simply Create Too # 83 No stamps or digis allowed.
Open - Minded Crafting # 34 Recycle something( recycled an old received card).
Pixie's Crafty Workshop # 172  use your snippets ( old Christmas card front).
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra # Anything goes.
Natalie and Amy's Challenge # 31 Frame it.


  1. I'm glad you had a green light, Mrs A, the Christmas card is fabulous, the vintage style image is simply wonderful.

    Love and hugs

  2. So sorry to hear about your always puts me in a sour mood when that happens to me. Your card is gorgeous and its so good to be visiting my blog pals after a hiatus
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  3. Beautiful!!! That washi tape is looks like the Fraser Dress Tartan. Very Outlander-ish!

    Tartan is all the rage over here due to that fab show...

    Great upcycling of a sweet vintage card!

  4. Beautiful!!! That washi tape is looks like the Fraser Dress Tartan. Very Outlander-ish!

    Tartan is all the rage over here due to that fab show...

    Great upcycling of a sweet vintage card!

  5. Love your vintage card. I hope you are able to sort out your internet problems - always very frustrating.

    Hope you enjoyed your time in the garden reading your newspapers yesterday. x

  6. Technology is a real pain in the butt!! A beautiful vintage card Mrs A...great recycling too...glad you got the green light to show it. Carol x

  7. Fabulous festive card, lovely design.
    How annoying about your internet, have you been on to your provider?
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  8. what a wonderful card Valery..the rich colours and that fabulous image.....and good on your continued recycling...xxxxxxx

  9. gorgeous vintage make Valery - I'm glad you got the green light!!!! Big hugs rachel xx

  10. Hi Valery
    Fabulous vintagy card... Love the sweet image....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  11. This sweet image is so pretty with the gorgeous red!

  12. This is a lovely card...beautiful image used. I can just imagine the race when the green light is showing. It must be like playing Musical Chairs and waiting for that music to stop. :-) Hope it is fixed soon.

  13. Glad you got back on the Internet to post a photo of this beautiful vintage Christmas card. I love the tartan washi tape, it goes perfectly with the image. xx

  14. Wonderful recycle--love your card, Mrs. A!

  15. Beautiful vintage card. Love the rich colors and your design is spot on. Thank you so much for joining us this week at TTCRD.
    Cindy- TTCRD

  16. Really lovely vintage card Mrs ! - the red is just perfect with the wonderful image you used. I love the whole 'ensemble' :)

    What a pain in the rear end with your internet connection! Have you checked with neighbours - just in case it's your router on the blink (pun totally intended!!). I bet you've already thought about that one though.


    Di xx

  17. Gorgous card and fabulous recycling of that beautiful image.
    Technology don't you just hate it. Hope you get your internet sorted soon xx

  18. Hi Valery, it's always such a treat to see how you've done a recycled image. This one is just beautiful & so very vintage. You've dressed it up marvelously with the way you've done the photo squares using the die and how perfect is the tartan trimming with the gold. A wonderful placement of each element. Good luck with the internet can be such a royal pain! TFS & Hugs. Hope your wkend was good

  19. Hi Mrs A
    Sorry to hear you're still having technology issues. Glad it was sorted enough for you to post this super vintage card.
    Hope you get it sorted once and for all.
    Ang x

  20. A fabulous vintage image Mrs A and beautiful embellishments to show it off.

  21. I love the gorgeous image on this card, no wonder you had to reuse it You have made it into a really beautiful card with the red and gold elements.
    Jean x

  22. Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight for our "Recycle Something" Challenge.

  23. Very pretty card!!!! I love the image!!! Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges "Recycle Something" Challenge. Ana Isabel DT

  24. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 58 with your lovely creation - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT and thanks also for sharing this for CHNC challenge extra for April- we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  25. Gorgeous vintage card! Let's hear it for that green light!!!!

  26. You've rocked the vintage vibe. Just awesome x

  27. Mooie kerstkaart in vintage. Heel sfeervol. Bedankt voor je deelname bij CHCC Extra.

    Groetjes, Renate


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