Saturday, 12 December 2009

Vintage Christmas

Hi everyone.

I hope you're enjoying your weekend so far. I'm absolutely shattered after starting full time work again last week.  I'm working at John Lewis in Peterborough, and with all the Christmas shoppers I haven't stopped. 

I'm still trying to get on with my Christmas cards, but took a break today to put up my christmas tree, and I must say it looks beautiful.  I'm going to take some photos using my Canon DSLR so I can experiment a bit more with the techniques I'm learning.

Anyway back to my card.  I don't very often make vintage looking cards, but I'm so inspired by some of our Scandinavian friends I thought I'd give it a go. 

I used Close To Cocoa and Bashful Blue ink with the Lovely As A Tree stamp set from Stampin' Up!  The base card is Very Vanilla.  I also used a corner stamp from Stempleglede which I adore.  I've distressed the edges of the card, again something I don't usually do. 

The snowflake was made using the Winter Wonderland Cricut cartridge which was kindly lent to me by my lovely friend Louise.  I urge you to take a look at her blog, she makes the most amazing creations.  Thank you Louise, I'm loving this cartridge, and might buy it myself yet.  I added some sparkly glitter to the trees, and pearlised dots to echo the scrolls.  Thank you for taking the time to visit, and take care.


Fleur said...

Hi Debbie - this card is gorgeous, right up my street. I love the vintage look and you know i love distressing. hope you are keeping well. Will you be going to sir stamps next sat evening?
Hugs Fleur xXx

chris said...

Another Beautiful card Debbie, don't you just love that snowflake, its how a snowflake should be!Cant wait to see your tree any tips on taking photos of it mine look terrible.
lots of love Chris

louise said...

simply stunning debbie
louise xx

Thea said...

What a beautiful card you made.

Greetings Thea

Have a nice weekend.

maxine said...

wow this is great I love it.

Mina said...

this is gorgeous Debbie, love the vintage feel and you have made it love it
Mina xxx

Nicola said...

What a stunning vintage look you have created for this card. Lou has given me some of the snowflakes too there just fab aren't they. Merry Christmas Nicky xx

Craft Fairy said...

What a beautiful card, the colours, the layout... everything is fantastic.


Sarita said...

Absolutely stunning, love everything about it,
Love Sarita xx

Crafty Lou said...

Debbie, this is so very lovely and gives me that real Christmas feeling.Love the sparkle and you are so welcome anytime.See you soon,Lou.xx

Nilla said...

Beautiful card, love the soft color tone! Hugs Nilla

Riet said...

Wowww Debbie,what a beautiful card,i love your images and colour.

Hugs Riet.xx

POPPET said...

Debbie this is just stunning i love the vintage feel to it, just gorgeous hugs pops x

Steph said...

Absolutely stunning ! I love the whole vintage feel and the colours are gorgeous x

Martine said...

hi darlin, Long time no speak, how have you been?, i adore this card sweetie ,Also just wanted to pop by and wish you a very merry christmas, i hope that you and your family have a lovely one :), Take care darlin



Sharon Field / Created By You said...

I do believe this is the most beautiful Christmas card I have ever seen!! Just found your blog and will be following your very creative talent!

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