Wednesday, 23 March 2016

A Vintage Christmas

Although creating vintage cards is rather out of my comfort zone, I was determined to play along with the lovely Jingle Belles this fortnight for some very good reasons: I love playing at Jingle Belles, I need to get going with my Christmas cards and I still have this practically untouched SSS card kit of December 2012 containing only vintage-themed papers...

All the papers for this card are from the SSS card kit, as is the wonderful ribbon. The bold sentiment is from the Big holiday wishes set by SSS (stamped in Altenew Dark chocolate ink) and the die cut stars were cut from a scrap of Co'redinations cardstock using the (Large) Holiday shapes die sets by SSS. The design was inspired by last week's Sketch Saturday sketch (no. 403).

Jingle Belles - Spirit of Christmas past
Christmas Card Challenge - 16 Photo inspiration or Anything Christmas goes
CHNC - 273 Cute Christmas or Anything Christmas goes
CHNC Extra - Always Anything Christmas goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 221 (I used snippets to create my stars and the strip behind my ribbon)
Sparkles Christmas Challenges - 62 Old-fashioned Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas - 69 Use your stash


  1. ok, it's not that i don't *BELIEVE* you implicitly... but seriously, it is hard to imagine that vintage fabulosity is out of your comfort zone when you make a card as ♥GORGEOUS♥ as this one! wow! (WOW!) thanks for joining our old fashioned holiday fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  2. It's a super card Marianne and wold never know it's outside your comfort zone.

    Hope you have a god Easter.

    B x

  3. This is great! I don't do vintage well!

  4. You did GREAT!! Wonderful card!

  5. Awesome vintage Christmas card! You did a fabulous job. Thanks for sharing it at Christmas Card Challenges.

  6. It's fabulous! I too don't really do vintage, but I might be persuaded after seeing this card. And well done you on using your old card kit - was worth it in the end! Xx

  7. Hi Marianne

    A lovely card and I like that it's vintage but not too heavily so - clever!

    I think this is your first time to play in the Snippets Playground? If so, you will need to say a yes please to be in the prize draw (just leave a comment!) - it's so I don't get refusals after doing the random number draw thingy :)

    Di xx

  8. Your vintage card is lovely Marianne. What lovely papers they are. Barbxx

  9. What a fantastic card! I love that design! So well done! :)
    Thanks for sharing over at Christmas Card Challenges! :)

  10. Lovely looking vintage style card. Waving hello to you from the Snippets Playground.
    Hugs, SaRn xxx

  11. Such a lovely vintage card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nuts Christmas Challenge Extra
    Julie T

  12. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  13. Super cute. Thanks for entering our challenge at Holly Jolly. Hope to see you again soon. Good Luck.
    Lynn, Holly Jolly DT

  14. Lovely card, great design, thanks for joining in our challenge at Sparkles.

    Pat xx

  15. Great vintage design - love the kraft and red.

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas.

    Helen N x

  16. A fabulous Christmas card. Love the Kraft and Red together. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly, please join us again soon. Meighan DT