Sunday, 26 August 2012

Vintage Santa

Since I've already missed a couple of challenges over at Tuesday Morning Sketches, I was determined to enter one this week. Fortunately, we had 4 sketches to choose from, including the sketch I used for today's card. Having also missed several Jingle Belles challenges because I left things until the last minute, I decided to enter a card early for a change LOL. I couldn't make up my mind which bingo chart row to take, so I worked around the corner, taking the first row horizonal (santa, stamping, bling) as well as the first row vertical (santa, lace - nobody said it had to be real lace - and embossing).

And these were the sketches to choose from:

The card came together fairly quickly (unlike most of my cards LOL).  I used a digital image from Create with TLC (one of the many December 2011 freebies Paulette offered) and embellished the printed string of beads and crystals with my Sakura gel roller and rhinestones from a Dutch bargain store (Action). The background was made by adhering a strip of blue parchment on a piece of off-white cardstock (Papicolor "anjerwit") and running this through the Cuttlebug in a Sizzix folder that I had inked on the inside with Antique linen distress ink. The Christmas sentiment is from the Verve stamp set Glad Tidings and was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa. The pearls in the top right corner are from Kaisercraft.

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - #231 Bling it up
Craft Your Days Away - #52 Anything goes [Farewell challenge]
Crafty Ann's - #72 Christmas in August
Dutch Dare - #179 Bling it on
Make It Monday - #105 Anything goes


  1. Beautiful! I just love the blue parchment--it's so eye-catching. Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  2. Love the rhinestone embellishment and that beautiful neutral background ... gorgeous embossing ... so glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

  3. Marianne, i love how you antiqued your embossing it looks so vintage! This is just a quick note to let you know that a new challenge starts tomorrow at Tuesday Morning Sketches..Hope to see you there!

  4. Fantastic vintage Christmas card! That is the prettiest bling in the center...just wonderful. :)

    Thank you so much for joining our challenge and sharing your wonderful talent with us at Dutch Dare.
    Lisa xx

  5. Really gorgeous and elegant christmas card - that's a great image and fabulous embossing. Thanks for playing along with us on Cute Card Thursday this week.

  6. Beautiful...the embossing is fabulous~!
    I also put it on my blog.

  7. don't think of it as "missing" challenges... think of it as having SAVED UP all of these awesome ideas to make an absolute ♥SHOW STOPPER♥ of a card! which this one TOTALLY is! ♥WOW♥!! absolutely looooooooove that beautiful vintage santa, he's a fabulous star of your version of the sketch; and bonus ninja points for completing TWO bingo rows in one card!!! :) :) :)

  8. Such a wonderful vintage christmas card and I love the centered bling too. Thanks for playing at Dutch Dare Card Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  9. Wonderful card, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  10. Beautiful vintage card, love it! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's
    Claire xx

  11. What a gorgeous card! I can't even say what I like most about it... the image... the embossing... the color palette. It's just great!

  12. This is a fantastic Christmas card! Love the vintage look of it, and you've chosen such a fab design too! You've done a great job with the embossing and choice of colors! I love your card, I spotted it on MIM.

  13. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #13, #53, # 117, #118, #119, #201, # 258 and # 279.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  14. This is just lovely hunnie, Thank you for joining us this week at Make it Monday..