Monday 3 December 2012

Christmas time is here!

Our last challenge at Unstampabelles for 2012 is to create a Christmas card - what else would you do in December!

It is sponsored this month by HuggiesCrafts.

The Prize for our December Challenge (wish I could enter)

All items are from the Raspberry range and are completely co-ordinated:

                        9 x 12 x 12 papers
                        1 packet self-adhesive Rhinestones
                        1 packet self-adhesive Pearls
                        1 Packet of brads
                        1 Packet gem brads
                        1 packet basic brads                     
                        2 packets assorted Ribbon, 5 x 1 metre per pack
                        2 packets rub on’s
                        2 packets alpha stickers.

This year, I decided to go vintage with a lot of my cards, rather than stamp up a lot of images.  Then of course I saw such pretty Christmas stamps out there that I purchased a few and now have a lot of pretty stamps - so guess what next year will be all about!!

I had purchased a Tim Hotlz Christmas 12 x 12 pack of kraft card with embossing and such on it, and I had a lovely afternoon playing around with distress inks and such and creating a real inky mess.  The I cut up and rearranged the pieces with other card and such and made over a dozen cards in one sitting with the bits - it was so much fun!!!

This card is one of them.  The embossed card underneath is SU Co-ordinations card, embossed sanded and then smeared with an iridescent ink.  The bauble die cut is a favourite  - so delicate. The paper used in this one is a freebie from a magazine, and I managed to use it for four cards! In this one I fussy cut the edges of the holly.  The ribbon is from the stash - no idea where it came from but it looked vintage so got pulled out. I added a bit of bling.

I distressed the edges of the papers too.  You can see with this strip of TH card how it has taken the distress ink but the resist embossing under it is not affected and so stands out quite clearly.  This bit of card had been rubbed over with Picket Fence before the inks were added too - so it has a bit of a lustre. In real life this card looks so old and vintagy and good - the photo does not really do it justice. I didn't add a sentiment as it is obviously a Christmas card and the inside with tell that as well. 

I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Challenges 4 Everyone: Anything Goes
Great Impressions: Anything Goes
Craftymess:  Vintage Christmas
Alphabet Challenge: V for Vintage


Mary Marsh said...

love the vintage look you created-thanks for sharing with us at the Great Impressions Blog "anything goes" challenge

Tina Theis of Ivory Moon Designs said...

Thank you for entering the Crafty-mess blog challenge .... Lovely vintage looking card, great job xxx Tina xxx

Beccalite said...

Great vintage look you have created, gotta love Tim Holtz I just want everything of his.

Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with us over at Craftymess.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Anonymous said...

What a great card. Good luck with the challenges.

JanR said...

Great card! Wonderful distressing.

Unknown said...

grate card love the colours, thank you for joining us at challenge 4 everybody good luck and hope to see you again soon.
AJ dtm

paper fun said...

How much fun much fun you must have had creating all your lovely projects!

Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.j


Lesley said...

Very pretty card, I love the bauble! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet's 'Vintage' challenge xx