Monday, 7 November 2011

Vintage/Traditional Christmas

Good morning everyone, it's the start of another week and before I give you details of the new challenge over a Make My Monday, I have some good news to share about my Autumn Leaves card from last week's challenge.
I would like to say a really big thanks firstly to Creative Inspirations Paint challenge blog as my card gained a Top 3 award and secondly to Quirky Crafts challenge blog as the card was the public vote winner.
I'd also like to say a HUGE thanks to lovely Cindy Adkins as she made the most wonderful collage for me as a birthday surprise and I was so touched to see it. If you'd like to see what she made, you can see it HERE - warning though, it has my ugly mug on lol.

Now for this week's challenge and being November it's the start of a new theme which this month has been chosen by Suzi B who would like to help everyone with those seasonal cards with the theme of CHRISTMAS. This week's challenge is to make a Vintage/Traditional card and mine can be taken as both so there's loads of options with this one.

The lovely robin came from a useful and much used Artistic Outpost stamp set and was stamped with VersaFine Vintage Sepia and coloured with pencils. The edges of the panel were inked with blue.
I then embossed a piece of green card with the Cuttlebug holly spray folder and swiped VersaColor Green Tea ink over the raised area. I coloured the berries with an American Crafts ultimate glitter pen and inked the edges of the panel with Split Pea and Umber VersaColor inks.
I stamped a Papermania holly spray on buff card with VersaFine Spanish Moss ink and stamped again on one side of a 7x5 kraft card blank.
I assembled the card as you see, adding a stamped greeting (again from the Polka Doodles Christmas kit for Practical Publishing) which will be appearing a lot on my cards this year as I love it. I coloured it with Promarkers and inked the edges.
This is the second of my card designs for this year as it's easy to make the panels in repeat and simple to assemble them all.

The Design Team have made some fabulous cards to inspire you so don't forget to take a look. Please also don't forget that we have a DT Call running at the moment so if you'd like to join a friendly and supportive team all the details are on the challenge blog. No previous experience is necessary and all levels of crafting are welcome.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - Rectangle
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes
I Did It Creations - Christmas/Winter

Have a good week.
Fliss xx


craftattack said...

Lovely card and wonderful colours! Congrats on your being chosen for top three, too! Valerie

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a lovely surroundings for the robin!

greetings, Alie :-)

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Beautiful work as usual Fliss...Congrats on your recent well deserved.

Enfys said...

Hiya Fliss, gorgeous traditional card (as always) I love the soft look of the papers and image
big hugs
En xxx

Aquarius said...

This is a lovely vintage/traditional card - love it

Netty said...

Congratulations on your win Fliss and this is a lovely card, x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous vintage card, congratulations on your wins.
Yvonne x

Sue said...

Vintage is a lovely style and suits any occasion. I love your Robin. Hope you are keeping well.
Sue xx

Sandra said...

Great vintage card Fliss
Sandra x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

a wonderful vintage Christmas card, Fliss. I love the robin.

Cazro said...

Congrats on your recent win, you do deserve to be a winner. Your card is a typical vintage one, lovely. Caz

Mynnette said...

Fliss, this is beautiful! That robin is a dear--I've never seen one on a Christmas card before and I love it!!! :) The texture of the holly embossing folder then the color over it is fabulous!!! :)

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous colours you used.
This is very beautiful.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Gorgeous card with a beautiful warm vintage feel ! I really must start on mine !


Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Fliss! Your card is lovely! Always like when you can take non-holiday stamps and use them on Holiday cards. This robin from AO is one of my favorites. Best, Yvonne

Suzi B said...

Fabulous Christmas card Fliss love the background and that robin is a delight.
Suzi b xx

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous robbin - very festive. Congratulations on your award - Jacqueline xx