Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ye Olde English Christmas Card

The new challenge starts today at Frilly and Funkie and Nancy, our hostess this time is calling it Tis the Season.

"Create a vintage or shabby chic holiday themed project - whatever winter holiday you celebrate!"

I recently picked up the Graphic 45 paper pad from The Funkie Junkie Boutique called A Christmas Carol along with a smaller pad of coordinating papers so I decided to use them to make a card for this challenge and add it to my stash for this year.  I must say that this went together pretty quickly with very few steps.

As always, time is running short so I know that soon I will be making a series of mass-produced cards.  One of these days I will learn to start in January and set a monthly goal for myself - maybe in 2016.

I chose 4 papers and used one for a background, one for a panel and 2 for tags.  All the papers and images have been inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I dyed some seam binding with a mixture of Aged Mahogany and Fired Brick Distress Ink and added it to the top of one tag along with some fibre from my stash.  I added a button with some burlap string to the other tag.

Then I set about fussy cutting two copies of the tickets in the upper left corner and popped them up with foam dots.  The other images were all fussy cut and added.  To finish off the card I added the mini poinsettias from my stash and some Kaisercraft green pearls.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

A Snowflake's Promise - Anything Goes with a winter or Christmas theme
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes with a twist of Christmas
Get Creative Challenges - Holidays
Card and Scrap - Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts - Christmas Spirit

The following products used in the creation of this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


  1. Fabulous Cec! I love these papers and that image of the man and boy is wonderful! So many wonderful little tags and tickets, what a great way to create interest! A stunning holiday card. hugs :)

  2. Such a lovely christmas card :-)
    Great colors and decorations.
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Good luck!!

    Astrid DT :-)

  3. Your card is so lovely. It reminds me of childhood Christmases and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! :)

  4. LOVE how you use these G45 papers and this is a real gem Cec. Loving the cascade of poinsettias and pearls. Jenny x

  5. Lovely collage with this great paper!

  6. Fabulous card Cec, the G45 papers look wonderful and I love the two characters ! Sue C x

  7. A beautiful G45 papers card Cec. If you find the secret to start making cards early for Christmas, please pass it on.
    Yvonne xx

  8. Ye Olde Christmas indeed - so love this era and your card is WONDERFUL Cec. What perfect placement of each item on this project - wow. Love books from this period and your card just brings them to life for me! j.

  9. Fabulous vintage card, Cec! You've really made these already beautiful papers shine! I have some Graphic 45, but get so lost in the details of each sheet, I never know what to do - so thank you for some great inspiration! xx Lynn

  10. I just adore this release of G45 papers and you have used them beautifully in this elegant vintage card. Anne xx

  11. Ye old got me at Ye Old! This is super duper old Christmas and awesome sauce to boot! Wonderful use of the G45 papers! I bet that fussy cutting was a marathon! You are such a multi talented classy lady! Sounds like a good goal to start making cards early! Resolution for the new year? Hugz to you muffin!

  12. What an elegant and vintage Christmas card, Cec! Wonderful use of G45 papers! It's a real crafting gem!
    Hugs! Branka xxx

  13. Cec, you are so good at putting together little vignettes! This is a lovely vintage card and you have used those beautiful papers so creatively. I love the layered collage and it takes such talent to put it all together! (If I tried this, it would look like one big mess!) I'm with you on getting started earlier. I think I just may have to send out New Year's cards this year! Big hugs!

  14. What fun and festive papers - a beautiful Christmas card!

  15. Absolutely charming vintage card - the festive red and green is so bright and cheerful, and I love all the ephemera collaging.
    Alison xx

  16. Such scrumptious layers and beautiful fussy cutting! This is a feast for the eyes! God bless us every one!

  17. Oh my gosh! You've stolen my heart with your vintage inspired Christmas Carol card, Cec!! For me this captures a simpler time and the true spirit of Christmas. I love the dimension and the way you have of making these papers tell a story! Sending Christmas hugs!!

  18. What a beautiful card. ♥
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.

    Be sure to check out our DT Call as well.

    Hugs Line.

  19. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise DT x

  20. Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

    Glenda's Cards


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