Saturday, November 30, 2013

Vintage Christmas

It is time for another two-week challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow called VINTAGE CHRISTMAS.  We want you to make vintage or shabby chic Christmas cards, table decorations, ornaments or decor items.

Avril Branthwaite is joining us as a Guest Designer for this challenge so pop over to her blog and check out her work and make her feel welcome.

This card was so easy to make and is thin enough that I should be able to pay regular postage for it.  I started with Staples card stock for the card blank and then added a couple of background paper from Summertime Designs.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Next I printed the Santa image that I found online but now can't find in my computer so I apologize for not giving proper credit.   The Santa panel was embossed it with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder and Tim Holtz Circle Diffuser.  The snowflakes were cut on my Cameo and I added some gems from my stash.  Everything was inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink from Ranger.

Finally, I added a double bow of organza ribbon that I bought at Michaels.

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

Crafts 4 Eternity  - Non-traditional Christmas
Crafty Catz - Santa Claus is coming to town
Totally Papercrafts - Ho, Ho, Holidays
Fairytale - Photo Inspiration
4 Crafty Chicks - Christmas
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Vintage
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - Non-traditional Christmas Colours
Lexi's Creations  - Christmas


  1. Hi Cec~ A wonderful Santa image and the best use of a diffuser that I've seen!! Great non-traditional colors and the highlighting on the embossing is beautiful too! Great Christmas card!!!! ((hugs)) Rebecca

  2. Gorgeous card Cec, love the design and the Jolly Santa.

  3. Such a cute card thankyou for joining our challenge at Creative Moments good luck Ziggy DT. xxx

  4. an amazing card!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

  5. Wow, this is an interesting card. Love the stamp! :)
    Have a great day...

  6. Oh so very pretty, Cec--every detail including that dreamy bow!!

  7. What a gorgeous card, love the vintage Santa, he is so perfectly 'Christmas'...
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  8. Beautiful card, love the Santa image, the organza ribbon bow, and the snowflakes. Great colour choice too! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'Christmas' challenge!

  9. Sure love the color, and the snowflakes are lovely. Nice touch with the pretty ribbon!
    Thanks for playing our Christmas challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

    Leanne DT@4CC!

  10. Such a beautiful vintage Sanata card, love those colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week :) xx

  11. That´s such a cute card! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  12. Lovely Christmas card Cec! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  13. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in our "Non Traditional Christmas Colours" challenge at Creative Craft.
    Bev x

  14. Lovely card. Great colors. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges
    Julie T


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