Monday, 22 April 2013

Vintage Christmas - CCC Challenge

Good morning, and another lovely one too. This card should have been posted yesterday, so my apologies to Lizzie who set the challenge this time. I knew we were going out for the day to the Black Country Living Museum with friends and I had hoped to do my card on Saturday - but time ran away from me unfortunately. It has a habit of doing that I've found!

My Card

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I have never done anything vintage and had nothing in my stash suitable and so I trawled the internet until I found this little treasure. I matted her onto the second size SB Decorative Labels 8, which makes it look like an old fashioned picture frame. The lace and ribbon were from my stash and the flourish was  in my bit box. I think it is a Marianne Creatables die. The poinsettias were white ones from WOC so I brushed them with an ink pad to make them more creamy. I thought the muted shade of the Kaisercraft green backing paper also looked quite vintage too. The picture doesn't really do it justice because she looks really gorgeous in real life. Sack the photographer, or maybe get a better camera?

Ah well, I hope you all have a good day today whatever you find yourselves doing!

35 comments:

  1. Christine this is really lovely. I have never done any vintage cards but there are so many lovely images around that I am going to have a try.

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  2. GM Christine,
    this is lovely, I thought i had clicked on wrong blog when i saw this card no offence ment its just i didnt expect to see a vintage card so there you go always ecpect the unexpected then you wont be dissapointed and I'm not Sue x

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  3. Beautiful card,love the image and fabulous colours.xxx

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  4. Christine. What a beautiful card love the lay out.

    Hazel

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  5. Wow this is beautiful Christine love your image and the detailing of your card
    jacqui x

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  6. Perfect vintage theme....lovely image and a really super card!...

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  7. Such a beautiful card Christine. I love the vintage image, gorgeous paper and such a great idea to add ink to the flowers.
    hugs Sue xx

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  8. Wat een prachtige vintage kaart, mooie kleur tinten grbruikt.
    groetjes Janie

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  9. Oh its so beautiful! I love that image too. The card has such a lovely feel about it. Hugs xx

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  10. a gorgeous card Christine, love the vintage feel...thanks for the kind words too, I hate seeing my dad like this makes me so sad but he has no pain, just in my heart..xxxx

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  11. Absolutely stunning Christine. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

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  12. Fabulous card Christine thanks for kind words ..I'll be ok :) big huggles Sue xxxxxxxx

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  13. Fantastic card with an adorable image, I love everything about it.
    Know what you mean about "time" I am sure the world is going round faster or else I am getting slower......

    Patricia xx

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  14. Hi Christine, this is a beautiful vintage card with an adorable image. I keep running out of time too, pity we can't stop it now and then, lol Carole Zxx

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  15. Stunning vintage card, everything goes together well. That image is lovely so soft looking.

    Wilma x x x

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  16. Gorgeous card Christine, the image is a favourite of mine and I love how you've used it. Carol x

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  17. A gorgeous vintage card Christine. The design and colours look fabulous.
    Lorraine x

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  18. Lovely card Christine. I'm like you, not really a vintage girl but this was well worth doing.
    Best wishes
    Lea
    ps I am so jealous you are retired. I want to retire!

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  19. Gorgeous card, Love that sweet festive image, Beautiful design & colours... Hugs May x x x

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  20. Gorgeous image and gorgeous card. you did a great job inking those flowers to match...they look custom done!

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  21. fantastic card don`t know how I missed this yesterday .Melanie

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  22. Hi Christine,
    what a very lovely card. I love that image it's so sweet. Beautiful creation as usual.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  23. A lovely vintage card Christine, the colours match the image superbly. Hugs Dee x

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  24. This is so gorgeous, Christine - perfectly vintage for Lizzie's CCC challenge - thanks too for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

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  25. Its just beautiful Christine, love the little flowers too, perfect match for her.

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  26. Hi Christine - nice card - I used a Martha Stewart Punch around The Page punch, not sure what it is called. Thanks for your lovely comments, Mary x

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  27. Hi Christine
    This is beautiful.... Gorgeous image.... Love it....
    Hugs Sylviexxx
    Which site is the image from....

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  28. Simply gorgeous. I LOVE the vintage look to this & that beautiful frame is perfect for it !!! Great little embellishments.
    Janie

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  29. Hi Christine, this is so adorable well done you for finding the topper she is delightful. Another fabulous creation. Hope all is well! Love & hugs Christine H xx

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  30. Wow Christine this is so beautiful and so vintage, that image is stunning a really wonderful creation. Christine i want to thank you for your comment on my flower box I really appreciate it.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  31. Oh my, Christine! This card is soooo lovely, full of vintage goodness. Stunning.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

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  32. Ah so pretty and so angelic. Love it! Zx

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  33. Beautiful - such an elegant card.

    Thanks for joining CHNC.

    Helen x
    (GDT Member)

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  34. Such a pretty card! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

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