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Monday, 25 November 2013

Santa

I made another batch of cards, and again quite an easy design.  I decided I wasn't buying any more Christmas papers until I have used up ALL of the sheets already sitting waiting to be cut into, you know what I mean, you used the best and the rest just gets left!  This looked a little 'bright' so covered most of it up with the Stampendous Christmas Greeting which was stamped with Aged Mahogany and heat embossed with clear powder. My Santa image is Inkadinadoo,  coloured lightly with Distress inks, was cut and layered onto Nesti ovals and then lots of Glamour Dust added - which of course doesn't show in the photo.

 I am entering this at:
  Vintage Stamping Challenge - Traditional Christmas
  Make It Monday - Anything Goes

I've got a few scheduled posts over the next couple of weeks, as I'm off for a little break and some winter sun.   DD has declared as I live nearer to her work - she may as well move back and keep the house company (as well as saving on her bills) - well at least the house won't take any warming up when we get back!!

Thanks for visiting, I really do appreciate it.

Avril xx

25 comments:

Wendy McCarthy said...

Lovely vintage Christmas card, that fancy frame looks great with the image! Spotted on MIM xx

Shirley Chillman said...

I know exactly what you mean Avril and what a stunning start you have made cutting into your papers.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Also thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping challenges.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

So elegant those background stripes.lovely in total this Christmas card Avril!

Netty said...

Lovely vintage card Avril, have a great holiday, Annette x

butterfly said...

Love the rich berry red, and the frame is gorgeous, but my favourite bit is all those fonts and lettering - fab!
Alison xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Gorgeously festive and some lovely stamps on this card.
Have fun in the sun!
Wishes
Lynne

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, its a super image. Know what you mean about the papers.
Enjoy your holiday.
Yvonne x

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Stamping and good luck!

Mrs A. said...

A smashing vintage looking card. hugs Mrs A.

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful vintage red card, love this design. Have a great time away.
hugs {brenda} x0x

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Christmas Card!!!!
Saw it at MIM!
Have a GREAT day!!

sally said...

Lovely vintage image Avril! Good luck with reducing the paper pile :-)

Sally

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is beautiful. I love the colours and layout and the lovely vintage feel. I spotted you over on Make it Monday and popped over to have a closer look and I am so glad that I did.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

Christine L said...

You do this vintage style so well Avril... this one is beautiful and I love the image.

Enjoy your winter sun!

Big hugs
Christine x

May said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Love the image & fabulous papers....Simply Beautiful.... Hugs May x x

Joan said...

Lovely vintage card Avril, know what you mean about using the papers, must try and do the same! Have a good holiday

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, saw it on MIM and wanted a closer look!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, saw it on MIM and wanted a closer look!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, saw it on MIM and wanted a closer look!

Pia S said...

Love how you did the stamped background - it works so well with this vintage look. Lovely image and a beautiful card!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done- the die is so pretty and the image is so classic! Saw you on MIM! I am #49 : )

Paper Profusion said...

Oh I too need to use up so many papers Avril. I will need to exercise stern resolve! Your card is fabulous, I love how you have coloured the Santa image - beautifully done. Have a fabulous time in the sun you lucky duck!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful card, gorgeous frame.

Buttons said...

I admire your resolve to use rather than buy and oh boy it has worked here Avril. Also rather envious of your decision to get some warmth and relaxation. Have a great time. Jenny x

Lisa S. said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.